Considering this study was done at the end of last year, beginning of this year it will be interesting to see how the percentages all play out. This is the 4th year of this study done by Target Marketing. Happily 43.5% of marketers plan to keep budgets level with last year’s expenditures and 40% plan no decreases so that is the good news for people and companies like…Continue
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The recent chaos surrounding the eruption of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano in Iceland – with effects being felt globally in terms of significant financial losses, disruption to travellers, disruption to food supplies, and so on – needs to provoke some serious discussion as to what actions are needed to prevent even greater, and much longer-term, chaos in the event of a more significant eruption.…
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In the old days, 11 years ago, we would put up a site, list out key works on the home page, pack in Meta tap key words and describing and then submit the site every 15-16 days. Those days and the revenue that they produced are gone. Did they work? Yes back then they did. But times have changed with things such as real time search, on-line pr & blogs and social…Continue
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Tuesday I brought out a little study showing how a majority of people are starting to look at 2 or more channels to make a buying decision and 30% are using 3 or more channels to make that purchasing decision.
It’s this due…Continue
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How many ways are you reaching out to your customers and prospects? 30% of buyers use 3 or more Points of Contact or Channels to research and get ready to make their final buying decision. In a survey done by ATG here is how they washed out:…Continue
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Getting Mail Read
You have it written, designed and printed. Will they open or read it?…Continue
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In a recent study people wanted companies to contact them in a growing trend towards print and direct mail rather than being contacted thru e-mail.
I know that I have got freer with my spam button trying to ward off the chronic spammers that fill up my email account.
Direct Mail +6%
*CCB fast.MAP 2009 Marketing GAP Research
Larson Notes & Satire: I love mail! I like to see things in my REAL mail box. I will at…Continue
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(Reuters) - LinkedIn and Twitter have linked up. Starting immediately, users of LinkedIn and Twitter can cross-file to each other's services, by checking a box on either Twitter or LinkedIn.
LinkedIn is the largest professional social network, with 50 million members around the world who post information about themselves, such as resumes, to help find jobs or employees, and to stay in touch with each other.
Twitter allows people to broadcast short messages up to 140…
Added by Vincent Wright on April 15, 2010 at 11:00am — No Comments
When trying to work your message out though the web of Social Media we can find ourselves stonewalled. It makes no difference how main street SM has become, it is a basic shift in the way we were use to working from just 3 years ago.
As you build and work into SM you need to develop a base and a plan of action. With so many people starting to use SM, to talk on SM, you need to build an awareness of building strong relationships with your existing customers and to develop…Continue
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With Twitter set to pass the magic 100 Million user mark later this month, or early May, and the company having been valued at around a Billion Dollars last year, it’s moved from the realms of novelty. So, should business sit up and take note; is it the “Next Big Thing” as a business tool?…Continue
If you don’t track what your SM sites are doing you have no idea what is working and what is not. If you’re tracking the wrong stuff you can go way off course, especially with it comes to Social Media. It becomes very easy to fall into the trap of measuring activities and not results.
Activities are how many names you collect on twitter of any other SM site and not just the results those activities actually bring. If it does not net you a sale is it worth the time and effort?…Continue
Added by Howard Larson on April 13, 2010 at 11:42am — No Comments
I'd like to begin the process of regularly helping you to meet other members of Brandergy but, for now, a mixture of professionalism, personality, and talent makes it easy for me to want you to meet the following friends on Brandergy:Continue
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