What 8 Brand Storytellers Have to Say About the Content People Want to See

What 8 Brand Storytellers Have to Say About the Content People Want to See

At its core, all marketing is storytelling. But new digital platforms—from video to Snapchat to VR—are providing brands with more powerful tools to build compelling narratives that engage and delight consumers. We asked the sponsors of the Brand Storytelling conference, taking place at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, to share their insights on what brands need to do to become …

How to Use Hashtags to Improve Your Social Media Marketing

How to Use Hashtags to Improve Your Social Media Marketing

A hashtag is word preceded by a hash mark (#), used within a message to identify a keyword or topic of interest and facilitate a search for it. Hashtags are such a prominent part of online culture today and people have started using them outside of their intended purpose like using them in text messages, chats, songs, and advertisements. Hashtags …

Where Do Business Goals Fit in a Storified Content Strategy?

Where Do Business Goals Fit in a Storified Content Strategy?

Creating effective online content is often a two-sided struggle. On one side, we have a content strategist who has just been given a budget for creating a branded content program. He launches the site with starter content, eager to see the pageviews and paying customers start to roll in. But each piece of content takes a similar approach: it prioritizes …

Why 2017 is set to be the year of the video

Why 2017 is set to be the year of the video

2017 will be a watershed moment for video, as consumption moves from the TV to other devices. As technology develops we’ll see more immersive experiences like virtual reality that are intrinsically linked to video, which will mean advertising and publishers follow suit. In an increasingly mobile and video-focused world, programmatic video is a huge opportunity market, which has the potential …

4 Data-Driven Ways to Create More Targeted Ad Campaigns

4 Data-Driven Ways to Create More Targeted Ad Campaigns

Agencies have more granular insight than ever before into how their campaigns are performing. The days of selecting media channels based on broad demographic data and relying on generalized ad impression numbers are over. Marketers can now target specific audiences across multiple devices and measure engagement on each touch point, building comprehensive roadmaps to conversion. They can confirm the right …

Top 3 (Conquerable) Hurdles in Influencer Marketing

Top 3 (Conquerable) Hurdles in Influencer Marketing

Influencer Marketing has gone from “Influencer what?” to a breakout market category experiencing hypergrowth¹. As someone committed to customer success at Traackr, I spend a lot of time talking with our customers about managing and measuring influencer marketing in their businesses, plus conquering any hurdles in the process. These businesses range from global consumer goods companies, to major enterprise technology …

Here's How Facebook Has Reduced the Need to Pay PR

Here’s How Facebook Has Reduced the Need to Pay PR

Talk to any public relations (PR) professional and they’ll admit that the advent of digital marketing and social media has changed their industry. Some will say they’ve adapted. And I truly believe that some have. But not all. Some still don’t fully understand this new form of marketing, in particular Facebook as a social media and advertising platform, from the client’s perspective. Without understanding …

Essential Tips For Promoting Your Brand On Instagram

Essential Tips For Promoting Your Brand On Instagram

In 2012, Facebook acquired Instagram for an astounding $1 billion. Five years later, Instagram has proven to be one of the greatest and largest social media platforms in the world, competing with social media giants Snapchat, Twitter and Pinterest. These statistics are extremely interesting and display Instagram’s immense influence on the Internet. The social media platform has over 500 million …

What is Influencer Marketing All About?

What is Influencer Marketing All About?

When you have a product or a service to sell, your primary marketing objective lies in finding the shortest and surest way to your customer’s heart. For years, marketing theorists have been analyzing and practitioners experimenting with an array of vehicles to carry the message from the advertiser to the end-consumer. Some ways have been more effective than others. In …

5 Reasons Why You Need to Take Advantage of Influencer Marketing

5 Reasons Why You Need to Take Advantage of Influencer Marketing

Influencer marketing is one of the hottest, and effective, ways to get your brand in front of a massive targeted audience. Why? Because it works, and works extremely well. My agency has been in the influencer marketing game since long before it was a buzzword, and it’s become such a large business that we launched a second agency, blerrp , …