Posts Tagged ‘Marketing’

It’s the Final Countdown! Four Steps for Creating an Effective Countdown Campaign

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New Years, birthdays, graduations are all typically marked with a countdown. It’s common practice to look forward to any anticipated special event. So, why not capitalize on this practice for your next PR or marketing campaign? Whether it’s an upcoming conference, webinar, or new product launch, countdowns are a strategic (and fun!) way to get […]

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A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words But Cinemagraphs Tell The Story

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I’m an aficionado of the horror genre. Bad horror movies? Awww, yisss. Really good scary movies – the kind that make you want to turn on every light in the house and check under your bed just to be sure there’s nothing lurking – even better. The Walking Dead? You’d better believe I’m a card-carrying […]

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Gotta Catch ‘Em All – Unexpected Lessons From Pokémon Go

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It’s sweet summertime, but something other than the warm weather, cool pools, and bright sunshine is tempting people from their homes into the great outdoors. The recently launched and wildly popular smartphone app Pokémon Go has produced a surge in people walking around outside – albeit glued to their smartphones – but nevertheless out and […]

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Keep Calm & Consult a Designer

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Ready to create a new promotional campaign? Send it out there into the world and hope the customers start knocking on the door? Most of our clients start with an idea – they have a notion to launch a new product, promote an upcoming event, or highlight an existing product. When our clients approach us […]

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Marketing: A CFO’s Perspective

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Ahh, my desk. I love being behind my desk crunching numbers, working on budgets, forecasts, and analytics. It’s safe, familiar, and my domain. I thought I had everything I needed to manage and help grow the business by making decisions based on financial charts, metrics and trends. Somehow, this wasn’t translating into a healthy pipeline or bottom line. I could not understand why, when we had a great product, a top sales team, and an internal marketing group in place. We’d allocated two-thirds of our sales/marketing budget to sales and one-third to marketing…what was I missing? One thing I know is that numbers don’t lie.

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Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation is in Effect…What Does That Mean for Marketing Communications Now?

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As of July 1, 2014, Canada Day of all times, Canadian companies and individuals are subject to hefty fines of between $1 and $10 million CAD through Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) organization if the people they solicit have not agreed to said solicitation. This new law requires companies and individuals to obtain this consent before sending Electronic Marketing Communications (CEM), and to provide an “opt-out” method, too.

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The Benefits of HTML Proficiency

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Knowing HTML provides you with the ability to make changes to a web site on the fly and alter e-mail newsletter templates. Generally, that kind of work would have to be outsourced, which means the company would have to spend money and time on working with a unfamiliar developer. Granted, a professional developer is necessary in cases that require a more intense knowledge of HTML. But for the everyday web site and e-newsletter edits, some basic HTML skills can go a long way.

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WeChat, Where Mobile Marketing Goes Global

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In Part I of this series, we introduced WeChat (Chinese: 微信; pinyin: Wēixìn; literally “micro message”), the challenger all-in-one mobile communicator from Tencent. WeChat seems to be able to do everything a smartphone user can possibly want, such as free video chat, text messaging, hold-to-talk voice messaging, photo/video sharing, location sharing and contact information exchange.

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