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3 Reasons to Start an Employee Advocacy Program

Mar 28, 2014 - There are always a million things going on in a company, so it's hard to think about adding one more program into the mix. But an employee advocacy program can greatly enhance your marketing efforts - so start one now! Comments

To Post or Not to Post

Social media Mar 27, 2014 - What are brands' roles in our social media lives? How often should they post or share content, and what format is the most desired and impactful? Comments

Smile, You’re on Social Media

ellen-oscars-selfie Mar 25, 2014 - Brands and businesses need to lighten up on social media. If you want to be a success on social media, you can't afford not to be extemporaneous and extroverted, transparent and true to who you are in real life. Comments

Market Through Shared Interests and Passions Using Social Media

pinterest-screen Mar 24, 2014 - Marketing to people who have similar interests may carry a greater value proposition than marketing to those who don't, even though they may be socially connected. Comments

The Hierarchy of Social Engagement Value

Social media Mar 21, 2014 - In the hierarchy of social engagement value, simple likes and retweets come at the bottom, followed by sharing of brand-related content, sweepstakes, user-generated content, videos, and real-world events. Comments

Rethink Social Media War Room Strategy

social-media-battle-royal Mar 19, 2014 - What you should pay attention to when thinking strategically and how this can drive true engagement to your brand. Comments

Quick Guide to Retargeting on Facebook Website Custom Audiences

custom-audience-targeting Mar 16, 2014 - An overview of how direct response marketers can optimize Facebook's new custom audience features to improve conversions. Comments

SXSW 2014: Content Marketing, the Rise of the Dark Net, and the Maker Movement

sxsw-l Mar 12, 2014 - At this year's SXSW Interactive, there were sessions on social data and business analytics, content marketing, the rise of the Dark Net, and continued growth of the Maker movement. These apparently disparate themes are related: in each there is an unmistakable element of "self-built" and "individual control" at the root. Comments

Why Second-Screen Media Experiences Need to Be Social

mixed mobiles Mar 11, 2014 - The second screen is no longer just a trend - it is now an integral aspect of media experiences in 2014 - and some of the largest players in media are taking the second-screen experience very seriously. Comments

Is Indonesia Ready for E-Commerce?

ecommerce Mar 10, 2014 - Indonesians love social, mobile, and online shopping, so it's no surprise that e-commerce is growing in the country, but is the market ready? Comments

Spotlight on Actiance's Joanna Belbey: Social Media for Financial Firms

belbey Mar 10, 2014 - Joanna Belbey is known as one of the ladies of #socialmediafin, i.e. social media and finance, in New York City. Today, she works as the social media and compliance specialist for Actiance Inc., an enterprise social business solution provider for regulated industries. Comments

Get Rid of Your Marketing Books

books Mar 10, 2014 - Social marketing goes beyond theory and the application of technology. It gets right to the heart of people – not businesses, buyers, and pre-determined demographics. Comments

The Future of Digital Isn’t in Advertising

lensy Mar 9, 2014 - It's not enough to tell a compelling story. You need to provide easy access to behavioral change and that's where the true value of digital comes in. Comments

What the Digital World Can Learn From China and APAC

asiapacific Mar 7, 2014 - China, Asia, and now what we call APAC have been ahead of the game throughout history and still are in so many big ways in digital. So, let us learn a bit from them to improve our future efforts here in the U.S. Comments

The Top 3 Ways of Selling on LinkedIn in 2014

linkedin-logo Mar 5, 2014 - How do you take advantage of all that LinkedIn offers as the network takes on a new face in 2014? Here are my top three tips for selling on LinkedIn for 2014. Comments

We’re All Mobile Marketers Now

mobileads Mar 4, 2014 - Time spent on mobile has eclipsed desktop/laptop use for people in the U.S. and parts of Europe. So if you're running digital marketing programs or posting to Facebook, you're a mobile marketer now. Comments

Employee Advocacy Doubles Effectiveness of Marketing

hiring-talented-employees Feb 28, 2014 - Employee advocacy is the marketing channel your team needs to amplify the reach of that content, and double the effectiveness of your marketing program. Here's how to set up an employee advocacy program. Comments

Identity Management and Data Management Platforms Take Center Stage in 2014

data-management-shutterstock-147256514 Feb 27, 2014 - It's not hard to see why DMPs are enjoying rapid growth and success, as they allow marketers to easily access online behavioral and advertising metrics (i.e. conversions) and consolidate them with first and third party data from multiple channels. Comments

Your Corporate Website Is Dead — but Social Audiences Can Bring It Back to Life

shutterstock-120646564 Feb 26, 2014 - Brands should turn to their social audiences, who can provide content that is authentic, constantly changing, and often beautiful and unexpected, to invigorate their corporate websites. Comments

10 Ways Your Brand Can Stand Out on Twitter

twitter-bird-blue-on-white Feb 25, 2014 - Success on Twitter takes time as well as a deep knowledge of the best practices that only comes with experience through trial and error. Keeping an eye on what others are doing on the channel is an excellent way to learn the latest strategies and tactics. Comments

What’s Up With Facebook’s WhatsApp Acquisition?

whatsapp Feb 24, 2014 - The real reason for the acquisition is that any site that moves people away from dependence on Facebook also chips away at its ability to sell ads, which makes up most of the company's revenue. Comments

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