How to gain social influence

How to gain social influence

Do you want to become an influencer? Having social influence means you are a thought leader and an expert in your field who has the power to influence people’s opinions. But how do you become one? In this post, I’m going to share my top tips for how you can become a social influencer. The first step in becoming an …

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 …

12 Emerging Influencer Marketing Trends for Social Media to Watch

12 Emerging Influencer Marketing Trends for Social Media to Watch

Each fall, bloggers and social media experts are asked to make their predictions about the trends for the upcoming year. At a time when changes are occurring at an accelerated pace, it appears increasingly risky to predict what is coming. The ecosystem of social networking is complex with the emergence of new platforms for aggregation and distribution of content. We can …

9 Facets of a Revenue-Driving Content Strategy

The 5 Ultimate Content-Marketing Tools

All the typical social-media platforms and marketing tools must be deployed and consistently updated with content. That can be overwhelming as you try to wrap your arms around managing the writing skills, social-media skills, video-production skills and project-management skills required to create powerful campaigns. Fear not! There are businesses that have thought of the content-creation needs of entrepreneurs just like you …

Book Marketing For Authors: Yes

Book Marketing For Authors: Yes, Social Media Sells Books

Many authors find book marketing — and marketing in general — a challenge. So let’s try to overcome your fears and doubts, so you can sell more books. Today, social media is the easiest way for you to sell if you’re pressed for cash to invest in marketing. (By the way, by “books” I mean ebooks too, of course.) You …

Why Your Company Needs a Lead Management Platform

Why Your Company Needs a Lead Management Platform

Lead management is the process of working your leads from the marketing funnel to the sales pipeline. It’s a way to track, manage, and qualify leads, with the end goal of turning them into a sale. This seems simple, right? Well, imagine having thousands of leads funneling in every day. How can you possibly nurture each and every one of …

Why It's Time to Reset Expectations for Content Marketing

Why It’s Time to Reset Expectations for Content Marketing

Mark Ritson, a marketing professor at the Melbourne Business School in Australia, recently published a column at Marketing Week titled “Is content marketing a load of bollocks?” As you might expect, the column created quite a stir in the content marketing world. Professor Ritson makes two arguments in his column. First, he contends that content marketing isn’t really different from …

10 Advantages of Outsourcing Content Creation

10 Advantages of Outsourcing Content Creation

If you’re debating between outsourcing content creation and getting it all done in-house, you have to know the pros and cons of each situation to make the best decision for your investment. Consider these advantages of using an article or blog writing service to help you create the unique content your customers love. Outsourcing saves you money. When you hire …

The Added Value of Influencers

The Added Value of Influencers

From creative content to mass syndication, influencer marketing has its perks. It’s no wonder more and more brands are reserving marketing dollars to enlist in the support of niche talent with very engaged networks. And the more we launch influencer programs the more benefits we discover for our clients. There is added value of influencers around every turn. Let’s face …

Why B2B Influencer Marketing is Your Next Big Thing

Why B2B Influencer Marketing is Your Next Big Thing

According to author Josh Steimle, influencer marketing, which has long been popular in B2C, will grow in use by B2B marketers during 2017. Thought leaders in various industries continue to grow dedicated followings, especially because of the rise of live streaming and podcasts. Livestream reports that 81 percent of internet views reported viewing more content in 2016 than the year …