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  • The all-time greatest Christmas marketing story

    … a product. They’d probably get themselves into a pickle. Ba – da – bump. Hope you enjoyed this little Christmas marketing story. Have a wonderful holiday season everyone! Mark Schaefer is the chief blogger for this site, executive director of Schaefer Marketing Solutions, and the author of several best-selling digital marketing books. He…

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  • 9 Ways to Master the Art of the Conference Call

    … Everyone knows that meetings are bad. But conference calls, the meeting’s bastard brother, are on a whole other level. Typically, conference calls consist of groups of disembodied voices, all with questionable phone connections, speaking over one another to make a point nobody is listening to. For something meant to be productive, the conference…

    The Content Strategist- 12 readers -
  • A Night at the Facebook Hotel

    … I knew something was wrong as soon as I entered the hotel. I signed in at the front desk and the clerk assumed a huge, cheerful smile. “Welcome to the Facebook Hotel!” he said. “Your dog died six years ago today!” After forcing me to look at four photos of my departed dog as a puppy, he handed over my room key. I stepped onto the elevator…

    The Content Strategistin Social- 15 readers -
  • How to Become a Marketing Guru, in 8 Steps

    …1. Get a goofy hairstyle When it comes to style, gurus are basically soccer stars. (Side note: Thank you William Kulp for inspiring this idea. Your comment is the only good thing on LinkedIn I’ve ever read.) Just like Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi needs a unique hairstyle to stick out among hundreds of competing footballers, gurus need…

    Dillon Baker/ The Content Strategistin How To's- 15 readers -
  • 20 Jokes Only a Marketer Could Love

    … the marketer get fired as a tap dancer? A: She wanted to get paid per click. Q: What kind of marketing does Dracula do? A: a-COUNT based marketing! Q: Why did the marketer fail at honey harvesting? A: Instead of tapping the hive, he insisted on going B2B. Q: Why did the woman dump her marketer boyfriend? A: Lack of engagement. Q: Why did…

    TopRank®in Content- 14 readers -
  • 11 Comics That Only Content Marketers Will Understand

    … Consider this group therapy, in comic form. (All comics by Martin Kozlowski for The Content Strategist.) When it’s your first day on the job… You don’t even want to know what happens when you ask for a new lede. When your boss asks you to audit your company’s existing content… Most of it is spam, which never expires. When you meet…

    Joe Lazauskas/ The Content Strategistin Content- 20 readers -
  • Social Media Users Don’t Want News in Their News Feeds (Report)

    … amount of news posts in social feeds, this data echoes earlier findings that social users are more interested in each other than they are in news. Still, politics is one of the top discussion topics users choose to respond to with comments. 48 percent comment on humor posts, 36 percent comment on political posts, 36 percent comment on food posts…

    Inside Facebookin Social- 24 readers -
  • Too Many Promotional Brand Posts Drive Users Away (Report)

    … by brands using slang and jargon, 34 percent disliked a lack of personality, 32 percent disliked forced humor and nearly 25 percent were annoyed when brands didn’t respond to messages sent by the user. 46 percent of respondents said they unfollow brands for posting too many promotional messages, 41 percent unfollowed because of irrelevant…

    AllTwitterin Social Facebook Twitter- 19 readers -
  • Facebook, Instagram and Users’ ‘Behavior and Emotions’ (Study)

    … content. Respondents said both platforms “fulfill their need for fun and discovery,” but fun was defined as encountering the unexpected on Instagram, and as humor on Facebook. Facebook IQ researcher Vicki Molina-Estolano, the lead on this report, offered more details in a blog post, and highlights follow: Maybe it’s our proximity to Napa…

    David Cohen/ AllTwitterin Facebook- 20 readers -
  • This is the Darkest Ad Parody I’ve Ever Seen

    … If you really like ad parodies and disturbing sci-fi, then boy do I have the YouTube video for you. From independent content shop Portal A comes “Taco Bell: The Aftermath #CreamDream,” a legitimately disturbing parody in which a Taco Bell spokesperson eats 20 “Casablanca DreamDream Supreme” tacos while filming a commercial and then is forced…

    Joe Lazauskas/ The Content Strategist- 12 readers -
  • 2016 Facebook and Instagram Awards Winners

    … region and trending high in Latin America, as well. Campaigns from the Asia-Pacific region continued to use humor to drive attention and engagement. Purpose-led marketing, or campaigns that urged people to do something noble, performed strongly. Brazil had previously dominated Latin American entries, but Argentina, Peru, Venezuela and other countries…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Social Facebook- 15 readers -
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