Relationships are just better when they exist between two parties, don’t you think? I can’t remember the last time I heard anyone say “I’m my own best friend” or “I just want to marry myself…” So why would marketing be any different? Together (because being lonely sucks) let’s explore the […]
Dig deep for the cause of the worst marketing and PR, and you’ll find a rich vein of ego. It comes in many forms. A creative director pushes a campaign she came up with, even though it’s far inferior to the three her colleagues suggested. A CEO is so happy […]
Most of us are familiar with the concept of influencer marketing, i.e., marketing to a select group of individuals — such as journalists, bloggers, consultants, or industry analysts — who influence your buyers’ decisions. The idea is that if you take the time to identify and build relationships with those […]
I’m an old-timer. I come from a background of 20 years in marketing, and gained my Associate Marketing Degree from the Chartered Institute of Marketing almost 15 years ago. I cut my teeth on the Four Ps of Marketing – Product, Price, Promotion and Place – and used that quadrant […]
Did you cringe just a bit when you saw the word disclosure in the title? Did you assume this post is all about regulations and company policies that may limit your use of social media for promotions, marketing programs and corporate communications?
Well, relax. This post is about optimizing your social media activities for improved engagement and increased ROI
Trying to convince online influencers to tweet, blog, instagram, or pin nice things about your company is the post-modern version of celebrity endorsement, but with less impact. Public relations firms and/or in-house communication apparatchiks take the same concepts and mechanics of celebrity endorsement and bring them online, using Klout scores in lieu […]
Ian Greenleigh (@be3d) is a social media and content strategist. He’s writing a book titled The Social Side Door: How Social Media Has Rewritten the Rules of Access and Influence, and he works at Bazaarvoice in Austin, TX. Social side doors are avenues of access and influence made possible by […]