Influencer Marketing Is A $5-$10 Billion Dollar Global Market

5 Steps To Creating An Instagram Advertising Campaign

Instagram now has more than 500 million active users who spend 23 minutes on the app every day (CNBC). Despite the platform’s large audiences, a recent survey found that only 36% of marketers use Instagram for marketing compared to 93% who advertise on Facebook (Selfstartr). As the app becomes increasingly crowded with content, collaborating with high-reach, high-engagement Instagram influencers now …

10 Essential Rules for Effective LinkedIn Marketing

10 Essential Rules for Effective LinkedIn Marketing

LinkedIn can count on a smaller user base compared to Facebook and Twitter, but the numbers are still relevant for bloggers and social media managers, especially if the niche or industry is B2B. According to Statista, LinkedIn boasted  450 million users in the 2nd quarter of 2016 , and the platform is growing. Numbers of LinkedIn members from 1st quarter …

51 Expert Content Marketing Predictions for 2017

51 Expert Content Marketing Predictions for 2017

Social Marketing Strategist, Acting CMO, Brand Innovators   What I see being huge heading into 2017 is live streaming, and the ability to share all video in so many ways, via more apps, with story-telling and engagement at the core. You need to try these platforms. You need to jump in. You need to see how you can tell stories, create narratives, …

Data becoming indispensable to marketers around the world

Data becoming indispensable to marketers around the world

Data has become an indispensable part of every area of the industry, with 80% of professionals describing it as critical to their marketing and advertising efforts, according to a new global report covering 18 countries. The third edition of the annual Global Review of Data-Driven Marketing and Advertising has once again revealed the starring role data-driven marketing and advertising (DDMA) …

New Influencer Marketing Research Has Four Key Findings

New Influencer Marketing Research Has Four Key Findings

Call me a decisive nerd, but I enjoy gathering the research required to make an informed decision, and eagerly awaiting the outcome. No matter the occasion, I rarely make a choice without turning to a trusted source for advice. This is the new normal. According to Nielsen, 92 percent of consumers trust peer recommendations over other forms of advertising. This …

Why a Content Strategy Is More Important Than Creation

Why a Content Strategy Is More Important Than Creation

As the prices of Super Bowl ads increase, so too must the marketing budget used to promote those ads. More companies are sharing teasers to their Super Bowl ads via social media before the game with hopes that they’ll be written about and shared in anticipation. Client takeaway: The average cost of a 30-second ad for the big game is …

Building Your Advanced Content Marketing Sales Funnel

Building Your Advanced Content Marketing Sales Funnel

By now, most marketers (and founders for that matter) get the basic idea of a sales funnel. In my last post I covered how you can apply a basic sales funnel in the context of content marketing. In that post, I explained the 3 basic levels of your content marketing sales funnel: The truth? The above concepts are probably all …

Facebook’s AI unlocks the ability to search photos by what’s in them

Facebook’s AI unlocks the ability to search photos by what’s in them

Initially used to improve the experience for visually impaired members of the Facebook community, the company’s Lumos computer vision platform is now powering image content search for all users. This means you can now search for images on Facebook with key words that describe the contents of a photo, rather than being limited by tags and captions. To accomplish the task, Facebook trained …

How to Run LinkedIn Ad Campaigns: A Beginner's Guide

How to Run LinkedIn Ad Campaigns: A Beginner’s Guide

LinkedIn is a highly valuable tool to network with like-minded professionals. But here’s something we don’t talk about as much as we should — it’s also a highly useful marketing platform. It might seem a little bit intimidating. You have enough on your plate — do you really need to be figuring out yet another way to create targeted content? Actually, …

5 Ways to Optimize Your Influencer Marketing Campaigns in 2017

5 Ways to Optimize Your Influencer Marketing Campaigns in 2017

As Facebook and Google struggle to combat fake news and the use of ad blockers increases by double-digits, 2017 is shaping up to be a challenging one for marketers. Looking at the landscape, some brands might surmise that it’s time to give influencer marketing a try or maybe to double down on their existing influencer marketing spending. There’s an easy case …