Companies that want to success in today’s market need to have a strong online presence. Marketing tactics used in the past, such as newsletters, leaflets, events, radio and TV ads, etc. are still important but need to be combined with a comprehensive and customized digital strategy. Some companies decide to save money and assign their…
Having an efficient online marketing strategy is core for businesses with an online presence. Measuring the impact of your marketing strategy is as important as implementing it and it requires understanding of the basic advertising terms used by marketers nowadays. In this article we have compiled a list of online marketing terms and acronyms…
What is your call-to-action (CTA) strategy? We all know including them in our ads, blog articles, and site content is important. Many businesses tend to sandwich their content with a CTA at the beginning and at the end. The logic behind this is sound: putting a CTA button at the top is the first thing…
With any form of marketing, it is important to know how it performed. It’s not good enough anymore to just know that it worked. It serves you better to know how effective your marketing strategies are, and why. The same can be said for a Pay-Per-Call campaign. As a business, you don’t just want to see…
Even if you’re a complete novice when it comes to marketing, one thing is clear: It’s big business.
In fact, Statista reports that as of 2012, advertising spending in the U.S. was expected to increase to nearly $166 billion.
While television was set to continue leading the pack for advertising budgets, the online market was making a big splash, projected to see the highest growth rate among all media.
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The fact that America is fond of its advertising is hardly surprising. After all, Don Draper and the rest of the gang on “Mad Men” have been a hit since the very beginning, and the U.S. is set to continue its dominance as the largest advertising market in the world during 2014.
The question is: What does this all mean for you and your business?
“Local” has been a buzzword for a while now, and it shows no signs of falling by the wayside. Buying local produce, supporting local businesses–consumers are becoming more concerned with their surrounding communities every day. So doesn’t it make sense for businesses to focus on their local marketing efforts?
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Unfortunately, data shows that some local businesses are falling behind when it comes to their marketing efforts, according to Brandmuscle’s “State of Local Marketing Report“.
Marketing has probably changed more in the past two years than the previous fifty,” Clarke Smith, chief strategy officer at the organization, said in a recent press release. “Insights from our study help corporate marketers and their local affiliates make sense of the growing complexity of communication channels so that the marketing programs they build can work across dozens, hundreds or thousands of regional markets.
Targeting local consumers
The increased focus on shopping locally for goods and services provides businesses of all sizes the chance to find their niche in a community and capitalize. However, with most consumers turning to the Internet these days, simply running ads on local radio stations and TV channels is not enough.
Geo-targeted marketing is all about setting up your website and business so search engines know you are a local option for consumers. Whether prospective customers are searching on Google maps or are turning to their smartphones to find a local business, you’ll want to make sure you are a part of the results.