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Own your own media and marketing

With a certain social network imploding, it's as important as ever to remember that any social media strategy has the risk of getting shutdown at any moment. A friend of mine built up a huge following on Facebook years ago. Then Facebook started to charge them each time they wanted...

Move beyond date-based promotions and into segmented promotions

Contacting customers for a promotion is a regular tactic in ecommerce. Typically the events are based on the calendar. Black Friday. First day of summer. Back to school. There are more reasons to contact customers than days in the year. There's a problem with using only date-based events though. Each...

Still time to attract customers organically

While there's only a week left before the holiday rush starts, you still have time to work on attracting organic sales. A week is not enough time for most SEO. You might see some results next month but SEO generally is something that should be done six months ago. SEO...

Good-enough attribution: know where your customers came from

Attribution is a billion dollar marketing problem. When done right, you'll know where customers are coming from and be able to avoid wasting marketing money. The problem is that attribution is nowhere near perfect and it likely never will be. The more you spend, the better attribution you can get...

Build a marketing buffer to give yourself space this season

This week I've been filling up my writing Vault. My Vault is a collection of articles that I've pre-written that can be sent any day I'm busy, rushed, or out of it. Normally every article is written the day before so the Vault serves as a savings account or a...

Predicting customer defections with Average Latency

Detecting when customers defect and go elsewhere can be more of an art than a science. For most Shopify stores, there isn't a cancellation that marks when a customer defects. They just stop showing up. That's why most defect detection relies on measuring how long it's been since their last...

Make sure to welcome new customers coming on Black Friday

With Black Friday approaching, have you thought about how you're going to treat your new customers? The time from when they place their order, until a few days after they receive their package are a critical time for their ongoing behavior. Handle that well and they might convert to a...

Promote the products that lead to the most profitable customers

Focusing on your most profitable products is a solid merchandising strategy. Sell more of those products and you'll get to keep more money than selling other products. One hiccup though is that most profitability measurements only look at a time transaction at a time. They assume all transactions are created...

Combine your customer analysis for the best results and unique insights

A lot of power comes from combining things. Peanut butter and jelly. Hot peppers and vinegar. Bart and Homer. That combining is what make RFM a powerful customer analysis model. By combining three different measurements it can cover a lot of different behavior while still being simple to understand. (Unlike...

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