I loved reading Archie comics when I was young, and now with the revival of the characters in the new Netflix series Riverdale, I am reminded of the differing personalities of Betty and Veronica. Veronica was the cartoon character that was rich and cared about money and popularity. Betty was the girl next door who helped out, obliged and genuinely wanted to be nice. Put in business terms: Veronica chased revenue. Betty was all about customer engagement.
In my mind, there are two key ways to mess up website reporting: No reporting at all and Useless reporting. The difference between web reporting and web analysis is simple: interpreting data, understanding context and recommending actions based on the data. This takes a completely different set of skills than simply pulling data and producing reports.
How Focusing on Your Value Proposition Keeps You Honest. A value proposition is the primary reason people buy from you — it’s the secret sauce that makes your business, product, or service unique. Businesses that align their marketing to their value proposition are only reaching out to people who have a reason to buy their product. Their vanity metrics won’t be as pumped up as they could be, but they’ll have something that matters way more: conversions.
Too much choice and too little useful content. Bruce Springsteen released the song 57 Channels and Nothing On in 1992. Fast forward to 2016 and there are 500 million channels where you can consume content thanks to the internet. So what is a business owner to do when they need to find a technology solution for their business? There is too much choice and not enough time for the average entrepreneur to do their business analysis and due diligence to understand the best solution for their business. And quite frankly, there is way too much marketing automation software in the world to review.
Your team has been working hard at content marketing for the last twelve months and they’ve built up your mailing / email list, but do you know how good your list is? Here are the three steps your sales and marketing teams can take to understand your lists and determine whether or not your list is solid gold or just gold-plated.