Social Media Posting and WordPress Websites: Tools and Automation

Social Media Posting directly from WordPress isn’t magic, it’s systematic. But this whole subject makes me raise the question of “Why?” What exactly are you trying to achieve with the posting tools and automation you put in place?

I believe there are a few things that you could be trying to achieve. By looking at each, we should be able to find a match between problem and solution. Continue reading “Social Media Posting and WordPress Websites: Tools and Automation”

Marketing & eCommerce Experts & Training 2018

I’ve pulled together a list of valuable and credible resources for training in the online marketing and eCommerce space in 2018. I’ve named names and linked directly to their sites, and where relevant I’ve signposted any stand out resources, free and paid training.

I will continue to add and update this article as more resources are identified, so watch out for updates! Continue reading “Marketing & eCommerce Experts & Training 2018”

Getting Video Content For Your Products

User generated video content is massively powerful in eCommerce, so a system for generating it is essential. This could be seen as the reserve of the “influencer” but in reality, well placed video content that can be served again and again as part of the marketing funnel is likely to be more powerful than a few “flash-in-the-pan” video posts from some micro-influencers.

So I’ve put together a list of platforms, websites and methods we can use to systematically get video content flowing.

I’ll also touch on using that video content. It’s not just Social Ads, Social Posts and product pages on your website that can benefit. With Amazon increasingly moving towards allowing the use of video in listings, this will soon be a competitive differentiator. So the ability to syndicate video to Amazon will be a key selling point for the platforms, websites and methods listed with that capability. Continue reading “Getting Video Content For Your Products”

Managing Your Social Team’s Activity On Instagram

When you’re not the one directly managing your Brand’s Instagram account, but you’re ultimately responsible for the success of your organic social campaigns, activity reporting is essential for peace of mind. I’m not talking about the typical Analytics suites out there that measure your audience – I’m talking about measuring the actions YOUR account is taking.

This might sound a little autocratic, or like you’re spying – but that’s not the intention here. If you want to deliver outcomes, don’t measure the outcomes, measure the inputs that deliver those outcomes – are you doing “The Right Things, Right…” Continue reading “Managing Your Social Team’s Activity On Instagram”

How to check if Claim Codes have been used on an Amazon Promotion

It’s important to know when a claim code has or hasn’t been used when you’re trying to track a launch or giveaway campaign on Facebook or any other social media channel.

Jumpsend has a cool feature which shows you when the claim code was requested, and then also shows you if and when that code is used. From historical performance, it’s easy to see a 100% claim rate is unrealistic. For every 100 codes, performance can vary from 10-50% of those claim codes that are requested, not actually being used. Continue reading “How to check if Claim Codes have been used on an Amazon Promotion”

The Ultimate Guide to Digital Marketing by Digital Marketer

Ultimate guides that are broken down into chapters are awesome. It’s like a book, but it’s online, so you know it’s about as up to date as it gets. Plus, when a website like DigitalMarketer.com are giving out ultimate guides on THEIR topic, it’s probably not a bad place to start.

This is especially a good place to start when you’re trying to provide a broad overview of digital marketing to someone who’s maybe been playing at it, new to it, or simply hasn’t previously had an education in the subject. Hey we’re all students of the science and art of digital marketing! Continue reading “The Ultimate Guide to Digital Marketing by Digital Marketer”