When we think marketing we often think advertising. But with business becoming more of a science, there are now marketing software out there that can help grow your business.
Obviously technology is more than just social media and your computer, and this is your opportunity to understand what some of those tools are that could help your business.
Marketing automation is one of the newest techniques out there. And it is becoming increasingly important as by 2020 it is estimated that 85% of a company’s customer interactions will be automated and through technology. This means that these marketing automation best practices are only going to become more important.
The 10 Commandments of Marketing Automation
1. Be 100% customer focused. What are your customers pain points? 2. Be pressure free. Gone are the days of the pushy sales person. 3. Support the internal sale. Remember that you are working with more than the decider when you are selling. There are influencers and other stakeholders you need to communicate with. 4. Marketing automation is part of your integrated inbound marketing strategy. 5. Drive repeat purchases. Keep them engaged! 6. Content driven. Have relevant new content to keep them interested. 7. It must be multi channel. Not everyone uses one communication channels. There are many and they are growing! 8. Reflect interest, not just action. Interest is important too! 9. Accessible no matter how someone is accessing the information. 10. Cross platform. The new normal is using different devices.
Find out more and what software is available through the video!
YouTube is the second largest search engine in the world. This means that it is a huge opportunity for your business to be found.
This video will cover the following; #1. You need to have a goal and the types of goals your YouTube strategy could have. #2. Video creation and the different options that are available to you. #3. Keyword search and how to find out how you should title or describe your video. #4. Rank your video. There are tons of ways to do this including your title, description, tags, annotations, transcription, channel subscribers, channel authority, video views, video view duration, video feedback, likes/dislikes, favourites, inbound links, social shares, and embeds. If you don’t know all of the ways to rank your videos, this 37 minute video is for you!
The Twitter-verse continues to expand, and too few businesses understand how to leverage it. Many of Twitter’s secrets are revealed in 30 minutes.
What this video covers is; – how to shorten your links to give yourself more room for your real message – how to use hashtags and which ones to use? Especially when tweeting for a specific target market – when is the best time to tweet? – how to create a tweet that really speaks to your audience? And how to test or improve you tweets? – how to add pop or entice people to read your tweet? How to stand out?
Allan Pollett, our social media and SEO guru, brings to light the secrets to get you started.