Personalization in marketing is a necessity and a double edged sword. On one hand, your customers are easily annoyed with generic messaging. And on the other hand, your customers may feel it’s a violation of privacy. Both reactions are valid, but that doesn’t mean you should find personalized marketing intimidating. In fact, it means just the opposite. Historically, marketing efforts have been largely based on casting a wide net with generalized messaging. Such tactics lead to less conversions and cause consumers to tune out. Raise your hand if you’re guilty of changing the channel during a commercial break… Today, we have access to so much information about our customers. A lot of which they are freely sharing online. By using data that is readily available, you create opportunities for personalized experiences – and there’s a reason why using personalization in marketing results in increased conversion rates. Read on to learn why personalization in marketing is a necessity in 2020.
Remaining relevant in 2020 is probably on the top of your resolution list. As we head into a new decade, technology isn’t slowing down. Those who aren’t willing to adapt their digital marketing strategies will be left in its growing wake. So, the big question heading into 2020: how do we remain relevant?
Many people think you simply post content and the world will show up. Unfortunately, that’s not the case. You have to learn how to attract people, and that requires persistence and discipline every day. When marketing with a small budget, creating content and getting traffic can be challenging. If you establish a routine and commit time every day to research and content creation, it will make a big difference for your business very quickly. Contrary to popular belief, your marketing strategy does not need to break the bank. Here are several tactics for marketing on a small budget while still ensuring that your message reaches your target audience.
There are many things I love about Oprah. She’s an accomplished businesswoman, a generous human being, and her life’s goal is to make the world a better place than she left it. She is an extreme example, but nevertheless, she is an individual who is the definition of what a modern brand should look like. Not because of the content she shares and the products she endorses, but because every layer of her brand is authentic. People watch her shows and buy her products because it’s genuine to who she is and what she stands for. If she endorses something, it’s meaningful. Her brand is reliable, recognizable, and comes with a standard of quality. She herself has said: “Let excellence be your brand. When you are excellent, you become unforgettable. Doing the right thing, even when nobody knows you’re doing the right thing will always bring the right thing to you.” Whether you’re a fan of Oprah or not, this advice is powerful. Transparency and authenticity are more important than ever. Brands need to stand for something, and many are beginning to align themselves with social and political issues. Below, we’ll dig into why branding today is about doing the right.
Thousands of companies are vying for the attention of consumers over the holiday season. In order to stand out, you’ll need to upgrade your digital marketing efforts. As e-commerce sales are expected to grow 15.5% to a staggering $119 billion this holiday season, a strong digital marketing strategy is essential for all businesses. To prepare your business for the holiday shopping season, you’ll need a dedicated team working at your side. Along with a strong team, these five tips will help you increase your conversion rate and maximize returns on your marketing budget this holiday season.