5 Elements for Successful Inbound Marketing

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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

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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

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5 Best Practices of Marketing Automation

marketing automation nurturingWhen it comes to sales, the competition is high in every industry, but in today’s digital world the competition is only getting tougher. Website visits to review product or service recommendations and a company’s reputation are all completed digitally before a customer decides to buy or visit your store if the purchase is not online. So you need to have the attention of those customers before they even start their buying process and then work out how to turn those visitors into leads, and leads into new customers.

Successfully delivering appropriate messages will help you to inform customers and then lead them step-by-step through their buying cycle; this is where marketing automation becomes extremely valuable. Marketing automation enables you to set up a workflow of highly personalised marketing messages designed to convert website visitors into leads, and then your new leads into paying customers. Continue reading