119 Reasons Why Email Is Still a Marketing Juggernaut
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119 Reasons Why Email Is Still a Marketing Juggernaut

In 2009, the Wall Street Journal’s Jessica E. Vascellaro stated that “email has had a good run as king of communications. But It’s reign is over.”  She assumed like others that services like Facebook, Twitter, Slack, Snapchat, instant messaging and texting would render it obsolete. But in 2017, email is here to stay, and is stronger than ever. Here’s...

Netherland’s Retailer Personalizes 98% of Outbound Email
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Netherland’s Retailer Personalizes 98% of Outbound Email

I recently read a case study on one Holland retail giant with 84 million web visits a year from 1.5 million customers, they did what some might deem impossible. Wehkamp.nl began having one-on-one conversations with all 1.5 million customers. By doing so the mega retailer infused relevancy into its marketing campaigns on a massive scale...

What Time Slot Did Your Super Bowl Ad Get?
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What Time Slot Did Your Super Bowl Ad Get?

It’s that time of year again; the Viewers Choice Awards for best ‘big money’ television commercial are coming to a social media network near you. The Super Bowl ads will be discussed, critiqued, played and replayed for the entire world to judge. Everyone has their favorite brand that they can’t wait to see, hoping they...

What is Your Plan for a “Mysterious” Market?
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What is Your Plan for a “Mysterious” Market?

The chairman of Standard and Poor’s Index Committee, David Blitzer, described what the real estate market would look like in 2015 with one word, “Mysterious.” For professionals making their living off of the success of the Real Estate market, this probably wasn’t the most reassuring word. A few synonyms for the word ‘mysterious’: secretive, enigmatic, shadowy,...

When Sending an Email is Worse Than Not
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When Sending an Email is Worse Than Not

Marketing Automation is a Wonderful Tool Marketing automation can save you time, and it allows you to reach out to prospects in an individual way that you would never have time to do without automation tools. Sometimes. The convenience and affordability of automated email marketing are indisputable so why only sometimes? Like all forms of marketing, automated email...

Mailboxes Don’t Have Spam Filters
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Mailboxes Don’t Have Spam Filters

Or Delete Buttons Ok, so you know the statistics.   You know that on average, the email marketing open rate is 22-23%. The click rate is less than 5 %. If your business is using this as your primary marketing tool, you may believe that even if they don’t open your email, you are keeping the...

Amazon Takes on the World, and Wal-Mart
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Amazon Takes on the World, and Wal-Mart

Amazon has finally gone and done it; they are now powerful enough to have created their own global holiday. As part of its 20th birthday celebration, Amazon has dedicated July 15th as ‘Prime Day’. Billed as a discount shopping event to rival Black Friday, the one-day sale is exclusive to Amazon’s Prime customers; a $99 per year...

You Know it’s Forever When you Choose Print, Part 2 of 2
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You Know it’s Forever When you Choose Print, Part 2 of 2

Print is emotional. It’s a simple fact, paper-based marketing leaves a more lasting impression on the viewer. Scientists have been able to see the different responses to digital or printed materials by conducting functional MRI of the brain. While this is something we’ve known all along, it doesn’t hurt to be able to point to...

Change Your Perspective and Change Your World Part 1
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Change Your Perspective and Change Your World Part 1

Gathering data and utilizing data are two vastly different things. NextPage understands the need for Big Data and correspondingly knows how to help our clients develop that same information into a strategy. This piece, originally published last year in our Connect magazine, is Part 1 of a 2 Part series on changing your perspective on...

Search – Marketers Moving Away from Traditional Tactics
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Search – Marketers Moving Away from Traditional Tactics

A new day is dawning for marketers. It was bound to happen. According to a report by Regalix, marketers are steadily moving away from many traditional search tactics and are becoming increasingly content focused. The “2014 State of Search Marketing Report” shows that 73 percent of marketers now are creating content as a part of their organic...