Tag Archives: Marketing

10 Useless Things to Cut From Your Marketing

8 Apr

Cut the fat & start spending time on tactics that will actually drive conversion!

The fast-paced world of digital marketing — with all its technological advancements and iterative improvements — has theoretically made marketers’ lives easier.

But the flip side of the coin is that marketers are overwhelmed. It seems like every week there’s something new we absolutely must be doing, lest we get left behind.

But a lot of this new “stuff” is now outdated. Or worse, was never a good use of time and budget to begin with.

To help transform you into a more efficient marketer, download 10 things you can cut from your marketing today, as well as where you should be spending that previously wasted time.

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Sales & Marketing for Recruiting Professionals

17 Feb

Presentation from LinkedIn on how recruiters can think like marketers based on Lou Adler’s session at Talent Connect 2012 in Las Vegas.

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Elite Members on LinkedIn

12 Feb

Are you part of LinkedIn elite? LinkedIn has recently began sending out notifications to users who in 2012 were the top 1%, 5% and 10% most-viewed profiles. If you were among those your message looked similar to this:

LinkedIn 200 million members celebration

Elite members were notified for their accomplishments in a campaign launched by LinkedIn. What are your opinions?  Did you feel left out?  Let us know your thoughts in the section below comments.
LinkedIn also created this infographic to demonstrate what 200 million really looks like below:

The Marketing Super Bowl

4 Feb

Marketing and the Super Bowl have more in common than you may think. They both take a lot of strategy, hard-work, determination, talent and overall teamwork to be successful.

In marketing you need to establish social media, SEO (Search Engine Optimization) and have killer content marketing in order for a succesful marketing campaign. Just like in football you need a good defense system in place.

This infographic created by Insightera  depicts these similarities and more.

The Marketing Super Bowl Infographic

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Embedding Social Media

29 Jan

Join us for our Free 40 minute webinar on February 8th at 10AM EST

You will learn how to embed social media across more than just marketing. Get best practice examples and insight from leading Marketing and Social Media Executives.


  1. Execute your social business strategy: Get insight on how to take social media company wide. Align your social strategy with multiple business functions and develop an infrastructure which allows for transparency.
  2. Benchmark Lessons learned: Get best practice on how to improve communications and collaboration internally to allow for a continuous streamline of information flow saving you time, frustration and money.
  3. Forward plan for 2013: Get up to speed on the lessons learned by Sears, Thomson Reuters and Wells Fargo over the last 12 months and identify your priorities for a productive, decisive and innovative 2013.



Jennifer Dominiquini

Chief Marketing Officer

Sears and K Mart Seasonal and Outdoor Living
Eli Lilly


Kimarie Matthews

Vice President Social Media

Wells Fargo
D3 Oncology Solutions


Jen McClure

Senior Director Digital & Social Media

Thomson Reuters

Oncology Business Review

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The History of Marketing

27 Jan

This infographic “The History of Marketing” was put together by HubSpot and designed by BlueGlass.  This infographic shows us that marketing goes back a long way in history. What has changed with technology? It has changed the way marketers target consumers and the way they do their jobs.

Key points to remember in 2003- 2004 social media spreads with the introduction of social media profiles: Facebook, Myspace,  and LinkedIn. In 2005 SEO (Search Engine Optimization) becomes a common key phrase for website developers. Two years later in 2007, Twitter was born and has not stopped growing ever since.

What do you think of this infographic?

The Hstory of Marketing

Social Media Strategies Summit – Las Vegas

23 Jan

Three Full Days of Interactive Learning

  • Keynotes from Top Social Media Innovators
  • Workshops to Provide You with a Blueprint to Incorporate Your Business Goals
  • Case Studies from Brands who “Got it Right” by Incorporating Social Media Marketing
  • Proven Strategies, Tactics, and Tools to Leverage Your Social Channels
  • Networking Opportunities… Sometimes “who you know” is the Game Changer Your Company Needs


Gabriella M. Israel
@audiencemachine @GSMIonline Really impressed with the #SMSsummit so far. Definitely a hidden gem. Great speakers and a very great lunch
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Who Should Attend:

Everyone and anyone interested in learning from the best, how to harness the power of social media to further your brand’s reach and impact.

  • Chief Branding Officers
  • Business Owners
  • Chief Executive Officers
  • Chief Marketing Officers
VPs, Directors and Managers of:
  • Online Community Managers
  • Social Media Strategists
  • Business Development
  • Word of Mouth Marketers
  • Community Marketers
  • Media sales
  • Agency Account Managers
  • Entrepreneurs

Las Vegas Attendees will learn to:

  • Build Your Audience and Identify Prospective Consumers
  • Integrate Traditional Marketing with Your Social Media Campaign
  • Measure, Analyze, and Report Your Company’s Analytics
  • Reduce Advertising Costs with Social Media
  • Adapt Your Organization’s Customer Service by Incorporating Social Media

About Social Media Strategies Summit:

Global Strategic Management Institute (GSMI) is honored to bring you the latest cutting edge and innovative educational experience presented as, Social Media Strategies Summit – Las Vegas. Attention business owners and marketers… The secret is out! Effective social media marketing strategies have been proven to skyrocket marketing ROI and revenue. Whether your organization is a start-up or a large enterprise, Social Media Strategies Summit will elevate your social media marketing efforts to reach your business goals.

The Las Vegas summit will provide attendees with emerging strategies, the latest social tools, and insights from successful social media marketing campaigns through three unique tracks of break-out sessions –

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Over the course of three days, SMSS – Las Vegas offers all of the elements you need to achieve social media success! This year, we’ve implemented new “how-to” workshops and breakout sessions that ensure you leave with a blueprint to incorporate within your organization. Case studies demonstrating analytically proven successes will be presented by top brands – including presentations from CNN, Coca Cola, Boston Celtics, American Airlines, NCAA, SAP, Redbull, Accenture, USA Swimming, Forbes, Wells Fargo and Cisco. Attendees will have an opportunity to network with the industry’s path carving professionals throughout the summit workshops, sessions and networking receptions. We are thrilled to bring Social Media Strategies Summit back to Las Vegas for another successful year.

Via Social Media Strategies Summit Las Vegas 2013

Social Media & Organizational Change: Disruptor or Facilitator?

21 Jan

An exclusive, live webinar from Social Media Today
January 22nd at 12pm EST / 9am PST

Do social tools create new organizational hurdles for your company, or can they help you work better?

The continued growth and penetration of social media as a communications tool is changing the game board for all businesses, challenging executives to understand where and how organizational change must take place in order to take advantage of the new marketing and communications landscape. But the same social technologies that are disrupting business structures can also offer opportunities to facilitate and smooth the process of organizational change itself, as well as, some argue, improve productivity and make for happier employees.

Join us as we examine the processes that businesses are going through as they bring social practice inside as an essential element of organizational change. Our panelists will deal with questions such as:

  • Where in the company does change need to begin?
  • Where does policy come into the change process?
  • Does social media call for a Center of Excellence to focus on optimizing effectiveness?
  • Does the CEO need to buy into social tools for change to take hold?

About the Panel:

Joseph Jaffe Joseph Jaffe is Founder & Partner of Evol8tion, LLC (www.startupsforbrands.com), an innovation agency that matches early stage startups with established brands to partner via mentoring, pilot programs, investment and/or acquisition.Evol8tion launched in January 2012 with Anheuser-Busch InBev and Kraft Foods as founding clients.affe’s popular blog and audio podcast, “Jaffe Juice”, provides daily and weekly commentary respectively on all things new marketing. You can join the conversation at http://www.jaffejuice.com.
Romi Mahajan is the CMO of Metavana, a leader provider of social sentiment solutions for organizations and individuals. His career is a storied one, including spending 9 years at Microsoft, being the first CMO of Ascentium, an award-winning digital agency, and founding the KKM Group, a boutique advisory firm focused on strategy and marketing. Romi has also authored two books on marketing- the latest one can be found here. He can be reached at romi@thekkmgroup.com
Vivek Bhaskaran is the founding member and Executive Chairman of Survey Analytics, one of the industry’s leading providers of web-based research technologies. As Chief Executive Officer, he plays a key role in defining the company strategy and using technology and innovation continuously to maintain its leadership in the industry. He has played a pivotal role in the Survey Analytics journey. In 2008, Survey Analytics made Inc. magazine’s list of the fastest-growing private companies, ranking 172nd overall and 25th among business-service providers.


Paul Dunay, moderator

Paul Dunay is an award-winning B2B marketing expert with more than 20 years’ success in generating demand and creating buzz for leading technology, consumer products, financial services and professional services organizations. Paul is the Global Vice President of Marketing for Maxymiser, a leader in web optimization and analytics, and author of five “Dummies” books: Facebook Marketing for Dummies (Wiley 2009), Social Media and the Contact Center for Dummies (Wiley Custom Publishing 2010), Facebook Advertising for Dummies (Wiley 2010), Facebook Marketing for Dummies 2nd Edition (Wiley 2011) and Facebook Marketing for Dummies 3rd Edition (Wiley 2012).

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How to Prepare Your Brand for Today’s SoLoMo Marketing Environment

20 Jan
Wednesday January 23, 2013
2:00 pm-3:00 pm ET


Increasingly, sophisticated consumers are using mobile devices to access your company’s social media and web/e-commerce site. They’re roaming the streets clutching their smartphones and tablets looking for things to do or to buy. To compete, businesses need an integrated approach to SoLoMo; they need to get social, think local, and spend on mobile. In this webcast, SyneCore Digital Strategist Chris Horton will walk you though numerous elements of today’s SoLoMo marketing environment. His primary objective? To ensure your brand can effectively integrate SoLoMo to provide a seamless online user experience.

Key Takeaways

  • Why your brand needs to take an integrated approach to SoLoMo
  • How to coordinate your brand’s content and social messaging
  • When to advertise on the major social platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn)
  • Where to establish your brand’s online presence locally
  • Which online assets your brand should optimize for the mobile consumer
  • Putting it all together: Integrating SoLoMo to provide a seamless online user experience


Chris Horton, Content Creator and Digital Strategist, SyneCore Technologies

Chris Horton is a Content Creator and Digital Strategist for Minneapolis-based Integrated Marketing Agency SyneCore Technologies. An avid tech enthusiast, Chris has written extensively on a number of topics relevant to the growing Marketing Technology industry, including SEO/targeted discovery, inbound, content, social, mobile, apps, online branding/PR, and Internet trends. Chris’ marketing tips can be found on SyneCore’s Marketing Technology for Growth blog. You can connect with Chris on TwitterLinkedIn, or Google Plus, or eMail him at chris@synecoretech.com.


Win a Trip to Marketo Summit 2013

17 Jan

There’s only one way to learn best-in-class sales and marketing techniques, explore leading technology and system integration partners, and network with industry thought leaders and Marketo experts – that’s free of charge and in VIP style!
Enter our Win a Trip to Marketo Summit 2013 to claim:

  • One Full Summit Pass (or equivalent value if already purchased)
  • One $500 Airline Card
  • One $400 Hotel Card
  • One $100 Visa Gift Card
  • Access to the Exclusive VIP Gala Celebration

Enter to Win a Trip to Marketo Summit 2013

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Killer Content Marketing

16 Jan

Drive Conversions With Killer Content

Whether it’s a blog, a webinar, a tweet or a white paper, content marketing is the bread and butter of lead conversion. But before you start creating content, discover how to get the most out of each asset – with less effort.

This cheat sheet includes:

  • The six rules for content marketing
  • The top three tips for content marketing optimization
  • Glossary terms to improve your content marketing vocabulary

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Be the First to Like this Post!

14 Jan

Be the first of your friends to like this post! Funny social media picture we wanted to share with you. Enjoy :)

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Marketing: Lead Nurturing vs E-Mail Marketing

14 Jan

The adoption of Marketing Automation technology is expected to increase to 50% by 2015. according to Sirius Decision. Because of lack of basic understanding, expertise, and methodology companies are not able to use marketing automation tools to their full potential. For example many settle for basic email marketing campaigns and miss out a great opportunity to increase conversion optimization rates with Marketing ROI.

Email Marketing vs. Lead Nurturing Infographic provides an overview of the differences  helping marketers realize that they can have a greater lasting impact!

Via Marketstar.com

New Webinar: 5 Steps of SOcial Media Lead Generation

12 Jan

Duration: 60min

Presenter: Kipp Bodnar, Inbound Marketing Manager at HubSpot

Hashtag: #SMLeads

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Who should view?
Marketing professionals and business owners who want to learn how to generate leads with social media. Additionally marketers already generating social media leads should plan to attend to learn how to improve current efforts.

New Webinar: The Science of Website Redesign

Social media marketing isn’t about hugs, kisses, rainbows or any of the like. For B2B companies looking to grow their business, social media marketing is about one thing: leads.

HubSpot’s Kipp Bodnar unveils a 5-step process for generating leads using social media. This process will dispel common misconceptions of social media marketing and serve as the foundation of a successful social media strategy.

In this free webinar you will learn:

  • The fundamental tactics to social media lead generation
  • Technquies for maximizing social media reach and lead flow
  • A framework for content discovery to drive leads
  • How to test a social media lead generation campaign

View the Social Media Lead Generation Webinar Now!

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The State of Small Business in 2013

12 Jan

What’s in store for small business this year? This survey conducted by AWeber of 3,000 small businesses mom- and-pop stores from across the globe finds that small business are “cautiously optimistic” about 2013.

67% planned to increase their marketing spending in 2013 and are embracing social media. Some 72 percent of small business owners plan to be seen on blogs like Tumblr, WordPress and Blogger and to increase their social presents on social networking sites such as Facebook with 70%, Google+ with 50%, Twitter with 58% and LinkedIn with 49%

State of Small Business in 2013

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SEO vs. Social Media: Which Is Best for Your Marketing?

11 Jan

Both SEO (Search Engine Optimization) and social media are powerful marketing tools, but sometimes prioritizing marketing time on one or the other is a challenge — especially in a crunch.

seo vs social coverFor example, 44% of online shoppers begin their branded product research by using a search engine, but social media usage has increased by 356% in six years. So which might have a bigger impact for you?

This ebook will dive into the pros and cons for using either SEO or social media for your business so you can decide which you should use and when.

In this ebook, you’ll learn:

  • The strengths and weaknesses of SEO and social media
  • Where SEO and social media complement one another
  • How to decide which will deliver your business better results — SEO or social media

Remember — no matter which you prioritize for your company, there’s a time for both SEO and social media, and an opportunity for them to work together, too.

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20 Marketing Trends & Predictions for 2013 & Beyond

10 Jan

What if you had a glimpse into the future? What would you change today to plan for tomorrow? In reality, the future can be predicted and the best marketers already have their destination mapped out.

In 2012, the world of marketing underwent major changes. We saw the rise of Pinterest, several IPOs and acquisitions, an aggressive political ad war, Facebook’s 1 billionth user, and watched one Korean artist turn into a global phenomenon thanks to YouTube.

But what’s in store for 2013? Let our new guide serve as your navigation system into the world of marketing in 2013.

Now then, let’s gaze into the marketing crystal ball, and uncover what marketing will look like in 2013.

In addition, you’ll read predictions from industry leaders such as:

  • Rand Fishkin, SEOmoz founder and CEO
  • Brian Halligan, HubSpot co-founder and CEO
  • David Meerman Scott, Best-Selling Author
  • Greg Alexander, Sales Benchmark Index CEO
  • Nick Johnson, Useful Social Media founder

Download Marketing Trends & Predictions 2013 & Beyond Now!


How to Manage Socially Integrated Channels?

8 Jan

An exclusive, live webinar from Social Media Today
January 29th at 12pm EST / 9am PST

When customers publicly address your company on Twitter or Facebook, who should respond: marketing, or customer service? And what, in the social media age, is the difference?

Traditionally living in separate silos within large enterprises, these two functions have come under pressure with the advance of popular social computing, with the customer often defining the public circumstances under which engagement takes place. Customers don’t distinguish between departments of your organization when reaching out, and poor online service can cripple marketing efforts – so it’s incumbent on businesses to adapt to the new, integrated reality of customer interaction.

Join us as we explore the ways in which large companies are changing to be more responsive to and understanding of their customers:

  • Where does the integration begin?
  • How do marketing and customer service coordinate and share data?
  • Does marketing touch the customer in much the same way that customer services do?
  • Does marketing own customer service now? Or vice versa?

About the Panel:

Erika Jolly Brookes is vice president of product strategy for Oracle, working on the Oracle Cloud-Social business to help guide product strategy and development. Prior to joining Oracle, she was vice president of marketing and communications at Vitrue, a leading provider of social marketing publishing software for global brands and agencies. Vitrue was acquired by Oracle in May 2012 and is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of Oracle. .


Maggie Fox is the founder and CEO of Social Media Group, established in 2006 and one of the world’s most highly respected  independent agencies helping business navigate the socially engaged Web. She was also named one of the Top 100 Marketers in the 100th anniversary edition of Marketing Magazine and sits on the Board of the Empire Club of Canada.

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Guy Kawasaki Announced as #TCS2013 Keynote Speaker

3 Jan
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Austin, TX (PRWEB) January 03, 2013

Digital Marketer has announced Guy Kawasaki as another keynote speaker for their 2013 Traffic and Conversion Summit in San Francisco, California January 18-20, 2013. With just weeks to go before the event, the news comes just in time for people to take advantage of their last chance to register for the event.

Guy Kawasaki is a former chief evangelist for Apple, and a social media expert with years of advanced experience. Known as one of the most brilliant futurists on the planet, Kawasaki has raised hundreds of millions of dollars in funds, and started dozens of successful companies. He’s highly respected as one of Silicon Valley’s true thought leaders, and co-founder of AllTop.com.

Originally responsible for the marketing of Macintosh in 1984, Kawasaki is a bestselling author of titles like “The Art of the Start,” “The Macintosh Way,” and “How to Drive Your Competition Crazy.” He will bring his experience and knowledge to the forefront of the biggest digital marketing event of the year, and is scheduled along with William Shatner to add to the star-studded lineup of speakers and panelists at the Traffic and Conversion Summit.

Digital Marketer is advising any interested participants to learn as much as they can about the 2013 Traffic and Conversion Summit, and to do it fast. Seats are filling and the event will be capped soon. To find out more, visit the Traffic and Conversion Summit informational website.

Digital Marketer releases informational and educational materials to help businesses and entrepreneurs gain insight and information on the trends, data, and strategies that can take them to the top of their industry. Through their RAW Training courses, strategic plans, blogs, newsletters, site reviews, and Special Reports, Digital Marketer supercharges every single marketing campaign it touches. For more information, visit DigitalMarketer.com.

Final schedules for the event will be determined closer to the January dates, but Digital Marketer’s website, blog, and emails will keep attendees aware of any announcements. The 2013 Traffic and Conversion Summit has limited space left, and will almost certainly sell out, so Digital Marketer suggests reserving spot with them soon.

Quote startDigital Marketer has announced Guy Kawasaki as another keynote speaker for their 2013 Traffic and Conversion Summit in San Francisco, California January 18-20, 2013.Quote end

What’s the ROI of Empathy?

2 Jan

What is Content Marketing?

29 Dec

What is Content Marketing?

Internet Marketing 2013

29 Dec

Internet Marketing Strategies 2013: What Is Working For Marketers?

Social Media increases market effectiveness.

Blogging generates a high volume of traffics which turns into leads and customers.

SEO (Search Engine Optimization) is becoming more and more important with competition.

Website Pages means more  traffic which turns into leads and customers.

Email Marketing is the most effective revenue generating channel.

Mobile Marketing has become a necessity and will be in 2013.

Internet Marketing Strategies For 2013 That Will Work

What is Marketing?

27 Dec


17 Dec

Are you confused by all the social media marketing lingo and terms? You are not alone! SO! What? SOcial introduces the complete glossary of social media terms for those interested in social media marketing. Master these terms and you’ll be a social media know-it-all in no time guaranteed!

Social Media Strategies Summit

14 Dec

San Diego, CA (PRWEB) December 14, 2012

Quote startThis year, we’ve implemented three new tracks of break-out sessions: (1) Social Platforms, (2) Internal Collaboration and (3) Measures, Metrics and Analytics.Quote end

The Social Media Strategies Summit (SMSS) will be held at the Hard Rock Hotel in Chicago on April 23-24, 2013. GSMI has hosted over 25 Social Media Strategies Summits in more than 10 cities throughout the U.S. as well as London and is pleased to return to the Windy City.

“We are thrilled to bring Social Media Strategies Summit back to Chicago for another successful year,” commented Summit Producer Breanna Jacobs. The Chicago summit will provide attendees with emerging strategies, the latest social tools, and insights from successful social media marketing campaigns. Over the course of two days, SMSS – Chicago offers all of the elements you need to achieve social media success! Jacobs added, “this year, we’ve implemented three new tracks of break-out sessions: (1) Social Platforms, (2) Internal Collaboration and (3) Measures, Metrics and Analytics.”
Case studies demonstrating analytically proven success will be presented by top brands including Dell, IBM, Sears, Boeing, MillerCoors and many others. Attendees will learn to:

  • Build Their Organization’s Audience and Identify Prospective Consumers
  • Integrate Traditional Marketing within Social Media Campaigns
  • Measure, Analyze, and Report Company’s Analytics
  • Reduce Advertising Costs with Social Media
  • Adapt Organization’s Customer Service by Incorporating Social Media

The Summit was designed for those involved in the planning and execution of company branding, marketing, strategy development, monitoring, customer relations, community engagement, public relations, media sales, business development, social media legal policies and concerns.

Tickets are now on sale! Delegates may register before January 18, 2013 to receive $400 early bird discount. Group discounts are available.

About Global Strategic Management Institute:
GSMI is a leader in the industry of executive education, creating conferences, summits, workshops and training sessions that combine rich learning environments with the opportunity to network with today’s most relevant thought leaders, speakers and practitioners. GSMI’s annual events have reached 70% of the Fortune 500 companies, in over 30 countries, covering topics that today’s leaders find most challenging and inspiring. More information about Global Strategic Management Institute’s upcoming educational events for professionals, visit: http://www.gsmiweb.com.


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