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eCommerce Marketing Hierarchy of Needs: Part Four

Readers have been clamoring for the fourth installment of eBridge’s ‘eCommerce Marketing Hierarchy of Needs’. If you haven’t yet read the first, second, or third posts in this series, you’re highly encouraged to-do-so! The first three posts helped to identify marketing priorities for organizations as they prove their business concept, make their first moves into eCommerce, and specialize in a niche market. This fourth installment focuses on priorities for companies who are looking to scale…

Posted July 5, 2018
By: Devin Rose

Niche Awareness

eCommerce Marketing Hierarchy of Needs: Part Three

Welcome to part three of our eCommerce Marketing Hierarchy of Needs. This edition is all about tactics to gain brand awareness within a specific niche market. You may wish to check out the prerequisites outlined in the first and second parts of the series before reading this entry. The recommendations that follow assume that you’ve already proven your business concept and created a basic and functional website. If you’re at the stage where you find your…

Posted March 2, 2018
By: Devin Rose

Proof of Concept

eCommerce Marketing Hierarchy of Needs: Part One

This is the first entry in a five-part series of blogs we’ve dubbed the ‘eCommerce Marketing Hierarchy of Needs’. The objective for these blogs is certainly audacious. We aim to provide a simple framework for eCommerce businesses that helps to identify which marketing activities should be prioritized based on a company’s growth stage. We will help answer questions like: “should we be investing to improve our website’s user experience or is that time/money better spent…

Posted December 23, 2017
By: Devin Rose

My Favorite Business Podcasts!

I’ve always been a big fan of talk radio. When I’m driving, sometimes to the chagrin of my passengers, the radio is glued to the AM dial. But I was a late adopter of podcasts. The first podcast that was recommended to me by a friend was This American Life, which is excellent and has been a mainstay in my weekly rotation. Then I found Serial, the real life crime drama whose first season features…

Posted October 5, 2016
By: Devin Rose

Unconventional Advertising – Part 2

In writing about inexpensive forms of advertising or promotion, I asked you to think about “sudden attacks sprung from hiding.” Did the term “ambush marketing” come to mind? It’s a form of marketing or advertising that lets you enjoy the benefits of sponsoring major events, without actually paying big bucks to be a sponsor. I know, I wrote about ambush marketing a few posts back, but it deserves revisiting.

Posted July 7, 2009

Unconventional Advertising – Part 1

Countless thousands of dollars get spent every year on viral advertising, in pursuit of the Holy Grail of one million-plus views on YouTube. But the truth about viral videos and games is that you can’t really plan and design them – you can only create them, release them in the vicinity of a suitable host, and hope it spreads. A viral ad or video is viral only if it actually goes viral, so be skeptical…

Posted June 6, 2009

Copywriting – Persuade Your Reader with Benefits

When you think of copywriting do you think of those direct mail pieces that arrive in your mail box? Or do you think of the text of a television ad? Or do the words in a radio spot come to mind? If so, you’d be right in all those instances. Yet you’d also have missed some. At its essence, copywriting is persuasive writing.

Posted June 26, 2008