Marketing Priorities: 5 Things To Do When There Is Too Much To Do

When you are starting to market your company, your services or yourself on social media or elsewhere, there are many things to learn and even more things you can try. Most of them probably won’t work – but you need to try a lot to find some things that do work. The reality is that marketing consists of many possibilities,…

Social Media Fail: Twitter is Not Just About News

Sometimes I am shocked by how many wrong perceptions and misunderstandings of Twitter are presented as professional advice from so-called social media experts. Maybe it is because I myself am a heavy Twitter user and our social media success started with finding out how Twitter can be used for marketing a young company that I am so often thinking „what…

The Social Media Traffic Generation Masterclass – Part II

The second course in the Social Media Traffic Generation Masterclass is about “Making Sure Your Social Media Audience Matches Your Target Audience”. Have you ever wondered why some people in Social Media have few followers but get a ton of results, while others have thousands of followers and struggle to get anything out of them? Most often this is a…

Why Facebook Zero Is Bulls… and Why Consultants Claim It’s Not

Warning, the following article is a bit of a rant…Nothing to start the week better than with a rant. Facebook recently launched another update – and it didn’t take long until articles began to appear that claimed that it is the next step to “Facebook Zero.” In case you didn’t know, Facebook Zero is the term coined by marketers describing…

The Internet May Be Written in Ink – But It’s Going Straight to DVD

We are currently working on a project that involved asking people about their problems and fears when starting out in Social Media Marketing – and one of the most given answers surprised me: “I fear saying something wrong, damaging my company’s profile and bringing long term damage to it. Nothing ever really get’s deleted on the internet.” I’m not surprised…

The Devil in the Marketing Details – Do One Thing Right Before You Try Another

Marketing is not easy, and online marketing does not necessarily mean that marketing has become easier. Marketing has become more accessible, yes, but easier? As a marketer, I often see other marketers and even more often clients try a lot of different things at once. The process is always the same. They have read or heard about something that sounded clever.…

Intellectual Property Rights for Instagram, Flickr and Twitter Photos

The following post is a guest post by Olga Egorsheva, the CEO of the marketplace for social media content, lobster.media. Lobster makes it possible for anyone to earn money by selling licenses for the photos they have already published on Instagram or Flickr. Olga is Russian by origin, lived in France, Norway and Germany, and started the company in London with…

Why You Still Need a Blog in 2015 – The Traffic Generation Podcast (The Social Ms)

Today this is the second episode of our podcast – yes I know I am early on this one. I actually changed the plan and decided I will do this 2 – 3 times a week. You can still look forward to a set episode on sundays – with other episodes appearing during the week. I hope that is ok…