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Influencer Marketing Tactics to Take Your Brand Center Stage

Posted on April 11, 2019 by Maria Prokopowicz

Topics: Influencer Marketing, Content

As the season of sun, fun, and music festivals fast approaches, a marketer’s mind can’t help but turn to one particular strategy — influencer marketing. Just like the intertwining blooms and stems of the quintessential Coachella flower crown, ...

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How a Content Agency Can Take Your Social Program to New Heights

Posted on April 3, 2019 by Marian Hughes

Topics: Social Media, Thought Leadership, Search Engine Marketing

Anyone who knows how to sign up for a Twitter account can post on behalf of a brand on social media. However, if you’re a brand trying to build a solid social media presence without a skillful strategy behind it, you’ll likely fall on deaf ears. If ...

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The 5 Myths Holding Back Your Paid Social Media Strategy

Posted on March 20, 2019 by Jessica Ivetich

Topics: Digital Marketing, Social Media, Planning

At this point, the need for paid promotion as part of your social media marketing strategy should be old news. As organic traffic and engagement continues to wane (thanks, Facebook!), the pay-to-play element is a necessary piece of social strategy. ...

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The Magic of Influencer Marketing

Posted on March 13, 2019 by Colleen Irish

Topics: Social Media, Influencer Marketing

 If you think influencer marketing is just celebrities posing with the latest FabFitFun box, #SkinnyTea in hand, think again. It’s a multibillion dollar industry and a strategy used by more than 80 percent of marketers. Some influencers may be ...

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Spotlight On: Taking Thought Leadership to a New Stage

Posted on March 6, 2019 by Derek Delano

Topics: Thought Leadership, Speaking Programs

Anyone who’s seen a TED Talk can speak to the impact of a well delivered address. Who doesn’t dream of delivering that perfect, quotable, YouTube record-setting talk that positions you leading the charge into the future? While most will never have ...

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How to Make Headlines When New News Isn’t Happening

Posted on February 27, 2019 by Celena Fine

Topics: Thought Leadership, Social Listening and Trend Spotting, Earned Media Relations

In the world of PR, it’s wonderful to have a constant flow of organic news. However, that’s not always the case — in fact, most of the time, quite the opposite is true. During those “slow news periods (like between product announcements and ...

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