How To Do Influencer Marketing Campaigns That Really Work

How To Do Influencer Marketing Campaigns That Really Work

Years ago, a company called General Mills hit upon a marketing tool that catapulted a boring breakfast cereal, Wheaties, into a major revenue machine. They began to call it the “breakfast of champions” and featured famous athletes on its boxes – product endorsers who were idolized by every kid. This was “influencer marketing” at its finest. Obviously, “influencer marketing” has …

How to Best Avoid the Pitfalls of Shiny Object Syndrome in Influencer Marketing

How to Best Avoid the Pitfalls of Shiny Object Syndrome in Influencer Marketing

Disney and YouTube are both catching heat this week because of their association with the reigning king of YouTube influencers, PewDiePie. They both deserve it. Influencer marketing is the buzzword du jour for advertisers right now. Brands hunger for the authenticity that content created by genuine fans can bring. Keeping it real is important during a time when people rely …

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 Follow old, outdated rules.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 …

The Paradox Of Buying Influence

The Paradox Of Buying Influence

“You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.” Inigo Montoya, The Princess Bride. Influencer marketing is somehow both buzzword of the moment and the ‘next big thing’. See “10 Reasons Why Influencer Marketing is the Next Big Thing” or any one of dozens of such recent articles. As ad-blocking grows, two thirds …

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 …

Integrate Your Offerings to Create a True Omni-Channel Experience

Integrate Your Offerings to Create a True Omni-Channel Experience

The term “omni-channel” is more than just a marketing buzzword, it’s a significant shift in the marketing ethos—one that calls upon marketers to provide a seamless experience, no matter the channel or device. It means viewing the experience through the eyes of your customer and understanding that their journey may begin on one channel and move to another as they …

Now I need a personal brand? Seriously?

Now I need a personal brand? Seriously?

It sounds like another buzz word. A passing trend. Another road block between you and your next “best job ever.” You’ve put in your educational time getting degreed and/or trained. You’ve beefed up your work experience and related skills. You did the hard part … now you’ve got to launch your own personal marketing campaign? Yes. Yes, you do. If …

4 of the Best Growth Hacking Experiments to Try in 2017

4 of the Best Growth Hacking Experiments to Try in 2017

Growth Hacking is a popular marketing buzzword, but does anyone really know what it means? Neil Patel does a pretty good job explaining the concept and talking about its origin, saying that a growth marketer is someone who uses “analytics, inexpensive, creative and innovative ways to exponentially grow their company’s customer base.” But how can one pull off that kind …

3 Ways Building Your Personal Brand Boosts Your Career

3 Ways Building Your Personal Brand Boosts Your Career

3 Ways Building Your Personal Brand Boosts Your Career Put yourself out there. It’s the only way to achieve your dreams. Image credit: Maskot | Getty Images Reader Resource Join Entrepreneur’s The Goal Standard Challenge and make 2017 yours. Learn more » In recent years, personal branding has become a very popular buzzword. Everywhere you turn, it seems as though …

Nine tips on digital transformation of business to drive customer success

Nine tips on digital transformation of business to drive customer success

We live in an age where we see digital native unicorns, a name fondly used for start-ups valued for more than US $ 1 billion. They’ve turned the world of business upside down by focusing on customer experiences with great user interfaces (UIs) that sit in front of the masses backed by a great systematically driven supply chain.  These great …