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Best Practices for your Email Marketing Campaigns

2022-02-25T23:20:51+00:00 February 25th, 2022|Tags: , , , , , |

Who says that email is a dying communication platform? Businesses all over the world are still using it to their advantage. Email marketing campaigns can be helpful in a number of ways – to help drum up new business, to build thought leadership, to promote assets, or simply to communicate with your customers. The purpose of your campaign, as well as who your target audience is, will determine how you write and organize it. Below, we’ll break down some best practices and steps to make your campaigns as effective as possible. Set your intention First things first – ask yourself a number of questions and try to figure out what the purpose of your campaign might be. Who are you hoping to reach? What are your goals and what are you hoping to accomplish? Along with this brainstorming, do your [...]

Use, Redefine, Repeat: Ways to Make Content Marketing Easy

2022-02-14T17:38:50+00:00 February 14th, 2022|Tags: , , , , |

We’ve all heard of the saying “work smarter, not harder”. Well, the same sentiment applies to your content writing and marketing. Picture this: you’ve worked tirelessly to create an asset – a white paper, an eBook, maybe even an article for publication. There’s no reason why this content should be used once then discarded to the archives. The idea of reusing content might initially seem lazy or unethical, but if you’re working to tailor it to best fit its audience or its new purpose, it is actually just resourceful. As HubSpot has shared in an article on revamping older content, the main idea behind repurposing content is to “Take something you’ve created, put a new spin on it, and give it new life.” Refreshing and then using your older content can also help with the following: Increase your engagement Reach [...]

Tips to Map Content to Your Buyer’s Journey

2022-01-24T18:10:03+00:00 January 24th, 2022|Tags: , , , , , |

If you’re reading this, chances are you’re working to market your content to all sorts of potential customers, overall boosting your sales and growth opportunities. I’m sure you’re wondering, “How could I possibly market to all of my intended demographics with the same content?” In short, you can’t. But you can market to people that are in different stages of the buying journey with specific strategies that will reach all your demographics and pockets of potential customers. To start, boil your customers down to the three main phases of the buying journey: awareness, consideration, and selection. While each of these stages will have additional layers and needs, by classifying personas to these different stages first, you can boost your sales, meeting buyers right where they are in their own journey of business discovery. Now that we‘ve broken that down, let’s [...]

What’s New with Website Design?

2022-01-13T17:48:15+00:00 January 13th, 2022|Tags: , , , , |

As we kick off a fresh new year, brands everywhere are considering new tactics and refreshes to strengthen recognition and recall. Maybe your logo needs some work or the copy on your website is no longer applicable. There is no shame in updating your website or brand to ensure you’re making the most of what you have. To elevate your impact in 2022, consider ways in which your website or brand might need a facelift – it could be small changes, or a massive overhaul. Below we’ll discuss five new website design trends that you might want to implement, as well as some general website trends to consider. These trends span from visual elements, to actual website content changes. Minimalism Minimalistic designs are on the rise. This could include muted colors, fewer images, and a lot more neutral space on [...]

Five Ways to Step Up Your Social Media Game

2022-01-13T17:32:24+00:00 January 13th, 2022|Tags: , , , , , |

2022 is right around the corner. Now is the time to re-evaluate your social media strategy and start planning content for the next year. While all social media platforms have their own purposes and uses, this post specifically focuses on Instagram (and some Facebook) content. Below, we’ll outline five tips for strategy, as well as some examples and benefits. Giving your social media an uplift can help bring new success and growth to your business in the new year. Stories  On Instagram and Facebook, your brand should work to utilize the story feature. This form of sharing is temporary, but has the potential to drive engagement from your followers. Start by creating a posting schedule specifically for your stories. Maybe one day of the week you share a customer success story, while another you do a Q&A throughout the day. [...]

Ways Market Analysts Impact Your Marketing Success

2021-12-21T13:51:01+00:00 December 21st, 2021|Tags: , , , , , |

Market analysts can provide valuable insights into the competitive playing field and customer needs for a technology or service. Their input can provide strong third party credibility and help customers set themselves apart. Speaking with them early and often can be a game changing strategy for a public relations campaign as they can influence buyers, investors and partners that can make or break your product. Three reasons including a market analyst strategy in your PR program is beneficial: Analysts can provide input on shaping your message and strategy  Market analysts use data and analytics to predict and track market trends. From this, they are able to help create a successful strategy that can lead to increased growth. They can also use the data and trends to help you find information such as target audience, key messaging, and how to generate [...]

Hidden Values of Thought Leadership Content

2021-11-15T20:08:47+00:00 November 15th, 2021|Tags: , , , |

If you read our last blog post on awareness content, then this is the perfect follow-up for you to learn more about unique marketing content to produce. Thought leadership content and awareness content have a lot of similar benefits, but thought leadership goes a step further to raise a person within your business to the level of a leader within your specific industry. Thought leadership content is a unique way of producing content that both provides answers and ideas for your customers, and helps share the wealth of knowledge that your leader has earned through experience within the industry.  The values of thought leadership content are many, but let's walk through a few of them and see how they can be beneficial for your business.  Showcase expertise in your industry This is the main value of thought leadership content. Your [...]

Reasons Why Awareness Content is King

2021-10-21T13:24:13+00:00 October 21st, 2021|Tags: , , , , , , |

Awareness content is used to attract a targeted public by providing education and information. Rather than solely focus on products or revenue, by utilizing awareness content you can help bring awareness to your brand, become an educational center for your field, and create a transparent relationship with your customers. Feeling like it might not be the right move for your business? Consider these five reasons why it could help you succeed.  Five Reasons Why Awareness Content Can Be Helpful for Your Business: Increase Brand Awareness Sometimes just getting your name and image out to the public is enough. By showcasing that your business not only has great product, but is a center for information can help build a positive brand image. That way whenever customers need industry information or updates, they know that they can go to your brand.  Informs/ [...]

Four Social Media Missteps (And Why You Should Avoid Them)

2021-10-06T15:46:21+00:00 October 5th, 2021|Tags: , , , , |

Creating a well-run social media campaign can greatly increase the success of your business’ overall marketing efforts. According to Oberlo, “71% of consumers who have had a positive experience with a brand on social media are likely to recommend the brand to their friends and family (Lyfemarketing, 2018).”   Creating a positive and mutually beneficial social media experience for your customers can have such a positive impact on your business and your sales.  Although social media campaigns have become a steadfast necessity in marketing, there are still mistakes that businesses make to not fully optimize the power of this popular media. Below, we’ll discuss four common social media missteps, as well as ways to remedy them and bring your social game to the next level.  Four Social Media Missteps (And Why You Should Avoid Them) Not planning out your content  Social media [...]

How Tone and Voice Shape Public Relations Writing

2021-09-22T17:20:29+00:00 September 22nd, 2021|Tags: , , |

Everyone has their own tone and way of writing and speaking, that’s what makes us all so unique.  But how exactly do you capture or describe someone else’s voice? Do you focus on their phrasing? The way that they might pronounce certain words? It might be difficult to fully encapsulate someone else’s identity through writing, but public relations requires this skill. Learning and understanding the ways in which your client might write and present themselves to their public is an absolute necessity in our field. How to Capture Your Client’s Voice We’ve compiled a “how-to” list to zero in on what makes your client’s voice unique and distinctive -- whomever they might be! Research We cannot stress this enough and it is number one on this list for a reason. Researching is the key to better understanding your clients. Whether [...]