Social media marketing

Social Media Marketing & the “2-way conversation”…with pictures.

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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.

Buyer Personas – How brands ‘get personal’

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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.

brand strategy inspirations from a master – Coca-Cola

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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…]

a cheat sheet on social media

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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 […]

how people really shop and a few marketing insights

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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 […]

social media – in real life…

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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… […]

brand definition

What a ‘Brand’ Is and 3 Reasons to Care – Now.

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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.