It’s OK, we still love the IT guy
Websites are often programmed and designed by IT professionals with a skewed intuition for usability, which means they aren’t always accessible for those with inferior technical skills. That’s why accessibility – not just for those with disabilities but those with limited knowledge of technology – is an essential for your overall user experience.
Instagram’s no marketing square
Everyone wants to make some green and there’s nothing wrong with that. But following the Myspace tactic of bombarding your users with ads, and offering extra perks for extra cash, will likely mean a quick demise for your brand. If you want to gain the confidence of your customer, then take a look at what Instagram did recently (and why it’s a good thing).
Take notes, established brands
One advantage that startups have over long-time brands is their ability to innovate – especially when they’re cornered and desperate. Growth hacking is one of those brilliant innovations that is now becoming a staple in marketing, and large, established corporations shouldn’t be so smug as to not learn a thing or two about it.
Waste not, want not
If you were a restaurant manager and you found out that the majority of your food was going into the dumpster without even leaving the kitchen, you’d think that was a problem. This is indeed happening in content marketing, with an estimated 60-70% of content produced by B2B companies going unused, leading to a huge hit in the marketing wallet. Here’s how you can turn it around to your advantage.
Don’t weave a wicked web
As he sputtered his last breath, Uncle Ben told Peter Parker: “With great power comes great responsibility.” Peter Parker may have become Spiderman, but he could have become a social-media guy in a large corporation and Ben’s advice would still be relevant. Here’s how the power of social media can make or break your brand.
Until next week, keep swinging through the concrete jungle…