It can be difficult for business owners to see the value in certain marketing exercises, especially if they are not working with a long-term strategy or a cohesive plan for marketing to their ideal audience. Measuring the value that marketing initiatives give in terms of a monetary return can be tricky but it’s not impossible and it’s definitely necessary to ensure that a business gets the most out of their marketing spend and effort.
You know that marketing your business is a must but SMEs are often hampered in their efforts to connect with their customers by constraints such as budget and time which put options like paid or online advertising out of reach. At the same time, traditional forms of advertising are no longer as effective as they used to be. And cold selling is out… How many ad blockers do you use when you’re online to make sure you’re not forced to read a paid-for advert when surfing the web?
As marketing experts, we spend a lot of time sharing what we think are the best ways to create and use content for marketing our clients’ businesses, especially when it comes to inbound marketing – the type of marketing that uses content as part of a digital campaign to grow brand awareness and connect a business with its ideal clients. And we love doing that!
If you’re looking to market your business in current and on-trend ways, you cannot afford to miss out the power and presence of social media – a great way to build customer trust and loyalty. But how do you know what to do when it comes to making the most of social media platforms for promoting your businesses and services?
Building, maintaining and sharing a strong brand is an essential part of successful marketing and a successful business. As the world changes, a business’ offering, target market, or outlook might also change and, in order to ensure relevance, a rebrand might be necessary.
Your brand is a living, evolving part of your business. It’s the way in which you present your company and your value to the world (read more about the importance of a re-brand here). Factors such as company culture, imagery, even the colour of your logo, have a major impact on how your brand is perceived by your current and prospective customers.