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Napoleon Bonaparte said, “There are two levers for moving men: interest and fear.” These are indeed the two master motivators, and all others are subset of these behavioral drivers.
There are one or two pitfalls and bad habits to watch out for when beginning a social media campaign. Smaller businesses and startup campaigns are particularly vulnerable to a lot of these practices as they seek to get the ball rolling and get their social media campaigns off the ground.
Does your sales process have to drastically change to implement social selling? Not a chance. Social selling is making a few tweaks to your daily routine to align yourself with the new buyer’s behaviour. These tweaks will be like putting high-octane fuel in your race car.
Content marketing is cost-effective, and if you’re thinking about using content for marketing, you may confine your ambitions to blogging, and Facebook pages. While there’s nothing wrong with that, consider broadening your horizons, to info products.
Going into social media completely blind can be one of the worst things to do because not only will your overall social media campaigns fail, but you might end up hurting the image of your business. To help, here are some tips and tricks to keep in mind.
In the information age, operational efficiency is not a key competitive advantage; in fact, it is directly tied to rigidity and inability to adapt to change, which are a huge disadvantage in the new global, connected economy. Flexibility, agility and adaptability are the new competitive advantage.
The social network run by Google — the gateway to your business — is a game-changer. It ties together several Google products and delivers many rewards for brands. The head of Google+ has said it’s the unification of all of Google’s services, with a common social layer.
Proving once again that nothing lasts forever in the highly competitive mobile sector, Apple's share in the worldwide smartphone operating system market posted a year-over-year decline during the second quarter of 2013 (2Q13). Meanwhile, Android and Windows Phone both managed slight increases during the same period.
In the marketing world, we have what we refer to as four forms of media: Paid, earned, owned, and shared. If you’re in business it’s pretty certain you only ever had to worry about paid and earned media.
I remember when I started Arment Dietrich. I was way too young to be starting a public relations firm. I had no idea how little I knew and how much growing up I had to do.