Is Your Business Taking Advantage of Social Video?

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Is Your Business Taking Advantage of Social Video?

This morning we posted Why Your Business Should Make Use of Video in Marketing. One outlet for use of video that’s driving incredible engagement and results are social video sites, with a huge rise in use and viewership. Companies are taking advantage of these strategies and producing some simple and amazing results that are getting watched more, shared more, and driving deeper understanding of their … Continue reading

Why Your Business Should Make Use of Video in Marketing

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We’ve ramped up our video efforts here on the Marketing Technology blog and it’s been great… engaging deeper on YouTube and social media with 1 to 2 minute Marketing Clips. Unfortunately, there are still many myths out there with regard to the costs and effort required to produce your own videos for marketing efforts. Best of all, you need not work through all of the … Continue reading

A Cheap Investment in Audio Will Increase Video Engagement

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One of the reasons why we’ve started this video series is to show how easy it is to record and publish videos to help your overall marketing strategy. Open any modern Mac or PC today and there’s a built-in camera and microphone ready to record your next 1-minute video. Fire up the internal recording program and away you go! There’s one small problem, though. The … Continue reading

PaySketch: PayPal Analytics and Reporting

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We have some colleagues in the industry that utilize PayPal for all of their transactions. Payment gateways and processors add quite a bit of fees on transactions, so PayPal is a simple, trusted approach to collect fees on subscriptions, downloads, and other payments. That said, the PayPal interface isn’t the easiest to navigate – so getting a business intelligence tool that can help you monitor, … Continue reading

The Surprising Science Behind Influence and Persuasion

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I’ve been vocal about my disdain on the latest panacea of how influence marketing is being sold online. While I believe influencers have great reach and some influence, I don’t believe that they have the power of persuasion independent of other factors. Influence marketing still requires a strategy beyond throwing some tickets at an influencer or getting a retweet. According to Dr. Robert B. Cialdini, … Continue reading

Listening Isn’t Enough. Your Social Strategy Needs these 4 Elements for Success!

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Absolutely love the message here from South Africa’s premium retailer Woolworths. Digital Editor Sam Wilson discusses how Socialbakers‘ products, Analytics and Builder, enable her team to drive brand engagement and deliver powerful social insights to company executives. Woolworth’s strategy is beyond simply listening and responding via social media. There are 4 other elements mentioned by Sam that have helped them succeed, both externally and with … Continue reading

What Is Tag Management? A List of Enterprise Tag Management Systems

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Some of the verbiage that people use in the industry can get confusing. If you’re talking about tagging with blogging, you probably mean selecting terms that are important to the article to tag it and make it easy to search for and find. Tag management is a totally different technology and solution. In my opinion, I think it’s poorly named… but it’s become the common … Continue reading

What is Content Marketing?

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What is Content Marketing?

Even though we’ve been writing about content marketing for over a decade, I think it’s important that we answer basic questions for both students of marketing as well as validate the information provided to experienced marketers. Content marketing is an interesting term. While it’s gained momentum of recent, I can’t remember a time when marketing didn’t have content associated with it. But there’s more to … Continue reading