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3 Tips to Optimize Ad Spend in 2021 and Beyond

If your business plans to invest more money into advertising this year, you should definitely have a strategy. Given the estimated increase in ad spend, it’s also vital that you know which ads get the best results to ensure your ROI. To help you do this, here are three tips for optimizing ad spend in 2021.

People who invest in the stock market are advised to “diversify” their portfolios. By the same token, businesses should diversify how they invest their marketing budgets. Studies show that a combination of online and traditional advertising yields the best results. … Read more » 

Porting Your Business Number? Here’s What You Need to Know

Number porting gives businesses the option of transferring their existing numbers to another service provider. This process has many advantages, including the following:

But there are some things you should know before you transfer your business number. We will cover a few key considerations and benefits of number porting, and what you can expect when you move your current toll-free numbers to 800response.

According to the FCC, number porting may not always be possible when moving from one geographic location to another. However, this applies to local numbers only, and there are exceptions. We will cover local number porting in a future post. In the meantime, you can read the FCC’s number porting guide for more details. Or you can always contact us to learn about our local number porting options…. Read more » 

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 » 

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 » 

Using Call Tracking Metrics to Understand Your Audience

Advertising can be tricky. You want your ads to be clever, intriguing, and original, as well as seen (and responded to) by the right audiences. Many companies invest large amounts of money into outside market research on trends, demographics, and more to get a better sense of how they should present themselves. But it doesn’t have to be that complicated if you know how to use call tracking and call tracking metrics.

The truth is that your best source of marketing data is your incoming calls. Those callers are reaching out to you because of your advertising, so they are the people you want to focus on. And you can obtain invaluable knowledge about them by using a call tracking phone number in your ads. Call tracking metrics provide the data to answer the following questions:… 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 » 

How to Explain to Your Clients Why They Need Call Tracking

Sound familiar?

The internet has certainly made it easier for companies to track leads and gather contact information from prospects. While there’s no debate over the importance of having an online presence for today’s businesses, lead tracking isn’t confined to the web. There’s a ton of lead-qualifying information that your clients can gather from a simple phone call.

Your clients may believe that no one uses the phone anymore. However, there are countless studies that show customers still prefer to use the telephone. Unlike filling out an online form that may take days to receive a response, a phone conversation provides immediate answers. Plus, not all websites have a chat option. … Read more » 

3 Pros of TV Advertising That May Surprise Digital Marketers

You don’t need market research or published studies to know that people watch a lot of TV in this country. But if you do want some stats, here are just a few.

Given these facts, it’s no surprise that TV advertising takes a big piece of the marketing pie for large, well-established companies. Successful businesses from almost every industry use some form of TV advertising to attract new customers. What’s surprising is the fact that many companies and digital marketers don’t see the value in TV advertising. Here are 3 reasons why they should…. Read more » 

Why Companies Should Avoid Digital-Only Advertising

In 2017, advertising giant Procter & Gamble slashed its digital ad spending by over $200 million. This came as a surprise to many people. Digital-only advertising is often touted as the wave of the future, and a company that’s as trendy as P&G would presumably want to be part of it. But after doing extensive research on their digital ad spend, P&G reached a clear conclusion: It was a waste of money. In fact, drastically cutting it had very little effect on the company overall…. Read more » 

Dispelling the Myths of Radio Advertising

In 2017, spending for radio advertising surpassed $18 billion, and that growth is expected to continue through 2021, according to Chron. This may contradict what many people think about radio advertising: that it’s obsolete and near extinction. The truth is that radio is just as prevalent as ever, if not more so. If you’re considering adding radio to your ad mix but still hesitant, allow us to clear up some myths about radio advertising…. Read more »