How The Inc. 500 is Using Social Media

Virtually all – 95% – of the 2013 Inc. 500 companies are using at least one major social media tool, according to the latest study from the Center for Marketing Research at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. LinkedIn remains the most commonly used platform, by 88% (up from 81%), but there appears to have been … Continue reading »

New YouTube Video Marketing Strategy and Design Workshop – February 9, 2014

Art Center College of Design 1 Day Workshop – February 9, 2014, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Instructor: Lori Berson Register at http://www.artcenter.edu/acn Gain a competitive advantage with YouTube Video Marketing. Today’s marketplace requires new skills to plan, publish, and optimize videos. Essential for every successful marketing program, YouTube can increase your visibility, capture leads, … Continue reading »

New Social Media Marketing Strategy Workshop

Art Center College of Design 2 Day Workshop – January 18 and 19, 2014, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Instructor: Lori Berson Register at http://www.artcenter.edu/acn Build Your Business with LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook. Social media marketing today is vastly different that it was even last year. New channels, platforms, technologies, and devices have led … Continue reading »

YouTube Ads Rewind 2013

Here are the ads we chose to watch on YouTube in 2013. This video celebrates just some of the great work done by brands. Do you remember these? Any favorites? ADS (in order of appearance) Honda – Honda “Hands”: http://youtu.be/Dxy4n0UT82o Oreo – Oreo Separator Machine: http://youtu.be/pii4G8FkCA4 Orangina – Mission 404: http://youtu.be/fOrr2RbB0-0 Heineken – Departure Roulette: … Continue reading »

Marketers Increase Video Use Across All Channels

Brands are spending money to peddle their products in online TV shows and other digital programs – in fact, video ad spend rose about 42% this year to reach $4.12 billion. But many marketers are finding that online video can also be extremely useful in helping communicate to potential customers about the products and services … Continue reading »

Which Social Networks Are Used For Ad Campaigns? [survey]

A fair number spend more than 5% of budget on paid social media Unsurprisingly, the greatest percentage of social campaigns land on Facebook, but that doesn’t mean other sites are getting left behind.In a July 2013 survey from media software company STRATA, nine out of 10 US agency execs reported being likely to use the … Continue reading »

Global Organizations Seeing Big Impact on Customer Use of Social Platforms [study]

Asked how much the growth of externally facing social platform usage (such as Twitter, YouTube and online communities) has changed the way their organization interacts with customers, 5% of respondents indicated a “transformational” impact, and another 26% a “significant” impact. That’s according to findings from a Social Media Today study conducted with Leader Networks and … Continue reading »

Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+ Investments Increasing [survey]

A majority of marketing and advertising execs think Facebook, LinkedIn, and Google+ will be the top social media investments for the coming months, according to a survey from The Creative Group, a staffing firm for marketing, PR, and advertising professionals. The study surveyed approximately 400 executives by asking the following question: “Do you anticipate companies … Continue reading »

Facebook Marketing and Advertising Efforts to Grow [survey]

Marketing and advertising efforts on Facebook will grow over the coming year, according to an industry survey commissioned by The Creative Group. The survey of more than 400 marketing and advertising executives found that 62% of respondents believe that companies will increase their investments in Facebook over the next year, and another 30% believe those investments will … Continue reading »