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.
Having an online presence is essential to business success in this internet-driven world. But it’s not enough to just be online – as we’ve touched on in previous posts (read this one if you’re a small business owner), to truly harness the power of digital marketing for your business.
Your business probably already has a website, leaving you wondering why you would need a new one. However, if it’s older than 3 years, odds are you do. By this time, it’s more than likely to be out of date both in terms of design and content, leaving any visitors with a poor impression and missing the chance to sell your services to your ideal customer.
Think about it – the modern world lives, interacts, and works for the most part online and, to be successful, your business should too. As digital marketing experts, we understand that and are focused on launching our clients’ marketing initiatives into the digital realm in ways best suited to the success of their businesses.
The new year is almost upon us and with that, the time has come to make our resolutions for a better and more prosperous year ahead, in our personal lives and our businesses. When it comes to your business, one smart way to set resolutions is to look at trends and create resolutions that speak to and harness those trends for better business results.
Whether you’ve just started out in digital marketing or are helping a client to get started (or rebooted) online, it will soon become clear to you that a website is a key marketing tool for any business looking to establish their online presence and capture the attention of their target market.
Is your business on Facebook? Are you getting the leads you anticipated? While Facebook was primarily established as a personal-social network, it has become increasingly business-focused with businesses advertising and connecting with their clients through their pages and Facebook-specific interventions. If managed properly, Facebook offers another avenue through which to connect with your current and prospective target market.
If you’re a freelance marketing consultant (or any kind of freelancer for that matter), you will work with a range of different clients and on different projects. You’ll also have your favourite clients – those that give you great business and treat you right. And you’ll want to hang onto those and show them that you value their business.
Marketing is an essential but often neglected part of any business plan. Simply put, it doesn’t matter how brilliant your business or service is if no one knows it exists or if your customer base isn’t made up of loyal fans that chose you above your competitors. So, whether you run a small business or work for a professional organisation in a freelance marketing management position, outsourcing some or all of your marketing needs to experts who know what they’re doing is a great idea.