All digital marketers want to increase content visibility. All brands want to increase awareness that leads to trust and conversions—the basics of the business marketing. The trick is finding a competitive and cost-effective way to amplify this brand content. One of the ways to increase this visibility is with employee advocacy. It’s essentially free. People you already pay take a moment to share your new content, increasing visibility, and organic reach. And the commentary on this content is from experts too, as employees have the most detailed knowledge of your brand and its features.
How 280 Characters Delights, Distracts, and Disappoints Twitter Users
A defining characteristic of Twitter has long been the 140 character limit. A challenge for many to create a cohesive story, users frequently turned to numbered tweets, external links, and smartly edited graphics to convey their points across this platform. When Twitter announced a switch to 280 characters for all on Nov 7th – everything changed.
Infographic: Your Personal Branding Strategy In 10 Steps
We’ve received tons of positive feedback since the launch of our latest eBook: Introduction to Personal Branding: 10 Steps Toward a New Professional You, which is also live now on Audible and iTunes as an audio book!
We are thrilled that the book has helped our readers to start paying more attention to their personal brand and more importantly, actually making plans and taking action to improve their personal brand and be more discoverable, shareable and memorable:
“This is by far the most-bookmarked book (per page-capita) on my Kindle today. I’ve already set up a site, paid attention to image names, tweaked my LinkedIn profile, and more based on Mel’s tips.” – S. Weise
A Delightful approach to event marketing: achieve more with content and social media
The Autumn event season is upon us, and the Delightful team is attending and supporting client events around the globe. We love the opportunity to work with companies to amplify and extend the impact of their event marketing through social media and video.
Event amplification allows clients to get more from the significant investment they make in event sponsorship and attendance. It brings the valuable content shared at an event to a larger audience, optimizing it for people “outside the room”.
It also helps to increase the visibility of the personal brands of the leaders and speakers that travel sometimes vast distances to stand on stage and impart their knowledge.
We Are Shortlisted for the US Search Awards 2017
Following our Best Use of Technology win at the Content Marketing Awards earlier this year, the Majestic in Space campaign continues to impress award judges across the USA.
We are thrilled to announce that the partnership we helped to create with Majestic and Made In Space, has resulted in us being shortlisted in the Content Marketing category at the US Search Awards this year.
4 Marketing Strategies Businesses Can Learn From a House Remodel
We remodeled our house in Seattle a couple of years ago. It was quite a large job which included replacing the roof, furnace, windows, doors, floors, and adding a new kitchen and bathroom. In all we needed 8 specialist contractors to do the work and we needed it done quickly. While early summer is not the best time to request bids as it’s a busy time in the lives of contractors, I was amazed by some of these businesses lack of communication and marketing strategies.
Channeling my frustration into some lessons learned, here are 4 of my takeaways from an experience that EVENTUALLY has helped us renovate a home we love living in.
Social Media for Personal Branding: Stand Out by Being Social by Design
In the final of 10 installments of our Personal Branding Strategy Series I want to encourage you to use social media for personal branding, to be “social by design”.
I first heard the phrase from Carolyn Everson, my former big boss at Microsoft Advertising and now Head of Global Advertising Solutions at Facebook. Adapted from the industry cry for brands to be “digital by design”, Carolyn’s morphing of the expression is the perfect discipline for the busy professional of today.
Here are a few ideas of what it means to be “social by design”:
Getting your social infrastructure right
I talk about it in detail in the post on How to Optimize Your Personal Brand Online, but this is about making sure your social profiles – LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram etc. – are set up properly so you’re half way to success. Your profiles need to be discoverable, they need to have the right security settings activated and it needs to be easy for someone to interact with you, understand immediately what you are about, and share whatever you are trying to get out there.
Tell Your Story By Embracing Your Experience
I have a story.
You have a story.
We ALL have a story.
If our personal brand is all about what kind of experience people have with us online and in-person, that experience has a past and we need to embrace it.
During a personal branding workshop I delivered last week, we talked about our professional past: what was our educational experience? How did we get into our niche? What were our professional passions? What did we find hard? Where did we want to be in 3 years time from a career perspective?
Interview: Ann Handley on Making Marketing Bigger, Braver, and Bolder
At the Internet Summit in Raleigh, North Carolina, late last year, I had the chance to interview Ann Handley, Chief Content Officer at MarketingProfs, following her delightful keynote speech.
In her keynote, she talked about creating marketing that is bigger, braver, and bolder. During our Delightful Conversation, Ann broke down for us what being bigger, braver, and bolder truly means in terms of next steps for your marketing.
Future of Virtual and Mixed Reality and Marketing with Robert Scoble
When I started my career at Microsoft over a decade ago, my colleague at the time, Carolyn Miller, suggested I read a book about blogging called “Naked Conversations” by Robert Scoble and Shel Israel.
I can safely say that book changed my life.
My initial role at Microsoft was as a Pan-European Search Specialist helping to launch Microsoft adCenter (now Bing Ads) but after a while, I was tapped up for a community role to help advertisers “help themselves” by creating and disseminating useful content on blogs and forums.