This article for me is part sharing what I know about digital marketing tools and part love letter to three companies that really deserve your business. Each of these businesses are, in equal parts, inspirational and invaluable to me. Each of them I’ve used for years and am proud to write about and evangelize to [...]
Do you find that the daily demands of social media promotion are increasing? Our time is our most precious asset and social media is great at eating into it! Thankfully, there are several wonderful tools that can help. Here are 9 social media tools that will help you save time and improve your productivity. 1. [...]
In this edition of The Baer Facts, I talk with Kyle Lacy of ExactTarget about Vine, Twitter’s new super-short video/animated gif app. Here’s the thing. Vine is strangely addicting to watch, and the ease with which you can create these short clips is astounding. But Vine is not revolutionizing content marketing. That’s just foolishness. You’ve [...]
I understand why “influencer outreach” is popular. The opportunity to hitch your brand’s wagon to the plow of a new media celebrity (or demi-celebrity) and have them propagate your message seems like a no-brainer. But, we too often mistake audience for influence, and in the bright light of day these programs can be great at [...]
Did you know that you don’t need a third-party feed service to deliver an RSS feed? It’s no secret, but using a service like Feedburner has become a common best practice for feed delivery among bloggers and marketers alike. The service is free so there’s no risk involved (theoretically) and using a feed service isn’t [...]
When it comes to social media, there are few sure bets. One thing’s certain, however: people go nuts for new stuff. Show someone the latest gizmo, doodad, or whatchamacallit dubbed the “Next Big Thing,” and it will be very difficult for him or her to resist the urge to jump aboard. There’s something a little crazy, however, [...]
Although we consult primarily for large and medium-sized businesses here at Convince & Convert, we are often asked online and in speaking engagements about social media management tools for smaller businesses. Several tools have been developed specifically for SMBs, although they’re often overlooked because they don’t get as much love from Mashable, AdAge, and beyond.
If you’re thinking about adopting a social media management tool, there are several questions you should be asking yourself and your team before you dive in.
Jess Ostroff is Managing Editor at Convince & Convert. She also acts as Director of Calm for the new virtual social media assistant agency, Don’t Panic Management. You can find her tweeting about social media, martinis, and music as @jessostroff. As Jay mentioned in his post yesterday, there’s a serious influx of information out there, [...]
Jess Ostroff is Managing Editor at Convince & Convert, and also runs the virtual social media assistant agency Don’t Panic Management. You can find her tweeting about social media, martinis, and music as @jessostroff. If you have a conversation with any WordPress developer, they’ll likely tell you that less is more when it comes to [...]