According to Newton, what goes up, must come down. With over 10 years of steady economic growth behind us — following The Great Recession — many economists share their predictions of what lies ahead… namely a slowdown in economic growth. With the lowest unemployment rates in history coupled with strong consumer spending, businesses have invested in marketing. Recently, due to international uncertainty and political instability, the economy has wobbled. So it’s time to remind ourselves about following economic trends and more closely managing our marketing budgets. Because who knows what’s around the corner.
A fundamental step in creating a successful digital marketing strategy is understanding the competitive landscape. There’s a new buzzword on the block… competitive intelligence. While not necessarily a new concept (born in 1970s), it’s gaining popularity in the C-Suite. March 27th will bring the Competitive Intelligence and Product summit to San Francisco. So we think it’s a good time to take a look at what Competitive Intelligence actually is.
A sale shouldn’t end when the customer walks out of the door/ hits the checkout button. If you want customers to come back, you should be offering some kind of aftercare, whatever the product or service you provide. This is why in recent years we’ve seen a change of approach to customers service, with it being rebranded to customer success. How can you ensure customer success by caring for your clients after you’ve made a sale?
One of the best ways to get customers it through a personal recommendation, but setting up a system that can generate regular referrals can be difficult, so one way to simulate this type of situation is by building a community of affiliates that will help promote your business, and, hopefully, send customers your way.
Those Who Can’t Sell, Teach Since content marketing became the norm the has been a slow switch away from more straight forward sales based content, towards educational content. The rise of the internet has created a very different consumer situation to what went before it. Now consumers have more information than ever before making a […]
A Needle in a Haystack Picking the right keywords is always complicated. You might have an idea of what keywords work well for your business, but that doesn’t mean it’s right. So you have to find a way to test which keywords are used by your customers. But when you complicate things even more by […]
The Big Split Since the split mobile index has rolled out we’ve seen a few changes and fluctuations in our SERP ranking. We’ve also seen a few errors and notifications come through from our Search Console account, where Google has seen something, specifically on our mobile site, that needs a bit of a tweak. Alt […]
Holidays Are Coming It’s almost that time of year again. Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Christmas. All of the big holidays are on their way. So, if you’re running an online store it’s a good time to give things a once-over to make sure everything is working before it gets too busy. What do you need […]
Click Here to Edit Back in August, we had our first hands-on experience with the new WordPress editor, Gutenberg. We published our initial thoughts then, but what has changed since then and how have we got to grips with our new co-editor. Anything Bugging You? A few small things have changed already taking away some […]
Pay Per Click Online Pay Per Click advertising is big business. Three years ago the combined ad spend on Google AdWords was $72billion dollars. In the last year, Google has invested a lot of time upgrading their advertising platform (now known as Google Ads). Their platform had been in need of a refresh, so it […]