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6 Challenges Equipment Dealers are Facing Online

Recently we came across an article discussing the six challenges equipment dealers will likely be facing online in 2016. These problems included local searches, iFrames, mobile, dealership size/scale, retaining relationships, and responding to leads. So what does this all mean to you? It means that you have come to the right place. Here at CWS, we can not only provide information about what these problems mean and why they are important, we can also offer you solutions through our many products and services. Find out for yourself what we do best.... Continue Reading

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The Synergy of SEO and SEM: Why They Work Better Together

When reading about organic search, or Search Engine Optimization (SEO), and paid search, or Search Engine Marketing (SEM), you’ll frequently see how people pit them against each other as competing search services. Marketers will often argue over which method is more effective and worthwhile for businesses to invest in. However, the ideal online marketing campaign doesn’t use just organic or paid, but instead, uses both! 
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Common Mistakes When Following Up On Sales Leads

Times are changing in the rise of inbound marketing, which refers to marketing activities that bring in customers, rather than having to go out to get a prospects attention.  It used to be rare to get inbound leads, but that is quickly disappearing. Social media alone provides an abundance of information about prospects leading them to find you first. Even with all of the positivity inbound marketing and social media brings to your brand, sales representatives are still struggling when it comes to following up on a sales lead. With a new year beginning, do your best to avoid these 5 common mistakes when following up on a lead. ... Continue Reading

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10 Twitter Marketing Formulas

When it comes to marketing and driving engagement on Twitter, you may feel like you are walking uphill, in the snow, both ways with no shoes on! With 20 Million profiles on Twitter being fake and only 23% of brand posts generating any type of interaction, Twitter can seem like a tough battle for marketers to get attention. Despite all the challenges though, Twitter presents a significant opportunity for brands. With almost 302 million active users, of which, 80% are on mobile devices, Twitter is still one of the largest social networks, and brands that are active on it will reap major benefits. Now, the number one question everyone’s asking is how do you get to be trending on Twitter? Well, it all starts with the tweets themselves. Here are the best formulas to use to drive engagement on Twitter. ... Continue Reading

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14 Ways to Use Video Marketing

Remember when it was enough to just have a decent-looking website with a few pretty pictures? How times have changed!! Business owners are constantly having to think of new, innovative ideas to grab potential customers attention once they land on their website. This is where video marketing comes into play. Many marketers know that they need videos on their website, but most don’t know where to start. ... Continue Reading

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Are You Connecting with Your Audience? Tips on Generating Content to Reach Them

Now that you know how to segment your audience based on interests, demographics, or customer behavior, you can start to focus on customizing your content to appeal to these segments. Generating content may seem fairly straightforward, but making sure you are sending the perfect message for your audience takes a little more time. We’ve come up with some good suggestions you can utilize to customize your content marketing for your target audience, allowing you to connect with them on a more personal level.... Continue Reading

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Finding Your Target Market Through Segmentation

There’s no doubt that a little bit of customization can go a long way in the eyes of a customer. Using a blanketed market strategy and crossing your fingers that it will appeal to all of the individuals out there is a risky way to go. But fortunately, there is a better way. It’s called market segmentation. Market segmentation allows you to identify your target market (think most profitable one), tailor your message to them so you can build a strong relationship, and increase the return of your marketing efforts. Not only that, but it gives you a competitive boost because you have better knowledge on the specific needs and wants of your customers. A study from Harvard Business School showed that in the U.S. 85% of 30,000 new product launches failed due to poor market segmentation. Don’t be part of that statistic.... Continue Reading

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How Do I Get Started With Blogging For My Business?

Now that you know the benefits to having a blog for your business, and some topics that you can start writing about, it’s time to get started. So, where do you start? ... Continue Reading

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