It was a busy and short week for me, after spending a few days in Northern California celebrating family birthdays with lots of delicious food, wine and a stay at the historic Claremont Hotel in the Oakland Hills above Berkeley. But never fear, I kept up with with my explorations on the web, reading and experimenting with new software.[Read more…]
When social media was first constructed there was limited marketing use. Primarily a social tool, brands knew they wanted to break in and engage with the users but they weren’t always sure how. Platforms like Twitter, in particular, were difficult to crack, thanks to their lack of functionality in the early days.
Now social media platforms have become a staple of marketing strategy and everyone uses it…which has its upside and its downside. On one hand, the sheer power of social media platforms as engagement and lead generation tools can’t be overstated. On the other, competition for user attention is pretty intense. It isn’t always easy to be seen in the crowd. [Read more…]
What’s stopping you from experimenting with live video for your business? I’ve been asking this question on various networks.
It puzzles me that more people aren’t jumping onto the live video bandwagon. It’s never been easier to shoot and stream video. The only equipment required is your smartphone.
Social media marketing (a subset of digital marketing) is evolving at breakneck speed. When I started marketing on the web in 1996, hardly anyone had a website, much less an email address. Marketing on the web was referred to as “Internet marketing” then “online marketing.”
Now we are more specific and refer to “digital marketing” and “social media marketing” as strategies, tactics and tools are created and change. You can drill down even further into different types of niche marketing: relationship, viral, joint venture, email, cause, viral, etc.
It can be confusing on this crazy journey of marketing on the web. Later in this post, you’ll find a list of articles to guide you in areas of social media, social networks and a couple on email marketing. Before we get there, I want to share the results of my recent survey about digital marketing. [Read more…]
Are you ready to take your video marketing strategies for social media to the next level?
Sophisticated marketers know the impact video has had on social media over the last few years.
Heck, it’s only been in the last year that we’ve seen several new video tools introduced including Periscope and
Blab (now defunct).
In just the past few months, Facebook Live rolled out to all users on both iOS and Android devices.
Instagram has increased the maximum length of videos from 15 seconds to 60. And that’s not to mention that Snapchat is hot, hot hot.
YouTube seems downright ancient at 11 years old!
So where does this leave you? [Read more…]