Email 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
Marketing automation has gained considerable traction over the last few years and for good reason. It’s a powerful solution to help businesses grow by streamlining, automating and monitoring all marketing efforts. The most important aspect to always remember is a customer-first mindset. Your customer’s needs and wants are the focus point, not what you want them to buy or do. Continue reading
Blogs, social media and video are all parts of the digital marketing mix and they’re all aimed at increasing engagement. Engagement, which if successful can bring increased interest, brand awareness and loyalty and ultimately – sales!
So how do you get people to engage with you in a digital world? Well, one of the main areas is content. You may already know about content marketing and its importance in the online world. You may already have a blog and share the posts on social media, but have you really thought about the content you’re putting out there? Is it talking to the right people? Is it saying the right thing? Continue reading
Before we go on to talk about what Marketing Automation is, let’s just clear up what Marketing Automation is not.
- It’s not a great way to produce mass generated generic messages to your whole contact list
- It’s not a system that allows you to press one button and it does everything for you
- It’s not a quick way to reduce your headcount in the marketing department
Automation, in this context does not mean ‘no work’ or ‘no input needed’. Continue reading