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How to Effectively Communicate with your Customers During a Crisis

Mar 19, 2020 10:34:25 AM / by Zipie posted in Social Media, Advertising, Strategy

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It is important during this difficult time, that marketing activity must not lag. Now more than ever, it is important to stay in touch with your consumers. When the economic pressures of the current crisis lift, it is vital that businesses do not lose momentum and that there is a clear path to further your strategic business objectives. As you are considering your current marketing activities, we ask that you consider the following:

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How Instagram is Growing for Advertisers

Mar 10, 2020 4:21:51 PM / by Gabby Fix posted in Social Media, Paid Social Ads

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The rise of Facebook’s secret weapon, Instagram, is one to follow in the year of 2020 for advertising. There is a unique opportunity for advertisers to capitalize on as more than 500 million people are posting Instagram stories daily. Not only does Instagram’s engagement beat out Twitter, Pinterest and LinkedIn, but it can even be seen outperforming Facebook in 2020. With the new integration of advertisements featured on “Explore” feeds, more interest-based targeting is seen on the social platform than ever before.

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Paid Search: The Remaining Dominant Ad Channel in 2020

Mar 9, 2020 3:27:06 PM / by Gabby Fix posted in Digital Marketing, SEO & SEM

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As we dive deeper into 2020, we see that paid search remains dominant across the digital advertising avenue. In this increasingly competitive world, it is important to make sure you’re getting the most out of your ad budget. Paid search marketing can act as the tool you need to maximize your ad spend.

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The Art of Predicting Consumer Journeys Rather Than Reacting to Them

Feb 25, 2020 1:26:54 PM / by Gabby Fix posted in Digital Marketing, Inbound Marketing

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In order to effectively advertise, marketers aim to encounter their audience along the consumer journey. Our main goals are to connect, convince and convert. These three objectives can be easier said than done. Specifically, conversion seems to be tricky for advertisers today.

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How Spotify Uses Personalization to Increase Customer Engagement

Dec 9, 2019 2:44:01 PM / by Paige Hansen posted in Digital Marketing, Inbound Marketing

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In a world of so much noise, ads following you everywhere online and sales being shoved down your throat, brands have been shifting their gears to a more humanized approach that speaks to and delights a consumer without being super salesy. When this approach is done correctly, the consumer may not even notice they are being marketed to. Brands are centering themselves around appealing to audiences on a more personal level by showing how their products relate to a consumer’s everyday life and the emotions that coincide with that. By connecting on a more human level, brands are able to interact more with their customers, increase loyal customers and drive traffic. One brand in specific that does this really well is the music streaming service, Spotify. By using data collected through the app, the streaming service is able to tailor content to their consumers based upon their consumer behaviors.

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Advertising is Better with Friends: An Integrated Marketing Approach

Dec 4, 2019 10:23:05 AM / by Bailey Thomas posted in Digital Marketing, Inbound Marketing

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Today, traditional marketing is more expensive and less effective than ever, when used by itself. Interruptive experiences and irrelevant content cause friction in the buyer’s journey and can ultimately be what causes customers to shop elsewhere. However, by using multiple marketing software programs and platforms, you can provide a seamless, consistent and customer-centric experience from the beginning. Here’s how we use integration technology to produce ROI and build relationships.

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We Design, You Decide Results

Nov 22, 2019 10:18:53 AM / by Zipie posted in Logo Design, Branding, Design

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We’ve been designing, and you’ve been deciding. The graphic designers themselves weigh in with their reactions about which of their logos received the most votes while taking us behind the scenes of their design process.

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Step up your Holiday Strategy with Cart Abandonment Workflows

Nov 15, 2019 10:00:52 AM / by Zipie posted in Digital Marketing, Ad Targeting

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Have you ever had the shopping cart of midnight’s past haunt you after leaving a purchase in your cart and not checking out? This somewhat creepy, but very effective tactic is referred to in the marketing world as Cart Abandonment Workflows. These automated email workflows are a part of the process with various automated sequences set based on user actions through a platform such as Hubspot. For example, if someone leaves a pair of boots in their shopping cart, they will receive an email a day later stating “don’t forget about me!” with a link to purchase the same boots they added to their cart, but never purchased. For businesses, this strategy can help you take advantage of a sale that otherwise would have been lost without following up with a consumer who did not pull the trigger on an item. This tactic has proven success in an everyday retail strategies, especially for the biggest shopping day of the year: Black Friday.

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Give Where You Live 2019

Nov 12, 2019 9:53:26 AM / by Zipie posted in Zipie Gives Back, Community

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Each year around this time we ask Team Zipie to select a local charity or non profit that has meaning for them. So in the spirit of giving, if you’re planning to donate your time or money this November, support an organization that supports your community. Here are a few of our favorites:

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Augment Your Brand with AR

Nov 5, 2019 11:22:43 AM / by Rachel Hughes posted in Digital Marketing, Content Marketing

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You’re finally at the concert. Your favorite band is on stage and you have tears of joy in your eyes. The problem? You’re trapped, surrounded by 6’2”ers, unable to see the glorious faces on screen. Enter, an AR view of the stage, from four different perspectives. Right there on your smartphone. Ahh.

AR isn’t just for consumers. Let’s unpack how brands can benefit, too.

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