As you consider 2018 planning and your marketing priorities for the new year, it’s important to reflect on marketing trends and insights to assess how to invest in activities that will be position your brand in the coming year.
While integrated marketing has been understood as the most effective strategy for marketing since the 70’s, the digital landscape has completely changed marketing’s potential for effectiveness, ROI, measurement and most importantly - the consumer experience.
A competitive advantage provides an edge over rivals and is key to out-performing your competitors. It provides the ability to generate greater value in sales, increase your community of followers, as well as your website traffic and customer loyalty.
Traffic is your website's bread and butter, you can't convert if you don't have visitors flowing through your cyber door. We are often asked about organic and paid search, ie. "which is best?" or "which one would you prefer if you had to choose?" .. particularly when you have a limited budget and are deciding which route to pursue.
There’s so many social media channels out there and so little time – when choosing the medium to communicate with your customers you have to pick wisely. Consider what fits your brand personality, the type of content you will be publishing and most importantly – the audience you are talking to. There’s no point chasing the newest trends like Snapchat when your target customers are 60+ pensioners or trying to generate content for all available channels out there but do none of them well enough to create true engagement and following.
Market insights is a valuable discipline to ensure your marketing ideas, your brand, and its products and services will be liked by your customers, exceed their expectations and build brand loyalty. Getting the formula right from the start will maximise your brand’s performance and your overall marketing confidence.
Winter is coming! While some businesses have geared up for EOFY sales or taxation returns, many experience a lull in business and slowdown in customer activity. Generally, customer’s sense of urgency to spend is diminished as we all tend to stay at home, keep warm and perhaps even save some of our hard-earned cash.
There are many tricks and hacks to the social marketeer's job, often obvious to the professional - but not as obvious to a less experienced person managing their business' social channels. We took a pick of a top 3 "Shoulds, Musts and Don'ts" that people doing it for a living are unlikely to share, shhh!