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Financial Marketing in the Digital Age: How Banks Can Engage Millennials

Posted by Carlye Creel on August 9, 2018 at 2:48 PM

Best practices in financial marketing may be outdated, as millennials — the largest generation in American history according to the American Banking Association (ABA) — have different consumer behaviors than previous generations who lacked the technology and social awareness that drive spending habits today.

It would be wise for banks to start paying attention to what's important for people in this key age group, which spans those born between 1980 and 2000. That's a wide range, but what unifies millennials are the tech-savvy habits and purpose-driven philosophies that are undeniably becoming the new norm.

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Topics: Professional Services

3 Small Business Marketing Tips to Boost Your Law Firm

Posted by Ashley Rios on August 14, 2017 at 10:08 AM

Even the best lawyers need to market their firm and its services to build a strong base of clients. But lawyers aren't marketers and running an efficient small business marketing strategy often isn't second nature.

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Topics: Digital Marketing Strategy, Professional Services

The Best Call-to-Action Phrases You Haven't Used

Posted by Alyson Phillips on August 12, 2016 at 11:02 AM

Call-to-action phrases (CTAs) can make all the difference when it comes to return on investment. While you want to write compelling copy to engage customers, you also need to figure out how to take that engagement one step further and drive traffic to your site and product pages, which is where CTAs step in.

Check out these five effective call-to-action phrases, and learn why they work and how to write your own. These CTAs don't necessarily have to be the button copy, but they should make your customer want to click.

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

Cleaning Up Your Call-to-Action: 5 Tips to Increase Conversions

Posted by Alyson Phillips on March 24, 2016 at 11:02 AM

Though the text of your call-to-action phrase is very important, getting the design just right is also crucial for marketers looking to increase conversions. It might not seem like details such as color, page placement and font could directly influence consumer behavior, but marketers who take a little bit of time to do some design testing and research can enhance the effectiveness of their call-to-action and actually boost conversions.

1. Inspire Action With Color

Research reported on by the Better Business Bureau found that color can have a huge effect on conversions, with one study finding that bold colors like orange and red can actually increase conversion rates by over 32 and 20 percent, respectively. Of course, practicality is important here, and obviously, you shouldn't go crazy turning your entire website red and orange in an effort to boost consumer action. Something you might want to do, however, is look for ways to add orange or red accents to your design, and use complementary colors to make sure calls-to-action stand out.

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Topics: Digital Marketing Strategy, Professional Services

5 Tips for Success With B2B Premium Display Advertising

Posted by Love Hudson-Maggio on March 20, 2015 at 9:51 AM

Many B2C marketers have a difficult relationship with premium display advertising. Tracking ROI isn't a straightforward proposition, which makes justifying this expenditure challenging. The task is even more daunting for B2B marketers, who operate in a very different landscape with a longer, more multifaceted buy cycle. But you don't need to jettison the display-ad component of your marketing strategy — you just need to learn how to make display ads work for you.

Commit to the Long Haul

B2B marketing is a long-term commitment. Prospects can take months to nurture and convert, so don't think of display as a quick fix. Don't expect a single campaign to produce results. Instead, run a consistent program over the course of several months.

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Topics: Premium Display and Banner Ads, Professional Services

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