Metrics, metrics, metrics. Nearly every marketer is obsessed with the numbers: how many sales? How many hits? How many social shares? Normally, you will have software installed that keeps a close eye on all of these figures (plus a lot more besides) and turns them into a very handy visual (usually a graph) that displays all the peaks and troughs over the past few days, weeks, months and years.
You have probably seen a number of ‘best books on entrepreneurship’ lists on the interwebs. This list is a little different. As a modern day entrepreneur or one in the making, this is a list I think your need to read. Being a solopreneur, these books are highly relevant to you. These are the books I have read over and over again. Books that I own and they sit proudly on my bookshelf for everyone to see. Read more
‘Digital Darwinism’. It’s a term and a concept that nearly every tech writer around the globe wishes they had come up with. But only one did (perhaps he was the fittest) – Brian Solis. And in doing so he very neatly captured the changes that are occurring in the world of business as you read this. Read more
This year’s Web Summit was held once again in Dublin and I was lucky enough to be invited along. The event is the second biggest tech summit in the world and is now in its fourth year. The Summit saw 22,000 attendees each day from 109 countries, had 2,160 exciting startups exhibiting for 700 investors and enjoyed talks by 614 of the world’s leading technology company representatives. Alongside the tech talks were entrepreneurs and public figures such as Bono discussing a wide range of technology and business related subjects. Read more
What is it that your customers really want from you? This simple question might confuse many email marketers. There are more and more advanced tools for collecting data, which allow us to track customer behavior (both online and offline), but can we make proper use of it? Read more
For a brand whose marketing messages can get in front of thousands of people, the impact of a “small” mistake can be enormous. Think about it, not only is there a chance of making a bad impression (or a real brand damage), but mistakes can also have a direct influence on conversions. So as a marketer you want to reduce the number of possible (high impact) mistakes.
With 68.5 % of consumers planning to celebrate Halloween, it is another great occasion to plan and run a successful email marketing campaign. We offer 7 tips on how to make the most of your email marketing efforts in October and generate high ROI. Read more
The Facebook team has just announced an important change to their News Feed algorithm that aims to help people find posts and links that are actually interesting and relevant. Say goodbye to click-baiting from spammy websites and check out this new solution. If you’re a marketer, you might want to know this. Read more
Graphics Interchange Format (GIF) – the joy of Internet since 1987 has finally worked its way into our Twitter accounts, or has it? In reality what Twitter introduced was mp4′s with embedded HTML5 video tags. Now, most of us don’t really know what that means, but what you need to gather from that info is that these new moving images won’t slow down your feed or take long to load! Read more
Guest blogging has come under increased scrutiny of late and Google has updated its algorithms to dissuade the practice. However guest blogging does have marked benefits if implemented correctly, so it’s worth understanding the process before attempting it. Read more