Business Communication Strategies

The ABC’s of a Communication Plan

Marketing has come a long way from what has come to be known as “traditional marketing methods.” Such marketing methods include flyers, newspaper ads, magazine articles and ads, radio announcements, TV commercials, and phone calls. The newer, more “modern” marketing methods include email, blogging, vlogging, and social media. These newer concepts may seem foreign to…

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Keeping It Real: Responding Like A Human

It’s growing more important to be different and engaging on social media, yet we have all received responses such as: Thank you for following. Thanks for the RT. Unfortunately, it is not uncommon to receive a robotic response from a company that you know is made up of real people. Why aren’t they taking the…

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How to Make Your E-Newsletter More User-Friendly

What are the goals of sending out an e-newsletter? Reach your target audience Give them valuable content Expand your subscriber’s list Get your name in front your readers Drive traffic to your website To measure this, e-newsletter senders check their insights & analytics including: unsubscribe rate, bounce-back, etc. But, perhaps one of the most important…

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Hand in Hand: Blog and E-newsletter Integration

Ask any marketing expert and they would agree that successful marketing involves integration. This integration centers on ideas and is transmitted across multiple platforms in order to promote products and services. Two marketing tools that seamlessly go hand in hand are blog articles and e-newsletters. Both are content marketing tools that can promote your business…

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5 Ways to Keep Your Brand Authentic

Consumers love the latest and greatest brands, but they also love to be brand loyal. Ever wonder why you keep buying that Neutrogena face wash and not the cheaper target brand? Brand loyalty and a myriad of other consumer influences are at play. Brand loyalty is a major motivator of consumer behavior and very powerful when used…

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Grabbing the Interest of Your E-Newsletter Readers Using Catchy Graphics

Creating an interesting e-newsletter with appealing content and design can do wonders for your business. E-newsletters are great tools for keeping customers aware of your business and services, along with what’s new at your company. Traditionally, they are used as bulletins, intermittently issued, to update customers or potential customers about new articles, changes, or developments…

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What You Say Isn’t as Important as How You Say It

Capturing your audiences’ attention and keeping it is harder than ever before. With countless social media platforms, smart phone apps, and cat videos, consumers today are never far from entertainment. The average attention span for a US adult in 2013 was 8 seconds. To put this number into perspective, the average attention span of a…

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Here’s What to Expect With Your E-Newsletter

Email newsletters (e-newsletters) are a great way to share your information with your subscribers. However, as regular email users know, emails can be ignored, marked as spam, or deleted altogether. It is important to regularly monitor different averages of your e-newsletter including click-thru rates, open- rates, unsubscribe rates, and marked as spam rates. Let’s start…

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The What, When, Where and How of Successful Business Communications

Having a good communication strategy is one of the biggest factors affecting the success of your business. The ability to communicate, and communicate well, can make the difference between success and failure. You may be at the forefront of your field and blow doors off your competition, but struggling to effectively promote your business or…

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The 5 Ingredients of a Successful E-Newsletter

We have all received an e-newsletter or two in our time on the Internet. We may have even sent an e-newsletter or two in our time on the Internet. What ingredients have the e-newsletters that you have seen or sent had that made them a successful e-newsletter? We all know that our e-newsletters must be…

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