Social Media & The Consumer Buying Process Tintero Creative

Social Media & The Consumer Buying Process Tintero Creative

Sales rarely happen on the first interaction.  In fact, they often take a handful of “touches” or interactions with your brand before someone decides to trust you with their purchase.  Social media and digital tools offer a great resource to both consumer/client and the business, but you need to be able to know how to leverage them.  Let’s walk through …

The tracking trap in digital marketing

The tracking trap in digital marketing

In Google’s early days — when online marketing was still a novelty avoided by most large advertisers — then-CEO Eric Schmidt acerbically quipped that “the last bastion of unaccountable spending” was the corporate marketing department. Schmidt’s comment was no doubt intended to contrast the measurability of online marketing against the opaqueness of traditional media. In the first decade of the …

How to Create a Successful Influencer Marketing Campaign

How to Create a Successful Influencer Marketing Campaign

Consumers are wary of paid ads, and either ignore them or don’t trust them. But they do pay attention to recommendations from friends, family, and influencers. The influence of the influencer is increasing. A study conducted by Twitter and Annalect, an analytics firm, found that nearly half of the people surveyed depend on recommendations from influencers before they make a …

Is Your Niche Profitable » Marketing Websites Successfully

Is Your Niche Profitable » Marketing Websites Successfully

You have an amazing idea for a business. You’re going to sell clothing kits for owners of earthworms. You’re certain that becoming an authority figure in this niche will be relatively easy – you have the website and the products envisioned. You visualise yourself being interviewed as an overnight success selling to earthworm enthusiasts, and you can’t wait to get …

The 5 Benefits of Using Video Content for Sales and Social Selling

The 5 Benefits of Using Video Content for Sales and Social Selling

Whether you are in sales or marketing, it is absolutely important to spread your reach as wide as humanly possible. This requires a little thinking outside of the box on your behalf. It is no secret that the Internet can provide you with a wealth of advertising opportunities, but it is essential to remember that some may be more effective …

10 clever lead generation ideas

10 clever lead generation ideas

Whether you’re new to lead generation or you’ve been in the game for a while, it can be pretty tricky. Sometimes there’s a trend, but not all leads tend to follow it – and it can be frustrating when it feels like a guessing game. We’ve put together a list of 10 of the best, regularly used lead generation tips that …

Why influencers are not programmatic

Why influencers are not programmatic

Influence relationship management and marketing is one of my favorite topics to discuss with clients, and it’s a topic I’ve addressed before. Long before influencer marketing became an industry buzzword, consumers were reacting positively to branded messages from experts and key opinion leaders. But the rise of social media has enabled brands and agencies to ramp up what was already …

Dear Brand Marketers

Dear Brand Marketers, Stop Pretending Influencer Marketing = Earned Media, It’s Not.

Marketing, communication and media is becoming more and more complicated. Many marketers and business leaders are finding it difficult to learn, embrace and maximize their use of new media. They struggle with understanding the difference, value and how to best use earned media, paid media and owned media. Many brand and digital marketers are poorly confusing influencer marketing with earned …

6 tools for a better

6 tools for a better, smarter social media influencer campaign

One important word of caution though: Social media influencers should be tackled with huge care. Remember each of those people has a dedicated online audience: If you appear too spammy, they have eager ears to describe their bad experience to. An influencer media campaign can thus turn into an online reputation crisis. Always think twice before pitching the influencers anything: …

What Facebook's Head of Advertising Wants to See Happen in 2017

What Facebook’s Head of Advertising Wants to See Happen in 2017

During his long tenure at Facebook, Andrew Bosworth has been tasked with creating both the company’s newsfeed and its mobile advertising strategy. Now, Bosworth—Facebook’s vp of ads and business—has his sights set on another shift in how people use the plaform by making it more useful. Bosworth, a close advisor to CEO Mark Zuckerberg, believes people don’t use smartphones in …