Email is next


GUTE-URLS

Wordpress is loading infos from fastcompany

Please wait for API server guteurls.de to collect data from
www.fastcompany.com/40572973/email...

“Email—yes, #email—is the next great #mediaplatform

Editorial-focused newsletters are gaining momentum”. Re-rising in your inbox.

“Yet, for all the animosity, email, by most measures, is not only thriving but also spawning a whole new style of publishing—one that promises to fill an important void in the modern media landscape.”

Algorithm changes

How to handle the changes in algorithms and what it means for your content

1. What’s going to go viral, will go viral: focus on creating high-quality content
2. Understand the full picture of personal sharing. Like we mentioned, only a fraction of shares will come from your Facebook Page. You need to understand the full scope of who is sharing your content, and when and where
3. Diversify. Other platforms are becoming ideal for distribution, like LinkedIn and messaging apps
4. Cultivate a community. Whether it’s through Facebook Groups, your social accounts, or online, and offline, you want your audience to both trust your content and come to you as part of their daily routine, rather than passively
5. Start a conversation. When we spoke to ATTN:’s co-founder, Matthew Segal, he told us, “We try to approach through a conversational viewpoint. We obsess over giving context to issues as opposed to just summarizing ‘here’s what happened today’, or giving a partisan viewpoint. What does this mean for you, why should you care, and how can we make this as entertaining as possible?”
6. Find the emotional threads. Social is inherently emotional. Find the stories that provoke strong feelings in your audience, and tease out those super-charged moments on social

FacebookAlgorithmMarch18

Noticeable Content

How to create content that gets noticed, how to set up a brand newsroom

1. Brand-owned content is a huge opportunity to reach new audiences in more genuine ways
2. Study your audience so you can create content that people will actually like and engage with
3. Determine a business role for your content
4. Study the platforms, formats, and content types that are most effective for your
distribution
5. Partner up with publishers, influencers, and even your own followers
6. Use social data to analyze trends, topics, competitors and your own content for the biggest impact

brand_newsroom_pr_whitepaper_2018

5 No to do in content

Stop focusing on major markets

Rethink festival sponsorships

Hack a brilliant hashtag
We constantly see brands trying to scale a boring hashtag, almost like they have no idea what hashtagging even means. Hashtags are used to notate trends, movements and sentiments, and if your brand hasn’t harnessed one or all of these things, then you should get out of the hashtag game.

Get the digital brand value of a New York party without spending millions:In El Paso, one project cost us $80,000 to build and $50,000 to maintain to date. This would literally be unsustainable in a major market due to the extreme costs of rent, creative talent and labor. However, the project has received more than 21 million social media impressions and $500,000 in media value.

Work with, but don’t pay for, Instagram influencers
Pay for play is not only lame but very transparent to those consuming content. Influential instagrammers are influential because they are able to develop and scale content. If you provide a situation where the ability to develop content is matched by a mutual benefit, then social influencers will see the value and respond.

5 Mistakes Companies Are Making in Digital

 

CPC is no KPI

Source: https://www.kaushik.net/avinash/ 

Someone asked, why are advertisers obsessed about Cost Per Click?

The postulation was that at best CPCs could indicate high or low competition in the auction. It could possibly indicate the influence of a poor quality score (keyword, ad content, landing page relevance).

I agree that CPCs could possibly help with the above elements. CPC is, even in the best case scenarios, a diagnostic metric (for any marketing strategy).

CPC is not a Key Performance Indicator.

Sadly, many companies/agencies use CPCs as a KPI.

This results in narrowing the vision of the company. It almost always set’s the company on a wrong path (to becoming less glorious than they deserve to be!).

Here’s one corrosive manifestation: I only want to pay $2 max CPC.

Or: We have to reduce our CPCs by 15% this quarter.

Both lead to the same outcome: You cut off your legs to try to run faster.

An obsession with CPCs ignores important considerations like the hundreds of thousands of customers you will leave for your (delighted) competition.

Here’s what you should actually care about: Profit Per Click.

Even if all you can muster up is the supremely easy to compute Gross Profit Per Click.

If you are making a profit, why do you care if the CPC is $40 or $4?

Let’s say you are paying Bing $40 per click. This delivers a revenue of $200 and a profit of $50. That is a win.

If there are any more clicks left to get from Bing, go all the way to $49 per click to get even more customers. You are still making money.

Instead, let’s say you decide to pay Bing $20 per click. Sure, your CPC looks better. Maybe your boss loves you for 24 hours. After that period your profit reports will come in and show that company profit dropped massively. Less love from your boss. Maybe even the opposite of love.

That’s what I mean by cutting your legs off to try to run faster.

Oh, and when you disappear are all the customers going stop running queries? Of course not, they’ll simply click and convert with your competitors.

An even smarter strategy.

Once you know your profit by silo (Search/Bing above), the next level smart thing is to consider this question: Can I invest that $40 anywhere else (billboards, television, AOL) and make more than $50 in profit ?

If the answer is yes, with that $40 you can make $60 with billboards strategy. Shift money from Bing PPC strategy to billboards.

If the answer is no, keep spending it on Bing.

Classic portfolio management.

Bottom-line: Let the profit you make drive your marketing investment strategy. It seems hard to get to real profit, but see the post I’ve linked to above to compute Gross Profit. It is a simple stepping stone. If your boss insists on CPC as a KPI, you know it is time to refresh your resume for how long can a company focused on CPCs survive? :)

.#givemeprofitorgivemedeath

-Avinash.

PS: You’ll understand now why CPA is also a terrible KPI. You want PPA. Or, even better, its sexier cousin PPH.

Empathy for content

How can we use empathy as a business advantage?

“Use empathy to power action. To go make things. Things that serve people’s needs. Things that brighten people’s days. Things that add value. Things that make people love your brand, because your brand is thinking about them.”

Yes, sure, embrace your big data; you need it in order to compete. But also hug your customers; you need them in order to win.

The One Marketing Buzzword You Should Actually Care About