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Why Word of Mouth Marketing Alone Isn’t Enough To Get Past a Prospect’s Exploration Phase These Days…

Why Word of Mouth Marketing Alone Isn’t Enough To Get Past a Prospect’s Exploration Phase These Days…

Word of mouth marketing is still a small business’ number 1 way to generate more business. Referrals from current customers and warm leads from your strategic partners will still be the way most relationships start. Now put yourself in your prospects shoes for a minute. Someone just told you about a company and how they can help you. What will you do? You will check them out online if you’re like 9 out of 10 people! Probably 10 of out 10 in 5 more years.

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What’s The Best Way To Reach Executives? 75% Of Them Watch Work Related Videos Each Week!

What’s The Best Way To Reach Executives? 75% Of Them Watch Work Related Videos Each Week!

Videos cut through the digital noise of the internet by requiring a viewer’s full attention. In a minute, sometimes less, a video can convey a message that will take paragraphs and paragraphs to explain. Content marketing began with text blog posts but will now morph into text blog posts with video and maybe even an infographic. The content simply has to be better since there is more competition on the internet. Those who know how to use text, video, and images together and separately are going to be those who

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Mobile and Local Marketing Strategies for Brick & Mortar Businesses That Keep Customers Coming Back…

Mobile and Local Marketing Strategies for Brick & Mortar Businesses That Keep Customers Coming Back…

Brick and Mortar locations who have frequent repeat customers (ie. restaurants, bars, retail stores, salons, fitness centers, hotels, etc.) can use local online marketing and mobile smartphones to their advantage in ways that other companies can't. New technology...

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Getting Leads From Your Online Efforts Depend Upon These 5 Key Pieces Of The Internet Marketing Puzzle…

Getting Leads From Your Online Efforts Depend Upon These 5 Key Pieces Of The Internet Marketing Puzzle…

Content – Content is King. Nothing works online without it. Websites, Search Engine Optimization, Social Media, and Email marketing will have no effect without it. Prospects and customers are scouring the internet looking for ways to improve their businesses and content is the way to get them interested in your products and services. Once you prove that you are a thought leader, those decision makers will keep coming back, sooner or later they will do business with you.

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Social Proof Tips – How To Get Good 3rd Party Online Reviews By Using A Strategy, Some Tools, And Tactics…

Social Proof Tips – How To Get Good 3rd Party Online Reviews By Using A Strategy, Some Tools, And Tactics…

Social media, search engines, and popular review sites allow consumer opinions to travel faster and reach further than ever before. Reviews are modern day word of mouth (eWOM) marketing posted on sites like Yelp, Google+, Angie’s List, and more. Reviews are easily seen and shareable and are probably the most important aspect of marketing for small and local businesses who don’t have large brand advertising budgets. Good reviews will affect people’s decision to buy from your business and will increase your search engine rankings.

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The Best Ways To Use Web Videos And Why You Need A Marketer And Not Video Technician To Produce Them

The Best Ways To Use Web Videos And Why You Need A Marketer And Not Video Technician To Produce Them

When you think of corporate videos, do you think about very creative and entertaining videos? We bet not! Those boring old style profile and testimonial videos are yesterdays news and not the way you want your company to use it’s video budget for the the future. The best way to use web video today is to focus on your customer’s problems and to keep them entertaining and educational, always showing your company’s personality in the process.

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Why Bad Websites And Poor Social Media Efforts Are Silent Killers For Businesses

Why Bad Websites And Poor Social Media Efforts Are Silent Killers For Businesses

We tell our customers that networking, a business card, and internet marketing should be their top priorities to grow their businesses and that all other forms of marketing are luxuries. Luxuries that can produce results, but luxuries none the less. After you meet a prospect at a networking event, the first thing they are going to do is check you out on LinkedIn and then check out your company’s website.

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Animated Explainer Videos: How They Clarify What Your Solutions Can Do For Your Customers…

Animated Explainer Videos: How They Clarify What Your Solutions Can Do For Your Customers…

Explainer videos are short online videos used to explain your company’s product or service. Explainer videos are extremely popular to those trying to understand a product or service in 30-90 seconds. They are also very popular with companies because they increase conversions at a crazy rate compared to normal blogs or page content. These animated explainer videos allow for unlimited creativity and allow easier edit if they need to be update for some reason.

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