With the digital world growing exponentially, it’s not surprising that more than 40% of the world’s population uses the Internet in one way or another. In the right hands, finding potential customers in such a large online pool is a major advantage for any business. Effective lead generation results in a successful marketing campaign. Continue reading
Integrated 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
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
One 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