Here at Yellow Door, we are currently considering changing to a new social media scheduling platform. In our search for a better-suited service provider, we’ve conducted research on a wide range of social media management tools, and with so many to choose from, we understand why many may find this task quite overwhelming and tedious.
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As a startup, you might be focused on various other sides of your business instead of logo design. For a small business, there are a lot of things to consider such as getting investors, budgeting, testing out products and service before launch and determining the target market. Design and visuals sometimes become secondary. However, they are incredibly vital and can make or break a business right from the beginning. Startups and small businesses need a visually strong brand identity design and attractive graphics to establish themselves in the market.
Do you like to hang on to small mementos to store in a scrapbook, pin board or visual journal? Pinterest is simply the online version of doing just that. It helps you find and organise pictures, ideas and other interesting things through a series of ‘boards’ and ‘pins’. People use Pinterest for a number of reasons: to store things that capture their attention, to find artistic or interior inspiration, look for new recipes, plan their dream home or even to discover new travel destinations.
Are you getting a lot of website traffic but few conversions? Maybe you need some more calls to action or social proof to encourage customers to buy?
Social proof is the act of using reviews and social prompts to validate the use of a product or service. According to a 2020 survey by BrightLocal, 82% of consumers read online reviews for local businesses before making a purchasing decision.
Instagram has recently grown into so much more than just a fun photo-sharing platform. The company has introduced a number features that allow businesses to market and sell to consumers directly from the app, and offers a variety of valuable tools, such as analytics on your posts and stories, in-app advertising, and additional call-to-action buttons on your profile.
My favourite quote over the past few years has been this one, by French novelist, critic, and essayist Marcel Proust: “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.”
For me, this quote is an ode to 2020. We’ve all had to remind ourselves that despite the sadness, isolation, and uncertainty this year, we can access our imagination and find joy in the small things, without needing to travel to new lands, seek new experiences or buy new things.
In a tough market, strategic marketing is one of the most important things a business can do. At Yellow Door we see daily how marketing supports businesses through challenging times; and in many cases help them thrive. We often have to explain to our clients that marketing is a long game. You need a 3-6 month plan to start to see actual results beyond a few quick wins.