As expected, opportunity in the post-COVID market has shifted. And so far it seems clear that it’s shifted in favor of property owners and real estate investors. As the demand for shorter-term stays and flexible accommodations continues to climb, anyone with an address—whether it’s a full vacation home or just a spare bedroom—is well-positioned to capitalize on the trend. When it comes to short-term rental demand, there’s virtually no end in sight. Further, there’s no supply in
As the world emerges from the pandemic and the aftermath left in its wake, influencer marketing, not unlike a vast majority of industries, will find itself changed. As people were forced to rely on virtual instead of in-person experiences and spent more time on social networks instead of in-person events and meetings, influencer marketing suddenly found itself at the forefront of an opportunity for brands to reach consumers through social media in meaningful and authentic
Starting a text message strategy can be a daunting implementation process. Believe it or not, carriers are largely manual even today… submit paperwork, have your data retention and privacy policies reviewed, sign off on SMS permissions. I’m not trying to understate the importance of compliance with this medium, but the frustration of migrating or integrating an SMS solution can be quite frustrating for a permission-based, legitimate marketer. The process for SMS Marketing is quite a
Accounts don’t make decisions, people do. A successful Account-Based Marketing (ABM) program goes after accounts on the strategic level but speaks to people on the execution level. Influ2 defines this as a high-resolution ABM program where the key features include: Drill to the buying group. Go beyond choosing the target accounts: research specific decision-makers comprising buying groups of your target accounts. Refer to the persona definition of your ICP to put together a list of decision-makers
The inception of blockchain as a solution to secure data is a welcome change. All the more now, as social media platforms have leveraged their pervasive presence to abuse people’s privacy constantly. It is a fact. A fact that has attracted massive public outcry in the last few years. Just last year itself, Facebook came under heavy fire for misusing the personal data of 1 million users in England and Wales. The Mark Zuckerberg-led social media giant
When it comes to business growth, usage of tech is inevitable! From a small mom and pop shops to big corporates, it’s undeniable that investing in tech pays big and that many business owners don’t realize the weight an investment into tech carries. But staying on top of advancing technology and software is no easy task. So many options, so many choices… Investing in the right referral marketing software for your business is crucial and
We share quite a bit about acquisition but not enough about customer retention. Great marketing strategies aren’t as simple as driving more and more leads, it’s also about driving the right leads. Retaining customers is always a fraction of the cost of acquiring new ones. With the pandemic, companies hunkered down and weren’t as aggressive at acquiring new products and services. Additionally, in-person sales meetings and marketing conferences severely hampered acquisition strategies at most companies.
On a recent podcast with Marcus Sheridan, he spoke about the tactics that businesses are missing the mark on when they’re developing their digital marketing efforts. You can listen to the entire episode here: One key that he spoke to as consumers and businesses continue to self-direct their customer journeys is interactive content. Marcus mentioned three types of interactive content that enable the self-direction: Self-scheduling – the ability for a prospect to set up a