Content marketing has been around for a long time, but it’s only recently that businesses have started to take notice of its potential. In the past, companies relied on traditional marketing techniques to reach their target audiences. But things have changed with the rise of the internet and social media.
Now, businesses need to find new ways to reach their audiences where they are spending most of their time – online. That’s where content marketing comes in.
The reason is simple: people are bombarded with marketing messages from all sides in the internet age. Businesses need to create exciting and valuable content to cut through the noise.
It’s not about selling anymore; it’s about providing value. And when done right, it can be highly effective in boosting your business.
There are multiple reasons why building your professional brand and standing out from the crowd can be important for your business or your career. First, your brand is how you present yourself to the world and should reflect your unique skills, values, and personality.
Building a strong brand can help in many ways, including:
Making you more visible to potential employers or clients,
Helping you stand out from the competition,
Boosting your confidence and career prospects, and
Allowing you to network more effectively.
While there are many ways to establish your digital brand, this article will look at LinkedIn, Digital Portfolios, and Social Media.
When starting a new business, one of the first decisions you'll have to make is what to name it. Picking the right company name is important. It will be the first thing potential customers see and will represent your business in everything from marketing materials to domain names and social media accounts.
You may have heard that content is king when it comes to marketing, and that's definitely true. But creating quality content can be a challenge - especially if you're just getting started. So, where do you begin? This post will outline some essential tips for creating compelling content marketing campaigns.
Content marketing is an important tool to obtain, engage, and keep a following. This is achieved by generating and distributing relevant material - blog articles, white papers & case studies, videos, and other media.
This technique allows you to position yourself, your company, or your client as an expert while also increasing brand recognition. This ensures that your company remains top of mind for current and future clients.
Google the term “branding” and be prepared for over 3.6 billion results. You will discover a wide range of tools, consultants, services, and terminology. It can be completely overwhelming, and it may leave you wondering: where do I even begin?
The good news is that branding doesn't have to be overly complicated. In fact, it boils down to one simple question: what is the image you want your business to convey?
My practice specializes in helping small to mid-size companies create, or refresh, their brand. I follow a relatively simple 4-part process. Well, simple to write about but not so simple to execute.
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How long will someone spend looking at your website before bouncing? Are you utilizing the "above the fold" to keep them interested in scrolling down to read more? How are your major elements positioned to enhance attraction?
Read below for some ideas on how to keep visitors engaged and what key elements should be placed "above the fold."
This is a question that comes up at both cocktail parties and when training new comms staff. Many people are interested in knowing whether they should be "off the record" or "on background."
Most outlets and comms professionals acknowledge "off the record" as information that cannot be attributed or used for publication. "On background" reflects information that can be published but attributed to an unnamed source (most likely at the organization you represent.)
Famed Harvard organizational psychology professor J. Richard Hackman, who spent 40 years studying teams, identified the three main conditions of effective teams: direction, structure, and support.
Clear direction is the main component of a great team. Teams work towards a common goal and grasp how their work impacts an organization's mission.
A strong structure ensures that the team balances diversity in knowledge and views while promoting positive dynamics.
Support includes reward, information, and development. Team members are aware of their roles, know how to obtain the information necessary to complete tasks, and are continuously encouraged and developed.
If you are just beginning to build your shop, or have recently inherited one, consider creating an office manual for your team. A handbook will be a one-stop for internal information ranging from the history of the office to protocols to the voice mail code. At my first shop 20 years ago, I started a manual to help me consolidate information, and at every shop since then, I bring a copy and adapt it to the new organization.