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Kyle C
09/13/2017

10 Things We Learned About iPhoneX

We stayed up until the wee hours of the morning and watched the official launch of the new iPhoneX. There’s something special about iPhone launches. They’re more of a spectacle in comparison to the launches of other smartphones, That was instilled by Steve Jobs, he wasn’t much of a showman, but he knew what he had in his pocket would change the world.

In a decade, smartphones have changed virtually everything. The way we conduct business, order food, take photos, interact with our friends, listen to music and even find love were all transformed upon the first iPhone release.

And so, 10 years on, what can we expect from the new iPhone?

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The Team
01/24/2017

Take Note Of These Mobile Marketing Stats Today & Create Better 2017 Campaigns!

 

Unless you’ve been living in an outback tin shack for the past decade, chances are you’re well aware of the significant increase in mobile growth trends. However, what should you be aware of for the coming year ahead?

Below, we share five of the top mobile marketing stats every business should know, in order to capitalise on advertising in 2017!  

Mobile Everything!

According to Laura Beaudin from Bain and Company, the average smartphone user interacts with their mobile 13 times per hour. Interestingly, consumers identified that 60% of the ads which they deemed influential in helping make a purchase, were viewed on a mobile device (Think With Google, 2017).

The Future of Mobile Advertising

By 2019, it has been predicted that 72% of all digital ad spending in the US will be represented by mobile advertising (eMarketer, 2015). Meanwhile, according to Salesforce, 57% of marketers believe mobile apps are vital to a cohesive customer journey.

Capitalise On The Growth Of Mobile Users

Everyone knows that mobile use has grown exponentially in recent years, and yet surprisingly, only 13% of marketing budgets are spent on mobile advertising (Bain and Co, 2016). In 2017, make it your goal to prioritise a mobile advertising budget.

Mobile marketing growth is expanding all the time

Image Source: Marketingland

Keep Mobile Content Short

Customers have short attention spans (approximately three seconds), so think about which platform your content is best suited to. If you’re advertising with video, make sure it grabs the attention of your target audience straight away and delivers the right message in a short period of time.

User-Friendly Content Is Essential

Above all else, it’s also important to ensure your mobile marketing is user-friendly! According to Google, 61% of users will likely give your company the flick if your mobile site is too difficult to use, and 40% will actually go to your competitor (McKinsey and Company, 2014)!  

As you can gather, mobile marketing is essential to the success of your business. By keeping an eye on mobile marketing stats and trends, you can ensure you stay ahead of the competition and create strong campaigns for 2017!

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Sam Fields
01/13/2016

How To Successfully do Business in a Multi-Device World

I don’t know about you but I’m sitting here with four devices displaying a variety of entertainment/information. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a male, if sitcoms have taught me anything, and they have, I should not be able to multi-task like I seem to be doing right now. But I’m not going to lie, while I may have all of these devices open, I have to pause Netflix on the TV while I type this, despite the fact that I tried, oh geez did I try, to write this while a comedian peddled their wares in the background. I had to pause every so often because otherwise you’d be reading his material instead of mine (happens all too often).

I want you, yes, you, the person looking to sell their product to me, to sell it in a way that is both subtle, yet in my face enough that I’m impelled to purchase. I want you to place something in front of me that not only am I interested in, but that I am ready to purchase. I WANT to give you my money, why are you stopping me?

I can tell you why, because I understand mass psychology in a way that few do, including people who study psychology. I’m an online marketer. Day in and day out I watch trends online, behaviours of purchasers, and dummy spits of people who don’t purchase because they are annoyed that they have to fill in some innocuous yet tedious section of a form that stands in the way of them and their desire.

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I’m logged in from the moment I wake up to the moment I go to sleep, literally. This is not hyperbole; I am literally writing this from my bed on my laptop at 11:05 pm (according to studies this makes me creative). I am listening to music on Google Play on my Android and will likely sing myself a lullaby by reading the latest posts of my favourite martial arts forum on my iPad. At all stages I am logged in to my Google account, so why don’t I know about you? If I’ve searched for your product on my mobile on the way home from work, why aren’t you tailoring a cross device strategy to target what I am interested in so when I am comfortable, you’re popping up to remind me that you’re there?

Don’t feel bad, this isn’t about shaming you, but really, I do need that new thing that you have on the market, so get it in front of me. Nobody is doing it, believe me, I’m seeking it, I want someone, anyone, to blow my mind with how they’ve tracked me from my mobile, to my laptop, to my tablet.

Pop up advertising used to be a dirty word, but it’s not (really it’s not). If you can slip something on one of my apps that can replace the usual crap which bears no semblance to my interests, based off my search history, I will be grateful. As much as I understand that my teeth will be whiter with [insert brand here] toothpaste, I do not care, but if you, with that thing that I searched for at home two days ago on YouTube, on my iPad, that then appeared on my darn smartphone with a notification of some sort, man, I’m buying.

I want you to provide me with a marketing strategy from the moment I wake up to the moment I sleep. I want to dream about your product in my possession. This will become easier and easier as more and more operating systems will be able to sustain technology from a variety of platforms. Don’t believe me? Windows 10, you know about it, there’s a pop up at the bottom of your screen that you’ve been putting off ‘upgrading’ for about a month and a bit, well, Microsoft has indicated it will run across smartphones, tablets, desktops, and even gaming consoles. Eventually apps will run on all devices, it will be the job of the operating system to accommodate the differing code. Hell, it’s happening now with all the cloud based services available to individuals and businesses.

There must be a billion possibilities when it comes to integration which are either in the works, in the development pipeline, or in the head of some genius just waiting to hit the stage. Are you prepared to take advantage of the upcoming technological shift? Do you have a website? Is it mobile optimised? If not, you already know you’re behind, but even if you have, I’m here to tell you that unfortunately you’re still running in a pack.

Don’t get left behind. Speak to Get More Traffic on 1300 332 256 and learn what we can do for your online marketing across multiple devices.

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Mobile Technology, But Not As You Know It!

The suffix ‘-near me’ is becoming more prevalent in search queries on Google, having experienced a significant increase in the last year alone. As the world becomes more and more comfortable with the fact that the device in their pockets, and more importantly, the websites that they visit are becoming better to navigate on mobile devices, we will continue to see better and more targeted results from Google. Google is putting a lot of research and development into responding to more ‘human’ enquiries. Humans don’t talk in ‘keywords’; they ask questions, make statements, and the more Google is able to recognise these, the more in-depth its returning results will be.

Think about this, you’re driving down the road listening to the music on your device connected wirelessly through your car stereo (this alone is a ‘future is now’ scenario) when the music dims and your GPS navigation reminds you to turn left. As it does this, it also mentions that there is a sale on at that store you like on the same street. Intrigued, you pull up outside said store and wander in. You find that item which has been sitting on your ‘want’ list for quite some time and purchase it.

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You jump back in the car with your shiny new item, keen to get home to test it out. You make your way to your final destination of which you have forgotten where you were going. You ask your phone, “where was I going?” and it replies, “to the supermarket for ingredients for the dinner party you’re throwing for your friends”.

You arrive at the supermarket – what are you going to buy? You speak into your phone, “what would you suggest for a dinner party of 15 friends that doesn’t include coriander as an ingredient?” and your phone supplies you with several options. You choose one and log in to the supermarket’s website, pushing your order direct. You saunter up to the counter and pay for your groceries with your phone at the mobile PayPoint. There’s a beep and you’re on your way home.

Believe it or not, this type of mobile device advanced development is 100% in the works. Google has purchased apps to integrate with Maps that will allow companies to push specials to you *as you approach their venue*, and you’ll be able to talk to your phone like you would to a human. Even omni-channel experiences are very much already here in our major department stores. Search is going to change as we know it and it is vital that your business is adaptive and fluid enough to be able to handle that change. Get in touch with Get More Traffic on 1300 332 256.

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27/09/2021

How to Grow Your Brand On A Small Budget

While big brands like Google, Amazon, or Apple continue to dominate the consciousness of many people across the globe. Big companies with big budgets are often difficult to emulate or follow, especially for small businesses. But let’s not forget that there are millions of businesses in Australia and New Zealand that create two-thirds of our jobs.

Get More Traffic primary focus has been to help these small businesses achieve their own successes, often by taking inspiration from some of these bigger names and brands and implementing similar tactics and strategies that better fit the small business model.

In this post, we want to continue to help by taking a deeper dive into 3 ways that you can build your brand without having to spend a huge chunk of your budget on prime time TV commercials, or highway billboards.

 

Step 1: Offer Something Unique and Superior.

Author and marketing expert, Seth Godin often talks about how marketing is all about being remarkable (something worth being made remarks about).

Being remarkable is more than just finding small gimmicks, though. It’s about being different enough and special enough for people to take notice.

A local bag maker might not compare with Louis Vuitton’s marketing budget. However, that same shoemaker can leverage the fact that their products are locally produced from high-quality materials, and are lovingly made by an exceptional artisan. 

Remember, you don’t need to dominate your industry. Instead, focus on serving customers within a niche market. Focus on local buyers who are after premium products. People are more than willing to pay for quality craftsmanship.

Artisan products may be time consuming and may not scale, but having something made by hand with extra love and care creates a sense of authenticity that factory-made products can reproduce. Also, having that item personalised increases its value even more for the customer that’s paying for it.

Being local has some powerful advantages against the larger competitors. In cases like these, it’s important to stress those roots, that authenticity, and intentionally distance your brand away from mass-produced products and rivals.

 

Step 2: Make Yourself a Trusted Expert

Content remains an integral part of every marketing campaign, whether for big brands or small businesses. Creating content (whether a blog, vlog, or podcast) can do wonders for your brand, especially if you position yourself as an expert and make it a point to always be helpful towards your audience.

“How to” content, specifically, has always been popular. Just look at Dale Carnegie’s “How to Win Friends and Influence People”, a book that was published way back in 1936 and has sold way over 30 million copies worldwide, naming it one of the best-selling books of all time.

Audiences love free tutorials that can help them become pick up new hobbies, or improve certain skill sets. Make sure your content is informative and actionable, relevant and practical while still containing the distinct voice that’s unique to your brand.

If educating others isn’t exactly your jam, you can always simply feature what it is you do, and how well and amazingly you do it. Nick Pedullá is a furniture craftsman based in Sydney who shares videos of how he goes about building and finishing his custom-made furniture to his 18,000 followers on Instagram. Cutting Edge Country has gained a following of over 22,000 on Instagram, sharing the quality of their boots, jeans, hats, and other fashion & giftware items.

 

Step 3: Invest in Online Advertising

What makes digital marketing and advertising worth it is that you’re able to find and target the people that are most likely to be interested in your brand and your products. You can target locally or country-wide, depending on your customer base, and serve ads to only the most engaged audience.

These days, it’s more important than ever to establish a footing online, especially for small-to-medium businesses. We understand, though, that diving into Google Ads, SEO, or social media can take a lot of time and effort. Thankfully, agencies like ours exist.

If you’re interested in taking your business to the next level, increase your brand awareness, and gain more customers, leads, and sales, call us today so that one of our agents can discuss how we can best help you and your business.

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21/09/2021

September Digital Marketing Industry Updates

Google Display Ads Now With More Automation Features!

Automation is becoming increasingly important these days as algorithms continue to learn and develop over time. As a result, Google is helping advertisers maximise that potential by adding more automated options for Display Ads. Advertisers will be able to choose their preferences in terms of the level of automation applied in the bidding process, the creatives, and the choosing of audiences. Advertisers are still promised the best reach and performance even with regards to the automated options, and these automation preferences can be changed at any time without having to create a new campaign. Over time Google is certain that these automated targeting systems will only keep improving, and will continue to deliver the best results for ad campaigns versus those that are setup manually.

Facebook Also Improves on Automation to Counter iOS Update

Apple’s update that allowed users to choose whether they would allow activity tracking on their devices continues to affect marketers and advertisers. To counter the change, Facebook has also been developing automated features for Facebook Ads. One such feature they’ve developed is the Targeting Expansion. Targeting Expansion makes use of Facebook’s algorithm to show your ads to a broader audience than just the ones that you’ve selected for your campaign. The algorithm will diagnose and determine if your ads would receive a better response with targets beyond your scope, and deliver ads to those users based on its diagnosis. With Facebook’s algorithm being as powerful as it is, it should be worth testing to improve Facebook ad results.

Google Confirms it Auto-Generates Titles for Search Results

Google has made a recent change to its search results pages. Before the update, search results titles were based upon the string of words typed into the search bar by the user. Now, with the change, Google is using a system that generates titles based on the page titles and headlines. Google reassured users and content creators that rankings are not affected by the title changes. It’s important to note, however, that because Google is now pulling titles from your <H1> tags, you must optimise them for when they do appear on the search results.

Instagram Testing Out New “Favourites” Feature

Instagram is testing out a new feature internally called “Favourites” to help improve the overall experience of its users. The feature is very similar to Facebook’s, wherein a user gets to choose 30 friends and pages they would like to hear from first before scrolling through the rest of their feed. This “favourites” feature on Instagram is ideal for businesses, influencers, and content creators that are looking to build a dedicated fanbase on Instagram, as it should place your content above the rest of the feed, giving you incrementally more reach and impressions as you build your audience. The feature is still being tested, and there are no clear indications on whether Instagram will roll it out, but it is definitely something to look forward to if it does.

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