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

How Social Marketing Stacks Up with Traditional Advertising

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I’m not opposed at all to advertising and paying for promotion, but many business owners and even some marketers don’t distinguish the difference. Often, social marketing is seen as just another channel. While it is an additional strategy to add to your marketing, social offers a far different opportunity. Social media has been disrupting the advertising landscape ever since it burst onto the scene and … Continue reading

Best Practices for Post and Status Update Formats

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I’m not sure I would have called this infographic How to Create Perfect Posts; however, it does have some great clarification on what best practices work for updating your blog, video and social statuses online. This is the fourth iteration of their popular infographic – and it adds in blogging and video. Utilization of imagery, call-to-action, social promotion and hashtags are great advice and often … Continue reading

Social Media for Unsexy B2B Industries

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In all honesty, I’m not sure sexy really matters when we speak about social media. The ability to teach, observe, respond and promote in an unsexy business to business industry may not capture a ton of attention – but it can absolutely capture the right attention from the audience seeking your business, product, or service out. If you work for a business-to-business (B2B) com­pany, chances … Continue reading

Storehouse: Visual Storytelling for the iPad

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We recently had a webinar on the science of storytelling with our friends at Cantaloupe.tv. It’s not new to sales and marketing, but for some reason, storytelling has really only begun to take notice in recent years. Consumers and business buyers have always converted easier when there’s an emotional tie between themselves and the brands they love… but it’s interesting how old, scripted and terrible … Continue reading

CoPromote: A Social Promotion Platform for Publishers

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CoPromote is a social marketing platform where users opt in to share one another’s content. CoPromote is a network of publishers recommending one another. Some of the key features of CoPromote that help brand/content creators increase their organic reach include: Intent – All CoPromote members sign up to the service with the intent to share another’s messaging, whereas with Facebook, the sharing of 3rd party … Continue reading

Which Social Media Platforms Drive the Most Sales?

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Wow… to better understand how social media is impacting the ecommerce industry, Shopify analyzed data from 37 million social media visits that led to 529,000 orders. Here are some highlights from the infographic they shared: Nearly two thirds of all social media visits to Shopify stores come from Facebook. An average of 85% of all orders from social media come from Facebook. Orders from Reddit … Continue reading