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What is your marketing ROI (Return on Investment)?

What is your marketing Return On Investment?  How do you measure it?  What are you doing to improve it?

How to create £80,000+ worth of business on LinkedIn

How to create £80,000+ worth of business on LinkedIn

Take a look back from the future…

Take a look back from the future…

Website Marketing Advice

Website Marketing Advice

How often should you use email marketing campaigns?

How often should you send out email marketing campaigns?

The right marketing in the wrong way

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Are you doing the right marketing in the wrong way?

I am sure that you remember Eric Morcombe once told Audre Previn (or Andrew Preview, as he called him) “I am playing all the right notes, just not always in the right order”.

Well that is often the case with Marketing.  Businesses are often “doing all the right marketing, but in the wrong way” and changing something as simple as:

  • The headline
  • The copy
  • What you say in a telemarketing call
  • The use of video, or pictures
  • The target market
  • The call to action
  • The frequency
  • Etc

Can often increase leads and sales by 20% to 1,000%.  Watch this video to discover what I mean…

Using multiple routes to market

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Multiple Routes to Market

One of the biggest marketing mistakes that I see in business is not using multiple routes to market. So many businesses get stuck in the “We rely on referrals”, or “BNI is the only marketing we do” mindset!

The truth is that this mindset is simply costing these companies money in lost leads, sales and repeat business.  There are so many different routes to market (or income streams, as I like to call them).  Why would you not use a profitable income stream?  Here are just some of the Multiple Routes to Market for you to think about using:

  • Email marketing
  • Search engine optimisation
  • LinkedIn
  • Networking
  • Telemarketing
  • Advertising
  • PPC advertising
  • Retargeting
  • PR
  • Exhibiting
  • Referrals
  • Events
  • Direct mail
  • Postcards
  • Search engine marketing
  • Video
  • Social media

How many are you using?  On a scale of 1 to 10 how effective are these methods and what do you need to do in order to improve them?

Something to think about?  Take advantage of our many workshops and webinars.  Click here for details

Business growth advice

Marketing Training‘The knowledge which got you where you are may not get you to where you want to go’.

What do I mean?  Very simply, if you want to improve your business, your sales, your marketing and your income you have to get some business growth advice and you need to learn more. 

So the question is – how valuable is knowledge?  Well I am sorry to have to tell you that learning alone is a total waste of time. 

What do I mean?  I mean that learning without action is a total waste of time, money and effort.  It is the application of learning that makes the difference.  One of the differences between poor people and people who have become wealthy is that often wealthy people take action towards their goals on an ongoing basis.

Does this mean that it’s not worth learning?  No, it means that you need to use what you learned to improve your business.  Ask yourself the following:

  • What was the last business book you read?
  • How many business books do you read per year?
  • How many sales courses have you attended?
  • What is your knowledge of blogging and on-line network marketing?
  • Which successful businesses, or business people have you studied?

Mmmm!  Something to think about!

“Knowledge is not the secret of success.  Most people know what to do, but they don’t do what they know!”

Anthony Robbins

“Success comes down to taking the necessary action”.

Donald Trump

The question to ask yourself in order to help you to grow your business is a very simple one.  How can you make yourself better….?

Give me a call if you want to know about the £1,000 training grants available for you use to grow your business.

LinkedIn Marketing facts

LinkedIn marketing training

Shocking Facts about LinkedIn Marketing

  • Two new users join LinkedIn every second.
  • Unique visiting members grew 16% to an average of 97 million per month.
  • LinkedIn has a reach into 200 countries and territories.
  • 1 out of 3 professionals on the planet has a LinkedIn profile.
  • Out of 380 million users, 75% of new sign-ups are from outside the U.S.
  • Listing skills boosts your profile views by 13X.
  • LinkedIn profiles are 11X more likely to be viewed if it includes a photo.
  • LinkedIn reported 55 cents per share earnings and a 33% advanced revenue of $712 million.
  • LinkedIn found that employees are 70% more likely to engage with a brand’s company updates.
  • 8.33% of Americans use LinkedIn while they are on the job.
  • 13% of millennials use LinkedIn.
  • Total number of long form posts written on LinkedIn to date are 3 million.
  • The number of long form posts per week increased to more than 130,000, and there are more than 1 million unique members publishing long form content on their sites, a scale that we believe is unprecedented in the history of professional publishing.
  • 39% of LinkedIn users have paid premium accounts.
  • LinkedIn reports that more than 3 million companies have created Company Pages.
  • LinkedIn generates social media’s highest lead conversion rate which is 2.74% higher than Facebook (0.77%) and Twitter (0.69%).
  • Over 25 million profiles are viewed on LinkedIn daily.
  • 42% of LinkedIn users update their profiles regularly. 
  • 35% of LinkedIn users access the site daily.
  • 1 in 20 profiles belongs to recruiters.
  • 42 million unique mobile visitors per month. This stat is up from 29 million a year before (This is a 45% increase in just 12 months)
  • The average number of connections on LinkedIn is 930.
  • 41% of millionaires use LinkedIn.
  • LinkedIn has established that updates that contain links to more content get up to 45% higher follower engagement than updates without.
  • Posting images has been shown to result in a 98% higher comment rate.

Business Coaching UK

Marketing Advice and tips

 

 

 

 

 

 

Business Coaching UK – 90% of Marketing does not work

I have failed many times in marketing; to be honest I have probably made more mistakes than most.  However, in this process of finding out what does not work, I have also found out what does work – and, believe it or not, in my opinion 90%+ of Marketing undertaken by small businesses does not work.

Why?

It is a bit like trying to lose weight.  We give it a go for a month or two and because we don’t get results straight away we give up.  I often hear small business owners making sweeping statements like:

  • Email marketing does not work in our industry
  • Our website is a brochure site
  • PPC advertising is a waste of money
  • Facebook is not for business
  • I don’t win leads on LinkedIn.  I just use it to connect with people
  • etc, etc

The truth is that all these things work some of the time, but most small business owners try to implement these strategies without any training, or understanding of these modern marketing methods.

To clarify

It is not that the above marketing does not work; rather, it is that it was done in a way that did not work.

Here is the truth

“It is not that you are doing the wrong marketing.  It is that you are doing the right marketing, in the wrong way.”

Steve Mills

So, the keys to your successful marketing are:

  1. Keep going.  Be consistent and don’t give in too early.
  2. Change your approach.  If your marketing is not producing the results you want then something is wrong.  Test different headlines, copy, offers, target market, use of video, pictures, etc.
  3. Measure what is working and what is not.
  4. Marketing in 2015 is not as simple as it once was.  Any fool can place an advert in the Yellow Pages, but most people do not understand modern digital methods, so you need to undertake training, or get advice in this.

Need help?  Call The Prudent Marketing Team on 01256 345556.

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