One of the many benefits of online advertising is the ability to target your ads to the audience you're interested in reaching. AdWords is an advertising service by Google which enables businesses to advertise their goods and services in a very targeted way. By using keywords that are chosen by you, whenever someone searches using those keywords, your ad will appear in the search results. In this way you are able to effectively target the people that are looking for what you have to offer. Better yet, when using AdWords, you only pay when someone clicks on your ad.
As marketers, you use web analytics to check on the performance of your website and marketing campaigns. You may be missing an opportunity if you are not also using analytics to obtain behavioral insights into your prospects and customers. Using data to analyze customer behavior can play a huge role in your efforts to increase engagement, conversion rates, and sales. The infographic below explains why you should use data to better understand your audience and how to create campaigns they will respond to.
An association's ability to attract new members is essential for it's continued growth and success. As association marketers, you spend a great deal of time and effort promoting your association and what it has to offer. What you may not spend nearly enough time on is member engagement and retention. It's important to note that the cost to an organization to aquire a new member is 7 times greater than the cost to retain one. Membership retention is just as vital to your organization's continued success as member aquisition. Does your association have a documented strategy for member retention? If your answer is no or not really, we have found an article at Aptify that can help. Written by Jennifer Barrell, this article contains 4 strategies to keep your members engaged and satisfied with their membership. Engaged and satisfied members are far more likely to remain members.
When you think of social media, you probably think of something frivolous. You think of arguments on Facebook over the latest TV show, Pinterest photo galleries getting shared and re-shared, and Twitter storms that go on and on about celebrity gossip. However, social media is much deeper than these day-to-day entertainments. It's where we communicate with our friends and family, it's where we follow the companies whose products we use, and it is where we network to make connections. Nowhere is this clearer than on LinkedIn. Referred to by some people as Facebook for professionals, LinkedIn is where people go to shake digital hands, exchange information, grow their network, and find work. For companies looking for a new vein of social media marketing, LinkedIn is also a gold mine. If you want to know how to get the maximum results for your efforts though, you should consider the following 5 tips.
How does your organization's digital marketing compare to other associations and non-profits? HighRoad Solution, in conjunction with Demand Metric, has for the fourth year in a row produced our annual 2017 State Of Digital Marketing In Associations Report. The data for this report was obtained from more than 300 organizations and provides a global benchmark of where associations are today with their digital marketing efforts. The infographic below lists 5 key findings of the report. Take a look and see how you compare.
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The way in which consumers shop for goods and services has changed dramatically in the last decade. Everyone is online today and it is there that consumers can be found and engaged with. This fundamental shift in consumer shopping and buying habits means that marketers have had to change the way they market in order to reach these people. Marketers today are changing their overall marketing strategies. They are shifting their marketing efforts from traditional channels to digital channels and with this shift comes challenges.