7 Steps To Get Your Pinterest Account On The Road To Success

The following post is a guest post by Sarah Landrum. After graduating from Penn State with degrees in Marketing and Public Relations, Sarah Landrum moved to Harrisburg to become a digital marketer. She is also a freelance writer and the founder of Punched Clocks, a career development blog that helps readers find happiness and success in life and at work. Follow…

7 Ways To Grow Your Social Audience That Are Not Paid Ads

Many people are frustrated when they are starting out in Social Media. They are stuck in a circle: No Followers – No shares and retweets – no social audience – no new followers. No matter how great the information is which you share on your social accounts without an initial audience, it is like a well-hidden secret which no one…

Why Some Traffic Is Freezing Cold And Some Blazing Hot – And How To Heat Up Some Of Your Traffic

You have probably all heard about cold calling in connection with sales. And most of you probably know, that the success rate for warm sales as for instance through referrals from happy customers are much higher than for cold calling. Not talking about the bad feeling many people (including me) have when they have to do cold calling. Recently I…

Email Marketing Is Not Dead And Connections Count

I recently went to a startup event where there was a lot of talk about „viral marketing“ and creating „buzz“ for whatever you just need the buzz for. I think the term “viral marketing” is often used in a rather dangerous way, which leaves the door more than open for wrong expectations and misunderstandings. So I will stick with the…

Your Audience Will Make the Difference

I recently came across Danny Iny’s new book „The Audience Revolution“. I have not quite finished reading it, but I am a good way in – it is worth your time! Danny writes about his “Audience first” approach to selling: To be successful you should build an audience before you decide on the product you want to sell. Together with…

Marketing Automation: 4 Things You Should Not Do

I recently came across a post by Kristi Hines on Social Media Examiner about tools and use-cases for these tools with automating your social accounts. Now, I guess you are already aware, that we here at The Social Ms are big fans of marketing automation. That we firmly believe that to achieve a lot with Social Media you will one…

8 Reasons Why Your Team Needs a Writer

One widely underestimated task in young companies seems to be marketing. Whether you are building a startup with a new product or are on your way to becoming a freelance superhero utilizing your expertise: You might be the best in your field, provide the ultimate solution to a common problem, or have an innovative product everybody needs – If no-one…

Basics of Social Media Marketing Success

Talking to clients I sometimes get the impression they only want the big numbers which in their eyes represent the huge success of social media marketing. But they most definitely do not want the sweat, the effort and often the multiple frustrations that come for free on your path to social media marketing success. They talk about going „viral“ long…

Storytelling: The Importance of Your Own Stories for Your Social Media Success

Working with clients and talking to founders we realized that some of them are missing the essential element for their social media marketing success: They need to be willing to create content and tell stories – the whole time. Many of the people we talk to believe that social media marketing is all about posting updates and being constantly active…