By now, every marketer knows the story of Snapchat. A disappearing photo app that was created by a few undergraduates at Stanford who then turned down a $3 billion acquisition offer from Facebook, Snapchat has taken the social media world by storm. While the app was quick to be adopted by the 13-25-year-old age demographic, [...]
There’s a reason that “Don’t read the comments” is such a common mantra around the Internet: it’s because comments sections of blogs and other websites have become breeding grounds for dazzling nastiness, spam and off-topic distractions. It’s become common for publishers to close their comments sections or to leave them off completely—new media site Vox, [...]
Twitter is rolling out its new layout and it’s giving brands a chance to perform a quick social media facelift. The platform is a popular way for brands to reach out and engage their audiences, offering followers everything from customer service to exclusive content and deals.
If you’re one of the nearly 650 million active members of the Twitter community, you have almost certainly wondered how to get more followers. Unfortunately, though, many commonly accepted methods for attracting new followers involve a great deal of persistence and some spammy practices.
Online TV fandom came together to mourn when it was announced that NBCUniversal (NBCU) would be shutting down its recap site TelevisionWithoutPity.com (TWoP) on April 4th. Founded in the late 1990s and bought by Bravo in 2007, TWoP helped shape the way audiences watch TV and share their thoughts and insights online; the site’s recap format may [...]
OK, maybe you won’t really need tissues, but this headline was definitely inspired by Andy Hollandbeck’s poignant post on Upworthy, “that site that publishes those headlines.” Thanks for the idea Andy. . . you’ve created a monster. Now, let’s get back to the post.
Influencer-driven content marketing can be a marketer’s best friend – it’s a strategy aimed at fostering credibility, influence and, ultimately, action. According to content marketing expert Lee Odden: “By incorporating relevant influencers that can inspire action with your content marketing efforts, you can reach new audiences with brand messages that are credible and trusted.” Yet [...]
Many brands that have invested in content marketing over the last few years took a strictly owned media approach. They created copious amounts of content and published it on their own websites via a blog or something similar. After that they used their own social channels to broadcast the content. Five years ago, that type [...]
With content shock becoming more pervasive, many marketers are finding that great content alone simply isn’t enough to reach their desired audiences. According to Forrester Research, more than 85 percent of businesses publish content, but only 35 percent feel they’re doing it effectively.
The school of hard knocks is probably the most expensive education anyone can get. But in marketing, such an education could cost you even more. In a recent study, it was revealed that most marketers don’t have formal training, with a whopping 82 percent learning on the job as they go.