Five Examples of Blogging Voices
MARCH 20, 2012
The honest-to-goodness answer is … I have no idea! I’ll attempt a few tips and provide examples of bloggers’ styles that contribute to voice. Five Examples of Blogging Voices . These examples of styles, tone, personality, and delivery contribute to blogging voice. Today’s guest post is written by Jayme Soulati. What the heck is voice? Hint 3: Be natural.). Snark. Personal
29+ Actionable Content Writing Tips [+Examples]
JUNE 29, 2016
Here are 29+ actionable content writing tips to help you, along with examples, statistics, and quotes. 1. If you give them specific examples of what to do after reading your content, they’re less likely to go looking for more specific information on other sites. Example: Don’t just tell your readers about that easy-to-make vegan cake that you made. Use the Active Voice.
Laws to Stop Customers and Voters from Doing #SocialMedia Activism Campaigns #TPP
OCTOBER 5, 2013
As voters and customers take over media creation and distribution through social media, they now have access to the same channels (audiences) that Corporate Marketing and Government PR have – which is why people can create awesome antimarketing and antiPr campaigns that activate large numbers of people to sign petitions, fundraise or change behaviours. Look deeper, look further.
Protecting Your Online Privacy: How to Keep Your Online Activity Private from Pirates, Hackers and Marketers
Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg
SEPTEMBER 11, 2012
On the surface, some may feel that online privacy is only a concern for those attempting to hide their internet activities. Of course, it is safest to assume that all of your internet information and activities are in the public domain and that one must take steps to curtail those that you don’t want publicized. Your search activity will be linked to your account and your identity.
Google Activates Their First New gTLD Domain Name
NOVEMBER 24, 2014
Google has activated their first New gTLD domain name, which is nic.google. As an internet marketer, I believe it’s important to let the numbers and the marketing data determine your actions. I’ve been doing a lot of research lately to determine the overall viability and marketability of the New gTLDs. Nic.Google currently redirects to the Google Registry.
The Importance of Local Activation on Social Media: India
DECEMBER 4, 2015
For example the recent release of the film Prem Ratan Dhan Payo has been shared across many platforms thanks to the success of its social media strategy, where the lead actress of the movie, Sonam Kapoor, asked everyone to share a dance (Dubsmash) to the title song from the film and shared the best entries on her Twitter and Instagram accounts. Video is The New King of Content Marketing.
4 Mistakes Marketers Make With Mobile Facebook Ads
AUGUST 18, 2016
And marketers have taken notice: According to eMarketer , mobile will account for more than 62 percent of digital ad spending in 2016. Facebook is truly a mobile-first platform , with more than 1 billion mobile daily active users. For example, you can show ads to consumers who are traveling or vacationing in a specific area with messaging or offers relevant to their situation. And while historically call conversions haven’t been something most digital marketers given much thought to, that has begun to change thanks to smartphones and click-to-call functionality.
Bloggers Aren’t Just Bloggers: A Solid Example of Multi-Channel Marketing
Convince & Convert
FEBRUARY 26, 2014
One of the many points that I illustrated in my post yesterday about a co-campaign that Daily’s Cocktails and Wholly Guacamole teamed up on was the value of a multi-channel marketing strategy. Bloggers also tend to be active on a plethora of channels since they. Read it here if you missed it, it’s a good one! ). Read the whole entry. » social media case studies
Strategic Marketing of Managing Expectations
OCTOBER 22, 2012
” Let’s try to apply this wisdom to Product Marketing and Marketing Strategy. For example, your company expects a product to generate specific and positive cash flow over a period of its life, and your customers expect the product to reliably perform functions you have promised them in your marketing communications. Should the speculations be ignored?
HOW TO: Activate Your Brand's Super Influencers
NOVEMBER 12, 2010
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How to Actively Use Facebook Post Insights to Improve Your Community Management
APRIL 26, 2012
These are some examples of how to think when analysing the data. Editorial Planning for Facebook Marketing. Tweet. Blog post written by Anders Mikkelsen, Analyst at Mindjumpers. Facebook Insights is a treasure box of information for community managers who want to see the effect of their brands’ wall posts, and optimize on future content. Step 1 – Show me the data. Photo views.
Pros and Cons of your Social Media Team Structure
Ignite Social Media
AUGUST 25, 2016
Many clients that we work for only have one person who oversees all social media marketing for their brand. This role is usually a ‘Social Media Manager’ and they are responsible for integrating social efforts with other marketing disciplines. At Ignite, we live and breathe social media marketing since it is 100% of what we do. The One-Person Show. In-House Social Team.
8 Free Content Marketing eBooks
OCTOBER 12, 2013
Become a better content marketer with these free resources. Content marketing — the creation and sharing of content to promote a product or service — should be a primary focus of your marketing activities. If you’re planning to implement a new content marketing initiative or refine your current program, it can be challenging to gather ideas to meet your goals.
Three Frightfully Fun Examples of Brand Generated Halloween Social Media Content
Convince & Convert
OCTOBER 31, 2013
From Facebook, to Twitter, Vine, and YouTube, check out these three clever content and promotion examples Petco, Tide and Crest have been scaring up leading into Halloween today. Leave a comment below with your favorite, or share another Halloween themed example that has a “scary good” wow factor! Happy Halloween! Petco’s Make A Scene Halloween Photo Contest. Seems crazy, right?
How H&R Block Activated 90,000 Seasonal Tax Pros in Social Media
Convince & Convert
MAY 10, 2013
This week: From ExactTarget , a free white paper called “ 3 Truths Every CMO Needs to Know About Social Media and the Customer Experience “ From Expion , a case study about how H&R Block mobilized 90,000 tax professionals in social media using Expion to guide their activity. And from Cision , a free content marketing kit to help you get the most of your brand storytelling.
104 Fascinating Social Media and Marketing Statistics for 2014 (and 2015)
DECEMBER 2, 2014
Looking at marketing surveys and studies from the past year, a few trends are clear, among them that buyers are firmly (and increasingly) in control of the purchase cycle. In response, marketers are producing an increasing amount and variety of content to support all stages of the decision process. What do marketers rate as the single most valuable SEO tactic? Marketing Land ).
Four Secrets of Successful Hashtag Marketing
APRIL 28, 2015
By Laura Petrolino #hashtags Love them or hate them, despite many who might wish to the contrary, hashtag marketing isn’t going away any time soon. If it doesn’t make sense based on one of the hashtag marketing Cs—and in context of your business goals—#leaveitout Hashtag Marketing for Conversation One of the most frequent ways consumers use hashtags is for conversation.
8 Marketing Trends to Implement in Your 2012 Marketing Plan
JANUARY 19, 2012
What a year was 2011 for social media and marketing! Things moved at the speed of light, right? I watched and experienced first-hand the marketing and social media landscape change, consolidate, focus, develop and evolve all at the same time. But social media is a powerful marketing medium that MUST be used in your marketing tactics today. Source: Mobile Marketer).
Fluency of Culture, Not Language, Is Key to Winning Big in Global Online Markets
SEPTEMBER 1, 2016
The smartest companies are always looking to reach untapped markets. By communicating with online customers in their languages of choice—on their devices of choice—businesses can sell to more markets than ever before. Marketers can face challenges during such expansions, however. Campaigns and content that works for one market often doesn’t resonate with another.
Two Social Media Toolkit Examples and Other Goodies
MARCH 6, 2013
The aim is to move beyond obscure results of social media activities towards more sophisticated and more accurate assessments, leading to better informed decision-making. Based upon your feedback, we created more activities and tools to assist you in implementing tailored solutions for your organization. Some goodies I’ve come across this week for you. 1. ” 2. ” 5.
A New Look at the Marketing Mix: Paid, Owned, Granted, Leased, Earned
Convince & Convert
DECEMBER 9, 2014
We need new language and a new framework to describe marketers’ various channel activities to bring greater clarity to the marketing mix. Three characteristics describe the channel activities available to us today: Who creates the content. Owned media activities include store signage, product packaging, website and blog content, and press releases. Paid Media.
The Six Best Google+ Marketing Tools
JUNE 21, 2016
Again, as for all posts in this series, tools are shown with the number of results returned by Google on a search for reviews of that tool (not necessarily the actual number of reviews) and example showcase reviews. Despite its detractors , Google+ remains one of the “big four” social networks and has its share of prominent fans in the business world. Google Review Count: 70,400.
How to Promote Your Event With Social Media Marketing
FEBRUARY 16, 2015
Events are a great way to attract customers, so make the most of them with social media The art and science of managing and marketing events has evolved a lot in recent years. Despite this, social media marketing reigns supreme when it comes to getting as many people as possible interested in your event. Social Media Social Media Marketing Branding Infographics Social media marketin
How to Calculate the ROI of Social Media Marketing [Infographic]
SEPTEMBER 13, 2016
If you’re like many marketers, those questions probably bring a quizzical look to your face. Many of the activities driven by social media—newsletter signups, event attendance, hashtag use, report downloads—don’t have a direct dollar value. Those on the pro-ROI side, however, counter that social media is a channel for marketing and customer service.
Marketing Automation: Fact or Fiction
MARCH 25, 2015
By Alex Miller If your company is struggling to find a balance between quantity and quality in its marketing plan, marketing automation may provide a solution. Marketing automation systems are experiencing a surge in popularity; in fact, 84 percent of the top companies in the U.S. If you are ready to take your first step in marketing automation, start with email.
31 Sensational Social Media Marketing and PR Stats and Facts
JULY 14, 2015
Business and consumer marketers are nearly unanimous in their belief in the importance of social media to marketing activities. As noted below, the money is following that belief: social media now accounts for about 11% of all digital marketing outlays, and spending on social media marketing will total nearly $10 billion this year. Know your market (B2B).
21 Fantastic Facebook Marketing Guides
APRIL 8, 2014
marketers have a love-hate relationship with Facebook. On the other, marketers don’t “own” their presence on Facebook, consumers continue to have privacy concerns about the site, and Facebook is constantly making changes to its interface and other functionality, including recent modifications that have drastically reduced organic reach for brands. Many (most?)
Ultimate Guide to Social Media Marketing
OCTOBER 17, 2016
Social media marketing evolved from something only a few cutting-edge brands did to an integral piece of every company’s marketing strategy. If social media marketing hasn’t been working for you, the problem could be you’re focusing on the wrong channels. Choose social media platforms where you can actively participate and consistently create content.
Influence your PR campaign with Influencer Marketing
APRIL 13, 2016
This is where influencer marketing comes to the rescue. Loosely defined as a marketing strategy involving influencers to impact buyer decisions and boost a brand’s visibility by using their online personality and popularity, influencer marketing has many takers. ” Often, marketers equate influencers with celebrities. How many active followers do they have?
Business Led by Technology: How Mobile Commerce is Dominating Total eCommerce Activity in 2014
AUGUST 12, 2014
Every year, tech companies continue to roll out dazzling new smartphones and tablets into the market. Mobile Revolutionizes Marketing and More. Mobile devices have also caused a marketing revolution. No longer can marketing be done by traditional methods alonemany businesses should have a strategy where they can market their products and services via mobile device.
The Basics of B2B Social Media Marketing Strategy
MARCH 29, 2016
Although more than three-quarters of B2B technology marketers use social media to market their products, less than half say they can tie social channels to revenue generation for their businesses. But it may also be a problem with basic B2B social media marketing strategy. For example, there’s no need to be bound by Twitter’s 140-character limit on other networks.
Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2011
Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg
JANUARY 5, 2012
In January of 2011, I said that I’d make our Internet Marketing Posts of 2011 subscriber only. This year, I am pleased to bring back our Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2011 thanks to an excellent sponsor, HubSpot. HubSpot has recently launched a most amazing Marketing Grader tool to help you measure the effectiveness of your website. Marketing Automation. Enjoy!
7 Facebook Marketing Case Studies
MAY 19, 2013
Learn some inventive ways to integrate Facebook into your social media marketing strategy. Every day, businesses are inspired to bring creative marketing ideas to life on Facebook in ways that have a real impact on their bottom line. Drive awareness of Corcoran’s social hub and provide information about the brokerage’s activities. HubSpot. 15% increase in ROI from Facebook.
Marketers Everywhere: Stop Marketing Your Brand
Convince & Convert
NOVEMBER 12, 2014
The key takeaway from this example of great outreach marketing is that no matter who you’re marketing to, it’s crucial to always remind yourself that you are simply a human marketing to another human. The most effective way to do this is to market an authentic experience—not your brand. Image via BigStockPhoto.com. The first step? Find New Influencers.
How to Select an Interactive Marketing Agency
Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg
JANUARY 31, 2012
Check out his earlier posts on How to Hire Your Social Media Marketing Partner and How to Hire Your SEO Partner. It’s very difficult for small and mid-size firms to select the right interactive marketing agency — as evidenced by how often agencies get fired, and how frequently client-agency relationships subsist at a low level of productivity and mutual satisfaction. Proximity.
33 Phenomenal Content Marketing and Copywriting Guides and Tips
APRIL 23, 2013
Content marketing represents the most fundamental and widespread rethinking of marketing practices in decades. Content marketing turns the dominant paradigm of the last half-century—interruption-based mass marketing—on its head. Content Marketing Guides, Tips and Tactics. Corporate Content Marketing for Best in Class Results by Creative Marketing Channel.
Marketing Minds: Maddy Osman – SEO Content Specialist @ The Blogsmith
SEPTEMBER 29, 2016
One of the best ways to evolve as a marketing professional is to generate, collaborate, and nurture ideas among like-minded peers. This post is part of a blog series called “ Marketing Minds ,” where I solicit thoughts and ideas from cutting-edge marketing leaders and post them on PuzzleMarketer.com. Below is an interview with a true marketing thought leader.
Why We Still Fight Over Social Media and Content Marketing
FEBRUARY 4, 2013
A few years ago I wrote a piece on the commoditization of content (marketing) in a social jungle. Last year I took it a step further with what you could call a rant about the ‘ big content marketing fail ’. I was pleasantly surprised to see that many people using content marketing (as I do) wrote similar posts taking a critical look at the evolutions in content marketing.
Facebook’s Latest Blunder and the Elephant in the Living Room
SEPTEMBER 27, 2016
That’s the new bar for mobile marketing, and that’s what shared media is all about. Here is an example of a Cheerios shared media campaign. billion monthly active users and its unprecedented ability to micro-target its audience using the wealth of information it has collected on users. Katherine Hays is the founder and CEO of user-generated marketing platform Vivoom.
Is SMS Marketing Still a Viable Strategy?
Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg
DECEMBER 20, 2011
Experienced marketers will tell you that customers are much more likely to respond to campaigns that engage them on a personal level. The marketing strategy must be relevant and timely while meeting the customer’s individual needs. In terms of rate of response, the simple SMS dominates the market. Here a few examples: 77% of the population of the world own a mobile phone.