Your Guide to Implementing Kick-Ass Social Media Programs

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Every company wants to make social media an essential component of marketing, communications, lead generation and customer support programs. If you are responsible for social media efforts at your company, this means you will be running more initiatives, tracking results more closely and involving a whole lot more people in your efforts than ever before.

That is a whole lot of work heading your way. Fortunately, there is a a framework, Spredfast's Social Media Planning Guide, that will help you plan out everything from high level social media strategy and communication to day-to-day social media best practices.

Download the Guide now and ensure your social media efforts are top notch.

by Steve Hall    Oct-22-13    
Topic: Research, Social



This is How Big Data Can Improve Your Marketing And Creative

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So everyone's talking about big data, right? We all agree it can be very valuable in delivering the insight you need to craft marketing programs and creative campaigns that rock. But how do you use all that big data to optimize and personalize your customer's digital experiences in a way that supercharges your marketing and creative efforts?

Why you sign up to attend a webinar on the topic this Thursday, that's how! Big data personalization company Monetate is hosting a webinar Thursday, October 24 at 2PM EST. During the webinar you learn how Brooks Brothers partnered with Monetate and conversion expert Brooks Bell to dramatically improve their online marketing efforts.

Sign up for the Webinar now to ensure your brand is properly leveraging data to improve your online marketing efforts.

by Steve Hall    Oct-21-13    
Topic: Research



Why Marketers Shouldn't Panic About Email Filters - At Least Not Yet

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Email filtering is a hot topic right now. And it's not hard to understand why. We spend more time reading and sending emails than we do at almost anything else. How much time? The average person spends a mindboggling 28% of work time reading and responding to emails. No wonder we always feel like we can't get enough done.

The latest big headline comes from The New York Times, which recently ran an article about retailers who are freaking out about Gmail's new folder for promotional emails. The new feature automatically filters most branded emails into a separate folder but also places a "Promotions" tab atop the main in-box so that the quarantined emails are only a click away.

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by Steve Hall    Oct-15-13    
Topic: Online, Opinion, Research



The Top Six Ways to Use Social Media for Kick-Ass Business Results

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Of course you're already implementing social media and social business strategies for and within your brand but have you covered all the bases? Are your social activities and strategies the best they can be?

This Social Media Pocket Guide (one of the best we've ever seen!) from Spredfast, part of the Adrants whitepaper series, outlines the top six objectives every company should consider having at the core of its social strategy. The guide helps point companies in the right direction for creating and implementing social media initiatives based on proven success tactics. In this 40-page social media guide, discover:

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by Steve Hall    Oct- 9-13    
Topic: Research, Social



How Consumers Watch Video [Infographic]

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Recently, blinkx released the results of survey of online video viewing habits conducted on its behalf by Harris Interactive. The survey was designed to reveal viewing and social media sharing habits of U.S. consumers and uncovered some not-so-surprising trends.

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by Steve Hall    Oct- 7-13    
Topic: Research



7 Responsive Design Tips For Your Next Website Project

Using insight from industry experts and in-depth research data, this eBook from Bridgeline Digital, "Seven Reasons to Consider Responsive Design for Your Company's Next Generation Website," explores the advantages of using responsive design to take your web presence into the mobile era. Responsive design is a fancy term to describe a site layout that works on all devices seamlessly. You create the site once and the layout adapts to and renders properly on different screen sizes. An extremely important consideration given the dramatic increase in usage of mobile devices to access the web.

Download the whitepaper now and make sure your website is appropriately designed for mobile devices.

by Steve Hall    Oct- 4-13    
Topic: Research



Is Influencer Marketing Dead? What Will Replace It?

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There's been a lot of talk about social media influence and its role in the new consumer decision journey. Big brands are not only buying into the concept of leveraging people with influence, but are spending serious money. From Polaroid actually hiring Lady Gaga to a study showing that the majority of marketers are allocating budget to influencer marketing, it's clear that companies are keen on figuring out how to leverage "influencers."

But what many brand marketers don't realize is that influence doesn't matter unless the influencer is willing to endorse your brand and its products. Jay-Z won't promote your phone charger unless you pay him (a lot) and bloggers are starting to demand the same.

Moreover, brands don't trust social scoring tools anymore, as they only measure potential influence.

So what's a brand to do?

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by Steve Hall    Oct- 1-13    
Topic: Opinion, Research, Social



How to Scale Your Brand's Earned Media

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Recent research from Forrester reveals that consumers trust opinions and recommendations from experts 6x more than advertising when deciding what product to buy. But earned media is impossible to control and difficult to scale. Until now. Read this white paper, part of the Adrants Whitepaper Series, from inPowered and Marketing Evolution to understand how major brand marketers are leveraging their earned media, written by trusted category experts, to drive serious lifts in brand favorability, advocacy, and purchase intent and how they achieve ROI 7-14x campaign investment levels.

Download now! Unless, of course, you want to wander aimlessly through your day wondering why you decided not to become your organization's earned media expert.

by Steve Hall    Sep-29-13    




3 Ways to Make Content Marketing Meaningful

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Over the last few years, much of the marketing world has turned to content marketing: the idea that the best way to engage with audiences and raise your visibility is to share robust, usually educational content for free. This content takes many forms - blogs, videos, podcasts, books (and particularly ebooks, given their ease of distribution), material on social media, and more. Basically, anywhere and any way that folks learn.

Recent studies have, time and time again, shown the the same thing: content marketing works. It works in large part because there's a hunger for substance in marketing - for folks to talk to one another, teaching and sharing knowledge, rather than talking past one another with fluffy pitches. But as the research has shown, it's not just a feel-good strategy, but a serious driver of growth. So how do you go about implementing it for your own organization?

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by Steve Hall    Sep-26-13    
Topic: Online, Opinion, Publishing, Research



How Apple's iOS 7 Will Affect Your Branded App Development

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The new iOS 7 release presents an opportunity for your branded app to leap frog the competition and steal market share unlike any other iOS update in the operating system's history. Apple will be seeking to feature applications that are designed specifically for iOS 7 and users will want to use applications designed with the new UI/UX rather than the older iOS6 look and feel.

This presents an opportunity for brands to capitalize on these factors by being first to market and gaining market share against the competition. This white paper will provide an overview of the key changes that come with iOS7 upgrade, and how to best take advantage of them with your mobile apps.

Download the whitepaper now and make sure your branded app takes advantage of iOS 7.

by Steve Hall    Sep-25-13    
Topic: Mobile/Wireless, Research










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