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In today’s fast-paced world, perception is reality. On average, you only have a mere 7 seconds to capture someone’s attention through any marketing tactic. According to the Harvard Business Review, your long-term success depends on winning the attention of others. What sets most successful businesses apart is an ability to capture others’ attention visually and through the written word. These businesses understand that if no one is paying attention to them in a meaningful way, no one will invest in their products or services. Steve Rubel, chief content strategist at Edelman (one of the world’s leading global communications firms), says it best. “Attention is the most important currency that anybody can give you,” he says. “It’s worth more than money, possessions or things.”

So, we ask, what perception are you giving your clients or customers? Are you taking your marketing seriously? Have you paid real attention to your message and look? Does your marketing make an impact?

Lucky for you, Minute Print is here to help. Through our “Be Bold” campaign, our talented staff is committed to bringing your company’s brand to life through exceptional customer service, impeccable design, and the highest quality printing services.

Wondering what this means exactly? It means we’re here to get the job done no matter what it takes. We’re asking you to trust our bold approach to your marketing. Whether it be a flyer or brochure, or a simple business card, we believe every element of your company’s identity is critical in the eyes of your audience. Our experienced design and print team will work directly with you to make sure every aspect of a project is handled with a strategy that aligns with your business goals.

The amazing part is that our talents and abilities are matched with unparalleled efficiency. We have the manpower and ability to be detail-oriented while still delivering a flawless product. Armed with a vision for our customers, along with the most advanced technology in the printing industry, our team thrives on a pure boldness for innovation that prevails in everything we do.  

Are you ready to get bold with your marketing? Explore the possibilities with Minute Print and let our team bring your brand to a whole new level.   

 

5 Tips for Using YouTube to Market Your Business

5 Tips for Using YouTube to Market Your Business

When someone mentions social media marketing, the first things that pop into mind typically revolve around Facebook and Twitter. Occasionally Instagram or LinkedIn might be thrown in there, too. But one platform which often goes unnoticed—yet has incredible marketing power—is YouTube. 

According to Hootsuite, 1.9 billion logged-in users visit YouTube every month. YouTube is also the second most-visited website in existence, with people spending an average of eight minutes and 41 seconds each day on the platform. Needless to say, YouTube is a staple of the Internet. This means if your business wants to have a strong marketing strategy, it should include YouTube. Here are five tips for using YouTube to market your business.

1. Film quality videos.
This might go without saying, but we’re going to say it anyway: If you want YouTube success, then you should film quality videos. Fortunately, these videos don’t have to be expensive to appear professional, or gain viewers. A few things to keep in mind as you film include: (1) good lighting, so everything can be seen clearly; (2) clear sound using a microphone. (3) Keep your videos at about three to four minutes long, and (4) consider using basic editing software to remove mistakes or switch between shots.

2. Include calls to action. 
Before you even post the video, consider how you want viewers to respond to the post. What do you want this video to do for the business? If possible, include calls to action within the description as well as the video itself. Potential CTAs include contacting you for more information, subscribing to the channel, leaving feedback or sharing the video on other social networks. If the video is specific to a product or service, you could even share information about how viewers can buy. Be direct, intentional and clear with your CTAs, so viewers know exactly what their next step is.

3. Interact with viewers. 
Remember: YouTube is more than just a video platform. It’s a social networking site. Take time to network with your audience members. As people watch your videos, they will rate the quality and leave comments about positive or negative experiences. To keep the momentum going, monitor and respond to feedback as quickly as possible. Whether comments are good or bad, you can still gain a customer with how well you respond. If possible, personalize the response to each viewer; an automated reply can have worse consequences than no reply at all.

4. Reinforce your brand. 
YouTube offers the perfect opportunity to demonstrate your brand on a more personal note. Videos connect with audience members in ways that images and text cannot, so use your channel to reinforce the company’s personality. In addition to the videos themselves, your channel can showcase the brand through your logo, color palette and voice on the page. YouTube even allows users to customize their channel with colors, images, links, relevant information and more. Consider ways you can personalize your video content and YouTube channel to fit the brand you want.

5. Share the word.
Of course, one of the best parts of YouTube is its flexibility to share with other networks. Chances are not very many people will search for your business specifically when browsing YouTube. Instead, when you post a new video, use the content to send to other marketing media. Write a blog post, tweet a link to the video or post it on Facebook. You can even embed videos on your website, particularly tutorials or product demos to showcase the brand. Use whatever means necessary to share the word and get people connected to your channel.

YouTube might not be the first social media network that pops into your head, but it still deserves a place in your marketing strategy. Consider these tips as you incorporate YouTube into your marketing efforts, and see how your business can grow because of it.

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