Adding useful real-world elements to your brand messaging will connect your customers to your brand.   Reality marketing is customer-generated content that delights your customers.   In order to be real, you need to add elements of storytelling to your online marketing.  This is part of humanizing your brand – appealing to your customers emotions. Following are..

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If you’ve heard it once over the last couple of years, you’ve heard it a million times – if you’re marketing strategy doesn’t include social media marketing, it’s time to add it.  Even though the majority of people in the US still use traditional search engines to find anything they’re looking for online, users, especially..

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Social Media Marketing strategies continue to evolve and marketing professionals are constantly having to change their methods.  In addition, Google’s algorithm continues to be updated.  So it’s important to improve your content marketing strategy continuously.  Stay focused on producing high-quality content that works to engage your audience.  This way you will remain relevant in your..

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Social Media Examiner recently released its annual Social Media Marketing Report.  The study reflects that 80 percent of marketers aren’t planning to use daily deal sites in their future campaigns.  In this study 3,025 marketers were surveyed.  The most significant points determined by this report will be highlighted in this article. There’s been a decrease..

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Social Media Today recently interviewed Ted Shelton, a strategy consulting leader at PwC and author of Business Models for the Social Media Cloud to discuss topics that will come up at the Social Shake-Up Conference where Ted will be speaking. When asked to describe why companies should focus on how they use social, mobile, and..

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Today businesses use social media to enhance their marketing efforts and to meet other objectives such as brand recognition, sales, increasing customer base, improving their customer service and increasing loyalty.  However, the majority of companies activate social media campaigns without a clear strategy. According to new research, 72% of businesses don’t have a clear strategy..

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Google is ready to release the much-anticipated Google Glass, wearable computers that can connect to the Internet using your mobile phone or Wi-Fi, in 2014.  With these glasses you can take pictures and HD720P video and use Google services such as Gmail, Google+ and Google Maps.  The device uses Google’s Android operating system and is..

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In 2012, it was revealed that time spent on mobile devices to access Facebook increased 85 percent, LinkedIn 114 percent, Pinterest 4,225 percent, and Twitter 140 percent.  That’s an overwhelming increase.  With 46 percent of social media users using their smartphone and 16 percent using their tablets, it’s time to focus our marketing on optimizing..

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Up until a few years ago, the words “social media” and “marketing” were never used in the same sentence.  Today, marketing is not marketing without social media and networking.  Brands attain more recognition and advocacy through social media platforms.  Engaging followers and appealing to their personal senses are essential elements to successful social media marketing…

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Google announced it will be shutting down Google Reader on July 1, 2013. Google is trying to consolidate its services.  In 2011, Google rolled up Reader and Picasa under Google+.  Then in 2012, Google shutdown a lot of services.  Now, comes the shutdown of Google Reader.  Google Search continues to be the leading revenue generator..

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Real-time marketing is a new phrase that came about in the last month.  It’s an extension of content marketing.  Brands need to adjust to a new 24/7 marketing model, according to social media commentary.  A prime example of real-time marketing in action is Oreo’s tweet, “dunk in the dark” in response to the power outage..

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