As people evaluate products and services as well as the organizations they might want to work with, they often conduct independent research.Read More
Last week, I was in Tokyo for the HubSpot Japan office opening events. The week culminated with “Grow with HubSpot” where hundreds of marketers from Japan gathered to learn about Inbound Marketing and HubSpot. It was great to be back in Japan where I lived for six years early in my career.Read More
Late last week I posted Facebook Live Is Great for Real Time Content Marketing. Soon after, Gerard Vroomen who is founder of the mountain bike company Open Cycle started an interesting discussion in the comments section of the blog post. Gerard rightly pointed out that a service like Facebook Live has a fatal flaw—you do not own the real estate. Check out the discussion in the comments.Read More
Last week, I delivered a keynote presentation at LinkedIn #ConnectIn16 in Sydney, Australia. It was a fantastic event where I had an opportunity to interact with many clever marketers to learn how they use LinkedIn to reach their audiences.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
“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.Read More
The number of Twitter users grew relatively slowly at first. Geeks like me learned about Twitter at SXSW and signed on early, but in the beginning it was mainly the tech savvy talking to one another about tech.
Here are some of my favorite epic tweets that signaled growth spurts in the social network. Many of these tweets became well known and were talked about in mainstream media and helped to get more users to sign up.Read More
I first wrote about Donald Trump’s mastery of real-time communications back in early August 2015 with my post Donald Trump Winning the Social Networking Primaries in a Landslide.
This was way before anybody set foot in a polling booth. In my post, I shared detailed analysis on how Trump was way ahead of the other candidates in his use of real-time social media.Read More