If you’ve received a phone call that begins with “Hi, I’m calling on behalf of Google…”, you may have been the target of a scam.
Online reviews are crucial for any business. According to a 2017 survey by BrightLocal, 93% of consumers read reviews to determine the quality of a business. Reviews raise your profile, generate trust, give you the opportunity to learn more about your customers, make one-on-one connections with them, and increase traffic to your business. Use these 8 methods to make online reviews work in your favor.
On May 25, 2018, new regulations governing the use of personal data belonging to citizens of the European Union will go into effect. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is designed to protect the privacy of EU citizens but will also have wide-ranging implications for businesses worldwide. According to a survey on GDPR preparedness by PwC US, 77% percent of U.S.-based companies expect to spend $1 million or more to meet GDPR requirements, and 9% percent expect to spend more than $10 million. Here’s what U.S. businesses need to know about GDPR.
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.
Are your lead-generation strategies bringing in enough business? According to a 2017 report by HubSpot, 63% of businesses say generating traffic and leads is their biggest marketing challenge. Sound like your business? Try these strategies to get more leads this year.
When’s the last time you made a purchase based solely on a written description of an item, without seeing at least a picture of it? If you want a particular haircut, are you more likely to try to describe it in detail to your hairdresser, or simply bring a photo to your appointment?
While celebrities and individuals account for a lot of live video traffic, businesses are also jumping on the live video bandwagon. Not only is live video a great way to reach customers and personalize a business brand, live video gives businesses a low-cost way to increase engagement with their target audience. According to Facebook, users spend triple the amount of time watching live videos compared to prerecorded, and comment 10 times more.
Here’s how to make live video work for your business.
The goal of marketing is to drive business, but how do you know how much to spend on marketing to reach your business goals? As with most things, the answer is: it depends. Creating a marketing budget that works for your business depends on several factors, from the overall state of the economy to the specifics of your audience and industry. Here’s what you need to consider.