how to master your storytelling to create successful content marketing

  Content marketing is a term that is used a lot with online marketing strategies. Everyone one seems to have their own opinion about what type of content works and what does not work. However, one thing is certain, if you can write content that resonates with the consumers, you will find success. Therefore, if […]

native advertising can kick up business for you

In recent years online advertising has been moving toward Native Advertising instead of simple display ads. The real trick is deciding how to create an effective native advertising campaign that really works. Creating a small or medium-sized business, and then building it into a successful one is rife with challenges. The biggest challenge is finding […]

your customers shape your business

Starting a business, whether online or in a brick and mortar building can be daunting. First, you have to figure out what is needed and whether you have what it takes to fill that need. Next, you need to put it together. If it’s a service, you need to figure out how to create the […]

getting used to twitter’s new design and platform changes

If you’re still trying to get used to Twitter’s new platform, you’re not the only one. Many users are lost in the mix of things, but that will change as you get used to the new design. Ironically, it seems that Twitter’s new platform bares a slight resemblance to its rival’s platform – Facebook. It’s […]

delighting the customer: the number one goal of a business

Delighting a customer should always be a prime directive of any business. Customers who are not thrilled with how they are treated by a business likely are not going to remain customers. So, delighting a customer must be the number one priority of a business. A very true statement in the world of business and […]

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 […]

how to make your blog stand out

Blogging started small and snowballed into a massive daily activity. Large, medium and small organizations, and individuals selling something and having something to say, all blog about their products, services or opinions. How to make your blog stand out from all the rest can be done, but it will take hard word and creativity. Pay […]

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, […]

be careful what you purge for, diversity and inclusiveness are at risk!

In 2008, Mozilla’s then CTO, Brendan Eich, donated $1000 in support of Proposition 8, the ballot against same-sex marriage. However, on April 3rd, he stepped down and resigned from his less than 2-week-old newly appointed position as CEO of Mozilla. In stating, “I encourage all Mozillians to keep going” on his blog, surely he meant […]

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 […]