10 Things Smart People Do to Master Business Conversations

10 Things Smart People Do to Master Business Conversations

I’ve been writing a lot lately about how to improve communication skills, especially if you’re in a leadership role. The irony of it all is that it’s a skill not enough leaders have. I know this because it still tops the list for clients requesting communication coaching or training. Last week, I called a lot of people to the carpet …

How to Leverage Intent Data to Drive More Revenue

How to Leverage Intent Data to Drive More Revenue

As key drivers of the revenue team, marketing and sales are constantly looking for the next innovative method to get a competitive edge—particularly in generating revenue for the business. One method that continues to pique interest is intent data. Having created numerous products that leverage massive volumes of data in the marketing and sales space, we get asked many questions …

9 Ways to Turn Visitors Into Fans With Engaging Content

9 Ways to Turn Visitors Into Fans With Engaging Content

You may feel like a success as you watch how many visitors come to your site and the metrics just continue to climb and climb. Unfortunately, these numbers mean nothing if those visitors don’t actually transform into buyers. Think of it in terms of a retail or department store. The store wouldn’t last long if it had thousands of visitors …

How To Get Warm

How To Get Warm, Inbound Sales Leads on LinkedIn

As the wave of new LinkedIn features hits your desktop, take note of the platform’s revamped “Notifications” tab, which is a key site feature that is going to make winning new business on the platform much easier. Behind the profiles of LinkedIn’s nearly 500 million users are real professionals, including your ideal clients. And when it comes to selling on …

Are You In Sync With Your Social Media?

Are You In Sync With Your Social Media?

Can we really establish meaningful relationships via social media? Does social media really connect people and help them build long-term, genuine relationships? I would say yes, without a doubt. Recently, I visited the Netherlands to collaborate on my book “Is your marketing in sync or sinking?” with a friend that I met on social media, who actually ended up hosting …

5 Ways to Drive the Success of Influencer Relations

5 Ways to Drive the Success of Influencer Relations

Last month we published a blog post entitled ‘5 Most Common Reasons why Influencer Marketing Fails’. Now, while we are confident that this article was helpful in pinpointing exactly where brands can go wrong when implementing an influencer relations programme, we appreciate that we’ve only told half the story; what’s a story without a happy ending? Understanding where you can go wrong …

Building

Building, Growing & Sustaining Social Communities [includes Slideshare Presentation]

When building communities, the focus shouldn’t be on how fast you can launch a Facebook page, blog or Instagram account. Instead direct attention to learning the details about your audience so that you can deliver them the highest value content, conversation and engagement at every touch point with you and your brand. Below are the highlights from the 1.5 hour …

It’s time to get serious about influencers

It’s time to get serious about influencers

2017 has started at quite a pace with a flurry of pitches from both brands and Government clients. There’s been a real new year energy in terms of reviewing and building capability – with much of that energy pointed at Influencer Marketing. L’Oréal has announced greater investment in digital generally and social influencer more specifically. A commitment underscored by their …

How to perfect your personal brand

How to perfect your personal brand

Brand is not a buzzword – it’s an essential and profitable characteristic of business that needs to be developed with care and attention. How we communicate with each other is intrinsic to how we are perceived, whether that be by family, friends or colleagues. One professional who knows this better than most is Deborah Lee, Social Media Branding Specialist and …