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Digital Marketing has evolved rapidly over the last five years. Maybe longer. Its speed to market, its improved ROI attribution and scale of reach has taken Digital Marketing from buzzword to a staple of any forward thinking company’s marketing strategy. Yet, is there still a place for offline marketing?
Back in the good old days before the internet and social media there weren’t that many places you could complain, certainly not that publicly anyway.
Do you remember the Three Billy Goats Gruff?
Depending on which story you read, these intrepid explorers risked their lives crossing a bridge which happened to house a rather hungry troll. You can read the story here if you fancy, but the long and short of it is (spoiler alert) the troll gets owned by the largest billy goat, and the three brothers spend eternity chomping on sweet, green grass.
Here at Koozai we love working on our branding. A strong brand can not only generate a positive relationship with customers but it can also help visibility online and in search engines. To help us keep our branding as clear as possible, we created a brand guidelines document for our own reference.
Top brands are constantly striving for a perfect page one when people search for them by name. This means no negative reviews or bad press and complete domination in the SERPs for brand related searches. But how can this be achieved?
Alongside “SEO is dead” posts (we’ll get to them another day) the other thing I hear constantly is that SEO ruined the Internet. Their argument for this is that through the pursuit of adding keywords, gathering links and leaving web footprints, that the online environment is worse because of SEO. In reality SEO has helped the web in a lot of ways, and you don’t have to look far to find the real offenders who are damaging the Internet, with the term digital marketing being dragged through the mud in so many places. In this article I share the worst offenders in my opinion.
Viral campaigns don’t just happen. It takes planning, strategy and a fair amount of good luck. After all, perfectly acceptable ideas can fall flat or be hijacked by an unforgiving social audience. So how can you create a successful viral campaign?
When is a fruit not a fruit? It struck me when sticking a hashtag on a tweet the other day – to some an Apple is a fruit second, and a gadget brand first. This is what great branding is all about! By leveraging your audience, you can create your own brand. Here’s what your business needs to know.
Usually when a company wants to enter the online space they will find a way to create an online presence, generally in the form of a website and work hard to get the website live as soon as possible. This is usually met with a disappointing flow of visitors to the website and a lack of website leads/conversions.
Real time marketing is the latest craze to hit the digital world. Brands are jumping on current events as they unfold while reaping the rewards of interacting with their target audience. Tube strikes, Oscar selfies and football transfers have all been successfully exploited by brands ready to market in the moment. So what are the best platforms for real time marketing, and is it cost effective?
Gamification isn’t a brand new concept and has been around for quite a while now. I’m pretty sure you have heard of it; however for those who haven’t, you’re not alone. Research conducted by Upstream in 2012 revealed a worrying fact; two-thirds of marketers don’t know what the term gamification really means.