Committing to inbound marketing means attracting and growing your leads and customer base via valuable and highly customized content and experiences. To successfully drive inbound marketing and sales, three things must happen:
Social media always needs to be in complete synch with inbound and content marketing, PR, and customer communications. This is especially critical when it comes to the PESO model, which drives brand awareness, reputation, and sales by integrating Paid, Earned, Shared, and Owned media, maximizing content.
Public relations isn’t just media relations anymore
Public relations and advertising used to live in two different realms, with a solid wall separating paid media -- paid placements like advertising -- and earned media -- publicity gained through valuable content contributions, company mentions, or interviews with journalists.
This basically comes down to an exercise in empathy.
Put yourselves in a journalist’s place. Your email box is flooded. You’ve got the pressures of staying abreast of key players in your markets while having to absorb the importance of new products and companies.
Most importantly, you’ve got deadlines.
At the end of the day, businesses market to people, not to faceless decision-making committees or a bunch of same-demographic consumers. Whether you’re selling to CEOs or stay-at-home dads, your marketing should speak to individual customers - think “human” instead of “the client” or “the client company” - each with his or her own tastes, interests, expectations, preferences, life, and work situations.
The PESO model is an integrated approach that strengthens your ability to leverage your thought leadership content, building trust and credibility with audiences across multiple channels.
Successfully marketing your cybersecurity solution is not a guessing game. Targeted marketing is like any other targeted activity – where you aim is where you’ll hit. Of course, that’s easier said than done. With hundreds of cybersolutionsC on the market, it’s difficult to find your security product’s unique niche so you can tailor-fit your message to the right buyers.
With massive cyberattacks on organizations and states, cyber security is one of today’s hottest news topics. Consequently, the phenomenon has birthed a cybersecurity startup boom, further crowding an already congested market. This begs the question: How can cybersecurity companies, with proven innovations on offer, break through the logjam and get the media recognition they deserve?
The news situation is in flux right now. The demand for news is increasing – web traffic was up about 23% at top news sites the week of March 9 from the previous week and up 31% from the week of Jan. 6, and fewer subscribers are canceling. However, many U.S. national and global news outlets are cutting back to skeleton staff due to plummeting ad revenues.
Public relations isn't rocket science, as my partner has consistently reminded me over the past decade. However, it does take a significant amount of time, energy, and persistence.
Getting your news out there