Thanks for your advice about making social media accounts that are worthy of the platform their on to get the best results. You mention instagram in particular, and I can see why that one would stand out since there is definitely a high bar for good instagram accounts, but I am sure that the same thing could be said of any other social media platform. A sub-par blog or a twitter account that never retweets or responds to anyone would also be an area that could be improved.
“It excites me to no end to think about the fact that most small business (and even A-list personalities) waste $250,000–500,000 a year on tactics like websites, PR, direct mail, or paid media when they could have just gone all in on organic social content and a small amplification budget to achieve more valuable results. — Gary Vaynerchuk“
The quote above comes from his article, 11 Terrific Twitter Profile Designs for Inspiration, where he emphasizes the importance of standing out. He states that “we work, play and create in a digital ecosystem that defines you by your image online,” so brands need to carefully craft what they are on their online platforms and leverage the online real estate. For example, a brand or professional can utilize a Twitter profile to announce a new product, highlight a hashtag, promote a webinar or market a new look.
There are thousands of ways you can promote your small business. With the right mix of activities, you can identify and focus on the most effective marketing tactics for your small business. Here is a list of 101 small business marketing ideas to get you thinking about all of the different ways you can promote your business.
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In this project, you’ll evaluate the results of a display advertising campaign and create a presentation of the results for management. Your summary will include the targeting strategy, creatives used, the results of the campaign, and recommendations on how to improve the campaign.
Consider buying print ads that cater to your market that also launch at the same time as our Internet marketing campaign. Track this ad by buying a similar domain name that redirects to your site. Let a Google Analytics campaign track the success of the print ad, in comparison to your Internet marketing, through this other domain.
In any marketing team, the inevitable happens: there’s a million files and pieces of content between everyone on your team without one place to keep it all. Organization on any team — let alone a marketing team — is essential. That’s why it’s important to have a collaborative organization tool to keep you sane.
I’ve owned a digital marketing agency for nearly a decade and until this year, never took a digital marketing course. It’s not to say I don’t value education, but when it comes to digital marketing, I’ve found courses that are published are already out of date. Can you honestly expect the course creator to update lessons for every new app that makes management easier or every algorithm change that can slightly adjust your rankings?
Hey! Great post. I use SendPulse email marketing automation service on my blog. It’s a free plan with minor feature restrictions and a limit of 2500 unique email addresses you can send to (each month). I’d say it’s a great addition to this list).
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Charles Crawford is a cofounder of Crawford and O’Brien, a Phoenix-based digital marketing agency that applies high-level dental internet marketing strategies to get dentists more new patients. Follow us on twitter @crawfordobrien.
About this course: Taught by three of Wharton’s top faculty in the marketing department, consistently ranked as the #1 marketing department in the world, this course covers three core topics in customer loyalty: branding, customer centricity, and practical, go-to-market strategies. You’ll learn key principles in – Branding: brand equity is one of the key elements of keeping customers in a dynamic world in which new startups are emerging constantly. – Customer centricity: not synonymous with customer service, customer centricity starts with customer focus and need-gathering. – Go-to-market strategies: understand the drivers that influence customers and see how these are implemented prior to making an investment. Complete this course as part of Wharton’s Business Foundations Specialization, and you’ll have the opportunity to take the Capstone and prepare a strategic analysis and proposed solution to a real business challenge from Wharton-governed companies like Shazam and SnapDeal or to a challenge faced by your own company or organization. Wharton-trained staff will evaluate the top submissions, and leadership teams at Shazam and SnapDeal will review the highest scoring projects prepared for their companies.
Once you have a website, it’s vital that it can actually be found by search engines. After all, 81 percent of consumers use search engines to research a product, service or business before making a decision.