March 19, 2012

4 simple steps to measuring social media success

by Deltina Hay

Most social media strategists agree that there is no one, established framework to measure social media success. However, there are tactics you can adjust and apply to any social media strategy to help create a framework that works for you.

This article can help you develop an individualized, social media measuring framework. Follow these four steps: Continue reading

March 9, 2012

How to get over social media writer’s block

by Chris Abraham

We’ve all had it. Writer’s block. You need to write something and there’s nothing there. No idea. Nothing seems like the right approach. Why does it happen? There are six reasons why you’ll have chronic writer’s block when it comes to producing content to feed your social media dragons: blog, Twitter and Facebook. Once you recognize some of these reasons … Continue reading

February 29, 2012

The quantum method of reaching out to bloggers

by Chris Abraham

  Look for the cumulative power of the long tail My long tail blogger outreach strategy is periodically challenged or criticized as being too aggressive. The argument generally goes as follows: If you send thousands of email pitches to topically and demographically relevant bloggers and online influencers in one go, you’re spamming. The real way to do it right is … Continue reading

February 1, 2012

Can PR leave behind magical thinking for science?

by Chris Abraham

Is your social media marketing campaign relying too much on magical realism and the power of positive thinking vs. metrics and hard data? While having a hypothesis is important, allowing the empirical data to realign your initial predictions is essential. Continue reading

January 11, 2012

The Long Tail strategy for AdWords works for blogger outreach

by Chris Abraham

The Long Tail Last week, I wrote about how to succeed with B-list bloggers, but maybe some of you aren’t convinced. So, this week, I want to draw an analogy to successful Google AdWords approaches so that you can see how to apply that same technique to blogger outreach. When it comes to reaching out to bloggers online, there’s a … Continue reading

January 4, 2012

Become a big fish by starting in a smaller pond

by Chris Abraham

It’s always a tough question: would you rather be the smallest fish in a big pond or the biggest fish in a small pond? Would you prefer to be the ugliest pretty person or the prettiest ugly person? Would you prefer to have the lowest IQ at MIT or the highest IQ at State? This is all according to your … Continue reading