Many small business owners think marketing is easy because it doesn’t require special skills like building software or compiling financials. Here are three types of marketing many small businesses use that are a surefire recipe for failure and one that works. [Infographic]
To celebrate our 1000th blog post here’s the basic seven step framework of an actionable marketing strategy where your ultimate goal as a marketer or business owner is to get prospects, customers and the public to engage with you and to develop a profitable relationship over time.
Do you really know how the 18 to 49 year old market, better known as Gen X and Gen Y, is changing and what this means for your marketing, especially where social media and mobile are concerned? If not, this research is crucial to your marketing since these two market segments live and communicate via social media and they research, connect and purchase with their mobile devices. Therefore you must move from being present on social media to integrating social media into every aspect of your business to be where your customers are when they want to engage with you. [5 Critical Trends with Research & Charts] Source: Heidi Cohen’s Actionable Marketing Blog
You can write the best content marketing in the world but, without help distributing it to the largest audience possible, chances are it’ll be buried amidst newer, sexier content that’s churned out every second. Give each piece of content a head start with these 3 tips and then you can get your content marketing to spread like wildfire with these 20 tips. (Here’s how to get your content discovered.) Source: Heidi Cohen’s Actionable Marketing Blog.
Social media is scary for marketers. Used to controlling their brand and messages, they feel most comfortable using one-to-many media for distribution. By contrast, social media allows for multi-directional socializing and interacting. As a result, marketers only control one aspect of the current communications ecosystem while consumers and the public have media platforms that provide low cost content creation and distribution. Here are thirteen ways social media instills marketers with fear and actionable marketing tips to help your firm overcome it.
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.
With increased cost pressures and decreased brand loyalty, every marketer’s looking for cost effective ways to make their marketing actionable. Here are seven ways to make your marketing actionable, including how to use various platforms to support the purchase process.
How does actionable marketing compare to other forms of marketing?Actionable marketing refers the ability to persuade prospects, customers and the public to engage with your brand, product and/or firm. These three elements distinguish actionable marketing from other types of marketing. Read further for comparison chart.