The other form of integration is when businesses coordinate their online marketing with their offline marketing. The methods mentioned before are effective on their own, but imagine how much more effective is when the online ads are reinforcing what they’ve seen on local billboards, TV ads, etc. Making an effort to coordinate all the various advertising and marketing channels can be tricky, but it is worth it business owners to make the effort or to hire people who can handle this coordination and implementation for them.
Module 2 of our class features Professor Peter Fader, who will focus on concepts related to Customer Centricity. In an economy that is increasingly responsive to customer behaviors, it is imperative to focus on the right customers for strategic advantages. The coming weeks will provide the foundation needed to build a customer centric outlook. If you want to read more about Professor Fader’s views on customer centricity, feel free to follow him on Twitter (@faderp). He regularly shares relevant perspectives and readings there.
We built it because we knew a lot of our developer buddies (ourselves included) struggled at presenting at Startup Weekend because they didn’t know how to prepare for it. We’re still quite new, but it’s awesome to get tweets and emails about how it helped people feel more confident and prepared. 🙂
3. Litmus: Of course, all your lovingly crafted emails need some testing. There are just too many different combinations of browser, email client and device to leave it up to chance. Litmus makes testing how your emails will display on those different clients and browsers really easy.
While other channels require an upfront time and/or monetary investment, with PPC the only investment is the amount you spend on ads. If you are making a $30 margin on your product, you can spend $30 on ads and if you land one sale, you break even.
5. Remarketing: Remarketing plays a major role in digital marketing. This tactic allows marketers to publish targeted ads in front of an interest category or a defined audience, generally called searchers in web speak, they have either searched for particular products or services or visited a website for some purpose.
11. Crazy Egg: Sixty minutes from decision to the first live results – that’s a fast implementation! We love the advanced insights from heat maps and scroll maps of how people interact with our website that Google Analytics cannot give us. If you’re looking to increase conversion rates, this is probably a good investment.
CTR isn’t just important for SEO (duh). It’s also incredibly important for paid ads, because ads with high engagement rates get better placements at a lower cost per click on Google AdWords, Facebook Ads, Twitter Ads and pretty much every platform. Here’s what you need to know about raising your ad CTR:
The third and final stage requires the firm to set a budget and management systems; these must be measurable touchpoints, such as audience reached across all digital platforms. Furthermore, marketers must ensure the budget and management systems are integrating the paid, owned and earned media of the company. The Action and final stage of planning also requires the company to set in place measurable content creation e.g. oral, visual or written online media.
You shouldn’t waste time or money spending in conceptualizing what your site should look like. Just try and get ideas from successful ones who has the same market and business as you do. Learn from them. But don’t copy it – create your own familiar design.
I find that on training courses, the tools I recommend to help marketers are always popular, especially the free tools… At a course I was asked for a list of “essential tools” for digital marketing, so here they are…
Social media exploded because of people’s desire to put information out there. Make it easy. Including recent articles in a weekly or monthly roundup type of email? Give them the option to read more or just share it immediately.
16. Guerilla Marketing. Guerilla marketing emphasizes creativity over budget, and strategies are often cheap and easy to implement, especially when localized. Broadcast your Twitter handle with sidewalk chalk, use an abandoned storefront as a canvas for street art, or plaster custom stickers on urban décor that makes those who stroll by look twice. There’s a ton of room for invention here, and you don’t need a big budget to be successful. We did a massive post about guerilla marketing recently, detailing a bunch of strategies and examples you should check out if you want to learn more!
Mind giving Keyworddit a shot? It’s the only free keyword research tool that pulls keywords from Reddit. It gives you a really diverse set of long term keywords in most cases, many that you won’t find with other tools.