Tag Archives: Brand

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Content Marketing, Sponsored Content and Native Advertising

If you think that the wall, which separates the news from opinion in broadcast and print media, has been crumbling in the past decade or more, then sponsored content or native advertising is definitely not your cup of tea. HBO’s … Continue reading

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To be, or not to be – that is the question for B2B Digital Marketers

Wikipedia attributes to the Financial Times, a rather succinct definition of Digital Marketing, which says: “Digital marketing is an umbrella term for the marketing of products or services using digital technologies, mainly on the Internet, but also including mobile phones, … Continue reading

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7 Pertinent Lessons from Brian Williams–Jon Stewart Double Play

Those of us, who have been watching “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” for a long time, might recall an ongoing segment that he used to run several years ago, “The Giant Head of Brian Williams.” Given Brian Williams sudden … Continue reading

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A brand by any other name… is not a brand!

We all love Shakespeare’s romantic lament, “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” Yes, true, but a brand by any other name, not so much! But I digress and will return to this metaphor later. So what … Continue reading

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Market the Cloud; Don’t Cloud the Market!

“The Cloud” is one of the principal Cs of The Marketing Id’s E=MC5 theory of connectivity, which states that a social Enterprise must support Mobility, Cloud-based Communications, Cyber-security, Collaboration & Content.  While the other Cs seem to be more easily … Continue reading

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Goldilocks and the Social Media Bear!

Every business – whether it’s small, medium or large and regardless it’s a B2B, B2C or B2G – either has or must have a stake in its brand to thrive.  In a recent post, “5 Mistakes You Might Be Making … Continue reading

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Top 12 Reasons Why “A Comment is worth a thousand Likes.”

In the B2C world, social media marketers are constantly trying to calculate their true “Cost per Like.”  Back in November 2011 an EdgeRank Checker post titled “Comments 4x More Valuable Than Likes” stated the following: “For every Like a Post … Continue reading

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“Kony 2012” Viral Marketing Phenomenon–Top 8 Takeaways for B2Bs/B2Cs

The social media world was abuzz last week as the “Kony 2012” video became the fastest viral marketing phenomenon – tallying over 100 million views in a week!  After reading a review of this unusual March madness in the Weekend … Continue reading

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When BI Harry Met SM Sally–Why Business Intelligence Needs Social Media?

It’s a classical marketing conundrum when the logical, left-brained, structured, quantitative world of business intelligence (BI) clashes with the creative, right-brained, random, qualitative world of social media (SM).  Some BI purists believe that 80% of SM data is chaff and … Continue reading

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Top 20 Social Media Savvy Companies of the Fortune 100 (Part 2)

Social Media Category 3: F100 Top 10 FiFo Ratio Imagine being the only company in the F100 with a FiFo ratio under 1 – that distinction belongs to UnitedHealth, which is the only company to be Following Outbound (Fo) more than … Continue reading

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