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Authentic Storytelling in an Age of Mass Marketing

Spin Sucks

For consumers the world around, this endless maze of campaigns, stunts, and tricks has the tendency to overwhelm and desensitize. Brands need to strip back to the basics to succeed with their marketing campaigns. . The post Authentic Storytelling in an Age of Mass Marketing appeared first on Spin Sucks. By Bryan Adams. Research from Media Dynamics, Inc. Community Over Network.

Influence your PR campaign with Influencer Marketing

Waxing UnLyrical

This means the reviews for a product or a brand by influencers have more credibility or authenticity as opposed to the ones posted by celebrities. 81% of professionals who have launched at least one influencer campaign found influencer engagement to be effective. What is their profile like and how will their personality promote your campaign? Heineken 100 marketing campaign.

The Hillary Clinton PR Campaign

Spin Sucks

You see, you’ll never change a person’s mind about those two things and they’re meant to only frustrate the other party when discussed (unless, of course, you agree). I say this because I want to talk about the Hillary Clinton PR debacle—I mean, communications campaign—she has employed and I don’t want it to devolve into a political conversation. By Gini Dietrich.

Four Marketing Lessons from the Success of Hamilton

Spin Sucks

What can marketers learn from "Hamilton," the Broadway hit musical that has received a Pulitzer Prize, a Grammy, and 11 Tony Awards, including Best Musical? Robert Glazer shares four lessons every marketer can take from the success of the widely popular production. The post Four Marketing Lessons from the Success of Hamilton appeared first on Spin Sucks.

Who is Best to Execute Millennial Marketing? The Answer is Obvious.

Spin Sucks

The Millennial market can be fickle. However the youngest members in your team can be a golden opportunity to help you reach their peers. Millennials marketing is a great opportunity to leverage the knowledge and talents of your team members already immersed in the digital world. Sean Cotton has more. The post Who is Best to Execute Millennial Marketing? The Answer is Obvious.

Facebook Live Multiplatform Ad Campaign Launches Sunday

SocialTimes Facebook

Facebook announced a multiplatform ad campaign Friday aimed at promoting awareness of and driving usage of its Facebook Live  livestreaming feature. News of the campaign broke late last month  in a report by Deepa Seetharaman  of The Wall Street Journal. The campaign will launch Sunday in the U.S. Readers: What are your initial thoughts on Facebook’s new campaign?

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8 Tips for Using Social Media for Political Campaigns

Almost Savvy

By now, most candidates for public office have figured out that incorporating social media into their campaigns is a critically important step. Much of how campaigns have been using social media amounts, at best, to a waste of people’s time and attention, and, at worst, to relentlessly spamming your friends. Running a campaign isn’t easy. That was then, this is now.

28 of the Best Marketing Campaigns and Experiments of 2016 (and the People Behind Them)

Buffer Social

If you’re in need of a marketing recharge, here are 28 amazing marketing campaigns and experiments—and the amazing people who dreamed them up. Sensing a shift in the air toward true authenticity and connection above ROI, they’ve removed all forms from the site.  “All of the content we create and share from here on out will be free,” they announced.

What You Can Learn From Taylor Swift’s New Album Instagram Teaser Campaign

Convince & Convert

What can you learn from a megastar’s Instagram teaser campaign? While Taylor Swift’s campaign was a mix of both, you’ll see many companies picking a course of action depending on the company’s overall strategy for the announcement, marketing campaign objectives and anticipated excitement from your customers. Image via Life is good, right? Track 1 #1989lyrics.

This Brutally Honest Social Campaign Wants You to ‘Seize the Cray’

Convince & Convert

This campaign was created to promote Organic Valley’s new Organic Balance Protein Shake. This campaign follows “ Save the Bros ,” a campaign that promoted Organic Valley’s Organic Fuel protein recovery shake, which is now #1 in its category. The authenticity of this campaign is what makes it shine. So, how can your brand “seize the cray?”

Earned Media vs. Paid Media: Which Provides a Better Return?

Spin Sucks

Earned media sets you up to start reaching your potential brand advocates authentically and without cutting much into your budget, while paid media helps you reach a larger audience. The world of PR is evolving, whether we like it or not. The best PR strategy will combine reach and noise with credibility and creativity. Ann Newland has more. appeared first on Spin Sucks.

Huggies Case Study: How to Elicit Natural Storytelling for Maximum Impact

Convince & Convert

An intrinsic piece of great marketing that we stress at GroupHigh is honing in on the value of acquiring and creating authentic content and fostering a genuine love of one’s brand. This video was to be paired with native and word of mouth advertising techniques  that would serve as the backbone of the campaign. Obviously, a phenomenal video isn’t enough to make a campaign successful.

The Game Show Guide to Life and Business

Spin Sucks

You can’t manufacture authenticity. Door Number Two: Marketing and PR Campaigns. News releases, PR campaigns, and social media – got it. I’ve priced my wares attractively and demonstrate how they will change people’s lives. I’m making sales. Today’s guest post if by  Carmelo Bryan. Don’t you hate it when you get shafted on a business transaction? It sucks. Shafted.

3 Social Media Tips for a Successful Holiday Season

Katie Lance

This time of year truly offers so many opportunities to reach your audience in a personal, authentic and meaningful way. Here are a few great social media campaigns worth taking a peek at. Blog facebook for holidays holiday social media holiday social media facebook social media campaigns social media for real estateReady or not, the holiday season is here. Make it personal.

How to Partner With Social Media Influencers for the Holidays

Convince & Convert

Aside from general campaign guidelines, give vloggers the freedom to be authentic in their videos. Their authenticity is what led them to vlogger stardom in the first place. Social Media Strategy Social Media Marketing social media campaign pinfluencer social media influencers influencer marketing holidaysImage via Instagram Influencers.

How Influence Marketing Differs from Celebrity Endorsement

Convince & Convert

Justin Bieber got another chance to show his unclothed body to the world when Calvin Klein included him in a campaign that boosted pictures of celebrities wearing their products on twitter with the hashtag in #mycalvins. Many marketers are praising this as an expertly executed influence marketing campaign, but really, it’s just celebrity endorsement in SNS wrapping paper.

5 Ways to Influence Shoppers on Valentine’s Day

Convince & Convert

adults have “broken up” with a brand due to disruptive marketing, you’ll want to strive for authenticity in your digital marketing efforts. YouTube Valentine’s Day Campaign. Give viewers a time-sensitive offer they can’t resist to ensure you get them into your store, and leverage an influencer’s audience to get much more out of your campaign. Over the last year, there was a $1.6B

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Who Cares More, Coke or Pepsi?

Geoff Livingston

participation metrics, and generally a failure to report the results of its community investments, lead one to question the authenticity of Pepsi Refresh. They also show a lack of understanding about corporate social responsibility, authenticity and social media. There’s an authenticity to Coke’s efforts that one does not get from Refresh. Image by Orin Zebest.

5 Ways to Ensure Your Holiday Content Gets Discovered

Ignite Social Media

When you’ve made the decision to take a stab at some authentic, on brand holiday content, you don’t want to wait until the day of to share the wealth. The social media sphere is already an immensely busy arena, and it can be difficult for your content to gain traction on the quietest of days. Wrong! Have a little faith now. Stop ‘em in Their Scroll. But how do we do this? Great question!

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#SocialPR Spotlight: Laura Kaslow

Waxing UnLyrical

If you want to be authentic, you have to think about the person you’re talking to, otherwise you’re talking to an empty room. And, you have to be your most authentic self in-person and online. What is one Social PR campaign you’re in love with? Everything that Dove does with their Real Women campaign. Happy Halloween! So believe me, to get to know her really is a treat!

Tips To Improve Performance in Google Shopping

Social Media Marketing

Means currently setting up ad campaigns in Google Shopping is a profitable option. Look for Authentic Source for Your Data In order to improve quality keeps data fresh. Data & Campaign Optimization Product Groupings After finishing the data feed work your next focus is seeing how you’re using it. Fill your feed with plenty of relevant information. Avoid promotional text.

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Coalition Marketing for the Common Good

Geoff Livingston

Also consider how Zoetica and RAD Campaign co-market the Nonprofit 2.0 Finally, a word on authenticity. Some marketers will tell you authenticity does not exist , that customers don’t want it. That is authenticity, and practicing conscious awareness in business. Image by jdhilger. Modern Internet tools have made coalition marketing incredibly simple. Conference.

How This Fashion Brand Found the Sweet Spot in Blogger Relations

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They also know when to implement a campaign approach to scale different products and messaging. He invites them to come to the store, try on apparel, and take home something for free for authentic word of mouth buzz about the stores. Blogger networks can help brands or campaigns achieve “the network effect.”. Create a well-organized campaign. Image via

Fluency of Culture, Not Language, Is Key to Winning Big in Global Online Markets

Webbiquity SMM

Campaigns and content that works for one market often doesn’t resonate with another.  major home-goods retailer recently required some help authentically connecting with consumers in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). targeted, in-language social media ad campaign also helped. Guest post by Charles Whiteman. Marketers can face challenges during such expansions, however.

Are You Doing Influencer Marketing Right?


Basically, amplifying content in a meaningful and authentic way. Let influencers tell an authentic story. Show proper influencer attribution. *In a survey, these were the top reasons for negative experiences with influencers: Campaign was not organized. Here are a few of the key points I took away from it. What is influencer marketing? Step 1: Identify Influencers. Go mobile!

Have You Heard of the #CoolestInterviewEver?

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However, the campaign partners are ITSA Brand Solutions and FrogIdeas. I thought this was an interesting campaign, and wanted to share my thoughts with WUL readers. Recently HCL Technologies (NSE: HCLTECH), India’s fourth largest software services firm, started a global recruitment campaign on Twitter. According to  Campaign India , as of Feb. Sounds weird? Think again.

The Secret to Crazy-Happy Blogging


have created unique ad campaigns and charged for guest posts differently than most. Miscellaneous Blog Tips authentic blogging make money bloggingThis guest post is by Lisa Cash Hanson of Mompreneuer Mogul. “Try to discover. The road to success. And you’ll seek but never find, But blaze your own path. And the road to success. Will trail right behind.” ” I am.

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Why Gamification Works: How Brands are Marketing With Fun

Convince & Convert

Something I’m seeing a shift toward—which I love—is a movement in marketing that focuses on ditching the campaign model and finding people who authentically like a brand no matter how far (or small) the social reach. One of the many things I absolutely love about my job at GroupHigh is that I get to talk to PR and marketing professionals on a daily basis.

Just get us the Millennials! #Marketing #Fail

Janet Fouts

Millennial’s are just one demographic in your potential market and you need to think carefully before you focus entire marketing campaigns on them. Shop locally and prefer hand-made and authenticity to mass production. They check in at retailers, restaurants and they expect brands to respond with authentic voices, not canned responses. 38% of Millennials are bilingual.

How Brands Can Overcome the Biggest Influencer Marketing Challenges

Simply Measured

Now you want to launch your very own influencer marketing campaign, but you want to make sure you’re doing it right. . Since an influencer marketing campaign is typically run alongside other marketing programs, it can be difficult to determine which conversions were generated by influencers. How different influencer campaigns match up against one another, for continuous improvement.

How IHOP Got Personal for National Pancake Day 2016

Convince & Convert

IHOP’s National Pancake Day campaign follows a series of clever initiatives from the company, including turning fan photos into real-time pancake portraits on Twitter in January to celebrate the return of “All You Can Eat Pancakes.”. So, what can you learn from this campaign? Genuine is the key word here—it needs to feel authentic versus done for the sake of marketing or revenue gain.


The True Value of Storytelling: Nail your Brand Narrative

Waxing UnLyrical

Their advertisements are made to evoke smiles, with gorillas drumming along to classic songs, and “How Do You Eat Yours” Crème egg campaigns. Finally, Aldi has been running the same fantastic campaign for a number of years, where they put genuine people in front of a camera and ask them to compare the “Aldi” brand products with big-name brands. Probably not.

ICYMI: What Old School Hip Hop Teaches Us About Content Marketing


Gain an inspirational perspective from this unlikely source to make content creation more fun, authentic, creative and effective. In the spirit of these 4 elements, we’ve pulled 4 lessons from hip hop that apply to content marketing: Innovation, Remixing, Authenticity, Storytelling. 1. Authenticity: Be Real. RESOURCE:  Authenticity by Gilmore & Pine. WIIFM?

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Unlock Facebook’s Secret Blueprint for Successful Facebook Pages

Peg Fitzpatrick

great example from Facebook is this video from Dove which is thought-proving and authentic. So whatever your business goals, you can get the most from Facebook, build your best campaigns and see your best results. successful Facebook campaign allows you to share real, authentic conversations. You need to stop thumbs from scrolling.” ” But how? Be succinct.

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5 Easy Ways to Get Better Instagram Engagement

agora pulse

Their #ThingsOrganizedNeatly campaign consisted of photos of multiple items. The campaign led to a 20 point lift in ad recall and a 6 point lift in brand awareness. The key is to be authentic and to give the individual of value. Sometimes your campaigns will need extra love. Say goodbye to the “King of Engagement.” How can brands beat this trend? Be Open.

Top Marketing Trends for 2013


You must be engaging, authentic and trustworthy; answer questions of prospects and clients without the sales pitch. As you create your marketing campaigns, be sure a clear and concise theme ties all of your channels together. Here we go: Social Business Has Risen. You cannot afford to ignore social media. Pick the specific platforms that make sense for your business.

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A Step-By-Step Guide to Launching a Branded Hashtag

Sprout Social

As you’re brainstorming potential hashtag options, remain authentic. While it’s important to set objectives, it’s important to remember that your goals will vary based on which type of hashtag campaign you decide to run. Don’t lose sight of the authentic conversations, new ideas and viral memes that the hashtag brings to. how do you feel about using # (pound) for groups.

How to Get Creative with Influencer Marketing

Spin Sucks

As this form of marketing continues to pick up steam though, brands and PR professionals need to get creative with their campaigns or run the risk of blending in with the crowd. Here’s how to stand out from the crowd with your influencer marketing campaigns. After all, the execution of any influencer marketing campaign is just as important as the planning and strategizing.

Top 3 Mistakes Brands Make with Influencer Marketing

Convince & Convert

Defined as “ the strategy of establishing relationships with influential people who can amplify and expand visibility for your brand’s products and services ,” influencer marketing is all about connecting with the right folks in order to get your message out there, authentically. Lacking in Authentic Communication. Fix It: How to Be Authentic. Screen for online reputation. Does

Monday Roundup: International Women’s Day

Waxing UnLyrical

Since SBC is headed by, you know, a woman (er, me), IWD-related campaigns are the focus of this week’s roundup (and, hopefully, relatable tips for your next theme-based campaign or, indeed, IWD 2016). Why: “Of course, no marketer wants to be vanilla, yet co-opting the ideals of feminism to promote your business without due diligence and authenticity is not only disingenuous, but extremely damaging to a brand’s reputation,” says Nicola Kemp as she explores ways to avoid “pinkwashing” when developing an IWD-worthy campaign. 2.  Guess what?