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Content Marketing: Is it Possible to Go from Zero to Hero?

You’ve finally realized that you need to make some noise to get attention and implemented a content marketing strategy. You’ve rallied the troops. You’ve started social media postings. You’re working with a PR company to get press releases written and posted, and to coordinate blog and article strategies. Today is…

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Added by sara callahan on January 28, 2016 at 6:35am — 2 Comments

A Vendor’s Guide to Getting Attention at Conferences

The 2016 conference season is upon us.

Conferences are an excellent place for vendors to gain exposure and connect with dealers in a concentrated area over several days. They are also a definite (and not inexpensive) investment. So, it makes sense to do all…

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Added by sara callahan on January 11, 2016 at 6:00am — No Comments

2015: Reflections & Gratitude for the Industry I Love

In reflecting back on 2015, I would like to reach out and share my thoughts about how grateful I am to be in a career I love and for that career to be in an industry that I love!  Very few days go by without thoughts of how truly thankful I am to be involved with so many great companies – from the large mainstays to…

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Added by sara callahan on December 28, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments

Metrics 101: Is Your Content or Social Media Marketing Working?

So, you’ve recognized the value that social media and content marketing present for your business.

You faithfully promote your Facebook page to your audience through your marketing efforts, e-mail signatures and website. You’ve enlisted employees or executives in your organization to start creating unique…

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Added by sara callahan on December 17, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments

In this Age of Extreme Political Correctness, Should Businesses Care?

If you’re on any social media platform, there’s no doubt that you’ve seen or heard of a multitude of topics where someone somewhere was offended. Not counting obvious religious, political or other volatile topics - there are many that seem, well, baffling. Take for example, the University of Ottawa’s…

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Added by sara callahan on November 25, 2015 at 5:00am — No Comments

Content Marketing: Is It Better to Keep It or Give It Away?

Regardless of what industry you are in, your audience is seeking information and it’s in your best interest to be the place that provides it for them.

High-quality educational content has many great benefits... However, is it better to keep the content on…

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Added by sara callahan on November 11, 2015 at 5:00am — No Comments

B2B Marketing in 2015: It’s Not All about Customer Experience

In B2B marketing, there’s no scarcity of brand messages from vendors to dealers. Increasingly, those messages now tend to market how the vendor’s products and services help dealers create a better customer experience, rather than focus on the products or services themselves. But is that a good thing?…

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Added by sara callahan on October 26, 2015 at 6:19am — 1 Comment

It's On The Internet, So It Must Be Free

The web provides a plethora of content including articles, editorials, infographics, images, videos, and photographs. 

While this content creates a great visual experience for web browsing and researching, it’s important to keep in mind copyright and intellectual property right laws if you wish to utilize any content on a website,…

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Added by sara callahan on October 20, 2015 at 8:00am — 5 Comments

Emerging Interactive Content

At the recent Content Marketing World 2015 event, many of the speakers highlighted the evolution of content marketing and how new interactive technologies create new engagement opportunities.

 

As more content is posted online, in emails, and presented in webinars to clients every day, it is becoming…

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Added by sara callahan on October 12, 2015 at 5:30am — 2 Comments

Social Media Is Becoming a Prime Customer Service Center

Today’s consumers look to social media as a prime way to reach out to businesses for customer service needs. From requesting help with a problem, to simple answers to product questions, many consumers take to platforms such as Twitter and Facebook.

 

Recently, Facebook upped the ante for…

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Added by sara callahan on September 28, 2015 at 7:00am — No Comments

Why LinkedIn Is Essential for Company Executives

As far as content marketing goes, the most popular types of content educate and help your audience make informed decisions. It’s not enough, however, to simply write a blog article and slap it on your company’s website. All content (great or otherwise) needs syndication of some sort. This could be…

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Added by sara callahan on August 5, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments

Use Data to Create Better Content

According to a recent article in The Atlantic, soon reporters at two of the country’s leading newspapers will have access to the most basic type of digital analytics: They will be able to see…

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Added by sara callahan on July 29, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments

Do You Have A Content Marketing Strategy?

If you’re in business, I’m sure you’ve been introduced to the concept of content marketing.

Experts have advised businesses to produce content for quite some time now for search engine optimization, branding, lead generation and engagement, to name just a few of the many…

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Added by sara callahan on May 13, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments

The Cold Might Be Bothering Frozen’s Elsa Now: Social Media Creativity

Part of the allure of social media is seeing all of the fun and creative content that your friends have discovered and shared. For brands, it’s a never-ending process concocting that perfect content that engages consumers while delivering a brand…

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Added by sara callahan on April 8, 2015 at 5:30am — 1 Comment

5 Things Vendors Can Do to Earn & Keep an Auto Dealer’s Business, Told from a Dealer’s Viewpoint

My primary goal as a PR Professional is to assist my clients in achieving the most exposure possible and build top-of-mind brand awareness among their potential customers, namely auto dealers. To help better understand how to best position my clients for success, last year, I did a little research into…

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Added by sara callahan on March 18, 2015 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

Is Guerrilla Social Media A Good Strategy?

It seems as if every big event nowadays is live tweeted by brands seeking to gain free marketing on the back of these popular events. This last Super Bowl saw brands literally setting up war rooms filled with social media professionals, graphic designers and even lawyers, simply to post content in reaction to real-time…

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Added by sara callahan on February 11, 2015 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

Engagement Is a Two-Way Street

When considering the successful use of social media by a business, the first thing that pops into many people’s minds is quantity. Not necessarily quantity of posts, but how big their audience is. Many judge social media success by the number of fans they have on Facebook, or followers on Twitter. If that number is…

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Added by sara callahan on January 14, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments

LinkedIn Wants Relevancy: Punishes Abusers

In yet another move by LinkedIn to create a more engaging user experience, the company has decided to penalize any users of the InMail feature that send mail that is irrelevant to the recipient.

As LinkedIn cannot read the messages, it had to formulate a…

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Added by sara callahan on December 24, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments

FTC Social Media Ruling Puts Businesses on Alert

It’s no secret that the FTC has been monitoring brand usage of social media.

The hammer finally fell when the FTC ruled last week that companies and agencies utilizing social media must include disclaimers. This is regardless of the…

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Added by sara callahan on December 5, 2014 at 6:00am — 5 Comments

Content Marketing Strategy: How to Create a Winning Company Blog

Content marketing, in general, can provide many valuable benefits. It can help create and maintain a brand presence; assist in search engine optimization; and position executives as thought leaders. It can also serve as a valuable source of information for both customers and potential customers.

 

There…

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Added by sara callahan on November 25, 2014 at 5:30am — No Comments

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