How to Handle Dark Social Like a Pro
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How to Handle Dark Social Like a Pro

What is Dark Social? It’s dark. It’s unknown. It’s scary. If you’re not familiar with the term, “dark social” conjures images of shady individuals wading through the black market of social media buying and creating followers (bots) and cheating the social system. While this behavior is something social media marketers should be aware of, it’s...

Posted by August 24, 2018June 19, 2019
How to Use Social Media With Direct Mail For Increased Response Rates
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How to Use Social Media With Direct Mail For Increased Response Rates

Social media and direct marketing exist in two different worlds, but together they stand to create an even more powerful marketing strategy. While data from social media is crucial for optimizing future social media campaigns, it can also be harnessed to enhance direct mail efforts by fine-tuning the messaging and target audience. Direct mail can...

Posted by April 26, 2018May 1, 2018
The Blogosphere Is As Crowded As Ever [Infographic]
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The Blogosphere Is As Crowded As Ever [Infographic]

With all this talk of content quantity and quality, what kinds of content are marketers actually creating? To find out, coSchedule asked 1,597 marketers from 83 countries and published the results in this year’s State of Marketing Strategy Report. Here’s a look at what they said and, as you can see, blogging makes up almost half...

Posted by March 6, 2018June 19, 2019
How to Market to Last-Minute Shoppers This Valentine’s Day
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How to Market to Last-Minute Shoppers This Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is the first major holiday to impact retail sales in the new year. Next to Christmas, it’s the biggest gift-giving holiday. More than half of the American population will celebrate it. Sales on Valentine’s Day reached an all-time high of $19.7 billion in 2016 with 2017 not falling far behind at $18.2 billion....

How to Use Hashtags to Gain Followers
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How to Use Hashtags to Gain Followers

Throughout history, the ‘#’ sign has been used to signify the word “pound” or “number.”  Then, in 2007, a former Google employee named Chris Messina tweeted an idea that would change its meaning forever. how do you feel about using # (pound) for groups. As in #barcamp [msg]? — Chris Messina // molly.com/chris (@chrismessina) August...

Survey Shows How Consumers Engage With Brands
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Survey Shows How Consumers Engage With Brands

In the age of consumer connectivity, the key to staying engaged with your customers is straightforward – keep it simple. According to “The Customer in Context” study by the CMO Council and SAP Hybris, only 15 percent expect brands to be everywhere – but they do want options. The survey, which gathered insights from more...

Posted by October 24, 2017June 19, 2019
Celebrating International Print Day 2017
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Celebrating International Print Day 2017

For those of us in the print industry October 18th is a special day marking the return of International Print Day, a 24-hour event that lets like-minded people share their love of print through social media. International Print Day promotes the open sharing of information within the print marketing community worldwide. It seeks to inform participants...

10 Marketing Lessons We Can Learn from Apple [Infographic]
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10 Marketing Lessons We Can Learn from Apple [Infographic]

The 10-year-old kid, selling ice cold fresh lemonade on the street corner in your local neighborhood had it right. He or she may not have not realized it but the simple marketing strategy that they accidentally and innocently came up with works perfectly on the people strolling by on their daily walk. For starters, a...

They Posted Something Bad About My Brand, What Do I Do?
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They Posted Something Bad About My Brand, What Do I Do?

Remember the time before social media when word of mouth spread from talking to people face to face? I don’t. I have always heard about products and services online, it gets around quicker that way. I often see Facebook posts about movies and how good (or bad) they were. The main reason I saw Dunkirk...