Tags archives: social-media-marketing

4 Reasons to Know Who’s Looking at You

“Haha, made you look!” When my kids were little they would taunt me with that phrase. It was intended as a playful insult because they tricked me into looking at something that didn’t exist. With my marketing team, that phrase is code speak for marketing content and messaging that creates a favorable impression catching our target audiences’ attention. But in that situation, no tricks are involved; it’s all talent and […]

Is it Time to Hire a Social Media Marketing Expert?

There was breakdown in the assembly line and no one on Henry Ford’s staff could fix it. As the story goes, his production lines were down for hours; hours turned into days, and Ford was frustrated. In desperation he called an electrical engineer friend whom he trusted to come to his plant, diagnose, and repair the problem. His friend promptly arrived and after spending about ten minutes the Ford lines […]

Using Metastrategy to Amplify Your Media Performance

The prefix meta- is used to mean about its own category.  For example, under the umbrella of business intelligence you often hear the term “metadata” which means data concerning data.  For purposes of this short post, “metastrategy” could be described as an overarching marketing strategy determining which media strategies to use during various phases of the consumer purchasing process (strategy concerning strategy).  As your customers move through the purchasing process, multiple […]

Marketing in a Skittish Economy

  A recent article in the Wall Street Journal (Recovery Losses Momentum) stated that consumers have seen little growth in their wallets and remain skittish about the economy’s prospects.  Of course, if you own a business that depends on people having jobs and disposable income you didn’t need research from the U.S. Commerce Department to tell you that consumer spending is sluggish.  Economists are currently cutting forecasts for the second […]

Is it Time to Hire a Social Media Marketing Consultant?

  There is a story that is told of Henry Ford about a breakdown in his assembly line that no one on his staff could fix.  As the story goes, his production lines were down for hours; hours turned into days, and Henry was frustrated.  In desperation he called an electrical engineer friend whom he trusted to come to his plant, diagnose, and repair the problem.  His friend promptly arrived […]

Are your key executives still scoffing at social media?

Most people will agree that practical experience is a good thing.  In fact, if you’ve been around the block a time or two, the old adage “experience is the best teacher” is probably anchored in your mindset.   When I reflect on my lessons learned through practical experience I always find Will Rogers’ perspective insightful, but also at times, troublesome:   “The trouble with using experience as your guide is that […]

Are You Building a Social-Ready Organization?

Are you friending, linking, tweeting and blogging? Social media is driving a wave of human interaction around the world. My @AlanSee twitter page currently references over 4,300 tweets and nearly 7,100 followers. Those are fairly low numbers when compared to many avid twitter users; although high enough to rank in the top one percent of users according to Twitter Grader. But what does it all mean? Do social media sites […]

Social Networking Platforms are Valuable Listening Posts

I was in Junior High School during the early 1970s recession and I can still remember my parent’s struggle to keep our small family business from closing. In the late 70s I enrolled in college and completed my undergraduate degree just in time to enter the job market during the recession of the early 1980s. According to a study by Yale University’s Lisa Kahn, college graduates who entered the job […]

Make Sure Your Twitter Profile Stands Out for the Right Reason

My post “Using Marketing Booth Babes” sparked some lively discussion. The original post asked marketer’s for their opinion on the practice of using booth babes (scantily clad women … or men) to attract attention to their organizations booth at conferences and trade-shows. The use of sexual tension to create a direction for a movie plot or to sell products is an age-old strategy. However, many readers agreed that using sex […]

Are You Building a Social-Ready Marketing Organization?

Are you friending, linking, tweeting and blogging? Social media is driving a wave of human interaction around the world. In fact, I find myself approaching the triple 3K mark on twitter; 3,000 tweets, 3,000 followers and 3,000 connections. Those are fairly low numbers when compared to many avid twitter users; although high enough to rank in the top one percent of users, at least according to Twitter Grader . But […]