It is easy to understand why some traditional stores, those little shops around the corner, shirk and dodge the eventuality of turning digital. The digital world is pretty huge but then again, it is an eventuality and even small businesses and brands cannot and should not try to escape it. A survey by the Webs Small Business Digital Trends revealed that 63% of small business owners are using digital strategies in their overall marketing efforts.
One of the hardest parts of email marketing is building a subscriber base and getting them to open your emails but that’s only half the battle. Once you have a solid subscriber list and effective onboarding process, what’s next? Well, it’s simple, retaining that list and ensuring your subscribers are engaged and coming back. As we move forward in this digital age, attention spans are shortening and a need for value is growing. A simple direct response campaign that might have worked in the past won’t necessarily get the same results today.
Like every great startup, Meerkat exploded out of nowhere to catch the imagination of mobile video technofiles worldwide. Adoption is still rising as Miami concerts, Tech Talks and Blog Posts get Meerkatted. We took Meerkat for a spin to see what the hype is all about and if its ease-of-use twitter integration is really a live streaming game changer.
I get questions from startup founders about executive summaries all the time. They range from “what should I include?” to “how long should it be?” to “where can I get help writing one?” Those can be found on a previous post. But I do want to highlight 5 things that are guaranteed to make you stand out — and not in a good way.
Everyone knows what it means to have a “dot-com”, and most people have heard of a “dot-net” and a “dot-org.” But the Internet is growing far beyond these original generic top-level domains (also known as gTLDs.) Over the past few years the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has created a flood of new gTLDs covering a wide variety of concepts, locations and products. Intriguing domains like “dot-gift”, “dot-cancerresearch”, “dot-lawyer”, “dot-hiphop”, “dot-nyc” – even “dot-beer” – are all available for new registration.
Undoubtedly, e-commerce has been the biggest growth driver recently for shipping giants UPS and Fedex. Once shoppers experienced the ease of ordering online, the inevitable subsequent challenge was to put the products into their hands quickly enough to encourage continued use of e-commerce for making purchases. Because of this, the business analytics of retailers and shipping companies have had to incorporate the role of e-commerce within the world marketplace.