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Are you having trouble converting your leads? It might be because you don’t have a lead nurturing process in place. Establishing strong lead nurturing tactics is crucial to growing your business. Without these processes, there is nothing to impact or influence the customer’s decision to make a purchase. To truly nurture leads, you need to provide relevant information at multiple points throughout the beginning of their relationship with your business. Below, we have 4 tactics to effectively nurture your leads.

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No one would have planned for the current economic and social circumstances, which is why so many businesses have taken such a large hit in the wake of this pandemic. While there are certainly plenty of challenges that businesses face in a time like this, there are also some unique opportunities for businesses to connect with their customers. Through social media and content marketing, businesses can continue to engage with their customers to maintain that strong relationship. Below, we have three types of content that are perfect for a time like this.

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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.

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The biggest blind spot that companies have to deal with is understanding what their customer’s journey is. What is it like to purchase from your business? Understanding your customer’s journey is a crucial part of improving the overall customer experience. Without this insight, you will never know the obstacles or challenges that your customers might be facing in their decision to make a purchase. You need to deeply understand what it is about your brand that attracts customers, and what could potentially turn them away. Essentially, you need to walk in their shoes. Below, we have 5 steps to consider when creating a customer journey map.

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As consumer trends and segments change, marketers need to be prepared to change as well. Generation Z is on the horizon, meaning that we need to understand exactly how they operate. Generation Z, born between 1995 and 2010, is the first generation to have access to the internet at a very early age. They value authenticity, practicality, and digital access. Below, we have some thoughts on how to reach Gen Z with your marketing tactics.

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If your company is hoping to stay competitive in such a saturated market, there are several things you can do to set yourself apart from your competition. For example, an intentional content marketing strategy can establish your company as a thought leader in the industry, giving you more credibility with your audience. While a marketing strategy can help you to plan for your business’ future, responsive web design will set the visual story of your brand apart from everyone else. With a responsive web design, all of the content, features, and media that are featured on your website are optimized to respond to whatever device your audience is using. This is why mobile-friendly sites have a different layout to the browser-friendly sites you can visit on a computer. But what does a responsive web site need?

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2020 doesn’t look the way we ever thought it would. Businesses have faced unprecedented challenges this year, creating major disruptions to the way that everyone does business. Unfortunately, any marketing strategies created for 2020 have to change now to embrace the current economic environment. Now is the time to make your marketing strategy the very best it can be. What should your new marketing strategy for 2020 achieve for you?

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Content is created for the sole purpose of educating and engaging your audience. Content marketing is meant to drive your brand and get the attention of people who have a problem that you can solve. But what if you’re having trouble generating engagement with your content? There is always the possibility that you might have to rework your content, but it could just be that no one is seeing it. Social media builds relationships with your customers and puts your information right in front of them. Below, we have several ways to use social media to increase audience engagement with your brand.

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While it might feel difficult to do right now, content marketing is more important than ever. When your company can provide relevant content to your audience, it drives a positive message of hope and resilience. With the right messaging, your content marketing could potentially drive sales and revenue growth during a time when consumers are less likely to spend money. But what’s the secret ingredient for engaging with your audience right now? Empathy. Without empathy, your content marketing will sound tone-deaf and will not be effective at drawing your audience in. Using empathy can be tricky, so it takes some strategy and thought to get the tone just right.

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When it comes to making difficult budgetary decisions, marketing departments are often the first to go. Because marketers have to justify their existence within an organization, it can make it seem as if your marketing department is expendable. However, marketing is essential to growing your business. In fact, 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? It's a cost-effective solution for companies who are having to make decisions based on budgets. Plenty of companies outsource their development, accounting, and customer service teams. Below, we discuss a few reasons why you should consider outsourcing your marketing efforts.

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A marketer’s flexibility has never been tested like it has been in the past month or so. Not only are marketers having to reevaluate their content strategy and their marketing strategy for the rest of the year, but events are up in the air for the foreseeable future. With all of this uncertainty, it’s time for marketers to tap into their creative sides to keep things moving for their business. One of the newest opportunities that the global pandemic has afforded marketing professionals everywhere is the possibilities of a virtual event. Company events are typically planned for months and months, with all sorts of marketing initiatives and collateral built to support the event and increase brand awareness. How can marketers take advantage of the opportunities and possibilities of virtual events for their audience?

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Content marketing is all about flexibility. Your campaign might be written perfectly, planned to the fullest extent, and performing wonderfully: but sometimes things change! Trends and global events might distract your audience from your campaign, or it might even lose steam after a competitor campaign launches. Whatever the case may be, it’s important to have the flexibility and capability to address what’s happening with your campaign and make the necessary changes. When something major disrupts your content strategy, you need to think about how it will affect your business goals. The success of your campaigns and your business all relies on your ability to quickly pivot your content strategy.

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With the massive global response to the current COVID-19 pandemic, it can be difficult for businesses to see their best possible path forward. For the businesses that are still in operation at this point, it’s important to know how your company is going to navigate these troubling and complicated times. What can your company do to help your customers? What services can you provide that will provide relief to the tension that everyone is feeling right now? By now, you’ve certainly seen some companies use the wrong approach to try and reach their customers. Tone-deaf sales pitches will be the first thing that audiences are going to ignore right now. Below, we have some major considerations for companies trying to navigate the coronavirus pandemic.

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Translating your brand visually is no small feat. Graphic design is a powerful tool that not only showcases your brand colors and logo, but it tells a visual story of your company and your industry. Telling a visual story is an integral part of selling your products, especially in a digital age. If your competition has a stronger visual presence, it gives them a much greater advantage over what your team is doing. Without a professional, high-quality visual presence, the quality of your products and services won’t matter much. When you partner with Marketing Eye, we help your business break through the clutter and stand out from the crowd.

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A good website is much more than a digital storefront. While brick-and-mortar storefronts have slowly been phasing out, a customized website shouldn’t merely replace your physical location. A comprehensive, customized website should tell the story of your product, your brand, and your company in a way that draws in your audience and sells them on the experience you provide. Every company has a story that deserves to be told, and a company website is one of the greatest storytelling opportunities that a company has. Marketing Eye has successfully designed, developed, and managed over 300 websites and counting.

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