Trending content is invaluable in the field of marketing. Getting noticed alongside something that's already a hit is most likely to bring you traffic. Do it right, and it will bring you the right kind of traffic - the one that'll turn into leads. So how do you identify trending content just in time to get the most out of it? Let's find out.
Marketing disasters and social media crises are the reasons marketers often play safe, avoid social media campaigning, and have anxiety attacks at nights. While the consequences of bad marketing ideas can be truly disastrous, playing safe and avoiding creativity isn't the way to go. The way to go is to look at the mistakes of others and see how they could've been prevented. That's exactly what we did in this article.
Tech startups (and even huge successful tech companies) aren’t known for their outstanding customer service. For example, to write this post, I went ahead and asked my colleagues about their positive experience with tech customer care. You wouldn’t believe the amount of cynical smiles and uncertain head shaking! Most started straight away with terrible stories.
As psychologists and anthropologists suggested long time ago, we live in two different worlds simultaneously: a world of social norms and a world of market norms.The first ones includes doing something good for its own sake. You help your neighbour move in because it’s a nice thing to do and you make a dinner for your family on Thanksgiving without expecting your sister-in-law to pay you back the cost of a restaurant meal. In fact, you’d probably be outraged if she did so.
Amanda Palmer was the first artist ever to get nearly $1,2m for her Kickstarter campaign, although the goal was $100, 000. This remains to be one of the most successful crowdfunding campaigns of all time. Amanda is the one to encourage downloading, torrenting, and sharing music for free on sites like Soundcloud. While huge musicians condemn free art of all sorts as the biggest evil in the world; while shops like HMV are experiencing crisis after crisis after crisis, she gets a million by simply asking and proclaims that that’s the future of music. What’s the secret? According to Amanda Palmer, it’s social media.
This post is for Social Media Managers, digital marketers that are responsible for social media as well as other forms of marketing, and small business owners that have to deal with social media on their own (my sympathies). I won’t cover expensive tools that are aimed at large businesses with full social media teams. The tools on this list are all affordable, aimed at small- or medium-sized businesses, with a quick learning curve and no coding involved. Some of them are also mutually exclusive, so in no way using all of them will simplify your life. Choosing the ones that work for you out of this list, however, will. Let’s get to it.
From work meetings and project deadlines to family time, your schedule and plan all the important things in your day. A plan helps you make the most of your time, stay organized, and accomplish important tasks. Without structure and a schedule, you may miss appointments and find yourself unable to juggle all your responsibilities. The same thing is true for social media.
For some companies, the holiday season ends at New Years. They pack away pumpkin candies, Christmas trees, Santa Clauses, breath in, breath out, and get back to normal, everyday marketing. The closer it gets to February 14th, another great commercialised holiday, the more they feel like they’re missing out. But for one reason or another, these brands can’t simply paint their store pink, give out candies, or start selling jewellery out of nowhere. And what’s left?