“Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.”– Albert Einstein We’re taken marketing by the numbers too far. We’re so in love with click rates, hot spots, funnels, search terms, conversions, email opens, visits, hits, downloads and all of that that we’re missing some of what’s important. Yes, sure, marketing by[...]
So let’s say that you have this great client and they have a big project for you. You complete it on time while exceeding their expectations, so they’re very happy. They pay you / your company, you thank each other and then head off in different directions. Is that it? Next time they have a[...]
It’s inevitable that with the rise of social media, businesses will have to think of new ways to reach out to potential customers and market themselves. Cold calling is a common sales technique in the offline world, but what’s its equivalent in the Digital Age? Cold emails and cold tweeting are often considered to be[...]
As the U.S. presidential elections draw closer, I’ve noticed that many businesses, whose products and services have absolutely nothing to do with politics, are either posting about or interacting with political content on social media. And I’m not talking about office politics here. I am referring to real-world—“Is Trump the reincarnation of Hitler?”—politics. I’ve been[...]
Last year, Facebook hinted that it would soon roll out a dislike button on its platform, which provoked both interest and apprehension in some users. But in late February, the site officially announced the new Facebook Reactions, an extension of the “like” button: Like Love Haha Wow Sad Angry These additions are great because likes[...]
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We’re well past New Year celebrations, but some brands and businesses are still struggling to come up with a decent content strategy for 2016. The comprehensive infographic by ZenContent below offers some great tips and ideas for building a marketing plan that identifies goals and a budget for success. Here’s a breakdown: Understanding What Works[...]
I clicked on a link, in Twitter, to Lana Richardson’s Why You Should Stop Marketing On Facebook – a post on her TweakYourBiz blog – because we market on Facebook, for ourselves, for our clients, and hey, what’s up with that? Why stop? So the title got me. I like contrary opinions. So I clicked, and read[...]