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. […]
When you’re selling something, how do you do it? Are you keeping it simple or are you overselling? In other words, are you using translation marketing or not? In his post today, Chris Brogan discusses the sales cycle and where social media fits into it. Prospects, awareness, leads, customers and […]
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 […]
AdAge reports that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is moving closer to a proposed plan that will begin regulating viral marketing and blogs. Regardless of what side of the political fence you are on it’s starting to get a bit scary as to just how much the government wants to […]
Are companies engaging in social media? Are they monitoring their brand? What’s a social media press release? These were a few of the topics covered in Marketingsherpa’s recent “Engaging Bloggers, Journalists and Customers” webinar featuring Todd Defren from SHIFT Communications and Marketingsherpa’s Sergio Balegno discussing new ways journalists are using […]
Okay, I know we’re pretty much all about up to our eyeballs in email these days. Even with really good filters set up I still get an easy 100 a day that make into my main Inbox (Ack!).
I marvel at the great bridges that I have been on in my life like the George Washington that connects NJ and NY, the Verrazano Narrows that connects Staten Island, NY and Brooklyn, NY and the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.
As marketers look for ways to optimize lead generation, they are recognizing the value of using educational content and thought leadership to help attract more customers.