How SnapScan and mobile payments are changing the marketing landscape

How SnapScan and mobile payments are changing the marketing landscape

In the past, transferring money to a different country was a huge problem (and for some bankers it still is). Besides the hassles involved in paying people overseas if for some arbitrary reason you don’t have a credit card or PayPal, this could never be done with total security from a cell phone. On 15 July, however, a U.K. based payments firm called World First launched a mobile app that enables users to make currency transfers from a portable device. “With the

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Designing a website that works on different platforms and browsers

Designing a website that works on different platforms and browsers

Remember back in the day when websites had the cheek to tell you their site was the “best viewed in Internet Explorer”?  With all the planning, money and effort, you would be a fool to turn away any website visitor because their browser or platform doesn’t really work well with your site layout (and trust us – nobody is changing their browser or down-grading their phone to be able to search your site). Today, you need to make sure your web design is complet

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New, rising social media networks to get in on fast

New, rising social media networks to get in on fast

One of the best ways to grow your online following is to stay on top of social media trends – but not only trends, also rising social media networks. Whether you’re an internet marketer or a business owner, imagine what it would be like to say that you were one of the first people to create a profile on Twitter and Facebook. Not only does this give you bragging rights, but it puts you in the ideal position of being able to invite your existing customers and foll

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Where to repurpose your content

Where to repurpose your content

We’ve written about the pains and strife involved in getting your blogs out there. You create a candle-lit, calendar-inscribed event out of writing a blog post (because we know this doesn’t happen during the day when the phone is ringing and clients are breathing down your neck), you’ve shared it on social media and you’ve even gone to the effort of finding a relevant picture because you read that your “content needs visuals”. So now what? If you’re cr

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The psychology behind a successful digital marketing strategy

The psychology behind a successful digital marketing strategy

Believe it or not, but digital marketing is much more than quirky creative types using the latest apps, technologies and platform to pump out marketing messages for a brand. Besides being unique and figuring out the ideal way to target your ideal customers online, you need to figure out how to appeal to a few very specific psychological needs, such as: Gaming, competing, winning Gamification is a huge part of successful digital strategies. Earning points, badges and

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Why you don’t want a simple web design

Why you don’t want a simple web design

One thing we hear from almost all of our clients is that they want a simple web design. “First and foremost, it needs to be simple” – usually followed by other synonyms such as “fresh” and “crisp”. Then we explain to them why they don’t. Now don’t get us wrong, we know that by “simple”, you actually mean easy to use, easy to navigate and definitely not cluttered. The reason why we say you don’t want a simple web design is because a lot goes i

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Is your Pinterest page stale? Online marketing tips for businesses

Is your Pinterest page stale? Online marketing tips for businesses

Did your Pinterest marketing strategy start off with a bang and suddenly come to a halt? There may be some basic problems with the layout of your page (or it could be that your entire strategy needs a reboot). Read these tips to keep your Pinterest marketing strategy fresh: Brand your page Don’t use your personal name or picture for your company’s Pinterest page. Make sure your logo and company name are at the top of your Pinterest profile so that people know wh

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Growing your blog’s e-mail list

Growing your blog’s e-mail list

In our last post we explained why any blogger should consider creating an e-mail list. The answer is plain and simple and in retrospect it could’ve been summed up in one sentence: because more people will read what you’re writing about. Regardless, we didn’t give you all the tips you need about creating a winning content marketing strategy to make sure that people actually sign up to receive e-mails from you, so here are a few tips to make this happen: Give aw

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Social media marketing tips: How to use Twitter hashtags effectively

Social media marketing tips: How to use Twitter hashtags effectively

Twitter is a great place to network, chat and spread your content. If you’ve got a social media marketing plan that includes Twitter, then it’s worth your while to use hashtags to your advantage. Hashtags are usually a word or phrase preceded by a pound sign. When you click on the phrase, all the other tweets with the same hashtag will appear. This allows Twitter users to follow a conversation about a certain topic of interest. Here are a few things to keep in m

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Why your landing page design isn’t working

Why your landing page design isn’t working

Quick – count to 10. That’s about how long you have to convince someone to stay on your page. We know that people don’t stay on web pages for very long, you basically have ten seconds to convince someone to stay on your page. The average web page visit is less than a minute and research shows that most people only read about a quarter of the text on the page, so you need to get your foot in the door with compelling, easy-to-understand website design, developme

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