In November 2017, Twitter executives decided to change the platform’s iconic 140 character count for tweets, allowing users of European languages such as English, Portuguese, French and Spanish to now use up to 280 characters. This update is a fundamental change for the platform, whose brand is closely associated with the brevity of the original character count.
We want to share with you the trends we see in the financial services industry, including important events and media input. As an agency, our goal is to help you. That is why we also post our financial PR and Marketing best practices and opinion articles as a resource for your company.
Not only did Facebook pave the way for other social media platforms, it also created a methodology for businesses to connect directly with their customers.
Marketing has evolved over the years from strictly brand awareness to include more lead generation and sales nurturing activities. This has resulted in increased pressure to show return on investment (ROI) for marketing efforts, resulting in a push to gather highly qualified leads through inbound marketing, advertising, direct marketing and special events/industry conferences. A recent HubSpot report supports this, with 63 percent of marketers indicating that generating traffic and leads is their top challenge, essentially the Holy Grail for marketers.
This year’s HubSpot Inbound conference was held at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center September 25-28. With more than 21,000 attendees representing 104 countries from almost every industry imaginable, it was truly an event to remember.
In today’s business environment, buyers aren’t solely purchasing products and services based on word of mouth. In fact, more than 90 percent of B2B buyers say they conduct some form of online research before purchasing a business product. This makes search engine optimization (SEO) even more important for B2B companies looking to attract new prospects and turn them into customers.
With Search Engine Optimization (SEO), the one constant it seems, is change. Google, for example, continuously makes changes to its search algorithms in an effort to improve their accuracy for users. These changes, in turn, directly impact your company’s website and your SEO initiatives. As SEO evolves, so should your company’s approach to optimizing your website. While at one time, ranking number one on page one of an organic Google search was the ultimate priority, today’s SEO is about also optimizing websites for the best possible user experience.
Social media has become an extension of an organization’s brand, and there are many aspects fintech organizations should consider as they build their online presence and brand identity. In our article, Social Media: The Basics, we offer best practices for addressing negative comments and increasing engagement.
The digital age has fundamentally changed the way we deliver and receive information both in B2C and B2B. Prospects are much better at filtering advertising and content that is irrelevant to them and technology has given them more control over who and what they choose to engage with.
HubSpot’s annual Inbound conference was just as lively as ever in November with jaw-dropping keynote speakers and new product enhancements that will change the way we market. HubSpot never disappoints by bringing in the big names such as Alec Baldwin, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Anna Kendrick, Serena Williams and Michael Strahan. We are still reeling from all of the latest news and wanted to give you a quick recap of the conference and key takeaways for your marketing programs.