We know that mobile advertising can be a bit like a bad summer movie – over-hyped and unfulfilling (watch Expendables 2 and you’ll see what I mean). If you’ve tried mobile advertising in the past, the experience probably left you disappointed and a little surprised; most people pay a bunch of money for some clicks, their ad budgets vanish, and the promised customers never materialize…such is the business of buying accidental clicks and untrackable impressions.
Want some tips for writing a great mobile ad:
Keep it short and keep it simple! Mobile customers are on the move and have very little time – and we all know that customers these days have tiny attention spans. Here are some examples of ads from businesses, like yourselves, that have seen great results on AdLeads. With mobile ad copy, less is much, much more.
What is AdLeads:
AdLeads and CityVoter want to provide all CityVoter businesses a special offer on a new way to run mobile ads and attract new local customers. It is a simple and intuitive self-serve platform that allows you to advertise on top mobile apps, like Pandora. U.S. and Canadian-based businesses can target ads to specific metro areas, cities, states or the whole country to ensure getting the right customers for your business. Smartphone users who are interested in hearing from you will sign-up by providing their contact information – email address and zip code. It is a great way to acquire new customers and communicate with them.
Check out what businesses are saying about AdLeads:
“AdLeads allows us to connect with patrons who are most likely to visit our restaurant time and again.” – David Liatti, Owner, 61 Local Restaurant, Brooklyn, NY
Christina Stembel, Founder, Farmgirl Flowers, San Francisco, CA says, “AdLeads is a great way to attract potential new customers, and set-up was super quick and easy.”
We are offering $75 in free mobile ad credit to CityVoter businesses redeemable right here. You’ll then receive an email with a confirmation link – click on the confirmation link to create your account, sign-in and create your campaign.
This is a guest post by Hayden Simmons, the head of business development at Pontiflex. If you have any questions about mobile advertising with AdLeads, he can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Never has customer service been as important as it is today. With social media, online review sites and blogs, the customer oftentimes has more of a voice and influence than a company does. Budgets no longer matter as the power of influence has shifted. Customers have the power to shape the perceptions of a businesses brand, for better or worse.
But that doesn’t mean that the “customer is always right,” a long standing mantra for businesses everywhere.
Keeping customers happy is critical, but in many ways the pendulum has swung too far in their favor. What I mean by that is that because customers have so much of a voice and so many platforms to weigh in, their expectations are now higher and in many cases, skewed. Customers can sometimes become unreasonable in their demands, expecting to get whatever they ask because they have the leverage of a poor review or a nasty tweet. With small businesses this is even more pronounced, because in general they are less “well known.” If someone says online they were unhappy with a company like Best Buy, chances are that’s not going have the same impact that it would for a local dry cleaner. People are more likely to “move on” when it comes a small business option after one bad review.
The challenge is knowing how to navigate the tricky waters of a public spat with a customer on Facebook, a blog or Yelp, including when to finally give up and disengage when you’ve done all you possibly can. There are ways to step away from an angry customer and still retain a good reputation in the minds of others. Here are three tips on how to navigate a situation like this:
Over a long enough timeline in business an unhappy customer is inevitable, you can’t make everyone happy 100% of the time. But by spelling out clearly what has been done and the effort that has been put in, you’re showing customer service is important to the business and potential customers.
Have you had to deal with an angry customer in a public forum? How did you deal with it? Was it a positive or negative resolution?
This is a guest post by Jason Keith. Jason is the Senior Communications Manager at Vistaprint, where he and his team are deeply involved with small businesses and lead the efforts in mining micro business trends, behaviors, and attitudes through various research studies and analysis. Read the rest of this entry »