SXSW 2019 kicks off tomorrow, and I couldn’t be more excited!
If there is one thing that can be said about marketing, is that it’s continually changing. This being said, if you want to go where your audience is, you need to be online. Digital marketing has been steadily growing and evolving since the late ’90s and this year brings with it its own set of changes and upgrades.
There was a time when people used social media to connect with friends and family. Not so much anymore! Today, social sites are all the rage when it comes to information gathering, product chatter, and forming communities. It’s little wonder then that every brand (and its sister concern) is rushing head first onto social media sites to promote their products.
In spite of the truly exciting and engaging nature of employee advocacy, a large number of brands are yet to explore it, yet to dive headfirst into it.
It’s no secret. Video works. Video works really well. In fact, by 2020, video will make up more than 80% of all consumer internet traffic (85% in the US). So if you haven’t gotten up to it yet, you need to. Fast.
Frequently used interchangeably, there is a difference between the two. The kind of engagement they bring to the table, their extent of influence on social media, their investment of time and effort in the brand, and a lot more are what mark these two types of influencers in the marketing realm.
Regardless of the industry, one thing will always stay constant. Trust breeds trust.
If people don’t trust your brand, others will follow suit. If people do trust you though, that’s the honey you need to attract more over to you.
Your employees are your best asset. This is a phrase we’ve heard many times before. But when we say these words, we often think of the way in which employees influence the efficiency of the business or their role in innovating new products.
And how to overcome them.
We’ve worked with some fairly large enterprise companies and helped them build their employee brand ambassador programs from the ground up. As you can imagine, we’ve heard our fair share of objections and faced quite a unique set of challenges. So much so that we’ve reached a point where we’ve heard them all.
There are a number of horror stories on social media haunting Amazon, and they’ve clearly had to deal with their fair share of flack in recent times. From poor wages and overtime violations to the real kicker – employees having to choose bottles over toilets to meet their targets! – the e-commerce giant even had to deal with a US senator circulating a petition urging the company to improve it’s working conditions. Naturally, they were willing to try anything to combat their growing negative image.