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?
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.
One of the best ways to boost the efforts of your creative team is to introduce employees to fresh ideas and perspectives. Although bringing on seasoned professionals is a fantastic way to build your leadership team and fill positions that require industry experience, sometimes the best and most cost effective way to bring new ideas to your team is to seek out young professionals looking to gain on-the-job experience. If you’re looking to jumpstart innovation, building a team of interns to support your creative team’s efforts could be something to consider for your 2017 hiring agenda.
Would it be too cheeky, too cliché, if I said that marketing clichés are a dime a dozen? Probably. But the fact is, marketing clichés are SO overused that — if you take away brand assets like logo, color, etc. — you’d be hard pressed to know what company is giving you that same tired line of, “we take X to the next level!” Ugh. Here are 24 of the most-used marketing clichés, and what to say instead.