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    • Tried and True Marketing Tactics SMBs Can Borrow From Premium Brands

      If there’s one thing “premium brands” share, it’s a retail experience that caters to the customer’s wants, needs and desires. The mantra is always “yes” — no matter how ridiculous the demands. As a result, premium brands often emphasize a set of “hand crafted” attributes: a unique and genuine look and feel both online and off; an appeal to a niche audience passionate about av ...

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  • SMBs Plan to Increase Digital Marketing Budgets (Report)

    … that small and midsized businesses plan to take this year. The GetResponse study of 200 U.S.-based SMB decision-makers was conducted at the end of 2016 and provides insight into both the trends that lead the marketing industry as a whole and the specifics for SMBs. Overall, 70 percent of the study participants said their digital and web-based marketing…

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  • Sponsored Content: Using Your Website as a Customer Engagement Tool

    … This post is the third in a new sponsored series from Vivial. Customer engagement is all the rage. As behavior and preferences are shifting, the marketing world is recognizing that today’s consumer is not interested in a sales pitch. Instead, today’s consumer wants personalization, useful information and content that helps make a connection…

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  • 10 Digital Media and Marketing Predictions for 2017

    … will allow reach and engagement to be meaningfully compared across Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, etc. Influencer marketing: Perry says live and real-world initiatives will combat the lack of authenticity, and brands will turn to micro-influencers to build authenticity. Brands will rely on real-world influencer events and activations…

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  • Instagram’s Jim Squires Shares 7 Predictions for SMBs in 2017

    … and attract new ones. SMBs will reach more customers globally: Mobile marketing has opened new doors for small businesses to connect with customers across the world. On Facebook, for instance, more than 1 billion people are connected to at least one business in a foreign country. With tools to help SMBs connect with new customers in other countries…

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  • Small Business Owners Aren’t Using Instagram (Survey)

    … to track this return on investment. Perhaps a more key problem is that 51 percent of small businesses surveyed use no social platforms in their marketing campaigns and 39 percent use Facebook. For the majority, social seems too intimidating, or small businesses feel that sites like Facebook are their only reliable option. What’s important to note is that while Facebook may drive more traffic, smaller sites may deliver a higher ROI for smaller businesses. Image courtesy of Shutterstock. …

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  • Millennials Driving Change in Marketing, Media (Report)

    … examines how millennials influence marketing and what that means for the industry. Millennial marketers are adapting to the changing market a lot faster than their baby boomer counterparts. Among the 500 small and midsized businesses surveyed, millennials spend 58 percent of their budget on digital media, compared with 14 percent of boomers. Similarly…

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  • What Twitter Moments Means for Small Businesses

    … including influencers, partners and brands. At the same time, they announced that Moments would soon be open to everyone. On Sept. 28, Twitter made Moments available to everyone. But what exactly are Twitter Moments and how can they benefit small businesses like yours? This article will show you how to create your own Moments and use them to engage…

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  • Selling to SMBs: AIDA and The Conversion Zone

    … the Technology Adoption Life-Cycle, the people you engage with require a higher level of attention in order to be converted into customers. For example, the Late Majority and Laggards require much more “education and selling” before they’re willing to try something new as opposed to an Early Adopter. Make sense? Conversion Zone So here is where all…

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  • Hibu Named Facebook Marketing Partner

    … Hibu, a provider of digital marketing solutions for small and midsized businesses, is the newest Facebook Marketing Partner. The company will be part of the program’s Small Business Solutions specialty, and it will continue to develop solutions in consultation with the social network to help SMBs see results from multiple ad formats…

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  • Automated Systems: When It Pays to Put Those Eggs in One Basket

    … There are times when it makes sense to diversify and not put all of your eggs in one basket–when investing in the stock market, for example. But when it comes to workplace efficiency, it’s often worth letting automated systems manage multiple tasks using one convenient platform. Many entrepreneurs–small business owners especially–have…

    Mary C. Long/ AllTwitter- 19 readers -
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