Is Fake News Affecting Your Brand?

Fake news. The phrase seems to be on the tip of everyone’s tongue these days. The President is tweeting about it — the news outlets are defensive about it — and even Facebook is at the center of the fake news debate.

But have you taken time to think about how this talk of fake news may be hurting your organization’s brand?

I know what you must be thinking…

“We take pride in being transparent and honest in our outreach and messaging! You can’t possibly be talking about us.”

You are probably right. You may even be insulted at the

Getting Media To Tell Your Story

If you’ve been working hard to pitch your organization’s story to a media outlet and you haven’t had much luck, there may be a way to get your organization noticed and build a valued relationship with the outlet at the same time.

It requires offering up unique content that you have not used before, and giving it to the outlet with no strings attached. So, how do you do that? It’s tough to give up content and not ask for a reciprocal interview or coverage in return, but that’s exactly what you need to do.

Let’s look at some tips

You have spent months crafting the perfect content strategy. Now it is the execution phase. You are confident that content will not only attract new prospective clientele, but also increase engagement of your established fan base. Not to mention, it should also move your newly acquired leads towards the purchase phase of your funnel.

In a utopian world, this strategy should work perfectly. However, what happens when it doesn’t go as expected? The simple answer may lie in a common but popular phrase: wrong place at the wrong time!

Content is king; but timing is everything. The timing of your

Can advertising make you smarter? It’s not a trick question. Advertising is expensive and where that budget goes is determined by ROI metrics. But that media spend should be generating more for you than just results. What you learn from digital advertising can be as valuable as what a campaign accomplishes. Win or lose, each campaign should improve your odds of winning next time. Best of all, it doesn’t cost any more to learn, but it does require some intentionality and effort.

Here are 5 ways that your digital advertising can make you smarter:

1. Discovery of New Audiences

We see a lot of creative marketing campaigns these days, but there is one critical element that every successful campaign hinges on – the value proposition. Marketing is not just promoting a product, and branding is not just synthetically crafting an image. A clearly defined value proposition is the cornerstone, the chief element that every part of a successful campaign is built on. Read more