Is Your Business Ready to Reopen?

Business owner considers if he is ready to reopen

As businesses eagerly prepare to reopen their doors to customers, one of the most important aspects they must address is how to best communicate their reopening plans to consumers. We’ve stressed before the importance of timely, relevant, consistent communication during the pandemic, and this should continue in any messaging you put out surrounding plans to reopen. Addressing and alleviating consumer health and safety concerns should be paramount. You want to inspire confidence among your customers, as well as promote your reopening. Once you have your message, be sure to update your online presence on all the following platforms.  Prepare Your Website  Prepare or draft

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Changing Behaviours Impacting Marketing During Covid-19

Woman uses multiple devices to connect with businesses and friends while in isolation at home.

Over the past two months, I’ve noticed some distinct changes in my activities and spending habits due to social distancing measures. While I’ve happily saved money usually spent tapping on-and-off public transport, and swapped an expensive gym membership for free laps around Centennial Park on my own two legs, I have also increased my spending in several unexpected places. Purchases of plants and artwork to make our flat a nicer place to be in, and cooking appliances and accessories to create gourmet dishes and home. I’m also pretty sure my

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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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COVID-19: Tips to Cope with Social Distancing [INFOGRAPHIC]

We will get through this together

The recent outbreak of the COVID-19 virus has impacted people in several ways. Social distancing and isolation have been affecting the ability to carry out normal routines while the state of uncertainty may leave people feeling anxious or overwhelmed. Although there are many things out of control, there are a few things where we can work together during these challenging times. Here are some health and well-being tips to help you cope with social distancing, and look after yourself and others during this difficult time.  

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COVID-19: Online Presence Checklist

Woman updates her businesses online presence whilst working from home with her dog.

For many of us right now the situation is ‘business not as usual’.  To make sure consumers are kept up-to-date with when you are open, what products and services you’re currently offering, and how you are keeping your employees and customers safe, we’ve created an online presence checklist for businesses. Complete the steps below to update your website, Google My Business listing, and Facebook business page to ensure customers are getting the right information when searching for you online.  ✅ Online Presence Checklist Item 1: Update Your Website Greet visitors to your website with easy-to-find information

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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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Top 5 Digital Marketing Trends to Lookout for in 2020 [INFOGRAPHIC]

Top Marketing Trends for 2020

2020 will bring more digitisation and automated interaction between brands and consumers. Let’s peer into the future and uncover five crucial digital marketing trends for 2020.

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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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Last-Minute Christmas Marketing Checklist [INFOGRAPHIC]

Christmas Digital Marketing

You know the holiday season is upon us as soon as you see beautifully decorated Christmas trees put up in malls and around the city. Which means you should have your holiday marketing in place by now. If not, then here is our last-minute Christmas marketing checklist to help your business to be at the forefront of your audience during the busiest time. 

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