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Optimize Demand Generation with a DIY Content Audit

Demand generation is simply the strategy of creating awareness and interest for your product, brand, or service over time, by delivering the right content at the right time to your leads. How you deliver this content is important, which is why we’re so passionate about one-to-one engagement at Socedo. But equally important is the content itself. This may seem obvious, but how often do you track, measure, and improve your content strategy? For example, at Socedo we performed a content audit…

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The Importance of Personalized Engagement at Personal Service Businesses

Building and maintaining a good relationship with your clients is a vital part of owning a business. Why? The two R’s: retention and referrals. When you’re engaged with your clients, you form a relationship and, therefore, loyalty. This means your clients want to keep coming back to your business. And not just that, but they are then more likely to tell their friends and family about you as well. Retention Constantly engage with your clients to increase client retention: Automate…

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5 Call To Action Mistakes That Can Affect Your Conversion Rates

Okay, now that you have that boatload of traffic you’ve been working so hard to generate, where the heck are all the subscribers? You’ve spent hours writing amazing content, you’re brilliant with social media, and you’ve established your position as an expert. Except, you’ve only been able create $285 in sales over the last 18 months… what’s going on here? If your traffic analytics don’t match up with expected revenue, there could be a very simple reason. Your call to…

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How Marketers Can Turn Social Conversations Into Sales Conversions

Social media marketing is inherently different from traditional channels of communication. Consumers expect more personal messaging; they want to talk about interests, not just business; and they want conversations to move quickly. However, this doesn’t mean that social media can’t, or shouldn’t, be used to drive leads into your sales funnel. It simply means that the conversation needs to be optimized. Keep It Short There’s a common saying now that the average person’s attention span is shorter than a goldfish,…

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5 Tools for Building Landing Pages that Capture Inbound Leads

Inbound marketing is all the rage—and for good reason. Not only do inbound channels such as content creation, social media outreach, and SEO cost less than traditional paid outbound, but they tend to generate leads who are already interested and engaged with your brand. However, inbound marketing only works if you have a way to capture these leads in your sales funnel. As an inbound marketing platform, we work with businesses to help them drive leads to landing pages, but…

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The Marketer’s Definition of Inbound

Inbound marketing is one of those concepts that has evolved faster than a uniform definition could grab hold of it, but that doesn’t mean it’s not an integral piece in any marketing and sales strategy. And ifHubspot’s 2014 State of InboundReport is any indication, inbound marketing is here to stay. Unfortunately, there’s still some haze around what constitutes inbound, and everyone seems to have their own definition to fit their organization. Search “inbound marketing” in Quora, and see just how…

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How to Rise Above the Noise on Social Media

The easiest way to ensure the success of your company is through building a fan base. Even if your product is naturally exciting, there must be a spark to make it catch on in a big way. Any great company has had to create this spark at one point. That spark comes down to just a handful of people that were persuaded into giving that product a shot. Similarly, if your company is destined for greatness, your evangelists are already…

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3 Tools for Managing DM Conversations

At Socedo, we’re passionate about finding your ideal customers on Twitter, qualifying them through automated engagement, and sending an initial direct message to start the conversion process. But we also know that your first message is only as good as your follow-up. Using social media for lead generation is all about the conversation, and we’ve found a few best practices along the way: Respond within 24 hours (longer on the weekend is acceptable). Don’t let the conversation drag on. We…

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Things I’ve Learned as a Marketing Intern

As the year comes to an end, it seems like a good time to reflect on the knowledge I’ve gained in 2014. It’s been nearly four months since I came on as the Marketing Intern for the Socedo team, my first professional experience in the field, and already I feel like I can write pages on what I’ve learned. As the only designated marketing position in this rapidly blossoming startup I’ve had many unique opportunities to help shape and develop…

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Fitting Socedo Into Your Sales Funnel

Although each business does it differently, there are usually several steps involved in taking a lead through the marketing and sales cycle. Socedo can provide a powerful boost in finding and engaging your leads throughout this process, but knowing at which step to implement this ability can make all the difference. Below are a few ways you can use Socedo’s unique features to bring value to the different parts of your marketing and sales pipeline. Find Leads To Build Brand…

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