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Today we're going to be talking about something pretty important, an introduction to e-mail marketing automation.
A lot of people ask us you know how actual email marketing and email marketing automation works so in this episode we're going to be covering that so that you really get a good understanding and introduction to how it works. All right let's get to it. So the first thing that has to happen is:
1.you have to drive traffic of some sort to some type of website or landing page so that you can direct users to where you want them to go. So in this example here we showing you a Facebook ad and when people click on a Facebook ad they can be taken either what's called a Facebook lead ads capture form which is something fairly new on Facebook that doesn't require the use of any page or a website. The moment people click on the ad they’ll see a pop up on Facebook and then their information is pre-populated there so that they don't have to type in anything and it's a much faster way to capture people's information.
2. The second option is a landing page which is a one page website specifically created for capturing people's you know name and email at the very least and there's basically nothing else that you can actually click on that page. it's designed like that on purpose so that people don't get distracted.
This is again Jaime Nacach from Bloominari and in today's episode, we're going to be talking about what marketing content to use in each stage of the sales funnel. This is an important topic to cover because it is really important to know that you can't be using all types of content in every part of the sales funnel. Why? Because depending on where in the sales cycle, each of your customers is, they want to see and be informed of different things. So let's jump right into it.
Alright, over here it's a very typical sales funnel that you can see, it starts from when people are visitors, all the way until they reach the stage where they do come paying customers. So in this case, this is going to be a very short video episode because there's not that much to cover but we're going to give you some examples. So one of the first things you want to do at the top of the sales funnel is to create engagement, but before creating engagement, you want to create awareness.
So in order to create awareness that your brand or your company exist, you have to create content that people are interested in. So that means usually talking about writing blogs that can be both writing blogs as well as video blogs, podcasts or anything else where you're trying to provide some valuable information so that people are aware that you exist. Then let's assume then people that are aware about who you are, the next step is, they might want to follow you and keep in touch and be informed of what it is that you continue to provide in terms of content. So the next step could be for them to sign up to be following you on Twitter or they could follow you on Google+ if you're still using that, or on Facebook, or on Instagram or nowadays on snapchat; there's many ways that people can follow you, right. And, it's another step in terms of showing that they're interested in what it is that you're providing.
The next step, when people are more engaged and they really start to trust you and believe in what it is that you are teaching, the next type of marketing content that could be used is when you can actually provide some sort of eBook or a newsletter or something else that people can download and keep it in their email or somewhere else that they can actually access later.
Today we're going to be talking very briefly about the main difference between Google and Facebook advertising, so that you as a small business can understand what you should be thinking about when you're trying to decide whether you should use Google or Facebook. Let me jump right into it. Alright, so Google and Facebook, they are two different platforms, they are two of the biggest marketplaces let’s call them for doing digital advertising today. They take about 70% of all of the entire online digital advertising space which means pretty much everyone or most companies are doing their ads either on Facebook or on Google.
The first scenario is based on a search, so we all know this as search engine marketing or SEM and that scenario one where somebody has an actual problem or they want to search for something and a solution so we all go to Google and we type in whatever we're looking for. And then scenario two, in general it's what's called display advertising where you see an ad, okay, that you're not really looking for it.
So usually there used to be, back in the days, display ads; there were physical graphics that you could see. Today on Facebook, they're basically through a post, so there's a combination of text and an image and now there's also a call to action. So they are definitely different than they used to be, but in this case we're going to talk about only Facebook ads, as opposed to the rest of the other types of ads that could be... such as Twitter ads or display banners or many of the other display advertising. But, the important thing that I want to highlight here for you to know as a small businesses that, one of the most important things is that, people when they're either on Google or on Facebook, they have a totally different mindset.
Welcome to Marketing Fridays episode seven! Today we are going to talk about the differences between automatic or automated marketing, or marketing automation automation vs. manual processes or manual marketing, and we are going to highlight the benefits and the pitfalls of both approaches. Then we are going to be discussing visually the differences between automated process and manual process. Let's begin!
First, we have highlighted on the left side the manual marketing process and on the right, the automated marketing process. I came up with different tactics to compare these two types of processes, so you can really figure out what are the benefits of doing automated marketing in the end.
So the first one says time for setup. On average it will take pretty much the same time to setup manual processes as well as automated processes, in the sense that both of them require similar things such as email templates or steps in order to begin the process of marketing. You might have a little more work to do for automated marketing in terms of working with technology, but let's say that an average it's going to be about the same.
Welcome to Marketing Fridays Episode Number 6!
Today, I am going to be introducing you to Zapier.com, which I believe is like your web automation genie. It’s a really important part of what I have been talking about previously and it is also important for you to understand in order to really do a lot of great marketing automation in the future episodes that we’re going to be talking about.
This is Jaime from Bloominari. Welcome back to marketing Fridays and today, we’re going to be on Episode 5, talking about business and marketing automation concepts. So, important things you should know about automation in order for you to understand the rest of the future that’s what we’re going to be talking about.
Let's get started. The first thing that you should know is what’s the difference between business automation and marketing automation.
Hello, this is Jaime Nacach again from Bloominari and welcome to episode 4 of #MarketingFridays.
Today, we’re going to be talking about the CRM and what is the CRM which is a very important tool for marketing animation, a very important tool for sales and marketing in general. So, let me explain what a CRM is first and I’m going to be giving you 10 different ways that you can actually use a CRM both for sales and for marketing.
And today, I’m going to be doing this a bit differently because I’m going to be recording my face while I’m also going to be showing you my screen. Alright? So, let’s get to it.
Hello! This is Jaime Nacach again from Bloominari and this is #MarketingFridays Episode 3.
Today, I’m going to be talking to you about how business automation actually works and talk about specifically what it is that causes things to get automated. So, let’s get right into it, so I can explain to you how the magic happens inside the marketing world, alright?
Alright, so this is basically the Anatomy of a Business and Marketing Automation 101. Let’s get right into it.
#MarketingFridays Episode 2
Full video transcript and video below.
Hello, this is Jaime from Bloominari and welcome to the second episode of Marketing Fridays.
Today is January the 13th 2017 and today I'm going to be talking to you about 15 different categories that are related to automating different parts of your business. Yes, as I said we're going to be focused on marketing automation ionn most of these episodes but I definitely want you t get an idea what different things you can do and automate many things within your business that are going to help you save again a lot of time and hopefully also a lot of money.
I'm all about trying to make my day more efficient and finding amazing tools that will help me work better. And I know that a lot of small businesses have the exact same challenges and want to do the exact same things. So now let me switch to my screen and let me show you the 15 different categories of how you can automate or make things that are going to help you work faster. Thank you.
#MarketingFridays Episode 1
As a part of my birthday celebration, I decided to publish my first ever video blog episode.
Full video transcript and video below.
Hello!! This is Jaime Nacach from Bloominari, this is the first episode of marketing Fridays. I am the owner of the marketing agency called Bloominari and we're here in San Diego, California and starting this 2017, we're going to be doing a weekly short marketing Fridays hangout, live every Friday to share with you and all of our users, everything to do with marketing technology, automation and how to make your business more efficient.
So, in this first episode, we're going to just introduce to you the whole idea of what marketing automation and business automation is with the whole goal of helping you understand the value of using technology in order to actually make your business more efficient and thus save more time and thus of course save more money.