Wondering what print collateral is?
Basically, print collateral materials are a collection of printed “leave-behind marketing materials” .
They can be utilized to support the product, service or event your company or business may be trying to promote.
“Creating remarkable content is one of the core components of inbound marketing, and one of the best ways to generate a steady flow of fresh content is by publishing a business blog.”
It is no secret that one of the best ways to generate a steady flow of fresh content is by publishing a business blog.
A blog can be an invaluable business tool – one that provides countless opportunities for you to gain authority and credibility by sharing knowledge and expertise within your industry.
The main ingredient of any inbound marketing plan is content. It’s about content that talks, walks, and thinks like the consumer — and answers every possible question or need they may have (content marketing). As Content Remains King, having a content marketing stratgey in place needs to be considered.
Content creation helps you arrive at the ultimate goal of providing your users or prospective customers with information and solutions. And all this great content works in support of your Search Engine Optimization. But keep in mind, while the fundamentals of good SEO remain essential, however SEO is no longer about just ranking for a few select keywords. You NEED QUALITY CONTENT!
Google may be able to put you in front of people — but it’s up to your content to deliver!
… so they will want to work with you
Need to request services from a graphic designer or creative professional? There’s a right way and a wrong way if want them to want to work with you.
As the saying goes, “you never get a second chance to make a great first impression.” So how you present yourself or business when you request services matters.
Think of it in terms of an attorney taking you on as a client. There’s a process involved. You’ll need to provide relevant info and reflect a level of commitment so that he may win your case. Hiring an attorney may be an investment, but it should ideally be a mutually beneficial relationship.
When you request creative services it can be thought of in a similar vein. Projects should be a “win-win” for both sides as you are both business owners creating value for each other.
Ideally the following information will provide some tips for the next time you may need to request any services from a creative professional.
“if you aspire to reach others, keep things fresh”
Imagine you walk into a grocery store and looking around you notice that all of the products are outdated. The produce is passed it’s prime. The milk is expired.
Then you look across the street and notice a competitor who has a window full of fresh fruits and veggies. He’s gone to great lengths to make sure his products are fresh and appealing. Where do you think you’ll be shopping in the future?
In line with that analogy, keeping your site updated is all too often the forgotten sun of good online business practices.
From a search optimization perspective, ignoring your site for extended periods can spell death as Search Engines and users need a reason to come to your site – and they prefer high quality, relevant “fresh food”.
Unattended websites left “adrift” for months (or years) at a time with no updates or new content generally yield very poor performance. As such, keeping your website content updated is a vital aspect as it can contribute to the ongoing success of your business.
It’s a misconception to think a website is a one time set-it and forget-it thing.
Are you ignoring your business website in favor of your Facebook page? If so, it could be hurting your business.
Current estimates place about 52% of the population using social media regularly. A % of your customers may be coming from the likes of Facebook. But what about the other 48%? They may not be using Social Media, but more than likely they are online and perhaps paying your website a visit.
Businesses have become so obsessed with their Facebook page that in doing so, sadly they are ignoring their actual website. The fact is, social media (n any form) should not replace your actual business website.
Your Website is a Hub and Business Asset – Your Facebook Page is a Marketing Channel
What needs to be better understood is your Facebook page is a marketing channel. Whereas the goal is to drive potential customers to your business asset or “hub” – which is your website.
“A website is the hub of your online marketing. It serves as the one place to which you drive prospects and leads for information and business transactions. Using only social media removes the hub, and the wheel crumbles.”