Author: Jessica Miller

When running a contest, giveaway, or other interactive marketing campaign, whether it’s your first or fiftieth, there are a few things you should know: There are sophisticated, cost-effective tools out there to help you build your campaign quickly and easily. You’ll want to do more than just slap a “like this post” or “tag your friend...

Blast \blăst\: verb. blow up or break apart (something solid) with explosives. make or cause to make a loud continuous musical or other noise. send one, homogeneous email message to your entire email list and miss out on the conversion potential of an automated email marketing campaign. Ok, I made the last one up. But it’s true! There’s a...

Can I reward participants for sharing my contest or giveaway on social media? It's a question we get on the daily. And I'm sorry to report, but for the most part, social media Share buttons are useless. Data shows that less than one percent of website visitors will click a Share button from a mobile device and even...

Email marketing isn’t what it used to be. Think of two opposite ends of a spectrum - on the one end, you have the game of Hungry Hungry Hippos in which players frantically grab at a bunch of marbles to try to collect the most. On the opposite end, think of a fine antiquities dealer, thoughtfully curating...

Quick: Scroll through your Facebook feed. What do you see? A slo-mo video of your neighbor’s dog shaking off after jumping in the pool? A time-lapse video of your creative friend decorating an elaborate wedding cake? Or maybe a gif of your nephew doing a “sweet jump” off of a homemade ramp?! So much video! It's easy to see...