As of next month, Amauta Marketing is moving to Laval offering to its employees and clientele a workspace better adapted to its growth and needs and those of its clients. Located between Highway 15 and 440, these new office spaces will allow it to improve its surroundings with a reception desk with waiting room, conference room, cafeteria, offices and training classrooms.

Since 2005, Amauta Marketing, a leader in web marketing – Google Partner Certified and Bing Professional Accredited – offers its services in French, English and Spanish and all those services are focused on measurable results increasing web visibility of its clients, maximizing return on investment and allowing growth in new profitable markets.

Amauta Marketing has undertaken the complete redesign of Espace Garage Plus website. Established in 2006, Espace Garage Plus is the first company in Quebec exclusively specialized in the design and makeover of residential garages.

The new Espace Garage Plus website was designed to allow for the renewal of user experience from an ergonomic standpoint, content access and navigation by presenting services, products as well as a selection of makeovers designed and executed by the company. Besides a blog, the website also showcases a product and accessory catalogue easy to consult. Finally, Amauta Marketing is also in charge of the SEO strategy and management of the Google Ads campaigns.

Backed by its web marketing service offer, the new partnership between Amauta Marketing and VSM Marketing will propose to VSM clients a selection of services in web demand generation as well as traditional teleprospecting and direct marketing.

Marketing strategists from both agencies are offering their combined communication and digital marketing expertise in strategic development, planning, realization, creative content and project execution with the aim of acquiring new clients.

“Together, our two companies offer a 360° solution to give a vigorous boost to the growth of our clients”, says Nathalie Gauthier, VSM Marketing president.

One of the fundamental values of Amauta Marketing is to get involved, to show social responsibility and support the right causes. Few things make us as happy as developing partnerships which go further than traditional commercial relationships. Therefore, we are very proud to be part of the creation and launch of La Maison des Amériques!

Our role in the launch of this project was, as you can imagine, to create the website, as well as giving marketing advice. It has been not only an honour, but also a pleasure to work alongside this innovative and talented team.

A bit of information on this extraordinary project: “La Maison des Amériques is the meeting place of the Quebec Latin-American community and for anybody wishing to be in contact with it. La Maison des Amériques provides social orientation as well as cultural activities and business development opportunities in a warm ambiance and with a personalized, diversified approach all in one place. We regroup, around our special and daily activities, a large gathering of the Quebec Latin-American community as well as a large representation of citizens and visitors interested to create a living space where culture, knowledge, products and services are presented and offered by the natives of this continent. La Maison des Amériques’ mission is to become the central meeting point of the Quebec Latin-American community by offering social orientation, cultural activities and business development opportunities. We base it on experience acquired abroad by members of our community to facilitate the integration and personal journey of Latin-American immigrants to Canada.”

Amauta Marketing strongly invites you to visit the La Maison des Amériques website! It is not everyday that a brand-new house with an entrepreneurial, social and cultural vocation comes to life. And we are very proud to have contributed to its creation!

The new collaboration between Amauta Marketing and MBA Research looks promising. MBA Research is located in downtown Montreal and specializes in marketing studies, more precisely in quantitative and qualitative research. They have mandated Amauta Marketing to set up and manage its web advertising campaigns.

MBA Research employs innovative methodologies and tools to survey representative, stable and well-defined samples of the Quebec population to collect precise marketing information. Their clients get quick feedback from segments of the population on different topics, notably on consumer habits. This helps their clients establish appropriate marketing positioning and strategy to drive sales.

MBA Research is a member of the Canadian Research Insights Council (CRIC), European Society for Opinion and Market Research (ESOMAR) a well as Insights Association, and fully respect practices and codes of conduct of these associations.

Amauta Marketing’s work will occur upstream and will consist of promoting the company on the web to generate interest of new panelists and to entice them to join the survey groups.

 

As of June 1st, 2019, Google will collect and return sales taxes (QST) to Revenu Québec. Google is now treated like any international digital companies such as Apple, Amazon, Netflix, and Spotify, and others who sell intangible products and services.

For healthier competition

The announced objective by Mr. Legault’s Government is to provide a more equitable commercial framework to local companies who have never benefited from this dispensation while making their prices more expensive for consumers with the QST. It is also a way to recoup more than $150 million dollars until 2022-2023, as explained by the Quebec Government in 2018. Revenu Québec supplies a list of the 76 companies subject to these new rules. However, the Federal Government is not following in the footsteps of the Quebec Government and still does not impose tax payment of 5% (GST) on the web giants’ products and services.

Your invoice should be modified as of this Saturday

Either using Netflix video services, buying online products on Amazon, or using Google Ads services to analyse your clientele or managing your online ad campaigns, you will see your invoice modified to showcase the addition of the QST as of this Saturday.

If you have any question related to this, do not hesitate to call us up. As always, we will be listening and will try to make you life easier.

Audacity, perseverance and business acumen are among the terms chosen by the Centre d’Accueil et de Référence sociale et économique pour immigrants St-Laurent (CARI St-Laurent) to illustrate Hernan Cespedes’ journey to become President of Amauta Marketing.

Hernan has the honour of being contacted by CARI St-Laurent to be featured in the book published for the organization’s 30th Anniversary. The book features profiles of 30 immigrant entrepreneurs who have become successful in their own business sectors.

Our President has gladly accepted the opportunity to tell his story. He recalls his journey from selling newspapers at a young age in Lima, Peru to the creation in 2010 of his web marketing company here in Quebec.

Hernan arrived in Quebec at age 13 without knowing either of Canada’s two official languages, but he quickly embraced his new life. At school, Hernan was known for his contagious enthusiasm and his sense of initiative, and he headed many student associations both in CEGEP and later at McGill University.

He was also a founder of the Holà Montreal virtual platform which congregates Quebec Hispanic companies. He worked for many years at Mediagrif, a Quebec company specializing in B2B digital solutions.

Hernan recognized the potential of digital marketing from the beginning and took the time to learn as much as she could about the medium before setting out on his own. Today, he takes enormous pleasure in working with clients from Quebec as well as other Provinces, but also from the United-States, Latin America, and Europe.

His goal is to serve his clients with consistency and relevance and to show that anything is possible if one listens to the marketplace and works hard. It is his way to give back to his adoptive country and encourage new immigrants to achieve their dreams.

In February 2019, Google owned 92.81% of the Canadian search engine market share. A number that cannot be ignored when one is concerned about optimization. In North America, Google completely dominates its three main competitors: Bing (4.17%), Yahoo (2.07%) and DuckDuckGo (0.66%).

 

A quick ascent

At the end of 2018, Google celebrated its 20th anniversary. Since its launch, the company has grown almost exponentially. “When Larry Page and Sergey Brin founded Google on September 7, 1998, they had four computers, their ingenuity and $100,000 […] Then years later, the giant had 20,000 employees and a market value of $150 billion US dollars”, as per TVA Nouvelles in 2008. Another 10 years has passed, and the number of employees is now more than 72,000. The market value of this Mountain View, California company now reaches $570 billion US with $19.5 billion US in profits. That makes it difficult for the competition to keep the pace. If one surveys multilanguage search engines in the world, there are about ten and only four to be taken seriously: Yahoo and Bing, the two most important, have formed a partnership. In Canada, search engine options also include DuckDuckGo, MSN, and Baidu, all of which are far behind in market share.

 

The keys to success

What do you attribute to Google’s success as a search engine? Mainly because of the research and development investment by Google to better understand Internet users and their search habits. From personalized search to semantic analysis of query with a ranking system, Google is undeniably the leader. By adopting a culture of continuous improvement, the search engine regularly updates and improves its algorithm. Furthermore, Google was one of the first to present its search results in a clear fashion embellished with visuals and photos, appealing to the laziest and least technologically inclined among us.

Finally, the company offers a complete range of products to facilitate search and provide better results: Google Maps, Street View, YouTube, Google Flights, Knowledge Graph, etc.

The fact remains that Google is THE standard today in optimization and it is imperative to speak its language and learn how to take advantage of its power for your own business goals. Do not hesitate to get in touch with one of our experts for an orientation session!

 

Artificial Intelligence (AI) helps Google Ads to improve advertising performance. Even better, Google now uses AI to show ads and to automatically send results to your company account.

Choosing and verifying ad location

Artificial intelligence is a way to enhance human intelligence with the help of powerful computers. By combining AI with your ad campaign data and history, for example lead location, conversion timeframe and keywords at the source of conversion, you will get incredibly effective suggestions. The idea is to determine which ads work best.

At the beginning of 2018 Google Auto Ads was launched to help you monetize your online content. This software uses machine learning to position the ads at the best location on a web page. Then in April 2018, Google improved Auto Ads by using AI to strengthen controls and help avoid ads being shown in association with controversial content.

Suggesting ads from AI

Google has announced to advertising and marketing teams that it was starting to show ads to companies based on AI learnings. The objective was to identify which ads are better suited to bring the best results. These ads are now delivered to a company’s Google Ads account. If you leave your account on automatic pilot, these ads will be automatically generated every 14 days. You can see the obvious benefit of convenience, but keep in mind that you can decline this functionality and use analytics to make your own decisions. This way you can manage your ad campaign yourself.

Google’s objective is to encourage clicks. But getting more clicks for Google doesn’t automatically mean more customers and sales for your company – those are likely your objectives. That’s why human interaction is also valuable.

It is essential that you keep watching and analyzing your conversion rates and discuss with your team. Even though AI is useful, don’t overlook your own intelligence and strategy. Your sales depend on it.

To explore this deeper, get in touch with our team at Amauta Marketing.

2019 has just started and with it comes a series of innovations. Digital marketing keeps on quickly evolving, not only with the help of emerging technology, but also because of new demands from consumers.

Here are the essential five trends :

  1. Large scale personalization

Customer acquisition and retention increasingly depend on the quality of data you have on their profile. To attract new clients, segmentation techniques remain effective, but obtaining data on life stages instead of demographics can help you identify subgroups with similar habits. Mass personalization is the result where data and artificial intelligence work together.

  1. Big Data and Artificial Intelligence

Structured data (easily searchable patterns) are now being challenged by more and more unstructured data online (videos, images, social media postings). This vast amount of big data can make analysis a challenge. However, in 2019, advances in artificial intelligence are making the analytics easier and help develop digital marketing tools for the future. Stay tuned!

  1. The breakthrough of chatbots

To accompany your customers online experience, and answer frequent questions immediately, personal assistants, or chatbots, are growing in popularity. First seen in 2017 and 2018, chatbots will become a common presence on websites this year. To learn how to install and use chatbots effectively, get in touch with us.

  1. Vocal Search

Another trend that is gaining momentum: requests by voice input. The increasing use of digital assistants in the home make using voice commands a part of everyday life for many consumers. This is a functionality you should consider if you want to stay current with consumer habits. To properly introduce this technology, you will want to tweak your SEO strategy. For more information, get in touch with us and we can take you through the details.

  1. Local Influencers

Finally, using influencers is still worth considering in 2019. The real trick, is to use local influencers. Unless you are a multinational, or well-established e-commerce company, your marketing will be focussed locally. Look out for local influencers in your market region and consider establishing a partnership.

There is plenty to think about for the new year! Take some time to consider what might be best for your situation, but keeping up with your consumer’s habits is paramount to long-term success. Happy 2019!