It's incredible how some businesses today can fail so spectacularly in their marketing strategy. With bad example after bad example, you think that companies would learn from each other and know exactly what not to do by now.
But, when companies get sloppy, it shows in the quality of their marketing campaigns. They don't understand their audience. They misread the seriousness of a situation. They don't take the time to think about how their ad could potentially be interpreted wrong. Or, they aren't able to correctly anticipate the reaction from their audience.
Onboarding customers isn't something that belongs just on your website. Email, as one of the most effective marketing tools is an excellent place for this too. However, you have to know how to make the right kind of impact with your customers.
Here are some tips you might find useful:
Understand the customers
The first step to anything is research - in this case, of your customers. For one, start paying attention to what people are already doing with your software. Use metrics to track their engagement, actions and reactions to different things. You'll get a lot of data about your customers from different analytics sources. All of this data should be analyzed and comprehended in a way that can help you understand your users better.
The fact is, without understanding who your customers are, you are shooting blindly. Avoid making this mistake and research everything you can.
Consumers never see the process, only the end results, but marketers are always busy finding marketing moves that align with current trends. As 2019 slowly rolls around, it's time to ramp up your advertising methods to meet your marketing goals.
Although 2019 is a new year, some 2018 marketing trends haven't yet lost their value and can still be applied. Marketing professionals must consistently find ways to seamlessly and effectively integrate new trends with existing trends. Since technology is constantly and rapidly growing, new consumer opinions and new laws and regulations must be considered while implementing strategies.
When considering new marketing strategies to implement in 2019, marketers pay attention to upcoming trends and government regulations. It isn't too early to figure out which marketing tactics to implement right away in the new year. We have compiled a list of the top trends to utilize in the coming year.
With more and more people using their smartphones and tablets to not only browse the internet, but also do online shopping and run important business and life activities, it's a good idea to make your website mobile-friendly. And that includes using mobile popups.
However, Google recently announced some changes around mobile search results in 2017. One of those changes being the mobile friendly tag, which could be taken off of any sites that use "intrusive interstitials."
This has some people concerned about whether or not they should continue to use mobile popups, but fear not! You can still use mobile popups, you just have to do so in a way that complies with Google's new requirements.
According to the Pew Research Center, Millennials are the nation's largest living generation. They are a age bracket that lack a long attention span; they crave experiences, activism, and constant connection. They are an age group that doesn't settle, which means your marketing initiatives have to be a bit more creative in order to attract the right attention.
If you're a business that wants to attract millennials, but haven't figured out how, these are some of the best tactics you can use to create a relevant relationship between your brand and Generation Y.
As digital advertising methods proliferate and morph, companies funnel more money into television advertising to reach viewers who spend 22-36 hours watching TV every week
Despite what the advertising industry rumblings might lead us to believe over the past few years citing the decline of television as we know it, television advertising is instead alive, well, and producing solid results. In a recent MarketShare study that analyzed advertising performance across industry and media outlets like television, online display, paid search, print and radio advertising, MarketShare found that TV has the highest efficiency at achieving key performance indicators, or KPIs, like sales and new accounts. When comparing performance at similar spending levels, TV averaged four times the sales lift of digital.
In fact, 2016 could wind up being one of the most profitable years ever for TV advertising, thanks in part to Super Bowl 50--which set the stage with its $4.8 million, 30-second commercials. According to Advertising Age, total ad spending on commercials in the Super Bowl from 1967 through 2016 (and adjusted for inflation) was $5.9 billion.
For a long time there's been a love-hate relationship between SEO practitioners and and content marketers and, sadly, isn't going away anytime soon. But, there may be a solution and Google is front and center. But, first, let's take a look at the history between SEO practitioners and content marketers.
Jared Fogle, the man that taught America it was possible to lose more than 200 pounds eating subway sandwiches, has been charged with possessing child pornography and is reportedly planning to plead guilty.
Fogle was also the leading spokesperson for Subway for 15 years and contributed to nearly half of Subway's growth.
As the news of Fogle's charges became a reality, Subway quickly cut ties with their former spokesperson.
Here are 4 things brands can learn from Subway's recent crisis.
As a startup, you may not be able to afford a full-time, dedicated PR team quite yet, so you opt for contractors, outsourced agencies, or part-time PR pros. There is some great ad-hoc talent out there that you can add into the startup mix, but just be sure that you start with careful planning first.
There are many ways to cut corners for a tighter startup budget, but starting with PR fat trimming shouldn't be one of them. Without a great PR strategy and team, a business has a higher chance of failing because potential customers and investors won't see what's so great about your goods or services. The PR strategy is essential for targeting and understanding your audience, studying the competition, and crafting the most relevant campaign messaging.
Influencer marketing is becoming a standard in brand marketing strategies as more brands are beginning to see it as a viable consumer acquisition channel with low costs and strong returns. Brands are also realizing how influencer marketing improves campaign reach by allowing marketers to target niche consumer groups with native ad content that resonates more deeply and drives quicker conversions.
However, with all of the fanfare around influencer marketing, many brands still struggle to measure return and qualify the results in order to justify the ad spend. This will change as the industry building around influencer marketing is becoming more tech driven.
I look at the phenomenon of influencer marketing as a three-wave evolution that began with the birth of the social media influencer. This first wave was sparked by consumers, who first- and perhaps coincidentally- demonstrated the viability of native advertising on social media by sharing new products, trends and brands with their friends and fans, thus introducing these brands to new audiences.