Zombie-Followers: The Dead Are Walking In The World Of Influencer Marketing

You come across a social media profile with a higher than average follower count, thousands of likes, and previous brand partnership experience – trick or treat? With the number of influencer marketing campaigns continuing to rise, it’s not too uncommon for brands to fall victim to the deceit of such accounts with fake followers and an inauthentic audience.  According to the Influencer Marketing Hub: Influencer marketing is set to grow to approximately $9.7B in 2020.

Paid Search: 10 Steps to Winning Pay Per Click Conversions

A client publishes a paid advertisement promoting a quick quote in the ad… the call is routed to a call center where the quote isn’t provided. Oops. Another client rotates keywords frequently since they’re not getting conversions. Oops… the purchase form submits to a page not found. Yet another client incorporates CAPTCHA on a lead generation form… that never actually works. Oops. These are all examples that cost the companies thousands of dollars in paid

Why Only 20% of Readers are Clicking Through on Your Article Title

Headlines, post titles, titles, headings… whatever you want to call them, they’re the most important factor in every piece of content you deliver. How important? According to this Quicksprout infographic, while 80% of people read a headline, only 20% of the audience actually clicks. Title tags are critical to search engine optimization and headlines are essential to getting your content shared on social media. Now that you know headlines are important, you’re probably wondering what

Kroger Chefbot: A Great Use Case In Providing Value In Social Media with Bot Technology

Kroger is a local supermarket chain that I really love. They offer home delivery, pick-up, self-checkout, checkout scanners, and more. The company recognizes that providing both value and customer service is paramount to any organization’s success. Technology, of course, is a means to accommodate this. That doesn’t mean that people and processes do not matter, it just means that an investment to provide value to your customers ultimately is an investment in your brand’s perception.

Infographic: How Social Networks Influence Our Lives

Today social media platforms have a key role to play in our lives. Billions of people around the globe use them to communicate, have fun, socialize, access to news, search for a product/ service, shop, etc. Your age or background is not important. Social networks will affect your daily routine significantly. You can reach out to people with similar interests to yours and build a long-lasting friendship even anonymously.  You can sympathize with many other people across