Influencer Marketing: Everything you need to know

Influencer Marketing: Everything you need to know

For retailers and brands, influencer marketing is a no brainer, but there’s more to it than having a teen arrange food or makeup and share it on Instagram. An influencer can be a perfect and powerful add-on to a marketing campaign – as long as you find an individual or brand with great presence in a market, and whose messages …

What to Do in Your First 30 Days as a Content Marketing Manager

What to Do in Your First 30 Days as a Content Marketing Manager

Recently, I decided to take a new role as a Senior Content Marketing Manager at Bluecore, an email marketing automation startup. Bluecore had been doing content marketing for some time, but was looking for someone who could bring a new perspective and strategy to the program. Today, I’m six weeks into the role and needless to say, it has been a whirlwind. While …

5 Tips for Small Businesses to Elevate Their Brand Using Instagram

5 Tips for Small Businesses to Elevate Their Brand Using Instagram

Instagram is a powerful marketing tool, but a recent Manta poll found most small business owners don’t know how to use it. So, John Swanciger, CEO at Manta shares some tips to efficiently make use of Instagram as part of social media strategy It’s no secret social media is here to stay – consumers flock to social channels daily, which, …

5 Steps to Building a Content Marketing Powerhouse

5 Steps to Building a Content Marketing Powerhouse

Seven years ago, Kathleen Matthews, Marriott’s EVP of communications, walked into Bill Marriott’s office with an idea. After 25 years as a reporter and news anchor for an ABC News affiliate in Washington, D.C., she knew the power of a good story—especially when it came from a compelling figure. So, naturally, she wanted Marriott to have a blog, and she …

The Top 25 Small Business Influencers You Need To Know

The Top 25 Small Business Influencers You Need To Know

Small businesses need a lot of learning from different sources, experts and journals. There are lots of personalities who can give you an advice on your problems, or guide you in a better direction. These influencing personalities can make your small business a success. All you need to do is follow their lead. Twitter has lots of small business influencers, …

Influencer Marketing Must Focus on Customer Needs: Report

Influencer Marketing Must Focus on Customer Needs: Report

Influencer marketing offers much opportunity for brands willing to invest time and resources and place customer experience at the forefront of their marketing strategies, according to a new report. But for this to happen, there’s still a lot of work to be done, according to a new report, “Influence 2.0: The Future of Influencer Marketing,” from Traackr and Altimeter Group. …

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 – …

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 …

5 Ways to Stand Out from Other Salespeople

5 Ways to Stand Out from Other Salespeople

Your job is to sell, right? Your product is pretty good, maybe even great… right? This should be easy, right? Competition is fierce. No great idea goes uncopied. No decent company is in the game to lose, and it is blatantly obvious who the most valuable buyers are. That’s why most of them will do almost anything to avoid clueless, …

Are You Seizing the Power of Social Media Attribution?

Are You Seizing the Power of Social Media Attribution?

Few digital marketers entirely neglect marketing analytics. But are they seizing their full power? Hardly. Most just scratch the surface of what’s possible. The challenge is magnified in the social media realm. While your average tweeters usually take inventory of the basics, such as share counts and likes, very few are equipped to unravel deeper and more meaningful data that can …