When you market your business’ services you want to make sure you are marketing effectively! With too broad a target market, you could be wasting your marketing efforts. You want to narrow your marketing focus - so try target marketing. By doing this you will be breaking your marketing into groups. Then you will narrow those groups down, to those that would need your product or services the most.
As the COVID-19 virus continues to sweep its way through the world it is imperative that businesses remember and continue, with a little adjustment, their marketing efforts. When it comes to marketing your MSP, you can consider it a best practice to always be marketing your services. No matter what complications or difficult outside circumstances your MSP may face, you should always be marketing your business.
We have a tendency to focus most of our attention on all the things you should do as you market your MSP services, but it is also important that we acknowledge that there are a few things that you absolutely need to do as well. This is according to the Federal Trade Commission.
Trust is a critical factor in running any business successfully. A business owner needs to trust their employees to work effectively, a business as a whole needs to trust its vendors and service providers, and—perhaps most pressingly—a business’ audience needs to trust that business.
Social media is one of those things that people often assume they are really good at. Now, we aren’t suggesting that you’re one of these people, but you want to be sure that you aren’t inadvertently making a critical error when using it.
Maintaining your business’ reputation can be hard in today's age when there are so many ways and places for people to share exactly what they think about your business, whether it be correct or even true! Unfortunately, some people share fake or false accounts of their interactions with a business, and oftentimes, the business is unable to outright remove those comments. So, here is what you do if you ever find your business facing this problem:
A cold call is a useful way to initiate contact with a potential client… but having said that, it needs to be done properly. After all, we all know how frustrating unwanted calls can be, with so many spam calls still plaguing our telephones. So, what’s the key to successful cold calls in this age of call screening? Let’s break down the practices you should follow.
Let me ask you something… when you happen to receive some correspondence, whether it’s a letter or an email, where do your eyes go first? If you’re like most people, you likely follow something known as the “reading curve.”
If you want your next marketing campaign to be successful, there is a lot to consider. You have to put in the time and effort to create amazing marketing materials that are informative and visually appealing. Paired with that, you need a great offer and calls-to-action that entice the recipient of your materials to do what you want them to do.
There is one thing that can separate any cold call from the crowd: Knowledge. Knowing who your target is and what they need from you is the only way to prevent your call from being banished to the voicemail graveyard.
When enacting a marketing strategy, it is of considerable benefit to pay attention to metrics--key data and measurements that can provide you with invaluable insights. However, not all data qualifies as a metric, and not all metrics will make sense for all of your initiatives. As a result, it is crucial that you identify the metrics and key performance indicators that apply to each initiative.
We’ve been known to talk quite a bit about how important it is for Managed Service Providers (MSPs) to produce consistent, high-quality marketing efforts to achieve success. Unfortunately, many MSPs tend to make the same mistakes over and over. In order to fight against this trend, we will identify these common errors, and will provide an improved method to handling a marketing strategy.
In this five-part blog series, we have explored some of the intricacies of search engine optimization and how to leverage SEO activities most to your advantage as you build out your content. For our final installment, we’ll review some best practices to using your SEO content as a part of your marketing strategy.
Email marketing can be a powerful marketing tool for MSPs, but there is a very fine line between being productive and being detrimental. That said, you want to stand out enough that you get noticed, clicked on, read, and interacted with. Let’s talk about some email marketing best practices that your MSP can utilize for your next campaign.
Mailchimp is an email marketing platform that offers businesses quite a bit of utility and features, which makes it a popular option among them. However, this popularity means that Mailchimp needs to be particularly careful that its users abide by email marketing best practices. As someone who just wants to market your managed services, where does this leave you?
Unsure where you’ve gone wrong when it comes to your MSP marketing efforts? Don’t worry; you’re not the only one. To help, we’ve put together a list of common mistakes that MSPs make when trying to promote their company, and what you can do to avoid falling prey to them.
Hashtags: they’re everywhere. Television shows dot episodes with a stream of hashtags for viewers to use on their social media accounts. During commercial breaks, everything from political spots, to advertisements, to promos for new episodes come emblazoned with hashtags.
Making a website is easier than ever. Not only are there a myriad of companies offering pre-built websites, but you can also use a number of drag-and-drop, WYSIWYG (“what you see is what you get”) website builders to create your own website with little-to-no web design training.
Any website you visit online is designed with a certain purpose in mind (whether or not it’s designed well, is a different story). As a managed service provider, your website needs to have just as much forethought and planning as any other - in fact, it should probably have more. Let’s discuss a few requirements that a good MSP website needs to represent.
One of the biggest benefits to using social media in a marketing strategy is the fact that it gives you the opportunity to experiment with different kinds of content--like, for instance, video. Video is a very strong marketing tool to use, but the social media platform will have an influence over what kind of videos are most effective. Today, we’ll explore how to optimize your video strategy for the different social media channels.