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The Daily Stream

Advertising News for the New Media

Sales & Marketing Alignment

April 4, 2017 // By: Ashley Clark

“Smarketing” is a term used by marketing professionals to refer to the
intentional connection of both your marketing and sales efforts. This process alignment is crucial to ensuring that both teams are on the same page in their goal-setting as well as their metrics for success. But what does that really look like in practice? That’s what we’re here to discuss.

Top Marketing Automation Mistakes to Avoid

March 23, 2017 // By: Lauren Byrnes

The rewards of inviting an ultra-targeted audience, onto a list or group, and delivering relevant content to this group, far outweigh any other marketing method currently available. Especially when you ask this group to buy something from you.

In fact, once you understand and successfully deploy one marketing automation campaign, you can simply, with a few minor tweaks, replicate it into several micro campaigns for each product or service you wish to offer.  When you become proficient at deploying these campaigns, you’ll feel like you’re “printing money” every time a new lead comes in.However, one minor mistake could cause a significant difference in the results of an automation campaign. Let’s examine some the minor mistakes to help maximize your marketing efforts, when fixed.

Why Storytelling Will Accelerate Your Sales Funnel

March 6, 2017 // By: Krista Meiers

Storytelling has been a large attribute to sales because it creates a connection of trust and builds an interest.

Below are two stories to introduce Stream Companies. Take a read and let’s discuss which one creates a stronger connection and why.

Emotion Detection Technology

March 1, 2017 // By: Jennica Torio

Emotions—they make us laugh, cry, and if you’re like any one of the millions of online consumers, emotions also influence
 your purchase decisions. Think about it. Have you ever spontaneously bought something you didn’t need when you were having a bad day? If so, you have your emotions to thank for that.

Why You Need HTTPS Enabled on Your Website

February 13, 2017 // By: Jenny Prikockis

In today’s digital age, security breaches have made consumers more cautious about where and how they do their shopping, online and off. To combat this, credit card companies, brick and mortar stores, and website owners are all trying to do their part to improve security measures. For website owners that method is enabling HTTPS.

Stay Ahead of the Game: Connect Your Website To The Google Search Console

December 22, 2016 // By: Daniel Woods

What is Google Search Console (Webmaster Tools)?

Google Search Console, formerly known as Google webmaster tools, is one of the few ways you can see your website through the eyes of Google. When your customers search something, Google will deliver the most accurate and best results. If your website is among the best results, but not appearing in the top page of the search results, Google Search Console can help explain why and guide you to improving your position in the search results.

Powerful Ways to Grow Your Email List

December 19, 2016 // By: Ashley Clark

According to a HubSpot study, your email database decays each year by approximately 22.5%. That number represents valuable leads that change their email address, move to a new company, or have placed your emails in the “Junk” folder.

Surprising Ways to Reach Google

December 8, 2016 // By: Krista Meiers

Most the time, we use Google as a basic search engine to look up different events, places and questions. As a business owner, we want to make sure that our business is easy to find and has our accurate information. The process to get your business listed, updated or corrected on Google can take up to weeks! Then there is always the possibility that something might go wrong.  Throughout this blog post, I will take you through different situations that can occur with having your business listed on Google and the exciting avenues you can take to talk with Google.

How to Write for Today’s Buyers: Mastering the Art of Scannable Content

December 8, 2016 // By: Matt Jobs

Grabbing a reader’s attention in today’s world isn’t too hard, but getting them to read every word is almost as impossible as breathing in outer space. People simply don’t have the time, or more accurately, the attention span, to read your entire piece of content. Despite this uphill battle in the world of content marketing, there is still a way to get your message across and grab the attention of today’s buyers: writing scannable copy.

Effective Website Merchandising Strategies That Win Customers

December 7, 2016 // By: Alyson Stephan

When it comes to automotive websites, the ultimate goal is to create a competitive and interactive car buying experience that transforms the dot com into dollar signs. You recognize the important role effective web merchandising can play, especially when it comes to your dealership’s bottom line; but with so many suggestions, tips, and tricks out there, it can be overwhelming. Here are three of the most effective web merchandising strategies proven to win with customers.