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Buzzwords aside, here’s what retail marketers need to know about consumers’ buying journeys in the digital era

By: Sean Flavin, Marketing Specialist

We have more media options now than ever before for consuming and sharing content. We spend our days bouncing between our smartphones, computers, tablets, TV, etc. often using multiple devices at once. This has created an elastic buying journey that requires marketers to shift from media-focused ad placements to audience-focused targeting based on behavior and … Continued

Six tips to unwrap the holiday season consumer buying journey

By: Sean Flavin, Marketing Specialist

It feels like the holidays start earlier every year, which means retail brands need to set their holiday marketing strategies now to help shoppers make crucial buying decisions. That’s why Mindstream put together this collection of holiday shopping trends and tips. Download our guide to learn: Six tips to help retail brands make the most … Continued

[Case Study]: Mindstream improves organic traffic by 179 percent for online nutrition retailer

By: Matt Carter, Senior SEM Specialist

Background Healthy Goods is an online nutritional supplement retailer and healthy lifestyle blog. Our goal: Healthy Goods wanted us to help them increase organic traffic and sales throughout Healthy Goods’ website. After a comprehensive search engine optimization (SEO) audit of the Healthy Goods site, we determined they’d been hit by several Google penalties that had adversely … Continued

Marketers: Stop Ignoring Easy Money

By: Andrea Brandon, Director, Marketing

Just about half of marketers don’t include phone numbers on landing pages, search ads or in content efforts, according to Invoca. That would fine if it wasn’t for the fact that consumers want more than chatbots and blank forms to connect through, especially on mobile phones. Add to the equation that Invoca also claims calls … Continued

[Video]: Geo-fencing Drives Local Consumers to Your Location

By: Shawna Ford, Marketing Coordinator

Geo-fencing Targeted Audiences In advertising, you don’t want to cast a wide net and waste money. Thanks to smartphones, you have the opportunity to target consumers using location and user intent. Geo-fencing provides precise targeting so that you can identify and reach consumers who are most likely to buy in your area. Watch our video to learn … Continued

Snapchat Goes All In On Local Advertising

By: Sean Flavin, Marketing Specialist

Snap Inc., the company behind the popular messaging app Snapchat, has experienced its share of turbulence since going public in March 2017. The company’s journey hit a particularly low point last week when its stock fell below the IPO price of $17 per share. But if Snap’s recent moves are any indication, the company has … Continued

The Latest from Google: June 2017

By: Carolina Erke, Sr. Marketing Specialist

Top Announcements from the Google Marketing Next Event and Posts on Google My Business Google is consistently looking for ways to deliver relevant and seamless experiences. This is partly because people expect it. More and more people look to digital to have everything they need at any given moment. At last month’s Google Marketing Next … Continued

[Case Study]: GoWireless partners with Mindstream, boosts in-store sales with Facebook Offers

By: Mindstream Media, Staff

GoWireless, a Verizon Wireless authorized retailer with more than 700 stores across the United States, wanted to increase in-store sales of Verizon Wireless-backed devices and service plans during the 2016 holiday season. The brand partnered with Mindstream Media to develop a campaign to encourage people to claim Facebook Offers to purchase a new phone or a … Continued

Three ways to boost your online advertising with Geo-fencing

By: Sean Flavin, Marketing Specialist

From the Digital Marketing Playbook series: A roadmap to help brands reach their target audiences anytime, anywhere. Let’s face it, we’re addicted to our phones. By the end of 2016, 81 percent of people in the United States over the age of 13 owned a smartphone. And, users spend more than three hours every day … Continued

Rank ‘em: How Financial Brands Stack Up in Search Engine Results

By: Sean Flavin, Marketing Specialist

Wealth management firms operate in a highly competitive space that requires them to vie for the attention of an increasingly digital-first consumer base. To reach these always-connected consumers, it’s imperative that these brands show up near the top of search engine results pages, according to findings in a report published by Moz this week. The … Continued