The Social Pros Podcast in May brought in a new batch of expertise, featuring guests from Plus Your Business, the Google+ experts; SAP, a German multinational software company; Canva, the Australian, “amazingly simple” graphic design app; global retail giant Walmart; and the world’s largest credit union Navy Federal.
April’s guests on the Social Pros Podcast brought in expertise from all different industries, with guests including Water.org, the global non-profit that aims to bring safe water to all; Bob Pfeifer, who used social media to find his kidnapped son across the world; Ekaterina Walter and Jessica Gioglio, authors of the new book The Power of Visual Storytelling; and software innovator VMware.
You know who Chris Brogan is, right? Skip the following paragraph. What?!? You don’t know the name? Chris is the publisher of Owner Magazine, CEO of Human Business Works, a publishing and media company, a keynote speaker, marketing consultant to major brands, and the bestselling author of six books. Marketers want a piece of Chris. […]
Just when you thought the holidays were over, I’m urging you to indulge me in one more post on seasonal social media content. As a thank you for your patience, I’ve sourced something hilarious. If you’ve never heard of or followed Innocent Drinks, a wholesome smoothie, juice and veggie pots brand based out of the […]
What is the difference between content marketing and social media? And, with the burgeoning interest in the former, will the latter wane as a tactic or as a marketing term? These were the questions posed to me by my very wise friend Jeff Cohen of the SocialMediaB2B blog. Jeff asked several other content/social thinkers […]
Just how important is content marketing? #PRpros must learn! RT @nickkellet: Content Marketing overtook Digital Marketing as a keyword 2 months ago #cmworld #digitalPR #pr — Carrie Morgan (@morgancarrie) September 10, 2013 According to the data, content marketing is the latest and greatest digital marketing strategy, and for good reason: It actually works. If your […]
The social industry should be ashamed of itself: Failed promise. Failed mission. #Fail. We must save ourselves — now. Here’s what I mean: Three years ago, while I was still at salesforce.com, CEO Marc Benioff wrote “The Facebook Imperative.” It was a manifesto that urged enterprises to tap into the power of social media so that employees could more […]
It’s easy for us web marketers to look down on traditional marketers, and how they “just don’t get it.” It’s not about hitting people over the head anymore; it’s about drawing them in. It’s about convincing them to want your messages, to habitually train them to trust what you have to say. And then there […]
Each quarter, ecommerce optimization firm Monetate publishes a report that analyzes traffic and conversion efficacy on thousands of leading e-retail websites. The report for the first quarter of 2013 peered into more than 500 million online shopping browser sessions. The results were shocking. Along with my friend Mitch Joel, author of CTRL ALT DELETE, I […]
A recent survey found that 42% of customers who reach out to brands via social media expect a response in less than 60 minutes. And of those customers who had attempted to contact a brand through social media for support, 57% said they expect the same response time at night and on weekends as they do during […]
As December comes to a close (and the end of the world is looming upon us), we’re thinking about the whirlwind that 2012 has been, and more importantly, what road has been paved for 2013. With a series of mergers and acquisitions, changes in privacy rules, and dozens of new tools emerging daily, not to […]
There’s nothing better than getting a new puppy. He’s so exciting and vibrant and interesting and funny. It’s fun to think about what he’ll be like when he grows up. Everywhere you go people ask you about him, and look at him, and want to hold him. And then the puppy does grow up. And you have to […]