There are still too many Canadian businesses that dismiss social media as a marketing and public relations strategy. The most common reasoning I’ve heard is the claim that they’ve tried social media and it didn’t result in sales. Frankly, if you can’t increase sales with an audience of people at your disposal, who have enough […]
Statistics show Canadian small and micro businesses are missing out on lucrative online opportunities to grow their business. From eCommerce to blogging and social media, many small business owners, the self-employed, sales professionals, authors, etc., are simply not equipped to go there. They’re often not in the position to hire someone with a degree, yet […]
Statistics Canada has released its Digital Technology and Internet Use statistics for 2012. This is the first update of similar statistical data since 2007. The statistics are based on a sample of approximately 17,000 private Canadian enterprises of all sizes. The survey classifies business size as small (0-19 employees), medium (20-99 employees) and large (100+ […]
I firmly believe that virtually every website should publish a newsletter (eZine). There is still no better way to increase sales and keep visitors coming back for more. We often focus on getting more subscribers to our newsletters and eZines, which is certainly important. Just as critical, however, is hanging onto those subscribers.
ComScore has released it’s 2013 Digital Future in Focus statistics, including social media use in Canada by citizens and businesses. It’s packed with useful information for Canadians marketing online. We’re covering it in segments over the next week, enhanced by tips and guidance for how to utilize this information in 2013. This series begins with […]
If you’re marketing to Canadian Moms, the social Web is where you should be, according to the “Canadian Digital Mom 2012 Report” published this month by Mom Central Consulting. The survey indicates the most popular activity for online Canadian Moms is social networking and related online activities.
There are some brilliant and successful affiliate gurus out there and I’ve learned a lot from them. The experience they offer is invaluable, especially for new affiliate marketers. Following their advice blindly to the letter can get you into trouble though.
Canadian businesses can learn a lot from Fortune Global 100 companies about how to use social media and online discussion to promote their brand and engage consumers. Marketers can also watch and learn from Canada’s top public companies that have a strong social media presence. Following is a list of the known social networks that […]
The latest Twitter study from Semiocast indicates that the social media network reached half a billion accounts last month, lead by the US. Japan remains one of the most active countries, although growth has slowed.