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Melissa Martinez


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Value In Use: A Nurture Tactic for Today's Consumer-Centric World

By Melissa Martinez on Apr 18, 2017 8:00:00 AM

There are many tactics that can be used to entice a consumer to buy your product and/or service. Such tactics include: a free gift with purchase, a free 30-day trial, satisfaction guaranteed or your money back, respond now and receive a free gift, and so on.

Being a marketer for over a decade, I’ve used many of these tactics for my clients. However, in today’s world, gaining a consumer’s trust BEFORE they purchase your product or service is key in earning a lifetime customer . . . or in some cases, a customer at all! And part of this nurture tactic could include providing your consumers a service that isn’t even the product or service you’re actually selling. This concept is called “Value in Use.”

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5 Digital Trends for 2017

By Melissa Martinez on Jan 19, 2017 9:21:46 AM

Feeling a bit behind as to what trends are expected in 2017? Fret not! With all the technological advancements that continue to pop up, there are many digital trends that are expected to peek their lovely heads out this upcoming year. We’d like to share five that you should pay close attention to and consider when planning your marketing efforts for the year.

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Recap: How These 5 Hot Digital Trends Played Out in 2016

By Melissa Martinez on Dec 21, 2016 8:10:34 AM

2016 has come and gone! Well, we do have a few days left until it’s officially over, but we can all agree it’s been quite a year. At this time last year, we shared with you 5 Digital Trends to watch out for in 2016. Let’s take a look back at what these trends were and how they panned out over the year.

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Making Email Work for You: 10 Email Hacks that Drive Business

By Melissa Martinez on Oct 11, 2016 3:45:26 PM

What is the preferred marketing channel people choose to be communicated to over any other channel? 72% of consumers surveyed said Email, the oldest digital medium still in use.

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5 Digital Marketing Trends for 2016: Infographic

By Melissa Martinez on Jan 14, 2016 7:51:51 AM

In reference to our last post, What's Hot in Digital: 5 Digital Trends for 2016, here is a snapshot of the top digital marketing trends for 2016:

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What's Hot in Digital: 5 Digital Trends for 2016

By Melissa Martinez on Dec 29, 2015 9:14:28 AM

Online marketing is continually evolving, so it’s important for companies to keep up with trends so they can optimize their online marketing strategy and stay ahead of the opportunities that arise. As 2015 comes to an end, here are five digital trends to watch out for in 2016.

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Proofing Checklist for Every Marketer

By Melissa Martinez on Sep 1, 2015 9:48:48 AM

As a veteran marketer, you are typically more than comfortable receiving and reviewing creative layouts or proofs from your internal marketing team or external vendor. You know what to look for and what to double-check. As a new marketer or someone who has transitioned into a marketing role, these tasks can seem daunting. 

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What I Gained from South by Southwest

By Melissa Martinez on Jun 18, 2014 4:42:50 PM

It’s been two months since I attended South by Southwest (SXSW), but the experience hasn’t gone stale. The food was tasty, the music was invigorating, and the technology was pretty impressive. There were also some helpful and insightful pieces of information that I vividly remember, and continue recalling today.

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Five Sessions I Don’t Want to Miss at South by Southwest (SXSW)

By Melissa Martinez on Mar 4, 2014 11:41:47 AM

Food, technology, music. There is much to be excited about at South by Southwest (SXSW). Three of us at Anderson will be attending, including me, to soak up the sights and sounds plus sit in on sessions so that we can bring you the latest in interactive marketing.

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Tips for Crafting a Great Content Strategy

By Melissa Martinez on Dec 16, 2013 10:00:26 AM

Keeping your audience engaged with a steady stream of fresh content is important to the success of your and any business. But the task can seem daunting. Here are some basic tips to ensure you have a solid content strategy for 2014.

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