Marketing Automation

Unless you’re a brand everyone has heard of, chances are you’re using social media to engage with and learn about your fans and potential customers. Contests and promotions remain a fun way for people to interact with their favorite businesses. After all, who doesn’t love winning a prize? Yes, I could go buy myself a new t-shirt...

Do you work in the travel industry, catering to would-be vacationers?  Whether your target market is snowbirds going south to escape cold winters, students planning spring break trips, or families nailing down summer vacation plans, you can use ShortStack campaigns -- contests, in particular -- to promote your travel business. Contests allow you to collect email...

What’s it take to conduct successful social media contests? It starts with a good idea, but it also takes planning, design, promotion, fulfillment, and more. What does “more successful” even mean? Success, as I hope you'll agree, means achieving the marketing goals you had in mind from the get-go. What might those marketing goals be? I’m going out on a...

Do you segment your lists to get the most out of your email marketing efforts?  Segmenting is the key to getting through to more potential customers, and getting more return on your investment. According to MailChimp’s recent study of their user base, email list segmentation results in a whole slew of impressive statistics. Segmented lists, when compared to...

Let’s examine two very important realities of digital marketing, circa 2017. First, email rules. A recently published study and report, Email Marketing & Marketing Automation Excellence 2017, shows that email—compared to the gamut of digital marketing channels—is rated as the most effective. The same study asked its 2,500 participants to rank the top benefits of email marketing. The...

We know the holidays are hectic, especially for marketers and business owners. Heck, every day is hectic, but when you throw in extended shopping hours, shipping deadlines, holiday promotions, school plays, holiday parties, etc., it’s amazing if we find any time to sleep, let alone stay in touch with customers. That’s why we created our Marketing Automation...

Around the ShortStack office, the madness that ensues during March has nothing to do with college basketball. Instead, we use the term “March madness” to describe the mind-blowing speed at which our developers are churning out platform upgrades! Since you’re probably busy keeping an eye on your actual basketball picks this week, we won’t list out every single...

It's a new year, and do you know what that means at ShortStack? New features and tools to make creating with ShortStack easier!  Even though the holiday tradition at ShortStack includes taking a little time off to relax and hang with our families, our engineers returned to work fully rested and fueled with ham and nog,...

The new year is an ideal time for marketers to branch out of their comfort zones and take advantage of emerging trends and developments using the tools we all love. Here at ShortStack, we’re always looking for ways  marketers can implement new ideas into their promotional efforts, and then share what we learn with our readers. In...