MARKETING AND SALES STRATEGIES

Tasha Returns! (How To Make A Big Announcement Even Bigger)

I always love sharing examples of success and today we have a fun one from the world of sports.

Most professional sports teams, when ready to make an announcement like a new player joining, follow the “old rules”. They just write a press release and then share the news with the handful of reporters who regularly cover the team. That’s typically all that's done to get the word out.

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Brand Journalism at Cleveland Metropolitan School District

Recently I had an opportunity to meet with Roseann Canfora, chief communications officer for the Cleveland Metropolitan School District and spend a day with her entire team.

I led a session on Real-Time Marketing and PR but I think I learned more from them than they from me. It was an incredibly interesting to hear how CMSD deploys journalism techniques to communicate to students, parents, the media, and the wider Cleveland community.

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My Name Is

Posted by David Meerman Scott 03:56 PM on June 21, 2016

I get hundreds of pitches from people each week, mostly via email.

They want to tell me about their product or service or they want to sell me something. I’m sure you get a bunch too. Read More

HubSpot and Ten Years of the Inbound Marketing Movement

Ten years ago today, Brian Halligan and Dharmesh Shah co-founded HubSpot with a SaaS-based marketing platform as the initial offering the company was working on. Happy birthday HubSpot(!)

Brian and Dharmesh recognized that the way people buy products and services had changed. People were doing independent research on the Web, and companies needed to adapt in order to reach them.

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Witnessing The Future And Not Recognizing What’s Happening

Posted by David Meerman Scott 09:01 AM on May 28, 2016

Forty years ago today, on May 28, 1976, The Ramones played my high school auditorium. I was 15 years old and a massive live music geek so I lined up early and sat in the front row.

I didn’t like it. I didn’t get it. I thought it was weird. I didn't realize I was witnessing the future.

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Hillary Clinton’s Social Media Sharing Secret Weapon

Selfies are a thing. Love them or hate them, they are a part of modern smartphone culture, no more so than on a Presidential candidate rope line. Hillary Clinton has figured out how to optimize selfies for social sharing. It’s a small but fascinating marketing technique!

Presidential candidates are constantly asked to pose for selfies on the campaign trail. The fact that they are at the event to win votes means they feel an obligation to take as many as they can.

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Social Media and the Secret Lives of Teenagers

“Instagram. Whisper. Yik Yak. Vine. YouTube. Kik. Ask.fm. Tinder. The dominant force in the lives of girls coming of age in America today is social media.”

I just finished the book American Girls: Social Media and the Secret Lives of Teenagers by Nancy Jo Sales. This is an important book if you want to learn how the young generation—both girls and boys—use their smartphones. It’s an essential read if you have teenagers or tweens in your life.

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What Gift Will You Give Yourself?

My birthday was this weekend and I gave myself the gift of several athletic personal bests.

The only reason I could celebrate my birthday in this way was that five years ago this weekend, on my 50th birthday, I chose to change my mindset and focus on exercise and eating right. Five years ago I gave myself a life-changing gift. My transformation also benefited my family because my new mindset has made me a better person.

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Bringing Online Content to Your Offline Marketing

This morning I delivered the keynote speech at the Digital Signage Expo in the Las Vegas Convention Center. The digital signage industry is at the forefront of real-time offline marketing because businesses using the latest digital signs have the ability to change displays at a moment’s notice. Marketers can reach people by leveraging what’s going on in social media and the news of the day and showcasing their products in context via digital signs.

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NH Primary: Sales & Marketing Lessons from Attending Multiple Campaign Events

Living in the Boston area gives me an incredible window into the U.S. Presidential election. Since Boston is less than an hour’s drive from the New Hampshire border, candidates with deep pockets advertise on television here in Boston hoping to influence the first in the nation primary voters who have access to Boston TV. My hometown paper, the Boston Globe has extensive coverage of the primary race.

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