Like many small business marketers, you are constantly looking for ways to expand on your digital footprint and drive traffic to your storefront. It can be a tough task to not only weed through all the marketing options and platforms out there, but also show an ROI or trend line on tactics and campaign efforts. With that in mind, this post speaks specifically to vetting advertising on Waze. Let's take a look at the options, the app's competition, and how to do tracking so you can decide if this is a good channel in which to invest.Read >
The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has changed our lives. Our daily routines are impacted by school and business closures. Our vocabularies include new terms like social distancing, self-quarantining, and sheltering in place. Even our personal habits are affected, as we now more vigorously wash our hands and avoid touching our faces.
Amid this public health crisis, US consumer behavior also has changed. Online shopping has become more popular than ever – as has the consumption of digital content. Social media, email, search engine, video streaming, and podcast platform usage has grown out of a collective desire to stay safe, informed, connected, entertained, and productive.
With so many eyes and ears tuned to the digital realm, it is vital for your business to have a strong digital presence.Read >
The most difficult position a business can find itself in is just keeping up day-to-day. There are so many daily operations, tasks, and emails that it becomes impossible to look ahead. You're doing all you can to chip away at a backlog of work. This torpedoes your long-term plan, and it's why businesses need to focus on the advantages of strategic planning. Many businesses follow a plan but only discuss or update it once a year. This is how they begin to tread water instead of swimming ahead. What are the benefits of strategic planning that solve this problem?Read >
There are many key elements of a marketing strategy. Chances are you've read some of them 10,000 times. The obvious ones are repeated so often because they're true. At the same time, when we get so used to hearing these elements, we can begin to miss some of the more important details and lessons. An effective marketing strategy relies on those details that begin to get overlooked. Even the obvious elements run deeper than you think:Read >
What makes a good integrated marketing communications plan? An IMC strategy should be built calmly and with a lot of input. It should be honest about your organization's position, and know the difference between needs and desires. It should be resourced properly and measured as it runs. Most of all, such a plan is built step-by-step. You'll see why in a second:Read >
East Coast Flooring & Interiors recently launched a new website for those looking to have commercial or high-end residential flooring and surfaces installed in their South Florida businesses or homes. In addition to showcasing the company’s portfolio of work, the site offers practical information about different types of flooring, surfaces and installations.Read >
Owning a business of any size can be stressful, but small business owners have a number of unique challenges. And yes, budgets are at the top of the list! How can you achieve the results you need to compete with the “big boys” while keeping costs in line? When it comes to small business marketing, going digital offers invaluable answers. But to truly go digital, you need a professional website -- one that is responsive, mobile friendly, and optimized to convert web traffic into leads and sales. You also need digitally savvy marketing expertise that's well versed in the latest techniques for search engine optimization (SEO), social media marketing, and more. Here's why.Read >
Strategy is based on goals. Your plan to achieve those goals requires design. There's an art to any kind of design, no matter how practical or business-oriented it is. Many go into strategic planning with an idea of applying anything and everything they can think of. If it can be achieved, let's achieve it, right? Yet this can result in redundancies, overwork, and dead-end paths. It's important to identify the elements of strategic planning that are best to implement. Don't mistake doing everything possible for doing it the most efficient way.Read >
As an inbound marketing agency, we’re constantly exploring businesses’ goals and how to help them achieve the ideal level of awesomeness they have in their heads. However, often times when we ask a client what their goals are, their answer is, “I want my website to rank number one on Google”. While this answer uncovers a few misconceptions about search engine optimization (SEO), I’m not going to focus on that. Instead, I’m going to dive deeper into keyword mapping and explain why it’s important to get the right pages on your website to show up for the right searches.Read >
Tracking marketing ROI is elusive. Strategies can often take a number of months to take full effect, and agencies course-correct and enhance their tactics regularly. It’s also true that there are a number of elements that are outside the marketing agency’s control (e.g., search engine algorithm changes) that can have an effect on results.Read >