Find out how you can untangle the mess called marketing and grow your business

6 Tips to Become a Customer-Centric Company

Marama Carmichael

Becoming a customer-centric company is about actions, not words. Every company in the industry says they care about customers, but which ones really do? You can tell by what they do, not what they say.

Truly customer-centric companies that engender trust and loyalty from their customers dedicate themselves to customer satisfaction. They are courteous, engaged, and will do anything to make a problem situation right again.


4 Email Essentials to Customer Retention

Dominique Macartney

The vast majority of digital marketing techniques are focused on outreach and the initial customer conversion. However, once a customer buys from you once… then what? Do you really need to start all that effort over again to convert them a second time? Of course not.

Once you have converted a lead into a paying customer, the game changes. Your priority becomes not conversion, but customer retention.


4 keys to build a strong Business Ecosystem

Marama Carmichael

Every growing business needs a strong ecosystem in place. It’s this ecosystem that allows the business to operate as a whole, rather than separate departments. But all too often business owners don’t realise they’re lacking an ecosystem, and their business suffers as a result.


The 12 Steps to Writing Killer Small Business Blog Posts That Boost Your SEO Rankings

Marama Carmichael

Writing is hard.

I’m sure you’re well acquainted with the woes of creating and publishing blog posts. You’ll think of a great idea, get to your computer, and open a word document ready to type— but no words come out.

Your idea was great; but no matter how hard you try, you can’t seem to organise your thoughts on paper. And every 10 minutes, you think,

“Where was I going with this again?”


Automation systems and content marketing

Dominique Macartney

Yes, automation is a great timesaver. And, yes, that goes for automating aspects of your marketing and sales.

Automating what is repetitive, routine, even can enable you to spend more time out of the office while “the work” goes on.

Automated marketing usually refers to email and the capacity of email systems to respond appropriately to a host of triggers. It can be from greeting a potential customer to reminding one that it’s time to renew a subscription.


Inbound Marketing: 4 Factors That Will Make A Client Approach You

Marama Carmichael

When you’re a business, people come to you in need of your expertise.

As such, many businesses put their records and awards up-front, feeling that these things make a solid case for the kind of performance they provide their clients.

However, while there are going to be certain clients that these accolades appeal to (competitive buyers, as they’re called by Martindale-Avvo), it’s important to remember that not everyone chooses someone to do business with based strictly on their record and experience.

What other factors can go into the decisions, though? Well, you might be surprised. For example… (more…)

5 Tips For Increasing Your Social Media Impact

Dominique Macartney

So, you finally got your business onto social media, did you? You’ve got a Twitter account, a Facebook page, a LinkedIn profile, and you’re ready to go.

Maybe you’ve been at it for a little while, though, and you’re noticing something… the numbers just aren’t adding up the way you’d hoped they would.

If you’re planning on popping the hood, and see if you can locate what’s sapping all your social media energy, here are some things you need to keep in mind for improving your effectiveness. (more…)

The 6 Keys to Content Marketing Success

Dominique Macartney

Content marketing is one of the most powerful marketing tools available today.

I’m sure you’ve already come to that conclusion. When you look around, you’ll see no shortage of businesses killing it with content. But despite your knowledge of its potential, one still question remains in your head:

“How the heck do I unlock it?”


Tips to Get Started with Instagram for Your Business

Marama Carmichael

In order for your business to be as successful as possible, you need to market it on a regular basis. Because it is free to use, social media is a very common way for even the smallest business to reach millions of potential customers.

Due to its visual nature, Instagram is a popular site. It allows you to post pictures of your business, behind the scenes, and even things about yourself and your brand.

So, how can you get started? Here are some tips to help.


Why Your Business Needs a Blog

Dominique Macartney

As a busy business owner, you probably feel like you can’t put anything else on your plate. However, if you are not marketing your business, it won’t continue to grow and prosper.

Unfortunately, most business owners only market their business when it is slow. Then, things pick up and they don’t have the time to continue to advertise their business. This leads back to slow times. The cycle continues.

Because of this, you should be finding ways to market your business every day. One really good way to grow your business is by blogging. Here are some reasons why you should start blogging for your business. (more…)