The Art Of Social Media: Getting Your Brand Noticed

Social Media Tips

Marketing your SME on social media is no longer really an option as digital marketing continues to evolve. Social media is one of the most powerful marketing tools out there and not a part-time exercise either. It should be considered a vital business function for lead generation, nurturing and networking.

Social media and other marketing efforts are all about raising brand awareness and increasing conversions but it can often be overwhelming. Consumers actively look at social media sites like Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus before making a purchasing decision. Nowadays it’s not whether you should get active but more about how fast your brand can create a viable presence. Continue reading

GDPR: Tips On Managing Your Subscription Rates

GDPR

After a two-year-long transition period, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was finally implemented two weeks ago. GDPR now enforces and permanently changes the way you, as a business, collect, store and use customer data.

Most online advertising companies collect huge amounts of user data and while some followed best practice, many didn’t. They’ve been known to exchange and sell user data to third parties, which may seem unethical but a ‘necessary evil’ as this data helps target ads to the right users at the right time and place. While this does maximise return on investment (ROI) for publishers and advertisers, it comes at the cost of user privacy.

Some of us had a good idea of what GDPR could mean for subscription rates but we did not expect this. Continue reading

The Importance Of A Brand Style Guide

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Building a memorable brand is all about consistency using a brand style guide for maximum impact. The best brands stay on top because their presence is defined by the repetition of the same logo, design, typography and colours. If potential customers see these elements enough, they become instantly recognisable. This generally provides a clear sense of trust, reliability and security, encouraging engagement which leads to conversion. Continue reading

Digital Marketing Strategy: Five Reasons Why You Need One

digital marketing strategy

Many businesses ask the same question as to where they should start when developing a digital marketing strategy. The ever-growing competition, globalisation and the internet provide customers with more products, easier and faster than ever. There are so many great digital marketing techniques such as search, social, email marketing and marketing automation. How do some companies still not have an integrated plan to acquire and retain customers?

Getting your digital marketing strategy just right can be challenging but it’s worth the effort. Don’t lose out to the competition by thinking your business doesn’t need a sound digital marketing strategy. You’ll see that a little bit of effort is well worth it in the end! Continue reading