Category: Marketing

March 20, 2016
Social Media Marketing: How Many Customers Will I Get?

Measuring the return on investment (ROI) with social media marketing is a relevant, but loaded challenge. I prefer to begin by differentiating marketing goals from sales goals then partnering with my clients to bridge the gap. Let’s start with social media marketing. We must identify two to three specific marketing goals and establish concrete metrics […]

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March 6, 2016
Social Media: 6 Steps to Making Your Way

Social networking is not a tactic or a quick fix. It’s an ongoing strategy, a conversation and a form of community. It’s relationship building – and it takes time. I do not have a silver bullet or a crystal ball that will give you results. But, I am going to tell you how you can […]

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January 31, 2016
Social Media Marketing Faces The Same Challenges As Any Industry

Two months ago, our biggest client submitted notice due to internal budget cuts.  Unfortunately, this is not a new scenario for us. When small businesses face financial struggles, the marketing budget is frequently on the chopping block, with social media ranking at the top. Social media is relationship marketing – a longer-term effort. Companies with […]

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November 1, 2015
Social Media Management: A Simple, but Effective Approach

We recently submitted a comprehensive strategy to a construction company. This was one of the most complex strategies we’ve ever developed as they had dozens of local competitors and a variety of targets to reach. After spending about ten hours on research, we decided to take an approach that we believe will work for any […]

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April 12, 2015
Social Media's Role in Lead Generation and Sales

In the past few weeks, I've corresponded with several start-ups regarding social media marketing as part of their business launch. One prospective customer asked me the reasonable number of customers that he could expect for the campaign - and the cost per customer acquisition. This type of question is one I receive often ('what's my […]

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January 25, 2015
Content Marketing: Should We Engage in Controversy?

In response to the 'become the hub' idea in the recent blog, 4 Ways to 'Ignite Content,' one reader asked me how I feel about controversy - specifically as a way for businesses to differentiate themselves in the crowded online space. His inquiry is compelling - and it's a question I'm often asked - so […]

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January 11, 2015
Social Media: 10 Of The Most Ridiculous Things I've Ever Heard

This June, I celebrate five years in business. And, if I thought owning a business was tough, I had no idea that owning a social media business would be even more difficult.  An ever-changing, ever-challenging industry, social media is full of surprises. There are days when I feel like I do more educating  than actually running […]

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January 4, 2015
4 Ways to 'Ignite' Content

Some of you have heard of Mark Schaefer's Content Shock theory.  Put simply, content marketing is such an effective marketing strategy that we've become oversaturated, making it increasingly difficult for businesses to break through the noise. Such was the case in a recent email Mark received from a sporting goods company that reported a startling decrease […]

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November 16, 2014
If I’ve Mastered Any Lesson In Business, It’s This…

When I started my business in June of 2010, my mentor Maria gave me two pieces of advice. The first is always do what you say you’re going to do and the second is to recognize that everyone is a potential customer. I have the first piece of advice nailed - so much that it […]

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