As influencer marketing matures and evolves, brands are now more aware than ever about the advantages of amplifying messages among smaller hyper-targeted audiences. We’ve shared a comparison of (macro / mega ) influencers versus micro-influencers previously: (Macro / Mega ) Influencer – these are people like celebrities. They have a large following and may influencer purchases, but it’s not necessarily in a specific industry, product, or service. Micro-Influencer – these are people that may have a much lower following, but they are highly engaged and have great influence over the followers they do have. An
We recently shared an infographic and article that detailed eight steps to launch your social media strategy. Many of you have already launched your social media strategy but may not be seeing as much engagement as you expected. Some of that may be filtering algorithms within the platforms. Facebook, for example, would much rather you pay to promote your content than display it forthright to anyone who follows your brand. It all starts, of course, with making your brand worth following. Why Do Consumers Follow Brands Online? Interest – Offering – Personality – Recommendations –
As mentioned previously in Everything You Need to Know About Artificial Intelligence and Its Impact on PPC, Native, and Display Advertising, this is a two part series of articles focusing on paid media, artificial intelligence and native advertising. I spent the last several months conducting copious amounts of research in these specific areas which culminated into the publication of two free ebooks. The first, Everything You Need to Know About Marketing Analytics and Artificial Intelligence, was mentioned in the first article. The second rolls out what I uncovered cataloging the 2018 native advertising technology landscape
Inbound marketing is great. You create content. You drive traffic to your website. You convert some of that traffic and sell your products and services. But… The reality is that it’s harder than ever to get a first-page Google result and drive organic traffic. Content marketing is becoming ferociously competitive. Organic reach on social media channels is continuing to decline. So if you too have noticed that inbound marketing just isn’t enough anymore, you’ll need to give it that extra push to get the results you’re after. And that’s where outbound email marketing comes in.
My opinion of social media is often different with those in my industry. Theoretically, I love social media and the opportunity it offers businesses to reach customers and prospects on a personal level. The reality has been very different, though. I’ve watched businesses attempt to utilize social media the same way they do other marketing channels. In some situations, this has led to incredible embarassment… robotic responses made publicly to a savvy social media user damage a brand, they don’t help it. Other times, it’s that brands don’t see the opportunity to resolve an issue