VIDEO: Marketing to the Luxury Living Industry Part 2—Marketing Automation

 

Last week we talked about how to get inside the head of the Luxury Buyer by creating Buyer Personas and providing the information that this buyer needs in order to complete their research process. After all, they're going to complete that process whether or not you're involved... so you better be involved!

However, creating Buyer Personas for each segment of your market is a lot of work, and once you get done with that, you still have to create the content, send the emails, post the social messages, and so on—and make all of these tactics come together as part of a cohesive strategy.

Providing research material that speaks to all your potential buyers at all of the various stages of the buyer's journey in all of the platforms that those buyers tend to use… and then keeping yourself top of mind after they’ve initially found you… that’s tons of work. Tons.

If you have a marketing manager who is trying to do all this work in conjunction with your traditional marketing efforts (print, direct mailing, TV, radio, or God forbid—cold calling!), they are overwhelmed. They cannot possibly keep up with it all.

Nor can they keep up with what’s changing. Digital marketing is an incredibly fluid industry, with changes happening as fast as technology evolves. New channels and platforms emerge overnight and become vital pieces of content dissemination before you even realize they exist.

This Is Where Marketing Automation Comes In

 

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Posted by Erin Durham on February 9, 2017 in Digital Marketing, Marketing Automation | 0 Comments

VIDEO: Marketing to the Luxury Living Industry Part 1—Buyer Personas

 

The Luxury Living vertical is such a fun niche for us! This vertical encompasses industries like pools, outdoor kitchens, golf carts, or anything that, strictly speaking, is fun to buy.

The reason we enjoy this vertical so much is because we get to be a part of a customer celebrating their success. Buyers of these products have worked hard and smart, they’ve sacrificed, and they’ve reached a place where that hard work is paying off. Finally, they get to enjoy the financial rewards of their success and turn their dream lifestyle into a reality.

 

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Posted by Erin Durham on February 2, 2017 in Digital Marketing, Personas | 0 Comments

Better Late Than Never: Here are 12 Marketing Resolutions You Can Start TODAY!

 

It seems like we were just carving the turkey, unwrapping presents, and ringing in the new year, yet somehow it's already the last day of January—man, how time flies! 

If you haven't had a spare moment to sit down and define your goals for the coming year, we've put together this list of 12 marketing resolutions you can start on right now. We're highlighting these action items specifically because they'll help you maximize your time, increase your lead generation, and delight your customers. Let's get started:

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Posted by Larisa Aslanyan on January 31, 2017 in Social Media, Web Design, Email Marketing, Inbound Marketing, Content Marketing, Personas, Marketing Automation | 0 Comments

Improve Your Email Marketing in 5 Easy Steps [INFOGRAPHIC]

 

We’ve all heard that email marketing is dead. While it is true that social media platforms have taken the spotlight, email hasn’t really gone away. What has happened is that consumers looking to find a solution to their question or concern are connecting with emails differently.

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Posted by Katherine Faulk on January 26, 2017 in Email Marketing | 0 Comments

You’re Missing the Point! Video Marketing is a NECESSITY

 

Think about your social media feeds for a second. Whether you prefer Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or some other social channel, chances are you’re seeing fewer text posts and photos and a whole lot more videos. Social media now overflows with all kinds of videos shared by friends, family, and even your favorite brands.

The rise of video simply cannot be ignored when it comes to content marketing; some marketers even claim that without video marketing, your business is likely to lose against your video-producing competition. But if you have no videos on your YouTube channel while your competitors seem like they're publishing videos constantly, it can seem like you're already too late to start—but that's where you're wrong!

If you want to live up to the modern video marketing standard that guarantees exposure and ROI, all you need to do is 1) start and 2) follow these 3 important points to make sure you're using video the right way:

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Posted by Larisa Aslanyan on January 19, 2017 in Content Marketing | 0 Comments

What Is Premium Content And Why Does Your Content Marketing Strategy Need It?

 

You're definitely going to need this for your content marketing strategy, so let’s cut to the chase and get straight to the answer.

What is Premium Content?

I often make the distinction between information and knowledge when explaining premium content. What we have today on blogs and sites, open to the general visitors with no strings attached, is information (i.e. content). Information is processed data, informative and perhaps eye opening, but with no real instruction or trade secret. But the content that websites provide with some sort of value exchange occurring is what we can call knowledge (i.e. premium content). Knowledge includes insights and exclusive, critical information drawn from one’s experience or intellectual property.  Premium content is the happy medium between content you know your prospects are dying to have and content you are willing to share with them.

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Posted by Larisa Aslanyan on January 11, 2017 in Content Marketing | 0 Comments

Why is Your HubSpot Content Failing You?

 

You have chosen HubSpot and probably even have the annual subscription, but something isn’t quite right. You have done your fair share of research on content marketing, nonetheless, everything seems to be failing you.

Don't panic, we know this issue very well, and you're not the only one struggling with it.

Usually, when thinking of automation, you might imagine setting a task on autopilot and completely freeing your hands and mind from further effort. But you can do that only if you have a strong marketing team that can deliver the actual workload and quality. If you become careless with content, it may just take you off a cliff.

So, to help you out with your inbound strategy, here's what you should publish to fuel your HubSpot machine.

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Posted by Larisa Aslanyan on January 4, 2017 in Content Marketing | 0 Comments

Determining Your Differentiators: Why Should I Choose YOU?

 

One of my favorite things about my job is getting to listen to business owners talk about their businesses.

No, I’m not being cheesy.

When I sit and listen to business owners talk about the thing that they have made a successful living out of, I hear their passion for helping people. I see their faces light up. I feel their conviction that they are really doing something good in the world by providing this product or service to those who need it, and their determination to be the best at solving the problems of the people they help.

It’s contagious.

Usually, I am not brought in until it’s time to start planning the project and figuring out the strategy. During that initial meeting, I am there to learn about the business—what they do, how it all works, etc. Most clients have tons to say about their business, and I’m always happy to listen.

Once they get done with their initial spiel, it’s time for me to start filling in gaps.

The first—and my favorite—question I ask most clients when I sit down to parse out their business strategy is, “Why should I choose you?”

I can find out a lot of information from the responses I get to this question, but what I’m really asking you to do is to sell me on your company. Convince me that you are the right choice for me. How you do this helps me determine how I’m going to sell you online.

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Posted by Erin Durham on December 23, 2016 in Storytelling | 0 Comments

Website Redesign Checklist. Do It the Right Way

 

So, it has come to this: you're thinking about redesigning your website. Congratulations! You have taken the first step by deciding to make the change, now take a deep breath and acknowledge that you don't want to jump from a website full of problems into another, better-looking website full of problems.

Too often, website owners fail to diagnose the real problems with their website, which happens to be the most critical step before a redesign. With the right diagnostics and a website redesign checklist, you will not waste time, funds, or the creativity of your designer. If you’re going to give your website a makeover, do it the right way.

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Posted by Larisa Aslanyan on December 14, 2016 in Web Design | 0 Comments

Do I Really Need Digital Marketing if Everyone Knows My Brand?

 

"If all these people are already specifically searching for my brand and arriving at my online doorstep, do I even need all that digital marketing?"

If you receive a lot of direct traffic or see dozens of brand queries in your Google Analytics, you've probably asked yourself this very question a time or two. It's absolutely a fair question to ask, but the answer isn't as simple as the question, and we'll have to dig into some details to explain everything for you. So, grab your shovel and let's dig:

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Posted by Larisa Aslanyan on December 7, 2016 in data management | 0 Comments