Photography is one thing. Instagram is another. How do the two intertwine, and how can photographers best use the social network?
With a glut of too much content, attention deficit disorder, and murky evolving SEO rules, communicators find their articles, presentations and other information lying fallow. xPotomac Keynote Mark Schaefer sheds light on what it takes to resolve these challenges.
Yik Yak offers the thrills of humanity — good and bad — through the concept of anonymous social media.
I’ve launched a couple of my own companies, and helped more than a half dozen other brands as well as others’ book projects launch. The media landscape changed, but there are common approaches I would execute today if I were to launch a new company and brand. Here are my top five activities for forging a new brand: 1) Align […]
Image by vmcampos Let’s talk about sales. Customers don’t care about our online brand conversations. The desire for customers to have personal relationships with brands remains the greatest myth pushed by today’s online marketers. Then there’s the assertion that increased engagement will lead to stronger relationships. Mmmm, not necessarily. Chatty versus cheap toothpaste, who wins the deal? Social engagement can […]
Image by Eyesplash Greg Verdino turned me on to a fantastic article about the rise of the Customer Experience Officer. The article rightly discusses the real trend of branding today — the comprehensive user experience. By focusing on the comprehensive user experience, research shows brands strengthen return on investment (ROI).
Image by Vincent Teeuwen Why is it that we as an industry wants brands to become people and people to become brands? This manifests itself with a corporate brand online talking like a human being, but without identifying the people behind the communications. It seems like a disaster waiting to happen. When brands act like people — cursing, drinking, or […]
Maturation in social media marketing has created a sea of sameness, where conversations revolve around listening, responding, strategy, ROI, influence, etc. Consider the common complaint that all of the social media books, A-List blogs, and retweeting fans say the same things. The current “state of the conversation” serves as a great reminder that mature markets require differentiation to stand out […]
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