Small details can make a big difference.
Effective marketing doesn’t have to include big budgets and acres of time.
When budgets are tight there are some easy to implement actions that will help you with your marketing:
Be the most helpful version of yourself
Give. We all know that giving is very rewarding, and giving away a little something that helps someone is a great way to engage. Share your top tips in your area of expertise, share your own experiences to help guide others. Be helpful by sharing your knowledge by answering someone’s questions. The social platforms are a great way to embrace being the most helpful version of yourself. And to know you’ve helped someone makes you feel good too.
Use pictures of your team on your website
Many companies already do this, but you’ll be surprised how many don’t . People like to see other people; it’s human nature, we subconsciously recognise the shape of a face in our fellow species. And our natural curiosity as a race means we like to find out more too. In this social age, it’s more the norm to dig deeper, people want to know more about the people behind the brand. Their story. And what they look like. They feel more connected to them when they do.
Embrace the complaint
This may seem an odd one to include but 96% of dissatisfied customers don’t complain. They simply walk away. They may not know how to complain, or may feel that their complaint won’t be heard or acted upon. They may not tell you, but they will tell others. Imagine if you could tap into what has made them unhappy and resolve it, or at least understand the reasons behind their dissatisfaction. This could help retain customers and also improve internal processes to help increase retention.
Call to Actions
Call to Actions (CTA) are often overlooked in our need to convey important information, and tell our story. But they are so powerful as they guide the journey. It may seem oversimplified but if you want someone to sign up for a newsletter, pick up the phone and call you, place an order or make a donation …. Tell them. Make it easy for them across all platforms – in your ads, on your social platforms, in your newsletters, on your website.
The Power of Thank You
Two words which can be used to great effect. Use manners that your parents would be proud of. When was the last time you thanked your customers for a piece of business or their continued business. It doesn’t have to involve grand gestures, I find that a phone call is always well received. As is thanking a journalist for publishing your PR story, and your team for a job well done. Having an attitude of gratitude each and every day in business does go a long way.
In today’s business world we do work in competitive markets with a plethora of media at our disposal, whatever sector you work in, it’s likely to be very noisy. Try out some small things in your marketing to help you make a difference in your market place.
Paid social media can be a brilliantly effective yet low cost form of lead generation, and it’s a great way to extend your reach, drive website traffic and generate likes and shares.
We’ll take care of setting up and managing your paid social media accounts, ensuring your spend is carefully targeted. Then we’ll provide clear, transparent reporting so you can keep refining the strategy to make your ad spend even more effective.More about Paid Social Campaigns
All the tweets and posts in the world won’t help generate leads unless there’s some strategic thinking behind what you’re doing.
We’ll help define the right social media strategy for you, so that you’re on the right platforms, saying the right things to the right people at the right time to generate the right leads.More about Social Media
Marketing is bit like those huge, swirling flocks of starlings you see from time to time. Individually your brochure, email, ad, meme or gif may not change the world.
But when you join them together and ensure they’re all heading in the same direction, you have the power to stop people in their tracks.
We design communications that help build a consistent brand and convert more leads to sales.More about Design & Brand Building
Your website can generate leads in so many ways. Informed content. Strong calls to action. A simple, natural journey from ‘Hi there!’ to ‘Buy now’.
Yet websites are never ‘done’. They need to keep evolving to keep pace with your customers’ expectations, so we’ll be with you for the long haul to keep tweaking, refining and growing your site – and to deliver the PPC campaigns that help drive traffic towards it.
Because when your website keeps working to understand and speak to your audience, you’ve got more chance of converting.More about Websites
There’s a knack to ensuring your business is seen in the right places at the right time. We’ll build your PR profile across the mix of channels that’s right for you (from press to social media to events) and use our contacts to spread the word.
So when your customers are ready to buy, it’ll be your brand they think of first.More about PR & Content