How Content Marketing Can Fuel your Entrepreneurial Success

How Content Marketing Can Fuel your Entrepreneurial Success

Can content marketing work? Is content marketing a buzzword or solid business plan? What’s the surest way to startup failure? Follow old, outdated rules. If the same old, same old isn’t working and your ideas are going nowhere, you need something new. The radical six-step business-building process revealed in this book is smart, simple, practical, and cost-effective. And best of all, it …

Amplify Your Story

Amplify Your Story

Whether it’s mommy bloggers, online tech gurus, Instagram fashion icons, or foodies on Facebook, social influencers are on the rise, and brands are responding in kind. A November 2016 survey by Linqia, a San Francisco-based provider of content marketing solutions, found that nearly half of marketers polled planned to increase their influencer marketing budget this year. In many ways, social …

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 …

It's Time to Get Serious About Understanding Social Media and Content Engagement

It’s Time to Get Serious About Understanding Social Media and Content Engagement

A report released last September found that 5% of brand-created content accounted for 90% of all engagement. Is that significant?  To hear that 5% of all content accounts for 90% of all engagement, well…it sounds significant, right?  If you could see that 5% of the content your brand created drove 90% of all the social media engagement, would you find …

Five Tips To Network Your Way Into A Startup

Five Tips To Network Your Way Into A Startup

Good networking question to ask in a city where there are around the clock networking options. As the author of a book on the subject of networking and as one of the 10 Most Well-Connected People in New York City’s Startup Scene, I have a few thoughts on where this MBA student can start looking – before he even arrives …

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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 …

How to Boost Your Social Media ROI with Influencer Marketing

How to Boost Your Social Media ROI with Influencer Marketing

Brands flock to social media channels to build relationships with their audiences. In addition to offering massive reach, social media is a cost-effective marketing channel. What if you could further leverage this marketing channel and boost your ROI while getting ahead of your competitors? The best way to do that is by integrating your social media marketing with other effective marketing …

10 Ways Influencer Marketing Boosts Retail Sales

10 Ways Influencer Marketing Boosts Retail Sales

As the world becomes more digitally connected, influencer marketing is quickly rising to the forefront of effective marketing strategies for brands. Based on the trust garnered by traditional word-of-mouth marketing, influencers bring that idea into the digital realm. Lord & Taylor realized the impact of influencer marketing first-hand when they used Instagram influencers for a campaign. The dress they promoted …

How Brands On A Budget Capitalize On User Generated Content

How Brands On A Budget Capitalize On User Generated Content

User generated content (UGC) comes in many forms, and can be anything from pictures, videos, testimonials, reviews, and blog articles. Marketers have been encouraging user generated content for years. In fact, many social media marketing campaigns are built around their audience creating, and sharing content about their products. The ‘Share A Coke’ campaign is an excellent example of brand-driven UGC …

Matching Influencers with a Marketing Campaign: A Lesson From Letgo

Matching Influencers with a Marketing Campaign: A Lesson From Letgo

When mobile app Letgo, which helps people sell their unwanted stuff, needed to reach a national market, it turned to influencer marketing for sponsored posts. The Craigslist rival chose two social influencers, Melany Berger of the blog Melany’s Guydlines and online lifestyle magazine StupidDope. Here are some of the reasons why their choices made sense. The oldest form of advertising, …