Nonprofits have a tough job when it comes to marketing. They deal with challenges associated with achieving big, world changing goals while operating on a small budget. For many it may seem like an uphill battle. How is a nonprofit organization supposed to compete for the public's attention with companies with entire marketing teams? Even though it may seem like a daunting task, you can operate your marketing strategy efficiently.
It’s time for episode #345 of “Pinterest is Changing.” That’s right folks. Just as the spinning of your head slowed from the big changes Facebook has made in the last 7.5 months, another social media player has decided to “evolve” yet again, and that player is none other than the king of virtual pin boards, otherwise known as Pinterest.
Earlier this summer I picked up a local magazine. Digital advertising offers many benefits to local companies, but it works best when part of a complete strategy that also involves some traditional advertising. I enjoy reading the articles in the local magazines as well as checking the design of our clients’ ads and seeing who else is advertising.
A friend of mine began purchasing coffee from the company that manufactured and sold the coffee maker she uses. After proving herself a loyal customer by purchasing several months in a row, the company began to include her in on special offers and testing groups. They also asked questions such as “if we could detect when you start to run low on your favorite coffee and automatically sent a refill, would that interest you?”
When people who have been blind since childhood experience restored sight, they wake from surgery to a world that visually makes no sense to them. In the months and even years following surgery, patients’ eyes and brains begin to work together to make sense of the world around them. An article by Patrick House in The New Yorker explains that those of us born sighted use our experience with depth perception to understand if one object occludes another the first object must be closer. Patients with new sight have no such experience on which to rely.
Is Pinterest dying? Not according to CEO, Ben Silbermann, or any digital marketing expert worth their salt. While it’s true that Pinterest gets little respect by social network standards, the truth is Pinterest doesn’t truly fit the criteria of a social network, therefore it shouldn’t be compared to the likes of Facebook or Instagram.
In 2012, Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, stepped out in a pair of Marks and Spencers caramel court shoes. Following her appearance, M&S sold one pair of the shoes every two minutes for at least seven days. That’s over 5,000 pairs of shoes.
The Duchess isn’t the only one whose fashion choices matter to brands. Whether it’s a Super Bowl commercial or a SnapChat take-over, major brands turn to celebrities to promote their products and services. Celebrities aren’t just royalty or the Hollywood elite, sometimes they reign over online kingdoms with successful blogs, YouTube channels or social media profiles.
We hear this question all the time. “Should I have multiple medical clinic social media accounts for multiple locations?” Our answer: It depends. We see the pros and cons of both options. Take Disney for instance. They have several accounts for their difference presences and they are incredibly successful. On the other hand, some brands see difficulty maintaining identity with multiple social media accounts (especially if they don’t have a Disney-like marketing department or budget). So what should you do? Here’s breakdown of the pros and cons of separate social accounts.
Whose voices are you looking for you in your community? As an entrepreneur or business owner, you may be looking to connect with other business builders who deal with similar issues like taxes, advertising, staffing or the cost of insurance. If you are a parent you may also want to connect with other parents with similarly aged children. If you’ve been diagnosed with a specific disease or illness you may want to share experiences with others who share your diagnosis.