Twitter is focusing on acquiring new users and disrupting how people use the platform. LinkedIn and Instagram are becoming the two main channels for B2B and B2C marketing. And, we’ve seen a major shift towards video content on social channels and owned media. Instead of just chasing this trend, we stopped and asked - what’s driving it?
To connect with customers today, you need to show, share and connect. Reveal your brand’s authenticity. Its impact. Tell its story in a way that resonates. But more than that, you need to understand that your audience craves engagement and immersion. You need insight into the background against which they consume content. So, in a time-pressed, digitally saturated world, how do you reach out and connect? Here are some tips, tricks and key considerations.
More and more companies are turning to video to connect with their customers. They’re using how tos to add value. Tutorials to clarify. And thought leadership shorts to give customers a unique window on the company’s innerworkings.
Some regard video marketing as just a passing fad. Others think of it as the icing on the branding cake - a ‘nice to have’. In this post, we separate the facts from the fiction. Here’s why video marketing is set to be one of the most important ways of connecting with customers in 2018 and beyond.
If you’ve determined that your current market is getting too saturated or too small for your needs, international expansion may sound like a logical next step. It is also a big step into the unknown, which is why you should learn what to focus on before scaling internationally.
When your global scaling plan goes wrong, there are usually ways to overcome whatever difficulties you’re facing, but legal obstacles are the one thing you can’t work your way around. Failure to comply with the law can lead to large fines or even company shutdown. Researching market legalities before scaling should be high on your priority list.
An avid traveler will learn about the local customs before visiting any country, to keep safe and avoid misunderstandings. Companies that plan on scaling to a new market should do the same — there is a cultural ruleset to follow, and ignoring it can have grave consequences. What are the sensitive cultural spots when talking about global marketing?