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Degrees of Difficulty: Looking at Online College Personas

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Understanding online degree-seekers We recently conducted a research study of student personas for a leading, nonprofit, online college headquartered in the northeast (formerly part of the SUNY system). The results reveal 8 distinct types of online students (which scale up to larger groups of potential students), each with differentiating life challenges and personal characteristics. While […]

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7 Mobile musts for traveler marketers.

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Think small picture: The migration to mobile Even though desktop and laptop sessions still account for the majority of actual travel bookings, mobile bookings are constantly on the rise. So yes, of course, mobile access to brand content should still be front and center in any destination marketing brand discussion of next year’s budget. Here […]

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Some marketing advice on TripAdvisor

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Say hello to the 800 lb primate Leaders at DMOs have a TripAdvisor problem. Namely, What To Do About TripAdvisor. Strong annual growth and $1.25+ billion in revenue commands our attention, as does TripAdvisor’s 455 million average monthly unique visitors and its $620+ million annual ad spend. But perhaps the most telling stat about the […]

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Waste in Marketing

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Marketers wake up to the pain of misspent resources A really disturbing recent study of 1000+ EU marketers reported that, on average, they waste 26% of their annual budget on “the wrong channels or strategies.” In other words, more than a quarter of their budget is gone and unrecoverable. In four years time, an entire […]

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