Content Strategy

The Importance of Design in Storytelling Raul Harman Wed, 09/18/2019 - 06:40

Storytelling is in our genes. It’s how we share experiences with others, as we all have similar yet different stories to tell – common ground for understanding each other and forging meaningful bonds and connections. 

Because of these reasons, storytelling has been a part of branding for decades but started gaining true recognition with the advancement of technology and the internet as well as with inbound marketing taking over. It’s what made design matter even more, helping the business create a unique story, with your customers and your own brand being the main characters.  

How to Create a Style Guide for Your Industrial Business Lexie Lu Mon, 09/09/2019 - 14:44

No matter what type of business you run, a style guide helps solidify your brand and present a consistent image across multiple media. The style for an industrial business may vary slightly from other types of businesses. People want to know they can trust you, so consistency and reliability become even more of a factor than, say, for an e-commerce store that sells kitchen gadgets. However, some of the rules are similar.

4 Key Steps in Creating an Effective Social Media Marketing Strategy Raul Harman Fri, 06/14/2019 - 05:21

When talking about marketing strategies, social media platforms have become an integral channel form marketing promotions and campaigns. Nowadays, every business that operates in the online market leverages social media networks in one way or another.

That’s not surprising, considering that social media is one of the most efficient ways for companies of all sizes to promote themselves, their offers, as well as reach out to their target audience in a meaningful way. However, social media networks might be convenient and reliable for your marketing campaign, but they are in no way easy to master.

How to Plan an Inbound Marketing Strategy for Ecommerce Raul Harman Fri, 06/07/2019 - 17:17

Every once in a while, it is good to freshen up your marketing strategy to make sure that your brand’s message is conveyed loud and clear and that you have a steady flow of both revenue and new customers. In this domain, the inbound marketing is taking precedence over the outbound since people are growing tired of being exposed to a huge amount of uninteresting content wrapped in crude calls to buy something they don’t even want.

Why Your Landing Page Isn't Converting — and How to Fix It

You've put hours into your web design, and your landing page seems to have everything in order. However, people are bouncing away without converting into customers. There are many possible reasons why your landing page is not working the way it should, and thankfully, there are remedies.

Around 80 percent of marketers archive their conversion rate optimization results so they can measure progress over time. If you aren't tracking this, start keeping the data today so you can see what tactics work and what needs adjusting. That way, you can avoid constantly doing something that's not working.

Boye 19 Brooklyn: The Digital Leadership Conference

It has been a couple years since I personally promoted a conference through my websites and perhaps even longer since I've attended a conference. This was not an intentional decision by me but simply a recognition that in the past couple years I didn't find a conference I found worthy to promote. After awhile talks covering topics such as content management, digital strategy, and collaboration become noise so over time my interest in conferences waned. Then all that changed last week when Janus Boye contacted me to remind me that's he's rebooted his company and bringing his conference back to the USA.

8 Traits of a Successful E-Commerce Business

The low overhead of Internet real estate makes it the perfect place to have a business presence. However, some online stores seem to languish, while others thrive. What factors make one e-commerce store more successful than another?

Around 63 percent of Internet users around the world have purchased something online. The number grows every year, with predictions for 65.2 percent by 2021. Now is the time to look at your e-commerce site and mimic eight traits of the most successful online retailers.

4 Franchise Development Efforts that Increase Qualified Leads

Many franchisees heavily rely on existing brand reputation that comes with every established business in order to appeal to their target audience. The support and training that come with running such a business model also help generate the right traction for your branch, which often leads franchisees to a standstill when it comes to delivering new, advanced lead generation methods. It’s commendable that a franchisees along with franchisers work together to maintain brand consistency across the board while they keep appealing to the right audience – but innovation is still needed in order to increase the quality of those leads.

The 2019 Plan

Several months ago, I announced a plan to spend less time on socPub and focus my attention elsewhere. I'm now making a few tweaks to that plan as I've decided that through 2019 I will be first publishing all my original articles though my blog, bryanruby.com. Through the year, I will cross-post relevant articles here at socPub but managing this website will not be a priority for me.

What is Organic SEO? Important Things to Boost Organic Traffic Sagar Mandan Thu, 12/06/2018 - 19:01

Ranking high in the search engines is tough, especially in a world where everyone is competing for space and visibility. The trend has been drastically changing, and website visitors are today more influenced by paid adverts that lead them to specific sites. It means that organizations are finding it difficult to generate organic traffic as more money goes to influential campaigns. This notwithstanding, it is still possible to make organic traffic and while at it convert some of your web visitors to customers.