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Marketing Your Business in the Days of Remote Work

It’s been a wild ride for the entire world these days. While it remains to be proven, I believe that humanity has never before experienced such major global shifts so quickly. It’s 2021 and it seems like EVERYTHING has changed. The way our economy works, the way we do business, the way we work, the way we see our families, the way we entertain ourselves, and the way we live our lives day to day. That means the way we do marketing in these days of remote work has shifted too.

If you’re like most business owners, you’ve been doing your best to pivot your business as gracefully as possible while juggling your usual priorities like maintaining a high level of customer service, keeping and acquiring new clients, and delivering what your business promises every day. And I’m certain that it hasn’t all been pretty or perfect for you. We know because we’re living it too.

That’s why the best gift we have to offer you is a little advice on small changes you can make to your marketing for 2021 without adding too many extra tasks to your plate.

1. Make your presence known on the internet with regular blogging.

If you haven’t started blogging, either for yourself or your business, now is the time! Your customers and potential customers are spending a lot of their time online. Your virtual presence and activity have never mattered, and probably never will matter, as much as they do now.

Overwhelming? It doesn’t have to be. Simply start by answering the most common questions you and your team encounter from your customers every day. Then get it out there using your website, social media, and emails. This will give you the opportunity to put your business, services, and products in front of people in new ways.

2. Ensure that your brand’s messaging is accessible, clear, and positive.

Brand image, reputation, and perception are extremely important to any business. That’s why you must clearly communicate what you do, what problems you solve, how you do it, and why you do it to your customers online. You should be sincere and positive. Nothing will turn away customers faster than an obvious attempt to take advantage of their negative circumstances. They’ve got problems and you have solutions; it’s a win-win for everyone!

3. Your everyday content doesn’t have to ask for the sale.

No one likes to be “sold” something, but we all need to buy products and services every day. So, how do we balance that? Your social media platforms and blogs can communicate a whole lot about you and your product or service. Your content can demonstrate to customers how they can use your products or services to solve a problem they might be encountering or to address a need they might have. Get creative. Your prospective clients will connect with your personality and attitude just as much as with the solutions you offer.

4. Invest in the best digital tools.

Part of marketing your business effectively is making sure your team has exactly what they need to do their jobs well. Online collaboration and workflows can become overwhelming without the proper planning and resources in place. Make sure you have the right project management and communication tools to manage your remote work. This way, everyone on your team will have access to the data and resources they need to market your business online.

Part of equipping your team is also ensuring they have the proper tools for communication. Good communication with your customers is key to your marketing efforts. It’s best to invest in online communication tools that make your marketing clear and your customer service easier to manage. Clients expect fast responses even when you’re remote, so this is certainly something you need to take seriously.

5. Consider working with a professional marketing team to pull your brand and your marketing together.

Of course, there is no need to struggle with your marketing on your own.

Stone City Digital works with businesses to help them make the best use of digital media. We can help you market your business online and increase your digital visibility using the latest tools and strategies.

Get in touch with us today to get started!

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Know Your Business, Know Your Value

Your Business, Your Value

Youre an expert in your business.  

You know your business or product better than anyone and you know the value you bring to your clients. 

But have you written that information down and used it consistently? Have you clearly stated your value proposition in digital spaces such as your website and your Facebook page?  

Why Should They Choose You?

Your value proposition is ultimately a brief explanation to clients and customers as to why they should purchase from you or hire you instead of someone else. Essentially, your value proposition is an outline of what makes you unique. 

For example, our unique value proposition at Stone City Digital Inc. is that, “We build and implement digital marketing strategies while educating, engaging and empowering our clients to participate fully in their digital marketing strategy through their entire business lifecycle.” Our purpose at Stone City Digital Inc. is to teach businesses to fish rather than to sell them fish.  

Analyze Yourself

Now, consider your own business and ask yourself these questions: 

  • What is it that your business does? 
  • How does it make your clients lives better? 
  • How do you do it? 
  • How does your competition do it? 
  • Why are you the best choice above all other competitors? 

Spend a little time with these questions if you haven’t already, and write down your answers. Writing this information down is key to focusing your business’ purpose and offeringsAttempt to combine your answers into a nice and tidy little statement in one or two sentences (or even less).   

Need help?

If you’re finding that you are having a little trouble composing your unique value proposition, check out Strategyzer’s explanation here: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=D254suPMpwY&feature=emb_logo 

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Is Going Digital Driving You Crazy?

Are you struggling to get your business online? 

You know you need to be online because all the experts say so!

Figuring out which digital route to go with your business can be overwhelming—but it doesn’t have to be. 

Stay tuned as we outline various marketing strategies to get your business online and reach your ideal customers and clients.