6 Power Plays To Becoming a Brand Ambassador

6 Power Plays To Becoming a Brand Ambassador

Becoming a Brand Ambassador for a well-known company can have many benefits beyond any financial incentives associated with the position. The opportunity to grow your personal brand is significant. Brand Ambassadors stand to gain valuable skills and experience that they may not be getting in their day job which makes them worth more to employers. It looks great on a …

How to Level Up Your Content Marketing Maturity

How to Level Up Your Content Marketing Maturity

Large or small. Growing or dwindling resources. New or experienced in the content marketing realm. Every organization is at a different stage in their content marketing maturity, looking for innovative and even practical ways to bring their efforts to the next level. But as the old adage goes, you have to walk before you run—and that couldn’t be more true …

Can Influencer Marketing Impact Sales Growth in the Automobile Industry?

Can Influencer Marketing Impact Sales Growth in the Automobile Industry?

Influencer marketing has proven to be one of the most value-driven marketing strategies for businesses. Using social media, a lot of brands have been able to take advantage of the power that influencers have over their audience and convert that valuable attention into sales. While several industries are ever present and consistent in their social media marketing game, with 70.7 …

How brands can use social media analytics in 2017

How brands can use social media analytics in 2017

Social media has developed into an effective component of digital strategy, but measuring its performance is still a challenge. How will analytics affect social media in 2017? It’s interesting to examine how social media analytics change the landscape of digital marketing, as their sophisticated use brings out more opportunities for marketing campaigns with a clear ROI. I discussed the latest trends in …

Are You In Sync With Your Social Media?

Are You In Sync With Your Social Media?

Can we really establish meaningful relationships via social media? Does social media really connect people and help them build long-term, genuine relationships? I would say yes, without a doubt. Recently, I visited the Netherlands to collaborate on my book “Is your marketing in sync or sinking?” with a friend that I met on social media, who actually ended up hosting …

3 Tips for Creating a Social Strategy Fueled by User-Generated Content

3 Tips for Creating a Social Strategy Fueled by User-Generated Content

Many businesses do not have documented social media strategies, and a good portion of the ones that do—nearly 60 percent—are unsure about the effectiveness of theirs. In the pay-to-play world that is today’s social media marketing, the shortcomings often come down to financial issues. With many of the world’s top businesses spending millions of dollars on social media every month, do …

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 …

It's Time to Get Serious About Understanding Social Media and Content Engagement

It’s Time to Get Serious About Understanding Social Media and Content Engagement

A report released last September found that 5% of brand-created content accounted for 90% of all engagement. Is that significant?  To hear that 5% of all content accounts for 90% of all engagement, well…it sounds significant, right?  If you could see that 5% of the content your brand created drove 90% of all the social media engagement, would you find …

How to Use Social Media to Generate Traffic and Influence Behaviour

How to Use Social Media to Generate Traffic and Influence Behaviour

Social media can help you increase brand awareness, drive traffic to your website, generate leads and influence buying behaviour. Do you get these results?  Let’s say you have a business, online or offline, it doesn’t matter. How do you find and communicate with your audience? This is the most important thing in business. If you can’t find a channel to …

What’s the Value of a Like?

What’s the Value of a Like?

Brands spend billions of dollars a year on lavish efforts to establish and maintain a social media presence. But do those campaigns actually increase revenue? New research provides an answer to this question, which has vexed marketers ever since social media burst upon the scene. In a series of experiments, the researchers tested four increasingly interactive ways in which Facebook …