How to Align Your Business Goals With Marketing

Posted by Jason Johnson on May 25, 2022 11:45:00 AM

Sales and marketing go together like peanut butter and jelly or mac and cheese, a combination destined for greatness. When it comes to your overall business strategy, you want to keep both in mind to set yourself up for success. After all, what is macaroni without cheese or jelly without peanut butter? Not living up to its full potential, that’s what!

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Topics: Marketing Strategy

Sustainable Tourism: An Important Trend for Tourism Marketing

Posted by Gregg Alexander on Feb 1, 2022 9:45:00 AM

 

Sustainability has been a buzzword for some time, but today, it’s affecting consumer decision-making on a daily basis. And travel decisions are no different. 

According to Booking.com’s 2021 Sustainable Travel Report, 83% of travelers think sustainable travel is vital. Of the 29,000 travelers surveyed, 61% said the pandemic has made them want to travel more sustainably in the future. 

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Topics: Marketing Strategy, Destination Marketing

Why Traditional Marketing Doesn't Get the Job Done

Posted by Alexa Audet on Dec 28, 2021 10:15:00 AM

 

There are a lot of ways to market your business, and the reality is, they’re not all created equal. While each type has its time and place, some forms are more dated than others. The truth is, traditional marketing is on its way out. This is your father’s marketing, and his father before him. Marketing methods like door-to-door mailers, radio spots, and television commercials would all fall into this time capsule of a bucket. But we’re not the type to rail on something without reason. Traditional marketing just doesn’t offer your business the absolute best of the marketing world, which is exactly what you want for your business. Here are just a few reasons why many of these traditional forms of marketing ought to be history when it comes to your strategy. 

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Topics: Marketing Strategy

5 Digital Marketing Goals to Set for the New Year

Posted by Gregg Alexander on Dec 14, 2021 11:00:00 AM

 

New Year’s resolutions don’t have to end at fad diets and the latest wellness trends. They can apply to your business’ marketing as well. It’s time to start setting your digital marketing goals for 2022. Like any resolution, the key to success is setting measurable, achievable goals. (You’ve probably heard of SMART goals, which we go into detail about in this blog.)  

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Topics: Marketing Strategy, Digital Strategy

Insightful Digital Marketing Statistics to Help You Plan for 2022

Posted by Jason Johnson on Dec 7, 2021 10:45:00 AM

 

If you’re a planner at heart, you’re already well into your marketing planning for 2022. One of our favorite ways to plan for the future is to start with the data. So we dug into the findings of inbound marketing giants like HubSpot to find statistics that say something about the world of digital marketing in 2021 and where it’s going in 2022. Here are some key statistics that can help you plan where to spend your dollars and your efforts in 2022.

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Topics: Marketing Strategy, Digital Strategy

New Tools Destination Marketers Should Know About

Posted by Gregg Alexander on Sep 14, 2021 10:00:00 AM

 

If you’re a destination marketer, you probably have your trusty set of tools that help you draw visitors to your destination – likely a mix of social advertising, print advertising, billboards, content marketing and more. But in the quickly-evolving world of technology and digital marketing, there are always more tools to be harnessed. Whether your visitation numbers have been stalling or you simply want to get ahead (and stay ahead) of your competitors, it’s always good to stay up-to-date on new tools that are available to you.

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Topics: Marketing Strategy, Target Marketing, Destination Marketing

What's the Right Mix of Traditional and Digital Marketing?

Posted by Jason Johnson on Aug 3, 2021 11:30:00 AM

 

There isn't one, concrete answer when it comes to the right mix of digital and traditional marketing. It's incredibly dependent on the client, the intended outcome, the budget, and the target audience. We take all of these factors into account when it comes to planning a marketing strategy.

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Topics: Marketing Strategy

5 Money Trends Financial Institutions Should Get Ahead Of

Posted by Jason Johnson on Jul 6, 2021 11:00:00 AM

 

Trends in finance are evolving rapidly. What started as a digital revolution in banking was then forced to accelerate with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, keeping most people from managing their finances in person. The state of the world has set off a chain of innovations and new opportunities for banks and credit unions – but to harness them, institutions need to get ahead of them. Here are 5 money trends financial institutions should get ahead of. 

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Topics: Marketing Strategy, Strategic Growth, Digital Strategy, Financial Institutions

9 Types of Paid Advertising to Use for Destination Marketing

Posted by Gregg Alexander on Jun 29, 2021 10:44:00 AM

 

Paid advertising is perhaps the most important tool for letting the world know about your destination. While your organic social channels and website might be pumping out great content, it’s pretty difficult to compete in a digital landscape without dropping some dollars. Whether you’re marketing for an up-and-coming small town or a well-known city that’s been drawing tourists for years, it’s a tool you’ll want to have in your toolbox. This doesn’t mean you need to spend a fortune on digital advertising; it just means you need to be strategic.

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Topics: Marketing Strategy, Brand Growth, Tips From the Pros, Destination Marketing

7 Strategies to Target New Demographics For Credit Unions

Posted by Joshua Weir on Jun 22, 2021 11:00:00 AM

While marketing was being revolutionized in the 1960s, Bob Dylan sang, "The time's they are a-changin'." It was true at the time, but not more so than today. Some people lament the change brought on by new technologies and new generations, but without it, we'd still be crawling around in a cave. So, make that change work for you, and stand out from the crowd while looking for new credit union members.

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Topics: Marketing Strategy, Financial Institutions

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