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Your Marketing Launch Plan Is Missing a Critical Component: Strategy

It seems obvious that developing a clear marketing strategy – one embraced by all internal groups – before deploying a slew of marketing tactics can drastically improve the success of your marketing program. However, many new product marketing launches don’t reach their full potential because of a breakdown in communication and a lack of focus. The most effective path to a successful launch includes identifying clear goals and objectives, and zeroing in on consistent positioning and messaging.

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Video SEO: 5 Ways to Optimize Your Videos for Search Engines

Video marketing has been steadily on the rise among businesses as videos are typically met with a large number of views, conversions and are shared more frequently. They have proven to be a beneficial way to help consumers understand brands, products and services in a more personal way. However, before spending time and resources on creating a video, it’s important to be aware of how you can optimize it to be indexed and outrank your competitors for the target keywords on search engines.

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How to Create an Email Marketing Campaign That Gets Results

Is email marketing dead? Not if it’s done right! The key is doing your homework before you even start: identify the goals of the campaign, define your audience, determine how you will engage that audience, and build the best possible target list. Many businesses struggle with email marketing, but a well thought out plan often leads to success. Obviously, the email should look good, but more important are an effective subject line and engaging copy. The call-to-action should be prominent and unambiguous and spell out exactly what you want your audience to do. Whether it’s a one-time eblast or a longer-term lead nurturing campaign, make your emails timely, relevant, interesting and valuable, and your audience will begin to look forward to your next mailing!

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Brand Strategies are Changing – 8 New Rules

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This article posits that there has been a fundamental shift in the way brands are perceived and the value they provide. But why? Blame increased consumer skepticism, the “millennial mindset”, the importance of value over status, or the increasing power of community to provide help and insights, but whatever the cause, brands must understand what is changing so they can adapt. The author proposes some new guidelines brands should follow when shaping their strategies, communications and behaviors to face this new reality. While some may already be part of your brand strategy, others are worth calling out, specifically: a) be sure to find and communicate your brand’s meaning and purpose, b) participate in communities; they are critical to brand acceptance, and c) customer service can be a brand-defining attribute. Read the article for more fascinating insights.

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Why Marketing Automation Matters for Your Business

Ever wish you had more time in the day to devote to actual strategic initiatives rather than attending to more mundane tasks, like customer emails? We all know how important it is to engage in a regular and timely manner with both new and existing customers, but it’s so time consuming! Enter: marketing automation. Marketing automation can you help you execute and organize email outreach more efficiently while saving you something that you desperately need: time. A good automation system can help you gain new leads while keeping your current customers happy.

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Remote Workers Are Outperforming Office Workers–Here’s Why

A study stated that office workers are becoming more distracted at their desks and feel like they don’t have a space to be fully focused. Our company is fully remote and with project management and communication programs, our employees feel the same comradery between each other, and feel more productive and focused in their own environment. While offices continue to transform into spaces with more perks, like games and snack bars, employees could be prone to get more distracted. While many argue that the productivity between remote and office workers fully depends on people’s personalities, there are several key differences that can make an impression on one’s work performance.

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Holiday Marketing For Law Firms

Holidays are a time for interacting with people, whether it be your family, friends, neighbors or coworkers. This also makes it a great time to socialize with your clients. The end of the year makes a perfect time for you to say “thank you” to your clients and wish them the best for the new year. Personal interactions around the holidays are things your clients will remember in the new year.

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How Financial Services Marketing Is Rebuilding Its Image

In the wake of several turbulent years throughout the financial industry, confidence in financial advisors has never quite fully recovered. Financial jargon, misplaced guidance and an inconsistent customer experience are but a few of the reasons behind this mistrust. So how can financial advisors regain the respect and trust of their clients and prospective clients? The solution: effective marketing. Read more about how marketing can transform how the financial world is perceived and how your firm can use a variety of tactics to increase client loyalty and develop new business.

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8 Easy Steps to Marketing Your Nonprofit Organization

Nonprofit organizations may traditionally not be as savvy when it comes to marketing as their consumer products counterparts, but when they realize that marketing is a way to not only satisfy consumer and donor needs but to spread their message points, share the mission statement, alert the public to events, and share breaking news that’s relevant to their cause, many have come around to embracing a host of marketing tactics. Read more for some ideas that could help you make a significant difference in reaching the goals of your organization.

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