Dec

07

Content Marketing, Social Media

Best of 2017 - People and Brands Who Crushed the Twitter Game

When it comes to the major stories on social media this year, Twitter has been the place to be. The newly character-expanded channel has enabled individuals to get traction on a global scale, while brands have been able to let their hair down. 

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Nov

16

Content Marketing, Social Media

Social Media Glossary: Part 2

You’ve discerned how to tell your impressions from your reach, but what about some of the more advanced buzz words you’re bound to run in to when using social media? To help you stay on your game, we’ve developed part two of our basic social media glossary. From algorithm to vlog, these terms delve a little further into popular keywords and slang used by seasoned social media users. 

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Oct

26

Consulting, Content Marketing, Social Media

Amplifying Your Content With Social Media Advertising

You see it all the time when scrolling through your social media: an ad for a service you’ve recently searched for or a car that you’ve thought about buying. You wonder, “How does the internet know what I want?”. The most likely answer is that you’re the target audience for the ad you're seeing. Heck, you might have even been on a car manufacturer's website recently and shown the digital world that you’re interested in buying a car. Because of this, you’re a perfect target for social media advertising. But what is it?

A social media ad is any kind of paid content on any social media channel. An ad can range from one promoted post to a full-blown advertising campaign with a major budget attached to it. 

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Oct

18

Consulting, Content Marketing

The cost of silence in health care client communication

The health care industry is facing a patient loyalty problem. 

According to a study, only 4% of complaints about doctors in online reviews were actually about the health care received. The remaining 96% were about customer service. Poor communication was the biggest problem, racking up 53% of complaints. 

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Oct

12

Consulting, Content Marketing

Ask an expert: Threading the needle of a great email subject line

Emails are a part of every professional’s life, but Tammi St. Angelo thinks about them more than most. St. Angelo is the Manager of Global Marketing Automation and Email Strategy at Genesys, where she moved after being part of the in-house email marketing team at then-ExactTarget, which was bought out by Salesforce to become the email and marketing automation core of its Marketing Cloud. In her role shepherding literally billions of emails, St. Angelo has seen what it looks like when an email subject lines works magic… and how dangerous the word “spam” can be.

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Sep

28

Content Marketing, SEO, Social Media

What is Content Marketing?

As buzzwords go, content marketing has been reigning over the marketing world for a while now.

My bet is that is because any new ideas can be rolled into the huge, undifferentiated mass that is content marketing. Sure, ebooks and blog posts are obvious, but email nurture? Yep, that’s creating content to be sent via email. Social? Absolutely- just little bits of content sent hourly. You think we can’t claim events? Try creating a successful booth without designers and writers. Content marketing can grow to encompass anything, because all of marketing needs words or pictures (or both). All roads lead to Oz. 

That breadth is also what makes content marketing tough to nail down. When content means everything, then it functionally means nothing.

Let’s strip it back down.

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Sep

12

Content Marketing, SEO, Small Business

SEO FAQ: A shortcut to sounding smart about SEO

Have you always heard that websites need to do SEO, but never understood the specifics? Want to be ready the next time your boss asks about SEO out of the blue? Here is a high-level look at what all of this SEO talk means.

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Aug

29

Consulting, Content Marketing

Debunking Four Blogging Myths

In a post- “capital-C Content” world, everyone blogs. Or, more accurately, everyone feels the vague paranoia that they should be blogging more than they are. But it’s tough to know when and how and what to do. Agencies love offering advice (on their own optimized blogs, of course), but the search for a simple answer has ended up with true, legitimate data that ends up being generic to the point of uselessness. Any of these things are useful in the abstract, but no help whatsoever once it filters down to your actions.

Let’s talk through some of those myths and turn them into better advice.

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Aug

17

Consulting, Content Marketing, PR

Building Credibility Through Contributed Content

Success building or growing a business can often be rooted in credibility. You may have the expertise and knowledge to get the job done, but if clients perceive a lack of credibility in the space, your path to success is much longer. 

One way to build credibility is the public relations tactic of generating contributed content, which is taking your expertise and opinions and offering them up to a new audience through the media. Contributed content helps you lay the foundation to become an expert in the space you are trying to grow or enter.

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Aug

15

Content Marketing, Social Media

Social Media Glossary: The Necessities

As social media constantly changes, it can be difficult to keep up with the ins and outs of the terminology. To help you stay with the times, we’ve created a basic social media glossary. From engagement to viral, we present terms and their definitions in the context of social media. Some you’ve likely heard, and others may be completely new. While we can’t help you discern how to correctly pronounce “GIF”, this guide will prove a helpful tool when deciphering social media lingo.

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