It can be one of the hardest elements of your marketing campaign, but positioning yourself as a thought leader in your industry is essential to attracting big business and building your reputation in your field. You will no doubt already be producing lots of blogs filled with actionable tips that your readers will thank you for endlessly. And of course you will be producing a restrained amount of self-promoting blogs, as well as telling that all important ongoing story of your business, what’s coming in the future, and what your loyal followers can expect from you next. Read more
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Folktales, fantasies, fables, falsehoods, fabrications, fictions and fibs – the internet is brimming with many myths and misconceptions on how to worm your way to a meaningful return on investment with your social media marketing campaigns. These fallacies actually manage to travel faster, farther and wider than they do in other industries, simply due to the very medium through which they have evolved – digital communication. Read more
No matter what career you’re in, there will come a point when you make a mistake. It’s inevitable. You’re only human after all. It might just be a very minor flub that can be quite easily brushed under the proverbial carpet without causing any lasting damage. Or, on the other hand, it could be a major cock up that proves to be either a rather serious embarrassment for your company, or perhaps even end up costing somebody a lot of money. Either way, you should not fear. You can recover, as can any jeopardised reputation of your company. Read more
Your social media campaign is in full swing, you’re scheduling your posts, active across Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Google+, LinkedIn and Instagram, linking regularly to your blog and replying to all of your fans. But, there’s one other thing you need to know – the impact of your efforts. Indeed, without being able to measure just how successful your various campaigns are (and which ones aren’t), you won’t ever be able to improve upon them. Read more
Firstly, what is a brand ambassador? Well, put simply, a brand ambassador is a person who represents and talks about your brand or organisation publicly in a positive way. They are endorsers and champions of your brand, and their aim is to get as many people buying into it as possible.
You will certainly not be alone if you are finding yourself frustrated with your Facebook posts getting buried in news feeds. What’s the point in sharing all of this great content if it’s constantly being usurped by trashy headlines about celebrity love affairs or Kim Kardashian’s bottom?
Last week, Facebook announced a new set of tools and improvements to help publishers better connect with their audience on the social network. The tools have been designed to produce a clearer set of insights and analytics for Page owners and media publishers. Improvements have also been made to Insights, and more communication channels and resources have been made available all round.
So, before we start to chew over the implications of the new resources, let’s first take a closer look at exactly what they are, what they do, and how you can use them.
Your email campaign is one of the most important elements in your online marketing efforts. The newsletters that you send out to your subscribers allow you to create an on-going narrative displaying your continued success, as well as thanking your followers for their continued support. Read more
It’s only taken 4 years, but Pinterest now tops 70 million users, knocking Twitter off the top spot to become the fastest growing social network on the web. The gloriously aesthetic site design certainly drives sales – a study by RichRelevance found that Pinterest shoppers spend an average of $169, compared to Facebook at $95 and Twitter $70 – making it arguably the most important social network platform on which you should be marketing your products. Read more
Content is king. It’s the king of SEO, and it’s the king of every great website, blog, infographic, Twitter account, and Facebook page out there. Excellent content drives traffic to your site. It’s as simple as that. No image, blog post, video, or anything else that has ever gone viral has contained content that is anything less than excellent – be it excellently funny, excellently informative, excellently shocking, excellently entertaining, or excellently silly, they have all had one thing in common: excellence. Read more