Getting potential customers to pay attention to your products has never been more difficult. Exposed to up to 3,000 brand messages PER DAY, it’s no wonder that people are becoming fed up - turning off their TVs, ignoring billboards and banners, and installing ad-blockers on their devices.
The other day I was thinking about what got me so fired up about advocacy marketing in the first place and it occurred to me that I should share my story. It all started years ago, when I was first dipping my toe into entrepreneurial waters and starting my own business. That’s when I witnessed[...]
Although often intertwined in the minds of marketers, the terms ‘brand advocate’ and ‘brand influencer’ have several distinct differences that make both strategies very unique.
Going through the painstaking process of identifying and onboarding your brand advocates means absolutely nothing if you can’t measure the impact those advocates have on your bottom line.
May 25th, 2018 is probably marked in black on every marketer's calendar. It’s the day the GDPR - General Data Protection Regulation becomes active in Europe. Today, ICT and legal are the two main departments working on GDPR compliance, but it is really time for sales and marketing to step up[...]
In this post, we will dive deeply into the nitty-gritty of advocacy marketing - relationship-building and goal-setting. By now, you’re already familiar with the basics - why advocacy marketing is important and where you can find your superfans, customers willing to go that extra mile because[...]
There are scores of reasons why you should aim to turn every one of your customers into a brand advocate - repeat business, countering bad word of mouth, getting your brand in front of audiences you didn’t think of yourself, and so on.
Trust sells. No matter the industry you work in, if potential customers don’t trust your brand, they will not buy anything you’re selling
If you’re spending thousands of dollars on AdWords and banners (or anything else that might be considered conventional ‘conservative’ marketing) but are doing nothing to boost your social media reach, you’re doing business wrong.
What is the first thing you do when you’re considering booking a hotel?
Do you call the front office with your credit card in hand and make a reservation?
Do you take that blind leap of faith and assume that the place is just what you’re looking for?
Or are you more sensible, taking the time[...]