The Reason Your Facebook Ads Aren’t Delivering

You’ve decided to spend money on Facebook Ads, but after spending a chunk of change – you’re not getting the results that you’d like to see. Here are some of the reasons why your ad might not be performing to the best of its ability:

1. Budget

It’s just as easy to under-spend as it is to over-spend on Facebook. Your ad performance hinges on finding the sweet spot when it comes to your budget. Ultimately, the more you spend, the more results you will get. But if your targeting is off, you can spend WAY too much for way too little results. That’s why it’s important to do your research before placing your ad. We always recommend starting on the lower end of your budget, and working your way up every week/month until you find that sweet spot.  Read more

New Feature: MailChimp Landing Pages

Best known for email marketing, MailChimp is many marketers’ go-to service for email communications. The platform has been expanding their services and has now added Landing Pages. In their blog post announcing them, they state that they noticed an increase in complexity for e-commerce store owners – so they created a simplified option for their users.

If you are familiar MailChimp, you’ll notice that the landing pages are set up in the same easy drag-and-drop style. This allows non-designers to easily build customizable pages. A great perk MailChimp offers is that there is no limit to the number of landing pages you can create. This means that you can make as many customized landing pages for the different offers or products you would like to promote to your audience. Read more

How To Create A Lead Form On MailChimp

Email marketing can do wonders for your business. It allows you cut through the noise of the competition, build trust with your ideal customers, and reach your audience in a more personal place. But is your email doing what you need it to do? Does it have a clear call to action that leads them to the next step?

Leading subscribers to your website can sometimes be what loses them. In our busy lives, people want a clear and concise experience from the first click. In comes the great Lead Form. MailChimp allows you to create simple, straight-forward lead forms that can greatly benefit your marketing efforts. They are customizable and easy to make! Keep reading to learn how to simply create a lead form with MailChimp:

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A Note From Our Owner: Buzzwords That Should Die

I’m pretty sure it’s just because I’m over the age of 30 (okay… 40….. or….), but Buzzwords are this thing in business that resonates with me like a mosquito that shows up on a muggy day and won’t go away. No matter how many times you swat at it and try to squish it. Often, I find myself wondering how they even get started? Then, I find myself wondering how long we have to suffer through their longevity. Last, I’m reminded that even though they go away for a time, they often come back around… once people have forgotten them… as if they were some new hip original term… and we have to go through the whole process again.

Just to be clear, I’m all for coming up with new and innovative ways to say or state something (I mean, of course… I’m a lifelong marketer), but there is so much information showing up on the “digital highway” that I quite frankly can’t keep up with, I’m really starting to miss the old adage: “Just say it” (or as I like to say “spare me the rhetoric and get to the point”).

Here are a few words I’d like to see go away… at least for now (wishful thinking…I know): Read more

How To Use Trello For Your Social Media Content Calendar

Do you find yourself scrambling at the last minute to come up with social media posts for your business? Are you sending out e-blasts on the fly? If so, there is a good chance that you aren’t capitalizing on your content marketing plan! Creating a content calendar for your business’s marketing plan is extremely crucial to your success. It helps keep you organized, ensures that your messages stay consistent, and guarantees that every post is a true representation of your brand.

You can use content calendars for all of your digital marketing efforts such as social media posts, blog posts, email communications, YouTube videos… you name it! There are numerous scheduling platforms that offer this capability as well, but unfortunately can come at a high price point and don’t offer customizability. That’s where Trello became a key player for us. We use Trello to organize many facets of our digital marketing plan, but in this post, we’re going to dive into how we use it for our social media calendars:

First, a little bit on why we love Trello for content calendars…

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