When creating your marketing messaging, it's kind of important you know who you're talking to. And by kind of we mean a whole helluva lot. The best way to do this is by creating a buyer persona. A buyer persona is the creation of a fictional buyer who fits the profile of your customers. This is more than just assuming general attributes, you are essentially writing up your own character based on the data you have.
When it comes to your marketing, it doesn’t always work to create on specific strategy and blast that strategy to your entire audience through the same platforms or messaging. Depending on what generation your reader is a part of, they may or may not respond to your marketing strategy. The large gap between Baby Boomers and Generation Zers means that each respond to different kinds of media, as well as the messaging you present within that media. Some marketing techniques that put Generation X at ease might make Generation Z squirm, and vice versa. Let’s take a look at some tips for marketing to different generations for the most success.
Like any industry, digital marketing has its own verbiage and if you are trying to keep up with current trends, you might need a little extra help. This list of common digital marketing words, phrases, acronyms, and lingo will help you stay caught up when you start planning and strategizing how to improve your digital marketing results.
Topics: Marketing Strategy
Last week we talked at length about how to use your website overall for better lead generation, and today we’re narrowing our sights on one of the best ways to do just that--landing pages and capture forms. They may sound fancy and complicated, but odds are you’ve come in contact with dozens (if not hundreds) of these bad boys, and can utilize them in your own business to better your lead generation.
Topics: Marketing Strategy
Sitting on your website right now are a million and one opportunities to generate and capture leads and fill your marketing troves with potential customers. Okay, while maybe a million and one is a bit of an exaggeration (give us a break, we’re creatives!), there are A LOT. And at the end of the day, most customers aren’t going to come knocking with all their contact information written in a love note. They will, however, give it to you if you ask nicely, speak to their heart and offer real value. But how do you know what they want to hear? How do you want what they value? And once you do, how do you use that information to fill your basket with juicy leads? That, my friend, is what we’re diving into today. So let’s get started.
Topics: Marketing Strategy
When it comes to your space, there’s no doubt your environment plays a huge part in the kind of work that gets churned out of it. And while we don’t all have the budget of Google (a team can dream), there are infinite small touches you can most likely implement into your office right now, even on a low budget. To give you some inspiration, we’ve gathered together our favorite offices from around the world and highlighted what it is we love about each of them. So without further adieu, feast your eyes on our top five five picks of the coolest offices to work in.
You’ve heard the phrase that “Content is King.” While this is true, and we appreciate the point it emphasizes, it’s also true that not all content is created equally. If we wrote a blog post telling you about why Marvel is better than DC (duh), you probably wouldn’t be very interested. Granted, there’s certainly an audience for this type of topic, but if you’re here, it’s because you’re likely looking for marketing advice. A blog like that doesn’t serve you in the least. For content to really be a good king, it needs to be considering the good of its people constantly. Let’s take a look at how to do precisely that.
For a lot of business owners, they’re switching between hats constantly. It’s something they often don’t tell you when you start a business. You’re not only the tradesman, great at his or her craft, but you’re also the receptionist, accountant, marketer, event the janitor. With so much to do, the idea of creating the amount of content needed to be successful in a world where “Content is King” can be daunting. Even for a full-fledged marketing team, sometimes the amount of content that needs to get done can seem like an endless ocean where they forgot their compass somewhere on the mainland.
There’s a saying that's become popular with the ever expanding availability of the internet. It goes a little something like this, "These days, everyone’s an expert.” It has a two-fold meaning. There’s the obvious, which is human beings’ tendency to spend one afternoon reading into a certain subject matter and suddenly they’re an aficionado. It’s a rough reality, but not as bad as the second meaning (unless you’re the poor soul stuck talking to that guy at a party). The second is that with the internet comes the ability for users to self publish. These are the really dangerous experts. And with their continual emergence, Google is having to work harder and harder to determine what out there is good content, and what is, well, just plain crap.
As an agency ourselves, we’re the first to understand that picking a marketing agency to help your business is a massive decision, from the finances, to trusting someone to love your baby as much as you do. There are tons of marketing firms out there, some bad, some good, some great but maybe not a great fit for you. Finding the agency that’s right for you is a little like dating, to be honest. When you first meet someone, you’re curious about their history. And there are a few facts that will reveal to you if this person in front of you will be just some Joe Schmoe or a real Romeo. So, let’s take a look at the three major questions you need to ask when courting your marketing agency.
Topics: Marketing Support/ Staffing