Social Media Tools

Will Geo-Targeting Jump Start Twitter Advertising

twitter advertising open for business on geo-location

Guest post from Matt Krautstrunk, an expert on VOIP phone systems based in San Diego. He writes extensively at Resource Nation. When it comes to small business advertising, social holds seemingly endless opportunity. Small business owners are not only experimenting with social advertising, but they are investing in social even more so than other, more […]

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 […]

Email, Social Media Research, Social Media Tools, Email Marketing Advice, Facebook

Invitation Avalanches, Attention Infidelity, and the Science of the Social Break-Up

The Social Break-Up

Is the golden goose poisoned before it’s even an adult? The current relationship between companies and consumers via social media and email is unsustainable. The backlash has begun, and abuse of any one channel has a spillover effect on consumer attitudes toward other channels. That’s one of my main takeaways from fascinating new research from […]

Social Media Tools

Can Courtney Love be Sued for Tweeting

Courtney Love

Guest post from Gary Kibel, a Partner with the law firm of Davis & Gilbert LLP in New York who practices in the areas of advertising/marketing, new media/technology and privacy law. What do you call a Twitter user? This is not the opening of an off-color joke, but a key question that may arise in […]

Community Management, Social Media Measurement, Campaign Testing and Optimization, Conferences and Events

The 4 Marketing Metrics Mandates

4 marketing metrics mandates

There are four mandates that companies are adopting when they are examining and analyzing the success of their online marketing and social media programs. I recently gave a presentation to the Measured Marketing Roundtable at Techpoint, Indiana’s technology and economic development association, that outlines these new metric must-dos. The 4 Modern Metrics Mandates View more […]

Guest Posts, Social Media Tools

Is Twitter Advertising a Threat to PPC?

(20) Twitter _ Home

Guest post by Shannon Suetos, an expert writer on phone systems based in San Diego, California. She writes extensively at Resource Nation. Back in February of 1998, Jeffrey Brewer of Goto.com first presented the concept of pay-per-click advertising (PPC) at the TED conference. Google started implementing search engine ads in December of 1999, and by […]

Social Business, Social Media Measurement, Social Media Research, Social Media Tools, Campaign Testing and Optimization, Social Media Research, Social Media Staffing and Operations

6 Timely Tips for Twitter Success

Replies and Retweets on Twitter, a Report by Sysomos

New research from Sysomos shows that 92.4% of all retweets happen within the first hour after the tweet has been sent. This demonstrates that Twitter users are not browsing the public stream (or even their own lists) to find and interact with tweets from earlier in the day. Consequently, WHEN you send your tweets has […]

Digital Marketing, Email, Social Business, Social Media Strategy, Email Marketing Advice, Integrated Marketing and Media, Social Media Staffing and Operations

Why Social Supports Email in the Interactive Marketing Hub

why social supports email in the interactive marketing hub

A big distinction between email marketing and social media marketing is the difference between actual audience and potential audience. Email is all about actual audience. If someone signs up for your email updates when you send one out, that person will receive it in almost every case. Will that open it? Approximately 25% of the […]