You’ve got your own secret sauce to marketing, and you use it well. But there’s always opportunity to expand your audience and keep them coming back for more. From executing out-of-the-box ideas to boosting your reach, here are some things to try out.
Create content outside your usual activities or comfort zone. If your blog is strong, and your firm’s social accounts are looking healthy, perhaps it’s time to try something new. Check out other creative, eye-catching content types for opportunities to apply their strengths to your own marketing endeavors. Start putting together action plans for creating applicable content for any of the following:
Not sure where to start? An e-book expanding on the overall theme of a blog post or a set of blog posts is a great way to look for opportunities to repurpose older content to look shiny and new again. Whatever you choose, use this week to map out your game plan for a future deadline.
A couple high-level ideas:
Your content on your blog and on social media could reach so much further with a little paid spend. Learn more:
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Brush up on the basics of SEO (search engine optimization) to help boost your search rankings, making your content appear sooner on sites like Google or Bing.
Reach out to key influencers in the profession, as well as some of your software vendors and providers, to ask if you can write a guest blog or if they’ll do an interview for your blog.
Why it works: Influencers thrive on having links back to their websites, and they’ll share practically anything with their name on it. Associating your name/your firm’s name with them is your ticket to getting noticed.
How to reach them:
Pitch blog posts for various accounting and trade publications and websites, such as:
Speak before groups that may be good referral sources.
Take the content you’ve created, and use it as a source for speaking before various local, regional, or national audiences. Remember: Referral sources, prospects and current clients are hungry for your advice. You can provide a great deal of thought leadership through public speaking.
Foster an ongoing audience community to inspire brand evangelists and promote loyalty. Some ways you can get started:
*Timing completely depends on your audience’s demographics and psychographics, the platform you’re posting to, and your goals. Learn more in this helpful article from LinkedIn and Hubspot.
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