With most millennials now well into adulthood and transitioning into leadership roles, we are seeing a younger generation is now taking over, Gen Z. While this generation still dominate the market, we will soon see an influx of Gen Z workers entering the workforce. Covid-19 has considerably shifted opportunities for many young people. Gen Y was able to graduate from University and enter the workforce with ease while Gen Z face considerable hurdles while getting a foot in the door to their dream jobs.
Sales and marketing have been at loggerheads forever. Just ask any marketer in the room. While marketing doesn't 'sell' per se, they are responsible for providing the forum for sales to occur. This means lead generation, brand building and sales support. Sales people sell.
Blogging is essential for each and every business, especially within this day and age. Most businesses underestimate the importance and added value blogging brings to the table for both your customers and your stakeholders.
The world of social media can be a difficult one to navigate, as it comes with a variety of endless opportunities and possibilities for businesses future overarching success. The overwhelming growth of social media platforms creates a sense of pressure on businesses to display a conscious active presence on all these diverse platforms; from Facebook, Instagram to YouTube, this list goes on and on. One of the main causes of failed social media strategies are due to businesses utilising and prioritising the wrong social media platforms for their particular industry and consumer market.
We recommend for all of our clients to have a blog page on their website, as well as to write blogs regularly, and post them on their social media accounts. We have been asked many times by clients why this is beneficial, and why they should take the time to do this. Read on to find out why!
Visual content has become a universal language. It is Esperanto in image form and has people from all over the world sharing the language with each other. The image may be of a dog named Pippa with her own Instagram account or it could be an infographic detailing the complex nature of how to bone a fish Masterchef style. It may be a moving image of someone repairing a car engine or attempting fine tapestry.
With the right kind of marketing, the creation of these business related articles may go viral enticing a bigger audience to your product or service than you ever expected.
We all know that content is king. In the magazine world, from where I have come and which is vastly different to that of marketing, content drives advertising, audience and sales. Come to think of it, perhaps there isn’t much difference between the two.
What makes a magazine successful is a good mix of editorial and features written from within the editorial department and outsourced articles written by experts within particular fields. As a business editor, I would ask contributors to supply specific topics on property, investments, risk management and marketing. In-house editorial combined with carefully curated content, creates a magazine that encompasses the most important aspects of readability: information and entertainment.
When you run a business such as mine, it's hard to find time to do everything that you want to do, at the level you would like to do it at. So, I spent some time this morning reading over 50 different marketing blogs and was amazed at the varying levels of content quality.
There have been five writers that have truly stood out in the past few years, and although it would be fair to say that they have the following of the most loyal marketing and entrepreneurial crowd, they also come with thought leadership and strong opinions - which makes for great reading.