Jonah Berger, Marketing Professor at the Wharton School, joins the Social Pros Podcast this week to discuss his bestseller Contagious: Why Things Catch on, the science behind those viral marketing hits, and the importance of setting realistic and helpful goals with a viral marketing campaign. Read on for some of the highlights and tweetable moments, [...]
I’ve been critical in the past of Vine, and brands’ often clumsy attempts to turn it into the next venue for “clever” real-time marketing. But with a new series of 10 inherently useful Vines, Lowe’s demonstrates that six seconds is plenty of time to create Youtility. “We try to provide content that has as much [...]
In this edition of The Baer Facts, I talk with Kyle Lacy of ExactTarget about whether you should be spending more time on content creation, or on engagement via social media. Evidently, Kyle heard a statement at an event recently that brands should be spending 90% of their time on engaging with customers, and 10% [...]
We can pretend we’ve all accepted the commonly understood benefits of content marketing. But we’d be pretenders. Let’s deal with the digits. Content marketing can help you make money. Planned and executed by marketing professionals, your content marketing efforts will drive traffic to your site and increase leads. It’s capable of playing a role in helping you better [...]
In 2013, smartphone penetration in the United States will reach 57%. This is when we cross the chasm – the majority of adult Americans will have, in their pants, access to most of the world’s knowledge, at all times. Information is the enemy of excuses. (tweet this) If you make a bad decision today you’re [...]
If you viewed your content marketing operations from a 35,000 foot level, what would they look like? Would your organization’s content assets, social media networks and web/mobile properties all be aligned and grouped in a cohesive, self-supporting structure? Would they appear to feed audience traffic to one another? Would you have any assets that stand alone, away from the others in isolation?
If your answer to that last question is “yes,” you are not alone. With the best intentions, many brands concept, create and eventually forget about assets once utilized for content marketing purposes. There are countless mobile apps, videos, infographics, research summaries, podcasts and even networks that are like content archipelagos – untouched, inconsequential and alone.