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GERVAS: 6 Benchmarks for Digital Marketing Strategy

GERVAS:  Goal – Engage – Relationship –  Value –  Action – Synthesize GERVAS is the tool to guide the development of your social media campaign. Here are the six elements and the questions to ask? As a business or organization launches a social media program, they try to anticipate the results and make the necessary … Read more…

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Here’s Proof Digital Marketing Works for Auto Dealers

In the past two years the social media revolution has ignited the automotive manufacturers to success. IT  WORKS  > > Auto Social Media Factoids: Alan Mulally, Ford CEO, declared, “Social media is the future.” ….Ford’s prowess and investment in social media is legendary. Auto industry will spend about $1.2 billion this year on social media … Read more…

23 Ways to Integrate Facebook and Twitter with Traditional Advertising

Integrated Media Marketing is when you effectively integrate social media with traditional marketing. Here are 23 ideas for integrating Facebook and Twitter in PR, direct selling, customer services, advertising and sales promotions. Add Facebook Widget /plugins to website or blog Show Twitter stream on website Use buttons in footer, contact page and sidebar of  website … Read more…

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Social Media – Déjà vu for the Auto Dealer?

After many years as a senior manager, consultant, and co-owner on the retail side of the automotive industry I have a unique “view” as I watch the typical automobile dealership management team wrestle with the idea of implementing social media into their organization. It seems the manufacturers have done a great job of educating the … Read more…

Demonstrating the Power of Digital Marketing in 2 Minutes

Have you tried to explain to clients, colleagues, businesspeople or students: Why social media works? Why consumers feel they are not listened to? Why traditional advertising has lost much of its power and is not trusted? Why the Digital Media revolution is alive and growing? I recently re-discovered this 2 minute video. It’s a very … Read more…

Six Keys to Optimizing Digital Marketing for Small Businesses

Anyone with a bit of tech savvy can set up Facebook and Twitter accounts and begin posting updates. . But can they accomplish the needs of a business in this digital age?  Can a tech savvy youth create competitive advantage, the key for businesses in meeting their goals? For most small businesses the answer is … Read more…

Your Six Step Social Media Roadmap

To be successful at social media you need to have a plan.  As the publisher, you control the power to distribute your content through digital media platforms such as blogs, mobile, Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.  Most businesspersons are overwhelmed with all the options and how to implement them.  These six steps provide a roadmap to … Read more…

Healthcare Case Studies Harnessing the Power of Social Media

Healthcare professionals and marketing consultants converged in New York City this month to attend Social Communications & Healthcare; Case Studies and Roundtables, a conference hosted by Business Development Institute. Ira Kaufman, President of Entwine Inc, and I were honored to have been chosen to Moderate Roundtable discussions. Hospitals, non-profits, pharmaceutical companies and medical professionals are … Read more…

Patient Touchpoint Strategy – 4 Steps to Increase Total Patient Experience

Patient Touchpoint Strategy Patient touchpoints or interactions with health care facility and professionals define patient centered care. They determine the total patient experience and satisfaction, affecting not only the clinical tasks but patient outcomes.  With the growth of online and social media, healthcare administrators have new tools to evaluate and effect patient centered care. California … Read more…