You know that you need an awesome landing page to encourage your website’s visitors to take a certain action but maybe you don’t know what that entails. Here are a few tips from tried and true experience to help you plan the perfect landing page:

– You need an attractive headline at the top of your landing page.

– You need a stellar secondary headline and some really excellent copy which provides the extra details. Your ad text should always have impeccable grammar.

– Your landing page should have at least 2 strong calls to action. At least one of the calls to action should be a well designed “button” or something that stands out.

– Use trust factors to make someone feel comfortable taking the action. Testimonials work well for this purpose.

– Use professional images or videos that are relevant to the content on the page. Don’t use the same stock images you see on other websites.

– Use links sparingly! They tend to distract the visitor, so keep it simple.

– Keep all of the important things you want your visitors to see “above the fold” on your landing page.

– Test, test, test – If possible, do more than one landing page so you can see what works better. Tweak it until it is perfectly tuned to your target audience.

There you have it. If you’re still not inspired to build an awesome landing page, talk to one of us marketing geeks here at BMGcreative and we’d be more than happy to put one together for you.

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Video has moved into the IT spotlight on the web and people are looking for more creative ways to distribute video and to get more viewers to interact with their video content.  It is important to find good choices for online video solutions so you can choose one that works as a one-size-fits-all for all of  your video content.  This is no different than choosing any other enterprise system for your organization – and it shouldn’t be a difficult process.

To start off it is important to decide on a comprehensive set of requirements ahead of time before reviewing available platforms and signing a contract.  One big factor in deciding your online video solution is  knowing who is producing videos and who is viewing them.  This may seem simple at first, but when  you looking into it you will see that  you may only want a target audience of viewers to upload and/or view your video content.  So, it is important to have a clear view of which online video platform will be capable of certain features.

Another good idea to think of when developing your video content strategy is to gather inventory of your codecs and file formats: which is  Windows Media, Quick-Time, or Real Video.  This will help the categories of who will be producing the media.  While gathering this data also be aware of archives of legacy videos that are still in use.  Once all or as many as you can get are accounted for you can determine if they should be managed in your new platform.  These are just some of the most important factors to think of when planning your video content strategy and choosing an online video platform.

One of the best online video solutions that our clients have found effective is Vimeo Pro. Certainly there are others worth checking out!

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Advertising Market Strategies In years past, it would have been difficult to imagine a company not doing all their work themselves, including their marketing ventures. Bu, the fact remains that in today’s economic situation, if one company decides to do all the work themselves, then the company will likely not be sustainable at all. Certain work is best left to experts and that is precisely the reason why there is advertising agency pole.

What are advertising marketing companies?

There has been confusion surrounding work that is done by advertising marketing companies, but when you think about it, it is pretty straightforward. Think of advertising marketing companies as a car. Whilst strictly a branding company would provide you with the general design of the car, advertising marketing companies give you much more – you get all the parts you need to get where you want to go. After all, you can only get so far with just the basic layout and design.

By definition, advertising marketing companies are in a service business that is dedicated to creating, planning and handling advertising (and sometimes other forms of promotion) for its clients. The main aim of any advertising marketing company is to ensure that the client and their products are visible to the general public with the aid of advertisements.

Need for Advertising Marketing Companies

In this rapidly changing environment, there is a need for advertising marketing companies to be publicized and to improve their advertisement so as to ensure that they are always on the minds of their consumers. It all comes down to the fact that even a small change of words makes a huge difference. The process of changing those few words or making little tweaks to the layout is what makes the advertisement spectacular. Although it might sound simple enough, words can be deceiving, and those few words and much-needed tweaks, along with the graphical or the designing part, require experts who know what they are doing. This is where an advertising marketing company comes in.

Making of an Advertisement

An advertisement is made only with the cooperation of all the departments that form an advertising marketing company. The idea of the ad is complete only after the client servicing executives have briefed the creative department as to what the client wants. The overall briefing that is given by the client is the key to the making of advertisements. As a rule of thumb, an advertising marketing company cannot go against the client’s wishes but can always suggest better ways to boost the promotional aspect.

Even if the product is very mundane, prior market research has to done, in order to ascertain who the competitors are and how they promote their product. Once all that is done the promos and ads have to be such that they speak of something different.

The client servicing executives of an advertising marketing company act as coordinators between the client and the creative section, while the marketing executives fix up the budget. The client agrees with the deal and then the process of creating an ad is initiated.

The Layout, Designing and Finally Hitting the Market

Once all the steps are in place, the creative team undertakes a brainstorming session to look into various aspects of the brand and the product. Once an idea is cleared, a lot of factors such as an advertisement’s reach and effectiveness are examined. Once an advertising marketing company has decided that a particular ad fits the bill and effectively reaches the target audience, they move on to the next step. The next step involves choosing the particular medium in which the ad is going to appear. This is very important due to the fact that some ads work well in certain mediums and not so well in others.

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