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5 Steps for Writing a Content Marketing Plan

Dominique Macartney

A business with an online presence knows that content is king. Without clear, concise content a business cannot reach the maximum amount of customers that they could be.

How does a business start with content marketing? The key is to create a content marketing plan. Here are the five steps to follow to create your company’s own content marketing plan.

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How to Get a Good ROI on Your Marketing Campaign

Marama Carmichael

When you’re putting good money into a marketing campaign, you expect a good ROI or return on investment. This is just good business sense for everything that you do.

When you hire a new person, you expect them to put in enough work to justify how much you pay them.

When you spend a lot of money on developing a product, you want the product to reflect that.

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Digital versus Traditional Marketing

Dominique Macartney

Long ago brands relied on tried and true methods of marketing.

Everyone was restricted by the limitations of print (billboards, print ads), sight (commercials, movie theatre screens), and sound (radio).

Traditional marketing tactics were extremely expensive and measuring the success of a campaign could be tricky. The age of digital marketing has been upon us for some time, and everything has changed.

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Apply Hub and Spoke Marketing to Grow Your Business

Marama Carmichael

People buy from businesses they know, trust, respect and believe they can work with. They choose products and services to help their own business in some way.

It might be to do with lowering costs, improving efficiencies, growing market share, maximising profit, etc. The results those businesses get must be greater than the cost and effort of buying and using the products or services.

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How to Appeal to a Broader Audience with Exceptional Branding

Dominique Macartney

Your “brandmark” is the face of your company and the centre of your brand design. It represents your founder, product, services, and team all at once.

It dominates your website, is used as the icon for your mobile app, and is stamped on anything you provide. When customers enjoy and become committed to your brand, they begin to associate themselves with it as clients under one brandmark.

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Developing Your Inbound Marketing Plan

Marama Carmichael

Having an inbound marketing plan for your business is a sure way to build a strong customer base and keep the stream of new prospects flowing. Let’s break down the inbound marketing strategy into three main components: Creating buyer personas, developing your content plan, and publishing your content. (more…)

Humanising Your Company Through Inbound Marketing Strategies

Marama Carmichael

If there was a single way to define the attitude of the transition to inbound marketing, it would be one of humanisation. Before this very recent focus on the needs, interests, and thought processes of the customers, marketing was about grabbing attention and practically forcing action. Commercials yelled at you and telemarketers relentlessly called your personal numbers but once customers were ‘in the funnel’, they were handed a number and treated more like a package than a person.

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Discover Digital Marketing Ideas for Shoestring Budgets

Marama Carmichael

The internet, as a tool for business, has limitless possibilities. Companies are appearing online every day. However, while maintaining an online footprint is more important than ever, sustaining it is often easier said than done. This is especially true if you are a small business with a shoestring marketing budget or a startup with limited capital.

It can seem like the large corporations have all the advantages and limitless resources. Small companies and startups not only have an issue with humble marketing budgets, but they also have restrictions in personnel, time, and other resources. Regardless, there are many digital marketing strategies that one can use without breaking the bank.

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5 Strong Ways to Generating Leads in Your Digital Marketing

Marama Carmichael

Building your email list is the lifeline to your business. Leads that are properly cultivated and nurtured through your email marketing result in revenue, repeat business, and brand loyalty. The more qualified leads coming into your sales funnel, the better chances you’ll create for converting them into buying customers.

The good news is, there are a plethora of ways for generating leads in your digital marketing strategy. Leveraging a variety of techniques increase opportunities for conversions while appealing to different platforms and markets.

Here are five strong ways to grow your email subscribers and amplify your marketing efforts.

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Work with an Integrated Internet Marketing Agency to Promote the Flow of Ideas

Marama Carmichael

Nowadays, all companies have separate departments for various things—accounting, marketing, sales, HR, administration etc. Within these departments as well, there is a division of labour. A marketing department may consist of people engaged in different tasks like branding, content-writing, video production etc. Even when internet marketing is outsourced to an agency, it’s possible to hire someone just to do something specific rather than coming up with an integrated solution.

However, it’s a good idea to keep in mind that these distinctions between various marketing tasks aren’t necessary. In fact, they may not always be a good idea. If you hire one person to do your content writing and another to do your branding, there’s going to be a clash between the two. You’re not presenting your customer with a unified company image and your marketing strategy can appear disjointed.

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