Content marketing refers to the strategic creation and use of content to tell your story in a consistent and cohesive matter. It encompasses all of the content your business or organization develops to bring awareness to your company, including website content, blogs, social media, email newsletters, marketing collateral, public relations and more. Generally speaking, content marketing is informational not promotional, and it can be highly effective when used properly.
The Roaring 20s are back! As we enter 2020, the year of perfect vision, it is a great time to reflect on the lessons learned in 2019 and how we can use those to visualize our goals and dreams for a perfect 2020. Here are the top five lessons we learned in 2019 that will help shape marketing for 2020 and beyond.
Search engines have been forcing marketers to adapt their content strategies for years. Just when marketers think they've cracked the SEO code, search engines change the type of content they want to see in order to highly rank websites.
Your following can make or break your brand. Between the 30% of Millennials who engage with brands on social media each month and the seven in 10 Gen Xers who purchase products from brands they follow, it’s no secret that tapping into social media as a means of marketing is beneficial.
At any given moment, people are connected to the Internet, social media and their cell phones. This on-the-go society has greatly impacted our ability to complete a very simple task: pay attention.
On average, organizations change their corporate identities once every seven to ten years.
At the most basic level, rebranding includes restyling and reimagining color palettes, visual language, photographic style and the logo of the business. After years of using the same branding images and messaging, businesses may realize it's time to make a change. This may happen if a company is merging with another business; if the company wants to market their services to international customers, or if there is an increasing need to be competitive amongst a widening market.
Trade shows have continually been regarded as the single-most effective component of business-to-business marketing. In fact, in one national report, 91% of trade show attendees said they receive their most useful buying information from these events. This makes sense—especially when the trade show revenue in the U.S. in 2016 reached a whopping $12.8 billion.
The marketing world is continuously growing. In order for marketers to maintain an edge in the industry, they must keep up with their skillsets. From strong communication and data analytics skills to formulating strategic marketing plans, marketers must know how to reach their audiences with the right messages, track success with the right metrics and obtain leads by utilizing the most up-to-date marketing strategies.
As the saying goes, there’s no time like the present. When the end of the year rolls around, the best way to prepare for business growth in 2018 is to complete a review of the current strategies that have brought about success. Being proactive about your business’s short and long-term goals is essential to creating a blueprint for the new year that will lead to development and increased revenue.