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Marketing Insights…. 10 Little Lessons on Content Propagation

The two pillars of social media marketing are delivering excellent content to your intended audience and building great relationships. A crucial aspect of building upon these pillars is how you share your content with others. An effective content strategy has to include a well-thought-out bookmarking strategy to propagate your content.Delivering Excellent Content to the Web.

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Podcast

Marketing Operations 2.0: Interview with Gary Katz

Podcast interview with Gary Katz who authored Marketing Operations 2.0 as a chapter in my book. MO offers marketers a mindset to develop processes to help manage and measure all marketing activities in alignment with the entire organization.

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Rick Short is Long on Social Media Marketing Success

This podcast interview is with Rick Short, Marketing Communications Director at Indium Corp. The interview is an excerpt from my forthcoming social media marketing book and covers the history and success of Indium’s social media marketing strategy. Indium is a 75 year old manufacturer of electronics assembly materials. Rick has been there 25 years and […]

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Content for Sales

Mike Volpe Podcast Interview on Inbound Marketing

In this podcast, I interviewed Inbound Marketing guru, Mike Volpe, V.P. of Marketing at HubSpot. Below is a summary of the podcast interview.  The interview is 28 minutes long and worth every minute (IMHO). Mike has been a marketing geek for about a decade. I can legitimately call him a marketing geek because his background […]

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Measure Marketing Results or Die

Marketing of any kind requires that we measure results. That’s nothing new.  In current times measuring the results of marketing activities is not an option. If it can’t be measured, don’t do it is what many CEOs mandate, and well they should. The true cost of most marketing activities is the cost per (fill in […]

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Sales Leadership

The Lifecycle of Interaction in Social Media

Social media is made up of online communities where people collaborate with each other, share content and in general they are a collective influence or a collective wisdom.  Let’s examine the lifecycle of interaction in social media from a marketer’s perspective.  In general it is comprised of these four components: Engage Listen Interact Measure Engage […]

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The Risk Factors in Social Media Marketing

This blog post is an excerpt from my forthcoming book on social media marketing…This chapter discusses the risk factors in social media marketing.  The book’s version is considerably more detailed. No Strategy Perhaps the biggest risk in social media marketing is diving in without a strategy.  Too often, companies jump on the bandwagon without first developing […]

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Sales Leadership

Measuring Brand Equity Through Social Media Marketing

There are several tools available to help marketers measure the effectiveness of their social media marketing efforts.  Some of them include free tools like, Blogpulse, Trendpedia, Trendrr, Google Blogsearch and other vote-centric sites such as DIGG, StumbleUpon and Reddit.  These tools are some of the most popular and readily available tools used to track, measure […]