is social media a disease waiting to die

This year, a popular topic has been the decline of social media networks such as Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter. Much due to the study of Princeton researchers “Epidemiological Modeling of Online Social Network Dynamics” study, in which they state, “Ideas, like diseases, have been shown to spread infectiously between people before eventually dying out”. From […]

to share or not to share

  If you’re a small-to-medium business owner who is teetering on the brink jumping into the social media pool but aren’t quite convinced it’s worth a dip, you should know that your competition has probably already taken the plunge. Social media marketing is one of most effective tools available to business owners and managers. However, […]

first impressions are everything: a marketers new roi

ROI is a powerful term known to many as the Return on Investment. However, a powerful marketing strategy will focus on other non-monetary returns, such as the ROI – Return on Impressions and the ROE – Return on Engagement. These two have important soft metrics that you can’t ignore because they can help enhance the […]

facebook tweaks!

When a social media giant such as Facebook announces they are making a few changes to advertising structures, many people became outraged and opposed. In this outrage, they seem to have forgotten that Facebook is a for profit organization. As a business, Facebook needs to make a profit. Facebook has realized that they are in […]

the role of the marketing agency has changed

Brian Solis coined the term, “Adapt or die.” It’s the notion that brands must adapt to the Consumer Revolution, listen to the consumer, and start having more intelligent conversations (and relationships) with their customers. I buy in to the Consumer Revolution. As a consumer, and as an agency representing brands. But to buy in to […]

the dark side of social media

What is it that Justin Strom, Calvin Winbush, Alan Townsend, and Adrian Nicholas all have in common? They are all Social Media Pimps, and not the kind that can “pimp-out” your company online to the public. No, these are real pimps that have mastered the use of technology and exploiting teens on the streets and […]

what’s the right metric?

The Return on Investment (ROI) and Key Performance Indicators (KPI) are both strong metrics an organization can use to measure how successful they are in obtaining their goals and objectives. They are useful tools to help organizations analyze their efforts, both financially and non-financially. A key question has been, is there a right or wrong […]

vanity and social media – the digital ego boost

Years ago, in order to reach out to a friend or colleague, you would call them, email them, walk over to their cubical, or even send a text message. Now, we reach out via social media networks. To add to that, we ensure that everyone knows how wonderful we are doing, even if at times, […]

marketing to young adults by delivering value via mobile technology

Brands are starting to realize that their key target market for technology, consumer packaged goods, and retail lie with millennials. This is the young adult market aged 18 through 24. Brands realize that the way to connect to them is by using interesting and value added content, contributing to the greater good, and being aware […]

increase your social engagement

In order for your company to truly embrace social media, you must take advantage of as many social networks as possible that fall within your audience’s reach. A mistake companies often make is focusing on one particular social channel at a time, causing them to miss opportunities to promote and engage across multiple channels. Once […]