Avoid These Social Media Mistakes Like The Plague

social media mistakes

Most of us should know by now the importance of social media in nearly every marketing strategy. But what people don’t always highlight is the common social media mistakes you need to avoid. Although many businesses realise the value of social media marketing, not all of them use this tactic effectively.

Social media is not a shotgun approach shooting at every target hoping to hit something. The modern marketing approach should be composed, strategic and super-efficient. Mistakes are likely to happen but how you prepare for and react can be the difference between success and disaster. Continue reading

5 Elements for Successful Inbound Marketing

inbound marketing

The marketplace is getting more crowded by the day and standing out is harder than ever. Inbound marketing is certainly a tactic that can help as it focuses on being found instead of aggressively pursuing leads.

Marketers used to ‘shout’ about their products and services to get noticed and it was all about headlines and the company. Digital marketing and social media have considerably changed consumer behaviour. TV ads, cold-calling, and direct mail have mostly been replaced with social media and content marketing. It’s no longer about simply selling something to your customer but more about helping them find what they are looking for. Continue reading

7 Social Media Secrets Every Marketer Should Know

social media

More businesses are adding social media to their marketing arsenal and for good reason. It’s an important feature that can help your business successfully reach its objectives. Social media is an engagement channel for brand awareness, promotions, customer loyalty and even boost sales.

It really is no surprise that social media is one of the most powerful marketing tools to date. Last year there were a reported 2.3 billion active users and more than 1.9 billion mobile users worldwide. These numbers are staggering and are still growing by the day. It’s never too late to start so if your business is struggling to find a social footprint, this post is just for you. Here are a few things you can start implementing today. Continue reading

The Importance of Integrated Marketing

integrated marketingIntegrated 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

Continue reading