PR Newswire – Distribute news releases to a global media database of more than 700,000 journalists and blogger contacts. Monitor traditional and social media, and engage in real time with journalists, bloggers, and other influencers.
I’ve been following Marcus for the last few years and his story about turning his swimming pool company around back in 2008 using content marketing is one of my favourites. Marcus brought some real interesting perspectives to what he though was wrong in the car business. If you aren’t reading his Sales Lion blog you need to start.
Social Media Quickstarter. This collection of online marketing guides from Constant Contact will help you master social media marketing in no time. Featuring quick, easy-to-read guides, social media novices can browse this extensive knowledge base at their leisure.
17. Host an Event or Class. Plan an event or class to host, then print out flyers and post them on community bulletin boards (libraries, coffee shops, local colleges and adult ed centers). While most community bulletin boards won’t let you post business advertisements, they’re often more than happy to post a flyer promoting an educational event or class.
One of the best marketing blogs there is. Because of blogs like this I don’t pay $1000-$2000 dollars for marketing online courses. Everything you need to know to be a good online marketer can be found there. There are hundreds of articles with helpful tips and expert advice.
A wonderfully varied group of people. Digital Marketing students tend to come from various backgrounds: architecture, publishing, design, and entrepreneurship. These students are often looking to apply digital marketing skills to their current jobs or to switch careers into the marketing world.
Formulate a plan, and combine it with your other marketing efforts. Some of these areas of marketing will be more important and effective, depending upon your business. All of them you can have professionals help you with or outsource if you don’t have the manpower to handle it.
This is an excellent list. Some of which I can add to my blog as well. You might find more such similar tools for startups especially at http://www.stepjumpr.com. Do check it and let me know your thoughts.
Okay, so technically this isn’t a free course, but if you are new to LinkedIn’s online marketing training, you can sign up for a free month and take this handy course in social media marketing. Analyze what’s working via SWOT analysis, discover how to create a strong social presence that highlights your strengths, and gain inspiration by exploring the most cutting edge opportunities for social media to achieve even greater reach.
Educational – Want to become that trusted advisor to your customer? Educate them! A great way to do this is to post tips about your industry. If you’re a catering business maybe you could post a “Best Foods to Serve at a Graduation Party,” or a Crossfit Center can post “15 Minute Workouts for Professionals”.
SumoMe allows you to track your readers’ behavior while on your site and make adjustments accordingly. Use their Heat Maps to where people are clicking and their Content Analytics to see where people stop reading.
For reviewing on-page markup like headings and also mobile screen resizing I find Chris Pederick’s Web Developer Toolbar for Chrome and Firefox essential. The Moz Toolbar is better from an SEO POV. Here’s an example of the overlay to show our ‘semantic markup’:
With the tagline, “you don’t have to be a genius to master internet marketing,” this 20-part email course from the folks at Copyblogger offers a great starting place for those new to the marketing field. What’s unique about this course is that it digs deeply into the areas of direct response copywriting and relationship building.
3. Develop regular e-newsletters and announcements to inform and keep up to date with current and potential customers (but only those who ask for them). A properly executed newsletter campaign can help your business retain existing customers and attract new ones. Routinely sending out informational content that your newsletter subscribers find valuable is another excellent way to build a level of trust with them while continually establishing yourself as an expert in your product or service area. Over time, your recipients will be increasingly likely to recommend your products or services to others. A newsletter can also be used to announce special promotions and sales. A recent Doubleclick survey of more than 1,000 Internet users found that more than 82 percent of them had made a purchase online during the past year as a result of some sort of advertisement they received through email. The study revealed, however, that people were much more receptive to email from companies with whom they already had a relationship.
Due allows small businesses to track how much time they are spending on a marketing project, for free! With knowledge of marketing time constraints, you’ll be able to make informed decisions and budget efficiently for your business’s marketing tasks.
Everything within your web site should have one purpose — getting your visitor to take action. Words are the most powerful marketing tool you have. The right words will turn your visitors into customers. The wrong words will cause them to click away and never return.
This course builds on the theory and foundations of marketing analytics and focuses on practical application by demystifying the use of data in marketing and helping you realize the power of visualizing data with artful use of numbers found in the… more