Many businesses are quite scattered when it comes to marketing strategy. Instead of constructing a plan, many take a scattershot approach--putting in a little bit of effort here, a little bit there, trying this for a hot minute, and then a big push for whatever option seems to be the cheapest or was sold the best. That isn’t a strategy, but it’s a fantastic way to diminish potential ROI and see less than impressive results. Instead, focus on building a brand blueprint,
Having a strategy for your content is imperative to it’s success. Now I know some folks just toss some content out into the world and get lucky, but that’s not the case for most who are seeing traction and profits from their content marketing. Yes, you are excited to jump in, but look before you leap! Making a content marketing strategy is usually the ticket, and I whipped up a webinar on the very topic. If you don’t have 30 minutes or so, here are five tips to get you started.
About a month ago, a potential client reached out to the Impressa Solutions team because he needed some blog posts. To be frank, blog posts alone were not going to get this guy to his stated goals. He needed a content strategy, but when I told him this, I was met with resistance. He didn't want to be "upsold" on "extras," and he insisted that I describe what a successful blog post looks like--because that was what he wanted.
Before you can erect a building, you need a blueprint. It shows everybody involved in the construction what the finished product will look like, where things like plumbing and electrical wires go, how big the individual pieces need to be, and how everything will fit together. Without it, no one knows what they’re doing, and no responsible professional would ever break ground until it's been developed and approved.
Before understanding what an inbound marketing agency is, we need to know what actually is inbound marketing. Even after several years of its existence in the marketing world, many marketers are still skeptical about its effectiveness and certainty. This is mainly because they are afraid of disruption that this transition may cause to their currently working system.
We've met many a potential client who put the cart before the horse. They needed to further refine their brand, create a marketing plan, and do up all new business marketing material--think brochures, spec sheets, and anything else you'd put in a media kit or hand to potential customers hanging out around your trade show booth. And they wanted these marketing materials to be done before everything else, which is a horrible approach.
When it comes to inbound marketing and content creation, case studies can be really beneficial. This is especially true when it comes to nurturing relationshipswith potential clients who are almost ready to make a purchase. And yes, this is the same when it comes to marketing for life coaches.
We are big fans of white papers, but when we recommend them to a lot of our clients, they have a so many questions. Mainly because they don't know what white papers are.
Before I begin, some of you are gambling when it comes to your digital content--and you know you are. So stop it! Even if you feel like you're getting lucky right now, that isn't to say you wouldn't be winning even bigger, more consistently if you'd start playing the odds instead of just rolling the dice and crossing your fingers.