The MECLABS Conversion Index: How optimizing your marketing collateral is as simple as “adding, removing, or changing”

Optimizing marketing collateral is difficult. First, there is the constant stream of new tactics and clever hacks to implement. Then there are the politics of your team interacting with management for budget, thought leadership and decision making. And on top of that, there is the overwhelming feeling of not knowing where to begin. MECLABS…
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The Prospect’s Perception Gap

Brands make promises all the time, and most of them ring empty and hollow on the ears of a prospect — even if the brand can actually keep its promises. There is, inherent in every transaction, a perception gap in the mind of the prospect…

UX or Design: Where should marketers invest?

There is a problem with the question in the headline above. The problem is it implies a zero-sum game. If you focus on UX or focus on design, you lose either way. The key to any successful message is the combination of the two in service to…

The MECLABS Conversion Heuristic Applied

In this Quick Win Clinic, Flint McGlaughlin, our CEO and managing director, walks through Axess Wallets’ home page and applies the Conversion Sequence Heuristic to show how easy it is to think about conversion in a sales path using the…

Best Practices Are Often Just Pooled Ignorance

How do we know that our sites are performing at their maximum ability for our given objectives? • Is it because we used A/B testing to get a set of iterative performance bumps? • Is it because we used a focus group to tell us how we can…

Industrial Digital Marketing

Digital marketing for industrial products has a specific set of unique challenges. For one, most industrial businesses are way behind the curve in both technology and marketing strategy. And for another, industrial product manufacturers are…

Optimizing Course Product Pages

As marketers, the best possible way to sell a course is by doing the hard work of imagining for your customers. Of course, this is much easier said than done. In this Quick Win Clinic, Flint McGlaughlin demonstrates how to optimize a course…

Optimizing Software Landing Pages

Downloading software is a difficult decision. As consumers, we’ve been burned by so many software downloads that have spyware, adware and malware hidden inside them. Making that decision to download more attractive is exactly what Flint…

Do Rotating Sliders Work?

Best practices on the internet are often just pooled ignorance. Rotating sliders (or banners) are considered one of these so-called “best practices” by many. It’s one thing if you’re using them for page views, but quite another when using…

Ecommerce Optimization in 8 Minutes

A clear value proposition is at the heart of any business. But in the ecommerce space, where commodities are much more common, it’s incredibly difficult to compete and also be clear about the value your product brings to the market. In this…