Well, it’s official. If the brightly lit trees, decorations and red bows lining the aisles of Target are any indication, we’ve gone full-force into holiday mode. The biggest shopping day of the year, Black Friday, is coming up this week. Should you give that special someone a serving platter, a designer handbag or donate to their favorite charity? Sometimes picking the perfect gift for the holidays can feel like a guessing game. Have no fear, the Social Values gift-giving guide is back to help you make better decisions about what to buy for all those hard-to-shop-for people on your list.
If a tree falls in the woods and no one is around to hear it, does it still make a sound?
Hopefully this is not a quote you can relate to when it comes to your content marketing strategy.
Picture your best customers. How much would your business grow if you could attract more customers like those? What if you could double that number?
How Stone Brewing Company has built a loyal following of passionate, engaged fans without spending a dime on advertising.
Zenzi Communications is looking for a 2015 spring semester marketing intern to get hands-on experience in the exciting world of marketing, public relations, communications and social media.
Shareholders would like to believe that officers in a company always do a thorough rational cost/benefit analysis of any decision, leaving aside any personal bias, but decision makers have the same biases that all human beings do. An individuals’ values are key in understanding what motivates them in such situations, and specific value orientations are associated with specific emotional profiles that can be leveraged in enterprise sales.
With citizen journalism, the rise in content and growing competition for ad dollars, what is the future of media? This was the topic of a highly-attended session at FutureM/Inbound in Boston, an event drawing over 10,000 marketers from around the globe, with keynotes from Martha Stewart, Guy Kawasaki and others.
When discussing Zenzi’s Social Values practice with business leaders and decision makers, one question we hear a lot is:
“I think this is a fantastic idea, but how would social values apply in a B2B environment?”
Well, the short answer is that values play the exact same role in B2B marketing as in B2C. At the core of any business transaction is the relationship between the buyer and the seller, and that relationship is built on factors such as trust, comfort level, emotional response, personal history, and risk perception – all of which are influenced by the values of the company and the individuals involved.
It has been said that more than 90 percent of information transmitted to the brain is visual, and that half of the brain is dedicated to visual function. As marketers, we’re always looking for the best way to stand out among the crowded media landscape and resonate with brands’ customers and potential customers. Enter the infographic.
It used to be that the Wall Street Journal was the Holy Grail of PR, and every company executive wanted to know how to get covered in the paper. Now, with more blogs and emerging sites, companies are not just asking about the Journal—perhaps it’s Forbes, USA Today, The Rachael Ray Show, Yahoo! Finance…. Regardless, virtually any executive can relate to the anticipation and excitement of being featured in a major publication or television show, being recognized for the great things your company is doing, and obtaining increased awareness and interest a national outlet can provide.