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    [Marketing] Offsite Content Marketing: Six Tactics to Reach New Audiences
    In the meantime, it’s important to talk about offsite content marketing—or promoting the content you create in other places around the web. Offsite Content Marketing. Offsite content marketing is necessary for three reasons: It helps you build new audiences. Even if you work in a very niche, business-to-business organization, offsite content marketing is necessary. Think about offsite content marketing in the same way…but you can do it behind your computer screen without any pants on, if you want. By Gini Dietrich. From that stems new subscribers.
    [Marketing] Optimize: a Holistic View of Content and Marketing Optimization
    Lee Odden, the founder of online marketing agency TopRank and the widely acclaimed TopRank marketing blog, released his new book, “Optimize”. In an interview, Lee outlines some key takeaways of his book, that is yet another appeal for a more customer-centric and holistic (digital) marketing approach. As I outlined in a previous post regarding some fundamentals of what I call touchpoint marketing, consistent customer experiences across all touchpoints are key in developing mutual significance and creating the conditions in which conversions can occur.
  • ADAM SHERK  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 29, 2010
    [Marketing] The Most Overused Buzzwords and Marketing Speak in Press Releases
    Home About Contact PR Publishing SEO Social Media Subscribe Adam Sherk The Most Overused Buzzwords and Marketing Speak in Press Releases by Adam Sherk on June 29, 2010 Unique, one-of-a-kind, best-of-breed…blah, blah, blah. We see this type of marketing speak over and over in press releases and promotional materials. So here are the most overused buzzwords and marketing speak in press releases, based on the number of times they appear in releases currently archived on PRWeb. What would you love to see stricken from marketing speak forever? Some classics in there.
    [Marketing] How to Use Twitter Cards in Social Media Marketing
    How to Use Twitter Cards in Social Media Marketing is a post by Pam Dyer on Pamorama | Social Media Marketing Blog. Forbes Top-25 Forbes Social Media Power Influencer, Pam is strategic marketing leader in Seattle and a major Seahawks fan. Related Articles 8 Tips for Managing a Social Media Crisis Don’t Make These 9 Social Media Marketing Mistakes 12 Essential Elements of a Social Media Marketing Strategy. Branding Content Marketing Social Media Social Media Marketing Twitter Social media marketing
    [Marketing] Interesting Marketing Trends of Small Businesses [Infographic]
    What are the most used marketing tactics used by small businesses? Website Marketing Email Marketing Print Advertising Social Media Online Advertising Event Marketing What are the most used social media sites used by small businesses? View the Small Business, Big Impact marketing infographic below: Via: Bolt Insurance. Content Marketing Email Marketing Online Advertising Paid Search Search Engine Optimization Social Media email marketing event marketing online advertising print advertising small business social media website
    [Marketing] 7 Social Marketing Insights
    I've gathered 7 insights (at least I hope they're insightful) to share on social marketing. B2C marketing Brand marketing Content marketing Relationship marketing Social media marketing brand marketing relationship marketing social marketing social media marketing tips & tricks
    [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. Strategic Marketing of Managing Expectations.
    [Marketing] Six Easy Metrics to Measure an Influence Marketing Campaign
    Measurement is one of social media’s key advantages over traditional marketing and advertising. Prior to social media’s rise as an essential business solution, marketing campaigns were primarily through print, media including TV and radio, and direct mail. There are two core metrics that brands need to measure in any influence marketing campaign. Every marketing campaign, whether online or offline, succeeds primarily for one main reason – the perception of that campaign and the buy-in of the audience. Influence influence marketing metrics Investment. Product.
    [Marketing] 106 More Amazing Social Media and Marketing Statistics for 2014 and 2015
    Or have too many social media marketing statistics.” How effective is social media in comparison to other digital marketing channels? How does B2B social media marketing differ in effectiveness from B2C use? What do more than half of marketers identify as their most critical areas of focus over the next 12 months? Find the answers to those questions and many more here in 106 digital marketing facts (well, mostly) and statistics from two dozen sources. 54% of B2B marketers said they have generated leads from social media. ( CMO ). 2. 68% of U.S.
    [Marketing] The Anatomy Of Content Marketing [Infographic]
    The  ContentPlus Infographic: The Anatomy of Content Marketing  below depicts the importance of an integrated marketing approach. This approach includes content marketing through curating, creating and promoting the brand’s core ideas and values to its clients. Do you have an integrated marketing approach? Blog Content Marketing Curation Social Media Marketing content marketing infographic Kelly RynardThe infographic highlights the significance of the having the following: A corporate blog to increase visibility.
    [Marketing] 12 Business Marketing Trends and Better Practices for 2013
    As a small business , you will have to respond to these business marketing trends to keep your business relevant in 2013. As a business owner or manager, the suggested personal marketing practices will prove to be valuable for helping you to better implement them for maximum business marketing benefit. Business Marketing Trends and Practices. #1 – Original Content is Highly Valued. The personal perspective that you provide is what makes any type of content marketing original. Personal Marketing Practices. #7 – Surprise Your Audience.
    [Marketing] Why Most Marketing Strategies Fail
    Many marketers are huddled with their teams and analytic reports for 2016 planning. Some marketers will be happy with their progress so far this year. Others are concerned with the lack of success from their marketing program. The most frustrating thing about marketing planning is not knowing why a strategy is struggling. Listen in below: Show Notes and Transcripts We have the show notes and transcripts of this episode of The Marketing Huddle here. Blog Strategy Content Marketing StrategyThe 4th Quarter is here.
  • JEFF KORHAN  |  MONDAY, JULY 14, 2014
    [Marketing] 3 Content Marketing Planning and Productivity Tips
    As we cross the annual midpoint, many businesses experience a transition period , making this an ideal time to assess marketing effectiveness to make the necessary adjustments for finishing the year strong. Planning and productivity is always relevant, because time is the one obstacle small businesses most frequently give for failing to consistently build their content marketing assets. If you put your attention to applying some of these practices, you will regain control of your day, your content marketing , and your business. The truth is planning gives back time.
    [Marketing] Taking Multi-Dimensional Marketing to Next Level
    In my recent post , “Social Media is Much More Than Just Social and Media,” I introduced the concept of The Social Media Cube© as a visual representation of what is needed to utilize social media effectively in a marketing strategy. Instead of just “being” on social media pages, I urged marketers to think more about the cultural and anthropological underpinnings so that their strategies better take into account the nexus of the social relationship, type of message, technological object that delivers the message, and timing.
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 24, 2015
    [Marketing] Tools for Mobile Marketing Strategy Success
    By James Prideaux We all know any successful marketing campaign starts with a sound strategy, and a mobile marketing strategy is no exception. Unfortunately, while mobile continues to grow in its importance as a marketing tactic, many marketers still lack the tools and knowledge to develop a sound and integrated mobile marketing strategy. The Mobile Marketing Future The ability to create a sound mobile marketing strategy is the present and the future. Google App Analytics Applications are one thing not to overlook in a mobile marketing strategy.
    [Marketing] Why Marketers should do Brand Massaging in Real-Time
    In the past marketers have been dependent on static inflexible campaigns and surveys which took days, weeks or months before companies get an understanding of how consumers are responding to their brand messaging. To keep up with the today digital pace is a challenge which every marketer is facing by doing brand messaging. By taking the advantages of social media into account marketers have the opportunity to get unfiltered real time feedback from their audience about the impact of their brand messaging. LinkedIn. times. Facebook. times. Twitter. times. times. What are you?
    [Marketing] Social CRM and Return on Marketing: Customer Life Cycle Value
    No marketing activity is an island. Every business should be working on integrating all data platforms, silos, marketing channels and businesses processes right now in order to have a single customer view and 360 degrees social CRM approach. This does not mean you should only invest in CRM, integration, data and the most cost efficient forms of marketing (and business). But, even without that, it’s time to make the difference by having a smart marketing approach that’s human, data-driven and social. It’s important to know your Return On Marketing Investment.
    [Marketing] Why you should avoid Social Media Marketing
    And I will tell you from my point of view: Social media marketing for small businesses can increase their brand awareness and reach massively. Everywhere in the net small businesses are trying to get a piece of the social media marketing pie and acting nervously to not get left behind. Businesses which do not have their email communication under control and are not able to respond very quick, or better in real time, do not need to think about social media marketing yet. Social media is a great way to step into two way conversation with recent and future customers.
    [Marketing] Inbound Marketing Is Rising [Infographic]
    Tweet Marketing has come a long way. marketing has been given a totally revamped identity. Marketing today is more of an interactive and a two way dialogue, between brands and customers, which can be termed as “inbound marketing”. Why is inbound marketing better? Inbound marketing focuses on earning, not buying, a person’s attention, which can be done through social media and engaging content, such as blogs, podcasts and white papers. Take a look at the infographic here and do tell us how you found it – is inbound marketing the future?
    [Marketing] 37 of the Best Facebook Page Apps for Brand Marketing
    One of the easiest ways to use your Facebook page to its fullest potential for social media marketing is to employ third-party Facebook applications. . There are thousands of social media marketing tools for Facebook that assist brands with managing and enhancing their Facebook marketing activities. Here are 37 of the top Facebook apps on the market, ranging from design and customization to creating engagement with polls to blogging and video integration. Branding Facebook Marketing Social Media Social Media Marketing Social media marketing
    [Marketing] Marketing in the Round with Gini Dietrich
    But one of the reasons I was really excited to be going was that I’d be able to catch up with Gini Dietrich , who has become a dear friend of mine even though we only met IRL a year ago… and get a (free) copy of the book she’s co-authored with Geoff Livingston , Marketing in the Round. I don’t do a lot of book reviews here at WUL, because: 1. And it has smart, practical advice, and tons of charts and worksheets to get you started on “marketing in the round.” Marketing in the Round with Gini Dietrich. Sorry, but they are! … So.
  • JEFF KORHAN  |  MONDAY, MAY 19, 2014
    [Marketing] How Storytelling Makes More than Marketing Come Alive
    Storytelling is one of the cornerstones of sales and marketing, because great stories are memorable, and therefore, readily shared. What I’m going to share with you today is that your business can actually use storytelling as a means for accomplishing goals beyond marketing to shape future events that become signature stories. About the Author:   Jeff Korhan, MBA, is the  author of  Built-In Social: Essential Social Marketing Practices for Every Small Business  –  (Wiley)  . Every business interaction with a prospective buyer or customer is a potential story. Photo Credit.
    [Marketing] How to Learn Social Media Marketing: 15 Blogs for Beginners
    Social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest can take your marketing to the next level. Of the brands that *are* using social media marketing, many of them don’t do much planning regarding their social media activities. Sharing endless streams of promotional content isn''t marketing - it''s spamming. 20 social media marketing blogs you should be reading in 2015 This is an unordered list — all of these blogs are packed with helpful information. 1. Buffer Social Media Marketing Branding engagement Marketing strategy Social media marketing
    [Marketing] Creating Engagement in B2B Marketing
    You can call it Inbound Marketing (like the folks at HubSpot do) or you could call it Content Marketing (like the folks at Junta42 do) but whatever you call it this is the basis for all your online activity.  Years ago on this blog I remember saying “measuring engagement is hard since there is no one button you can push as a marketer to measure it&#. Related posts: B2B Marketing Content: Lure or Lasso? The 4 P’s to Social Media Marketing Ok ok – based on the great response I got. A recent Cone Inc.’s Creating Engagement. Measuring Engagement.
    [Marketing] The End of Traditional Marketing
    And, like the contemplations of communication theorist Marshall McLuhan, they have taken on new meaning with the collision of traditional and digital marketing strategies. In 2009 Forrester issued a report that outlined the world of interactive marketers in the digital space. It’s about the death of traditional marketing. Advertising Buzz Marketing Data Mining Innovation Interactive Marketing Media Social Media Social Networking Earned Media Owned Media Paid Media POEM Social InsightsPaid, owned and earned media.
    [Marketing] Marketers Everywhere: Stop Marketing Your Brand
    The key takeaway from this example of great outreach marketing is that no matter who you’re marketing to, it’s crucial to always remind yourself that you are simply a human marketing to another human. The most effective way to do this is to market an authentic experience—not your brand. Self-serving content, billboard style tweets and “hey look at how cool my brand is” Facebook posts do not market an experience that can connect with consumers. The single most important thing marketers need to do right now is to engage their brand’s network.
    [Marketing] The 5 Elements Of Successful Influencer Marketing Programs
    Businesses have always understood that word-of-mouth marketing is one of the most powerful ways to shape opinions and drive awareness, preference and sales. “Influencer marketing” is simply the new, fancy way to describe word-of-mouth. The difference now:  the spread of influence is directly measurable, and there are all kinds of tools designed to help you identify and manage influence marketing programs. So what are the elements that actually make up an influencer marketing program? Want to learn more about influencer marketing? Identify. Engage.
  • FIREBELLY  |  MONDAY, MAY 14, 2012
    [Marketing] Instagram Marketing: 5 Must-Reads
    Here are your 5 must-reads on Instagram marketing that we don’t want you to miss. The Rise of Instagram in Social Marketing: Tapping Into Consumer Creativity. Awesome Examples of Instagram Marketing From Real Brands. Marketing Lessons Learned From Facebook’s Acquisition of Instagram. Marketers should take a cue from Facebook’s move and apply the following tips. Creative Ways to Use Instagram for Marketing. Ways B2B Marketers Can Take Advantage of Instagram. Here we outline 4 ways B2B marketers can use Instagram. That’s too bad.
  • 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 [.].
    [Marketing] Social Media Marketing Needs a Purpose
    It is an overlooked fact in when talking about Social Media Marketing that there needs to be a specific purpose to your efforts. Thousands of e-books are sold explaining all of the ‘secrets to social media marketing ’. Marketing is comprised of campaigns and all marketing campaigns have a goal or end result that they are trying to achieve. fast food chain running a marketing campaign for $1 cheeseburgers has a goal of attracting more customers to buy a $2 coke to go with that burger. Your social media marketing campaign should have an equally definable goal.
    [Marketing] What are the Best Social Networks for B2B Marketing? (Research)
    There’s no question that B2B marketers have embraced social media. According to recent research , more than 80% of b2b marketers now use the “big 3″ social networks—LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook—to distribute content. This suggests that while few B2B marketers can afford to spread their efforts (effectively, at least) too broadly across social networks, some experimentation at the least is in order well beyond the big 3. Facebook LinkedIn Social Media Marketing Twitter But are these efforts paying off in terms of website traffic and leads?
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 16, 2015
    [Marketing] Move Over Marketing, Here Comes PR
    During the past five years, there are several big signs that tell us PR has broken out of its silo and we can say, “Move over marketing, here comes PR.”. When I was studying for my MBA in marketing in the late 1990s, there were pages in my marketing textbook that covered issues management, reputation, and ethical communication. Communicators are working together; PR, marketing, digital and branding professionals come to the strategy table to collaborate on a program. Whether you’re in PR or marketing, you’re in the business of content. By Deirdre Breakenridge.
    [Marketing] Marketing 3.0: How Marketing Gurus Catch Up With Old Realities
    Last year, Philip Kotler, Hermawan Kartajaya and Iwan Setiawan published their book “Marketing 3.0: Marketing 3.0, also known as human-centric marketing (or as I [.]. Marketing theory Opinion human-centric marketing Marketing 3.0 From Products to Customers to the Human Spirit”. It is essentially about how customers should not be looked upon as consumers but as “as complex, emotional, value-driven and multi-dimensional human beings”. Philip Kotler
    [Marketing] A Mobile Marketing Strategy That Helps First, Sells Second
    Apple, of course, started this trend with the introduction of the first iPhone, but distilling entire companies down to a collection of utilities is now pervasive, and that is where the vast majority of technology and marketing development is headed. The app-ification of brands is actually more persuasive to this generation than other forms of marketing. So how can today’s marketers respond to the drive towards mobile marketing? Youtility is marketing upside down. Marketing This is a guest post by Jay Baer. This is the “appification” of brand value.
    [Marketing] 101 Vital Social Media and Digital Marketing Statistics for (the Rest of) 2013
    As marketing becomes more data-driven, it’s vital to use data to keep up with trends, competitor strategies, and developments in your market. To that end, 94.7% of all marketers love blog posts about marketing statistics. Okay, that statistic was made up (though probably not far off the mark),  but the social media and digital marketing facts and statistics below are real (or at least from generally reliable sources). For example, 93% of marketers use social media for business. But how do marketers and consumers view social media differently?
    [Marketing] Facebook Marketing: How to Target the Right People Every Time
    Get Weekly Marketing Updates. Many of us have experimented with Facebook marketing to extend our reach using basic advertising and boosting posts. However, Jon Loomer says reach is overrated, and that there are smarter ways to use your Facebook marketing dollars. Jon shares a number of Facebook marketing best practices in this episode, including how to use the more advanced techniques to save time and focus your advertising budget on the right audience. Jon Loomer believes the first step with any form of marketing is to go after the people that know you.
    [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. 1. Every business needs a website, marketing (old and new), SEO, and PR. marketing calendar is your map.
    [Marketing] How B2B Marketers can Embrace Social Media
    recent study from Sagefrog Marketing Group shows how companies have learned to leverage social media. What sites, tactics and strategies are B2B marketers including in their social media outreach? To do their social media outreach B2B marketers include professional networking sites like LinkedIn which have proven to be an effective way to generate business leads. Online Marketing strategies like banner ads have been replaced through proven buyer persona oriented content creation which also brings better ROI than pay per click marketing (PPC).
    [Marketing] Four Step Process to Create an Integrated Marketing Campaign
    It used to be all we had to worry about was advertising, public relations, and direct marketing. Then we added websites and email marketing. Then we have to figure out Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Google+, Path, Flickr, YouTube, LinkedIn, content, search engine optimization, inbound marketing, infographics, webinars, videos, email, search engine marketing, gamification, mobile marketing, oh my! It’s no wonder we have no idea how to integrate the marketing disciplines, what to measure, or when to use which tools (or if at all). It takes time.
  • INBLURBS  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 2012
    [Marketing] How B2B Marketers Can do Social Media Lead Generation the Smart Way
    recent study from Sagefrog Marketing Group shows how companies have learned to leverage social media. What sites, tactics and strategies are B2B marketers including in their social media outreach? To do their social media outreach B2B marketers include professional networking sites like LinkedIn which have proven to be an effective way to generate business leads. Online Marketing strategies like banner ads have been replaced through proven buyer persona oriented content creation which also brings better ROI than pay per click marketing (PPC).
    [Marketing] Influencer Marketing Matchmaking
    Today I’m going to talk about influencer marketing, but first I’m going to talk about me (#onlychildFTW). I’m on vacation this week. Influencer Marketing: The Actual Topic of This Blog Post. If you are in communications, influencer marketing is likely a topic you’ve thought a lot about. In fact, the variety of influencer marketing opportunities available to communication pros is perhaps what makes it such a powerful part of overall strategy. Review sites and other forms of word of mouth marketing. That’s poor influencer marketing math.
    [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.
    [Marketing] Content Marketing: How Anyone Can Build an Audience
    Get Weekly Marketing Updates. Joe Pulizzi is sometimes referred to as the godfather of Content Marketing, which is a new way of going to market that is revolutionizing the world of marketing. Content marketing is a simple concept that has been around for a long time, but implementing it well often requires unlearning traditional marketing and selling practices that many of us have used for years. Whether you are interested in driving sales, eliminating competition, or happier customers, content marketing can help – and Joe Pulizzi will show you how.
    [Marketing] The Need for Personality in Customer-Centric Social Media Marketing
    Cross-channel Social media marketing Touchpoint marketing brand personality customer-centricity Edelman trust barometer people-centricity Customer-centric social media requires a personal approach. It’s about people connecting with people. However, many businesses still look at the tools and channels first. In virtually all business functions, people, personality and relationships are key. Faceless and big companies are looked upon with distrust. It’s an evolution that has been going on for years, especially [.].
    [Marketing] Horizontal Marketing
    Warning: this going to sound self-serving: Marketing has to stop being a vertical within the business and must become horizontal across all business lines. When a business claims to be moving in the direction of becoming a social business, the brands that fail are the ones that have a social media department within another department (usually marketing and/or communications) and their work is predicated on things like campaigns currently in market or individual initiatives. it's time to make our marketing horizontal as well. horizontal marketing. marketing.
    [Marketing] Put Content Marketing at the Heart of Your Brand Strategy
    With the enormous amount of time spent online on searching for information and connecting to social networks, content marketing is something marketers around the world have become increasingly interested in. In fact, 90% of marketers think content marketing will become more important over the next year, according to a report from Econsultancy & Outbrain, yet only 38 % have a content marketing strategy in place. This has put an emphasis on the importance of quality content within digital marketing. Have you determined a content marketing strategy?
    [Marketing] How to Create a Video Marketing Strategy for Your Business
    Surely, video marketing must be really expensive, time consuming, and technical? Even on a limited budget, if you plan well, maximize your resources and invest some creative energy it is possible to build a video marketing campaign that will take your business to the next level. There is no use investing the time and money in creating a video marketing strategy if you don’t know what you want at the end of it. Market your video. Marketing Search Engine Optimization Social Media video marketing videosThis is a guest post from Neil Davidson. Be creative.
    [Marketing] The Ins and Outs of Digital Marketing in 2013
    OUT: Outbound In 2012, for the first time ever , internet marketing drove more sales than direct mail. This change highlights the death of interruption marketing and the reign of opt-in. While advertising and traditional marketing will continue to remain important, businesses are moving forward and adjusting  their marketing messaging towards permission and digital channels. The companies that get inbound marketing are making gains that will sustain into the future as consumers shift to digital natives. So what’s your marketing focus going to be for 2013?
    [Marketing] 5 Marketing Myths
    Myths and misconceptions are abound in the marketing blogosphere. From a research perspective this data represents a small sampling, in turn creating myths about marketing that don’t apply to the whole profession. Here are five common marketing myths I hear about frequently. 1) Analytics Make Your Marketing Program Succeed. We are in the midst of a data revolution with marketers racing to extrapolate reports into meaningful outcomes. Marketers promise that the use of analytics will deliver the ROI they are looking for. Disappointing.
    [Marketing] The 4 C’s of B2B Marketing
    We’ve all heard about the four P’s of marketing. The four P’s were created mainly to describe the ideal “marketing mix&#. The term “marketing mix&# became popularized after Neil H. Borden published his 1964 article, Concept of the Marketing Mix. would argue this killer combo of marketing is mainly for B2C marketing and thus it is best applied to the marketing of products, especially mass retail products. So let’s take a look at another more contemporary framework for B2B marketing – the Four C’s.
    [Marketing] Social Media Permission Marketing
    Social Media Permission Marketing originally appeared on Spin Sucks on March 31, 2011. Social Media bob reed Counselors Academy element r facebook question no silver bullet permission marketing ru relevant social media permissionIt’s Facebook question of the week time, but there will be no video. I am working from home today and, well, don’t feel like showering and getting ready just so I can do a video. And, while I’m daring, I’m not daring enough to do a video in my PJs with bed head. If you don’t know whether or not to get permission, get it.
    [Marketing] Mistakes To Avoid In Your Video Marketing
    There have been a number of  video marketing  posts with helpful links on this blog. Knowing Knowing your customer is foundational to every marketing message. Do you have any advice for those ready to try video marketing? Video Marketing marketing videos One of the best ways to capture interest is video. Look around at all the people watching something on their phones! Who knew that one day we could do that? But those videos that folks are watching usually are not like this: infomercial-style. uninteresting to the targeted audience. lots of jargon.
    [Marketing] The Sunday Share: Marketers, Say Goodbye to the Campaign Calendar
    These will range from business to content to social media to marketing and more. This week, a presentation from leading marketing orchestration software and services company Responsys. Offering an infographic-type presentation over the normal Slideshare method, Responsys shares some statistics on why marketers need to let go of the campaign calendar mindset and adopt a more customer-centric approach. The Sunday Share: Marketers, Say Goodbye to the Campaign Calendar originally appeared on Danny Brown - Social Media | Marketing | Influence under a Creative Commons license.
    [Marketing] Social Marketing Hangover
    I was recently quoted on making the following prediction: “Look for marketing’s love affair with social media to give way in 2011 to the sobering reality that a Facebook fan page and Twitter account don’t solve problems of poor products or positioning. Social media marketing can never match the hype that has been heaped on it for the last three years, so it must go through a correction stage. As poorly conceived or badly executed social marketing campaigns begin to take their toll, people will naturally blame the tools. Social marketing is hard.
    [Marketing] The Cost of Marketing on Facebook [Infographic]
    With close to one billion members, Facebook is a very attractive marketing platform. Advertisers can target users by age, location, or area of interest, enabling very focused marketing efforts. Flowtown created this infographic to show data the company collected about who is marketing on Facebook. Advertising Facebook Marketing Social Media Social Media MarketingThe Facebook Advertising team has done a great job of working with company engineers to build a self-service, easy-to-use product that makes Google AdWords look quaint by comparison.
    [Marketing] Native Advertising: Content Marketing goes Mainstream
    Content Marketing vs Native Advertising. Content marketing is designed to build a relationship with your audience by giving them valuable content that is designed especially for them. Content marketing builds an audience to earn the opportunity to occasionally make offers to buy your products and services. Native advertising is paid content marketing that most likely (but not always) includes a call-to-action for selling products and services. How This Makes for Better Online Marketing. There is a fine line between native advertising and content marketing. Both
    [Marketing] 12 Google Plus Events Marketing Tips
    It can be quite beneficial for marketing, as it can help you to reach a larger segment of your audiences than you might be able to reach with other outlets. Here, we will look at some of the best tips for using Google Plus Events for your business and your marketing needs. 1. You should always make sure that you make the most of video and photos during any marketing effort. 12 Google Plus Events Marketing Tips is a post from Mr Ryan Connors Blog. Business Marketing Strategies and Tactics Social Media event marketing event marketing tips google plus events
    [Marketing] The Real Definition of Content Marketing
    Content marketing is confusing. looked up content marketing and found these definitions. Content marketing is an umbrella term encompassing all marketing formats that involve the creation or sharing of content for the purpose of engaging current and potential consumer bases.”. General term for Article Marketing, Audio Marketing and Video Marketing where you get traffic by giving away free ‘content’. Essentially “content marketing is using content to market your product.”  Oh boy. So what is content marketing? Social Media
  • JEFF KORHAN  |  TUESDAY, MAY 27, 2014
    [Marketing] State of The Social Marketing Industry
    2014 Social Marketing Industry Report by Michael Stelzner. We’re almost at the midpoint for this year, making this an ideal time to assess your social marketing efforts and reallocate resources as necessary. To give you some benchmarks, I’ll be sharing research results from the 6th Annual Social Media Marketing Industry Report from Michael Stelzner and our friends at Social Media Examiner. This is a hefty 50-page report that provides interesting insights from the responses of over 2,800 marketers like you and me. When it comes to Google+, I’m confident of two things.
    [Marketing] Humanize Email Marketing for Results
    If you expect to get your marketing emails opened and read, you need to consistently deliver useful information, while also respecting the cardinal rule of content marketing – quickly and clearly make your point. What is most important is designing an email marketing program that encourages actions that progressively lead to sales – and more than likely these actions will require human interaction. Strategically Plan Your Email Marketing. Tips for Humanizing Email Marketing. #1 – Emphasize why you are confirming the receipt of your message. 
    [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! Email this to a friend?
    [Marketing] Content Calendar for Content Marketing
    As we have recently made some significant changes to their website and overall marketing platform, I started to consider some new metrics to include in their monthly analytic dashboard. Metrics for content marketing, are key to understanding campaign performance! With content marketing, I like to be able to see what motivates a action, whether that is an email, phone call or a spike in traffic on the site. The post Content Calendar for Content Marketing appeared first on PWB Blog. Analytics Marketing content calendar content management
    [Marketing] How to Use Social Media for Event Marketing [Infographic]
    Using social media to maximize the impact of live events (like trade shows, forums and conferences) is where shiny new tools meet old school marketing. But social media marketing, which emerged as a distinct discipline just eight years ago this month, has proven a powerful tool for maximizing the results from and investment in live event marketing. Events Social Media Marketing event marketing infographics Lakeshore Convention CentreKeep the buzz going after events by posting photos of the conference or trade show to Facebook and Instagram.
  • JEFF KORHAN  |  MONDAY, JULY 23, 2012
    [Marketing] The Art of Marketing Raw
    This is where many digital marketers fail. The marketers that choose the latter wonder why nobody is talking about them or their brand. Modern marketing has largely been about polishing the brand, but those days are over. Successful digital marketing is raw, honest, and unpolished – and that’s engaging. Awareness Blogging Community content marketing Marketing Online Marketing Selling Small Business Social Business Success blogging communication customers engage engagement Jeff Korhan marketers marketing raw relationships stories
    [Marketing] Creating and Curating Killer Internet Marketing Content
    From blogs to email, creating killer internet marketing content is what separates the winners from the loser. Whether you believe content is king or not, there’s no denying that it plays one of the most important roles in modern marketing. What is Killer Internet Marketing Content? However, in this article we’ll be narrowing our focus to the type of internet marketing content that appears on sites – be it static or dynamic – email shots, promotional materials and social media. Where do you get your content marketing ideas? Rich Media.
    [Marketing] #DearKen: How Do I “Pinterest-ize” My Marketing Content?
    with you in my last MobileGroove column, my hope is that you are already happily pinning away all of your photo- and video-based marketing content onto your brands’ boards on Pinterest. That is, marketing content that isn’t “visual”, but is nonetheless valuable to communicating your marketing messages, such as your glowing customer testimonials and your spellbinding annual report? cocky marketing guy??) as to say that you can pin ANY of your marketing content on Pinterest. I’ll show you how. Pinterest can be an easy win for B2C and B2B marketers.
  • DANNY BROWN  |  SUNDAY, MAY 18, 2014
    [Marketing] The Sunday Share: Why Great Marketers Must Be Great Skeptics
    These will range from business to content to social media to marketing and more. Research and marketing today often relies on the “wisdom of the crowd” – if enough people say or think something, it must be true. Rand’s presentation shows why this isn’t the case, and why marketers must be more skeptical to succeed. The Sunday Share: Why Great Marketers Must Be Great Skeptics originally appeared on Danny Brown - Award-Winning Social Media Marketing and Influence Marketing Blog - all rights reserved. Enjoy. image: drew beck.
    [Marketing] How to Kick-Start Your Content Marketing [Report]
    A few days ago, the content production platform Skyword released a white paper on how to kick-start your content marketing. It includes a seven-step approach that can be used by any organization to develop or re-energize a successful content marketing strategy and program. Additionally, it includes insights from 21 experts and influencers within the fields of content marketing, search engine optimization and social marketing. The strategy you develop must adhere to your overall marketing efforts and thereby become an integrated part of your business initiatives.
    [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.
    [Marketing] The Importance of Brand Recommendations in Your Marketing Strategy
    Knowing why and how consumers use recommendations will help you create more effective marketing programs. His research also shows that “a 12% increase in brand advocacy, on average, generates a 2x increase in revenue growth rate plus boosts market share” and, conversely, “a 2% reduction in negative word-of-mouth boosts sales growth by 1%.”. recent report by social media marketing agency Zócalo Group delves into how consumers view on- and offline recommendations from their friends, family, and peers. What does this mean for brand marketers? According to a U.K.
    [Marketing] Five Emerging Marketing Trends That Should Reshape Your Branding in 2015
    We are barely at the end of Q1 and already several trends are emerging in the areas of branding and marketing that should impact your planning for the rest of the year. The post Five Emerging Marketing Trends That Should Reshape Your Branding in 2015 appeared first on We First Branding. Each one of these trends is transformative for a company in their own right, but taken together they reflect a shift in mindset […].
    [Marketing] 3 Winning Marketing Strategies for the Super Bowl XLIX
    The post 3 Winning Marketing Strategies for the Super Bowl XLIX appeared first on We First Branding. Advertising Brands Consumers Facebook Media Mobile Purpose Social Technology Twitter Values brand story branding Capitalism Cause marketing Causes commercials Community core values Creativity Economy fans football Google loyalty Marketing mobile Online communities opportunity purpose social branding social business social good social network Social Networking Super Bowl team
    [Marketing] Five Ways Marketers Should Use Foursquare
    Foursquare Uses for Marketers. Location Social Media Bryan Willmert flat top grill foursquare julius meinl location-based services mark robins Marketing New York Times recommendation engine schuba's southport groceryA few weeks ago, after I rode 63 miles, I was craving eggs like nobody’s business. So Mr. D and I set out to have brunch at Schuba’s , a little restaurant down the street. It was 1:45 p.m. They couldn’t serve the lunch portion of their brunch menu? Fast forward to this past Saturday when we decided to have Flat Top again. Foursquare is Changing.
    [Marketing] Email Still Trumps Social Media for Online Marketing
    Email marketing wins more online customers than Facebook and Twitter, but it lags behind organic search. The introduction of disruptive technologies and tools over the last few years has spawned enormous changes in online marketing. But a recent report from Custora , maker of a predictive analytics platform, reveals that online retailers are winning new customers via traditional email marketing at quadruple the rate they did four years ago. The latter finding reinforces the use of content marketing along with investing in search engine marketing. Geography.
    [Marketing] CMOs: Shedding light on marketing performance
    But when it comes to marketing, there has always been a bit of the “black box” effect. Marketing is the one major budget item that traditionally has been the hardest to understand and measure from a traditional business performance standpoint. Quarterly and annual reviews provide some idea of how the money is being spent, and frequency, reach, target rating points, media impressions and clip counting are among the longstanding measures of marketing effectiveness. But these are becoming less and less informative as the world moves at Internet speed.
    [Marketing] Marketing, community, support or all of the above?
    Over the last few years, social media has evolved away from this – away from personal interaction, and towards what is increasingly push marketing. While public relations practitioners were early out of the blocks on social, the last few years have seen a shift of budgets towards marketing organizations, and money talks – their role has become increasingly prevalent in social for many companies. Marketing objectives generally focus on sales – demand gen, acquisition, etc. Tweet. “When I was your age…” Source:
    [Marketing] More B2B Marketing on Mad Marketing TV — The After Party
    After last weeks show, guest host Jeff Ogden and B2B marketing expert, Paul Dunay discuss: - Marketing at a small company versus a larger company. MadMarketingTV is sponsored by Act-On Software: Marketing Automation for the Fortune 5 Million. Related posts: Changes in B2B Marketing — Mad Marketing TV Ep 13 Join guest host Jeff Ogden and special guest Paul. Buyer personas and the importance of knowing your buyers. Approaches for creating engaging content. - How writing a book can help generate awareness and build reputation. Visit [link] to learn more.
    [Marketing] Changing How Markets Behave
    The web has changed how “markets” communicate. The intent and dynamics of the marketplace have changed and as we begin a new era all organizations will be forced to make   changes to their intents or lose the markets attention. The Cluetrain Manifesto stated :  The customers who once looked you in the eye while hefting your wares in the market were transformed into consumers. Power swung so decisively to the supply side that “market” became a verb: something you do to customers. marketplace fueled by buyer intentions.
    [Marketing] Quick Start Guide: Pinterest Marketing with Rich Pins
    Using Pinterest to market your business and brand, especially if you are committed to creating and curating rich, visual, informative content, can be very effective in the right circumstances. That’s because the massive market that Pinterest represents  is growing daily and proving itself as the social media commerce platform. Quick Start Guide: Pinterest Marketing with Rich Pins originally appeared on Jugnoo Blog - Social Media is a Business: Social Media Presence Management under a Creative Commons license. Go to  [link]  to set up a business account. Why Rich Pins?
    [Marketing] 17 Digital Marketing Experts Share Their Top Tips, Tricks, and Tools
    He’s also founder of Exploring Social Media , a social media marketing program for beginners to teach them how to best understand and make sense of this online phenomenon for marketing. Samir Balwani is a marketing strategist and Director of Member Acquisition for StyleCaster. Adam Singer is a digital marketer and blogger at The Future Buzz. Kristi Hines is a freelance writer and marketing consultant. Jay Berkowitz is is the owner and founder of B2B marketing company Here’s what they told me: Shannon Paul. Jason Falls.
    [Marketing] Top Marketing Trends for 2013
    As we reach the half way mark for 2013, I wanted to bring you updates on the top marketing trends this year, and what you should be incorporating into your marketing mix to give your marketing a boost. Mobile Marketing should be an integrated part of your marketing mix. SoLoMo Marketing Takes Center Stage. SoLoMo is an acronym for Social-Local-Mobile, referring to a new marketing approach: The growing trend of targeting consumers based on their current location and designed to be shared via social networks. Marketing Must be Integrated.
    [Marketing] Why B2B Marketers are Flocking to Native Advertising in 2015
    The stats from the Content Marketing Institute’s B2B Content Marketing: 2015 Benchmarks, Budgets and Trends on B2B marketers plans for content marketing spending in 2015 vs. 2014 were not that surprising. Content marketing spending by B2B marketers is increasing in 2015. We’ve been reading many of the same stats as most B2B Marketers that compare banner ads versus native ads: Native ads are outperforming banners. It can be either a sponsored article or can be a content marketing asset like a white paper, recorded webinar, etc. Why is that?
    [Marketing] Is Video Marketing Really Profitable?
    Marketing Pilgrim has an interesting take on video marketing. Either enter the video marketing arena and make an honest go of it or risk losing business to the competition. Video marketing is not a necessity. wouldn’t recommend it for every client, but videos are powerful marketing tools. What are your thoughts on video marketing ? Video Marketing small businesslike what Frank Reed says in this paragraph: You must consider how your product is able to be ‘pitched’ via video. It’s that simple. So what if you feel that video is too expensive?
  • ARI HERZOG  |  TUESDAY, MAY 27, 2014
    [Marketing] Stop Dividing Marketing and Media
    Why are we creating schisms in marketing and media? Digital marketing. New marketing. Online marketing. Social marketing. Social media marketing. If you stop and think about it, what is the difference between digital marketing and social media marketing — vs marketing itself? If you call yourself a digital marketing consultant then I suggest you are a marketing consultant. Marketing Media culture Digital media. New media. Online media. Social media. The list goes on. It’s still a tool. Simplify.
    [Marketing] Why Emotional Headlines are Good for Your Content Marketing
    We started testing the most (and least) shared headlines using the Emotional Marketing Value (EMV) Headline Analyzer as made available by the Advanced Marketing Institute. According to the Advanced Marketing Institute: Most professional copywriters’ headlines will have  30-40 percent EMV Words  in their headlines, while the most gifted copywriters will have  50-75 percent  EMV words in headlines. Perhaps they could be an asset to your content marketing after-all. The post Why Emotional Headlines are Good for Your Content Marketing appeared first on Spin Sucks.
    [Marketing] The Sunday Share: 50 Content Marketing Predictions for 2014
    These will range from business to content to social media to marketing and more. This week, a collection of predictions for 2014 from the Content Marketing Institute. As brands begin to understand the power of owned media, content as a marketing tactic is beginning to become more mainstream. The Sunday Share: 50 Content Marketing Predictions for 2014 originally appeared on Danny Brown - Social Media | Marketing | Influence under a Creative Commons license. Sunday Share content marketing sunday share Which brings us to this week’s Sunday Share. Enjoy.
    [Marketing] Sustainability Stories: Three Common Marketing Mistakes
    Originally published in CSRwire In today’s radically transparent social business marketplace, the reputation of a company extends way beyond its marketing to include its supply chain, manufacturing processes, employee treatment and customer engagement. The post Sustainability Stories: Three Common Marketing Mistakes appeared first on WeFirst Branding. Community CSR Leadership Sustainability Thinking Brand Coca Cola employee engagement Marketing Social story telling supply chain sustainability transparency unilever Zara
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  MONDAY, JUNE 29, 2015
    [Marketing] The Pop-up: A Marketing Tactic we Love to Hate
    The use of website pop-ups is a marketing tactic we communications pros love to hate. The general public tend to hate when we use pop-ups as a marketing tactic, too. Case-after-case show pop-ups used effectively as a marketing tactic help drive more subscribers (such as how  Darren Rouse increased subscribers by 300 per day ), and increase conversions and leads. Like most marketing tactics, there are several ways for one to “pop a box.” ” And yet… They work! A Pop-Up Marketing Tactic Turned Me into a Playboy Playmate. Like really hate.
    [Marketing] 10 Marketing Trends for 2011
    recently completed a new point-of-view for my firm which outlines how I think marketing will be changing in the next few years.  It’s surprising how many times I’ve revised it in just a month, so my top 10 predictions for next year will probably change just as quickly. Given that disclaimer, here’s what I see as the big issues facing marketers next year: Customer engagement is not a passing fad. Now that there’s so much more data with the advent of social media, marketers must look beyond their traditional sources of data warehousing.  Marketing analytics are red hot.
    [Marketing] How to Hire Your Social Media Marketing Partner
    But companies must avoid a panicky response, because hiring a social media marketing (SMM) partner requires careful study. Social Media Marketing Activities and Skills. possible downside is difficulty integrating with other marketing activities. Many Internet marketing agencies , including mine, offer SMM in addition to SEO, PPC and other widely used services. major advantage here is solid integration with other Internet marketing activities. Brad Shorr is Director of Content and Social Media for Straight North, an Internet marketing, Chicago based agency.
    [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. 1. Targeted marketing messages get read, shared, and talked about. Blog marketing
    [Marketing] Marketing Is What Happens In The Market…(Not What Happens In Your Marketing Department)
    What’s going on in your marketing department doesn’t actually matter Despite your natural inclinations to focus on what you can see, what’s happening right in front of you, in your office, is irrelevant if you aren’t seeing what’s happening in the real world market. What really matters is what’s going on with customers, advocates, influencers, Blog Social Media Marketing
    [Marketing] Inbound Marketing versus Outbound Marketing: a Pointless Debate
    Since several years marketers are debating the evolution of marketing from the inbound marketing versus “outbound&# perspective. Inbound marketing is defined as all forms of (mostly digital) marketing whereby people “find” your company/products/services and that includes tactics and channels such as social media marketing, SEO, SEA, blog marketing and content marketing. Outbound marketing is basically [.]. Blog Connected marketing customer-centricity HubSpot inbound marketing outbound marketing
    [Marketing] How You Can Use Native Advertising to Complement Content Marketing
    While the online space was in its infancy for marketers, this approach was successful. However, in recent years, consumers have become more discerning about how they’re marketed to, and this has resulted in banner ads and PPC campaigns taking a revenue hit. Instead, social ads and content marketing have started to drive bigger engagement, with  consumers increasingly acting upon ads within the likes of Twitter and Facebook , as well as sponsored blog posts from bloggers promoting a certain brand or product. Native Ads As Content Marketing.
    [Marketing] How to Go The Distance with Your Content Marketing
    In the world of marketing, the winners are the ones that not only create outstanding content , but then find new outlets for going the distance with it. This job of content marketing starts with an idea to then create something useful from it. The key to successful content marketing is building, refining, and following a process. Everybody is going all in on content marketing. About the Author:  Jeff Korhan, MBA, is the  author of  Built-In Social: Essential Social Marketing Practices for Every Small Business  and host of  This Old New Business podcast.
    [Marketing] Marketing needs to be more Adaptive!
    Ok so this isn’t the newest concept you ever heard of – but hear me out – its time we really changed a few things in the marketing organization. So its easy to see that today’s marketing teams are not that well equipped to handle “ real time marketing ” as David Meerman Scott defined it. In a real time marketing world speed will be key. As marketers we need to be optimized for speed and rapidly effective decision-making. We need better systems to take in data and analytics in order to make smarter better business decisions.
    [Marketing] 3 Reasons why to outsource Social Media and Inbound marketing for your Restaurant
    All successful businesses have one thing in common, they have great marketing and they care about their customers and restaurants are no exemption. And which strategy should you use, which one brings the big bang for your marketing buck? Inbound marketing has been the most successful Internet marketing strategies in recent years. Many businesses from different industries are using inbound marketing since about ten years as it is highly productive for their business. Inbound marketing has been the successful and cheapest marketing trends in online world now.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 22, 2012
    [Marketing] Marketing Talent
    There is a shortage of talent in the marketing pool. As technology becomes the beachfront to the marketing industry along with great creative work, there is an ever-growing chasm of between digital, social, mobile, analytics and the professionals doing the work. " Where does marketing fit into this? There are few success stories in the digital marketing space like that of the agency R/GA. During this week's Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity , Greenberg sat down with Digiday to discuss how they attract and retain marketing talent. digiday.
    [Marketing] Is Inbound Marketing is to expensive for YOU too?
    Inbound marketing is the marketing strategy that focuses on getting found by customers when they research online for products and services your business also has to offer. With inbound marketing businesses earn their way to the customer, by publishing helpful information on a blog, in social media and forums. Inbound marketing includes Blogging, Social Media, Lead Conversion, Lead Nurturing and Closed-Loop Analysis. Most business has not the resources and the knowledge to execute a powerful and result driven inbound marketing strategy. Simply nothing!
    [Marketing] 64 Inspiring Facebook Marketing Techniques [infographic]
    Some time ago, I found an infographic called “Facebook Marketing Strategies” on AllFacebook , which, as the name suggests, functions as a great inspiration for how to create interesting marketing activities. The infographic has eight different categories with 64 marketing techniques in total. However, you probably don’t need that many, but you have to remember that it’s crucial for you to choose something that relates to your brand and overall marketing strategy. Companies’ Use of Content Marketing Is On the Rise [infographic].
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