How much should I spend on a new website?
Mar 14, 2023 in Digital Marketing
If you're like most organizations, there are far too many initiatives to accomplish and nowhere near enough resources to do them all. This is especially true of marketing. We are drowning in too many things to do (like all of those social posts that get five likes) and struggle to achieve the growth the organization is demanding. The answer to this is to stop trying to do everything and laser focus on the activities that achieve the most effective results.
One question that people often ask is “How much should be spent on ads?” Determining the cost of ads is a crucial decision that does not have a one-size-fits-all answer. There are many factors to consider when budgeting for a digital ad campaign, so we laid out some key considerations to give you a framework as you make your decision.
When it comes to building growth engines, few investments are as transformative as Marketing Automation. While having a Customer Relationship Management system (CRM) is certainly considered a necessity for the modern business landscape, the value and true potential of Marketing Automation is often misunderstood or overlooked as a necessary resource for sales and marketing collaboration.
One critical aspect of this online presence is digital advertising. For all consumers, the buying journey has changed dramatically over the last 2 decades. Where we used to rely on print, radio, and television to generate leads, and person-to-person contact to educate or nurture those leads, now we find most of that customer journey online. Each time we’re online, whether checking our email, learning something new, or shopping for groceries, we encounter ads specifically designed to convert our interest or need into action. These ads are paid placements in search results, social media sites, and wherever you might visit online. Social and search ads are a powerful way to reach your target audience but require an investment in time and resources to be successful.
May 2023 represents 454 Creative’s 20th year in business! For those that don’t know the whole story, 454 Creative was born in 2003 in President and CEO Paul Bresenden’s hot, windowless attic in Whittier, California. From the beginning, we were focused on helping companies grow by leveraging the power of the internet.
We'd love to invite you to a Hubspot For Credit Unions exclusive webinar detailing the Eight Essential Hubspot Plays To Turbocharge Your Growth hosted by Paul Bresenden on Wednesday, May 31st from 9:00 am - 10:00 am PDT!
These last few months our CEO Paul Bresenden, along with our Brand Strategy Team, have picked up a few marketing books that have offered fresh perspectives, new tactics and deep expertise. We know that there is so much content out there, and if you value learning like we do, we narrowed down our top four books that we would recommend adding to your marketing library this year.
Having done website development for the past 20 years, a question we commonly get asked is “How much should I spend on a new website?” It's a fair question, given the investment of both time and money that goes into a website project, and the wide range options that exist for website development. Unfortunately, the answer isn’t always as straightforward as one would hope.
Some of you may have heard about the upcoming changes to Google Analytics, and the company’s encouragement to upgrade to the latest version of their popular data platform. But, for those of you non-techies out there, what’s it all about? And what needs to be done to stay up-to-date?
Start off your February by tuning into a few recommended podcasts that will make you laugh, make you think, and challenge you to think differently about life (and digital marketing too, of course!)
Jan 11, 2022 by Chad Coltman
At the start of this new year, we’re all thinking about ways we can live better. New Year’s resolutions focused on reading more, eating better and getting to the gym motivate us to live healthier in the year ahead. And yet another area of our lives begs for a little bit of extra time and intention to help us live better in 2022, our digital life.