The Difference Between Content Marketing and Social Marketing

The Difference Between Content Marketing and Social Marketing

What’s the difference between content marketing and social marketing? Is it that content marketing focuses on content production and creative thought, while social marketing focuses on making social media as successful a delivery mechanism as possible? I don’t think it’s that simple. Maybe in theory, but not in practice. Content marketers are often hyper-focused on how their content is received …

How to Develop Strong Content

How to Develop Strong Content

Developing strong content the educates and slowly pushes prospects along your sales funnel, is an important part of digital marketing. Your online content marketing strategy is imperative if you want to be successful. The first thing to do is determine what your goal is for any one piece of content. It might be to get more leads, to move prospects …

Use Social Media to Connect Face to Face With Your Business Network to Drive Your Success

Use Social Media to Connect Face to Face With Your Business Network to Drive Your Success

When will we ever use this in the real world? I remember hearing that question posed by students over and over again when I was in school. Now, years later, as the founder of Social Marketing Solutions, I get questions from entrepreneurs about social media and how they can convert online interactions into real world relationships that have tangible benefits …

How to Stop Overthinking Your Content and Start Writing What Customers Love

How to Stop Overthinking Your Content and Start Writing What Customers Love

You might find it hard to believe, but content doesn’t have to be game-changing to perform well and achieve its objectives. In my experience, a lot of marketers are fixated on creating that “perfect” piece of content. They tell themselves they won’t settle for anything less, but the reality is that what they wind up creating is rarely as revolutionary …

4 Techniques Successful People Use to Make a Positive First Impression

4 Techniques Successful People Use to Make a Positive First Impression

While you may hope that people will take the time to get to know you before making assumptions about you, the reality is that first impressions are everything. If you aren’t wowing people within the first few seconds of meeting, you’ll face an uphill battle when it comes to shifting their opinions. Why first impressions matter. You may think first impressions …

How audience profiling

How audience profiling, based on real-time online customer interactions, reveals the faces in the crowd

Today’s scattergun approach to targeting, based on wide demographic assumptions, overlooks an important fact for marketers: Target audiences are made up of real people. Getting to know customers and prospects on a personal level is the only way marketers can truly understand what will be relevant to them, what they want and need and what will motivate them to buy. …

Are Younger Generations Dictating the Path of Influencer Marketing?

Are Younger Generations Dictating the Path of Influencer Marketing?

No matter how you slice the demographics, young people hold a lot of sway on social media. They influence social conversation, establish trends, and tend to help social sites thrive when they show up in large numbers. Part of this is the power of numbers. According to Pew Research, 82 percent of US adults age 18-29 actively use Facebook, though …

4 Data-Driven Ways to Create More Targeted Ad Campaigns

4 Data-Driven Ways to Create More Targeted Ad Campaigns

Agencies have more granular insight than ever before into how their campaigns are performing. The days of selecting media channels based on broad demographic data and relying on generalized ad impression numbers are over. Marketers can now target specific audiences across multiple devices and measure engagement on each touch point, building comprehensive roadmaps to conversion. They can confirm the right …

Top 3 (Conquerable) Hurdles in Influencer Marketing

Top 3 (Conquerable) Hurdles in Influencer Marketing

Influencer Marketing has gone from “Influencer what?” to a breakout market category experiencing hypergrowth¹. As someone committed to customer success at Traackr, I spend a lot of time talking with our customers about managing and measuring influencer marketing in their businesses, plus conquering any hurdles in the process. These businesses range from global consumer goods companies, to major enterprise technology …