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Every smart and savvy marketing and business leader knows the power of branding. They also know that a brand is much deeper than a logo, pretty colors or a tagline. The best marketers know that emotional branding is the secret sauce to igniting customers to loyal advocates, followers and fans! Emotional branding helps connect you in the most human ways to your audience, customers and fans.
Why is it so many smart social media and digital marketers claim they want to lead or are already leading their industry and niche? They write blog posts, record and publish videos, live streams, webinars and podcasts teaching and preaching others how to build a unique brand. They talk about differentiation and how to stand out from the crowd.
Are you tired of your Facebook cover image, Facebook advertising images, Facebook Group image, Twitter cover images, Pinterest board covers and LinkedIn images not looking as beautiful as the cool social media kids (aka visual savvy social marketers)? If you are ready to take your visual marketing (and images) to the next level of quality, impact and business results then you have definitely l.
Do you struggle with having what you think may be the best social media marketing plan on the entire planet yet have no budget to implement? An idea is only an idea if you don’t have the funding, energy or ability to ever execute it. Some of the best ideas never make it to market simply because the person behind the idea doesn’t know how to get the buy-in, obtain the budget, ...
“Why can’t we just skip the social media strategy stuff and create some buzz for this amazing offer we have?” I can’t count the number of times I have been asked this question by clients, students of our social media workshops, attendees at events where I speak, loyal blog readers & even neighbors! Even though I know you want to hear me answer “yes,” to this question, I can’t.
As humans, instant gratification is in our DNA. We live in a society that is built on instant gratification. When we want something, we want it now. We don’t want to wait in line or even wait for a mobile web page to load on our device. When consumers are inconvenienced by a wait of any kind they’ll head straight to the next website, store or skip the purchase all together.
If you are responsible for content marketing in your organization you know the importance of proper planning, organization, work flows and structure of content. The days of throwing social spaghetti content at the wall and hoping it sticks are over and done. If you are interested in how you can best prepare your content marketing for success then you have landed on the right ...
Would you like to have customers come to you organically because they know for a fact you can help them achieve their business and/or life goals? It’s a wonderful thing when you don’t have to sell to your customers, instead they contact you and are excited to business with you! They aren’t thinking “should I do business with this person or brand.
Facebook Live video streaming enables brands and businesses of all sizes to tap into the power of video marketing and social media. It enables even the smallest of businesses to increase brand awareness, build community, nurture relationships. Smart and savvy marketers know they can even use Facebook Live to conduct customer research as well as increase leads and sales! Usin ...
The days of slamming out content that looks, smells and feels like what everyone else is writing are over and done. I recently saw a video and blog post from a leader in the social marketing space offering tips to generate new ideas for content blog writing. The worst part is that the primary idea and foundation this person offered was to leverage content from other people.
Are you speaking to your audience in a way that they understand? When you tweet do people listen? Do they take action? Do your tweets help you increase brand equity, generate leads and sales? Are your tweets helping you grow community and nurture relationships? Are your tweets helping you increase the ROI of all of your content marketing, digital and brand marketing? If you answer no to any .
Thought leadership is important for any person and brand wanting to establish themselves as a leader in a particular industry, niche, specific topic, trade or practice. Thought leadership is beneficial for both brands and humans. For brands it can help increase brand equity, brand affinity, grow community and establish brand leadership.
It is clear social media marketing is delivering real and measurable business value for companies large and small today. Marketers of all specialties from digital, content, strategy and even operations know they must not only learn, but also deeply embrace social media as a way to connect, inspire and serve their new online audiences as well as current, prospective and future customers.
We all have 24 hours in the day. It’s how we spend each of those hours that determines the pulse, depth, happiness and quality of our life. Have you ever wondered why it seems that some people just simply have more free time? Yes, they may be busy. However, they seem to float through life a bit (or a lot) happier, while you feel as though you are stuck in a hamster wheel.
Have you ever thought about the quality of the human connections you make via social media? It’s easy to get lost in the numbers, or to get over focused on followers, likes, shares, views, listens and the list goes on. It’s easy to get lost in a sea of avatars and data insights. As marketing leaders we must remind ourselves that behind every click, share, like, view, listen ...
Learning how to increase conversions is often a top goal of smart and internet savvy marketing and business leaders. Unfortunately most digital marketers lack even the most basic foundational skills to truly optimize their conversion rates. It’s not that they don’t want to increase conversions and sales. It is simply that they don’t know how.
Are you a digital or social marketer wanting to progress in your business and marketing career? Do you find yourself getting stuck, getting passed over for promotions? Do you often find it hard to win budgets, grow your team or simply justify your own job? Or it could be you are having a hard time landing or even keeping the job in the first place.
Do you have an interest in Pinterest for Business but don’t know where to start in developing your Pinterest for Business plan? If you answer yes to this question then you have landed on the right blog post today! Pinterest is an amazing platform that surpassed more than 10 million users faster than any stand alone social network in history.