5 Insurance Marketing Tactics that Drive Quality Leads

On June 20, 2017
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“It is a truth universally acknowledged that lead acquisition in the insurance industry is hella pricey.” – Old Proverb.

In fact, it’s not just expensive: the frustrations associated with running an AdWords account in the insurance industry — whether it’s your own account or you’re an agency running an account for a client in the insurance industry — are very real.  

This frustrates your clients (especially the yellers) which in turn frustrates you. It’s all very dramatic.

Insurance Marketing Tactics

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Recent History’s Most Controversial Ads

On June 19, 2017
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We’ve made the case for controversial marketing in the past. Campaigns that rise above monotony, trigger a strong emotional response, and drive widespread engagement can experience unprecedented returns on investment. The name of the game—in advertising, as in most aspects of life—is balance. When does the incendiary become scandalous? When does gender targeting become sexist? At what number of Monday bathroom breaks, having already taken five, have you officially taken a sick day?

So the question remains: Where is the line? In the embarrassment of controversial ads we examined, we found two lines, delineating three distinct categories. We took the best of the best from each category, and voilà:

Most Controversial Ads

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7 Data-Backed Tips for AdWords Ads that Work Right Now

On June 14, 2017
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PPC advertisers said farewell to standard text ads last year and we began preparing for the new age of Expanded Text Ads (ETAs).

A lot has changed since Google first started selling text ads way back in the 20th century. Technology is better. The way people search has changed. And, perhaps most importantly, we're now in a mobile-first world.

All of this meant it was time for some major changes to AdWords. So text ads that used to look like this:

non expanded text ad

Have evolved into today's expanded text ads:

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7 Time Management Shortcuts for Marketers Who Can’t Write

On June 8, 2017
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Marketing today is writing – whether you like it or not.

Ten new ad headlines are due. 4,000 words on the topic du jour are needed by 5 pm. And all you can do is stare at a blank screen. The blinking cursor on a fresh white page, mocking you.

Putting the proverbial pen to paper can be tricky for many. Even the most seasoned writers have days when the Words. Just. Won’t. Come.

But here’s the deal: Writer’s block is a myth. It only happens when you’re not prepared. When you’ve failed to put in the time getting organized. And figuring out exactly where you need to go next.

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We Analyzed 612 of the Best Ads: Here Are 9 Things We Learned [DATA]

On June 6, 2017
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Here at WordStream we have access to a ton of ad data thanks to our free tools and client base. We’ve analyzed over $60 million in AdWords ad spend. And we love to play around with that data, giving you performance insights like average click-through rate, conversion rate, cost per click, and cost per conversion across all different industries.

But one thing we had never looked at before was the ad text itself. Obviously, all of us folks on the content team are obsessed with words. So we got to thinking: What are the actual WORDS that go into really great, super-high-CTR ads in AdWords? And while we’re at it, what about stuff like numbers and punctuation marks? What are the best CTA’s?

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