In case you have been living under a rock for the past five years, allow me to catch you up on one of the new hot topics in the world, artificial intelligence (AI). Our homes are slowly becoming more “connected,” and It started with the Amazon Alexa. The original intention and purpose of these products are to assist in the lives of the user with the abilities to make to do list, play music, and a multitude of other features, all by the sound of your voice. While this is a beautiful addition to our lives, it is even better to see just how close to advancements to the integration of artificial intelligence into the marketing industry.
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As marketers, we are always trying to find innovative ways to provide for our clients and exceed their expectations. When it comes to designing a plan for a client, it is essential for digital marketers to know which strategic effort is best suited for their particular needs. With the availability and ease of use of web-based targeting, there are decisions to be made about the type of method you want to use for your client.
The buyer's journey has shifted, and it is progressing even more. People are now using web searches and social platforms to influence how they purchase products in today's market. With the help of our cellphones, tablets, and computers, we are all digital consumers. Because of this, we now have more information at our fingertips, a better understanding of how customers interact with brands, and an idea on what leads someone to make purchases.
Online consumers have evolved, and so has their journey. Promotion within your company isn't going to cut it anymore. Why? At this day and age, customers can now research on their own and may not need assistance from a company until they are ready to take the next step, purchasing a product or service. Since buyers wish to govern their discovery process, it is your job to use the right tactics to guide them towards your business.
Instagram Stories are often glorified for their social attraction as a way for people to express themselves. You might be asking yourself, can your company's content work on a social platform that leans more toward being creative and informal? Of course, it can, the "B" in B2B doesn't stand for "boring" and one-third of the most viewed Instagram Stories are from businesses.
Even though you're a business that posts more professional based content, there are still a few ways to leverage one of Instagram’s most popular tools to increase your engagement, build brand awareness, drive traffic to your website, and generate sales.
In just a short amount of time, podcasting has grown from being a small part of media to one of the most popular methods of consuming information today. Podcasts have become an essential part of our everyday lives that even some B2B marketers have look towards incorporating podcast into their marketing strategy.
Every great digital marketer knows that the use of hashtags can considerably increase the social visibility of any business looking to improve their brand awareness and get there messaging in front of their target audience. Not only do hashtags allow you to find relevant content from other people and businesses, but they also enable content from your business to be discoverable and shared across your social media channels. When used correctly, hashtags can support your businesses sales and lead generation efforts, but, often people forget to value quality over quantity when it comes to effectively using hashtags.
Key Performance Indicators (or KPIs) is a measurement that will directly affect your marketing objectives. In other words, they are the most important values for understanding your markets influence to achieve a successful business. There are several KPIs that will give you a clear picture of which content actually resonates with your audience. In this blog post, we are looking at which KPIs you should track; this will help you create more compelling content that will help you execute a great content marketing goal.
It is almost impossible to say how important it is to have a strong social media marketing plan. Content strategy is based on the media that your company creates; this can consist of visual or written content. Content is the piece of your marketing plan that continuously expresses what your company is, why you are the leading specialist within your industry, and why your target audience should purchase a product and/or service from your company. Here are some tips on how to craft a successful content marketing strategy.
What exactly is organic reach on Facebook? Organic reach is the number of potential customers who see your content without paid distribution; on the other hand, paid reach includes people who view your content due to paid promotion. You can make Facebook an efficient channel for your organic content and reach a wider audience with these 5 essential tips.
When budgets are tight, many companies might remove marketing as their first expense but, that should not be the case. It is said that you have to spend money to make money; although that is very true, there are plenty of ways to make a small budget go a long way for your marketing tools. While many traditional advertising methods are expensive and hard to measure, small to medium size business have access to many cost-efficient marketing tools.
As Kofi Annan, a co-recipient of the 2001 Nobel Peace Prize, states, “Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family”.
An organization might have a perfectly tailored marketing campaign dispersed, but it means nothing if the progress of that campaign isn’t tracked or recorded, to really measure whether the intended objectives of the marketing campaign have been successful and have reached the desired target audience.
With climate change now affecting our daily lives, changes in our own actions need to be made now. Lessening an environmental impact can improve your own current health and preserve the environment for the future.
I’ve been in the marketing and advertising industry for 25 years plus. Unlike most people, I haven’t chopped and changed jobs along the way, but instead turned my career at the ripe age of 25 into one of those mega-jobs that you can never untangle your way out of. Here’s what I mean…