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Behind the Scenes with Cindy

Category:Cindy W,Consultants,Manager,Personalized Marketing Inc,PM Inc Tags : 

Dee decided to take a break for this blog so we figured I would pop in and talk to you. Who’s this? You may have read Dee talking about her manager, Cindy. That’s ME! I joined Personalized Marketing Inc. a little over a year and a half ago and it’s been a great experience expanding my horizons. So, here is a little about what I have been doing.

Knowing your audience/client, what’s trending, and what sells are a few of your favorite things in marketing yourself. Dee and I worked together to revisit these 3 aspects regularly to keep our clients as well as ourselves up to date in the market. Our first huge project was giving the company a new look in redoing the website. It took a lot of ‘what do we want’ along with ‘what does our audience expect’ to create the look you see today. Rolling it out was well worth all fun and hard work put into it.

Finding images that speak of you and your company are not always easy and you want to avoid using images that tend to pop up all over the internet. Yes, you can use some since there are ways to search images, but you need a staple image that speaks YOU! The cover image on Personalized Marketing Inc’s site is just that. The image I speak of is the mobile phone with the chess pieces – for us it speaks strategy, mobility and flexibility. Which brings me to other things I have been doing with the company – Digital Art. That cover image was done by me. Something I love to dabble in but finding myself doing more of here. (Dee is fighting spreadsheets on her own, well for now anyway)

If a client has specific requests, I am more then willing to see what I can do to find what they need. If it can’t be found? I will create it if I can. Currently I am working on a site with such a request that I even took a trip to the beach to capture some needed images and video.

Recently, we advised a client that with the latest trends of her books, she may want to consider updating her covers on a series she has done well with. I was excited when she asked me to do them. Taking those who have purchased the book in the past, the category the books where trending in, and what other like books where hot sellers we came up with a plan and they came out great.

 

Oh, and I don’t stop there. Dee knows just how much I love to read. Seriously, I do love reading. My specialty in reading that I am a word by word reader. If there is a mistake, I will trip over it. So, now I have been doing editing work for the company – from websites, to posts, to books.

As you can see Personalized Marketing Inc is very versatile. We strive to know our clients and their audience, keep watch and assist above and beyond to keep them trending, and we work together to market you.

 

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Expectations and You

Category:Articles By Dee Carver,Cindy W,Consultants,Dee Carver,Manager,Personalized Marketing Inc,PM Inc Tags : 

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Onto Today’s Topic

Your Expectations & The Importance of Taking You Time

 

As Cindy Personalized Marketing Inc’s business manager says, “It’s the end of the 1st Quarter, where are you at, where did you expect to be, and what do you have to change?” If you are like many of us, the first quarter stats are where we will find these answers. Marketing, just like life requires change, so we must be open to it and look for the opportunities. One great place to determine where these opportunities might be found, is your social network feeds and see what the top stories are for the day.

Another area to look for potential change is where you sell your products. Does your product image stand out? Is the description both accurate and SEO rich? What about how it looks on mobile devices? Websites aren’t the only place that you need to be checking if you are responsive. One example would be authors, there are hundreds of thousands of books out there for readers. Then you have e-readers such as Kindle or Nook, both of which have a different layout than the computer browser version. You also must consider the mobile device they are reading on, is it a tablet or cellphone? Did you know that the amount of description being displayed is different for each of the platforms? Thankfully there are tools out there that help us see the different layouts.

Give yourself a couple of days and just spend it looking at the different products you offer and how they are being displayed to the world.

The Importance of Taking You Time 

 

As the weather continues to get warmer, the need to go outside increases. We want to bask in the sunlight, draw in it’s warmth and feel the warmer breeze on our faces. As you may have noticed in our last blog, I am suffering from Spring Fever. I cannot wait to go outside, unplug from everything, dig in the dirt and work in my garden. Earlier this week we mowed our lawn for the first time this year and it was a great feeling. I didn’t have to think about what I was doing, just got out there and did it.

Here in lies a problem … I am not the only one out there excited about being outdoors, so are a lot of other people, and that could also include your focus groups. So, what do we do about this growing change in the habits of those we market too? We schedule posts around when their online. Stop, take in your surroundings, take time to smell the flowers, fire up the grill and share it with our followers. Being on social networks is all about being social. Putting up pictures of bunnies, flowers and sun kissed lakes are things that creates a sigh of peace and probably the people that are following you as well.

 

So go take some you time, use it to see what’s going on in the world around you, find some new inspiration and give yourself a chance to meander down the isle or through the park. Have a Happy & Blessed Easter! 

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More Than Just Social Site Marketing

Category:Articles By Dee Carver,Personalized Marketing,Personalized Marketing Inc,PM Inc,Real Marketing for Organic Growth Tags : 

Why Social Site Marketing Is NOT Enough - Personalized Marketing Inc

Why Social Site Marketing Alone Is NOT Enough

I bet many readers looking at that title went ‘huh?’, I know, because I would have had the same reaction at one point in time. I would have said but social site marketing is a key component to marketing and I would have been sadly mistaken. Marketing alone is just not enough.

You also have to do Search Engine Marketing, Email Marketing, Search Engine Optimization, and you have to combine these different elements together. It’s great to have a large social reach but unless everything you have is being listed on that network then you might find yourself with a large problem, no final actions (sales, sign-ups, subscribers). Being on a social network is required but if you do not have a blog or website where the same information you put on that network, then people can only find you in one location.

Social Reach

So let’s pretend that you have a ‘Cyber Monday’ sale going to happen but the only place you have referred to it is on your blog. The people on your social networks will not know about it unless they happen to follow your blog. Now picture you have created this stunning advertisement for ‘Facebook’ and then did not send the viewers anywhere, sure you reached a lot of people but it did not do any good for your business.

SEO Again?

Now comes the kicker… You do put the ad on your Social Site and Website, did you send it out to your email followers? A better question, did you optimize the announcement and landing page for SEO? You have put forth this great ad but there is no marketing plan, no Search Engine Optimization, and you have not contacted those who already want to hear from you. The ad itself is not going to reach its full potential and with some of the changes on social networks, you cannot count on it being the primary source of potential buyers.

Analysis

So let’s say you have put the ad on your website, social network, sent an email blast and even optimized it for search engines, awesome! Did you put the post out at the best times? This is where network analysis can make or break your marketing budget. If you do not know what day or time is the best to advertise it then you will find yourself missing out on a potentially huge market. 

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Marketing Managers / Coordinators know that you have to have a full circle of planning. You have to plan launch dates, you have to know when to start, what your peak days and times are, you have to have the ‘goal’ and follow-through action decided. It cannot just be ‘sell more’ because then you are only focusing on the bottom dollar and not preparing for growth.

Personalized Marketing Inc offers organic growth through real marketing, that means we are not just your marketing coordinators, we are also your publicist, web technicians, SEO team, email, and newsletter support, and we are the company that helps you with it all. We take the time to analyze not just your needs but also your current places and planning. We adapt to meet your current and future goals, we do not just help you to understand we also execute the best strategies for you. We are here to help not just the businesses or corporations but also the individuals and entrepreneurs. We are a Marketing Management Company, we are a Web Design and Support Consultant, we are Your SEO support, we are what you and your business’ needs to reach the next level of your dreams. 

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SEO – Personalized Marketing Inc 10 Year Anniversary

Category:Anniversary,Articles By Dee Carver,Personalized Marketing Inc,PM Inc Tags : 

You are a “Needle in the haystack”
SEO helps the Search Engines list you and for us to find you.

What is SEO

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is the use of keywords, images, meta tags, links and content that search engines use to determine your ranking. SEO is also website submission to those Search Engines and the use of Marketing. Think of SEO as a roadmap, maps tell us which turns to make to get to a destination. Search Engines tell users what destination to take based on their search.

Why is SEO important

SEO is important because if you do not have it, then you will rank low on the Search Engines. If people cannot find you or they do not know who you are but are looking for what you offer, and you are not listed within the first couple pages, then they are likely to go elsewhere. SEO not only leads to new people finding you it also helps your current followers know where all they can find you.

How come SEO takes so long?

Search Engine Optimization is not a short burst of activity, it takes time and dedication to get ranked, it takes time for the Search Engines to populate changes. Yes, there are ways you can ‘pay’ to be ranked rapidly at the top of a Search Engine, however, when you stop paying to be there, without the right efforts, you will fade from the top pages of the search. SEO if done right takes time, it takes making sure that your basics are covered, such as image names. When you put a new image up are you taking the time to name it something relevant, are you giving it a title? The same can be said for links and content, is it relevant to the page name, did you add those all important ‘headers’? Headers, bolding and italicizing are not just there for looks, they not only grab the readers attention, but they also tell the search engines information as well.

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PM Inc 10 Years Drawing Entry

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Welcome to the Personalized Marketing Inc’s new site and month-long anniversary party! Each week we are offering a different special and one big surprise during the final week! So, make sure to check back each week to take advantage of each new gift from us to you!

 

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Real Marketing For Organic Growth PT 6

Category:PM Inc,Real Marketing for Organic Growth Tags : 

We have been discussing how Real Marketing affects Organic Growth, so now it is time to cover Branding. Are each of your profiles easily recognizable? When you visit your networks do you ever check to see what it looks like to the viewers? You should. It will give you a very real look at what they are seeing. Granted most of the people that come to you have an idea of where they are heading but not always and not if you are striving for Organic Growth.

Images, Content, and URLs

Look at the header image, does it represent you and your branding? Can the viewers immediately tell where they are and what you offer? What about your profile picture or logo? Is it continuous from other networks or a random image? Does the image have your company logo? Yes, everyone has a logo or they should have, no matter what service or product you offer. What about the content you are putting on the networks? Do they easily navigate users back to your own home on the web or are those that click the post getting taken somewhere they will get lost in the masses? What about your URLs are they pretty SEO friendly or do they look like a jumbled mess?

Your Home

Your website is your primary home on the web, it should have all of the different places you are found online listed. It should have primary images that are being used on the various networks. It should give the same subconscious message that you see with other websites (Coffee Time Romance, PM Inc). Often times when someone shops for a particular product they look at not just the item but who makes the item. These are products that the companies have taken the time and effort to brand them.

SSM, SEO, and Branding

As Personalized Marketing Inc celebrates another year, we look at the branding we have done so far. We look at the images we have out there and what it says about us. No matter what account you go to we have the same images and same color designs on each of them. Why? Because we want the viewers to know subconsciously where they are without having to guess and what to expect from us. Sure we put out new updated looks on our website but we still stick with the same color scheme, header, and logo. Why? Because we want a universal branding and we have taken the time to do Search Engine Optimization on the items we put out. Even the original banner for PM Inc can be found on a Google Search, we did not delete it, we simply upgraded the look of it.

 

As you look at your branding, think about the images you are using, the fonts you have chosen and the color scheme you have. If any of them do not convey with a look who you are, the message you want to send and the emotional effect you want them to have. It might be time for a change. If you do change your look, make sure that you do it gradually. Do not cause subconscious confusion and make your fans think you are no longer available.

 

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Real Marketing For Organic Growth PT 3

Category:PM Inc,Real Marketing for Organic Growth Tags : 

What WILL You Commit To?

Have you filled out your own daily list of things that you have to get done? Does that list include Have to do’s, Want to do’s, and Must Do’s? In order to be successful at anything and especially marketing, you have to know what your day looks like so you can plan your marketing time each week. Once you know these items then you can create your Commit To list. These items will be the list that you are willing to do each week to be successful in your chosen career.

 

Look at your wish and needs list and determine what items are you willing to add to your commit to section. Do any of your commit too items conflict with your needs or get done? If so, you need to reevaluate what you are wanting to complete and the time frame to get it done. Do you have unrealistic expectations for items on it? Most of us do, we plan 18 hour days and sometimes only get 8 hours to get things done. Or we make our daily list and tend to forget that we have to Eat, Sleep, spend time with loved ones, take care of our basic needs and of course there is always the occasional emergency or crisis we have to deal with. If you have no room in your schedule for life, then very often life will get in the way.

Real Marketing Organic Growth, #PMInc #Marketing #OrganicGrowthIn my previous post, we discussed being social on your social network. Which, you might be wondering how this pertains to today’s discussion. Well, you have to have time to be on your networks correct? You also have to have time to write too. If you are not using a service to handle your marketing, then you will have to be responsible for it.

So, are you being social or just putting up post without paying attention to who your fans are? Have you added time for marketing, even just an hour a week? I know an hour does not sound like much but if you are not doing any marketing at all it can make a difference. Granted, I believe you should be spending closer to 5 hours a week on your marketing, but if you will commit even just one each week and get to learn your fans or followers you will notice a significant difference. Just spending 20 minutes each day looking at who follows you, who you follow, will help you put out post that are geared more towards your audience and less driving them away.

 

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Real Marketing for Organic Growth PT 2

Category:PM Inc,Real Marketing for Organic Growth Tags : 

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Let’s assume you have been active on your social networks. You have been not only posting but liking and sharing others’ post. You have taken the time to friend new people in the hopes that they will like you back. Yet, you have noticed they have not, what then? Do you remove them? Do you ignore it and move on, or do you do something different?

First, let’s examine why you added them in the first place. Are they in the same industry as you? Are they fans or friends of a fan? What made them stand out? The thing about social networks is that they are a social gathering place to not only get in touch but also promote. Now some users are never on their accounts, they never check their messages or mentions. Some use programs only and you can tell those by what is in their timeline. If all you ever see is Promo, Promo, Promo then most likely they are not really there to socialize and will not connect with you or anyone unless their marketing person tells them too.

This brings me to the reminder “Promo, Promo, Promo” post will only get you promotions on your page. The true pattern is “Promo, Like/Friend/Follow, Personal Post, Re-Share, Promo.” See how promos are only done twice in the 5 times? That is because when a viewer comes to a page that is full of nothing but promotions, they lose interest quickly. People most likely know who you are when they find your network. You need to let them know what you are about, your interest, and the fact you are willing to share others items. This makes you a Person not a program.

So back to the original question… what do you do? Review what they have put out. Is it a combination? If so, then you reach out to them, post a compliment on something they have put out. By being social even in the smallest way you are not only showing that you care but that you yourself can be valuable in their own promotions. Also, when you post on their post, their friends, fans, followers can see your comments and potentially find you.

Remember Real Marketing takes time. Organic Growth requires commitment. Doing both together increases your chance at exposure and gains you credibility in your field.

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Real Marketing for Organic Growth pt 1

Category:Articles By Dee Carver,Personalized Marketing,Personalized Marketing Inc,PM Inc,Real Marketing for Organic Growth Tags : 

I often hear “What is social site marketing?” and “How does it affect me?”, so I decided to write a series of articles on how it can impact you.

Social site marketing is generating word-of-mouth interest on social networks about you, your work, or cause. Social Site Marketing affects you because, if people cannot find you, then you cannot grow.

 

 

How Real Marketing for Organic Growth works…

 

People often believe that it is the number of fans, friends, likes, follows that make an impact on their social networks. This is true but only partly. Social Reach is more than just the people who are following you but their friends and such. It is the Organic Reach you have through word-of-mouth (sharing, liking, retweets…) online.

When you go shopping and you go to buy a box of cereal and at the end of the isle you see bananas, that is marketing. When you share the batch of bananas you found at the end of the isle, you just participated in Organic Reach.

Why?

Because they were someone else’s bananas that you not only bought but also shared. To have Organic Growth, you have to have social site marketing, search engine optimization, quality content, email marketing or blogs, and people who care about what you talk about. To gain people that care about what you talk about, you have to care about what they say. You cannot just post about your product or brand, you have to take time and interact with the people following you. You want to wish them happy birthday, like or share their post, thank them for taking time to like what you said. 

 

Just as a plant cannot grow without care YOU CANNOT GROW without caring what your fans/friends/followers’/twitter tribe/YouTubers etc care about.

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#PMInc 11th Anniversary

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