Posts Tagged ‘Advertising’

Want to connect with your customers? Blog!

November 5th, 2013 | Author: CatTurner

If you’re looking to enhance your marketing efforts, consider blogging. Blogging is an easy way to drive traffic to your site via search engines, share valuable info with potential customers and show your talents as the expert that you are!

Blogging is inexpensive and easy. Blogger or WordPress are great blogging websites that are easy to use, and they give tutorials to help you get started. Setting it up is the easy part – the writing part is where things can get a little complicated. Here are 9 quick tips to remember when you start your business blog.

1. Create a plan – then follow that plan.

What do you hope to accomplish with your blog? Do you want to drive more business to your website, increase your local presence, or expand to a national audience? Do you want to share your expertise with others, increase awareness of your brand and generate business leads? If you’re blogging for your business, focus your efforts so that your message is clear and keep your posts focused on your goals.

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Do you have a Google+ page for your business? If your answer is NO, you need to get one, today!

You may think that your social media and web presence is “fine” and that you don’t need any more social media icons on your website, but Google+ is catching on. Create a Google+ business profile and see where it takes your web presence. Chances are over the next few months you’ll notice an increase in traffic to your page.

Right now, any SEO expert will tell you to get in on the trend, before your competitors establish their Google+ presence. Since the trend is new, there are a few benefits to setting up your page and inviting customers and potential customers to interact with your brand. Unlike Facebook and Twitter, Google+ is dominated by info that is uncluttered by ads and non-relevant information. The information is professional and customer-focused, plus it allows for more direct contact with customers via text and video.

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Don’t hire an ad agency

Unless you’re looking for fresh ideas and a greater ROI on your marketing investment!

Are you successfully differentiating your brand in the marketplace?

Are you achieving the sales results you want?

Are you embracing the latest in technology and fresh marketing strategies to build your business?

If your answer isn’t yes to the above 3 questions you are not getting a satisfactory return on your marketing investment and need to invest in the Marketing Business Builder TM from Holland Advertising: Interactive, an advertising agency in Cincinnati. The Marketing Business Builder is the magnifying glass to find hidden profits, reach new customers, find new sales opportunities and grow a company’s business. Respond to in-depth questions about your company’s history and goals – these answers will be the catalyst for the Holland team to develop a customized marketing program with no more money than your company is currently investing. The Marketing Business Builder is more than a revenue generator for companies – it is known as “the wake up call” for business owners who want to take their business to the next level. Read More

Eyes On Impressions give a new perspective to Out of Home media.

The TAB (Traffic Audit Bureau) has a new way of measuring OOH (Out of Home Ratings). It’s called Eyes On Impressions (EOI). EOI replaces Daily Effective Circulation (DEC) as the industry’s measurement currency. DEC’s (the old form of measurement) only calculated traffic counts with no ability to measure demographics, audience, in-market or out-of market travelers, travel patterns, and the position of the display. The benefit of EOI is that it provides demographic information similar to other media, enabling media planners and buyers to plan Outdoor based on the EOI value.

EOI takes into consideration not the number of vehicles that pass the display, but the people that are actually noticing. The seller can sell based on targeted demographic impressions as with other forms of traditional media. For the media buyer, this allows them to compare their target audience delivery as they do with traditional media such as television and radio. Read More

Want to increase your B2C or B2B sales numbers? Try Marketing to Women.

It doesn’t matter what article or study you read – women make or influence the lion’s share of the purchases in the US, and are closing in on men with the percent of earnings and overall wealth, too.

Unless you HAVEN’T been watching television, reading a newspaper (print OR online), shopping, or generally living out in the world in the last decade, it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise to you that women are beginning to dominate as single homeowners, leaders, risk-takers, and movers and shakers. If you aren’t giving them an equal share of your marketing efforts you’re probably missing out…and it could really be costing you!

Most retailers attempt to appeal to women using mostly old stereotypes, but what about B2B sales? The number of women in decision-making positions in business and as business owners themselves is increasing rapidly. The standard salesman approach to connecting with business customers is finding a dead end with many companies and businesses because their message isn’t being well received. Marketing your business or service is more effective if it has a broader appeal. Read More