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Why Marketing ROI is Important

Businesses are always looking for new ways to drive revenue while cutting down on margins at the same time. The return on investment in marketing needs to be considered from the beginning, as a way to gauge your goals and track your progress. Not only do marketers need to consider what exactly the return was, but which program received the best return. If you measure your ROI correctly, it can garner more trust, a bigger budget, and enable your marketing tactics to increase your business impact.

6 Email Design Elements You Should Be Using

Email marketing is a really effective way of keeping your audience informed on your product and it provides them with a line of communication straight to you. But consider how many emails you get on a day-to-day basis. What do these look like? How many do you actually read? To get better subscribers and more loyal readers, it’s important to have a strong email design. Below, we have six basic email design elements that will make your emails easier to read and look better.

Are The Marketing Automation Myths True?

When people hear the term “automated marketing,” it raises certain questions about what the automation process entails. What exactly is being automated? Is automation really necessary? Will automation eventually take people’s jobs? The truth is that marketing automation software solely exists to strengthen your marketing efforts and support the work that your team is already doing. Essentially, automated marketing removes the need to perform your routine processes, which frees up your time and resources to focus on creating better copy and conversing with customers. Automation can’t take the job of a person because it can’t do the job of a person. It’s merely a tool, but one we should be using. Below, we have debunked four common myths about automated marketing.

How B2B Marketing Has Changed

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 marketing strategies.

4 Ways to Optimize Your Digital Marketing Strategy

Marketing is constantly changing, but it’s changed more in the last 10 years than ever before. As the number of online users steadily increases, our digital footprint needs to increase to meet the demand for an online presence. In order to keep up, we need to have an acute understanding of what digital marketing is, how it works and what we need to implement to ahead of the curve. Below, we have compiled some of the bigger pieces of digital marketing that you should consider for your business.

How to Understand Your Customer's Journey

It’s really easy to look at customers as a way to bring in revenue, which is a great misunderstanding of who they are and why are engaging with you. Every customer goes through a purchasing journey, and marketers and business owners desperately need to understand this journey. Never assume that you know what each customer needs! Spend the time and effort to understand what each customer faces when making a purchasing journey so that you can improve. Below, we have some considerations for marketers and business owners who are trying to understand their customer’s journeys.

The Best Content to Produce in Difficult Times

No one would have planned for the current economic and social circumstances, which is why so many businesses have taken such a large hit in the wake of this pandemic. While there are certainly plenty of challenges that businesses face in a time like this, there are also some unique opportunities for businesses to connect with their customers. Through social media and content marketing, businesses can continue to engage with their customers to maintain that strong relationship. Below, we have three types of content that are perfect for a time like this.

3 Ways to Build More Engaging Experiences

Today’s consumer has more demands than ever about the user experience – they expect a more personalized, more consistent, and more relevant experience across the channels and devices that they use. This puts extra pressure on marketers to understand and deliver on these expectations, which requires an understanding of the customer and what they want. If you’re going to continue to engage with your current and future audience, you will need to create fresh, exciting, and emotionally engaging content.

How to Engage With Generation Z

As consumer trends and segments change, marketers need to be prepared to change as well. Generation Z is on the horizon, meaning that we need to understand exactly how they operate. Generation Z, born between 1995 and 2010, is the first generation to have access to the internet at a very early age. They value authenticity, practicality, and digital access. Below, we have some thoughts on how to reach Gen Z with your marketing tactics.

4 Things You Need for a Responsive Web Design

If your company is hoping to stay competitive in such a saturated market, there are several things you can do to set yourself apart from your competition. For example, an intentional content marketing strategy can establish your company as a thought leader in the industry, giving you more credibility with your audience. While a marketing strategy can help you to plan for your business’ future, responsive web design will set the visual story of your brand apart from everyone else. With a responsive web design, all of the content, features, and media that are featured on your website are optimized to respond to whatever device your audience is using. This is why mobile-friendly sites have a different layout to the browser-friendly sites you can visit on a computer. But what does a responsive web site need?

What Your Marketing Strategy Should Accomplish

2020 doesn’t look the way we ever thought it would. Businesses have faced unprecedented challenges this year, creating major disruptions to the way that everyone does business. Unfortunately, any marketing strategies created for 2020 have to change now to embrace the current economic environment. Now is the time to make your marketing strategy the very best it can be. What should your new marketing strategy for 2020 achieve for you?

Using Empathy for Content Marketing

While it might feel difficult to do right now, content marketing is more important than ever. When your company can provide relevant content to your audience, it drives a positive message of hope and resilience. With the right messaging, your content marketing could potentially drive sales and revenue growth during a time when consumers are less likely to spend money. But what’s the secret ingredient for engaging with your audience right now? Empathy. Without empathy, your content marketing will sound tone-deaf and will not be effective at drawing your audience in. Using empathy can be tricky, so it takes some strategy and thought to get the tone just right.

Benefits to an Outsourced Marketing Team

When it comes to making difficult budgetary decisions, marketing departments are often the first to go. Because marketers have to justify their existence within an organization, it can make it seem as if your marketing department is expendable. However, marketing is essential to growing your business. In fact, making a sale without marketing is a really difficult and time-consuming task, so you need specific people devoted to your marketing efforts. Have you considered outsourcing your marketing team? It's a cost-effective solution for companies who are having to make decisions based on budgets. Plenty of companies outsource their development, accounting, and customer service teams. Below, we discuss a few reasons why you should consider outsourcing your marketing efforts.

Why You Need to be Flexible With Your Content Marketing

Content marketing is all about flexibility. Your campaign might be written perfectly, planned to the fullest extent, and performing wonderfully: but sometimes things change! Trends and global events might distract your audience from your campaign, or it might even lose steam after a competitor campaign launches. Whatever the case may be, it’s important to have the flexibility and capability to address what’s happening with your campaign and make the necessary changes. When something major disrupts your content strategy, you need to think about how it will affect your business goals. The success of your campaigns and your business all relies on your ability to quickly pivot your content strategy.

Navigating a Crisis Situation

With the massive global response to the current COVID-19 pandemic, it can be difficult for businesses to see their best possible path forward. For the businesses that are still in operation at this point, it’s important to know how your company is going to navigate these troubling and complicated times. What can your company do to help your customers? What services can you provide that will provide relief to the tension that everyone is feeling right now? By now, you’ve certainly seen some companies use the wrong approach to try and reach their customers. Tone-deaf sales pitches will be the first thing that audiences are going to ignore right now. Below, we have some major considerations for companies trying to navigate the coronavirus pandemic.

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