Every business and government department should have a website. Some would argue that it is reckless and business-limiting not to have one because today it is one of your most important brand and communication assets. Your website must be working effectively and efficiently by complementing and supporting all aspects of your organization. If this is not happening, you are at risk of not achieving your business goals – of not being successful.
Visitors Becoming Customers
Your brand is essentially your story, and more importantly, the promise you present to your customer. It tells how your organization wants to change the world and how it is going to do this differently than everyone else. In the digital online world, you are communicating in real time with 2 billion potential customers. It is important that anyone who visits your website gets a positive initial impression. You want your visitors to learn more about your story. You want them to become loyal customers.
Civic Owl Marketing works with its customers to build a well-designed and functional website and online presence. It does this using creative approaches and applying innovative solutions. We remind our customers about the necessity of “blending” all aspects of their marketing and communications efforts so that everything works well together.
Reaching the Right Audience
As nice a thought it is to invite the “world” to your website, it is not necessarily what you want to happen. Rather, you want to attract defined interest and select buyers by getting the right people, to the right place, at the right time. You should consider every visit to your website as such a moment. Once this happens, you are well on your way to creating another opportunity for developing a customer satisfaction experience.
Your website needs to be designed and organized with purposeful intent and a clear goal as to what you want to achieve from your site. Civic Owl Marketing will identify for you effective methods of finding the people and drawing them to the right place. Your site will be further enhanced with special care and attention given to other elements of its design including navigation, content and of course, its overall look and feel. Our team of technology, design and marketing experts work with you to ensure you receive a product that both ‘speaks’ and ‘listens’ to your customers.
Be Found and Sell Easier
In today’s online world it is important to gain at least a basic understanding of how to be successful using this medium. Many people would be happy simply achieving a presence on the World Wide Web without having any appreciation that they could achieve much more by employing optimization techniques.
When you have conducted a search online for a particular product or service and see that you could wade through 8 or 10 million results, it is unlikely that you will ever do this. You might be more inclined to take a closer look at the first results that appear even when you drill down further and limit your search to say, 4 to 5 million results. But how do these products and services get to appear higher up the pecking order in terms of where they appear when a search is done? The answer to this has everything to do with Search Engine Optimization or SEO.
There are many techniques that can be used to make your website have higher priority than a competitor in the same industry. Effective use of keywords, blogs, video, and social media are all examples of how you can gain more profile for your website. You can look for other websites to see if it is possible to have your site ‘linked’ with theirs (and vice versa) further increasing the opportunity for new customers. Once there, the next challenge is to keep them there as long as possible and to make them become a repeat customer.
It is important to remember that your website is like a living organism in that it requires energy; it needs to grow and develop and to adapt to its environment. In other words, don’t let your website starve and die. Continually feed new and interesting information and ideas to it and remember to remove outdated and tired material. Make sure that your entire marketing program – both online and offline -integrates smoothly and has a consistent and complementary look.
What Civic Owl Can Do
Civic Owl takes an overall view of your marketing program by being mindful of all the important components, web-based and otherwise, that can make your organization successful. Our team works with you to provide positive online results while being sure that your brand remains consistent and strong. The true value of working with an integrated marketing company like Civic Owl is based on the combination of strategy, creativity and technology.
Image and reputation. We build both.