Now that we’re in 2020, it’s time to start thinking about the next generation of consumers: Generation Z. Born between 1994 and 2014, Gen Z will soon be flooding the market and the workplace. As the first generation to have immediate access to technology for most of their lives, marketers have to completely rethink their approach. If we want to tap into this new audience, we need to understand what they care about, how they consume information, and how to close the deal.
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 the film industry, one of the fastest-growing and innovative industries today. 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.
If you’re looking to stay competitive in your industry, your company must have an active profile on LinkedIn, fully equipped to post, comment, and commit to a live stream. LinkedIn has recently joined the broadcasting game, which means that it’s currently the best social media platform for organic growth. If you have the opportunity, LinkedIn Live is an excellent way to generate leads and interest in your company. It’s also a great tool to help position leaders within your organization to be thought leaders within their industry, which adds a significant level of credibility to your brand.
Whether you think your current content strategy is working or not, it’s always a good idea to reconsider how it can be better optimized for your audience. There are plenty of resources available to strengthen your content marketing. Studies show that 61% of consumers are influenced by custom content, so it’s more important than ever to be engaging your consumers where they are. Marketing Eye’s Morgan Doyle and Robotic Marketer’s Michael Banks recently discussed how to optimize your content strategy, which you can view at the bottom of this page. We’ve pulled a few of their key points for you to read below.
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.
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.
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.
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.