Quality content has done to traditional marketing what video did to the radio star. While marketing will always be a thing, the style of “traditional” approach to marketing prominent in the last century is no longer a viable, sustainable model. Businesses that want to thrive and survive need to forget about selling and start focusing on storytelling. Here’s why.
Most brands have a social media presence, and they have an e-mail account; however, not all have an e-mail newsletter or even see the benefit…especially when they routinely delete 85% of their daily inbox. Even though this is the norm for many, it’s still a good idea to do a newsletter. Here’s why.
There’s a new video platform in town, and it looks like it’s going to turn heads. Instagram is getting into the video game with IGTV, a video platform intended to give brands and influencers another option for connecting with audiences.
There are literally hundreds of marketing podcasts that are out there. These podcasts focus on marketing precepts related to growing your brand, to storytelling, to using social media, and more. Whether you’re a marketer or a brand who wants to grow your business, these podcasts will ensure you stay up-to-date on resources and methods for reaching your audience.
In 2018, Instagram’s algorithm changed, so feeds are no longer chronological but engagement-based, which means that you might have noticed a slight decline in your content’s performance. While boosting and doing sponsored posts is one way to improve your performance, you can easily grow your audience for free in five minutes a day.
For the past several years, storyteller marketing has been the lynchpin in every successful campaign regardless of medium. Unlike tag lines, gimmicks, or other marketing tactics, stories are genuine. They have the unique ability to forge emotional connections with audiences while being highly memorable. For this reason, stories convert in a way that other modes of marketing don’t. Here, we share a rundown of our favorite pieces that explain how to market with storytelling.
Google Analytics is the most widely-used website traffic analytics program. Analytics lets you know how your website is performing. Analytics tell you who comes to your webpage, who stays, what they do, etc. They measure a lot of essential information, so what should you use Google Analytics to measure and why?
It’s inevitable that we sometimes have to write about subjects that are as exciting as watching paint dry (or that we have to write about watching paint dry because we’re writing a how-to on DIY home improvement). Regardless, it’s possible to take any topic and make it exciting…no matter how slow to dry.
If you ask Google what holidays are coming up, you’ll find there are those you expect…and then there are those that you don’t expect. There’s literally something (and maybe two or three somethings) to celebrate every day of the year. Your business should not only embrace the usual suspects but also those special days that speak to your business’s mission.