Monthly Archives: December 2017

Why the Top of Your Funnel is Almost Always More Profitable than the Bottom

Yes. AdWords converts better than most other channels. Anywhere, ever. But. That doesn’t mean it’s the only option. Or even the best option. Two reasons why: First, your cost per lead tends to be higher than other inbound channels. Chiefly because… Second, AdWords doesn’t scale as well as other options. So you hit a point

Why Inbound Marketing Fails (and How to Guard Against It)

There’s no doubting the power of inbound marketing. It’s safe to say that inbound has revolutionized the way marketing works in today’s world. When it works, that is. Because many times, it doesn’t. Or at least, it takes too long. Crafting an inbound campaign requires audience targeting, multiple forms of content based on funnel stages,

Do You Know Where Your Customers Are Buying?

Customers today have more choices than ever for where to purchase their favorite products and brands. While good news for customers, this can be a challenge for any e-retailer seeking to influence the entire customer journey, even beyond their own domains and into these walled gardens. Our new data report, Jump the Garden Walls, analyzed

6 Engagement Marketing Metrics & How to Improve Them

“Engagement.” It’s a term often dismissed as “fluffy” that lacks true value towards primary business goals. But we live in a world where customers can engage with us in real time. And with this comes an expectation of delivering the best experience possible. It’s not just about letting your customers feel heard. Engagement metrics, while

How to Manage Marketing Campaigns like a Financial Currency Trader

KPIs are due EOD. Profit and loss statements need to be generated. Budget status updates have been requested. Juggling multiple marketing campaigns is stressful. But more importantly, it’s also incredibly risky. Soon enough, you’ve depleted your budget to the last few cents, and you have nothing to show for it. Or worse, you didn’t spot

What Happens When Your Startup is Acquired by a Big-Name Brand?

Editor’s Note: Jeff Seibert spoke at Stanford University to discuss what he learned by building and selling startups. This post is a summarization of the talk. It finally happened. Your promising little startup finally found its niche, got noticed, and got acquired by a big-name technology company. So what’s next? One need only look at

8 Overlooked Social Media Tactics That Can Increase Conversion Rates

“Wash. Condition. Rinse. Repeat.” Sound familiar? It’s a common morning routine. And we all know how things run when we settle into a comfortable routine: it feels like life is on autopilot. Sometimes, that works. However, you might perform your routine so well that you forget to look for improvements. Perhaps your hair would look

How to Acquire Customers with Facebook’s New Messenger Ads

Facebook recently released Facebook Messenger app ads to the general public. Aaaaaannnnnddddd digital advertising just got even more creepy than ever imagined. Thanks, Zuck. You can now directly message potential prospects via Facebook Messenger right in their inboxes. Kinda like LinkedIn’s Sponsored InMail. Meaning you can nag people 24/7 now. But with all of these

Black Friday and Cyber Monday Roundup: Amazon Sets Unmatchable Pace

With nearly $6.6 billion in total sales, this year’s Cyber Monday looks like it may have been the largest online shopping day in history. Sales were up almost 17 percent over last year, according to Adobe data. To get a deeper look at Black Friday and Cyber Monday, analysts are turning to Jumpshot’s data to