Social Proof Strategies and their Importance in Ecommerce

JJ TysonEcommerce

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Defining Social Proof Social proof has become a hot topic in ecommerce, but what is it, exactly? Social proof is a sales tactic based on what researchers call “Informational Social Influence.” This psychological principle states that when people are unsure of how to act, they tend to imitate the behavior of others. For example, let’s say you’re getting pizza with … Read More

Brand Trust and the Keys to Building It

JJ TysonEcommerce

Brand Trust and the Keys to Building It

Building brand trust has become more important than ever before. Today’s companies handle a great deal of data, much of which is highly personal. With data leaks becoming a regular part of daily life, including Facebook’s recent high-profile flub, it’s become increasingly difficult to create a sense of trust among customers.  Obviously, it’s in every company’s best interest to handle … Read More

4 Strategies That Reduce Mobile Abandonment

JJ TysonEcommerce

4 Strategies to Reduce Mobile Abandonment

The rapid rise of mobile shopping has been nothing short of astounding. Just a decade ago, shopping on a mobile device was relatively new and accounted for very few conversions. As of 2019, mobile shopping accounts for nearly ⅓ of all ecommerce purchases. Giving consumers the ability to shop anytime, anywhere is great for retailers, but it comes with a … Read More

Using Behavior Based Marketing in Your Campaigns

JJ TysonEcommerce

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Imagine this – you’re shopping on your favorite site, you add an item to your cart – but you get distracted and leave. Minutes later, you receive an email reminding you to complete your purchase. This is a classic example of Behavior Based Marketing. This kind of marketing is highly effective when engaging customers – and it’s taking ecommerce by … Read More

5 Subject Line Strategies That Will Increase Your Open Rates

JJ TysonRemarketing

A great subject line has the power to make or break your open rate. With users receiving upwards of 80 emails per day, businesses need solid subject line strategies to make their emails stand out from the crowd. Even though we’re taught not to judge a book by its cover, users will judge your email by its subject line. So … Read More

4 Reasons SMS Marketing is More Popular Than Ever

JJ TysonLead Capture, Remarketing

4 Reasons SMS Marketing is More Popular Than Ever

SMS marketing is more effective than ever. Although marketers have utilized text messages since the 90s, the medium has exploded in popularity recently. SMS marketing grew nearly 200% between 2015 and 2017 and shows no signs of slowing down.  Similarly to Facebook retargeting, SMS messaging leverages real-time personalization to enhance the customer experience. It allows companies to reach a broad … Read More

Engaging Strategies to Heat Up Your Summer Marketing

JJ TysonSeasonal Marketing

Engaging Strategies to Heat up Your Summer Marketing

Summer is here! That means warm temperatures, high spirits, and endless opportunities for summer marketing. As the heat drives customers outside, it creates numerous opportunities for different industries to thrive. Since summer is all about having fun, retailers everywhere can join in and help customers create a summer to remember. As students go on break and vacation planning hits its … Read More

Why Unique Coupon Codes Are Important

JJ TysonTargeted Tactics

Why Unique Coupon Codes Are Important

Running an incentive campaign is complicated. Between selecting the incentive, organizing the promotion, and tracking results, there’s a lot to think about. Not to mention common mistakes to avoid. A simple aspect of these campaigns that many campaigns work with are coupon codes. I’ll assume you have a basic understanding of coupon codes: a keyword or series of characters that … Read More

Integrating SMS Marketing with On-Site Engagement

JJ TysonLead Capture

Integrating SMS Marketing with On-Site Engagement

Although it’s been in use for over a decade, SMS marketing has become increasingly popular in the last few years. As we discussed in “3 Ecommerce Trends to Know for 2019,” mobile marketing is more important than ever. Cell phones are essentially ubiquitous, and text messages have become an increasingly viable channel for reaching consumers. SMS marketing offers a number … Read More

How to Take Your Emails from Serious to Seriously Engaging Part 2

JJ TysonRemarketing

How to use humor in emails

Well-utilized humor can enhance your marketing materials and increase engagement. But how do you use humor? We’ll take a deep dive into the specifics of using humor – and how to avoid common mistakes. First thing’s first. Humor is never a magic bullet. While it has the power to enhance your campaigns, it’s important to align it with your brand … Read More