Category Archives: Marketing

Busting the Myths That Keep Your Business From Reaching Millennial Customers | AllBusiness.com

Even though the oldest millennials will turn 38 in 2020 (based on U.S. Census Bureau stats) marketers are still trying to figure out the generation. Assumptions about their “teen behavior” have seemed to persist (how long was this generation labeled “entitled”?) far past the natural expiration date. Does your business understand how to connect effectively with millennial customers?

This is particularly challenging for B2B companies. Millennials have taken over from boomers as the largest generation in the workforce. That means their business decision-making and purchasing power is increasing as they rise through the corporate ranks.

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Why Marketing Is Important | Getentrepreneurial.com

Do you know what your customers want? Do you think your customers trust your products? When was the last time you saw a customer tweeting about your product or service? Was it a complaint or compliment?

The answers to all these questions lie in marketing.

How you market your business determines if the enterprise will be successful or not. Marketing is a tool used to create and maintain demand, relevance, reputation, competition and more. Without it, your business is likely to close down due to lack of sales.

So why is marketing important? Check out these 9 reasons why you really do need it.

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Making Your Brand Stand Out On Social Media | Getentrepreneurial.com

Businesses and brands are constantly competing for attention on social media, and with all the noise and incessant messaging, how can you make your voice heard?

You have to find ways to cut through the noise and stand out like a unicorn in a sea of donkeys.

But how? By knowing how to standout on social media.

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Improve Your Sales by Getting to Know Your Customers | AllBusiness.com

In my first book, You’re Just One Great Ad Away From Success, I wrote about knowing your customer and building out a customer avatar. If you were a consumer of my first book then you may well remember the chapter. I drew a terrible stick figure with speech bubbles around it containing interests, celebrities, niches, and so on. It was good fun, and we received lots of positive feedback about that chapter.

But knowing your customer is so important, that despite that detailed chapter in my first book, I feel there’s more value to be had from delving even deeper into the subject.

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The Most Common Mistake Companies Make With Social Media Marketing | AllBusiness.com

Social media can be an incredible form of marketing—and this is not news. It has the potential to reach a large audience, it’s mostly free, and it’s a great way to enhance your brand. Yet it’s so easy to get caught up in the “posting roller coaster” without any real clarity around whom you’re posting for and why they’re following you in the first place.

If you’re struggling to get the conversions you think you should be getting, a lack of clarity and focus is likely the biggest reason why.

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The Biggest Marketing Mistake Is Forgetting Lifetime Value | Forbes

Are you flushing marketing dollars down the toilet? The biggest mistake in small business marketing is forgetting the phrase “lifetime value of a client.” Understanding this strategy can leave your cheaper competition in the dust.

Most small business owners see ad and marketing spends as a make it or break it the first time proposition. That is a big miscalculation.

“If this were dating it would be like asking for marriage on the first date,” says author Jim Kaspari. “We’re throwing thousands of dollars down the toilet with this mistake.”

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5 Things To Know About Movement Marketing | The Startup Magazine

Traditional marketing strategies focus on advertising. However, movement or cultural marketing takes a different path. Movement marketing influences customers to either rise up against an idea. As such, the proper use of this marketing strategy can elevate a brand to a brand-fueled experience that relates to your clients. Since this strategy influences the decision of the client, the result is a long-term domination of the market. Here are five things to know about movement marketing.

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Influencer Marketing May Be Losing Its Influence | Business

“How to take a pic worthy of an Instagram influencer,” OnMilwaukee reported last week. “We asked Dallas influencers to explain what or whom they are influencing,” posted the Dallas Observer the same day. A few days later, Olivia Jade, beneficiary of the Operation Varsity Blues college admissions scandal, announced she’d be leaving the University of Southern California to become a full-time influencer.

At this point, it’s safe to say that influencer marketing is no longer the secret sauce it once was. There’s also some indication that the power of influencer marketing has peaked.

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58 Percent of Small Businesses Spend 5 Hours or Less on Marketing | Small Business Trends

How much time do you spend on marketing for your small business? A new survey carried out by OutboundEngine reveals 58% spend five hours or less on marketing. And stress is a major contributing factor for how much time small business owners spend.

Titled “Stress, Time & Growth: Factors Affecting Small Business Marketing in 2019,” the report looks at the marketing strategies of small businesses. And according to OutboundEngine, the complexities of today’s small business ecosystem is making marketing much more difficult.

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