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Slack has changed the way teams communicate. Managers use it to organize their teams, developers use it collaborate on code and customer support uses it to manage support tickets. The convenience and possible integrations that the messaging app offers users makes it a great tool to work with for streamlining work and making the most of your team’s efforts.
Every day, I hear more and more marketers pontificating about “the death of organic social,” but instead of adapting their strategies to a new and changing world, they’re clinging to old ways of thinking. If history has shown us anything, it’s that this is a mistake. Back in 2000, the CEO of a small (and struggling) DVD-by-mail service approached the CEO of Blockbuster Video about partnering.
It’s official: Twitter is stretching it’s 140-character limit by no longer attributing photos, videos, GIFs, and polls to a Tweet’s total. Source: Twitter Revamping a mainstay in the digital marketing universe is a great way to get social media marketers shaking in their boots. But marketers should be rejoicing! What was formerly a small sandbox is now a full-blown marketing playground.
If your business provides a product or service that appeals to a wide range of age groups, you need to develop a marketing strategy that reaches across generations. There’s been a lot of research done on targeting your marketing to specific demographics, but how can you create a plan that reaches a broad audience while still being effective? How to Increase Social Conversion ...
Do your social and content teams work closely enough together, or do you run on parallel tracks that rarely intersect? If the latter is true, you’re missing out. Content Benchmarks: Using Social and Web Data to Set Performance Goals Download When your content team is regularly informed about what’s performing well (or not) on social, they can create better content for your social team.
The retail landscape is changing. With these shifts comes a new generation of brands profiting from innovation and authenticity. These so-called digitally native brands have seen explosive growth by capitalizing on the direct sourcing of materials, an enhanced brand experience, new distribution methods, and increased social media engagement.
Last year we talked a lot about the “de-siloization” of social. Stop doing social in a silo. Go make a friend on the email/display/search/SEO/web/personalization/video/some other team. I’ve been amazed and impressed at how any social marketers have begun the effort to start working collaboratively with other functions in their organization’s marketing department. Many of them have succeeded.
What’s the difference between content marketing and social marketing? Is it that content marketing focuses on content production and creative thought, while social marketing focuses on making social media as successful a delivery mechanism as possible? I don’t think it’s that simple. Maybe in theory, but not in practice.
Email marketing is the most commonly used channel to acquire customers. Marketers are investing most in website and email. You get it–email is big, and not going anywhere. So how can social and email work together to drive even bigger business wins? Below are some examples of how we do this here at Simply Measured, along with some other examples that really impressed me.
Our recent webinar with Pixlee was a smashing success! We covered: – Specific social marketing tactics you can use in the different stages of the customer journey – How social media sharing can be put to use to help move customers through the awareness, consideration, purchase, loyalty, and advocacy stages – A robust Q&A session at the end with real participant questions Check out the .
It’s Valentine’s day today, and countless people worldwide are going to do something romantic to celebrate their love: gifts, flowers, cards, dinner, movies. In this first major gifting event of the year, consumers in the US alone are going to spend over $18 billion, which is about $137 per person who participates in this holiday.
I spend a lot of time analyzing stuff. I analyze personas, lines of business, channel performance, conversion rates, and interest in specific products and solutions. I segment content by topic, type, and delivery method to see what’s performing the best. I roll analysis up into reports that I share with my direct reports, my peers, and my boss. I’m a marketer. This comes with the territory.
Get Schooled–which was just made part of the FastCompany Most Innovative Companies list for gamifying the college admissions process–has ditched old-school, siloed social marketing and made social an integrated, yet unique, component of the brand’s digital landscape. Their mission? Elevate student voices and help as many students as they can with high school attendance, gradu ...
At the end of 2016, you spent time summarizing your 2016 performance. Hours were spent identifying what went well and what missed the mark. You did this so that your social marketing plan for 2017 would be more effective, push the envelope, be easier to execute. How to Create a Monthly Social Media Report Download Now you’re executing. But you know what they say about best-laid plans.
As I’ve shared before, I’ve come to enjoy working from a coffee shop near my house. As a remote employee, I require some daily human interaction to remain sanity. My goal is to become the Norm of this coffee shop. Aim high, kids. One of the best parts about this spot is its location. It’s on the corner of the busiest intersection in the neighborhood and everyone passes through.
Have you been tasked with increasing conversions from your content? My guess is yes–probably from your demand generation team (people like me). Increasing conversions from content can greatly impact your sales funnel. A content conversion is when someone gives you their information in exchange for free content which they find valuable.
2017 Digital Marketing Predictions From the Experts Download The Bachelor: everyone’s Monday night guilty pleasure. The reality TV show continues to crush ratings with about 7.3 million viewers tuning in each week. It seems like the whole world is watching. Fun Fact: My dad used to call the show “ridiculous,” but after forcing him to watch a season with me he’s just as a ...
Influencers are an essential link between conversations and conversions, especially for brands in crowded, competitive spaces. They give your brand authentic appeal, help you connect to your target audience(s) more easily and robustly, widen your net of brand awareness, and ultimately help you drive more sales.
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