About Rob Thomas

Rob lives and breathes Social Technology, Social Media & Mobile Marketing. He will show you how to use them to improve many areas of your bottom line, not just Marketing! He’ll show you how to enhance and protect your reputation, whilst generating increased sales, reduced costs and improved customer acquisition and retention. Recognised as an expert in reputation management, digital and mobile marketing, Rob is a professional speaker both in the U.S. and across Europe. In addition to consultation services, including the “12 step process to achieve Social Proficiency” programme, Rob also coaches, trains and provides implementation services to help business owners, organisational leaders and their teams. If you want/need Rob to speak at one of your events please email him rob.thomas@wsi-emarketing.com You can follow me on Google+

Email Marketing: Blog Series Part 8

email marketing

Email marketing is a highly effective digital marketing strategy that involves sending marketing emails to prospects and customers. An effective email marketing campaign can turn prospects into customers, and convert one-time buyers into loyal followers.

There’s no denying that email marketing still plays a pivotal role in business but it’s more than just random emails. Our inboxes are constantly bombarded with marketing-type emails so it really needs to stand out. In many instances, people simply ignore emails, mark all as read, delete them without reading or unsubscribe altogether.

Marketers believe email subject lines are among the top three most important elements after cross-device rendering, deliverability and creativity. Not only that, successful email marketing campaigns require good quality lists and effective market segmentation. Continue reading

PPC Advertising: Blog Series Part 6

PPC

The primary goal for businesses is to make it easy for their customers to find them. While SEO, keywords and organic traffic contribute greatly, Pay Per Click (PPC) advertising is an incredibly valuable tactic. It’s a model of internet marketing involving bidding on keywords where advertisers pay a small fee every time one of their ads is clicked.

Where organic search is all about “earning” visits, paid search is a way to essentially buy visits to your website. Pay-per-click advertising involves bidding against other companies or sites for relevant keywords and keyword phrases. If your bid for a relevant search term is higher than a competitor’s, your page will appear above theirs in the sponsored links at the top of the search results page. An added benefit is Continue reading

Content Marketing: Blog Series Part 4

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When you think of content marketing, what comes to mind first? Content marketing is not just about writing blogs, social media posts or creating viral video content, it’ about storytelling. In fact, the concept of content marketing has been around longer than the internet. Particularly good examples include comic books such as Marvel and the effective storytelling in movies, especially the Star Wars saga.

In modern day content marketing, the internet has created a plethora of opportunities. Social media and websites are top of mind but it can also include ebooks, infographics and whitepapers, jokes or motivational quotes. Whatever form of content marketing you implement, you need a content marketing strategy. Continue reading

SEO And Digital Marketing Blog Series Part 2

SEO

We hope that part 1 of the blog series shed some light on the world of digital marketing. This week we take a closer look at On-Page SEO, Keywords, Off-Page SEO, Backlinks and Domain Authority. A proper search engine optimisation strategy employs different methods that can occur both on- and off the website. What is the difference between on-page SEO and off-page SEO? Let’s take a look. Continue reading