So your company is interested in doing some advertisement but not exactly sure where to begin. Facebook advertising can be a great way to start. It is low cost and can be highly targeted with Facebook’s vast access to individual user’s information. In this post, I will go over how to set up a Facebook advertisement and show you some techniques for targeting specific individuals interested in your product or service.
Is your firm or considering a spending change in SEO, advertising or web services? Avanti Vision has some great tips on making a transition to a new agency or consultant as easy as possible.
Why Talk About Inbound Marketing?
Before we get into what inbound marketing is all about, it is important to understand how buyer habits have changed in recent years.
Inbound marketing is important because of the continuing shift toward self-reliance in consumer decision-making. With the rise of digital technology, access to information is increasingly right at our fingertips. Today, when buyers identify a problem, they increasingly arrive at a solution through their own online research. Rather than calling a friend or going to check out a local company in person, they likely turn straight to their smartphone or computer. The internet allows for buyers to compare companies with similar products and services and then select one that they feel most fits their needs. So how do you get a potential customer to pick you out of the crowd?
More companies are switching to content marketing strategies than ever before.To accomplish this these companies are creating premium content in a variety of different ways. Some of these strategies include writing blogs, producing videos, press releases, creating e-books and designing infographics. But what happens after you have created this awesome content? How will you get your ideal customer to see it and how will you get them to engage?
Your LinkedIn Company Page is a great place for attracting both prospective customers and employees. It’s unique ability to build professional relationships on a social platform sets it apart from other social media sites. This blog will share tips on how to diversify your company profile page so it is appealing enough to draw attention to your business, product, or yourself .
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One of the most modern content marketing strategies today is posting photos or images of your products on different online outlets, especially social media sites. Giving potential customers a detailed view of your product, accompanied by reviews or general comments from past customers, can be extremely beneficial in sales. With a good picture and other’s validation an appreciation of your product is developed prompting the buyer to a point of action.
Video marketing: Online video marketing is an easy and convenient way for people to consume information.
Today we live in a culture that has adopted a very fast way of living. “Time is money", and people don’t have the time to read long articles on products or services. Videos are less time consuming than text advertising, and can provide the consumer with a lot of useful information in a short amount of time. In a recent study conducted by Digital Sherpa, It was found that 64% of web visitors are more likely to purchase a product after viewing an informational video on the Web.
More people are using their mobile devices to surf the Web. This is a trend that has become common, especially in the younger generations. Text information appears small and hard to read on mobile devices while video is clear and easy to use. A study conducted by Cisco, shows that mobile Internet traffic has increased 69% from 2013- 2014.
Online videos are easily shared via social media. Almost any video that you find online has a like or share button that instantly posts the video to an individuals social media. This helps the video obtain an audience, which can convert into more leads for your product or service.
Online videos are cheap and easy to produce. Videos can be obtained with just a small portion of your businesses marketing budget. Depending on the level of expertise and quality of equipment, the cost of these videos rage from a couple hundred to thousand dollar projects.
Video marketing is a sales approach that works around the clock. As long as the video is up to date and relevant, the targeted customer can access valuable information at his or her own convenience.
* Fun Fact- Youtube is the second most used search engine in the world
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Why Marketing Majors Struggle to Find Jobs
Just earned a brand new marketing degree? Ready to start your career as a marketing professional? It wont' be as easy as you think.
It is hard to predict the future of the marketing industry, as it is technology based and ever-changing. Last year’s views and strategies are different than present ones, and to succeed one must stay current and master new marketing trends and tactics.
During college, marketing majors hone their skills with lectures and textbooks. And for what? With the marketing industry's constant evolution and tecnological changes, a marketing degree can become devalued and useless when job hunting. As a result, marketing majors have been having a tough time finding jobs.
After spending 10-30 years in the classroom and not in the real marketing world, one can question if your professor can even teach about the current trends in marketing or if the schools curriculum even reflects todays current trends. They can certainly read about SEO, social media, content marketing, video marketing, video SEO, inbound marketing, but in reality, they've never lived in that marketing world.