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

Save Your LinkedIn Data Before It’s Too Late

LinkedIn DataWhilst, LinkedIn announced back in September that very soon there are going to be some major changes, it looks now that those changes are not only imminent but could have a big impact on your existing data.

Should you be scared?

I remember not so long ago how LinkedIn, without warning, wiped out several years of hard work for us and our clients when we had built-up a high ‘expertise ranking’ through answering questions on LinkedIn when they were removed and eventually replaced with endorsements.

Similarly, I’m sure many of you will recall when recommendations on company pages were wiped out without much notice (April 2014). Luckily we wrote an article at the time and grabbed several years testimonials and placed them here and others did the same to avoid losing that data forever!

I’m not scaremongering for the sake of it, as I believe that during the ten years we have been active on LinkedIn it has been a major source of leads for us and our clients and that’s why I think it is worth taking action now. Continue reading

SharpSpring Features, Marketing Automation for Small and Medium Businesses

Marketing Automation UK SharpSpring SME

Marketing Automation encompasses or affects almost all areas of Digital Marketing. With such a large task set and so much required of any platform trying to live up to the name it’s not surprising that Marketing Automation for small and medium businesses hasn’t been a realistic option until recently. SMEs are often forced to make do with pay-walled and watered down versions of popular Software As A Service (SAAS) offerings. Fortunately there are no pay walls blocking SharpSpring features or lengthy contracts hurting cash flow. SharpSpring has been designed and developed specifically for SMEs and Agencies, as such it provides maximum power for realistically affordable cost.  Continue reading

Marketing Automation and Social Selling

Marketing Automation and Social Selling

Marketing Automation and Social Selling

Social Selling is no longer a new buzzword, instead of introducing a completely new idea to people when talking about it we are simply discussing another technique for hitting targets. Marketing Automation and Social Selling are both far more powerful when combined with one another. With Marketing Automation now affordable for most SMEs it’s the perfect time to illustrate how the two go together.  Continue reading