For more than a decade, there has been a saying in marketing that “content is king.” It is still true but has been elevated to an even higher level. Thanks to the pandemic, content marketing has become the Emperor. And like the fictional Emperor, it needs new clothes. There is a simple reason for this. COVID-19 lockdowns blocked smaller businesses and professional practices from many of the traditional marketing and business development activities that generated new business in the past.
Today’s lesson will focus on the importance of proper manners on professional video calls. At PSM Marketing, we’ve experienced many of these faux pas firsthand. While it’s important to have patience for technical snags (like lag time), you can avoid many frustrations by following these 8 guidelines for video call etiquette.
When the COVID-19 lockdowns were ordered, webpages, blogs and items written for social media feeds needed to make a fast, hard turn to remain relevant. Now that businesses are starting to open back up, another shift is required. Find out what you can do to remain relevant and necessary as the economy begins to open up.
It’s not easy to focus on blogs and adding new webpages when you’re working in your home with bored kids wanting attention, maybe a dog running around the house who also wants you to play or the cat deciding your keyboard is the perfect place to walk across, and when just going to the store for food can be a daunting task. But remaining pertinent and valuable to your clients is more important now than ever.
This period of social distancing has been a difficult adjustment for our society. With apocalyptic headlines gracing our e-news feeds, it’s tough to avoid a sense of impending doom. However, this is also a prescient time for retrospection and thoughtfulness. How we respond in challenging times like this can shape our worldview moving forward. More importantly, it can help shape the world view of others. Here are 8 ways to be mindful during the COVID-19 pandemic →
I thought it would be smart to put a list together for clients about what you can do with any extra time you may have to help and benefit your marketing efforts. It’s a pretty extensive list, so you can print this blog and use it as a reminder of the many things you can do during the pandemic to ensure the strength of your relationships, and of your business.
You are more important to your customers and clients now more than ever! That said, you need to look the part as you go virtual with your business! Remember the mantra: Dress like a news anchor. That means, when you’re sitting in front of clients “in person,” maintain your focus of looking professional – from the waist up at least.
It is our goal to help you develop not just one communication letting your clients and colleagues know how your business will operate during the pandemic, but to help you put a proactive communications plan into action; one that will span the next many months.
Coronavirus, or COVID-19, has impacted small businesses disproportionately. While industries like travel, hospitality, and others will benefit from government support, many small e-commerce and online businesses are struggling in the face of this global pandemic and dismal economy.
As businesses grapple with how to keep their organization moving forward with a newly formed virtual workforce, it is important now more than ever to keep your search engine rankings high. There are several reasons why, along with a few ideas on how to do it.