It used to be that political campaigning involved actually getting out on the road and meeting your constituents face-to-face. It involved hobnobbing with everyone from the social elite to the average citizen, and drumming up support by your presence alone. And don’t get me wrong – that form of campaigning is still quite valid, and still very important. At the same time, however, it’s been supplanted, as many things have, by social media. “It is becoming increasingly difficult for campaigns and political advertisers to reach audiences through traditional methods,” Croft Media/Digital CEO Brian Donahue explained to the LA Times. “The […]
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When we write blog posts about social media in general, you’ll find those posts here. It doesn’t necessarily have to be about social media platforms that we specifically support, but we typically do try to focus more on the ones supported within Everwall—like Twitter, Instagram, Slack, etc.
In a recent Forbes article, influencer marketing is defined as follows: a form of marketing that identifies and targets individuals with influence over potential buyers. Before we get into the pros and cons of influencer marketing – details which will help you determine how, if, and when to move forward – let’s take a look at an interesting formula shared in the same Forbes article: Influence = Audience Reach (# of followers) x Brand Affinity (expertise and credibility) x Strength of Relationship with Followers In other words, you want to find brand influencers with the following: A large, growing audience. […]
Everyone’s always super keen on talking about how amazing social media is for business – how great it is for lead generation and brand reputation and connecting with consumers on a personal level. While they’re not necessarily wrong about that, a good reputation doesn’t really pay the bills. Sure, if people like your company they’ll be more likey to do business with you, but at the same time… There’s no real guarantee that a well-liked company or brand won’t still go under. It’s happened plenty of times in the past, and to businesses both great and small. It sort of goes […]
So, you want to start a social marketing campaign for your brand, where do you begin? It is important to chose the proper platform to begin with. You don’t have to stick to just a single platform, but it is important to chose wisely with one(s) that are aligned with your goals. “Overusing one platform and ignoring others is a waste of your opportunities,” says AudienceBloom Founder & CEO Jayson DeMers. “There may be certain platforms that require more time and effort to provide relevant information, but a marketing campaign should never depend on a single platform.” As I noted […]
According to a Salesforce survey carried out towards the beginning of this year, 70% of marketers planned to increase spending on social media and content marketing. In hindsight, that statistic’s not terribly surprising. Social networks, after all, have become a core element of our daily lives, integral to how we connect and communicate. For those marketers capable of selling to consumers through social platforms, they’re incredibly powerful, too – so much so that it borders on impossible to remain competitive without them. “With the current marketing landscape, it is critical to invest the necessary time and resources for building and […]