May 25, 2017

When Texts Go Bad: Marketing Lessons From The Fail File

March 7, 2011 Rich Brooks

For your business, it’s critical to deliver on your promises. When you use a marketing tactic to gain a follower, a customer or build your list, there’s usually some promise, explicit or implicit, that it will be worth the person’s time and effort. This is especially true when there’s a […]

Gaining Marketing Insights From Reality Television

April 13, 2010 Rohit Bhargava

I used to dream of a good marketing TV show. Not one that makes the world of marketing into a scripted drama, like Mad Men. Or one that pretends to be about business but actually ends up being about relationships and emotional conflict like The Apprentice quickly became. The Shark […]

Being A Trusted Authority Is A Powerful Marketing Tool

August 18, 2009 Aaron Wall

Anyone who is a member of of our community likely knows that I am a fan of Cartman. It all comes down to Cartman’s understanding of marketing principals: Being perceived as a trusted authority is a powerful marketing tool for many reasons. Here are a few examples…

Marketing Strategies Are Not Universal

July 21, 2009 Mike Moran

Everyone has been watching Facebook to see if it can monetize its enormous traffic to become a going business. And the focal point of that monetization effort is advertising, just like Google’s. And you’ve probably read about Facebook ads, or perhaps even tried them yourself. And maybe you’ve decided that […]

Where Social Media Marketing Is Headed

May 26, 2009 Jim Tobin

Forrester’s recent report on The Future of The Social Web made some interesting predictions about where social media marketing is heading, and how major brands will need to respond. We’ve clearly moved beyond Social Relationships and into Social Functionality, and the early signs of Social Colonization are clearly upon us. […]

Is Social Media Immune To The Recession Woes?

April 28, 2009 Brian Solis

Fueled by a combination of popularity, curiosity, necessity, strategy, and trendiness, marketers are embracing a new recipe that injects a proactive, social approach to outbound communications and engagement – with or without all of the answers before they jump in. This approach, while courageous, has required faith, conviction, and champions […]

Differences In PR And Marketing

December 2, 2008 Janet Meiners

Vocus, the company that owns PRWeb sponsored a study by the Society for New Communications Research. They talked to over 420 marketing and PR professionals about the different ways they view press releases.