Earned media influencer marketing demands your awesome
JUNE 21, 2016
I’ll be honest with you, relatively few companies can conduct a successful earned media influencer marketing campaign. Earned Earned media (or free media) refers to publicity gained through promotional efforts other than advertising, as opposed to paid media , which refers to publicity gained through advertising. Earned media influencer marketing is time-consuming.
Social media, echo chambers, and the decline of discourse
JULY 14, 2016
When I fell in love with social media a decade ago, I was convinced that media democratization would be the best thing for informed political discourse since the invention of television. think the unintended consequences of social media are an important factor. The decline of mainstream media that social channels have helped perpetuate worsens the problem. The U.S.
Earned media influencer outreach is alive and well
JULY 5, 2016
As I mentioned last month in Influencer Marketing Tools of the Trade , Dan Krueger and I are in the midst of an earned-media blogger outreach campaign on behalf of Skinny & Co. We just finished our first week and we’ve already delivered products to 47 bloggers and have another 60 queued up for delivery this week — and we’ve only reached out once so far. Safety first!
How most Social Media experts are wrong about LinkedIn
JULY 21, 2016
I’ve read from many social media experts (including Jay Baer ) that you should take a scattershot approach to LinkedIn. on his blog, in LinkedIn group discussions, on LinkedIn Pulse and even in his presentations (including the one at Social Fresh), Jay mentioned that shotguns trump rifles in social media. You see, it’s a wrong message to the wrong audience. Like this post?
150 Content Marketing Tips
Drive traffic—and leads—with these tips for SEO, social media, content optimization, email marketing, and more
What is Social Media Marketing?
DECEMBER 2, 2014
Social Media Marketing — according to Wikipedia , “social media marketing is the process of gaining website traffic or attention through social media sites.” ” This is a broad practice, encompassing social media strategy (what are your goals?), The post What is Social Media Marketing? The onus is on me because I am the expert in communications.
I’m an influencer, pay me more!
JULY 26, 2016
Also, check out my last two articles on the subject: Earned media influencer outreach is alive and well. Is it earned or paid media? technologies , including content syndication, online collaboration, blogging, and consumer generated media. Currently Frank is working within digital media to better measure, understand and assist Customers. He specializes in Web 2.0
Make the most of your social media fans
JUNE 27, 2016
Most brands and companies today have some sort of social media presence. The San Antonio based data company Stirista now can turn your social media followers—a portion of them, at least—into an instant marketing database, ready for communications through any channel you like. To me, this sounds like the next big thing in the rapid progression of social media marketing.
Social media marketing isn’t a popularity contest
SEPTEMBER 4, 2015
Businesses striving to bring in that lucrative ROI with social media often fall into trap of thinking that the more followers you have the more success your social campaigns will have. How to Make the Most of Your Social Media Marketing with Less. Advertising the same way to all of your social media followers is akin to the pray and spray techniques of the past. Like this post?
Content Methodology: A Best Practices Report
and media formats. Landscape Channel and Media. Continuous Improvement When organizations publish content, they venture into the world of media. for their audience’s attention, including major publishers and media companies. modern media landscape, the “If you build it, they will come” mindset is doomed to. Social Media • Activation across. Content. In the.
10 Social media metrics every marketer needs to know
FEBRUARY 10, 2016
Rob Petersen’s latest webinar is all about measuring social media. If social media is so important, why are most marketers unable to measure it? Do they need to know the social media metrics that matter and how they are monitored? 92% of marketers say social media is important to their business ( Social Media Examiner ). Thanks to all our sponsors!
Influencer marketing is one percent inspiration, ninety nine percent perspiration
AUGUST 16, 2016
Last night I had the honor of dusting off my trusty old long tail earned media blogger outreach deck and updating it for the new world of earned media influencer marketing for the lovely Brigitte Winter and her Georgetown School of Continuing Studies students. Social media is much bigger than Facebook. Ideally, earned-media is the goal of PR campaigns, so it’s up to you.
Influencer outreach is more PR than marketing or advertising
APRIL 5, 2016
Almost three years ago I wrote Blogger outreach is more PR than social media. think it’s worthwhile going back this this article if you haven’t read it before. In it, I go through my process and talk about the value of earned media versus paid post. Much along those lines, earned media is still the best policy. Payola, baby! Let ’em know you mean business.
Influencer marketing tools of the trade
JUNE 14, 2016
TotalChoice Hosting — When it comes to what I need in a landing page, a Social Media News Release, TotalChoice is the devil I know. They offer a gorgeous tool for tracking Boolean keywords across Social Media. Content Marketing Influencer Marketing Public Relations Social Media Marketing AdWords Apple Inc. We’re off to the races! OK, now on to tools. Love it!
Evangelizing a Content Marketing Program
brands experiencing declining social media effective- ness and came to a clear conclusion: " We’ve reached a tipping point where. ULTIMATE CONTENT STRATEGIST PLAYBOOK CONTENTLY18 Internal Audit, External Audit, and Audience Identification Many brands only audit the external media landscape. could be Hollywood, could be Bollywood, could be the traditional media. The hotel giant.
Five often-overlooked reasons senior executives should use social media
DECEMBER 30, 2015
hear these objections all the time when speaking to top executives about social media. Alerting the media – Why do CEOs like Bill Gates , Richard Branson , Oprah Winfrey , Rupert Murdoch and Elon Musk waste time on Twitter? In short, a social media profile that reflects who you are rather than simply what you do creates a trust foundation that pays off in many ways.
Your team is the best content source for search
MAY 17, 2016
Actually, forget the tech and the gear, what you need is curiosity, time, attention, interest, and the trust of your staff that you’ll put them in their best possible light across all channels and media. If there’s anyone in your world who can pass the duck test , it’s your employees. So, don’t duck your staff when your aim is to win at search. Admit it. Jimmy Fallon?)
10 essentials missing from your business website
APRIL 7, 2016
Link to Your Social Media. Adding your social media icons to the top of your pages, on blog articles, email signatures, and pretty much anywhere that’s appropriate is a great way to add more website visitors and contacts to your online community. You want a business website that sells. There are plugins and website features that make your life easier. Better Comments Setup.
Social Media is a life sentence
MARCH 11, 2014
Before you take the next step of using social media for business purposes, realize that it’s a life sentence. Not unlike needing to take anti-rejection medications every day for life after receiving a liver transplant, the same thing goes for social media-for-business: in order for it to work, you need to commit to doing it not just for the next six-months but for the next sixty-years.
Content Marketing 2016: Staffing, Measurement, and Effectiveness
fully formed media company. from traditional media outlets. energy drinks or dishwashers to legacy media giants. as media company.” According to PQ Media’s “Global. important media topic of 2015. social media, brands and publishers alike have had. media operation. traditional media publishers, writing great articles or filming. little.
12 inspiring social media monitoring case studies
AUGUST 8, 2016
90% of marketers say social media is important to their businesses. 68% analyze their social media activities. Social Media Examiner ). The numbers indicate almost all businesses now rely on social media for marketing, but less than half can measure if it’s working. Many providers have created tools to facilitate analysis of social media channels. Like this post?
Janet Thaeler & Maryanne Conlin on Influencer Marketing
AUGUST 2, 2016
Influencers Are Shifting from Blogs to Social Media. Maryanne asked me, during our call, whether I have experienced Social Media Flight — the rush from blogs to social platforms like YouTube , Instagram , Pinterest , LinkedIn , Medium, Tumblr, and even Vine and Periscope in lieu of their first homes, blogs. Published social media postings can be tracked per link. Indeed!
The state of earned media blogger outreach
SEPTEMBER 22, 2015
I’ve been doing earned media blogger outreach as a profession since 2006 and a lot has changed. Earned media. The same thing is happening right now as I reach out to the tippy top of the social media marketing influencer world on behalf of SOCi , a social media marketing platform that’s pretty new on the scene. unless.” Yeah, infographics!
Lurkers are the 99.989% of Social Media
MAY 6, 2014
It’s happened like this over and over: photography, filmmaking, recording, radio, television, computing, the Internet , message boards, blogging, and now social media. Anyways… So, as a result, we’re entering a world with fewer and fewer active Internet-, Web-, Blog-, Social Media - and Content-Creators. From Producers to Audience; from Hobbyists to Consumers. James.
Study: How Much of Your Content Marketing Is Effective?
Terms like native content, brand publishing, and owned media are set to evolve. to be tackled if brands want to compete with traditional media. excluding social media posts)? people just for their media house. Copyright © 2015 Contently. All rights reserved. contently.com By Jordan Teicher Study: How Much of Your Content. Marketing is Effective? 700 content marketers.
How to implement a Video 1st content marketing strategy that drives action
JUNE 22, 2016
This text can now be used for webpage content, blog content, email content, social media content, and more to support the ongoing flow of content marketing. So, if you’re looking to up your game and be more productive and efficient in your content marketing strategy, then you should look at a “Video 1st” content marketing approach. Forget about video! Take Like this post?
Surefire Social introduces SurePulse “webmaster tools”
JUNE 7, 2016
Surefire Social is about to offer an all-in-one social media, search, reputation, review, analytics tool in the form of SurePulse , now in beta. I get to play with a lot of cool tools in my work doing social media and SEO audits and reporting. Seriously: easy-to-use. Seriously: all-in-one. DMV Marketing Gods & Goddesses. It seems like SurePulse is surely set up to do it.
Do-it-yourself influencer marketing
MARCH 23, 2016
You’ve registered your profiles, set up an editorial calendar for a year, and spent months on social media, and NOTHING. You’ve got some serious dosh from your CMO to fuel your social media marketing, including money for content development and even a skilled community manager; but you can’t seem to move the chains. Chris Abraham’s latest webinar was about influencer marketing.
CMOs fail to go beyond brand awareness on LinkedIn
AUGUST 11, 2016
Recent studies show 87% of B2B sales and marketing leaders are using LinkedIn and other social media platforms, but less than 1 in 5 can clearly prove and demonstrate social media ROI. Their CMO, Kathy Keim, understands that the volume of leads from these updates are less than other social media platforms. That’s a lot of hopefuls. What are you paying attention to?
B2B Marketing Trends for 2016
Paul Gillin, B2B Social Media Strategist, Senior Trainer, Profitecture www.[link] Another good example is Top Rank’s Social Media Marketing Management. how you can solve their burning problem. • E – Engage Meaningfully via Social Media. more true, apparently, than in social media. social media. He writes about content and social media. B2B Marketing.
Social Media is Like Riding a Bike
APRIL 1, 2014
I have been riding again after decades out of the saddle and I think there’s a lot I have learned from my newfound respect for the motorcycle that maps perfectly to social media marketing, both from my experience taking a Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) and from the two years of riding experience I have gotten under my belt. I get to a point on social media eventually, so hang in there.
Is your website’s newsroom missing key pieces of content?
JULY 22, 2016
If one of your company’s goals is to gain media attention, then your website can be a supporting factor with the information that the press and even your customers might be looking for. In today’s fast-paced world, immediacy is key for so many people, especially media professionals working on a deadline. Links to Media Coverage. Contact Information. Do not do this. Summary.
Visitors hate online ghost towns more than spammy auto posts
OCTOBER 6, 2015
No, that’s only the second most-hated thing in corporate social media branding. Because stupid things like birthday parties, office cakes, meetings, internal newsletters, business meetings, motivational outings and happy hours do happen on a daily basis, and all of those things are less important to your brand than social media marketing. Know why I know this? Like this post?
Social media content discovery and curation for the win
AUGUST 11, 2015
There aren’t enough nanoseconds in the entire universe to populate all the social media content to cover even a small brand if you’re not passionate about social media or if you’re not a natural communicator. If you feel deep contempt for social media in the first place, I don’t know what to tell you. You’re kind of screwed. Or, you were until now.
Content Marketing Playbook: Strategy and Roadmap
rise as a media powerhouse in its own right. media platform are all extremely valuable. Primary source of understanding is through sur- face-level media reports. investment media and financial advisors. source of information is specialized investment media and financial. The media landscape is crowded and. digitally native media companies. publisher.”
Why brands need a different kind of content.
JULY 25, 2016
While the increasing monetization of Social Media platforms as ad revenue streams results in fewer opportunities for personalized conversions from brands, and ever higher cost, we are forced to search for new content venues to gain lost organic reach. It works harder in SEO and frequently gets picked up by media and mentioned by influencers. That of a Content Annuity. Like this post?