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This category will feature articles about new and upcoming trends in digital marketing, to keep you up to date with the most relevant and interesting ways to get in touch and reach your end-users, fans, or customers. 

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Expand Your Business with Little Effort

Small business owners become so consumed with managing the day-to-day tasks of their business that there is no time left to grow them. However, growth is essential to staying a step ahead of the competition. How can you grow your business with relatively little effort? Start with one of these “growth hacks:”

1.Try an Employee-Based Referral Program.

Recent research suggests there’s up to an 8 percent overlap in your employee’s social media networks and your own. This presents a great promotional opportunity. IBM started an employee referral program and found that leads that came from social media converted seven times more frequently than leads from other sources. By creating an employee-focused referral program, you can boost your profits while improving employee satisfaction – a win-win. It also saves money on pricey marketing campaigns.

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Encouraging interaction creates more engagement

Micro-interactions define marketing success. A site visitor may not make a purchase on day one, but each time they engage with your site, they grow one step closer to a conversion. Incorporating interactive content into your digital presence is a powerful way to create micro-interactions and drive conversions. Quizzes, calculators, assessments and other types of interactive content not only encourage longer periods of engagement, they can also provide your team with invaluable data-driven insights.

Why Interactive Content Works

Native interactive content on your company’s website gives visitors a reason to return, even if they’re not entirely committed to making a purchase yet. Simple games, surveys, calculators, and other interactive content on your site provide simple, free, and engaging ways for visitors to interact with your company. Interactive content also conveys quality; it shows visitors to your site that you have invested in creating something unique and memorable, which in turn conveys the idea that you’re a serious competitor in your market and worthy of their trust and their business.

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Networking on LinkedIn can get you better targets

LinkedIn may not be the social network that first comes to mind when we are talking about marketing – but you should not underestimate it.

While you should not expect tons of traffic to your website or an endless number of signups from LinkedIn, for lead generation, LinkedIn can well prove to be the best network to get TARGETED leads.

LinkedIn is not about shouting out, LinkedIn is about connecting. And there is a lot of power in the connections that you already have. These can give you a head start when it comes to B2B lead generation.

There are various ways to use LinkedIn to get targeted leads – here are x of them:

Put your network to work

A network is invaluable. And even if you are looking for other contacts or more leads, the connections you have are the best start to grow your network with targeted leads.

1. Make a move and ask for introductions that may fit

Ask the people you are connected with to introduce you to people from their network that might be of interest to you. In most cases your request for help with an email saying something like: “I am doing this now, if you know anyone that might be of interest to me or I should connect to please introduce us“ is very unspecific. Since this requires people put some thought into who might be interesting for you this usually works best with people you know fairly well and who are willing to invest time into helping you.

For people with whom you are rather loosely connected you should be more specific and ask for introductions to some people of your choice – which leads us directly to the second way to get leads:

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Generate more leads with a more robust Facebook marketing strategy

Most businesses have a Facebook page, but they aren’t taking full advantage of one of the most powerful marketing mediums on the web. Facebook has approximately 2 BILLION active monthly users, making it the must-have social media platform in any marketer’s playbook. To stand out on this active network, you’ll need to engage users from multiple angles. 

A Multifaceted Approach to Facebook Marketing 

Businesses can leverage the power of Facebook in several ways, and it’s up to each marketing professional to choose which avenues are most likely to yield the best results for their brands. Visibility and engagement are the most crucial aspects of any approach, but it’s imperative to update pages and engage with commenters and subscribers on a consistent basis no matter how you construct your Facebook marketing strategy.

18 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Hiring A Digital Marketing Agency

Remember the Staples® Easy Button™ commercials?

One click of the Easy Button and all the work is magically done!

Yep, we all wish that business tasks were easy. But sometimes we have to roll up our sleeves and do the hard work required. Fortunately, when you hire a marketing agency like Bloominari, we do almost all of the work for you.

Whether you’re currently shopping for a marketing agency or not – the rest of this blog post will help you understand what you need to know and understand about your business and its customers before you hire a marketing team to enhance your efforts.

Why would your company need to hire a marketing agency?

Is Your Email Subject Line Ruining Your Campaign?

If your target market is under the age of 60, chances are that your email marketing leads will first see your email on a mobile device. It will pop up loud and clear like a shining beacon on the screen of a cutting edge iPhone, Samsung, or Motorola phone.

If your subject line isn’t relevant, compelling, and clickable, the rest of your content doesn’t matter – it’s gone forever with the swipe of a finger.

Instead of letting your email marketing efforts fall flat, consider the impact your subject lines may be having on your open rates.

Choosing a Hero Shot to Make Your Landing Pages Pop

The hero shot has become one of the most significant trends in web design over the past few years. These large, compelling visuals should express the core of your brand offering in the blink of an eye. Unfortunately, many hero shots fall short of the goal. They are too contrived, too stock, or too confusing. To really stand out, a hero shot should be authentic, natural, and beautiful. Overhauling your entire company image isn’t necessary in most cases, and it’s important to avoid going overboard with your hero shots.

How to Get the Best Marketing Automation Tools on a Budget

If you’re really excited about automating your business but you don’t have a big budget to invest in expensive tools out there, this article is for you.

Marketing automation is evolving very fast. According to a recent Clickz survey, “59% of Fortune 500 companies now use marketing automation along with 95% of SaaS-based companies.” About 26% of businesses extensively use marketing automation software to manage lead generation.

12 Common Reasons Why You're Not Attracting Customers to Your Website

Your business has a new, fresh website that you love. And that’s great.

(If you’re not in agreement with that last sentence, click here.)

But your business needs more than just a website. Potential customers have to find your website, feel a need for what you’re selling and ultimately trust your business enough to spend their hard-earned money.

However, the first step, getting people to the website, is perhaps the most critical.

What VR Gaming Can Teach Marketers About Storytelling

Hey there folks, it’s Amanda for my last care package of knowledge from SXSW.

I was determined to get the best storytelling advice and was thrilled to discover a session in gaming about VR storytelling. I was eager to learn how gamers were using virtual reality as gaming is one of the purest forms of storytelling. 

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