Tips to Help You Brush Up Your Dated Email Newsletter

Tips to Help You Brush Up Your Dated Email Newsletter

When you are sending out an email newsletter and communicating your value in order to generate leads – aesthetics matter. Incorporating email marketing best practices that are artistically pleasing can improve your readership engagement and generate more leads. Here are five strategies that will help you put your best digital impression forward. Adhere To Your Brand Standards – Always One of the single biggest mistakes a marketer can make is to stray too far from the brand voice of your business. Your brand forms a strong impression in your readers’ minds and makes a meaningful statement about your company. Don’t water down the impact of your brand by incorporating colors, images and other visual elements that veer off the standards you have set to communicate your business through your branding. Keep Typography Consistent Your text choices, font styles, and font color choices have more to say than just words. Identify specific color choices and font styles for your headings, subheadings, bullet points, quotations and other call-out text so that your copy remains visually consistent across all your communications (not just email). Make Your Content “Scanable” Most of us know how short attention spans can be when you’re competing for the attention of readers scanning through their emails. Write your articles in such a way that allows readers to easily scan content so that they are able to identify valuable information quickly. Use subheadings, bulleted lists, quotations and other easily scanable formatting to make your content as easily consumable as possible. Another way to make content scanable is by intentionally limiting the length of your article introduction paragraph. Limiting the introduction...
3 Simple Social Media Marketing Tips

3 Simple Social Media Marketing Tips

More and more prospects are using your company’s online footprint to do research before approaching you for services. If you’re working to get your brand in front of more new prospects, social media is a great way to build visibility. Here are three simple tips to help you build a consistent social media presence. 1. Get Great Marketing Content Choose content your audiences want to read. You can use content from your email newsletter programs and blog posts as regular fodder for your social networks. You may also choose to periodically share content from other reputable sources that will help keep clients and prospects up to date on important issues impacting them. 2. Post & Engage Social Fans You may choose to post links to articles, images, quotes or other engaging content. Just remember a picture is worth a thousand words. Get your posts noticed by adding interesting images, quotes or photos. Readers are more likely to click on a social media post when there is a compelling image associated with it. You’ll also need to monitor your audience’s response to your posts. Check for comments and respond promptly to them to encourage more conversation. 3. Repeat Your Social Media Process Daily Best practices suggest that you schedule at least one post per day to each of your social networks. Social media is not necessarily about shooting out a barrage of posts. It’s about building relationships. Make sure you’re posting content that will be meaningful to your followers. When your posts start conversations, be sure to interact with your followers. Whether or not your business has an active social...
3 Attention-Grabbing Content Marketing Tips

3 Attention-Grabbing Content Marketing Tips

We all know the problem: your readers are busy and their attention is hard to grab. People are multi-tasking, checking email on mobile devices, and powering through busy workdays. What is the savvy marketer to do? Here are three tips to help. 1. Keep it Classy Write relevant, quality content, and your readers are sure to respond. It may be easier said than done. However, when you take a close look at what your readers need to know, and respond by providing them with that information, you deliver on their needs. This cultivates brand awareness and helps generate leads. To get an understanding of what your clients really want to read, interview them. Select several key clients and ask them what kind of information they would like to be receiving from your firm. Conversations with your clients may help you brainstorm multiple topics from a single point. This type of direct client feedback is a valuable asset to your content marketing. 2. Invite Friends Guest blog post or newsletter articles from business partners can provide you with thought leadership pieces that your team won’t need to write. This is often a simple strategy because guest writers are often thrilled for marketing opportunities that help them get in front of new audiences. Often, these collaborations also open up opportunities for reciprocity, allowing you to reach new markets as well. Guest contributors offering meaty content can grab your readers’ attention. Think about your connections from conferences, industry events, trade shows, seminars and community events. Even your clients and ancillary service partners may make ideal contributors to your content marketing calendar. 3. Style...
We Had a Great Time in New Orleans at the 2018 Apex Conference

We Had a Great Time in New Orleans at the 2018 Apex Conference

We had such a great time in the Big Easy during the Apex Conference last week! Here’s a recap of our fun highlights from the event. This year’s Apex Users’ Conference had an excellent line-up of industry knowledge sessions with plenty of tips to help payroll providers sell more services and grow their business. After networking at the event, it was time to hit Bourbon Street and celebrate the New Orleans experience with other conference attendees. Here are some fun photos from our time in the Big Easy: Thank you to Apex HCM for putting on such a spectacular user group event! For those of you who stopped by our booth during the conference, thank you for joining us. If you missed us during this year’s event and you’d like to get a look at what the IndustryNewsletters platform can do for you, be sure to >> BOOK A MEETING NOW. We’ll show you how we can help you utilize email marketing to keep your ancillary services top of mind, access unlimited monthly email distribution, get warm leads from prospects delivered right to you, create automated launch schedules to maintain consistent communications, monitor your success with metrics and reporting, and more. Looking forward to the 2019 Apex...
3 Tips for Attracting and Managing New Leads

3 Tips for Attracting and Managing New Leads

If your company’s leads are being be generated largely by word of mouth and referral source connections, this may mean your strategy is only a passive effort. Implementing a solid plan behind your initiatives can help lead generation efforts gain momentum. Here are three digital marketing strategies that will help you consistently generate new business. 1. Nurture Your website, blog, email campaigns and social media marketing all work together to nurture your clients, prospects and referral sources. These access points help interested onlookers find you and give “tire-kickers” a feel for the benefits of connecting with your business. Take the following steps to move prospects from cold to qualified: Provide relevant and engaging content to your clients and prospects Amplify your content by allowing multiple access points to that content through your website resources, email and social media channels Include calls to action in your messaging Maintain consistent communications to create repetitive touch points Experiment with a fresh approach as needed – be willing to try something new 2. Monitor Set notifications that alert you when prospects click through on content that has a direct tie-in to your products and services. You will also need to keep an eye on the data being captured in your online marketing platforms’ reporting tools. If you don’t monitor the metrics behind your marketing efforts, you’ll never know who is responding to your messaging. You’ll also miss out on determining which content is garnering the most interest. Metrics and reporting pull double-duty by helping you connect with nurtured clients and prospects while also giving you a feel for what’s resonating with your audience....