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5 Great Hashtag Campaigns From The Hospitality Industry

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Why should you bother creating your own hashtag campaign ? Here are 5 great examples of hashtag campaigns from the hospitality industry that will inspire your social media strategy. This success can be partly explained by the continued involvement in the campaign of travel blogger Jessica Stein (2.3 LifeWellTravelled: Cathay Pacific sets the travel tone.

How to Build an Inbound PR Campaign

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Even if you’ve been working in the PR industry for just a few months, you’ve probably come to the same conclusion. We are a lot more sophisticated and we feel empowered to go online, do our research, read recommendations, tweet at companies with questions and demand answers to our problems through the content we find. Not only that, with inbound PR you turn into a media company.

Changes to the Barcelona Principles Hurt the PR Industry

Spin Sucks

During the live session, I asked him why the PR industry has such a hard time measuring its effectiveness. To his point, it IS better than the original definition from 1982, but it still tells no one (including those of us in the industry) what the heck we do. And yet, it’s the guiding light for the industry. By Gini Dietrich. wasn’t sure what to say next.

The PR Industry’s Performance-Enhancing Drugs

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They stated examples where PR professionals create whisper or smear campaigns. But does it make it right? A few years ago, I got into a debate with the CEO of one of the large PR firm/ad agency holding companies. It’s to change the perception of our industry. So what are we going to do about the performance-enhancing “drugs&# in our industry?

Eleven Reasons Domino’s Turnaround Campaign Worked

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The past decade has seen some great public relations campaigns, particularly in the for-profit realm. To me, however, the Domino’s turnaround is the most brilliant PR campaign in recent memory. And it did so through an innovative marketing campaign that seamlessly integrated traditional advertising, social media, and public relations. The company was thorough and patient.

How to Create Effective Competitor Campaigns Without Pointing Fingers

Convince & Convert

It was this strategy that led Formstack to create our competitor alternative campaign. We didn’t want to point fingers at our peers in the industry, but we wanted to offer our product as a viable alternative to those seeking a change. Here are a few things we learned about effective competitor campaigns that won’t endanger your reputation. Image via

Everything You Need to Know to Run a Successful SMS Marketing Campaign

Convince & Convert

Before diving into your execution, it’s wise to review your business and marketing goals so that you’re creating your SMS campaign through a lens that takes your current business goals into account. goals (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time Specific) will assure your SMS campaign is executed in a way that meets your objectives. Yes, that immediate. Having S.M.A.R.T

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5 Holiday Campaign Tips to Keep You Off the Naughty List

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Holiday campaigns present an incredible opportunity to abandon “left brain” marketing and connect emotionally with your community.   (highlight to tweet) Done right, the holiday “card” can go beyond spreading good cheer and increase engagement, build loyalty, and drive significant conversions. Image via These days, however, tidings of joy are often an afterthought.

Startups Use Micro-PR Campaigns to Tip Momentum in Their Favor

Adam Sherk

This triggered me to change my strategy around traditional PR work and focus on ‘micro-PR’ campaigns. The practice of spending time and money on online, print or broadcast campaigns with big commitments and investments needs to change. This type of mini-campaign allows a more fluid level of resource commitment than a larger, more traditional PR campaign may require.

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

Buffer Social

Our industry can be creative, groundbreaking and a lot of fun. 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. For Fogelson’s company, formerly known as Mack Web, rebranding was a chance to tie deeply felt values into their services. Marketer: Sree Sreenivasan.

Can We Talk? Why Your Company’s Social Media Needs to Sound Human


When it comes to your social media strategy, don’t allow your company to behave like a little clique of close friends who go to a party together, only to stand and chat in an impenetrable circle.  A lot of businesses tend to keep a self-obsessed perspective in their communications, and I think they do that because they’re too afraid to embrace the unpredictable nature of true conversation. Now, take a look at this electrical service company’s Facebook post. Why Your Company’s Social Media Needs to Sound Human appeared first on Navolutions. Time to hire it out.

How to Humanize a Sketchy Industry

Convince & Convert

Social media is about people, not logos. I saw a presentation at the MarketingProfs Digital Marketing Forum in Austin a few ago from Eric Granof , CMO of ExpertBail , which seeks to become the country’s first branded network of bail bonds companies. Every company is comprised of great people. The bar coasters are an especially nice touch. Talk about location-based marketing!

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Innovation And Talent In The Marketing Industry

Twist Image

As a service-based industry, moves like this were considered radical because the core revenue of the agency came from the ability to sell each team member as billable time, or to grab a percentage of the revenue generated on the media side of things. There is still not shortage of talent in the Marketing industry and it continues to innovate (sometime through its own doing and in other instances through the success of newly introduced channels and platforms). holding company. marketing industry. Times have changed. Times continue to change. The challenge. ad school.

Building a 7-Figure a Year SEO Company…by Marketing to the Medical Field

Viper Chill

As a result of so much of my time being spent focused on building an SEO company and ranking websites, I’ve been fortunate to come across a number of people who are on a similar journey. Why did you choose these industries? We did this because we knew the first niche very well and had sold to this industry before for other services. Why did you focus primarily on search?

Search Engine Optimization Firms Like RankPay Still Hurting SEO Industry

Bill Hartzer

It is the companies like Rankpay (detailed below) that are sending emails like the one below that is truly hurting the search engine optimization industry as a whole. If you receive an unsolicited email from company (or from ANYONE) claiming that they can help you rank better in the search engines, then I would delete the email and mark it as SPAM. noticed that your. underway?

How One Company Is Using Virtual Reality Video For Brand Storytelling

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With a number of companies testing the immersive storytelling potential of 360-degree videos on Facebook, Liberty Mutual stands out for its unlikely, yet clever use of the medium. So, what can you learn from this campaign? Don’t Let Industry Limit Your Creative Potential. It’s cold. It’s dark. Your car breaks down. What should you do?! Explore our 360° Video Quiz to find out.

Ford Launches Fiesta With Young, Social Media-Savvy Influencers

The Realtime Report

Inspired by marketing in the gaming and tech industry, Ford decided to invest in a “pre-launch” for the automaker’s Fiesta model, looking to create buzz and “develop demand before the product even really exists.” ”  The campaign was so successful that Ford now sets aside 20% of every launch budget for “pre-launch activities.” The plan?

SEO Agency Launches Google AdWords Campaign Targeting Blueglass

Bill Hartzer

Vizion Interactive , an SEO Agency, has launched a Google AdWords campaign where they are specifically targeting searches for a competitor’s brand name. The majority of the employees at Blueglass, based in Tampa Florida, have left the company recently, and Blueglass apparently as a company (in the US) is collapsing. didn’t create this mess.

Four Reasons Your Social Media Marketing Campaign Sucks

Dave Fleet

That’s the three-step approach we recommend companies take when it comes to approaching social media marketing activities for their organization. While you’ll hear nuances in terminology and small differences in approach, you’ll see thought leaders in our industry take a similar approach. Listen; engage; develop. You know what you don’t see anyone recommending? Do you agree?

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

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This campaign was created to promote Organic Valley’s new Organic Balance Protein Shake. The findings cited in the video come from a survey the company issued with SoundView Research in February 2016 among 1,000 American women ages 25 to 54 who work full time. The effort helped the co-op become the first billion-dollar organic food company. ” Tell It Like It Is.

10 Important Statistics Your Company Needs to Know About Providing Discounts

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This statistic proves that, regardless of the varying opinions out there, consumers are receptive to email marketing campaigns. Offering used items can work in just about any industry , as long as you’re strategic about your approach. Image via The holiday shopping season is already here and that means it’s also discount season. Don’t disappoint your customers. 8.

[White Paper] The Peer to Peer Fundraising Technology Landscape


As the Internet and technology have continued to evolve, peer-to-peer fundraising campaigns have become more sophisticated. From the Trenches Industry Insider Useful Databy Mark Becker, Founding Partner, Cathexis Partners. ————-. Plus, nonprofit staffers, such as Jeff Gordy, former IT director at the Kidney Cancer Association, went on to co-found NeonCRM.

44 Questions to Ask Your Search Engine Optimization Company

Bill Hartzer

In fact, the work I did over a year ago still has my client ranking above the company referred to in the article, and I did it all without buying one single link. What annoys me is that the company in this search engine optimization article about being penalized by Google is still buying links. Apparently being “penalized in Google&# cost Ryan Abood’s company $4 million.

General Electric Teams Up With Jimmy Fallon To Launch #SomeoneShouldInvent Campaign

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Inspired by science, technology and innovation, General Electric has partnered with The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon to host a series of Fallonventions segments and launch a new crowdsourced #SomeoneShouldInvent social media campaign. What can we take away from this fun and creative campaign? Have you ever thought to yourself, “I wish someone would invent _?”

6 Social Tools to Use Immediately After You Hit “Publish”


Share on Facebook, Google Plus and Linkedin making you tagged every person or company you mentioned in the article. Schedule a series of tweets tagging all people and companies you mentioned in the article. Oktopost is a large scale platform that can manage multiple profiles, while monitoring progress and helping you make better decisions for future marketing campaigns. Right?

For Companies: 10 Questions to ask yourself before entering social.


Without alignment with the corporate strategy, there is no chance that you will be truthful towards your target group or stand a chance in supporting the company with the initiative. 4. like all other initiatives that are successful in a company is successful, it’s a team effort. 9. How do we integrate the project into other communication, marketing or company activities?

Come Join the Party: Industry Leaders Define the Shifting Roles of Branding

Blue Focus Marketing

Companies, both large and small, must become social businesses to create brands that entice us to choose them.  However, if a company cannot communicate well internally, it will not be able to communicate its brands effectively to the public.  In this new era of collaboration, social businesses are transforming and disrupting business as usual, while bringing brands closer to customers.

An Introduction to Peer-to-Peer Fundraising


If you’re a social-media savvy Development Director of a nonprofit, you’re probably posting pictures of volunteers to your organization’s Facebook, announcing new fundraising campaigns, and occasionally sharing a compelling story. Cool Social Tools Implementation Industry InsiderThis is the first of a series of posts by David Blyer,  Founder & CEO,  DonorCommunity.

How Marketing Gets Done in a Regulated Industry

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She has worked in social leadership roles for healthcare in addition to financial services organizations, so she has a lot of experience working with social media within regulated industries. Surprisingly enough, Shannon proves that it can be done; just look at some of Fifth Third Bank’s successes, like the Retweet to Reemploy campaign. ShannonPaul Tweet This.

27 things CRM can do for you


It also helps to improve work productivity, by allowing access to information to various departments across your company. 2. This helps your employees to serve your key customers or clients more effectively, thereby strengthening the bond between the customer and your company, leading to improved ROI. 7. Generating and managing new sales leads are important for all companies.

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Effective Marketing from Bob the House

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He interacts with people and companies that can help spread the word about him as an “available house.” He’s taken an industry that often uses billboards and bus signs for marketing and made it the talk of the town! Effective Marketing from Bob the House So what can you learn about effective marketing from Bob the House? 1) There are no boring industries, only boring tactics. Effective

A Strategic Guide to Social Media for Nonprofits


For example, if engaging your community is a goal, you might measure success by responses to your posts and engagement in social discussions, volume of posts using a specific hashtag and participation in online campaigns driven by social. 3. The most powerful thing about social media is something many companies and organizations often forget: It’s social,” Odhner said. What to Share.

Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2011

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Quick and Dirty Competitive Research for Keywords : If you’re looking for keywords to target in your SEO campaign, this guide will tell you what to do with available online tools and websites. Lessons Fortune 500 Companies Can Teach You About Blogging : Some Fortune 500 blogs are really great. Hire a company or check out this guide for how to DIY. And I did. Have a look.

Brand Consistency Engages Employees and Creates Loyalty

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The truth is that every instance of a company’s communication with external subjects—from clients and employees to partners and investors—should emulate the brand’s primary values. Here are top industry strategies to maintain brand consistency with the help of the whole team of your employees. For example, do you know who came up with your company’s logo and why?

Come Join the Party: Industry Leaders Define the Shifting Roles of Branding

Blue Focus Marketing

Companies, both large and small, must become social businesses to create brands that entice us to choose them. However, if a company cannot communicate well internally, it will not be able to communicate its brands effectively to the public. Engagement is Not a Campaign. From the moment we wake up, brands bombard us with attempts to get our attention. Make us fall in love.

Social Media Hitchhiking: Audi Sends College Student Cross-Country Using Only Digital Networks

The Realtime Report

without owning a car, according to  Fast Company. The idea is innovative and fun – but what’s the bottom line for Audi?  Is this purely a CSR campaign, stemming from the brand’s “commitment to urban mobility as a whole,” and “belief that today’s mobility challenges can only be solved in a collective and interdisciplinary context?”

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#BookLoews Lets You Book Hotel Room Via Twitter

The Realtime Report

The first Twitter user to take them up on the offer misspelled the company name, but got everything else right: @lowes_hotels #bookloews I want to book a room in NOLA March 14-19. Social Media Campaigns book bookloews hotel hotel industry loews luxury hotels phocuswright travel Twitter Engblom (@JWXYZ1985) November 21, 2013. Loews Boston Luxury Hotel (image: Loews website).

Creative Marketing the April Fools’ Way

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But others (and often some of the best,) come from companies you would never expect, or often haven’t even heard of. The companies who communicate in a generally status quo and static manner, yet all the sudden bring their A-game to April Fools’ and create some pretty amazing creative marketing campaigns as a prank. Break Out of Your Rut So where do you start?

Seven Ways to Change the Perception of PR

Spin Sucks

Last year, after a run-in with a spammer, Michael Arrington , the TechCrunch CEO, wrote an article which painted a pretty scathing picture of the PR industry: “…we consider the PR industry, for the most part, the bane of our existence. Virtually every industry has a perception issue. The “Oil Industry” has BP  and the Exxon Valdez. You get the picture. In the U.S.,

New Features from Talkwalker: Time Lapse Graphs, Improved Instagram KPI’s and LinkedIn Monitoring

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How can I use it? -   Campaign Management : Get a clearer view of exactly when marketing campaigns engaged the public. -   Crisis Tracking : Analyze a crisis more effectively by knowing how key topics of discussions evolved from one day to the next. -   Market Research : Track evolution of market/industry trends more easily with instant day by day, week by week or even month by month analysis. Competitive Intelligence : Use detailed metrics to see how your social performance compares to industry peers and identify best practices. Every month (perhaps even every week!)