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7 Benefits of Continuing Education Throughout Your Career

Investing in your continuing education by taking advanced training courses and gaining new certifications for is more important now than ever before. The current economy has made a more competitive job market in recent years. Continuously improving your skills is the one surefire way to stay ahead of the competition and advance your career. To show you just how valuable…
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Part III: Prepping for Holiday Email Sends

In this third and final installment of SharpSpring’s Holiday Sending Preparation series, we're focused on design, testing, sending, and monitoring the results of your holiday email sends! You’re so close to enjoying Bubbe’s famous noodle kugel and sufganiyot, you can taste them! If you’ve followed the advice in part 1 and part 2 of our series, you’ve done a great…
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Part II: Prepping for Holiday Email Sending

Welcome back to SharpSpring’s Holiday Email Sending Preparation series. With November and December seeing the highest volumes of email sent around the world each year, it’s no secret holiday campaigns are often the bread and butter of a company’s sales efforts. Email practices of holidays past will not get you into the inbox in 2019. With SharpSpring’s full suite of…

6 Ways to Position Your Agency as a Thought Leader

Any agency interested in building a presence online invests in content marketing. So everyone writes about the same topics and uses the same promotion strategies to get reach. If you really want your agency to stand out from the competition, you need to become a thought leader. Illustrating expertise in your niche topic can help you build clout and attract…

26 Tips to Avoid the Spam Folder, Lower Bounce Rate, and Improve Engagement

Email marketing is great — when it’s done correctly. While social media marketing converts at a rate of 1.9%, email marketing converts at a rate of 6.05%. Of course, you have to know what you’re doing. (Or hire someone else who does.) But whether you’re an expert email marketer, or an entrepreneur looking for a sales boost, a few free…

Everything You Need to Know About Micro Conversions

Digital marketers today know how important it is to track conversions on their website. Tracking conversions helps you understand marketing performance, as well as identify opportunities to optimize and improve. What many marketers don’t realize is that there are different categories of conversions: Micro and Macro. Both are important to track and optimize for. Here’s everything you need to know…

How to Write Subject Lines That Convert

Subject lines are arguably the most important part of your email marketing message. People today receive way more emails than they would want to read in a day. So they choose to open the most interesting/relevant ones based on one thing: The subject line. No matter how great your email content is, there’s no way it can drive conversions without…

Top 10 Marketing Tips for 2019

Any industry that relies heavily on technology has major changes year after year. Marketing is one of those landscapes that changes so quickly, it’s challenging to keep up with the best practices. Here are 10 tips to optimize your marketing strategy this year, based on the latest trends: 1. Look for Opportunities to Diversify Most marketing budgets today don’t allow…

How to Market to Millennials

Years have passed and the times have changed — now millennials are the largest generation in the workforce. As a result, they’ve also become a huge portion of today’s consumer market. Forward-thinking marketers need to work on capturing millennial interest today if they’re going to ever maintain them as loyal customers in the years to come. Read on for a…

Top 10 Digital Marketing KPIs

What happens when you ask your team which KPIs indicate success for digital marketing? You gather a diversity of opinions that would make Google jealous. Without a consensus around data, nothing gets measured and nothing can improve – yet nearly 50% of marketers struggle to align their KPIs to their overall business goals. So, what are KPIs? KPIs are a…