Is Social Media Forcing Marketers Away from Mass Media?

This is a pretty telling infographic from Sprout Social that has some deeper consequences than marketers might be willing to accept. The infographic is called 6 Social Media Trends That Will Take Over 2017 and walks through each social media channel, how consumer behavior is changing, and the advancement of technologies like artificial intelligence. Combined with on-demand video, ad blocking technologies, and the growth of 1:1 channels like Snapchat and marketers need to reconsider their

TrendSpottr: Transform Social Noise Into Actionable Early Signals

Prior to social media’s prominence, there was a lawn care company that recorded all of it’s customer calls and categorized them by topic. The system turned into a sales engine because they could identify, geographically, issues that were cropping up in the region and then send highly focused emails based on the trending topics. Lawn care lovers would see the alert and then go buy the appropriate solution at the store – sometimes with a

10 Hottest Trends in Social Media Marketing

Social media trends are changing… but I’m not sure it’s fulfilling its promise. With the push to get more and more revenue, it seems to me that the most popular social channels on the Internet are cannibalizing all of the social aspects of their platforms and just killing it all to be more paid medium channels. With all the glory and hype of social media… you would have thought it could have becoming something so

Digital Marketing Trends & Predictions for 2014

I realize there’s some repetition here with some of the posts I’ve been sharing on where I believe marketers need to focus their attention this year… but this infographic sums it up and was too good not to share! The year 2014 – digital marketing has reached a whole new level and continues to do so. However, some marketers are still wondering – “What factors are going to influence my marketing efforts this year and