How audience profiling

How audience profiling, based on real-time online customer interactions, reveals the faces in the crowd

Today’s scattergun approach to targeting, based on wide demographic assumptions, overlooks an important fact for marketers: Target audiences are made up of real people. Getting to know customers and prospects on a personal level is the only way marketers can truly understand what will be relevant to them, what they want and need and what will motivate them to buy. …

The tracking trap in digital marketing

The tracking trap in digital marketing

In Google’s early days — when online marketing was still a novelty avoided by most large advertisers — then-CEO Eric Schmidt acerbically quipped that “the last bastion of unaccountable spending” was the corporate marketing department. Schmidt’s comment was no doubt intended to contrast the measurability of online marketing against the opaqueness of traditional media. In the first decade of the …

Book Marketing For Authors: Yes

Book Marketing For Authors: Yes, Social Media Sells Books

Many authors find book marketing — and marketing in general — a challenge. So let’s try to overcome your fears and doubts, so you can sell more books. Today, social media is the easiest way for you to sell if you’re pressed for cash to invest in marketing. (By the way, by “books” I mean ebooks too, of course.) You …

A Guide to Working With Instagram Influencers: What to Look For

A Guide to Working With Instagram Influencers: What to Look For

According to a study by Nielsen and TapInfluence, influencer marketing drives 11 times more ROI as other forms of digital media. How is that possible? Well, unlike Google AdWords or banner ads, influencer content stays online long after a post has faded. For example, in February 2017, beauty influencer  Estee LaLonde posted a photo promoting the new Burt’s Bees lipsticks. When …