Do you really need to blog for business? Or be on social media? While every business is different, there are four essential elements in building your online presence. Here’s a simple, integrated action plan for the “Four Pillars” of any good content strategy.
Marketing automation sounds robotic and impersonal. In fact, it can be a more welcoming and personal way to nurture a lead into a customer, by focusing on THEIR specific needs and interests. You have a much better chance at making a connection, while lightening your workload as well.
There are no shortcuts in building a business. That’s why those insidious “instant success” stories are dangerous to real, working businesses. Here is one of those stories – and my reaction to it.
Ad-driven media is still the dominant paradigm, undermining the Web’s promise and potential. When you incentivize clicks as the only metric that matters, what do you expect? Cheap tactics for cheap clicks. Ev Williams, founder of Twitter, is taking a stand. Can he “save the Web,” or is it too late?
The more you know your customer, the better. That can be in face-to-face interactions, or as Starbucks is showing, through individualized data. Here’s a look at the innovations of the new Starbucks Star Rewards Program – and how you can apply the lessons to your own business.
Are you going through the motions when it comes to social media? How do you expect to get good results without a genuine, concerted effort? This is what I call Phase 2 of the Resistance to Social Media, and here’s what you can do to move past it.