Monthly Archives: October 2019

Leo’s Daily Tip – Today, On Public Relations

Most people think of keywords to be used only in social media. But you should have a list of keywords to reinforce your brand and product message repeating them often, even in ads and press releases.

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Leo’s Daily Tip – Today, On Strategic Planning

You may have a product to sell. But the best marketing sells an idea and not the product. What is the idea, concept or solution that your product provides and then make your marketing message communicate that idea.

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Leo’s Daily Tip – Today, On Strategic Planning

Carve out a budget designed to get customers to bring you referrals. Referrals are an easier way to get new business because they come with a customer endorsement behind them. Budget to motivate customers to make referrals to you.

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Leo’s Daily Tip – Today, On Public Relations

Try to make your B2b press release and story relate to the news. It doesn’t matter if you’re a lawyer, architect, wealth manager, or manufacturer, it you can link your message to a current event writer will be more likely to use it.

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Leo’s Daily Tip – Today, On Strategic Planning

To be most effective in marketing, one must truly understand the buyer process, meaning how the buyer obtains information, together with the steps they take and thinking they do along the path culminating in making the purchase.

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Leo’s Daily Tip – Today, On Social Media

For best B2b social media success, remember to engage in addition to posting. The media works best generating online conversations, which even businesses can do. Chat with other businesses and you’ll grow an impressive and engaged list of followers.

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Leo’s Daily Tip – Today, On Advertising

Pop ups used to be popular but have turned into an annoying extra step for prospects. Look for other seamless ways to attract customer attention and action.

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Leo’s Daily Tip- Today, On Social Media

Social media is filled with clever hashtags created by people who think they’re being creative. But to really work, find the most popular, relevant hashtags because those are the ones that the most people are following, to get more eyeballs on your message.

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Leo’s Daily Tip – Today, On Strategic Planning

True leads often come in later in the marketing funnel than at the top. Therefore your marketing strategy must be designed to put your company in front of prospects and start the marketing process well before they turn into leads. Sometimes that takes months or years.

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Leo’s Daily Tip- Today, On Strategic Planning

Customers are expensive to get and less expensive to keep. As you plan your 2020 marketing campaign, devote as much attention after a purchase to keep customer loyalty as before. Come up with 5-10 things you’ll do as part of your post-sale campaign.

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Leo’s Daily Tip – Today, On Advertising

Stock photography can be useful, but nothing communicates your unique message and brand like original photos, especially those that feature your product in an interesting way. Budgeting for original photography can dramatically increase engagement and customer interest.

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Leo’s Daily Tip-Today, On Strategic Planning

Does your organization have a thought leader…one person people think of as an expert in your industry because they see them consistently in media, speaking and in social media? One of GroupLevinson’s specialties is in developing thought leadership for clients.

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Leo’s Daily Tip – Today, On Marketing

It’s important to know who your costomers are but also important know who your customers trust. Then enlist those people to endorse your products. It may even be other customers who your customers trust most.

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Leo’s Daily Tip – Today, On Public Relations

You may have heard of using influencers to promote products, but they can be difficult to enlist for promotion and expensive. Consider using MICRO-influencers, people with smaller audiences but still influential, more targeted and often more believable.

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Leo’s Daily Tip – Today, On Public Relations

Rookie content writer mistake…saving the most important point or fact until last. In PR, it’s exactly the opposite. Lead with the most important fact or point to capture the attention first, as readers drop off as you get deeper into the article.

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Leo’s Daily Tip – Today, On Advertising

How long should an email subject line be? Long enough to engage the reader . . . but not so fast. It also has to fit on mobile screens. So make sure it’s concise enough to fit there effectively, comfortable and meaningfully.

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Leo’s Daily Tip – Today, On Strategic Planning

One effective strategy for being a thought leader is to become THE teacher of your specialty. Although most of your audience is experienced and educated in the field, many are only familiar with the status quo. Educate them about your innovation or technology and lead them to new levels.

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Leo’s Daily Tip – Today, On Public Relations

Pitching a technology story demands a balanced blend of geekiness and newbiness. Don’t assume that the writer is a scientist or engineer (or the readers, for that matter) and craft the pitch using storytelling to include the specifications.

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Leo’s Daily Tip – Today, On Strategic Planning

What do results mean to you? Are they only leads or closed sales? Think of other types of results value, e.g. communicating an overwhelming brand image over a competitor, pre-selling customers for easier sales closes, managing a longer tail sale, etc. and using marketing to achieve those.

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Leo’s Daily Tip – Today, On Social Media

How boring are your social media posts from your business? Are they filled with me-talk about services you offer and promotions? It’s more effective to be engaging and post about interesting things in your industry or tips or unique projects you’ve worked on or to stimulate conversation.

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