Recently I attended The Science of E-mail Marketing webinar produced by HubSpot and MailChimp. These leaders of marketing automation pool their resources and field an extensive study annually to over 100k e-mail subscribers to measure the effectiveness of e-mail as a marketing communications tool. According to the study e-mail is still a very viable communications tool. When asked the question, “How much of your e-mail do you read?”, the results are as follows: 20% – [...]
When discussing video length, what we’re really asking ourselves is: Will viewers(prospects) watch the whole thing? Nobody wants to put something out there that’s boring or even worse–irrelevant. And though I don’t have stats to back it up, I think we can agree that prospects are more likely to re-engage online or contact us outright if they watch the whole video.
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This is the 1st in a series of 3 blog posts on the general benefit and applications of quality online video. Glad I asked. Let’s start by clarifying this. When referring to “video,” I’m referring to well thought-out, relevant, results-driven video. Marketing video. Because… remember: video that accomplishes nothing is art…. and most of us don’t have room in the marketing budget for art. Ok, now that we’ve got that out of the way… here [...]
I had the opportunity this week to work with a client experiencing a serious crisis issue. In the midst of helping, I faced one of those moments that can make even the most experienced PR pro wince, namely being surrounded by a large group of reporters with cameras shouting questions from all sides while I was trying to diffuse a potentially contentious situation. While most of us will, luckily, never face a crisis situation like [...]
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