Why You Should Be Monitoring Social Media (If You’re Not Already)

Emily Maupai - 08/07/2014

emily-1-1Companies who have a branded presence but are not monitoring social media are due for a harsh reality check. This is especially true of companies in B2B verticals who perceive social media as a consumer tool, and can’t gain an understanding of why it is relevant for them. Many will often point to some viral content, such as this humorous bumblebee cat GIF below, and say, “why do I need to be there?”

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Five Critical Steps for a New PR Campaign

Patrick Brightman - 07/18/2014

anthonyThere’s no one step that leads to a successful PR campaign. Success comes as the result of a sequence of elements that, when put in action, drive PR, content marketing and social media in unison.

Getting started can be a daunting task, and there’s usually far more questions than answers. Companies reach out to dedicated PR firms partly because of the time requirements, but also due to the experience and expertise a PR team can offer.

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Value of an Effective Franchise Marketing Plan

Megan Redzia - 06/19/2014

meganWith new franchise concepts established daily, communicating your brand’s unique differentiators is essential to grab consumer mindshare. This distinction should be identified through extensive research from which key brand messages will be born.

Brand messaging should resonate with consumers and quickly tell them why the brand is for them and that they must frequent the franchise locations often. For example, restaurant chains need to convey taste health, convenience, and affordability. Day care franchisors must instill confidence that the locations are safe,

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Evaluating Your Search Engine Position Ranking… To Master an SEO Strategy

admin - 05/06/2014

daveLast month alone, Google processed 13.1 billion core search queries, followed by Microsoft with 3.6 billion, Yahoo at 2 billion, Ask Network with 478 million, and AOL Inc. with 259 million. And that was just in the United States. Google led the market share for global searches owning 67.5%, followed by Microsoft with 18.6%, Yahoo holding 10.1%, Ask with 2.5%, and AOL with 1.3%

There are hundreds of search engines to choose from and many that cater to specific industries or types of content.

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7 Simple Tips to Grow Your LinkedIn Network

Megan Redzia - 05/01/2014

meganPicture yourself walking into a networking event or tradeshow surrounded by prospects, peers and potential colleagues. Likely, your objective is to shake hands with and collect business cards from as many qualified connections as possible.Your philosophy on LinkedIn should be similar. The greater number of strategic connections you form, the deeper your pool for developing new business relationships will become.

Follow these simple tips to build your LinkedIn network and maximize the platform so you connect with more qualified professionals:

  1. Personalize Your Connection Requests – Avoid using the LinkedIn default connection request.

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Position Analysis Report… What’s Your Search Engine Ranking?

Dave Scelba - 04/24/2014

No one can argue that a strong online presence is vital to a company’s success.  For over 20 years, websites have played an integral role in marketing strategies by serving as the central nervous system to all communications. However, Search Engine Optimization (SEO) strategies have typically taken a backseat to other digital communication tactics. This is a big mistake. A solid SEO program should be the primary foundation to every digital marketing strategy.

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