Data becoming indispensable to marketers around the world

Data becoming indispensable to marketers around the world

Data has become an indispensable part of every area of the industry, with 80% of professionals describing it as critical to their marketing and advertising efforts, according to a new global report covering 18 countries. The third edition of the annual Global Review of Data-Driven Marketing and Advertising has once again revealed the starring role data-driven marketing and advertising (DDMA) …

New Influencer Marketing Research Has Four Key Findings

New Influencer Marketing Research Has Four Key Findings

Call me a decisive nerd, but I enjoy gathering the research required to make an informed decision, and eagerly awaiting the outcome. No matter the occasion, I rarely make a choice without turning to a trusted source for advice. This is the new normal. According to Nielsen, 92 percent of consumers trust peer recommendations over other forms of advertising. This …

Influencer Marketing Must Focus on Customer Needs: Report

Influencer Marketing Must Focus on Customer Needs: Report

Influencer marketing offers much opportunity for brands willing to invest time and resources and place customer experience at the forefront of their marketing strategies, according to a new report. But for this to happen, there’s still a lot of work to be done, according to a new report, “Influence 2.0: The Future of Influencer Marketing,” from Traackr and Altimeter Group. …

7 Ways to Make Your Business More Socially Conscious

7 Ways to Make Your Business More Socially Conscious

Social Entrepreneurship 7 Ways to Make Your Business More Socially Conscious Adding charity and service to what your company values will pay dividends in the employees you attract and the customers you keep. Image credit: Hero Images | Getty Images Reader Resource Join Entrepreneur’s The Goal Standard Challenge and make 2017 yours. Learn more » Being a more socially conscious …

The Goldfish Conundrum: How to Create Content for Short Attention Spans

The Goldfish Conundrum: How to Create Content for Short Attention Spans

The creation of mobile devices has made multitasking close to ubiquitous in the modern world. Between social media, live streaming, and digital news, it’s hard to imagine a time of day when we aren’t tempted to look at a screen while we’re doing something else at the same time. Because of this phenomenon, it should come to no surprise that …

Influence 2.0: The customer-centric future of influencer marketing

Influence 2.0: The customer-centric future of influencer marketing

A new report has been released evaluating the current state of influencer marketing, predicting ways in which the practice can strategically evolve for customer centricity. Influencer relationship management software Traackr partnered with TopRank Marketing and Altimeter principal analyst Brian Solis to globally survey 102 enterprise brand strategists and marketers on current and future investments and executions in the field, demonstrating …

Marketers Begin To View Influencer Relationships As Strategic

Marketers Begin To View Influencer Relationships As Strategic

Influencer marketing gained substantial momentum among marketers in 2016. But for all its potential, there are also significant challenges. With pure pay-to-play and one-off campaign practices distracting marketers from finding the true value of influencer relationships, misconceptions remain.  My content marketing agency, TopRank Marketing, along with influencer relationship management software company Traackr, teamed to investigate how the practice of influencer …

6 Reasons Marketers Should Be More Involved in Customer Experience

6 Reasons Marketers Should Be More Involved in Customer Experience

Net new customers. It’s the marketer’s highest calling. And yet, as marketing functions grow increasingly complex and intertwined, new customers are only one piece of the puzzle. Among the many hats we wear, from managing public perception to influencing product development, marketers also play a significant role in servicing existing customers. As more and more companies recognize the strong link …

AI Could Help Community Managers Boost Engagement

AI Could Help Community Managers Boost Engagement

Community managers should leverage machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) to personalize content for their communities and foster relevant and engaging dialogue. That point was hammered home by Amith Nagarajan, CEO of Aptify, who spoke yesterday during webinar in honor of Community Manager Appreciation Day. Nagarajan, whose company provides enterprise software to membership organizations, was one of the interviewees in a …