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8 Marketing Trends for the Future

October 25th, 2017 Posted by Business Development, How To, Tools and Technology No Comment yet

Marketing is one business that is always changing. Marketing now is different than it was 20 years ago and is different now from what it will be in 20 years. In this post, we will address some changes which we believe are coming to the marketing world in the upcoming years.

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Is LinkedIn Premium Worth the Premium?

October 11th, 2017 Posted by Business Development, Tools and Technology No Comment yet

We have talked extensively in the past about LinkedIn, but, in case you missed it, LinkedIn is the business oriented social networking service with 300 million users. LinkedIn has become a quintessential part of business allowing recruiters to find highly-skilled employees, while also offering a strong platform for businesses to market their brand and launch products. If you have ever used LinkedIn then you have been prompted to upgrade to LinkedIn premium, and if you are anything like us then you have always wondered if the cost of LinkedIn premium was worth the benefits. In this blog, we’ll explore the benefits of LinkedIn Premium and discuss whether the investment is worth it for your business.

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Integrating Email with Social Media

September 12th, 2017 Posted by Business Development, Development, Experts No Comment yet

Email marketing has become one of the most useful forms of digital marketing with an average 3,800% return on investment – that equals $3,900 for every $100 invested! Email marketing helps draw in new prospects to your business and keeps you connected to existing customers, encouraging them to continue purchasing your company’s product. Social media is another powerful form of digital marketing allowing your brand to be constantly interacting with your customers in a communal sense. Thus, what better way to optimize your digital marketing than to combine the two together? In this blog, we will talk about ways you can integrate email with social media to ensure that you get the most out of digital marketing and see a higher return on your investment.

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Social Media Weather Update: LinkedIn and Pinterest

August 15th, 2017 Posted by Business Development, Development, Tools and Technology No Comment yet

All six of these social media platforms serve different purposes and target different audiences making them all valuable for marketing. Over the next three blogs we will be discussing these six sites regarding their logistics, audience, and purpose of each of each site. By the year 2020, over 2 billion people will be using social media meaning that your company’s digital marketing needs to shift towards social media now or else be left behind; thus, we will also offer ideas about how your business can utilize each of these sites to fit your intent.

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Social Media Weather Update: Snapchat and Twitter

August 8th, 2017 Posted by Business Development, Development, Tools and Technology 2 comments

All six of these social media platforms serve different purposes and target different audiences making them all valuable for marketing. Over the next three blogs we will be discussing these six sites regarding their logistics, audience, and purpose of each of each site. By the year 2020, over 2 billion people will be using social media meaning that your company’s digital marketing needs to shift towards social media now or else be left behind; thus, we will also offer ideas about how your business can utilize each of these sites to fit your intent.

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Social Media Weather Update: Facebook and Instagram

July 27th, 2017 Posted by Business Development, Development, Tools and Technology No Comment yet

All six of these social media platforms serve different purposes and target different audiences making them all valuable for marketing. Over the next three blogs we will be discussing these six sites regarding their logistics, audience, and purpose of each of each site. By the year 2020, over 2 billion people will be using social media meaning that your company’s digital marketing needs to shift towards social media now or else be left behind; thus, we will also offer ideas about how your business can utilize each of these sites to fit your intent.

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Why Content is King

July 5th, 2017 Posted by Business Development, Experts, How To, Tools and Technology No Comment yet

Content is the most important thing on your website – it’s that simple. Your website can be the most visually appealing or the most technologically advanced, but none of it will matter if you have poor content. There is a reason why the New York Times and Wall Street Journal remain popular despite the emergence of new news sites: it is because they place a high value on keeping quality content and customers recognize this. The same idea applies for businesses and websites and that is why we are devoting this blog to talking about how to create and maintain quality content.

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Mobile Friendly 2.0

June 30th, 2017 Posted by Business Development, Tools and Technology No Comment yet

Back in November of 2016 mobile web browsing finally overtook desktop web browsing with mobile and tablets accounting for 51.3% versus 48.7% from desktops. This switch clearly illustrates the growth in mobile browsing, but also conveys another key idea: the need for a mobile website. A mobile website has become necessary if your business wants to capture customers and expand your business. This blog will expand on this idea of a mobile friendly site and highlight the specific reasons for why a mobile site is so important.

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Branding Your YouTube Channel

May 24th, 2017 Posted by Business Development, How To, Tools and Technology No Comment yet

A YouTube channel can be a great way to develop and publish visual content for your business. We have spoken in the past about the rise in video over reading and the importance of visual content, and we believe YouTube is the perfect way to do this. YouTube videos can be aimed at promoting your business or can rather just be informational and be posted to assist your customers; regardless of their purpose, it is important that you brand your YouTube videos and channel. In this blog, we will discuss why every business should brand their YouTube channel and the benefits branding can bring to both your videos and your business.

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How to Develop a Social Media Strategy

May 3rd, 2017 Posted by Business Development, Development, How To, Tools and Technology No Comment yet

Kickstart Your Social Media Campaign

Social media can be an easy yet useful tool for marketing your business. Some businesses are intimidated by the volume of posts on social media and assume that social media campaigns take a lot of work, but this is not true. In this blog we will talk about what is necessary in setting up a successful social media strategy, and show you just how easy it can be. Upon reading this blog, you will see that a social media campaign can be easily accomplished by planning ahead and following your results.

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Inflight Wi-Fi, Commonplace in 2017

March 15th, 2017 Posted by Experts, Tools and Technology No Comment yet

Wireless Internet is now available on 83% of seats on U.S. airlines, up from about 74% last year, according to a study by Routehappy. (Delta Air Lines)

 

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Website Inventory: Is it Time for Something New?

March 8th, 2017 Posted by Business Development, Development, Tools and Technology No Comment yet

Creating your website requires a great deal of information whether it be personal or company-based; thus, oftentimes when you finish a website you feel a great burden has been lifted off your shoulders. However, for a website to be effective you must invest time after the initial creation and ensure that you are updating the information and maintaining the content. In this blog we will discuss some of the items that are most commonly forgotten about on websites and encourage you to sift through your website and ensure that all these fields are up-to-date and well-maintained.

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Flashback to Pre-Internet

February 14th, 2017 Posted by Development, How To, Tools and Technology No Comment yet

The Cost of the Internet on Our Everyday Lives

Do you remember the days of pre-internet? The days when you had to look something up in an encyclopedia rather than simply typing it into Google. We can all agree the Internet has changed our lives for the better; however, there are a few things we miss about the times before the Internet and we will talk about our favorites in this blog.

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Email Campaigns That Work

February 8th, 2017 Posted by Business Development, Development, How To, Tools and Technology No Comment yet

Email campaigns can be an easy and effective marketing tool. Email marketing is targeted – allowing you to know who exactly is viewing your emails – meaning that you can tailor your marketing to match your audience. Email marketing is also cost effective, costing nothing but time, and easily measurable, as you can measure your analytics and find what works and what does not. Finally, email campaigns are easy ways to increase brand awareness as email campaigns help build business value and keep customers tied to your business. Email campaigns are a great marketing tool – there is no denying it – however, email campaigns are useless if they are not implemented effectively. This blog will be going over the key components that go into making email campaigns that work, and hopefully you learn a few things that your business can implement in your next email campaign.

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Socialnomics 2017

January 18th, 2017 Posted by Experts, Tools and Technology 1 comment

If you have visited the Omnibeat website before then you have likely seen the Socialnomics video on the homepage. We have this video embedded into our site because we found the information to be interesting but also important. The statistics this video shows conveys the developing technological presence in the world and really emphasizes how important it is to have an online presence.

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Mobile Video Calls Quick and Simple with Google Duo

December 20th, 2016 Posted by Business Development, Experts No Comment yet

Google recently updated its newest video calling app called Duo, and it’s the fastest and simplest video calling app I’ve seen. It uses your phone number as a unique identifier, and it will work on both iOS and Android.

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Same-Day Dentistry with Digital CAD-CAM Technology

December 13th, 2016 Posted by Business Development, Experts, Tools and Technology No Comment yet

Creating content is a choice, but, as we previously discussed, creating content and blogging boosts SEO and drives additional traffic to your site.

We wanted to highlight a great content piece from our client Emery & Emery DDS who recently shared their latest dentistry technology. Learn more about Digital CAD-CAM Technology from Dr. Alyson and Dr. Doug at http://www.emerydds.com/wordpress/2016/11/09/same-day-dentistry-digital-cad-cam-technology/.

 

Headshot-Nate-TrimmerNate Trimmer is a Co-Founder of Omnibeat. As a social media enthusiast with a background in organizational development and computer technology, he strives to help businesses understand and embrace social media.

Omnibeat is the digital marketing outsource solution for growth in Los Alamitos and the greater Long Beach area.

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5 Tips for Creating Content

November 16th, 2016 Posted by Business Development, How To, Tools and Technology No Comment yet

Creating content is a choice, but, as we previously discussed, creating content and blogging boosts SEO and drives additional traffic to your site. So in the end there really is no reason not to create content, but, let’s face it, developing content is no easy task. Producing weekly blogs can become strenuous at times when we hit writer’s blocks, but over the years we’ve learned a few tips that help us develop our content.

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How will the Presidential Election be Affected by Social Media?

November 7th, 2016 Posted by Tools and Technology No Comment yet

Over the course of American history, we have seen how advancements in technology have affected presidential elections. One historic instance of technology influencing politics came through Richard Nixon’s Checkers Speech of the SO’s – Nixon used primetime television to appeal to the American people and gain their support. Technology now dominates every aspect of our lives and we are seeing technology’s presence in this presidential election more than ever. In this post, we will discuss the various ways technology is impacting this election and how the candidates are using different technologies to promote their campaigns.

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Cyberbullying? I’ve Heard the Term, What Is It Exactly?

November 1st, 2016 Posted by Experts, How To, Tools and Technology No Comment yet

“Cyberbullying” is when a child is tormented, threatened, harassed, humiliated, embarrassed or otherwise targeted by another child using the Internet, interactive and digital technologies or mobile phones. Examples of cyberbullying include mean text messages or emails, rumors sent by email or posted on social networking sites, and embarrassing pictures, videos, websites, or fake profiles.

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Video Over Reading

October 6th, 2016 Posted by Business Development, How To, Tools and Technology No Comment yet

Back in the day, you used to get your daily share of news via this thing called the newspaper. Whereas, kids being born these days will probably never hear of this mythical “newspaper.” The invention of the internet has nearly killed off the newspaper as the newspaper workforce has shrunken 39% in 20 years and ad revenue has been reduced by more than half. However, newspapers aren’t the only thing disappearing from news – rather, the entire word is. As people grow more consumed, they want to spend less time reading and want to get a short, concise summary instead. This is where video comes in. Whether it be on the TV or via Youtube, video is the perfect way to instantly get a story across without losing an audience’s attention.

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Web Traffic

Tips for Driving Traffic to Your Website

September 28th, 2016 Posted by Business Development, Experts, How To No Comment yet

What’s the point of having a website if nobody is landing on it? Let’s face it: almost nobody makes a website just for personal gain – people make websites for others to use. Google wasn’t created so Larry Page and Sergey Brin could find information on the web easier; no, it was created to improve the quality of search engines and help others search the web more effectively. If you’re a company you build a website to make money, and there’s only one way to do that: through others visiting your site. Thus, if you want to be successful and make the most of your website then you should read the tips below on how to increase traffic to your website.

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Blog as the Expert in your Field

September 21st, 2016 Posted by Business Development, Development, Experts, How To No Comment yet

If your business does not currently have a frequent blog then you are missing out. To some, blogs may seem pointless and a waste of time, but, in truth, a blog should be an essential part to any company website due to its various benefits. What benefits you ask? Well for one blogging helps drive traffic to your website as a base of 20-50 articles will increase traffic by about 30%. In addition, blogging improves SEO as companies with blogs get 97% more inbound links and 434% more indexed pages. The numbers don’t lie. Blogging is a small, easy thing that yields massive results, so there really is no reason not to blog. Now, keep reading and we’ll share some tips we’ve learned on how to make your blog enjoyable and successful.

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Instagram for Lawyers

September 10th, 2016 Posted by Experts, Tools and Technology No Comment yet

A lawyer is one of the 50 most popular jobs in America with around half a million people estimated to be a working law professional. A lawyer will always be in demand by a client and a lawyer will always be available – the only problem is linking the two. Social media is a great place for lawyers to advertise as many people will stumble across a lawyer’s ad and simultaneously have a need for assistance. We believe that Instagram is an ideal location for lawyers to market their service and, if used correctly, can greatly benefit a lawyer and his or her business.

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Pinterest for Lawyers

September 6th, 2016 Posted by Development, Experts, Tools and Technology No Comment yet

A lawyer is one of the more popular and demanded professions in the world. Marketing as a lawyer is no easy task as you have no specific product you are pushing, but rather a service. This is why we welcome any possible marketing tactics for lawyers and we think we discovered a new one: Pinterest. Pinterest is a massively popular social media site home to 100 million active users. Pinterest is a web and mobile application that allows users to upload, share, and save images known as pins. Pinterest is unique from other social media sites as it promotes online shopping and business like no other with 93% of Pinners having shopped online in the past 6 months. However, it should be said that 85% of Pinterest users are female so the site should probably only be used if you are targeting a female audience.

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7 Critical Elements For Your Website

August 30th, 2016 Posted by Experts, How To, Tools and Technology No Comment yet

A homepage is the most important element of any website. Your homepage will either make or break the deal as viewers will decide within seconds if they want to continue exploring or leave your website. Good content on your homepage is crucial because that is the initial place search engine algorithms look for keywords to help your site be searched properly. Developing the perfect homepage seems like a scary thought, but it can actually be a very easy process if you follow a few simple steps and include these 7 crucial elements.

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What’s New with Google

August 23rd, 2016 Posted by Business Development, Experts, Tools and Technology No Comment yet

Do you remember the days when Google was simply a search engine? The company that Larry Page and Sergey Bin first founded in 1998 has since evolved into one of the world’s most dominant companies. But how exactly did Google come to this point? In this blog we’ll cover Google’s timeline and evolution over the years and look into some of the most profound steps Google has taken to date.

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Get Smart with Smartsheet

August 2nd, 2016 Posted by Business Development, Experts, Tools and Technology No Comment yet

Smartsheet is a program similar to Excel that allows management and collaboration on spreadsheets via the cloud. Smartsheet is an upgrade from Excel as its range of features improve the usability of spreadsheets and really take spreadsheets to the next level. Smartsheet uses smarter columns and smarter rows to allow better visibility and communication. You can share the spreadsheet with an unlimited number of people for free and it can be accessed on any device. Smartsheet has won a variety of awards and is used by a wide range of companies from small companies to Fortune 500’s. We’ll cover the 3 key components of Smartsheet that truly make it superior to Excel or any other spreadsheet program.

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Get in Touch with Business Messaging

July 20th, 2016 Posted by Business Development, Development, Tools and Technology No Comment yet

To most people, texting is more convenient than emailing, but we email anyways because it’s more professional, easier to attach files, and you’re able to find messages easily. Business messaging combines the key features of these two providing quick, simple communication like texts and the file sharing of emails, while preventing you from having to follow long email chains and deal with junk mail. It is because of this effectiveness and accessibility that so many businesses are turning towards team messaging platforms. We’ve provided a few popular team messaging platforms which you can check out if you find your business having trouble or wasting time communicating.

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Getting Your Entire Team Onboard with Social Media

July 13th, 2016 Posted by Business Development, Development, Experts, How To, Tools and Technology No Comment yet

When you think of social media you think of your personal life, your life away from business. Rarely do younger people ever correlate business with their personal social media, and that’s a problem. A business’ social media presence goes beyond simply their website or Facebook account – it extends to the Facebook and LinkedIn accounts of their employees. (more…)

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Optimizing Online Meetings for Success

June 29th, 2016 Posted by Business Development, Development, Tools and Technology No Comment yet

It’s the 21st century, technology dominates all aspects of business and everyone has a smartphone, so why meet up when you can just have a meeting from your office? Online meetings are a great tool to better business efficiency and there is a reason almost every large company has adopted this practice. Thus, it is important you are familiar with various online meeting platforms, so that you can seize an opportunity when presented and present yourself as a knowledgeable business professional.

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Snapchat, the Beauty Behind Your Business

June 4th, 2016 Posted by Business Development, Experts, How To, Tools and Technology No Comment yet

What is Snapchat?

Snapchat is one of the fastest growing social media apps as it has 100 million daily users despite only launching in 2011. Snapchat is exclusive to the mobile and tablet app available through the app store and android store, and there is an average of 400 million snaps sent on the app daily. With that being said, Snapchat – similar to Instagram – is a social media site mostly used by millennials and younger groups. Thus, Snapchat is ideal for companies targeting a younger audience, but can be beneficial to any business looking to get ahead and gain an edge via social media.

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Celebrate Daylight Saving Time, what to Do with More Daylight

April 14th, 2016 Posted by Business Development, Development, Experts No Comment yet

El Nino may or may not be upon us; however, we are getting pockets of great sunshine and warm days. With more beautiful days on the horizon and extra daylight, what are you doing to celebrate? We wanted to share a lighter blog post this week to help us stop and take in the moment.

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Test Your Social Media Acumen

March 16th, 2016 Posted by Business Development, Tools and Technology No Comment yet

How well do you know social media? This short quiz will help you find out.

Spring Cleaning – How Do You Appear on Google Search?

March 2nd, 2016 Posted by Business Development, Experts, How To, Tools and Technology No Comment yet

Don’t forget about your business and your online presence “Spring Cleaning” too. How do you appear on a Google Search? Is your business branding accurate and consistent?

Using YouTube to Market Your Business

February 17th, 2016 Posted by Business Development, Experts, How To, Tools and Technology No Comment yet

We have four reasons to marketing your business on YouTube as well as four tips for implementing YouTube in your marketing efforts.

Facebook Helps Users Find Highly-Rated Local Businesses

February 3rd, 2016 Posted by Experts, How To No Comment yet

Customers can use Facebook’s Professional Services portal to find businesses in the their area based on keywords specific to the products or services they need. Or they can browse browse the top local business categories.

Top Three Marketing New Year’s Resolutions for 2016

January 20th, 2016 Posted by Business Development No Comment yet

Marketing is an exercise you must participate in and the effort pays dividends. In this blog I provide my top three marketing new year’s resolutions for 2016.

Snapchat for Business – A Guide for Marketers

January 13th, 2016 Posted by Business Development, Experts No Comment yet

Snapchat: a relatively new social media app that began as a way to send pictures to friends and has diversified and grown in popularity over the past few years. Snapchat is different from other social media apps as your content is only viewable for a short portion of time; thus, allowing you to more frequently post content. Snapchat’s users typically fall in the 13 – 37 year old age group and the app receives over a 100 million daily users. If this sounds like a similar age group to the one you’re targeting then marketing via Snapchat is a must!

Snapchat’s newest addition allows you to post pictures and videos to your “story” which all your friends can view for 24 hours. This story feature can serve a number of uses – for example:

1) Give a Behind the Scenes Look to Your Business

As social media becomes more and more mainstream there continues to be a growth in businesses that gain popularity via content. The Dollar Shave Club is an example of a business that found stardom due to its funny content and likeable staff. This is just one example but numerous businesses have found success because they were comical and likeable – maybe Snapchat can do the same for you.

2) Offer Contests, Deals, or Promotions

Contests and deals can be a great way to simultaneously promote your business and Snapchat. You could have a contest in which you have your followers on Snapchat send you pictures and then randomly choose a winner. You could also have a contest in which followers screenshot your story and post it on another social media site to promote your Snapchat Profile. The possibilities are endless.

3) Provide Access to Live Events

Snapchat’s story feature is extremely useful for broadcasting live events. You could take pictures and videos of an event and then post on your story for your friends and customers to see. This being said you would not live broadcast the entire event but rather short, entertaining segments.

4) Much More…

These are some of the limitless possibilities Snapchat offers. Even if you decide to just occasionally post a picture or video Snapchat can still help you to diversify and expand your influence and audience.

If you’re interested in adding Snapchat to your social media presence then download the app either in the App Store or Android Market. If you need additional assistance check out this website http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/how-to-use-snapchat-for-business/ or shoot us an email at john@omnibeat.com and nate@omnibeat.com.
Headshot-Nate-TrimmerNate Trimmer is a Co-Founder of Omnibeat. As a social media enthusiast with a background in organizational development and computer technology, he strives to help businesses understand and embrace social media.

 

How The Job Market Is Changing

September 28th, 2015 Posted by Business Development No Comment yet

Your resume used to be your ticket to a job – nowadays things have changed. Online applications are becoming more and more popular as applicants are asked to answer a multitude of questions.

Technology Over Reading

September 15th, 2015 Posted by Business Development, Tools and Technology No Comment yet

Reading the newspaper used to be a daily habit in many households, but over time people have stopped reading the newspaper and sales have plunged.

Pinterest, Social Marketing with Photos and Graphics in 2016

September 2nd, 2015 Posted by Business Development, Experts No Comment yet

Pinterest is one of the fastest growing social media sites with over 70 million users globally and is set for a huge surge of followers in 2016.

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