4 Significant Advantages You Have Over Big Brand Social Media

Social media marketing often gets media attention and viral activity when big brands create a big budget video designed to attract attention and be shared. Consumers often connect with humor or emotion contained within such videos, share them and the next thing you see is the media and news sites writing about how awesome or effective the … Continue reading 4 Significant Advantages You Have Over Big Brand Social Media

7 Traits That Define A Company’s Business Culture As Social

This last week I was involved in a few conversations that surrounded businesses that are on social media, more specifically those that either are executing it well and those that are just there. It got me thinking about the millions of brands, both large and small that have a social presence, yet clearly do not … Continue reading 7 Traits That Define A Company’s Business Culture As Social

The Two Acts Of Social Media Marketing

Social media marketing today requires many different components that work together to achieve a desired result. From objectives, targeting, strategy and execution, the components must work together effectively. Combining the many analysis and executional elements are essential to an integrated social media program that can realize the defined objective. Executional forces such as content marketing, … Continue reading The Two Acts Of Social Media Marketing

The How To’s of Customer Targeting, Acquisition And Retention In Social Media

In a report released earlier this month, "Over 85% of US marketing executives cited acquiring new customers and increasing retention as the top two 2014 marketing priorities." After reading this, I asked myself when isn't that the top two priorities of most executives? Isn't that why a business is marketing to begin with? But I digress... The … Continue reading The How To’s of Customer Targeting, Acquisition And Retention In Social Media

4 Ways To Reduce or Kill Social Media Engagement Over Time

In a post last week, we discussed an "Easy Way To Increase Social Media Engagement Right Away" where we covered the fact that social media marketing is real-time and the more you respond and engage with your audience in real-time, the more likely they are to do so more frequently. This post is going to take … Continue reading 4 Ways To Reduce or Kill Social Media Engagement Over Time

Questioning The Status Quo Of Content Marketing, Traffic, Social Reach and SEO

When it comes to blogs, content creation and digital marketing, most content marketers are trying to achieve one main thing - TRAFFIC. You develop quality content for your audience in the hopes that you can generate new traffic and then repeat traffic that returns often. Mostly this is done through SEO, social reach and email … Continue reading Questioning The Status Quo Of Content Marketing, Traffic, Social Reach and SEO

Should Engagement Be Valued Over Sales In Social Media Marketing

In a word, NO!  Engagement should not be valued over sales in social media marketing. Engagement is simply part of the required functions of social media marketing that leads to Sales, but only when done properly. A report published by eMarketer last year states that brands believe consumer engagement and brand lift were the number one goals of … Continue reading Should Engagement Be Valued Over Sales In Social Media Marketing

The Two Biggest Challenges Faced By Social Media Marketers [SURVEY REPORT]

As we continue our series from the survey we conducted on social media marketing, the question of overall challenges is the focus. We asked hundreds of social media marketers, agencies and brands what are the two biggest challenges they face with their social media marketing efforts. We were somewhat surprised by the top two answers … Continue reading The Two Biggest Challenges Faced By Social Media Marketers [SURVEY REPORT]

50 Random Things I Have Learned About Social Media Marketing

After years of being in this industry, I have seen a lot. Changes, improvements, trends and scary little secrets that still tend to shock me even though I should be numb to it by now. Though I have never read a book or taken any classes on social media marketing, I sure have done a … Continue reading 50 Random Things I Have Learned About Social Media Marketing

How To Know Your Social Media Content Strategy Isn’t Working

Determining what isn't working within your social media marketing strategy is imperative. Your content strategy is often one of the areas that is off, and the reason your efforts are thus far in vain. If you don't have a proper social media content strategy it will affect the rest of your social media marketing results. … Continue reading How To Know Your Social Media Content Strategy Isn’t Working