Why Does LinkedIn Have No Serious Competitors?

Why Does LinkedIn Have No Serious Competitors?

With millions of highly skilled employees on LinkedIn, the professional networking site is an essential tool for corporate and agency recruiters alike. The ‘serious network’ has been the dominant player since it first launched in 2003 and no new platforms have seriously challenged its market position. The world’s largest professional social network has over 467 million users worldwide, including 133 …

5 common marketing automation mistakes

5 common marketing automation mistakes

Did you know that many world renowned marketers use marketing automation to reach out to their audience? The statistics further claim that 63 percent of companies successful in Marketing Automation plan to increase their Marketing Automation budget. However, there is always the question of whether companies are making the best use of marketing automation technology for the best results. For …

7 Reasons Your Audience Isn't Connecting With Your Brand

7 Reasons Your Audience Isn’t Connecting With Your Brand

With the growing prominence of digital marketing, customers are coming to expect a more personalized experience, and today’s savvy brands are doing everything they can to measure up. If you don’t connect with your customers in a personal way, you’ll fall behind competitors that do. That’s just the way business works these day. So whether you’re a startup or an …

Where Did Your Pitch Go Wrong? Experienced Entrepreneurs Share Their Mistakes

Where Did Your Pitch Go Wrong? Experienced Entrepreneurs Share Their Mistakes

Amy Errett is CEO and Founder of Madison Reed, a startup revolutionizing every aspect of the home hair care experience. Amy founded Madison Reed with years of business and operating expertise as a leading entrepreneur, senior executive, venture capitalist and social-mission visionary, under her belt. Previously she was a General Partner and ran the Bay Area office of Maveron – …

5 Big Content Marketing Strategy Trends to Know This Year

5 Big Content Marketing Strategy Trends to Know This Year

If you want your content marketing to succeed, then you need a strategy. You can’t just create content and expect people to find it and love it. When creating your content, you need to keep three important elements in mind: So when it comes to creating content, what are the most effective content types for companies? And what are the …

9 Tips to Flawlessly Manage Your Instagram Followers

9 Tips to Flawlessly Manage Your Instagram Followers

Let’s not kid ourselves–it’s nice to see those Instagram alerts saying your business has a new follower. While the feeling might not get old, the thought of knowing how to easily manage your Instagram followers might be daunting. Don’t let that love for a new follower grow stale. As a business, you want to continually see new customers interacting and …

8 Tips to Create a Successful Influencer Marketing Campaign

8 Tips to Create a Successful Influencer Marketing Campaign

I recently wrote about why you need to take advantage of influencer marketing and how it can drive sales far more effectively than traditional advertising. The response was overwhelming — so many business owners and CMOs reached out to me with questions. While my influencer marketing agency works with brands that have large budgets, I wanted to put together some …

Influence 2.0: The customer-centric future of influencer marketing

Influence 2.0: The customer-centric future of influencer marketing

A new report has been released evaluating the current state of influencer marketing, predicting ways in which the practice can strategically evolve for customer centricity. Influencer relationship management software Traackr partnered with TopRank Marketing and Altimeter principal analyst Brian Solis to globally survey 102 enterprise brand strategists and marketers on current and future investments and executions in the field, demonstrating …

Marketers Begin To View Influencer Relationships As Strategic

Marketers Begin To View Influencer Relationships As Strategic

Influencer marketing gained substantial momentum among marketers in 2016. But for all its potential, there are also significant challenges. With pure pay-to-play and one-off campaign practices distracting marketers from finding the true value of influencer relationships, misconceptions remain.  My content marketing agency, TopRank Marketing, along with influencer relationship management software company Traackr, teamed to investigate how the practice of influencer …

The Best Kept Secret of Social Media Video & Influencer Marketing

The Best Kept Secret of Social Media Video & Influencer Marketing

The future of marketing is here, and here at Solarity Studios, we know that Influencer marketing is not only a cost effective marketing approach, it’s actually critical to the success of a brand’s overall marketing strategy. Utilizing influencers to educate their audiences about a brand is more effective than any other form of marketing. While on the surface, influencer marketing seems simple, it is …