Jul
3

Gamification For Employees

Gamification For Employees

Our lives are becoming more and more like video games. This is partly because games have advanced by leaps and bounds over the last thirty years, becoming better and better at imitating reality. And partly this is thanks to Generation Y, the children of the 1980s and early 1990s who grew up just as consoles and computers were working their way into every home.

A large and growing proportion of the workplace is dominated by employees who are used to viewing life through the lens of video games. Gamification isn’t just a buzz word; it’s a bona fide trend that can transform the way a modern company does business. Continue Reading…

Jul
4

Creating A Content Marketing Culture

Creating A Content Marketing Culture

It’s easy to understand the logic behind content marketing—that establishing yourself as a thought leader will build your brand and generate leads. But it’s one thing to appreciate the idea; it’s another to actually create a content marketing culture in a company to enable successful execution of the strategy.

The Content Challenge

Content marketing can take many forms—blogs, white papers, email newsletters, social media postings, You Tube videos, personal appearances, self-published print magazines, and so on. But where does all this content come from? According to a recent survey, this is clearly the biggest problem with implementation—with respondents saying that their greatest content marketing challenges are producing engaging content (36%), producing enough content (21%), and budget to produce content (20%). Continue Reading…

Apr
0

Golden State Warriors – Using Social Media To Drive Ticket Sales

Golden State Warriors – Using Social Media To Drive Ticket Sales

One of the best parts of marketing a professional sports franchise is that you undoubtedly have some die-hard fans and as such brand advocates. You also have an emotional connection between fan and brand which can easily be combined with the abundance of video, audio and digital content that is naturally produced through sports broadcasts and media.  However sports marketers like all others are looking for ways in to not only share that content with fans but to really engage those fans and create a dialogue where the most passionate fans help spur on other fans and at the same time feel that their voices/opinions are being heard and acted upon by the franchise. It would seem a perfect marriage for social media marketing.

There are however only a handful of sports teams that you can point to who are really taking advantage of the content, the advocates and the new channels available to them via social media and Social CRM. One team who seems to be getting it right is the NBA’s Golden State Warriors. The Warriors won a 2011 Gartner and 1t01 Media CRM Excellence Award for their work on the “2010 Warriors Draft Challenge.” Continue Reading…

Mar
3

Why Your Business Should Be On Pinterest

Why Your Business Should Be On Pinterest

In the world of social media, it seems as though there is always a new tool, application or website to keep up with and, often, it can become difficult to discern which opportunities are worth your increasingly limited time. By now, you’ve likely heard of Pinterest – the social sharing phenomenon with over one million daily users. The site allows users to create and share virtual pin boards featuring everything from fitness tips and home improvement ideas to recipes, fashion concepts and favorite products. It’s fresh, simple and incredibly effective. Continue Reading…