How to Leverage Your Investment in Social Media
Today, 90% of young adults utilize some form of social media on a daily basis—and that number is only expected to continue rising in the future. It makes sense, then, that businesses are beginning to shift their marketing and advertising budgets to include a greater focus on social media. Still, if you’re relatively unfamiliar with how to use today’s popular social media platforms, you may be wondering how you can successfully leverage social media to make the most of your budget. Here’s some advice that’s sure to help.
How to Build a Strategic Marketing Plan
You know you need to market your business to get customers, but there are endless ways to market and so many factors that go into deciding where, when, what, how and to whom! How do you get the most bang for your buck? Setting aside time to plan and create the right marketing strategy makes the most of the money you set aside for marketing. Targeting your efforts also allows you to make the most of your budget and ensures that your campaigns actually reach your intended audience. So, where do you start?
Act Like a Marketer, Think Like a Customer
A true marketer knows there is no end to the marketing process. We are always researching, or rather, grasping at the latest trends, evolving behaviors, and technologies to better understand the dynamic market and product relationship. That’s why the majority of us pack our overnight bags and head off to the largest conventions in the nation – Ad Age Digital Conference, Inbound, Gartner Digital Marketing Convention, Internet Summit, and many, many more. With a hunger to learn, and a living based on keeping up with industry trends, we hope to gain insights that will hopefully help us keep our client’s business growing. However, once we arrive to these conferences, it’s easy to get stressed out by the ‘industry leader’ biased details – “You must add semantic keywords and fresh content to your page and blog posts every day!” or “Always use a structure approach when testing and scaling the best performing ad-imagery, headline, and targeting.” or “IF YOU DON’T HAVE A MARKETING STACK STRATEGY YOUR BUSINESS WILL FAIL”.