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Susan Gunelius

Susan Gunelius is the author of 10 marketing, social media, branding, copywriting, and technology books, and she is President & CEO of KeySplash Creative, Inc., a marketing communications company. She also owns Women on Business, an award-wining blog for business women. She is a featured columnist for and, and her marketing-related articles have appeared on websites such as,,, and more.

She has over 20 years of experience in the marketing field having spent the first decade of her career directing marketing programs for some of the largest companies in the world, including divisions of AT&T and HSBC. Today, her clients include large and small companies around the world and household brands like Citigroup, Cox Communications, Intuit, and more. Susan is frequently interviewed about marketing and branding by television, radio, print, and online media organizations, and she speaks about these topics at events around the world. You can connect with her on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, or Google+.

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email marketing network

For the past 14 years, MailerMailer has been conducting an annual email marketing study. This year’s Email Marketing Metrics Report, which was released this month, analyzed 1.18 billion email messages that were sent during 2013. Email marketing is still an extremely effective marketing tool, so brand marketers should pay attention to these findings.

The good news is that email marketing open rates increased in 2013. The bad news is that click rates decreased in … Read the rest

money yes no

More than one out of two American mobile device users (58%) prefer to download mobile apps that are free but include in-app advertising than apps that cost money to download or require payment within the app later to access additional features. This data comes from October 2014 research by Zogby Analytics for the Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA), which surveyed 1,015 U.S. adults who have downloaded mobile apps.

Just how much does charging for mobile apps … Read the rest


Brands are consistently challenged when it comes to connecting with millennials on social media. This is an audience that isn’t quick to like a brand on Facebook, but there are some brands that are succeeding. In fact, some of those brands might surprise you.

According to a new study by Moosylvania, an advertising agency, millennials are willing to connect with brands on social media, but they’re very particular about the brands they let into … Read the rest

gap marketing business

There is a gap between marketing technology, data, strategy and results. For marketers who are in the trenches marketing brands every day, this statement isn’t surprising. It’s simply a statement of fact. Yes, there are tons of tools available to integrate technology into marketing strategy, leverage massive amounts of data, and drive big results. However, actually using those tools to attain those big results is a hurdle that most marketers are still far from surmounting.… Read the rest

mobile phone

Remember when you had to be very careful about the content and offers you displayed on your brand website because dial up speeds were so slow? Can you remember when mobile phones were analog only? How about when text messaging from one mobile device to another debuted, but the high cost of each message meant that many people still carried pagers? Remember?

If not, then you’re too young and you missed out on having to … Read the rest