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We Are Closed on Memorial Day!

We hope you’re having a great start to cookout season – and planning for a wonderful Memorial Day weekend with family and friends.

We wanted to let you know ahead of time that we’ll be closed on Monday, May 28 for Memorial Day – but we’ll be back open on Tuesday, May 29 as usual.

Enjoy your holiday and let us know if you need anything when you get back! You can also fill out this handy contact form, so we’ll call you to talk about your copywriting, content marketing, or social media project when the holiday is over:

5 Ways to Avoid Brand Distraction & Market Your Business Effectively

If you are feeling dizzy from a daily overdose of information, you are not alone. According to the Nielsen Total Audience Report, consumers and digital marketing specialists alike spend nearly 11 hours per day consuming media.

While ad and article fatigue are common, so is brand envy. Many executives and their social media teams fill their feed with competitors, professional lifestyle accounts, and leading entrepreneurs. The constant comparisons and pressure to perform at 110% would have anyone stressed about their strategy.

Some CEOs and their marketers think they need to be everything and do it all. However, perfection is not possible. Instead of worrying what you aren’t, start focusing on what you are. Follow these tips to block out the noise and deliver your unique brand proposition to your customers:

Tips for Showcasing Your Unique Brand & Igniting Business

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Tone Down the Browsing

Commit to spending a little less time scrolling through motivational quotes and browsing others’ Facebook company pages — and more time working on your marketing strategy. Schedule a brief competitive review session once per week and record your findings. You can ask certain members of your team to do the same. Hold a monthly meeting to review insights.

Define Your Value Proposition

Clearly determine what makes your products or services better than the competition. Be sure to focus on your brand’s unique attributes without comparing them to others. Whether you offer personalized and efficient customer service or natural, healthy ingredients, it is important to succinctly illustrate and share why clients/consumers should work with you or buy from you.

Think of a few words or emotions that describe your company. Many consulting firms want to show they are trustworthy, professional, and insightful, while restaurants may prefer to appear enthused, joyful, and family-oriented.

Illustrate Value Creatively

Once you define your company’s unique attributes, it is time to show them off to current clients and potential customers. Professional services brands can share and write about news stories that pertain to their clients or advice consumers may not know about. They can also post team photos and tips to build trust and a stronger digital relationship. Healthcare practices could provide helpful information about medical conditions, tell families when to see their primary care physician and provide updates about illnesses in the news, like the flu.

Think about what you offer to customers and what they need from you. Match your strategy with beautiful, colorful images, requests for engagement, and informative knowledge guides.

Commit to Your Value

Post and engage with your audience regularly. Keep your value proposition in mind each time you schedule a post or reply to a customer. Every cover photo, infographic, and video you create should keep the uniqueness of your brand in mind. Ask yourself each week, “Am I communicating our value effectively?”

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Evaluate Your Results

Stay committed to your marketing strategy by measuring the efficacy of your posts, articles, and digital ads with analytics. You can also ask customers for their feedback while offering them a creative incentive. Meet with your marketing team regularly to discuss how your branding strategy is working. Ensure this conversation is separate from your chat about the competition.

While scoping out the competition is still important, it’s important to remember that the other isn’t everything. Balance your analysis of like-minded brands with a clear and focused marketing strategy that defines who you are and what makes your company (or products) unique. This approach will help you and your team relax and focus on improving your marketing strategy and helping your customer.

Does your business need assistance with branding, content marketing, or social media strategy? We’re here to help. Call us at (321) 574-3854 or email social@thesocialcampfire.com

 

Happy International Women’s Day!

Margaret Thatcher once said, “If you want anything done, ask a woman.” We concur.

As a woman-owned, woman-run American small business, we couldn’t be prouder of our fellow female entrepreneurs, business leaders, and creatives on this day. Happy International Women’s Day from The Social Campfire! We always, always believe in you. ❤

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NASCAR Revamps its Marketing Team; Melds Edit & Content Marketing

Last summer, NASCAR created a new 40-person content strategy group to oversee the league’s editorial and content marketing operations. Previously, NASCAR had separate teams dedicated to its website, social pages, video production, creative design, advertising partners and entertainment marketing efforts. These were individual business units, with their own, often overlapping goals, which created natural inefficiencies with how NASCAR created and distributed videos and other content across platforms.

The new group, which is overseen by Parker, was created to oversee all of NASCAR’s digital and social content and marketing efforts. It consists of the previous teams as well as six new digital content producers with backgrounds in writing and video production and editing. NASCAR’s TV production team and entertainment marketing team still exist as separate units, but have several staffers embedded within the content strategy group and participate in the group’s daily meetings every morning, Parker said.

Click the link to read more about NASCAR’s latest marketing moves and innovative strategies.

How to Ignite Your Digital Marketing Strategy in 2018

The ways we interact with and engage our customers are constantly evolving. In today’s consumer landscape, the start of a new year is always the perfect time to re-evaluate and recharge your digital marketing strategy. Whether you are looking to improve your social media marketing efforts, content marketing quality, or simply don’t know where to begin, The Social Campfire can help. Read the best ways to improve and ignite your marketing in 2018.

2018 Digital Marketing Tips

Harness the Power of Big Data

You don’t need a system that costs thousands of dollars to harness the power of big data and artificial intelligence. Social media platforms and analytics technology providers are constantly creating ways to make engaging with your customers and understanding what they want easier. Chatbots, in-depth conversion data, and better client data services are making it easier than ever to design and adjust your marketing strategy. Talk with a reputable, remote digital marketing provider if you need assistance obtaining the software or gathering valuable information.

Utilize App Technology

Today, there’s an app for everything. Capitalize off app technology by learning how your brand and customers can make the most of them. Some companies will benefit from creating their own app in 2018, while others will choose to focus on advertising within apps or leveraging partner apps to provide better services. Meet with your marketing and executive teams to discuss your goals for the year and how applications can meet those needs.

Write Effective Native Ad Copy

Native ads are those that match the natural form and function of the platform they appear on. When you see sponsored posts on LinkedIn and Facebook or polls on Twitter, the company has paid for native advertising. With this trend comes the need for impeccable, engaging ad copy. Hiring a copywriter on a project or part-time basis can provide you with the marketing knowledge and writing prowess your business needs to make the most of your digital ad spend.

Capitalize On Micro-Moments

Micro-moments are defined by digital marketers as snippets of time where brands are interacting with their audience on the fly. Is your CEO getting ready for a keynote at your industry’s top tradeshow? What tips does your company president have for packing for a big trip? Teaching them to create micro-moments on Snapchat, Instagram, and Facebook can build trust and transform your engagement rates. If you are an administrative professional, executive, or marketing director looking for these types of educational and instructive services, contact The Social Campfire for affordable online or face to face (Central Florida) social media classes that will help your team gain the skills you need to stand out.

No matter what you need to accomplish for your brand or business this year, there is a social media marketing, copywriting, or content marketing strategy to make it happen. Whether you need to define your strategy for the new year or receive help for a certain tactic, The Social Campfire can help. Call CEO Jess Dawkins at (321) 574-3854 or email us anytime at social@thesocialcampfire.com. You can also schedule a free consultation with Jess on Setmore