With all of the social media platforms available to everyone in 2020, it can be hard for businesses (especially in the B2B sector) to find a way to break through the mold. Because there’s an oversaturation of businesses vying for the attention of their customers and new lead, B2B marketers have to know exactly where to invest their time and energy. B2B marketing involves three social platforms: Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. But are all of these platforms a great fit for your B2B marketing efforts? For B2B marketers, LinkedIn is by far the most trusted channel. Below, we have a few reasons why you should trust LinkedIn as your social media platform in 2020.
One of the best ways to reach your audience is by using every available resource. Content diversification is all about stretching the boundaries of your creativity. The biggest opportunities that content diversification gives you is the chance to reach more people and generate more revenue. Refuse the temptation to stick to one platform and connect with your audience on all the platforms they use. Give your customers the choice of how they can engage with your brand, and they’ll be more likely to engage regularly. Below, we’ve got a few points to consider when diversifying your content.
In an omnichannel marketing approach, it’s all about creating a personalized and consistent customer experience, no matter what platform they are using to engage with your brand. This means that the experience should be consistent across all channels: social media, customer service, website, brick and mortar, and email campaigns. Email campaigns are especially important because they are at the center of your customer’s digital life and can drive the highest ROI among other digital communication channels. Below, we’ve got four benefits of email marketing in an omnichannel marketing approach.
Marketing has undergone some vast changes in the past few years, and it will only continue to change in the future. Lately, marketers have dropped the mass marketing campaigns in favor of a much more personalized approach. If you are planning on truly engaging with all of your customers and potential leads, you have to be everywhere. The only way for this to happen and be effective is an omnichannel marketing approach. But what exactly does that mean? The omnichannel marketing experience is where consumers can engage with a company on all points; through a brick and mortar store, a website, a mobile app, a catalog, or social media. Additionally, they can access the products and services by calling the company phone, using a mobile app, or even connecting through a personal computer or tablet. If you’re looking to build an omnichannel marketing approach, there are a few things to take into consideration.
Take a moment to think back to a time when you purchased a product that you were really satisfied with. Did you tell your friends and family? Did you post something on social media? Advocacy marketing is an inexpensive yet effective marketing tactic, wherein the brand is equipping customers to generate interest in your brand through social media, reviews, and word-of-mouth. Brands can empower and equip their customers to be powerful marketing tools for their products. But how do is advocacy marketing set up? Below, we have a few things to consider when you’re developing your advocacy marketing strategies.
When you hear the word ecosystem, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Probably a frozen tundra or even a rainforest, which wouldn’t be surprising! Ecosystems work in a very specific way, wherein the biotic and abiotic components of any particular ecosystem work together to survive. Product ecosystems are not so different! A company creates a product ecosystem when they have several products that coexist to benefit the customer. Apple and Adobe are excellent examples of companies that have created thriving product ecosystems. But how is a successful product ecosystem built? Below, we have a few pointers for any companies that are attempting to establish their product ecosystem.
Thought leadership can be an incredible way to build grow your business and build your brand. Thought leaders are seen as industry superstars, a sort of shining example of how to run a company. They are trust-worthy and reliable, and any input they have on their industry is taken very seriously. Positioning yourself as a thought leader is easier said than done. If you’re looking to grow your business through thought leadership, there are a few things to keep in mind.
Now that we’re in 2020, it’s time to start thinking about the next generation of consumers: Generation Z. Born between 1994 and 2014, Gen Z will soon be flooding the market and the workplace. As the first generation to have immediate access to technology for most of their lives, marketers have to completely rethink their approach. If we want to tap into this new audience, we need to understand what they care about, how they consume information, and how to close the deal.
Content creation, in its simplest form, is storytelling. Telling stories is part of the fabric of humanity. Starting with cave drawings and folklore, the art of storytelling has transformed into the film industry, one of the fastest-growing and innovative industries today. People go to see movies to get swept up in the drama, romance, and action of the latest narrative. If people have an emotional response to these kinds of stories, what’s keeping them from connecting with your story? Crafting content through the lens of telling a story gives your audience a great opportunity to connect to your brand and your product. Everyone has an interesting story. You just need to figure out how to tell yours. Below, we have some ways that storytelling can dramatically improve your content marketing efforts.
The level of awareness about your brand can say a lot about your company. Most small to medium-sized businesses don’t have the level of brand recognition of something like Apple, but it never hurts to be known for what you do. It’s important to understand the audience that recognizes your branding and how it can grow. But how do you measure the awareness of your brand? Below, we have a few tactics for measuring brand awareness.
2020 is merely weeks away, which means a new year of new possibilities for your business. As the year winds down, take the time to evaluate what worked and what didn’t in 2019. This process is crucial to your success in the new year and could dramatically increase the number of new customers you sign. Because the world is always changing, marketers constantly have to try new things. Below, we have a few marketing tips for you to try in the new year.
If you’re looking to stay competitive in your industry, your company must have an active profile on LinkedIn, fully equipped to post, comment, and commit to a live stream. LinkedIn has recently joined the broadcasting game, which means that it’s currently the best social media platform for organic growth. If you have the opportunity, LinkedIn Live is an excellent way to generate leads and interest in your company. It’s also a great tool to help position leaders within your organization to be thought leaders within their industry, which adds a significant level of credibility to your brand.
Everyone wants to work under trustworthy leadership, but it can be hard to know exactly what that looks like. More often than not, it comes down to communication. Communication is an essential tool for a good leader. Whether they are communicating business successes or failures, the information must be shared in an open and safe environment for your employees to ask as many questions as they need. This is what trust looks like, and we all know that trust can’t be bought. Below, we have a few great ways to build trust with effective leadership communications.
The marketing department of a company has been deemed by many as the most crucial element of an organization. It is the component that helps create your brand image, drives brand awareness, and promotes your business’ mission and goals. It also allows your target audience to gain a solid understanding of who you are and what you offer. Some say it is the underpinning of your entire organization. Therefore, it is crucial to consider and successfully implement an efficient marketing strategy to reach your desired targeted audience and be most effective.
Few things can make a business more powerful than an aligned marketing and sales team. When both departments can rally around the same story, it leads to greater benefits for each department and the company as a whole. But how exactly does this happen? After all, marketing and sales have individual sets of metrics and goals: marketing is measured on generating demand and sales is focused on converting leads. If marketing and sales are going to work together, they need to be able to collaborate on their projects. Alignment is all about collaboration, and if each team is working towards the same goal it will make this process much more successful.