Do you use YouTube as part of your social media strategy? If you’re not, then you really should. Video promotion is becoming ever more important in this digital age. It goes without saying that attaching an eye-catching image to your blog post will immediately improve its chances of being read and shared on social media. But, increasingly, even these picture-perfect posts are being overlooked in favour of the even more passive information transmission – video. Read more
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Last year 56% of marketers were embarking upon content marketing without a plan. As any blogger who has floundered down this path will tell you – this way madness lies. Creating decent content for your blog is not an easy thing. Read more
Metrics, metrics, metrics. Nearly every marketer is obsessed with the numbers: how many sales? How many hits? How many social shares? Normally, you will have software installed that keeps a close eye on all of these figures (plus a lot more besides) and turns them into a very handy visual (usually a graph) that displays all the peaks and troughs over the past few days, weeks, months and years.
The knee-jerk reaction when presented with a new interface of something that we know and love can often be one of disappointment. Indeed, we sometimes can feel a little let down or even betrayed. Facebook is the most frequent of offenders, and of course, with over 1.25 billion users, it has the biggest clientele to offend. Read more
‘Digital Darwinism’. It’s a term and a concept that nearly every tech writer around the globe wishes they had come up with. But only one did (perhaps he was the fittest) – Brian Solis. And in doing so he very neatly captured the changes that are occurring in the world of business as you read this. Read more
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
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.