Doing business in today's digital-first economy means it is essential to build your online brand to promote and sell your products and services. Whether you do it yourself or hire someone, digital marketing is a critical part of doing business.
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The global crisis we find ourselves in has upended our economy and forced brands to pivot their marketing plans to meet the needs of their audiences. Marketing during a crisis means that planned content business owners had on their calendars, required a ‘hold-stop’ or needed updating to meet the new needs of their audiences. There are steps to take to make sure you as a business owner know how to create the right content during a crisis.
If you are an existing business, it is time to review and update your marketing plan! Here are a few steps to prepare for your planning session and create a marketing plan that gets results. If you are a start-up, use the second half of the guiding questions to get started.
Value, Trust and Experience are the three most important words to know when building a successful business and developing a winning marketing strategy. Know them, live them, and promote them!
The marketing strategy is explains the why and and an overview of how you will promote your business. The marketing plan shows in more details how you will promote your business and the marketing campaign is for the promotion of a specific event or tactic.
When it comes to promoting your business, it is essential to know your ‘target audience’ - who they are, how do they think, and their location. Before deciding on marketing tactics to implement, first spend time understanding your audience, and then create ‘Buyer Personas’ to reference when developing your marketing strategies, including your digital marketing strategy, which includes your plan for developing content and social media engagement.
If you are a start-up or an established entrepreneur, there is no question that it is essential to have a digital marketing strategy to stay competitive in today's tech-focused world. Here is a simple 7-step method to create a digital marketing strategy that is both SMART and agile.
The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disability Act (AODA) are laws that government, businesses, non-profits and public sector organizations must follow to be more accessible for everyone. Websites must be AODA compliant so that information is easily and comfortably obtained when searching on the internet.