Tag Archives: social media marketing

Four Big-Brand Grammar Gaffes—and Why Language Matters So Much in Marketing

It can take time, effort and expertise to craft a compelling marketing message. In fact, it’s all too easy to imagine the minute hand whirring around the clock—and the associated expenses climbing—as entire days are spent creating brand archetype word clouds, devising virulent hashtags and debating whether a flashy new subheading should call out “premium” […]

Here are the Top 5 Content Trends for 2017

From data tools to digital asset management, content marketing will see a huge tech boost in the coming year, and companies that embrace and leverage the right tools for their objectives are the ones that will thrive. Good work takes hard work, and good content in a highly saturated market takes continual research and innovation […]

Genius Life Hack for Retailers

I admit I’m a dreamer. Most days you can catch me staring out the window thinking of little life hacks to make my existence easier.  I imagine walking down the street looking for a place to eat and having discounted offers for local restaurants appearing on my phone as I walk by them. I fantasize […]

Being Human: Lessons from Social Media Strategies Summit

It was somewhere between the Dungeons & Dragons analogies, the Mike Myers Shrek impressions, and the musical question period that I realized it: This was no typical social media conference. Social Media Strategies Summit, held last week in San Francisco, brought together a couple hundred industry professionals from some of the top brands, agencies and media, and […]

Moms and Digital Media

I had my second child back in February, and constantly marvel at how my parenting perspective has changed in the years since my first baby was born.  New parent jitters have been replaced with a calm(er) confidence, new gadgets have made things simpler, and some previously important things have simply fallen by the wayside now […]

SMX Social Media Marketing Part Two: Going beyond 140 characters

This is part two of a two part series covering SMX (Search Marketing Expo) Social Media Marketing 2012 at the Aria Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. With 340 million thoughts shared daily, 140 million + active users and a total of 163 billion tweets sent since its launch in 2006, Twitter is one social […]

3 Ways to Optimize Google+ Features to Increase Your Search Results

There are lots of questions to ask yourself when planning your social media strategy for the year, but spending time focusing on how your social media efforts will affect your search results should be top of mind. What does that “like,” retweet or +1 mean for your business or client? How is it affecting the […]

Facebook Timeline for Brands and Why Social Media is a Moving Target

Facebook officially announced its long-anticipated Timeline for Brand Pages today. There has been a ton of analysis about what this will mean for brands, and how to best take advantage of the new features. Brands will have until March 30th to set up their new page layouts, at which point the changes will automatically go live for all brand […]

Using Pinterest to Generate Leads

If you’re not paying attention to Pinterest, you should be. TechCrunch is calling it the fastest-growing standalone website in history, with 11.7 million unique visitors in January 2012, up from a scant 400,000 last May. Is it a flash in the pan or a long-term success story? It may be too early to tell, but […]

SMX Social Media Marketing Day 1 recap – the Marvin Gaye Experience

I have a playlist on my iPod that is simply titled ‘awesome’. I know that’s unimaginative, but sometimes it’s necessary to cut to the chase if you need to prepare for a big day/event/meeting. It’s not subtle. It’s direct and it gets me going. My ‘awesome’ playlist includes a bit of James Brown riffing on […]