Influencer relations: the latest war between marketing and public relations

Influencer relations: the latest war between marketing and public relations

20 years ago blogging platforms such as Blogger, Typepad and WordPress enabled anyone to publish their own content to the internet. Blogger and Typepad fell by the wayside but WordPress remains strong. Blogging disrupted the mainstream publishing business, and enabled anybody with a web browser and an internet connection to share content. This allowed rich, diverse and extraordinary niches to …

10 Quick Tips for Creating Compelling Videos for Social Media

10 Quick Tips for Creating Compelling Videos for Social Media

You don’t need a film degree to make an excellent social media video these days. Marketers with untrained eyes are creating great social video content with little more than a smartphone. And people are watching. Facebook and Snapchat have both surpassed 8 billion daily video views and YouTube’s 1 billion-plus users are watching hundreds of millions of hours of online …

Your Online Presence Without Twitter?

Your Online Presence Without Twitter?

I have an ongoing email thread with another SaaS app developer about how social networks are closing access to their data, APIs, and members, and its impact on third party apps such as Triberr. The discussion primarily focuses on Twitter, but applies to the other social networks and the Big G(oogle). Since it’s relevant to both the SaaS industry and our …

Why Extremely Savvy Entrepreneurs Rely Heavily On Marketing Leverage Not Cash!

Why Extremely Savvy Entrepreneurs Rely Heavily On Marketing Leverage Not Cash!

Did you happen to read, the recent post, (and watch) the really cool “how to” video, by one of my expertcoaches Gail Gardner,(ofgrowmap.com fame) explaining, why and how, you and I, definitely need to be registered members of trello.com. Anyway, Gail’s excellent video, (which) originally appeared on her youtube channel BTW, takes you through, how and why, savvy entrepreneurs (such …

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 …

How to Solve the Real Content Marketing Measurement Problem

How to Solve the Real Content Marketing Measurement Problem

The Wow-Score shows how engaging a blog post is. It is calculated based on the correlation between users’ active reading time, their scrolling speed and the article’s length. Are your content measurements telling the whole story? As B2B brands allocate more and more of their budgets to content marketing, the pressure to perform is greater than ever, and measurements count, …

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 …

How to Identify Influencers That Will Boost Your SEO Efforts

How to Identify Influencers That Will Boost Your SEO Efforts

A good ranking on Google’s search engine results page is invaluable. This is something that almost every marketer understands and is the reason why companies are constantly fighting to improve their SEO for the coveted top positions on Google. SEO has changed and evolved significantly over the past few years. Once upon a time, webmasters could use black-hat SEO tricks …

How to Make Your Digital Marketing Strategy Relevant for 2017

How to Make Your Digital Marketing Strategy Relevant for 2017

As marketers kick off the new year, they can expect some trends from last year to carry over, as well as for new ones to emerge. Having started in digital marketing in 1999, I’m familiar with shifts in how consumers use the internet, and what tactics marketers use to reach them. A seismic shift is occurring: As mobile use increases, …

How to Generate 75% More Social Media Traffic When You’re Not Popular

How to Generate 75% More Social Media Traffic When You’re Not Popular

There are more social media platforms than ever before, but not nearly enough marketers are taking advantage of most of them. Let me ask you a question. When you see the words “social media platform,” what name comes to your mind? I’m willing to bet it’s Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. Maybe for you, it’s Pinterest, Snapchat, or even YouTube. I realized …