The social media marketing community on BrightTALK is composed of thousands of engaged social media professionals. Learn about social selling, B2B social media and social media marketing for businesses with live and on-demand webinars presented by industry leaders. Fine tune your social media marketing strategy by participating in live webinars and round table discussions.
On December 12, 2017, Steve Manning presented a discussion on how new technology will change the way we approach content. The addition of Bots, voice-enabled interfaces, and Artificial Intelligence means we must change the way we structure content. We are moving from a broadcast style of communication – publish and hope for the best – to a more conversational style of communication. More question and answer.
This imposes requirements on the content models you need to create if you want to talk to the Bots. We must be more granular in our models. We need to implement Microcontent.
Join our special guest host, Val Swisher, and Steve Manning In Part II of this series, where Steve will go a little deeper. He will discuss the language of bots/AI: intents, attributes, and assets. Then he’ll relate that to how the granularity you design into your models, the semantic labels you apply to elements, and the taxonomy you capture in creation can make or break your ability to publish DITA content to the new technologies. The session will include real-world scenarios that rely on a microcontent strategy.
The ultimate goal of your AdWords and Bing campaigns is to generate customers and revenue, not just conversions. But optimizing SEM to drive sales is a real challenge. You have to double-down on the keywords, devices, landing pages, and conversion paths (online and offline) driving the most revenue at the lowest costs.
If you want to optimize your paid search campaigns to drive sales, watch this webinar to learn how. Elite SEM’s Katie Carlson Scrimger and DialogTech’s Blair Symes explain the 5 PPC strategies to increase not just conversions, but customers. Elite SEM also explains how they used these strategies to help a major home services brand:
- Increase call conversions by 90%
- Decrease unprofitable conversions by 23%
- Increase paid search profitability by 12%
In this webinar we will look at three ways to engage with influencers in a B2B context to support your content marketing, lead generation and PR activities. We will also look at what criteria to consider when choosing which influencers to work with for each type of activity.
With the growth of crowd-sourcing and influencer marketing, it is easy to forget that our end customer is an individual. I will examine the importance of selling to the individual and discuss some common mistakes we could make if we put all our faith in influencers and an expectation that shoppers hunt in packs.
Messaging misalignment can lead to lost revenue. From product positioning, to demo’s, to questions about the competition, every interaction with prospective customers is an opportunity for the right — or wrong — messaging to influence a potential sale. You work hard to perfect the corporate and product message; be sure sales gets it right! In this webinar, you will learn:
- Why messaging certification increases sales velocity and increases revenue;
- Who needs to be involved in the establishment of a certification process for sales;
- Where certification can make the biggest impact (e.g.: product launches);
- How to execute and build repeatable certification frameworks.
Incorporating location intelligence into digital strategies to engage consumers in real time, increase brand loyalty and provide actionable data will be more critical in 2018 than ever before.
Using cutting edge location data, Possible and Skyhook have both been able to actively engage fans in engaging experiences at large-scale sporting events. Enhanced insights into the fan experience via location data include crowd density at various locations within the venue, the best spots for spectators to view the action, the movement of fans relative to players, and more.
In this case, location intelligence provided insight into consumer engagement via foot traffic patterns, location visits, and frequency analysis to help brands deliver dynamic user experiences, better understand their customers and prospects, and boost consumer engagement and delight.
During this webinar you’ll learn how to:
* Boost engagement with real-time, location-based consumer engagement and experiences
* Gain insight into the behavioral patterns of customers and prospects
* Understand the future of location data for your business
* David Bairstow, VP Products, Skyhook
* Jay Graves, CTO at Possible Mobile
* Stewart Rogers, Analyst at Large, VentureBeat (Moderator)
We were very lucky to have 3 of the top Women in Tech Tamara McCleary, Rachel Miller and Theodora Lau join us in this discussion. We talked about why the number of women in tech is decreasing and what we can do to help create a more diverse workforce and gender-equal industry.
Out-of-home (OOH) is in the middle of a technological and data-driven evolution that is changing the industry. One of the biggest changes is how we’re measuring and attributing OOH results. Companies are scrambling to come up with reliable models that they can count on.
And it’s harder than it looks. Building a truly accurate measurement and attribution framework requires a thorough grounding in data science. In this webinar, we’re going to go over the requirements and theory for a dependable framework, including:
•Why observation measurement alone isn’t enough
•The difference between causality and correlation
•The importance of establishing KPIs and building integrated campaigns
•How to build a comprehensive system designed to accomplish your goals
If you want to know how to truly know what your advertising is doing, then this webinar is for you.
GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) is a new data regulation that requires all companies that process data on EU residents to comply with strict policies. In scope are customers, data on behalf of customers, employees, vendors, or contractors. Many US companies are just learning of GDPR or understanding that, despite perhaps not directly doing business in the EU, they may unexpectedly be required to put substantial safeguards into place to be compliant. The kicker is, companies have only until May 25th, 2018 to put these safeguards into place.
In this webinar, we’re joined by special guest, Jodi Daniels, Privacy Consultant and Founder of Red Clover Advisors, and Andrew Richardson, Elite SEM Director of Analytics, who will walk us through everything you need to know regarding:
- GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation)
the relationship between PII (Personally Identifiable Information) and GDPR
- how you and your company will be affected, even if you don’t directly do business in the EU
- what actions you and your company should be taking in order to avoid high penalties
Technology is increasingly important to every enterprise's initiatives, but with dozens of alternatives, do you have the right solution? Thinking about divorcing your current vendor? Looking to adopt new technology from scratch? This session is for you.
Rather than selecting technology based on a ratings spreadsheet or who plays golf with your boss, we'll offer a more practical — and effective! — approach. This webinar deals the straight dope on pitfalls to avoid and reliable paths to follow.
You'll learn about the most important criteria when creating a shortlist, what should really be in that (brief) RFP, and how to plan a vendor demo that's meaningful and useful to you. So stop selecting the wrong technology. Here's a better way to ensure you make the right choice.
ABOUT JARROD GINGRAS
Jarrod Gingras is Real Story Group’s Managing Director and an analyst covering Digital Workplace and Marketing technologies. As a conference speaker and consultant, he regularly advises some of the world’s largest and most complicated enterprises on their enterprise information challenges.
Prior to joining Real Story Group, Jarrod worked as a web developer, information architect and user interface designer at a systems integration firm, where he developed user-focused content management strategies and solutions for clients in a multitude of industries.
Humans are hardwired for communicating with visuals. Learn some eye-opening statistics on engagement with video and images, as well as some best practices for improving your marketing and social media videos. Learn how you can use video and visuals to better engage your customers.
Join Val Swisher, sitting in for Scott Abel, The Content Wrangler, and Ryan Knott, Public Relations Specialist at TechSmith, for this free, one-hour webinar. Attendees will learn why visuals and video are so important to your marketing content, why perfection is killing your marketing videos, and three easy ways to improve your video process.
Are you thinking about incorporating tone into your content strategy? If so, you've probably seen how confusing this topic can be.
We know, because we are human beings, that language can misfire. Tone is where understanding and emotion come together – and sometimes that’s messy.
Join Paul Perrotta, sitting in for Scott Abel, The Content Wrangler, and his special guest, Pierre Gagnier, Content Strategist at ADP Innovation Lab, for this free, one-hour webinar. Pierre will show you how a team of researchers at ADP were able to tame some of the trickiness of tone and measure its impact. What they learned will help you to make sense of tone and change it from a source of risk into a tool for creating effective content.
Attendees will learn about 1) a simple, workable set of definitions that you can use to promote shared understanding among stakeholders of what tone is; 2) A framework for identifying and applying tone attributes so that you can create a foundation for consistent practice, and 3) Some typical factors that will help you to see how tone can go awry and will help you create your own risk factors.
ABOUT THE PRESENTER
Pierre Gagnier is a content strategist at ADP's Innovation Lab in New York. He works extensively with user experience researchers to help ADP web and mobile product teams align their content strategies consistently with users' realities.
In 2013, GOV UK, the government services website for the United Kingdom, won the prestigious D&AD Black Pencil for its contribution to moving content forward as a design discipline. Since then GOV UK has been name-checked and modeled around the world as *the* way to do public sector content. And yet, aside from those who are really “in the know,” the practice of content design is still little known outside of government content circles. And inside of government, many people talk about it, but not many know how to do it well.
Join Paul Perrotta, sitting in for Scott Abel, The Content Wrangler, and his special guest, Padma Gillen, of Scroll UK, for this free, one-hour webinar. Formerly Head of Content Design for the UK's Government Digital Service, Padma has been at the heart of this emerging discipline since its earliest days. He now teaches others how to do it, and helps organizations rebuild their entire content function around the principles of user needs, designing with data and agile content production.
In this webinar, Padma will introduce you to these principles and explain how to incorporate them into your approach. Attendees will learn how to place the needs of users at the heart of your content strategy, apply agile methods to content production, and learn to understand the governance models needed to improve your content significantly.
We’ve all heard about the benefits of content modeling and structured content for technical information. We’ve implemented DITA or other topic-based strategies to break content into smaller blocks to manage and publish, but topics are not small enough.
But the addition of Bots, voice-enabled interfaces, and AI means we must change the way we structure content. We are moving from a broadcast style of communication – publish and hope for the best – to a more conversational style of communication. More question and answer. This imposes requirements on the content models you need to create if you want to talk to the Bots. We must be more granular in our models. We need to implement Microcontent.
Join Val Swisher, sitting in for Scott Abel, The Content Wrangler, and her special guest, Steve Manning of Precision Content, for this webinar. Steve will discuss how new technology will change the way we approach content and the topic-based approach to deliver what you need for the new technology challenges. Steve will work through a different approach to the content that focuses you more on reader outcomes how that affects your content models. Attendees will learn how deep into their content then need to model to get the most from chatbots, voice-enabled systems, and ultimately AI.
Attendees will also learn 1) Why traditional topic-based DITA is not granular enough for the future; 2) How microcontent is a better approach to future-proof your content, and 3) How to use user outcomes to drive models and granularity.
Engaging with users on social media is critical, but so is listening. Just like in real life relationships, you will learn a lot more about your target audience if you pay close attention to what they are “saying”—to you, or to (and about) someone else (yes, even your competition).
This session will highlight the key trends in enterprise social, and explain how to leverage these new media to better understand and connect with your audience—and use the resulting data to strengthen your products and services.
Your Customers are your top marketing asset. In today's webinar, we'll be focusing on building your reputation and increasing your social reach—and revenue—via your customers.
Companies have always had to keep up with consumer trends, but today’s digitally connected customers pose a new predicament: they not only want the best products and services, they have access to more information than ever to help them determine the best.
Marketing taglines mean nothing to them. When selecting a business, customers trust the word of their peers above all else: 92% of people are more likely to trust a recommendation from another person over branded content. The Voice of the Customer is what sells.
We look forward to having you join us as we provide tips and tricks on how to:
-Engage your customers
-Best utilize that engagement to acquire more customers
While there’s often disparity among marketers around their favorite content marketing tactics, there’s one tactic that virtually all marketing teams use: social media. In fact, 92% of marketers say that social media is important to their business, according to the Social Media Examiner.
Whether it’s paid or organic, B2B or B2C, having a strategic social plan is key to seeing results from your social media efforts. In this webinar, you’ll learn how to:
- Build a complete social media plan for promoting your content (including downloadable templates)
- Craft trackable messages to generate leads through social media
- Enable and inspire your sales team to share your content
Referral marketing has quickly become one of the top marketing channels used by businesses in virtually every industry and market niche. To ensure that your referral program stands out from your competitors, there are several key strategies that you must follow to insure success.
Join us at the BrightTALK Social Media Marketing Summit to discuss some of the best referral marketing strategies to maximize your conversions. We will not only be defining the current referral marketing space, but will be detailing the following strategies for success:
- How to create viral loop
- Creating symmetrical rewards
- How to effectively target influencers
- Optimizing your referral landing page
- Leveraging guest blog posts
- Being transparent to your partners
50% of B2B organizations say they are in the “experimenting phase” of influencer marketing, while more than half of B2C companies say they have established programs in place. What are B2B marketers waiting for? The time to establish an influencer marketing program is now, before your competition does!
In this webinar, Alison will explain how she led the creation of the first influencer marketing program at a software company. She will share tips for selecting influencers, creating content, measuring results, and lessons learned from running a B2B influencer program.
It has never been easier reach new audiences thanks to Facebook, but it's harder than ever to drive social engagement. With organic Facebook Page reach at historic lows, it’s increasingly difficult to capture your audience's attention, assuming you're able to reach them in the first place.
Better targeting and engaging creative can overcome these challenges, and testing your content packaging is the best way to learn what resonates most with your target audience in real time. Break through the noise, and get your message right every time you post.
In this webinar, Patrick Costello will share Facebook A/B testing insights, common pitfalls, and strategies for translating test results into meaningful business ROI.
Patrick is the co-founder of Naytev, a social media management and A/B testing platform, and he works with teams of all sizes, including ambitious startups like ClarityMoney, publicly traded incumbents like Travelzoo, and content powerhouses Refinery29, HuffPost, and VICE Media.
Want to leverage multiple Big Data sources to find a precise target audience and convert them into leads and sales?
Facebook may have the answer for you. With a collection of multiple data sources in addition to the incredible amount of data Facebook owns and collects, we have more power than ever before to get the right message to the right people at the right time.
Why then is there not an explosion of advertising success through Facebook? While dedicated to supporting its advertisers, Facebook cares most about providing an excellent user experience to its 2 billion monthly active users. Therefore, they have a high level of expectations that advertisers are going to provide the best experience to the people they reach out to.
If you understand how to advertise on Facebook effectively, you can tap into a source of unbelievable potential. If, however, you don't invest serious attention into how to successfully run campaigns on this unique platform, your results will mirror this with lackluster performance and unnecessarily high costs.
Watch this webinar to discover a process to create a high-performing, data-backed advertising campaign in one month's time that surpasses what over 95% of marketing agencies can accomplish.
For decades, OOH measurement was limited to impressions. But all that is changing. By using mobile data, we’re now able to track the movements of people who pass by an out-of-home unit. Combined with the right data science, measurement goes beyond simple impressions to a true map of your OOH campaign’s impact.
In this webinar, our Science Product Director Aaron Stewart and Chief Scientist Shawn Spooner will walk you through a real campaign that we tracked. You’ll get a chance to see advanced measurement in action and how it answers these key marketing questions:
How many people saw the ad, then went to the client location?
Who are these visitors? Where do they go and what do they do?
How do I target people who saw my ad with online ads?
How can we build a stronger audience profile?
We are on the cusp of a whole new world that integrates out-of-home seamlessly into our technological society. And observational results are only the beginning. Join us to see how data science and technology are changing the out-of-home world.
Using case studies from around the world with companies from both the B2B and B2C world Neal Schaffer will be sharing examples of how social media influence can form an integral part of your marketing and PR campaigns in 2018. Whether you want to work with influencers externally or boost the reach and influence of your own team Neal will share best practice examples that can be deployed both for short term campaigns or as part of a longer term strategy and practical tips for how to get started for those new to influencer marketing and new ideas for the seasoned pro.
About Neal Schaffer:
Neal Schaffer is a leading authority on helping businesses through their digital transformation through consulting, training, and helping enterprises large and small execute on social media marketing strategy, influencer marketing, and social selling initiatives. President of the social media agency PDCA Social, Neal also teaches digital media to executives at Rutgers University, the Irish Management Institute (Ireland), and the University of Jyvaskyla (Finland). Fluent in Japanese and Mandarin Chinese, Neal is a popular keynote speaker and has been invited to speak about digital media on four continents in a dozen countries. He is also the author of 3 books on social media, including Maximize Your Social (Wiley), and in 2018 will publish his 4th book, The Business of Influence, on educating the market on how any business can leverage the potential of influencer marketing. Neal resides in Irvine, California but also frequently travels to Japan.
2017 was the year where digital ad spend has surpassed TV ad spend. Brands are switching their ad spend focus from TV, radio and print to digital.
The majority of our audiences are hanging out online. But before we can market to them, first, we have to identify who is our target market. We will review how to create your customer avatar, identify their pain points and frustrations and pinpoint where the audiences are spending their time online.
With the target market identified, we will create content to engage users with the branded content. We will discuss the trends in creating content and review the types of content applicable at different stages of the customer lifecycle.
And now we are ready to disseminate this content on social media and engage with users. We will cover how to use social media to get your message across and connect with users who would be most likely to engage with your brand. The concept here is to engage, ascend the users to eventually become customers.
Bio: Jean Ginzburg is a best-selling author, serial entrepreneur, digital marketing expert with more than 10 years of industry expertise helping companies scale revenue, optimize sales and marketing processes and improve productivity. Jean is also the CEO of Ginball. Ginball's clients range from brand name Fortune 500 companies to innovative start-ups.
Jean launched her book Win New Customers: How to Attract, Connect, and Convert More Prospects into Customers in 60 Days Using Digital Marketing. The book is a #1 Amazon best-seller.
Jean's digital industry specializations include Full funnel marketing strategy, Facebook Advertising, Customer avatar development, Sales and Marketing Automation and Social Media.
Jean has been featured in numerous publications and as a radio and podcast guest. You can find the entire list here: