Participants will examine the concept of branding through a strategic lens to understand why brands are so valuable, and explore the many factors that contribute to that value. You’ll learn that creating a memorable brand takes much more than just developing a strong image. Through the concept of brand equity, you will explore the various aspects of a brand’s success that are created internally, and influenced externally by consumers.
It’s 2017, and it’s likely that most business owners have the resolution for the new year; increase revenues and profits for their business. However, just like that plan to lose 20 pounds, turning goals into resolutions doesn’t make them any easier to accomplish. It will take strategy and effort to accomplish any resolution, so here are four tips for business owners who want to increase their traffic and profits in 2017.
The evolution of digital in the last 6 years has completely changed the way that people communicate, learn, and consume products. More than ever, brands have the ability to reach out to more customers and actually listen to them in order to tailor their messaging, brand, and product strategies.
Referral-generated customers are the least expensive and most profitable and loyal source of new business you can get. In fact, these referred customers also tend to buy quicker, negotiate less, buy larger quantities, and refer even more business to you. Plus, today’s advertising rates are not inexpensive… so use referral systems to leverage (increase) the results generated from all of your advertisements and marketing techniques by getting your customers to spread the word about your company to bring in even more sales.
You may or may not be familiar with the phrase Content Marketing, yet you visit content marketing sites every time you access the Internet. When you visit news sites, entertainment sites or blogs like this, which offer business advice, you are visiting a site that uses content (useful information) to market itself. Content Marketing can successfully be used to market any type of business and it is unbeatable when it comes to attracting new clients, sales leads, inquiries and subscribers.
I recently created a new tool: Content Mapping Tool. Helps content marketers strategize, manage and document their content marketing efforts, based on personas and buyer stages. Would love to see it added to the list, feel free to try it! http://www.contentmappingtool.com
This is a cautionary tale for online entrepreneurs, with a special warning for Amazon sellers. A few days ago I read an article about an Etsy vendor who sort of got too big for Etsy… In case you’re not familiar with it, Etsy is basically a marketplace for handcrafted goods… artsy things and such. They […]
Make Sales- This is fundamentally the same as “lead content” and the reasons this sort of “offering” content happens is because conversion is must to channelize any successful online marketing campaigns, and by making sales through your content, you can ensure conversions.
For a broader overview of the social-media landscape, refer to Social Media Examiner’s Social Media Marketing Industry Report. The Content Marketing Institute also provides a slew of templates to help you with your content marketing and social-media planning.
If you’re not using internet marketing to market your business you should be. An online presence is crucial to helping potential clients and customer find your business – even if your business is small and local. Online is where the eyeballs are so that’s where your business needs to be.
But with so many different online channels and strategies available today, you may be wondering which are best for your business. And although every business has unique marketing needs and goals, some strategies are universally effective in generating leads and revenue.
“The Business of Social” is for businesses owners, marketers, and social media managers looking for ways to tie social media directly into real business growth objectives. In other words, those looking to drive real, measurable value from a social media strategy and program.
After doing this effectively, it is important to review the marketing mix for online options. The marketing mix comprises the 4Ps – Product, Price, Promotion and Place. Some academics have added three additional elements to the traditional 4Ps of marketing Process, Place and Physical appearance making it 7Ps of marketing.
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.
Sign up for trial versions of email blast software, such as Constant Contact, Vertical Response or Volusion. These programs allow you to make email blasts using templates, and you can pay with monthly or yearly installments.
With any online marketing strategy, you can base your target audience on much more specific criteria than listeners of a certain radio station or readers of a specific magazine. Instead, you reach users based on targeting your unique audience.
This course will help just about anyone – from journalists to technical writers to developers to aspiring bloggers – create content that really engages and converts online. It also will teach you the skills needed to accommodate the requirements of online readers through web design, writing style, structure and SEO.
Between email marketing, social media, video marketing and all of the other digital channels out there its easy to get lost. When it comes to internet marketing, it’s important not to drink through a fire hose. Start off with a few strategies so that you don’t get overwhelmed. As you get the hang of things, you can add on new strategies.