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The Brightlark Blog » Digital-marketing
Meredith Cook
By Meredith Cook on September 25, 2020

"Don't make me think." Those four words, made famous by usability guru Steve Krug, sum up user experience at its core—and it’s the most fundamental key to successfully selling your product or service with inbound marketing. We know that a well-designed landing page should have engaging graphics or images, clean fonts that are easy to read, and pleasing colors. But aesthetics aside, making the end result as simple and pleasant as possible is the key to increasing your conversions and keeping your customers happy. Let’s look at eight strategic lessons you can implement on your landing pages for more success in conversion rates

Meredith Cook
By Meredith Cook
on July 07, 2020

Brand affinity is a powerful driver for business growth. While brand awareness is a measure of how many consumers know about your business, and brand loyalty focuses on how many customers buy from your company, brand affinity is a metric that focuses on how customers feel about your brand. In other words, it's the technical term for why Coke drinkers would never get near a can of Pepsi, or why Android users get in arguments with Apple fans.

Kelly McEvitt
By Kelly McEvitt
on June 15, 2020

The American economy is beginning to bounce back from the lows of March and April. Businesses are reopening, and restrictions are gradually being lifted.

Kelly McEvitt
By Kelly McEvitt
on April 09, 2020

As the coronavirus, or COVID-19, has continued to spread and more people are quarantined in their homes, Facebook traffic has seen an increase of over 50 percent over the last several weeks. Facebook, along with many other social media channels, is playing a key role in maintaining connectivity during these uncertain times. Subsequently, advertisers will be able to reach even wider audiences as more and more people turn to Facebook to keep them in touch with friends and family.

Kelly McEvitt
By Kelly McEvitt
on October 03, 2019

Getting people to your website is one thing, keeping them there is another story. With the average website visitor remaining onsite for 15 seconds, you have a very short window of time to capture their attention and direct them on a path to conversion. To get a better understanding of your visitor engagement, and to help identify areas for improvement, utilize tools like Google Analytics. Your bounce rate will indicate whether your users are finding what they need out of your website and your average session duration will tell you what pages guests find most engaging. 

By Lindsey Holliday
on January 09, 2018

When it comes to marketing, especially online, many people don’t know where to begin tracking their successes, or their failures. On one hand, you can go down a rabbit hole with the wealth of information available and get lost in the technicalities. On the other, you could not track anything and go strictly on gut instinct. Neither is beneficial if you really want to see where you’re thriving and where you’re falling short.

Meredith Cook
By Meredith Cook
on October 23, 2017

Imagine this: you have just spent weeks (or months) crafting a killer piece of content to use in your marketing efforts. Let’s say it’s an eBook, infographic, slideshow, or some type of report, which are some of the most common types of content we as marketers tend to create for inbound campaigns. You’ve most likely worked with several other people along the way—writers, designers, or any combination of your team members. Now it’s time to launch the campaign! You blast it out to a segmented list, promote the sh*t out of it on social media, and boom—it’s live. But…now what?

Taryn Kaufman
By Taryn Kaufman
on May 23, 2017

As digital marketers, we have a lot of tools in our tool belt to help us streamline our various projects. Fortunately, Google Chrome browser extensions offer a variety of resources to help us increase productivity and successfully manage our daily tasks with ease.

By Lindsey Holliday
on May 17, 2017

Marketing in the travel industry presents unique challenges, as well as great opportunities. Travel has grown exponentially over the years as people, specifically millennials, value experiences over things. The digital era has drastically changed the way people plan, and book, their travels. According to Smartinsights.com, about 60% of leisure travelers and 41% of business travelers now book all arrangements online.