Catching Up On Email Marketing: Mobile And Triggered Messages [Infographic]

Email marketing is changing

Email has been with us for long and we’re so used to it, nobody expect it to change.

But email marketing is definitely changing.

Today, courtesy of Kissmetrics, we take a look at two aspects of how email marketing is changing: Triggered emails and Mobile email.

What’s a “triggered” email?

In case you’re not yet familiar with the concept, a “triggered email” is a message that is automated based on an action taken by the subscriber, for example:

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The Ultimate Guide for Blog Post Promotion

The Ultimate Guide for Blog Post Promotion

If you have been blogging for a little while or have been involved in any type of content marketing, you know Content is not king if nobody can see it.

If you surf around the blogosphere a little, you’ve probably noticed 2 types of bloggers, one that believes in publishing content everyday and one that believes in spending less time producing and more time promoting.

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Little-Known Google Marketing Resources You Should Consider Using

Little-Known Google Marketing Resources You Should Consider Using

Guest post by Traian Neacsu, co-founder of Pitstop Media.

Even with new search engines popping up in cyberspace, Google is still the world’s number one search engine, connecting millions of people from all over the world while offering the best search experience. It is for these reasons that online marketers regularly use the tools and resources offered by Google.

Applications for webmasters, calendars, email, web analytics, document collaboration or live video are some of the most commonly used Google platforms in the online marketing industry.

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5 Mistakes You Might Be Making on Social Media

5 Mistakes You Might Be Making on Social Media

Guest post by Shanna Mallon from Straight North.

Let’s be honest: To most brands, social media is still confusing.

Use Facebook to boost business—but how? Find success on social networks—but what does that mean?

If these are questions that you’ve asked yourself, you’re not alone. The truth is, most brands are making the same mistakes on social media, and you might be one of them. To help you find out, here’s a look at five of the most common mistakes happening on social networks. Take a look and see if they describe you.

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Value Proposition: Choosing The Right Contest Prize

Value Proposition: Choosing The Right Contest Prize

Guest post by Steven Kovar, co-founder of ViralSweep.

The value proposition is the most important piece of running a sweepstakes or contest. The success of your promotion greatly depends on the prize that is being given away. If the prize does not align properly with the audience that you’re targeting, your promotion will underperform.

“Let’s give away an iPad!”

No. Stop it. Stop right there.

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How To Leverage Surveys for Content (And Get Your Readers to Do Most of the Work)

How To Leverage Surveys for Content (And Get Your Readers to Do Most of the Work)

When you hear someone talk about “producing content”, what type of imagery does that phrase invoke?

If you imagine someone struggling to finish another dense article while hunched over a keyboard, empty coffee mug beside it, you’re not alone.

There’s little doubt that content marketing is no piece of cake, but producing fresh and insightful material doesn’t have to always resemble the same routine every single time.

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6 Ways to Make your Ecommerce Website Social

6 Ways to Make your Ecommerce Website Social

Guest post by Nick Steeves from Wishpond.

Online retailers are always looking for an edge. With all of their competitors just a click away, they need to create unique reasons for people to shop there and nowhere else.

Social channels are a great way to drive traffic to your website and convert new customers. But what about people who come directly to your website? Wouldn’t it be great to share all of your awesome content and engage with them just like on Facebook or Pinterest?

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