10 Content Marketing Tips for B2C Startups

For most companies, content marketing is an important component in the overall strategy, whether it’s a startup or a large one.

However, getting started with content marketing can seem daunting if you don’t have the bandwidth.

According to Contently, 72 percent of B2C content marketers produced content more than they did a year ago, and this trend is on the rise.

Furthermore, 56 percent of businesses do not own a content marketing strategy, even though it is prioritized with SEO, new customer engagement, and social media.

However, 89 percent of B2C startups say they’re using content marketing, with 70 percent somewhat or very happy with their efforts.

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Additionally, studies suggest that content marketing saves the company a lot on budget as it costs 62 percent less than traditional marketing, while generating thrice as many leads.

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Is Digital Transformation A Giant Leap For Retail Businesses?

Today innovative disruption has impacted almost every aspect of business. A new relationship between companies and customers is taking center stage, which is driven by a new wave of digital transformation.

Retail industry has been undergoing a radical shift over the past two decades. Retailers are using digital technologies to create game-changing business innovations that are changing the existing dynamics and developing new ones. Consumers today are hooked on the real-time, personalized world of digital landscape, while retailers have to reach them in new and exciting ways. Thus, “digital transformation is all about reimagining how to bring people, data, and processes together, create value for customers, and maintain a competitive advantage”.

While every sector is fundamentally impacted by technology in many ways, but retail industry has been affected the most by the underswell of digital transformation. Retailers can leverage huge amounts of data via machine learning and artificial intelligence to open new opportunities.

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How Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning Improve Your Content Marketing Efforts

This is the year 2019. And if you are an entrepreneur, you most probably have or are trying to have a content marketing strategy with intent to boost your digital marketing efforts.

In simplest terms, content marketing is about creating and delivering high-quality content to educate customers how useful your products are and to help them make informed decisions. An important part of digital marketing, content marketing is one of the most effective and practicable ways of marketing and promotion.

Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Content Marketing

So how do you attract people? In the terminology of content marketing, by creating appealing content with powerful call to action (CTA) pitches. But how do you create the content that appeals to your audience?

One of the many answers to this tricky question is by knowing what exactly your customers want. The use of AI and machine learning certainly brings a load of convenience here.

The advanced AI and machine learning applications have consolidated the idea that machines can learn and think on their own. These technologies indeed are transforming content marketing landscape offering a host of conveniences such as identifying exact audience, increasing engagement, saving cost and many more.

AI and ML help systemize faster and better content marketing campaigns that are bound to give results. Introducing these technologies automates your dashboards and eases a lot of mind-numbing activities, by allowing you to create new and use existing content effectively.

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How to Promote Fashion Brands on Instagram to Generate Sales

There is no doubt that Instagram is literally in fashion. Designers and brands have turned towards this platform to help them gain popularity among fashion lovers. As image and social media networks take on the center stage for fashion and luxury companies, fresh strategies on how to optimize digital technology keep emerging.

While some like Chanel, one of the most valuable luxury, fashion, and accessories brand in the world, has a big budget to spend hiring the best Insta marketing team money can buy, smaller brands seeking to turn a profit might have a bigger challenge trying to gain significant visibility on Instagram. For such brands, what are the practical options available to them? Here are some of the most innovative ways that can help fashion brands generate sales on Instagram.

Use High-Quality Product Images

Instagram is a visual content platform, and the first thing people notice about visual content such as images is its quality. Well, on Instagram, all the images that you have to present to your audience should be of high-quality, with zero room for compromise. If you don’t have any knowledge on how to create high quality images, Instagram has a bunch of tools to help clip your image, design it, use filters, and more.

The idea here is to create and post images that are eye-catching, attractive and that will appropriately highlight the brand that you are promoting. Once your target audience visits your social media profile, they should be in a position to immediately recognize your brand.

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How to Create a Successful Lead Nurturing Campaign

The buyers were in complete control until the advent of the Internet. No customer wants to be sold. They invest enough time to conduct research about a product or service before interacting with a seller for the purchase. The buyers now want to be listened to, and this change in behavior is a challenge for the way of traditional selling.

A study conducted by Marketing Sherpa, 73% of the leads do not buy products or services in the first time when they give their contact number. They probably do not love to do business with you if a lead is not ready to buy your product/service.  

Another study done by Annuitas suggest that nurtured leads have a 47% higher AOV (average order value) in comparison with the deals closed without nurturing.  

If you want to be sure about having business deals with the generated leads, you need to develop a stronger relationship with your customers for the generation of higher average order value. You need to build a strategy to create and nurture leads.

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