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How to Teach Digital Prerequisites for Social Media Marketing Strategies

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This set of slides helps professors teach an important aspect of social media marketing. Specifically, the important prerequisites that must be satisfied prior to planning for social media marketing.  This social media marketing teaching resource covers digital marketing, search engine marketing, search engine optimization, email marketing, website design and mobile first design.  Marketers must have a strong product offering, a plan for customer service and crisis management along with a website that drive the desired response.  The slides contain videos and case studies related to digital marketing and media.

Digital Prerequisites for Social Media Marketing Slides

These slides accompany Social Media and Mobile Marketing Strategy from Oxford University press.

 

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Social Media & Mobile Trends

Here are some of the trends I discuss in my Social Media & Mobile Marketing Strategy course in the Media Storm Master’s Program.

The videos are available on my YouTube channel Rpriluck.

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These trends and videos are also available on the Powerpoint slides that accompany my book from Oxford University Press “Social Media & Mobile Marketing Strategy.”

Content Strategy from SiteVisibility

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Content marketing can be great for building your brand expertise in a variety of fields. Typically content is aimed at customers who can benefit from interacting with particular types of information. Another very important goal for content is to increase Google search engine rankings.

SiteVisibility is a UK SEO firm that really understands how to develop content to achieve key goals. One way to boost rankings is to encourage bloggers to link to your content. Kelvin Newman clearly explains his THEME model to make the most of content.  It starts with Tribes- those people who manage websites or blogs and have the motivation to link to your site because they want to publish interesting material. By engaging those bloggers and researching their interests you create posts that are so compelling they want to share. For example, Kelvin recommends interviewing bloggers and publishing what they say. Having relationships with influencers also makes them more likely to link to you.

Another key element to content creation is spending on paid media. These days if you invest in content, it pays to amplify it. Brands also must think of the goals and metrics in advance of content creation. What do you want that content to achieve and what measures will show success? Simply brilliant.

Here is a link to SiteVisibility.

It’s a great podcast.

Should Marketers Buy Popular Key Words?

The Marketing Science Institute publishes a very interesting marketing newsletter highlighting research in social media and sometimes mobile marketing.  In MSI Insights second issue in 2013 they summarize a study by Jerath and Ma titled “Consumer Click Behavior at a Search Engine: The Role of Keyword Popularity” which examines consumer online search behavior.  The researchers found that key words with low popularity were more likely to lead to clicks by viewers on both organic and paid results.  The data suggest that as consumers delve more deeply into examining a purchase the words become more specific to their needs and they are therefore more likely to click on those results.  The implication for marketers is that they should consider less popular key words and determine the likely scenarios for search as consumers get closer to the purchase.  More general, popular key words may play a bigger role earlier in the purchase funnel.

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