It’s a chilly fall morning at a local coffee shop. In the corner sits a mother, searching on her laptop for the best preschool options for her toddler. Next to her, a businessman is using his iPhone to read user reviews about golf clubs. Across the room, a couple perusing Facebook makes plans to eat at a new restaurant after seeing a friend’s rave review. What do these experiences have in common? They are all Zero Moments of Truth, ZMOT for short, according to the genii over at Google who recently released a marketing e-book on the subject. ZMOTs are […]
You may have heard about the ongoing Occupy Wall Street protest. I’ve been following the story and it made me wonder: Are we witnessing the next big movement of our time?” Now I’m not talking about a march-on-Washington, hold-hands-like-a-bunch-of-hippies-and-sing-kumbayah kind of social movement. I’m talking about the write-a-blog, post-a-video-and-change-the-world sort of social movement.
It’s easy for businesses to claim they’re social by using traditional social media resources, but when other duties of the day create delayed responses to questions and sporadic check-in’s, real-time responsiveness isn’t always an option. Enter Twitter parties. Think of them as moderated chat rooms with immediate interface that have themes and time limits–and that are also public. Not only are they fun ways to “meet” like-minded people from all over the world, they also serve as an amazing social media tool for brands to promote their products.
It’s out with the old and in with the new for Facebook. After the popular social network announced the new “Timeline” last week and changes associated with it, many businesses are asking one question: how does this affect my business?
It seemed the whole social world was aflutter with the news: Target was launching a Missoni collection in early September. And I would know. I’m the exact demo for Target. A self-described “budget fashion-ista,” college educated with an age somewhere north of 28 and south of 40. Which is why on Tuesday, September 13, 2011, I set my alarm for 2:55 a.m. PST to wake up, jump online and spend a significant portion of my paycheck on the iconic Missoni zigzags that were once unattainable but now within my price range. I was not alone in this. Across the country, […]
Twitter is quickly becoming an increasingly important tool for digital markets. While there’s little doubt that social media initiatives like Twitter impact search engine ranking, there is some confusion around exactly how to incorporate Twitter into SEO strategy. ZOG Media’s SVP of Social Media, Elle Shelley, recently addressed this topic during the Advanced session of the prestigious Search Marketing Expo in Seattle, Wash. The event brings together the sharpest minds in search marketing and is facilitated by the editors of Search Engine Land. Below are the three tips from Shelley’s presentation at the event. Integrate into Strategy Integrating SEO target […]
“You like me! You really, really like me!” Those now-famous words said by Sally Field during her 1985 Academy Award acceptance speech ring true for many brands today within the social space. It’s what they want. It’s what they need. The ubiquitous little blue button lives on websites, blogs, Facebook pages and within various other digital spaces and just wants to be clicked. You see, it’s the click that brands yearn for. It’s corporate validation; giving proof positive that people out there in all corners of the web, really do like them.
This week Google rolled out their most recent enhancement to further integrate social data into search results. If mass adoption occurs, Google +1 will not only provide users with a better experience, but it will also provide another much needed trusted beacon for Google’s search algorithm. How Does it Work?
As a digital marketing agency, we speak to a lot of companies that want to extend their brand into the social space. It’s what’s hot, after all. But before diving in, here are some tips to get you started. 1. Admit You’re Not an Expert. Sure, anyone can set up a Facebook page or Twitter profile but that does not make them an expert in social media marketing. The ability to simply create a blog or Facebook page does not mean you know how to use these networks successfully to market your company. The key word here is “market”. You […]