Are you a perfectionist? For many people it's a point of pride--but it may be keeping you from reaching your highest potential.
If you constantly do everything perfectly and perform everything flawlessly, you may think you're being effective and efficient. But sometimes it's the imperfect performances that demonstrate your greatest potential.
...And according to Social Media Examiner, 97% of marketers are currently participating in social media—but 85% of participants aren’t sure what social media tools are the best to use.
This demonstrates a huge potential for social media marketing to increase sales, but a lack of understanding on how to achieve those results. Here’s a look at just some of the ways social media marketing can improve your business...
Today, I’m proud to announce the release of Altimeter Group’s second report on Digital Transformation. This new report is aimed at executives and digital strategists to help them (you) further understand the state of digital transformation as you plan your next steps and investments.
In our initial report, “Digital Transformation: Why and How Companies are Investing in New Business Models to Lead Digital Customer Experiences (DCX),” we learned that digital transformation was as much about technology as it was about people. It was a much more human story, one that shared insights, advice and cautionary tales from those on the front lines.
It can be a difficult process for a brand to move from focusing on channels to experience but it is happening. McKinsey put it best in their 2013 presentation, Transforming Customer Experience: From Moments to Journeys. Customer journeys are paramount. So,how…
Like weeds in a green lawn, people who are “different” — whether behaviorally or neurologically — don’t always fit into standard job categories. But if you can arrange working conditions to align with the abilities of such individuals, they can add significant value.
Pinterest just keeps on growing and has attained strength of 70 million users. Once you have got the hang on pins and boards and repinning, you might wonder what else there is to Pinterest. Pinterest can help your business grow if only you know and use some of the less known tricks.
The strategy – of simply pinning your own images and expecting others to repin – will not carry you far. You must seriously engage with others by repinning content. One assured way to develop new followers is to tag the original pinner in the description section.
There is a misconception that Pinterest users are on the site only for merrymaking. This is untrue as many Pinterest users are there to shop. When you are selling your products on Pinterest, make sure to include a price tag on the image. It is reported that pins with price tags attract 35 % more likes than those without price tags....
Consider the recent article, “Why Strategy Execution Unravels — and What to Do About It“ by Donald Sull, Rebecca Homkes, and Charles Sull, in the March 2015 issue of HBR. Articles like this are well meaning and all set out to overcome the shortfalls of “execution.” But they all fail, including this one, and for the same reason: you can’t prescribe a fix for something that you can’t describe. And no one can describe “strategy execution” in a way that does not conflict with “strategy.”
Blaming poor execution for the failure of your “brilliant” strategy is a part of what I’ve termed “The Execution Trap” — how “brilliant” can your strategy really be if it wasn’t implementable?
There are certain things that make content stand out. The topic, the design, the interactivity….
But while some people are under the impression that digital marketing success is completely random, Team Kapost comes from a different school of thought.
We believe there’s a rhyme and reason to producing successful content.As such, welcome to the 5-part “Content Anatomy” series, which breaks down stand-out examples of the most popular content types. The infographics that follow look closely at the intimate components of 5 different content types, examining how these elements come together to form a complete and functional asset.
...our first infographic dissects a whitepaper from Google, called “Principles of Mobile Site Design: Delight Users and Drive Conversion.”
Many studies show us that our brains prefer storytelling to facts.When we read facts, only the language parts of our brains work to understand the meaning. When we read a story, the language parts of our brains and any other part of the brain that we would use if we were actually experiencing what we’re reading, light up.This means that it’s easier for us to remember stories than facts. Our brains can't make major distinctions between a story we’re reading about and something we are actually doing....
This article is by Josh Bernoff, senior VP, Idea Development, at Forrester Research. He is the co-author of the new book, The Mobile Mind Shift. “Hello, customer. I’m from the company’s marketing department, and I’m here to help you.” That’s something you don’t hear very often. Customers expect marketers to try to [...]
At first glance, after two decades, the utopian dream of the World Wide Web and social media maybe seems to be over. Big Brother returns to haunt our memories, and threaten our digital identity. Information overload and the maelstrom of new technologies confront us with a form of ¨Content Shock¨ and ¨Digital Darwinism,¨ where everything is moving too fast for us.
However, looking as the other side of the coin, the new digital ecosystem is perhaps not so bad he looks. Beyond this ¨Orwellian Dystopia¨, new technologies and social media provide us with the means to better fulfill us and make us better as individuals and consumers.
Today, thanks to new technologies, we can exercise together and individually, an undeniable power over brands and organizations. Tremendous power of influence, we could not even suspect there is still a few years, and now extends to many aspects of our existence.
This is the great power of influence of ¨prosumers¨; connected consumers of what we call now the new Generation C, baby boomers generation Z....
A new infographic leads with some of the most important tenets of social business. It's titled Social Media Trends Shaping 2014, and lists seven trends. I narrowed this down to four essential points for 2014.
Sharing your scoops to your social media accounts is a must to distribute your curated content. Not only will it drive traffic and leads through your content, but it will help show your expertise with your followers.
How to integrate my topics' content to my website?
Integrating your curated content to your website or blog will allow you to increase your website visitors’ engagement, boost SEO and acquire new visitors. By redirecting your social media traffic to your website, Scoop.it will also help you generate more qualified traffic and leads from your curation work.
Distributing your curated content through a newsletter is a great way to nurture and engage your email subscribers will developing your traffic and visibility.
Creating engaging newsletters with your curated content is really easy.