If Your Agency Is Not Consulting, Then What Is It Doing?

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For marketing agencies to survive, they must start looking more like the consultants. In this world of consolidation, the major accounting/consulting firms ( Accenture , Deloitte , etc.) Those who have been exposed to both sides of the consulting and agency space are keen to have these ad agencies look much more like consulting operations. This begs the question: were agencies not offering consultative services before? Agencies have always been consultants.

Facebook Advertising Tricks for B2B Marketers

Buzz Marketing for Technology

If I could offer you a billboard in the middle of Times Square for little to no cost for you to advertise your company would you do it? So let’s go through 3 Tricks to Maximize a Facebook Advertising purchase for B2B Marketers.

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Poets And Plumbers And The Future Of Advertising

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It seems like advertising is facing its Judgement Day. Advertising is not going anywhere, but like every industry, disruption comes. They are working in-house for brands, going to the major consulting firms, working for media companies, startups, digital platforms and more.

Why Testimonial Advertisements Still Matters


In order to build credibility for your company, you need to make testimonial advertising a part of your marketing plan. What is testimonial advertising? Testimonial Advertising definition : Unbiased comments from existing customers that help new visitors make purchasing decisions.

Are Brands Confusing Advertising With Marketing?

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It turns out that the major advertising networks think that Yahoo made a mistake in the acquisition of Tumblr. Digital advertising people can''t figure out the social aspects of Tumblr or where to put all of those ads that their clients want to spread out to as many eyeballs as possible. Being able to take an advertising campaign and make it work in digital channels is no small feat. In short: it''s not about advertising, it''s about marketing. advertising.

Will The Marketing Agency Of The Future Look Nothing Like The Agency Of Today?

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Let them focus on the branding, messaging, communications, advertising, etc. This doesn't downplay their critical importance, but saying that your marketing agency has the best creatives or the best strategists rings hollow, in a world where these talents are shifting from agency to brand side to consulting firms to platforms to publishers to competitors at a dizzying pace. Brands are shifting their marketing dollars from advertising to customer experience. advertising.

New Challenges for Advertisers & Why Bloggers and Influencers Will Be Their New Best Friend


By ProBlogger Advertising Expert Alita Harvey-Rodriguez of MilkIt Academy. I’ve been working with tier 1 advertisers, brands and software providers for over a decade and one thing I know about is when trends are changing and strategies need to be approached differently. Advertising

The 5 Most Important Questions to Ask Prospective Facebook Ads Clients

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If you’re a consultant or agency, qualifying clients is painful–explaining what you do, assessing if they’re nice people, determining if they can pay and seeing if you can solve their problem, all before you get a dime.

Twitter Insiders: A Research Hub for Brands, Agencies

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Twitter is working with consultancy CSpace on the initiative, and Proctor said consultants from CSpace “specialize in fostering collaboration between companies and their customers.”. Advertising/Marketing Twitter Consultants CSpace Gemma Proctor Insights Research Twitter Insiders U.K

9 Things to Note Before Launching a Facebook Coupon Offers Campaign

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It has been proven that social media campaigns are 60 percent more effective than traditional advertising campaigns. Facebook is a great social platform to use in coupon campaign advertising because of its ability to reach all types of potential customers and its ease of use. This level of transparency is essential for controlling your campaign, as well as appraising its performance, according to Digital Strategy Consulting.

5 Step Success Strategy to Prioritize Social Networks for Your Business

Pam Moore

Related Stories 10 Questions You Must Answer Yourself Before Hiring a Social Media Agency in 2016 Facebook Advertising: 5 Foundational Things You Must Know Before Spending a Dime! Every marketer and business leader is faced with the challenge of where to prioritize their time and investment.

New Tool Helps SEO, SEM Consultants Pinpoint Local Clients

Webbiquity SMM

The SeoQuake team, the group behind the SEMRush tools for SEO and keyword research, recently released a new tool to help SEM consultants and agencies find local clients. For SEM agencies and consultants, the SEMRush Geo tool is a prospecting goldmine.

How to Develop a Social Media Strategy and Plan: 6 Essential Steps for Success [Webinar]

Pam Moore

If a consultant or agency tells you that to be successful you must be everywhere, you need to run the opposite direction, fast. Do you ever feel like you are spinning your wheels on the social web? Feel like you try to build a plan but something is just not working?


How I Got Two Job Offers and a $200-an-Hour Consulting Gig from Blogging


Adsense, advertising, and affiliate sales looked like a pretty good way to make a living. In only six months, I got two job offers, three requests for consulting work (one for over $200 an hour), and was asked to work on three paid projects. Consulting: You could sell your time and expertise helping them solve their problems. Joe Bunting is a professional writer, fiction editor, and platform consultant. This guest post was written by Joe Bunting of The Write Practice.


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The Hard Things About The Hard Thing Called "Digital Transformation"

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With that, we're seeing a myriad of agencies, consultancies and independent players come forward with this service offering. consultant. Tags: advertising agency. You can't throw a marketing professional down a flight of stairs without the words "digital transformation!" tumbling out of their mouth. There is no doubt that digital transformation affects everyone in business today. Small, medium and large businesses are being impacted.

Content Marketing for Professional Services: Does It Cannibalize Your Business?

Convince & Convert

In my second trip down to SXSW , I had the distinct pleasure of presenting with Jay Baer , my good friend, a CMI consultant , and one of the best social media minds in the game. 6 concerns/myths about consultant’s content marketing. Does Free Content Cannibalize Your Paid Consulting?

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Content Marketing for Professional Services: Does It Cannibalize Your Business?

Convince & Convert

In my second trip down to SXSW , I had the distinct pleasure of presenting with Jay Baer , my good friend, a CMI consultant , and one of the best social media minds in the game. 6 concerns/myths about consultant’s content marketing. Does Free Content Cannibalize Your Paid Consulting?

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If Consultancies Are The Future Of Marketing, Why Are They Just Buying Agencies?

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Apparently, these consultancies have a very compelling and future-focused offer. You can't throw a creative director down a flight of stairs these days, without a business card from one of the major consulting firms' HR departments falling out of their skinny jeans. They went from helping large businesses manage their P&Ls to consulting within the CEOs office on everything from strategy to innovation. Consultants? We don't need no stinking consultants!

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Blogging for Business: 10 Foundational Requirements for Success

Pam Moore

The #1 question we hear from clients of our consulting and training agency, Marketing Nutz and students of our courses is “how do I build a blog and write content that brings real and measurable business results?”

Professional Services at the Digital Crossroads

Adam Cohen

Even the big consulting firms are finding their way into the digital strategy arena. These are exciting times for anyone in the advertising, marketing and communications space. In some ways it doesn’t matter if the agency was born from PR, marketing, digital, or advertising.


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Networking Social Media Uncategorized Akina Be Patient Consulting Deb Knupp Digital Marketing Integrated Marketing Law Firm Marketing Legal Marketing Marketing Marketing and Advertising Professional Service Marketing Steps to Social Media SuccessFollow @NancyMyrland The last time you and I met, we talked about Part One of 2 Truths About Social Media. If you haven’t read it, I invite you to do so.

Study shows social media drives sales

Sherrilynne Starkie

Related posts: Facebook advertising facts. Featured Marketing Social Media agency AIR MILES consultant Facebook LoyaltyOne Ottawa Social network

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Gartner: fake social media reviews

Sherrilynne Starkie

In 2009 in the USA, the FTC determined that paying for positive reviews without disclosing that the reviewer had been compensated equates to deceptive advertising and would be prosecuted as such. Headline Marketing Social Media agency consultant fake reviews FTC Gartner Ottawa Yelp

Reasons to Hire a PPC Management Expert

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Pay Per Click promotion is, maybe, the most well-known type of internet advertising. When this is done, you can pay the site proprietor each time, somebody taps on the advertisement pennant. Yet, initially, let us look whether you truly need to get a PPC consultant.

To The Crowd #crushIQ


There is a fear, in Advertising, that crowdsourcing will eliminate or decrease the need for some services. Blog Social Media advertising chrushIQ conference crowdsourcing facebook google plus social media twitterThis is a guest post by Jeff Barrett.

Should Your PR Firm Be Your Social Business Advisor

Convince & Convert

But I don’t provide social business consulting, for two reasons. But even though they’ve rolled out an “Edelman Consulting” brand as their business advising division, they are still marketers and social scientists at heart.

Social Media Advertising: Should Bloggers Bother?


Social media has proven its worth as a networking tool and a means of raising brand awareness, but the future of sites like Facebook and Twitter depend on convincing brands that that it’s worthwhile to invest in advertising on their sites in addition to interacting with customers. The majority of doubts surround the ROI and overall value of paying to advertise on social networks. However, for bloggers, it can be difficult to decide whether social media advertising is worth it.


35 (of the) Best Guides to Facebook Marketing, Advertising, Search and More of 2010 (So Far)

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Hell for companies and users, heaven for Facebook consultants. Facebook Advertising. Pay Per Face: 52 Facebook Advertising Tips & Best Practices by Search Engine Journal. Brian Carter uses this post along with a white paper and video to share more than four dozen tips and best practices for Facebook advertising, which he describes as a combination of “AdWords’ copywriting and analytics with image-oriented linkbait.&# Facebook is an extraordinary phenomenon.

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Cheat Sheet: Social Media Ad Metrics & Formulas


Are your social media advertising efforts delivering the traffic and revenue you’re looking for? If not, schedule a FREE 30 MINUTE consultation and we’ll help you get on the right track! Social Media Advertising

Awards Worth Winning

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Whether it''s the New York Times '' book list or an advertising award, I have always had a love/hate relationship with these types of accolades. and if you want to know more about CTRL ALT Delete, please watch this: Tags: advertising. advertising award. consulting.

Artificial Intelligence For Marketing With Jim Sterne - This Week's Six Pixels Of Separation Podcast

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He sold business computers to first-time owners in the 1980s, consulted and keynoted about online marketing in the 1990s, founded a conference and a professional association around digital analytics in the 2000s, and recently published his twelfth book (yes, twelfth!), advertising podcast. Tags: advertising. Episode #583 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Mirum Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. He considers himself a "professional explainer."

#LetsAskNancy 004 – Lawyers, How Can You Be More Sticky?

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Conversion tracking allows you to reach those who have visited your website or blog with advertising that you place on Facebook. #LetsAskNancy is where I answer questions others have about legal and lawyer marketing and business development, including content, social and digital marketing. .

Having Trouble Measuring Social Media ROI?

Small Business Mavericks

The bane of any marketing consultant is the question about proving social media’s ROI. An easy answer is to compare social media with newspaper advertising. The problem is, it’s hard to create a formula that includes intangibles like word-of-mouth advertising, brand awareness, the benefits to a business, or a businesses overall reputation (not to mention the saving of a reputation). Small Business Internet Marketing marketing consultant roi

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How To Market Your Business With A Blog

Small Business Mavericks

If you aren’t sure where to start, contact Small Business Mavericks for a free consultation. Small Business Internet Marketing advertising blog blogging content google internet marketing keywords online marketing SEO Social MediaEverywhere you turn, you can hear someone talking about a blog. Whether they are writing a blog or they are reading a blog, one thing is for sure. Blogs are wildly popular.

What Traits Define a Social Media Marketer?

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Interviews , Marketing , Opinion , Social Media , Websites > What Traits Define a Social Media Marketer? Advertising and marketing currently emphasize selling and helping others sell.

And the IABC Canada conference workshop winner is…

Sherrilynne Starkie

Facebook advertising facts. events Headline Ottawa public relations agency Canada Château Laurier consultant IABC Social MediaLast week this blog ran a competition to give a reader a chance to win a free ticket to an IABC 2012 Canada Business Summit preconference workshop.

How to use Traditional Marketing Styles in Online Marketing


About our Guest Blogger: When Lucy Wright isn’t writing about Icon ID sign solutions , she’s consulting small business owners. She has worked in marketing and advertising in Chicago for the last 5 years. The Power of Facebook Advertising [Infographic].

There Is No Salvation for the ‘Facebook Expert’

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Seeing the forest from the trees, the smart Facebook advertiser no longer salivates like happy dogs hearing dinging bells. And the first folks to do Facebook advertising were the search PPC (pay-per-click) folks that assumed interests were keywords.

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