What exactly is integrated marketing? Why is so important for your brand? Integrated marketing is the process of creating a seamless brand experience for the consumer. It combines all aspects of marketing, including on & offline activities, to ensure that a brand is answering its consumers’ needs in every step of their buyer’s journey. It matters because the best brands use it, so well in fact, that as consumers we play into it without even realizing!
It seems every marketer aims to deliver agile marketing these days. Admittedly, some of our team members have tried and failed at being agile marketers. In order for you to avoid making the same agile marketing mistakes, here’s what we learned.
Does your online marketing strategy have the following? A website Original content (a blog)? Social media presence If you have all three you’re probably nodding along and smiling at how you’ve checked all the boxes. But what if I told you that wasn’t enough to get your business found online today? It’s time to go beyond the basics with your online marketing strategy — and should you have to be everywhere to do so?
Marketing best practices are lying to you. Not all of them, mind you. But many. Specifically when it comes to metrics and content marketing. I’ve got some serious stats to show you why we’re wary of marketing best practices here at B Squared Media.
Struggling to set your 2017 SMB marketing budget? Many small businesses are grappling to keep up with the constant challenges and changes of digital marketing, and so are their budgets. The misconception that some marketing tactics — especially social media marketing — are free, only adds to the unrealistic expectations SMBs face when trying to calculate budgets. Here’s what our research indicates a healthy SMB marketing budget should be in 2017.