How to Revive Your Stale Marketing Strategy

How to Revive Your Stale Marketing Strategy

Marketing Strategy
When you invest a lot of time and resources into a specific marketing strategy, it can be hard to move away from it later, even if the methods have grown stale. Even more so for a small business with extremely limited resources to begin with. To make matters worse, the entire marketing industry is constantly changing and evolving, with so many trends that come and go. Sticking with what works makes sense, but it’s not necessarily effective in marketing. Sticking with what isn’t working, doesn’t make sense at all. That means, it’s probably time for an adjustment, but how should you go about it? How To Revive Your Stale Marketing Strategy What should you be focusing on, and how do you know what to revise, what to keep, and what…
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Video Marketing On Social Media: Which Platforms Should You Use?

Video Marketing On Social Media: Which Platforms Should You Use?

Video Marketing
In this digital world, social media platforms are so much more than places to interact with friends online. With more than 4.4 billion users worldwide, these platforms have now become the main channels for brands to promote their products or services and get more eyeballs. Today’s marketers leave no stone unturned when it comes to engaging social media users and converting them into paying customers. Threads, text posts, surveys, polls, and so much more content are being created and spread all over Facebook, Twitter, even LinkedIn. But, there’s one type of content that is now taking the center stage on social media: social media videos. Let’s break down why using video marketing on social media can give your marketing campaigns a boost and get your business off the ground seamlessly.…
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Top 5 Reasons to Hire a Professional Presenter for Your Virtual Conference

Top 5 Reasons to Hire a Professional Presenter for Your Virtual Conference

Events, Tips and Tools
Are you planning to launch your small business via online channels? Would you like to get in touch with old clients and invite new ones? How about catching up with your market through a virtual conference? Whatever the reason you want to stage a virtual conference, one crucial factor for you to consider is hiring a professional presenter. Curious as to why you need one? Read on and find out. Top 5 Reasons to Hire a Professional Presenter for Your Virtual Conference The Pros of Hiring a Pro Big and small businesses alike have tried to find solutions to adapt to the new normal. Along with social distancing, lockdowns, and other health and safety protocols come various ways of conducting business. Yet, the world still turns, and those who try…
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How to Create a Beautiful Work-From-Home Space

How to Create a Beautiful Work-From-Home Space

Tips and Tools
Whether you recently started working from home or have done so for most of your career, you’ll be more productive in a highly functional and appealing space. Fulfilling the stereotype of telecommuting while lying in bed or sitting on your couch will make it hard to stay motivated, and you could develop soreness from keeping your body in poor alignment. Fortunately, it’s easy and rewarding to create a lovely, enticing place to work from home — no matter your budget. Here are six excellent ways to start. How to Create a Beautiful Work-From-Home Space 1.  Maximize the Available Space Keeping home offices tidy goes a long way in making them beautiful. Assess your current workspace and see how you could increase the storage options. For example, under-desk baskets could hold…
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8 Reasons Why Businesses Must Have Visual Brand Guidelines

8 Reasons Why Businesses Must Have Visual Brand Guidelines

Branding
Brand guidelines communicate essential things about your business or brand within your organization and with everyone, including your partners and affiliates. These are a set of tools and instructions on how your branding elements must be used. These guidelines are usually presented in a book format and used by everyone who will use your brand elements for promoting your business, including writers and designers. No two brands are similar, so the elements contained in your brand guidelines will not be the same as your competitor’s guidelines. Still, there are three common elements that must be included in every brand rulebook. These include: Typography – Every guideline must have font sizes, typefaces and families, and the font hierarchy associated with your brand. Color palette – These are the colors making up…
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How and Why All Solopreneurs Should Prepare for Cyberattacks

How and Why All Solopreneurs Should Prepare for Cyberattacks

Tips and Tools
Cyberattacks commonly make headlines. However, if you're a solopreneur, you may think online criminals are most interested in targeting the biggest enterprises. That's not necessarily true. These perpetrators thrive on wreaking havoc, and they often focus on smaller businesses in their attacks. Here are some compelling reasons to take cybersecurity seriously and how you can do that effectively. How and Why All Solopreneurs Should Prepare for Cyberattacks Cyberattacks Have Become More Prevalent and Costly One crucial reason to defend your company against potential cyberattacks is they're happening more frequently overall. A 2019 survey polled nearly 5,400 cybersecurity professionals worldwide to get their feedback on internet crimes. One worrying finding was that 61% of respondents said their organizations experienced cyberattacks, compared to 45% in the previous year. Additionally, the study's conclusions…
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How to Create Stunning Social Media Graphics Without a Design Degree

How to Create Stunning Social Media Graphics Without a Design Degree

Branding
There are times when you need some beautiful social media graphics, but your budget doesn't have space for a professional designer. Fortunately, you can use some tools and methods to create stunning images for various platforms without spending anything other than your time. According to GlobalWebIndex, about 54% of social media users research products. If your business doesn't yet have a strong presence on at least one platform, it's time to learn the ins and outs of the location where your buyers hang out. You don't need to go back to school and get a design degree to create stunning social media graphics. You just need to focus on a few particular elements and pay attention to detail. When your marketing budget allows, you can always hire a graphic designer.…
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Understanding the ROI of Influencer Marketing [Infographic]

Understanding the ROI of Influencer Marketing [Infographic]

Social Media
In the past, influencer marketing was just an ancillary marketing tactic. However, it has grown into a mammoth $5-10 billion industry today. In fact, $1.5 billion was spent just on Instagram influencer marketing in 2018. The reason for this is simple. Influencer marketing’s ROI is at par or better than other modes of marketing, according to 89% of marketers. However, this ROI is complex to understand because it is not just in monetary terms. Let’s try to understand it by going through the various ROIs of influencer marketing. [Tweet "Influencer marketing’s ROI is at par or better than other modes of marketing, according to 89% of marketers."] Understanding the ROI of Influencer Marketing 1. Revenue This is the most obvious form of ROI and results in monetary gains. A survey…
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