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Understanding what a customer sees and experiences on their journey with your business is arguably the biggest challenge marketers face. When analyzing their behavior, we may wonder why customers leave tabs open for hours just to close them or why they take several steps to get from point A to B when it should only take one. But with the right tools, taking hold of this key information is possible, propelling your business forward with a greater understanding of your customers and therefore an opportunity to optimize your customer experience.

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There are many successful entrepreneurs around the world but for every successful entrepreneur, there are thousands of unsuccessful people. So, what is it that separates a truly successful entrepreneur from the rest of the pack? That’s a loaded question but from all the interviews and biographies we can gather that there are in fact a few things that all successful entrepreneurs have in common. These are the commonalities that seem to take them to the next level and creates the difference between someone who made it and someone who really made it. Here are five undeniable habits that everyone should adopt if they want to mirror the behavior of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs.

How Influencers Can Help Your Social Media Marketing

Social media is taking an increasingly larger portion of any marketing strategy, where, as of 2021 - there are 3.96 billion people using some form of social media. It’s an ever-expanding landscape that allows for a multitude of interactions where influencers are partnering with brands for paid promotions, and brands are leveraging influencers to boost their brand awareness.

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When using social media to market your business, what you create and how you position your business online will be highly dependent on who you are marketing to.
Despite the common misconception that social media is a young person's game, the greater accessibility to smart devices with 4G or greater functionality means that all generations are fair game in marketing. Regardless of whether they're a zoomer or a boomer, more than 80% of people from every generation use social media at least once per day.

How you market to them, (or how you should market to them) is dependant on all of the characteristics that define these crucial segments. Users across different generations will follow different trends and to a greater extent and will also use the same platforms as their generational counterparts in completely different ways. Understanding the difference is key in developing a successful marketing strategy as such nuances in usage will impact your brand.

Read on to learn how to target demographics effectively, through understanding generational differences in social media and the implications it has for your social media marketing strategy.

How To Design A Highly Precise Instagram Ads Campaign

Creating an Instagram ads campaign can be a profitable marketing strategy when it comes to promoting your brand. With over 1.074 billion users worldwide in 2021 and users spending an average of 53 minutes per day on the site, it pays to use Instagram in your social media marketing strategy. However, with Instagram’s popularity comes dense competition and there’s no point creating an Instagram ads campaign if you are not sure who your target audience is, where they are based, and most importantly, what they are likely to respond to.

There are many steps that a marketer must go through before even thinking about creating the content for their Instagram ads campaign. Conducting thorough market research before this will help ensure your campaign is cost-effective and highly precise. In this post, we will outline the key stages to designing a highly precise Instagram ads campaign:

The Top 7 Traits of Successful Marketing Leaders

Many believe that great leaders are born or rise to the occasion, but with such a need for leadership ever-present in business, government, and the NFP sector the question hangs, can great leaders be created?

Why Every Marketer Should Be An Even Better Listener

Figuring out how to say less, create less noise, and become more deliberate with your messaging, audiences, and targeting, is about learning to listen better as a marketer. The depth and amplification of your marketing can be achieved by listening more to what consumers are saying and less on the quantity of advertising. Let’s explore why every marketer should be a better listener, and how they can do this.

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Today’s consumer has a drastically shorter attention span than ever previously recorded.

According to a study by Microsoft, people struggle to pay attention for more than eight seconds, with this figure falling each year by 88% it is becoming harder for marketers to grab consumer attention and market their product to be engaging and interesting.

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If your business is currently struggling with low-quality leads or non-existent leads, a demand generation campaign may be the solution. A demand generation campaign is ideal for businesses that have identified a need that their audience isn’t aware of. Through a demand generation campaign, an audience will better understand what their pain points are, and consequently why your solution is the best fit for their newly found issue.

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With the internet and social media apps becoming more and more prevalent, marketing metrics have become one of the most important ways businesses can gain information on how well their online marketing tactics are working. However, this can oftentimes be counterintuitive.

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Emerging technology companies can have bright business prospects, however without the right marketing strategies in place, their ability to attain long-term goals are far from reach.

You may ask; Why are such prospective companies still failing to succeed in their marketing?

My answer to this question is quite simple.

Why your marketing career isn't lifting off – and how to change it
Have you ever cut of your nose in spite of your face? If you think that you haven't - ever - then perhaps you are kidding yourself. We have all done it in life and our careers. It's the lessons we learn from our mistakes that often take us to where we need to be. We've all heard this many times before, and without sounding like a broken record, it needs reinforcing. No matter what age we are or what stage we are in our careers, we will make mistakes, choose the wrong option and be afraid to the take risks that might just lead us to where we want to go.
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This pandemic provides a tough environment for marketing as brands wonder how to realign their strategies to match the changes in the business environment. Yet, in the ever-competitive and changing business world, a number of factors exist that when acted on, can be used to augment your brand's marketing strategy. COVID-19 is changing consumer behavior in various different ways, there must be a shift in marketing objectives and the strategies used to achieve brand success. Augmented strategies won't just help your business gain resilience to the effects of COVID-19, but allow your business to thrive as a leader within your industry.

The Ultimate Guide to Formulating a Marketing Strategy

Effective marketing can only begin with a carefully planned marketing strategy. Unfortunately, most businesses aren’t able to reach their full potential because they lack a clear marketing strategy. A marketing strategy should be a clearly defined long-term plan, one which outlines quantifiable goals and key steps towards how to define your business amongst competitors and generate brand awareness.

Discovering exactly what your digital marketing strategies and marketing campaigns need, and exactly how to develop them will help you make the most of your business and boost overall revenue.

6 Digital Marketing Metrics Your Business Needs to Understand

The meteoric rise of digital marketing only proves the importance for businesses to understand how to effectively measure their success. We've discussed what the best marketing tactics for lead generation and marketing strategies for small companies are, but how can we actually know whether these strategies have worked or not?

This is where Digital Marketing Metrics come in. Metrics are the tools we use to measure the effectiveness of marketing campaigns.  You can capture these metrics through analytic tools such as Google Analytics, HubSpot Analytics, and SEMrush. This is not to be confused with your business Key Performance Indicators.  Key Performance Indicators track the performance of your business, whilst metrics are an indication of how effective your processes are. All KPIs are metrics but not all metrics are KPIs.

An advantage of understanding how to read metrics is that you are often able to see the impacts of your marketing campaigns in real-time, as opposed to traditional marketing campaigns, where the results were often not seen until months to potentially years later.

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