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.
The Importance of Localized Branded Content on Social Media
DECEMBER 12, 2014
The best performing and most valuable content provides relevance for the user as well as the brand with a great respect for the context. What And do you take local context into consideration when creating Social Media content for your global brand? Users are encouraged to location-tag their content, in order to create engagement to their own profiles. Facebook.
How Advertisers Are Using Facebook Ads [Infographic]
APRIL 24, 2012
Tweet Social Fresh recently published an infographic with highlights from their Facebook Advertising Report , which is the result of a survey completed by 347 Facebook advertisers. The report aims at understanding the challenges of Facebook advertising and how marketers are using the platform. However, advertisers spend most money on audience growth.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Twitter Testing Promoted Tweet Carousel Ad Unit
JUNE 3, 2016
Twitter is testing a new ad unit, the Promoted Tweet Carousel, which is similar to the carousel ads that have proven successful on Facebook and Instagram. One major factor that makes Twitter’s Promoted Tweet Carousel different from carousel ads on Facebook and Instagram is the ability for advertisers to include both their own tweets and tweets about their brands, and Bragdon noted that advertisers must obtain “explicit permission” from Twitter users before using their tweets. — Twitter Advertising (@TwitterAds) June 3, 2016. https://t.co/s7kYJUPb0w.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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 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).
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.
Are You Wasting Money on Twitter Ads?
Convince & Convert
DECEMBER 4, 2015
With all the buzz surrounding word-of-mouth marketing and social selling, it’s easy to forget about the more traditional method of consumer outreach: paid advertising. More specifically, I’m talking about Twitter advertisements. We know that Twitter holds some (if not a good deal of) credence with brands and companies across the country when it comes to paid outreach.
88 Expert Content Marketing Posts Worth Another Read
JANUARY 5, 2016
As noted here previously, content marketing is now ubiquitous, with 93% of all marketers saying they do content marketing. All of those marketers are creating an enormous amount of content, which is making it difficult to stand out and rise above the noise. So what are the secrets to developing content that gets read, shared, and compels action? Is your Content Boring?
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.
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 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.
The Truth About Advertising In 2013
MAY 16, 2013
Let''s face it: we often make out marketing and advertising to be more important than it really needs to be. Ads are everywhere and the game of repetition and saturation is still what captures the attention, but there''s something else happening to the advertising industry that is worthy of thinking about. It''s also worth noting that the people who care most about marketing and advertising is usually us: the people who create it. More than advertising. It''s true that sometimes people like a brand on Facebook or retweet a promoted tweet on Twitter. twitter.
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.
The $1,000 Facebook Guide: How I Advertise to People You Can’t…Yet
MARCH 5, 2015
Today I’m going to show you how I’m (probably) the only advertiser that can reach all of Moz.com’s users via Facebook. I’m also going to show you that for every industry you care about, you should have at least two fan pages to cover it. I’ll also show you how you can steal the best content ideas from any of your competitors right under their nose.
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. Unlike other modifiers attached to the discipline (consumer marketing, b2b marketing, trade show marketing, digital marketing), the term “content marketing” doesn’t describe an audience, tactic, or channel, but rather a completely different approach to marketing.
Snapchat as a platform for branded content?
OCTOBER 22, 2014
Promote your brand: Use your other social platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) to promote your Snapchat profile. You don’t want to send out glossy advertisements, but messages showing a person behind the brand. Letting different employees participate in creating the Snapchat content can add some new perspectives.?And Snapchat as a marketing tool? .
Great Advertising (From An Unexpected Brand)
JULY 18, 2013
Stunning Cannes-worthy advertising? Great advertising acts as an engine to transmit brand information. In a world of Facebook and Twitter many will argue that you need hashtags, content marketing and a bunch of followers to get people buzzing about this product. " It''s a lesson that advertisers, presenters, brands and more could learn from. twitter.
Social Media is Key to B2B Content Marketing [Report]
JUNE 1, 2013
91% of B2B marketers now use social media as a content marketing tool. B2B marketers are distributing their content on social networks more than ever before. The core of this content strategy is the belief that buyers will be driven to do business with you if you provide valuable information to them on an ongoing basis. Stay tuned for my next post on this topic.
11 Thought-Provoking Guides to Content Marketing for 2014
MARCH 11, 2014
A few months ago, the Webbiquity blog celebrated content marketing week —six posts in eight days showcasing the best content marketing insights and guides from the year, starting with 30 Remarkable Content Marketing Facts and Statistics and culminating with 14 Best Content Marketing Tips, Tactics and Techniques. Which content formats are most (and least) effective?
EGC is the Key Content Marketing Trend
Convince & Convert
JANUARY 19, 2015
We’ve talked for years about UGC – user generated content – but now we find that perhaps the best source of great content is instead EGC – employee generated content. Further, content from employees is often more trusted than content from the organization itself. Companies are continuing to struggle with making enough relevant content.
8 Tools to Curate Content for Social Media
NOVEMBER 24, 2015
Content curation describes the act of searching the web for awesome topics, blogs, quotes, news articles, videos, images, or other forms of content to share with your audience. Of course, in this case, we’re not talking about curating content to use on personal profile pages—we’re talking about content curation for the purpose of marketing on social media. Check ‘em out!
20 More of the Best Twitter Tips, Tactics and Tools of 2012
FEBRUARY 11, 2013
As the fourth-largest social network, and the fastest growing in 2012 , Twitter has emerged as a serious platform for business professionals to share breaking news, promote thought-leadership content, and engage with customers, prospects, peers and industry influencers. ” How can you grow and maintain an active, relevant Twitter following? Twitter Tips and Guides.
Analysis: Revealing the Highest Earning Blogs that Sell Advertising
JUNE 27, 2013
Instead, they make a good portion of their income – and in some cases all of their income – through good ol’ advertising. They’re the biggest (open) blog advertising network that I’m aware of, though in recent years they have featured more and more sites which aren’t blogs. Income : I’ve based this of what has been sold over the last 30 days.
105 Types of Content to Fill Up Your Editorial Calendar
Convince & Convert
SEPTEMBER 15, 2015
From our research at CoSchedule , we found that planning awesome content is a major challenge for most content marketers. That’s why we recently launched a new feature for our content marketing editorial calendar tool that helps marketers plan any type of content they could possibly want to publish. What Types Of Content Will Help You Tell Your Story?
The Drug Of Content
APRIL 12, 2012
Marketers are busy telling their clients to start producing content or suffer the wrath of becoming irrelevant. Content needs to be created for a captive audience and we may - very well - be selling a bill of goods here. We're telling brands to create content. Short content (be on Twitter !) and long content (blog! What is the point of advertising? Advertising's function is to create awareness. If we trust that they'll look at every product on the toilet paper shelves on every visit to their local merchant, we wouldn't have to advertise.
How Game Developers Can Maximize Their E3 2016 Twitter Efforts
JUNE 6, 2016
Conversation about E3 2015 averaged 740,000 tweets per day, and Twitter is ramping up for E3 2016 , this year’s version of the Electronic Entertainment Expo. 65 percent of Twitter users say they play video games, and 55 percent say they regularly play console games. 85 percent of Twitter gamers spend money on video games, compared with 76 percent of non-Twitter gamers.
5 Tips to Ensure Your Visual Content Is Seen
Convince & Convert
JANUARY 28, 2016
came out on top, in terms of popularity (volume): How can marketers ensure their content places first on sites like these? Below are five tips to ensure your visual content is seen. 1. Creative visual content can make all the difference in whether it is seen or not. The most productive content is that which can be repurposed across mediums and social networks. Timing.