Social media marketing is a tough discipline to master because it makes two demands of marketers that seem to contradict each other - brands need to interact with customers on a human level while acknowledging that they're really not people. One way around this is to act with sponteneity.
For one week every year, marketers turn into predators, and this year might be the most dangerous yet. I’m talking about Discovery Channel’s Shark Week, which was moved up a month this year, likely in an effort to garner more advertising attention by shifting out of the doldrums of vacation-laden...
Some people call it newsjacking. I prefer to call it timely content. The three biggest issues holding most marketers back from mastering content marketing are budget, time, and creativity. Using current events can provide built-in interest, audience, and ideas that will save time and money, while making your campaign more successful.
A lot has been made of Oreos' now famous 'Dunk in the Dark' tweet from the 2013 Superbowl. It's considered a shining example of real-time marketing, a stroke of genius only made possible by perfect co-ordination and timing. But was it really a runaway success?
There is one thing that Google and its assorted trawling bots love, and that is fresh content. But often, creating bespoke, singular content is an expensive process. So how do you get the most out of new content? This post will identify new content opportunities from old or existing content.
The death of Robin Williams has been mentioned on all kinds of social media outlets - some more respectfully than others. Here are a few tips you should consider if you plan to discuss a celebrity's death on your social media pages.
Anyone on a social network can be an influencer and have the potential to cause a viral backlash, especially when it relates to a blunder in a company’s post. So, how do you know if your business is on the right track or just “doing it wrong”? If your company is carrying out one or more of the following tactics, you might want to reassess your strategy or start preparing for a social media fallout.
It is common practice for content marketers to ‘Newsjack’ current events and trending topics through their blogs, Tweets and shares. A great example is the foray of brands that have hijacked the FIFA World Cup of Soccer. Here are five events that are bound to trend in the back half of 2014. Start thinking about how you can adapt the components of these events to the challenges your customers (or followers) face on a daily basis.