Marketing to consumers is challenging but sales are quick and audiences are wide. B2B companies, on the other hand, deal with longer sales cycles, smaller audience markets, and higher ticket prices. There is also lead generation to wait on and then follow up on. Not as easy as ringing up an artisanal kalamata olive loaf at an upstart bakery, now is it? Read More
Okay, so you might be wondering why I would give out FREE information about how to market your business yourself. Well, everyone has to start somewhere and for those of us who are brave enough to live the dream out-of-pocket for a while, they need a little break on the financial front. You see, once a business ramps up some awareness and begins to generate a decent amount of revenue they don’t have time to market themselves and will rely on us. Read More
Chances are that if you own a business, you also have a website. Whether you designed it yourself or had web developers do it for you, it’s got the intuitive menu structure, clean design, original content, which all include strategic keywords and metadata on every page, and there’s even a sitemap to aid search engine crawlers. So, where are all your results? Read More
Your business should continually check in on what it is getting for the time, money, and resources that you’re investing. It’s crucial to acknowledge that everything on your website is probably the first (and, perhaps, only) impression a customer has of your company. Many industries rely on content to manage brand perceptions and create a solid brand value. Content is about as cost-effective as it gets for marketing, as studies have shown that content has a higher recall value for consumers than other forms of advertising. Read More
Drawing in new business is an essential focus of every business but when you are just beginning to strategize on an online marketing initiative, it’s daunting to know where to begin. Focusing on your existing customers is a great place to start. Yeah, it might sound a little silly to sell to recurring customers but aren’t they the consumers you know best? Read More
Periscope has only been on the social media scene for a short time, but since its inception it has led an exciting life.
Before its official launch, the live streaming app was acquired by social media giant Twitter, and since its 2015 release, 10 million users have signed on, with 2 million of those being daily active users. Now with 200 million broadcasts — equating to 100 years worth of video — Periscope really is a force to be reckoned with. It’s no surprise that competitors like Facebook have tried to emulate Periscope.
Clearly there are many adopters of Periscope and its fellow live streaming technologies; still, some businesses struggle to see how to best use the platform. We’ve found it to be a valuable tool in our content marketing arsenal.[bctt tweet=”Check out tips for integrating Periscope & live streaming in your content marketing arsenal!” username=”turnupthesem”]
Check out our recommendations for integrating Periscope into your content marketing strategy!
Content marketing can be a tough game, even for the most exciting industries. More and more companies are using content marketing, like blogs, to promote their brands and attract new customers. However, according to a Chartbeat study, about 10% of readers lose interest after the top of the page and don’t scroll down at all, and the majority of readers only make it through about 60% of the content.
But don’t give up! While it might be true that it’s often easier to create interesting content for industries like travel, tourism, entertainment and food, there are plenty of opportunities for your brand to produce great content that people will actually want to read.
Living in the past as an individual? Not so great.
Living in the past as a brand? It seems to be working.
Every week, there’s a new reboot announced — the upcoming female-centric Ghostbusters, Netflix’s Fuller House, Jumanji 2.0, even reboots of reboots like the new Spiderman franchise — and over and over, consumers are abuzz, whether they’re excited or outraged at the thought of someone rehashing their favorite film or TV show.
Nothing seems to capture the attention of consumers like these appeals to nostalgia, resulting in increased social media engagement and word-of-mouth. So how can you, as a business owner, leverage nostalgia in your own marketing?
Thinking of starting your own blog, but worried the platform you choose might go the way of the dinosaurs? Or are you concerned that no one will read your content if it’s placed on your own website?
Exactly where to start your blog is a big decision that shouldn’t be taken lightly or made hastily. With so many choices — integrating a blog on your own site, using an external blogging platform, or using new long-form options in social media — it’s key to understand and weigh all the benefits and drawbacks.
Is it best for your business to have an internal blog, ensuring more content is housed on your site, or more beneficial to place content on external platforms in hopes of increasing exposure?[bctt tweet=”In-house or external blog? Weigh the pros & cons before deciding where to place your content!”]
There are both pros and cons of being a homebody (internal blogs) vs. being a little more social (external platforms or long-form social options).
What’s business without a little friendly competition? No matter the size of your business or what industry you’re in, you’re bound to have a few (or many!) business rivals competing for your customer base. An effective competitive marketing strategy should aim to develop your own unique brand and make your business stand out from the pack. Sometimes this can even involve throwing a little shade at the competition.
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