Events: Are Your Marketing Visuals Telling a Good Story?

Trade show and event planners, let’s talk about visual promotion for a quick second. How big is your photo and video budget? How specifically do you plan the photos and videos you want taken during the event? When was the last time you made any changes to either of these areas?

For many planners, the focus is on the here and now, getting everything together for the current event. I get it. There’s a lot going on. But it’s time to put more thought into the visuals you’ll use for promotion of the next event. Too often, I hear, “we have photos, but they aren’t great” or “video would be nice, but we didn’t shoot any”. Why? At this point, there are few more important marketing expenses.

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Content Marketing-What’s the Point?

Content marketing is the marketing industry’s latest go-to strategy. Never before have we had such an opportunity to target our audiences so directly or create such a personalized experience for them. Therefore, a lot of marketers have jumped right in and are furiously creating content—videos, graphics, case studies—and launching accounts on social media networks.

But what is really the point of content marketing? What should a content marketing strategy seek to accomplish? Continue reading “Content Marketing-What’s the Point?”

5 Questions Your Content Marketing Partner Should Ask (and 1 You Should Ask Them)

You’ve found and maybe already hired the right content marketing agency or consultant. They’re curious, experienced, knowledgeable of the industry and you’re ready to go. What’s next? Get ready to get personal (about your business anyway)! A content marketing partner, whether hired to implement a comprehensive content strategy or work on a one-off project needs to be brought into the big picture in order to achieve maximum results with their work. The more intimate of a picture you can give them of your business’s inner workings, the better output you’ll receive in the end.

A content marketer doing their due diligence should ask the following five questions at a minimum before diving into any strategies or projects: Continue reading “5 Questions Your Content Marketing Partner Should Ask (and 1 You Should Ask Them)”

Why Content Marketing is Thriving

Today’s buyers are savvy. They don’t settle. Companies must earn their business and they’re not shy about going elsewhere or voicing their unhappiness. Technology has served as a catalyst for this attitude by making it easier than ever for buyers to find alternatives or use social media to express their views.

The number one way companies succeed in this marketplace is by earning their customers’ trust. And how does a faceless business earn trust of individuals with thousands of different needs and perspectives? Yes, content marketing. Continue reading “Why Content Marketing is Thriving”