Local businesses have so many things to stay on top of that marketing often becomes a second, even third, priority. Marketing activities get pared down to their barest essentials – to only a few tasks per week. Every one of those tasks has to deliver results. Small business owners don’t have time to fuss around with things that don’t work. Fortunately, if you’re reading this blog you’ve already found one of the most effective marketing tools: email marketing.
And here we are, on the last day of another year. Another good year. It’s a perfect opportunity to thank you, our readers, for visiting our blog, commenting and sharing the posts we’ve been bringing you for the past 52 weeks. I thought it would also be a good idea to dig into the 257 posts and bring back those you liked the most. So, here we go!
Firstly, what is a brand ambassador? Well, put simply, a brand ambassador is a person who represents and talks about your brand or organisation publicly in a positive way. They are endorsers and champions of your brand, and their aim is to get as many people buying into it as possible.
The advantages of content marketing approach are almost endless, but there’s also a dark side. It takes quite a bit of time. Not everyone is ready for such a commitment, and your CMO might be one of those people. Luckily, there are many tools that can make a content marketer’s life easier. We’ve listed 21 resources to help you optimize your workflow as you identify, create and distribute your content.
Just like any other form of communication, email marketing requires the right pace and some tact. Unfortunately, many businesses don’t know when they’re crossing the line with their subscribers. Let’s explore some of the deadly mistakes email marketers make. These may cost you subscribers, conversions and maybe even your reputation. If your emails aren’t generating sales and leads, your business could be making costly email marketing mistakes.
Need a list-building and traffic generation powerhouse to attract professionals and content marketers? SlideShare could be it. This lesser-known social sharing platform can do far more than just be a showcase for PowerPoints. It’s a free way to grow your list, build your following and get thousands of visitors to your site.
LinkedIn is the social media platform for job seekers and executives, right? If you are self employed, you can skip Linkedin and not worry about it, true? You don’t have to work for a company or an organization to utilize the power of LinkedIn. LinkedIn is a very powerful network that you should leverage to grow your business. It is the number one network for professionals. Here you will find the influencers in your industry and the thought leaders. You will find your peers, colleagues and competitors. You can get new clients from your LinkedIn strategy. Read more
You will certainly not be alone if you are finding yourself frustrated with your Facebook posts getting buried in news feeds. What’s the point in sharing all of this great content if it’s constantly being usurped by trashy headlines about celebrity love affairs or Kim Kardashian’s bottom?
Or is it? Last week we talked about how you can implement content marketing in a B2B and a B2C environment. But what do you do with all those content marketing campaigns? Do they magically gain you sure customers? They don’t. You need to flip your content marketing coin and see that the other side of it is social media. But don’t get them confused, they are not the same thing! Read more
Still learning your craft? Maybe you’re a bit nervous about representing yourself as an experienced pro. After all, you’re still spending every spare moment trying to stay up to speed. Well, here’s a little secret: we’re all trying to keep up. Why? Because the online world changes so rapidly. So focus on what you do know and be open about the things you’re still learning. Entrepreneur Ram Shengale (a GetResponse customer) is gaining success with this strategy. Let’s check out his business model.