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Update Your Segmentation Model With Social Data Before It’s Too Late

Adam Cohen

Attention digital marketers: It’s time. If you aren’t infusing “why” people are using social media into your marketing segmentation model, you may be missing key ways to make digital marketing successful. If leveraged properly that information fuels marketing tactics from personalization to email marketing to direct mail.

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Social Media Success is About The Customers, Stupid

Adam Cohen

They all in many ways were first to market, which in an industry like marketing tends to benefit those who create the buzz first. Being first to market doesn’t guarantee success, nor is it a requirement to gain success.  …getting coverage at PR and marketing conferences. The New Marketing Funnel (48). What would you add to this list? Most Commented.

The Content Convergence Dilemma: Where’s the Content Department?

Adam Cohen

That content can take many forms – user-generated, interactive, structured (data), marketing, conversational, and others. Marketing organizations are historically built around generation of “finished” content. Conversational content is managed across many organizations who touch social media functions – PR, marketing and customer service, for example.

The Unsung Heroes of Social Media

Adam Cohen

Co-opetition in the World of Social Media Marketing (10). The Powered Social Marketing Help Desk is Open (5). Community Customer Engagement Relationship Marketing Social Media Aaron Strout Brian Solis Chris Brogan Community Roundtable Customer Relationships David Armano Jason FallsThe business side of social media is evolving on a daily basis. Related Posts. Tweet.

Social Media Marketing GPS

SMGPS will tell you the why & how to use social media for marketing, 1 tweet at a time. You'll learn essentials in digestible little spoonfuls

Making the Leap: Why Companies Struggle with Social Media

Adam Cohen

Traditional advertising and marketing provides a cushion, putting out messaging to the large customer population to influence their purchase behavior.  It didn’t require making a leap to engage customers in conversation or to deeply understand how they make a purchase decision.  How many customers does your company have?  Simply put, one way is easier, two-way (and multi-way) is hard.

Micromarketing: Relationship Marketing Through Advocacy

Adam Cohen

Since I have been a social media enthusiast for some time, I knew about many examples, but I would imaging most marketers would learn even more.  Throughout, Greg uses many allusions or outright callouts to interactive marketing techniques – SEO, PPC, display advertising, web analytics and measurement concepts, and more.  Co-opetition in the World of Social Media Marketing (10).

Professional Services at the Digital Crossroads

Adam Cohen

Marketers are embracing the troves of data available and looking at how to craft effective campaigns, content and platforms to reach audiences in new ways.  Ad agencies are extending “big ideas” to be rooted in shareable social platforms. These are exciting times for anyone in the advertising, marketing and communications space. image credit: PedjaP via flickr.

The Digital Five Tool Player

Adam Cohen

As the convergence of different marketing tactics takes root in agencies, vendors and marketing departments of companies of all sizes, I’ve started to think about what it takes to ultimately be a “ five tool player &# in the digital space.  Ed Boches wrote a great post yesterday about labels in creative and digital – and that got me thinking it was time to document these thoughts. 

The Smart Marketer's Guide to Social Media Management

Engaging in social media isn't an option anymore. So if you're going to do it, you want to do it well

Social Media Does Not Exist

Adam Cohen

MarketingSherpa recently published a study of companies that are integrating social media tactics with offline and online marketing tactics.  I’d like to see the evolution over time and agree with the premise – “The benefits of integrating social media with other marketing tactics far exceed the benefits of utilizing social media alone.&#. Frankly, well put.  

Down the Rabbit Hole: Super 8?s Complex Viral Campaign

Adam Cohen

What other complex marketing campaigns have you seen and liked?  The marketing questions this uncovers could rival those of the plot so far…but I have to admit, I like what I see. Super 8 Viral Marketing Ramps Up (dreadcentral.com). Tags: Social Media Film Interactive Marketing J. J. This morning I caught wind of a Steve Spielberg produced, J. J. Take a look. 

Social Media Chat Tuesday, July 21st

Adam Cohen

My topic for this week is “ Social media AND… “  If you have been a subscriber here you know that I look at social media tactics as informed strategies leveraging deeper understanding of a brand’s most valuable customers and prospects – truly integrated into other forms of marketing.  You can also find me on Twitter before during and after. See you there?

Interview: EMC Does Social Media From The Inside Out

Adam Cohen

Community Marketing Strategy Social Media EMC Enterprise 2.0 reached out to Len Devanna (a good friend, a former client years ago, and Director of Social Strategy helping lead EMC ‘s social media efforts to the next level), and asked if he’d answer a few questions about it. Turns out it was a timely ask. Q. How did EMC start on their social media journey? Why or why not?

How to Be Social: A Social Media Manifesto

Learn the 10 worst social media marketing mistakes and how to avoid them

Some Brand Haiku Humor

Adam Cohen

Good friend Aaron Strout had a moment of inspiration on a plane and decided to challenge a few friends to come up with Haikus about recent brand experiences.  In his continuing reign as the Kevin Bacon of Social Media, Aaron was quickly able to recruit a list of talented marketers to join in the fun. Co-opetition in the World of Social Media Marketing (10). Here you go. Related Posts.

On Beyond Snake Oil

Adam Cohen

What’s clear to me though, is that companies need to evaluate the following when making a decision on how and where to get help to infuse social media into their marketing or other business tactics: Industry experience of the provider. Tags: Consulting Marketing Strategy Social Media iMedia Internet marketing Marketing Marketing and Advertising Snake oil

Billboard Yourself

Adam Cohen

Tags: Interactive Marketing Social Media Billboard Digital Fusion Personalization

I Will Not Write About Old Spice

Adam Cohen

a thousand cuts :: adam cohen's blog About Blogroll Contact a thousand cuts conversations about social media and interactive marketing by adam cohen 16 JUL I Will Not Write About Old Spice Posted by: adam / Tags: Advertising , Isaiah Mustafa , Old Spice , Social Media , Television , YouTube / Comments: View Comments I will resist the urge.  Is anyone buying more?&# So I just curated.

Master The Next Wave Of Social

As social media adoption becomes more and more mainstream, marketing leaders race to keep up - creating blogs, communities, and Facebook pages, all too often without a clear road map in mind

20 Tremendous Digital Marketing Stats and Facts

Webbiquity SMM

Digital marketing budgets continue to rise, often at the expense of offline advertising spend. But digital marketers must continue to evolve practices as they strive to make their content an asset, rather than an annoyance, to prospective buyers. Spending on digital marketing is projected to increase by 12% to 15% on average. General Digital Marketing Stats. 1. combined.

Seven Brutal Truths About Digital Marketing Trends

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Roger Gallager doesn't mince words when he talks about digital marketing trends and the habit some have of proclaiming them, but not living them. The post Seven Brutal Truths About Digital Marketing Trends appeared first on Spin Sucks. Here is what you should pay attention to this year, even if it's not on your list. Six Powerful Tips to Increase Online Engagement.

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Out With the Old: Rethink Your Content Marketing Strategy

Spin Sucks

Content marketing has been the lynchpin of many successful marketing strategies for the better part of a decade. However, content marketing, like marketing in general, is not something you can put on auto-pilot – unless you want to get left in the dust. The post Out With the Old: Rethink Your Content Marketing Strategy appeared first on Spin Sucks.

33 Thought-Provoking B2B Social Media and Marketing Stats

Webbiquity SMM

As noted in the 2016 B2B Marketing Trends report , B2B marketing strategies and practices are in the midst of significant change, driven by new technologies and evolving buyer expectations for more “consumer-like” experiences. These changes are affecting tactics, budgets, messaging, and metrics as illustrated in the compilation of B2B marketing facts and statistics below.

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The Problem with Marketing Automation

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Freed from the shackles of working for marketing automation companies and agencies, I can finally come clean about the truth behind the highly touted and sought after software. There are two very big ideas that are core to the pitch of marketing automation. You’ll Love Marketing Automation. The post The Problem with Marketing Automation appeared first on Spin Sucks.

Why Content Marketing Fails

Spin Sucks

Before I talk about why content marketing fails, I want to talk about Barbie. All that said, I’m not here to hold up Barbie Magazine as an example of a content marketing win. I’d argue if you’re thinking about doing your content marketing in the style of Barbie Magazine , you’re looking at exhibit A of why content marketing fails. This is how content marketing wins.

Eight Tips for Influencer Marketing Done Well

Spin Sucks

The work of the people is more influential when it comes to influencer marketing. The post Eight Tips for Influencer Marketing Done Well appeared first on Spin Sucks. Related Stories How SEO and Content Work Hand-in-Hand Content Marketing with Your Reputation in Mind The Five People Essential to Your Next News Release. Comments I agree, Bob. by Bob LeDrew Yes yes yes.

Top Marketing Trends for 2013

yMarketingMatters

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. Marketing Must be Integrated.

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The Long, Lost Baby Boomers In Marketing

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And right now everybody is aiming their marketing guns at the Millennials. But Diana Beyer says there is a group of people often ignored by marketers, and this is your chance to disrupt the industry. The post The Long, Lost Baby Boomers In Marketing appeared first on Spin Sucks. If you find yourself targeting the same crowd as everybody else, you’re probably losing out.

Marketing Predictions for 2015

Mindjumpers

The Content Marketing Institute has for the seventh consecutive year compiled 60 content marketing predictions from thought leaders around the world. Here are some of our favorites: • Brands will recognize the role of editor as the missing link to true content marketing effectiveness. Peer-to-peer marketing has a natural home in local communities. Sarah Mitchell.

Why Marketers Should ???? Emoji Speak

Spin Sucks

Sarah Clark shares some tips for incorporating emojis into your company’s marketing strategy. The post Why Marketers Should The corporate world needs to keep pace with the changing communication trends. Emojis are big part of today's communications.

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The Psychology of Marketing: Nine Tools You Need

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Today’s marketers need to both understand the long-standing psychological principles that affect reader engagement and the newer tactics that allow you to use those principles more effectively. The post The Psychology of Marketing: Nine Tools You Need appeared first on Spin Sucks. Benedict Brychta looks at the tools you need to understand and use.

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The Hottest Trends In Digital Marketing Automation

Spin Sucks

By choosing the right marketing automation software for your business, you will find success at driving leads and making sales. The post The Hottest Trends In Digital Marketing Automation appeared first on Spin Sucks. Related Stories The Problem with Marketing Automation Is Marketing Automation Cheating or Just Slightly Creepy? Mollie McDonnell has more.

Content Marketing Strategy? Think Like A Reporter

Webbiquity SMM

Although 93% of B2B companies are doing content marketing, less than half view themselves as successful with it. However, companies with a documented content marketing strategy are three times as likely to say their efforts are “very” or “extremely” effective as those without one. So—creating a content marketing strategy is vital. The Inverted Pyramid.

20 Brilliant B2B Marketing and Digital Business Stats and Facts

Webbiquity SMM

B2B marketers today certainly live in “interesting times” (in the sense of the not-actually-Chinese curse ). While search, social media, ecommerce and content marketing have dramatically altered the roles of buyers and sellers, a number of traditional channels (that is, pre-dating millennials) remain highly effective. Image Credit: B2B Marketing Insider. Not quite.

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Looking Back at Weird 90s Marketing

Spin Sucks

With the incredibly vast amount of data, as well as innovative new tools such as virtual reality, today's marketing is very different from the '90s. However, there are many lessons marketers can learn from '90s marketing. The post Looking Back at Weird 90s Marketing appeared first on Spin Sucks.

5 Social Media & Digital Marketing “Must Haves” for 2016

yMarketingMatters

With so many social media and digital marketing options now available, it can be overwhelming to know what you should be doing first. At the same time, it’s also very exciting times for marketers and business owners, to have so many powerful marketing tools to escalate and grow their business, sales and exposure. Social media is the future of marketing.     2. Consumers

47 Superb Social Media Marketing Stats and Facts

Webbiquity SMM

Most businesses now use social media for marketing and those efforts are expected to continue to increase, yet many marketers and top executives alike find the business value difficult to quantify. Here are four key takeaways (among the many possible) from the compilation of social media marketing facts and statistics below: Social is important today, but even more so tomorrow.

Content Marketing isn’t Just for Marketers Anymore

Spin Sucks

Content marketing isn’t just for marketers anymore. Salespeople, customer service reps, call center agents, on-boarding staff—anyone who directly connects with customers—should be part of the content marketing process. The post Content Marketing isn’t Just for Marketers Anymore appeared first on Spin Sucks. Daniel Glickman shows you why it is important.