The digital marketing landscape will keep changing and growing at fast speed in 2017 and predictions for Search Engine Optimization (SEO) are similar. You need to be aware of the changes and respond to the new trends. To help you strategize successfully your SEO activities we have summarized some recommendations that you can start implementing now…
You put so much effort into both attending and planning memorable events. Why not leverage those experiences to your advantage? Live-tweeting allows anyone from stakeholders at their desks to customers on the train to follow the highlights of an event. It will not only prompt attendees to keep the conversation going, but extend the life of the event.
Live tweets are another layer of event-related content that helps marketers expand their audience and increase influence in their industry. It’s one of the best ways for people to engage with your business after an event, and you can attract new followers and drive people to your website.
We tend to think of LinkedIn as an online resume, but marketers should consider it as an important social media tool and an integral part of any program.
LinkedIn has more than 300 million members, and the membership is continuing to rise. So be sure you’re taking advantage of the many different ways your LinkedIn profile can help you do your job.
Does your profile include these strategic marketing components?
Headshot: This should be a professional image that expresses both you and your brand.
Headline: As Business 2 Community points out, your headline appears in search results and is the first thing that people see. For that reason, be sure it includes keywords to help others find it. Think of something enticing that will help you stand out.
Think companies are spending a lot on social media now? According to Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, the social media spending of U.S. firms is expected to rise 150 percent over the next five years. If your reaction is that you couldn’t dedicate more hours to your activities on social networking sites without cloning yourself, take heart. Most marketers could strengthen their social media programs by making better use of tools and techniques already available to them.
Online reviews are among the best forms of advertising. It should be no surprise, then, that customers tend to trust each other for brand recommendations. And more of them are turning to social media to spread the word about product experiences good and bad.
MarketingProfs reported that 93 percent of consumers who write product reviews are inspired by a positive experience with a brand — while 71 percent do so after a negative experience. And reviews are just the tip of the iceberg in terms of how customers convey their experiences through social media.
Find the conversations
Pay attention to what people are saying about your brand on social media. The reputation that others are spreading can have a huge effect on a brand’s image. When a customer uses YouTube to demonstrate your software, or posts photos of your new makeup line on Pinterest, they’re generating interest through likes and comments.
That customer-driven buzz often expands over time, as links are shared with friends and make their way to new communities with new fan bases. When customers are driving interest, it can take time to generate results, requiring patience and follow-through on the part of marketers.
Social media is an important tool for lead generation and affiliate marketing programs. While these networks can help your brand connect with a wider audience or reach more qualified prospects, it’s important to avoid any significant missteps with these platforms. Here are some crucial errors that you need to prevent:
1. Taking advantage of inappropriate news events
While some real-life events can be used to express a viral brand message like Oreo’s tweet about the power outage at the 2013 Super Bowl, not everything is fair game on social media. Some brands found themselves in hot water this year after putting a promotional spin on inappropriate events, according to Tech Republic. The same goes for getting involved in trending hashtags without researching them first. It’s crucial to think about how something may be interpreted by others before posting to avoid reputational hazards.
The Vancouver WhitecapsFC ended their 2014 regular season and entered the playoffs with a 1-0 victory against the Colorado Rapids this past Saturday night. Prestige Marketing and WhitecapsFC had teamed up to host a Twitter contest for top-tweeting fans to win a seat in Prestige’s hospitality suite for themselves and a guest, as well as a chance at a Whitecaps jersey signed by the players. We got to enjoy the exciting game together, and Murray Lynn amped up the luck at halftime by winning the draw for the signed jersey, presented here by our Business Development Manager, Daniel Whalen.
Social media marketing is no longer a trend; it’s an industry mainstay. According to a recent Social Media Examiner industry study, 92 percent of marketers feel social media is important for their business, a 6 percent increase from 86 percent in 2013. It’s clear that social marketing is beneficial to business growth, but the secret sauce that ties…
Marketing engagement on social media boosts revenue
The relationship between marketing and business success is nothing new, but recent data shows just how much a strong social media strategy can enhance a business’ bottom line.
Shopper social media company Collective Bias released research showing retail customers who are engaged on social media tend to spend more at businesses. In fact, Facebook fans of grocers who posted 10 or more times on the company’s Facebook page spent over $1,000 more each year compared to a typical customer.