What does the future of marketing look like? The marketing industry is constantly changing in the face of several different challenges, and marketers should be prepared to change with it. Staying ahead of trends is never an easy job, but it makes a huge difference in preparing for the future. As we move further into 2020, take the time to establish what your marketing priorities should be and what steps you can take to meet each priority in the years to come.
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Startup founders understand the importance of marketing, but the life of a startup founder is a changing landscape of measuring the needs of the product you’re building or raising the funds to build it. With all of the things they have to think about daily, startup founders simply don’t have the time to focus on their target audiences, marketing niches, marketing campaigns or a marketing strategy. So how does a startup company market its product? With an outsourced marketing department! Outsourcing your marketing not only takes that burden off of your shoulders, but it also ensures that your marketing efforts are given the attention and care they need from the beginning.
Winning over prospective customers is never an easy task. You have to demonstrate that you are capable of delivering on what your product promises. Writing case studies are a perfect way to showcase your company’s ability to follow through on what you provide. A case study examines the customer’s challenge or pain point and what it took to get a solution. They can vary in length, but the case study should measure success using metrics that your client has agreed upon. A well-written case study shows the positive impact your business has on your customer base. Below, we discuss how to write a case study that will attract new leads.
Today’s customer is all about the experience. From the very first interactions with your company’s branding to the final sale, companies need to provide a branded customer experience that will leave a lasting impression. An experiential marketing campaign takes the idea of a customer experience one extra step, by providing an experience. Experiential events can tell you a lot about your customer base, especially regarding what kinds of things they might engage with. Below, we cover the basic elements that your experiential marketing campaign should have.
Plenty of companies go through brand transformations every year, but what exactly does that look like? More often than not, brands fall back on changing or updating the logo with a new color scheme. This is a great step forward by any metric, but it should never stop with a newish logo. A rebrand should be treated as a complete company brand overhaul, a revolution of your company’s messaging and branding. Your logo design will play a part in this, but it’s only a piece of the greater objective. Any brand changes should be seen as an exciting and new opportunity for your company and your employees to improve the overall customer experience. It’s not products that are selling these days; it’s the experience a company provides. In this blog, we’ve got a few ideas to ensure a successful brand relaunch.
Content marketing has been hugely transformative for the entire industry, resulting in companies trying to reach their audience through their content marketing pieces. It might be hard for a lot of marketing teams to see the value in content marketing now, especially with this oversaturation of content that audiences sift through every day. But the truth is that content marketing in the B2B space is still just as vital as ever; you just have to be more proactive with the content that your company produces. 2020 should be the year that your company revitalizes and repurposes your content marketing efforts. In this blog, we have some tactics to consider when you revitalize your B2B content marketing strategy.
Webinars may seem like a forgotten form of marketing, but the truth is that webinars aren’t the easiest thing to pull off. It requires months of planning, writing, re-writing, designing, and promotion to finally get to the webinar, but it doesn’t always pay off the way we want it to. There’s a huge difference between good webinars and bad webinars, and it usually boils down to how much work was done in the planning and writing stages. Below, we have some considerations for making sure that your next webinar is great.
Whether you are selling a product or a service, it’s intended for a specific group of customers, or a target market. But do you understand anything about that group of people? This where a target audience comes, which defines that group of people. A target audience is a group of consumers characterized by behaviors and specific demographics, and knowing your target audience can help to influence decision making for a marketing strategy. Finding your target audience takes a lot of work and research so that you can figure out who exactly you want to reach. Below, we have some tips on how to find your target audience.
It’s really easy to look at customers as a way to bring in revenue, which is a great misunderstanding of who they are and why are engaging with you. Every customer goes through a purchasing journey, and marketers and business owners desperately need to understand this journey. Never assume that you know what each customer needs! Spend the time and effort to understand what each customer faces when making a purchasing journey so that you can improve. Below, we have some considerations for marketers and business owners who are trying to understand their customer’s journeys.
With all of the social media platforms available to everyone in 2020, it can be hard for businesses (especially in the B2B sector) to find a way to break through the mold. Because there’s an oversaturation of businesses vying for the attention of their customers and new lead, B2B marketers have to know exactly where to invest their time and energy. B2B marketing involves three social platforms: Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. But are all of these platforms a great fit for your B2B marketing efforts? For B2B marketers, LinkedIn is by far the most trusted channel. Below, we have a few reasons why you should trust LinkedIn as your social media platform in 2020.
One of the best ways to reach your audience is by using every available resource. Content diversification is all about stretching the boundaries of your creativity. The biggest opportunities that content diversification gives you is the chance to reach more people and generate more revenue. Refuse the temptation to stick to one platform and connect with your audience on all the platforms they use. Give your customers the choice of how they can engage with your brand, and they’ll be more likely to engage regularly. Below, we’ve got a few points to consider when diversifying your content.
In an omnichannel marketing approach, it’s all about creating a personalized and consistent customer experience, no matter what platform they are using to engage with your brand. This means that the experience should be consistent across all channels: social media, customer service, website, brick and mortar, and email campaigns. Email campaigns are especially important because they are at the center of your customer’s digital life and can drive the highest ROI among other digital communication channels. Below, we’ve got four benefits of email marketing in an omnichannel marketing approach.
Marketing has undergone some vast changes in the past few years, and it will only continue to change in the future. Lately, marketers have dropped the mass marketing campaigns in favor of a much more personalized approach. If you are planning on truly engaging with all of your customers and potential leads, you have to be everywhere. The only way for this to happen and be effective is an omnichannel marketing approach. But what exactly does that mean? The omnichannel marketing experience is where consumers can engage with a company on all points; through a brick and mortar store, a website, a mobile app, a catalog, or social media. Additionally, they can access the products and services by calling the company phone, using a mobile app, or even connecting through a personal computer or tablet. If you’re looking to build an omnichannel marketing approach, there are a few things to take into consideration.
Take a moment to think back to a time when you purchased a product that you were really satisfied with. Did you tell your friends and family? Did you post something on social media? Advocacy marketing is an inexpensive yet effective marketing tactic, wherein the brand is equipping customers to generate interest in your brand through social media, reviews, and word-of-mouth. Brands can empower and equip their customers to be powerful marketing tools for their products. But how do is advocacy marketing set up? Below, we have a few things to consider when you’re developing your advocacy marketing strategies.
When you hear the word ecosystem, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Probably a frozen tundra or even a rainforest, which wouldn’t be surprising! Ecosystems work in a very specific way, wherein the biotic and abiotic components of any particular ecosystem work together to survive. Product ecosystems are not so different! A company creates a product ecosystem when they have several products that coexist to benefit the customer. Apple and Adobe are excellent examples of companies that have created thriving product ecosystems. But how is a successful product ecosystem built? Below, we have a few pointers for any companies that are attempting to establish their product ecosystem.