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, …

How Competitive Analysis Can Transform Your Social Marketing Plan

How Competitive Analysis Can Transform Your Social Marketing Plan

It’s hard to motivate yourself to run competitive analysis when you’re just trying to keep your head above water as a social marketer, but investing time and resources in this form of analysis offers you unprecedented clarity–and also makes other parts of your job a lot easier. Here are just a few ways which competitive analysis can transform your social marketing …

Social Media Marketing on Flipboard

Social Media Marketing on Flipboard

Self-help author Tim Ferriss says social media is making us miserable Ferriss says taking “social media fasts” has made him happier and less reactive. “The 4-Hour Workweek” author Tim Ferriss has a new book, “Tools of Titans,” about the life advice of winners from tech, business and entertainment. But he also has some important advice to share about staying sane …

13 Big New social media marketing trends in 2017

13 Big New social media marketing trends in 2017

Social media is bound to take centerstage when it comes to the digital marketing strategies in 2017 and its rapid growth will serve as its fuel that will map it among the best options marketers can target. 2017 has seen a new twist in the social media marketing industry and among the big new trends that marketers are taking up …

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 …

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 …

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 The New York Times Is Building the Ideal Branded Content Studio

How The New York Times Is Building the Ideal Branded Content Studio

Like other news and media companies, The New York Times has its own branded content studio: T Brand Studio. Unlike those other studios, T Brand is essentially a fully formed business within a business, all thanks to some strategic acquisitions. T Brand launched in 2014, but the project that quickly earned it a ton of notoriety was an engaging and …

The 30 Most Influential People in Social Customer Service

The 30 Most Influential People in Social Customer Service

We’ve opened the annals of Social Media stars from inception until now and compiled a list of the thought leaders, innovators and trailblazers who have had the greatest impact on Social Customer Service. What started as a platform for customers to to vent every qualm to an endless sea of fellow social users, social has now matured into a series …

How to Improve Your Pinterest Visibility and Engagement

How to Improve Your Pinterest Visibility and Engagement

Looking for simple ways to strengthen your Pinterest presence? Wondering how to enhance your Pinterest content? A few easy-to-implement changes can greatly increase the visibility, engagement, and sales generated by your pins. In this article, you’ll discover three ways to improve your Pinterest boards and pins. On a web page, have you ever noticed text appearing in place of an …