mobile marketing

9 Reasons Why the eCommerce Industry Needs to Think Mobile First

Ecommerce has changed a lot since the first secure online purchase in 1994 (it was a large pizza from Pizza Hut just in case you were curious). via GIPHY By 2003 more than 20 percent of all Americans had broadband internet in their home (that number is now closer to 73 percent) which contributed to […]

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Going Mobile? Throw Away Those Personas

“Intent beats identity. Immediacy trumps loyalty.” This is Debbie.               She’s in her mid 60s,  a mother of two (boy and girl), with four grandchildren. She’s an aging business executive with ABC Corp. She’s worried about things like pollution and the current state of our education system, but she […]

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How To Make How-to Content Convert

A man who was not young told me that Millennials have to be the dumbest generation ever because they never recall anything from memory. Instead, they just pick up their phone and find the answer. While this theory certainly makes a great bar room debate, part of the claim is indisputable: Millennials use their phones […]

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Healthcare and Digital Marketing: The Context of Content

Healthcare decision-making begins with a search online, and hospitals and healthcare organizations need prospective patients to find relevant content that the consumer feels was written for them. That type of relevancy and efficiency is what drives patients and prospective patients to convert. The age of consumer-driven healthcare is here, and healthcare organizations that succeed in […]

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Competitor Analysis – Without Competition We Would All Be Stagnant

When is the last time you took a deep dive into what your competitors are doing? If it’s been a while, it’s time to do some research. Through competitor analysis, you can future-proof your business and anticipate what’s around the corner for your industry or sector. Chances are, somebody in your industry is digitally marketing […]

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Google Event Success

After all the excitement surrounding the Google event last night, it was here and gone in the blink of an eye. But with over 50 in attendance, what a success it was! Google approached us a couple months ago to co-host an event with them called “Let’s Put Traverse City on the Map.” The goal […]

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Google Begins Calling out Mobile-Friendly Sites in Search Results

Is your site mobile friendly? Google confirmed that it cares about mobile-friendly design a lot when it announced November 18 that it has begun a gradual roll-out of optimizing its search results for mobile users by adding a “mobile-friendly” label to search results that are considered “mobile-friendly.” This change has been rolling out globally over […]

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Navigating the Paid Search Universe with Yahoo Gemini

Most of us know that Bing and Yahoo joined forces a few years back to battle Google in a fight for search engine dominance. Most of the time the partnership is pretty seamless and advertisers benefit by being able to run ads in both search engines from one account and combined monthly invoicing on one […]

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5 Key Statistics about Digital Offers and Couponing

Growing up, I remember going to the grocery store with my mom. She’d bring a wrinkled, worn out envelope with her, every time. Inside were several crumpled, half-torn thin pieces of newspaper or magazines—items cut and saved to be used on household essentials; things like fabric softener, peanut butter and apple juice. Couponing has changed […]

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Responsive What, Responsive Who?

I’ve been speaking with several people in the higher education market, and a topic that keeps coming up is mobile marketing and a need to reach a mobile audience. Whenever I have this discussion, one of the first questions I ask is whether the website is “responsive.” Sometimes, they don’t know what that really means. […]

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Facebook Trumps Yahoo as No. 2 Digital Ad Seller

Facebook is the No. 2 digital ad seller in the U.S.—what can we credit Facebook’s success? Mobile. Market forecasters predicted Facebook would finish third behind Google and Yahoo in the digital ad-seller foot race. But the social media giant managed an upset, of sorts, topping Yahoo as the No. 2 digital ad seller in the […]

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5 More Digital Trends For 2014

Customer expectations of the brands they do business with are shifting. Digital information has been invited into nearly every crevice, niche and on-demand moment of our lives. Customers, especially those of us in the 16-45 age range, have developed new and fast-evolving expectations surrounding e-commerce and digital brand interaction. Here are 5 more trends that […]

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