Top SME Blog Posts October 2015

Our October Round-Up: Top Marketing Trends, Over Two Dozen Visual Content Tools, Solid Customer Service Tips, And More

Our round-up of top digital marketing and business posts for October has something for just about everyone – digital marketers, folks from the HR department, visual content creators, and social media marketers.

Check them out!

 

2016 Digital Marketing Trends for Small Business – LocalVox

We’re still a few weeks away from 2016, but it’s never too early to plan for success. Check out LocalVox’ digital marketing trends and predictions, and learn why you should expand your efforts to Instagram, look into different mobile payment platforms, include video in your marketing, and more.

 

The Fine Art of Giving Effective Feedback

Giving the right feedback is a difficult art to master. On one hand, an overly negative feedback can throw your staff off their a-game and devastate newcomers. On the other, ‘Sweetening’ your feedback with unnecessary praises and pats on the back and you may sound unauthentic and shallow. Read and see how you can give balanced feedback using non-emotional words, focusing only on essential points during your session.

 

The #1 Way to Fuel Sales Growth: Take Care of Your Existing Customers

Your current customers can make or break your sales’ growth. Keep your existing customers happy and you can count on them to promote your business to their friends and family – non referral leads convert better than paid search and advertising leads! Read this post from TweakYourBiz and see how to keep your customers smiling in 5 steps.

 

How to Use the Sharing Economy to Benefit Your Business

Want to slash your costs and even increase your profits? Of course you do! And taking advantage of today’s sharing economy can help you do just that. The increasing trend of “collaborative consumption” can aid your business in stretching its dollars – whether its raising capital through crowdsourcing, or keeping biz travel and lodging costs low with services like Uber and Airbnb.

 

27+ Handy Tools for Better Visual Content Marketing

Creating top-notch design and visual content shouldn’t be a painful process. Jodi Harris not only brings you the 8 best practices for crafting better visual content, she also hands you 27 tools that make image editing, data visualization, video content production, and even animation a breeze.

 

Twitter Announces New ‘Tweet Grid’ Embeddable Display Option

Twitter uncovered the new Tweet Grid back in October, an improved embedding system that allows users to showcase customizable tweet collections in a visually appealing format. It’s ‘a new way to tell stories’ says Twitter – and we agree! Read this update from SocialMediaToday and discover how to set up these great-looking tweet collections in only 4 steps via Tweet Deck.

On November 2nd, 2015, posted in: Best SME/Business Blog Posts, News by