Everyone wants to work under trustworthy leadership, but it can be hard to know exactly what that looks like. More often than not, it comes down to communication. Communication is an essential tool for a good leader. Whether they are communicating business successes or failures, the information must be shared in an open and safe environment for your employees to ask as many questions as they need. This is what trust looks like, and we all know that trust can’t be bought. Below, we have a few great ways to build trust with effective leadership communications.
The marketing department of a company has been deemed by many as the most crucial element of an organization. It is the component that helps create your brand image, drives brand awareness, and promotes your business’ mission and goals. It also allows your target audience to gain a solid understanding of who you are and what you offer. Some say it is the underpinning of your entire organization. Therefore, it is crucial to consider and successfully implement an efficient marketing strategy to reach your desired targeted audience and be most effective.
Few things can make a business more powerful than an aligned marketing and sales team. When both departments can rally around the same story, it leads to greater benefits for each department and the company as a whole. But how exactly does this happen? After all, marketing and sales have individual sets of metrics and goals: marketing is measured on generating demand and sales is focused on converting leads. If marketing and sales are going to work together, they need to be able to collaborate on their projects. Alignment is all about collaboration, and if each team is working towards the same goal it will make this process much more successful.
There are plenty of marketing acronyms that markers have to keep track of like SEO, SEM, SMO, CRO. It can be difficult to keep everything straight, especially the difference between SEO and SEM. So, what exactly does SEM mean? Search engine marketing (SEM) is a sort of umbrella term that covers search engine optimization and paid advertisements. SEM is an effective way for businesses to reach new customers, increase revenues and trim acquisition costs.
If you don’t fully understand the difference between marketing and advertising, you are not alone! Marketing and advertising are certainly related and intertwined, but there is a distinguishable difference between the two platforms. Each platform has different processes and approaches to promote products and services, but they work towards the same goal. Knowing how they differentiate will put your business on the path to success.
Starting a small business is always going to be a tough venture. No matter what industry you want to enter, there are at least a hundred other companies doing something similar to yours. The market is already saturated with ads and marketing campaigns, but you still need to find a way to cut through all the noise. Guerrilla marketing is an excellent way to implement a marketing strategy that is a fraction of the cost of a regular strategy. Below, we discuss what guerrilla marketing is, the components of a successful guerrilla marketing campaign, and the types of guerrilla marketing that work the best.
Today’s consumer has more demands than ever about the user experience – they expect a more personalized, more consistent, and more relevant experience across the channels and devices that they use. This puts extra pressure on marketers to understand and deliver on these expectations, which requires an understanding of the customer and what they want. If you’re going to continue to engage with your current and future audience, you will need to create fresh, exciting and emotionally engaging content.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.