Blog

Facebook fights fake news spread via modified link previews

Until now, any Facebook Page that posted a link could change the headline, body text and image that appeared in the News Feed preview. That allowed fake news distributors to bait-and-switch readers into visiting articles they didn’t expect, or make it look like legitimate news publishers were posting inflammatory or false headlines. But it also let real news outlets A/B test link previews, tailor content to different audiences and update previews as news stories evolved. To combat false news [...]

content is king

Creating Epic Content Marketing on a Tight Budget

What’s the best way to promote your brand? “It’s easy,” everyone says. “Just create amazing content.” But, the truth is, even if you know what you’re doing, content marketing can be a daunting task. Still, it can and does pay off. Distribion used content to increase its blog traffic by 2,000 percent and boost revenue by 40 percent. And that company is not alone. Qualtrics generated 2500-plus leads at less than $1.30 cost per conversion, and Kraft says its [...]

Invest in Content Marketing

How Much Should You Invest in Content Marketing?

Content marketing is a powerful marketing strategy for attracting new traffic, building your brand’s reputation and earning more sales and conversions. But even though you aren’t paying for elements like ad placement or expensive resources, you will still be paying for the strategy you use, in terms of the labor and the time you personally invest. Some entrepreneurs are reluctant to invest anything at all until they know a particular strategy will work, which leads to a perpetual cycle of [...]

invest in Content Marketing

Content Marketing Methods to Stay Above Your Competition

Promoting irrelevant content to your customer base is as useless as bringing a knife to a gunfight. The question is no longer whether targeted content is a competition worth entering, but how to bring home the gold. With 86 percent of buyers “frequently” using mobile phones to access business-related content, it’s no wonder marketers and publishers are leaving their pay-per-click and display tactics in the closet and opting for the gold medal of all advertising methods : content marketing. Here are [...]

How to Make A Testimonial Video That Closes More Sales For Your Business

Testimonial videos help businesses close sales. This is a fact that nobody can deny. But do you know why that is? It’s because testimonial videos build brand trust. Trust is the deciding factor for whether or not your customers will make a purchase – if they don’t trust your brand, they’ll back out. Testimonials provide evidence that your product or service actually works as promised. In fact, admit that their buying decisions are heavily influenced by online reviews. In this post, [...]

Move and win roundup: Geometry Global, DAN, Isobar, McCann, BBC and more | Advertising

PEOPLE MOVES Geometry Global Singapore appointed Jane Perry as managing director, reporting to Diana Cawley, Asia Pacific CEO. Perry has 17 years of experience and was most recently MD for APAC at The Client Relationship Consultancy. Prior to that, she was MD of WPP retail and branding agency Fitch Southeast Asia.  BBC World Japan named Dan Inamoto as its managing director.  Inamoto comes to BBC from AKQA Japan where he was business director.  With a background in digital activation, he [...]

Does Content Actually Bring in Customers

Does Content Actually Bring in Customers?

Melts in your mouth, not in your hand. Just do it. Got Milk? You’ve heard them before. The taglines of the Milk Processor Education Program and of Nike and M&Ms have penetrated American vernacular, influenced culture and shot product sales through the roof. Such is the power of content. Relationships. Content marketing, when done right, develops relationships of trust that result in new business. “Today’s content marketing is not about distracting the customer,” said Michael Stelzner of Social Media Examiner. “It’s to attract them [...]

4 Principles of a Successful Client Onboarding Process

/ Pixabay Making sure that your client onboarding process is successful is crucial for any service company. When done well, your onboarding process is the mechanism through which your business development and/or sales team does an elegant handoff to your service delivery people. This instills confidence in your offering, and makes your new customer glad to have signed on with you. Getting your client onboarding process right—especially when your service is offered remotely from a globally distributed team—is even more [...]

Twitch’s mobile app is adding live streaming, dark mode and more

Amazon-owned game-streaming site Twitch today announced a series of changes coming soon to its mobile application, the most notable of which is the ability for broadcasters to stream directly to their channel from the app itself. That doesn’t mean you can live stream gameplay as of yet, though. However, being able to go live directly from mobile is a more important part of Twitch’s strategy these days, as the company expands beyond being just a place to watch video [...]