The Future of The Micro vs. Mega Influencer – Why User Generated Content is Poised to Win for Businesses

Guest Post from Matt Gibbs, Co-founder and CMO of UPshow Millennials and GenZ might be the curated selfie generation, but a shift is happening, and businesses are taking notice. The cultural pendulum is swaying away from brand-sponsored mega-influencer-celebrity-endorsed posts to organic content that’s generated by people you know, or even those you feel like youContinue reading “The Future of The Micro vs. Mega Influencer – Why User Generated Content is Poised to Win for Businesses”

Four Trends Marketers Shouldn’t Ignore

Are you wondering what you should be keeping an eye out in 2016? Look no further, within this post I share key findings from recently published reports from PulsePoint and PageFair and Adobe highlighting key trends and stats marketers can’t afford to ignore. 1. Content Marketing is King! If you’re vaguely familiar with Content MarketingContinue reading “Four Trends Marketers Shouldn’t Ignore”

Content Is Fire, Social Media is Gasoline

In 2013 Dave Kerpen shared a post on LinkedIn entitled Content Is Fire, Social Media is Gasoline.  Within the post he discusses the importance of keeping it real while also keeping it relevant. If your social media informs more often than it promotes, you’re on the right track. If it is deeply helpful rather than deeplyContinue reading “Content Is Fire, Social Media is Gasoline”

Four Metrics to Better Evaluate and Optimize Your Social Media Content

It’s important to constantly evaluate and optimize your best social media content to ensure your feeding content into an engaged and active audience.  Whether you’re a large brand or a blogger, if you’re spending time creating and sharing content no one is interested in, well, you’re just waiting your time!  Avinash Kaushik’s four major socialContinue reading “Four Metrics to Better Evaluate and Optimize Your Social Media Content”

Five Simple Rules for B2B Social Media Marketing Success

Inspired by a slideshare posted by Natascha Thomson, The 10 Rules of B2B Social Media Marketing, I wanted to share my top five rules for B2B Social Media Marketing Success.  Let me know if you agree, or what rules you follow by tweeting me @MarissaPick. #1: BREAK THE RULES AND HAVE FUN! Social media provides a wayContinue reading “Five Simple Rules for B2B Social Media Marketing Success”

Ten Tips for Using Social Media to Further Your Career

Ten Tips for Using Social Media to Further Your Career It’s no surprise that as we enter into 2014 we’ve seen a social media explosion.  Now there’s over 800 million people connecting with each other on social media networks including LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and many more. I had the privilege of joining Sarah Lawrence, seniorContinue reading “Ten Tips for Using Social Media to Further Your Career”

A Day in the Life of a Busy Social Media Marketer [infographic]

    The Online Marketing Institute (OMI) posted an Infographic of the A Day in the Life of a Busy Social Media Marketer which caught my eye.  As someone who lives, breathes, and is on social media 24/7 I understand the below journey all too well.  As the distractions grow, it’s so important to use socialContinue reading “A Day in the Life of a Busy Social Media Marketer [infographic]”

“Be Prepared to Be Spontaneous”

Last week I attended BtoB Magazine’s Digital Edge Live conference in NYC.  One of the quotes which really resonated with me was from the Executive Director of Global Brand Marketing, Linda Boff who urged attendees to “be prepared to be spontaneous,” and try real-time marketing.   We live in a society now where people can consume media as they want.Continue reading ““Be Prepared to Be Spontaneous””