In B2B industries

In B2B industries, investment in customer marketing will grow in 2017

Business-to-business ‘customer marketers’ may be the new rising stars in the marketing department, with 93% of organizations expecting to build up their customer marketing efforts this year, while 62% will increase their staff or budgets in this area in 2017. According toThe State of Customer Marketing 2017, out of over 200 marketing leaders primarily from B2B companies surveyed, companies identified …

How to Prepare and Keep Your Content Strategy in Check

How to Prepare and Keep Your Content Strategy in Check

Not only does content marketing drivethree times as many leadsas traditional marketing, but it also costs more than 60 percent less. But in order to reap those benefits, you need the right approach. How does your brand’s 2017 strategy look? We turned to Cision’s Senior Content Manager Annemaria Nicholson and MarketingProfs’ Senior Program Manager Kerry O’Shea Gorgone for tips and …

4 Tips for Persuading People by Listening to Them

4 Tips for Persuading People by Listening to Them

The leader of any business must come to grips with the following reality: You are the product or service you are selling. For entrepreneurs, that means that you are selling all the time, including with “internal” audiences like staff, vendors and investors. Your goal is to transfer the confidence and conviction you have in your company to everyone in its orbit. …

4 Ways to Help Build Your Personal Brand Online in 2017

4 Ways to Help Build Your Personal Brand Online in 2017

There are many reasons to make 2017 the year you resolve to build or enhance your personal brand online. The biggest reason is that it’s a digital world – not only do most people search online when looking for information about products and businesses, it’s also how they find information about people. Do you know what people will find if they …

Small Businesses Save Time & Sanity With Social Media Marketing Tips

Small Businesses Save Time & Sanity With Social Media Marketing Tips

Did you know a large percentage of small businesses are still missing out on the advantages of social media marketing. Citibank conducted a survey back in 2011 which suggested that up to 81% of small businesses had no online presence (Lentz, O’Leary & Sheehan, 2011). One of the biggest issues facing small businesses boils down to small businesses not having the …

Master Your Influencer Engagement Strategy

Master Your Influencer Engagement Strategy

Today there are over two billion active social media accounts worldwide, growing by 12 percent in the last 12 months. For all the media hype that still surrounds the world of social networks, there is one thing people have come to accept: it’s not going anywhere. Virtual networks are built on the illusion that everyone likes everyone, and everyone can …

5 Ways To Get Started With Content Marketing

5 Ways To Get Started With Content Marketing

The adoption of content marketing practices is rising quickly, and if you’re ready to figure out how to use it for your business you’re in the right place.  Content marketing will deliver real benefits for your business such as visibility, brand awareness, and reputation. Take a look at these 5 ways you can get started as you launch a structured …

Getting Your Community Involved In Your Purpose

Getting Your Community Involved In Your Purpose

Companies that want to be purpose driven have several challenges to contend with on their journey towards purpose. The first is to define what that purpose is, or why it is you do what you do? The second challenge you’ll face is engaging your community – all the people who serve or are served by that purpose – and getting …

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Building, Growing & Sustaining Social Communities [includes Slideshare Presentation]

When building communities, the focus shouldn’t be on how fast you can launch a Facebook page, blog or Instagram account. Instead direct attention to learning the details about your audience so that you can deliver them the highest value content, conversation and engagement at every touch point with you and your brand. Below are the highlights from the 1.5 hour …

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 …