Over the last few years, concerns over the nature of online privacy have reached a boiling point, and many prominent online platforms have been forced to take a more proactive approach to safeguarding user data. The most obvious example of this is Facebook, which caught fierce criticism in the wake of the 2016 Cambridge Analytica scandal.
Welcome to the fourth installment of our "Meet the Team" series! We've selected our next enCOMPASS team member, asked a few questions, and posted her answers here—for an insider's look at who we are and why we do what we do.
One of the most exciting aspects of digital marketing is that it’s easier than ever before for advertisers to address consumers at different stages of the sales funnel. As a case in point, consider display advertising. Display advertising is a strategy that’s proven highly effective at building brand awareness and even engendering favorable attitudes from consumers, before they reach the point of purchase.
It’s increasingly commonplace for marketers to use customer data to inform their strategy and approach. Statistics show that an overwhelming majority of marketers have increased their reliance on data in recent years, and most marketers at least say they’re going to become more data-driven in the months to come.
As you embark on any kind of PPC initiative, it’s important to define your metrics and clarify how you’ll evaluate your campaign. Google has long offered advertisers a spectrum of metrics to choose from, and historically, one of the more meaningful metrics has been Average Page Position.
What’s the goal of your business website? It’s not a trick question. You naturally want to achieve results through your site, and that’s only possible when you set some clear benchmarks. For most businesses, the ultimate goal of the website is to boost conversions, whether that’s email inquiries, phone calls, appointments, or online purchases. In some cases, you might even define conversions as email newsletter subscriptions or engagement on social media.
Amidst flashier, more high-tech marketing solutions, the email newsletter has sadly been lost in the shuffle. Yet ignoring this key form of customer outreach could be detrimental to your broader marketing outcomes. The simple reality is that email newsletters work; they remain one of the most valuable ways for businesses to directly engage with their customers. When properly managed, an email newsletter can lead to a greater brand rapport, to increased website traffic, to more conversions, and beyond.
In 2019, SEO is local. That’s doubly true for brick and mortar businesses, which thrive on being easily discoverable by search engine users in the immediate area. That’s ultimately what gets people filing into the restaurant or the store, and as such, it’s no exaggeration to say that local SEO can make or break your broader marketing efforts.
Welcome to the third installment of our "Meet the Team" series, which features members of our enCOMPASS Agency team. We've chosen our next target, asked him a few questions, and posted his responses here—just to give you an insider's look at who we are and why we do what we do.
Most companies find it difficult to grow a vibrant online presence without the use of Facebook advertising; as such, it may come as an unwelcome surprise to find that the costs of advertising on Facebook are steadily increasing.