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  • WEBBIQUITY SMM  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 12, 2014
    [Marketing] The Complete Guide to Google+ for B2B Marketing [Infographic]
    This is particularly so in marketing. In fact, Google+ can be friendly and a resource with amazing results when a respective marketer learns how to utilize it in the right manner. This infographic below will have you on track to G+ B2B marketing success. About the author: Dave LJ is a financial expert who also studies and writes about social media’s use in business and marketing efforts. Google+ Social Media Marketing Dave Landry Google infographics
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  MONDAY, MARCH 9, 2015
    [Marketing] Where Does Content Marketing Belong?
    By Gini Dietrich There is an interesting fight happening in marketing departments around the globe: Where does content marketing belong? Does it belong to marketers because it helps generate leads? Does it belong to a new role—the content marketer—so it can apply a very specific skill set? The Content Marketing Role The other problem is a good majority of organizations want to give content marketing a role instead of hiring for skill.
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2015
    [Marketing] 3 Marketing Metrics for Savvy Content Marketers
    Traffic is nice and all, but it’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to measuring your content marketing success. Metrics are what businesses and digital marketers around the world use to determine how effective their marketing strategy is. Breaking down that data and developing a better marketing strategy is one of the keys to consistent growth. Measuring metrics can actually become intimidatingly complex, especially for the inexperienced digital marketer.
  • PAMORAMA  |  SATURDAY, AUGUST 29, 2015
    [Marketing] 12 Secret Facebook Features Every Marketer Should Use
    Create a Facebook list by industry , such as advertising, consumer goods, marketing. Create a Facebook list by medium , e.g. traditional marketing vs. social media marketing. 12 Secret Facebook Features Every Marketer Should Use is a post by Pam Dyer on Pamorama | Social Media Marketing Blog. A Forbes Top-25 Forbes Social Media Power Influencer, Pam is strategic marketing leader in Seattle and a major Seahawks fan.
  • YMARKETINGMATTERS  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2016
    [Marketing] 5 Social Media & Digital Marketing “Must Haves” for 2016
    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. Businesses have no choice but to seriously adopt and add social media as a strong marketing channel to gain exposure exponentially.
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 27, 2012
    [Marketing] Five Things Bacon Can Teach Us About Content Marketing
    This cultural phenomenon didn’t take shape overnight and there are hidden secrets to bacon’s success that can be applied to a content marketing strategy. Five Things Bacon Can Teach Us About Content Marketing. Have a problem with a boring, or less than flattering marketing message? Like a good content marketing strategy, bacon is always top-of-mind. This should be the goal of your content marketing efforts. Today’s guest post is written by Jason Miller.
  • WEBBIQUITY SMM  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 2, 2013
    [Marketing] 102 Compelling Social Media and Online Marketing Stats and Facts for 2012 (and 2013)
    With 92% of companies now incorporating social media into their marketing efforts, it’s no longer sufficient to just “be there” on social networks. Today’s most effective marketers are optimizing content across channels, coordinating search and social marketing activities with traditional PR, and measuring their web presence and performance with sophistication. What do buyers really want from social media marketers? Marketing Charts ).
  • TECHIPEDIA: TAMAR WEINBERG  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2011
    [Marketing] How To Monitor Your Three Essential Internet Marketing Strategies
    Internet marketing strategies vary depending on the nature of the blog, brand, or business and alter with accordance to their physical and digital size and their particular niche. When it comes to marketing any organization, product, or service on the web, there tends to be three essential ways of doing so: Dominating social media platforms. This three-fold plan appears to be a timeless marketing approach on the net, but how do you know you’re succeeding in these areas?
  • WEBBIQUITY SMM  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2016
    [Marketing] Three Influencer Marketing Secrets to Drive Traffic
    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. Social Media Marketing Social PR ecommerce SEO guest blogging how to find influencers influencer marketing tips Marketing Strategy Tim BrownGuest post by Tim Brown.
  • UNSPOKEN  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2012
    [Marketing] Fitting The Social Media Cube into a Round Marketing Strategy
    What would happen if an anthropologist, an innovator, a neuroscientist, and a social media marketer got together and decided to create a brand marketing campaign? Would it be chaos or next level marketing at its finest? The idea of linking these concepts together was discussed in my recent post , “Taking Multi-Dimensional Marketing to the Next Level,” where I presented The Social Media Cube © as a visual representation of this approach.
  • BUZZ MARKETING FOR TECHNOLOGY  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 9, 2014
    [Marketing] Where does Google+ fit into your B2B Marketing plans? [infographic]
    Have you made Google Plus a part of your marketing strategy yet? This handy guide will show you exactly why Google Plus is such a useful tool for businesses and B2B marketing. Advertising Facebook Innovation Search SEO Social Media Social Networking Strategy Web Analytics Audience Authorship B2B Marketing Google Google Plus Marketing Strategy Social Networks If not, you could be missing out on a great opportunity to grow your audience.
  • SHERRILYNNE STARKIE  |  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2012
    [Marketing] Content marketing is king
    Content is set to be one of the biggest trends in B2B marketing for 2012, but the concept is not all that new. Corporate blogging began circa 2004 and with the growing ubiquity of social networks many companies have been creating and sharing content as part of their marketing strategies. The excellent infographic below (knicked from Jeff Bullas ) shows that B2B marketers are now investing 26% of their TOTAL marketing budget into content creation!
  • MINDJUMPERS  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 14, 2012
    [Marketing] A Guide to Marketing on Tumblr
    As with any other social platform attended for marketing, you should set up a strategy for your brand’s use of a Tumblr blog. Best Practise Cases Community Management Marketing & Communication Social Media Social Network Tips Blogging Branding marketing on Tumblr Tumblr for brandsTweet Have you established a brand presence on the blogging platform Tumblr ?
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27, 2012
    [Marketing] Marketing for Victory with Four Different Approaches
    It’s the same with your marketing program. As you gather your tools, it’s important to understand how each fits into the larger marketing mix, even if it’s not your core area of expertise. Most marketers are specialists so when it’s time to think about strategy, we tend to gravitate to the tool we know best – even if they’re not the best for the job. Corresponding marketing objectives. Marketing for Victory.
  • MINDJUMPERS  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4, 2012
    [Marketing] 2012 Social Media Marketing Industry Report
    Tweet Recently, a report called “How Marketers Are Using Social Media To Grow Their Businesses” was released by Social Media Examiner. The report uncovers the “who, what, where, when and why” of social media marketing. This study is based on a survey conducted for more than 3,800 marketers, with the goal of understanding how they are using social media to grow and promote their businesses.
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  MONDAY, APRIL 18, 2016
    [Marketing] Looking Back at Weird 90s Marketing
    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. Related Stories The Explosive Result When Virtual Reality Meets Marketing Find Brand Clarity With Four Identity Fixes Five Ways Content Marketing and SEO Can Work Together.
  • JANET FOUTS  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2013
    [Marketing] Advertising Is Not Content Marketing
    And Content Marketing is not Advertising. It’s a hard thing to beat into a marketer’s head sometimes. Many brand marketers believe their goal in life is to write tasty copy that extolls the virtues of their products and nothing more. Most bloggers intimately know their market. And their market knows what to expect from them. In fact, they probably know more about their market than you do. Take the time to get to know your market.
  • SOCIALFISH  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2014
    [Marketing] What is Influencer Marketing?
    Here I am with a short video on influencer marketing, filmed as part of Encore Alert ‘s League of Extraordinary Marketers series (*blush*). Read more from the awesome Encore Alert Blog and sign up for their upcoming ebook on influencer marketing. The post What is Influencer Marketing? Short answer – human to human interaction.
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2015
    [Marketing] A Holiday Guide for the Content Marketer
    As a content marketer on top of your game, you’ve probably already come up with a killer strategy full of interesting seasonal content for the holidays. However as this talented marketer, you also know, in order to really do a great job in your content marketing this season, you’ll need to produce timely content along with this traditional holiday content. A Holiday Guide for the Content Marketer. Buzzsumo is a staple for the content marketer.
  • IDACONCPTS  |  MONDAY, JULY 8, 2013
    [Marketing] The Importance of Healthy Internet Marketing Strategies
    As an online marketer I get contacted on a daily basis by potential clients from around the world. ” However, these are two perfect examples of what healthy Internet marketing strategies are NOT. Chris, Kilbourn, Founder and CEO of Utah-based Tofu Marketing , explains it well: “You’ll never hear us throw around the term ‘traffic’ as though it is the be-all and end-all of Internet marketing.
  • TECHIPEDIA: TAMAR WEINBERG  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2014
    [Marketing] Why Customer Service is the Future of Social Marketing
    With the rise of Facebook’s popularity, the launch of Twitter, and the surge of influence from social news sites like Digg, social media looked to be a great breeding ground for marketers to make their mark. Marketers and legitimate top users got banned. The hospitality company wanted to fire that brand and retain one that had some rhyme and reason to their social media marketing. Has anyone realized how tired people are of marketing messages in their FB feeds?
  • BUZZ MARKETING FOR TECHNOLOGY  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2013
    [Marketing] Your Marketing Strategy Needs to Keep Pace with Digital Culture
    But as consumers quickly ditch in-store shopping in favor of the speed, ease of use, convenience and massive array of product options made possible by online and mobile devices, a brand’s digital marketing culture matters, a lot. We spend our marketing dollars and resources in search of ways to “one-up” our competitors. Because of these challenges, we often see brands looking to digital marketing to move the engagement and revenue needles in the right direction.
  • WEBBIQUITY SMM  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2015
    [Marketing] Small Business Marketing Optimization Tips for 2016
    Data is proving to be the driver of technology and marketing strategies as 86 percent of marketers plan to integrate big data in their digital game plan. Nearly 60 percent of marketers indicated that social media improved lead generation , which is great news for your small business since you will be able to dedicate even more time and attention to your social audience than your larger competitors. Guest post by John Oechsle.
  • WEBBIQUITY SMM  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2012
    [Marketing] 87 More Vital Social Media Marketing Facts and Stats for 2012
    Though social media marketing is now used in about 90% of companies, techniques, platforms and best practices continue to evolve. Increase use of video marketing? Marketing Pilgrim ). 90% of marketers now use social networks in their marketing efforts, but growth has plateaued; the figure was 89% in 2011. 91% of experienced social marketers see improved website traffic due to social media and 79% are generating more quality leads. Marketing Charts ).
  • 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. A lot of what I have included is more marketing speak than technology or industry buzzwords, since I wanted to look at overused words across all industries.
  • TECHIPEDIA: TAMAR WEINBERG  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 5, 2011
    [Marketing] Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2010
    2010 by far was the biggest year yet in the Internet Marketing realm. Here’s how I do it : I read and review hundreds — thousands — of articles yearly, on all Internet Marketing topics from SEO to social media to general entrepreneurship (new for 2010!), Since I can’t read everything written by the Internet Marketing community, I ask my Twitter and Facebook followers for their own recommendations. Content Development/Marketing.
  • ARI HERZOG  |  MONDAY, JUNE 6, 2011
    [Marketing] Learn Email Marketing From Butchers
    Paul Cunningham is among those who agree with the email marketing mantra of always asking potential email newsletter subscribers for confirmation. Siding with him are Michael Martine (who shares a useful resource on email marketing ) and David Risley (who writes these tips to improve email marketing ), to name two respected bloggers. If you are inspired to add a comment with your thoughts, please visit Learn Email Marketing From Butchers in your browser.
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2015
    [Marketing] How to Get Creative with Influencer Marketing
    By Lauren Jung According to recent studies, 74 percent of global marketers will use influencer marketing as part of their marketing strategy in the next 12 months. As this form of marketing continues to pick up steam though, brands and PR professionals need to get creative with their campaigns or run the risk of blending in with the crowd. Here’s how to stand out from the crowd with your influencer marketing campaigns.
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2014
    [Marketing] Five Best Practices for Start-Up Content Marketing
    By Cristian Rennella It’s been nearly eight years since elMejorTrato launched, and from the first moment we focused on content marketing as a main strategy for our growth. But we also made lots of mistakes, which provided lessons in what not to do with start-up content marketing. Following are the five most important lessons for you to use in your own content marketing. However, the content marketing strategy should not be focused exclusively on the project being developed.
  • PAMORAMA  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2015
    [Marketing] How to Promote Your Event With Social Media Marketing
    Events are a great way to attract customers, so make the most of them with social media The art and science of managing and marketing events has evolved a lot in recent years. Despite this, social media marketing reigns supreme when it comes to getting as many people as possible interested in your event. Pre-Event Activities Identify your objectives: Define your event timeline and produce your marketing communication plan. Events are, by nature, social affairs.
  • BUZZ MARKETING FOR TECHNOLOGY  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11, 2015
    [Marketing] 12 Secrets of the Human Brain to Use in Marketing
    Knowing how the human mind processes information and images—and putting that knowledge to use—can help you become a more engaging and effective marketer. Here’s a look at some fascinating facts about the human mind, from a marketing perspective. Advertising Behavioral Targeting Buying Cycle Content Marketing Customer Experience Data Analytics Innovation Interactive Marketing Lead Generation Optimization Strategy Best Practices innovation
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 20, 2012
    [Marketing] Five Ways to Build the Perfect Web Marketing Storm
    I hate to admit this out loud, but I know only a fraction about content marketing for the web. I learned this flaw last night, as I watched the webinar Andy Crestodina is doing for us on Thursday – Build the Perfect Web Marketing Storm. He talks about five weather systems in building the perfect storm: Blogging, email marketing, search engine optimization, social promotion, and writing. He begins with a content marketing template. Email Marketing.
  • UNSPOKEN  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2012
    [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. An email marketing company can help guide you in the right direction. ·
  • FIREBELLY  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2015
    [Marketing] Top 9 LinkedIn Social Media Marketing Groups
    Here is a list of my nine favorite LinkedIn social media marketing groups that I think you’ll enjoy too. They’re great places to solicit and share social media marketing advice! Social Media Marketing. Description: This is the largest and most active social media marketing group on LinkedIn and it includes 20 subgroups for special interests. Social Media Marketing 2.1. Digital Marketing: Social Media, Search, Mobile & More.
  • THE REALTIME REPORT  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2012
    [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. Want to learn more about influencer marketing?
  • PAMORAMA  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2013
    [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.
  • FIREBELLY  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 8, 2012
    [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 Rynard
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25, 2015
    [Marketing] Marketing Automation: Fact or Fiction
    By Alex Miller If your company is struggling to find a balance between quantity and quality in its marketing plan, marketing automation may provide a solution. Marketing automation systems are experiencing a surge in popularity; in fact, 84 percent of the top companies in the U.S. are using or plan to use marketing automation in 2015. And marketing automation isn’t just for the big corporate behemoths, either.
  • WAXING UNLYRICAL  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13, 2016
    [Marketing] Influence your PR campaign with Influencer Marketing
    This is where influencer marketing comes to the rescue. Loosely defined as a marketing strategy involving influencers to impact buyer decisions and boost a brand’s visibility by using their online personality and popularity, influencer marketing has many takers. ” Often, marketers equate influencers with celebrities. It’s a no-brainer that businesses are gaining maximum ROIs from influencer marketing, which is slated for growth. Guest Post by Taral Patel.
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 13, 2015
    [Marketing] The Four Skills Digital Marketers Need Today
    By Avi Levine We all know that marketing is changing, and businesses are taking note of the move online, which requires the need for digital marketers. In my work training marketing professionals, I’ve studied hundreds of job postings for marketing talent. Today, 90 percent of marketers don’t feel equipped to navigate the digital landscape, but in my research I found that 93 percent of marketing jobs require a digital skill set.
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 16, 2012
    [Marketing] The Case for Integrating Social into a Larger Marketing Mix
    The market research cited in the infographic demonstrates that, as much hype and discussion as there has been with social media, it has not entered the core of marketing strategy. We also discovered the overfocus on social media conversation betrays several marketing realities: Social media represents a very small percentage of the overall marketing expenditure; Direct mail and purchased media (ads) represent the greatest expenditure in a company; and.
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2015
    [Marketing] Thanksgiving Marketing Statistics You’ll Gobble About
    What I can do is provide you with some fun-filled Thanksgiving marketing facts to help pass your time with friends and family while celebrating this holiday weekend. How to Use the Thanksgiving Marketing Facts. Thanksgiving Marketing Turkey Talk. ” Linda: “Oh Lucy, you sound more and more like your mother every day” Why does this matter or having anything to do with Thanksgiving marketing? By Laura Petrolino.
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2016
    [Marketing] The Long, Lost Baby Boomers In Marketing
    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. Related Stories How to Reach the Right Audience at the Right Time With PPC Advertising and Marketing Awards Are Stupid Vanity Metrics Looking Back at Weird 90s Marketing.
  • WEBBIQUITY SMM  |  THURSDAY, MAY 21, 2015
    [Marketing] 10 Top Marketing Thought Leaders in Social Media
    If you were asked to name the top thought leaders in marketing today–the 10 marketers you’d definitely advise others to follow on social media–how would you proceed? Below is my list in response to the question: “Tell me the top ten marketing people you would follow on social media, those people that you think are the top ‘thought leaders’ in the marketing space today?”
  • PAMORAMA  |  SATURDAY, MARCH 14, 2015
    [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.
  • TECHIPEDIA: TAMAR WEINBERG  |  THURSDAY, JULY 11, 2013
    [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.
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 28, 2016
    [Marketing] Content Marketing Most Certainly is Not Dead
    Content marketing is dead! Content marketing doesn't work! The post Content Marketing Most Certainly is Not Dead appeared first on Spin Sucks. by Danny Brown Related Stories To Have a Content Marketing Strategy or Not…That is the Question Checking Out VR Content The Future of Content Marketing is Now. We have content shock! Sure, we're at a point of saturation, but Gartner calls this the trough of disillusionment.
  • WEBBIQUITY SMM  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 27, 2013
    [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.
  • MINDJUMPERS  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2011
    [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.
  • IDACONCPTS  |  SATURDAY, MARCH 7, 2015
    [Marketing] Three Ways To Enhance Your Marketing Campaign
    As many business leaders know, experiencing profound conversion rates and attaining ongoing expansion and elevation necessitate the implementation of a sound marketing campaign. To ensure that your marketing campaign is optimized to achieve tangible results, be sure that you’re implementing these three simple strategies. One of the greatest things you can do to enhance your marketing campaign is to connect with leaders in your industry. Keep Offline Marketing In Mind.
  • UNSPOKEN  |  SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2012
    [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. The concept of the cube garnered such a positive response that I would now like to take this a step further, and show that these elements apply not just to social media marketing strategies, but to marketing as a whole.
  • WAXING UNLYRICAL  |  TUESDAY, MAY 15, 2012
    [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. 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.
  • BUZZ MARKETING FOR TECHNOLOGY  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 2, 2010
    [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? A recent Cone Inc.’s
  • PAMORAMA  |  SUNDAY, MAY 20, 2012
    [Marketing] 15 Informative 2012 Marketing Infographics
    Infographics Marketing Social Media StatsWe live in the age of data. 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 [.].
  • WEBBIQUITY SMM  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 5, 2013
    [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. 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). 93% of marketers use social media for business.
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2016
    [Marketing] Content Marketing Survey Shows Marketers Still Behind in Metrics
    The seventh annual content marketing survey from Content Marketing Institute and MarketingProfs shows marketers are still behind when it comes to metrics. The post Content Marketing Survey Shows Marketers Still Behind in Metrics appeared first on Spin Sucks. Communication Content content marketing institute content marketing metrics domain authority erika heald funnel metrics MarketingProfs research search rankings
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27, 2016
    [Marketing] Why Marketers Should ???? Emoji Speak
    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.
  • BUZZ MARKETING FOR TECHNOLOGY  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6, 2011
    [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. Paid, owned and earned media. Those three words, often shortened to “POE,” have bounced around for years.
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 27, 2016
    [Marketing] Seven Brutal Truths About Digital Marketing Trends
    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. Related Stories The White House is Killing it on Social Media and You Can, Too Facebook Instant Articles: Why Should I Care?
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 2016
    [Marketing] Content Marketing isn’t Just for Marketers Anymore
    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.
  • 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. 5 Awesome Examples of Instagram Marketing From Real Brands. 3 Marketing Lessons Learned From Facebook’s Acquisition of Instagram. Marketers should take a cue from Facebook’s move and apply the following tips. 5 Creative Ways to Use Instagram for Marketing.
  • TECHIPEDIA: TAMAR WEINBERG  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 17, 2012
    [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. This is a guest post from Neil Davidson.
  • THE REALTIME REPORT  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2016
    [Marketing] Give Your Campaign Video Marketing Boost
    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. One of the reasons why video marketing is such a successful medium is that it taps into our need for immediacy.
  • VISUALLY SM  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2015
    [Marketing] 200+ Brilliant Content Marketing World Speakers (and Where to Find them on Twitter)
    In the universe of content marketing, few events rival Content Marketing World currently happening Sept. Ardath Albee, Marketing Interactions, Inc. David Brown, Meredith Xcelerated Marketing. Heidi Cohen, Actionable Marketing Guide. Sydni Craig-Hart, Smart Simple Marketing. Stoney deGeyter, Pole Position Marketing. Joakim Ditlev, Congtent Marketing DK. Matt Heinz, Heinz Marketing. Peter Loibl, Content Marketing Institute.
  • PAMORAMA  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2014
    [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. A 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.
  • WEBBIQUITY SMM  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2016
    [Marketing] 3 Tips for Using Social Media for B2B Marketing
    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. It will be much easier for someone to quickly learn the ins and outs of your business or market than to understand how to find success using social media.
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2014
    [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.
  • MINDJUMPERS  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2012
    [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.
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 29, 2015
    [Marketing] Affiliate Marketing is Far From Dead
    Affiliate marketing gets a pretty bad rap. Concerns involve the possible scrupulousness of affiliate marketing companies. There are definitely challenges with affiliate marketing, but they’ve been with the industry since its inception and can be handled with proper controls. Thousands of prominent businesses have successful affiliate marketing programs, from online sales companies such as eBay and Amazon to retail stores such as The Home Depot and Bed Bath & Beyond.
  • PAMORAMA  |  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2011
    [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 Marketing
  • PUZZLE MARKETER  |  FRIDAY, MAY 4, 2012
    [Marketing] Digital Marketing Puzzle – #8889
    For a fun Friday brain teaser, PuzzleMarketer.com brings you a puzzle using terms out of our digital marketing glossary. Click here to go to our marketing puzzles answers page. Cody Ward Receives Certification in Inbound Marketing Friday Marketing Picture Puzzle - #7913. Marketing Puzzles link building marketing puzzle search engine optimization seo
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2015
    [Marketing] Influencer Marketing Matchmaking
    Today I’m going to talk about influencer marketing, but first I’m going to talk about me (#onlychildFTW). 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. That’s poor influencer marketing math.
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 2, 2012
    [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.
  • BUZZ MARKETING FOR TECHNOLOGY  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 19, 2010
    [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. I 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.
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13, 2012
    [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!
  • PWB MARKETING BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2014
    [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. Analytics Marketing content calendar content management
  • PAMORAMA  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2013
    [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%.”. What does this mean for brand marketers?
  • GEOFF LIVINGSTON  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2014
    [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.
  • BUZZ MARKETING FOR TECHNOLOGY  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2010
    [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. Then we can really change the dynamic from marketing as a cost center to marketing as a profit center!
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  SATURDAY, MARCH 31, 2012
    [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.
  • WEBBIQUITY SMM  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 15, 2016
    [Marketing] 16 Enigmatic Business Blogging and Other Marketing Stats
    As winter comes to an end, so too does the Winter Wonderland of Marketing Stats series that’s been running here over the past few months. This final installment covers some fascinating though sometimes contradictory and confusing stats about business blogging and the value of marketing. Another apparent contradiction is much more fundamental: does marketing have value? 62% of B2B technology companies use a blog to market their products.
  • TECHIPEDIA: TAMAR WEINBERG  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 2, 2011
    [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.
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2016
    [Marketing] Three Innovative Ways to Market Your Product on Pinterest
    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? Related Stories A Look at How Three Brands Are Driving Social Engagement How to Identify Popular Hashtags on Twitter The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Paul Sutton On Video.
  • DAVE FLEET  |  SATURDAY, MARCH 1, 2014
    [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, community or both? Tweet.
  • MINDJUMPERS  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2012
    [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.
  • YMARKETINGMATTERS  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 4, 2013
    [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. Marketing Must be Integrated. Marketing efforts should be consistent and complimentary on both mobile devices and desktops, online and offline.
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11, 2015
    [Marketing] Life in the Marketing Cloud
    Many people have a vague or unclear idea what the marketing cloud is, and a little less about how they both already and can use the cloud every day. . Cloud services have played a major role in shaping the marketing landscape in the digital era. With that in mind, here some smart ways marketers can use cloud services on a regular basis. Social Media in the Marketing Cloud. Life in the Marketing Cloud Continues. What are your favorite marketing cloud tools ?
  • PAMORAMA  |  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2013
    [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.
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 3, 2011
    [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. Some end up being great marketers and others… not so much.
  • WEBBIQUITY SMM  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 2016
    [Marketing] Content Marketing Strategy? Think Like A Reporter
    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. These same six questions can provide the basis for formulating your content marketing strategy.
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 2011
    [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.
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 28, 2015
    [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. Using this as the number one tactic for offsite content marketing will be worth your time in gold.
  • WEBBIQUITY SMM  |  TUESDAY, JULY 14, 2015
    [Marketing] 31 Sensational Social Media Marketing and PR Stats and Facts
    Business and consumer marketers are nearly unanimous in their belief in the importance of social media to marketing activities. As noted below, the money is following that belief: social media now accounts for about 11% of all digital marketing outlays, and spending on social media marketing will total nearly $10 billion this year. Still, marketers sometimes struggle with strategy, tactics, and measurement in social media marketing.
  • BUZZ MARKETING FOR TECHNOLOGY  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18, 2012
    [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.
  • TECHIPEDIA: TAMAR WEINBERG  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2012
    [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. A 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. A major advantage here is solid integration with other Internet marketing activities.
  • UNSPOKEN  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2014
    [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. A 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? Targeted marketing messages get read, shared, and talked about. Blog marketing
  • BUZZ MARKETING FOR TECHNOLOGY  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7, 2012
    [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.
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2016
    [Marketing] The Four Most Important Things B2B Marketing Must Share with Sales
    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. by Gini Dietrich Related Stories Five Reasons You’ll Fail at Marketing to Millennials Content Planning Tips for Solopreneurs A 10-Step Approach to Launching Your First Influencer Marketing Campaign.
  • PAMORAMA  |  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2012
    [Marketing] 30 Resources and Tips for Using Pinterest to Market Your Business
    I just started playing around with the platform, collecting images about social media and marketing and other topics. . Here are some resources, tips, and tricks to help you get up to speed and begin marketing your company on Pinterest. Brand Marketing. How and Why to Use Pinterest for Business Duct Tape Marketing explains the ins and outs of getting the most out of Pinterest. The Marketer’s Guide to Pinterest What exactly is Pinterest?
  • 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
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