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Inbound marketing entails helping potential customers and influencers find your company by building your audience and attracting their attention in the words of Marketo CMO Jon Miller. Inbound marketing gets its power from the combination of social media, blogging, content marketing, email and search optimization. Small businesses are the biggest users of inbound marketing. Here are five reasons small businesses love inbound marketing and how to make the most of inbound marketing by positioning your firm with these five steps. Source: Heidi Cohen’s Actionable Marketing Blog.
May Day, May Day! Small businesses are drowning when it comes to social media. Research by Constant Contact shows that almost 60% of small businesses need help with social media marketing. Includes four tips to help small businesses create content. Source: Heidi Cohen’s Actionable Marketing Blog
While small businesses are often considered nimble and digitally adapt, the reality is that most SMBs are dinosaurs in terms of their online presence across digital media.
By not keeping up with evolving consumer behavior that’s increasingly mobile-based and socially networked, many of these businesses are missing profitable opportunities because prospects and customers can’t find or contact them the way that they want to—fast and on-the-go via digital and mobile devices. Source: Heidi Cohen’s Actionable Marketing Blog
Social media and content marketing are must haves for any business. This need is more important among small and mid-size businesses where additional marketing requires a trade-off for other scare resources.
As a small or medium-sized businesses person you know that it can be difficult to find the time to brainstorm marketing initiatives – specifically social media, content and search marketing initiatives that you can track (Here’s how to create a social media plan.)
Here are seven questions you can ask about your small business marketing efforts. By answering these questions, you can direct your time and resources to where they’ll yield the best results. (Note: 21 Actionable Marketing Tips included.) Source: Heidi Cohen’s Actionable Marketing Blog
The fastest growing small businesses (SMBs) are known for being nimble players who leverage the most effective business and marketing tools to extend reach and increase sales cost-efficiently. As a result, they’ve been early social media adopters leading marketers to more effective use of new and evolving social media platforms.
To benefit from their experience, examine this new research from The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, entitled 2012 Inc 500 Social Media Settles In. It shows how small businesses are using the power of social media to achieve their goals. Source: Heidi Cohen’s Actionable Marketing Blog
Social media and mobile savvy, small to medium sized businesses (aka SMBs) provide useful insights for all marketers because they’ve more limited resources than their larger competitors. As a result, they develop cost-effective marketing that translates to measurable revenue generation. Here’s a twenty-one point small and medium size business social media and mobile marketing checklist. Any marketer can (and should) use it to maximize business results.
Say social media and the first thing most people think is digital social media networks. But the truth is that the best way to reinforce networking contacts is to take them offline. For many small and media size businesses (aka SMBs), offline social media events are an ideal way to get better known. Here are five suggestions to help you plan your events.