Don't have time to build a full-fledged digital marketing strategy? You're not alone. It's a huge undertaking and your business doesn't afford you a ton of free time. While you should consider a digital partner for building and executing a plan for your business, there are some important things you can do in the meantime. Check out the list below and identify a few ways that you can improve your digital marketing presence today:
Organic social media posts aren’t effective at driving website visitors or converting those visitors into leads for your business, according to our data.
Instead, we think your resources are best spent on a healthy mix of other digital marketing channels if your priorities are increasing visits and contacts.
Topics: Social Media
Topics: Social Media
We recently posted an article that shut down many arguments for relying on organic social media content to boost your business.
Particularly, we refuted the idea that—according to our data, at least—organic social media posts assist in driving visitors to a company’s website and converting those visitors into viable leads.
However, that doesn't mean that social media isn’t a viable tool for your business.
Topics: Social Media
As the terms 'augmented reality' and 'virtual reality' are bandied about in offices with increasing regularity, it's important to take a moment to learn the differences between the two emerging technologies and how each can play a role in the future of your business. While both technologies enhance and modify reality, there are a few key differences that will help you decide which technology you need to pursue first. The time to act on AR and VR is now. Make sure that you're well-informed on what's what when it comes to these technologies.
At INBOUND 2018, HubSpot founder and CTO Dharmesh Shah introduced HubSpot's Customer Code during a keynote address. The Customer Code (which is detailed below) is all about solving for customer success. Earlier in the speech, founder and CEO Brian Halligan had announced that the marketing funnel was out and the flywheel was in. Instead of seeing customers as the output of process in the funnel model, the flywheel puts customers in the center and focuses on removing friction to ensure smooth spinning.
ONEFIRE's team was in attendance that day and we found ourselves nodding along with Brian and Dharmesh. Through first-hand experience, we've learned that putting customer success first is the best approach to doing business. We had plenty of stories to share with other agencies about helping clients grow better.
What is virtual reality?
We've written plenty about it, so it might seem strange that we're going back to the basics. But, sometimes, being reminded of the basics of a newer technology can help you think through unique applications for your business. Before you start to implement and then maximize the potential of VR in your business, it's important to know exactly what you're working with.
Many employees need hands-on training to feel confident taking on new tasks. But, many companies don't have the time, resources, or free hands to provide that training. As a result, either employees end up with insufficient training or the company winds up spending too much time and energy to provide adequate training. If that sounds familiar, it's time to take a different approach. Virtual Reality can be used to boost training efficiency, engaging employees and empowering them to learn on their own.
The backstage pass. It's exclusive. It's expensive. It's ... suddenly available to everybody.
Virtual reality (VR) has broken down barriers of all kinds. Whether you want to visit a university campus before applying, see far away places before booking a trip, or show off products without paying to ship them, virtual reality has changed what's possible.
VR can even give you access to experiences that were previously out of reach. If you have a favorite band (or two, or three), you know the feeling. You want to know everything about them. You want to know what the writing process is like. You want to know the meaning behind the lyrics. You want to see them practice. You want to know where they got their outfits. You want to know what they eat, what they drink, and hear stories from the road.
The modern workplace carries a heavy burden. As work in general has become more flexible and technology has enabled people to get work done from anywhere, the space your company provides can be a huge difference-maker in recruitment. While each individual has their own ideal workplace in mind, there's most definitely an arms race going on between companies to see who can offer the more attractive space.