Local Marketing Strategies for Multi-Location Businesses

Operating a successful multi-location business is easy… but only when you have the right local marketing strategy! Today, businesses and brands have an opportunity to expand their reach beyond local customers thanks to digitalization. If you are a brand owner or a business owner in the United States (or any other country) with the right strategy you can pitch your products and services to potential customers across the globe. Imagine a multi-location business as a

What is Growth Hacking? Here Are 15 Techniques

The term hacking often has a negative connotation associated with it as it refers to programming. But even people that hack programs aren’t always doing something illegal or causing harm. Hacking is sometimes a workaround or a shortcut. Applying the same logic to marketing works as well. That’s growth hacking. Growth hacking was originally applied to startups who needed to build awareness and adoption… but didn’t have the marketing budget or resources to do it.

10 Steps to Building an Effective Employee Social Advocacy Program

While large companies often have fatter budgets and can purchase visibility on social media, I’m really surprised at how few companies enlist the power of their employee-base to assist. We had a great conversation about this with Amy Heiss of Dell, who walked through the incredible results their organizations were achieving through building out an effective employee social advocacy program. As we speak to clients about employee social advocacy, I often repeat an alternative story

What is Brand Advocacy? How Do You Cultivate It?

As I look back at the last decade of our own agency’s clientele, many customers have come and gone who we inadvertently met through our inbound marketing efforts. However, the foundation of our business has been word-of-mouth marketing from those customers we’ve produced results for over the years. In fact, three of the proposals that we’re currently working on in are related directly to previous clients that we’ve worked with. It’s no surprise that brand advocates

SocialReacher: What is Social Media Employee Advocacy?

At a content conference, I listened to my friend Mark Schaefer talk about a company that had over one-hundred thousand employees but only a few social shares when the brand updated social media. What kind of message does that send to consumers? asked Mark. Great question and the answer was simple. If employees – arguably the greatest advocates of the brand – weren’t sharing the social updates, they obviously weren’t something worth sharing at all. We worked