Marketing Strategy

Using Animated Video to Increase Attention

Using Animation in Video Marketing to Generate Leads and Sales Let’s talk a little bit about animated video, or cartoon video. What is it about this video that seems to work so well? Why does it keep our attention? We were particularly curious about this at Conversion Sciences, because we had used this content in our video…

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How Faces Influence Video Marketing

When you put people in your video marketing, something unexpected happens. The Human Brain Loves Eyes I want to talk a little bit about eyes and the importance of eyes in video marketing. First of all, the human brain loves eyes. We’re drawn to it, we want to look at it. And this can be…

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How Conversion Optimization is a Brand-Building Investment

We believe that conversion optimization is a brand-building activity. Conversion-based brand building works on the assumption that there is no better brand experience than finding what you are looking for. Includes an infographic on digital touchpoints.

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Conversion Optimization Tools Make You Leaner than Lean

Developing a Maximum Viable Non-Product (MVNP)

When it comes to validating ideas, conversion optimization tools make you leaner than Lean. You’re ultra-lean. You’re 45-days-in-a-lifeboat lean. You’re hide-behind-a-flagpole lean. Instead of building an MVP, we prefer to build an MVNP: the Maximum Viable Non-Product. Podcast and Transcript.

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How to Use Humor in Video to Increase Online Sales

Everybody wants to be the company that came up with the brilliantly clever video or ad or Tweet that got shared by millions. The one where, if you dare to admit you haven’t seen it, everyone else at the party will jump on you demanding, “You haven’t SEEN it?” But here’s the thing: While there…

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Copyright Infringement-Things to Avoid on the Web [INFOGRAPH]

Do you know how copyright works? Are you sure you understand “fair use” of content? Are you vulnerable to having your trademarks stolen from you? These are some of the questions Ruth Carter addressed in her Ungagged conference presentation “Social Media Horror Stories.” Here are my instagraph notes.

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Reaching Millennial Generation C: 5 Ways to Connect and Convert

Toddlers have tablets built just for them, and elementary school kids have iPads and phones. Being connected is a way of life now, and that connectedness is starting at earlier and earlier ages. Where did it begin? With the Millennials – that 18-34 age group that, now in adulthood, is the first generation to have…

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How to Use Emotional Triggers to Increase Conversions

Mary Rose Maguire is the managing partner (with her husband) of Maguire Copywriting. Before she began her own copywriting agency, she produced copy in various corporate industries for over 25 years. The bulk of her copywriting experience has been produced for businesses selling to other businesses (B2B). She found that her clients had a terrible…

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How to Approach Bloggers about Guest Posting: Dos and Don’ts

When I first met Brian Massey, I had just attended a presentation he gave about his success with The Conversion Scientist Blog. I learned a lot during the presentation and was impressed by the analytics he shared about the blog’s readership and subscribers. I knew as soon as the presentation was over: I wanted to…

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Why PPC+CRO are So Sweet Together

We just finished a webinar that was, for me, one of the most fascinating I’ve participated in. The reason is that Jim McKinley of 360Partners brought in some very interesting data on the relationship between PPC and CRO. You know how data gets me excited. We also got some good questions that I’ll answer in…

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The CRO + SEM Agency: Challenges and Opportunities

Will CRO agencies adopt SEM, or will SEM agencies integrate CRO? The perfect storm of online business, the peanut butter and jelly, the gin and tonic, the Abbot and Costello will be SEM and CRO. The reason is that the conversion rate of any business is calculated by dividing transactions (leads, sales or calls) by…

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6 Ways Successful Videos Use Stories

In October of 2014 iNature Skincare, a small skincare company, sought to increase visits to their website and grow recognition of their products. They sponsored a video called “Comfortable” proposed by an independent filmmaker. It was a gamble. The video went viral, with over 4 million views on YouTube in the first two weeks. The…

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