51 Expert Content Marketing Predictions for 2017

51 Expert Content Marketing Predictions for 2017

Social Marketing Strategist, Acting CMO, Brand Innovators   What I see being huge heading into 2017 is live streaming, and the ability to share all video in so many ways, via more apps, with story-telling and engagement at the core. You need to try these platforms. You need to jump in. You need to see how you can tell stories, create narratives, …

Why a Content Strategy Is More Important Than Creation

Why a Content Strategy Is More Important Than Creation

As the prices of Super Bowl ads increase, so too must the marketing budget used to promote those ads. More companies are sharing teasers to their Super Bowl ads via social media before the game with hopes that they’ll be written about and shared in anticipation. Client takeaway: The average cost of a 30-second ad for the big game is …

Periscope 101: How to Use Periscope For Marketing

Periscope 101: How to Use Periscope For Marketing

For all the businesses out there struggling to see any traction on Twitter, you are definitely not alone. It’s difficult to generate consistent engagement on the platform, even when using tons of great practices to optimize for it. Fortunately, there is one tool that can help drive engagement more quickly: Periscope. Periscope is a live video broadcasting platform linked to …

5 Big Content Marketing Strategy Trends to Know This Year

5 Big Content Marketing Strategy Trends to Know This Year

If you want your content marketing to succeed, then you need a strategy. You can’t just create content and expect people to find it and love it. When creating your content, you need to keep three important elements in mind: So when it comes to creating content, what are the most effective content types for companies? And what are the …

3 Ways to Become More Generous and Grow Your Audience

3 Ways to Become More Generous and Grow Your Audience

Giving to your audience is one of the foundations of any smart content marketing strategy. To grow your audience and get better results for your business, it might be time to expand your content beyond blog posts, podcast episodes, or newsletters and find more ways to be truly generous. Looking to become a “giver,” rather than a “taker?” Let’s talk …

8 Tips to Create a Successful Influencer Marketing Campaign

8 Tips to Create a Successful Influencer Marketing Campaign

I recently wrote about why you need to take advantage of influencer marketing and how it can drive sales far more effectively than traditional advertising. The response was overwhelming — so many business owners and CMOs reached out to me with questions. While my influencer marketing agency works with brands that have large budgets, I wanted to put together some …

The Best Kept Secret of Social Media Video & Influencer Marketing

The Best Kept Secret of Social Media Video & Influencer Marketing

The future of marketing is here, and here at Solarity Studios, we know that Influencer marketing is not only a cost effective marketing approach, it’s actually critical to the success of a brand’s overall marketing strategy. Utilizing influencers to educate their audiences about a brand is more effective than any other form of marketing. While on the surface, influencer marketing seems simple, it is …

Content Marketing Strategy: Considering Existing vs. New Customers

Content Marketing Strategy: Considering Existing vs. New Customers

When developing your content marketing strategy, plan to create content toward both your existing customers and prospective ones still learning about your company. One of the biggest content marketing mistakes made by enterprise marketers is creating content suited toward everyone, instead of personalizing content to different segments of your audience. “The key difference between content marketing created for new vs. …

5 Reasons to Use Influencer Marketing in 2017

5 Reasons to Use Influencer Marketing in 2017

Due to the increasing use of adblock software [1], brands and marketers face some limitations in the way they reach an audience. Now that more and more of their target customers are blocking banner ads on their browsers, there’s a weaker chance of spreading their promotional messages. This is one of the biggest reasons brands are continuing to welcome influencers …