How To Leverage The Power Of Google Plus

“To look at Google Plus today is to look at the Twitter of yesteryear – and that is where our journey begins to understand the value of G+ – and how you can start to leverage it for your business or yourself. I remember joining Twitter in late 2008 and entering a community of acronyms…

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5 Keys to Effective Social Media and Content Insourcing

“Last week, I wrote about the concept of ‘insourcing’ and the need to expand your social media and content marketing beyond a centralized, command and control structure (typically led by marketing). At Convince & Convert, we get involved in these ‘insourcing’ programs often, working with corporate clients to create social business structure that facilitates participatory…

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10 Secrets to Producing a Video that Drives Results

“Anyone can create a video and post it online, but creating an effective video that drives action is more science than art. So whether you’re shooting a quick interview with your phone, creating a fancy PowerPoint presentation, trying your hand at animation, or wanting to simply learn how to make a viral video for your…

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How to launch a successful blogger-outreach program in one day

“For any company that is looking to leverage the blogosphere in its marketing communications efforts, here’s all you need to do…”

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10 Rules for Epic B2B Blogging

“Blogging is a core component of a B2B company’s approach to social media. Not only does it show how the people at a company think and what is important to them, but it provides regularly updated, keyword-rich content that search engines like. Expanding reach by building followings on social media networks is important, but it…

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The Power of Mobile

“With the Internet in your pocket, at almost anytime in darn near any location, you can summon information to settle a debate or sports bar argument in a moment’s notice. In those same moments, you can chase down friends’ whereabouts and monitor your finances during an office meeting. Heck, maybe you’re reading this while your…

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Why Should Small Businesses Tweet?

“A long time ago, I wrote a column for USA TODAY that essentially told small businesses to ignore Twitter. Not a few people damned me for my ignorance. I learned that you tell people to ignore Twitter at your own peril. In the years since, I have become enamored with Twitter, like many people have,…

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5 Content Marketing Assets You Forgot You Had

It’s usually a look of pure terror. I’m sitting across the desk from a professional and confident marketing executive. We’ve discussed the benefits of social business. He is on board with making the changes needed to create a culture that embraces customer collaboration and is ready to get started, but we have one thing left…

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Are You Worthy of Social Media? The 2 Types of Talk Triggers

The single most important element of your social media program is making your company worthy of discussion. We use social media to express feelings that are at the opposing poles of fascination and frustration. So why do so many companies toe the line of average, yet expect customers to shout from the digital rooftops about…

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How to Create a Video Marketing Strategy for Your Business

“In recent years, there has been a dramatic increase in the amount of video people watch on the Internet. Any forward thinking business will do well to take note and use video to their advantage. But where do you start? Surely, video marketing must be really expensive, time consuming, and technical? Actually, none of those…

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