Is The Lad Bible a Brand Rehabilitation Success Story?
In 2012 ‘Lad Culture’ was at a high, pages like The Lad Bible were racking up tens of thousands of likes and causing controversy in newspaper pages and in Student Union meetings across the country. Whilst the claim to be about harmless ‘banter’ didn’t ring true for many their success was a testament to the appetite for a new form of publisher that could fill the shoes of likes of Loaded, Zoo and FHM that were quickly becoming dinosaurs as we raced past the first decade of the 21st century.
That initial success has been dwarfed by the media giant that The Lad Bible has become. Such success would never have been possible without serious change to The Lad Bible’s image and publishing habits. How did a media entity so tied to ‘Lad Culture’ somehow not only survive it’s wane but rise to be one of the biggest Social Media entities publishing in 2016? Continue reading →
Google wants people to go into their Promotions Tab, it’s definitely not just another ‘Junk’ or ‘Spam’ folder. With that said it can hurt your important message if it appears between ASDA’s weekly deals and a MoonPig reminder that you only have 3 days before Mothers Day. Hopefully the email content you’re sending to your customers isn’t just a list of deals, if it is then the Promotions Tab is where it should be! If it’s anything more though, if it’s genuine communication or conversation then you want it to land in your customers normal inbox and be given the attention it deserves. Continue reading →
As we moved into 2016 Facebook announced and rolled out 2 big new features and overhauled an old one. You can’t have missed the new Facebook Reactions! Facebook is serving nearly 1.5 billion people worldwide, though it seems an unassailable monolith in the world of Social Networks it’s creators know that updates and changes are key to keeping users engaged and loyal. Along with constant evolution and incremental changes to the platform there is another core part of Facebook’s longevity strategy. Facebook is trying to consolidate vast amounts of media and be the channel through which many different every-day internet tasks are carried out. Continue reading →
Increasingly people turn to the internet to find their information. Whether it’s looking up reviews about something you’re thinking of buying or learning something new, there will be content out there to help. This change in the way people find their information has paved the way for Content marketing. Content marketing gives small businesses the opportunity to become their own publishers and allows them to compete with much larger companies online. Creating and distributing valuable, relevant, and consistent content forms an online marketing strategy designed to attract and retain loyal customers. You can position yourself as an expert in your industry and increase your sphere of influence. In short, you can position yourself as the go to person when someone needs something in your area of expertise.
However, it’s not as simple as throwing things out there and hoping people find them. For your content marketing to be successful a workable content marketing plan is crucial.
Here are 5 key ingredients for achieving success with content marketing
It can be very frustrating when you know you have a great product that could solve your prospects problems but they just don’t seem to see it! Unfortunately it’s often our fault as Marketers, simply having the solution to a problem is not enough to sell it. Even if a prospect has the problem your product solves they may simply not recognise that problem as an issue. Selling a product to someone looking for a solution to a problem is easy. Making a prospect understand they have a problem that can be solved with your product is much harder.
In an ideal world where we talk about the Buyers Journey there are 3 stages; Awareness – Consideration – Decision. In reality though before people even get to the Awareness stage you need to be influencing how they think and feel about the problem your product solves. Crafting the perfect messages and Calls-To-Action is all academic if the prospect feels they have no need of your product. Continue reading →
Whilst Marketing Automation is not a new technology it is still new to many people. The uptake of it has been relatively slow and it has been plagued with some common objections. Many of these are perfectly valid, bad experiences and platforms designed to be sold rather than to sell have left many small businesses with a negative impression of Marketing Automation as a whole.