Content Is Not Advertising
DECEMBER 18, 2015
Sadly, many people believe that content is the new advertising. Do start the interview off, I was asked if content is the new advertising? In the past, I never said "content is the new advertising," if I did, I'd probably write an article saying how wrong I was. I do believe that content is media. Content and advertising are two very different things. People People think advertising is dead because of social media, or messaging apps, and it's just not true. Some of that creative looks a lot like content. advertising.
Content Marketing, Social Advertising, and SEO: Which Is Most Important?
AUGUST 29, 2016
A lot of marketers say content is king. But instead of picturing three people, each from these different schools of thought, fighting it out with foam bats and shouted statistics, picture them sitting in a room with their heads together, creating great marketing content. It takes great content, a social plan, AND mindfulness of SEO best practices to make it out there.
Twitter Gives Advertisers More Klout
AUGUST 4, 2016
Twitter provided more details on the Klout enrichment that it discussed in its announcement earlier this week that the updated (2.0) Gnip product manager Greg Lyon said in a blog post that Twitter’s Klout enrichment 2.0 Evaluate the conversation around a competitive topic/brand and generate new content marketing ideas to win more share of voice from target customers. Twitter said Klout enrichment 2.0 is available to all brands and agencies starting Thursday. Twitter advertisers: Have you incorporated Klout into your previous campaigns?
The Future of Twitter
FEBRUARY 24, 2017
The major social networks (Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter) have been fairly stable for the past five or six years. That might be about to change -Twitter just reported a dismal Q4 for 2016: 16 cents per share on revenue of $717 million. So what does this signify for the future of Twitter? Apparently brands don’t consider Twitter as sexy as Instagram or Snapchat.
3 Reasons Why It’s Worth Paying For Social Media Advertising
The Realtime Report
FEBRUARY 9, 2017
3 Reasons Why It’s Worth Paying For Social Media Advertising. The majority of social media platforms offer their own advertising services, but it seems there are many businesses that do not believe it can benefit their business. Have a look at the three reasons below why it’s worth paying for advertising on the popular social media platforms. More Customers. Immediate Results.
Math Is Hard. Or How To Make Your Advertising Count
DECEMBER 28, 2016
At what point will advertisers hold the publishers really accountable? That advertising would be highly targeted and relevant. The net effect of this would be that online advertising would not only be better than other media formats, but that it would be worth more to advertisers, because consumers would appreciate it more. That advertising would be super-accountable and measurable. The net effect of this would be that online advertising would know where ads were served, what happened to those who saw, clicked and engaged with the ad. advertiser.
Good Content vs. Bad Content
APRIL 2, 2012
spoke at a content marketing conference a while back, and sat horrified in the audience while another speaker advised an audience full of newbies that 50 short, keyword optimized posts are better than a few longer pieces. understand his intentions, and that he probably wasn’t condoning crap content. This is the mentality that is creating our global content pollution problem.
What Twitter Moments Means for Small Businesses
OCTOBER 28, 2016
A little more than one year ago, Twitter announced a new feature: Moments. At that time, the new feature was to be curated by a team at Twitter, as well as some big-name partners such as Entertainment Weekly , Fox News , NASA and BuzzFeed. 28, Twitter made Moments available to everyone. But what exactly are Twitter Moments and how can they benefit small businesses like yours?
Why Marketers Should Use Twitter (Infographic)
AUGUST 16, 2016
It may seem like Twitter is having a tough time lately, but it still isn’t wise to write the micro-blogging service off. Twitter has 320 million monthly active users , most of whom are international and mobile, and they represent several key demographics for marketers. An infographic from WebpageFX examines the impact of marketing on Twitter.
Agency Leads Must Absolutely Use Twitter
JULY 8, 2015
Now our mantra is that we never suggest anything to a client we haven’t tried ourselves: Blogging, email marketing, lead generation, content creation, paid media, or social media. We try it all first and take our learnings and apply them to that of our clients. A few weeks ago, a client asked if we should try Twitter Lead Generation Cards for their business. But we were stuck.
Liveblogging the FTC Workshop on Native Advertising
DECEMBER 4, 2013
The FTC’s Workshop on native advertising “ Blurred Lines: Advertising or Content ” will be held today in Washington, DC. To help spread the conversation to a larger community, I will liveblog the sessions this morning via this blog post, and post shorter updates on Twitter. Native Advertising: Don’t Deceive – Disclose! Any marketer can buy media.
Are Brands Confusing Advertising With Marketing?
JULY 18, 2013
It turns out that the major advertising networks think that Yahoo made a mistake in the acquisition of Tumblr. Digital advertising people can''t figure out the social aspects of Tumblr or where to put all of those ads that their clients want to spread out to as many eyeballs as possible. As much as brands toss the words engagement and content marketing and social media and mobile around the boardrooms, they''re still ultimately looking for one thing: a quick impression. Being able to take an advertising campaign and make it work in digital channels is no small feat.
Does My Business Need to be on Twitter?
FEBRUARY 26, 2014
As previously discussed in my post “Which Social Media Channels Should I Use For My Business?” , I am following up with an more in-depth look at Twitter and why your business should make use of this social media channel. There are about 1 billion registered Twitter users, with 241 million monthly active users. The average Twitter user has 208 followers. Build credibility.
Branded Content: 6 Things To Remember before Publishing
FEBRUARY 10, 2015
Therefore, as a little help to content marketeers, we have made a small checklist. Make sure all content is relevant to your business. Just as all your other marketing efforts should support your overall business objectives, each piece of content should aim to meet specific subgoals that flow into higher-level achievements. There – we said it! Review your copy for typos.
The Future of Content Marketing is Now
MARCH 3, 2015
By Gini Dietrich Content marketing exhaustion. Content marketing overload. Content marketing is king. In the information age, we all have so much content coming at us at every second of the day that we are becoming immune to it. Because there is so much out there, a backlash around content marketing is building. What is the vision of your content? Vision.
Twitter Monetizes Exclusive NBA Livestreamed Shows
NOVEMBER 15, 2016
Livestreamed sports programming on Twitter is being monetized for the first time, as American Express and JBL Harman reached an agreement for ad inventory during the National Basketball Association ’s original fare for the social network. The Starters Twitter Show is livestreamed on Twitter Tuesdays at 11 a.m. ET, hosted by J.E. hosted by Ben Lyons and Ro Parrish.
5 Mistakes That Prevent Your Content From Going Viral
OCTOBER 4, 2014
Why isn’t your amazing content going viral? You share them on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, and your other social media channels. Why aren’t people sharing your content? What What pushes someone to not only to view your content, but to pass it on? There is a science to creating viral content. reasons your content isn’t going viral. 1.
Are Hashtags Really Useful for Twitter Marketing? (Infographic)
SEPTEMBER 9, 2016
There are some standard pieces of advice among social media marketers: Create shareable content, include links, measure everything, use hashtags. However an analysis of more than 137,000 tweets by Ryan McCready, content editor at infographics design platform Venngage , suggests that hashtags may not be worth your time, and they may even be detrimental to your campaigns.
LEGAL ADVERTISING RULES: HOW ABOUT THAT FLORIDA BAR?!
FEBRUARY 19, 2013
The Florida Supreme Court just released new advertising rules for Florida lawyers, as well as those who practice law in the State of Florida. The advertising rules were revisited in an attempt to make them easier to understand, and to clarify what some of them mean. Required Content, we find out what must be included in all updates on Social Media: (a) Name and Office Location.
Twitter Launches Rewarded Video on MoPub Marketplace
OCTOBER 25, 2016
Twitter’s MoPub mobile ad exchange announced the general availability of its rewarded video solution. Szu explained the significance of rewarded video ads: Rewarded video, also known as user opt-in video, is quickly changing the perception and experience of in-app advertising for consumers. Readers: Do you watch rewarded video ads in games and apps?
Mobile Video: 92% of Viewers Share Content
The Realtime Report
JANUARY 7, 2013
Mobile video viewers are highly likely to share mobile video content, according to a new study by the Interactive Advertising Bureau. Out of the 200 mobile video viewers surveyed, 92% share mobile video content with others. And they do so often: 16% share mobile video content daily, and 33% do so weekly. Only 12% share video via Twitter. 52% share music videos.
How to Get Started with Social Media Advertising
FEBRUARY 5, 2011
What’s a entrepreneur, blogger, or content developer to do? The answer lies within a smart investment in social media advertising. There are lots of ways to advertise on social media sites, but we are just going to cover 3 of the most popular: Facebook, Linkedin, and Twitter. So many social media options, so little time. Facebook Ads. LinkedIn Ads. based).
4 Ways to Extend the Lifespan of your Social Media Content
Ignite Social Media
JULY 11, 2016
Often times social media content is thought of like speed dating – you make a quick connection, enjoy it while it lasts, and then you move on to the next suiter, only to smile somberly at the memory of that special someone in the weeks to come. Unlike most content production, social media content creation can be timely and expensive. Turn your fans into your creators. Stretch.
How The TV Industry Just Hurt Television Advertising
SEPTEMBER 4, 2015
What is the value of your personal data to an advertiser? It's often the trotted out horse when people want to know, exactly, how places like Facebook and Twitter are going to make the billions of dollars that they are required to generate, based on their market capitalization. This joint venture of NBC , Fox and Disney was created as a place where consumers can, primarily, watch ad-supported video (with a focus on TV shows) for free (and yes, there are subscription services available that offer a richer catalogue of content and more depth of functionality). advertising.
Can You Really Use Twitter for Sales?
NOVEMBER 29, 2016
Twitter is well-known for learning about breaking news, sharing funny GIFS , and connecting with friends. But for businesses, Twitter is an opportunity to build relationships with customers and cultivate brand awareness. So is it really possible to use Twitter for sales? Research reveals that 80% of Twitter users have mentioned a brand in a tweet. Selling on Twitter.
A Look at the New Twitter Advertising Platform
SEPTEMBER 6, 2012
The social-media giant, Twitter recently released their advertising platform for brands. Twitter PPC Strategies and Promoted Accounts. Twitter released their very first advertising platform. Now’s the time when you can and will receive the most help from Twitter per their advertising platform. Promoted Trends are visible to all Twitter users. Promoting
How Nonprofit Pros Use Twitter
JUNE 2, 2015
————— According to the most recent Nonprofit Communications Trends Report , 76% percent of nonprofits are now using Twitter. Twitter can be used to distribute news about your organization and your stories. But what is the best way to use Twitter, without wasting valuable time? I Twitter is like looking out the window of a fast moving train.
The Changing Face of Authoritative Content
JULY 31, 2015
How content can be used to shape opinion and drive behavior should be a huge part of your social PR strategy. But what we consider “authoritative content” has changed dramatically, and continues to do so. Back in the day, the news media were the primary gatekeepers of reliable and authoritative content. How social drives content. Nothing new so far.
14 Tips to Generate More Leads, Conversions and Sales Using Twitter
JANUARY 28, 2016
Twitter is an amazing platform to not only build community and brand awareness but also to generate leads and increase sales! Yes, smart and social savvy marketers know how to generate sales using Twitter. However, to do this you must understand that Twitter is not designed as a spamming platform. You can tap into the power of Twitter ads, Twitter cards, Twitter lists and more.
List of 8 Social Media Anti Advertising Ads
JANUARY 11, 2012
What happens when the consumer fights back against the advertiser (using social media channels)? Everyone from time to time has made a teensy little negative tweet on Twitter or status update on Facebook or some other online community against a company. Warning: May Make Advertising Agencies Cry. 1. Guessing that Starbucks got the “advertising message”?
How 2nd Screen Apps killed off Television Advertising – Social Media TV
JULY 22, 2013
As viewers use Twitter, Facebook and apps like Zeebox to continue to drive attention to TV Shows, these social tools paradoxically kill off TV Advertising. If you are a company looking to advertise would you advertise on the TV during the show’s ad break or on the iPad, smart device during the ad break? Do you advertise on the TV or the iPad? And are lost.
Smarter Ways to Measure Authoritative Content
AUGUST 7, 2015
Last week I talked about how what we consider “authoritative content” has changed rapidly, and continues to do so. If you’ve bought into that, then how do you find smarter ways to measure authoritative content? What does this mean for your content? This means you must be open to seeing different behaviors fueled by your content. Image: Thinkstock.
How to Create a Call-to-Action for All of Your Content
FEBRUARY 16, 2015
When I speak to these groups, it doesn’t matter what they sell, how savvy their marketing team is, or if they’re consumer or not, 99 percent of them are distributing content without a specific call-to-action. Generate Leads The very best way to generate leads is through content. Think about content with two perspectives: Free and paid. Our time equals money.
Your Content Is Kidding No One
APRIL 10, 2015
How is your content marketing strategy coming along? It''s a content thorn. It''s not that there''s too much content. It''s not that there''s so much content in need of advertising, that the entire industry has shifted from a scarcity model to one of abundance. It''s not that there''s too many companies not playing in the content space. the rubbing one, is this: most content is not content. it''s advertising. . Advertising is not content. Here''s the clue: if you have to pay to have it placed, it''s not content.
5 Tips for Social Media Advertising During the Election Season
Ignite Social Media
SEPTEMBER 27, 2016
When it comes to advertising on Facebook, Twitter and the other social platforms during this crazy time, we have a few suggestions on how to make sure your content is front and center. 1. In order to make sure your content is served, you should plan for higher budgets, more competitive bids and higher frequency. Tread carefully during election windows. Happy New Year!
How to Increase Content Discovery on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter
NOVEMBER 29, 2016
If nobody sees the content that your marketing team labored over for days and days, does it ever really get made? For For marketers, making effective and powerful content is the holy grail of success. But, But, all too often, marketers are disappointed by the content’s performance. So, what can you do on social to make sure your content gets seen? Use Hashtags.
Twitter and TV Superfans (Study)
JANUARY 26, 2017
How do “superfans” of television show behave on Twitter, and what should marketers do to tap them? Twitter teamed up with Vizeum and Dentsu Aegis Network to find out. Superfans were defined as those who rated their fandom of specific TV shows as a nine or 10 out of 10, and Twitter senior research analyst Katherine Karp said in a blog post that those superfans are more likely to buy products or services advertised during their favorite shows. More than 60 percent of superfans share opinions about shows they are watching via Twitter. https://t.co/CoiF1X53xB.
Success Stories From Twitter’s Front Lines
DECEMBER 23, 2016
Twitter has had an extraordinary year by any measure. Twitter’s open nature lends itself to this approach. As Insightpool CEO Devon Wijesinghe put it recently: Twitter plays an influential role in public discourse. That’s why Twitter lends itself to a variety of use cases for brands seeking to connect with prospective and previous consumers. When a QSR challenger jumped into the game recently, it deployed Twitter to maximize awareness during the restaurant’s hours of operation, with content encouraging people to stop by for meals throughout the day.
How to be Twitterific – 39 Expert Twitter Guides and Tips
MARCH 3, 2015
From humble beginnings, Twitter has grown to become an indispensable source for online news alerts as well as a vital marketing tool. The microblogging site now boasts more than 255 million monthly active users , and 53% of Twitter users recommend products in their tweets at some time. How can marketers best utilize Twitter’s expanded features and the latest tools?
Twitter Preps Brands for 2016 Summer Olympics (Infographic)
JULY 1, 2016
The 2016 Summer Olympic Games begin Aug. 5 in Rio de Janiero, and Twitter shared some tips for advertisers looking to compete. Marketing manager Jay Bavishi said in a blog post that Twitter retained market research firm Research Now to investigate what its U.S. Think about joining the conversation in real-time on Twitter starting Aug.