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How to Build an Inbound PR Campaign

Spin Sucks

Nailing your buyer persona and the buyer’s journey is the most important piece of your inbound PR campaigns. Finally, track the performance of these assets—traffic from blog posts, click-through rate on CTAs, email open and click-through rates, landing pages conversion rate, and lead-to-customer rate. Your inbound PR campaigns are up and running. By Iliyana Stareva.

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. No big deal.

Three Ways To Enhance Your Marketing Campaign

Idaconcpts

As many business leaders know, experiencing profound conversion rates and attaining ongoing expansion and elevation necessitate the implementation of a sound marketing campaign. To ensure that your marketing campaign is optimized to achieve tangible results, be sure that you’re implementing these three simple strategies. 1. Connect With Leaders In Your Industry. Takeaway.

Trolls, Smear Campaigns, and Reputation Management

Spin Sucks

good example of this is Scott Van Duzer , the pizza restaurant owner who hugged President Obama during a campaign stop. Smear Campaigns Exist. She accused DeLon of doing it for publicity and he paid a high price for taking a political stand, including death threats and a vicious Internet smear campaign created to ruin his reputation. I am a big fan of The Good Wife. IMPORTANT!

Monday Roundup: Optimizing Your Campaigns

Waxing UnLyrical

Campaigns and events take a lot of planning and effort. Here are some ideas on how to optimize your campaigns… and on a day that comes only once every four years, no less! 1. Google AdWords Hacks That’ll Double Your Conversion Rate. The Science of Optimizing Your Facebook Advertising Campaigns. ” How do you optimize and extend your campaigns?

Is Content More Important than Conversation?

Spin Sucks

Today’s guest post is written by Brian Carter. . I bet you’ve heard plenty about the importance of conversation in social media. But is conversation the most important thing in social media? What’s The Value of Conversation? Few will question the value of conversation. But does conversation improve the bottom line? That’s content marketing.

4 Conversion Experts On Why Buyers Click

Convince & Convert

Yes indeed, savvy marketers are rallying around conversion rate optimization , the process of improving conversion. The upcoming Conversion Road Trip, hosted by Unbounce , will bring many big league CRO experts together to present strategies for optimizing conversion. Psychology is the Root of Conversion Science. Give me a C. Give me an R. Give me an O. Let’s go!

Why Awesome Influencer Campaigns Combine Many Kinds of Marketing

Convince & Convert

They donated money to Boys & Girls Clubs of America  for every selfie posted with their campaign hashtag #selflessie. They seamlessly integrated all areas of marketing to promote their #selflessie campaign—an expert move by Toyota all marketers can learn from. This campaign earned them gold stars by  adding a human element to their brand. Image via BigStockPhoto.com.

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How to Create an Unforgettable Integrated Campaign

Convince & Convert

Never one to shy away from a timely occasion, Oreo launched an integrated #oreoeclipse campaign targeted at consumers in the UK across print, out-of-home, and digital. Quite possibly the most clever extension of this campaign lived in print. However, what makes this campaign so special is that Oreo didn’t rest on its laurels. Oreo Eclipses the Sun—Literally. Yes, print!

How Pepsi Removed Language Barriers From Its Global Campaign

Convince & Convert

In order to remove language barriers from its new global campaign, Pepsi is taking a creative approach by enlisting the emoji to encourage consumers to spark emotive, unexpected conversations around the world. Dubbed #sayitwithpepsi, the campaign will run in about 100 markets globally over the summer with more than 70 emojis designed to capture the essence of Pepsi. SlZKt0oncc.

Best social media tools bringing conversions to your online store

SocialFish

Not to mention, the whole point of working through social media is to bring in conversions for your online store. Many social tools for boosting conversions litter the internet, so we put together a list of the options that are going to bring you results, fast. Make your entire catalog available on Facebook, and create campaigns and promotions that improve your conversions.

How to Track Mobile App Conversions

Convince & Convert

To understand the meaning behind downloads for your mobile app, you need to know how to track conversions effectively. On a mobile app, a download is by no means a conversion, although it does have valuable data that can increase your conversions. So, if a download isn’t a conversion, what is? conversion is when a mobile app boosts sales, whether directly or indirectly.

How to Track Hashtag Campaigns with Social Media Analytics

Convince & Convert

Hashtags are a great tool to track conversations about brands, companies, or events. They make it easy for users to follow discussions and keep up with the conversation, as well as allowing brands or event organizers to easily measure the buzz around their event.  A good hashtag  can help spread the message about your brand, company, or event far beyond your regular audience.

Influencer Relations: Tips to Extend Your Current Campaigns

Spin Sucks

Influencers Who Blog Now I want to follow the same process—using Inkybee —to find the most relevant bloggers for my PR metrics campaign. This will make it easy to follow them, share their work, and start conversations (which lead to relationships). image credit: Gaping Void The post Influencer Relations: Tips to Extend Your Current Campaigns appeared first on Spin Sucks. Topsy.

Social Media Marketing: Burberry Launches New Campaign on 10 Social Platforms

The Realtime Report

The digital campaign is reaching beyond Burberry’s website to Facebook , Twitter , Google+ , YouTube , Instagram , Pinterest , and four Chinese social sites: Sina Weibo (a Twitter-like microblogging site), Douban (content site), Youku (video) and Kaixin001 (social). Instagram has a selection of campaign images. YouTube has a series of short films about the collection.

How to Avoid Web Form Conversion Killers

Convince & Convert

As marketers, we spend a lot of time designing sleek landing pages, developing email nurture campaigns, writing strong copy, and A/B testing just about everything. But according to Infinite Conversions , most of our efforts are wasted. We figure out what’s killing our conversions and go to battle! Here are a few key ways to thwart web form conversion killers.

The Ethics of Whisper Campaigns

Spin Sucks

The global PR firm was hired to create a “whisper campaign&# about Social Circle , the optional feature of Google search that uses publicly available information from social networks to personalize search results. But does that make it right? I’m curious how the initial conversation goes. The Ethics of Whisper Campaigns originally appeared on Spin Sucks on May 16, 2011.

3 Quick Ways to Drive Conversions on Pinterest

Convince & Convert

This means brands that mostly target male audiences can also leverage Pinterest to drive conversions. Promote Campaigns with Coupons and Contests. Some third-party coupon apps are free, easy to use, and also provide additional marketing tools such as real-time campaign analytics and email databases to help you create and monitor your campaigns and identify new opportunities.

How You Can Use Promotional Products to Boost Your Social Media Campaign

SocialFish

It’s no mystery why more and more businesses are turning to social media to help bolster their marketing campaigns. However, one thing that many marketers don’t realize is that there is another component of their promotional campaign that can be combined with social media in order to redouble those efforts, as well as the results they render. That component is promotional products.

Psychology in driving conversions: thoughts and infographic

Social Email Marketing

No conversions without people-centricity. No matter how advanced our marketing automation scenarios, email marketing campaigns, landing page A/B testing systems, lead nurturing programs: if conversions don’t happen, they. Conversion Cialdini conversions infographic Pardot people-centricity persuasion psychology

5 Simple Tweaks to Optimize Your Form Conversion

Convince & Convert

When it comes to form conversions, small changes can make a big difference. A few minor modifications to your form’s design, messaging, or layout can lead to major gains. By using a measured and strategic approach to deploying these changes (and keeping track of what works), you won’t just make an impact on your current campaign—you’ll create a roadmap for success in future projects.

New Facebook Pixel: Audiences, Custom Conversions and Standard Events

Jon Loomer

Facebook Custom Conversions: A Beginner’s Guide. Conversion Pixels: Individual pixels used on the success page for each product and opt-in. The old conversion pixel is/was used for tracking and optimizing for conversions. It was required when running campaigns with the Website Conversions objective. Custom Conversions. It’s optimization.

How Ford’s Instagram Campaign Encourages Fans to Drive Safely

Convince & Convert

Author’s Note: A special shout out goes to Scott Monty , for sharing this campaign in his This Week in Digital blog post , which is worth signing up for. In an interview with Adweek , executive creative director Vico Benevides from Blue Hive Brazil (the agency behind the images for Ford) said, “We want to jump in the social conversation about the risks of using cellphones while driving.

MoMA Creates @Art140 To Stir Up Conversation

The Realtime Report

MoMA will post 6 pieces of art , representing “a wide range of work,” and then add information about each piece designed to get conversation rolling. ” Conversations will be grouped by hashtags that appear underneath each piece of art; the first round includes #Art140 with #Popova, #VanGogh, #Boccioni, #Klimt, #Gauguin and #Rousseau. ” How will it work?

Facebook Custom Conversions: A Beginner’s Guide

Jon Loomer

What about the conversion pixel? In this post, though, I want to cover the basics of Custom Conversions. Do you know how to use Facebook Custom Conversions? What Are Custom Conversions? Custom Conversions allow marketers to track and optimize for conversions without adding anything to the Facebook pixel code that is (hopefully) already on your site. Search.

Digital PR Content – Campaign or Conversation?

Proactive Report

The first one is operating with the old campaign mindset, rather than focusing on generating conversations. This is a mistake that Digital PR practitioners should not fall prey to – after all PR as a discipline is about creating conversations. That takes much more than one campaign.  If anyone understands why content should be aiming at creating ongoing conversations, it’s PR folk. Start by identifying the conversations you want to participate in. Great content must be meet the needs of your audience.  Start by listening.  Be very specific.

Why the Blue Key Campaign is Turning Me Blue

Waxing UnLyrical

So before we go any further, please know that this post is about a client campaign I’m working on. I’m writing about it because first, as I said earlier, it’s an important issue, and if I can’t write about what I like on my own blog, WTF can I write about? So I’ve been working with USA for UNHCR on the digital aspects of its Blue Key campaign. – no.

Four Step Process to Create an Integrated Marketing Campaign

Spin Sucks

Now leverage that knowledge: Use technology to your benefit, produce content, participate in the conversations, use multiple platforms for communication, and measure your results. I’ve been reflecting recently on the changes that have happened to the public relations industry in the past few years. Then we added websites and email marketing. Where do you start? How will you staff?

How to Optimize Your Facebook Ads for Event Conversions on Eventbrite

Stay N' Alive

In searching Google, I couldn''t find any good solution listed, but I did figure out a way to optimize your Facebook ad campaigns for when people buy, or sign up for your events on Eventbrite. So all you need to do is get your Facebook conversion pixel in there and you''re good to go. Here are the steps: First, get your Facebook conversion pixel. Select that conversion pixel.

How Promoted Hashtags Can Ruin Your Online Campaign Efforts

SocialFish

Let’s evaluate the potential opportunities that can instill positive feelings and compel followers to share, participate and engage in social conversation. One Instead of letting their minds wander, taking the time to do this will simply ensure that you social campaign doesn’t turn into a social catastrophe.  SharingStories. Take schools for example. Context is Key.

2014 World Cup: Social Media Campaign Round-Up

The Realtime Report

The 2014 World Cup was host to countless ad campaigns, and record breaking social media statistics. million conversations across Twitter, Facebook, blogs and Tumblr. Adidas’ all in or nothing  campaign truly captured the intense emotions of the tournament, and racked up 917,000 mentions on Twitter with #allin or nothing. The #AskZlatan interactive campaign earned over 10.5

Facebook Ads: 9 Factors That Impact Cost Per Conversion

Jon Loomer

One of the primary reasons marketers run Facebook ads is for conversions. Many advertisers are disappointed when they run campaigns that don’t yield the expected results. They assume that once they start the campaign, the money will roll in. Many advertisers ask me, “Why didn’t this campaign lead to conversions?” Product. Audience. Imagery.

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3 Hidden Resources for Your #GivingTuesday Campaign

SocialFish

24-hour giving campaign may seem like a lot of extra work on top of what you’re already doing for holiday or seasonal fundraising, especially when you’re working with a small budget and small staff. That being said, you may still be wondering where to get the extra help you need to pull together a successful #GivingTuesday fundraising campaign, with only a few weeks to go. Your Peers.

Combine Email and Facebook Ad Campaigns for Greater Success (Example)

Jon Loomer

Today, I want to dive into a rather complex topic that confuses many marketers looking to take advantage of the power of both Facebook ads and email. I’ve written before about how I’ll run Facebook campaigns that mimic an email funnel. I’ll occasionally get asked something along the lines of, “Why even bother? The email campaign by itself may have done fine.

How to Create an Evergreen Facebook Ad Campaign

Jon Loomer

As I speak with Facebook marketers on a daily basis, a common theme arises: They are able to create campaigns that work for a while, but then they suddenly die. want to look at this more as a nurture campaign that builds slowly to the sale. As a result, we will always have a fresh group of people coming through the campaign. The reason this happens is often quite simple.

5 Branded Content Campaigns You Need to Know

Convince & Convert

In January, I wrote about “ The 7 Worst Ad Campaigns of 2015 ” and received great feedback from the community. It was a revitalizing victory that put The Times back in the forefront of the conversation. In 2012, Gatorade launched its “ Win from Within ” campaign. It inspired me to create this piece— if we can learn from the worst, then we can also learn from the best.

Customers Don’t Want Ads, They Want a Conversation…Just Not the Conversations You Want to Have

Social Media Strategery

Somehow I don’t think these are the conversations consumers are looking for from brands. Fast Company just published another article discussing how customers are no longer satisfied just with good products and services or low prices – they want collaboration and conversation from brands. ” What kinds of conversations is your brand having with its customers? Are

Top 5 Reasons Your Social Media Marketing Campaign is Failing (and How to Fix Them)

SocialFish

The best way to do this is through creating social media campaigns that take customers through a funnel – from stranger, to fan, to buyer, to advocate. While this sounds simple enough, many businesses are ignoring some of the crucial elements required to make their campaigns a success. This last 2-3 years saw businesses flocking to social media in droves. Yet not many found it.

5 Holiday Campaign Tips to Keep You Off the Naughty List

Convince & Convert

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 BigStockPhoto.com. These days, however, tidings of joy are often an afterthought.

4 Fresh Trends in B2B Social Campaigns

Convince & Convert

Consumer brands spent the early years of the social boom using campaigns to collect likes, create conversation, and distribute coupons. Meanwhile, B2B marketers sat on the sidelines waiting for social campaign technology to deliver against their more sophisticated needs. You have to go beyond likes and simple conversations. That’s changing rapidly. Let us know!

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7 Ways to Lighten Up Your Marketing and Generate Conversation

Convince & Convert

In this video series from December 2013, called Fast Innovation and The Slow Waiter , Cisco’s Tim Washer (and the Cisco Voice of the Customer team) has fun conversations with real CIOs, including those from Safeway, Western Union, and Grupo Modelo. By creating a fun, casual atmosphere for a real conversation, Tim and company allow the CIOs to shine. There is risk in any campaign.

Eight Conversations Your Customers Want to Have With Your Brand

Social Media Strategery

” Instead of following some guru’s best practices formula for social media content that will increase your followers, friends, and comments, try to have the conversations they actually want to have. Next time you’re working on your social media content calendar, start thinking about some of the conversations your customers want to have -. Your history. Too niche?

Don’t Blame Facebook: 10 Reasons Low Conversion Rates Are YOUR Fault

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Those profiles can then be used to present offers, content and/or experiences that are the most effective in attracting fans, “Likes”, website traffic or any other relevant conversion metrics. 8.     Preconceived notions. An even crazier idea—consider developing Facebook-specific campaigns rather than repurposing ones created with a different platform in mind. 9.     Ineffective plugin use.