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On-Line Marketing

Find the Right Tone

Watch Your Tone…

How to determine the voice of your company

 

A lot of businesses small and large have become known for their unique tone in communication, whether it’s through social media or their website content or something else altogether. For instance, Wendy’s has made a name for itself through its Twitter account, which is constantly active and usually features a humorous tweet about their own food or their biggest competitors. Wendy’s has done this so well that it has not only become their voice, but is now the expectation for all of their content. So how do you find your company’s voice? We can help – read on for some expert tips.READ MORE

Social Media Best Practices

3 Best Practices for your Social Media Presence

A lot of people have a personal account on at least one social media platform, but managing a social account for your business requires some different skills and planning. That’s why it’s so important to adhere to some best practices for every professional account you manage. Whether you are part of a multi-national corporation or a locally-owned shop that just opened its doors, read on to learn three ways you can put your social presence to work for your business.READ MORE

Social Media Landing Page

How To Craft A Social Media Landing Page That’s Actionable

Some social media landing pages are a visual treat. They grab your attention. Others stab your brain with powerful headlines.

Every day, something on social media is likely to capture your attention — for awhile. And that’s nice and all, but if you can’t remember what the brand or the offer was a few hours later – it didn’t do much to really compel you, did it?READ MORE

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Budget-stretching creative marketing techniques for small businesses

How can I expand my business in a slow-growing economy, you ask?

We get that question a lot here at FocalPoint. Because despite news that employment numbers are up and the economy is percolating, we’re not feeling any kind of surge here in the Midwest.

So, what can you do to increase your marketing share?

The short answer is: get creative! But of course, any marketing solution we recommend begins with us doing a lot of listening to what you do, how you do it differently, and what you are trying to achieve.

That said, here are some interesting ideas we may consider for small and medium sized businesses on a budget:

  • Believe it or not, on-line advertising may be your best bet. Depending on your business niche, Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin may be good places to invest for little money.  We can help you figure out which type of on-line advertising creates the best pop for you by doing test ads. Test ads are run for a short time (for very little money) to see how well an ad will play out before we make a bigger buy. (Yes, we really can do that!)
  • You most assuredly cannot match larger competitors dollar-for-dollar but, you absolutely can use unusual or unexpected media approaches to woo business your way.
  • If your budget is tight, chances are you need to be more targeted with your advertising. Rather than a broad brush approach, we hunker down and do some real due diligence and discover how your potential customers actually make buying decisions. Only then do we select a medium that targets your customers in a way they want to be approached.

Here’s a glass half full way to think about marketing on a budget: Because your business is smaller, you have the ability to react quickly to current conditions and (together with us) create ads and promotions that use trends, changing circumstances, opportunities, and headlines to your advantage.

Let the creative sparks fly!