Social media–Instagram, in particular–is one of the fastest-evolving tools in digital marketing. In 2016, Instagram sharply steered its algorithm in favor of engagement, meaning posts that receive likes, comments and shares are shown more prominently (which creates a snowball effect of more likes, comments and shares). Previously, posts were shown in chronological order. The shift challenged brands to make their content more relatable, rather than simply consumable. If you want to take that challenge, here’s how to come out ahead.
Sooner or later, most business owners or marketing managers decide they need marketing support. The next question is what form of help? Do I hire freelancers? Bring on someone full-time? Or partner with an agency?
Digital advertising and traditional advertising differ significantly, but that doesn’t mean they need to be kept in their separate corners. The most impactful advertising strategies incorporate a mix of both, with cohesive messaging and visuals from one medium to the next. Instead of approaching your advertising as digital vs. traditional, think of it as an interplay between the two.
Boom! The holiday season is upon us, so before you jump into year-end planning and budgeting, holiday parties and year-end reviews, It’s a great time for a strong marketing push in November and December. After all, you want to go into the New Year with momentum, not a rusty engine.
It’s easy to get hooked on one specific marketing channel, but that’s no way to get results. We recently developed a campaign for one of our regional bank clients that netted 140 new non-interest-bearing checking accounts in just one month. The average customer acquisition cost was only $28, and the campaign helped boost overall account openings by 50% across a wide demographic.
Competition is fierce in professional services. Between the volume of small to mid-sized firms in any given service area and the ad spending power of “big-box” companies, how can your firm distinguish itself?
You have to love the email blast. Hit “send,” and reach your entire database of past, current and prospective customers, instantly. But what happens when you click that button too soon, before you catch that embarrassing typo or incorrect event date?