A business website is more than a virtual storefront. It is the reincarnation of your brand in a digital marketplace that will become the central hub for your company’s online advertising and communications. It acts as a virtual elevator pitch where businesses have less than eight seconds to convince users they are in the right place.
There are an exponentially growing number of ways to build brand awareness online. In just the social media sphere, there are over sixty notable platforms that may provide value to connecting with your target audience.
The digital marketing landscape is in a constant state of change. Today’s technologies evolve, and new technologies emerge on a regular basis. Keeping up with industry trends and understanding the most effective strategies can seem overwhelming.
The caveman that first discovered fire had a distinct survival advantage over those without. The first stock trader with a Blackberry had an advantage communicating more efficiently than his rival firms. And now, 63 percent of companies outgrowing their competition are using software-driven content strategies to attract quality leads with marketing automation.
When the word “brand” is mentioned in business, what comes to mind? For many, it is a logo. It is the visual look of the home page or the quality of print materials.
In actuality, a brand is much more than that. A business’s brand is cultivated in every public-facing interaction. This, of course, encompasses the examples listed above, but they only begin to touch on everything that goes in to building your brand.
The Internet changed the way businesses operate. It was just over two decades ago that less than 1 percent of the world population was online. Now nearly half of the earth’s seven billion residents are connected. They regularly scroll, click, share and buy.