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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

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.

10 Reasons Market Research is Critical to Social Media

Adam Cohen

But those same companies need to leverage, not ignore, that insight available when fusing social media into the marketing mix they already have. Brian Solis has a terrific series starting this week on the changing marketing, advertising and communications, where he adds a 5th P: People. Definitely when someone want to start a social network marketing they should have a goal.

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?

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 Content Marketing Survival Guide: How to Navigate the Wilds of Social Media

Use this guide to inspire your creativity and ignite more successful and sustainable social media conversations

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

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.

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 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.  

Billboard Yourself

Adam Cohen

Tags: Interactive Marketing Social Media Billboard Digital Fusion Personalization

How to Be Social: A Social Media Manifesto

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

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?

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.

Agile Marketing in B2B

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Agile marketing increasingly is being recognized as a powerful key to content effectiveness. Breaking news creates windows of opportunities, but only if marketers are quick and smart enough to take advantage of them. On topic of agile marketing is what some have called newsjacking, which means responding quickly to news items of the day. Market trigger : We knew that the U.S.

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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.

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.

The Problem with Marketing Automation

Spin Sucks

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.

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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3 Tips for Using Social Media for B2B Marketing

Webbiquity SMM

Social media can be a great business tool to use for marketing, sales, PR, customer service, and HR. But with the right knowledge and strategy, social media can be an invaluable part of a B2B online marketing plan. Here are three tips for using social media more effectively in your B2B marketing. Social Media Marketing content marketing institute Hootsuite Larry Altonn

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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.

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.

Three Influencer Marketing Secrets to Drive Traffic

Webbiquity SMM

But though the practice of influencer marketing —driving content by leveraging influencers—has been around for awhile, you may not have fully capitalized on this powerfully effective way to increase your website’s social media traffic, links, and search visibility. Guest post by Tim Brown. When was the last time you clicked on an ad on social?” I asked. Blank stares. Blog comments.

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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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.

The Four Most Important Things B2B Marketing Must Share with Sales

Spin Sucks

We're used to sales and marketing not "speaking" to each other. What would happen if sales and marketing work closely together? The post The Four Most Important Things B2B Marketing Must Share with Sales appeared first on Spin Sucks. We're used to these two departments working independently, without one knowing what the other does. What if we change that?

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120 Marketing Tactics for Blogs

Pamorama

Part of a good content marketing strategy, blogging helps you position yourself as an expert in your area. . Content marketing  consists of producing and publishing information that builds trust and authority among your ideal customers. It The steps below will help you create a content marketing strategy for your blog that ensures that you will reach your goals. 1.

Give Your Campaign Video Marketing Boost

The Realtime Report

Give Your Campaign Video Marketing Boost By Alexander Harrison. When you consider that at least half of mobile web traffic is video content, it doesn’t take much figuring out that if you’re not making use of this marketing medium, you’re potentially missing out on giving your advertising campaign a welcome shot in the arm. Raise Your Profile & Increase Trust. Positive ROI.

The Psychology of Marketing: Nine Tools You Need

Spin Sucks

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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How To Start A Mobile Marketing Strategy

The Realtime Report

How To Start A Mobile Marketing Strategy. Have you considered mobile marketing as part of your advertising strategy? Here is how you can embark with a successful mobile marketing strategy. App Based Mobile Marketing. That is why you should certainly consider app-based mobile marketing. SMS Marketing. In-Game Marketing. QR Codes. Mobile Search Ads.

Three Innovative Ways to Market Your Product on Pinterest

Spin Sucks

Is Pinterest part of your social media marketing strategy? Emily Connor has some tips to help you master Pinterest marketing. The post Three Innovative Ways to Market Your Product on Pinterest appeared first on Spin Sucks. How do you use Pinterest for your business?

SMS Marketing Trumps Social Media Marketing [Infographic]

Puzzle Marketer

What does this mean for marketers? SMS and MMS are powerful marketing tactics that can get your message directly to your audience and more importantly, they’ll see it. Content Marketing Mobile Marketing broadcasting facebook google mms mobile narrowcasting pinterest sms twitterThey separate the two into what they call Narrowcast and Broadcast.

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14 Dazzling Digital Marketing Stats and Facts

Webbiquity SMM

Digital marketing activities and budgets are growing, because they have an impact: more than half of all employed adults say that “digital media has changed the way they work.” Marketers in the U.S. will spend nearly $24 billion on online display advertising this year, and 59% of CMOs view display ads as an effective marketing channel. Image credit: AdWeek.

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.

7 Steps to Successful Content Marketing [Infographic]

Pamorama

Content marketing is a way of communicating with your customers and prospects without pitching your products or services. . Also known as  inbound marketing , content marketing is non-interruptive. This form of marketing may create recognition, but it’s rejected by consumers about 90% of the time. . Marketers use content marketing for: Brand awareness (79%).

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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