Content Marketing, Digital Marketing, Social Media Strategy, Blogging and Content Creation, Digital Media, Social Media Marketing

Why Blogs Will Kill Dissent

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While newspapers and magazines make increasingly Draconian decisions to try to escape their inexorable spiral of decline, the very future of publishing comes into question. Will life as we know it stop once the Grey Lady and her sisters cease to exist in their historical form? No. Even without papers and mags, Britney will still […]

Digital Marketing, Social Media Measurement, Social Media Strategy, Digital Media, Integrated Marketing and Media, Social Media Marketing, Social Media ROI

The Incredible Efficiency of Social Media

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(originally written for TalentZoo) The explosion in marketing and message conveyance opportunities is simply breathtaking. We’ve gone from 3 TV stations to 500+. Satellite radio. Hundreds of new magazines. Out-of-home advertising on every available surface. And a little something called online advertising that’s now larger than radio in ad dollars spent. As a result, audiences […]

Digital Marketing, Social Media Strategy, Digital Media, Social Media Marketing

How Huffington Post and Obama Killed the New York Times Online

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AdAge revealed recently that the New York Times reported a steep 17.9% decline in ad revenues for July. Not unexpected, as many print behemoths are getting pummeled in this economy. (See related post “Is Digital Marketing Killing Magazine Ads”) However, NYTimes.com and the company’s other online efforts grew only .9% in July, compared to double […]

Digital Marketing, Social Media Strategy, Digital Media, Email Marketing Advice, Integrated Marketing and Media, Internet Advertising, Search Marketing Advice

NHL Misses Net in New Campaign – Where’s Social Media?

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The National Hockey League has rolled out a series of compelling TV spots featuring some of the game’s biggest stars. And while the new commercials – with a theme of “Is This The Year?” will run nationally on Canadian broadcast and U.S. cable television, like so many campaigns, it’s being forced to go it alone. How […]

Digital Marketing, Email, Digital Media, Email Marketing Advice, Integrated Marketing and Media, Internet Advertising, Search Marketing Advice

5 Reasons Why Digital Marketing Will Thrive in the Recession

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From Dot Bomb to Dot Boom Let’s face it. The economy is taking on the distinctive, sickly pallor of a post Mardi Gras Keith Richards. Generally, recessions hit the advertising business with the ferocity of a rabid wolverine, and the last one trimmed overall ad spending by 9% according to market researchers Veronis Suhler Stevenson. […]

Digital Marketing, Social Media Strategy, Digital Media, Integrated Marketing and Media, Social Media Marketing

A Conversation, Not a Monologue – Digital Marketing for Colleges

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I just finished giving a speech at the western region meeting of the National Council for Marketing & Public Relations in Sedona, Arizona.  NCMPR is the association of community and technical college marketers. A really interesting group that needs to harness social media and work with prospective students on an individual, relevant, highly personal basis.  […]

Digital Marketing, Digital Media, Integrated Marketing and Media, Internet Advertising

The 10 Strengths of the Agency of the Future

Web services giant Sapient recently fielded a national online digital marketing survey of more than 200 chief marketing officers (CMOs) and senior marketers responsible for managing digital budgets (among other things). Survey respondents were asked about the top qualities they sought in their advertising and marketing agencies in the coming year. Sapient’s Top 10 Wish […]