August 22, 2017

How far can TV programs go with branded content?

Ad-wary TV viewers could get relief from an unlikely source – the advertisers they dislike. Recent moves by networks and advertisers signal what may become the next evolution in TV commercials: sponsored content. It’s an evolution that could also be a relief to brand marketers who have seen a steady decline in advertising effectiveness. Not […]

Ready for primetime? How to revive a comatose Twitter account for a live chat in 30 days

Here’s a challenge for you: A client in a highly regulated industry just learned they are going to be featured in a primetime story on 20/20. It’s a rare public relations opportunity to shine in their industry. They’ve asked you to help get maximum exposure for them on Twitter. There’s just one little problem. Before […]

What Taylor Swift can teach us about marketing with heart

Heart marketing is much more than touchy-feely emotional pandering to customers. It is smart business. For example, look at Taylor Swift. Not only is she a gifted musician, singer and songwriter, but she is also a savvy marketer. She has 140 million followers on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Tumblr. But it’s not the size of […]

Social media content: Secrets to Facebook engagement that actually gets you sales

If your content strategy for marketing on Facebook is to drive sales with every update, you’re going to bomb. The same is true if your strategy is to engage for the sake of engagement. Somewhere in the middle of that spectrum lies the secret to social media marketing success. To the ROI-focused marketer, engagement is […]