2018: How Companies and Consumers Are Using Social Media

TribeLocal developed an in-depth survey that produced a wealth of research regarding how companies and consumers are utilizing social media as it relates to brands. The questionnaire for the company focused on few factors that they were able to figure out using various studies. Overall findings of the survey were: Businesses still haven’t completely accepted social media Users want their brands to care about them and society Top Social Media Networks and Usage as of 2018

7 Content Marketing Strategies That Inspire Trust and Shares

Some content tends to perform better than others, winning more shares and more conversions. Some content gets visited and shared over and over, bringing more and new people to your brand. In general, these are the pieces that convince people that your brand has worthwhile things to say and messages that they would like to share. How can you cultivate an online presence that reflects the values that win consumer confidence? Remember these guidelines when you

What’s Just-in-Time Marketing (JITM) and Why are Marketers Adopting It?

When I worked in the newspaper industry, just-in-time manufacturing was quite popular. Part of the appreciation was that you would minimize funding tied up in stock and storage, and work much harder to prepare for demand. Data was an essential aspect, assuring that we would never run out of the inventory we needed while being able to be flexible and meet the demands of our customers. As rich customer data becomes much more available in

The Most Important Skill Salespeople Need to Learn

My wife finally had a chance to replace her 8-year-old laptop, which was starting to function more like a Brother word processor from the late 80s, only not as fast. It was a Dell with 512 MB RAM, and a 80 MB RAM hard drive. It was slow, unstable, and the crank-up handle had snapped off the front. She ended up buying a Samsung Netbook from Best Buy. Okay, that’s not very blog-worthy, but there’s