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The Modern Approach to Captivating Customers

Attracting, engaging, and retaining customers is never easy. Brands must manage customer relationships with relevant, timely data. They have to keep customers hooked and invested with the right content delivered at the right time and through the right channel. And, to be consistently effective, companies in the brand-to-local ecosystem must ensure every partner in the distribution stream […]

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How to Solve 6 Common Channel Partner Marketing Challenges

National brands with distributed sales or indirect revenue streams often need assistance with local marketing efforts. Channel partners such as franchisees, distributors, or resellers may be the best at what they do, but most aren’t trained marketers. They need guidance and resources to successfully promote products and services to customers — and to market the […]

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CX + Loyalty Performance Marketing Strategy

12 Reasons Why Your Content Marketing Is Doomed to Fail

Content marketing gets a lot of buzz these days, but it’s hardly a new idea. (More than a century ago, John Deere, Jell-O, and Michelin were all killing it with content.) You’ve probably decided that content marketing has to play an integral role in your marketing strategy. And maybe you’ve tried a few things, but […]

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What Channel Partners Should Ask Their National Brand

Did you know that by some industry accounts, up to half of available co-op and market development funds (MDF) sit around collecting dust every year? For national brands looking to empower channel partners, this statistic is depressing. But for channel partners looking to increase revenue, this could be exciting. Available funds mean that national companies recognize the […]

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CX + Loyalty Performance Marketing

Is Your Email Marketing Annoying Customers?

Email marketing remains one of the most effective ways to engage with customers. However, emailing too often, and sending irrelevant content, are top causes of brand fatigue — and they can place perfectly pertinent emails smack inside the spam folder. How do you stay in front of customers without being overbearing or annoying? Here are […]

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Performance Marketing Strategy

An SEO Content Checklist for Mastering Your Marketing Messages

How does search engine optimization (SEO) impact your marketing messages? Through keyword research, brands can identify the words and phrases people use in their online searches to inform the brand’s website and campaigns for maximum marketing return on investment (ROI). Ongoing content development is also imperative to SEO. By creating relevant content that’s updated and […]

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CX + Loyalty Strategy

6 Metrics for Measuring Loyalty Program Success

Editor’s note: A more recent post, 4 Ways to Measure the Value of Your Loyalty Program, is a great companion to read with this piece as it showcases how thinking has evolved specific to Loyalty Program design and implementation. Read below to get a sense of what was critical in 2018, and then take a […]

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CX + Loyalty Strategy

Customer Experience or Human Experience: What’s More Important in Marketing?

“Customer experience” describes the marketing journey a person takes when interacting with a brand. Although every journey is different, there’s one common element: the human factor. By looking at marketing through the lens of the human experience, rather than the customer experience only, the brand can enrich and lengthen its relationship with the customer, leading to greater profitability. […]

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CX + Loyalty Performance Marketing Strategy

Content Audit: The Content Marketer’s Best Friend

It’s difficult to know where to go when you don’t know where you’ve been. Although marketers understand the importance of having a content strategy, often they don’t know where to start. This is precisely why a comprehensive content audit is so valuable. What Exactly Is a Content Audit? A content audit is the brand’s looking […]

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Channel Partner Marketing Local Marketing Activation

3 Different Approaches to Co-op Advertising

Brands and their channel partners put enormous effort into the creation of their co-op advertising guidelines to ensure everyone plays by the same rules. At the heart of every decision is one overarching goal: return on investment (ROI) for each distributor and retailer. Getting the most out of a co-op advertising account depends on a […]