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Maintaining social relevance
Copywriting

Social Relevance: Amplifying Your Message

No one cares about you – they care about how you can solve their problems. Write for your readers.

These two expressions epitomize the most important marketing (and social media) concept: relevance. How often have you seen a post, picture, tweet, or comment that adds zero value? Or where the signal-to-noise ratio is, well, noisy?

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Strategy

How to Compete with Free

Are you involved in your professional association? Or do you run one – either as a director, staff, or volunteer?

If so, you’re probably concerned with one aspect of Social Media: How do you compete with free? (Or perhaps, you’re concerned with a more existential question: Does social media make associations irrelevant?)

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Marketing Automation

Nurture-Marketing: No or “Not Yet”

Have you ever put in a proposal, or answered an enquiry about your products or services, and then waited patiently for their answer about the next step? While images of pulling petals off a daisy might come to mind (“He loves me, he loves me not”) the words that ultimate come back are either yes we want you, or no we don’t.

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Engagement

15 elements for creating great videos (Part 2)

Last week’s blog post focused on the top eight factors in creating a great video. This week’s blog post takes it home, with practical advice gleaned from hosting 180 hours of Professionally Speaking TV, being interviewed hundreds of times in media, and filming 100s of short promo videos for clients.

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Engagement

15 elements for creating great videos (Part 1)

When it comes to video, it is better to be late to the game, than be an earlier adopter. The reason why? We are no longer in the age of expensive experimentation: you can learn from the experience of others – and their mistakes.

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Our Thinking

Setting Yourself up For ROI

How do you determine the ROI on your marketing and sales investments? The standard formula is simple: divide the return, less investment, by the investment. A marketing campaign costs $1000, and reaches out to 1000 prospects. Five per cent of these respond, generating $1000 profit, for an ROI of zero: (1000-1000)/1000. If the profit is $1500, then ROI is 50 per cent, if profit is $500, then the ROI is negative.

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