The 4 Types Of Social Media Spammers – Which One Are You?

One of the worst things about spam, whether traditional email spam or today's more prevalent social media spam is that it preys on the inexperienced and most vulnerable user. They typically don't know what they don't know and therefore are easily taken advantage of by others. New social media users are more likely to click … Continue reading The 4 Types Of Social Media Spammers – Which One Are You?

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When Brands Fail To Remain Relevant, They RadioShack – Who’s Next?

Now that the buzz and media frenzy about the demise of RadioShack and the analysis of why by Wall Street and other experts  is beginning to subside, another consideration should be examined. What happens to brands that do not remain relevant, stop innovating and sit on their hind quarters? Well in short, they RadioShack... Are You Relevant? … Continue reading When Brands Fail To Remain Relevant, They RadioShack – Who’s Next?

9 Characteristics Of Human, NOT Automated Social Media Marketing

There are a few highly important things that separate big brand social media marketing from everyone else, and that is the human component. Big brands are able to focus their social media marketing on their brand, branding and advertising components that are centered around the company's image and other major media advertising components. There is … Continue reading 9 Characteristics Of Human, NOT Automated Social Media Marketing

Should We Be Lowering The Social Media Marketing Bar?

Yes, we should. Now let me explain... In my recent post entitled Top 2015 Social Media Predictions – Disruptive Technologies I covered one of the important disruption areas to watch this year, that was General Social Media Marketing. In fact it was the number one item listed in my 2015 predictions. Specifically I was referring to making social … Continue reading Should We Be Lowering The Social Media Marketing Bar?

Social Media Marketing – Data And Results Matter

One thing that has become obvious about the social media industry is change. Buzzwords, new trends and even big surveys that measure the next thing big business is focusing on in social are a never-ending stream of change. Content, influence marketing, analytics, engagement, branding, ROI and lead generation are just a few of the described "priorities" … Continue reading Social Media Marketing – Data And Results Matter

Relationships Are Built On A Foundation Of Trust

One of the things I think marketers forget about social media is that trust is a key factor in establishing, building and maintaining trust. It is the on AND offline foundation that all relationships are built from, yet so many do not consciously take this into account. What is Trust? Trust is the reliance on … Continue reading Relationships Are Built On A Foundation Of Trust

Identifying And Growing Your Target Social Media Audience

One of the biggest mistakes made in social media marketing is building the wrong communities. What we mean by that is that many brands and marketers build followings of their peers, competitors or incorrect prospects, rather than their target audience. Subsequently, the time spent on social networks engaging, creating and posting content doesn't achieve the … Continue reading Identifying And Growing Your Target Social Media Audience