Being a digital marketer means always staying up-to-date with the new and upcoming trends. Changes happen fast. New SEO rules, new social media advertising costs, new tools that transform the life of a marketer. Sometimes, almost unpredictable things happen, like the appearance of a new super-cool social media platform that simply wasn’t there yesterday. But sometimes the trends rise and fall relatively slowly. It’s important to pay attention to them, see how they progress from year to year, stick to them whenever it makes sense and abandon them whenever the hype or the usefulness has decreased or is about to. This post is mostly about the second type.
This is a list of best cheap or free tools for PR beginners and professionals. Some of them are mutually exclusive, so don't worry: you won't need seven tools to do your job. All of them, however, are worth checking out to know which ones suit you best.
The rise of social media marketing, the phenomenon of fake users, the unprecedented success of influencer marketing - all have been attributed to the power of social proof. So let’s not stay behind, and talk about the phenomenon of social proof.
The law of demand states that conditional on all else being equal, as the price of a good goes up, the demand for it goes down and, conversely, as the price of a good goes down, the demand for it goes up. And logic dictates that’s exactly what should be happening. But of course it’s not (at least, not all the time).
Social media these days is an immense business, which brings social networks $23.5 billion in ad revenue annually. But 2018 wasn't a piece of cake for such giants as Facebook, which is losing money and users because of all the scandals, Instagram, which founders left the company, Google+, which is shutting down, and so on.
Your job as a marketer is to make sure the image of your brand that appears online is the one you want it to be. How, though, can you do that if most reviews and online mentions are user-generated? By spotting negative reviews and complaints and reacting to them in the best way possible. Let's find out how to do that.
Adults aren’t much different from kids: turn anything into a game, and suddenly we’re more attentive, hard-working, willing to exercise, or whatever it is that the grownup world requires us to do. And, of course, we’re willing to use a new shiny app or another service as long as you get us hooked.
So here you are. Sitting in your office chair scrutinizing over whether you should order that ad campaign from that industry resource (their Alexa looks good, but that doesn’t give them the right to charge 3 grand for a single post!), or bid on that high CPC keyword in AdWords (yikes, 20 bucks per click, are you serious?), or…