How To Succeed With Influencer Created Content Marketing

In November 2016, CNN plunked down a reported 20 millions dollars to purchase Beme, the video-sharing app started by YouTube star Casey Neistat. CNN┬áhoped to fashion it into an independently operated daily online news program that would appeal to … [Read more...]

Is Your Social Media KPI Data Lying To You?

Companies today live and die by the KPI (Key Performance Indicator) metric of their choosing. They become slaves to the data based sales & marketing approach. And there is nothing wrong with that until there is, especially with consumer … [Read more...]

Facebook News Feed Changes: Why You Don’t Need A New Strategy

Facebook's announcement that "The new algorithm will emphasize posts from friends and family over viral videos and clickbait headlines from Pages." doesn't mean you need a new social media strategy. It means you'll need to execute better against the … [Read more...]

How To Build A Social Media Marketing Strategy

Have you ever wished someone would just give you directions for how to go from wanting to leverage social media for your brand to actually leveraging social media for your brand? Do you feel like you know what you hope to accomplish but just don't … [Read more...]

How Much Should Social Media Marketing Cost?

This is a reprint of a post I originally wrote for Ad Age back in 2008. And while at the time I wrote it as the President of an ad agency, as I sit here now the owner of a Social Media Marketing agency, I realize, it's just as valid now as it was … [Read more...]