MSP Marketing collateral is a collection of media that is used to support the sales of a company’s products or services. The primary purpose of marketing collateral is to showcase your business’ products and services in an informational but attractive way, while at the same time expanding your credibility. The collateral you use should support your overall marketing efforts.
If you want your MSP to be perceived as more trustworthy and reliable, you need to build your credibility with your audience… but how do you do that? Fortunately, there are many routes to building credibility, each requiring effort and dedication. Let’s go over some of these methods now.
When it comes to business ethics, the internet and the concept of ‘going viral’ is relatively new territory. When a story breaks and begins to go viral, businesses will try and hitch a ride on the wave of attention the story is receiving. For a business, building a marketing campaign around one of these viral stories or events can be a great success, depending on your choice of event.
It’s a shame that more businesses don’t use webinars as a marketing tool. They are so effective that, in 2013, 62 percent of all marketing campaigns involved a webinar. Seemingly the perfect combination between video and content, webinars can help your business grow and reach a whole new audience.
Here's a beautiful thought, what if your clients and prospects actually looked forward to receiving your marketing material? What if customers spent more time reading your company newsletter than reading their favorite magazine? What if instead of tossing your newsletter in the junk mail pile, customers filed it away as a helpful resource? This kind of customer connection is possible with content marketing.
There is no denying that SEO can seem to be a little... nebulous at times. However, there are many ways to measure if SEO is working for your MSP: your analytics, search position, and of course conversions. Despite these tangible measurements, many MSPs don’t feel their SEO is working. Before you call it quits, here are some questions to answer before you give up on your SEO.
The purpose of your website is to promote your managed IT services. However, you can’t promote your MSP if you can’t keep visitors on your site. Internal links allow visitors to learn more about your services by visiting other pages you direct them towards. The longer a visitor stays on your website, the greater your chance to turn them into customers.
Creating content for your MSP marketing blog doesn’t have to be an area of trepidation. You’re the best advocate and resource for what makes the services you provide as an MSP unique, you just need to give your audience a reason why they should choose you. Your blog is the perfect opportunity to show your experience, ideas, and why you’re the best at what you do.
The phrase “content is king” originally stems from an essay by the same name, written by Bill Gates and published on the Microsoft website back in January of 1996. In this essay, Gates described his prediction of the future of the Internet as a marketplace for content.
When working to determine your MSP marketing plan for the year, you may be overwhelmed at the many different options that you are faced with. There are so many choices! However, there’s one foundational strategy that you should start with if you want to propel the rest of your MSP marketing strategy forward: blogging.
Continuing our discussion from our previous blog, ”MSP Marketing Guide Part 1 of 4: Your Marketing Budget”, let's discuss the basics of what your MSP’s marketing should entail.
Blogging isn’t just a hobby or a marketing tactic used for side hustles. For an MSP, it is your primary method of communication and a tool to drive traffic. Are you giving your blog the attention and, most importantly, the information it needs to attract an audience? Here’s why it’s essential to share the “secret sauce.”
While you never know which new piece of content will gain the most traction, it is not uncommon for a blog post that is not “on brand” for your MSP to take off. Instead of letting the interest in the blog and the traffic it is driving to your website go to waste, there are ways to capitalize on it and use it to develop qualified leads and conversions for your MSP services. Here are three ways how.
Your blog, like most marketing, demands repetition if you want to get noticed. If you're going to show you're an expert, you need to provide enough information to do so. A single blog on a topic is just an idea; a series of blogs on a subject makes you an expert and defines your brand.
The top question many MSPs ask is how to find qualified leads. In today’s marketplace, having a website, and expecting the dollars to roll in is a fool’s errand. There is more competition than ever before, and business owners are less likely to seek out new ways to spend money. You need to put yourself in front of them.
Instead of relying on your ‘gut’ to determine which MSP services to market, take a page from what your competitors are doing. Stop guessing which technology is in demand; by studying your competitors you might be able to gain insight into what you are lacking, or how you need to stand out.
It may be considered a cliche at this point, but the mantra, “content is king” is one of the truisms of digital marketing. Content drives traffic, develops authority, and encourages conversions. However, while original or custom content is hard to come by, syndicated content is a great workaround. However, to take full advantage of it, it needs to be customized.
If you’re active online, you probably come across blog articles that seem to fit perfectly with the time of year that it is or with major events that are happening. There’s a reason for this: these articles perform well.
After writing and designing your whitepaper, it’s time to get it added to your website and start promoting it. The third and final part of our Marketing with Whitepapers series will discuss best practices in regards to doing that, and further steps you need to take to make sure that your whitepapers stay relevant.