Infographics can help you get messages across to online consumers in an interesting visual format. Here, Nick Bowersox shares some tips for using infographics in marketing efforts on the crowdSPRING blog. You can also see input from members of the BizSugar community here.
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.
Great design starts with the fundamentals. The free course from ALISON examines various design elements including line, shape, form and texture and design principles, covering composition, balance, contrast and hierarchy. If you’re interested in exploring graphic design, industrial design or the design process in general, this free graphic design class is perfect for you.
Ohio Direct Marketing Webinars allow online students to gather expert knowledge on Ohio marketing trends and practices. Audio and video podcasts cover topics such as consumer trends, direct marketing strategies, forming cooperatives, bringing the customer back and responding to growth. Talks are often given by educators, specialists and directors.
One way to position your product as being better than the competition is to make it unique and fill the void that your market wants with a Unique Selling Proposition. For example, back when Federal Express started they knew the market desired faster package shipping then the typical “4 to 6 weeks” delivery time. Federal Express (FedEx) filled this void and in turn dominated the package shipping market with the following USP: “Federal Express: When it absolutely, positively has to be there overnight.” The deployment of this USP allowed Federal Express to emerge as the dominant leader in the industry, taking market share rapidly, and also increased its sales and profits. How can you position your product to be more advantageous than your competition’s product?
Also be careful when Googling things. Since you’re just starting out in internet marketing, you will likely be Googling a lot of things. to find safe sites for the things you do frequently that you can come back to over and over again (like Wikipedia, Warrior Forum, and Amazon). Clicking on obscure search results is always a bit risky.
As for this list, you didn’t include a few tools that have been mainstays for me such as SalesPanda (www.salespanda.com) in Marketing Automation and Trello (www.trello.com) in Collaborating, but this is an excellent list nonetheless. Thanks for the post!
In order to expand his digital marketing skillset, Rohit Uttamchandani joined our Digital Marketing Certification (CDMM) in Nov 2013 I am proud to share with you that he’s today one of our star trainers.
Thanks for the tips for social media marketing! I have been interested in this for a while, but my experience is very slim. I like that you mentioned that you should connect and integrate your website with your social media pages for easy access. That could be a really great tip, I will definitely keep it in mind for the future in case I need to do any social media marketing.
I found that google analytics doesn’t report all hits but it’s a great free tool. Followerwonk is great as well, I used it to integrate with buffer and find optimal posting times for twitter. Simply measured sounds promising and I will be sure to check it out!
Happy Thanksgiving! As I say every year, I do understand that only about half of Eric’s Tips readers are in the USA, but gratitude transcends all borders 🙂 This is the 10th consecutive year that we’ve done this. Those of you who have been subscribers over the years have probably realized that I’ve shifted my […]
This is not to say that you cannot opt for newly built institutions, but if an institute has been established for a long time, then it doesn’t only have an experience, but it is also easier to check whether the institute is for you or not by interacting with old students, reading reviews about their trainers, and verifying their credentials. However, since digital marketing is a fairly new concept in terms of teaching, do not write off newer institutes just because they haven’t been in the market for long, conduct your research and if the new institute seems to have latest techniques and equipment then opt for it rather than the older one.
As mentioned above, earning a degree in marketing can be accomplished independently or as part of a larger academic curriculum, such as an MBA program. While the latter route will educate you on the fundamentals of business administration, earning a degree in marketing itself is just as valuable, if not more so, to employers who are looking to hire the best and brightest in the field.
Recently, developments in technical frontiers have made the place of conventional advertising significantly less suitable for Singapore companies. Despite the fact that the effectiveness of such conventional systems are in question, it’s an established fact that social media and cellular devices have transformed how we consume and experience info – and the same goes for advertising communications. Digital marketing can be a powerful instrument in the ever changing area of communications, if used right.
If you didn’t already know, this week is National Small Business Week. This week celebrates all small businesses and what they do for consumers, the economy, and the country. And now that today’s consumers rely more on the Web to find and choose local businesses, online marketing has become a high priority on the list of things SMBs need to do.