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Speaking at Outdoor Retailer Winter Market

Ascent360 is hosting an Educational Session!

Planning on attending the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market this year?  Scott Buelter, CEO of Ascent360, will be presenting on how to optimize marketing efforts to reach customers where they are spending their time.  Many companies currently market via traditional marketing channels such as Direct Mail and Email Marketing.  However, this session will discuss the best marketing tactics to reach customers through other channels such as Facebook and Google.  So, forget wasting your time and money on outdated marketing techniques that are ineffective and begin to modernize your advertising.  By optimizing your spend and extending your reach through more modern networks, you can dramatically reduce your marketing costs while increasing your revenue.

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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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Holiday Shopping Is Already Upon Us. Are You Ready?

Though it is only October, and still a few weeks out from Halloween, the holiday shopping season has already begun! With retailers pushing up promotions to start far earlier than Black Friday, 40% of shoppers start their holiday shopping before Halloween. According to Think With Google, by the time Cyber Monday hits, half of consumers are already done shopping! Seems crazy right? It might be, but what that means for retailers is promotions, holiday sales and holiday content must get started early, or you may miss out on potential customers.

It may come as little surprise that men will be the ones procrastinating on holiday shopping with one in four starting their shopping in December. For these early months, gear content and creative towards women while focusing on men later into the holiday shopping season. However, never leave out either gender, there are always the over achievers and procrastinators from each side!

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