Building a marketing budget is a crucial step in establishing your marketing needs. A budget may sound like a kind of “leash” at first, but really, it’s a way to plan and strategize financially. A comprehensive, solid marketing budget will be able to equip your team to establish and accomplish the goals you set. Below, we have some things to consider while you are building your next marketing budget.
Customer service is often the dividing line between what makes a company work and what doesn’t. But what exactly is good customer service? Consider your interactions with employees at hotels or restaurants. When we have a bad experience at these establishments, it’s unlikely we will frequent them again. You never want to lose customers based on your customer service, so build teams that are ready to serve your customers and provide an experience that will keep them coming back. Below, we have some basic elements of customer service you should consider when you build your team.
Email marketing is an 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 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.
As this year draws slowly to a close, you should start to set your vision for 2020! Each year brings in new techniques, new technologies and new problems to be solved. It’s a marketer’s job to stay ahead of the curve and anticipate the forthcoming problems your company needs to be solved. Set yourself up for success with a clear vision for how you are going to overcome your obstacles and achieve your marketing goals for the future. Below, we have four elements to add to your marketing strategy for 2020.
Today, September 27, 2019, everyone’s favorite search engine turned 21 years old. What began as a merely an idea, a paper published by Stanford PhD students Sergey Brin and Larry Page called “The Anatomy of a Large-Scale Hypertextual Web Search Engine”, has become a multibillion-dollar company and the most popular search engine by a wide margin. Not only is it a search engine, but Google has its own browser with its very own suite of services like Gmail, Google Docs, Sheets and cloud storage with Google Drive. In a matter of merely 21 years, Google has become the primary way that people search the internet. How did this happen? Now that Google is of legal drinking age in the US, let’s take a look at how they got where they are today.
Different types of content pull different types of weight. Every piece has its purpose, and it's important to understand how all your content works for you. For example, while blogs are great at educating and informing your customers about different aspects of your service and industry, a video can go to even greater lengths to show how your product works. If you are having trouble capturing your leads at later points in the sales funnel, consider amping up your content game with some solutions we have below.
Content is created for the sole purpose of educating and engaging your audience. You don’t write blogs, develop a product video or even update your company’s Facebook page for yourself. These things are done to drive your brand, to get the attention of people who have a problem that you can solve. But what if you’re having trouble generating engagement with your content? There is always the possibility that you might have to rework your content, but it could just be that no one sees it. Social media builds relationships with your customers and puts your information right in front of them. Below, we have several ways to use social media to increase audience engagement with your brand.
Do you have your goals in place for 2020? What about the rest of the year? It’s important to define what you want to accomplish, whether it’s in your personal or professional life. Taking an objective look at where you want to be and how you want to get there is the best way to achieve something.
Are you building a marketing team? To build an effective B2B marketing team that can deliver what your company needs, you need to know exactly what you’re looking for. Every sports team has a specific person in a specific position. Otherwise, your team loses the game. Marketing works just like this! But it’s not as easy to know what you’re looking for when you’re in a B2B marketing environment. Below, we have some outlines of specific people you should look for to build your brand.
Enterprise technology and software companies have to approach marketing from different angles than your typical marketing departments. It is constantly evolving, and we need to be certain that we’re utilizing tactics that generate results. The market is overly saturated for attention, with everyone pushing to get attention to their own companies. Here, we have four great ways to better market your tech company.
While everyone would appreciate a pay raise, it doesn’t always arrive when we want it to. If you feel like you’re getting passed over for raises or promotions, it might feel easy to blame corporate, accounting or whoever’s closest. But are you looking at the quality of your work? A healthy bit of introspection is good for all of us, and you might be surprised at what you find. Below, we have five simple ways to get a pay raise. You might find something new!
Marketing is always changing. There are always new processes, new technologies or even new approaches to marketing practices. But there is one approach that is not only changing marketing, but it’s also changing how audiences respond to our efforts. Personalisation is radically affecting the way that we project our message to the public, allowing our team to open and connect with the audience in an emotional, empathetic way to drive sales.
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.