3 Inbound Marketing Tips Small Businesses Can Implement Today

Small businesses can implement inbound marketing into their marketing strategy today – it’s imperative. Traditional outbound marketing avenues are being abandoned by small businesses. The problem is that either the old tactics no longer work, some 90% of executives won’t answer cold calls anymore, or they’re too expensive.

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Small businesses often can’t afford a TV ad.

And consumers are becoming more demanding. A lot of consumers don’t want to be “disturbed.” So, a business must work on their inbound marketing efforts to overcome this trend. You need to have permission, attract, engage and covert customers.

It’s not harder, but it’s a different form of marketing that works for today’s audience.…

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3 Content Marketing Strategies Businesses Can Leverage Today

Content marketing is the ideal fit for large enterprise businesses and small mom-and-pop stores. Content marketing can fit into any budget, and if you do the work yourself, this budget can be nonexistent in many cases.

Content marketing

Leveraging content marketing is essential for growth, but how can you incorporate this form of marketing into the mix? Avoid the big strategies that the Fortune 500 companies are engaging in and go a different route.

Our friends at Principality Plastics shared the strategies that have helped the company in increasing revenue, lowering their marketing budget and accelerating growth, outlined below.

1. Leverage Influencer Marketing

Influencer marketing is huge, but don’t expect to hire Kim Kardashian or Selena Gomez – their reach is worth over $500,000 for a single post.…

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Business Marketing: Understanding Key Terms and Semantics

Business marketing isn’t what it used to be. Now, particularly with regard to online advertising, it’s more important to understand key terms and semantics than it is to try to push yourself as a brand or product from the inside out. You have to imagine people searching for what you do, rather than who you are.

Digital marketing for small business

To help yourself out with this new age marketing concept, you can do things like learn to use search-centric advertising, work with Google’s algorithms, research expertise and word clouds when it comes to semantics, and embrace all of the spokes on the wheel of virtual branding.…

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4 Ways to Get the Most Out of Online Business

For many businesses, especially SMEs, they haven’t really gotten fully to grips with taking their business online in a significant way. Sure, their website is up and there might be a barely used Facebook page somewhere hidden away, but they’re lacking a cohesive online strategy or even a clue where to start.

Online business

Here are four ways that your business can do better online.

Web Site Redesign

You only need to look at the copyright at the bottom of the web page to get an idea when the company’s website was last updated. How modern does it look? Now compare this home page to that of your nearest competitors in either locality or revenue.

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Let’s Talk Multidisciplinary Marketing

Gone are the days when marketing was quick and simple, or in other words: one-dimensional. Back then, you could successfully market your goods or brands with a simple formula, which usually targeted teenagers. Thanks to the high demand of online shopping, and the sudden rise of AdSense or Affiliate marketing by websites, being able to create a successful marketing plan and making it a successful marketing tool is now long gone.

Multidisciplinary marketing strategy

Don’t get me wrong, you can still make use of the old ADDA system, but the likelihood of you being able to make your company or product stand out as much as possible is very slim.…

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Online Promotional Tactics Small Businesses Don’t Take Advantage Of

When it comes to online marketing, there are so many techniques small businesses can use to drive traffic and raise brand awareness. Some methods are more popular than others. Most small businesses tend to stick to certain well-known methods like buying Google ads, or using Instagram.

Online promotional strategy

Small businesses often launch digital marketing campaigns on a limited budget. Therefore, there’s little room to try new things and experiment. However, this line of thinking might be costing small businesses in certain ways.

There are plenty of online promotional methods that don’t cost a lot that small businesses don’t actually take advantage of. Here is a list to reconsider your current strategy:

Promoting Content on Aggregator Sites

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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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5 Advantages of Traditional Marketing Over Digital Marketing

One of the major goals of every business is, of course, to grow and maintain a strong and loyal client base. A key factor in achieving this is to promote the products and services of the business through advertising. This can be done through newer digital marketing strategies that utilize social media, among others, as well as through established and more traditional marketing methods.

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But while digital marketing can possibly reach more people quicker, there are still some advantages of employing more traditional marketing methods.

1. Easy to reach local audience

When your target group of customers are the local consumers, then a radio ad is definitely one of the most useful marketing method to employ.…

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Why You Should Consider Using AI in Your Marketing Strategy

Are you struggling to communicate with your customers at all times? Fortunately, artificial intelligence (AI) can help you to improve your marketing strategy. In fact, it is estimated that the AI market will have a $5.05 billion revenue by 2020, and is a factor that will dominate the marketing industry in 2017. So now is the perfect time to incorporate AI into your own strategy.

So what is AI?

The first thing to do is understand what exactly AI is. It sounds like some form of futuristic technology, but it is in fact not a new concept.…

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Chat Bots 101: Background and Key Issues to Consider Before Incorporating Them Into Your SMB eCommerce Strategy

Thanks to artificial intelligence, chat bots essentially have all the answers. Just ask one for a recommendation on a customer service tool that would allow your business to easily and cost-effectively improve the customer experience by providing instant, automated and personalized interaction at every touchpoint, and it would probably tell you to invest in a chat bot.

Chat bot

Not only would that chat bot be perfectly accurate and helpful in doing so, but it would also make the recommendation without a hint of the annoying false modesty to which humans are so prone. Just one of the ways these tools are, perhaps, our better.…

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