Seen through the lens of marketers, social TV is merely another facet of big data. Platforms like Twitter and Facebook channel millions and millions of reactions to TV and video content. Social TV analytics vendors take all this chatter, they filter it to screen out the junk, they categorize keywords and sentiment, and spit out numbers-backed insights.
By Josh Luger
While LinkedIn saw an increase, Facebook participation among small businesses polled decreased from 44 percent to 41 percent over the past year.
The majority (66 percent) of small businesses plan to invest as much or more in digital marketing, such as Websites, social media and online advertisements, as they did last year, according to the 2013 AT&T Small Business Technology Poll, which surveyed 1,000 small businesses nationwide. Continue reading
How do you decide what to write about? Does your blog have a content plan? Do your social media posts have some structure and relationship to your blog posts or your other marketing programs? If your answer to any of these questions is “no,” you are likely missing opportunities to extend the reach of your marketing, to reinforce other promotions and activities, and to encourage your audience to make connections to your website, your blog, and other content you are producing. Effective social media marketing strategies need a powerful content plan.
By Vickie Pittard
Not doing content marketing? Where’ve you been? Creating and sharing valuable content helps brands stay relevant and meaningful. If you don’t use it to sell, and keep it authentic and high quality, content marketing can be a great way to build customer loyalty.
How a brand creates, delivers, and governs original or curated content to attract and retain customers, positioning the brand as a credible expert and, ultimately motivating a change in behaviour. – Joe Pulizzi
Content Marketing for Business Customers