What makes a good online media planner?
Planning an online PR campaign doesn’t necessarily require the same skills as a paid search one, or developing a social media strategy may not need the same proficiencies as that of an email one.
There is some talk over at NMA about the battle for control of social media. In one corner we have the PR agencies, and in the other there are ad agencies.
Personally I can’t see any value in allowing either of these types of agencies to develop and manage your social media strategy. Or any other agencies for that matter, even those dedicated to social media.
Controversial? I should hope not…
Why is it still not uncommon to attend a social media or digital marketing conference and overhear stories about people with little to no significant experience who recently filled new mid-management social media marketing positions?
We laugh at the absurdity, but if firms can't differentiate between
experts and newbies, how will they differentiate between the value of social media marketing and a hiring mistake when it all goes awry?
Last week, Econsultancy published a new report in association with digital consultancy Blue Latitude, The Impact of Digital Beyond Sales and Marketing: How Digital is Transforming Organisations. The report examines the impact of digital across the business and, consequently, how companies are managing organisational change as a result of changing trends in technology and customer behaviour.
It is absolutely crucial for all business functions to understand this rapidly evolving environment, and with that in mind, this post summarises and explores the impact of digital channels across a range of business functions.
Last week I attended a roundtable about customer service hosted by Foviance to mark the UK’s National Complaints Day.
A recurring theme was how customer service is often overlooked by those in the digital sector, despite being an area which permeates so many parts of an organisation.
Consequently, I began thinking about how companies need to identify and implement different areas of customer service.
Earlier this month, social media darlings around the internet were singing the praises of Old Spice, with Mashable claiming that the now infamous campaign was the "future of marketing" and that the agency involved, Wieden + Kennedy, had set a "standard marketing experts will admire and follow in the years to come."
Now, various marketing blogs and online news sources are reporting that sales have "fallen by 7%." But, with barely a week gone since Mr Old Spice conversed with "everyone" on YouTube, is it simply too early to predict ROI from the campaign?
Looking at the numbers, it seems the original analysis of the drop in sales may be flawed, given that it's somewhat premature to announce a verdict about the campaign's success or indeed, failure at this stage.
How often do you Google your own name? And how often do you Google the names of potential employees before opting to hire them? In these data-driven times, it is important to recognise that personal information is becoming much more accessible and can impact you both postively and negatively.
In his new book, iCrossing's Antony Mayfield addresses how to manage personal online reputation effectively. We recently caught up with Antony at the launch of Me and My Web Shadow to find out more.
Whilst websites adapt every day to be as accessible and usable as
possible, email hasn’t quite benefited from the same level of attention
in this area. Instead, marketers have frequently chosen to ignore these
developments in all other areas online and continue to do things the way
they always have.
Email as a marketing channel is being creatively
abused like no other, and it is time for change.
Whilst social media tends to attract much attention at the moment, the savvy marketing professional understands that success lies in using the best digital marketing mix and not over focusing on one channel.
Email marketing remains an important component, but what can be done to raise our game and generate even better results from this established and proven marketing tool?
Running an ongoing SEO campaign is a lot like spinning plates. With so many factors in play in search engine algorithms, you really need to be aware of all of them at once to ensure a successful campaign - it's all about keeping a balance between all of them.
This post is a compilation of various pitfalls, gripes and bugbears I've come across where something is lacking in the balance required for success in organic search.