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Instagram Stories are better for Marketing than Snapchat image

Instagram Snapchat

Snapchat just went public and over the last couple years, marketers have tried to get a piece of Snapchat’s excellent engagement rates. But here’s the issue – users don’t want to use Snapchat to interact with brands. It’s personal. If you’re looking to create a branded ‘Story,’ use Instagram. It is clear that Instagram copied Snapchat’s Story feature, however, that doesn’t mean that there weren’t improvements. Instagram Stories work better than Snapchats for three main reasons: Instagram users are more likely to follow brands, Instagram Stories are public, and Instagram Stories are positioned better in the app. Customers Love Brands on Instagram; Snapchat, Not so Much Snapchat is highly engaging, but it’s more of a messaging app than one for content ...

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The Dangers of Infinite Personalization image

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In previous blogs, we have discussed the many advantages personalization presents to businesses. But the past few months have revealed the very real and dark side of personalization. The election season brought about complaints of fake news on sites like Facebook and Google. Even the president complained about this issue. (in a very different context). One of the reasons Facebook acted cautiously in filtering out fake news was to avoid being too disproportionally left-leaning. Although fake news stories often had right-leanings, supporters on both sides read and believed articles with little to no truth to them. The fake news trend displays a relationship with personalization. Personalization can be extremely effective. But when it comes to information, it can have some severe drawbacks, as David Siegel pointed out ...

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Law Firm Websites — 5 Best Practices image

Law-Firm-Websites

Whether a small or large firm with hundreds of attorneys, your website is likely the foundation of business development, and new client lead generation. There is certainly a lot of advice on how to make a website effective. So much information that it might be difficult to determine where to start? To that end, following are 5 best practices for developing and managing a law firm website that is focused on lead generation: web platform, SEO, content, contact information, and social media.

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4 Essential Elements for Digital Marketing Maturity image

digital marketing maturity

In our last blog, we discussed what digital marketers were doing in 2016, according to Adobe. Based on the Adobe’s survey feedback, they created the “Four Essential Elements for Digital Maturity.” The four elements were: Data-Driven Marketing Customer Experience Mobile Cross-Channel Marketing Each element is crucial for advanced digital maturity. An expansion of each element and its best practices follows. Data-Driven Marketing: The Many Layers of Customer Behavior Data-driven marketing is the foundation for everything. It helps you to better understand who your customer is, what they do, and why they do it. Through better analytics, your company can dodge the risks of guessing and create more effective marketing programs. And marketers recognize these advantages. 63% of digital marketers in ...

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How Do You Compare to Your Digital Marketing Peers? [STATS] image

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Adobe conducted a survey on digital marketers in 2016 to find out their priorities and challenges. The survey had some interesting finds. Digital marketing is becoming more advanced and widely adopted than ever. How do you stack up against your competition? Find out in the stats below. Digital Maturity Adobe had marketers rank their digital maturity in one of four categories: Advanced, Focused, Emergent, and Nonexistent. Their definitions are as follows: Advanced: Data mostly integrated, best practices generally followed, automation common, strong technical skills. Focused: Data and processes somewhat integrated, automation common, solid and expanding technical skills. Emergent: Basic data integration, some automation, growing technical capacity. Nonexistent: Limited data in silos, no automation, low technical capacity. Only 19% ranked themselves ...

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5 Great Examples of Email Marketing image

email marketing examples

Email marketing may not be the flashiest or newest form of digital marketing, but it’s tried and true and still extremely effective. One potential challenge, however, is making your email stand out. Consumers filter through their emails every day, clicking only what interests them, and ignoring or deleting the rest. How can you avoid being filtered out? Check out these 5 great examples of email marketing. 1. Personalize like Poncho. Poncho provides customizable emails that are both cute and clever. it offers updates on your commute and weather, complete with short bits of text and gifs. They’ll even tell you how it will affect your hair that day. Overall, a great way to provide personalized emails to subscribers. 2. Do ...

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