How to Embrace Collaborative Content


Jay Baer is the President of Convince & Convert, the digital marketing consulting company (whose blog you’re reading right now!). The Convince & Convert blog was named the #1 content marketing blog in the world by Content Marketing Institute. Jay is also a keynote speaker and bestselling author.

Community Management

6 Skills You Need To Be A Social Media Professional


Subscribe to our new Definitive newsletter: High grade digital marketing guidance, topically sorted, and curated to the max. You pick the categories, we deliver the content. The best content from around the web, on topics you care about and need to be an expert in. When Amber Naslund and I wrote The NOW Revolution in […]

Social Business, Social Media Strategy, Social Media Staffing and Operations

How Social Media and Smartphones Breed a Petri Dish of Negativity

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It’s time to recalibrate your expectations about customer complaints. 57% of Americans will have a smartphone this year, meaning that the majority of your customers (and in some industries, the vast majority) now possess two things, at all times, in their pants: Access to almost the entirety of the world’s knowledge Several different mechanisms to […]

Social Business, Social Media Staffing and Operations

5 Keys to Effective Social Media and Content Insourcing

5 Keys to Effective Social Media and Content Insourcing

Last week, I wrote about Marcus Sheridan’s concept of “insourcing” and the need to expand your social media and content marketing beyond a centralized, command and control structure (typically led by marketing). At Convince & Convert, we get involved in these “insourcing” programs often, working with corporate clients to create social business structure that facilitates […]

Social Pros 26 – Richard Owen, Satmetrix

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This is Episode 26 of the Social Pros Podcast : Real People Doing Real Work in Social Media. This episode features Richard Owen of Satmetrix. Read on for insights from Jay Baer & Eric Boggs‘s Social Media Stat of the Week (This week: The Altimeter Group released the public report, The Social Media ROI Cookbook. It’s six ingredients, top brands used to measure the […]

Content Marketing, Convince and Convert, Social Media Strategy, Social Media Tools, The Now Revolution

The Reality of Competition in a Maturing Social Marketplace

Interview with Steve Lundin from Big Frontier when I was in Chicago for a presentation of The NOW Revolution. We discuss: Competition and social media gurus, wheat, and chaff; The future of Twitter and its stickiness problem; Agencies stubbing their social media toes; Do social crises create measurable business declines; The path to social ubiquity […]

Social Media Case Studies

Please Vote for the NOW Revolutionary of the Month

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Real-time business is about capitalizing on opportunity. About keeping your antennae up and finding a way to engage with speed and context. Last month, Amber Naslund and I named our first NOW Revolutionary, someone who’s living the faster, smarter, and more social principles we wrote about in The NOW Revolution. Our first winner was NOW […]