7 Creepy B2B Marketing Mistakes and How to Avoid Them?

B2B Marketing Mistakes

74% of the B2B customers conduct half their research online before they complete their purchase offline.

If you look at buyer dynamics, as stated by the research above, you will know how much B2B marketing matters if you want to convert higher. A good start to your marketing efforts helps you reap the profits, either through good customers, leads or increased profits. You need to place your marketing efforts in tandem with your goal if you aim to grow your business.

Why do most companies in the B2B sector fail to achieve growth or, are unable to convert their leads into customers? 60% of B2B marketers have no strategy that they can incorporate into the business strategy. Yes, they have not planned their marketing efforts.

Even among marketers who do have a strategy in place, there are few who don’t know what will work, and which channels to accommodate for the efforts.

The biggest mistake any marketer can make is to not have any strategy. This can be the scariest part of marketing, as you don’t know what to do and how to go about your marketing efforts.

In many cases, you can fail with a strategy, if you fall prey to one of the seven mistakes that we have curated for you. Avoid these mistakes and you should do just well.

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4 Advantages & 3 Disadvantages of Being an Influencer

Advantages & Disadvantages of Being an Influencer

We look up to influencers and aspire to have the sort of lives that they have. The luxury, free gifts, continuous travel, etc. all make the grass seem greener on their side. However, that’s not completely true.  

Being an influencer has a lot of advantages. However, there are many disadvantages as well that you need to take into account. Although the glamor attached with the influencer way of life appears rosy, it’s the nature of being an influencer that makes it difficult too.  

Let’s take a look at both the advantages and disadvantages of being an influencer.

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How these Brands Make Billions By “Shocking” Users

Shock Marketing

Consumers in 2019 are deadly.  They’re skeptic, ask a lot of questions, and have a zero-tolerance policy for bullshit.

What’s more, the competition is intense, so you’ll have to go above and beyond to reach your target market.

Enter: Shockvertising, a creative marketing tactic that deliberately violates the norm to create a trendy “buzz” effect. The goal is to break the status quo and instead “shock” the target audience—but in the right way.

But this is easier said than done.

Shockvertising is a powerful marketing strategy, but leveraging controversial topics is no easy feat. That can go wrong than right (more on this later).

In this article, I share my insights on shock advertising and furthermore, talk about brands that have successfully shockvertised their target audience.

So, let’s get started!

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How to Retain Your Customers Through Marketing

Retain Your Customers Through Marketing

Acquiring a new customer costs five times more than keeping an existing one, according to a report by Invesp, and when businesses increase customer retention rates by 5%, they boost profits by 25-95%. 

To create successful customer retention campaigns, businesses should consider where customers are in the sales funnel and market with personalized information.  

Digital marketing agencies can be a helpful option for companies who have fewer resources to create a campaign on their own. 

In this article, we share strategies to help you resell your current customers. You can use the information to build a marketing campaign that focuses on increasing your retention rates.

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5 Early Warning Signs of a Brand Crisis You Need to Act On Immediately

Brand Crisis

It’s a competitive business world out there, and you cannot afford your brand to take a hit or to fall behind. That said, it’s only natural for every brand to reach a certain point in its lifespan when making a radical change, or simply evolving, becomes imperative.

Fail to evolve with the times, the prevailing trends, and the values of your demographic, and you will lose brand trust and loyalty. And boy, are there a lot of trends that demand of global brands to make a positive change.

Unfortunately, though, even the most experienced business leaders can miss some of the early warning signs of a brand crisis, whether it’s a lack of brand awareness, a shift in the company’s culture, diminished lead generation, negative customer sentiment, or other.

With all of that in mind, let’s take a look at some of the warning signs you need to act on as quickly as you can.

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Everything You Need to Know about Google Local Services Ads

Google Local Services Ads

If you have never heard of them before, this is the perfect time to learn about Google Local Services Ads that are placed right at the top of search results. You should care because when LSAs are present, 25.3 percent of clicks go to paid results. But, when these are absent, the number goes down to 14.6 percent. 

Google Local Services is a pay-per-lead advertising platform that was initially called Home Services ads when it began as a beta test back in 2015 in the San Francisco area. Back then, businesses had to complete a screening process before they could secure a listing under these Home Services ads.  

The screening process checked if the licensing and insurance requirements were met and carried out criminal background checks for employees. When consumers look for a contractor through these ads, they could call a business directly or compare the pricing form up to three businesses. 

Since then, the look and the process of Local Services ads have changed. A consumer can no longer request an online quote or select multiple businesses to request quotes. Currently, the only option available to consumers is to directly call businesses to compare services quotes. One process has stayed the same through the transition to Local Services Ads- companies still need to pass Google’s screening process.

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Why Statistics are a Key to Content Marketing Success in 2019?

Content Marketing Statistics 2019

Content marketing is an entire mood!  As profitable and marketable as content marketing is, however, there are lots of people who fail at it.

Tired of failed content marketing campaigns? Perhaps you need to get a better grip on content marketing statistics, as proper usage of statistics is the key to success in the world of content marketing.

In this post, I’ll let you in on some of these crucial statistics which are essential for your brand’s success in content marketing. This way, you are better guided on the steps to take in your next content marketing campaigns. Sounds good?

Let’s get all the juicy statistics!

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6 Brilliant Examples of Video Marketing from Successful Marketers

Examples of Video Marketing

The idea of brands requiring a video marketing strategy is not a new one; what has changed is the importance of it on every channel and platform. Today, videos are not just another part of a marketing plan. Instead, they are the central focus of campaigns, especially the ones that include social media strategies.

Marketers, today, understand how crucial videos are for a successful marketing campaign. According to a survey, an average business publishes 18 videos a month, and the content they provide is accepted and supported by their consumers.

The world we live in is a visual one, which is why more than 87 percent of people respond to seeing more video content from brands in 2019. It proves that the adoption of video marketing is increasing every day, as more businesses are investing in improving their video marketing strategies.  

Here are six ways of how video marketing can add to the success of your business, along with examples of some of the best successful marketers.

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Email Marketing: 8 Ways to Reconnect with Lost Customers and Make Them Stay

Email Marketing

Every once in a while, some email subscribers end up straying. However, with active email accounts expected to hit 5.6 billion by 2019, digital marketers need to think of ways to tap email marketing and reconnect with lapsed customers.

Findings also reveal that 80% of business professionals believe that email marketing increases customer retention and acquisition. While not directly, this fact does have implications for businesses who are looking to win their lost customers back. After all, retaining old customers is more cost-effective than finding new ones.

In modern times, inboxes are extremely crowded with marketing emails. In 2018, 281 billion emails were sent and received each day. This number will shoot up to 347 billion in 2022. On average,  the email performance based on key metrics are as follows:

  • Open rate 92%
  • Click-through rate 69%
  • Unsubscribe rate 17%
  • Click-to-open rate 10%
  • Bounce rate 06%

Cleverly written emails can improve the click-through rate and click-to-open rate. Email marketing can help you rekindle your relationship with estranged customers and turn them into loyal patrons. Here’s how:

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Internal Linking for SEO: An Ultimate Guide for Beginners [2019]

When you want your website to make it to the top page results something that you cannot afford to skip is internal linking. Internal linking has been important to Google from the day it came into existence. It is perhaps an important SEO factor after quality content.

What is Internal Linking?

As can be guessed from the name, internal linking creates links between pages on a domain. Internal linking is nothing but a type of hyperlink that not only forms a bridge between different pages on a website but also provides an ease of navigation to the visitors.

Internal links are a vital aspect of SEO. Without it, your website won’t secure the desired ranking.

Internal Link

Also, internal links indirectly help search engines like Google to understand which pages carry more weight and authority among the web pages.

Internal links are different from backlinks. The basic difference is that while internal link connects different pages of the same website, backlink connects two different websites.

Internal links also cannot make a direct impact on Google’s search engine like backlinks do. However, it doesn’t mean they are not important for ranking.

Internal links affect Google or other search engines indirectly. They also play a role in increasing the backlink authority. Internal linking is extremely helpful in ranking newly published posts or pages. When you publish a new post they do not possess any authority.

However, through internal linking, you can transfer the existing page authority of the website to the newly published posts.

In this way, you can allow a much faster indexing of the new post.

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