August 2021 - Marketing Eye
With nearly 2 billion monthly active users, Facebook stands as one of the most far-reaching platforms available to your brand. By creating a Facebook page for your business, you create an avenue to accessing this huge market audience, for the mere cost of 1 hour of your time.
The COVID-19 pandemic has undoubtedly had an extreme impact on small businesses globally. These changes have required small businesses to adapt fast in an attempt to overcome the negative ramifications that come with a global pandemic.
COVID-19 has redirected people’s lifestyles with changes to the traditional office routine. So how do you stay focused on overcoming new problems while maintaining an efficient work schedule?
Marketing in a time like this requires adaptability and control over your time, performance, and productivity. Identifying the challenges facing your brand is the first step to overcoming the obstacles of marketing in these uncertain times. Here are some challenges you may be facing and ways to overcome them.
Marketing is an overarching area that infiltrates all areas of our lives and provides us with a greater insight into the human psyche and trends prevalent throughout society. Working at an outsourced marketing agency has provided me with an abundance of experience and information about the business world, that will translate throughout the rest of my career.
During my time as a marketing intern for Marketing Eye, I have had the privilege of receiving real-life work experience and utilising all the tools I have received at university in real-life applications. Not only have I learnt a great deal about marketing, but I have learnt even more about myself and my capabilities in taking on new challenges and roles.
Reflecting on my experience, today I’ll be talking about the 5 most important lessons I learned during my first internship, working for an outsourced marketing agency.
In an age of globally recognised titans, the hallmark of any emerging business is strong branding. Here's how to begin that process for your small business.
With the onset of COVID-19, there have been significant lifestyle and working changes including social distancing and other pandemic measures. Given humans are naturally social creatures, the sudden changes caused by the pandemic have caused a severe cultural shock. For employees specifically, the widespread shift to working from home (WFH) and loss of face-to-face contact can threaten to dissolve company cultures, and leaders must now develop an action plan to keep culture alive!
The digital marketing space is continuing to grow at a rapid pace, with the constant development of new solutions and technologies to improve business marketing performance. In the arena of these new technologies, many marketers and small business owners may be asking themselves which solution is best fitted to their company. Now don’t get me wrong, it’s always great to try and experiment with the latest and greatest advent in marketing. However, it’s been observed that traditional and more reliable methods consistently produce better results for businesses over time.
It should come as no surprise that following the pandemic last year, e-commerce has had exponential growth. In 2020 alone, the cumulative value of retail e-commerce sales worldwide was 4.28 trillion USD and is expected to reach 5.4 trillion US dollars in 2022. The demographics of online customers are also shifting as it is not just Gen Z and millennials driving this growth, but also older shoppers.
How can you optimize STP to achieve your marketing goals?
The process can be summarized by asking yourself the following questions.
Marketing ensures greater success for your business goals and has always been an important aspect for companies wishing to excel in their industry. Small businesses generally have less staff, fewer resources, and a smaller budget which means reducing costs in areas where possible is essential.
There is no doubt more pressure on reducing budget due to the constant loom of COVID-19 over our heads. However, there are many ways to successfully market your small business that helps you outperform giants giving much more effective ROI. Here we have provided you with a quick marketing cheat sheet to running a cost-effect marketing strategy to get your business flourishing.