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When people hear the term automated marketing, it raises certain questions about what the automation process entails. What exactly is being automated? Is automation really necessary? Will automation eventually take people’s jobs? The truth is that marketing automation software solely exists to strengthen your marketing efforts and support the work that your team is already doing. Essentially, automated marketing removes the need to perform your routine processes, which frees up your time and resources to focus on creating better copy and conversing with customers. Automation can’t take the job of a person because it can’t do the job of a person. It’s merely a tool, but one we should be using. Below, we have debunked four common myths about automated marketing.

 

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Businesses are always looking for new ways to drive revenue while cutting down on margins at the same time. The return on investment in marketing needs to be considered from the beginning, as a way to gauge your goals and track your progress. Not only do marketers need to consider what exactly the return was, but which program received the best return. If you measure your ROI correctly, it can garner more trust, a bigger budget, and enable your marketing tactics to increase your business impact.

 

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The most exciting aspect of starting a business is seeing all of your ideas, dreams and hard work come to life. Now that it’s up and running, you need customers. When you’re starting, you probably don’t have a marketing team (or the budget to pay an internal marketer) to help generate leads and get the word out about your product. Making a sale without marketing is a really difficult and time-consuming task, so you need specific people devoted to your marketing efforts. Have you considered outsourcing your marketing team? Plenty of companies outsource their development, accounting, and customer service teams. Below, we discuss some of the benefits that an outsourced marketing team provides.

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Email might be considered an old-fashioned approach for your marketing efforts, but the truth is that a well-written email campaign can still be very powerful for your company. Because everyone accesses email on their smartphones, it’s become much easier to reach qualified leads with high-quality content. Recently, Marketing Eye and Robotic Marketer engaged in a discussion about email campaigns and how they can still be effective for what your company needs, which you can see here.

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It’s officially November, which means that 2019 is officially winding down. As this year draws to a close, companies everywhere are working to get prepared for 2020 by allocating budgets, hiring for services, and closing out deals. It’s important to get these things taken care of, but what about the marketing strategy? A marketing strategy is a plan of action designed to outline your goals and promote your company. Without a marketing strategy in place at the beginning of 2020, it will be much harder to efficiently and effectively accomplish anything in the new year. Below, we have a few things that should be included in your marketing strategy for 2020.

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Video marketing is a distinct niche in the content marketing world, one that seemingly requires a bunch of work and expertise to effectively pull off. The good news is that this isn’t necessarily true! No matter what your company is doing the video realm or how you feel about video in general, there’s no denying the power and impact that video marketing can have for your business. Recently, Marketing Eye engaged Robotic Marketer in a discussion on LinkedIn Live, delving into the nature of video marketing. A 2018 study from Wyzowl reports that “81% of businesses use video as a marketing tool,” which is up from 63% in 2017. Going into 2020, it’s more important than ever to integrate video into your marketing efforts.

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When you are building a business from the ground up, there is a lot to take into consideration. It’s easy enough to focus on how your company is going to turn a profit, but there’s one thing that shouldn’t be allowed to slip through the cracks: the creation of your logo. Your logo will do many things for your business by giving your audience something to recognize and setting up a visual identity. Below, we have some essential considerations for your logo creation process.

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Chatbots are here to usher in a new era of customer service! Are you ready? Customer service agents will always be needed for the human element of customer conversations, but a chatbot can greatly assist your customer service team. Customer service agents love automated services like this because it frees them up to focus on the bigger pieces of their work. It creates a win-win situation where the chances that a customer will have to call in for support are diminished while being more productive with the time of the customer service agents. Below, we have some ways that a chat could change the way your customer service operates.

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Whether you think your current content strategy is working or not, it’s always a good idea to reconsider how it can be better optimized for your audience. There are plenty of resources available to strengthen your content marketing. Studies show that 61% of consumers are influenced by custom content, so it’s more important than ever to be engaging your consumers where they are. Marketing Eye’s Morgan Doyle and Robotic Marketer’s Michael Banks recently discussed how to optimize your content strategy, which you can view at the bottom of this page. We’ve pulled a few of their key points for you to read below.

 

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Building a marketing budget is a crucial step in establishing your marketing needs. A budget may sound like a kind of “leash” at first, but really, it’s a way to plan and strategize financially. A comprehensive, solid marketing budget will be able to equip your team to establish and accomplish the goals you set. Below, we have some things to consider while you are building your next marketing budget.

 

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Customer service is often the dividing line between what makes a company work and what doesn’t. But what exactly is good customer service? Consider your interactions with employees at hotels or restaurants. When we have a bad experience at these establishments, it’s unlikely we will frequent them again. You never want to lose customers based on your customer service, so build teams that are ready to serve your customers and provide an experience that will keep them coming back. Below, we have some basic elements of customer service you should consider when you build your team.

 

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Email marketing is an effective way of keeping your audience informed on your product and it provides them with a line of communication straight to you. But consider how many emails you get on a day-to-day basis. What do these look like? How many do you read? To get better subscribers and more loyal readers, it’s important to have a strong email design. Below, we have six basic email design elements that will make your emails easier to read and look better.

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Marketing is constantly changing, but it’s changed more in the last 10 years than ever before. As the number of online users steadily increases, our digital footprint needs to increase to meet the demand for an online presence. To keep up, we need to have an acute understanding of what digital marketing is, how it works, and what we need to implement to ahead of the curve. Below, we have compiled some of the bigger pieces of digital marketing that you should consider for your business.
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As this year draws slowly to a close, you should start to set your vision for 2020! Each year brings in new techniques, new technologies and new problems to be solved. It’s a marketer’s job to stay ahead of the curve and anticipate the forthcoming problems your company needs to be solved. Set yourself up for success with a clear vision for how you are going to overcome your obstacles and achieve your marketing goals for the future. Below, we have four elements to add to your marketing strategy for 2020.

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