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One of the most significant decisions that I have made from the beginning of this journey was to switch to Digital Marketing Masters. The journey has been amazing to be able to apply the principles and integrate into current workflows and to see results in action. During this class, I learn to prepare a pitch to be delivered to the company in to get the stakeholders into the pitch to put it into action.
Research is fundamental to find out what is going to work for any company. By searching through company data, if any is available will help you as a digital marketer. Having previous data can help us understand what is working and what is not. Obtaining analytical data for the company will be crucial to the success of any marketing plan. The data helps formulate a plan to help you reach new areas. Seeing how the customer funnels through the company page also helps show where the website can be confusing or need to be improved to have a great UX experience.
Effective strategies are what companies want to see that will work. However, letting companies know how to be realistic in there and they work—working with the Host Masters on The Noobs Ink Project simple adjustment to their already existence workflow. One month we were able to increase ink and blanks sales.
By using proper SEO tactics in the ETSY dashboard, we were able to acquire traffic on the platform. They were shortly purchasing ads for 30 days to see the results and after 30 days, adding a 5 dollar ad budget daily. The sales continue to increase by only spending $51.95 of the marketing dollars were able to accrue $346.53 of additional sales. Implementing the proper description of the product and fast delivery of the product to the client the product becomes relevant to the consumer. So when they begin to search for the product that they want.
This course has been an amazing journey and has prepared me to take my freelance clientele as well as enterprise customers to the next level. I look forward to the next couple of years being able to apply the strategies and making an impact in this world. Though our class is a bit special being that when we completed were marketing for companies who are going to be recovering from the largest pandemic in our history. I look forward to challenging because we have been prepared.
Etsy. (2020). Welcome to Etsy! Retrieved March 23, 2020, from https://www.etsy.com/your/shops/me/stats?ref=seller-platform-mcnav
One of the things that really stood out to me this month remembering to make sure that we had enough information from other cases to make sure that our stance from a legal perspective was valid. I also learned that how a decision is made in court as will by using former cases determine what will happen in a new case. I really enjoyed the class and look forward to applying what I have learned in the future. One of the things I found out that was interesting was the SPAM ACT The Spam Act.
What is the SPAM Act- The spam act was established in 2003 and later updated in 2008. Spam Stands for Controlling The Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography And Marketing Act thus SPAM ACT. Though spam marketing is very ethical there were laws and regulations put in place to stop bad guys from misleading people. I learned that everything when it comes to spam marketings has checks and balances for marketers and bad guys alike as long as we follow the rules are followed any business profitable successful Spam promotion ensuring that we follow the following 7 rules. As line out by the FTC. 4. No false or misleading header5. No Deceptive subject line 6. We identify the message within the text as an ad 7. We state our business location 8. State how to opt-out and 9 can not charge a fee or sell to a third party once the opt-out has been made don’t follow the rules and we will be subjected to penalties of up to 43,280 per email Following the rules are totally ethical and legal
My three original objectives for this course were: 1. To increase my awareness of social media marketing. 2. Learn analytics a little more in-depth 3. Open my own Digital Marketing firm that I may turn my freelance work into job opportunities for other stays at home parents which gives the flexibility to work anywhere. I can say that thus far, I have learned a lot about goals and also the use of analytics across the internet from free software to also pair for software. As I begin to do my testing outside of the academic setting, I was able to change up some things on a few of my websites, which I begin to see an increase in engagement on various paid-for social media posts for myself as well as my pastor’s participation and interaction.
These subtle changes made the content relatable and goal-oriented we begin to see the results that we wanted to see. I did officially open up the CH SOCIAL Marketing firm I have yet to hire any at-home agents because I am working on building up our clientele to justify the cost of a salary. I currently use Odesk as an outsource for social media posting while I’m doing my current job and attending school. I do think we may consider a spam promotion if it is worth it, however, continue to follow all the guidelines specified by the FTC. I really enjoyed this class and look forward to auditing the class in the future.
This class was unique class analytics is a significant part of digital marketing because you have to understand who is coming to your site. Analytics answers the W’s Who? What? When? Where? And How? These are the general information that we get from using google analytics. Having used Google analytics now a little more in my own personal practices, my clients are now able to understand how their website is performing, where they can adjust on their sites to get the desired results that they want for their business.
We also learned about S.M.A.R.T and the importance of having measurable KPI. Smart goals are Simple, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-based. This allows us to be realistic to determine what the KPI. Key performance indicators are realistic, and we can easily measure the performance. I have found that making things measurable is one of the best ways to stay on track of your goals.
This month we also took the Google Analytics Individual Qualification goal. I think this is an excellent certification to add to your resume so that future employers can see that you do know the advance analytics and know what you’re talking about. This month with the knowledge of Google Analytics that I have gained from the Marketing journey, I was able to pass on the first goal. This was a great accomplishment.
Overall I got a greater understanding of the Why and measuring for this class, which I do believe that I will use in the future. This class was amazing; the professor had great insight into the class. Though I am about to graduate very soon, I am thankful for the skills that I have to learn and also be able to come back in the future and audit the class is awesome.
The way that I believe that PR will help my final project is that now I have a more defined idea of publishing the press release for the release of the new and upcoming products for 20/20. Learning about the various online ways to distribute press releases such as PR Wire, and more. Being able to do an electronic press release with directories that also have a direct link to the people who the press release should be in the hands of will help tremendously.
We plan in the next six months to roll out two major releases, one for the sublimation and pigmented ink for daily printing. Weekly we will do live events with various staff members and local users who are located in the local area we will send invitations to participate in our social media channels and Facebook group — using our products and blank. We will integrate our hosting services with the graphic department, followed up by marketing strategies and hosting for the noobs to develop their business. This will increase the hosting package as well as the domain packages.
By having these events and letting the public know will help establish The Host Masters as a unique digital botique that has not been in our market. The Host Masters are big on its charitable events. Such as participating in STEAM events with the local ISD helping increase the awareness of Science, Technology, Enginering, Arts, and Music. With various coding camps, broadcasting camps offered to Elementary – High School for those who are interested in taking their skills to the next level. While working with educators to enforce the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skill k-12 (TEKS), students will begin to apply the skills that they learn with the hostmaster products for free. Integrating internet tv and radio that is ran by students. By partnering with the STEAM teachers in our district and becoming apart of the DECA club having our leads volunteer in the school as well as sponsor various events.
This will build community relations with the local community and school district as well as brand recognition within our local community. Sponsoring events for the Texas Work Force Commission workshop and classes that will help build a skill for those who are looking for work in marketing and hiring on some of the participants who pass the standards to qualify as a hostmaster.
How will we go about this
We will set up classes for Spring/Fall of 20/20 with the texas work for commission
spring of 20/20 we will work out a plan for the 20/21 school year with a couple of the local high school, middle school and elementary leads for various steam activities, and the schedule for DECA activities
Using our social media to generate brand awareness.
By utilizing the different E-Release and local paper and news to get the information out about the ink, but the however primary focus on the community service that is prepping kids who may want to be the next generation of You Tubers.
The uniqueness of the Host Masters would be the various services that it offers to users from the youngest to the older individuals. Utilizing the hostmasters different science, technology, engineering, arts, and music services are what make The Host Masters a unique business.
I must say I did enjoy this class this month as I begin to learn more about search engines that I have ever learned before. I must admit I use to be solely concerned about google; however, with Apple’s voice search using Bing as the default search engine (Panzarino, 2017). This made me realize that being optimizes across search engines will help the business become more noticeable. I do like the fact that Bing uses Google API to already connect your business to the search engine without having to go through the verification process again. This makes it easy for a company to connect across search engines automatically.
I also learn that there is a dark side to this as well because as though you can get verified, it is also easy for those who may not have the right intentions to try to give your company false information by updating the user end updates. If a company does not pay attention to user generate d updates, Google typically does not send a notification that the information has been changed. This is why the company must monitor its listing on regular. So if something has been changing, it can be updated appropriately.
Another great thing that the search engines do it allows you to add items that you sell in your store online and a buy now link — the ability to add your business number and address. Also, reviews and responding to reviews give the company more rank with local SERP. Overall I learn a lot in the class as that I can apply to my own business as well as The Host Masters.
This month in the Advance Digital Marketing Strategies class, we begin to learn more about advance marking. We begin to identify who our audience was, of course, this includes the demographics for our aundiece, age ranges, educational status for the audience who would use our business products. This time we took a more in-depth look at the audience’s intention. Would be the audience’s intention for using our service. This was very interesting too, because for the first considering the intention of the client. This is where marketing could begin to get a little bit more in the psychology of the client. By knowing the intention of the client, we can better serve them with the product that they need.
We learned about the AIDAS model; this includes Attention Interest, Desire, Action, Satisfaction. Identifying this for any brand would help increase conversion for the companies desired goal. We spent time defining what does ADIDAS looks like for our brand; we have choices — reflecting on one of the nonprofits in which could use this model to help with the growth of their organization. The ADIDAS model can be used in both the nonprofit and the for-profit sector.
In the class, we spend a little time as well as talking about headlines. This was fun. We were able to look at the various examples of how changing words how people respond to changing of words. I learn that instead of saying, start now — no Obligation trial today. Now the customer is willing to try without the worry about any obligation. I learn that trials have a higher conversion rate.
Though towards the end of the class I got a little bit confused on the formula for the CPC I did get the opportunity to see how with a budget you can get some great impressions for the money went. Overall the class was great. I look forward to auditing the class in the future.
The New Media Marketing class this month was filled with information that anyone could take in the business world. In the course, we are now making plans to increase the company reach. The prior classes were like building blocks that got us to the point of now being able to reach our new and existing clients. I like how, in the beginning, we started dealing with negative comments and how we would address them.
Many professionals, including Hubspot, say that 72% of people who complain on twitter expect a response within an hour. (Vaughan,P, 2019) This is the importance of social media monitoring tools such as Hootsuite are essential to any business. Hootsuite and others have an app, and various alarms can be set to notify the person on duty that someone is having an issue. The utilization of social tools is what the host masters use to monitor feedback across the various social platforms.
We also begin to learn what is a Customer, A Fan , and Influencer. These are what make up the marketing piece for business around the globe with social media making brands and consumer the ability to connect and talk. We no longer live in a world with tv commercials and mail fliers we now have what we call micro-influencers which means that the individuals could have a small following however their influence drives consumers to purchase or not to buy.
We also learned about building an influencer and fan-based programs. These are what brands do to get their products in the face of new customers to draw the existing customer to purchase more products. This can be done in various forms whether it be a fan, who love the product and have developed a brand loyalty or an influencer receiving a commission or being paid by the company to talk about the products. (Collier, J , 2013)
Having these type of programs in place will bring the company in front of a new audience who may not be familiar with their products and also increase sales. At the end of the day, brands want Fans who love their product and tell people about it how they like it because it is cheaper for a brand to have a fan-based because there is no money that is being spent and the fans who love the product are sharing and having conversations online and offline about their product.
I like the idea of creating a program for the hostmasters which was much fun. Because the hostmasters who already have an existing base of fan integrating a referral linking system that pays a commission. Will increase fan and brand loyalty because it says thank you for talking about our product and here is something to show we thank you. A 30% commission of a product is cheaper than any marketing plan. The best marking plain would be word of mouth from people who are not making up anything but based on their experience.
Collier, J. (2013). ETextbooks: Rent or Buy Online Textbooks. Retrieved September 23, 2019, from http://online.vitalsource.com/books/9781121687530/page/192
Vaughan, P. (2019). 72% of People Who Complain on Twitter Expect a Response Within an Hour. Retrieved September 29, 2019, from https://blog.hubspot.com/marketing/twitter-response-time-data
This class was very impactful because we begin to start with the design. One of the things that were learned from this was learning is how the eye moves around the page and the importance of contrast on the pages. By using colors that are friendly on the eye as a marketer, you can begin to tell the mind what to think about the companies page. Usability factor will forever be in chsocial’s developer’s tool kit. Frequently as web designers, we usually think about getting a site up and out. Hower rankablility and usability we typically would outsource to SEO experts. By taking an agile approach in our development of sits from start to finish. This will help our clients uppon launch reaches their goals. I learned that having a website that is easy to use will at the end of the day results in a high conversion website. By performing usability testing on the sites, you will also see where you can encounter a various issue on the website and can fix them in development before you launch the site publically. This class has brought out the importance of the user experience by having excellent user experience, making sure as well that the webpage. The mobile experience is also another factor in usability. Over 93% of North Americans use their mobile devices to surf the web. (Tribunal, 2019) With that being known not only does the user who is using your website on the computer should have a great experience. I also learned the importance of having our sites optimized for mobile users. By using various builders on Word Press such as Elegant Themes, Divi Builder helps develop each page for three types of screen. Mobile, Tablet, and Desktop view. By using tools such as Divi during the development of a site will help increase being able to find essential things on the website so the consumer can purchase or interact with web content the way the company intended to use. Overall this class exceeded my expectations, and I can see myself-auditing the course in the future the skills that anyone will learn in this class is the importance of usability on your audience. Making sure that you take the time and test the site will overall improve the who user experience. Making things visible and having a clear call to actions would be useful for any website. In this class we have learned so much I look forward to integrating with all my clients Tribunal, H. (2019, August 04). What percentage of internet traffic is mobile in 2019? Retrieved September 01, 2019, from https://hostingtribunal.com/blog/mobile-percentage-of-traffic/