Facebook can be a great source of quality traffic. It now has over a billion members, so you can be sure that there are lots of people interested in your niche there. Yet actually reaching these people takes some know-how. In this article, we’ll be revealing some simple tips to quickly build your Facebook following.
Understanding customers is so important that large corporations spend millions of dollars annually on market research to gain this knowledge. Although formal research is important, a small business can usually avoid this expense. Typically, the owner or manager of a small business knows the customers personally, which is an added advantage. From this personal foundation, understanding your customers can be built through systematic efforts.
Many time business owners display no personality in their marketing. The reason behind this is a perceived need to look “professional”. Their marketing is often bland, generic and if you swapped out their logo and name from their marketing material, it could be anyone else in their industry. It’s such a shame because if only they communicated in their marketing the way they do in person, they’d have much more success.
Your brand is your company’s long-term identity. It’s what will make your company stand out in that sea of bright lights – the swarm of other competitors trying to get your customers. Marketing on the other hand, is all the activities – promotions, events, advertisements, social media, public relations etc. that you’re doing to craft your brand and build the level of trust adequate to convince customers of the value you’re offering.
While your business may not be a Walt Disney World theme park, you should take advantage of every opportunity to create an enjoyable experience in the minds of the prospective customers. Your brand sensory package represents the combined look, feel, sound, smell, and taste of the business and its products and services as perceived by the customers. This combination of every experience a customer has with a company is developed through this sensory package.
Some businesses have built a marketing infrastructure which constantly brings in new leads, follows them up, nurtures and converts them into raving fan customers. Other businesses do “random acts of marketing”. These sporadic, one shot, random acts of marketing usually end up costing more than they bring in. To build a system, we need to think it through from start to end, understand how it works and what resources we’ll need to run it. Here are a few of the assets in the author's marketing infrastructure:
If your website isn’t mobile ready, you’re losing out on potential customers. Beyond your site looking good on a smartphone screen, it should also have a marketing strategy that goes beyond appearance. Act soon because it probably won’t be long before mobile usage far surpasses desktop usage and you don’t want to be left behind. Here are some aspects of mobile marketing to keep in mind:
The world has been taken over by a tsunami called Social Media. There is no way to doubt this fact anymore. If you are not leveraging social media for your online business then you may as well use smoke signals to get the word out about your products and services.
Video builds an emotional connection and speeds up the know, like, trust and buy factor. Sounds great huh? But, exactly HOW do you build an emotional connection through video? There’s lots of information on the internet on building an emotional connection in your love life. Let’s use those same “love lessons” for business!
Finding the time for email marketing can often be a difficult task. Even though you know how important email marketing is to stay connected with customers and find new opportunities for growth. You may be scratching your head (or in some cases pulling your hair out) when it comes to figuring out a way to do everything you need to do with email marketing. That’s why planning is so important.