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.
For most successful businesses, digital (and especially social media) channels have become an important part of an integrated and effective marketing strategy. From Facebook to LinkedIn, mastering the art of digital marketing is a must for businesses wanting to grow their brand awareness and boost their sales. And, as a blossoming social media channel, Instagram has the potential to do just that.
And we’re back with some more useful marketing acronyms (see our first list here)! Marketing, like so many specialist industries, has its own vocab and some of it is more user-friendly that others, especially when it comes to the online arena.
Marketing in today’s busy, mostly online, 24/7 world is remarkably different from the cold calling, sales-making style of marketing of a decade ago. If you’re in marketing, you’ll know that one of the most successful forms of marketing today is content marketing – offering relevant, engaging content to clients – the kind of content that makes them want to engage with your brand and your business over and over again.
Marketing is an essential business activity – simply put, there’s no point in having an amazing business if no one knows about it so marketing needs to be part of your sales and brand strategy. Having said that, it can sometimes seem that marketing is an expensive undertaking – there are so many elements and potential new costs that getting the best out of your marketing initiatives can be put a strain on your budget.