William Buck Australia
As a fully integrated firm of Chartered Accountants and advisors, William Buck provides a complete solution. Putting you at the core of the business, our advisors work together to ensure that careful consideration is given to your business and personal wealth affairs.
Working closely with you and your team, our Business Advisors can help you plan and implement contemporary business strategies and practices to meet your business’s full potential.
Our commercially minded tax specialists offer clear, responsive advice to manage your tax risk, address local and international issues, and develop strategies to optimise your tax position.
Our audit team has extensive experience in a range of engagements, giving stakeholders independent and objective assurance on financial information, transactions and processes.
Our Corporate Advisory team provides objective, strategic and commercial advice across a broad range of business issues. Our work spans the breadth each engagement from the origination of ideas to managing the transaction process, valuation and structuring.
Our highly experienced team of liquidators and trustees use their extensive expertise to assist in times of financial distress, achieving the best outcome for all stakeholders.
By understanding not only what you want to achieve but why it’s important, our wealth advisors can create strategies attuned to your key priorities. The end result is a plan focused on your life goals.
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William Buck has a team of professionals with specialist experience and know-how on a range of industry sectors.
Our advisors understand the risks and opportunities unique to the agribusiness sector. Taking a strategic view of your operations they provide relevant guidance and advice.
Assisting public and private schools, vocational colleges, universities and private training providers, our education specialists provide timely and valuable assurance services together with strategic, financial and management advice.
Our Government and public sector team has substantial experience in assisting all levels of government to review their structures and develop strategies, in line with relevant legislative requirements and accounting and audit standards.
Working with over 1,600 clients in the health sector, our advisors help practitioners and health care corporates achieve their business and personal goals
Our hospitality and tourism team has a working knowledge of the industry which, when combined with our technical knowledge, can assist you in reaching your commercial goals.
By staying on top of changes in the manufacturing sector, our industry experts provide relevant and timely guidance to a broad range of manufacturing business.
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Our advisors understand the challenges and opportunities facing the professional services sector first hand. This experience together with our expertise helps to determine your strategic objectives and provide concise, relevant advice to help you achieve your goals.
Our property and construction team assist on a wide range of assignments from property development to construction and large infrastructure projects. Their diverse experience, technical expertise and commercial know-how to help you tackle the important issues.
Our retail and wholesale team works with a variety of businesses from family owned operations to franchises and larger chains, to provide advice and guidance on the issues that count.
With the skills to help tech companies grow from startup to exit – we provide tailored tech company solutions, supported by access to a range of specialists across numerous service lines and industries.
Our transport and distribution team works with businesses to review their operations, improve efficiency and productivity and ensure compliance with the latest regulatory developments.
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Most B2B buyers perform 8-12 online searches before interacting with a vendor’s website and are already 57% of the way through the buying process before they speak to a sales representative. So how does your brand perform online?
Customers today expect to be able to go online and easily find information about your company as well as ways that they interact with you. In this edition of making Western Sydney Greater we asked businesses to share insights into how they are using and benefitting from having a digital media strategy. With millions of people around the world using the internet to conduct online research, social and digital media continues to be one of the fastest growing avenues for businesses to market and advertise, and connect with their customers.
In today’s digital world, being able to access information on a business or brand influences how someone feels about your services or products. Your business’ online existence is just as important as its physical existence.
A large part of the B2B buying process is completed online with websites being used as a tool to attract and convert buyers – like a virtual shop or warehouse. Even if you’re not selling products or services online, a business’s website is a place for people to research, seek out answers and look for ideas. Whether B2B or B2C, 70-80% of people research a company online before interacting with them. While a majority of businesses reported they have an effective website and relative success with social media, most are not utilising the tools to their full potential.
What’s holding businesses back? Although business owners understand that digital marketing can provide a range of benefits, many highlighted that they don’t have a defined strategy and are not effectively measuring ROI. Developing a digital strategy, choosing the right technology and platforms and having the expertise to make it work can require skills that sit outside the core competencies of most business owners. Lack of resourcing and in-house capabilities were the main reasons behind businesses feeling that they don’t have a strong social media presence. Large Businesses had a more positive position on ROI reporting (45% compared to SME Businesses at 18%), but given they have access to a broader workforce they may have the staff with the skills to manage these activities.
Without tracking the right metrics, you’re missing opportunities to attract new business and potentially investing time and money in inefficient ways. The majority of businesses would not make a capital investment in physical assets, or a major strategic business decision, without adequate planning and a process to measure the outcomes. A business’ digital strategy needs to be considered in the same way.
Over 48% of people select website design as the number one factor in deciding the credibility of a business. Once your page loads, users form an opinion in .05 seconds. There are significant opportunities for businesses who use effective analytics tool (i.e. Google Analytics and similar products), and those that seek external help to improve their digital capabilities. Businesses that use their digital data to understand buying and communication behaviours and identify the growth opportunities – both financially and operationally – will gain a competitive advantage.
Which industries are using social media
Buyers today expect businesses to have an up-to-date online footprint. According to Yellow Social Media Report, more than 50% of social media users say they are more likely to trust brands if they interact positively with customers on social media, make their content engaging and relevant, and keep it regularly updated. Having an online presence allows you to build the credibility of your business or brand by interacting and engaging with the world. Ultimately, people want their online relationship to have the same foundations as their offline relationship and know they can trust the business.
The survey results indicated the strongest use of social media in hospitality/tourism (91.66%) and professional services (90.06%). The retail and wholesale sector also rated high at 77.77%. Given that social media’s core role is as an online networking system this result isn’t surprising. Regardless of times zones and distances, it’s a channel that can be used to easily reach people instantly and at a low cost.
A recent study conducted by Hinge showed that more professional services firms use social media networking (39%) than use email marketing (36%). It also highlighted that firms are using social media to promote thought leadership (34%) about as frequently as event sponsorships (also 34%).
Property & construction (66.66%) and Manufacturing (45.83%) were two industries with lower usage of social media. Even with this low result, businesses recognised that social media is an important tool for expanding and remaining competitive.
The most common networks were LinkedIn and Facebook. These days, LinkedIn is one of the stronger B2B platforms connecting businesses, clients and suppliers to industries and creating new opportunities to foster collaboration and innovation.
Social media can initially appear more suited to a B2C scenario, or more personal/individual buying situations, however, it’s reported that B2B ecommerce sales are expected to outgrow B2C ecommerce sales by 2020, according to the latest HubSpot marketing statistics. The average B2B company is on 6 social media networks. Across any industry, a strong digital strategy can tailor the use of social media to target the customers (or those influencing and making the purchasing decisions) of a business. There appears to be a real opportunity for businesses in Western Sydney to gain a competitive advantage through enhanced use of social media to engage buyers.
In the latest Global Digital Report, Australians are currently ranked in the top quintile across all measures – 88% internet usage and 69% active social media users – with people spending around 5+ hours online daily (up 15 minutes since last year) and a large portion of that time (1.5 hours) is spent on social media. This suggests that those businesses leveraging a strong online presence will have an advantage. A typical customer or buyer experience is closely interwoven with a company’s online footprint. Given the wide-reaching opportunities of social media and the low costs, businesses can benefit if they use it as a sales tool to target customer segments.
Which numbers matter and why – the ROI of digital marketing
For any digital strategy using ROI is a great way to focus on the effectiveness of your campaigns and improve insights into your target markets. Unlike traditional marketing methods, online media can be easily measured to show the direct impact on your business leads and sales. Using real-time results, you also have the added flexibility to change or tweak any campaign or content immediately.
By tying in the activity-based metrics to the bottom line, you can bridge the gap from a soft activity to hard business revenue. By regularly monitoring key performance indicators (KPIs) it will help you accurately assess your ROI.
Some essential digital marketing KPIs
Our results told us that that the website is the most valued platform across any industry or business size. Some basic but valuable metrics you can measure for website engagement are:
These measurements tell you the breakdown of new customers versus repeat ones and what pages they’re interested in. Taking a look at your traffic sources will tell you what’s driving the most interest in your website and help you to focus your efforts in the right direction. The four most common traffic sources are: Organic Search (found through search engine), Referral (clicked on link from other websites or through social media), Direct (typed in your URL) and Paid/Campaign (through advertisements).
The more data you have, the easier it is to maximize your reach and get a better ROI. Make use of data analytics tools, like Google Analytics or similar programs, to collect relevant information on visitor’s activities and assess where the most traffic is coming from, so you can target those areas.
Depending on the goals of your digital strategy (i.e. newsletter sign up, purchases, increased awareness etc) you need KPIs to measure the conversions of your landing pages. Unlike your homepage, your landing page is action orientated and directs the user to take a specific action, such as downloading a document or adding reviews or testimonials. Prospects arrive at a landing page through a variety of sources – your social media activities, marketing emails, webinars or paid adverts like Google Adwords or similar services.
In 2019, it is estimated that there will be around 2.77 billion social network users around the globe, up from 2.46 billion in 2017. Social media is an essential part of today’s digital marketing strategy. There are a number of KPIs that can measure your social media activities and help to determine which platforms or campaigns create the highest conversion rates for your business. As an example, one metric is the ‘Cost per Click’ which is useful for finding out the price you pay for each click and which channels offer the most value.
When it comes to building a high converting digital marketing strategy, there’s no one-size-fits-all. You need to select the right metrics for your goals and prioritise the platforms that work best for your business and your audience.
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