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How to Create an Effective Pop-Up Message

How to Create an Effective Pop-Up Message

June 28, 2019 by

When I hear the term “pop-up message,” I’m immediately brought back my early days using the internet where ubiquitous pop-up ads were a constant nuisance. It was only a matter of time before pop-up blockers became must-haves to save us from the clutter. I think we can all agree that (thankfully) the internet has come a long way since then. Pop-ups may occasionally carry a negative connotatio […]

Debunking 2 Common Personalization Misconceptions

Debunking 2 Common Personalization Misconceptions

June 20, 2019 by

Most marketers believe in the benefits of personalization. They agree that their customers expect personalization and that if they delivered more relevant experiences, they would increase their bottom line. Yet many people I speak with are still providing static experiences to their prospects and customers. The most common responses I receive when I ask why are: (i) the majority of their traffic i […]

6 Ways to Create a Great First Touchpoint Experience

6 Ways to Create a Great First Touchpoint Experience

June 6, 2019 by

We’ve all heard the saying “you never get a second chance to make a good first impression.” But how many companies successfully employ this concept when presenting their brand or products to customers for the first time? Your brand creates expectations for your customer – it defines who you are, how you separate yourself from others, and what value you can offer to your customers. These ex […]

The Secret to Pleasant Pop-Ups

The Secret to Pleasant Pop-Ups

April 5, 2019 by

Picture this: You’ve just arrived to a website and you’re about to start navigating around when — pop! — a floating box obscures your view of the screen. Why? To tell you about some benefit you’ll receive later, if you’ll only surrender your email address now. Though pop-ups have been annoying visitors for years, marketers still use them. But should you? If so, how can you deliver succ […]

Why You Shouldn’t “Chat Up” Visitors the Moment They Land on Your Site

Why You Shouldn’t “Chat Up” Visitors the Moment They Land on Your Site

March 14, 2019 by

Located less than 10 miles from Evergage’s headquarters in Somerville, MA, Drift is a local media darling that’s taken the B2B world by storm. The company’s communications and engagement solutions help demand gen-focused businesses drive leads through what it refers to as “conversational marketing.” If you’re not familiar with Drift as a company, perhaps you’ve come across their seem […]

How We Significantly Improved the Conversion Rate of Our Demo Request Lead Form

How We Significantly Improved the Conversion Rate of Our Demo Request Lead Form

September 28, 2018 by

The argument over whether or not to gate content is a hotly debated issue in the world of demand generation. Gating your content refers to the practice of requiring visitors to provide you with personal information before they can access your content. While gated content can help generate leads for your sales team, there are also plenty of drawbacks. We recently decided to ungate the majority of o […]

6 Must-Have Segments for Financial Services Personalization Campaigns

6 Must-Have Segments for Financial Services Personalization Campaigns

July 13, 2018 by

Segmentation is a fundamental component of digital marketing. When you segment your site visitors, you are dividing them into different groups based on some shared attributes or behaviors. When you think about your main customer segments, you may immediately start grouping them according to demographics or life stage — but there’s more to it than that. There are many ways to divide your visito […]

Personalization is a Retail Priority This Year: Here are 7 Ways You Can Personalize Too

Personalization is a Retail Priority This Year: Here are 7 Ways You Can Personalize Too

July 10, 2018 by

Personalization is a high priority for retailers looking to meet customer expectations this year, according to the recently published Forrester report by Brendan Witcher, The Top Retail Technology Investments In 2018. According to the report: “Thirty-six percent of US online adults think retailers should do more to offer personalized experiences. Retailers heed this expectation by continuing to […]

Stop Thinking About Personalization Tactics and Start Thinking About Your Business Strategy

Stop Thinking About Personalization Tactics and Start Thinking About Your Business Strategy

March 6, 2018 by

Marketers have often used personalization as a tactic to improve certain metrics. They may have included someone’s name in an email subject line as a tactic to improve email open rates. They may have served a pop-up as someone attempting to leave their site as a tactic to lower bounce rates. These tactics have likely proven to be successful in many cases, so marketers keep using them. As consume […]

Planning for Personalization in 2018: Starting With What’s Possible

Planning for Personalization in 2018: Starting With What’s Possible

March 1, 2018 by

As we get further into this year, personalization is probably something you’re thinking about. You might be looking to get started with personalization for the first time, or more likely, you’ve done some personalization in the past but now you’re looking to get serious about implementing a real personalization strategy. With so many different places to start, personalization can seem overwh […]

How to Recognize and Convert Comparison Shoppers During the Holiday Season

How to Recognize and Convert Comparison Shoppers During the Holiday Season

November 22, 2017 by

While we haven’t reached Thanksgiving yet, we’re already deep into the holiday shopping season. During this time, many shoppers are on the hunt for one particular product. These shoppers are highly engaged — and often ready to convert. But before they buy, they want to shop around to find the best deal. As an e-commerce marketer, it’s essential to do everything you can to encourage those c […]

Out-of-Stock Pages: An Overlooked Holiday Shopping Necessity

Out-of-Stock Pages: An Overlooked Holiday Shopping Necessity

November 17, 2017 by

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are nearly upon us, so your holiday campaigns have likely been set for months. At this critical time of year, your campaigns are aimed at converting as much of your increased traffic as possible. Yet no matter how much time and effort have gone into planning inventory levels, you can’t plan for every potential situation. It’s likely that at some point during the h […]

Avoid Personalization “Point Solution” Headaches with Evergage

Avoid Personalization “Point Solution” Headaches with Evergage

July 25, 2017 by

As a marketer, do you often feel that you spend more time wrangling marketing technology than actually doing your job? That may be due to the overwhelming number of technology choices available to marketers now — a number that seems to be growing by the day. Scott Brinker’s yearly marketing technology graphic this year included 5,831 solutions — up from 3,874 last year and 1,800 in 2015. Mos […]

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