Businesses large and small have had to adapt during lockdown with many having to cease trading while the Government tries to get the virus under control. As we start to see the lifting of some restrictions and a return to some sort of normality, many are now faced with the challenge of how to navigate the new post lockdown landscape and revive their businesses.
Once you’ve digested the Government guidance and regulations it’s time to start analysing your business and looking for ways to improve performance and increase sales. Now is the time to take a look at your marketing plan - how does it need to adapt to suit the new legislation? If you have a retail business how can you improve and maximise sales whilst still following social distancing and hygiene rules?
We’ve put together 8 top tips to help you ensure your business is ready for the new normal:
Important things to remember:
If you need a helping hand to navigate the post lockdown world contact Creative Remedy for a FREE Consultation.
Call to Action (CTA) is a term you might hear when discussing marketing strategies for your business. But what exactly does it mean and how can it help to increase sales and profitability for your company? We’ve put together a simple guide to help explain what it means and why you should be doing it!
What is Call to Action?
The most obvious example of a Call to Action would be a ‘Buy Now’ button on a webpage. It’s simply an invitation for your customer/visitor to do something. It could be a banner or button on your webpage, part of an advertisement or content (ie. blog/email marketing campaign) that is designed to encourage the visitor to do something specific.
What is the purpose of a Call to Action?
Call to actions are a great way of converting visitors to your website or blogs into potential customers or subscribers. The CTA can have a variety of different purposes depending on what you are trying to achieve. If you are looking to increase sales then a simple ‘Buy Now’ button may be just the trick you need to help convince the undecided shopper, but when you’re trying to attract more visitors or subscribers you need to think more carefully about the wording and location of the CTA.
How can it help my marketing and business?
A good CTA will help increase visitors which in turn could lead to more customers and sales and therefore increased profits! It could also act as an information point for your potential customers, providing them with the link to finding out all about your products and services.
When should I use a call to action?
You should make sure to add CTA’s into all your communications. CTA’s can be used in your marketing channels such as email marketing, website, landing page, offers/promotions, blogs and social media. It’s important to make sure you use the right language for your customers, this will mean researching your customer base and finding out their preferences and habits. Make sure you have updated your email database so you are targeting the right audience.
10 Example Call to Actions:
If your marketing is in need of a boost? Perhaps it’s time for a Call to Action!
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The effects from Covid-19 on our daily lives and businesses are being felt across the globe and all of us will be facing uncertainty and worry. It’s important to stay positive and try to do what you can to keep your business up and running. This will require you to think a bit differently about what you can offer your customers and clients and how you can deliver your services or products safely.
Here are a few tips to help you rethink your products and services to cope with the change in demand and your customers requirements.
Reassess your products and services
As you adapt your business and services be sure to remain true to your brand values, be consistent and professional.
What you can do with all this time on your hands!
And one last thing!
You may be wondering how to best communicate with your existing customers, they may have stopped buying from you and you are unsure how C-19 has affected their business. Contact them by phone or a personal email, strengthen your customer relationships and build trust. Don’t try to sell them anything, just simply ask how they are doing. Loyal customers are your priority, ask how you can help and support them.
How has C-19 affected your business? Has anything surprised you? Have you developed any new products or services, I would love to hear if the changes have brought on positive new developments, however small they are.
We hope you and your business are keeping well in these uncertain times. We too have had to adapt, instead of cancelling meetings and networking we are using more technology and online tools. It is difficult to know how long we will all need to be cautious for but instead of panicking here are some proactive steps you can take to ensure your employees, customers and suppliers are well informed.
This week we have been supporting businesses with:
If you have had to self-isolate; close down your office, classes, services; or had difficulties distributing products due to reduced contact with your wider supply chain, here are some digital marketing platforms that can help your business thrive through these difficult times.
Free online tools to facilitate your communication:
We are here to offer support in any format you need. Whether that is advice, developing creative ideas to gain exposure in this unpredictable time, creating content or delivering final solutions.
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Here are some proactive tips to help you achieve and stay positive:
Email marketing is a great cost-effective way to promote your business, stay in touch with existing customers and let new subscribers know about your products or services.
Regular email marketing is one of the best ways to connect and build trusting relationships with new and existing customers. This digital marketing tool allows you to communicate and convert leads into sales.
If you’re looking for an email marketing service you might be wondering which one will be best for you and your business. You might be confused or have been put off by all the digital and marketing regulations. The fact is you need something that is intuitive and easy to use and that will let you track the performance of your email marketing campaigns. Here are some of the best email marketing services available to help you make your decision:
Mailchimp is one of the most popular email marketing service providers. The software is easy to use with a free plan that allows users to send up to 12000 emails a month to 2000 subscribers. Mailchimp has a substantial range of integrations and apps to allow you to make the best use of the marketing tools you already use and it gives users insight on how successful previous email marketing campaigns have been and suggestions to make the next one an even greater success.
Campaign Monitor is an email marketing app that allows users to quickly and efficiently create their own email campaigns with a strong emphasis on design. The software utilises a drag and drop feature to create personalised emails and lets users easily automate their campaigns. With the basic package starting at just £9 a month Campaign Monitor is a cost effective tool that allows you to send 2500 emails across campaigns. Insight Analytics gives users all the vital information on the success of their email campaign.
Constant Contact’s pricing is on a sliding scale depending on the number of subscribers starting at £15 a month for up to 500 contacts for the Email plan or from £30 a month for Email Plus. Both plans come with some great features including list management, template building and audience segmentation. Constant Contact offers fantastic customer support and a huge library of resources.
Fantastic for anyone who is new to email marketing, Sendinblue is simple to use and has some truly brilliant tools to help users create amazing email campaigns. Sendinblue pricing is quite different from other Email Marketing apps in that it all depends on how many emails you send. Their free plan allows up to 300 emails a day but all your emails will have the Sendinblue branding on them.
Best for e-commerce, Drip allows users to personalise emails based on visitor behaviour. The intelligent customer data allows businesses to create bespoke content such as price drop information and unique discount codes.
Creative Remedy offers an email marketing service called Newsletter Remedy which is on the Campaign Monitor platform.
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