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How to turn content marketing into content ROI

If content marketing has replaced direct contact, how can companies engage with prospects? Put another way, what do 100 likes of an infographic on Facebook, 1,000 views of a video on YouTube or 10,000 downloads of a presentation actually translate to?

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Online ads equal offline sales, says shopper analytics firm RapidBlue

Retailers typically measure online ads with online results: cost per click, cost per action, cost per sale. But Helsinki-based shopping analytics firm RapidBlue recently tested the effects of online ads on offline sales. And, surprisingly, it found a strong correlation: double-digit increases in both the number of shoppers and the amount of time they spent in store when stores ran Google AdWords campaigns.

How to determine if your marketing is worth the cost

You don’t have to be a dedicated student of current events to know that businesses are scrutinizing expenses more than ever. In an environment where staff cuts are commonplace and budgets are shrinking, marketing has quickly become one of the favorite targets for cost cutters.