Digital Marketing, Integrated Marketing and Media

5 Deadly Ad Buying Mistakes

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Over the past year, there has been a lot of venom thrown at display ads: people are saying that they don’t work on desktop and that they won’t work on mobile devices. Even the creators of display ads are piling on the hate. Although display advertising has room for improvement, there are many people who see its effectiveness, as […]

Digital Marketing, Email, Social Media Tools, Email Marketing Advice, Facebook, Integrated Marketing and Media

Email Isn’t Dead Among Facebook’s Exec Team

Even Facebook Loves Email

One of the great modern mysteries is how so many people legitimately believe that social media is “killing email” when nothing could be further from the truth. Social media and email are complementary tools, and it’s no accident that you can’t even SIGN UP for a social network without an email address. There’s been a […]

Content Marketing, Digital Marketing, Social Media Case Studies, Book Reviews, Integrated Marketing and Media

How to Market to People Not Like You

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Sometimes business success isn’t about changing the message, but rather changing the market. That’s the premise of the new book How to Market to People Not Like You: “Know It or Blow It” Rules for Reaching Diverse Customers(amazon link), written by my friend Kelly McDonald. Bursting with fascinating anecdotes, sound advice, and interesting facts about […]

Convince and Convert, Digital Marketing, Social Business, Social Media Measurement, Social Media Strategy, Integrated Marketing and Media, Social Media Marketing, Social Media ROI, Social Media Staffing and Operations

The 5 Dangerous Realities of Social Media for Business

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The 5 Dangerous Realities of Social Media View more presentations from Jay Baer (summary of my keynote at Get Social PRSSA) The Crossroads: Social or Media? As social networking has soared to become the largest voluntary behavior this side of teeth brushing, the money guys have shown up on the scene – right on cue. […]

Content Marketing, Convince and Convert, Digital Marketing, Social Media Strategy, Blogging and Content Creation, Integrated Marketing and Media, Search Marketing Advice

5 Search and Social Trends for 2011

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Recently, I participated in a Webinar with my friend and client Chris Baggott of Compendium. We talked about the convergence of search and social media, and how content marketing is bridging both areas. We settled on 5 trends that we think will be especially important in 2011 (read or print yourself via Scribd, or see […]

Community Management, Convince and Convert, Digital Marketing, Social Business, Integrated Marketing and Media, Social Media Monitoring, Social Media Staffing and Operations, The Now Revolution

3 Key Roles to Make Your Social Team Scalable

3 Key Roles to Make Your Social Team Scalable

One of the continuous discussions and questions surfacing in the social media chatterbox is that of “who owns social media?” Is it marketing? Public relations (PR)? Customer service? The answer is . . . yes. For the long-term, anyway. You’re not likely at the point yet where you have social media wired into everything. Right […]

Community Management, Digital Marketing, Social Media Tools, Blogging and Content Creation, Integrated Marketing and Media

Ra Ra Wrong. How Facebook’s Cheerleaders Are Blowing Smoke

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Part 1 of a 3-Part Rant I realize it’s in the best interests of Facebook, the media, application developers, and sometimes even brands themselves to concoct pseudo-science that “proves” that people that “like” your company are instantly turned into a zombie army of influential advocates. But it’s simply not true. Despite a pile of coverage […]

Digital Marketing, Social Media Case Studies, Social Media Strategy, Book Reviews, Integrated Marketing and Media, Social Media Marketing

microMARKETING Requires Bayonets, Not Grenades

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As an experienced marketer who has worked with dozens of big companies in his agency career (he’s currently a VP at Powered), Greg Verdino has had a ringside seat for the evolution of communication. He successfully documents that evolution in his new book microMARKETING: Get Big Results by Thinking and Acting Small. Written with a […]