Category Archives: Digital Marketing

Webinar: How To Optimize Your Marketing Channels To Reduce Cost and Increase Revenue

Are You Wasting Money?

Many companies are currently doing direct marketing via traditional channels such as Direct Mail and Email Marketing. But what if you are missing a portion of your customer base that is not engaging on those channels? Marketers now need to optimize their efforts to talk to customers where they are spending their time. Through Facebook, Google and other channels, you can now reach your customers where you haven’t been able to before. In addition, you can build a “look a like” model on these channels to target people that look like your best customers.

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Case Study: The Right Message and Channel Matters

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Located on the crest of the Cascade Range in Washington, Stevens Pass receives abundant snowfall making it one of the top locations for Washington residents. Stevens Pass caters heavily to day travelers from the surrounding areas. With a variety of terrain, Stevens Pass is an ideal location for all ski levels. Night skiing allows the resort to be open longer hours enabling skiers to take full advantage of the beautiful resort.

The Challenge

With an ever-changing demographic, Stevens Pass is faced with the challenge of speaking to all customers differently. The message you use for a college student is much different than the one used for a family or a more mature skier. Along with the message, the marketing channel matters as well. While young customers may take more to a Facebook ad, a mature customer may do best with email. Stevens Pass was faced with the challenge of talking to each segment differently and speaking to them where they are listening. With the Season Pass push upon them, it was important that they take all channels into consideration to gain the most value from their marketing efforts. But how do you tailor the message and the channel to each different segment?

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In The News: Marketing Tech Company Lands Venture Capital

DENVER BUSINESS JOURNAL – Ascent360, the Golden-based maker of marketing software, raised $1.9 million in seed-round funding it plans to use to spread the word about its technology beyond the active lifestyle and retail clients it has.

The 15-employee company announced the funding Friday. Backing came from Access Venture Partners, Nelnet, Bialla Venture Partners 2, Service Providers Capital, Rockies Venture Club and some private individual investors.

The company had expected to raise about $1 million but found more investor interest and the chance to have more resources to grow, said Scott Buelter, CEO of the three-year-old company.

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How to Market to Millennials

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Marketing to Millennials

As the millennial generation has surpassed the size of the baby boomers, they are now the largest living generation to market towards in the United States.  They are known for their uniqueness and individuality which means traditional marketing techniques are not useful when advertising to them.  Instead, creative marketing towards their interests (not their wallets) leads to positive thinking about your brand. Millennials like to be engaged; they don’t just want products fed to them, they want an experience.  In order to capture their attention, generate valuable content that relates to their interests or provides information that is useful to them.  Because this generation is moving so quickly, it is crucial that your content and marketing methods are up to date and relevant to what millennials are looking for.  Use the following strategies to capture the attention of this young and social generation.

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2016 Holiday Tips and Trends

Fall is here and along with the changing seasons comes the need to nail down your holiday shopping strategy. As we saw last year, holiday shopping is starting earlier every year. With consumers starting their shopping as early as September, it is important to make sure you are ready as early as possible. Part of being ready is knowing what is coming. Looking at the top trends every year can help you craft a strategy that will lead to a successful holiday season.

According to Signal, e-commerce retail shopping is set to increase by 18% making it vital that your digital shopping experience is up to speed with the larger competitors such as Amazon and Zappos. With many consumers switching to purchasing on mobile, it is more important than ever that your mobile site and check out experience is the best experience it can be for the consumer. A lost sale during the holidays isn’t just about the lost profit, it is about losing that customer forever. Holidays are a great time to attract new customers, make sure you are doing everything you can to make them a repeat purchaser once the holiday season has finished. So what can you do to make sure you have a successful season? These few trends are worth a look at:

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