What Separates A Good Marketer From A Great Marketer?

You know what a good marketer is? A marketer who gets you results. You know what a good marketer is? A marketer who gets you results. Click To Tweet Seriously, if you ask me what separates a good marketer from a bad marketer, the answer would be: Results. But results aren’t everything, and the marketing landscape is changing quickly. And while…

“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…

The Two Sides of Trolls – Don’t Feed Them and Don’t Be One

by Susanna Gebauer (@dreckbaerfrau) There is no doubt: In social media the real success comes with interaction, communication and connecting. But sometimes when I look at some comments tweets or posts, I think the author should have kept quiet. Or in other words, the key to good interaction can sometimes be not to interact. Let me tell you about two…

Google is heading in the wrong direction – I decided not to follow

by Jonathan Gebauer (@jogebauer) (Disclaimer: The following represents my personal view of SEO and the monopoly in the search engine market.) There is a reason this blog and this site are called “The Social Marketers” and not “The Online Marketers”: We love social media marketing. We’re not very keen on SEO and SEM. Why? Anything related to Search Engines makes…

Why Even 100,000 Twitter Followers Can Be Worthless

by Susanna Gebauer (@dreckbaerfrau) There are numerous articles about how to target your ads, but seemingly no one is talking about targeting followers in social media. Yes, I admit, sometimes (as with Facebook ads for Fanpages) both are the same. But there are other ways to target than via paid ads, and often they make the difference between an acceptable…

The one important value marketers need to remember at all times

by Jonathan Gebauer (@jogebauer) One of the most common social media tips is: “Never spam. Don’t send advertising messages, don’t send sales emails, …” If you ask me, this is bad advice. Here is why: Marketing always consisted and will always consist in a large part of what we today like to call spam. Getting messages out to people that…

The Story of PR, not PR and Something Developing in Between

by Susanna Gebauer (@dreckbaerfrau) When we started out as entrepreneurs with a vision and an idea, to say the least, we were naive. We believed that PR would be a good idea to help with making our new startup know to a larger audience. It could have worked… Like so many other founders we loved our idea, and we firmly…

The Unanswered Question of How Often Should You Post on Social Media?

by Susanna Gebauer (@dreckbaerfrau) I recently came across an infographic on Pinterest, which told me exactly how often I should post on Social Media. And while there might be some vague truth behind the classification of some networks as “high volume” and others as “low volume” networks, I still think this infographic has it all wrong. There is no general…

Do Not Trust: Self-Proclaimed Social Media “Consultants” Are Dangerous

by Susanna Gebauer (@dreckbaerfrau) I am active on Social Media – ok I am very active. Obviously, that puts me on the radar of many people who want to sell things, even the consultants who want to sell me social media advice. I get sales pitches by social media consultants all the time. And to say the least, there has not…

Sharing Is Not Stealing – How Germans Fail At Social Media

by Susanna Gebauer (@dreckbaerfrau) I recently was told about an incident in a Facebook group that totally surprised me and to say the least shocked me. And it proves again, that Germans do not understand Social Media – and maybe never will (I am German btw). Someone was banned from a (German) Facebook group and attacked/trolled massively because he or…