Influencer Marketing – Owned or Earned?

Influencer marketing owned media

Influencer marketing  is no longer some edgy new technique..According to an eMarketer study 86 percent of marketers used this strategy in the last year and most marketers are looking to double their investment in 2017. That's because they see results. 71 percent of consumers are more likely to make a purchase based on a social media reference. (Source) On average, … [Read more...]

Original Research: B2B Content Sweet Spot

B2B content types

While B2C brands have been hitting content marketing full-bore, B2B companies have been a little more circumspect.  Many B2B small businesses have discovered that creating effective content that gets results is not the easiest task. What are these results they're trying to achieve? Lead generation Customer engagement According to a study by DemandWave, … [Read more...]

SMART News Content

SMART News content

  Over the past ten years the news media has been under a great deal of pressure. More than a third of the journalists in newsrooms in the US have been laid off. This has led to some major changes in how media relations is practiced.  According to the 2013 State of the Media report from Pew Research Center, shrinking newsroom staff has opened the door for news content … [Read more...]

Sendible – Content Curation Suggestion Feature

content curation for thought leadership

Content curation is a vital part of social media content strategy. A healthy curation strategy can position your brand as a thought leader. 85% of curators say establishing thought leadership is their main objective. It also increases engagement. The downside is that it is one of the most time-consuming part of being a social media manager. I know where to look for the … [Read more...]

Why Small Businesses Need PR

SMB week 1

  Every small business owner is concerned about the bottom line.  How to make more sales, be more productive, cut costs and increase the ROI.  That, after all, is what business is all about - profit. In this  drive to make a profit the focus tends to get stuck on marketing, sales, production and income.  Of course those things have to occur. However, there is another … [Read more...]