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  • Case Study: How One Company's Thought-Leadership Content Is Driving New Business, Exposure

    by Kimberly Smith

    Emulate these best-practices for launching a well-trafficked corporate blog, and you’ll be well on your way to establishing yourself as a trusted authority in your marketplace. more

  • Case Study: How a Mom-and-Pop Operation Turned Itself Into a Cult Brand

    by Kimberly Smith

    Coconut Bliss’s grassroots, customer-focused efforts have enabled the company to establish a nationwide presence in just a few short years, while nurturing an incredibly strong and genuine passion among customers. more

  • Case Study: How Pioneer Achieved a Whopping 60%+ Click-Through Rate for Its Online Ads

    by Kimberly Smith

    Here’s how Pioneer Electronics earned amazing click-through rates on its targeted online ads. more

  • Case Study: Lessons From Martin Guitars: Three Ways to Survive a Downturn

    by Kimberly Smith

    C. F. Martin & Co. survived the Civil War, the Great Depression, and both World Wars. Inspired by its past, the guitar maker thrived in 2009. more

  • Case Study: SEO and Sex: A Recipe for Success

    by Kimberly Smith

    How does an SMB owner run a business day to day, do his/her own marketing and promotion, and make sure the biz keeps going and growing? Just maybe, SEO+Sex=Success! more

  • Case Study: How a Small Company Went Global (Without Breaking the Bank)

    by Kimberly Smith

    In the age of globalization and the Internet, extending your reach beyond you home market is easier than ever… if you put some strategic thinking behind it. more

  • Case Study: How Domino's Managed a Viral Video Nightmare

    by Kimberly Smith

    What do you do when potentially devastating information about your company goes hyper-viral online, reaching millions of people essentially overnight? more

  • Case Study: How IBM Offset the Impact of a Down Economy on Event Attendance

    by Kimberly Smith

    How can you confront today’s economic headwinds? See how IBM avoided a looming disaster and reached safe harbor with the help of customers and partners. more

  • Case Study: How One Website Doubled Its Ad Revenue

    by Kimberly Smith

    Even in the midst of a recession, when advertising spend has been drying up, this website doubled its ad revenue. How, exactly? Take a gander… more

  • Case Study: How a New, Low-Cost Offline Channel Generated Surprisingly Stellar Results for Samsung

    by Kimberly Smith

    When your product competes with the iPhone, you have to get creative. Which is just what Samsung did. more

  • Case Study: A Facebook Experiment in Ad Targeting

    by Jason Alba, Kimberly Smith

    Here’s how One Day, One Job—an online company that helps college students find entry-level jobs—grew its Web traffic and visibility via targeted ads on the social network. more

  • Case Study: How Low-Cost Conversation Starters Built Community, Generated Leads

    by Kimberly Smith

    How do you build a thousand-strong online community when your entire global audience is just 20,000 people? Easy! (Not really, but it’s possible.) more

  • Case Study: How to Spark Fanatical Engagement and Advocacy by Heroically Tapping Into User Interests

    by Kimberly Smith

    Forget the norms. For Cisco Systems, reinvigorating its security line and authenticating its leadership spot meant something truly heroic. more

  • Case Study: Twitter + Coffee = A Delicious Elixir for Customer Acquisition and Sales

    by Christian Gulliksen

    The Houston-area coffee shop was just one among many, until it found Twitter. Today, the Coffee Groundz is ground zero among local social-media fans—and sales have soared. more

  • Case Study: A Fresh Way to Use Email as an Interactive Tool

    by Christian Gulliksen

    Garden Fresh had more than half a million customers on its email list. But it wanted customers to do more than print out coupons. It sought to build customer loyalty by using email as an interactive tool. more

  • Case Study: Generating Serious B2B Buzz With Dead Bugs... and Video

    by Kimberly Smith

    Entrepreneurs, by definition, don’t play it too safe. So for a company that serves startups and small businesses, what better way to launch a rebranding campaign and generate buzz than doing something novel and risky—but being wicked smart about it. Which is where the bugs come in. more

  • Case Study: How an Interactive Game Stimulated Product Awareness and Sales

    by Kimberly Smith

    To differentiate itself in a crowded consumer-electronics market, Sony Electronics leveraged a bond—James Bond—with sister company Sony Pictures. A Bond-themed interactive game and sweepstakes resulted in 45,000 clickthroughs to product pages—and a 12-15% increase in sales of those products. more

  • Case Study: Tips From Microsoft on Cultivating Customer Satisfaction & Loyalty on a Global Scale

    by Kimberly Smith

    With millions of customers in more than 90 countries, Microsoft has its hands full keeping customers satisfied and loyal. But it has found a way to do so—by using Web-monitoring tools, social-media analytics, and the energy of influencers. Read on for valuable insights. more

  • Case Study: Three Small (Biz) Steps to Increased Product & Service Sales, Recession Edition

    by Kimberly Smith

    Sales of luxury products and services have been suffering in the current economy—all the more so for small businesses. But email, coupons, and new-client referral and member-rewards programs have helped this small business beat the recession blues. See how. more

  • Case Study: Using Video to Reel in Record High Traffic and Conversions

    by Kimberly Smith

    Supply-chain software provider Kinaxis needed to reel in more customers, so it created a comedy video series, which soon became its most popular online content. The videos drew record site traffic and conversions, as well as doubling RSS subscriptions to the company blog within the first month. more

  • Case Study: Harnessing Web 3.0 to Pump Up Brand Preference and Loyalty

    by Kimberly Smith

    In this new age of conversation between corporation and consumer, chip-maker Intel and PC-maker ASUS have embraced “crowdsourcing.” Allowing consumers to design the ideal PC, they are gaining valuable consumer insight and in the process building not just a PC but customer loyalty. more

  • Case Study: How Good Karma Mixed With Moxy and Social Media Created Close to $1 Million in Revenue

    by Kimberly Smith

    How does helping out a friend, or a friend of a friend, become a million-dollar business… with not a penny spent on advertising? When those little favors are in huge demand—and word-of-mouth and social media spread the good news like wildfire. more

  • Case Study: How a Single Voice Recording Scored Immediate Ticket Sales for Boston College

    by Kimberly Smith

    Boston College had just two weeks to inspire alumni and fans to make a last-minute trip to Florida after the school’s football team secured its first conference title game. An enticing voice-marketing campaign quickly generated 5,000 ticket sales, netting $200,000. more

  • Case Study: How Mobile Text Marketing Is Increasing Ancillary Revenues, Room Upgrades, and Customer Loyalty

    by Kimberly Smith

    Cutting-edge customer service that relies on mobile texting has helped an alliance of hotels to retain customers among the thinning number of business travelers—and avoid disaster during the economic downturn. Read on to see how. more

  • Case Study: How a Facebook Game Attracted 10 Times the Traffic, New Fans, Real Sales

    by Kimberly Smith

    Here’s how a single Facebook game application attracted more than 11,500 plays, 10 times the usual traffic, 5,500 new fans, and more…. more


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