Tips & Tricks

Understanding Searches Better Than Ever Before

Google is understanding natural language in searches better than ever before, so well, that it represents “the biggest leap forward in the past five years, and one of the biggest leaps forward in the history of Search

Particularly for longer, more conversational queries, or searches where prepositions like “for” and “to” matter a lot to the meaning [1 in 10 searches], Search will be able to understand the context of the words in your query. You can search in a way that feels natural for you.”

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How to Make Direct Mail Work for Your Business

Many businesses only pay attention to reaching their customers via emails. While email marketing can be a great way to generate engagement and keep customers updated, it’s not the only way. Direct mail offers an option to reach your customers in a more personal way – through their mailbox. And if you think snail mail is outdated, think again: research has found that direct mail typically has a 4.4% return rate, while the rate for email is just 0.12%.

To help make a direct mail campaign successful, it’s important to know who you want to reach and make sure they are actually the ones receiving the mailing. As we know, our physical mailboxes can be as cluttered as our digital ones, but what do most people do when they get their mail? They quickly leaf through each piece and decide whether or not they are going to open it or trash it. Make sure your piece is enticing enough to avoid the recycling bin! An attractive design and a special offer, like exclusive coupons, exciting news or personalization, will make your customers take a second look.

Now that it’s the holiday season, consider using a direct mail campaign to reach your customers in a personal way to wish them a happy holiday season and let them know you’re thinking of them and appreciate their business. Don't forget to include a special offer!

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6 Ways To Attract More Clients To Your Business (That You May Have Overlooked)

Of course, the main goal of marketing is to attract more clients to your business, but how can you be sure you’ve covered all your bases to make sure none fall through the cracks? Ask yourself some tough questions, including: have I maximized my online presence? Have I reached out to past clients lately? Am I making use of in-person speaking opportunities? Do I have a content marketing strategy? Does the press know where to find me? Have I maximized my professional networks? If you think you don’t have the time or bandwidth to effectively execute every strategy in the marketing universe, consider asking for help – there are partners out there who can take the weight of management and execution off your shoulders – but make sure you’re employing all relevant strategies to increase your client base.

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Six Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Marketing Agency

Marketing Agency Relationships: How to Find & Keep the Right One - Sales Renewal Blog

As the author says right at the outset of the article (registration required): relationships are hard! But, after years of working closely with our clients towards their marketing and business success, we at Sales Renewal firmly believe they’re worth working at! And we’re pleased to say that these six tips are pretty much baked into each of our client relationships. Hiring an agency to develop, implement and then manage your custom marketing program does require a level of commitment and trust, but in the end, the effort put in by both client and agency can lead to measurable results.

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Is Your Business Built for 24/7 Customer Relationships?

A seismic shift is under way that many businesses cannot ignore: thanks to new technologies, instead of waiting for customers to come to you, you can address your customers’ needs the moment they arise—and sometimes even earlier. It’s a win-win: customers get a dramatically improved experience, and companies boost operational efficiencies and lower costs.

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8 Ways to Encourage Employees to Share Your Content on Social Media

Your employees are can be your best marketing asset. Are you taking advantage of them? There are several effective ways to engage your employees and encourage them to share your content and marketing messages on their social channels. You can do this via a formal program by establishing an employee advocacy program or more informally. You need to figure out what will work best in your organization. Here are some tips!

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How Mobile is Dominating the Customer Journey (and Why You Should Care)

Think your B2B customers aren’t using mobile? Think again! The Boston Consulting Group found that for more than 60% of B2B buyers, mobile played a considerable role in a recent purchase. B2B buyers are using mobile devices to conduct research on their needs and find other sources of information, potential vendors, and service providers. Look at your own analytics to determine the importance of mobile for your business and make sure your mobile presence is optimized.

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Exactly What You Can Do to Define What Makes Your Brand as Unique as … M&Ms

“Melts in Your Mouth, Not in Your Hands!” For any business to succeed, it needs to uncover its USP or unique selling proposition; without placing a distinct and memorable stake in the ground, it is in danger of falling into the black hole of “everyone else”. Research your competitors to see what sets you apart and create buyer personas (detailed descriptions of your ideal customer) to help you make a list of everything that makes you different. Use your unique selling proposition in everything you do to help make better connections with your customers.

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Effective Strategies and Tactics for Incorporating Photos Into Your Small Business Marketing Plan

Many important marketing tactics rely on eye-catching, arresting visuals and never has it been more important to make sure professional-quality images and videos. In this day and age when glamorous selfies, mouth-watering food photography, and breathtaking action shots (not to mention cute puppies) dominate our social media feeds, businesses need to step up their game with their own images.  A good picture has the power to grab a user’s attention and help your small business gain visibility, both on your website and social channels. Professional pictures of employees, products or even your building can resonate with prospects and make them feel more connected to you as a business.

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