One of the best features of Twitter that is relatively unknown to most users is their Lead Generation cards. Your tweet, see live example, will have a button and when another Twitter user clicks the button, their email address is sent to your application (which happens to be a Google spreadsheet in this case).
Whether you are a small website owner or an event organizer, you can use these Lead Generation cards to easily collect email addresses from Twitter users who may be interested in your product. For instance, Twitter users can subscribe to your email newsletter with a click without leaving the Twitter website. Event organizers can use Twitter’s Lead Generation Cards to capture email addresses of people who may be interested in attending an upcoming event....
Visual content is exploding on social media, with sites like Pinterest and Vine leading the charge.
Even Twitter, which started as a place to post short and simple messages, now has images for a more visual experience. Indeed, the future of digital media is upon us — and it’s rich with visual content.
According to an infographic from Oracle, there are five tweets per second that include a Vine link. The acquisitions of Tumblr and Vizify point to an increased interest in interactive media and infographics, with Yahoo investing in visual media.
Blogger outreach campaigns have gained popularity with big brands like Ford and eBay Deals hopping on the bandwagon. But why does blogger outreach help brands, and more importantly, how will it help your client? Overall, this post serves to gives you a why, what and how glimpse inside blogger promotion.
On average, inbound leads cost 61% less than leads from outbound marketing methods like billboards, direct mail, or radio advertisements.
Inbound marketing is not a channel, tactic or technology; it is a methodology. With inbound, brands attract, convert, close and delight visitors, leads and customers through a variety of channels including social media, email, blogging, search engine optimization and more.
Don’t believe me? Let’s dive into some facts and statistics behind inbound marketing....
The media world is changing. The traditional media such as the New York Times is under threat. Here are 10 content marketing lessons from two upstarts.
So if you want to take the art of blogging and content marketing seriously you will need to think like a publisher not an like an amatuer or hobbyist.
The 10 content marketing lessonsHere are some insights and lessons on what makes Buzzfeed and Upworthy the fastest growing websites on the planet and what you can learn and apply from their tactics to your content, blog and website....
For this year’s back-to-school season, the brand launched the #Toms Give Back to School Contest aimed at increasing engagement on Pinterest.
They encouraged people to create a pinboard and pin their favorite outfits using only items found on the TOMS website. To compete for the $500 Toms gift certificate, pinners created a special board for the contest and tagged every pin with “#TOMS Give Back to School Contest.”
Toms scored huge brand awareness and sales during the contest as pinners posted beautiful pictures that spread across their personal networks. The campaign shows the expanding influence of visual social media sites, and in the coming years, more brands will take part in this growing trend....
Marty Note Great HuffPost roundup of several important infographics and psychology of color studies. Which ones surprised you? Problem is every website wants ALL of those emotions, but not all at once (lol). Key is picking right color for right content / place on your site.
RED may SUCK as a homepage because it chases people away, but red could ROCK as an accent. Red "buy" buttons have only been beat ONE TIME in thousands of tests we've run. So find the right color conversation and have it at the right time.
At Curagami (http://www.Curagami.com) we think of colors as ways to help tell stories. We try to "match the hatch" of the story we are telling to colors in our images or within supporting graphics such as icons or widgets.
When our story is EXCITING we like RED or variations of it. We may also isolate the red by using black and white. Isolating red makes its power SHOUT in just the right minimal way sometimes. Too much red makes you want to RELAX so we may follow a RED with a soothing green or blue.
Websites are hub and spoke so it van be impossible to map stories to color in sequence. BUT if you match the PAGE to your colors you can win and be sure to daisy chain content telling the same story with enough similar colors and scenttrail to create a sense of connection. If you tell a GREEN story and suddenly smack your readers with too much red they RUN.
Win the page, link the page and win the psychology of color battle in your web design.
And YES I'm breaking my Big Blogs curation rule for the 3rd time in a day (lol). Soon as you state a stupid rule like that you break it and that is a definite RULE (lol). M
Pour contrer Snapchat, l’application qui permet d’envoyer un message éphémère à un ami, Facebook a récemment lancé Slingshot. Cela fonctionne sur le même principe, des messages qui s’auto-détruisent après un temps prédéterminé. Seule différence, les destinataires devaient à leur tour envoyer un message ou une image pour pouvoir visualiser le message reçu...
According to a recently conducted study by VidYard and Demand Metrics, video marketing is the most effective marketing option available today. In addition, the return on investment provided by video marketing is improving, according to 48% of the respondents. While it is certainly no surprise that video marketing is an excellent resource, this study really just shows how important it is.
The effectiveness of video has not been lost on successful marketing companies. The report found that over a third of large companies are producing over 100 marketing videos each year. They also found that 86% of those surveyed use key tools to measure the effectiveness of their video marketing efforts, which further shows that the ROI on video is real....
If you haven’t used IFTTT before, it’s like a dashboard of connectors that can make anything hooked up to the web work by itself, using triggers, or ‘ifs’, to power devices, social media and web services. The triggers include Internet of Things devices, time of day, weather, football results or social media pings. The actions include electricity switches, push-alerts, email, and pretty much any web service.
Anyone can create their own ‘recipes’, as IFTTT calls them, and if you are stumped for inspiration, you can browse open, shared recipes that have been created by other IFTTT users. There are over 136,000 of them here.
If you are looking to turbo charge your social media strategy, here are 8 of our favourite IFTTT recipes (with two fun ones for good luck):...