Why Digital Marketing Is Eco-Friendly Marketing

Posted by on Jul 15, 2019 in Digital Media Marketing |

Today’s buyers are much more discerning about the brands they buy from. They want to know that the companies they support don’t harm the environment, that they are invested in social upliftment and that they treat employees and clients well. When it comes to your company’s marketing activities, how often do you take a step back and consider your impact on the planet? Whether you are manufacturing clothes or planting trees, your marketing methods and channels need to have as little effect as possible on Earth’s natural resources. Here are a few reasons why digital marketing is eco-friendly marketing: No Printing From flyers and banners to booklets, calendars and magazines, a lot of traditional marketing methods focused on printing. Not only does this require trees to be chopped down for paper, but you also need ink to print onto the paper and then you need to distribute the materials.  Digital marketing, however, rarely includes any type of printing. Communication is disseminated online without leaving a paper trail that will eventually land up on a landfill. No Carbon Emissions Many times, transporting marketing materials from point A to point B requires a car, truck or plane. These carbon emissions can be added to the carbon footprint of your marketing campaign. With digital marketing, there isn’t any transport involved, which will make your brand greener than your competitors’ who need vehicles to transport their materials. Besides the fact that digital marketing is inherently greener than traditional marketing, it also has more reach, it can be more targeted and the results are much easier to measure. Contact WSI OMS for help with your paid online advertising or digital marketing strategies today. Please follow and like...

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Landscape Videos in Instagram

Posted by on Jul 12, 2019 in Instagram, Social Media Marketing |

Following the news in mid-2018 that they would be enabling longer-form content, Instagram hit 1 billion monthly users. While still less than Facebook, the steep increase in user growth and engagement were in sharp contrast to the stagnant growth rates of Snapchat and Facebook. This impressive growth means that Instagram cannot be ignored as part of your digital marketing strategy.   What is IGTV?  On their blog, Facebook-owned Instagram explains that IGTV is “a new app for watching long-form, vertical video from your favourite Instagram creators. While there is a stand-alone IGTV app, you will also be able to watch from within the Instagram app so that the entire community of one billion can use it from the very start.” Originally, the thinking was that being an app which was designed for mobile use, IGTV was “built for how you actually use your phone, so videos are full screen and vertical.” However, two factors came into play which made Instagram relook at their new app: IGTV was slow in taking off. Those who share videos did not want to reformat each of their YouTube videos.   Recent Changes to IGTV The result of this reassessment is that it is now possible for horizontal format videos to be uploaded. “We’ve heard from creators who want to upload landscape videos for IGTV. Similarly, we’ve heard from viewers who come across landscape videos in IGTV but want to watch them in a more natural way. That’s why we’re announcing support for landscape videos in addition to vertical.” Kudos to Instagram for listening to their users and adjusting their product accordingly.   Learn More  Would you like to garner new leads or enhance your reputation through digital marketing? Then contact WSI OMS for social media marketing, website design and SEO services today. Please follow and like...

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The 6 Biggest Benefits of Facebook Advertising

Posted by on Jul 8, 2019 in Facebook, Social Media Marketing |

If you have a Facebook page for your business, chances are good that you need to use Facebook ads to grow your following and sell more. Here’s why: Your Organic Reach Is Getting Smaller Facebook is decreasing the organic reach of your posts, in other words, they are only showing your posts to a very small percentage of your fans. To increase the number of people who see your posts, you need to consider boosted Facebook posts or promoted posts. Inexpensive It is one of the most inexpensive ways to advertise. You can start with only $5 and only increase your Facebook marketing budget when you get a clear indication that you are getting the results you wanted. It Is Easy Creating a Facebook ad is very simple as you only need an image and a few lines of text.  Instant Feedback It is a great way to get instant feedback. If you are unsure about whether there is a market for your business idea or whether your product will sell, you can test your idea before you spend money. Instead of investing a considerable amount of money in product stock, for example, you can see what the interest is before you start selling. Detailed Targeting Options You can target people based on their job title, marital status, the mobile device they use, the people they follow and so much more. You can target people who are your ideal customers simply by using Facebook’s targeting options. Retargeting Options You are now able to remarket to people who have followed a specific action and have prequalified themselves for remarketing from you. Need help with your social media marketing or digital marketing campaigns? Then contact WSI OMS today. Please follow and like...

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How to Write Cold Emails That Will Get Read

Posted by on Jun 26, 2019 in E-mail Marketing |

All of us have received a cold email in the past. Usually, it’s not hard to see why a cold email is bad. When you get an email in your inbox, you will generally only see the email subject line and the first part of the first sentence. What you need to do is make sure that the subject line is at least neutral. Some neutral headlines that work well include “Hi, from Francois”, “Quick question” and “Question about…” The reason why generic subject lines work is that they don’t turn a person off. If you had pitched your product line in the heading, there is a good chance that the email will be deleted and that they will not read the body of the email. The first line of the email needs to be very specific towards their business. Using a compliment works well. If you are emailing a restaurant, you could say “love the food photography!” and if you are targeting an individual, you could congratulate the person on having worked with a big brand name recently. One of the best ways to get people to respond to an email is to tell them something that they already think is true. Speak it as an expert and then tell them the solution. Email marketing is still one of the best ways to communicate with people. It is cost-effective, immediate and people feel comfortable using the platform. To make sure that your emails get read, focus on finely crafting your emails so that people feel compelled to respond. Need help with your email marketing strategy? Then content WSI OMS today. Please follow and like...

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Four Facebook Ad Strategies You Should be Using

Posted by on Jun 25, 2019 in Social Media Marketing |

Want to up your Facebook advertising game? Here are four strategies that you should be using: Messenger Ads A lot of marketers are taking advantage of Facebook’s messenger ads, but not to the full advantage that they can be used. Something to consider if you have a messenger bot on your website is to use a tool like Mobile Monkey, Chat Fuel or ManyChat to broadcast messages to them. You can also collect their information such as email addresses so that you are able to communicate with them via email as well. Story Ads Facebook stories are still new when compared to how long Instagram has been giving users the ability to share real-time stories, which means the costs are relatively low. There is a low cost to produce because people expect Facebook stories to be shot natively using a cell phone. If a video is too well-produced, it may look like an advertisement and lead people to scroll past it. Stories are underutilised by marketers, so take advantage of this tool. Remarketing Videos If someone visits a services page on your website and doesn’t fill out a form, you can retarget them. Retargeting a person is much cheaper than trying to get a new lead, so don’t forget to follow up on people who had the intent to visit a page but didn’t complete the desired action. Competitors’ Info and Ads Visit your competitors’ Facebook page. On the left-hand side, you will be able to click on “Info and Ads” to see the advertisements that they are running. If they run the same ad each month, then they either aren’t paying close attention to their Facebook marketing campaign or they are doing very well with that ad. Competitor pages are a great place to source ideas, so be sure you check these out often. Need help with your social media marketing strategy? Then content WSI OMS today. Please follow and like...

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