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Get to know Mad Mimi’s email metrics modules

The good folks at Mad Mimi designed their site to help you succeed. One great resource is the statistics module. You should use your stats to fine-tune your campaigns — from the way you collect emails, to segmenting your lists, to increasing your social network shares.

Email metrics is a huge topic, and this email is the first in a series. If you are a statistics newbie today, we’ll make you into an expert by the time we’re done.

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How to use inbound marketing as a tool for brand loyalty

Do you have a smartphone? What brand? Is it the first phone you’ve bought from that company? For those of you who are on, say, your fourth (or fifth?) iPhone, you are holding in your hand a case study in brand loyalty.

What is it about Apple that keeps you coming back over and over? What inspires brand loyalty – and can it be bottled?

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Why branding with an official blog is a must

When used right, corporate blogs are tools that can yield huge impact. It can be argued that all digital marketing tactics are essentially employed with specific goals in mind: to increase visibility online, to promote brand awareness among the general public and to capture sales leads.

And it can be argued that no inbound marketing activity offers a higher yield in these regards as brand blogging.

Yes, it’s true that many brands don’t have the expertise, prioritized resources, sustainable creativity or dedication to market themselves effectively via articles over time. But that just makes for opportunities that the rest of us can make the most of! Here’s why.

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Brand blogging is alive and well, offering unparalleled impact

The reports of brand blogging’s death have been greatly exaggerated. Despite the research indicating that Fortune 500 and other fast growing companies are less involved with corporate blogging than they used to be, there is a mountain of evidence indicating that blogging remains a potent online branding tool for small and medium companies that are agile and dynamic.

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Write great subject lines

Every email that lands in your inbox passes through the black box that is your spam filter. You’ve probably noticed over the years that less and less spam gets into your inbox. That’s because spam filters have gotten more aggressive at stopping the junk from getting through. But occasionally, “real” emails get caught by the filter too. But even once an email is sitting there, ready to be noticed and read, subscribers might or might not take note, which is why setting the right tone for engagement is so important.

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Keep ‘em clicking

You’ve launched your email marketing campaign. You have your strategies and goals, your sign-up form is perfect, and your list is growing. Be sure to take a look at your statistics. Are your readers opening your emails? We’ll let you in on a few trade secrets that we use at Managed for Mimi.

Many businesses find that new subscribers open email at a higher rate than longer-term subscribers. New subscribers have recently signed up and are simply more excited to see what you have to offer. However, new subscribers are also more likely to unsubscribe. Keep them on your list and more importantly, keep them interested. Keep them opening your emails by providing incentives to click – as in, content that’s actually valuable, or special offers. Must most importantly, put yourselves in their shoes and take a look at what they’re seeing.

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