Social Media Marketing: HP finds its voice on Snapchat and sees a 10x increase in engagement

Social Media Marketing: HP finds its voice on Snapchat and sees a 10x increase in engagement

When venturing into Snapchat, a new social media platform for HP, the team knew they had to create a content plan, while also challenging themselves to put up on-the-fly content. Through over a year of consistently testing what worked with users and what didn’t, HP finally found a voice on the platform and a steady source of engaging content. See …

How to Make Your Digital Marketing Strategy Relevant for 2017

How to Make Your Digital Marketing Strategy Relevant for 2017

As marketers kick off the new year, they can expect some trends from last year to carry over, as well as for new ones to emerge. Having started in digital marketing in 1999, I’m familiar with shifts in how consumers use the internet, and what tactics marketers use to reach them. A seismic shift is occurring: As mobile use increases, …

What 8 Brand Storytellers Have to Say About the Content People Want to See

What 8 Brand Storytellers Have to Say About the Content People Want to See

At its core, all marketing is storytelling. But new digital platforms—from video to Snapchat to VR—are providing brands with more powerful tools to build compelling narratives that engage and delight consumers. We asked the sponsors of the Brand Storytelling conference, taking place at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, to share their insights on what brands need to do to become …

Why influencers are getting charitable

Why influencers are getting charitable

Last week author and motivational speaker Simon Sinek made a big misstep. He managed to insult an entire generation – labelling millennials entitled, narcissistic and lazy in one fell swoop. Of course, these kinds of accusations are nothing new. While it’s true that today’s young people have grown up alongside social media, this doesn’t mean they’ve lost touch with the …

Top Pinterest Demographics That Matter to Social Media Marketers

Top Pinterest Demographics That Matter to Social Media Marketers

It’s official, Pinterest is now a bonafide social media star. Boasting some 150 million users, the once cutesy platform has morphed into a social media powerhouse, popular amongst individuals and businesses alike. And considering it only debuted in 2010, it’s done so with astonishing speed. Long adored by brides-to-be and foodies, Pinterest is now much more than a storage space …

6 Characteristics of Great B2B Content

2 Ways to Delight Your Customers with After-Sales Content Marketing

Sales are the bread and butter of any business. It’s important to remember that your relationship with a customer does not end simply because money has changed hands. If you work in sales, then you know how difficult it is to acquire and build a relationship with a new customer. Research has discovered that 44 percent of companies have a greater focus …

What Micro-Influencers Can Do For You

What Micro-Influencers Can Do For You

Micro-influencer—what’s that? Along with influencer marketing, micro-influencer is the term all modern marketers have added to their repertoire. Nevertheless, what does micro-influencer mean and how can brands benefit? Though there isn’t a standard definition for the term (yet), I like how Forbes defines it, “More and more, brands are turning to people with far fewer numbers and followers—sometimes even as …

How To Do Influencer Marketing Campaigns That Really Work

How To Do Influencer Marketing Campaigns That Really Work

Years ago, a company called General Mills hit upon a marketing tool that catapulted a boring breakfast cereal, Wheaties, into a major revenue machine. They began to call it the “breakfast of champions” and featured famous athletes on its boxes – product endorsers who were idolized by every kid. This was “influencer marketing” at its finest. Obviously, “influencer marketing” has …

Why Machine Learning Is a Game-Changer for Social Media Managers

Why Machine Learning Is a Game-Changer for Social Media Managers

Back in the day, Bebo, MySpace and then Facebook were fun tools to find events, share photos and chat with friends, but communicating with brands required picking up the phone, sending emails or visiting the company website to get the information you needed. Nowadays, it couldn’t be more different. 95 percent of millennials expect to be able to engage with …

Why Every CEO Should Have a Social Media Presence

Why Every CEO Should Have a Social Media Presence

We live in a technology obsessed society where your average millennial’s reality blurs into one with their virtual online world; posting anything and everything from their latest fashion purchases, to their selfies and social life goings on. This social media trend coupled with millennials being deemed the “future” would suggest that every professional looking to target this group should be on social …