Holiday Email and SMS Performance Shed Light on Brands’ 2023 Marketing Strategies

As it played out, Black Friday and Cyber Monday e-commerce sales were up slightly from the previous year's unusual dip. Accounting for inflation, however, indicates the increase in sales was due to the cost of goods rather than an increase in shopping. Cost effectively securing early holiday sales was important, and when it mattered most, brands seemed to shift back and rely more on established and consistently performing opt-in channels like email and SMS — and it worked.

As AI Drives Marketing, Customers Still Clamor For Human Support

The post-pandemic retail shift to online was dramatic. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the most recent 2020 Annual Retail Trade Survey (ARTS) release, e-commerce sales increased by $244.2 billion or 43% in 2020, the first year of the pandemic, rising from $571.2 billion in 2019 to $815.4 billion in 2020.

ZeroBounce Increases Email Validation Accuracy to Help Businesses Boost Email Marketing ROI

ZeroBounce now checks email addresses with a money-back guaranteed accuracy of 99%, up one point from 98%. Thus, marketers and business owners relying on email to get their messages across can maintain higher-quality email data.

What Financial Advisors Need to Know About Email Marketing

Digital marketing is reshaping the way advisors connect with prospective clients. Email marketing is one branch of that and it can be an effective way to communicate with clients while fostering trust. In short, email allows you to put your brand and messaging directly in front of your target audience. Finding success with email marketing for financial advisors hinges on developing an impactful strategy.

Email Marketing: An In-Depth Guide

From developing a strategy to building a list to tracking results, this guide covers everything email marketing.

Sir Martin Sorrell: Performance Is A Lifeline For The Modern-Day Digital Ad Industry

When the economy is good, advertisers spend on branding. But that’s not the case when times are lean, Sir Martin Sorrell, executive chairman of S4 Capital, told AdExchanger. Serious economic headwinds and inflation, plus ongoing international conflicts, all impact advertising spend, and that means companies need to get choosier about their tech investments to keep growing competitively, said the former WPP CEO.

10 Marketing Automation Best Practices Generated by ChatGPT

Here are some best practices for marketing automation: Define clear goals and objectives, Segment your audience, Personalize your communications, Test and optimize your campaigns, Integrate with other tools, Keep your data clean and up-to-date, Use analytics to measure success, Ensure GDPR and privacy compliance, Use A/B testing to optimize results, Continuously evaluate and improve your strategies.

6-Step Guide to Improve Your Email Marketing Strategy

About 4 billion people use email daily. Each of these email users is a potential target for an email marketer. With such a large audience pool, it seems impossible to fail, yet some thrive while others don’t do so well in this field. This form of digital marketing is incredibly effective. Its ROI is so impressive that it’s suitable even for those with a stretched budget. The difference lies in the quality of their email marketing strategy. With that in mind and without further ado, here’s a brief six-step guide to help you improve your email marketing efforts.

Robly Ranks Top 3 in Comprehensive Industry Analysis of Email Marketing Platforms

Robly, the innovative email marketing platform known for its advanced automation and artificial intelligence technologies, has recently been recognized as SoftwareReviews' top email marketing platforms in a comprehensive industry analysis.

WhatsApp Newsletter: Future of e-mail marketing?

One platform that is quickly gaining popularity is WhatsApp. With its user-friendly interface, flexible format, and community-based features, WhatsApp newsletters are becoming a go-to choice for businesses looking to boost their marketing efforts.

Third Marble Marketing: Making Google Ads and SEO Super Easy and Affordable

At Third Marble, Chirs and team engineer affordable Google solutions to grow their client’s businesses. He says, “We rarely hear about how small businesses affect the U.S. economy, but did you know that 65% of all new jobs in the last 15 years came from small businesses? If we can support growth, we expect more jobs for small businesses. We believe we play a role in keeping this country strong by providing effective and affordable advertising services. We also agree that small business owners may not afford to spend hundreds of dollars a month on advertising. We hope to be the answer to this problem.”

Adopting Mobile Marketing To Increase Consumer Engagement in 2023-24

Mobile optimisation for websites and apps is crucial to scaling your digital presence. Data from Think With Google suggests that 63% of smartphone users prefer purchasing from companies having mobile-friendly websites or apps. This mobile marketing channel permits a brand to send text messages to users who have agreed to the same. It has the highest open rate at 98%, with 90% of the text messages being read within the first 3 minutes of receiving the message.

7 Reasons Your Business Should Invest in Digital Marketing Services

It’s the digital age, and it’s more important than ever for businesses to have a strong online presence. Social media rules the world, and no matter how good your service is, a bad website can end up being a turn off. You may have an idea how to do things, but aren’t reaching enough people. But with the right digital marketing services, you can get new customers and create an efficient lead generation strategy that drives long-term growth.

Social Media Marketing Tips for Financial Advisors

Millions of people use social media every day. And there's likely a huge gap in your marketing plan if you're not leveraging them to promote your advisory business. Social media platforms offer an opportunity to connect with prospects and current clients on a scale that's unmatched. Knowing how to approach social media marketing for financial advisors is essential to carving out a niche for your brand in a competitive landscape. Ready to tackle your marketing plan and start scaling your business? Here's how to get started.

13 Strategies to Increase Sales: Learn How to Sell Profitably

Sales is no longer about selling. The practice has evolved from focusing on simply closing leads to opening new and long-term relationships. Nowadays, businesses need to be more strategic and focus on building trust before pitching to prospects. Every business – no matter what it is or where it is – wants to increase sales. Some try tweaking their marketing strategies, enforcing sales performance management software, and perfecting their website. Others rely on sales analytics tools to forecast numbers and insights, only to get mixed results. But what if it didn’t have to be a trial-and-error approach? What if you could implement effective sales strategies that focus on the fundamentals and give straightforward solutions? If that sounds better than crossing your fingers and wishing, keep reading.

Ushur, which aims to automate aspects of the customer experience, raises $50M

Automation tech continues to attract funding in an increasingly challenging macroeconomic environment. That’s because of its cash-saving potential, no doubt. In a recent survey by Zapier — not the most unbiased source, granted, given that the company sells automation software — about 44% of employees say that automation saves them time while almost a third (33%) say it enables them to accomplish more with fewer resources. One of the vendors benefiting from the interest is Ushur, which focuses specifically on automating aspects of companies’ customer experiences. The startup provides dashboards from where users can build AI-powered workflows for tasks like claims processing, customer support and appointment scheduling, letting organizations automate both business processes and front-office, customer-facing tasks (if the sales pitch is to be believed).

How retailers can beat the post-holiday sales slump

To beat the post-holiday sales slump, retailers can follow several strategies. One is to continue promoting discounts and sales to encourage consumers to continue shopping. Retailers can also offer special deals and promotions to encourage customers to redeem gift cards and keep spending. A robust, data-driven promotions strategy can help retailers reduce any excess post-holiday inventory and limit the decline in sales. Another strategy is to focus on customer experience. Retailers can create a positive and engaging shopping experience for their customers by offering personalized recommendations, providing excellent customer service, and offering in-store events and experiences.

BOTS, Inc. is Offering ChatGPT and OpenAI Services for B2B Customers

ChatGPT is an AI model trained on a large fraction of text from the internet. It uses a deep learning technique called Transformer, which allows it to generate natural language text similar to human writing. ChatGPT can help translate language, answer questions, summarize text, write creatively, and more. The BOTS, Inc. team will help with ChatGPT integration into the customers’ website and e-commerce. With this integration, organizations can create content-rich, human-like conversational consumer experiences without engaging live agents, thus avoiding high costs. ChatGPT can help businesses by automating repetitive tasks and providing more engaging interactions with users, such as compiling research and translating texts from one language to another.

How to Improve Your Content Marketing Sales Funnel

If your goal is to drive users through your sales funnel with content marketing, you should understand the type of content that works well at each level. Today, I will share several strategies you can use to attract users to your business and improve sales across all stages of your sales funnel.

Lead Generation: How To Get Started

Lead generation is a marketing process of capturing potential consumers who show interest in your product or service. In this piece, we’ll take a closer look at lead generation, discussing the different types of leads you could attract and providing some strategies and examples for lead gen that you can put to use right away.