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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 [...]

What You Need to Know About Facebook Groups

2021-10-08T17:51:43+00:00 January 6th, 2021|Tags: , , , , |

Facebook Groups can have a substantial impact on Facebook users and your business. Businesses and brands can all benefit from creating and moderating groups for their customers and their target audiences. So Why Create a Facebook Group? The value of groups is undeniable, as they can have a positive impact on your marketing strategy. Any business that wants to cultivate a brand can then build a community around that brand. Groups give the chance to express dedication to your customers. They also give your brand an outlet to engage with customers in a meaningful way, while these customers also engage with one another. They can also be a valuable way for brands to seek feedback and gain customer insights. Facebook Groups can be highly active, and users can post and share content that relates to the brand, truly creating a [...]

3 Social Media Trends to Watch in 2021

2021-10-08T17:50:20+00:00 December 27th, 2020|Tags: , , , , , , |

Traditionally, social media has been a place to connect with one another by sharing posts, photos, and videos. But today, social media is being utilized in a much wider scope. Now it’s increasingly a vehicle for customer service, customer advocacy, and community building. Consider these top three social media trends to watch in 2021 and how you can put them to work for you: Social Media for Customer Service No longer is social media a platform for just retail and product promotion, it is now a growing vehicle for customer service. Customers are increasingly using social media to get in touch with a brand for a direct way of communication. Brands have taken notice and social media is now fast becoming a significant customer service channel. But social media practitioners beware: customers must be dealt with in an appropriate manner, [...]

7 Ways to Better Content Marketing

2021-10-08T17:48:39+00:00 November 6th, 2020|Tags: , , , |

We all know content is “king” and every digital marketing strategy needs to center around great marketing content. Vendor-driven content dominates the media, drives SEO, is integral to community building and ultimately – when done effectively – drives leads. But ask just about anyone and they’ll say that content creation is hard. Teams get easily caught up in heavy processes, endless topic analysis and while they’re navel gazing, the timeliness of a topic has flown right past them. How can you up your content marketing game?  Without a blueprint for success any content marketing strategy will surely fail. To supercharge your content plan, and get the creative juices flowing take a look at, and use this seven-step checklist to break through barriers holding you back from being more effective. 1. Think Outside-In. It’s no secret that it’s important to know [...]

Event Marketing 101: 6 Things You Simply Can’t Forget

2021-10-08T17:44:57+00:00 October 9th, 2020|Tags: , , , , |

What is event marketing? Event Marketing is the activity of designing or developing a themed activity, occasion, display, or exhibit (such as a sporting event, music festival, fair, or concert) to promote a product, cause, or organization.* Besides watching a creative and unique idea come into fruition, and of course the excuse of a short workday, why would a company organize such an event? Simple.  Here are a few good reasons: To generate leads To engage customers and upsell To build brand (company, product or service) To educate and train To introduce a new product, service or team member Benefits Properly planning an event for your company or organization has many benefits.  These, typical yet sometimes unconventional events, are the perfect way to get the attention of your customers/clients and prospects through a nonthreatening and entertaining manner.  Who wouldn’t want [...]

Key Steps To Creating A Winning Press List

2021-10-08T17:42:36+00:00 September 12th, 2020|Tags: , , , , |

Know your audience.  How many times have you heard that? It’s a rule followed by politicians, public speakers, stand-up comedians and of course expert marketers. The same rule applies to creating your press list. Your primary list should consist only of outlets and people who would be legitimately interested in writing about your organization and/or its products and services. If your company makes computer chips, there’s no point in bothering Newsweek magazine every time you announce a firmware update. You’re only going to be reaching out to general-interest publications when you have “real” news that might matter to a broad audience. So how do you find your “go-to” contacts for your primary list? Subscription-based PR database services There are a lot of wonderful web-based media database tools available to PR professionals, such as Cision, IT Database, Meltwater and Nasdaq’s MyMediaInfo to name [...]

Rising To The Next Level Of Content Marketing

2021-10-08T17:40:17+00:00 August 7th, 2020|Tags: , , |

Content marketing is no longer an enigma. We know its importance with respect to lead generation, customer engagement and SEO.  In fact, we’ve discussed the 7 Ways to Better Content Marketing. Seems simple enough.  So why do a whopping 50% of marketers believe they’re only somewhat successful on a competitive basis with their content marketing efforts? Perhaps this has to do with the different types of content marketing vehicles used, and how they’re used in relation to your audience? When surveyed 219 marketing influencers from around the world, 84% are engaged in some aspect of B2B marketing.  Even though you may be strictly a B2C marketer, this information is most certainly pertinent to all efforts and should be adopted into your practices. According to a recent Ascend2 survey and Regalix research, both agree these are the most effective types of content marketing: 46% - Research reports 45% - Blog [...]