Are Celebrity Endorsements a Viable Marketing Option?

Celebrity Endorsement has always been seen as a viable option for companies to promote their products. Many companies believe having their products associated with a popular celebrity will help drive sales. Consumers seem unsure of their influence with 51% stating that celebrity endorsement makes little to no difference on their purchasing decisions. While the ROI on many marketing techniques is measureable – ROI on celebrity endorsements can be more difficult to quantify. There are many

The Email and Social Media Jugalbandi

We recently published an inbound marketing crash course that provides 5 emails sent weekly (subscribe on the tab on our agency site). One of the series of emails focuses totally on email marketing, which we refer to the linchpin of any inbound marketing effort. The creative team at Email Monks have produced this infographic which shows the coupling… or jugalbandi… of email and social and how the two channels support one another. A jugalbandi or

What We Can Learn from Kanye, Taylor and Beyonce

Today I spoke to a group of CIOs at a Technet event. As I was preparing for the speech and tailoring my presentation for the group, I really wanted to hit the message home that the days of control are behind us. Our job now as technologists and marketers is to enable the technology and leverage it to influence others. We can no longer control the conversation. The photo from Jason Decrow of the Associated Press