The definitive StumbleUpon primer – B2B marketing edition

Your company might already be active on the big three social networks of Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, but don’t overlook StumbleUpon. It’s reminiscent of the Digg-Myspace era, but it hasn’t faded away; in fact, this link-sharing network can prove incredibly valuable to B2B marketers. In case you aren’t familiar with StumbleUpon, it was founded in […]

How my years managing social at MTV can teach you about B2B social media

What do Jersey Shore and Beliebers have in common with complex B2B sales cycles and communications? Absolutely nothing! But in nearly four years as the Social Marketing Manager for Much, MTV Canada, M3 and E! at Bell Media, while bridging the gap between boy-band fandoms and the bottom-line, I learned a few key lessons that […]

Will you soon be able to see Twitter engagement stats right in your tweets?

You likely have analytics tools to find engagement statistics for your daily tweets. But what if you could see data directly within your tweets moments after posting? It could be reality thanks to a new Twitter experiment reported by TechCrunch. If deemed successful, Twitter will “show many you how users are clicking on the links in the […]

Don’t put all your eggs in the Facebook/Twitter basket, marketers

Businesses publicizing their products on Twitter and Facebook might actually be better off without investing all their time solely into these social networks, according to a study by market research firm Forrester. Entitled “Social Relationship Strategies That Work” the research reveals how little return on investment these networks actually offer. In a finding that might surprise many […]

5 brands you should follow on Instagram to learn valuable B2B lessons

According to the Competitive Intelligence Blog , only 19 percent of B2B brands use Instagram. And when it comes to marketers, 22 percent have jumped on the photo-friendly bandwagon. The reason? Instagram is still considered a B2C-centric platform. Nothing could be further from the truth, though. Some B2B companies have been able to stand out […]

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: […]