Great read Larry! This was very easy to understand especially with the images. I’m curious though on to what your thoughts are on website push notifications? It’s a relatively new marketing channel that I don’t see much about and I think it is a very effective way to retarget audiences with high CTR and conversions. The application I use is Aimtell, O would recommend checking it out! Do you think it is a Unicorn?
I applaud your initiative in putting together a list like this. The research going into it had to have been gruesome. However, as you point out, is not exhaustive. Just as an example: you missed MailChimp which is one of the most used email platforms; DrumUp which I use in addition to Hootsuite as a scheduler because of the ease of scheduling posts to a Facebook business page; Medium is an excellent blog publishing platform; and more. Not a criticism of your work, which I love because it points out options I have not yet explored. More a reminder to everyone else that no list like this is exhaustive.
I find that on training courses, the tools I recommend to help marketers are always popular, especially the free tools… At a course I was asked for a list of “essential tools” for digital marketing, so here they are…
Consider investing in a well-designed mobile app if you think it will provide your customers with a richer, more meaningful user experience. It’s helpful to keep some of these factors in mind when deciding whether a mobile app is right for your business.
The criteria and metrics can be classified according to its type and time span. Regarding the type, we can either evaluate these campaigns “Quantitatively” or “Qualitatively”. Quantitative metrics may include “Sales Volume” and “Revenue Increase/Decrease”. While qualitative metrics may include the enhanced “Brand awareness, image and health” as well as the “relationship with the customers”.
This Readiness Test will help you assess your preparedness for this course by asking you a few quick questions relating to time management, technological requirements, your expectations, and the subject matter level – to help you confirm that this online course is the right fit for you.
Jump up ^ Chatterjee, Patrali (2001), “Beyond CPMs and Clickthroughs: Understanding Consumer Interaction with Web Advertising,” in Internet Marketing Research: Theory and Practice, Ook Lee, ed., Hershey, PA: Idea Group, 209–16.
Heck yes you could. You could pay up to $10 to get a visitor to that web page and still break even. In fact, you’ll be able to pay more than $10 to get a visitor to that page when you truly understand the whole of Customer Value Optimization.
While not a social media “class” in a traditional sense, Buffer’s Week-of-Webinars covers everything from content curation to social media analytics to getting your content seen in the Facebook News Feed.
This is an awesome list! To add to the incredible length, I just found another tool you could add, Vidvision. It’s new and allows you to add an email capture form to any embedded YouTube video. https://www.getvidvision.com
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I completely agree that it’s essential that businesses use online marketing. Not doing this is probably a big mistake. There is a good chunk of people who you can only read online. I also loved that one of the first points made were concerning social media. The possibilities concerning social media is probably endless.
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You can even perform A/B testing with the new Google Optimize platform. It’s very easy and it’s integrated with Google Analytics so you can see your results right away and take the best decision based on data.
With the emergence of social media, online marketing has become increasingly interactive. Marketing to customers, prospects and company stakeholders has transformed from a one-way conversation into a two-way conversation wherein customers now consume and help produce brand content.