4 Great Ways to Make Your Brand the Best Online

Back before the Internet was a basic household necessity, it was not only expensive and difficult to build a brand but also to gain more than just local exposure. In this day and age though, creating an online identity is vital and necessary for your business. By establishing your company online, you can introduce your […]

The Truth About Social Selling: Why Old-School Selling Is Still Critical

There is a cottage industry of social selling authorities, experts, and gurus proclaiming that the old ways of selling are dead. This social media mafia insists that cold calling is dead and that only social media works to create new opportunities. They tell salespeople, business owners, and entrepreneurs that the deals they need can only […]

Navigating Unexpected Controversy or Tragedy in Your Content Marketing Strategy

As a small business owner, I’ve learned a thing or two about the importance of creating a successful content marketing strategy. One thing I’ve learned is that success begins with creating and distributing specific content that really matters to my audience. One of the first things your organizations’ content creator, or team of creators, should […]

15 Quick Ways To Repurpose Content When You’re Strapped For Time

The number one challenge that content marketers face is lack of time. I know within our startup Atomic Reach, we’re all busy and sometimes wearing many hats. We truly believe in content marketing and practice it every day (I mean, we are a content platform after all) but we don’t always have time to create creative and […]

3 Content Marketing Tactics That Drive Growth

Did you know that there are a few strategies that brands and startups can implement today that will drive real growth? Whether it’s growth in newsletter subscriptions, customer acquisition or inbound leads – Content can play a role in driving conversion. It’s easy to get caught up in the frenzy surrounding content marketing and fall […]

10 Tips For A Successful Social Advertising Campaign

Many a small thing has been made large by the right kind of advertising. Mark Twain As more and more people and content come onto the web, the average attention span gets a little bit shorter. That’s what makes it hard for businesses to reach their fans. Fortunately, businesses have the option to advertise on […]

3 Reasons You Should Implement Behavior Tagging On Your Website

First impressions can make or break a relationship. And when it comes to your company’s website, a poor experience can mean the difference between a lifelong customer and a lost sale. Most consumers don’t have the time or patience to figure out your website. Tailoring it to their needs is crucial for keeping them engaged […]

What The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Can Teach Us About NPO Fundraising Campaigns

Have You Done Your ALS #icebucketchallenge Yet? We are about a month into the ALS #icebucketchallenge and no one can dispute its absolute success. Well, they can but no one should. In the same time period that the ALS Association raised 3 million dollars last year, they are now closing in on a cool 100 […]

10 Great Examples of Brands as Publisher

Back in the late 90′s there were a few brands that saw the internet as an opportunity to create their own information and entertainment destination to better serve their customers and define and promote their brand.  At the time I thought they were crazy and I was wrong since they were actually ahead of their time. […]

70 Rising Social Media Stars List With Mark Schaefer [Podcast]

On Wednesday September 3rd 2014 we had Mark Schaefer on along with Brooke Ballard, Ryan Cox, and Daniel Hebert discussing Mark’s list that was posted this summer on 70 Rising Social Media Stars. “This is probably going to sound weird but probably my best moment is right now. The reason is I’ve never heard people talking […]

13 Great Tools for Social Selling, Productivity, and More

If you are looking: to reduce email for social insights to be more productive for new social selling tools for ways to connect and stay connected to manage your sales process and funnel better then one or more of the following may be just what you need. A few months ago I wrote a post […]

Gen Z: It’s Too Damned Early to Start Stereotyping

One thing that I’ve learned as I work with our Millennial Think Tank is that, more often than not, sweeping generalizations about 80 million people fall flat. The reality is that Boomers, Gen Xers and even Millennials have a lot in common that is never spoken about. What is most true is that NO generation is a […]

6 Awesome Content Marketing Lessons From the Talented Zac Brown Band

I took in one of two sold out Zac Brown Band concerts last week here in Toronto, and it got me thinking a lot about all the lessons they could teach as a band, and as a business organization when it comes to content marketing. I’ve been a fan for a long time, and in […]

Who Says You Need To Be a Fortune 500 To Have Great Business Blogging?

A recent article in Marketing Land shares some intriguing survey results. UMass Dartmouth (UMD) researchers recently collected data which shows how business blogging among the Fortune 500 has dropped 3% since last year. It’s the first decline in the number of blogs for this group of companies in 7 years. Perhaps even more interesting is […]

5 Effective Ways to Market Your Social Media Management Services

Marketing your social media management services to decision makers is one of the toughest challenges you may face. Why? Because there are hundreds of amateurs competing in the same space as you and undercutting your costs at every opportunity. You’ll be competing with work from home mums, virtual assistants and the local business man who jumps […]

10 Ways to Transform Employees Into Your Best Brand Advocates

In today’s economy, many businesses wonder how they can stand out from their competition. Sure, low prices are an option. New product launches are another. And celebrity spokespeople are still another. But there is an easy way to harness an army of supporters that can take advantage of the social ecosystem, and that consists of […]

7 Effective Tips to Consistently Come Up With Engaging Content

One of the tragedies of content marketing is that people think it’s easy. The truth is that it isn’t easy by any stretch of the imagination. There are plenty of  harsh and unpopular truths going around about content marketing, this is one of the more unpalatable ones. I call it a tragedy because in thinking […]

The Secret Lives Of Community Managers

Community Managers — the “face” of brands, responsible for interacting with audiences and communities online and drumming up buzz for their company or brand — don’t have it easy. Job duties often include many, or ALL (or MORE), of the following: Effectively communicating the brand message to online communities Excellent writing skills Content creator Content […]

How To Achieve High-Volume Sales For Your Business

What is the biggest issue facing business owners today? It’s not coping with an increasingly technical world, contending with regulations, or finding the right talent. It’s sales. My dad, who was also an entrepreneur, always said to me, “Mike, anyone can build anything, but if you can’t sell it, none of it matters at all.” […]

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