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  • JEFF KORHAN  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2011
    [Marketing] Your Content Marketing Store
    Are you still having some challenges wrapping your arms around the concept of content marketing  to increase your small business revenues? It just so happens that the intersection of those thoughts gave birth to an idea that can help all of us better conceptualize how to make our content marketing work. Regardless of whether your business has a physical store or not, you now have a mental picture of what you provide to your market that generates revenue for your business. Now Imagine Your Content Marketing Store. Imagine Your Store. Hold that thought.
  • PAMORAMA  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 30, 2013
    [Marketing] The Top Benefits of Social Media Marketing [Infographic]
    '89% of marketers say that social media generates more business exposure. There are a million articles and blog posts out there that sing the praises of social media marketing — how social networks like Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest have had a major impact on lead generation and sales. Social Media Examiner recently released its 2013 Social Media Marketing Industry Report, which set out to uncover the “who, what, where, when, and why” of social media marketing. 69% of marketers use social media to gather marketplace intelligence.
  • CONVERSIONATION  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 30, 2012
    [Marketing] Marketers Need Return On Marketing Investment Now
    Yesterday, I had a long and interesting conversation with the president of STIMA , Belgium’s largest association of marketing professionals. He told me the main issue that surfaces in his daily contacts with marketers is ROMI (Return On Marketing Investment), a.k.a. Marketing ROI. The results of the annual marketing survey by Belgian The House of Marketing , in collaboration with STIMA, are a clear illustration of the need for ROMI. Barely, one year ago, the 2011 edition of the survey showed a relatively optimistic marketer. And it’s about time.
  • PAUL GILLIN  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29, 2011
    [Marketing] Two B2B Social Marketing Initiatives Worth Checking
    Other new stuff that they’re doing (and this comes directly from the press release): The industry’s first online design hub – the element14 knode – designed to help engineers accelerate design and development and bring products to market faster than ever before. B2B communities marketing Social Media videoA couple of notable B2B efforts have caught my eye recently that I wanted to share. One is Element14 , a social community for engineers sponsored by an electronics distributor of the same name. This is a commerce play, incidentally. It respects its audience.
  • JUGNOO  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2012
    [Marketing] Social Media Marketing: Get On Board Or Get Left Behind
    The concept of marketing your small to medium sized business to individuals quickly became a thing of the past. Well, word of mouth marketing, more commonly known as social media marketing, is back – and it’s more immediate and powerful than ever before. Over the last few years, with advancements in mobile technology, social media marketing has changed how companies interact with customers and, more importantly, how customers interact with companies. Online marketing – or social media marketing – is an extremely cost effective tool. Convince Me!
  • PAMORAMA  |  SUNDAY, MAY 20, 2012
    [Marketing] 15 Informative 2012 Marketing Infographics
    Infographics Marketing Social Media StatsWe live in the age of data. The The information collected by the world’s databases grows by an astounding 40% annually. How we collect, harness, and use this content shapes our lives — our work, our relationships, everything.  One way to make the fire hose of information more understandable is to use visual representations, which is why [.].
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21, 2012
    [Marketing] Moneyball Principles for Content Marketing
    He also runs a digital agency called Teach to Fish Digital where he provides insights on search, social media, email marketing, and analytics. Marketers can use a similar method to hand pick content marketing programs that stand a chance to win. If you have previously relied on intuition, gut feel or a hunch when filling up your editorial calendar, but here is a method to find hidden content marketing gems that will actually perform and not just look good in shorts. Chris Sietsema is Social & Digital Operations Lead at Convince & Convert. Revenue Potential.
  • JEFF KORHAN  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2013
    [Marketing] Google+ is Content Marketing on Fire
    This explains why Google+ is steadily gaining momentum  for attracting the attention of a wider audience than even Facebook , and quite possibly one that will prove to be more powerful for content marketers. Now Google+ is layering in Authorship, shares, +1′s, and relevant hashtags to provide additional social context to that content marketing equation. About the Author:   Jeff Korhan, MBA, is the  author of  Built-In Social: Essential Social Marketing Practices for Every Small Business  –  (Wiley 2013)  . 1 – Search Drives the Web. Is this surprising?
  • UNSPOKEN  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2014
    [Marketing] Unlock these 6 Secrets to Better Email Marketing
    'Email marketing is dead! But take one look at the numbers and you’ll find that email marketing is not a dying breed. recent study by the Direct Marketing Association found that 66% of consumers recently made a purchase as a result of an effective email marketing message. How well does your business use email marketing to reach your customers? If you want to get the most out of this proven marketing channel, here are seven secrets to put into practice today. Targeted marketing messages get read, shared, and talked about. Blog marketing
  • SOCIAL MARKETING FORUM  |  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2013
    [Marketing] Stop and Rework your Digital Marketing Budget Right Now
    The digital marketing budget needs to follow the path towards customer-centric integration and company-wide enablement. Opinion digital marketing budget 'While many are still trying to get their heads around social media and social business, the digital business challenges already go much further and involve all departments and functions in and around the enterprise. Soon all business will have a [.].
  • E-LIGN  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 20, 2013
    [Marketing] 5 Reasons to Outsource Your Marketing
    'Marketing is too important to be left to chance or inexperience. Outsourcing can be an effective strategy to market your business while saving time and money. Small businesses gain many advantages from outsourcing marketing efforts: 1. Enlisting marketing specialists makes it easier to promote your products and services among your target demographic. Marketing specialists understand how to use promotional tools like email , search engines , and social media to gain maximum exposure. Outsourcing can help your business boost its ROI in marketing efforts.
  • JEFF KORHAN  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2014
    [Marketing] Visual Storytelling: Business Marketing with Instagram
    Get Weekly Marketing Updates. If you have been wondering why Instagram has become one of the top social media channels the last couple of years — but more important — how you can use it to market your business, then you will want to listen to this episode. She teaches entrepreneurs, business executives, and marketing professionals how to leverage the power of Instagram for business marketing. as she likes to be known, naturally embraced Instagram for business marketing when she recognized its capabilities for personalizing any business. Download.
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2015
    [Marketing] How to Get Creative with Influencer Marketing
    'By Lauren Jung According to recent studies, 74 percent of global marketers will use influencer marketing as part of their marketing strategy in the next 12 months. 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. Standout Influencer Marketing: Giveaways Giveaways are one of the most inexpensive ways to gain exposure for your brand.
  • SOCIAL MARKETING FORUM  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2010
    [Marketing] Content Marketing: Marketers Finally Start Looking Inside the Box
    Content marketing and the increasing attention paid to it in B2B marketing, is about the changes in the behaviour and wishes of the customers and prospects. personalized and planned content marketing strategy results in more conversion, better customer relationships, lower cost-per-lead and higher ROI. B2B marketing Content marketing content marketing Joe Pulizzi Junta42 marketing automation
  • GEOFF LIVINGSTON  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2012
    [Marketing] Vulcan Marketing
    Why, why, why create yet another type of marketing? It’s just a metaphor for emotionless marketing without personality, a danger we face in the age of marketing automation. Vulcan marketing refers tongue in cheek to an over-focus on big data driven algorithms, automated paths, statistical decision making and content decisions. The beauty of Spock’s character — half Vulcan and half human — were his struggles to embrace humanity, much like today’s marketers. It’s not that marketing automation is bad. Image by Bohman.
  • WEBBIQUITY SMM  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 17, 2014
    [Marketing] 14 Brilliant B2B Marketing Strategy Guides
    'Much has been written about how the internet in general, and the explosion of content marketing in particular, has changed the nature of b2b marketing. How should b2b marketers adjust their strategies to keep up with this evolution? Which long-held beliefs of b2b marketers need to be discarded? What do elite marketers do well that their more average counterparts don’t? Find the answers to those questions and others here in more than a dozen insightful guides to b2b marketing strategy from the past year. This increases the cost per opportunity.”);
  • YMARKETINGMATTERS  |  MONDAY, APRIL 15, 2013
    [Marketing] Mobile Is Here – Are You Ready for Mobile Marketing?
    Smartphones and tablets are becoming a paramount marketing consideration, and skyrocketing mobile use has critical implications for business. Mobile marketing should definately be an integral part of your overall marketing strategy.  Now is the time to get on board with mobile marketing and mobile business.  Don’t neglect your email marketing.  Email marketing must be optimized for proper mobile display.  Now is the time to hop on the mobile marketing train before all your competitors beat you to it.  13% are 18 to 24. are 25 to 34.
  • INBLURBS  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2012
    [Marketing] Studies prove Social Media Marketing lasts longer
    The Social Media marketing return on investment is a major factor why businesses choose to step into social media marketing and the two communications here. This proves that social media marketing and two way communication lasts longer than ordinary one marketing blasts from yesteryear. Infographic: B2B Social Media Marketing. Social media has proved in the past years that it can bring positive ROI when done right. Some successful examples are Intrepid Travel , Easy Lunch Boxes , SnapRetail just only to name some of them. And that’s good!
  • SMALL BUSINESS MAVERICKS  |  TUESDAY, JULY 22, 2014
    [Marketing] The Effect of Gamification on Marketing
    point scoring, competition with others, rules of play) to other areas of activity, typically as an online marketing technique to encourage engagement with a product or service:  gamification is exciting because it promises to make the hard stuff in life fun. One non-marketing example is turning on your favorite music while you clean the kitchen. If you know your customers and have developed some buyer personas, figure out what makes life enjoyable and add an element of that to your online marketing strategy somehow. What a difference some good music makes!
  • MOBILEGROOVE  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2012
    [Marketing] MMA Michael Becker: Mobile Marketing Strategy Must Tap Context, Data
    In the last shopping days before the holidays my guest is Michael Becker—North America Managing Director for the Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) and a leader in the mobile marketing industry. He’s active in the industry as an entrepreneur, an academic and a recipient of  the Direct Marketing Educational Foundation Rising Stars Award for his tremendous contribution to the mobile and direct marketing industries. “We always talk about Black Friday or that weekend being the biggest sales weekend for marketers.  Press release ]. 24:00].
  • MINDJUMPERS  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2013
    [Marketing] How to use Traditional Marketing Styles in Online Marketing
    She has worked in marketing and advertising in Chicago for the last 5 years. Marketing has long since moved thoroughly into the digital age and become an entire industry unto itself within the context of the internet and worldwide web. However, despite more than 15 years of at first slow and later explosive digital growth, the current 70+ billion dollars spent per year on online marketing are a tiny fraction of the mainstream advertising/marketing industry’s annual spending of over 600 billion dollars. The basics of marketing still apply.
  • JEFF KORHAN  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 2, 2012
    [Marketing] Digital Marketing for Small Business
    Digital marketing is nearing a point of critical mass, one that will take most small businesses by surprise. Digital marketing involves the free exchange of valuable information in the form of interchangeable energy – and that is no doubt going to change forever how we all do business. Change and Digital Marketing Leadership. It was not long ago that all small business marketing was accomplished in a tangible, non-digital format. The earliest forms of digital marketing were television and radio. There are two reasons for this. Guess what?
  • DANNY BROWN  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 2011
    [Marketing] Using Lijit As a Content Marketing Platform
    Location Based Marketing – Not Just for Mobile. These are just some of the ways you can use Lijit to build a content marketing strategy for your blog. There are more, and this recent case study by Marketing Sherpa expands on some of these ( disclosure – it features a certain Scotsman… ). Using Lijit As a Content Marketing Platform originally appeared on Danny Brown | Social Media Marketing Blog - The Human Side of Media and the Social Side of Marketing under a Creative Commons license. Marketing content marketing lijit
  • DANNY BROWN  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2014
    [Marketing] Why We Shouldn’t Confuse Real Time Marketing with Data Driven Marketing
    While the goods being sold were a great mix, and kept the bakery successful, it was what the owner did to keep it that way that interested me (and probably instilled the first concept of marketing to my subconscious). Real-Time Marketing or Old School Initiative? It received praise from various publications, and was used by many social media consultants as the dawn of real-time marketing. While there’s no doubt it was a masterful stroke of quick thinking and marketing on the day, it was more than just that. Real-Time Marketing, Before Social Media.
  • SMALL BUSINESS MAVERICKS  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2014
    [Marketing] Make It Fun: Gamification & Marketing
    Those two factors, fun and competition, are effective in marketing because they create engagement. The fact that you are doing something because it’s rewarding in some way goes past “playing a game” and into areas like education and marketing. If you haven’t developed an empathy map and buyer personas, your marketing doesn’t have a focus. Your marketing may use games, or it may be something entirely new. Online and Offline Marketing and Advertising empathy map gamification marketing I’m guessing because it was fun.
  • MINDJUMPERS  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2011
    [Marketing] The Social Marketing Roadmap [Infographic]
    For a ready reference, you can take a look at this infographic where marketing experts tell you what to keep in mind while designing your social media strategy, whether you are just starting with it or you are already present there! The infographic called The Social Marketing Roadmap is compiled by Awareness Inc , one of the fastest growing tools to help companies organise, manage, engage and measure their social media activities. Social Marketing Insights from Leading Social Experts. How to Drive Business Value with Social Marketing Funnel [white paper].
  • PUZZLE MARKETER  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 26, 2012
    [Marketing] The 6 Step Inbound Marketing Process [Infographic]
    I wanted to share this fantastic and easy to understand infographic I came across outlining the Inbound Marketing Process. According to their website, Impact Branding & Design is a “Creative team of inbound marketing professionals that develop and execute highly effective online marketing campaigns.” ” The Inbound Marketing Process infographic can be found on their original blog post here. Step 1: Develop a successful marketing strategy Determine the purpose of your marketing by establishing clear goals, objectives, and challenges.
  • JOSH S PETERS  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2010
    [Marketing] Where Do Forums Fit Into Social Media Marketing?
    As someone that previously worked at an internet marketing company, I was always amused when a client would become obsessed with their Facebook or Myspace profile (yes, this was a few years back) and ask us to dedicate an unreasonable amount of resources to managing it. When I worked at an internet marketing company in Los Angeles, strangely enough it was only the plastic surgeon clients that right off the bat understood the importance of keeping tabs on all facets of social media. Marketing Social Media Forums SMMWhere do forums fit in? If that works for them, great!
  • JOSH S PETERS  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2010
    [Marketing] Where Do Forums Fit Into Social Media Marketing?
    As someone that previously worked at an internet marketing company, I was always amused when a client would become obsessed with their Facebook or Myspace profile (yes, this was a few years back) and ask us to dedicate an unreasonable amount of resources to managing it. When I worked at an internet marketing company in Los Angeles, strangely enough it was only the plastic surgeon clients that right off the bat understood the importance of keeping tabs on all facets of social media. Marketing Social Media Forums SMMWhere do forums fit in? If that works for them, great!
  • YMARKETINGMATTERS  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 10, 2014
    [Marketing] Best Tips for Successful Social Media and Digital Marketing in 2014
    'Social media and digital marketing are going to grow even stronger in 2014. With my first hand experience working with so many businesses, I am giving you my  most important social media and digital marketing tips that will help you increase your online footprint, exposure and bottom line in 2014 for your business. know first hand that so many businesses (1) struggle with human and financial resources for social media and digital marketing and (2) find it  confusing to choose the most important and effective tactics with limited resources. Email List and Email Marketing.
  • PAMORAMA  |  SUNDAY, MAY 19, 2013
    [Marketing] 7 Facebook Marketing Case Studies
    'Learn some inventive ways to integrate Facebook into your social media marketing strategy. Every day, businesses are inspired to bring creative marketing ideas to life on Facebook in ways that have a real impact on their bottom line. As your company invests in the social network for marketing, advertising, and branding, it’s useful to have a few examples of what others have done with the platform. Facebook Marketing Case Studies is a post by Pam Dyer on Pamorama | Social Media Marketing Blog. HubSpot. Drive customer engagement and generate more leads.
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 2, 2012
    [Marketing] 2012 Marketing: Five Ways to Power It Up
    This reminded me of the lesser-known, and rarely-discussed side of marketing. Behind the public side of marketing there are fundamental mechanisms that take place. And, just like cooking, marketing is a process that culminates in a quickly-consumed output. Much too much conversation happens around the output so I decided to put together a list of the “secret sauce” ingredients that will help you improve your marketing efforts, starting with the foundation. Every business needs a website, marketing (old and new), SEO, and PR. marketing calendar is your map.
  • PAUL GILLIN  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 24, 2010
    [Marketing] How to Calculate Social Marketing ROI
    This is a draft of chapter 10 of Social Marketing to the Business Customer by Paul Gillin and Eric Schwartzman. This chapter focuses on how to calculate ROI of social media and Internet marketing programs in general. We’ve told you about a few companies that have achieved a notable return on investment (ROI) from their social marketing initiatives. In conversations with hundreds of marketers over the last few years, we’ve observed that few of them closely track the ROI of their social marketing programs. Market influence. They include Indium Corp.,
  • WEBBIQUITY SMM  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2011
    [Marketing] 10 Ways to Use Social Networks for B2B Marketing
    With those basics established, here are 10 ways for small (or really, almost any size) businesses to use social networks for marketing and PR. What helps most, however, is having your content shared and passed along by others with high influence in your market space. Perform competitive and market research. Knowing what kinds of questions your prospective customers are asking, what problems they are trying to solve, and their opinions and observations about competitive firms can help you develop content that better meet market needs and set you apart from competitors.
  • JEFF KORHAN  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2014
    [Marketing] Facebook Marketing: Attracting Your Ideal Audience
    Get Weekly Marketing Updates. have not been a big fan of Facebook for marketing my business. Plus, you’ll learn a few tips for integrating Facebook marketing into an overall digital marketing strategy. He is also a Facebook marketing speaker, strategist, and writer for notable business publications. Mike’s Top Sales or Marketing Advice  - Know your ideal audience and speak directly to them in your messaging. Here is the link to the 3 Key Elements of a Digital Marketing Strategy post that Mike mentioned. Download Audio. iTunes. Stitcher.
  • TREY PENNINGTON  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2010
    [Marketing] How Duct Tape Marketing legend John Jantsch uses social media
    You probably already know John Jantsch from his wildly (and still) popular book Duct Tape Marketing. The book, and the movement it spawned, is based upon simple, back-to-the-basics, marketing systems any business owner to apply TODAY to grow business. He’s a kindred spirit: he starts with a working definition of marketing and then builds a process based upon it. Too many of us present social media like it’s a cure-all or the ultimate marketing toolkit. Marketing is a series of decisions and actions. Tags: Marketing Bravo.
  • DANNY BROWN  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 31, 2011
    [Marketing] Sorry, Social Media, But Marketing Is Still Cool
    As social media continues its assault onto the mainstream audience, one of the side-effects has been the emergence of the view that marketing isn’t allowed in the space. Conversations on blogs, Twitter, LinkedIn and elsewhere are vocal in the opinion that marketing is dead; we choose who we buy from and whose reputation we ruin; what gets our eyeballs and what doesn’t. Any time a new marketing platform comes out means that the “old school&# is dead as it was; but now you use it in conjunction with the new. Marketing social media
  • SHERRILYNNE STARKIE  |  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2013
    [Marketing] The FT: content marketing lessons
    The lessons for content marketers, and struggling news organizations in particular, are clear.  Featured Headline Media Content marketing Financial Times Newspaper Press Gazette 'Newspapers  struggling to find an online model that pays the bills might find a little light at the end of the tunnel, if they look towards The Financial Times (The FT). According the Press Gazette , The FT’s head of operations Mary Beth Christie recently said, “We are now digital-first and we believe our content is valuable. We had a hard paywall similar to The Times.  million people worldwide. Simple!
  • WEBBIQUITY SMM  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 8, 2014
    [Marketing] 21 Fantastic Facebook Marketing Guides
    marketers have a love-hate relationship with Facebook. On the other, marketers don’t “own” their presence on Facebook, consumers continue to have privacy concerns about the site, and Facebook is constantly making changes to its interface and other functionality, including recent modifications that have drastically reduced organic reach for brands. But the bottom line is, as Amanda DiSilvestro notes in one of the posts highlighted below, “there are two online platforms (marketers) just can’t avoid: Google and Facebook.” 'Many (most?) Hell Yes!
  • BUZZ MARKETING FOR TECHNOLOGY  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2012
    [Marketing] Why Digital Marketers Need to Get More Personal
    As trendy catchwords go, “personalization” has become a go-to term for websites and online marketers, laden with all the possibilities of connecting with individual consumers and a departure from the limitations of a one-size-fits-all approach. Nearly every online marketing vendor touts some form of personalization as the secret sauce for helping to target customers. The potential of personalized online marketing, when done well, is enormous—and for that reason, it’s a compelling sell. But personalization isn’t just marketing hype. It makes sense.
  • TECHIPEDIA: TAMAR WEINBERG  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 5, 2011
    [Marketing] Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2010
    2010 by far was the biggest year yet in the Internet Marketing realm. Here’s how I do it : I read and review hundreds — thousands — of articles yearly, on all Internet Marketing topics from SEO to social media to general entrepreneurship (new for 2010!), Since I can’t read everything written by the Internet Marketing community, I ask my Twitter and Facebook followers for their own recommendations. Content Development/Marketing. Pay-Per-Click (PPC) Marketing. Affiliate Marketing. General Online Marketing. Today, I turn 30.
  • WEBBIQUITY SMM  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2014
    [Marketing] 23 Outstanding Social Media Marketing Guides
    'Though the use of social media and social networks for marketing is now nearly ubiquitous, and 78% of companies have dedicated social media teams, many marketers sill struggle with certain aspects of social marketing, such as formalizing strategies and measuring results. What trends and changes in social media do marketers need to stay on top of? How are social media marketing best practices evolving? How can marketers make the best use  of visual content? Social Media Marketing Guides. ” B2B Social Media Marketing Guides.
  • BUZZ MARKETING FOR TECHNOLOGY  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2010
    [Marketing] B2B Marketing needs a stronger Why
    Which means Publishers (or Marketers) are now the “white noise” in comparison to User Generated Content. Notice that marketers don’t make that list (duh) but also think about how much more content you have been getting from those sources now that social media has arrived. And I would argue this is exaggerated even more when it comes to B2B Marketing. Ok so now that I depressed you – lets talk about what I have been thinking B2B Marketers need to do. first heard of Simon Sinek from the boys over at Marketing over Coffee John Wall and Christopher S Penn.
  • PAMORAMA  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 1, 2013
    [Marketing] Social Media is Key to B2B Content Marketing [Report]
    '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. recent study conducted by the Content Marketing Institute and Marketing Profs confirms that content marketing remains a top priority for  B2B marketers, with the vast majority leveraging the practice as part of their marketing strategy. But Content marketing is the art of communicating with your customers and prospects without selling.
  • ATOM THOUGHT  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 31, 2010
    [Marketing] Social Media Marketing- Short Term or for Ever?
    As marketers we want to measure RoI from our investments and the same is true for our investments in social media as well. We can have very clear long term social media marketing objectives, and we can have multiple programs running parallelly or consecutively, each with a start and end point. So, while the Overall Social Media Marketing Commitment needs to be perpetual, the social media marketing campiagns may have their start and end dates. Not for Social Media Marketing! Tags: Digital Feature Social Media Marketing Not really! And they should change.
  • SOCIALFISH  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2010
    [Marketing] Association Social Media Marketing
    Social Media Marketing for the National Bicycle Tour Directors Association (NBTDA). Tags: Implementation Presentations associations social media 101 social media marketing Found a really nice 101 slide deck created for the National Bicycle Tour Directors Association. Take a look and see what you think. We expect you to be ticking off at least some of the boxes on this one (it’s ok if you’re not quite doing some of the end stuff yet). Otherwise, go get on it. Seriously now! Time is marching on! Contact us if you need help.
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 3, 2011
    [Marketing] The Two Faces of Marketing
    Beth Harte is a seasoned marketing and communications thought leader, author, and speaker with a passion for excellence and a pragmatic mind for business and results-oriented outcomes. When Gini Dietrich asked me to share a version of my tongue-in-cheek 9 Truths About Marketers post on Spin Sucks , I responded with a resounding “heck, yeah!” If there is an industry where spin runs rampant—it is marketing. The first challenge comes from the fact that marketers come in all shapes and sizes. Some end up being great marketers and others… not so much.
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  THURSDAY, JULY 21, 2011
    [Marketing] Grow Your Sales with Inbound Marketing
    That is the essence of inbound marketing is it not? Marcus has pretty much rocked the swimming pool industry through the use of content marketing. If a business owner/content marketer is ‘thinking’ the right way, they should have an endless supply of blog articles that will not only benefit readers and potential customers, but will also be appreciated by the search engines. CT, he will join Gini as she asks him what works, what doesn’t work, and the best practices you can use in your marketing programs. I think you know we are pretty passionate about blogging.
  • FIFTH GEAR ANALYTICS  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2010
    [Marketing] Is RFID Getting Primed to Change Digital Marketing?
    This is all facetious, but it does represent the capabilities that are possible today when using RFID integrated with other applications, including marketing technologies and marketing analytics. Although the national economy has yet to show any significant glimmers of recovery,  RFID appears to be headed in a direction that will bring about new digital marketing dynamics. That demand capacity typically creates manufacturing cost savings, which in turn ratchets up the interest of producers to seize market share, which in turn drives down the cost of the device.
  • BUZZ MARKETING FOR TECHNOLOGY  |  THURSDAY, MAY 6, 2010
    [Marketing] 1:1 Social Advertising in B2B Marketing
    Imagine a world where B2B Marketers could target specific decision makers in specific companies using Social Media ads. Tim Kassouf the Director of Marketing at G.1440 wanted to get in front of me to tell me about his interactive firm. Think of the possibilities here – a good friend of mine Mark Wilson from Sybase targets decision makers with what he called Provocative Marketing – this would make a perfect adjunct to that program where you could target a whole bunch of decision makers with personalized messages. Think that sounds like the future years from now? Read on ….
  • BUZZ MARKETING FOR TECHNOLOGY  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2010
    [Marketing] In B2B Marketing: Content is Media
    But these days for B2B Marketers I think we need to take it a step further and say that “Content is Media&#. If you have been following my thoughts on the 4 C’s of Marketing – it all starts with content. Building a solid content creation engine is critical to B2B marketers today. think B2B marketers really need to think and act more like a media house themselves. Related posts: The 4 P’s to Social Media Marketing Ok ok – based on the great response I got. B2B Marketing Content: Lure or Lasso? Can you stick to it? Digg this!
  • FIFTH GEAR ANALYTICS  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 2, 2010
    [Marketing] Marketing Miracle No. 1: Walking on Water
    In the current recessional climate, we need to be Marketing Miracle Workers. That is why we have to produce marketing miracles for our clients. In the same way, marketing miracles defy the marketing world’s expected norms (or natural laws). Back to our marketing story: What is a normal response rate for a direct mail campaign today? LOVE statements like these, as it provides the raw material to produce a marketing miracle. The sales revenue from the campaign was $496,540, from an initial marketing investment of $12,000! Barb Cote. link].
  • PAMORAMA  |  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2014
    [Marketing] Don’t Make These 9 Social Media Marketing Mistakes
    'Social media marketing should be part of your strategy. Marketers place a very high value on social media: according to a study by Social Media Examiner , 92% of them report that social media is important for their business, up from 86% in 2013. But But even large corporations with top-notch marketing departments make mistakes when it comes to leveraging social media. Simply setting up an account or sending out some tweets is not enough to make social media marketing a viable part of your marketing strategy. Mistakes Businesses Make on Social Media 1.
  • MOBILEGROOVE  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2011
    [Marketing] YOU Are Invited; MMA Tweetchat Looks At Mobile Marketing Hot Trends
    With the MMA Forum (London, October 4-5)– the premiere mobile marketing knowledge and networking event organized by the Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) — just three weeks away, MobileGroove brings industry authorities and pundits together to debate the hot trends and topics moving up the global brands agenda. Mobile marketing is global, what are the learnings from other markets that matter most? Coupons, QR codes, LBS, Augmented Reality, Apps: what are the hot trends in mobile marketing? Events Featured Mobile MarketingGoogle findings.
  • BUZZ MARKETING FOR TECHNOLOGY  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 13, 2010
    [Marketing] Wayne Gretzky was an Inbound Marketer
    It was affectionately called the “Wayne Gretzky School of Marketing” slide and it was basically a photo and a single quote that said “Skate to where the puck is going not to where the puck has been”. Years later we have terms like Content Marketing (created by Junta 42 ) and Inbound Marketing (created by HubSpot ) that advocate the same type of approach. In reality Wayne Gretzky wasn’t a marketer but he was a very intuitive and successful hockey player. Inbound Interaction Management (IIM) It’s no surprise that Direct Marketing response rates have dropped.
  • WEBBIQUITY SMM  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2014
    [Marketing] 104 Fascinating Social Media and Marketing Statistics for 2014 (and 2015)
    'Looking at marketing surveys and studies from the past year, a few trends are clear, among them that buyers are firmly (and increasingly) in control of the purchase cycle. In response, marketers are producing an increasing amount and variety of content to support all stages of the decision process. And although digital is taking an increasing share of marketing budgets, the move to online is paradoxically making some old-school tactics even more valuable. What do marketers rate as the single most valuable SEO tactic? General Marketing Stats. Marketing Land ).
  • PAMORAMA  |  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2014
    [Marketing] Buyer Personas: The Keys to Content Marketing
    One of the basic tenets of marketing is to define your target customer. You need to learn about what your audience values, the problems they’re trying to solve, and where they are in their decision-making process in order to give them what they’re looking for and address their needs through content marketing. Developing buyer personas creates 3 primary advantages for marketers: They improve the return (ROI) on strategic marketing  activities. Most companies have limited marketing funds that have to be allocated to many marketing initiatives.
  • E-LIGN  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 20, 2014
    [Marketing] The 2014 Digital Marketing Ecosystem
    For maybe the first time in history, there is a surplus of technology and strategy to help advance both sales and marketing of a business, while at the same time a lack of resources and understanding to utilize it to its fullest capacity. That’s not to say that marketers are less educated or qualified, it’s just that they have become over specialized and often don’t pull back to see the larger picture. Every company needs a Marketing Technologist. Closing the loop on marketing ROI becomes both easier and more complicated at the same time. Basic questions.:
  • MR. RYAN CONNORS  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2013
    [Marketing] Applying What You’ve Learned in a Marketing Degree
    A marketing degree could pay off not only by landing you a rewarding job, but hopefully through great pay and a variety of job and career avenues that are opened to you.  But once you land your role in marketing, how might you be utilizing what you’ve learned? For prospective students, there may be much made about the course curriculum revolving around marketing degrees and the subject matter involved, but there isn’t always a lot said about how you might actually be putting your education to use once you’re out in the working world. Advertising and Promotions. Author Bio.
  • BUZZ MARKETING FOR TECHNOLOGY  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 16, 2010
    [Marketing] Social Media Lead flow in B2B Marketing
    You must keep a constant eye on mentions of your brand, your products and your services in order to survive in this market landscape. In the last post we covered Social Media Listening for B2B Marketing and while providing outstanding customer support is always a good choice when it comes to building a business case that will stand up in the boardroom, another very fertile area to consider is creating a stream of leads from all those conversations out there. Social Media Listening for B2B Marketing One of the biggest challenges for organizations today is managing.
  • PAMORAMA  |  SATURDAY, AUGUST 24, 2013
    [Marketing] Content Marketing: How to Measure Its Effectiveness [Infographic]
    'Content marketing metrics can be confusing and preoccupy your time, so start by selecting a just a few fundamentals to measure. Content marketing is key in today’s marketplace — it is the intersection of awareness and lead generation. While some large companies like Sears, Coca-Cola, and Kraft have quickly caught on to content marketing and are able to accurately measure and leverage their results, it’s not always easy to quantify the value of a piece of content. Figure out which content marketing metrics you want to measure and why. Likes.
  • WAXING UNLYRICAL  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2013
    [Marketing] Boosting your Seasonal Marketing with Pinterest
    By now your seasonal marketing campaign should be well under way. And even though you’ve placed your media buy and have your media relations program in gear, are you still looking for that extra edge to your marketing efforts? Especially if women are your target market, Pinterest is an invaluable tool to add to your marketing toolkit. Below you’ll find three ways to boost your seasonal marketing with Pinterest. Boosting your Seasonal Marketing with Pinterest is a post from: Waxing UnLyrical. Boosting your Seasonal Marketing with Pinterest.
  • FIFTH GEAR ANALYTICS  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2010
    [Marketing] Email Marketing Experts Expose All (Well, Great Tips Anyway)
    I’m already happy with the newly resized format of the magazine, but what caught my attention was the E-Mail Marketing Guide 2010 Supplement that came with October’s issue. Whether you’ve dabbled in the email marketing space, or you are a proven expert, this supplement include page after page of tips and tricks, insights and things to think about to make your email campaigns even more successful. I’ve been doing email marketing for years, and recognize that the industry and technologies are always evolving. DMNews 2010 Essential Guide to Email Marketing. Wendy Boyce.
  • UNSPOKEN  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2012
    [Marketing] Holiday Marketing Tips for Small Businesses
    It only makes sense that businesses should try to make the most of social media as well as other marketing tactics during the holidays. Let’s explore some types of internet marketing that retailers can use during the holidays: · Email. Email marketing is far and away one of the most common ways that retailers promote sales and specials during the holidays. If your company wants to utilize email marketing strategies, it’s important to be careful not to alienate your customers. An email marketing company can help guide you in the right direction.
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2012
    [Marketing] The Complete Marketing Communications Measurement Guide
    While the vision of the blog is to change the perception of the PR industry, we also talk a lot about marketing, advertising, search engine optimization, social media, and entrepreneurship. The very first thing you need to do is figure out  why you’re using social media and  how it integrates with the rest of your marketing and communications. It used to be you’d have to wait a full year to gain any metrics on whether or not your marketing and communications worked. The Spin Sucks community is an interesting one. love that. Starting a Business. And I was right.
  • BUZZ MARKETING FOR TECHNOLOGY  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2010
    [Marketing] 11 B2B Marketing Predictions for 2011
    Around this time last year I wrote about the 10 B2B Marketing Predictions for 2010 and while I would say 7 out of 10 have already materialized and the others are on their way. So that begs the question – what’s on the horizon specifically for B2B Marketers next year? Here are 11 concrete ways I think the environment in which B2B Marketers operate will evolve in 2011. After 9 years of Search Engine Marketing – I think it is safe to say any keyword you are going to buy is maxed out when it comes to the Google AdWords auction process. Enjoy! Basically.2% Tweet This!
  • JUSTIN LEVY  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 23, 2010
    [Marketing] Facebook Marketing: Now Available! | Justin Levy
    Justin Levy Marketing and Social Media Home About Archives Contact Disclosures Newsletter Speaking Facebook Marketing: Now Available! I’m proud to announce that my first book, Facebook Marketing: Designing Your Next Marketing Campaign (affiliate link), is now available for purchase. What is Facebook Marketing About? Facebook Marketing is a deep dive into how Facebook can be leveraged by your company starting TODAY. This includes anyone from the CEO to the CMO to PR, communications, and marketing. Buy Facebook Marketing! Everyone!
  • BUZZ MARKETING FOR TECHNOLOGY  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2009
    [Marketing] 10 BtoB Marketers Predictions for 2010
    So that begs the question – what’s on the horizon specifically for BtoB for marketers next year? Here are 10 concrete ways I think the environment in which BtoB Marketers operate will evolve in 2010. Facebook ads today remind me of Google AdWords in 2001 with low CPC’s on topics and segments many marketers will want to reach. Mobile Marketing – Frankly I think Social Media is just a warm up for Mobile Marketing. For BtoB Marketers you might begin to experiment with Location Based Services especially at live events. Enjoy! Mark it down people.
  • CONVERSTATIONS  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2014
    [Marketing] 3 Important Things Your Business Needs Before Launching an Online Marketing Campaign
    'Guest post by Kimberly Erskine Online marketing is becoming a vital part of advertising for any business. While traditional outbound marketing tactics such as newspaper and television ads, billboards, and other forms of print media may still provide value, more and more businesses are turning to SEO practices and social media to attract a larger audience. While it’s good to be anxious to launch your online marketing campaign for your business, it will be the most beneficial to wait and develop your strategy and come up with a clear marketing plan first. Marketing
  • JUSTIN LEVY  |  SATURDAY, JULY 10, 2010
    [Marketing] The ABCs of Startup Marketing
    Justin Levy Marketing and Social Media Home About Archives Contact Disclosures Newsletter Speaking The ABCs of Startup Marketing Written on July 10, 2010 by Justin Levy in hubspot , inbound marketing , marketing strategy , social media , video 6 Comments - Leave a comment! Anyone that has worked the startup life before knows how different and difficult it can be and how important marketing and lead generation is to the survival of the company.  know I took down a few notes and already shot off a couple of ideas to my team at New Marketing Labs.
  • BUZZ MARKETING FOR TECHNOLOGY  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2010
    [Marketing] Facebook Advertising Tricks for B2B Marketers
    After 9 years of Search Engine Marketing – I think it is safe to say any keyword you are going to buy is maxed out when it comes to the Google AdWords auction process. In 2001 when Google AdWords was just announced – I was buying and converting potential prospects into leads for pennies on the dollar with keywords like Globalization, eCommerce, Interactive Marketing (I was in a consulting firm at the time). So let’s go through 3 Tricks to Maximize a Facebook Advertising purchase for B2B Marketers. Trick 1) Place specific Job Titles into the Likes and Interest field.
  • SMTHREE  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2011
    [Marketing] Social Media Marketing by the numbers
    We succeed or fail as marketers on a case-by-case basis – sometimes by design, sometimes by chance. So, how do we wrap our hands around this ever evolving world of social media marketing? And, if this is true, how does that affect how we – as marketers – reach people? When you market on Facebook you are targeting the heaviest users – the ones who will see your posts, and will see your ads and will like your page. It is still a cluttered marketing world and social media just increases the noise. – Lewis Carroll. Statistics! Brand.
  • WEBBIQUITY SMM  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2013
    [Marketing] Content Marketing Week Starts Tomorrow!
    'Is there any question content marketing has taken off? As noted in the last post here , nearly two-thirds of marketing executives plan to increase budget allocations for content marketing in 2014, while just 2% plan to cut spending in this area. And in other marketing research recently covered here: • On average, 25% of marketing budgets are now spent on content development, delivery and promotion; • 92% of marketers believe that content creation is either “very” or “somewhat” effective for SEO; and. Want to be part of Content Marketing Week?
  • TECHIPEDIA: TAMAR WEINBERG  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 7, 2011
    [Marketing] How to Get the Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2011
    Every year, I spend hundreds, perhaps thousands of hours reading articles on Internet Marketing for my annual Best Internet Marketing Posts blog post. The posts for the last five years are: Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2010. Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2009. Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2008. Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2007. Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2006. How to Get the Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2011 is a post written by Tamar Weinberg. ]. Marketing Personal Social MediaBut that’s not all.
  • PAMORAMA  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2013
    [Marketing] Essential Content Marketing Editorial Calendar Template Every Marketer Can Use
    'It is vital to plan, manage, and optimize your content marketing initiatives. . But despite the overwhelming trend toward content marketing  and measuring its effectiveness , most brands haven’t addressed content on either a strategic or tactical level. Content marketing projects have lots of moving parts that come together at different times to form cohesive campaigns. It’s Along with creating buyer personas (profiles of  the personalities in your target audience), an editorial calendar significantly impacts your content marketing success.
  • THE REALTIME REPORT  |  MONDAY, MARCH 24, 2014
    [Marketing] 88% of Digital Marketers Consider Realtime Marketing Critical To Their Efforts
    'Three-quarters of marketers are using realtime marketing, and 41% have included realtime marketing in their 2014 budgets, according to a new survey from realtime web personalization platform Evergage. The vast majority – 88% – of respondents consider realtime marketing important to their 2014 plans. The top benefits of realtime marketing [Evergage survey] So what does realtime marketing really mean to marketers? Are marketers seeing tangible benefits from realtime marketing?
  • GREG VERDINO  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 26, 2012
    [Marketing] Are You a Middle Finger Marketer?
    If there’s a corollary to the maxim, “there’s no sound sweeter than the sound of your own name,” it’s probably, “there’s no sight sweeter to a brand marketer than the sight of her own logo.” How is it possible that the airline can justify an advertising (sorry – sports marketing) spend of this magnitude but can’t justify spending that same budget to make the customer experience better? Sorry people, but this is “middle finger marketing. “   It’s marketing at , rather than marketing for. 
  • JEFF KORHAN  |  MONDAY, JULY 22, 2013
    [Marketing] Using Content Marketing to Teach Your Community
    'As the practice of content marketing goes mainstream , it is inevitable that it will be used in ways that undermine the very thing that makes it work – educating your audience. Want to make your content marketing better? This will help to ensure your content marketing delivers value worthy of the attention of your audience. Begin thinking of yourself as a teacher instead of a marketer. That mindset will change your content marketing for the  better. Does your content marketing create desire? Make that your content marketing mantra.
  • WEBBIQUITY SMM  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2014
    [Marketing] 22 Noteworthy Content Marketing Guides and Tips
    'Content marketing is a hot topic. According to Google Trends , searches for “content marketing” have increased 150% in the past two years. 90% of companies now use content marketing , and collectively they will spent $135 million on digital marketing content this year. Yet marketers still have many questions about content marketing strategy and tactics. How do you create a content marketing strategy? Find the answers to those questions and more here in 22 noteworthy content marketing guides. by The Marketing Nut. ** 5 STARS.
  • SMALL BUSINESS MAVERICKS  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2011
    [Marketing] Is E-mail Marketing More Effective Than Social Media Marketing?
    » Is E-mail Marketing More Effective Than Social Media Marketing? It seems that e-mail marketing is still one of the most efficient and cost effective channels available to businesses – that’s both online and traditional brick and mortar businesses. What may surprise many small business owners is that social media marketing is so far down the list, especially when it comes to two-way communications. There are many businesses that are now finding that a mix of the two, that is, social media and e-mail marketing, to be very effective.
  • INBLURBS  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2011
    [Marketing] Why B2B should use Inbound Marketing to master Social Media a measureable way
    “According to research from global consulting firm Accenture , almost two-thirds of B2B marketing executives view social media as an extremely important or a very important channel to interact with customers, partners and stakeholders. But most B2B marketers are very interested to use social media to improve their business. B2B marketers told Accenture that technology, tools, metrics and collaboration could be useful to strengthen their social media programs.”. As thousands other B2C and B2B businesses globally, B2B companies should utilize “Inbound Marketing”.
  • CONVERSIONATION  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1, 2011
    [Marketing] What You Really Must Know To Succeed in Social Media Marketing
    And, yet,  social media marketing is still a very “hot&# topic. Blog Connected marketing Social media marketing social media marketingSocial media and networks have been part of many internet users’s life for the last six to seven years, with services popping up and falling down at an astonishing pace. From forums to blogs: online conversations are happening since years and the success of [.].
  • WEBBIQUITY SMM  |  MONDAY, JULY 1, 2013
    [Marketing] 5 Top Online Marketing Trends for the Rest of 2013
    Whether you work in the b2b world, in non-profit marketing or with a brick-and-mortar retailer, you know that having the right online presence can bring even more customers to your organization. While you may have a website and a Facebook page, there is much more to maintaining a successful online marketing presence. Here are a few of the top online marketing trends for the second half of 2013 that may help you grow your sales both online and off faster than you expected. Mobile marketing will continue to grow. 'Guest post by Alice Jenkins of How2become.
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 21, 2012
    [Marketing] Five Steps to Finding Your Best Kind of Marketing
    At a recent networking event, someone me about my favorite type of marketing…and then he clarified, “What is the BEST type of marketing?” ” I’ll have to admit I’ve never thought of it that way, not even of the best type of online marketing. Best” assumes a comparison, and it’s never occurred to me to compare types of marketing. It’s not about the best kind of marketing. It’s about YOUR best kind of marketing that YOU can execute to perfection. Choose Your Best Marketing. Find Your Best Marketing.
  • DANNY BROWN  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2011
    [Marketing] The Only Marketing Tip You’ll Ever Need
    Want to know the only marketing tip you’ll ever need? The Only Marketing Tip You’ll Ever Need originally appeared on Danny Brown | Social Media Marketing Blog - The Human Side of Media and the Social Side of Marketing under a Creative Commons license. Marketing peoplePeople. Things. That’s it. It can be anything – good luck charms; medicines; food; drink; news; shoe polish. Anything. With the exception of air, everything else costs. So there’s a need to be filled. How you fill that need is where the difference comes into play.
  • TECHIPEDIA: TAMAR WEINBERG  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2011
    [Marketing] How To Monitor Your Three Essential Internet Marketing Strategies
    Internet marketing strategies vary depending on the nature of the blog, brand, or business and alter with accordance to their physical and digital size and their particular niche. When it comes to marketing any organization, product, or service on the web, there tends to be three essential ways of doing so: Dominating social media platforms. This three-fold plan appears to be a timeless marketing approach on the net, but how do you know you’re succeeding in these areas? How To Monitor Your Three Essential Internet Marketing Strategies is a post written by Tamar Weinberg. ].
  • JEFF KORHAN  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 6, 2012
    [Marketing] Facebook Marketing – The 16% Solution?
    Awareness Community Marketing Online Marketing Selling Social Business Technology ads advertising EdgeRank Facebook Google Jeff Korhan marketing search solution . You just launched your Facebook business page and are excited that you have crossed the threshold of 100 fans. How many of them do you suppose will see your next post? About 16. That’s right. Facebook has acknowledged what many of us have known for quite some time – and they have even quantified it. Only 16% of those who Like your Facebook page will see what you publish in their newsfeed.
  • DANNY BROWN  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 27, 2013
    [Marketing] Why Context Marketing Should Already Be Happening
    'So, the latest buzzword in the online space is “context marketing”, or the ability to look into the context of what your customers want and deliver on that need. And so we have another cool word to join the lexicon of other cool marketing buzzwords in the online space – content marketing , advocacy marketing , persona marketing and, yes, influence marketing (guilty of that one). Context in Marketing is Nothing New. Probably the best example of context marketing is an email drip campaign. Insights context marketing hype
  • DANNY BROWN  |  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2013
    [Marketing] Does Influence Marketing Have a Future?
    So why did a publication like Forbes receive such criticism, and what does the discounting of influencer results like the one on Forbes mean for influence marketing in general? It’s also one of the reasons that an  influence marketing survey  from earlier this year of over 1,300 professionals highlighted the need for more accurate and informed data analysis, versus the approach currently taken by social scoring platforms. Is Influence Marketing Losing Its Clout? So what does this mean for influence and influence marketing moving forward? by Haydn Shaughnessy.
  • ATOM THOUGHT  |  TUESDAY, JULY 8, 2014
    [Marketing] Content Marketing In The Social Age
    Digital Insight Social Media Marketing 'Recently there was an article in Forbes magazine about how TV is not going anywhere and that TV Content viewing is increasing after the onslaught of social media. The expert being interviewed said that social media popularity has not dwindled the popularity of TV My view is that we need to understand that each platform.
  • KYLE LACY  |  MONDAY, MARCH 12, 2012
    [Marketing] The Difference Between Social Media Sharing and Integration in Email Marketing
    78% of marketers integrate social media with their email marketing. As a social media advocate it makes me smile (not unlike Legos) to think about marketers jumping up in down with glee over Facebook and Twitter. It must mean that marketers are truly understanding the intricacies of social media development and data! Or so we thought… 73% of marketers believe that social media integration with email is somewhat or not effective. Only 13% of marketers believe that it is truly effective. Email MarketingThat’s a pretty good number right?
  • CONVERSTATIONS  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2014
    [Marketing] 5 Tactics You Will Need to Use in 2015 to Market Your Small Business
    It’s almost the end of the year, and that means it’s time to amend your marketing strategies to meet all the coming changes. As we move into 2015, here are five tactics you should be incorporating into your own marketing strategy. It won’t help if you haphazardly blow your entire marketing budget on ineffective promotional content. At this point, we no longer require a long list of statistics that show mobile is dominating the market – it just is, and it’s time to accept that. Marketing 'Written by  James White. How can you do all this?
  • JEFF KORHAN  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2014
    [Marketing] How Consistent Content Marketing Builds Your Community
    That’s one of the keys to building your community with content marketing. Since content marketing is designed to provide value for prospective buyers with the intent of encouraging profitable customer actions, it makes sense to apply those same standards to content marketing. To effectively communicate what your business stands for, your content marketing must keep regular hours – just as your business does.  There are three reasons why consistent content marketing builds your audience. 3 – Your Content Marketing Gets Progressively Better.
  • SAMIR BALWANI  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2010
    [Marketing] Get a Free Internet Marketing Review for your Business
    This is why I created the Internet Marketing Review. All you have to do is fill out the survey here , and you’ll be enrolled for the opportunity to get a free Internet Marketing Review for your business. Take the survey now and get a chance to get your free Internet Marketing Review. Get a Free Internet Marketing Review for your Business is a post by: Samir Balwani. Tags: Site News contest internet marketing review survey Small businesses understand the power of social media. credit. Now, I need your help.
  • SMALL BUSINESS MAVERICKS  |  SUNDAY, MAY 13, 2012
    [Marketing] Social Media The Great Marketing Equalizer
    One of the biggest benefits to social media marketing is the low cost. At least, it’s one form of marketing that doesn’t need big dollars thrown at it. Rather than engaging in social media marketing themselves, they are more likely to delegate this role to someone else – often the person responsible for computer maintenance or SEO. For smaller businesses, the owner can become personally involved in social media marketing – this becomes marketing from the soul rather than marketing from the monthly pay check. How so?
  • KYLE LACY  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2010
    [Marketing] Why Are You Terrible at Marketing?
    It is a good idea for the most part… you know… it’s marketing… right? am positive the people in the magazine are not measuring any marketing they are doing. The same goes with large billboards that do nothing but display a huge logo and a tagline that some marketing firm created. What are you doing to measure the influence of your marketing. Why do we keep buying, selling, and contributing to mass marketing that has no measurement on the amount of influence to the bottom line? Tags: Marketing Marekting I need to rant. Any ideas?
  • JUSTIN LEVY  |  MONDAY, APRIL 28, 2014
    [Marketing] Marketing Fit Interview: Christopher Penn, Vice President of Marketing Technology, SHIFT Communications
    Better marketers and better individuals. In this Marketing Fit interview, Chris covers everything from his top productivity tip to what he’s learned self-publishing two books to what tactic he wants to banish from marketers’ toolboxes. What area do marketers overlook but could drive the biggest impact for their company? The older and more practiced I get, the more I realize that marketers aren’t using enough of their brains. The ability to meld left and right brain together is what creates amazing marketing. They push you to be sharper.
  • CONVERSIONATION  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2011
    [Marketing] Blogging and Content Marketing: Results Versus Personality
    Blogging Content marketing blogging content marketingA corporate blog has a purpose. In fact, it can serve several purposes. So, it’s obvious you want to get results with your blog. However, the rules and best practices of efficient blogging should not undermine vision and personality. Blogging is a balancing act. Content is produced by people for people, with a focus on [.].
  • BUZZ MARKETING FOR TECHNOLOGY  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 26, 2010
    [Marketing] Is The White Paper Dead for B2B Marketing?
    Related posts: Using Content to Build Trust in B2B Marketing In the recent Edelman Trust Barometer report they detail out. Creating Engagement in B2B Marketing A recent Cone Inc.’s Tags: Blogging Branding Content Marketing Interactive Marketing Lead Generation Podcasting Thought Leadership Twitter User Generated Content In a recent conversation I was having with the Bloom Group they believe “the practice of publishing white papers must come to a close because of the utter proliferation of white papers, and the poor content contained within so many of them.”
  • SMALL BUSINESS MAVERICKS  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2014
    [Marketing] Is Your Marketing Strategy Flexible?
    Now, marketing isn’t warfare, but there is a real similarity in the idea that strategy has to be flexible. In marketing, this happens when a PPC campaign is cherished despite results, or when a slogan is kept even when nobody but the boss likes it. marketing tactics. mobile marketing. Online and Offline Marketing and Advertising marketing strategies marketing strategy online health strategies tactics 'Have you heard any variation of the idea that no strategy survives the first contact of the enemy? Strategy Must Be Secondary. conversions.
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