Friday, August 21, 2015

Smarter Marketing

A new season presents the perfect opportunity to get smarter with your marketing and boost your business at the same time.

We are going to share with you our top 4 ways you can introduce some smarter marketing in your business to achieve new growth!

Get online!!
If you don’t have an online presence, you are missing out on potential leads, and clients.
I read a statistic yesterday that said only 47.1% of Australian businesses have an online presence (Source: Australian Business Statistics (ABS): IT Use and Innovation in Australian Business 2013-2014).  

This statistic is worrying, since the level of Australian’s going online is growing every day, as is the level of Australia’s shopping online! In fact, the value of online retail continues to grow with an estimated worth of $22.1bn last year alone.

If you’re not online – WHY NOT?

Make sure you website is mobile responsive
89% of the population own a smartphone, and 60% own a tablet (2014 Australian Mobile Phone Lifestyle Index).

If you are online, you need to make sure that your website is mobile responsive. 

What does that mean? Essentially, it means that your website can be accessed PROPERLY from a mobile device.

If people need to pinch and adjust the screen to find information, they are going to lose interest. Not only that, Google may not even list you in the search results when people are looking for your products/services. 

Mobile friendly sites are now ranking higher than non-mobile responsive sites. Get mobile today.

Utilise data & stats
Businesses who will achieve the greatest growth moving forward are those who are utilising data and statistics. Data is changing the way marketers are planning for the future, basing our strategy on real facts – not our gut feeling. 

There are different ways to leverage statistics for a more data-driven marketing strategy. We are currently using data to identify challenges or ‘pressure points’ in order to understand a particular target market better. This is allowing us to develop more targeted strategies for our clients, as we can understand what makes their customers tick.

Get your database in order
It has NEVER been more important to have an up to date database. It is considered one the most valuable business resources in the current era, providing the single most targeted and cost effective form of marketing and a means in which a business can invite repeat visitation and referral.

Are you collecting customer details? If so, make sure you are collecting email addresses! Run a competition to build your existing database, or install a sign-up function on your website and Facebook. There are plenty of ways to grow your database, and when you do, make sure you start utilising it to grow your business. Work smarter, not harder.

Do you want to work smarter, not harder?? Check out our website today! Make sure you also like us on Facebook to see more smarter marketing tips!