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Your Phone Leads Aren’t Converting: Steps You Can Take To Fix It

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014 by
Phone leads drive business. Studies show that inbound calls often convert to revenue 10 to 15 times more frequently than web leads, making them the lead type sales managers want most. It’s why marketers are spending $68 billion annually on ads to generate those sought-after calls. Yet marketers are now also finding that creating effective campaigns and web content that drive high volumes of phone leads may not be enough […]

Boo! Stop Scaring Your Customers Away with Bad Customer Service

Monday, October 27th, 2014 by
This time of year, being scared is generally a good thing. Haunted houses, scary movies, ghost tours: a good fright is what everyone is after…unless you’re running a business. The last thing you want to do is scare your customers, no matter what time of the year it is, but the unfortunate truth is that many of us are doing things that are giving our customers nightmares and scaring them […]

5 Crucial Things CMOs Need to Know from the IBM CMO Study

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 by
Every year IBM releases the key findings from their Global C-suite Study and everyone scrambles to dig through it to find that one piece of information that might change their entire marketing strategy. To save you some time, we’ve picked five key takeaways from the study of 4,183 top executives from more than 20 industries so you can learn how the big dogs are earning the loyalty of “digitally enfranchised […]

Understanding How to Engage a Growing Anti-Advertising Audience

Monday, October 20th, 2014 by
We recently learned all about message delivery in the age of anti-advertising while attending a Business Marketing Association of Chicago Marketing Innovators luncheon where Neal Campbell, EVP and CMO, and Lauren McCadney, Digital Engagement and Social Media Director, from CDW spoke to us about what it’s going to take for marketers to connect with our customers. In this new era, customers actively tune out our messaging and have a number […]

Mad Men vs. Math Men: 6 CMO Imperatives in the Age of Anti-Advertising

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 by
In this digital era, the buyer’s journey has changed. Most CMOs are aware of this and are taking steps to adjust their strategies accordingly. But last week, EVP and CMO of CDW, Neal Campbell, sat on a panel with BMA Chicago and asserted that the task CMOs are faced with is more than a little tweaking here and there. In the age of anti-advertising—an age where 90% of consumers don’t […]

10 Stats About Mobile That Will Make You Think Twice About Your Marketing

Monday, October 13th, 2014 by
Smart marketers have known for quite some time what the rest of the world is just figuring out. Those smart marketers were quietly putting trackable phone numbers on their ads and webpages; they were including click-to-calls in their PPC ads and on their landing pages. But now—thanks to a myriad of studies proving once and for all that customers still want to “talk”—the word is out, and everyone else is […]

Vitals Enhanced Listings Drive 7.5 Times More Calls for Healthcare Providers – And How They Prove It

Thursday, October 9th, 2014 by
It is no secret that healthcare has made a migration towards the Internet. Between the abundance of online information and higher insurance rates, hospital Between the abundance of online information and higher insurance rates, hospital revenue growth has been on the decline. In fact, 2013 revenue growth dropped to 3.9% from the previous years growth of 5.1% (Moody’s Investor Services). This has left hospitals and other healthcare providers scrambling to […]

5 Ways Your Business Should Route Inbound Sales Calls That You May Not Have Tried

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 by
If your system of inbound call routing is as simple as a call coming in and your system sends it to the first available sales representative, we’re not judging you. Really, we’re not. But how your business responds to inbound sales calls can be the difference between losing a sale and closing it. Before you start raising your eyebrow, know this: each use case is easy to implement. With Ifbyphone’s simple web […]

Bridging the Email Marketing Gap Through Personalization

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 by
While there seems to be a never-ending list of best practices to enhance your email marketing, we’ve rounded up 5 key tips and tricks to underline the importance of personalizing your message. We’ll also touch on a critical blind spot businesses have when tracking the engagement of their email campaigns. The below suggestions can all be implemented a la carte, but when taken advantage of in tandem can lead to […]

Making the Perfect VBMA Sandwich: 4 Essential Ingredients for Call Analytics and Automation

Friday, October 3rd, 2014 by
There are a lot of things that you can eat for lunch these days. With so many options, deciding what to eat for lunch has turned into a midday crisis. You can do sushi, Mexican, American, salads, wraps, and the list goes on. Things have definitely gotten overwhelming. However, there is the one category of lunch food that will never go out of style and is good every day of […]

4 Reasons to Focus on Location-Based Marketing

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 by
Ever had a hard time getting connected to the correct location of a business or the one closest to you? Chances are, the business you are looking for may not be effectively marketing themselves within their immediate area, oftentimes missing valuable customers like yourself. Not focusing on location-based marketing may lead your business down the same path. With 91% of people constantly within arm’s reach of their smartphones (Nielsen, 2014), […]

Facebook, Atlas, and the Future of Personalization

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 by
On Monday Facebook made an announcement around the relaunch of Atlas. It’s an exciting milestone for marketing technology for one primary reason: personalization. Demand Side Platforms (DSPs) and Data Management Platforms (DMPs) have taken immense amounts of first and third party data, created interconnections between them, and enabled marketers to use that data to serve personalized marketing messages. The ultimate goal of these platforms is to foster true 1-to-1 marketing where every […]
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