The Terrible 2014 CMO Guide to the Social Landscape

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Yesterday, I had this post completed and was just about to click publish when I knocked a beer over on my laptop. I hope it wasn’t karma coming to kick my butt. The laptop survived, but somehow the blog post disappeared. I’m writing this post with the faint smell of beer in the background to remind me to keep my snarkiness down. Here’s the thing, … Continue reading

Your 2014 Digital Marketing Roadmap

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Sometimes it’s easier to just follow the dotted line as you’re looking to ensure your digital marketing is balanced and complete. This infographic compliments of Two Legit aims to do just that, walking you through your web presence, mobile, ecommerce, outbound, inbound, content and social media marketing initiatives. One element lost in this infographic is the ability for all of the strategies to work with … Continue reading

Reward Dragon: Incentivize Your Reviews and Word of Mouth Marketing

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The majority of small businesses believe over half their business comes from referrals, yet 80% admit they have no system to consistently generate referrals. If you’re one of the 80%, you’re not utilizing a marketing strategy that has one of the highest conversion rates of any strategy. Reward Dragon is referral marketing platform for local businesses. It’s how small businesses power their refer-a-friend programs to … Continue reading

9 Steps for Planning Your Next Social Advertising Campaign

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On this last week’s podcast, we shared some great information, tips and tricks on social advertising. Recently, Facebook released some incredible statistics on its social advertising revenue. Overall revenue is up and ads themselves are 122% more costly. Facebook is absolutely embraced as an advertising platform and we’ve seen both incredible results and others that left us scratching our head. All the best performing campaigns … Continue reading

Here’s How to Optimize Your Blog for Content Marketing

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No matter what kind of content you’re creating, your blog should be the central hub for all things content marketing. But how do you make sure that central nervous system is set up for success? Luckily, there are some simple tweaks that will amplify distribution and ensure that your followers know exactly what they’re supposed to do next. It’s safe to say today that people like … Continue reading

What is the Net Promoter Score (NPS) System?

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Last week, I traveled to Florida (I do this every quarter or so) and for the first time I listened to a book on Audible on the way down. I selected The Ultimate Question 2.0: How Net Promoter Companies Thrive in a Customer-Driven World after a dialogue with some marketing professionals online. The Net Promoter Score system is based off of a simple question… the … Continue reading

Postano 2.5: Adding Creativity and Customization To Social Display Visualizations

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We’ve written about the amazing social media command centers and arena displays powered by Postano, a sponsor of this site. Postano is the platform we utilize to curate our footer bar that displays posts of mentions of our sponsors in social media. Postano has continued to develop its visual marketing offerings in their newest release, quickly becoming a leading platform for displaying user generated content … Continue reading

Everything Retailers Need to Know about Discount and Coupon Strategies

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Wow – as soon as I saw this infographic from VoucherCloud, a leading UK voucher and discount site, I knew I had to share it! The infographic is a comprehensive look at retail discounts, voucher strategies, loyalty cards and coupon marketing best practices for retailers. It provides the profile of a coupon user, tips and tricks for optimizing your campaigns, and a ton of examples … Continue reading