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2 Effective Ways to Create An Online Buzz About Your Company

online-marketing-do-it-yourselfThe game of marketing has changed so much over the years and the biggest catalyst for that change has been the internet. Before the days of the internet, people were forced to rely on now seemingly archaic means to get the word about their company and product out.

Back in the day, newspapers, fliers, billboards, and word of mouth were about all that businesses had. Today those methods of marketing are still used and effective to different levels, but since the world is moving at such a quick pace towards relying on technology to fill even the simplest of needs, the company who doesn’t adapt to the changing trends will eventually disappear.

If you’re a company trying to figure out how you can create an online buzz about your brand so that you are not only able to stay in business but so that you can continue the climb to the top, here are 2 effective ways to do just that:

Glorify Your Location

In the real estate business, the mantra focuses on “location, location, location” being the thing that is going to bring success. Well, in a similar sense, if you’re a business trying to create a buzz surrounding yourself and your product, glorify your location. People love to take pride in where they live.

For example, if you’re a Ford dealership in Fort Lauderdale, create a video campaign that highlights your city. Creatively show your vehicles exploring the beautiful terrain of your hometown. When people see that there is something cool happening in a place they love or right where they live, they’ll naturally want to talk about and share your campaign which translates into more business for you.

Create A Video Worth Sharing

Though it goes a bit hand-in-hand with the idea of glorifying the place where your business is located, if you create a video that people can’t help but to watch and share, you’re on the track to trending success. People in 2016 and coming into 2017 are far more apt to watch a video than read an article. There’s a science behind why, but since it’s true, you’ve got to make it part of your operation.

Creating videos that go viral isn’t easy. You’ll have to plan and put a lot of thought into your story line, but if you do it right and you create something fresh, new and interesting that draws people in and gives them something to be excited about, people will be sharing your video faster than you’ll be able to keep up with the amount of traffic you’re going to be getting on your website and in your doors. It’s all about the multimedia. Times have changed and it’s about time you get on board.

Tips For Marketing Your Products And Services

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When it comes to business marketing you want to sometimes put your focus on something more singular, and not just on your company as a whole. Most of the marketing you do is likely to get your business name out, but when you have a new product or service that is launched or you want extra attention for, you will do some marketing that revolves strictly around that item.

Sometimes that focus is just what you need to increase product or service sales, or to get someone’s attention. Your business name is still getting out there, but you are also showing current and potential customers that you have something special that you want them to know about, and that it means enough to you to focus on, if only it for an ad or two.

Make A Specific Website For It

You can bet that the lawyers at Morelli Law Firm take on more than just talcum powder lawsuits, but in order to specify to victims that they are there to help for this specific need they have a website set up that is dedicated solely to this one need. You can do that as well, if you have a product or service that you want to bring direct attention to and not have lost in the shuffle of all of the others things your business offers.

Work With Social Media

You can start a page on Facebook for nearly anything. You can make videos and post them to YouTube. You can Instagram photos, Tweet about your day, and even create a board specifically for that one product or service on Pinterest. Do it!

People love social media, they love to review businesses on social media, and if you are advertising specific products and services in creative ways on social media they are going to get noticed. Cross promote from one social media outlet to others, as well. Make memes, create infographics, and do things that are shareable for the most views.

Create An Email And Texting Campaign

Email seems to go by the wayside more these days since social media seems to offer a more direct form of contact between business and customers, but it is still worth using when you can. Offer newsletters or email sign up for coupons. If you want to stick with the times, you can also do this with text blasts.

If people sign up through your website then you’ll know they want to receive these types of messages, but you still don’t want to overdo it. One email or text a week, or even one a month with a coupon, is plenty to peak their interest. Make those blasts about the products and services you want them to notice the most.

Marketing Tips For Increasing Business During Winter Months

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The winter months are a strange time for businesses. The holidays bring in a lot of business for certain retailers, while for others, the holidays are a time when companies are forced to count their losses. Of course, it depends on where you live in the world, but the winter months can be described as fickle at best. Sometimes they’re cold, sometimes they’re snowy, and sometimes the Christmas cheer is a little below the bar.

As a business, you run the holiday season. Your attitude and what you do during the winter months determines how excited the rest of the world is going to be about the holidays. When you embrace the season and start offering products and services that enhance the winter experience, people will be more apt to celebrate with you by purchasing from you. It’s your responsibility to up your marketing game so that business not only increases during the winter months, but so that it propels you into growth beyond the Christmas season. Here are some tips for creating a buzz for your business around the winter season:

Highlight Your Amenities

Every business out there is doing the same thing as you, especially during the cold season. They know that business will be up and down, so they’re doing everything possible to keep the trend high. If you want to be seen as a business with credibility during the winter months, capitalize on the amenities you offer customers.

In your campaigns, both online and offline, create a buzz around the fact that you’re offering amenities and services nobody else is. Talk about how clean the air in your shop is thanks to your air purification system; talk about how great your employees are because they’re trained by the best; talk about how you offer free hot chocolate to everybody who comes in the door. Gimmicks work. You’ve just gotta find the right one.

Holidize Everything

If holidize isn’t really a word, it should be. It’s actually more of an action verb. If you want to increase your business during the cold season, you best be capitalizing on the holidays like nobody’s business. People eat that stuff up. The skies may be gloomy and they might be crying white, fluffy tears of hell in your eyes, but when push comes to shove, the holidays represent a lot of positive things and people are all about it.

If you make the season a big deal for your business and you market the crap out of it on all platforms, you will have people coming in the door and being excited simply because you’re excited. Christmas cheer is contagious. Remember that. Also, people are more apt to spend during the holiday season…as long as for the cause.

The Role of Colors in Online and Offline Marketing

Whether you’re marketing a product or service online or even offline, it helps to pay attention to the colors you use. There’s a psychology behind colors and choosing the right one spells the difference in your business success.

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Colors normally provoke specific emotions in people. KissMetrics, an analytics company, revealed that consumers often consider colors when making purchases. Below are specific colors and how they’re used when marketing physical products.

Red represents energy and increased heart rate associated with urgency. As such, it is often used in clearance sales.

Blue is often used by banks and businesses as it helps promote trust and security.

Yellow is for optimism and youth. It is often used to attract attention of window shoppers.

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4 Easy Tips to Use Instagram for Marketing

Instagram has been a major hit since day one. This photo sharing app and social networking service is now being used by more than 80 million users and more are discovering the beauty of using it.

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Its popularity peaked when used by people on Facebook prompting the guys behind Facebook to purchase it at a whopping $1 billion in September 2012. All’s well that ends well indeed.

The latest buzz today is that a growing number of marketers are also utilizing this free online tool. In fact, the number of companies using it has gone up in recent years and more are joining the bandwagon. They have recognized the power of photos in reaching out to their target audience.
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