Craig Huey, in this week's show, tackles a tough subject when he answers the question, Is Traditional Direct Marketing Dead? Of course, he says it isn't, and with good reason, but the naysayers are out there. Huey says direct marketing is stronger than ever and is more accountable than most programs. Hear what he has to say and learn why direct is more direct and profitable than ever in this interview with SLMA Radio host Jim Obermayer.
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You have a website, perhaps you have a brick and mortar store you want us to fine, perhaps a restaurant. Are your HOURS and link to DIRECTIONS listed on your home page and EVERY PAGE of your site? Make it easy for us to visit you.
This week we are staying with a theme of your business website. The first half of our hour is a replay of last week's MSPRadio with Nate Teplow. Some messages are important enough to state again - even the following week!
If I had a nickel...your website stats, more than just pretty charts
When you log into Google Analytics , what do you see? If it's neat looking graphs and tables, well, we need to talk. There is some serious intel that you can get from your web stats, stuff that will help you make real business decisions about how to use your website and your online marketing strategy. And nobody knows how to get us set up and on the right track than +David Kutcher .
How salespeople spend their time (spend is the operative word) can make a staggering difference in productivity (code word for ROI) of a sales rep. Jorge Jeffery of Velocify shares the results of data collected from 400 companies and one million sales leads. He tells the SLMA Radio host Jim Obermayer how to double conversion rates, (close more deals) and how to call leads more quickly. All of this comes from their recently released study: The Power of Prioritization.
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What is marketing Automation? If you are wondering if you are in the right place, here's the definition of Marketing Automation as defined by one of our sponsors, Eloqua:
Marketing Automation is the art and science of automatically managing the targeting, timing, and content of your outbound marketing messages in response to prospects inbound actions and online behaviors. Good demand generation and lead management processes require marketers to respond individually to each prospect in the buying process. However, truly understanding and responding relevantly to buyer interest cannot be done manually. Many companies hire a marketing agency to help them with direct markging, mail marketing, international marketing and email marketing. If you hire a professional direct marketing agency, you want to check out what they specialize in before you sign any type of long-term agreement. Read the rest here >>
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Some companies may confuse their need for guerilla marketing versus the need for affiliate marketing, b2b marketing and digital marketing. They are not always interchangable, and actually, rarely are. But, they can all be necessary to achieve your oald for lead generation and a successful mail marketing or direct mail marketing campaign. You should truly explore some of the experts in this field and their reputations. Talk to their clients, find out from their competitors the best questions to ask to help you narrow down your resources and potential marketing agency. If you're going to invest, you want to spend the extra time BEFORE you come up with your plan. It's costlier to do it after the fact as you are facing a big, "DUOH!".
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