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Visual Marketing Tips To Stay Ahead With Mobile Users
By: CareerCast.com
There's no shortage of mobile platforms available for brands to reach consumers with gripping visuals. If anything, the problem is picking out which platforms to embrace and which to ignore. Brands can now share images and videos with followers through Instagram, Vine and Snapchat, just to focus on three of the most prominent visual platforms. Some companies may try to make use of all three of those; others may struggle to master just one. Marketing experts dished on the best--and worst--practices for these three visual mediums. CONTINUE READING AT MASHABLEmore
Marketing's Future Discussed at SXSW
By: CareerCast.com
Dozens of marketers converged at the Marketo Engagement Lounge to discuss the modern marketing landscape. The lively panel of CMOs — Deirdre Bigley, of Bloomberg LP, Carlos Becil of Equinox, Sanjay Dholakia of Marketo and Stacy Martinet of Mashable — touched on storytelling, organizing successful marketing teams, how best to leverage real-time data and more. To kick off the conversation, the CMOs talked about the role of marketing today. They acknowledged that a brand is what the audience says it is, not what the CMO says it is, reinforcing the need to create touch points with consumers throughout the marketing ... more
Tips to Market Yourself
By: CareerCast.com
Image is everything, at least at first. Right or wrong, that first impression goes a long way in shaping how people feel about you until you impress them to think otherwise. You can feel successful people when they walk into a room. Attention goes their way in an instant. Everyone wants to be like them or near them. It doesn't matter if they are a CEO, sales person or carpenter. Some people are naturally blessed with a successful aura, but most have to find their inner confidence and learn to polish at least some aspects their image. If you project ... more
Website Tweaks To Improve Online Sales
By: CareerCast.com
If you aren't maximizing your company's website to boost sales, you're missing out on a huge opportunity. There are a few relatively simple updates you can make to your website that can have a huge impact on customer attraction and retention, sales, revenue and long-term brand loyalty. These steps don't require hundreds of thousands of dollars in investment and can be implemented by small companies and multinational corporations alike. There are five common areas that most company websites can improve upon and expect to see an immediate boost in revenue. Taken together, they have the potential to increase your revenue ... more
Integrating Video Marketing Into Business
By: CareerCast.com
In an age of ubiquitous viral photos and videos, 2015 is the veritable heyday of self-promotion. Generation Y has become so adept at personal marketing — managing their personal brands everywhere from Twitter and Facebook to Instagram and YouTube — that they have turned the field into a form of entertainment and even surpassed small businesses in their ability to create a personal brand. Despite brands' ability to connect directly with consumers on Twitter or other social media platforms, only 22% of companies see the value of creating a personality for their brand marketing. So why are young people so ... more
Getting Closer to Your Customers
By: CareerCast.com
Responsible use of data is more than process, it's about context. It's a truth universally acknowledged that the more personalized the message, the better the results. Technology allows us to customize any aspect of the copy with details from that particular customer's behavior, life stage, or contract. Less is usually more in this area. Messaging overpopulated with data attributes can feel like a staccato beat to customers as we rattle off the details of their interactions with the brand without any context to the promotion. If we want our digital marketing to sell, we have to tell a story. Thus, ... more
Marketing and Public Relations Working Together To Build Customers
By: CareerCast.com
In today's frenzied, hyper-connected environment, a disconnect between science (think data) and art (think communication) can diminish even the most well-intentioned marketing and PR efforts. By thinking about these things in tandem, and by looking at the intersection between them, we can unlock a treasure trove of useful insights into how we should "manage" customers today. It’s not enough to cull data and develop targeted campaigns, only to beat customers to death with factual product information, special promotions and sales pitches. We ultimately need to reach and converse with customers in a way that feels (yes, feels) authentic and meaningful. ... more
Tips For Social Media Management
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The days of getting by with simple knowledge of how to schedule tweets in advance or research hash tags are long over. Competent social media managers not only need to be on top of current events and trends, they need to understand what works and what doesn't, have an in-depth understanding of multiple channels, and have a vast toolkit for analyzing data. To find out which skills matter most, I asked 14 entrepreneurs from Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) which must-have traits will make every social media manager successful this year. Their answers are below. 1. In-person and online social grace ... more