Retargeting, Segments, and Dashboards: Google Analytics Enhancements

I am infamous in our office for complaining about Google Analytics’ habit of “continuous improvement” — the changing of their UX basically every two weeks without much warning or explanation. However, this time, I’m excited to see two new, enhanced features they’ve been rolling out over the last couple of weeks that absolutely make it […]

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PPC is Boring. What’s Next?

A recent article on PPC trends caught my eye. It reports that the average CPC for paid search ads rose again across all search engines in the fourth quarter of 2013; it currently stands at $1.33. Mobile, of course, continued its inexorable rise. And Bing is once again a market-share afterthought at 15.6%.  (Thanks to The Search […]

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Content Marketing Lessons

We recently launched an ambitious content marketing initiative… for ourselves. Since we do similar projects for clients all the time, I figured that we knew what we were doing. Surely writing for ourselves, about subjects we knew so well, would be easier than the ghost-writing, prodding, and project management that goes into a typical client […]

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B2B vs. B2C; Services vs. Products

When writing articles for the glassCanopy marketing blog, we generally use the terminology “buyer” and “seller” as opposed to talking about “consumers”, “products”, or “services”.  This is because most of what we write is equally applicable to B2B and B2C… services and products. In those cases where we’re talking about specific use cases we make […]

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4 Reasons Content Marketing Is Here to Stay

Content marketing.  It’s all the hotness these days.  If you attend a marketing conference or read the journals, you can’t avoid it.  Incredibly, content marketing has even displaced social media as the new battleground between traditional PR and advertising agencies. It’s that hot. So. Is this just the latest marketing fad? Or is content marketing […]

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Fear is B2B’s Hot, Hot Sex

“Sex Sells” Many take it as a given: sex sells. The assertion is rampant in the B2C world. Is it true?  Who cares!  Let’s just put up some pictures of hot babes and move some toothpaste! Here is an actual study about the effectiveness of marketing with sex… more here.. and here …  The main takeaway […]

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