The Effects of Color on Consumer Behavior

Posted by Jennifer Sleeper on May 11, 2021 7:32:32 PM

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Ah, the subconscious mind - it's a mysterious and amazing tool! It stores, sorts, and retrieves data, and it processes the information we absorb through our senses. In fact, according to Psychology Today, many of the elements needed for our brains to make judgments and decision-making are processed outside of awareness.

The machinery at work in the subconscious mind also plays a big role in influencing our habits and moods – often for reasons we don’t fully understand – and that can be observed in something as simple as how we perceive and react to colors.

 

Why do certain colors make us feel calm or happy while others invoke anger or anxiety? Why might warm colors stimulate a more energetic response, while cooler colors can lead to feelings of relaxation?

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Social Monitoring Defined (& 5 Things it can do for Your Brand)

Posted by Lisa Smith on Jan 30, 2018 7:00:00 AM

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Social media monitoring can sometimes get lost in the jumbled word salad of social media marketing jargon: metrics, listening, analytics, intelligence, monitoring…They all sort of start to run together until you feel like you’re just too old for this whole thing. But you’re not. Social media monitoring is the act of tracking and watching what is being said about your brand specifically and your industry generally. Social media monitoring focuses on conversations, trends, and sentiment: what are people complaining about, celebrating and looking for in the context of your brand.

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What the Latest Facebook Algorithm Change Means (And What to Do)

Posted by Lisa Smith on Jan 18, 2018 9:11:00 AM

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If you’re an inbound marketer, you know that sinking feeling. You wake up, stretch, start your coffee, and check your phone—only for your stomach to drop at that horrible phrase “algorithm change.” Depending on how long you’ve been in the game, you’ve ridden the ups and downs of the Facebook and Google algorithms as they throw constant wrenches into our carefully strategized content plans. Our friend Mark announced some changes last week, citing that one of Facebook’s major foci for 2018 is “making sure the time we all spend on Facebook is time well spent.”

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Drive Traffic to Your Landing Pages: 10 Ways

Posted by Lisa Smith on Aug 25, 2017 1:45:00 PM

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If you're looking to drive more traffic to your landing pages, congratulations! You are on your way to becoming a savvy inbound marketer who knows that landing pages are an opportunity for you to leverage content in exchange for contact information. You understand that sparkling, unique content is the key to enticing future brand ambassadors. So, let's call this an intermediate lesson. Below are 10 tactics to get more clicks to your landing pages so that you can start to bridge the gap between attracting and converting.

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New Facebook Ads Feature: Split Testing

Posted by Lisa Smith on Mar 17, 2017 2:42:26 PM

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BREAKING: Facebook Business, the marketing and advertisement creation platform for ads on Facebook, has just announced that they will now be offering Split Testing in ads, apart from the traditional A/B testing that has been important for marketers in the past to understand which of their ads perform best.

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Using Live Video for Business

Posted by Lisa Smith on Mar 10, 2017 11:10:00 AM

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In 1951, the first live televised broadcast took place when former U.S. President Truman spoke at the Japanese Peace Treaty Conference in California. The world has come a long way since then; many things have come and gone, but live video has remained steady as a popular mode of mass communication and source of entertainment.

 

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Dark Social: What It Is and Why It Matters

Posted by Lisa Smith on Jan 9, 2017 11:05:00 AM

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Picture this: You’re sitting at the doctor’s office, patiently waiting to be seen. After an hour, you need a pick-me-up so you pull out your phone and head to Buzzfeed. Lucky for you, there’s a list of the most Instagram-worthy travel destinations. And just a day prior, you told your partner you had to get out of town for a week.

 

Hoping to travel to one of these newly-found destinations, you copy the URL and paste it into your Facebook Messenger. Off it goes to do your convincing for you (you hope). Guess what? Your action just became a part of “dark social."

 

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