NEW FEATURE in LinkedIn Sales Navigator makes company research faster and easier

Last year, my wife and I saved up our money and took the family to Hawaii. My kids love sea turtles, so we searched for and found a beach that sea turtles are known to frequent. We hiked about a half mile to the beach (with 400lbs of beach gear in tow), and were rewarded by
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The 5 most common social media content mistakes

All social media marketers want to create content that resonates with their target audience. However, I have noticed after years in social media that many companies seem to make similar mistakes when it comes to social media content marketing. Here is a list of 5 common social media content mistakes to avoid: 1) Making it
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5 accelerating trends in digital marketing for financial services

I recently attended the Digital Marketing for Financial Services Summit (#DMFSToronto). Digital leaders from Citi, Facebook, Wells Fargo, MetLife, Allstate, Salesforce and more were there talking about what is working, not working and what is coming next within digital marketing for financial services. 5 accelerating trends: 1) It’s all about the data. It has ALWAYS been
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Invalid traffic becoming a bigger problem in programmatic advertising

  We all know programmatic advertising is much more targeted than direct buying. With programmatic advertising, you only pay for the audience that you want, and can negotiate much better deals than with direct buying because of real-time bidding. So, you get: Better targeting Cheaper costs Programmatic advertising a no-brainer…or is it? Invalid traffic (IVT) has
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How to Drive a Social Selling Project – Step One: Gain C-suite Alignment

  Although social selling is relatively new, some brands are already successfully leveraging it to drive business. When I talk to sales and marketing folks about social selling, one of the most common questions is “where do I begin?” So, how do you drive a social selling program – particularly at a large company? Where to start
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My favorite part about LinkedIn’s Social Selling Index

I don’t work out as much as I should. I never worked out much historically, and I definitely haven’t ever since my wife and I had a twin boys six years ago. My every free moment is spent with those cute little munchkins! When I did work out, I loved the competition of it –
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4 steps to social media content success

  I’ve been working in, with and around social media for over five years now, and the question I get asked the most is “what kind of content should I use for our social sites?” Actually, the conversation typically starts with “No one is engaging with our content – can you take a look?” After
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What should your social media objectives be?

About fifteen years ago, I needed a new car. A friend of mine had gotten a great deal from a certain dealership, so I decided to visit the same place to get the same great deal too! My objectives were to buy a car that 1) Gets me from point A to point B, 2)
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The Value of Social Selling

When I was younger, I loved my cassette tapes. I refused to move over to CDs for the longest time. For a while, I missed out on some good music because record companies eventually starting distributing only the biggest sellers via cassette, and I loved my alternative music. I finally broke down, bought a CD
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Launched!

Today, I’m undertaking one of the most exciting (and scariest) endeavors of my life – I’m opening my own company. I’ve been helping companies get closer to their customers, build trust and drive sales using social media in the corporate world for many years now, and now I’m really excited to be doing the same
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