Why Your Business Must Go For Direct Outreach

There are a couple of reasons why businesses are moving away from direct outreach towards more passive, yet highly effective, inbound marketing strategies. Firstly, direct outreach is invasive – you could be reaching out to a prospect while they are busy. You are not only likely to get an unfavorable response in this scenario, but are also likely to come across as a spammer. Secondly, direct outreach is bound by a number of FTC regulations and laws like CAN-SPAM and a tiny slip up could mean fines worth thousands of dollars.

Direct mails

But direct outreach works. There are a number of statistics online that claim that cold calling is dead.…

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5 Ways to Automate Your Business Marketing

You probably already about the oncoming robot revolution. Within a few decades, the global economy could be transformed by a swathe of new robots that take away millions of jobs and infuse the world with unimaginable efficiency.

Marketing automation

What you don’t know about this robot revolution is that in a subtle way robots are already here and they’re changing business right now. The most obvious use of automation and artificial intelligence is in business marketing. If you’ve ever read about online marketing or watched SEO: The Movie, you already know that this is a numbers game where efficiency and consistency are highly valued.…

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Summer is Prime Time to Make a Splash with Marketing

All signs point to it.

Within the last few weeks, you may have uncovered your grill for the first time in eight or nine months and fired up some New York strips. A little corn on the cob, freshly-sliced watermelon and homemade cherry cobbler rounded out your family’s all-American picnic.

Summer marketing

School’s out, so your house is bustling with kids (your own, plus their friends). They’re eager to spend the next few months riding bikes around the neighborhood and chasing lightening bugs in the backyard at night. Day after day, they’ve begged and pleaded to head to the pool – after all, it’s hot outside.…

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3 Tips for Running a Business Booth at a Community Event

Communities the world over have events almost every week where business owners can set up a booth and showcase their products or services to pedestrians in the area. This can be a great opportunity for you to reach an audience that you otherwise wouldn’t have the ability to come in contact with. Not only will this showcase your products to potential buyers in your area, but it will help spread the word about your company to those whom you frequently associate with. However, if you’ve never taken on this challenge before, it can be a little intimidating.

Trade show booth

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So to help you find success in this marketing avenue, here are three tips for running a business booth at a community even.…

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Why Upselling Clients Works for Web Design Agencies

Do you concentrate the majority of your efforts on attracting new clients to your agency? If so, we need to ask why? It’s often not the most cost effective way of securing new business. You should think about paying more attention to upselling clients you already have.

Upselling

They already know that you provide an excellent service, so you do not have to spend time convincing them. The problem is that your agency has already put its ecommerce web design skills to use creating a website that works, for the client. They are not going to want to keep upgrading on a regular basis.…

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Four Ways To Help Your Designer Perfect Your Product Label (Infographic)

If you’re an entrepreneur with a product launch coming up, it makes great sense to bring in a professional to design your first product label. A professional will be able to create a design of an extremely high standard, and they may have experience of product labels already, making the process far simpler.

Wine labels

It’s important to bear in mind that designers can’t create product labels unless they have access to certain information about the brand, the product, its target audience and other features it has. You can’t just throw a brand name and a vague demographic at a designer and hope they’ll come up with a label design that will win over potential customers!…

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How to Improve Customer Outreach and Your Business Reputation

Communicating with customers is an important part of running a business. If you want a healthy cash flow, you need to understand and effectively conduct customer outreach.

Customer outreach

Customer outreach is meant to benefit your business and encourage more people to buy from you. But, it can end up hurting your business reputation if it isn’t carried out right.

After 30 years as an entrepreneur, I know a few things about establishing a customer outreach plan, keeping a business reputation intact, and improving outreach processes.

What is customer outreach?

Customer outreach is the process of connecting and communicating with customers and enhancing relationships.…

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How to Increase Engagement on Your Business Blog to Epic Levels

You spend a lot of time writing your business blog to attract new visitors every day – I know I do. There’s nothing sadder than realizing that no one is spending more than a few seconds on that page you spent so much writing and perfecting. If your content is not engaging enough, you’re doomed to failure.

Business blogging

People will often need nothing more than a glancing look to decide whether your business blog is worth their time, regardless of whether the things you wrote in it are actually interesting or not. Nobody is going to dive deeper unless you provide them with some compelling reason to do so.…

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How to Ensure Your Shop Makes a Great First Impression

As a retailer, one of the most important things you have to do is make your customers feel welcomed.

That’s why you have all your staff in pristine matching uniforms and train them to greet every customer with a smile.

Store employee

But it’s not enough.

First impressions matter. Before your customers even enter your premises and come face-to-face with your friendly employees, they’ve already been given all the information about your business they need to know.

From the shop exterior to the window display and interior decorating style, there are plenty of little things that can instantly put them off.

To ensure that’s not the case with your business, here are a few budget-friendly styling tips and finishing touches that are guaranteed to help your shop make a great impression on every customer.…

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5 Ways Every SMB Could Use Digital Marketing to Increase Profits

If someone offered you a machine that could give you one hundred new leads every week would you be interested? Forget a Ferrari, that machine would be your dream come true.

Digital marketing

The machine is called Digital Marketing. It does require some input in the form of your time and effort, but most of that can be delegated to an employee once you have systems set up.

Overview – What is Digital Marketing

Tired of the wooly definitions you find on most marketing sites? Neil Patel takes a different approach – He defines digital marketing as:

Digital marketing is any form of marketing products or services that involves electronic devices.

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