Ever since Built to Last was published in 1994, companies have been “core value” happy. Walk into almost any corporate office and you’re bound to see words like INTEGRITY, TEAMWORK, and this a good one, QUALITY, displayed on lackluster decals. Actually, there’s a better chance that you’ll gloss right over them – but they are there. Attempting to implement core values in this way is not only ineffective, but potentially harmful to your business. Thankfully, there is a more effective alternative- guiding principles.
What Makes an Effective Marketing Strategy?
An effective digital marketing strategy doesn’t just happen. It is the result of audience research, setting the right goals, and crafting the strongest messages.
Find out how to build a powerful marketing strategy of your own below!
Why Inbound Marketing?
Inbound marketing is the process of attracting customers to you by providing them with high quality, relevant content. This differs from traditional outbound marketing techniques, like commercials and cold calls, that aim to push a message out to anyone and everyone. When executed properly, inbound marketing is both more effective and less expensive than outbound. Continue…
History and Breakdown of the Marketing Funnel
In the world of marketing, the term ‘marketing funnel’ has just about run its course. While the marketing funnel might feel like a modern concept, it’s actually a very dated idea.
For some of us, “going to work” isn’t a reality anymore. Many people have left their offices to work from home, and this isn’t always an easy transition to make, especially for those who have never worked remotely. Similarly, this can be difficult for business owners who run their business entirely or predominantly face-to-face. Adjusting to the online space can be difficult especially with the pressures of staying organized, productive, and in constant communication with your customers. To make it easier, we’re sharing some of our favorite online tools to help you and your team navigate the digital world.
History will define this season as the time when interacting and engaging digitally became just as successful as direct contact. As challenging as it is to put a pause on life and daily activities, we find ourselves more grateful than ever for the digital connectedness that allows business, communication, and responsibilities to continue remotely. Although not every business is able to make this seamless transition, each does have the opportunity to get creative with their digital presence and find new ways to connect with its customers in the digital space. With digital marketing as our area of expertise, the team at HMG Creative is eager to share the opportunities and tools available to help businesses thrive with their brand, web presence, and digital marketing efforts as the world around us continues to evolve.
At HMG Creative, our vision is to erase barriers to growth by being the go-to partner for brand development, website design and development, and marketing support. Our team works together under one roof in south-central Austin. Together, we’ve cultivated a fun and comfortable work environment where we work, eat, play plenty of ping pong, and grow as a team. Working under the same roof means smooth and effective communication with our clients and a seamless process within our own team. Continue…
People are storytellers. For thousands of years, we have used the power of story to preserve history, pass down lessons, and convey ideas. There’s no better way to get your message to stick than to frame it as a tale that is being spun – and a brand is no different. As consumers, we want to buy into a story. Continue…
Businesses need to ensure that their marketing strategies are continually updated if they are to get the results they hope for. One of the most important trends at the moment is the use of video in digital marketing.