Contests

The internet is crowded, loud, and competitive. There are countless blogs, websites, banner ads, social networks and video clips distracting your customers from what it is you have to offer. Rising above the noise to get quality leads that will convert into sales is more challenging than ever. Marketers are turning to an old favorite to better engage...

As a digital marketer, you’re not in the business of keeping everyone happy… we get that. But, at the same time, no one likes disgruntled customers! When planning a contest, you walk a knife’s edge between bliss and destruction. The winners are ecstatic and the not-so-lucky participants feel deflated and in some cases “ripped off.” At the end of...

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...

According to WordStream, emails are among the top three most influential sources of information for B2B audiences. The majority of B2B marketers even claim email marketing is the most effective platform they turn to in terms of revenue generation. From a B2C perspective, email marketing is extremely effective too. Thirty percent of consumers who subscribe to an...

In the first part of The Essential Interactive Marketing Guide for the Holidays, we explained the importance of choosing goals for your holiday marketing, provided information on creating an execution calendar, and gave you some tips on where to promote your campaigns. If you haven’t already read Part One, I suggest you do so before moving...

For many businesses, strong sales during the holidays are imperative to a successful year. You know what else the holidays are? Insanely busy for both you and your customers. Waiting until the last-minute to execute your interactive marketing campaigns can prevent your business from reaching the largest returns from your holiday-marketing efforts. Our two-part holiday interactive marketing...

For many businesses, strong sales during the holidays are imperative to a successful year. You know what else the holidays are? Insanely busy for both you and your customers. Waiting until the last-minute to execute your interactive marketing campaigns can prevent your business from reaching the largest returns from your holiday-marketing efforts. Our holiday interactive marketing calendar...

The holidays and user-generated content go together like Thanksgiving and pumpkin pie. Here's how to collect and use UGC this holiday. The pumpkins aren't even carved yet, but for marketers it’s time to start thinking about what’s ahead: Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas and the New Year. Yep, holiday sales are in full swing -- just...