The Importance of Integrated Marketing

integrated marketingIntegrated marketing is the holistic approach to communication in marketing. Whether you’re doing traditional or digital marketing, integration is the key and so is sticking to sound classic marketing concepts. It focuses on the importance of a consistent, seamless and multi-dimensional brand experience.

Integrated marketing essentially uses a variety of marketing channels and tactics to achieve the business’ goals. Some channels are listed below:

  • Traditional advertising – print, TV, radio, billboards
  • Social media – Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Instagram, Google+, YouTube
  • Experimental marketing – guerilla marketing tactics
  • Public relations or communications – press releases, event promotions, broadcasting
  • Digital marketing – Web, e-marketing, SEO, SEM, video marketing

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Take Charge of Your Email Marketing Campaign

email marketingEmail marketing is still one of the most effective marketing strategies but it’s not as simple as writing an email and sending it. Our inboxes are constantly bombarded with marketing-type emails so it really needs to stand out. Email campaigns need a successful content marketing plan with enticing headlines that subscribers want to open and read. You can’t just send a weekly newsletter to your entire list and expect significant results. Continue reading

5 Social Media Content Ideas For Increased Engagement

Social Media ContentOne of the biggest challenges businesses face is creating social media content that consistently keeps the audience interested. You need to find the right balance and the point is not to sound like a sales pitch but more like a conversation. How does the audience benefit from reading your content? What value or benefit does it offer?

Lackluster research and poor writing is a sure way of putting off your audience. Content creation should be taken seriously and if not, you are better off without it. Never post just for the sake of posting something; make an effort and the leads will follow. Continue reading

Finding Success With Content Marketing

content marketingContent marketing is not for everyone as it involves a lot of hard work, perseverance and patience. It’s essential to do it well or don’t do it at all. You need to create content that engages your audience and adds value to your business.

It certainly has become somewhat easier as many people own a smartphone or a laptop with a wide variety of content creation tools. Still, the real challenge with content marketing is connecting with your audience, using the right distribution channels and promotion strategies. Not only does your content need to be relevant, it also has to resonate with your potential customers. Continue reading