P&G puts the spotlight back on product sampling

Procter & Gamble – the world’s biggest advertiser – is placing a renewed focus on product sampling, according to a report in Advertising Age. Dubbing the practice “Point of Market Entry” or POME, P&G is planning to use the technique of letting consumers try before they buy to address shortcomings amongst their biggest brands. For […]

How lawyers, firms are ignoring the ‘social’ in social media

The Harvard Business Review proclaims that “content is king” in digital and social media marketing. Yet many lawyers and law firms remain mired in the past, using websites, LinkedIn pages and Twitter accounts mostly to shout “Me!” to the world. Used properly, social media starts a conversation. But whether it is LinkedIn, Twitter or YouTube, the […]

5 ways to boost your Pinterest presence (and why your Pins can increase sales)

by Kay Mathews For startups and SMBs, increasing your presence on Pinterest reaps valuable rewards beyond the self-satisfaction of pretty Boards adorned with stylish Pins. Businesses can attract more followers, new customers, and higher sales. When it comes to e-commerce-related sharing, Pinterest surpassed Facebook last year. Sharing on Pinterest translates into more earnings for businesses: […]

Investing in e-commerce? Better make it mobile

It seems that B2B suppliers have noticed that it’s almost 2015 and hey, wouldn’t you know it, the whole buying-online fad is probably here to stay. A recent report by Forrester Consulting suggests that B2B is getting serious about e-commerce: 80 percent or more of online B2B sellers are planning to invest in, implement, or upgrade their e-commerce platform within […]

Video: The 3 mistakes companies are making in digital right now

In this video, Christopher Vollmer, Managing Director for consulting firm Strategy&’s Digital Services, explains what he sees as the top three missteps that are holding companies back from winning in digital. Vollmer says many companies lack a “clear well-defined strategy,” which can stunt growth and innovation. Also, companies should put the user in the centre of what they […]

Rules for Reddit: B2B intro to the world’s most influential discussion forums

Your boss or your client wants to run a new B2B marketing campaign. And try some new things. And they’ve heard Reddit is big. What do you do? Start here. First of all, is it big? Yes. Nothing major happens on the web without Reddit noticing. That may seem like a grandiose statement, but it’s true. […]

How can you better measure the success of your mobile marketing?

To create more effective advertising campaigns, there is one key question marketers need to ask: what was it that persuaded a consumer to make a purchase? Determining attribution in digital advertising is one of the most difficult challenges in the industry today, and this is made even more challening with the rise in mobile devices. […]

These six slides explain everything about Twitter’s ad business

This week, Twitter held its first “analyst day” where the company shared details of its plan for the service, its future and how it believes it will increase revenue from its users. “We want Twitter to be nothing less than the very best way to keep up with your world,” CEO Dick Costolo said at the beginning of the event. […]

Dissecting the content marketing funnel

Content is king, and for your business to excel in today’s fast-paced marketplace you need a solid content marketing strategy to generate leads and turn them into paying clients. According to CMI’s study 2015 Content Marketing Benchmarks, Budgets and Trends, consistently creating engaging content, and on a variety of subjects, are the biggest challenges that […]

Why “Dewrito” will never appear in stores: stunt marketing and B2B

Doritos-flavoured Mountain Dew, the food hybrid that launched a thousand headlines and a million winces. Attention sought? Mission accomplished. But don’t believe Pepsi expects to actually sell any; this is an example of the dark marketing art known as stunt marketing. Stunt marketing has a long history, stunt product development a shorter one, mainly in food […]