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November 17, 2015
So how should small businesses present themselves online? Should their digital persona be different from their real-life one? What should small businesses talk about, blog about, tweet about? Here are some notes on how to create an effective and engaging digital brand.
Small business owners need to be the same online as they are in real life
September 02, 2015
Social Media Today brought its old friend, Frank Eliason , back to talk about how brands can engage authentically in the new world of social and digital communication. Known as “the most famous man in customer service,” Frank, as always, was controversial and passionate in his view of the need for truth, justice (for customers) and the (socially connected) way.
August 13, 2015
A truly authentic brand isn’t born in a day. It takes time, and you will need to be patient and allow yourself the time to create authenticity and trust. The more you understand your consumers and the communities they are a part of, the easier it will become to align your content, messaging and marketing activities to align with their needs in a relevant way. Embracing authenticity is a long term strategy for brands. Whatever time it takes will be worth it, as you build loyal consumers that want to do business with you for years to come.
May 18, 2015
I spoke to Scot Cottick, Senior Manager Social Media Marketing, Nissan North America, to discuss how the company approaches social and utilises the medium to best effect.
Big Brand Theory
May 12, 2015
Can marketing be truly authentic? Is there a difference in approach when one focuses on sales? Can social analytics show us how to fake online behavior? These are just some of the questions we tackled at the #SMTPowerTalk this month.
April 10, 2015
​Social media offers many opportunities to share and exchange information. With one click you can give others insight into any aspect of your work or private life. But what do you want to share with ‘the online world’ and how can we share information that is relevant and at the same time gives others an authentic picture of who we are?
authenticity and social media
March 13, 2015
Recruiting the best writers for digital marketing companies to create SEO, content, blogs and social posts that are authentic, interesting, relatable and that rank high in Google.
March 09, 2015
A small business depends heavily on return customers and word of mouth. I meet dozens of small business owners that go to networking events and work very hard to be a part of the community. It’s wonderful to see them so involved and active.
Small businesses - use your authentic voice to market to your customers
March 05, 2015
When we use social media, it is important that we are aware of the fact that our messages are seen and read by real people. People like you and me. People who go to work, or have a business, with good and bad days, people who have friends and family, hobbies and certain interests. Now if you would like to build up a connection with these people, then you should ask yourself: what is it that creates a connection between them and myself? What do I need to do to build up a meaningful relationship?
December 22, 2014
Consumers aren't a "KPI": they're people. They have value to brands and they hold the keys to the social media kingdom, not the other way around. Today, marketers play a vital role in how brand content is viewed digitally. But content is only one piece of the sales funnel; there's also direct engagement and community which builds loyalty.