The Spice Report - Insights & Perspective
April’s jobs report smashed expectations as the unemployment rate fell again to 3.6%. A 50-year low.
Great news, but if you’re an employer, it’s yet another sign that hiring and retaining talent is continuing to get more difficult.
It’s already a major issue. In fact, the Conference Board just released a new survey of 1,400 C-suite execs. They ranked attracting and retaining talent as their #1 internal concern in 2019. And it’s not going to change anytime soon. Yes—even if the economy slows.
Employees are Now Like Customers
After only being on screens for a week, Avengers: End Game is on target to earn more money than most countries do in a year. We can learn a lot from watching these heroes: how to save the world by working together, how to be honorable, how to earn a billion dollars over a weekend, etc. But what can they teach you about marketing? These superheroes can teach us super advertising lessons that might surprise you:
Talent marketing elevates your talent brand. This helps you cut costs per hire by 50%. It also has been shown to cut turnover rates by 28% and increase profitability by 16%! Go ahead and do a quick calculation of what that might mean for your company. Even the most conservative number crunching will show the significant value that can be gained.
Year after year, surveys of B2B marketers say that the #1 content marketing challenge is “Producing new content on a consistent basis.” Creating new content is difficult, and as a B2B marketing agency, we understand that challenge. So not only do we help our clients create new content, we help them repurpose it as much as possible.
Repurposing means taking that hard-to-create original content and producing it in different formats, and then using different channels for distribution—allowing you to leverage up the impact of every piece of content you create.
How about that Super Bowl?
When I ask people what they thought of the big game, I get the same responses: Boring game … I fell asleep … Worst halftime show in years … Commercials were terrible …
It’s early January, which is the best time of the year to make your New Year’s resolutions. You can make them next August, but it sort of defeats the purpose.
There are all sorts of “no-no’s” in marketing copywriting. And I vow to write better, and avoid all of those “no-no’s.” Or, at least, many of them. I promise to:
We copywriters and designers like to think of ourselves as artists.
We sell product, but we do so with the artful placement of visuals and copy, with the tasteful and delicate dropping of copy points, with the masterful balance of color and weight.
But there’s also a science to it.
According to Gallup, engaged workgroups have been proven to be 16% more profitable. They’re happier too. Who doesn’t want that?
There are many components to increasing engagement, but we’ve found that employee volunteering is one of the highest-impact, lowest-cost efforts you can undertake.