4 Truths About Becoming An Entrepreneur

4 Truths About Becoming An Entrepreneur

According to a recent Business.com study, a new business is launched every minute in the United States. For these entrepreneurs, opening the doors to their business brings excitement, anticipation of what’s next and a motivation to succeed. Some people decide to go into business for themselves because they’re searching for a creative outlet while others may be seeking a bit …

Want to be a Fearless Leader? Follow These 5 Steps

Want to be a Fearless Leader? Follow These 5 Steps

There is a balancing act that comes with the territory of being an entrepreneur, and I’ve found this especially true as a mom and woman entrepreneur. Running a business and leading a team takes confidence, authority and ambition. Toss in managing a busy household or other family obligations, and your day is busy wearing multiple hats and catering to different …

Influencer Marketing Shouldn't Be a Dirty Word

Influencer Marketing Shouldn’t Be a Dirty Word

In spite of the buzz surrounding influencer marketing, I’m starting to think of it as a dirty word. Some marketers have turned to influencer marketing as a quick way to meet their quarter’s numbers. Influencer marketing isn’t about this quarter or the next quarter — it’s about building a meaningful, long-term relationship.  We need a shift in mindset — from …

If you think you don’t need brand influencers

If you think you don’t need brand influencers, think again

There comes a time when every marketer faces the challenge of how to build brand credibility. Especially in a marketplace that increasingly uses social media as a way to reach customers. For many businesses, the answer is to build an army of influencers who will provide your product the positive word-of-mouth it needs to stand out among competitors. And if …

Branding & Content Marketing Go Together

3 Content Marketing Goals Your Business Can Achieve

The key to content marketing success is developing a strategy that suits your goals and aligns with your brand. When content marketing made its debut, brands in publishing and journalism-related industries were quick to jump on board. After all, it gave them a unique opportunity to showcase their writing skills while establishing themselves as industry leaders. But it didn’t take …

Personal branding

The 5 keys to professional influence 3.0

e-branding, e-influence, personal branding and professional communication entered a new era with the development of social networks. What are the levers that exist today to promote your own personal brand? What are the tricks for boosting your digital and real-life reputation? Five words startingsum-up a very effective recipe. “We create a meal like a piece of music or an oil …

It’s time to get serious about influencers

It’s time to get serious about influencers

2017 has started at quite a pace with a flurry of pitches from both brands and Government clients. There’s been a real new year energy in terms of reviewing and building capability – with much of that energy pointed at Influencer Marketing. L’Oréal has announced greater investment in digital generally and social influencer more specifically. A commitment underscored by their …

Behavioural insights and what is really going on in the minds of your customers

Behavioural insights and what is really going on in the minds of your customers

Today’s interview is with Dr. Simon Moore (BSc, PhD, CPsychol), a Chartered business and consumer psychologist who specialises in uncovering emotional and personality influences on behaviour. He is also Management Director of Innovationbubble , a new type of insights agency that, using psychological insights and methodologies, investigates the real reasons that customers behave the way that they do and what …

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 …

How to Get Your Content Published on Forbes and Huffington Post

How to Get Your Content Published on Forbes and Huffington Post

Israeli-American psychologist Daniel Kahneman is an expert in the psychology of judgment and decision, and his research has challenged assumptions of human rationality as a driver in economic decision-making. He has said, “Your first impression of a thing sets up your subsequent beliefs. If the company looks inept to you, you may assume everything else they do is inept.” No …