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Strategies to Help Your Marketing Become More Efficient

Strategies to Help Your Marketing Become More Efficient | Curation, Social Business and Beyond | Scoop.it
An efficient marketing plan defines all the tools and strategies we use to attain revenue related goals. Read here to see the essential elements of any plan
janlgordon's insight:

I selected this article from Curatti written by Liaqat Ali Hamiya because it provides insights into how to effectively create a strong marketing plan.

 

It's important for your business to have an effective marketing plan in addition to your business plan.

 

Marketing Success Strategies

 

In order to move your marketing in the right direction you need to have both short-term and long-term goals. I agree that this enables us to know who our target market is and how to best reach them.

 

Hamiya explains the right steps to take in order to build a successful business marketing plan.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • Use situation analysis to look into the market conditions. This provides insights on what to do, what to add, and what to avoid in order to make the best decisions.

 

  • There is always a changing demand for products and services. Knowing about market growth can help your business anticipate future trends how to best meet your customers' needs.

 

  • Your marketing strategy needs to be unique with a strong impact on your community. This should include both offline and online methods such as social media, email marketing, content creation, etc.

 

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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, April 24, 7:17 AM

Good blueprint for building an effective marketing plan from Curatti.

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The 'Content Illusion' Affect on Marketing

The 'Content Illusion' Affect on Marketing | Curation, Social Business and Beyond | Scoop.it
Another thought-provoking piece by Tony Zambito. More people and companies are falling for the ‘Content Illusion’. You already know about it, but this is a particularly interesting perspective. It is another installment in our “Great Articles You may have missed” series. What Is The ‘Content Illusion’? In the past five years, the often-unquestioned hymnal hasMore
janlgordon's insight:

I selected this article from Curatti written by Tony Zambito because it explains the illusion of publishing too much content in order to stand out.

 

The right way to approach your audience is through high-quality content, not high quantity.

 

Correct Misguided Thinking for Your Content Strategy

 

The current thought is to put as much content as possible in front of your readers in order to grow online. I agree that we can lose focus on the quality of the articles by doing this.

 

Zambito explains the different misconceptions related to content planning and marketing.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • Organizations have taken their eyes off of what is taking place in the digital world. The customer experience can get missed when we do not pay attention to this.

 

  • The customer journey is not the same as the content journey. Businesses need to focus on the interactions and experiences instead.

 

  • As content producers we need to move away from a broadcasting mentality. This includes how we personalize what we write.

 

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Study SEO with These 4 Content Resources

Study SEO with These 4 Content Resources | Curation, Social Business and Beyond | Scoop.it
You know that increasing your knowledge of SEO would be beneficial, but just need that little nudge? Here are some tip + 4 free SEO study resources
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I selected this article from Curatti written by Eleonora Zolotaryova because it shows you how to learn more about SEO for better content.

 

Understand how to attract more traffic to your website and content.

 

4 Resources to Help You Learn About SEO

 

In order to get more visitors and readers you need to have the right knowledge. I agree that by learning more about SEO your business can build a successful online presence.

 

Zolotaryova provides unique resources you can use to improve your marketing strategy.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • Content marketers can get a better understanding of SEO in order to learn more about their niche and create new ideas. They can also increase their conversion rates with a lower cost.

 

  • You need to use the right keywords in order to attract the traffic you deserve. A poorly crafted headline can decrease your website traffic.

 

  • Create better content by understanding algorithms. Your readers should be your primary consideration for tackling your SEO strategy.

 

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How to Humanize Your Brand

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This article presents 4 ways to improve brand likeability. These include such simple suggestions as "be Human" and "talk to your customers"
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I selected this article from Curatti written by Michael Brenner because it provides insight on how to build an authentic brand that your audience will love.

 

Make your brand more attractive by humanizing the persona.

 

Effectively Reach Your Target Market

 

Trusted recommendations can help attract customers to your brand. I agree that you can accomplish this by creating incentives for influencers to share what you have to offer.

 

Brenner goes over how to improve the 'likability' factor for your business marketing.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • Many people don't trust anyone trying to sell to them. You need to humanize your content in order to reach them in an trustworthy way.

 

  • Talk to your customers in real-time, one-on-one. Answer their questions with helpful advice when they visit your website.

 

  • We are not influenced by celebrities --- we take notes from each other. Encourage your community to make referrals and leave positive reviews.

 

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Bridging the Silos with 5 eCommerce Marketing Tips

Bridging the Silos with 5 eCommerce Marketing Tips | Curation, Social Business and Beyond | Scoop.it
In a world of increasing cross-platform usage by potential customers, it is important to bridge the silos. Here are 5 tips to accomplish that
janlgordon's insight:

I selected this article from Curatti written by Shiju Mathe because it provides several ways to be successful in leveraging multiple platforms.

 

Audiences no longer connect with a brand with just one platform.

 

Successful Cross Platform eCommerce Strategies

 

When building a business online you want to reach your community where they are. I agree that in order to attract customers you need to be active in multiple online entities.

 

Mathe explains the best ways to perform cross-channel marketing from your business website.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • Understand your key objectives, target market, and brand message before tackling the digital aspects. Determine what your ultimate goal is and what the end result should look like from your customers.

 

  • Develop a communication strategy that will be adopted to the cross-platform work. It's important that your audience recognizes your brand voice on all platforms.

 

  • Provide reminders for your customers and leads through retargeting methods. This will encourage them to revisit your website and reconsider what you have to offer.

 

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Stan Smith's curator insight, March 3, 5:25 AM
I'm a bit behind this week after Fasching celebrations, cutting, splitting and stacking a new load of firewood. I'll get caught up ASAP.
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Gary Vaynerchuk & Growing a Business

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I’m a huge fan of Gary Vaynerchuk. From a business perspective, if I had to distill the specific facets of his success, they would look something like this.
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I selected this article from Curatti written by Ivan Temelkov because it explains the successful business methods of author and entrepreneur, Gary Vaynerchuk.

 

It takes the right focus, dedication, patience and business sense to be successful.

 

Understanding the Methods of a Multi-Million Dollar Entrepreneur

 

If you are online then chances are you have heard of the #AskGaryVee Show. I agree that Gary Vaynerchuk has been very strategic and knows how to properly target his audience.

 

Temelkov reveals several techniques that has inspired him to create his own business.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • Focus on your strengths in order to be good in business. Keep practicing this -- especially through the trials and errors.

 

  • Worker harder and smarter than the competition. Use both strategy and tactics which involve implementation and then execution.

 

  • Push through failure and move past the status quo of just earning a paycheck. This will of course depend on how you are wired, what motivates you, and how you cope with situations.

 

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Thank you @steve batchelder & @Ricard Lloria :-)
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How to Share Content More Efficiently by Integrating Google Reader and Buffer

How to Share Content More Efficiently by Integrating Google Reader and Buffer | Curation, Social Business and Beyond | Scoop.it

This piece is from Martin Geysler's collection - Social Media What We Think About it.


Excerpt:


If you subscribe to a lot of blogs and invest time in sharing useful content with your audience this workflow will help you streamline your process.


 

One of the most powerful dynamics of social media is the democratization of information. The more you can read, learn and share, the more value you should be able to extract from various digital channels.

 

Tapping into Web 2.0 to stay educated and informed is a labour intensive proposition.


**The tools are free but your time comes at a cost, so the more efficiently you can mange the process the better.


**If you subscribe to a lot of blogs (and other RSS feeds) and invest time in sharing useful content with your audience this workflow will help you streamline the process.

 

Before getting started there is one important caveat I need to mention.


**This is a broadcast tactic that will help you become more efficient at scheduling and sharing information. It’s one small piece of digital communication puzzle.


**To get the most out of social media you need to make connections and build relationships by engaging in real time. Enough said, let’s proceed.

 

Read more: http://www.socialmediaexplorer.com/social-media-marketing/buffer-and-google-reader/


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Beth Kanter's comment, January 23, 2012 3:53 PM
I saw an article like this from Christopher Penn over the summer, he uses his iPad and flipboard to do this. I'm using buffer and find one of my best Twitter tools - if I can discipline my self to use it. The Chrome plugin helps a lot. But one of the things I've noticed is that I don't systemmatically read blogs as much as I did a few years back. Now, I look for particular Twitter lists, honed keywords, and specific sources. I need to get my discipline back around this ...
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What Second Screen Social Means to Marketers

What Second Screen Social Means to Marketers | Curation, Social Business and Beyond | Scoop.it
Second Screen Social has been around far longer than most people realise, and it's possibilities are immense. Here's a quic
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I selected this article from Curatti written by Shelly Kramer because it provides insights on the way people interact on social media from their devices.

 

The world of technology has shifted in the way we conduct our marketing online

 

How Second Screen Social Affects Social Media

 

Most consumers use multiple platforms to get their information and make purchases. I agree that marketers should fully understand how their audience is viewing brands.

 

Kramer explains how we have evolved into using several different devices in our social interactions.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • Americans under the age of 65 are watching less and less television each year. Television apps are now all the rage with over 200 new channels having been created.

 

  • The heaviest users of social media are women ages 35 to 49 (the Generation X women). These people are more likely to make an online purchase than non-social media users.

 

  • In order to reach your target audience you need to now have a creative approach. This means businesses can  market to both television and social media users.

 

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How to Write Suitable Content

How to Write Suitable Content | Curation, Social Business and Beyond | Scoop.it
Having attracted your readers to your blog, your posts should offer suitable content that answers their needs and inspires them to want to read more
janlgordon's insight:

I selected this article from Curatti written by Alice Elliott because she explains how to write a blog post that is more readable.

 

Attract more readers with content that it suitable to them.

 

How to Create an Attractive Post

 

It's great to have a strong number of subscribers -- but you need strong content to go along with that. I agree that your audience needs to be both educated and entertained in order to capture their attention.

 

Elliott explains how to improve your articles and write the perfect post.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • The quality of your writing needs to be the best that it can be. You need to write what your audience wants to read in order to retain them.

 

  • Make your blog posts conversational style. Show your own personality in an authentic way to attract more readers. Include your own anecdotes and stories to keep their interest.

 

  • A good post contains value and is useful to the reader. Write something that can make a real difference in their lives.

 

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How to Make Story Your Core Message for More Sales

How to Make Story Your Core Message for More Sales | Curation, Social Business and Beyond | Scoop.it
The story our customers will buy is not our own - it is theirs. Read on to find out how to craft your buyer personas and their stories
janlgordon's insight:

I selected this article from Curatti written by John Jantsch because it explains how buyers are drawn to stories about them -- not the brand.

 

Create a story that will grab your ideal customer's attention.

 

New Customer Approaches for Content

 

Stories have the power to cause large groups of people to take action. I agree that in order to reach more leads you need to approach them on their level through targeted content.

 

Jantsch explains how to make the story of your audience core to your brand.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • Begin by knowing what your brand represents. What is the one thing that you can offer over the competition? Your message should compel your audience to care.

 

  • Create a picture of your ideal customer or buyer persona. This will help you to better visualize who your target market is and what drives them to action.

 

  • Use story as a narrative to guide the customer through a journey. This will show them exactly how you can solve their problems.

 

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12 Business Branding and Email Tools

12 Business Branding and Email Tools | Curation, Social Business and Beyond | Scoop.it
This article contains 4 helpful tools and resources around Business Brand reputation, Business Focus and Email Management
janlgordon's insight:

I selected this article from Curatti written by Susan Gilbert because it shows you great tools to help improve your business branding strategy.

 

Reach your full potential online with these great resources for business.

 

12 Great Business Tools for Branding and Email Marketing

 

With the right tools you can help your brand stand out online. I agree that in order to build a business it's important to take advantage of what's available.

 

Gilbert provides the best tools to help make your company a more successful one.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • Find out what your customers are saying about you online. Go Fish Digital provides insights into complaints and conversations about your brand from over 40 different sources.

 

  • Stop putting off your tasks and stay on track with this handy tool. The Productivity Challenge Timer app for iOS will help you gain more focus on your important projects with its effective timer.

 

  • Get more out of your emails with this powerful Gmail tool. FullContact helps you to find important precise company information as well as where the next meeting will be taking place.

 

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Need help managing emails & making your #business run more effectively?

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Choose the Right Social Customer Service Platform

Choose the Right Social Customer Service Platform | Curation, Social Business and Beyond | Scoop.it
Choosing the right Social Customer Service platform for your business is one of the latest steps of your overall strategy. Learn about the main features.
janlgordon's insight:

I selected this article from Curatti written by Paolo Fabrizio because it explains how to choose the right platform to handle customer service through social media.

 

Interacting with your customers takes attention to all digital channels where they are active.

 

Establish a Successful Social Customer Service System

 

Being attentive and involved with your customers is the key to growth and trust in your business. I agree that you can better provide for them by choosing the right management system.

 

Fabrizio shows you several ways to improve your customer service on social media with the right platform.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • Create a plan of action before choosing a platform. This enables your business to make the right decisions at the right time -- especially when a team is involved.

 

  • When looking at various services you will want to take a look at their capabilities. This includes omni-channel support, in-depth analytics, and whether is it fully scalable.

 

  • There are a few things that are essential when choosing a social customer service platform. Things such as CRM integration, tasks allocation, sentiment interactions tracking, and more.

 

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Free Your Business From Analysis Paralysis

Free Your Business From Analysis Paralysis | Curation, Social Business and Beyond | Scoop.it
When it comes to creating content, managing clients, advertising and social media, don't allow yourself to get bogged down in analysis paralysis
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I selected this article from Curatti written by Susan Gilbert because it explains how to improve your focus for better results in your business.

 

How over analyzing your goals and tasks can hold your company back.

 

Increase Your Business Bottom Line with a Better Focus

 

If you have been stuck in a rut you may be delaying what can be taken care of today. I agree that thinking too much can lead to lack of growth.

 

Gilbert explains different methods of creating more focus for increased success.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • Be more productive by taking a break throughout the workday. This can help you return with a fresh thought and new perspective.

 

  • Have a good team that can support your business. It really does take a village to get things done -- you can't accomplish all of your tasks alone.

 

  • Narrow down your research and focus on what is most important. This will reduce information overload and help you formulate a better plan.

 

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janlgordon's comment, October 6, 2016 10:47 AM
Thank you @Ricard Lloria :-)
janlgordon's comment, October 7, 2016 10:58 PM
Thank you @Skylly_W :-)