I was reading in an industry forum where a visitor asked “Which” medium worked best to close a lead that didn't close immediately. That's a very peculiar question given that there are so many variables at work. What's the industry? The contract value? The demographic or firmographics of the prospective company? Are they in a field where the prospects are Internet savvy? Is it a regional business or a national business?
How do you determine a head to head analysis between mediums? A paid search advertisement is written differently than, for example, a page title and meta description. Is one better than the other? You won't know until you try each in detail for the campaign you are executing. That takes quite a few tests.
Ingon usab, ang 1 + 1 usahay katumbas sa 3 o labaw pa kung mga medium ang hisgutan. Mahimo nimo nga buhaton ang usa ka paanunsiyo sa Facebook nga magdala sa mga hinungdan sa usa ka post sa blog, nga magduso sa mga mogamit sa pag-klik sa usa ka call-to-action ug magparehistro alang sa usa ka email. Pagkahuman… mahimo ka magtulo usa ka 6 ka bulan nga kampanya sa paglaum ug makakuha usa ka maayong tubag paglabay sa 3 ka bulan. Ang "Hain" nga medium ang naghimo dinhi?
Ang mga consumer ug prospect sa negosyo adunay usab magkalainlain katuyoan when consuming each type of medium. A blog post found in an organic search, for example, may feed a prospect's curiosity and drive them to subscribing or downloading a whitepaper. However, their intent may not be to actually purchase… just to look. It's why it's imperative to capture their information and content them periodically. It's also a great idea to connect with them through social media. When they mga ready to buy… you'll be top of mind.
We implement cross-channel marketing implementations for all our clients. Sometimes we build applications that drive attention and authority… other times we may even point them to traditional media such as direct mail. What we do work hard at is ensuring that we don't blow the budget in a single medium, and we try to get all mediums supporting one another.
Your prospect-base is highly segmented between all of these mediums – mobile, video, social, search, traditional, geographic, email, blogging, paid advertising, sponsorships, press releases, infographics, etc. Instead of choosing one over another, start with the one where you've had some experience, master it, and then begin adding onto it one medium at a time.