How to Use Storytelling to Raise Conversion Rates

Many experts agree that telling your business’ story to customers helps them learn more about you and make you more personable. However, several marketing studies show that customers are not only more likely to ‘buy’ what you are selling if you attach a story to that item.

Indeed, storytelling has proven effective at improving marketing strategies, for everything from boosting purchase cost and rate to increasing conversion rate.

use story telling to increase sales

Need some proof? Sure – you don’t have to purchase research paper on the topic; just try google it. For example, a study by Origin tested a group of 3,000 consumers by presenting each with a different product page for a bottle of wine; one that contained the typical product description with notes of flavor and a second that told the story of the winemaker who produced the bottle.…

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Lessons Learned from Brand Marketing in Canada

Whether you are an entrepreneur or the CEO of a Fortune 500 company, every person interested in running a successful business knows that brand marketing is one of the most important aspects of getting your product into a successful market.

Brand marketing

When shopping at your local grocery store and are faced with a choice between either a well-recognized brand of spaghetti sauce or an obscure name that no one’s ever heard of, the vast majority of customers will go for the recognizable brand name product, even if it´s a little bit more expensive.

Not just in Canada but globally, Google has been the most recognizable brand in the country since 2013, and for good reason.…

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How to Increase Exposure for Your Small Business

Are you looking to take your small business or start-up to the world? Here are a few expert tips on how to increase exposure for your business:

Optimise Your Website for Local Searches

Many small businesses rely on local customers for their initial success. There are a few exceptions when it comes to ecommerce, but the best clients and customers often end up being those that are based in the area. With that in mind, it’s important to optimise your business website so that it appears in local searches.

Here’s a quick guide to get you started with local SEO.…

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Key Marketing Points For Small Business Physical Locations

With all the emphasis on digital marketing these days, sometimes it’s easy to forget that there’s also marketing to be done at your home base’s physical location as well, in the event that you have one. Whether it’s a small office, a suite in a strip mall, or a building of its own, make sure to use the fact that it exists in real space to your advantage.

Office lobby design

A few ways of doing this will be to assess the basic condition of your building, consider the experience of entering the lobby, remember that the initial human connection has a huge impact on folks, make your environment as easy as possible to get to, and make the bridge between a good physical experience and a good online critique simple.…

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Three Non-Traditional Ways to Launch Your Brand

Trusted aphorism not withstanding, they will not come merely because you built it. If you are going to start a new business, you have to get the word out. You have to find a way to reach the person on the street, let them know that you have a new product or service, and give them a reason to want to try it.

A woman shouting with a megaphone, promoting her brand

Traditional methods of doing this include print advertising such as:

  • Brochures and Guides
  • Newspaper Adverts
  • Business Cards
  • Banners

That may work out just fine for you depending on your target market. If you are trying to exclusively reach the generation of people who still let their fingers do the walking through a printed phone book, the old ways may still be the best ways.…

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Taking your Brand on The Road: Making The Most of Trade Shows

Trade shows are one of the best places to advertise your business. When you attend a show, you can show off your brand and products. But, it’s not a risk-free proposition. If you’re not careful, you can also lose more than the cost of the booth.

Trade show

Decide What Your Goals Are Before You Go

Before you rush out and set up your booth, decide on what you want out of the trade show. For example, some businesses go to collect leads. Others go to showcase their wares for other businesses, but not to collect sales leads directly. Still others go to network or even sell directly at the show.…

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