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The Science of Behavioral Economics

Digital Marketing, Podcast October 10, 2019

Described as economic theory with a dose of human nature, the concept of behavioral economics has been around for over 40 years. As marketers, we need to understand why consumers do what they do and what affects those decisions. Behavioral economics can help us identify behaviors and adapt to irrational biases that influence every consumer. Why do we trust others more than ourselves to make financial decisions? Why are we more afraid of what we might lose than what we might gain? To help us understand, Meg Goodman sits down with Lou Carlozo on the BAI podcast to discuss the nature of human decision making and how we as marketers can predict it. 

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Ron Jacobs Talks AI on The Currency Podcast

Digital Marketing, Artificial Intelligence, Podcast July 25, 2019

As an expert in the direct marketing field, Jacobs & Clevenger CEO, Ron Jacobs, is always looking for the latest developments in the industry. Recently, Ron joined Mike Gastin on The Currency podcast to “demystify AI for direct marketing”. In this episode, Ron breaks down AI’s role in direct marketing and the possibilities AI will present in the near future. Listen as he also explains how businesses can use AI to predict and implement more efficient marketing strategies across all channels.

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What You Should A/B Test in Emails — And How to Do It

Digital Marketing, Email Marketing July 11, 2019

Email marketing is both an art and a science. The art comes in with elegant designs, punchy subject lines and well-written copy. Then there’s the science. The data and statistics prove which parts of the art gets people to interact with your email… and which parts don’t work as well. That’s where A/B testing comes into play. Running head-to-head tests allows you to experiment with the creative and understand the effect. Read on to understand the rules of A/B testing, the parts of an email you can test and the metrics you should look at afterwards.

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How Insurance Companies & Agents Can Use Content Marketing

Content Marketing, Digital Marketing, Insurance Marketing May 9, 2019

In the age of the Internet, content marketing is key. From social media to web platforms to email, there are so many avenues you can use to share branded content. If you’re not taking advantage of this, you’re falling behind.

As an insurance company or an independent agent, you should use content marketing in order to build authority, increase exposure and offer help to your customers. To get started, take a look at these four forms of content that you can incorporate into your marketing plan today. 

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4 Useful Social Media Techniques for Insurance Companies

Digital Marketing, Insurance Marketing, Social Media Marketing April 25, 2019

Social media must play a role in any business’s marketing plan. But when it comes to insurance companies, it can be tricky to figure out how social media fits with your brand’s voice. Here are a few quick tips to help make your insurance company relevant on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social platforms.

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Why Your Business Should Start a Podcast

Digital Marketing, Podcast April 11, 2019

Podcasts are one of the most accessible forms of media. People can listen anytime, anywhere. According to Medium, the majority of listeners tune in during their commute: 52% while driving and 37% while on public transportation. And 32% of listeners catch up while they’re working out. Essentially, podcasts have become a part of people’s daily routine.

Because of the instant reach podcasts offer, businesses have tapped into this format to promote their brand, stand out against competitors and reach new audiences. Here are four reasons your business should consider creating a podcast today. 

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5 Marketing Podcasts You Should Download Today

Digital Marketing, Podcast March 28, 2019

Audio-only storytelling isn’t a new phenomenon. From radio dramas like 1930’s War of the Worlds to FDR’s fireside chats, we’ve been tuning in for over a century. But podcasts changed the game for the 21st century. With free content available on-demand, it’s no wonder this form has exploded in popularity over the past few years.

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3 Ways AI Can Improve Your Marketing Efforts

Digital Marketing, Artificial Intelligence February 27, 2019

As technology evolves at a rapid pace, the nature of marketing evolves with it. One of the most crucial innovations in the marketing landscape is artificial intelligence (AI).

But what exactly is AI? Put simply, AI is a system that can learn, reason and solve problems. And marketers see the potential. Here’s a brief look at how this technology can change the way marketers reach their audience.

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J&C Joins Clutch’s Research of the Best Digital Marketing Agencies in Chicago

Digital Marketing October 31, 2018

The work we do at J&C is entirely driven by business outcomes. The way we approach crafting an effective marketing strategy is founded on the concept of picturing the end goal first, and then building the pathway that will get us there. We are always proud of the work we deliver, but since being included on Clutch, we’ve gotten a valuable opportunity to see how our agency ranks compared to others in our field. In fact, we are excited to announce that Clutch recently included J&C in their research segments for the best digital agencies and email marketing companies in Chicago in 2018!

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How to Use Martech to Improve Relationship Marketing

Digital Marketing, Personalization, Relationship Marketing October 26, 2018

In a noisy and busy digital world, engaging with customers, providing them with a positive experience and building upon the relationship has become more challenging for marketers, these are top priority for many. Consumer behavior has changed and customers now have a preference toward companies that understand them individually and can relate to them directly with relevant messages and offers. Years ago this would have been nearly an impossible ask for marketers, yet with the advancements in marketing technology, the time required to do this has diminished greatly today. With many of these technologies being relatively new, many marketers still see this as a big ask because they are unfamiliar with the use cases and ways technology can help to build the relationships. Since building relationships and engaging with customers is a top priority for marketers, we have outlined three different ways marketing technology can help improve customer relationships.

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