Follow These Tips To Become Successful At Internet Marketing.

People will relate to your product more if you utilize emotional descriptions within your advertisements. This will help you build brand recognition. Use good descriptive words like “relief” and “security”.

When you are starting to market your business online, you should look in to advertising. Early on, you rely entirely on your advertising to bring potential customers to your site. Advertising can give you access to customers you might not find in any other manner.

The options at your disposal when it comes to running your business and website can be overwhelming. Eliminate sites slowly until you are down to just one, which would be the one you go with. Pick a topic you are knowledgeable and passionate about. You will find website marketing more simple when you have goals.

Utilizing email for marketing your business is a great idea. Any newsletter you create for customers should be interesting, while also containing important information. You want the customer to feel like the email is fun to read, and not spam. These emails will let your customers know that you appreciate their business.

Be certain that the information you provide to customers when you promote your business is appropriate. Aim to achieve unique and valuable content on your website. Keeping your information fresh and updated is extremely helpful for visitors to your website.

Using the advice in this piece, you have the ability to greatly enhance your efficiency, income and sales volume. Internet marketing is definitely one of the best ways to increase your sales. These guidelines will improve your current Internet marketing strategy, which will help you to attract more customers.

Telephone Systems for Business are very important for any business. They can make the difference between being in front of your competition or being behind. Would you spend thousands on a computer system that didn’t work?

With so many good telephone service Companies in cities like Glasgow and Manchester, all you really need is one good and reliable Company.

At Just Voice & Data, we are one of the leading Glasgow Based Telecoms Companies.

We specialise in Telecom systems and services and pride ourselves on our ongoing support to our clients.

We have worked with business of all sizes, types all with a variety of budgets.

Contact Us if you are looking for a more rewarding telecoms experience.

Comms sector maintains M&A activity levels

March saw continued levels of M&A activity in the telecoms and IT services market, reports Marcus Allchurch, Telecoms M&A Specialist at BDO Corporate Finance.

M&A activity continued last month with Micro-P acquiring Advent Data for an initial cash consideration of £10.2 million. More will be payable up to a maximum of £15 million if Advent Data hits its targets for the three periods to 31 March 2012, 2013 and 2014. At the end of February, Lumison, which was itself recently acquired by Bridgepoint Development Capital, snapped up the Blue Square Data Group, a Thames Valley based provider of IT solutions and data management services. The price paid for Blue Square was around £22 million, making it the bigger part of Lumison by some margin and setting the business off on its course as a new consolidator in the sector. Watch this space for more Bridgepoint/Lumison acquisitions.

Buyers have also been bullish when talking about M&A. Some have taken the confident step of giving interviews or releasing statements which inform the market of where they are looking for opportunities and how they anticipate structuring transactions. It’s a promising sign that many are including new equity as the source of acquisition firepower, which reinforces investors’ appetite for the sector. So, as predicted, 2011 has seen a significant increase in M&A activity. And importantly, it’s no longer just one or two players who are driving activity in the market. As we’ve seen, with the passing of each month the number of companies making acquisition increases.

Does this activity signal a bubble in UK telecoms? We believe the answer is no. BDO has reviewed the performance of the FTSE Telecoms index against the FTSE 100 index since January 1995 and the results make for interesting reading. Using data from Bloomberg, the first thing you notice is how closely the two indices follow each other. Secondly, you can see that after an initial surge (followed by a period when the telecoms stocks rose dramatically) the FTSE 100 has tracked above the telecoms index consistently over the period. Finally, and most importantly, from 1997 to 2000 the previous technology bubble drove the telecoms index to increase by nearly 225% in only two years, and that was followed by the technology bubble bursting as we all remember only too well.

Compare that to what is happening in the market today, where the telecoms index has risen by just over 35% in the last two years, and any anxiety around overpricing appears unfounded.

What’s more, in 1997-2000 the FTSE telecom index raced up much higher and faster than the rest of the market, whereas today the indices are moving broadly in line with one another (over the same period, the FTSE 100 has increased by 40%) which suggests that what we are seeing is actually just the result of a broader economic recovery and a return to confidence among investors.

Mobile Marketing Pointers To Increase Your Business

Running a picture-to-screen campaign is a wonderful idea. These campaigns let your clients take their own pictures with mobile devices. The pictures are sent to a short code and instantly posted to a screen. The photographs can then be displayed on multiple digital billboards or on television.

Combine mobile marketing tactics with other web media, such as social media marketing. Participation is a good strategy. Have the customers participate in something on your mobile page, something that will hold their interest and not make them feel like they are seeing an advertisement. People are more motivated to purchase when they are engaged instead of just passively reading.

Find out all you can about your audience. Instead of assuming what your audience wants to hear, take the time and find out what their likes and dislikes are. Are they bigger mobile users than home computer users? What OS is on their phones? Find out about the people you want to reach, and you will be able to reach them.

Use a mobile marketing strategy that keeps you visible and relevant. Outdated or irrelevant technology can actually hurt your business, so it is important to remain up-to-date on new developments to maintain a competitive edge.

Offer customers a type of trivia game or product-response quiz with your mobile campaign. Most people like to interact with quizzes that are sent to their cell phone. Use a quiz to collect feedback and reviews from your customers in a manner that is entertaining and engaging.

Are you more informed when it comes to mobile marketing? Do you have a new plan or a better plan now? Can you now use things that work with your business? Do you know how to properly apply your plan? With any luck, the tips above should have created better answers.

Just Voice & Data, are one of the leading Telecoms Companies.

We specialise in Telecoms and pride ourselves on our ongoing support to our clients.

We have worked with businesses of all sizes, types and with variety of budgets.

Contact Us if you are looking for more customers and sales.

A Phreaking Story

A little back story on the setup first; We have a Cisco VoIP setup at our remote office(where I’m at) and the main CCM/CCX/Unity setup is at the parent company across the US in Connecticut. We have MPLS tunneling the VoIP traffic between the two offices. Very inefficient, but that’s the cheap solution they went with to avoid the extra licensing of a second CCM/CCX. Also no one at the company works on the phone system, it is all outsourced to a third party, which stopped responding to my pleas for help a month or so ago.

Anyways, the way it works now, is if you call our 800# it goes to the main Auto-Attendant in Connecticut, and then is routed to our office, with 4 digit dial. If you call our local direct number, it rings through to the receptionist.

So the problem that I need your help with is; I am under a constant attack on my local #. If I leave my phone line plugged in to my VoIP router after 3:30, I will have upwards of 1000 voice mail messages in the morning by 7 am. It basically continues to try and bounce it’s calls through our system until the voice mail box is full. I tried working with the tech company managing the system, and they basically came to the conclusion that we need to change our number or unplug the line every night.

The phone company also doesn’t seem to know what to do either, I worked with a senior-level tech for a few hours, and he said the return field was being randomly generated/spoofed for each call that came through, so there was really no way for them to block them either.

The messages are usually just a minute or two of “Beep..Beep..Beep..Beep,” and also hardly occur at all during the day.

 

Do not believe that because this event happened in the USA that it cannot happen to you, PBX Fraud costs us £1.5billion, and rising, here in the UK.

How many times have you answered a call and thought it was a mis dialled fax?

Techniques To Help You Run A Successful Home Business!

Working from home is something many people dream about. But what a lot of people don’t realize is how difficult running your own home business is. But for those of you who still want to forge on with your plans, this article has a few tips and tricks to give you a leg up!

Telephone

Add an extra telephone line into your home office. By doing this, you alleviate the risk of having other family members (especially children) answer your phone. While your family members may have the best intentions at heart, they may not treat the important client phone call with the amount of professionalism that it truly needs.

Nearly anyone who plans to operate a business from their home will find it almost impossible to do so with a dial-up connection. A broadband connection is far more fast and efficient and allows you to interact with vendors, partners, and clients more effectively. Furthermore, you can save money by getting telephone and broadband service from a single provider as part of a bundle.

Service

You can use a number forwarding service or online phone service to conduct your business calls with. Using your home phone number is not advised for home business owners. A new online phone number is a minimal cost, and has all the functions of a regular telephone. Best yet, it’s safe.

Make sure to pick a home business that is based on the activities that you really enjoy. If you like cooking, consider starting a catering business. If you like to work with computers and you are good at it, consider starting a computer tutoring service. This will keep you interested in the business longer.

Sales

Join an affiliate program for a little extra money. Running a home business can be a little costly, so ease the burden by getting an affiliate account on your website. An affiliate is someone who puts an ad on your page, but gives you a percentage of the sales when someone buys through your link.

Assemble a profile of your typcial customer. How much money do they make? Where do they live and work, and what are their needs? How old are they and do they have children? Identify them, figure out where they shop, then get your products into those locations. If your market is parents, try organizing a fundraiser program with local schools, allowing the school or organization to keep a portion of the sales.

Hopefully this article didn’t scare you away from your plans but instead gave you a push toward meeting your business goals. Running a home business isn’t an easy task, but that doesn’t mean you should give up. If you’re still leery after reading this article, there are plenty more out there that can give you more advice on being successful.