Twitter's Controversial Algorithm Changes: What They Mean for Your BusinessTwitter Vs. Facebook: Which One Is Better for Promoting Your Brand?3 Free Twitter Tools PR Pros Can't Live WithoutSocially Stephanie: Social Media for the Automotive Industry
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When Your Customers Become Your Contributors: Brand Journalism Meets TraditionalToo Many Advertisers Are Talking, Not Enough Are ListeningEmotion Drives Behavior: 3 Brands Getting It RightNative Advertising: The New New Thing or a Race to the Bottom? [VIDEO]
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Data and Creativity at the Social Shake Up: Defining Your Data-Driven Social CampaignTalking Strategy and Data with Shannon Lee of Precision StrategiesNew IBM Study Reveals 3 Key Characteristics of the Most Successful CompaniesMinority Report: Confronting Privacy Issues in Big Data Gathering
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Recap from the First-Ever Employee Advocacy SummitFormer IBM Senior Advisors Launch Brands Rising to Build Employee Advocacy ProgramsPerformance and Risk Management Through Social Media TrainingEmployee Advocacy Summit: Advocate Stories from the Field
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Small businesses are always eager to find useful and free tools to improve their marketing performance. Here are five free and effective tools you can use for social media.
The days of having to build a website “brick by brick” (i.e., code it line by line) are long behind us. For small businesses and “single shingle” professionals in particular, who don’t have in-house resources and can’t afford the time or money for complex development projects, there is a wide range of website builder and hosting options available that can enable them to create or update their site(s) relatively quickly and inexpensively.
If you are spending any time on trying to optimise your website, to get more traffic and leads, to search for most relevant keywords – you naturally want to know how well you are doing. Have there been measurable improvements? What else can you do next?
Although the recent economic downturn is slowly fading into memory, it has left a legacy that many small businesses throughout the UK are struggling to shake off. But can the same be said for marketing? While marketing can be carried out across a variety of channels, including traditional ones—handing out fliers, holding in-store events, and advertising in the media—social media is being used to help spur growth for many SMBs.
Building a Facebook presence is extremely difficult in today's marketing industry. Why? Because you're doing it all wrong.
One of the first questions any business needs to know when looking to build their social media presence is, "What platforms should we be active on?" The answer, of course, is wherever your target audience is, but how do you work that out? Here's three ideas to help track them down.
Traditional sales and marketing tactics were mainly focused on pushing a message, pushing a meeting, pushing a contact. Content marketing is focused on the pull. It is about getting yourself distributed, so that when you customers come looking for what you have, they find you. Content marketing is about attracting customers, not clubbing them over the head and dragging them back to your cave.
As a small business, you likely have limited resources and limited funds. You don’t want to be spending them on the wrong marketing campaigns. Content marketing is one of the most effective methods of marketing, especially for small businesses, but only if it is done properly.
For the small business owner just getting started in social media, the landscape can be overwhelming. Follow the tips and examples below to avoid common pitfalls and start your social media marketing strategy on the right path!
If you think a customer centricity strategy is primarily for B2C businesses, think again. Recent reports have demonstrated that B2B companies which apply a customer relationship management strategy can increase lead quality by 130%. Therefore, B2B marketers need to work to build a brand that focuses on defining and/or creating customer demand, responding to that demand and then ensuring the customer remains loyal.