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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 » 

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 » 

Why Can’t We Be Friends? Benefits of Joining Traditional and Digital Advertising

Meanwhile, digital marketing advocates view traditional advertising as obsolete and no longer effective. To them, using offline advertising is a sign that a company is stuck in the past. Clearly these two strategies are too different, right?

Wrong.

The truth is that digital and traditional advertising can not only work together, but the combination is shown to yield great results. A digital-traditional marketing mix can benefit businesses in the following ways:… Read more » 

Integrating the Latest Digital Marketing Trends With Time-Tested Traditional Methods

The days of physical signage and big roadside billboards have fallen by the wayside. At least, that’s what some people in the industry would like you to believe.

Ultimately, the best businesses can effectively integrate contemporary, digital marketing techniques — like websites and social media — in with time-tested elements like billboards to create engaging content that drives leads. If you’re hunting for some advice on how to improve your usage of these methods, we have some tips for you…. Read more » 

How to Plan a Successful Media Buying Strategy

Once you have a marketing and advertising campaign ready to go out into the wild, where do you go next? What’s your media buying strategy? Will you go with traditional or digital media? Your strategy should already include your goals, campaign specifications and which media channels (TV, billboard, radio, etc.) will work best to meet that. Your next step is vendor coordination.

Often, what seems most confusing in a media buy is coordinating all the offers each vendor presents to you. Do they meet your needs for the campaign? Are the cost-effective to your budget? For each channel, you need to asses exactly what they will be offering you and how closely their offerings match up to your goals. You may find that one vendor suites all your needs – or a host of vendors fill different gaps in your strategy. Once selected, though, more decisions arise…. Read more » 

Traditional Advertising Trends for 2019

A new year has begun, and businesses across the country are looking for creative ways to increase revenue. Traditional advertising is often looked over, but there are many reasons to consider traditional ads. Studies show 35% of companies are planning to boost their ad spend in 2019, with nearly half intending to increase their ad allocation for traditional marketing mediums, such as radio and television. If you’re creating your marketing strategies for the new year, these traditional advertising trends will influence your success in 2019…. Read more » 

How to Come up With the Best Vanity Number for Your Business

The more a business interacts with potential customers, the more likely it is to succeed. The challenge lies in increasing the number of those interactions or generating more inbound leads where the customer makes the initial outreach. One way to increase interactions is to develop a strategy to become the first company they think of when they need your service. This is possible with lead tracking and monitoring tools.

One tried-and-true way for small- and medium-sized businesses to drive interactions with potential customers is utilizing custom toll-free vanity numbers (think 1-800-GO-FEDEX). These unique phone numbers are easy for potential customers to remember, and those potential customers will be more likely to call your business if you advertise an unforgettable 800 phone number because they know it’s toll-free, and it’s embedded in their minds through continuous promotion of the number as a response tool…. Read more » 

Outdoor Advertising Growth Continues Over Three Years

Outdoor advertising continues to grow – which is a good sign if you’re advertising with a vanity 800 number and you want to reach people with vehicle signs, billboards, truck wraps, bus wraps, subway ads, and any other form of outdoor!

According to the Outdoor Advertising Association of America (OAAA), out of home (OOH) advertising revenues rose 5% in the second quarter of 2013 compared to the same period in 2012, accounting for nearly $2.2 billion.  Revenue for the first half of 2013 reached nearly $3.7 billion…. Read more »