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

Content Marketing is Like The Trojan Horse

Modern-day consumers are desensitised to advertising. From the sad soundtrack that tugs at your heartstrings to get you to donate money to a good cause… To the pulse-pounding cinematography that turns a car commercial into a miniature action movie… The audience has built up walls to resist these kinds of advertisements.

They know that whoever runs the ads is trying to sell them something, so they tune-out. They switch channels during a TV commercial break, they ignore pop-up ads online, and they let radio spots go in one ear and out the other.

Your customer base has built up walls against traditional marketing that can make getting them to listen, much less make a purchase seem almost impossible.

Until you bypass those walls, anyway. And that’s where content marketing comes in.

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How Interactive Marketing can Enhance Your Small Business

The Basics of Interactive Marketing

 

Interactive marketing promotes your business in a way that grows the relationship with the consumer. It provides a unique experience to your customers. They can engage and interact in the real world.

It’s known as engagement or experiential marketing. It works to enhance other forms of promotion such as website discounts or clearance sales.

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How to Rank in Google’s Featured Snippets

First off, what is a featured snippet? A featured snippet is what Google decides is the best complete answer to a question.  It’s that little bit of information from a relevant website that appears first after a Google search below the ads and often above other related questions. It is also called an “answer box” because it usually answers a precise question that you searched for right away. Clicking on a featured snippet will take you to the main website so that you get more information.

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Facebook Messenger Marketing Strategy:

What’s New and What You Need to Know

Facebook have tightened the way they are managing “broadcasts” over Facebook Messenger. You used to be able to do it with programs like Many Chat, but Facebook now requires businesses to apply for “Subscription Permission” if they want to send non-promotional broadcasts. Promotional Broadcasts can’t be sent at all without paying for them as a sponsored message. Here is everything you need to know about the changes and how it’s going to affect you and your business. 

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How to Edit Your Blog Posts to Perfection

When we write blog posts, we want them to turn out perfect the first time around. We wish we could produce great articles right out of our stream of consciousness. We wish it could be effortless.

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Is Your Email Marketing Dead? Here’s How To Revive It

There was a time when email marketing was the hottest thing around. Everyone was just starting to use email, and companies were profiting off it by easily reaching their customers. However, as time has gone on, so too have the ways in which people use the Internet. While email is still popular, other methods of communication of become more prevalent, and as a result, email marketing has become less effective. 

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5 Things to Consider When Redesigning Your Website

In this digital age, businesses rely a lot on their websites to make sales, boost their market dominance, and satisfy their customers. However, you need to ensure that your website appeals to your customers and has enough information to help them make purchase decisions. If your website is not helping you reach your business goals, you will have to redesign it. Here are five things to consider when redesigning your website: (more…)

Case Study: Creating a functional & delicious bakery website

Baker’s Brew is a well established Bakery and Cafe with stores in Ballarat and Ararat. They serve all day breakfast, lunch and awesome fresh brewed coffee, as well as a large range of beautifully baked fresh bread, pies, sausage rolls, cakes, delicious award winning slices and sweet treats!

The bakery also provides a number of independent grocery stores and cafes with their fresh breads and pastries on a daily basis.

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