Do you know the difference between brand awareness and brand engagement? Are you a small business owner that thinks branding is a marketing activity for only the large companies such as Mercedes-Benz or Sony? Branding is important for all companies, regardless of size and budget. Consider these questions and answers provided to SCORE by Gemini […]
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Careers and Social Media
Fellow blogger, Steve Furman, published an informative article titled, Managing your career with social media. Here’s an excerpt and link to the full story: There are lots of people who are now well established in the social media space and are writing and creating exciting and insightful content. They have built formidable networks and are […]
Email Marketing by the Numbers
Businesses engage in email marketing because it works – and works well. Here are the numbers: According to research conducted by the Direct Marketing Association, email marketing generated an ROI of $51.58 for every dollar spent on it in 2006. The expected figure for 2007 is $48.56, and the prediction for 2008 is $45.65. As […]
Institute for Public Relations
Institute for Public Relations Measuring the results of your marketing and PR efforts is always recommended. Most large corporations use one or several of the various tools available to [tag]track results[/tag] and provide marcom executives with dashboard metrics. For those looking for an overview of the various measurement tools, we recommend visiting The Institute of […]
The Bottom Line on Blogging – The Kansas City Star
The Bottom Line on Blogging – The Kansas City Star Companies find all that Web talk builds business. By DAVID HAYES at The Kansas City Star Hayes does a great job researching the topic. He includes lots of quotes from several influencial bloggers. Here's a sample from the article: “Blogs are wonderful for helping small […]
The Social Customer Manifesto Podcast – AMA Hot Topic Series Review
The AMA Hot Topic Series – The Social Customer Manifesto Podcast The American Marketing Association's Hot Topic series – Feb. 15, 2006 – included discussions on: podcasting, video blogging, word of mouth marketing (WOM), RSS, interactive social networking, etc. Christopher Carfi and Leif Chastaine review this AMA Hot Topic series, give an update on the […]
Is Jack Trout at Forbes.com All He’s Cracked Up To Be?
Is Word Of Mouth All It's Cracked Up To Be? – Forbes.com With more than 40 years of advertising and marketing experience, Jack Trout still doesn't appear to get it. He states in his recent article, I certainly would never tell a CEO, "B.J., I just put a big chunk of our budget into word-of-mouth." […]
Blogs Merging With Websites – Imminent?
As pointed out by several marketing and communication bloggers during the past year, the trend of replacing “static” websites with “dynamic” blogs has begun. And, one of the best-known ad agencies in the country is already on board. The move makes sense for several reasons, as we’ll discuss below. But first, are blogs really replacing […]
Ad Spending Trends
Business in Calgary – Marketing and Internet Strategies – Ad Spending Trends Our friend has a nice post on ad spending trends, which includes a few charts from a report prepared by the research firm eMarketer. Pay particular attention to the Internet spending trends. At eoecho, we are seeing significant increases in WOM related marketing […]
Why eoecho Is Switching to Autoresponders – Newsletter Overload
With the uncontrolled proliferation of email newsletters, marketing departments are experiencing dismal open and click-thru rates even though their produ
~ Don’t Give Out Your Business Cards ~ A Strategy
People spend far too much time fussing over their business cards. One-sided or two, picture or no picture, what format, and the list goes on. The fact is most business cards are thrown away and you need a better strategy to get what you really want for your time – new clients. Here’s a simple […]
The Verdict: Is Article Marketing Worth Your Time?
The Verdict: Is Article Marketing Worth Your Time? » Entrepreneur’s Journey – by Yaro Starak I published a few articles on EzineArticles.com and always wondered if it is worth the time? Yaro did an excellent job reviewing the process of article publishing on Ezine. If you're considering this method of marketing your website or blog, […]