Combine Targeted Advertising with Segmentation for the Most Effective Strategy to Increase Conversions
This should be the year to embrace the power of targeted advertising and segmented ad campaigns. Although these strategies have existed for a while now, the powerful combination isn’t widespread.
Segment your targets into leads, current customers, and previous customers. Create Lookalike Audiences (Facebook/LinkedIn/AdWords, etc) off of the combined list for a fourth segment. Now, create four different ad campaigns (complete with their own headlines, graphics, and landing pages) speaking directly to each of those segments.
Our Managing Director, Louis Tanguay, recently wrote an article for the California Business Journal about how to increase your business by 30% or more. Here’s a link to that original article.
Everyone knows they need marketing, but many small business owners have different ideas on what that is, or how much it should cost, or how to gauge if it’s working or not. How great would it be to have a clear understanding of what marketing can do for your small business, and how to track and gauge it’s success? Well, that’s easy…just keep reading!
Have you ever wondered why your automated posts aren’t getting the results you want? How about when you post the same piece of content on 10 different social networks, and there’s no bump in your website traffic? What’s going on? Does Social Media NOT WORK? I’m here to give away a Social Media Marketing secret that’s will be pretty obvious once I divulge it, but yet most marketers and Small Business owners don’t take the extra step in their strategic thought process to get to it.
Congratulations! You have a small business and you’re either just starting out, or you know you need some help to move to another level. You’re seeking out some advice and ideas. This is the first step to getting to that next level. You’re already ahead of the thousands of other Small Businesses which feel that “figuring it out” is the best course of action. This is why you’ll still be in business when they’re packing up the final boxes and wondering what went wrong.
Small Businesses sometimes make mistakes. A small business isn’t by nature prone to any more mistakes than the big businesses. They just generally suffer from some of the more basic mistakes due usually to the fact that the business owner wears many hats and might not be able to have the type of delegation which a large corporation has. This by natures creates some undersight through no fault of the small business owner. Also due to the constant busy state most small business owners find themselves in, the inability to stay focused on what’s important creates some issues. We have isolated, outlined, and recommended remedies for the 3 Biggest Mistakes which many small business owners make which causes lost profits. Please share this with your network of small business owners, so we can help as many as possible.
In the video above, there is a mention that “everything is possible with the right strategy.” This is an empowering and important thought. Tony Robbins, the great DIY business owner and self-help guru said once that “Success Leaves Breadcrumbs.” This essentially means that there are any number of steps one can take to achieve the same, or similar success another has experienced. One just needs to know how to find where those breadcrumbs are, how to track them, and which path of breadcrumbs is the right path of breadcrumbs for your small business, and for your business strategy. Whatever it is you want to accomplish can be accomplished; and probably already has been accomplished. If anyone can do it, then you can do it.
One of the most important steps a small business can take in their marketing today is to establish and grow a list of interested potential customers to communicate with on a regular basis. Some prefer to do this through Social Media, but the most effective form of this is best handled through E-Mail Marketing.
Recently, Circle Marketing’s founder and managing director, Louis Tanguay, was asked to appear on Lisa Steadman’s WooHoo Radio Show! Lisa’s a ball of energy and excitement, and she’s always full of such useful information about personal and professional branding. Check out her WooHoo Radio show, and also her business website as well.
In their segment together (embedded below), Lisa and Louis discussed the Top 3 Essentials for websites to be most effective, and some ways every company can up-level their brand and kick their business into a higher gear.
Circle Marketing co-hosted one monster marketing webinar a month or so back to prep small businesses for the new year (2013) with 13 different ways any small business could start effecting positive change and massive revenue growth over the following 12 months. This was for Broadcast Louder’s Creativity + Abundance 2.0 series. Talk about creativity in abundance, well, the collaboration resulted in an incredible two-hours of jam-packed and useful information. Yes. Two hours and it’s all free!
Many people have paid hundreds of dollars for webinars like this, but Circle Marketing and Broadcast Louder figured putting together this free 2-hour class would help Small Business owners kick off the new year on the right foot!
Click here to watch the webinar, but get a notepad ready because there’s a TON of information to help your business grow!
For those who want to move at their own pace, and prefer to have PDF’s instead of watch videos, please feel free to download the supplemental ebook by joining our email list below:
It’s time to have a dirty conversation. We try to stay on the positive side of everything, but every now and then we have to just talk about something negative. Not because we like it, but because sometimes telling the truth comes with telling a side which no one likes to hear or know about. Knowing these ugly truths, or more accurately exposing certain outright lies, and learning why they are simply not true will help your business. How? Because you will know how to avoid these scammers and those who give digital professionals a bad name. Now, while Circle Marketing is a marketing agency and handles much more than just online and digital marketing, there is a naiveté in most good-hearted and trusting business owners and managers who aren’t as proficient or aware of the latest and most effective strategies and how to tell if an online and/or web professional you’re thinking about contracting work to has really “got the goods.” We’ve all heard the horror stories of how some business got swindled by a so-called “web designer” who left them high and dry with nothing to show for the money they spent, after being promised the world…or at least a darn web site!
Social Media is all the rage these days. Everyone (practically) has a Facebook page, and there are stats upon stats which would blow your mind about the frequency people are on Facebook. More than any other site in history, Facebook has been the single most important website to connect with others personally and professionally. It’s reunited long lost friends, old classmates, and even long-extinguished romantic flames (much to the chagrin of some currently ignited romantic flames). Point here is that with Facebook, Twitter, and now Google Plus, Social Media is the new “Media.”