To be successful at selling, brands need to make emotional connections.  The technique used to accomplish this is learning the specific words and phrases that your buyers use.  These keywords provide a powerful way to make an emotional connection with your buyer. You know the term, “the customer is always right.”  Well, these keywords prove..

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While the practice of marketing your content becomes mainstream, you’ll see a lot of marketers use it in a way that won’t work – forgetting that educating the audience is the primary goal. Make your content marketing better If you look at each platform as the traditional classroom and that you’re the teacher, you can..

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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 has been driving local results since 2007.  The world’s largest search engine influenced the shift to local internet marketing services.  Because Google pioneered SEO, the company has always had the attitude that you either “play the game, or get left behind.”  Over the last couple of years, Google has been promoting its local business..

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Are you following a brand in social media?  Are you enjoying it?  If you find you’re enjoying brands that you’re following, their strategy may be one of the following:  connecting with one of your passions or interests, entertaining you with their engaging personality, or providing interesting and/or important information to you.   As a business or..

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The emergence and widespread infiltration of social media has dramatically changed the public relations industry (PR).   This isn’t the first time the PR industry has had to evolve its way of doing business.  Orlaith Finnegan (author) on Social Media Today remembers a PR director who relished telling his new interns how fax machines were the..

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Marketing requires excellent content.  Creating original content, having time to create it, and finding high-quality content are the top three challenges of content marketing, according to Curata’s B2B Marketing Trends Survey 2012 Report.   Content marketing is a major challenge for companies which is why 28 to 33 percent of marketing budgets is dedicated to this.

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Consider for a moment the annoying, interruptive, often obnoxious nature of traditional marketing. Dinnertime phone calls from strangers in noisy call centers. Glossy pictures of the latest fashions worn by models who barely look human. Crowded store shelves with head-spinning arrays of options arranged in no discernible order (“I just need some toothpaste!”). Company websites..

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Have you ever wondered why you seem to hit it off right away with some people, while with others it’s more like oil and water? A person’s temperament style not only determines his or her energy level, behavioral traits, body language patterns, and buying style, but it also influences compatibility with other people. Yin Yang,..

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