Personalizing emails is more than customizing the first sentence to include the recipient’s first name. True, valuable personalizations cater every marketing message to the right person at the right time. Last summer, we began experimenting with persona-based segmentation. Personas are fictional representations of your ideal
Remember your last marketing team meeting? That one person spoke to your team and just started throwing data at you from your monthly marketing reporting deck. No context — just numbers, graphs, and the occasional pop of color. Instead of intriguing you, he or she put you to sleep — it was really hard to […]
One of my favorite things in grade school was that whole “gold star” system. Remember it? You do something well in the classroom and you get a shiny gold star next to your name on a chart of your whole classmates. So, at any given time, you can look around and see how you’re stacking […]
I once went to a marketing conference. I don’t remember the name of it. What I do remember is that some smart person presented about the difference between B2B and B2C marketing. Smart Guy said, “B2B is still P2P” (meaning person-to-person, not peer-to-peer illegal downloading ;).
Without a doubt, crowdfunding has been gaining mightily in popularity during the last few years. In a previous webinar we hosted with StayClassy, we detailed the ins and outs of crowdfunding (also known as peer-to-peer fundraising), the different types of peer-to-peer campaigns, and how several of StayClassy’s
There are 3 billion searches a day on Google. Yes, we said billion. One of the biggest missed opportunities for nonprofits is Google for Nonprofits, which includes a free membership and access to a variety of products including Google Grants,
22 years ago, something remarkable happened. 36-year-old physicist Tim Berners-Lee, changed the world forever using just a few lines of computer code. That day, the first ever website was born.
This past week, I heard something that I hope to never hear again in my life. I was at Content Marketing World, sitting in on a morning keynote, quietly sipping my coffee when I heard the keynote presenter, the “father of integrated marketing,” say, “Social media is probably killing brands.”
When Larry Drebes, CEO of Janrain, set out to study online consumer experiences earlier this summer, he knew that relevant content would be at the forefront of consumer minds. We’ve seen for years that emails which are personalized to the recipient do better than their generic counterparts.