Interview with Dave Chaffey of Smart Insights

This week I had the pleasure of reading a new report from Smart Insights on the State of Digital Marketing 2015 […]

Where does Google+ fit into your B2B Marketing plans? [infographic]

Have you made Google Plus a part of your marketing strategy yet? If not, you could be missing out on a great opportunity to grow your audience. After all, it’s not every day that a social media website goes to great lengths to make your business more visible, but that’s exactly what you’ll get from […]

How to Make the Zero Moment of Truth Work for You

Thanks to the Internet, another critical moment for consumer/brand interactions is also getting attention: the Zero Moment of Truth (or ZMOT) […]

Use Facebook Data to Unlock Consumer Affinity

When I started this blog back in 2006 Facebook was just getting going but nobody had a clue on when it came to the volumes of valuable data that they would ultimately produce. Today we are talking about almost 1 billion posts on Facebook per day, the same happens on Twitter every 4 days.

When […]

Is It Time To Reconsider Sentiment Scoring?

In a recent blog post called The Problem with Automated Sentiment Analysis from Fresh Networks, a social media agency, they evaluated a few sentiment tools and their results are quite similar to what we’ve found in a number of our own experiments:

– About 80% of posts are neither positive nor negative.

– Sentiment […]

Why Semantic Analysis trumps Sentiment Analysis

For years, sentiment has been a widely used measure of how customers view a company’s products and services. But sentiment analysis has inherent flaws. First is what it cannot tell you because it only considers a small amount of the available data. Only about 25 percent of posts actually contain sentiment, either positive or […]

Micro Targeting your Online Media

Let’s say you’re an auto insurance company. You want to target micro-segments where people think about buying auto insurance. […]

How to Optimize your Paid Search with Social Media

We used to learn about who our audience was by putting cookies on our website and waiting for traffic to come so we could learn more about our visitors. For example, before people visited our site, perhaps they visited espn.com. So we potentially have a large sports audience as a segment of our brand, […]

Why is Google Scared and What it means for B2B Marketing!

At a recent dinner with a buddy of mine from Microsoft (who helped launch Bing) – I learned a lot more about the search market and a very important trend that can effect the future of B2B Marketing.

When you think about the search behavior of the average person online – we are mostly conditioned […]

LinkedIn Search Optimization (LSO) Critical for B2B Marketers

Search engine optimization (SEO) is the process of improving the volume or quality of traffic to a web site from search engines via natural search results. This gave birth to a whole industry centered on optimizing search results for a given term. For B2C or B2B Marketers this was a huge revolution.

But for […]