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Monday, 30 November 2015 22:42

Online Marketing Strategy Plans for 2016

The early bird gets the worm.

Or, at least, you have much better odds of getting the worm than those who procrastinate.

Now that the end of the year is approaching, this might naturally feel like a good time to slack off. Alas, there is pivotal research and planning to be done!

Take advantage of the new year and use this as a time to gain momentum.

When you take the time to plan ahead, you are more likely to budget wisely, use your time more efficiently and think up creative tactics to beat out your competition.

A new year brings new opportunities, new obstacles and new goals. Do some brain storming and figure out what those are for your business!

Read my below-mentioned ideas about what you should do in December 2015 to get ahead for 2016.

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Tonight I attended a great marketing meetup hosted by the SoCal Marketing Club in San Diego's new downtown coworking space ROC. The event featured a great talk by OrganikSEO titled "Using Content to Amplify Your SEO Campaign" and it inspired me to write this short post.

Shortly after meeting Julien Brandt, OrganikSEO's founder and speaking about various online marketing topics, he shared with me his company's new "Growing your Busines Online" infographic, which shares the essential message of this blog post in a single image. In fact, this image is being shared here on Bloominari's Blog before Julien had a chance to post it on his own site, so I'm happy he gave me the opportunity to do so :-)

Growing Your Business Online Infographic

Now, don´t panic. Even if you don´t know what inbound marketing is, chances are your non-profit is already partaking in it. And when done right, it can be the most effective method for an NGO to enlist donors, supporters and volunteers.

Inbound marketing depends heavily on content. Thus, it adapts beautifully to the non-profit universe, where stories are compelling, moving and rich.

The following are some key elements of an effective inbound marketing campaign, and examples of NGOs that have applied them successfully:

1. Optimize Your Website to Increase Conversions

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This week, we'd like to share with you an interesting new Infographic that gives us an insight to the most successful online marketing campaigns, how much revenue they generated, what made them successful, and much more.

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Marketing your business on a tight budget.

If you’re a small business or a new company starting out, chances are you have a pretty limited budget for marketing your brand, products, and services. Yet, the fact that you’ve at least thought about doing marketing to promote your business, means you understand the importance and value of using marketing services and tools to help boost your company - so congratulations on taking that first key step!

Now that you understand the need to market your company, it’s time to decide how to spend your money in the most efficient and strategic way to increase your odds of attracting new leads and clients. In today’s complex Internet marketing world, there are hundreds of different ways to promote your company and solutions, thousands of tools to help you do it yourself, and thousands of marketing agencies to help you along the way.

Yet, the question of where to start and how to allocate your money still remains. To help you, we’ll share with you what our marketing strategy team shares with our existing clients when faced with this question.

Things to consider before following our tips:

Before we jump into exactly what services you should consider, it’s important to note that not every business will need the same services as every business is different, has different goals, different target markets, budgets, etc. Thus, the following list of services is not meant to help every company, but only those who’d benefit from marketing their products or services to a target audience that can be defined through online marketing services with a wide range of people.

Top 5 marketing services to consider when promoting your business online:

Note: Items are listed in order of importance, with number one being the most important. Depending on your exact marketing budget, you may or may not have enough money to invest in all five services listed. When that is the case, we suggest that you invest in the most important ones first.

  1. A Business Website
  2. Online Advertising
  3. Social Media Presence
  4. E-mail Marketing
  5. Content Marketing, Blogs, and SEO

Related post: How to take your business online - 5 must have digital tools

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What is Online Marketing Automation?

Throughout the history of mankind and our existence, humans have constantly been in the pursuit of making life easier. In most cases, this has been achieved by developing new tools and technologies that help achieve things faster, easier and more efficiently.

Today’s modern online marketing tools are no different, as they allow the modern digital marketer to achieve many tasks faster, with less effort and more efficiently overall. Let’s explore what Internet marketing automation is all about.

Intro to Internet Marketing Automation

In today’s digital marketing world, marketing automation refers to the ability to program, schedule, or automate one or more tasks to make a marketer’s work more effective.

Marketing automation comes in various shapes and sizes. It can range from a task as small as scheduling a social media post, to a very complex automated marketing and sales funnel that includes web user tracking, e-mail sign-up forms, lead scoring, e-mail open & click rates that help trigger specific emails, printed mail pieces, scheduling a rep to call a lead, and much more.

Types of Marketing Automation Tools

As the Internet continues to evolve, there’s a constant flow of innovation that bring to life new, better and different types of online marketing automation tools. Some of these tools are stand-alone applications and work independent of other software, some work only as add-ons or extensions to other applications and some as a combination of both.

Within the various automation tools, some solutions target specific online marketing niches - such as E-mail or online ADs only, others offer a complete solution of various pre-integrated marketing tools, while others offer the ability to easily connect independent web-based tools with each other to add automation capabilities without the need of complex custom-made programming.

Tools by Service Type - Full details below

  1. E-mail Marketing
  2. Social Media Management
  3. Customer Relationship Management (CRM) 
  4. All-in-one Sales & Marketing Software
  5. Online Advertising
  6. Integration and Syncing 

How Does it Help Increase Sales? 

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