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The 5-Step Guide: How to Be Successful on Instagram

Let’s put this notion to rest before we even start–you don’t have to be Instagram famous for your brand to see the best results. Read more...

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9 Ways to Refine Your Twitter Ad Targeting

Want to reach better-qualified leads with your Twitter ads? Looking for ways to improve your ad targeting? Twitter provides all of the tools you need to put highly tailored ads in front of the people most likely to click on them. In this article, you’ll discover nine ways to target your audience more effectively with [...]

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Supercharge Your Marketing at Digital Summit Los Angeles #DSLA

DSLA 2017

DSLA 2017

Coming off the supercharged sun, surf and sand themed social media extravaganza of SMMW17 in San Diego last week, I am now literally sitting on a beach.

Beach Costa Rica

Here on the West coast of Costa Rica, with the waves crashing, birds singing their songs in the trees and the distant sounds of kids laughing as they play in the sand, it's a great time to reflect and look forward.

Before I completely check out of the digital world for the week, except for an occasional photo on Instagram of course, I wanted to share some of the things I'm looking forward to most at my next conference April 4-5: Digital Summit Los Angeles.

Last month was my first Digital Summit experience in Phoenix. DSPHX was an event of firsts for me: meeting the force of nature that is Beverly Jackson plus the legend and co-founder of Apple Steve Wozniak. I also had a chance to see several really impressive speakers for the first time including Mack Fogelson and Eric Yale. I was impressed!

I can imagine Digital Summit Los Angeles being a great experience too.

DSLA Keynote Speakers

The speaker list for DSLA is an amazing collection of thought leaders including Woz and Beverly, industry experts like Michael King, Jim Boykin and Michael Barber and a huge group brand and publisher speakers from companies that include: Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Adobe, Forbes, IBM, The Economist, BET Network, Inc Magazine, Wells Fargo, GE Digital, BMC Software, BusinessWire and MIT.

Over more than 40 sessions, the topics covered include everything from data informed marketing to visual storytelling and purpose driven marketing to content marketing with influencers.

Of course, I'm a fan of that last topic since it is what the focus of my closing keynote presentation will be about: How to Supercharge Your Content with Influencer Marketing.

Supercharge Your Content with Influencer Marketing

Confluence rules. Content Marketing with Influencers is an area of deep focus for me that I've been experimenting with for many years and that our agency has been implementing for clients that range from a $180Bn Fortune 5 company to mid-market companies like ClickSoftware to small companies like Pandora Mall of America.

The fundamental message of my keynote presentation is that marketing with content is harder than ever and if your company doesn't do something to break through information overload and distrust of brand content, you'll lose the ability to attract and engage customers.

The solution is a content marketing framework for strategically engaging with influencers to increase content quality, quantity, reach and engagement across the customer journey. At the same time, I'll talk about how to build relationships with internal, industry and community influencers to increase advocacy.

Influencer 2.0 Cover

To back up the best practices, I'll share trends and insights our influencer marketing research that we partnered with Influencer Relationships Marketing platform, Traackr, on. Brian Solis of Altimeter analyzed the findings and wrote up an impressive research report, Influence 2.0: The Future of Influencer Marketing that attendees will be able to see.

The Influence 2.0 report delivers crucial findings and covers important insights about the maturity of influencer marketing within large enterprise companies, budgets, top goals and areas within the organization that are most impacted. Brian also shares the intersection of influencer relations with customer experience and digital transformation. If that wasn't enough, he includes a 10 step framework for implementing an influence 2.0 approach.

My keynotes are "inspractical" = Inspiration + Tactical. Overall, I'll touch on the best parts of the research report, include trends, best practices and share successful B2B and B2C examples of influencer driven programs to inspire attendees going forward.

If you're a marketer in Southern California, this is a can't miss event!

Skirball Cultural Center Los Angeles

Event Details:
Digital Summit Los Angeles
April 4-5, 2017
Skirball Cultural Center
Registration, Agenda, Speakers and full conference information here.

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The Queen of Facebook Tells All on Generating Facebook Marketing ROI

True to form, Mari Smith kicked off her presentation at Social Media Marketing World last week by sharing her full bio in the form of emojis and poking fun at her own mixed accent which immediately put the packed room at ease. When someone with experience like Mari takes the stage, you perk up and get [...]

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The Next Evolution of Influencer Marketing: 4 Key Insights And What They Mean

We marketers love to chase shiny objects. It’s part of the constant drive to experiment, optimize, and improve. Any new tactic that looks promising is going to attract our attention. During his presentation last week at Social Media Marketing World, Lee Odden offered proof of just how shiny influencer marketing is: It can potentially return [...]

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7 Hidden Facebook Power Editor Features to Save You Time

Do you advertise on Facebook? Are you taking advantage of all of the features in Power Editor? Power Editor has a number of often-unnoticed options that can help marketers create more effective ad campaigns while saving time. In this article, you’ll discover seven overlooked Power Editor features to manage your campaigns more efficiently. #1: Split [...]

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Facebook Live via Desktop Rolls Out Globally: This Week in Social Media

Welcome to our weekly edition of what’s hot in social media news. To help you stay up to date with social media, here are some of the news items that caught our attention. What’s New This Week Facebook Expands Ability to Broadcast Live from Desktops and Laptops to All Users: Facebook announced that everyone around [...]

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#SproutChat Recap: Creating Shareable Content

Creating content is easy, but creating content that your audience consistently shares is something else entirely. At this #SproutChat, the folks at BrandExtract and the Read more...

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Aw, Snap: Everything You Need to Know about Snapchat for Business #SMMW17

Snapchat is a platform seemingly designed to confuse people of a certain age. Let’s say those of us who were high school age or older when Bill Clinton was president. If you’re in that demographic, you probably didn’t immediately “get” Snapchat’s minimalist UI and self-destructing messages. Even if you’re one of the hip kids snapping [...]

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UX or Design — Where should marketers invest?

There is a problem with the question in the headline above. The problem is it implies a zero-sum game. If you focus on UX or focus on design, you lose either way. The key to any successful message is the combination of the two in service to the customer. In this video, our Managing Director, Flint McGlaughlin, talks about the false dichotomy inherent in the question of UX vs. design. We talk more about this question in our UF Graduate Certificate Program.

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