Article by Ben Allen

  • How to Smoothly Transition Online Content Leads to your Sales Staff

    Content marketing is one of the most effective forms of marketing in today’s online world. Consumers enjoy the ability to research a solution for a product in a no-pressure environment. Good content marketing guides consumers to identify what their problem is and then leads them to the ideal solution to fix it — one that

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  • How to Improve Customer Retention Through Marketing Tactics

    Whether you sell a one time product or a long term service, customer retention needs to be a top priority. After all, you’ve spent tons of time and money to get people to buy your product, why would you throw all of that away? Every customer becomes a valuable asset to your business, either in

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  • How to Build Customer Trust in a World of Scandals

    Trust in the world is at an all time low. Time and time again, the public’s trust has been broken by corporations, politicians, celebrities, newspapers, social media, and more. Scammers and hackers run rampant online, trying to take advantage of anybody they can. It’s becoming harder and harder to build trust, as everyone just expects

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  • Tips For Keeping Your Marketing Legal

    Everybody, including the FTC, customers, competitors, and random people on the street, are looking to catch your business in a lie. If they do catch your business doing something wrong, especially in your marketing, it can mean a major payday for them, typically in the form of a lawsuit. As the public face for the

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  • The Ethics of Marketing to Children and Teens

    Do you remember waking up early on Saturday mornings, grabbing a bowl of sugary cereal, and settling down in front of the TV to watch the best cartoons around? If so, you probably remember the wave after wave of commercials that attacked your senses. Crazy characters, bright colors, amazing toys, and catchy jingles, all designed

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  • How to Come Up With Content Ideas Nobody Else Has Written About

    How many marketing articles have you seen around the idea that “content is king?” You’ve probably seen dozens of them, all following the same basic structure, sharing the same statistics, and basically saying the same thing over and over. Hundreds of these articles exist on hundreds of different marketing sites.   Coming up with new

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  • Should You Be Using Augmented Reality in Your Marketing?

    Augmented reality is making huge waves in the world. Thanks to Pokémon Go, millions of people got to experience a basic version of augmented reality software. The fact that smartphones can provide an AR experience to everybody opens up a ton of possibilities across tons of industries, not just games. So, the obvious questions become:

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  • Transforming One-Time Customers Into Returning Buyers

    A major revenue source that many businesses miss out on is getting single-purchase customers to return for more orders. It’s much cheaper to retain a customer than it is to get a new one, yet many e-commerce businesses don’t tap into this. Converting a current customer into one that returns time and time again requires

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  • Helping Hesitant Customers Make the Purchase On Your Site

    It happens all too often: a person is shopping on your site. They’ve picked out a product or two, added them to their cart, created an account, and might have even put in their credit card information, but all of a sudden just stopped. They don’t finish the purchase, never come back, and you don’t

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  • Why Your Business Should Be Live Streaming

    Live streaming is one of the newest additions to the marketer’s toolbelt. Yet, it’s also one of the most underutilized. Part of this is because many marketers are unsure how it would fit into their marketing funnel, while others just don’t think it would be a good fit. Having a regular live stream is a

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