“Success is a process, not an event”

by Susanna Gebauer (@dreckbaerfrau) I read this remark in G+ yesterday (Shared by Brian Gosur), and it nails down one of the biggest misunderstandings of social media I have to deal with in conversations with clients or potential clients. Many people still believe they can simply snap their fingers in social media and see results. Or in other words, they…

Customer Support – Problem Solved When Client Runs

by Jonathan Gebauer (@jogebauer) Update Feb 5 2015: Gavin Hammar, Founder and CEO of Sendible got in touch today via the comment section. He apologized and offered us 6 month free with Sendible for our trouble and assuring us that the technical problems have been fixed. While this remains an incredible example of what not to do I have to…

Grammarly: Just another Spellchecker, or your path to better content?

by Susanna Gebauer (@dreckbaerfrau) Content and social media marketers write a lot of content. For us, The Social Ms, the process usually goes: One of us writes a piece of content and the other reads, corrects, comments and adds his/her thoughts. I think this process adds to the original piece of content. But I know that sometimes it would be…

How “Brands” relate to “Sales” in Social Media

by Susanna Gebauer (@dreckbaerfrau) I am sure, some of my readers will already have the response on their tongue: “Social Media is not about selling” – but that is less than half the truth. Most of us marketers (and not only us) would not even be in social media (or maybe only to chat with friends) without the possibility to…

Climbing The Marketing Success Ladder With Data

by Susanna Gebauer (@dreckbaerfrau) Measuring is key to marketing success. It is the fine art of marketing. Without measuring what you are getting out of what you are doing, you are flying blind. Numbers are not only for bragging; they are the proof that what you are doing is taking you where you want to go (or that you are…

A Quick Way To Test Your Marketing Assumptions

by Jonathan Gebauer (@jogebauer) Very often I make assumptions: This product is of interest to that audience This message will convert This message will lead to sharing This action will lead to this reaction … More often then not these can be tested before being implemented in a wider context. The importance of testing marketing assumptions Yesterday I published a…

Lean Marketing – It Will Change Marketing Forever

Have you heard of “Lean Startup” or “Lean Innovation”? Well, then it is time to adapt the concept to lean marketing. And a new generation of marketers is already doing it, changing the landscape of marketing forever. Lowering the costs and generating results that old school marketers can only dream about. You can be one of them! What Is the…

Hustle: Before People READ They Must CLICK

by Susanna Gebauer (@dreckbaerfrau) What makes some blogs/bloggers successful while others are passing by fairly unnoticed? Of course, the first and very important reason is the quality of the content, but there is more to the success of a blog than the content published. I am absolutely sure, there are thousands of blogs out there that I would love to…

A Pain Free and Easy Way to Start a Blog and Why to DO IT NOW!

We are living in a world where literally everyone is a marketer. Everyone is marketing something – even if it is just himself. And one of the most accessible ways to market yourself is a blog. I really believe that everyone should write and publish. But still many people don’t. So why should you start now? Because the content you…