Content marketing is the key to driving brand awareness and engagement for most businesses, but there is a wrong way of generating content for your business. Finding the right strategy is a critical step forward in generating content, but there are plenty of ineffective approaches that will hurt your marketing efforts. Below, we have four ineffective approaches to avoid while building your content strategy.
Word-of-mouth marketing is a tried-and-true tactic, used for years before the entire world went digital. While there isn’t much space for word-of-mouth campaigns in a digital world, some tactics are still effective for generating leads and building brand awareness. A customer referral program is a powerful tool built to attract new leads to your business that are a good fit for your brand and your products. With a program like this, you can ensure that you are getting the right people's attention. Below, we discuss how to build an effective customer referral program.
There are plenty of marketing acronyms that markers have to keep track of like SEO, SEM, SMO, CRO. It can be difficult to keep everything straight, especially the difference between SEO and SEM. So, what exactly does SEM mean? Search engine marketing (SEM) is a sort of umbrella term that covers search engine optimization and paid advertisements. SEM is an effective way for businesses to reach new customers, increase revenues and trim acquisition costs.
Effective marketing always puts the customer first. While your previous marketing efforts might have focused on the “what” and the “why” of your product, this approach isn’t nearly as effective as it used to be. If your company is hoping to improve its marketing efforts, you need to build relationships with your customers. Below, we have some tactics for establishing the kinds of relationships with your customers that will improve your marketing tactics and grow your business.
Outsourcing your marketing department might be the best decision that you can make for your business. Not only does it dramatically reduce your expenses, but it frees up your time to focus on the day-to-day details of your business. But how do you find a marketing agency that’s the right fit for your company? Before you decide on your marketing agency, take the time to do some work on the front-end of things. When you’re looking for the perfect fit, it’s important to know exactly what you want to accomplish, what services the agency offers, and their track record with other companies.
Every marketer knows that their ability to be flexible can define the success of their marketing campaigns on a daily basis. In 2020, we learned how flexible marketers can be during a period of significant challenges at every turn. As we continue to go deeper into 2021, we need to realize that the world of business has changed forever, specifically when it comes to events. It's no surprise that live events are not coming back any time soon, so we need to further embrace the possibility of virtual events for our businesses. We've seen that they can be effective with major events like the Adobe Summit 2020. So how can we continue to leverage virtual events to improve brand recognition and elevate lead generation?
A brand identity crisis is a very real thing, and too many businesses suffer from it. Without a modern and fresh brand design, it can be really difficult to draw in customers and have your competition take you seriously. First impressions can make or break your company, so it’s important that your brand is relevant and fresh to attract new leads and modernize your approach. The trick is actually making that happen. Most companies don’t have the time or bandwidth to conduct a complete branding overhaul, which leaves them stuck with an outdated look and feel. Marketing Eye is the perfect partner to come alongside and help companies breathe fresh life into their brands and capture better leads.
Effective content that generates leads and brand engagement for your company is an invaluable asset. Finding the right fit for what your audience is looking for requires A/B testing, giving you a better picture of what they find most interesting. While a blog page on your website is great for educating and informing customers about different aspects of your service and industry, something like a video can go to even greater lengths to show how your product works. Improve your content marketing efforts to better capture your leads at later points in the sales funnel.
As consumer preferences continue to change in favor of ease and convenience, businesses have to alter their sales and marketing approach. This is no easy feat because the reasons why your customers make purchases rarely stay the same. Value-based marketing outlines the value that your brand and product line give your customers, providing a clearer picture of why they should make purchases. It’s all about showing them that your products are practical, functional, and useful to their daily processes. Below, we discuss elements of value-based marketing that your team should implement.
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, as it requires an omnipresent presence online. If you’re looking to grow your business through thought leadership, there are a few things to keep in mind.
Happy New Year! While it certainly wasn’t an easy journey for everyone, we learned quite a lot about how flexible and durable our businesses can be in a time of duress. Now that we can officially leave the chaos of 2020 behind us, it’s time to focus on how your brand can strengthen and grow during 2021. Below, we discuss how businesses can implement emerging digital marketing trends for the new year.
Creating content is more than just writing and posting blogs to your company website. Once it goes to the website, it may or may not get read by your audience. Even if you are writing interesting, compelling blogs that are informing your audience on your team’s industry insights, your audience may not be reading them. It’s important to create content that’s not only informative but shareable. Below, we have four ways to create shareable content to attract your audience.
Companies with omnichannel strategies retain, on average, 89% of their customers compared to 33% retention for companies with weak omnichannel efforts. More than ever, customers expect a personalized rather than generic user experience. Properly planned and executed omnichannel strategies can directly impact profitability and efficiency. Listed below are four ways to elevate your omnichannel strategy.
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 what has become one of the fastest-growing and innovative industries today: entertainment. 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.
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. Personalization 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.