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PRMM Interview 20 with Tom Pick on Digital Marketing

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This week, I had the opportunity to interview digital marketing expert Tom Pick for PRMM Interview #20. We chatted about how companies can start with digital marketing, trends in digital marketing (hint: quality content marketing), and advice for those getting started in their careers. He writes about content and social media marketing topics on the Webbiquity blog.

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Where does video fit in your marketing mix?

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Over the past few years we’ve seen the value of content marketing. recent study by Ascend2, Video Marketing Strategy- Survey Summary Report –  surveyed 280 marketing professionals to understand how video ranks as part of the marketing mix and the challenges marketers face. Content Marketing Marketing Video Marketing Ascend2 survey video marketing

Top 5 Marketing Skills

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One post that continues to get views is from 2012 about about  the top 5 skills for marketing professionals. Digital Marketing: Previously, I had written that search engine optimization (SEO) and pay per click were key skills for today’s marketer.  I’m updating this to fall under the general category of “digital marketing.” Plus, digital marketing is one area where you can literally track a prospect from first touch, downloading content, visiting your website to completing a lead form. Photo credit: by Will Lion via flickr: [link].

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5 Must Top Skills for Today’s Marketing Professional

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I originally started my career in public relations before moving into the marketing function. Here are the five key skills that I believe are a must for today’s marketing professional, in no particular order: 1. Content Marketing:  Placing highly on search engines relies on strong content marketing strategy. Pay-per-click programs: PPC programs are a science.

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150 Content Marketing Tips

Drive traffic—and leads—with these tips for SEO, social media, content optimization, email marketing, and more

Presentation 101: The Brilliance of Speaking Simply

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Marketing Public Relations Virtual Meetings/Events best practices presentation President Clinton speakerThe last two weeks has been a master class on how to present brilliantly or poorly as that may be. While I am admittedly a Democrat and mainly watched the Democrat National Conference, my points are not based on party affiliation. And the single quality that all memorable speakers have?

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5 Easy Ways to Get Started with Video Marketing

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In my previous post highlighting recent video stats , I noticed three key challenges marketers are having with video: allocating enough budget, finding the resources and expanding video beyond brand awareness. As Scott Lum, Marketing Manager at Microsoft, commented on my Facebook page and provided a photo of  Jolene Jang above: [Jang] who uses a cellphone and selfie stick to report in the field. One thing we always promote on affordable video marketing, is utilizing user generated content. These are just five ideas to get started with a video marketing program.

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What three mistakes are you making with video marketing?

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I recently read a video marketing report by Forrester, Branded Video Marketing Success Starts With Customer-Centric Distribution (Samantha Merlivat, October 16, 2015). Per the Smart Insights blog post – Mobile Marketing Statistics 2015 , mobile has reached the tipping point amongst consumers over desktop. Video marketing is very similar to content marketing.

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5 Ways to Storify Your PR and Marketing Efforts

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Though I just received my invite to Storify, I am very impressed with the power that this content curation tool can provide for marketing and public relations. It’s simple and

Evangelizing a Content Marketing Program

Content Marketing: Why 7 IV. Content Marketing: When 12 V. Content Marketing: How 17 VI. Conclusion 25 Table of Contents ULTIMATE CONTENT STRATEGIST PLAYBOOK CONTENTLY3 “ Content marketing is the atomic particle of all the. rest of a brand’s marketing campaigns.” of marketing legend. content marketers are faced with a task of consistently. brands.

It will never happen at my event

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Conference Marketing Virtual Meetings/Events Event Manager Blog event marketing event safety events Meetings International Review San BernardinoLet me preface by saying that the following views on events and safety are mine and are in no way representative of my company’s. . Over the past few weeks, I’ve been personally mulling the frequency of shootings in our country. It was when San Bernardino occurred did I consider the impact on the events industry and even any company gathering. You’ve probably said it to yourself, “It will never happen at my event.”

New Gig and What’s in Store for the Future

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In November 2011, I decided to leave my consulting business to join Active Network as director of marketing for the Business Solutions division.  It’s been a busy three months with a launch at the PCMA Convening Leaders conference and acquisition of StarCite , a leading strategic meetings management company. Until then, PR meet Marketing, Marketing meet PR =).

Virtual Events Gaining Traction with Associations

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Virtual events emerged as a technology for meeting professionals and event marketers to consider during the recession. Until now, most of the media coverage and research has been focused on

My top 5 don’ts of LinkedIn

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Marketing Social media LinkedIn networkingWhen used well, LinkedIn is a powerful business networking community and tool. personally am more apt to accept a LinkedIn invitation to connect than Facebook. However, there are some pet peeves I have about LinkedIn. In the past, I would automatically accept invitations, even from complete strangers. Otherwise, I will click on reject versus accept.

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B2B Blogging Is Still Relevant

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With the prevalence of microblogging and status updates via Twitter and Facebook respectively, the question  is whether or not blogging is a worthwhile endeavor for B2B marketing. In Brian Solis’

Study: How Much of Your Content Marketing Is Effective?

Marketing is Effective? 700 content marketers. CONTENTLY STUDY: HOW MUCH OF YOUR CONTENT MARKETING IS EFFECTIVE? Content marketing is having a moment. billion dollars on content marketing this year, and that number is growing fast. As marketers dedi- cate more and more of their budgets to content, we wanted to understand more about where their. marketing.

Understanding the Buyers Journey

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In marketing, and product marketing specifically, the main goal is to understand the buyer’s journey – how do buyers search, find, and eventually select a vendor. In LinkedIn’s recently published eBook titled “ Rethink the B2B Buyer’s Journey “, the company surveys 6,000 marketers, buyers and salespeople to delve deeper into this topic.

A Marketing Professional’s Letter to Telemarketers

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On average 3-5 a week. I’m not sure how I ended up on these lists but I have a sneaky suspicion that those “free”subscriptions to industry publications exact the price of selling my name for marketing purposes. I’m extremely busy and your calls interrupt the flow of my day. Marketing telemarketers telemarketing telesales You have quotas to make. Practice.

PRMM Interview #18: Heidi Cohen of Actionable Marketing

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Heidi Cohen, president of Riverside Marketing Strategies, has 20+ years experience in direct and digital marketing across diverse product categories encompassing soft goods (such as clothes and uniforms), highly regulated financials services, entertainment-related

Social Media for Health Care Professionals

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Social media has become increasingly popular for business-to-business and business-to-consumer marketing. recently did some research on social media by healthcare professionals and wanted to share some of the articles

Staffing and Launching Your Content Marketing Program

Playbook No. 3: Staffing and Launching Your Content Marketing Program Copyright © 2015 Contently. Conclusion 35 Table of Contents ULTIMATE CONTENT STRATEGIST PLAYBOOK CONTENTLY3 On the evening of March 2, our content/marketing team. Platforms,” “7 Keys to SEO for Content Marketers,” and. What’s the Difference Between B2B and B2C Market- ing?” Marketers are humans too.

Virtual Edge Institute – An Inside Look at Event PR and Marketing

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From January 12-13, 2011, hundreds of people will gather in Las Vegas and online to attend the Virtual Edge Summit 2011. have had the pleasure of assisting the Summit

PRMM Interviews from #VES11 with Altus and Social27

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Again, while I provided PR/marketing/social media services to the summit, the below represents my Here are two videos that I took while I was at the Virtual Edge Summit 2011. 

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Start-Up PR - Four Tips for Getting Media Coverage

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recommend submitting a photo as this will likely will get published with the brief. 4) Hold a Crazy Stunt: There is a balance between a stunt for marketing purposes and one that ties back into your overall objectives. When you're a start-up, PR can be a difference for the company. The challenge is how to get targeted, quality media coverage on a limited budget and competing objectives. One

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Updates from PR Meets Marketing

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  For nearly 3 years, I’ve been writing about PR, marketing, social media, and most recently virtual events. At times, I’ve been very prolific and other times I’ve gone weeks

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Content Marketing 2016: Staffing, Measurement, and Effectiveness

Marketing. EFFECTIVENESS ACROSS THE INDUSTRY 2Content Marketing 2016: Staffing, Measurement, and Effectiveness Across the Industry I. Introduction 4 Content Marketing 2016: Staffing, Measurement, and Effectiveness Across the Industry Red Bull has long been the strongest example of this. marketing technology into a seamless process. YOUR CONTENT MARKETING IN 2015.

Tips and Strategies for Marketing Your Virtual Event Roundtable

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On Thursday, March 31, 2011 at 1 pm PT, I am moderating a Focus roundtable discussion on how marketers can develop and implement marketing campaigns that can drive awareness for

PRMM Interview Episode #17: Donna Sanford and Content Marketing

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In this episode of PRMM Interview ([link] Donna Sanford, president of Sanford Project Partners, discusses how marketers can leverage content more strategically. Topics we discussed include: content for marketing, tips

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PRMM Interview Episode #15: Steve Gershik, Innovative Marketer

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I recently caught up with Steve Gershik, author of the Innovative Marketer blog and producer of the upcoming DemandCon conference (May 18-19, 2011, San Francisco, CA). Steve shared his thoughts

Optimize Your Tradeshow Presence

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Exhibiting and sponsoring at trade shows is an important component of the marketing mix.  While While physical meetings and conferences experienced a hit in 2009, I believe that more marketers will return to physical events in 2010. While social media provides marketers more opportunities to directly connect with customers and prospects, it’s critical to engage in the conversation and use it as a listening tool. Tags: event marketing marketing pr tradeshow event media media outreach public relations Social media trade show Announce News. Media Outreach.

Marketing Optimization Toolkit: The Science behind Marketing Analytics

Marketers are well-versed in the art and science of optimization

The Four Stages of Social Media

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Marketing Social media broadcast mediaOver the past few years, I’ve counseled and assisted companies establish their social media programs. As I think back to these program, I believe there are four key stages intrinsic to the evolution of a successful social media program: broadcast, inquisitive, participatory, and conversation.

Five Ways to Get Hung Up On

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This made me realize that we do in marketing and PR is a form of selling. Marketing – we’re trying to “sell” an audience to consider our product or service; PR – we’re trying to “sell” a reporter, blogger or analyst on our version of story. You don’t know how many times a person calls asking if I’m in “marketing.” by dalechumbley via flickr. Remember the first don’t?

Top Three Common Product Demo Mistakes

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Over the years, I’ve mapped innumerable number of product demos for trade shows, events, webinars and more, working with sales, product management, and technical sales. I’ve also sat through a few product demos in my role evaluating and selecting marketing technologies. Marketing Product Marketing Demo marketing product demos product marketingPractice.

PRMM Interview #23: Michael Shapiro on pitching media

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trade journalist for about 15 years, Michael has worked with many marketing and PR professionals. Marketing PRMM Interview Public Relations Cece Salomon-Lee how to pitch media media Meetings and Conventions Michael Shapiro PR Meets Marketing reporter tips for pitching reporters trade journalist trade reporterMake sure you research the magazine you’re planning to pitch.

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

B2B Marketing. Trends for 2016 Edited by Tom Pick and Tony Karrer 25 Thought Leaders Weigh In 0 Executive Summary B2B marketing practices are in the midst of profound change, driven by three powerful trends: • Changing expectations of buyers: as Baby Boomers retire and Millennials move into and up within the ranks of B2B enterprises, buying. Marketers need to take the. content.

Additional Twitter Tricks - Twhirl

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Unported, with the attribution: By Cece Salomon-Lee, PR Meets Marketing, and a link to the post Since I first started tweeting on Twitter (thanks Jeremiah !), I have learned some additional tricks for maximizing my time and presence on Twitter. My main difficulty was how to manage more than one account for person and work related tweets. That is until I found out about Twhirl. del.icio.us

PRMM Interview 21 with Scott Lum on content and social media marketing

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We chatted about  content and social marketing, becoming a customer-centric organization, and advice for future marketers. Here is an excerpt of the conversation: 00:11 –  Please provide a quick introduction. I am former Microsoft marketing manager overseeing content marketing. think there’s no better time to be in marketing than ever before.

7 Tips for Competitive Analysis

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As marketers, part of our role is maintaining insights on key competitors and the industry. This provides more insight into the marketing and positioning the company is taking. Most companies have corporate newsletters touting recent developments, teasers on upcoming news, and other company marketing activities (such as events, webinars and white papers). Check Glassdoor.

The Content Quest – 20 Questions for Content Marketing

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According to B2B marketing research by CEB’s Marketing Leadership Council, 57% of the buying research happens before a prospect contacts a vendor. ” underscores how content marketing has become a more important component of marketing. It’s tempting to develop and distribute content based on your assumptions of the market and buyer needs. Content Marketing Marketing b2b buyer buying cycle CEB Leadership Council content marketer content marketing Greg Verdino marketingImage Credit: Dennis Hill via Flickr. .

Content Marketing Playbook: Strategy and Roadmap

planning for a future in which GE would be a publisher, not just a marketer. redefine the role of marketing,” Comstock reflected in. When you hear marketing, most people. more we expect from marketing. sure that marketing has been redefined as innovators. in their content marketing journey, GE went above and beyond in their. successful content marketers. B.