Involvement: is this all we need to win customers?

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One of the global concepts of modern advertising is audience involvement. It comes from growing social media expansion. The idea is very simple – if people ignore most advertising messages, don’t just shout louder; inspire them with the right forms of communication which result in a message people can relate to.

1. Involvement affects the coverage of the campaign
Involvement is not a solution for all the problems inherent in communicating advertising messages. People understand what you want to say, but the main problem is that these people will be less loyal to your products because nobody wants to listen to your message or get involved in a marketing campaign.

You need to run a company by building brand recognition, and therefore it is necessary to build a wide audience by sending out a relevant message.

 

  1. Involved contacts

The first point suggests good marketing makes for more involved contacts. Usually, we want only the highest quality contacts. Getting these qualified contacts usually involves investing in expensive banners and CPM advertising. But there are other ways too.

 

  1. The effect of being involved

The problem of the miscommunication between customers and sellers or via B2B marketing is the low quality of involved contacts. For example when we are trying to introduce a service or product to irrelevant contacts, they refused it immediately. Some marketers would be happy to pay extra for quality contacts, but why? But paying more isn’t the answer. It is more important to make the right investments than to make bigger investments. Ad banners on the internet or TV banners aren’t going to be more effective if they are more expensive!

 

  1. As a result, the virus message or webpage banner might be only the second step to engagement

The fact is that media advertising is tricky. We have to admit that it can get people talking, but not as much as you might want them to. And this discussion can go in the opposite direction to what you want it to go and have the opposite result of what you intended.

 

  1. Another type of involvement through discounts and competitions

Involvement through discounts and competitions is a good promotion campaign, but it is NOT engaging. Sometimes marketers forget that fact. Involvement can only be voluntary, and people do not get involved in promotions with prizes or discounts.

For example, very often people get involved in marketing campaign through social networking contests, which are supported by prizes and free coupons. But it necessary to remember that people come for the prize, and they do not care about your brand. The number of prizes is limited and so your promotion brings temporary results, which only last for the duration of your campaign or competition.

 

  1. Involvement is not a goal of marketing

The purpose of advertising is to raise awareness, but it is not engaging. It’s the same thing as having 10 000 followers in Linkedin. You have 100 000 members, but so what? If they are all stay silent, nobody will care about your brand. Involvement is a tool for the advertiser, engaging is the goal of advertising.

 

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Have you ever thought about having an online presence as a small business owner?

 Once I started my business, I asked myself the following questions:

Once I started my business, I asked myself the following questions:

  • What is actually having an online business presence means ?
  • Why my business need a proper online presences ?
  • How it will effect the way I do business ?

 Online Presence Means

Just the tools we use to do business online are different due to the new technology.

In current environment online presence means having at least the following:

  • Business web site;
  • Blog;
  • Facebook Page, Twitter Account;
  • Online Store

Please note result depends how well you use these tools

  • Only Having online presence only will not generate business for you. It is just like opening a high street shop does not guarantee that you will get business. New business generation depends on how well you market your shop online or offline.
  • Therefore, customers are getting more and more demanding and want to interact with the businesses using new communication tools before they decide to buy. For this you need a two way communication tools such as website with a blog and social media properties.

 

Why Small Businesses Need Online Presence

  •  World has changed whether you accept it or not.
  • Nowadays customers want to see what other people say about any business they are going to do business with.
  • This is not possible to find out from phone directory or yellow pages alone.
  • Therefore, people find businesses online and like to check reviews before deciding to do business with any one.

 

How It Will Effect Your Business

Online presence give you the freedom to sell potentially across the globe as long as you can deliver.

Some of the benefits of having a good online presence

1. Power to sell more through another powerful channel;

  1. Potential to sell all over the world;
  2. Social Media tools help word of mouth marketing;
  3. Potential of make a system and sell on auto pilot;
  4. Low operating expense compare to brick & mortar business.

 

Business owners like you are busy people

  • Not time for posting in dozens of social media platforms..
  • No time for organizing online stores..
  • No time for charting with customers and replaying on reviews..
  • No time at all!

 

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  • Professional Media library!

 

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The Mister of “Content”

content

Creating and marketing any kind of content and spreading it,  is now as easy as never before.

This has been developed by the advent of social networking boom and blogging software that facilitate fast efficient multi-media publishing.

Content in our days is not a “content”, if it is not shared!

Some facts about history of “Content”

Facts proving incredible grow of online content

  • Facebook has approximately 90 billion images, 6 billion images are published every month, and this number is growing!
  • By June 1012, Flickr has 7 Billion Photos
  • 11 million videos are uploading worldwide every minute
  • Approximately 350 million blog posts are published every year

Why Content is in demand?  Because people are looking for

  • Information
  • Education
  • Suggestions
  • Solves problems
  • Entertainment

In the developing world, the demand of knowledge, manfully content is never ending

Let’s try to understand social media meaning. Social medial is a content, which consist comments, text, images, videos. It will remind you that content can be any type of media and format. Social media is all that Media in all its formats that was previously hidden on personal computers, consisted in files offline, but now it can be published to a variety of social media platforms that host and make public your previously unpublished media.

Let think what should be published and how to find right path, let’s say right content?

Let’s list all types of content we know so far

1.Videos

In our days so easy to create simple video, as the development of inexpensive video cameras with high definition, included in smart phones, becomes the standard feature allow you to create any kind of video content and share it immediately via multiple.

Types of videos:

  1. Interviews
  2. Meeting records (try not to break confidential policy)
  3. Presentations
  4. Video about products
  5. “How To” videos that instruct and teach
  6. People feedbacks, comments about your product, service or store.

2. Presentations

Presentation is easier to create comparing with Video. Gust link several images together and use your presentation via different sources, share your presentation with colleges, customers or friends, or choose public sharing.

You can create different types of presentations. Basically presentation is dynamic slideshow; its marketing rating is much higher than the rating of static image. Your presentations may instruct your customers how to use products and may be applied to your product on online stores.

3. Images

Creating images content is even easier than creating presentation content. High definition images that are well produced can provide high engagement.

  1. You can create a masterpiece using Adobe Photoshop or any other editor to attract people’s attention to your company, brand , product or service. Be creative, use high definition cameras to make the best shot. Visually presented concept is the best way of describing what you offer.
  2. Photos at events demonstrate active participation in your industry and can provide high credibility through association.
  3. Variety of photos of your product are better than text description.
  4. Take photo of your staff at work. It can provide a personal insight to a company that humanizes companies which is vital on a social web.
  5. Make photos of you business, café or restaurant, spas salon, golf club, to give an idea for your customer what to expect.

By providing nice, bright attractive images, you increase your brand recognition and lift your ranting upfront your competitors.

4. Text Content

Text content is one of the oldest of formats, but it is still one of the most useful and important part of the whole internet content.  It is not so easy to create good, concise, clear, well organize text content.

The most highly engaging text:

  1. White papers – General reports, which describes some aspects for prospects buyers. They are generally 8-12 pages in length
  2. eBooks – They are usually  20-100 pages in length. Such resources can be free (in the short form) and maybe sold in the longer format. eBook usually present more complex information than white papers.
  3. Case Studies –They are typically 1-2 pages long and with the narrative structure of the a story and are based upon real life events. Usually it describes strategies and tactics of particular business cases.

5. Audio

Audio and podcasts are widely used. Podcasts can also be very effective when packaged together with a presentation or video

  1. Podcasts: Pre-recorded presentations either by one person or a group. Podcasts discusses a topic that educates and solves problems.
  2. Live on-line radio shows with interviews of experts, educational programs, news, podcasts and entertainment programs.

Audio is more powerful marketing tool than anybody can expect. People listen audio while doing other things. So audio content suggests more verity and is simple to record and implement.

You can boost your sales simply by recording audio instruction to each of your product. You can always describe advantages of your product, using different examples. So Audio content can be used as single tool or accompanied with other content types.

Sometimes using a range of formats for the same information will allow you to reach a broader audience.

You can use all kind of content form marketing purposes on glabex.com.

Glabex is the US’s first free online shopping portal for local independent retailers. Glabex connects the individuality and choice of products from independent shops with the convenience of being able to shop online anytime.

The site is made for wide range of businesses retailers to quickly set up online store so that customers can browse and to buy from the shores they trust.

Glabex puts business online, giving local shoppers 24/7 access to their favorite brands with all the convenience and benefits associated with e-commerce.

There is no more need to run your own online store, simple register and upload your products, accompanied it with variety of different content, like images, videos, presentations. So not think about hoisting or service fees.

Tools for SEO keyword optimization

Tools for SEO keyword optimization

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How to choose an agency and how many agencies to use

Search engine optimization (SEO) is the process of improving the visibility of a website or a web page in a search engine’s “natural or un-paid (“organic” or “algorithmic”), search results.[1]

Before moving forward, ask yourself a few questions which will help you to decide:
1. How many leads or sales per month/week/day do you want to generate?
2. What is your estimated budget?
3. Do you have different verticals/domains and whether the keyword set is vast or limited?

If your web resource is small and aimed at one specific type of business, then one agency is enough, otherwise there are just too many over-lapping aspects that could cancel each other out. The agencies would be competing against each other and it could hurt your overall SEO campaign and its rating. Choose a company that has a good understanding of the keyword search volume. So it’s better to choose an agency with a good reputation. Keep in mind that it could be costly. 

If your website is a big portal and has different departments, then you can hire 3-4 agencies based on their previous work. These agencies would work on different sections of your website, creating different keywords for each section. In this case their independent work will not be negatively affected by the work of the other agencies. Using a multi-agency approach will enable you to choose based on each agency’s performance.

If you do not have a big budget or you’re looking for a simple promotion campaign for your small business or start-up, do not waste your time on SEO which was created by Google for Google searches. Instead, create simple user-friendly profiles for your company on Glabex.com; list your all products, upload product images, and upload videos. This service is free for any business, and it allows you to create an online presence for your business.


[1] Wikipedia