Six Differences Between Customer-Focused Companies and Operations-Focused Companies by Shep Hyken
Some companies really understand customer service. They know how to hire for it, train for it and deliver it. Other companies claim to give customer service, but in reality, they are grounded in an operations mentality with rules and policies that allow for little flexibility, preventing them from being anything more than just average or satisfactory.
How to Properly Use Hashtags in Your Social Media Marketing by Pam Dyer
They enable content marketers get in front of their target audience and identify social media conversations that are relevant to their business. Only 24% of tweets include hashtags, but those that do receive twice the engagement of those without them. When used well, hashtags can be powerful tools that drive brand recognition, increase reach, build community, create buzz, and positively impact customer loyalty.
10 Things Successful Content Marketers Do byRachel Parker
If there’s anything I’ve learned, it’s that what makes a good — even great — content marketer isn’t how many books they’ve read, how many webinars they’ve attended, or how many times their moms have liked their Facebook posts. It’s what they do that makes the difference, day after day, week after week, month after month, year after year.
Why Sales Leaders Are Falling in Love With Social Selling by Ross Simmonds
Have you ever thought about using social media to make the first contact to a prospect or lead rather than email? I know I didn’t until I was chatting with a colleague who mentioned he was seeing a 50% better response rate.
Why You Can’t Separate Sales and Marketing by Ian Altman
I’m often asked the question, “Do you work with people on the marketing side or the sales side?” It makes me laugh. Sales and marketing shouldn’t be on separate sides. Imagine this, you do some research on a company and read a bunch of content on their website. It intrigues you, so you ask to speak with a salesperson. The salesperson has a different message from what you had already read or heard. How does that make you feel? At that point, you are at best confused, or at worst no longer trusting of their message.
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