Many B2B marketers stick to tried and true social marketing platforms. Typically, marketing efforts are focused on leveraging LinkedIn and Twitter to reach business audiences, with Facebook a minor consideration, and Instagram not even on the list. Most B2B marketers see Instagram as a personal photo album, or at best, a B2C tool.
The title of this blog might be a bit off-putting to some!
Many will immediately think “We don’t forget about our customers! They are continual purchasers of X every month!” or perhaps “They have a long-term contract with us. We speak to them frequently and work with them all of the time.”
Marketing in a digital world continues to be more complex. Marketers must integrate a number of digital platforms and tools into their strategies to successfully build awareness, develop meaningful connections, and create long-lasting returning customers.
The thing about writing is that almost everyone can do it to one degree or another. And they’ve been doing it for most of their lives. So, it’s only natural that people expect professional writers to churn out great marketing content very quickly.
But, most people don’t realize that writing is just one of several steps along the path to great marketing content.
Like everything else, marketing has evolved over the last 10 years. In some ways, the marketing process has become a lot more complicated. Social media marketing, content marketing, inbound marketing, and outbound marketing have all become part of the marketing mix, which for many business-to-business marketers still includes the more traditional marketing channels.
Sometimes the inner workings of an agency can seem mysterious. So, we thought, why not change that with a series of blogs about how all the work here actually gets done. For this blog, we sat down with Brynn Deamer to ask her a few questions about her quality assurance responsibilities.
A few weeks ago, we posted a blog that was ultimately about people making their business social media presence and profiles a little too personal and how that won’t yield your business the long-term results you really want.
Search engine optimization (SEO) is one of those areas of marketing that still scares quite a few people.
Your social media and digital marketing strategies provide a great way to get potential leads to your website. Once they get there, the website should be structured to capture leads and move them into the marketing-to-sales funnel. As you do this, there are a few key visitor behaviors that will help you categorize leads as accurately as possible.
When we get into conversations about competitive marketing intelligence with our clients, they’ll often say something like, “Nope. No. We don’t need that. We just did that six months ago. We tore through all of the information on our competitor’s solution. Right down to the specifics of the hardware and software and how they’re listed. We know exactly what’s on the market now, and we have a pretty good guess about what competitors are going to bring to the market in the near future.”