Build Customer Loyalty With Rewards and Other Tactics That MotivateSha Fakiri
The digital age has changed how buyers research and buy products. An online rewards program can be a powerful way to reach buyers over and over, helping build a new ...
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Avoid an Emergency Career Crisis: 14 Tips for Planning Ahead for Your Next JobDebra Feldman
Anticipation and planning improve your ability to effectively cope with emergencies such as a storm—or a career crisis—even when its timing is uncertain. Those who are always prepared for an ...
Funny Ads Beat Frugal in Good Times and Bad
Humorous ads consistently resonate best with viewers, regardless of the state of economy or year, according to a report by Nielsen, which examined the advertising effectiveness of more than 4,000 ...
Fewer Americans Buying the Brands They Want Most
The US recession has affected consumers' purchasing behaviors across various product categories, leading them to increasingly "buy down," or purchase less expensive brands in order to save money, according to ...
How to Write Hot-Button Sales Copy in a RecessionBarry Densa
No matter who your customers are or what they desire, 13 human motivators, or "hot buttons," are ultimately responsible for driving sales. To boost sales, learn which motivators and human ...
How Coupons Discount Your Brand
"The recession has caused lots of companies to panic," writes Laura Ries at Ries' Pieces. "And when companies panic, they print coupons and throw up sale signs. Look in your ...
Online Video Now Playing in the C-Suite
Online video is becoming more important as a source of business information and as a driver of work-related buying decisions among today's senior executives: 83% are watching more online video ...
Stop Selling and (Instead) Help Your Customers BuySteven Van Yoder
The latest recession has profoundly altered consumer behavior. As home values plummet, stock portfolios shrink, and company profits erode, prospects are less likely to make purchases, and thrift is back ...
Three Critical Steps for Securing Your Marketing BudgetLaura Patterson
Now that fall is here, you are likely tackling your marketing plan and budget. The pressure for marketing organizations to justify their spending, prove their programs' contribution to the organization, ...
One Thing Most Viral Campaigns Know Up Front
As our recessionary hangover drags on, you're probably thinking of evermore-creative ways to engage customers. But Drew McLellan of the Marketing Minute blog offers this caveat: "As you are crafting ...
Signs of Recovery in Industrial, Tech Marketing
Despite dismal economic news overall, some business sectors are showing signs of improvement: Fully one-half of industrial-sector companies are expecting annual revenues in 2010 to be higher than they were ...
Two Ways to Be Indispensable to Your Customers
"One of the truly jarring dimensions of the Great Recession is the death sentence it has imposed on hundreds of brands, even whole companies, that were once familiar parts of ...
Four Ways to Maintain Customer Loyalty in a Downturn
"Customer loyalty matters, because selling more to current customers is easier and cheaper than finding and selling to new ones," writes Chintan Bharwada in an article at MarketingProfs. "Loyal customers ...
Pick-Up in Communications Spending Forecast for 2010-2014
Driven by gradual economic recovery, advances in digital technology, and secular shifts in business and consumer spending, total communications industry spending is on pace to increase 3.5% in 2010 and ...
Hispanic Marketing Tactics That Work With Savvy Shoppers
American businesses spent $5 billion reaching the Hispanic market in 2008, and for good reason. By 2013, Latinos will control 10 percent—or a staggering $1.4 trillion—of the country's buying power. ...
Go Shopping: It's a Cool Way to Check Out the Competition
You spend a lot of time ensuring the best-possible experience for every customer purchasing your product or service. You've trained a friendly, knowledgeable staff, and you use customer feedback—both positive ...
Marketing and Sales Alignment Pays Off in Recession
Companies with strong alignment between marketing and sales departments have fared better during the economic recession, reporting higher levels of new customers, revenues, and customer retention than those with low ...
Strategies for Keeping a Positive Outlook
People kept asking consultant Tom Peters how they should cope with the negative effects of the economic downturn. He responded with a free, downloadable list of action points offered at ...
AMA Salary Survey: Marketers Cautiously Optimistic
Despite the residual signs of the economic recession in 2010, marketers have some reason to be optimistic: 53% of marketing professionals say their salaries have increased in 2010 from a ...
Tips for Protecting Profits in Down Times
"Saving your budget (and keeping your team employed) in a down economy really boils down to one word: profit," writes Paul Stein in an article at MarketingProfs. "If you're not ...