How to Prepare Employee Advocates for Social Selling Success

This week I moderated another Social Media Today webinar as part of their Best Thinker webinar series, this time on the topic of How to Prepare Employee Advocates for Social Selling Success. This webinar was sponsored by Everyone Social and featured Jill Rowley (@jill_rowley), Chief Evangelist and Founder of Social Selling, Kurt Shaver (@kurtshaver), […]

How Are Serious Games Reinventing Businesses?

I had a chance to sit down with Luke Hohmann, founder of Conteneo, Inc. and creator of Innovation Games® and Knowsy® to discuss how serious games are changing Sales and Marketing teams at major brands. The following is a transcript of our conversation.

PD: Talk a little bit about what is a “serious” game. […]

Creating an Immersive Brand Experience at the Red Bull Wake Open

The Red Bull Wake Open in Tampa, Florida is the world’s largest Wake Boarding contest and they wanted to do something new and engaging from a guest experience perspective this year. They are partnering with Smartsy to incorporate Visual Recognition and User Generate Content into their branding to help make them more interactive and actionable. […]

Using Visual Recognition to Tap into the Consumer Mindset

Marketers have been trying to capture that magic moment when a potential consumer is actually looking to interact with your brand. […]

Social Intelligence adds value throughout the Stage Gate Process

Social data is becoming increasingly important in the new product development processes of many companies. In particular, manufacturers are tapping into social conversations as they explore new product ideas in order to learn what consumers are interested in and talking about. Later, when launch is imminent, social channels are becoming a key factor in […]

Don’t tell Jelli there is no ROI in Social Media!

I had the pleasure of meeting the team from Jelli (http://www.jelli.com) a few weeks back. Jelli for those of you who don’t know it already is 100% user controlled radio so what Pandora is doing for music is what Jelli is doing for radio – totally crowdsourced.

The site I have to admit is […]

Facebook’s Like Button adds Life to your Content

Like it or hate it – the Like button is here to stay. In the first week of its launch 50,000 like buttons were integrated on various websites and more than 1M “likes” were registered within 24 hours of its introduction. At last count well over 100,000 websites integrate some form of Facebook’s social plugins […]

Do you need to be an Extrovert to be in Social Media Marketing?

Great question which I found myself asking last night after I reviewed my recent Myers Briggs score. I found it interesting that my score came in as ENTJ.

For those of you who aren’t aware of the Myers Briggs test it asks you a bunch of questions from multiple angles to rate you on 4 […]

Location is important for your Contact Center too!

Location Based Services (LBS) are becoming all the rage now. Start up companies like Foursquare which is a web based check in service where you can declare your location to your friends, and even popular sites like Twitter and Facebook are getting into the act and attaching location based information about your status updates.

Clearly […]

Generating a Buyer Persona with Facebook Advertising

I am a big fan of David Meerman Scott’s work and I am in the middle of re-reading his book the New Rules of Marketing and PR 2nd edition! In the book he stresses the importance of having a “buyer persona” and his definition a buyer persona is a “distinct group of potential customers expressed […]