Tag Archive: marketing

Social Media isn’t about the Marketing Department

OK, I know there will be lots of people jumping on this one but someone had to say it. Social media in my world is helping companies get “more of the right people talking more about them – proactively” – this is true Word-of-Mouth. Social media takes this concept and puts it on steroids –…

Ready, Fire, Aim – why it works with social media

We have all heard that the only way to have things work right is Ready, Aim, and Fire and I have supported this for years whenever I do strategic planning for organizations. However, we are in a new and different world these days and for once I can say Ready, Fire, Aim is a worthwhile…

How much is your "BRAND" worth?

I have to admit – I”M SHOCKED! This past week I was talking to a lady in charge of social media marketing for a software company about who they were using/hiring to be in charge of their social media strategy and planning.  With my background in corporate strategy, naive Blaine thought they were actually talking…

Would you hire "Buggy Whip" makers to design your CAR?

Forrester Research just released a report this month that will no doubt be somewhat controversial but needed to be discussed – who do you use to help lead you in the new “Revolution” of Social Media?  It isn’t who you think… Just like in the old days when the Buggy Whip manufacturers ruled the transportation…

Yesterday we were lazy, now we have to survive…

It was only a little over a year ago when being “fat and happy” was the way of life and people and their businesses were living the “good life”, like with Dany Mitchell, pictured with me, from Trattoria Mitchelli’s. Today, those same people are trying to survive – my how the world has changed and…

Why Social Media Fails…

For quite a while now Clay and I have talked about why many organizations are struggling with seeing even modest “results” from their use of social media. One of the key reasons to us is that most marketers (over 80% from our experience) really don’t “understand” social media and as such are using it incorrectly….