Online reviews are one of the many reasons social media took off. And now, more than ever, digital reviews of your business will be the difference maker. Here’s why your marketing team should be chasing reviews, and why they’ll dominate smart marketing in 2017.
I was stumped when I first heard the term Influencer Guide. In a bustling cafe in Newark, NJ, my digital friend and cohort Tamara MacDuff and I were meeting IRL (in real life) for the first time. When she called herself an Influencer Guide and explained what that means, I knew I needed to share this knowledge with other marketers and business owners. My interview with Tamara will help you understand why you need to find your own Influencer Guide and how this guide can boost your business dramatically!
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.
Just how digitally savvy would you say your business is? Very? Kinda? Not a lot? The digital world is moving on — with or without you — at an incredible pace: 61% of content marketers meet with their team daily or weekly to create the most effective content marketing strategies [source: CMI] Mobile now captures two out of every three digital media minutes in the US [source: comScore] Search: Google’s algorithms may now show results based on what part of the funnel you’re in [source: SearchEngine Land] 80% of marketing automation users saw their number of leads increase, and 77% saw the number of conversions increase [source: VB Insight] So exactly how can you keep up? Start with these 12 ways you can become more digitally savvy …
Videos can be created for just about any type of marketing strategy, regardless of industry. Whether they are introductory videos, instructional videos, product demos, client testimonials, employee interviews, office tours, etc., videos help businesses drive home their messages and create brand awareness like nothing else. Many brands are discovering the potential that video marketing gives them for creating higher levels of engagement and sales than written blog posts alone. 51.9% of marketing professionals worldwide cite video as the type of content with the best ROI. ~ eMarketer, 2013 Are you ready to learn more about using videos in your marketing strategy? To start, here are a few places you may consider for marketing your online videos and increasing their reach – and potentially, your ROI.