Marketing trends

Marketing Trends In 2015

GrowtOnline marketing companies have one message, at the end of the year and that is that Content is still King. Content marketing really came into its own last year,  as analytic tools made it clear that relevant, useful content was much more successful at engaging customers, generating leads, and building brands than the overly promotional methods of the past. Most people think that the following topics will be the hottest content marketing trends in 2015.

As mobile devices emerge as the most popular way to access the Internet, successful businesses will make the switch to responsive web design as the core of their content marketing framewor

Interactive Content
2015 will vastly increase the number of blogs, infographics, and reports competing for attention. Marketers will increasingly stand out by incorporating game dynamics and creating content that uses interactive marketing strategies to engage visitors with quizzes, contests, and surveys, using gated follow-ups to share the results.

Visual Content
Infographics, videos, photos and other forms of content – will continue to grow as marketers use it to create a richer experience and higher value content.

Look for YouTube to come into its own as a prominent content marketing distribution method. As more companies incorporate videos into their content marketing strategies. The attention on Youtube will increase and trying to capitalize this channel.

More money to the Budget
Content marketing requires an investment of both time and money. To repackage old articles and distributing them was a fast and easy way to create content, but that kind of useless fluff will not get the response companies are looking for. Companies will only succeed if they are willing to invest the needed funds to discover clients’ needs and wants, provide new research, and develop valuable, robust content.

Social Media
Social media will is, and will be an important part of content marketing strategies, as the power of these platforms to engage customers remains undiminished. Look for new social media platforms to emerge and some current favorites to lose their popularity. As to which particular platforms will rise or fall, we’ll just have to wait and see.

Tracking Tools
Measuring the effectiveness of content marketing is proving to be difficult, but as companies devote more of their advertising budget to content marketing, there will be an increased push to develop tracking tools. Expect the emergence of many new tools to track and analyze ROI for content marketing.

As businesses create content marketing programs that rely on distributing that content through multiple social media platforms, social media management programs like Hootsuite that automate content distribution are going to become necessary tools in marketers’ arsenals.

Companies will be seeking ways to repurpose their content, especially in light of the higher required investment needed to produce it. Expect innovative new ways to repurpose without rehashing to emerge, especially with interactive content and tools.

Is your company perfectly poised to take advantage of the hottest content marketing trends in 2015? The marketing experts at Blue Interactive Agency can teach your employees how to create high quality content or assist you with expert content creation services that include blog writing, video and photography production and optimization, interactive marketing strategies, and more, along with web analytic tools to measure the success of your efforts.

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Google My Business

google-my-business   Google My Business

Easy to Use

Google has consolidated Google Places, Google Plus Brand Pages and Google Local into one interface, much to the relief of Google Plus users everywhere. Since then, brand owners have been benefiting from the easy to use Google My Business dashboard, which lets you monitor performance and access Analytics and AdWords all from one place.

Lots of Info

But these are not the only benefits to companies minding their Google My Business. From the easy-to-use dashboard, business owners can also manage the information displayed on Google Maps, collect and respond to reviews as they come in, track website page views, clicks and demographics, as well as monitor engagement and manage your Google Plus page at any time.

Easy to Fix

Who hasn’t found that they have a number of business pages collected up over the years? Perhaps they are under different logins too and basically its all a bit of a mess. As long as you can log into each page as the owner then you can assign ownership of the page to a new owner until all pages are under the same ownership account.

Options in Settings

Under settings there is an option to connect a local page and a brand page together which effectively moves the local attributes over to the brand page ie reviews, verification, map connectivity. Then the ‘old’ local page is labelled as a backup and you can move forward with one primary branded local page.

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