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Knowledge Is Power: How Market Research Helps You Be and Stay Competitive

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If you’re a fan of The Simpsons, you may remember an episode where Homer’s neighbor, Ned Flanders, quits his job as a pharmaceutical salesman to pursue his dream of opening a store providing products exclusively for left-handed Springfieldians. Ned, who is left-handed himself, opens The Leftorium in the Springfield Mall and sees the business struggle for customers from day one.  

Is Traditional Advertising Dead?

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Short answer: No. 

Please excuse our slightly off-the-cuff response, but this question is something we hear (or read) every single day since we’re in the marketing business. There are countless articles out there touting the demise of traditional advertising and why xyz strategy should be your new golden child. 

While these articles have kernels of truth, many of them are missing a very important point: tactical advertising, just like other trends, is a pendulum. It may swing heavily one way, but that doesn’t mean it won’t swing back the other way sooner or later.

Developing a Prospect-Motivating, Lead-Nurturing Strategy and Email Automation Campaign

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could press a button and all the prospects in your lead pipeline would automatically receive strategic, engaging and relevant messages from you? We know speaking to prospects, giving them personal tours and motivating them to move in can be fun and rewarding – but to do those things, you first have to get leads on the phone or on your campus. It’s the “staying in front of them until they’re ready to purchase” part that can be frustrating and take you away from prospects who are closer to making a purchase decision. 

Meet Your Prospects Where They Are – Literally: Introducing Sage Age’s New Geofencing Services

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“Put yourself in your consumers shoes,” they say. “Meet your prospects where they are in their sales journey,” they say. “Get relevant messages to them ASAP so it’s still fresh in their mind when your value proposition hits,” they say. 

While for many years, marketing experts have used these phrases in a figurative way, a new technology in town is using those phrases literally. It’s called geofencing, and it’s changing the marketing landscape in a big way. 

Anonymous No More: Engage Previously Unknown Website Visitors with Reverse IP Append

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Have you ever wanted to know exactly who is visiting your community’s website? Not just the number of hits you’re getting – actual information about the anonymous visitors who’ve taken the time to click around your website, and then leave without a trace – something that is much more frequent than anyone likes to admit. 

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