Google Analytics vs. Google Search Console: What's the Difference?

Did you know that Google offers more than 100 products, tools and services? While all of these products add some value for website owners, two are particularly important for digital marketers: Google Analytics and Google Search Console.

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Topics: PPC, Digital Marketing, SEO

4 Lead Management Metrics to Measure Success

“What gets measured gets managed.” – Peter Drucker

How does your business define sales success? While some sales teams look strictly at bottom line sales numbers or total units sold, it’s important to remember that any and all available lead management data can help your business evaluate team and individual performance. To help, we’ve put together a list of the top CRM metrics that can help you identify and achieve success.

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Topics: Digital Experience

10 Best Sources for Digital Marketing News & Insider Info

Posted by Danny Chan

As marketers, it can be hard to stay up on all the news and updates in our field. To help out, our team has compiled a list of the 10 best sources for digital marketing news and insider info:

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Topics: PPC, SEO, Digital Experience

Google Ads Targeting: How to Build More Effective Campaigns

Posted by Bill Jackson

Jumping into the various types of targeting in Google Ads can be a daunting task. If you've had trouble building out a good ad campaign, take a look at our list of tips that highlight examples of the most common types of targeting. And, why your ad campaigns should be utilizing each.

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Topics: PPC, Digital Experience

5 Behavioral Science Principles You Can Use everyday

Posted by Chris Dornfeld

Creating a great culture starts with collecting all the underlying whys.

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Topics: Culture, Employee Engagement, Behavioral Science

Improve Sales Incentive Program ROI When You Move The Middle

Often in initial conversations with potential clients, we’ll hear “Oh, we have a sales incentive program.  We take our top salespeople on a trip every year.”  While a nice trip can be very appealing it’s not really an incentive because not everyone can earn.  Rather, it’s a way of recognizing top performance.  And this recognition is something we recommend to our clients.

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Topics: Sales Incentives, Incentive Program Design, Move The Middle, Optimization

What Henry Ford Can Teach Us About Company Culture

HR professionals today are more than familiar with the concept of corporate or organizational culture. You wouldn’t be reading this if you weren’t. Executives openly ask if they have the right culture in place to meet their goals. Merger and acquisition analysts spend countless hours looking at how a new purchase will affect the corporate culture. A Google search for “organizational culture” brings back 12 million hits. Type in “corporate culture” and you get 48 million.  

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Topics: Culture, Employee Experience, Employee Engagement

A Fresh Perspective On Sales Incentives

Posted by Steve Cox

Today we welcome Steve Cox as a guest blogger. Steve currently leads the Business Development team at Maritz Motivation and he brings a fresh perspective, with a twist of fun, to the conversation.

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Topics: Sales Incentives, Sales Training, Strategy

The Great Customer Loyalty Points Debate

Posted by Barry Kirk

If you have pondered the future (and potential extinction) of points-based customer loyalty programs, it's worth taking note of a debate that briefly raged at a Loyalty Academy Conference hosted by The Wise Marketer.

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Topics: Loyalty, Consumer Loyalty, Loyalty Program Design, Strategy, Reward Points, Program Design, Optimization, Reward Program Design

Confessions of a Point Hoarder

I have a confession to make. I’m a point hoarder. You know, when I earn points, hotel nights, or miles in a loyalty program or my employee engagement program at Maritz Motivation, I like to accumulate a lot so I can use them to get something meaningful. For example, when one of my best friends invited me to join her on an incentive trip to Maui earlier this year, I treated us to a fabulous spa at the Fairmont on Wailea Beach. Our massages at the luxury resort were rather pricey, but you know what they cost me? Nothing. I used my points that I earned at work.

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Topics: Consumer Loyalty, Brand Loyalty, Loyalty Program Design, Rewards, Reward Points, Program Design, Reward Program Design