Hiring new employees is a time-consuming process. Not only are you trying to find the skillset to fit the position, but you also need the right personality to fit the office. Many companies have the candidates go through several steps in the interview process to make a more informed decision on the applicant. Studies show that it takes an average of 27 working days to acquire a new employee, and most of the top talent will be off the market by then. But this is a very important process, and it’s important to know why and how you are attracting candidates.
Does your company have a LinkedIn page? If so, how often is it updated? LinkedIn might be the first impression that people have of your company, and a great LinkedIn page makes a really good impression with any potential leads that might be looking for your information. Consider LinkedIn as an extension of your website, making sure all the information is clean, up to date and understandable. Below, we have four elements that will your company’s LinkedIn page look professional and inviting to prospective leads.
The way that we market our businesses will always be evolving. In the last few years, B2B marketing has drastically evolved as the buyers have more access to more information. Years ago, people were attracted by ads for a product, which generated interest in that product. So, they would go and purchase that product based on the information they were given. Now, people have access to all the information that they could ever need, so the buying journey has changed. It’s less of a linear journey and more of a collection of moments that will influence the purchase of a product. Because of this, marketing must evolve. Below are four great strategies that your B2B marketing team should embrace in their processes.
When’s the last time you’ve searched on Google and clicked beyond the first 10 websites, or even the first results page? Keywords that are most relevant to a potential customer’s search will lead your business to their vision (or search results page) first.
Attracting legitimate customers will take time and effort. We’re talking about the type of customers who genuinely want to incorporate your brand into their lives, and quite possibly, stay for the long haul. Fortunately, a great time and place to begin is today in the exact spot where you’re sitting.
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Among those who have already hopped onto the Instagram train, many have seen dramatically successful marketing results such as reaching untapped demographics, increasing app installations and boosting product awareness. A lot of these success stories derived from sharing stories on Instagram, particularly by way of InstaStory.
Companies are blasting promotions and announcements in every banner, sidebar, post and corner of the internet. So you can figure it is not the best idea to expect a few searches on Google to provide substantial assistance for business marketing. As marketing continues to evolve alongside the digital revolution rapidly, crafts are designated to their specialists to meet customized needs and audiences.
Last year in the United States Ad spending reached $151 billion, almost a 5% jump from the year before. It is widely known amongst the marketing community that complacency is the same as regression, so not only is there an urge to spend more on marketing, but also to spend it differently.
Today more so than ever, it has gotten increasingly harder to make a dent in a market if you weren't the first one there or had the most money. With accessibility to the public amplified to unimaginable proportions, companies are having to do a lot more the get marginal results. This difficult predicament that these companies are faced with is forcing them to find different avenues and tactics to stand out amongst the crowd, to be a light in a sea of darkness.
In today's over-cluttered market place, businesses are finding it hard to stick out from the crowd and form connections that resonate with people. Along with the immense competition, consumers do not respond well to being sold to as has been done in the past. They feel that traditional promotions are gimmicky and insincere. One way that companies are trying to combat these issues is through the use of brand ambassadors.
Throughout my time at school studying marketing over the years, I would have to say that there are parts of marketing left out of the lessons and topics consistently. We are all aware of pieces of marketing like promotion and advertising, but there are so many other aspects of the field that are not equally known. Channel marketing is a vital and intricate part of the marketing process, and without it, would not be the same, and possibly could seize to exist. Whether you are a student of marketing- like myself- who wants to know more about this seldom noted topic or you are are a business owner who is wanting to simply know more about the world of marketing and what it has to your operations, there is a lot to be learned about how channel marketing works.
The job of a marketer has changed and morphed over time. The position used to be more simple and straightforward, only focusing on a few things. With the advances in technology and the connectivity that the internet has provided for people all over the world, marketers are asked to do more tasks in less time. The marketer of today has become a hybrid position, the result of a marriage between business and creativity. The two main points or goals marketers are to maintain or increase their company's brand while doing the same for their revenue. These two areas are often polarized and at times not align with each other.
“Advertising is the same thing as marketing” most of us at some point have either heard this statement from someone else or have even said it ourselves. I know for a fact that I had at one point when I was in my marketing class in high school, and we started a lesson on advertising, and I had wondered that in my head throughout the lesson. That question sparked a fascination in my head and even followed me to college, where I decided to study both of the subjects. I love both topics very much, they have given me insight different aspects of the field that I would not know about if I had chosen to focus on just one, and its that experience that I believe gives me the credentials to attempt to explain not only the differences in the topics but also how they complement each other.
Marketers, by nature, are "people people'. Not saying that every single one is an extrovert who pitches ideas like a used car salesman, instead, they are continually working towards finding what the best way to convey value onto the desired market is. If marketers are to effectively construct a strategy, campaign, or any other type of related activity, they first need an understanding of who their audience is. There are many ways, especially in today's age of technological advancement, that people can get these insights without really knowing too much about the thought process of the brain itself. Sure, it is smart to make marketing decisions based upon quantifiable reasons, but they are also other substantial factors that can and in my opinion, should be taken into consideration during this process. Furthermore, along with those technological advances, there have been advances in the medical field as well that play a massive part in the decision making of marketing plans.