With the exception of Jeb Bush, none of the Republican Presidential candidates have a LinkedIn page to promote their candidacy for the office of President of the United States. Of the top 15 candidates on the Republican side surveyed, most have dedicated Twitter handles and Facebook pages in support of their presidential campaigns. Several have a variety of other social media properties like Google+, Youtube channels and Instagram accounts but none leverage LinkedIn – except Jeb Bush. Even Governor Bush’s LinkedIn page only has 4,030 followers. The two main candidates on the Democratic … [Read more...]
Attendance at 2015 TIE Annual Conference Boosted by Army of Social Media Advocates
The TiE conference, one of the largest conferences on entrepreneurship in the world, recently took place in Silicon Valley. Approximately 4,000 people attended with keynote speakers including Jack Welch and other luminaries in the fields of business and entrepreneurship. This year, the TIE organizing committee turned to using innovative technology from Silicon Valley social media startup NewzSocial to drive attendance at the conference. A small army of over 2 dozen social media advocates signed up to have interesting content about the conference shared through them with their connections on … [Read more...]
Brand Advocates as your marketing strategy. But, who?
Marketers, what is the one marketing tool you know of that works out the best for you? What about one that has been proven time and again to never fail? Now, how about both? For me, that one tool is word-of-mouth marketing. Word-of-mouth marketing was never invented, instead just existed because people love to share information with others! The power of word-of-mouth marketing should never be underestimated. Just think how many times we turn to our friends for advice when we need help in making a purchase decisions or why we chose Brand X over Brand Y just because we trust our friends' … [Read more...]
The power of the consumer, and that of the marketer.
"I rarely surf and mainly search." Sounds familiar? Sounds like you when you are on the Internet? Well, you're not alone. This quote was shared by Lynda Kate Smith, CMO of Twilio, in a marketing class where she lectured on the topic of social media marketing. The quote is extracted from a longer one by Paul Gillin which he uses to describe customers online behaviour in reaction to marketing tactics on both traditional and online mediums. Here's the full (long) quote: “Hear me marketers for I am your worst nightmare. Although I could be your best friend. Over the past year, I have … [Read more...]