Forbes contributor, Theo Priestly pens a story discussing the challenges marketers face in these fast paced times. “Marketing: 3 Reasons To Tell A Story, Not Sell Technology” states that organizations need to turn their attention more towards storytelling and explains how to approach this task effectively. TheNextWeb’s article called “5 Social Media Fails and the Apps That Could Have Saved Them”, points out various social media mistakes by well known brands such as DiGiorno, New England Patriots and McDonalds. It offers insight on the apps that could have helped these brands when human error could not have been avoided. Justin Lafferty authors an article for AdWeek’s Social Times called “Was Amazon’s #PrimeDay a Social Media Failure?”, delving in to the success of this social media campaign. Though Amazon said that Prime Day sales surpassed Black Friday or 2014, a lot of the chatter around the sale event was negative or bland, according to Talkwalker.
Forbes writer, Nicole Narea, discusses the latest PR nightmare for Subway in “Lessons For Brands From Subway’s Jared PR Nightmare: Act Fast, Be Transparent” . She takes a look back at other PR blunders by brands such as Best Buy and Urban Outfitters and reviews the lessons we have learned from them.
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What is a social media influencer and why should you care? CIO contributor, Lauren Broussell, takes an in-depth look at the pros and cons associated with marketing to “internet influencers” and whether it is worth the effort. In this article called “Inside the murky world of ‘social media influencers’”. She also discusses “affiliate networks” and their importance to marketers.
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“The data-driven marketing revolution” authored by David Benady covers why brands are investing heavily in the latest digital technology. This very thorough Guardian report includes viewpoints from data technologists, website marketers and digital leaders.
“Brand Advocacy is the topic of AdWeek’s article called “How IBM Got 1,000 Staffers to Become Brand Advocates on Social Media“. Author Christopher Heine talks about IBM’s strategy that is catching attention worldwide. And last week, IBM’s #NewWayToWork effort garnered Armstrong’s team a Viral Marketing Campaign of the Year distinction during the 13th Annual American Business Awards in Chicago.
Mashable contributor, Dorey Clark discusses strategies to build a stratospheric social media fan base.This article “3 ways to turn your brand into a social media juggernaut” talks about early adoption of new social channels, hedging your bets and more.
“The 5 biggest social media mistakes to avoid” authored by Karissa Giuliano explores social media mistakes made by brands. This CNBC article offers helpful insight for not only brands, but also for any avid social media user.
In an article entitled “Instagram Marketing: The New Instagram Explore Page“, Alex Ditty (author) discusses an update to Instagram that will improve the discovery of visual content – an advantage for marketers. In this Business2Community piece, Ditty details the changes and how it will impact brands and their marketing strategy.
TechCrunch reporter, Lucas Matney, shares details on a report issued this week by USA Network. This article called “Report Suggests Young People May Abandon Social Media if Privacy Breaches Continue” shows that 55 percent of young people would eschew social media entirely “if they could start fresh.” With the increasing number of privacy breaches, this report further emphasizes the concern by the younger population with protecting their privacy.
The ever-popular topic of content marketing is discussed by Jeff Sierra in his MarketingProfs article entitled “These Mistakes Can Make Your Content Marketing an Epic Failure (but You Can Avoid Them) . Sierra covers three common content marketing mistakes and some ideas for how to avoid them.
Forbes contributor, John Rampton, shares 10 SEO Tips For Marketing Your Startup in 2015. Check out his ideas on how to keep it simple and focus on target key words and upfront research. According to Rampton, the new face of the Internet requires a fresh strategy when it comes to developing SEO that works to keep your business relevant in search engine results.
Recent research by Wayin finds that real-time marketers are funneling more money toward such tactics (RTM), and they’re reaping the benefits. This emarketer article called As Real-Time Marketing ROI Increases, Spending Follows evidences that Real-time marketers are in it for the relationships, event promotion.
Rounding out the week with a little humor, PR veteran pens an opinion piece for PRWeek called In praise of the PR chaos, which pokes fun at the industry. Author Lottë Jones explains the glamorous life of PR to college students.