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 …

5 Stats On Influencer Marketing in 2017

5 Stats On Influencer Marketing in 2017

Influencer marketing grew in 2016, and all signs point to it growing even bigger this year. These 5 numbers prove that influencer marketing will only grow in 2017. Ad block extensions have hurt the advertising industry – to the point that, in 2015, ad blocks were blamed for almost $22 billion in lost global revenue. Ad block usage has steadily grown over …

How Brands On A Budget Capitalize On User Generated Content

How Brands On A Budget Capitalize On User Generated Content

User generated content (UGC) comes in many forms, and can be anything from pictures, videos, testimonials, reviews, and blog articles. Marketers have been encouraging user generated content for years. In fact, many social media marketing campaigns are built around their audience creating, and sharing content about their products. The ‘Share A Coke’ campaign is an excellent example of brand-driven UGC …

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, …