When done correctly, it captures the audience’s attention.
Running a well set up digital marketing operation can potentially be a lot of fun. It can also be very frustrating.
In this post I will try to inspire you to come up with new and fresh approaches to have fun while working on it.
The questions you need to ask yourself needs to be addressed in a thoughtful way. In this article I will discuss some of the things you should be aware of before deciding whether a digital marketing specialist can be useful or whether it is better using internal staff in the firm at the local branch office in Panama.
Use of own staff in Panama to manage projects outsourced to the digital marketing specialistOften, people in the Panama-department can have broader knowledge of what is going on locally than what you might expect from a digital marketing specialist far away or what the people at the headquarters of your organization are aware of. Although, this does not necessarily mean that it is good use of resources to engage internal human resources locally in relation to the digital marketing specialist. Below I will highlight some of the things that need to be discussed.
It has always been clear to me that it is you who know your service and your market best, so if you have the resources needed, it is definitely the best thing to do it yourself. This is something that must be carefully considered before making a decision on how to proceed with digital marketing.
The project you are thinking of setting out to a digital marketing specialist can be time consuming and difficult to learn, but it can be well worth the time and resources usedPutting the work out to a digital marketing specialist can certainly pay off, but it is still important that there are available resources that can handle this in a proper way on the part of the organization.
Is there any difference when using a digital marketing specialist in Panama compared to working with this inhouse?
Should you hire experts from a digital marketing specialist in Panama or can one just as well use internal resources at the house to handle digital marketing in the organization?
If you already have limited resources, it is unlikely that this type of task will receive sufficient focus and attention from in-house staff without adequate resources dedicated to handling the digital marketing. The digital marketing specialist knows that these things are time-consuming and are knowledge-intensive, so they have put the resources needed to handle the project in a professional way.
Good digital marketing tools
There are some things you need to be aware of when using a digital marketing specialist – whether this is handled by local staff in Panama, or centrally at the head office. Below is a handy checklist of things you need to think about, as well as the best tools you can use for either free or commercial tools where free alternatives are not available or significantly inferior to the commercial ones.
Majestic.comMajestic SEO is the world’s largest link index. Use this tool to find out everything you need to know about links to your own pages and what your competitors locally in Panama are doing, or what national and international competitors are up to. Links to your website and subpages are crucial to your search engine rankings, so this is important to keep tabs on.
Ranks.nlRanks.nl has a number of professional SEO tools that I can really recommend. One of the tools I use most is Page Analyzer. With this tool, you can check keyword density on each subpage of your domain to optimize for keywords or phrases. If the digital marketing specialist you are planning to use is at all professional, they probably use the tools available from ranks.nl – or similar tools extensively.
Google AlertsTo be on top of things, it is important to know what happens as early as possible. Google Alerts sends you an email every time someone mentions the words and phrases you specify. This can be anything from trademarks that are important to you, people of interest or general words and phrases that are important to your business. You can have alerts for all employees, freelancers you use, your trademarks including websites you run and words and phrases you focus on. All of this gives you a good overview of what is being talked about that matters internally. Google’s notification is free to use and helps you to be early in terms of being on top of what your competitors in Panama are doing, potential public relations disasters in the form of negative reviews and much else useful.
Need help deciding whether to use a digital marketing specialist or manage the project yourself?
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Frequently asked questions
Do you do digital marketing for a business in Panama?
Yes. My company does. We provide digital marketing services targeting any location. Since everything we do is on internet, location does not matter at all to us. It should not matter to you either.