5 Automated Email Marketing Messages All Ecommerce Businesses Should Use

Email marketing automation can save you time and increase revenues. Here are five messages you can set up and start using now. July 19, 2019 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. If you own an ecommerce business and sell products or services through an online storefront, then you should be using email marketing to acquire leads, convert them to sales, and turn them into repeat customers who drive word-of-mouth marketing for your brand.In my book, Ultimate Guide to Email Marketing for Business, I explain how automated email marketing works. One benefit: Many tools make it easy for you to create messages that send automatically when contacts on your list meet a pre-defined condition. Another perk? Automated email marketing can save ...
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Digital Marketing News: Customer Expectation Study, Twitter Updates Lists, LinkedIn Objective-Based Brand Awareness Goals & More

LinkedIn updates Campaign Manager, adds brand awareness, conversion campaign options
LinkedIn has rolled out a number of campaign conversion improvements and new brand awareness additions to its Campaign Manager. The updates are poised to enhance LinkedIn’s (client) objective-based ad platform goals. Marketing Land Brands ‘Out Of Touch’ With American Women
61 percent see portrayal in advertising as completely out of touch, and 56 percent want brands to stand up for women, according to newly-released data from Kantar’s U.S Monitor survey of Americans’ attitudes, values and motivations. MediaPost Survey Reports 60% of Marketers Ignore Consumer Expectations; Still Rely on Single-Channel Customer Engagement
Some 60 percent of marketers fail to take into account consumer expectations, while 95 percent see increasing expectations from customers — two of several findings of interest ...
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How Much Should You Spend on Social Media Marketing?

It's a valuable tool, but don't forget about these other (sometimes free!) ways to reach your clients. July 18, 2019 4 min read This story appears in the July 2019 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe » Q: When it comes to customer acquisition, how important is paid social media compared with other digital channels? -- John L., HoustonSocial media has created a beautiful opportunity for entrepreneurs: It’s never been easier to get your message in front of hundreds, thousands, or even millions of people. But if you want to reach all those people, it’s going to cost a lot.It’s a simple case of supply and demand, and social media platforms are limiting the supply. Organic reach -- that is, your ability to speak directly ...
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Setting Your Sights on 2020: How to Brew a Forward-Thinking Marketing Strategy

The high-pressure marketing budget and strategy planning season seems to kick-off earlier each year. It’s as if your boss is asking you to magically construct the perfect strategic and tactical mix at the right budget for 2020, without having enough of 2019 under your belt to predict the best approach. After all, you don’t know what the future holds, right? As they say, hindsight is 20/20. So, why not leverage that to get some 20/20 foresight? Like you, we at TopRank Marketing don’t have any magical crystal balls or employees with psychic powers. We don’t use witchcraft to brew mystical marketing love potions. And we certainly don’t engage in any sorcery with enchanted mirrors, but we’ve honed our craft over nearly 20 years and we ...
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How to Use Video in Your Email Marketing

People love videos, and videos boost engagement rates. So try embedding a video into your next email. July 17, 2019 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Millions of people around the world are watching YouTube every day. Wouldn’t it be awesome if your emails had that kind of engagement? Well, they can. By simply adding video into your email marketing, you can turn those boring messages of yours into entertaining experiences for subscribers. Proof? MarTech Advisor says that adding videos to your email content can boost click rates up to 300 percent. Related: Why You Shouldn't Be Afraid of Email MarketingStill. be forewarned: If you want to use video in your email marketing, there’s a right way (versus a wrong ...
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Important Changes to the Google My Business Tool

Marketing Podcast with John Jantsch on Important Changes to the Google My Business Tool Do you know about the Google My Business tool? Google has been playing around with the idea of a local directory for years, but it seems like they’ve really settled into Google My Business. They’re bringing everything together under the Google My Business umbrella, and there’s even some talk about them charging for advanced services there. Every business should have a Google My Business profile, but if you’re a local business, it’s all the more critical. First and foremost, if you don’t know what your Google My Business Page is, start by Googling the name of your business and location (city and state). In the righthand panel, there should be a ...
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