How relevant is the 22 immutable laws of marketing in 2018? This is a good question as undeniably this book has been a top seller for many years. Released in 1994 by Al Ries, Jack Trout, it offered a no nonsense sort of dog-eat-dog world understand of marketing, and as the saying goes: Violate them…
Data protection and privacy laws have been revised and strengthened in: Australia, Canada, the EU’s GDPR, Britain and Singapore and the wheels are turning on a new privacy act here in New Zealand.
A year from now (1 July 2019) the new privacy bill (The Bill) is expected to replace the current New Zealand’s Privacy Act 1993 so what does this mean for our marketers and businesses sending out marketing emails to their email lists and collect data online?
Advertising is one discipline, businesses regardless of their size are always looking for improved ROI. Therefore hunting down and trying new strategies for a higher rate of conversion is the overriding focus of many marketers and business owners; and in this blog article we summarise (from this article “Advertising That Works in 2018”, where you can spend your advertising dollars in 2018.
For ROI and SEO content marketing leads the charge, ahead of other strategies like online banners.
The go-live date for GDPR is nearing and businesses large and small are furiously working on their opt-in campaigns so they’re compliant by 25 May 2018. Of course the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) is EU specific but there’s no doubting it’s far reach in the global business landscape.
While many businesses on this side of the world may be looking on in horror at the GDPR, it is a timely reminder to all marketers wherever they reside and whatever industry they’re in, to adhere to anti-spam laws
For the email marketers whom have yet to get their email marketing plan underway, here are some tips to make it a huge success with more email subscribers, better conversion rates and lower unsubscribes.
Your email marketing plan will keep you focused and motivated throughout the year.
This is a good question – are your emails being read? Marketing today is tough-going especially if you’re doing the same as you ever have i.e. impersonal, transactional and always focused on what’s in it for you.
Today consumers demand more and marketers who don’t focus their content to please their intended audience end up with emails being ignored.
Some businesses are falling into the trap of just using social media to share their digital marketing campaigns.
Marketers have either forgotten the ‘tried and true’ channel “email” or they’ve fallen into the trap of believing email no longer works. This is a big mistake – email marketing remains the best channel for communication, conversion (clicking of links within the eDM) and engagement (taking further action once they’re where you want them to be – on your website or landing page).
There’s no way to avoid content marketing, it’s huge business and projected to grow to an annual spend of more $3 billion (USD) by 2019. It’s fair to say for the majority of marketers, they’re using content marketing in some form whether they’re cognisant of it or not. Businesses whom have embraced it for some time will now be using ’Interactive Content Marketing’ to improve their campaigns.
Most businesses have been doing emailing marketing for so many years is there anything new to learn? Yes. An article contributed to BusinessBlogs recently is trending right now. It has valuable recommendations for businesses specially those whom use it as their primary channel for new business prospects.
In our earlier blog article Email List Size Matters we analysed why your email lists are so valuable to your business and what steps to take to look after them and also attract more subscribers. We don’t have ultimate control over our social profiles and pages and so many of the channels that feed our business with visitors and clients yet we spend a lot of time and money nurturing them; often with dedicated personnel tasked with updating and posting regularly throughout the day. As a business we need to also focus on what we do own now more so then ever before.