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4 Timely Marketing Strategies for a Prosperous New Year

by Steve Slais

As the calendar turns over to a new year, it’s the perfect time for small businesses to reassess and revamp their marketing strategies. In an ever-evolving digital landscape, staying ahead of the curve is crucial for success. Here are four timely marketing strategies to kickstart a prosperous New Year for your small business.

Embrace video marketing.
Video content continues to dominate online platforms, and small businesses can leverage this trend to connect with their audience in exciting ways. Whether it’s short promotional clips, behind-the-scenes glimpses, or tutorial videos showcasing your products or services, incorporating video into your marketing strategy can boost brand visibility and customer engagement. Platforms like Instagram Reels and YouTube offer diverse opportunities to showcase your business personality and capture the attention of your target audience.

Prioritize social media.
Social media is a powerful tool for small businesses to build a loyal customer base. In the New Year, focus on creating authentic and meaningful connections with your audience. Engage in conversations, respond promptly to comments and messages, and encourage user-generated content. Utilize the latest features on platforms like Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn to stay current and increase visibility. Consistent and genuine interactions on social media not only enhance your brand image but also foster a sense of community around your business.

Optimize for local SEO.
Local search engine optimization (SEO) is crucial for small businesses looking to attract nearby customers. Ensure that your website is optimized for local search by updating your Google My Business listing with accurate information, encouraging customer reviews, and using location-specific keywords. With the increasing prevalence of mobile searches, being easily discoverable in local searches can significantly impact foot traffic and online visibility for your business.

Invest in email marketing automation.
Email marketing remains a cost-effective and efficient way to nurture leads and retain customers. In the New Year, consider investing in email marketing automation tools to streamline your campaigns. Create personalized and targeted content based on customer behavior, preferences, and demographics. Automating email campaigns not only saves time but also ensures timely and relevant communication with your audience, fostering stronger customer relationships. At Spoke, we’re big believers in HubSpot; it is well worth exploring for your email (and other) marketing needs.

This time of year provides a valuable opportunity for small businesses to review and elevate their marketing strategies. As a small business too, we at Spoke are constantly seeking more ways to bring value to our clients, and I’m sure you share this goal. Here’s to a happy and prosperous New Year. Reach out if you have any questions or comments.

Steve Slais is Partner and Chief Creative Officer at Spoke Marketing. Spoke Marketing (www.spokemarketing.com) provides fully-integrated marketing and sales programs that define and activate the customer buyer journey.

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