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5 Ways to Use A/B Testing in Your Digital Marketing Strategy

Posted by Jennifer Dragon on March 28, 2019 at 10:11 AM

Customers demand impeccable, simple, and customizable user experiences these days. It doesn't matter if it's on the customer service side, interacting with a website or email, or attending a face-to-face sales appointments. To be a successful business in a competitive industry, and to sustain any success achieved, you have to respond to customer demand and supply to expectations well. One of the best ways to narrow down what your customers want most is by using A/B testing to best determine how to market to potential clients in your industry.

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Topics: Digital Marketing Strategy, A/B Testing

5 Actionable Ways to Create a Click-Worthy CTA

Posted by Jennifer Dragon on March 18, 2019 at 11:49 AM

"Get Started."

"Try For Free."

These are only just a few words. But they have power. The way this microcopy is handled across your digital marketing campaigns makes all the difference in whether or not someone clicks a call-to-action (CTA). Without it, user experience (UX) plummets. Boredom sets in. People leave the site. And you're stuck looking at stats that tell you your marketing skills need serious work.  While there are a lot of important metrics to make sure that your campaign is as effective as possible, no one wants to report back on a low click-through rate.

Does your CTA have a low click-through rate (CTR)? Are you looking to create an irresistible CTA that users can't help but click? You don't have to be a skilled copywriter to create a click-worthy CTA. You just have to know what makes people click.

Here are 5 actionable ways to get users to click your CTAs:

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Give your Creative Messaging… More Power

Posted by Jennifer Dragon on February 8, 2019 at 8:33 AM

More often than not, your clients only see the end result of what can be weeks or even months of work that goes on behind the scenes. They aren’t on the creative brainstorming calls or on the phone after hours making those last-minute copy tweaks, and that’s okay if they’re not. Because in the end, all the work you put in to your creative messaging can add up to a huge win for you and the client.

But sometimes the work doesn’t add up. Then what do you do? The answer is simple…. 

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Topics: Content Marketing, Interactive Design & Creative

These A/B Testing Mistakes Could Be Screwing Up Your Campaign Data

Posted by Jennifer Dragon on November 16, 2018 at 11:10 AM

In the endless quest to optimize marketing campaigns and ensure you're squeezing every drop of ROI out of your efforts, A/B testing is a must-have tool. With this approach to testing variables in marketing campaigns, brands can gain valuable insights into what works best for their customers in terms of driving engagement and conversions.

But there's a right way to conduct this testing, and there are a lot of A/B testing mistakes to avoid in the process. If you're new to A/B testing and want to make sure you're getting good data from these efforts, make sure you avoid these three common testing mistakes.

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Topics: Premium Display and Banner Ads

Creating Ads That Stand Out: 5 Ways to Cut Through the Noise

Posted by Jennifer Dragon on March 8, 2018 at 2:26 PM

This is one of the best times to be a marketer, but it's also one of the hardest. On one hand, you have more technologies, tools and channels than ever before to help you target and reach your audience. On the other hand, so does everyone else. 

That is to say, while you have the ability to directly message the customers most likely to purchase your products and services, those people are also being bombarded by literally thousands of messages from other advertisers every day. Creating ads that stand out is challenging — but it's not impossible. 

Here are five things you can do to rise above the noise and reach your target audience:

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Topics: Digital Marketing Strategy

A/B Test Strategy: What It Is, and Why It's Such a Valuable Tool

Posted by Jennifer Dragon on November 8, 2017 at 3:21 PM

Your marketing strategy is already turning in great results — performance metrics all indicate that channels are generating ROI for the company.

The temptation may be to sit back and rest on your laurels. After all, you've built a marketing machine that's getting the job done. However, good results don't necessarily mean that your strategy is generating the best results possible.

That's where an A/B test strategy comes into play. Even if you're happy with the results of your current digital marketing strategy, A/B testing is a surefire way to make sure you never stop searching for ways to raise your standards.

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Topics: Premium Display and Banner Ads, Interactive Design & Creative

Google Warns, IAB Responds: The IAB New Ad Portfolio

Posted by Jennifer Dragon on September 6, 2017 at 2:44 PM

Digital ad creative is changing mostly because the devices on which we are consuming it are changing. A decade ago it was all about go big or go home. It was all desktop — all the time. In this era, the IAB introduced their Rising Stars. Big and in your face was the mantra. We didn't have to worry about the experience on a mobile device because frankly you couldn't experience much on mobile. Flash wouldn't work on most phones and mobile rich media wasn't very prolific, so static ads it was. They were small and easy to ignore. It didn't really matter anyway — after all that wasn't where our audience was, they were on their desktops and laptops. Now, as predicted by countless industry experts — that has reversed.

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Topics: Digital Marketing Strategy

3 Reasons Why Digital Marketing Works

Posted by Jennifer Dragon on May 3, 2017 at 11:12 AM

Almost every business has some sort of digital marketing strategy. Even if you ignore the internet entirely, it's likely that your company is mentioned online in business directories and reviews, which means it has a digital presence whether you like it or not.

But there's a simple reason these companies are deepening their investments in digital media marketing: it works. Digital marketing's benefits are numerous and are reflected not just in performance metrics, but in how they can uplift other non-digital marketing. Here's a quick rundown of why every brand has something to gain from digital marketing.

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Topics: Digital Marketing Strategy, Integrated Marketing

Increasing "Contact Us" Form Conversions: 3 Easy Steps

Posted by Jennifer Dragon on April 14, 2016 at 1:39 PM

As marketers, there are plenty of practical things you can do to increase conversions. Employing responsive design on your website, auditing your SEO techniques and ramping up your content marketing efforts are all good strategies. However, if you're ignoring your "contact us" form, you could be losing consumers right at the conversion finish line. Some experimentation and A/B testing may need to take place, but here are some simple ways for you to start increasing "contact us" form conversions.

1. Take a Look at Page Placement

We know that page design already has a huge impact on conversions as a whole. Graphics placement, banners and navigation all can affect what kind of impression your Web page makes on consumers, and the same holds true for forms. Try placing your "contact us" form near the top of the page, "above the fold," so that browsers won't have to scroll down to see it.

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Topics: Website Design & Development, Interactive Design & Creative

4 Reasons Your Landing Page Design Sucks

Posted by Jennifer Dragon on February 18, 2016 at 1:30 PM

Mapping out a landing page design may seem simple, but that's almost never the case. Rather, while a landing page can look unassuming, it's often the product of intense scrutiny and constant tiny performance improvements. That's because even great marketers are liable to introduce simple design errors, and these can undercut the landing page's potential to drive leads and conversions.

Here are some of the most common — and frustrating — mistakes that plague landing pages.

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Topics: Website Design & Development

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