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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 hoped to fashion it into an independently operated daily online news program that would appeal to … [Read more...]

Should You Invest In Digital or Traditional Advertising for Generating Sales?

Everyone loves digital advertising for its tracking capability vs traditional advertising. It’s easier to prove digital marketing ROI vs traditional advertising because digital makes the invisible buyer visible. But is this focus on clicks causing … [Read more...]

8 Lessons for Entrepreneurs

Happy Anniversary to me. Yep, eight years ago this week (May 1, 2010) I re-entered the world of entrepreneurship by starting Converse Digital with a mere two weeks notice, no money in the bank, no investors, no credit line, a wife, four kids, a big … [Read more...]

Why Conversations Are Essential in Successful Influencer Marketing Campaigns

Most influencer campaigns today are really thinly veiled awareness ad campaigns. Companies are simply renting access to an influencer's audience on the misguided belief that this access will generate sales by association. But this is a short-sighted … [Read more...]

Is Your Brand Activation Creating Word of Mouth?

Companies spend millions on brand activations and Netflix's recent CES activation was no different. The super weird booth from fake company Psychasec promoting their "sleeve" product, a spare body you can transfer your consciousness into seems to be … [Read more...]