The Importance of Digital Marketing for Australian SMEs

Digital marketing has evolved so much that today, any size of business can leverage it to drive success. The best part is that it doesn’t demand an arsenal of expensive tools and big budgets to see results. With digital marketing, you can create brand awareness, increase your online presence and drive customers to your business. It doesn’t matter whether you own a restaurant, plumbing business or a dental clinic, ultimately the goal is to acquire new customers, and you can find them online with basic digital marketing. Here are a few tactics we’ve outlined that will work well for a small business like yours.

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Four Marketing Tactics to Prepare Your Business to Re-Open [INFOGRAPHIC]

Many businesses have been shut down for a while due to the outbreak. As restrictions slowly begin to ease, businesses are gearing up to reopen and resume providing their products and services. To help you navigate this transition, we have compiled four marketing tactics that should be included in your marketing efforts when re-opening your business.

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Reinvent Facebook Marketing Strategies During the Pandemic

Changes are inevitable and one thing the digital marketing industry has taught me is to adopt changes fast. Certainly, this year seems to have taught us all to do the same. We won’t go into the details of the pandemic and its impact globally. However, in this article, I want to address the increased use of social media, specifically Facebook, as a result of this outbreak. Whether or not your business has been impacted by COVID-19, Facebook is one platform which every business can include in their marketing efforts.    Facebook Advertising  Facebook usage has increased by 37% from the earlier days of the pandemic outbreak since more and more people are spending time

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5 Quick Tips to Help Your Business

5 Quick Tips to Help Your Business

Local businesses across the country and world are facing many challenges due to the outbreak.     Let me assure you that our team at ReachLocal are here to support local business owners to keep up and adapt these constantly evolving changes. Here are some quick tips that we believe can help your business stay above the surface during the crisis.  1. Communicate Change   A great way to ease anxiety during times of uncertainty is to be open and transparent when communicating with your employees, clients and the community. Most importantly, it is essential to maintain your customer relationships through the most effective

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Essential Tips to Stay Productive When Working from Home

As governments and companies are preparing to combat the ongoing pandemic, more and more employees are advised to work from home.  If you have ever worked from home in your lifetime, then you must be on top of it. But there many like us, who have never experienced working from home situation, and may find it difficult. Especially, if you have a set routine of daily coffee runs with your colleagues in the morning, quick chat breaks or fighting over which Spotify playlist to play – these are a few of the office routines that keep us sane and

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Best Practices for Managing Negative Online Reviews

A person leaves you an unhappy review of your product or service online. What do you do? Do you lose faith in your business, or do you end up ignoring the customer and their review?  The number one thing is that you should never ignore them! Online reviews work a lot like word of mouth referrals. Consumers are likely to read others’ experience with your business before betting their money. 90% of us read online reviews, and usually, the top six reviews help determine our buying decision. You need to understand that no business is perfect, and you’ll never be able to please everyone. Receiving negative

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An Introduction to Gmail Ads

Around 1.5 Billion people have a Gmail account, making it fairly safe to say Gmail has a wide net!   Gmail is one of the most popular email service providers globally due to its usability and incorporated AI. A Gmail account comes with predictive email body responses and email categorisation to name a few features that make Gmail’s email service a unique and advanced product focused on user experience.   You might know what predictive email body responses are and how they benefit the end-user, but what about email categorisation tabs? Gmail users have ‘tabs’ automatically enabled when they create a Gmail account and for many, the feature has become a ‘new normal’ as the benefits speak for

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Top Marketing Podcasts to Listen to in 2020

Podcasts have grown immensely popular in the past couple of years, although they have been around for nearly a decade.   More than 30% of Australians are tuning into a podcast each month, claiming to listen to about six episodes a week. If you fall into this category of listeners then this article might interest you, especially if you are a marketer or a small or medium-sized business owner!   Digital Marketing is constantly evolving, meaning it is essential to have continuous learning to keep up with changes and developments. There is a list of marketing podcasts

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Our Predictions: Top Digital Marketing Trends 2020

Prediction 2020 ReachLocal

The most awaited year for marketers and advertisers is here. This year we are going to see more digitalisation and automated interaction between brands and consumers. In this blog, we will share with you our predictions to give you a competitive advantage for your 2020 marketing.   Data-Driven Marketing   Data-driven marketing has evolved from simply measuring bounce rates and cost-per-click. Businesses are now recognising the importance of analysing data to understand consumer behaviour and interactions in order to cater to a consumer’s personal needs. In 2020, 40% of

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Fundamentals of Instagram Marketing for Your Business

Instagram Marketing

Instagram has grown enormously since it was first launched in 2010, but only after Facebook bought it in 2011, people learned about the app. By 2012, they saw a huge increase in profiles where users started treating Instagram like a digital scrapbook. Since then, Instagram has evolved and introduced many different features such as direct messages, Instagram Stories, IGTV and a live video feature. In the last decade, Instagram has been a valuable channel for businesses to promote their products and services with

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