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

Digital Marketing and the Rules of Engagement

digital marketing engagement dialBlogs, 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

What is Marketing Automation?

marekting automation header imageBefore 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

The dos and don’ts of online customer surveys

customer surveys

Customer surveys are a great way to understand your customers’ mindset, which makes it easier to tailor your products and services to your target market. When used well, surveys will give you a great deal of information about your customers and will make them feel that you are interested in their opinions. However, there are several mistakes that businesses often make when setting up their surveys.

This dos and don’ts list will help you avoid them!

Do…

…make your surveys short and concise. While customers are often willing to engage in surveys, they won’t want to spend hours doing so. The most common consumer complaint about online surveys is that they are long and boring. So stick to the key questions and word them well. Continue reading