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Developing a Marketing Communications Strategy

Cliff Allen on Marketing

Some companies in an industry might rely on paid advertising in print and online media. While other companies in the same industry might rely on a very different media mix, such as public relations and events. However, no company can be sure they are using the most efficient media mix without creating a marcom strategy that is aligned with their overall strategic marketing direction.

How to learn about social media marketing

Cliff Allen on Marketing

The popularity of social networking among friends — and would-be friends — is fast becoming "social media.". And, companies are looking for ways to use social media in their marketing to increase brand awareness and drive traffic to their Web site. On February 25th the Gravity Summit at UCLA will give marketers a full day of guidance on social media marketing.

How to learn about social media marketing

Cliff Allen on Marketing

The popularity of social networking among friends — and would-be friends — is fast becoming "social media.". And, companies are looking for ways to use social media in their marketing to increase brand awareness and drive traffic to their Web site. On February 25th the Gravity Summit at UCLA will give marketers a full day of guidance on social media marketing.

Marketing Trends for 2010 - And What to Do About Them

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Some of the hot marketing trends are rather obvious, such as the growing use of social media. Tags: Social Media Marketing Strategic Marketing Plan There are several new marketing trends for 2010 that will have an impact on practically every marketing organization because of new trends in customer behavior, such as: Shift in consumer mentality from recession to recovery.

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. E – Engage Meaningfully via Social Media. more true, apparently, than in social media. social media. media, alignment with sales, collaboration, metrics and more, from 25 top influencers. B2B Marketing.

Keeping Up with Tech in Southern California

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Keeping Up with Tech in Southern California

Cliff Allen on Marketing

Tags: Social Media Marketing

Keeping Up with Tech in Southern California

Cliff Allen on Marketing

Tags: Social Media Marketing

Why Marketers Must be Better

Cliff Allen on Marketing

Strategic Marketing for Growing Companies Why Marketers Must be Better By Cliff Allen on April 10, 2007 4:08 PM | No Comments | No TrackBacks A lot has been written about increasing the ROI of various marketing activities. But, one thing is usually missing from those articles and sales pitches -- explaining just how to calculate that higher marketing ROI that they talk about.

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. E – Engage Meaningfully via Social Media. more true, apparently, than in social media. social media. media, alignment with sales, collaboration, metrics and more, from 25 top influencers. B2B Marketing.

Gravity Summit Slide Presentations

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I recently mentioned that I attended the Gravity Summit one-day seminar on social media marketing. Here are slide presentations from representatives of three large brands on how they have used social media marketing: Yahoo. In addition, here are slide presentations from two social media consultants who presented examples of clients they've helped: David Reis. These presentations show what's possible by using social media to raise awareness of brands. Sprint. Rodney Rumford , co-producer of the event.

Gravity Summit Slide Presentations

Cliff Allen on Marketing

I recently mentioned that I attended the Gravity Summit one-day seminar on social media marketing. Here are slide presentations from representatives of three large brands on how they have used social media marketing: Yahoo. In addition, here are slide presentations from two social media consultants who presented examples of clients they've helped: David Reis. These presentations show what's possible by using social media to raise awareness of brands. Sprint. Rodney Rumford , co-producer of the event.

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Gravity Summit

Cliff Allen on Marketing

Social media marketing is the current "hot" marketing technique that marketers are turning to. I recently attended the one-day Gravity Summit seminar on social media marketing. The speakers from Sony, Sprint, and Yahoo presented excellent examples on how major brands can generate attention for a product by using social media. And, representatives from social media marketing agencies described how they help clients plan, implement, and monitor a social media marketing campaign. Update: Here are the Gravity Summit slide presentations.

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Gravity Summit

Cliff Allen on Marketing

Social media marketing is the current "hot" marketing technique that marketers are turning to. I recently attended the one-day Gravity Summit seminar on social media marketing. The speakers from Sony, Sprint, and Yahoo presented excellent examples on how major brands can generate attention for a product by using social media. And, representatives from social media marketing agencies described how they help clients plan, implement, and monitor a social media marketing campaign.

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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. E – Engage Meaningfully via Social Media. more true, apparently, than in social media. social media. media, alignment with sales, collaboration, metrics and more, from 25 top influencers. B2B Marketing.

9 Marketing Trends for 2009

Cliff Allen on Marketing

Here are nine marketing trends you can expect during 2009: Marketing Trend #1: Increased use of digital media and a decrease in television, radio, and print media. Marketing Trend #4: Increased use of blogs, social networking, and other social media to create dialog and relationships with prospects and customers. While the economy in 2009 looks challenging for most companies, the outlook of marketing executives is rather bright and upbeat. Marketing Trend #3: Increased use of e-mail to reach out to prospects and customers more frequently at a very low cost.

9 Marketing Trends for 2009

Cliff Allen on Marketing

Here are nine marketing trends you can expect during 2009: Marketing Trend #1: Increased use of digital media and a decrease in television, radio, and print media. Marketing Trend #4: Increased use of blogs, social networking, and other social media to create dialog and relationships with prospects and customers. While the economy in 2009 looks challenging for most companies, the outlook of marketing executives is rather bright and upbeat. Marketing Trend #3: Increased use of e-mail to reach out to prospects and customers more frequently at a very low cost.

PR for Start-up Businesses

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Innovative products sold into specialized target markets can benefit from pitching customer case studies to the media read by their target market. Even the biggest and most personable CEOs have PR "handlers" with them when they work the media. There's no one right way to get media attention -- even for direct competitors. Most of the discussion around the Brian Solis article on PR has been from each individual's personal perspective, instead of a general discussion of a start-up's strategic marketing plan ( [link] ). If it's the CEO, that's great.

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PR for Start-up Businesses

Cliff Allen on Marketing

Innovative products sold into specialized target markets can benefit from pitching customer case studies to the media read by their target market. Even the biggest and most personable CEOs have PR "handlers" with them when they work the media. There's no one right way to get media attention -- even for direct competitors. Most of the discussion around the Brian Solis article on PR has been from each individual's personal perspective, instead of a general discussion of a start-up's strategic marketing plan ( [link] ). If it's the CEO, that's great.

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Shifting Ad Dollars to Online

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Print and TV are the two media which will feel the impact and pain of this shift. Rajesh Jain has a comprehensive review of the recent ad:tech conference. One part of his summary points out the high ROI for online advertising versus traditional advertising: In the US, there is a big mismatch between time spent online and ad dollars. US Consumers are now estimated to be spending over 20% of their time online, while online ad spend ($20 billion in 2007) is only 7% of the overall ad budgets. This is seen as the big opportunity to dramatically grow the size of the online ad pie.

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Shifting Ad Dollars to Online

Cliff Allen on Marketing

Print and TV are the two media which will feel the impact and pain of this shift. Rajesh Jain has a comprehensive review of the recent ad:tech conference. One part of his summary points out the high ROI for online advertising versus traditional advertising: In the US, there is a big mismatch between time spent online and ad dollars. US Consumers are now estimated to be spending over 20% of their time online, while online ad spend ($20 billion in 2007) is only 7% of the overall ad budgets. This is seen as the big opportunity to dramatically grow the size of the online ad pie.

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Ads Producing An ROI Are Bought, Not Sold

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Seth Godin talks about how difficult it is to sell advertising -- especially advertising in media that are not trackable and cannot demonstrate an ROI. My first career was in radio and TV -- two of the most un-trackable media there are. I did what I could to fix this problem with our reach-and-frequency software, but their problem is too big for most advertisers to deal with. Fortunately, advertisers are moving to online advertising, which is a direct marketer's dream. When advertisers know what's working -- and what's not working -- they are more likely to buy more of what works.

Customer Tracking

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Traditional offline media has always presented a challenge for marketers wanting to measure the value of their marketing, but direct marketing techniques can be used to track many customers. But when you can't get media exposure data for individual customers, you can apply reach and frequency math to the demographic segment the customer is in to estimate ad exposure. The key to determining the ROI of individual marketing campaigns is tracking customer behavior in response to those marketing activities. So how do we measure those exposures?

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A new beginning again

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Cash Flow is Profit

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Categories : Marketing ROI No TrackBacks TrackBack URL: [link] Leave a comment Categories Marketing ROI (18) Social Media Marketing (2) Strategic Marketing Plan (2) Web Analytics (5) Monthly Archives May 2009 (2) April 2009 (1) March 2009 (3) February 2009 (1) January 2009 (1) December 2008 (1) September 2008 (1) May 2008 (2) January 2008 (2) December 2007 (1) October 2007 (1) September 2007 (2) August 2007 (2) July 2007 (1) May 2007 (1) April 2007 (5) About Cliff Allen Subscribe in a readerSome people who talk about increasing marketing ROI are referring to increasing sales revenue.

Understanding Generational Social Media Preferences

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I’m starting to wonder if marketers are too caught up with millennials to really think about generational nuances on social media. I’ll unpack the most important stats here to underscore the generational nuances every social media marketer should know. Personalities of the social web social media Social Media best practices Social Media Strategy baby boomers Brooke B.

The 29 Best Social Media Monitoring Tools

Webbiquity

Social media monitoring is vital for virtually every B2B or B2C brand. 58% of consumers follow brands on social media. 71% say they are likely to purchase an item based on social media referrals; in fact, consumers report that social media plays almost as big a role in purchasing decisions as does television. Showcase reviews: BuzzBlogger, Social Media Today.

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115 Facts You Never Knew About Social Media [Infographic]

Webbiquity

It’s something that you use almost every day, but how much do you really know about social media? Social Media Is The New Newspaper. Did you know that Reddit is the most popular social media platform as a source of news? Younger people are more likely to be making the change to news on social media. Guest post by Josh Wardini. It is. You’re Hired.

Social Media Explained. Really.

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With every client I meet, every class I teach, and every speech I give, there is always a group of people who desperately need to understand social media marketing but don’t have the time to do it. If you are thinking to yourself, “This world does NOT need another social media book,” you’re partially correct. But this is not just another social media book.

3 Tips for Using Social Media for B2B Marketing

Webbiquity

Social media can be a great business tool to use for marketing, sales, PR, customer service, and HR. However, most of what’s written about social media functionality on a professional level tends to be focused on businesses that work directly with consumers (B2C) rather than B2B enterprises. Here are three tips for using social media more effectively in your B2B marketing.

How to Get More Leads From Social Media

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What’s your impression of how hard it is to generate leads on social media? My impression used to be that social media lead generation is unusually hard—much harder than content marketing. But in a recent survey of marketers from Ascend2 , content marketing actually surpassed social media in terms of difficulty. And today even generating leads from social media is no longer impossible. There was a time, just a few years ago, that lead-gen efforts on social media were kinda … disappointing. How we track and measure and publish on social media has improved.

47 Superb Social Media Marketing Stats and Facts

Webbiquity

Social media use isn’t quite universal—but it’s getting close. The number of worldwide social media users is projected to grow from 2.1 Social media now plays almost as large a role in purchasing decisions as does TV, and 57% of consumers say they’re influenced to think more highly of business after seeing positive comments or praise online. 70% of the U.S.

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The Future of Social Media

B2B Marketing Insider

The post The Future of Social Media appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Social MediaSocial networks are becoming more and more popular. In 2016, about 70% of Internet users are social network users and these figures are expected to grow. A few years ago, we were happy to get likes from friends and relatives; today, we share tips and skills, promote services and buy goods, etc.

23 Outstanding Social Media Marketing Guides

Webbiquity

Though the use of social media and social networks for marketing is now nearly ubiquitous, and 78% of companies have dedicated social media teams, many marketers sill struggle with certain aspects of social marketing, such as formalizing strategies and measuring results. What trends and changes in social media do marketers need to stay on top of? Social Media Marketing Guides.

Why it takes so long to achieve social media success

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If you’re impatient, social media is probably the wrong marketing channel for you. This is data from the recent research released by Social Media Examiner. Let’s take a close look at what we can learn from the feedback provided by these active social media marketers. Social media success takes time. But social media connections are weak relational links.

Why Every CEO Should Have a Social Media Presence

Onalytica B2B

This social media trend coupled with millennials being deemed the “future” would suggest that every professional looking to target this group should be on social media; a “no brainer”- right? Only 39% of Fortune 500 CEOs have some kind of social media presence, of which, only 60% have ever tweeted, with many having tweeted less than 25 times in total.

The first step in social media marketing is not social media

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“I’m kind of overwhelmed,” he wrote me, “I’m trying to get a social media program going and I really don’t know where to start.” Shouldn’t I dive into social media for them? Sometimes the first step in social media marketing … is NOT social media! Social media marketing doesn’t start with social media.

How to turn social media connections into an actionable audience

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Probably the biggest myth — and mistake — I see regarding social media marketing is the idea that audience equals action. Most of the time, your social media connections begin as “weak relational links.” ” Building social media connections that work. By Mark Schaefer. It doesn’t. ” It’s like a handshake. Don’t believe me?

70 Rising Social Media Stars

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Sometimes I weary of social media lists that are simply popularity contests or a cheap way to promote some start-up or PR agency. Who are the unknown stars who will be rocking the social media conferences two or three years from now? 70 rising social media stars. She is currently Senior Manager, Social Media Strategy at CVS Caremark. And a savvy social media marketer.