The heart of inbound marketing is the customer; how you build a relationship with that potential customer through useful content, attracting them to you instead of searching for them. There are many components to inbound marketing, and although it appears “new,” Artificial Intelligence (AI) is really just a more recent way to make that connection with your leads easier. Although there is some “prep work” to establishing artificial intelligence as part of your marketing strategy, the rewards are not difficult to observe.
Email may seem like an old-fashioned way of marketing. With social media, mobile, and other forms garnering the most interest, you might think that there is little need to focus on this type of marketing. This is not true. Recent findings indicate that investment in email as a channel continues to grow at a rapid pace; and why not? A relatively cheap way to market, email marketing gives you a return on investment of 38-1. However, it must be handled delicately. If you misuse it by bombarding a bad list of contacts with content they don’t care about, you can severely damage your chances of conversions.
As the landscape of digital marketing has changed dramatically in recent years, one trend stands out; video marketing. This type of marketing is suited for today’s consumer, easily shared, interest grabbing and accessible effortlessly from mobile devices.
Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) has been on the rise, with no slowdown in sight. With the recent revision in data collection disclaimers by tech companies, consumer trust in this technology has grown. Even for those who may not realize they are using artificial intelligence, the idea is exciting; the possibility of instant communication alone is enough to lure customers in. They are savvier than ever, and the need for instant gratification, combined with the high level of education and knowledge about their buying needs, makes the timing right for today’s customers to accept the idea of creating relationships with artificial intelligence personas representing you.
You’ve got an innovative new product or service. Your team has planned the perfect marketing funnel. You’ve invested your valuable resources into the launch. You’re ready for the customers to come to you in droves, you’re convinced that they’re just going to throw money at you, and then…..crickets.
There was a time when simply having a Facebook page and followers meant you were reaching an ever-growing audience. However, that was years ago, and you need to step up your game if you want to expand your reach, specifically your organic reach. So many advertisers are using Facebook that only posting just doesn’t get the job done anymore.
Does this mean that Facebook advertising is a thing of the past? In a word, No. You still have people visiting your page and keeping an open channel with you. You want to nurture that relationship. You simply need to be sure you are optimizing your use of Facebook as a marketing platform. Let’s delve a little deeper to look for some best practices you can use to maximize your Facebook use, increase your reach, and still enable Facebook to be a viable marketing tool.
The term artificial intelligence may invoke images of personal robots working as maids or self-driving cars (which is somewhat true), but you may not realize that it is not only already part of our daily lives, but has been studied and developed for years. In fact, the term was coined back in 1956 when Dartmouth professor John McCarthy first pondered whether or not a computer could learn like a human child. Today’s artificial intelligence is better than ever because over 90% of the world’s data has been generated in the past two years!
The holidays are a great time of year to rethink business strategy. Consumers are switching their focus, winding down from work and giving more attention to your offers than their busy schedule would usually allow. As a marketer, one of the best ways you can leverage this is by creating social media campaigns that are geared towards the holidays.
For many companies, a huge proportion of annual sales can occur in November and December. Effective social media practices can reinforce your goals for the holiday season and help you and your team finish the year strong.
Here are some social media marketing tips to implement these holidays if you run a B2B company.
November and December are a wonderful time for marketers. Customers reach into their pockets for their loved ones and often purchase goods and services in a way that they otherwise wouldn’t have throughout the year. This is why business savvy companies look to develop holiday season themed specials and content in order to best capitalize on this time of year.
Historically, there has been an (invisible) wall between marketing and sales. This lack of alignment can cause friction between your team, preventing the growth you are reaching for and undermining the work you are accomplishing together. One way to close the gap is by optimizing your contact to suit the needs of your sales team.