At first glance, LinkedIn may seem like it’s the slower, less powerful platform compared to other social media channels (like Facebook and Twitter). The truth is, it’s a different animal…and that animal is a beast. It is “now valued at $18 billion, up from $4 billion when it went public.” It’s extremely power and useful … More Are You LinkedIn to a Social Media Beast?
Featured here are 5 blogs that stood out to me when I went on a hunt to find interesting blogs. Some are more successful than others. I will attempt to show you why in my breakdown below: Questions I will answer: What type of blog is this? (News, Professional / Semi-Professional, Recreational, Aggregator / … More Is Your Blog Successful? – A Closer Look at the Anatomy of a Blog
After comparing new and upcoming features between Google+ and Facebook, it looks like they are going in the same direction. By using all of the connections you have made, according to the social graph, “Facebook wants to take everything you do online and put that onto Facebook.” They are creating remarkable search options for users … More Facebook vs. Google+: Who Will Take the Crown?
Pottery Barn has some of the freshest content I’ve ever seen. They are constantly coming up with new design ideas to prepare for upcoming seasons and holidays. You can’t help but get excited about what’s to come. They are incredibly consistent with this content across their website, blog, catalog, and all of their social media … More Pottery Barn is More Than Just a Pretty Vase: A Closer Look at a Successful Marketing Strategy
In the Twitterverse, you get out what you put in. Fidelman described the success of the most engaged brand on Twitter, @Notebook. He explained that it has everything to do with “finding the right people to create the right content that resonates very well” and responding to every tweet in order to promote interaction. I love interacting … More Inspiring Tweeps Want to Know (All About You): Twitterverse
Antony Young explains that “media planning is focused on reaching as many of the right audience in the right place at the right time and at the right cost as possible, whereas communications planning is less about reaching people than influencing them” (Young, pg. 35). According to Young, a company shouldn’t be concerned with reaching … More That’s My Story and I’m Sticking to It: Consistency Throughout Your Integrated Marketing Communication
When it comes to Integrated Marketing Communication (IMC), Pottery Barn is doing everything right! The funny thing is, I didn’t even realize that they were so active in the social media world until I really looked into them. I receive their catalog every month and as the seasons change. Their products reflect in the quality … More Pottery Barn Knows the Way to My Heart: Integrated Marketing Communication Done Right!
With hundreds of social media platforms to choose from, it can be difficult to decide where to host your content so that it reaches the right audience. The visual of The Conversation Prism is an excellent tool to see the various channels, categories, and uses of social media. It can also act as “validation to … More The Right Social Media Paired with the Right Content: The Brick and Mortar for Building Solid Relationships
As we move into a mobile age where methods are changing in the way we receive information, marketers are starting to shift from the classic marketing approach to new social media marketing strategies. Two major changes that have occurred are variations in the type of marketing language that is being used and the direction of … More Classic Marketing vs. Social Media Marketing: Language and Direction of Communication
It seems that the basic rule of thumb for your company’s involvement with social media should be to treat your target audience as you would want your best friend to treat you. You don’t become best friends overnight, right? So, pretend you’re back in the first grade. You have to introduce yourself. If you don’t … More Hello, My Name Is (Insert Company Name Here). Will You Be My Friend?