There isn’t a builder, contractor, dealer or retailer on earth who wouldn’t tell you their best advertising is by word-of-mouth. It’s true that your best referrals come from happy customers, but word-of-mouth has evolved over the last 10 years. There’s an advertising channel that comes with a metaphorical megaphone customers carry around, shouting a company’s… Continue reading Syndicated Social Content is Almost Dead. Channel Partners Want Something Better!
Why using Promotional Offers in Paid Search Drove Better Results for Tire Dealers The life of a tire dealer is chaotic at best. If they’re lucky there’s a steady flow of traffic coming into the shop on any given day, and they’re spending time answering questions, providing quotes, scheduling the services needed to get customers… Continue reading Digital Data for Channel Marketing Programs
In its 2022 Digital Trends research report, Adobe noted significant changes in consumer behavior over the past two years. If there was ever a doubt that consumers are now operating with a digital-first mindset, the Adobe research certainly validates this premise. The Adobe research noted that 75 percent of a brand’s existing customers are increasingly… Continue reading Acknowledging Changes in Consumer Behavior Key to Channel Marketing Outcomes
All digital ad campaigns start with serving an impression. Advertisers expect the ad to be targeted to the correct audience and have it result in a consumer clicking on the ad. Once the consumer is on the ad’s landing page, they are compelled by a call to action to engage with the brand. Unfortunately, too… Continue reading Forget Vanity Metrics, It’s Time to Measure Real Digital Ad Outcomes
Long before digital advertising and communications became a ubiquitous part of an organization’s marketing strategy, marketers would occasionally conduct an audit of their communications programs to ensure message, design and presentation consistency across all mediums. This often included putting physical copies of a brand’s marketing materials on the walls and table of a conference room… Continue reading It May Be Time for an Old-Fashioned Audit of Your Channel Program
When it comes to the power of consumer promotions, sometimes one plus one equals more than two. That was the case for a recent program developed by Digital Fusion, Channel Fusion’s in-house digital marketing agency. A leading tire manufacturer experienced slow sales after launching a new product and turned to Digital Fusion to develop… Continue reading Combining Brand, Dealer Promos Drives Strategic Outcomes
When it comes to consumers’ path to purchase, there are two constants. One, no journey is the same and, two, there are multiple channels and touchpoints along the way. One study indicates 70-80 percent of consumers research a company online before making a purchase at a brick-and-mortar location. Another says 77 percent of online… Continue reading Omnichannel Strategy Drives Channel Marketing Outcomes
Digital Fusion delivered 20.4 million impressions, published nearly 40,000 posts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, generated almost 7,500 new followers for their clients’ brands, and realized almost 628,000 total engagements, or the number of times an audience interacted with content produced by Digital Fusion on behalf of their clients.
For marketers, 2021 continued to provide a number of challenges. The global pandemic has now stretched to almost two years with new variants, once again, stretching some healthcare systems to the limit and sending positive cases in the wrong direction. The ripple effect of the pandemic has impacted inventories and supply chains for a wide… Continue reading The Year in Review and What to Look for in 2022