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.
There is no doubt that digital marketing or online marketing is crucial when it comes to the success of any business no matter what industry you are in. Unlike the past where businesses used traditional advertising, today, they are not as effective as online advertising and this has pushed many businesses to adopt online advertising to reach customers. Online marketing is the way to go if you want to reach and create a connection with customers. Gone are the days when it was difficult to understand what customers need. Today, with the increase in tools such as analytics and digital marketing software, it is easier to guess customer’s behavior. Online marketing has enabled businesses to gain treasured insights to customers. When implemented in the right way, digital marketing will enable your business to target and reach its customers, classify new ones, increase sales, and experience lasting growth. These digital marketing approaches will make your business visible to your existing customers online and connect you with new ones.
If you’re outsourcing digital marketing tasks of any level to an agency or person outside of your company, there are many factors to consider. As an outsourced partner of many brands big and small, we understand the dilemma you’re facing. This is a big decision. Homework must be done and questions must be asked. Here are the top three questions we think you should ask when it comes to outsourcing digital marketing.
Is your social media strategy 2018 proof? The Pew Research Center reports social media traffic increased from 5% in 2005 to 69% by 2011 — and that number has likely increased since then. If you own a business, the stat might not impress you much. But it should. Use the following information to help you decide where and how to spend your time on social media.