Show Me What You Love About The Arts Without Using Pictures Of The Arts

Advisory Board for the Arts sponsored a webinar discussing how Utah Symphony shifted its marketing focus to emphasize emotional factors and shared values.  Karen Freeman, Executive Director of Research at Advisory Board for the Arts, observed that this approach can be effective because “people make choices based on emotional factors but justify it with rational considerations.”  Essentially, how this might manifest is you may choose what car to purchase based on an emotional association but decide it is a good choice based on things like gas mileage, dealer incentives and utility to … Read more

Tracking Blackbaud Donations Using GTM

If your organization uses a Blackbaud product, you know that it is tough to track conversions. The folks at LumenAd have created a handy recipe to do it using Google Tag Manager. What’s in this recipe: +  Two Google Tag Manager Triggers +  Two Google Manager Tags All four work with each other to track the Donation Confirmation of MOST Blackbaud donation pages and allows you to trigger a pixel based off of this page. In order to set this up, you must have a Google Tag Manager account which is free. If … Read more

Tracking Conversions With GA Goals

In the previous post in this series, we talked about why it is a good idea to track incremental conversions on your website. Now, we’ll take a look at exactly how to set those conversion actions up in Google Analytics. Setting Up Goals The easiest way to do this (and without any coding) is to use goals. As per Google: Goals measure how well your site or app fulfills your target objectives. A goal represents a completed activity, called a conversion, that contributes to the success of your business. We’re going to … Read more

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