What are CTAs and why you need to use them

February 9, 2018 in Rules of Engagement, SEO

The power of suggestion.

The subconscious is constantly being swayed by the world around it. The subconscious manifests itself slowly. Subtle is nice. But when you need results, you need to be direct. You don’t plant a simple idea and wait for it to blossom. The power of suggestion is too promising to not apply it.

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What are landing pages and how can they amplify your campaign

January 11, 2018 in Rules of Engagement, SEO

The Urban Dictionary describes peacocking as the actions exhibited at the beginning of courting. These actions are typically temporary and only exist during the chase. Much like the male peacock displaying his spectacular feathers to capture attention (hence the term), you must make your product appear appealing on the Internet so that people are compelled to experience it as soon as they look at it.

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Last digital marketing campaign didn’t deliver? Here’s what you should consider.

December 1, 2017 in Metrics, Rules of Engagement

Your pirate flag is flying high, showing off who you are and what you’re capable of. Infamy is just around the corner; how terrific it will be to be the target of so many! Your crew has been carrying out your orders, revelling in the adventure. You were confident of the course you charted, your exciting quest for bounty. But it’s been months now, and that bounty seems like an elusive dream. The map you were following seems to be useless, and you’re in the middle of nowhere. Everything is a little less exciting every day. No treasure, not even infamy. You wonder why you have even set sail.

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Don’t play nice

November 25, 2017 in Riffs, Rules of Engagement

Acceptable. Adequate. Decent. Reasonable. Satisfactory. Sufficient. Tolerable.

We are confronted with mediocrity every single day. At our local coffee shop. In the workplace. In cinemas. Restaurants. We endure. Either because we couldn’t care less or because we’re resigned. Calling mediocrity out when we encounter it makes us seem like awful, snotty people.

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Lessons in how not to customer service. A primer by Airtel.

June 29, 2017 in Rants, Rules of Engagement

For a little over four months now, our nine-year happy relationship with Airtel has been under a lot of stress. We’ve been plagued by an awful internet connection that drops as frequently as it slows down. If one of us is using the internet to upload a video to Facebook or backup to Dropbox, the other has to wait around, because the connection becomes unusable, even to browse a static website.

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