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Now that we’re in 2020, it’s time to start thinking about the next generation of consumers: Generation Z. Born between 1964 and 2014, Generation Z will soon be flooding the market and the workplace. As the first generation to have immediate access to technology for most of their lives, marketers have to completely rethink their approach. If we want to tap into this new audience, we need to understand what they care about, how they consume information, and how to close the deal.

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Content creation, in its simplest form, is storytelling. Telling stories is part of the fabric of humanity. Starting with cave drawings and folklore, the art of storytelling has transformed into the film industry, one of the fastest-growing and innovative industries today. People go to see movies to get swept up in the drama, romance, and action of the latest narrative. If people have an emotional response to these kinds of stories, what’s keeping them from connecting with your story? Crafting content through the lens of telling a story gives your audience a great opportunity to connect to your brand and your product. Everyone has an interesting story. You just need to figure out how to tell yours. Below, we have some ways that storytelling can dramatically improve your content marketing efforts. 

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For my entire career I have been conducting marketing workshops with groups of stakeholders within businesses with the firm aim of developing a marketing strategy aligned to their business goals.
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The role of marketing is to provide the platform for sales to occur. That means generating leads, warming them up and then passing them on to our sales counterparts. When sales teams are cold calling and chasing leads, and you have a fully functional marketing department, there is something going wrong.
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It’s that time of year when every business is re-thinking their business plan and marketing strategy – with good reason. A new year is about to begin and the next decade will either make or break your business. 

With the right plan in place, the chances of “making your business” become so much higher.
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There are few marketers who truly have a firm understanding of the entire marketing mix, mostly because they have been pigeon-holed into various tactics without having enough exposure including successes and failures in others.

A 2020 marketing strategy looks a lot different to any other year. The market has changed dramatically. There is an election in the works and of course, the economy is playing havoc with cash flow, so how does a small business navigate their way to marketing success in such murky waters?
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If you’re looking to stay competitive in your industry, your company must have an active profile on LinkedIn, fully equipped to post, comment, and commit to a live stream. LinkedIn has recently joined the broadcasting game, which means that it’s currently the best social media platform for organic growth. If you have the opportunity, LinkedIn Live is an excellent way to generate leads and interest in your company. It’s also a great tool to help position leaders within your organization to be thought leaders within their industry, which adds a significant level of credibility to your brand. 

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Everyone wants to work under trustworthy leadership, but it can be hard to know exactly what that looks like. More often than not, it comes down to communication. Communication is an essential tool for a good leader. Whether they are communicating business successes or failures, the information must be shared in an open and safe environment for your employees to ask as many questions as they need. This is what trust looks like, and we all know that trust can’t be bought. Below, we have a few great ways to build trust with effective leadership communications.

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Few things can make a business more powerful than an aligned marketing and sales team. When both departments can rally around the same story, it leads to greater benefits for each department and the company as a whole. But how exactly does this happen? After all, marketing and sales have individual sets of metrics and goals: marketing is measured on generating demand and sales is focused on converting leads. If marketing and sales are going to work together, they need to be able to collaborate on their projects. Alignment is all about collaboration, and if each team is working towards the same goal it will make this process much more successful.

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There are plenty of marketing acronyms that markers have to keep track of like SEO, SEM, SMO, CRO. It can be difficult to keep everything straight, especially the difference between SEO and SEM. So, what exactly does SEM mean? Search engine marketing (SEM) is a sort of umbrella term that covers search engine optimisation and paid advertisements. SEM is an effective way for businesses to reach new customers, increase revenues and trim acquisition costs.

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If you don’t fully understand the difference between marketing and advertising, you are not alone! Marketing and advertising are certainly related and intertwined, but there is a distinguishable difference between the two platforms. Each platform has different processes and approaches to promote products and services, but they work towards the same goal. Knowing how they differentiate will put your business on the path to success.

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Starting a small business is always going to be a tough venture. No matter what industry you want to enter, there are at least a hundred other companies doing something similar to yours. The market is already saturated with ads and marketing campaigns, but you still need to find a way to cut through all the noise. Guerrilla marketing is an excellent way to implement a marketing strategy that is a fraction of the cost of a regular strategy. Below, we discuss what guerrilla marketing is, the components of a successful guerrilla marketing campaign, and the types of guerrilla marketing that work the best.

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Today’s consumer has more demands than ever about the user experience – they expect a more personalised, more consistent, and more relevant experience across the channels and devices that they use. This puts extra pressure on marketers to understand and deliver on these expectations, which requires an understanding of the customer and what they want. If you’re going to continue to engage with your current and future audience, you will need to create fresh, exciting and emotionally engaging content.

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