3 Reasons Your Business Should Use Social Media Marketing

3 Reasons Your Business Should Use Social Media Marketing

There are many businesses who’ve read the title, and I can hear the knee-jerk reactions as if I’m there myself, “We’re already doing social media marketing!” Almost all of the responses I’m “hearing” are the exact sentence above; the only difference is in the mixture of tones. Some of the voices I hear are coming from a defensive tone, as if …

6 Power Plays To Becoming a Brand Ambassador

6 Power Plays To Becoming a Brand Ambassador

Becoming a Brand Ambassador for a well-known company can have many benefits beyond any financial incentives associated with the position. The opportunity to grow your personal brand is significant. Brand Ambassadors stand to gain valuable skills and experience that they may not be getting in their day job which makes them worth more to employers. It looks great on a …

How To Get Warm

How To Get Warm, Inbound Sales Leads on LinkedIn

As the wave of new LinkedIn features hits your desktop, take note of the platform’s revamped “Notifications” tab, which is a key site feature that is going to make winning new business on the platform much easier. Behind the profiles of LinkedIn’s nearly 500 million users are real professionals, including your ideal clients. And when it comes to selling on …

It's Time to Get Serious About Understanding Social Media and Content Engagement

It’s Time to Get Serious About Understanding Social Media and Content Engagement

A report released last September found that 5% of brand-created content accounted for 90% of all engagement. Is that significant?  To hear that 5% of all content accounts for 90% of all engagement, well…it sounds significant, right?  If you could see that 5% of the content your brand created drove 90% of all the social media engagement, would you find …

Five Tips To Network Your Way Into A Startup

Five Tips To Network Your Way Into A Startup

Good networking question to ask in a city where there are around the clock networking options. As the author of a book on the subject of networking and as one of the 10 Most Well-Connected People in New York City’s Startup Scene, I have a few thoughts on where this MBA student can start looking – before he even arrives …

Using Twitter to Recruit: Direct Messages for All

Using Twitter to Recruit: Direct Messages for All

Using Twitter to Recruit: Direct Messages for All Google Whatsapp Digg Reddit Stumbleupon Delicious Buffer Are you one of the people using the 11th most surfed site in the world? Are you using it to recruit? How do you find the speed, volume of content and noise of the community? How accessible has it made you? Are you an average …

How Business Stars Stand Out Through Personal Branding

How Business Stars Stand Out Through Personal Branding

Awards season is well and truly here with The Golden Globes, the BAFTA’s and most recently the Grammy Awards, all leading up to what is undoubtedly the night of nights. The Academy Awards. Winning a major award not only skyrockets a performer’s earning potential but boosts their brand exponentially. These leading entertainers have spent years honing their skills and developing …

Social Selling and Personal Branding

Social Selling and Personal Branding

I am often amazed at how little most sales people invest in the value of their own personal brand and lack understanding of what social selling is and how to apply it amongst their kit bag of tools. Avoiding the puns from the late Stuart Baggs of the Apprentice about “I am the brand“, having an online brand is not …

4 Reasons Why B2B Marketers Should Use LinkedIn

4 Reasons Why B2B Marketers Should Use LinkedIn

B2B social media isn’t the easiest of tasks. LinkedIn has become one of the most popularly used and important social networks to reach out to business buyers and build connections with other professionals. With its niche advantage and increase of content marketing, it’s increasingly becoming an outlet for B2B marketers with several advantages. LinkedIn is a platform that enables you …

Working with Industry Influencers

Working with Industry Influencers

Today’s B2B marketing has shifted focus away from simply selling to buyers, and towards cultivating relationships and establishing a better buying experience to attract prospects and maintain current customers. While there’s a whole suite of tools, tactics and techniques to improving the customer experience, working with industry influencers is one of the most unique, and far-reaching ways to build your …