Why Brands Need a Conversational Marketing Plan

Social Media Today

As brands increasingly turn to messaging platforms to engage with current and potential customers, it’s important to have a solid conversational marketing plan in place to achieve the best results

Vine for Brand Marketing

Mindjumpers

Since Twitter launched Vine , brands have been creative, in adapting the six seconds restriction, of communicating their brand. In this post we look at different ways your brand can benefit from Vine, by incorporating its unique qualities to create visual marketing-content.

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Trending Sources

Has the sonic brand concept finally come of age?

Sherrilynne Starkie

News of the launch of Mastercard’s new sonic brand reminded me of my Strive PR days in the Isle of Man. Of course, using audio in branding is nothing new. Remember those old jingles “l’m stuck on Bandaid Brand” or “Libby’s Libby’s Libby’s on the label label label”?

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Top Flavored Water Brands on Social Media

Ignite Social Media

It’s pretty much become the new “thing” as people across the world declare their favorite brands, tweet pictures and even buy bathing suits to show their support. From La Croix and hint to Bubly, here are a few of the top flavored water brands on social media.

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How Human is Your Brand? Here are 13 Characteristics of Human Brands

Pam Moore

A brand is not a logo, colors, fancy tag line or even a fancy Super Bowl commercial. A brand is not your Facebook page cover video, Twitter background or set of beautifully designed Pinterest boards or images on your Instagram profile. Your brand is what you say, do and think.

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Your Brand is NOT Your Logo – 5 Reasons You Need a Brand Strategy and Architecture

Pam Moore

When many entrepreneurs, small business owners and even experienced marketers in larger organizations think of the term “brand” they think of pretty colors, expensive logos, fancy graphics, Facebook cover photos, Pinterest boards and traditional tv or radio advertisements.

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Marketers Everywhere: Stop Marketing Your Brand

Convince & Convert

On Monday, I published a post using a Huggies case study to show the value of real an authentic storytelling to drive engagement with a brand. The most effective way to do this is to market an authentic experience—not your brand. to share pertaining to your brand.

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Brands Using Video Marketing [Infographic]

Social Media Today

Here's an overview of some of the latest video trends, including platform-by-platform stats on video usage

Digital Marketing 2019: 5 Mindset Shifts Marketers Must Make

Pam Moore

Digital marketers are scrambling in 2019 to find their place above the noise. Getting lost in the crowded, noisy digital and social world of today is happening to even the most seasoned marketers if they don't accept the new reality. Need help taking your brand to the next level?

Marketing Nutz Launches Social Profit Factor: Social Media, Branding Training Academy for YOU!

Pam Moore

It is THE social media training academy for small business owners, entrepreneurs, marketers, CMOs, CEOs, directors, recruiters, sales professionals, real estate agents, speakers, authors, network marketers, artists, franchisees, franchisors and YOU!

Embracing Your Brand On Pinterest

Socialmedia.biz

In fact, 84 percent of them browse the platform when they’re unsure about what to buy and almost 77 percent end up discovering a brand they like on Pinterest. Let’s take a look: Tell an interesting brand story. Ensure that your brand’s the right fit. Latest News Marketin

Push or Pull Marketing - Which Drives Better Brand Consideration? [Infographic]

Social Media Today

With more media choices at your disposal, which channels are best for marketers at driving brand consideration

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How Brands Use Vine

Mindjumpers

Some huge brands are already using the new service, but what can you actually do with it? Visual content is more and more in focus as a way to express who you are and to create engagement – both for individuals as well as for brands. Similar Posts: Vine for Brand Marketing.

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How to Build a Personal Brand with Content Marketing

Social Media Today

Looking to build your personal brand? Here are some key tips on how to do it from contributor Melonie Dodaro

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How B2B Brands Can Drive More Leads This Year

Webbiquity SMM

In survey after survey, year after year, lead generation is a top priority for B2B brands. In fact, according to the 2017 State of Inbound report , lead generation is the biggest challenge for 63% of marketers. Email Marketing. Content Marketing. Social Media Marketing.

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7 Top Personal Branding Goals To Develop Your Social Brand Strategy

Pam Moore

They aren’t thinking “should I do business with this person or brand.” ” Would you like to increase brand awareness, generate more leads? They fear they must share what they ate for breakfast, lunch and dinner to build their personal brand.

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A new brand for IABC

Sherrilynne Starkie

Professional marketers and communications from around the world got a preview of a new brand identity at the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Leadership Institute (LI) conference that took place in Orlando recently. IABC’s new brand.

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Your Logo is NOT Your Brand – Marketing Brand Strategy in a Nutshell

Pam Moore

When many business leaders think of the term “brand” they think of pretty colors, expensive logos, fancy graphics, Facebook cover photos and traditional tv or radio advertisements. Smart marketers know branding is much more than a logo. Every brand touch counts.

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The Importance of Localized Branded Content on Social Media

Mindjumpers

The best performing and most valuable content provides relevance for the user as well as the brand with a great respect for the context. And do you take local context into consideration when creating Social Media content for your global brand? Snapchat as a platform for branded content?

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How to Build Your Personal Brand to Inspire, Connect and Grow Your Business in 2018

Pam Moore

One of the top questions I hear from business leaders, small business owners, executives, sales representatives, and everything in between is, “Pam, do I need a personal brand? It's natural for us to want to do business with people and brands we trust and who make us feel good.

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Brand Storytelling 101: 6 Must Have Content Elements

Pam Moore

Do you have a brand story that you share with people who come in contact with your brand? A story that serves as the connective tissue and foundation representing the who, what and why your brand exists on this planet today? What is your brand story?

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Brand Storytelling in a Nutshell: 10 Foundations of Success

Pam Moore

If we all know life and business is really about people, then why do so many marketing and business leaders still fall to lazy marketing tactics and corporate marketing speak as they set out on their online digital and social media adventures? Definition of brand storytelling.

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Influencer Marketing: 10 Mistakes Brands Make and How to Fix Them

Pam Moore

Influence marketing is helping brands big and small ignite their online and offline communities, increase brand awareness and nurture powerful relationships when done right. Every brand touch is an impression of your brand.

5 Reasons You Need a Personal Branding Strategy and Plan

Pam Moore

One of the most overlooked aspects of social business and social media is the power of the personal brand. Unfortunately, many marketers and business leaders wrongly assume that personal branding is only for those looking to be “famous” or become some type of online or social marketing “guru.”

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10 Content Marketing Tricks That Will Help Your Brand Stand Out

Waxing UnLyrical

You are drowning in emails, ads and brand messages – and so are your prospects and clients. The best way to stand out from the noisy crowd is by employing a few tricks of the content marketing trade. The next time you write marketing copy: Use “you” instead of “we”.

Power of Fun: Ignite Brand Awareness and Grow Your Business with the FUN Factor

Pam Moore

Did you know that brands that inspire a higher emotional intensity receive three times as much word of mouth as less emotionally connected brands? That's what every marketer is going to focus on. It's not just the big media outlets or big brands that are the media today.

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Is Snapchat for brands?

Mindjumpers

So the question is – does this popular app hold any possibilities for brands to explore? Snapchat still lacks analytics and a business model, but marketers like MTV and Taco Bell have already seen the app’s potential. App Best Practise Cases Brands Social Media Apps Marketing Snapchat

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Google Doodle: Effective Brand Marketing

Mindjumpers

What was initially a quirky holiday illustration has now become a vital tool in communicating Google’s brand personality. This makes the company really good at using their brand logo in a strategic way that gives something fun and relevant for their users.

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23 Tips to Build a Brand that is a Sweet Orange in a World of Bitter Apples

Pam Moore

How do you build a brand that is a sweet orange in an online social world of bitter apples? How do the brands that leave lasting imprints in your head do it? Why do you consistently buy one brand over another? There is a reason that the brands, jingles are stuck in your head.

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Top 3 Mistakes Brands Make with Influencer Marketing

Convince & Convert

Influencer marketing—who hasn’t heard of it? More buzz-worthy than a hive of bees, this valuable strategy is quickly becoming (and, in some cases, already is) the focus of many brands looking to optimize the social space. Does the influencer have a history of bashing brands online?

4 Marketing Strategies to Make Consumers Love Your Brand

Social Media Today

Brand relationships are much like regular relationships with humans - and they need to be built and maintained in similar fashion

Push or Pull Marketing. Which Drives Better Brand Consideration? [Infographic]

Social Media Today

With more media choices at your disposal, which channels are best for marketers at driving brand consideration

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Big Idea Marketing Trends That Can Transform Your Brand

Meltwater

Marketing trends come and go, sometimes as swiftly (and pitilessly) as the evening tide. Content MarketingExperts croon about them at the beginning of a year, and in the middle of the… Read More >>>.

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The True Value of Storytelling: Nail your Brand Narrative

Waxing UnLyrical

Yet for some reason, brands continue to drone on about facts, instead of taking the same, tried-and-tested approach for emotional communication. In a world that’s saturated with marketing, it’s more important than ever for brands to make a lasting impression with their customers.

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Power of Emotion: 8 Foundations to a More Human Brand

Pam Moore

Did you know that brands that inspire a higher emotional intensity receive 3x as much word-of-mouth as less emotionally-connected brands? Branding strategies, brand storytelling and even emotional branding is not new. Foundations of emotional branding.

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Who Are You? The What, Why and How to Develop Your Personal Brand

Pam Moore

Welcome to the digital age of marketing where you are the brand. You can run and hide but you can't escape the need to build your personal brand. It is becoming a requirement , not an option to develop your personal brand. 7 fundamental steps to build your personal brand.

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Why brands need to rethink Facebook

Sherrilynne Starkie

The study looked at 43 million posts from the top 20,000 brands on Facebook to compare organic engagement levels year on year. Despite the increased activity, brand page engagement has declined by more than 50 per cent in just 12 months. Brands are least affected at 49.5

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4 Quick Social Media Wins for Your Brand

Ignite Social Media

With all the information out there about social media marketing, it can be hard to know which next steps your brand should take to be more successful. If you feel like you still need help growing your brand’s social media presence, we’ve got your back.

How Do You Build A Brand? Start by Asking What Drives Human Behavior

Waxing UnLyrical

When it comes to building brands most experts will likely start with the tactics: Develop a mission statement or messages, create a logo, use PR, advertise and leverage social media. To be clear, these are all important components of the brand building process.

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How to Use Visual Content Marketing to Grow Your Brand in 2018

Pam Moore

Visual marketing is a form of content marketing and branding that enables you to communicate with, inspire and connect with your audience in very memorable, inspiring and compelling ways. Here is what you will learn: WHY Visual Marketing Matters in 2018.

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