Loren Heinzeroth

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Changes in Digital Marketing Keep Us Re-Thinking It

Posted by Loren Heinzeroth on November 22, 2019 at 8:30 AM

Whether your business involves Consumer or B2B products and services, changes in the digital marketing landscape continue to expand the potential role digital activities can play in your media outreach. Newer tactics such as retargeting campaigns, contextual advertising, programmatic buys, chat bots and other ways of engaging with customers certainly make digital activities as complex as anyone would want to manage. 

To maximize effectiveness of an advertising media plan, one of the basic questions still remains: Should you place greater emphasis on digital initiatives today? Or should you continue to allocate a significant share of your budget for traditional activities such as print advertising that you have used in the past? What is an appropriate mix? The balance of this article provides general thoughts on that central issue.

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Topics: SEM Campaign, Brand Engagement, Digital Ad Campaign, Integrated Communications, Brand Marketing


Discover The Right Balance In Your Retargeting Campaigns

Posted by Loren Heinzeroth on November 19, 2019 at 12:06 PM

 

Connecting with website visitors after they have left your pages is certainly a powerful tool in digital marketing. And while consumers today are more aware of "cookie" tactics, and we might say they benefit by receiving reminders that are relevant to their interests, there is always a tipping point at which retargeting ads may be too frequent and annoying. At that point they are doing more harm than good for your brand. Here are some guidelines for keeping your program safely inside that line and not wasting impressions.

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Topics: Content Creation, Messaging, Digital Ad Campaign, Inbound Marketing


Blogging Generates 55% More Website Traffic, Revs Up Your Content Marketing

Posted by Loren Heinzeroth on February 22, 2019 at 11:23 AM

 

Illustrating the many marketing advantages of having an active blog on your website, this infographic by WebsiteBuilder provides insightful data that anyone involved with content marketing should find interesting. For example, having an active blog is said to yield 55% more site traffic and 97% more inbound links.

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Topics: Content Creation, Bloggers, SEO, Inbound Marketing


5 Metrics You Can Use To Clarify Marketing's True Impact

Posted by Loren Heinzeroth on October 29, 2018 at 12:39 PM

 

When the annual budget process comes around, marketing managers naturally hope to see all key elements of their marketing plan receive funding. Wouldn't it be nice if top management could evaluate your proposed budget along with some supporting evidence of marketing's positive and measurable impact on your business? These 5 metrics may be a bit theoretical and simplistic, certainly not the end-all rationale for setting budgets. For certain types of businesses, they might also be difficult to calculate. Still, knowing things such as your Customer Acquisition Cost may make it possible to explain and verify marketing's impact while establishing some new benchmarks for future tracking.

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Topics: Brand Engagement, Brand Marketing


Do You Know What Your Retailer's Buying Team Really Cares About?

Posted by Loren Heinzeroth on August 23, 2018 at 8:20 AM

MORE PLANNING IDEAS FOR SUCCESS IN PRODUCT LINE REVIEWS:

Considering the wide range of point-of-sale tracking tools available to help you prepare for your next Product Line Review (PLR), you may be missing the boat if you aren't equipped to address the metrics your merchant is most concerned about. Chances are, you may otherwise be inclined to go  over things that many buyers consider to be a waste of time. And even if you are bringing loads of information, perhaps it isn't presented in the way your buyer wants to view the figures. To help you plan for your next presentation, here are some thought starters you might keep in mind.

 

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Topics: Merchandising, Consumer Retail, Market Research, Consumer Research, Brand Strategy, Line Reviews


Reflections On Our 25th Anniversary

Posted by Loren Heinzeroth on April 4, 2018 at 8:30 AM

 


Not to make too much of our recent milestone, but I am a bit reflective as we celebrate our agency’s 25th anniversary this week.

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Topics: Brand Marketing


What's New In Color for 2018?

Posted by Loren Heinzeroth on January 11, 2018 at 8:30 AM

 

After several years of subdued gray tones and whites dominating (or should we say “minimizing”) the design landscape, it’s nice to see that more vibrant colors may be back as inspiration for graphic design and marketing overall. This shift is trending in recently announced paint colors by major coatings brands as well as in the predictions of leading influencers such as Color Marketing Group, Pantone and others.

 

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Topics: Packaging, Brand Marketing, B2B Marketing,


Technology Update: New Micro-Video Players Are More Affordable, Last Longer for In-Store Marketing Uses

Posted by Loren Heinzeroth on October 26, 2017 at 9:00 AM

 

With generally lower prices and up to 8,000 20-second video plays on built-in batteries, small video players are finally getting there as a practical and versatile demo device for point-of-sale uses.   

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Topics: Brand Marketing, B2B Marketing,


Is Inbound Marketing Effective With Engineers & Technical Professionals?

Posted by Loren Heinzeroth on May 24, 2017 at 1:30 PM

While inbound marketing (content marketing) is becoming an ongoing initiative for many companies, its adoption in industrial OEM markets is growing at a somewhat slower, yet steady rate. Do inbound marketing methods apply to industrial OEM and component businesses that target engineers and other technical professionals? Even if those businesses sell to only a small number of companies? We would say Yes! Here’s why.

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Topics: Brand Marketing, B2B Marketing,


30 Greatest Sales Lead Generation Tips & Tricks

Posted by Loren Heinzeroth on January 13, 2017 at 12:23 PM



Some websites just seem to “get” the best practices of inbound marketing, with plenty of interesting blog content, calls to action (CTA’s) throughout the site and landing pages that convert visitors to leads. In our use of the HubSpot platform for inbound marketing, we are able to take advantage of tactics that have been proven successful in studies of thousands of HubSpot campaigns. Here is a quick summary of a few ideas you can use to improve conversion rates in your marketing efforts.

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Topics: Messaging, Integrated Communications