Amplify Your Story

Amplify Your Story

Whether it’s mommy bloggers, online tech gurus, Instagram fashion icons, or foodies on Facebook, social influencers are on the rise, and brands are responding in kind. A November 2016 survey by Linqia, a San Francisco-based provider of content marketing solutions, found that nearly half of marketers polled planned to increase their influencer marketing budget this year. In many ways, social …

How Brands Can Overcome the Biggest Influencer Marketing Challenges

How Brands Can Overcome the Biggest Influencer Marketing Challenges

You’re familiar with influencer marketing. You already know the benefits it can offer your business. Now you want to launch your very own influencer marketing campaign, but you want to make sure you’re doing it right.  As Denis Waitley said, “Expect the best, plan for the worst, and prepare to be surprised.” Planning for the worst means learning about the potential problems you …

How to Use Instagram Live to Generate Leads

How to Use Instagram Live to Generate Leads

Interested in using more live video for your business? Wondering how Instagram Live can generate leads? Using Instagram Live stories as a lead generation tool will help you stay one step ahead of your competitors. In this article, you’ll discover three ways to use Instagram Live video to generate leads for your business. Why Use Instagram Live Video for Lead …

5 Tips for Small Businesses to Elevate Their Brand Using Instagram

5 Tips for Small Businesses to Elevate Their Brand Using Instagram

Instagram is a powerful marketing tool, but a recent Manta poll found most small business owners don’t know how to use it. So, John Swanciger, CEO at Manta shares some tips to efficiently make use of Instagram as part of social media strategy It’s no secret social media is here to stay – consumers flock to social channels daily, which, …

How Influencers Should Be Compensated by Brands

How Influencers Should Be Compensated by Brands

Once, when I was a child, a neighbor asked me if I wanted a job. She needed help with her garden, and she was willing to pay. After working for several hours, she gave me some cookies and a can of soda. Not exactly what I had in mind! When a brand or agency sends a product sample and expects …

How to Overcome Your Fear of Self-Promotion

How to Overcome Your Fear of Self-Promotion

Do you feel hesitant to share links to your blog posts on your Facebook page, or even on LinkedIn? You don’t want to be that self-promotional. Right? You don’t want your friends and biz contacts to just think all you do is market. You don’t want to just be all sales all the time. For some reason one of my …

Where 11 Types of Content Fit Into Your Sales Funnel

Where 11 Types of Content Fit Into Your Sales Funnel

You have the subscriber. They’re in your email funnel. Now, it’s up to you to not leave them hanging! Using email, you need to gradually transition your reader from a subscriber to prospect and, ultimately, to a customer. That might sound like a lot of work, but you have all the tools you need in your arsenal already. Now is …

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 …

Amplify Your Story

Amplify Your Story

Whether it’s mommy bloggers, online tech gurus, Instagram fashion icons, or foodies on Facebook, social influencers are on the rise, and brands are responding in kind. A November 2016 survey by Linqia, a San Francisco-based provider of content marketing solutions, found that nearly half of marketers polled planned to increase their influencer marketing budget this year. In many ways, social …

6 Influencer Marketing Mistakes That Waste Your Budget

6 Influencer Marketing Mistakes That Waste Your Budget

Influencer marketing is the hot-ticket item on everymarketer’s wishlist for 2017. Using social media, it makes “word-of-mouth” more powerful than in-person endorsements. Anyone who can be interesting can grow a loyal following, and people with big followings have followers eager to earn their attention by engaging. Used wisely and it’s a marketing bonanza for you, potentiallyreturning $11.20 for every paid media …