Why Brand Recognition Is A Key Metric In Measuring Marketing Campaigns

Most organizations out there have a really hard time measuring the majority of their KPIs. Their marketing approach is flat, measuring solely money in, money out. Those that keep evolving and strive to bring excellence at work act in several different ways (also contingent on industry or business size, but here’s what usually happens). Bootstrapped Companies Smaller self-funded firms are chaotic and often “hope for the best”. The smarter ones take smaller steps, speak frequently with their customers, attend industry events and form their decision-making process as a mix of all incoming opinions. They usually know of at least one… Continue Reading

4 Common Mistakes You Must Avoid In Content Repurposing

Repurposing content sparks joy. One of the reasons I canceled most of my training contracts back in the day was the limited impact. Training 20-30 people at a time is great. You can bond with them and work with every single one. But I switched to blogging, conferences, and then content repurposing because I felt locked.  My time is limited. If I have 6 hours for training or coaching a week, I want to MAXIMIZE them. Reach as many folks as possible and help out people who would otherwise not be able to attend (or pay an entry ticket). Here's… Continue Reading

The 6 Most Pressing LinkedIn Questions

I know a lot of people who have accepted recruitment offers through LinkedIn. Most of the HR messages are standard templates to cold leads which is obviously annoying. This leads to major dissatisfaction by experienced folks. LinkedIn is also one of the channels we use for hiring. Internal network and personal contacts often work better - but the talent pool is limited. We hired our first sales engineer through LinkedIn. I’ve also conducted a number of interviews for other roles - most were dissatisfying but it’s similar (if not worse) with other job portals. Image from dilbert.com I managed to… Continue Reading

Why And How Hybrid Marketing Can Work For Businesses

Hybrid marketing, which refers to the hybrid between the styles of digital and traditional marketing campaigns, continues to become popular. Some of the best examples of hybrid marketing that can be found show the refreshing potential that this combo can offer to businesses. In the current business landscape, it is almost without doubt that digital marketing is reaping in customers and profits for any adept enterprise. However, traditional marketing is still far away from its demise, and in fact, still has a sturdy advantage on some marketing fronts—and this is something professionals have yet to let go of. Why Consider… Continue Reading

10 Major Digital Marketing Strategies For SME Executives

According to Joel House, businesses that show up on the first page of results get 92% of consumer traffic. Hence, it is not surprising when WordStream’s report showed that just 8% of advertisers are decreasing their advertising investments on Search this year; this compared to a whopping 46% that is increasing them. With this, it is only imperative for business executives to re-inspect their digital marketing strategies and consider doing an upgrade. Digital marketing techniques continue to change over time and the feasibility of certain methods and techniques continue to rise and fall. Business executives have access to methodologies and… Continue Reading

What You Need to Know About Repurposing Content for Social Media

Repurposing content for social media is an important addition to your content marketing strategy. One of the leading marketing influencers Neil Patel discussed why content repurposing is a good idea for driving traffic to your site and how it has worked for many known internet personalities in recent years. Repurposing content becomes more and more important - both in terms of distribution efforts and being effective in other channels. Ways To Repurposing Content Turn your blog post into an infographic.Publish it on Pinterest and Twitter.Connect with bloggers who may be willing to embed it (guest posting).Make a simplified checklist with… Continue Reading

The Practical Guide To Marketing Yourself As A Public Speaker

Public speaking is one of the best globally recognized ways to establish yourself as an authority. But how to start your "side job" as a notable speaker at the beginning? In a contributed piece for Inc. Magazine, I shared the custom framework I apply when launching products in-house and consulting customers. Product marketing is just as applicable when you want to brand yourself. So it's time to put the theory on building an effective marketing strategy in practice with a practical case study. The "Zealot Checklist" framework could be applied in almost any context. Here's how the theory works in… Continue Reading

Website Optimization: Ranking Higher On Google With Less Content

While I'm a proponent of Inbound Marketing (and produce loads of long-form content), this isn't necessarily the "holy grail" of website optimization and ranking a website on page 1. Why? The way Google ranks content is largely based on "quality". And the reason "long-form" is often described as the go-to solution is simple. A long-form article is traditionally in-depth when compared to a short, 500-700 words piece. If 2,000+ word pieces were mandatory, why do tools rank so high? Or landing pages comprised of images and bold titles? Because they solve the business problem right away. No need to add… Continue Reading

8 Different Approaches to Marketing (Practical Breakdown)

What makes a marketing campaign successful? Aside from the traditional metrics around traffic, conversion rate optimization, and loyalty programs, relying on the right marketing strategies by picking the most effective channel makes all the difference. There are various approaches to marketing. Some tend to be more specific and complex than others, especially when it comes to expensive goods in a B2B environment. In this article, we'll review the most common marketing categories and tactical strategies marketers have to undertake to face each one of them. Is Marketing Universal? Marketing is a topic too broad and diverse. Consider IT as an… Continue Reading

The Guide to Consistently Producing High Quality Content

Content production is like building a portfolio. It's a long-term investment in developing your brand, forming a community, increasing awareness, reducing the friction of longer sales cycles. It's frequently neglected by entrepreneurs or new market players seeking the next quick win. It takes a while before you start reaping the benefits of your labor. And the key to producing high-quality content is understanding content marketing first. What Is Content Marketing? According to the Content Marketing Institute: Content marketing is a strategic marketing approach focused on creating and distributing valuable, relevant, and consistent content to attract and retain a clearly-defined audience —… Continue Reading