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"Remember, remember the fifth of November, with gunpowder, treason and plot.
I see no reason why gunpowder, treason should ever be forgot."
This rhyme was created to remember the attempt to blow up Parliament by Guy Fawkes and his co-conspirators in 1605. It was created to show that acts of treason will never be forgotten, and to this day we still celebrate Bonfire Night or Guy Fawkes' Night to commemorate these events. Although Guy Fawkes was a terrorist who was hung, drawn and quartered for his offenses, he is remembered almost as an anti-hero and has been adopted by modern anarchists and protestors as someone to emulate. He represents standing up against the establishment and fighting for what you believe in.
There are tons of websites out there providing banks of stock images to anyone who is looking for them; some websites offer them for free whereas others you must pay for. These can come in handy in a lot of situations; they can be used to accompany blogs or social media posts to make them more visual, some people use them on their websites and even in their logos. While stock image websites are an easy, low-budget way to access images when you need them, they're not always the best option. Here are a few disadvantages of using stock images and what you should be doing instead.
In 2009 Apple trademarked the slogan "There's an app for that", which they used to advertise the Apple App Store and the masses of apps they had available for download. Today it seems like there actually is an app for everything, but what about your business? With increasing use of mobile devices, more and more businesses are deciding to invest in apps to market their business to mobile users.
In this week's blog we will be looking at a specific method of mobile marketing; SMS or text message marketing. Because a lot of us have a compulsive need to constantly check our mobile phones, marketing your business by sending text messages to your customers' phones is a reliable way to make sure that your marketing message is seen.
Today's society has become reliant on their smartphones; more and more often we are accessing information on the go using a mobile device, whilst commuting to and from work or as we shop, for example. Because of this, it makes sense that an increasing number of businesses are turning to mobile marketing to promote and grow their business.
As we've mentioned in previous blogs, it is much easier and more cost-effective to keep your existing clients than to attract new ones. Returning customers have also been shown to spend more money in their subsequent visits, so they're definitely good for business. So, what can you do to encourage your customers to keep coming back?
For businesses that are targeting consumers, social media is a great platform to communicate with their customers, raise brand awareness, manage customer service and promote offers and sales. If you don't have much of a marketing budget, social media can be used for free, or you can put some money into it to advertise in order to improve your performance on social media and reach more potential customers.
The marketing methods that you should use depend a great deal on whom you are targeting as your ideal customer. One simple way of categorising your target market is whether you are aiming your product/service at businesses (B2B) or at consumers (B2C).
An important consideration when researching and planning your marketing is your customer; who are they, where do they work, what do they do in their spare time, where do they live, what do they spend their money on. It’s a good idea to set a clearly defined target demographic that you’re aiming your product/service at, and researching as much as you can about the people or businesses within this demographic.
Last week we talked about marketing research and why all businesses should be focusing on this at the beginning of the year to improve their marketing and grow their business in the year ahead. In this blog we'll be providing you with some more practical tips on how to get started with marketing research and analysis.