By now everyone with 3 miles of a ‘marketing-type’ has heard the much bantered term “2-way conversation”. Yes it was buzzy & now a touch tedious. STILL, it is oh-so-surprising how many brands demonstrate confusion on the concept. Below is a review of the concept to inspire teams to take their social media marketing to even higher levels.
If you know your customer, you can do great things. If you don’t -well… Creating Buyer Personas is the first step to an effective marketing & content strategy. Understanding your customers’ wants and needs gives you the opportunity to create something that wows customers & is valued While this post is slanted to real estate development and the home building industry, the approach crosses categories and gets to the heart of what business should be based on – The Customer.
The Coca-Cola Company has decided to move from “Creative Excellence” to “Content Excellence” in marketing for two reasons: 1) the new media landscape and 2) to transform one-way storytelling into dynamic storytelling. Step One – they’ve outlined their brand strategy brilliantly for all to see. [click to continue…]
As social media changes so rapidly, perhaps a current overview on the active platforms may be helpful. Below is another great infographic by Flowtown & ColumnFive . some notes While strong on fundamentals, a few “misses” & thoughts on the graphic… LinkedIn…the world’s largest professional network on the Internet with more than 150 million members. This […]
“insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” -Albert Einstein So why is this the first thing I write in what is supposed to be an inspiring marketing blog on the latest best practices out there? Well – it’s a bit of tough love if you will. As the building […]
Today people shop and buy differently thanks to the internet – unsurprising. However when two landmark studies quantify the process of shopping, some surprises that have big implications to marketing emerge. Let’s start with the old thinking to better understand what’s new. (Will it be “Fun”? Of course it will. ;) BOTTOM-LINE: Marketers need to […]
Below are a few of the brands in real estate that really “get social media” and why they are so engaging. (To find these inspiring examples, the following were reviewed: public builders, 2010 JD Powers listed builders for Southern California and their top regional builders and more.)
some social homebuilders…
Perhaps you know someone who shuns social media, but doesn’t really understand what it is they are rejecting. Then there are those who recognize the various social media names – enjoy Facebook perhaps – but they are still a bit fuzzy on what people use the various channels for. They know something interesting is happening… […]
what is a ‘brand’?
A Brand – is what people perceive about a product or a company. It’s everything that’s been heard, seen…felt about it. It’s your reputation from yesterday & today. To really get this – If you’re not metaphorically “standing in front of your audience” with promotion and people understand, like and/or talk about you positively – that’s worth something to your bottom-line. It’s known as positive brand equity.
However- if when you “leave the room”, the real stories come out and you’re basically looking like a jerk – well no logo is getting you out of that.
Homebuilders with Klout and What’s Klout?
Is your brand “remarkable” ? A huge question that in today’s marketplace really asks “Are you engagingly marketable?” Communication is now overflowing with irrelevant clutter; providing instant transparency; and social media allows everyone to comment with just a click. For this environment – let’s redefine the word “remarkable”. “re·mark·a·ble:(adj) worthy of remarking on.” If something is remarkable – talking about it, actually makes you more interesting . Let […]
Recently, I needed to understand the scope of social media use by generation. Given the broad definition of social media (social networks, blogs, collaboration tools, wiki, video/image sharing and so much more), the focus was narrowed to social networks. Social networks are online communities such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, MySpace, Ning niche networks, etc.. The suspicion was that Boomers would not be participating on […]
Technology is humanizing companies like never before. New media…