Podcasting has been riding a massive wave of popularity. According to Edison Research, 44% of Americans have listened to a podcast, and more than a quarter are regular listeners. But why should this matter to you as a business owner or marketer? Simple: podcasts offer a golden opportunity to reach niche audiences in a format that’s increasingly popular, relatively cost-effective, and deeply engaging. That’s why being a guest on a podcast can be a game-changer for your business.
The marketing landscape is evolving, and with that, so is its strategy to create a truly authentic consumer experience. Gone are the days when a simple billboard or TV ad could seal the deal. Nowadays, consumers are sophisticated, tech-savvy, and demand a lot more before they click that ‘buy’ button.
Marketing is an ever-evolving landscape filled with innovations, trends, and yes, hype. A significant part of my experience in digital marketing has been spent analyzing the various waves of excitement that often take the industry by storm. Let’s dive into what marketing hype cycles are, and more importantly, what to look for to determine whether the hype is legitimate or just smoke and mirrors.
Marketing your small business in a highly competitive market isn’t for the faint of heart. It requires creativity, precision, and a tuned understanding of what sets you apart from the crowd. And if you’re looking for that secret ingredient that gives your marketing the edge it needs to resonate with your audience, you might want to focus on something that’s been right in front of your eyes all along: visuals.
It’s never too early to start planning, and the holiday season is unlike any other time of the year, brimming with opportunities for businesses to connect with customers and drive sales. If you’re aiming to capitalize on this lucrative period, you need to plan your advertising strategy meticulously. Here’s a checklist to ensure that your holiday advertising is prepped for success.