The Top Social Media Analytics Tools Your Company Needs in 2018

Social media marketing has opened up new channels and tools to disseminate targeted messages in order to promote businesses and various offers. But do you know what’s trending or what your target audience is looking for in terms of content, what is the best time to schedule your posts for your target group or even how your content is performing in comparison to that of your competitors? To fully reap the benefits of your social media marketing efforts, marketers have to keep a finger on the pulse of the audience so that they can focus on the right social media … Continue reading “The Top Social Media Analytics Tools Your Company Needs in 2018”

Benefits Of Adding Social Media To Your Marketing Automation Mix

With new digital marketing tools becoming more powerful and accessible thanks to the B2B software-as-a-service revolution, not just large enterprises but SMBs can also use resources like business intelligence data platforms, mobile app development, etc.  And there is no better game changing digital marketing tool for businesses engaged in the digital spaces as marketing automation. A marketing automation platform allows marketers to score, nurture, and attribute leads by analyzing digital footprint trails that users leave behind them when browsing the Internet. A report by Emailmonday confirms that more than half the B2B companies (58%) plan to use marketing automation technology. … Continue reading “Benefits Of Adding Social Media To Your Marketing Automation Mix”

Social Media Strategies to Show Off Your Company Culture

Most businesses are aware of the term ‘company culture’ but they find it a real challenge showcasing it to their advantage on their website and social media channels. Can your business afford to miss out on engaging and promoting your company to over a billion people using various social platforms like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ and other social platforms? After all promoting your company culture can be a huge asset to your business especially when it comes to hiring top-notch candidates and also in attracting new clients. Though many businesses have been slow to adapt and utilize the power of … Continue reading “Social Media Strategies to Show Off Your Company Culture”

Front and Center with Instagram Stories

Whether you have a marketing team or you’re a sole entrepreneur, by now you’ve heard the buzz around Instagram stories, the new rival to Snapchat. There are many blog articles out there that explain the pros and cons and the differences between the two. Yet, we are here to tell you why your business should be at the front and center of this newly released feature by Instagram. Every industry is capable of performing well on a visually focused platform such as Instagram, many businesses make their presence on such a platform valuable to their consumers, which in turn becomes … Continue reading “Front and Center with Instagram Stories”

LinkedIn’s New Feature – Native Video

From time to time LocalDirective team members will comment on a piece of content they see online. In this post, Erin Haynes discusses LinkedIn’s new native video and this article from Social Media Today that talks about the Tech Titans new roll out. I know you must be familiar with YouTube and Facebook videos by now. People look up videos every day and can find endless amounts of entertainment and content. On Tuesday, LinkedIn launched a new app so that its hand-selected group of Influencers can create and share short videos directly to the app’s news feed. It’s the first … Continue reading “LinkedIn’s New Feature – Native Video”

Marketing Definitions 101

Do you experience a certain level of confusion when it comes to the myriad of marketing terms?  How about something as simple as the difference between the term ‘marketing’ and ‘advertising?’ You’re not alone. A good many use various related terms interchangeably. But, although they are similar, they refer to different actions. It’s a good idea to distinguish the difference in order to communicate effectively with others in your organization and to better comprehend the nuances of your marketing strategies and activities. While researching, I discovered the perfect analogy for this topic at Free Management Library. There, the writer cited … Continue reading “Marketing Definitions 101”

How to Disrupt Customer Thinking For Greater Consideration and Higher Conversions

What would you say if you knew that your potential customers were nearly 60% of the way through the purchase process before they ever engage with sales?  A study from CEB Marketing Leadership Council indicates just that.  Customers start their due diligence by looking at third party websites, referring to colleagues or other customers, and by using other sources other than the vendor’s website.  This begs the question: how do you disrupt customers who are already 60% of the way to their purchase decision in order to become an option in their consideration set? There are really two ways to … Continue reading “How to Disrupt Customer Thinking For Greater Consideration and Higher Conversions”

3 Essential Lessons Digital Marketers Can Learn From Corn

When it comes to digital marketing, don’t assume you know what will or won’t work. Start with what you know, but continuously test new tactics, using an integrated approach that is unique for every client, location, and demographic.