Demand for quality content is on the rise; 78% of marketers say they have achieved success as the result of investing in content marketing, and 68% of those successful marketers believe content marketing has allowed them to build credibility with their potential customers. So, what exactly is content marketing? According to the Content Marketing Institute, it is a process that involves creating consistent, valuable, and relevant content, and distributing it to the right audience, through the right channel, at the right time. Content marketing is geared toward lead generation and brand awareness instead
Did you know that as of January this year, 4.39 billion people are now using the internet? This is an increase of 9% as compared to January last year. The future is here, and the internet has enabled businesses to interact with targeted audiences in real-time. Forms of digital marketing can vary, from ads on search engines to display advertisements, to posts on social media platforms. Due to its nuances, these questions regarding digital advertising remain: Why do you need it? Is it right for your business? Where do you start? How to drive success with it?
Are you a small business looking into digital advertising? In this infographic, we’ve outlined five digital advertising options that work great for SMBs, explained how they work and why they represent value for money.
Google has recently rolled out several new features in Google My Business (GMB) to help businesses improve their presence in online search, and better interact with current and potential customers. Since launching five years ago, Google My Business has helped 150 million local businesses connect with local people. The platform has continually evolved to provide a better experience for both businesses and users. Let’s find out what these new features do! Welcome Offers Who doesn’t like a deal or two? Welcome Offers
By ReachLocal ANZ Digital Marketing Consultant, Garry Mautner. How many times have I heard this? “No, it’s okay. All of our business comes through word-of-mouth and referrals. We don’t need any help with online marketing, thanks.” Let’s take a step back and think about this a bit more. Is there anything we do these days, where we don’t read online reviews? You’re planning a birthday surprise for your significant other. You know you’re under pressure to do better than last year, because that sad excuse of a hotel (in the middle of the sticks, with a
Do you often wonder about the differences between building an in-house marketing team versus outsourcing to a specialised agency? There are pros and cons for both. Sometimes, having your own in-house team could be the best for your business, but other times outsourcing your intensive parts of marketing strategy is just what your company needs. It all comes down to team size, project complexity and your business needs. Keeping my biases aside, I am about to lay out a few key points to consider
Whether it’s choosing a restaurant or deciding on which movie to watch, we frequently turn to online reviews to help us make decisions. Thanks to the internet, we are now more informed and empowered by leaving reviews on business sites, search engines and social media. In fact, 90% customers read online reviews before making any buying decisions – completely changing the way we purchase products and services. Customer reviews are extremely influential in helping to increase your sales. They are one of the best ways to get
The trick to having a great online presence starts with a well-designed website. Here are four reasons to revamp yours!
Reporting platforms add value by empowering businesses to make demonstrably better data-based decisions. These in turn, help increase profitability and performance. Marketing reports should be used on a regular basis to monitor the performance of a business’ various marketing initiatives, and to help get a better understanding of their customers. There are a few important questions a business should ask when looking to get the most out of a marketing reporting platform. #1 Does the platform give us a good understanding about our leads and
In any line of work, first impressions are everything! Your website is your business’s most important marketing asset, it should reflect the company’s persona. Perhaps you are thinking, “I’ve got everything I need for a customer on my website”, but when was the last time you updated it? Customer standards are evolving along with technology, so if a site isn’t current then it will be perceived as outdated. If you stay on top of the latest trends and understand users’ behaviours, then you can move far