Tag Archive: internet marketing

Research first. Post second.

Anyone who writes social media was reminded of a good rule yesterday when DiGiorno Pizza used a hashtag that they shouldn’t have. And that rule is do your research before using a hashtag that may seem good for your brand, but turns out it isn’t.  Here is the tweet in question:         If you are not aware, the #WhyIStayed hashtag is used for domestic-violence victims to speak out and tell their stories, not for pizza companies to promote pizza. It’s unfortunate that the person who posted it did not research before posting. The person that posted the... Read More

Effective Social Media Tactics Part Four: Offseason Game Changers

  We have put together a four part series focusing on how to drive digital engagement for onsite events. You’ve presented the facts to your client and bosses, and shown that you can handle onsite events. What’s next? It’s time to start building a larger presence for next year’s event. The time in between events can be used to not only promote the event, but also build a bigger fan base and gain influence within the event’s community. One great way to do this is to promote the event throughout all social media channels. This will help you gain followers... Read More

Effective Social Media Tactics Part Three: Post Event to Do’s

  We have put together a four part series focusing on how to drive digital engagement for onsite events. After the event is over, the real work starts. From putting together reports to thanking everyone who attended, preparation for the next event starts with how you ended this one. Provide a good summary of the event One way to make sure attendees get the most out of the event is to put together a post-event summary that highlights the key points that were brought up by speakers and workshops at the event happened. This can be distributed through social media... Read More

Effective Social Media Tactics Part Two: Onsite Social Media

  We have put together a four part series focusing on how to drive digital engagement for onsite events. So you’ve done all the preparation and are finally ready for the event to take place. What’s next? Well, being onsite is a big responsibility and your goal is to make it a memorable experience for not only the people there, but also the people on social media. Your presence on social media can help make the event a success. Here’s how you can do it. Create a memorable experience for attendees It doesn’t matter if your event is a week... Read More

Effective Social Media Tactics Part One: Event Preparation.

  We have put together a four part series focusing on how to drive digital engagement for onsite events.  There is a lot of planning and background work that goes on during the months, weeks and days leading up to an event. Here are some of the techniques and best practices we have developed over the years to make onsite events successful. Establish a unique hashtag for the event A unique hashtag can be useful in many ways. Unique hashtags are useful as they allow you to easily monitor mentions of the event on social media and also track the... Read More

Only Mad Men Like Advertising; Customers Want Content

Marketers who are driving growth and building stronger brand connections with their audiences are doing so by providing value outside of a purchasing need.    As we’ve discussed in our last few blog posts on content marketing, consumers have crept into the driver’s seat and have virtually shut off the world of traditional marketing as we know it. It doesn’t matter whether you sell to businesses or consumers—a buyer is a consumer and vice versa; their behavior is what they’ve acquired in their retail experiences. A consumer’s brand experience begins online. Marketing’s dependence on mass promotional campaigns with goals of... Read More

Content Marketing Is Just Old-School MarComm

Content has always been an important part of many marketing plans, but somewhere along the line, something changed old-school marketing into the data-driven digital beast we are all clamoring to master. That thing is called the internet, and it has transformed marketing communications into a completely new animal. Your customers don’t care about you, your products, your services…they care about themselves, their wants and their needs. Today’s content marketing is about creating interesting information your customers are passionate about so they actually pay attention to you. If you prefer a more formal definition, let’s use Content Marketing Institute’s version that... Read More

What are you willing to pay to reach those hard-to-herd millennials?

Traditional media may not be able to reach the younger generation you’re trying to engage, but online radio (Pandora, Spotify) and smart TV (Roku, AppleTV, Xbox, Hulu, Amazon basic, etc.) are strategic ways to supplement traditional spending with online spending. These tactics can be highly targeted, effective with high click through rates (CTRs) and you can tie them back to ROI with good reporting. Is the investment is worth the engagement? That depends on client’s goals. Keep in mind: Cover traditional media first—online, radio and smart TV are designed to supplement local media These elements can provide a direct link to your website/webpage... Read More

Raise your site’s SEO power from the inside out, and from the top down.

Evaluating your entire website from a Search engine optimization (SEO) standpoint can be daunting, but it is well worth the effort.  Assigning descriptive names for pages, images and graphics can improve your ranking. And because search engines crawl your site through navigation links, creating good ones helps shorten the path between consumers and your core information and your path to success. The keys to keywords. Adding keywords to your web copy is a great idea, but using key phases is an even better way to improve searches. Density of keywords adds power to searches, but arbitrarily repeating them is not... Read More

Give your brand a boost with Social Lift from Mashable

  Recently, Mashable announced a new native ad unit will be added to the company’s website. Called Social Lift, this new addition will allow brands to embed social media updates on the Mashable website. These ads will look and feel like Mashable posts. “We’re doing this because we see brands are already creating a lot of compelling content that they want to share on social networks, and if a brand can create things people find truly engaging on social, that’s an opportunity for us to be involved and relevant to our audience,” said Pete Cashmore, Mashable CEO and founder. The... Read More