Tag: strategy

Social Business: 5 characteristics of a connected enterprise

Social Business: 5 characteristics of a connected enterprise

Social business is a term that is taking the business world by storm of late. Some have defined it as the zenith of social media marketing – in other words a way that social media can finally prove its worth to the organisation. Others define it as a way of digitizing the pre-existing social relationships …

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Mapping Content To The Buying Process

Mapping Content To The Buying Process

Content creation is one of the most talked about areas of digital marketing at the moment; but there is a lot more to it than simply putting a lot of words down on a blog post before you can call it a content marketing strategy. Essentially there are initially 7 different aspects of content marketing …

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Interesting Digital Marketing Stats!

Interesting Digital Marketing Stats!

Last week seems to have been the week of interesting digital marketing statistics. There were stats released that cover everything from AdWords right through to mobile ad spend and China! The following are my top 5 as well as some loose interpretation around them. 1. AdWords This one stirred up quite a bit of controversy …

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Google takes a slash at SEO industry (again)

Google takes a slash at SEO industry (again)

So now that I have EVERYONE involved in SEO on some level’s attention; let’s unpack this statement a little further and see exactly what all of the hubbub is about and what patent Google has that could disrupt your SEO strategy. Essentially SEOBook ran an article on August 23 which spoke about “ranking modifyers”. The …

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Positioning is not a waste of effort

Positioning is not a waste of effort

Seems like a bit of a blase title to this blog; but that’s exactly what I have seen too many organisations thinking of their positioning strategies. They underestimate the effect that an assumed position can have on all of their marketing and even operational efforts. Let’s unpack what a positioning strategy really is. Positioning strategy …

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Social Media Summit Presentation with ITWeb

Social Media Summit Presentation with ITWeb

There is so much buzz and hype around social media – especially in a Business 2 Business context; so much so that organisations are finding it difficult to keep up with the trends and further to that show real business value from their social media efforts. Measuring by followers, likes and friends is all well …

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More proof We follow people, not brands

More proof We follow people, not brands

There has been a lot of activity recently around whether or not people follow brands or whether they follow people within those brands. In a recent study published by Forbes, it showed that people follow brands for discounts and not for engagement. This seems to be the case when we look at a platform like …

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The Devil Is In The Data!

The Devil Is In The Data!

There are analytics and metrics these days to cover pretty much each and every segment of your business. Some of these metrics are freely available (if you know where to look) and others are purpose built and intrinsically linked to your business objectives. The trick is knowing exactly how much faith to put in to …

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Online Community Managers – trend or here to stay?

Online Community Managers – trend or here to stay?

Recently I started thinking more and more about the role of the Online Community Manager and what the role actually means to business and the external and internal communities they are serving. I want to try and unpack the role slightly more as well as its significance. Who owns the online community manager? Let’s unpack …

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