Tag Archive: social media 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

Smart Moves for Getting Started with Content Marketing

  Smart marketers understand that today’s consumers have virtually shut off the traditional world of marketing and choose messaging that makes them stop, think and behave differently. It’s no wonder then, that content marketing are now a cornerstone of inbound marketing efforts in business and consumer marketing. So what do you need to get started? This is the first question of many that marketers ask themselves. For starters, a carefully planned strategy and well-coordinated implementation is required to be successful. In the content marketing efforts we manage for clients and ourselves, we’ve discovered six components that are imperative in getting... Read More

Content Marketing Is Not Social Media Marketing

  Marketers have always needed to find ways of conveying important information in useful and entertaining ways and social media is the communication workhorse that can effectively and efficiently do it. Social media didn’t create content marketing. Content marketing has been around as long as people have been selling services. What started as published content on the Web, progressed from text to rich content like videos, infographics, e-books, etc. Now that there is more content out there than anyone can reasonably find and consume, we’re applying personalization technology to filter the barrage of information coming at us from all angles... 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

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#HashtagsOnFacebook

After months of speculation, Facebook has finally rolled out a new feature that allows users to put clickable hashtags in their posts. “Hashtags turn topics and phrases into clickable links in posts on your personal timeline or your Page, and help people find posts about topics they’re interested in,” Facebook writes. Hashtags do not override privacy settings, however, as they are only visible to the people you already share your post with. The arrival of hashtags on Facebook comes with mixed reviews. Businesses are welcoming the symbol-formerly-known-as-pound-sign with open arms. Before, Facebook did not have any search function that would... Read More