Marketing

How Analytics Build Credibility

2022-03-14T16:06:25+00:00 March 14th, 2022|Tags: , , , , |

Marketing and public relations sometimes suffer from a bit of a credibility problem. Unscrupulous marketers have made consumers skeptical about if marketing messages are conveying the truth or think that public relations is being used to paint issues in a better light and omit the full story. How can this be overcome? How can we show that the work we do has truly positive outcomes? We can use the cold-hard facts to show how we help small businesses grow, get employees to become thought leaders, and even how we help spread important information. By using data and statistics, we can show how credible our profession is, as well as how honorable we as professionals are. According to a recent Marketo report, “78% of B2B marketing executives use metrics that matter to the CEO and CFO.” Metrics are how you prove [...]

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 [...]

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/ [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]