Are you an entrepreneur starting up a new business? Do you work for an established company and are looking for better ways to reach your customer base? Chances are you can benefit from integrating both email and direct mail marketing into your current marketing plan. As a business, both marketing methods have their benefits. Email marketing allows a company to reach customers via email and build relationships online, while direct mail marketing allows the same company to appeal to customers with physical mail like flyers and postcards. Together, email and direct mail marketing can complement each other and take your company’s marketing campaign [and social media] to the next level. Learn about some of the key benefits when using both.
Every successful social media campaign should have a strategy. Each and every member of the team should be strategic thinkers. Why? Because strategic people bring creativity, curiosity, and confidence to their work. You and your social media team needs to think beyond what’s immediately in front of you—or immediately behind you—to the bigger picture of why you’re doing what you do, consider where you want to be in five months or five years, and never stop learning. It may seem like a daunting shift, but there are ways you can cultivate strategic thinking in your day-to-day work life and in your team. Here are ten we highly recommend:
There’s no question Instagram is one of the most popular social networks right now. Sporting a modest active user base of just over a billion people, the social network has a growth chart that looks more like the liftoff trajectory for a SpaceX launch—and just keeps on growing. Instagram isn’t resting on its laurels, either. Traditionally known as an image and photography platform, the company recently announced a new video service called Instagram TV (IGTV) that promises to add a whole new dimension to Instagram for both users and marketers. And IGTV is generating a lot of buzz, particularly among marketers.
Although we live in the world of social media, email isn’t going anywhere. It’s still one of the most popular forms of online communication, and there’s no reason to believe this will change. For marketers, this is exciting news. A digital newsletter is an excellent opportunity for you to connect with your audience to drive engagement and sales. And it’s also an effective way of building brand awareness and affinity. Newsletters can effectively leverage your email list into sales. But you need to have a great newsletter to do so. The average conversion rate is only around 1 percent, largely because people are inundated with poorly crafted email marketing. If you can create an exciting newsletter that gives people what they want, then you can turn this marketing tool into a powerful engine for sales. Here’s how.
Let’s start with one simple fact: your business needs a social media presence. It doesn’t matter if you run a small local shop or a big national company. Social media is an essential piece of your business marketing strategy. Social platforms help you connect with your customers, increase awareness about your brand, and boost your leads and sales. With more than three billion people around the world using social media every month, it’s no passing trend. What you might not know is that you’re ready to get your company’s social media off the ground right now. You don’t need to know every intimidating buzzword or have the magic number of followers. You can get started immediately—and even enjoy yourself in the process. Here are six reasons why investing in social media is a wise business move.