A well managed IT marketing campaign captures the target market’s attention.
The million dollar question
Is there any difference when using a IT marketing team in Zimbabwe compared to working with this inhouse?
The project you think of setting out to a IT marketing team can be time consuming and difficult to learn, but it can be well worth the time and resources used
Putting the work out to a IT marketing team 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 firm.
Should you employ professionals from a IT marketing team in Zimbabwe or is it better to use someone in the organization to take care of IT marketing in the company?
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 project. The IT marketing team knows that these things require a lot of attention and dedication and are knowledge-intensive, so they have dedicated the resources necessary to handle the project properly and professionally.
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 IT marketing.
Use of your own staff in Zimbabwe to manage projects outsourced to the IT marketing team
Often, people in the Zimbabwe-office can have broader knowledge of what is going on locally than what one would expect from a IT marketing team far away or what the people at the headquarters of your company know about. However, this does not necessarily mean that it is good use of resources to engage internal human resources locally in relation to the IT marketing team. Below I will highlight some of the things that need to be considered.
The questions you need to ask yourself has a number of aspects that you should think about. Here, I will try to discuss some of the things you should be aware of before deciding whether a IT marketing team is needed or whether it is better using internal staff in the company at the local branch office in Zimbabwe.
Good IT marketing tools
There are some things you need to be aware of when using a IT marketing team – whether this is handled by your department in Zimbabwe, 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 Zimbabwe 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.
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 Zimbabwe are doing, potential public relations disasters in the form of negative reviews and much else useful.
Ranks.nlRanks.nl has many 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 IT marketing team you are planning to use is at all professional, they probably use the tools available from ranks.nl – or similar tools extensively.
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commonly Asked questions
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