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How to Use Customer Insights to Optimize Your PPC Advertising Campaigns

Why? Because marketers often forget that the experience their customers have with their products, services, and their brand can provide everything they need to create valuable ad campaigns. But it doesn’t end at the planning stage.

Your customers provide the key ingredients to success throughout the life of your campaigns. Here are the basic building blocks of PPC advertising campaigns, and how customer insights can inform them.

Determining your target audience should be the first step when creating ad campaigns. But this step is often skipped because advertisers tend to assume they know their target audience before doing any research. … Read more » 

What’s the Difference Between Repeat Callers and Unique Callers?

Each call tracking number from 800response comes with 20 detailed call tracking reports to help our customers obtain valuable business and caller insights. Two of these reports—the Repeat Caller Detail and Unique Caller Detail—offer many benefits if you know how to use them. This post will explain the difference between repeat callers and unique callers, and how to use call tracking reports to improve your advertising strategies and close sales…. Read more » 

Beyond Call Metrics: Caller Insights for the Marketing Manager

Recently, we discussed call tracking metrics, and which ones you should be using in your campaigns. For many marketing managers (or VPs of Marketing, Marketing Directors, etc), any insight into what will ultimately be a successful marketing/advertising/promotions campaign is critical. Now it’s time to get a little more granular with the planning stage.

Call volume trends and consumer profiles can provide useful insights if you know what to look for. Here are a few trends to watch and how they can help you improve marketing campaigns:… Read more » 

Qualify and Manage Leads with Consumer Profiles

Call tracking data is a great tool to use for this first step. This data includes caller demographics, such as callers’ names, addresses, home value, and more. But what if you could obtain even more detailed data?

You can with Consumer Profiles. This feature provides access to more in-depth information on your inbound leads to gain a comprehensive understanding of every new prospect. Once you have this information, you can determine the best way to turn those prospects into customers. Consumer profiles can help manage leads in the following ways:… Read more » 

Your Startup Should Be Using Vanity Phone Numbers: Here’s Why

Small businesses, particularly ones that are fairly new, need people to take notice of them and what they offer. And they have to do so in a way that really distinguishes them from larger businesses that are more recognizable to people. The most effective way to accomplish this is to use vanity phone numbers in advertising. Vanity phone numbers help small businesses in the following ways:

Studies show that vanity numbers used in multi-channel advertising can increase inbound lead generation by 25 – 50%. The reason for this is that vanity phone numbers are far easier to remember than numeric phone numbers. People are nine times more likely to recall a vanity 800 number compared to a numeric toll-free phone number. This not only puts a business at the front of people’s minds when they need a particular product or service, but it also provides them with a fast and convenient way to contact the business. A vanity 800 number can help small businesses be truly unforgettable…. Read more » 

5 Ways to Use Call Tracking Software to Shape Future Advertising & Marketing Strategies

You’ve invested a large amount of time and money into your advertising campaigns to create the most effective strategies. But you haven’t come up with a way to measure the results. Or maybe the tools you’re using don’t quite “measure” up. Call tracking software is affordable, easy-to-use, and it can help you track the campaigns that are bringing in the most leads. This is ultimately the best way to shape future advertising and marketing campaigns.

When implementing a new marketing campaign, your goals should focus on a specific end-result: How much revenue will it bring in? How much will it increase sales? Once you’ve established this target, you can then determine the data needed to measure and evaluate a campaign’s performance…. Read more » 

Traditional Advertising, Still Valuable in a Digital Landscape?

Here are just a few reasons traditional advertising is still valuable, especially when used alongside digital marketing efforts:

While branding is an important part of marketing and advertising, ultimately the goal is to create new business. In a digital world, that means driving more visitors to your company’s website. But they can’t do that if they don’t even know your name. Traditional advertising spots can help introduce you to potential customers and pique their interest. And the more variety in your traditional advertising, the higher your chances of getting people to look you up online. Or notice your web address on a billboard (or a surfboard billboard in some cases)…. Read more » 

4 Ways Call Tracking Numbers Save Money for Businesses

Call tracking numbers are easy to acquire and ideal for tracking the success of your advertising campaigns. Let’s say you already have some call tracking phone numbers, and you have strategically placed them in your various ads. Great!

Now what? Now you learn how to use them to your advantage. Here are a few simple ways to leverage call tracking numbers to boost sales and save your business money.

Call tracking numbers should always come with services that optimize your numbers. For instance, many call tracking vendors will provide you with basic caller details, such as name, address, and average household income (based on caller’s market area/area code). You can also get more detailed caller demographics like homeownership, marital status, and more with consumer profiles. … Read more » 

5 Ways Vanity Phone Numbers Bring in New Business During Hard Times

800response has always promoted the benefits of vanity phone numbers. But it is our comprehensive lead tracking and analytics solution that helps businesses optimize advertising efforts and provide exceptional customer experiences for every incoming call. We also understand that lead generation has to start somewhere, especially during an economic crisis.

That’s why we’re taking this opportunity to highlight the value of lead-generating vanity phone numbers. To begin, studies show that companies using vanity numbers as part of their marketing strategy see a 25-50% increase in incoming calls. So if your marketing team is looking for ways to boost inbound leads, here are 5 ways toll-free vanity phone numbers can bring in new business…. Read more » 

How to Qualify Inbound Leads for Marketing & Sales Teams

If you work in marketing or sales, your number one goal is to attract as many inbound leads as possible. But a large quantity of leads does not necessarily mean they are all high quality. And when your sales reps reach out to non-viable leads, they waste valuable time.

You’d be surprised by how much time you can save by qualifying inbound leads before they are assigned. With the proper lead qualifying process in place, your marketing team will have an easier time passing along sales qualified leads. Here’s quick guide on how to qualify inbound leads for marketing and sales teams…. Read more »