It may not feel like it right now, but it’s spring, time to clear out the cobwebs in your marketing for a fresh new start! A successful marketing plan has a lot of moving parts, and chances are that no matter how diligently you try to keep up, some of your marketing efforts have collected some dust over the past year. In the spirit of spring cleaning, here are 9 things you can do now to improve your marketing efforts.
If you have a company, you have a brand. But a brand is more than a name or a logo—it is a detailed identity that guides everything you do as a company, from the tone of your emails to the colors on your website to how you handle customer complaints. Whether your brand is strong or weak depends on how well you have defined it, and how faithfully you adhere to it.
Twenty years ago, businesses ran on word of mouth. Now, the single biggest influencer of purchasing decisions is—you guessed it—the internet. With consumers increasingly using online reviews to make purchasing decisions, your online reputation can make or break your business. Here’s how to use online reputation management to present your company in the most positive light.
When it comes to your website, you’d think your About page would be the easiest thing to write. After all, it’s all about you! Unfortunately, it’s often given a lot less attention than the rest of the site, which is a lost opportunity to forge a strong connection with your audience. Here’s how to create an About page that makes a lasting impression.
As a company, what you say is important, but how you say it can be the difference between generic information and a strong, focused brand that strikes a chord with your target audience.
Your company probably has a mission statement, hopefully a brand personality and brand values, maybe a vision statement and a brand promise. But does it have a brand purpose? Increasingly, brand purpose is becoming a more important, and more common, way to set your business apart from the competition.