Position Scorecards for your Digital Marketing Team

Digital Marketing Scorecard

Have you ever driven a car that needed its steering aligned? Let me paint you a picture.

Take your hands of the wheel for a second and the car veers off course, leaving you lunging to regain control and fighting to get back on track while apologizing to your passengers about the shaky ride.

Well, just like your car, alignment for your digital marketing team is vital if your organization wants to reach its destination – your goals for growing your business.

An aligned team doesn’t constantly need “course correcting” from management, enjoys a smoother “ride,” increased job satisfaction and produces better results.

Backing up for just a moment…

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Why Your Business Needs a Digital Marketing Sandwich

You’ve heard about digital marketing and maybe you think it’s a lot bigger than your business. Well, in a way that is true, but it’s the one method of marketing that evens the playing field between you and big business. As we like to say “Helping small businesses eat big business lunch” (bear with us on the sandwich metaphor). In fact, digital marketing it is one of several business solutions that can give you a fighting chance and not cost you a lot. You could say that digital marketing is the perfect partner for small and medium business owners on a budget.

But What Exactly Is Digital Marketing?

Marketing is the way in which your product or service is promoted to potential customers. Digital marketing is the same promotional and positioning concept but executed using digital technologies, the main one being the internet. In other words, your message is fed to the places people are online through the programs and platforms they use daily.

How Does It Work?

It’s a multi-layered concept. Sort of like how a number of different condiments make a sandwich taste better, digital marketing uses different strategies (the condiments) to make your product or service more attractive to the consumers seeing the message. It generates traffic to your business online or on the street and works to turn them into loyal, repeat customers.
Here are a few examples that are a great match for entrepreneurs:

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Keywords: The Key To SEO for Local Businesses

Search engine optimization (SEO) is the key to online visibility, and keywords are key to SEO.  With the huge number of internet users that utilize search engines such as Google, businesses with highly ranked websites receive significantly more web traffic than businesses with poor search engine rankings. This allows high-ranking businesses to gain more customers online compared to their competitors, making a keyword strategy an essential part of any online business growth.

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A How To Guide for Giving A Keynote Speech

According to most studies, people’s number one fear is public speaking. Number two is death. Death is number two! This means that to the average person going to a funeral, they would feel better off in the casket than doing the eulogy. Can you believe it?! -Jerry Seinfeld    I had a taste of this … Read more

6 Ways Small Businesses Waste Money On Marketing

Small businesses are owned and operated by entrepreneurs. The average entrepreneur spends more time working on keeping the doors open than trying to develop an effective marketing plan. As a result, many small business owners end up wasting money on marketing programs that don’t work or plans they don’t fully understand.

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