MARKETING AND SALES STRATEGIES

Hillary Clinton is Newsjacking her own Benghazi Committee Testimony

This week, Hillary Clinton and Simon & Schuster, the publisher of her 2014 memoir Hard Choices, made chapter 17 “Benghazi: Under Attack” completely free on the book’s site. All 35 pages are available with no registration required.

I find the timing of this offer fascinating because Hillary Clinton is scheduled to return to Capitol Hill tomorrow to give testimony before the House Select Committee on Benghazi. She is, of course, a candidate for President of the United States so the stakes are high for her appearance before the #BenghaziCommittee.

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Marketing and Public Relations Then and Now

The brand new 5th Edition of The New Rules of Marketing & PR released last week in the USA. It is shipping now from Amazon and other online sellers and is available on Kindle, Google play, iTunes, and other ebook formats now. Physical bookstores in the USA should have stock now and over the next weeks the book should make its way to other markets around the world.

The new release gave me a reason to revisit some of the “old rules”. But I went further to think about some of the ways that marketing and PR has changed in the decade since I started writing the first edition.

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Twitter’s New “Moments” Feature Could Aid Newsjacking

Posted by David Meerman Scott 02:25 PM on October 06, 2015

A few hours ago, Twitter launched a new feature called Moments.  I see a big opportunity to use Moments in your newsjacking efforts.

Moments is a new tab in the Twitter application alongside the existing “Home,” “Notifications,” and “Messages”.

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The 5th Edition of The New Rules of Marketing and PR Released!

Posted by David Meerman Scott 10:12 AM on October 06, 2015

The New Rules of Marketing & PR was originally published in the first edition way back in 2007. That’s like half a century in dog internet years.

When I first wrote the book in 2005 and 2006, Twitter didn’t exist and Facebook was only on college campuses (you needed a .edu email address to join). Now we live in a world with Periscope, Instagram, Newsjacking and all sorts of other ways to reach buyers so I’ve updated the book once again. 

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Just Because

Posted by David Meerman Scott 05:15 PM on September 30, 2015

"Just because" isn't a good reason to interrupt someone you are connected to with your sales message. 

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The Story of Content: An excellent film that explains new marketing

Are you are trying to explain new marketing to those who “just don’t get it” like, maybe, your bosses, your employees, your spouse, your parents, or your kids? This new film about Content Marketing is the best way I’ve seen to share the ideas of reaching people with content in a way they appreciate.

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The Value of Personal Communications

Posted by David Meerman Scott 04:34 PM on September 16, 2015

In our modern world of Web interfaces, online purchases made easy with a few clicks, pre-populated order forms, and social media share buttons, it’s easy to interface with dozens or even hundreds of companies and never have an encounter with a human.

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6S Marketing Brilliant Newsjacking of the iPhone 6S

Posted by David Meerman Scott 09:37 AM on September 08, 2015

Sometimes a Newsjacking opportunity sets itself up brilliantly. It’s a shot on goal when the goalie is distracted and the defenders are out of position. Occasionally, you’ve got an ideal chance to get noticed.

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8 Tips for Creating a Buyer-Centric Website

Posted by David Meerman Scott 03:28 PM on September 02, 2015

The online relationship begins the second a potential customer hits your homepage. The first thing he or she needs to find is a self-reflection. That's why you must organize your site with content for each of your distinct buyer personas.

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Are You Selling When Buyers Are Ready?

Posted by David Meerman Scott 03:24 PM on August 25, 2015

Today, buyers are in charge.

Google is our first stop during any shopping excursion. We check out a company’s site and blog and YouTube channel before considering doing business with them. We fire up LinkedIn an hour before an initial business meeting. We check out the CEO’s Twitter feed to see what she is up to.

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David Meerman Scott

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