How Effective is Social Media for Generating Quality Leads?

How effective is social media for generating quality leads?

Very. When done properly. Social media can be very effective in generating quality leads. However, it takes planning, preparation, posting, participation, persistence, patience and perseverance. Yes, the 9 P’s of Social Media Marketing! A mistake that I see many companies make is trying to do it fast, off-the-cuff or trying to take shortcuts. They don’t… Read more How Effective is Social Media for Generating Quality Leads?

5 Target Market Personas for NonProfits

Define your target market

Unlike a for-profit business that usually has one main target market, maybe two, a nonprofit has several – at least 5 distinct ones. These 5 target market personas need to be clearly identified and embraced. You need to get to know them – intimately. You also need to find them in the social media networks… Read more 5 Target Market Personas for NonProfits

The Importance of Focusing on What Your Target Market Wants

The Ford Edsel was what Ford wanted to sell not what consumer wanted to buy.

A mistake many marketers make is jumping into blogging and posting on social media without considering who their target market is and what they want or need. It’s crucial that you think about the customer and not on what you want to sell or what you like. It Takes Vision It’s not a vision of… Read more The Importance of Focusing on What Your Target Market Wants

What Makes Your Business Different?

What makes your business different?

How your business different from the other guy, down the street, who does what you do? Before you can start marketing your business, you need to identify what your Unique Selling Proposition (USP) is. What makes you unique, better, different than your competitor. I once gave a seminar on LinkedIn for the BBB and in… Read more What Makes Your Business Different?

Building Credibility: Why Should I Buy Your Product or Service? [Infographic]

Building trust and credibility

Credibility: the quality of being trusted and believed in Today’s marketing is not about tooting your own horn. It’s not about telling the world how great you are. It’s not a sales pitch either. It’s about building trust and credibility. People buy from those whom they know and trust. They also rely on the opinions… Read more Building Credibility: Why Should I Buy Your Product or Service? [Infographic]