“Fake it ‘til you make it” is over. Done. Kaput.
Working for a brand or agency means you’re going to be running and attending live events.
Social commerce is booming right now and it looks like the future is just as bright.
Whether you like it or not, people are trying to influence you everywhere.
The recent explosive growth of influencer marketing will cause any brand or marketer to question what this new concept means for business.
Among the most prominent voices to extol UGC marketing, the “more than a camera” message of GoPro perhaps best exemplifies what’s possible for companies who know how to put brand
We live in a visual world that relies heavily on communicating with each other through online sharing, liking and commenting.
Social proof is the positive influence created when someone finds out that others are doing something.
We hear the phrase influencer marketing thrown around a lot, but I’m sure many of you are uncertain what it is exactly, how to put it into practice and how it can
Brand ambassadors are simply people who represent and talk about your company in a positive way, preferably in front of lots of potential customers (i.e. their friends and family).
Instagram is one platform that brands are excited about and know they want to take advantage of, but often find themselves struggling to maximize and achieve results.
Goldman Sachs defines Millennials as born between 1980 and 2000. They’re a group that grew up being nurtured by their parents, encouraged to question authority and advocates of work-life balance.
All of the free content that we consume on the Internet is paid for by advertisers. Unfortunately, this advertising model has hit a roadblock.
Brand ambassador programs are a key aspect of any successful marketing strategy. Brand ambassadors help reach new audiences and sell more products.
We’re very proud to drive the leading customer retention rate in the Influencer Marketing industry. But have you ever wondered about the faces behind the customer success team at ReadyPulse?
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Act outlaws unfair methods of competition and unjust acts or practices that relate to commerce.
In the world of marketing, user generated content is the next great method for increasing reach, and conversions.
Managing an Instagram business account takes careful planning and consideration.
The term brand ambassador gets thrown around a lot, but many don’t know exactly what it means or how it can help marketers and brands succeed.
If you can locate the most passionate and savvy from among your staff, then your own employees will often prove to be your most powerful brand ambassadors.
Influencer marketing recognizes the unique level of trust that exists between a brand’s target consumer and that consumer’s favorite blogger, podcaster, Facebook personality, etc.
User generated content (UGC) is a powerful way for digital marketers to reach customers.
We hope your 2015 was as great as our customers and team. We’d like to boast for a few minutes to share some remarkable successes in 2015.
Authenticity isn’t always considered as part of a marketing strategy, but it should be.
Any company or marketer with a big budget can pay to elevate the presence of their brand pretty easily.
The numbers are in and this year was crowned the most social Black Friday to date.
We’ve all been bombarded with ads and pop ups that disrupt our search and workflow at one time or another.
By the end of the year, over 25 billion dollars will be spent on social network advertising across the globe.
Consumers are well aware that advertisers tend to stretch the truth, touchup photos and post images that aren’t particularly authentic, and frankly they’re sick and tired of it.
Traditional marketing is great for business, but in today’s world, influencer marketing is even better. Social media has disrupted the balance of power between brands and customers.
Let’s face it, if you’re a brand on Instagram, you’re not on there for fun.
What’s captured your attention lately using social media? Chances are it was something visual: an image, a meme, a video snippet, or even an infographic.
In today’s Wall Street Journal article “I’m a Teen, Watch me Shop” the emphasis was based on three teen’s one day mall experience that fast fashion retailers like H&M and
Audience quality plays a critical role now and gone are the days people look for only followers.
Find what your audience likes to do for fun to get better engagement – Interview with Corinne Cavanaugh
Here is the second interview in our Social Media Expert series.
User generated content (UGC) is in the news again.
Working with many top brands around the world, we’re fortunate to help and gain insight on effective and unique influencer marketing strategies proven to drive brand engagement, awareness and revenue.
Inspiration, one of the most powerful emotions to cause action. But what inspires your consumers? Is it a newsletter, a promo code, or perhaps a social photo?
Authenticity is important in social media and social influencer marketing, especially any time prominent influencers are involved, mainly athletes and celebrities.
Everyday millions of people take to Twitter to express their feelings, share small wins or big defeats (and visa versa), and comment on current events.
In late March, shoe retailer Cole Haan received an unpleasant surprise: a letter from the Federal Trade Commission about its #WanderingSole Pinterest contest.
It is critical to understand the different stages of a brand ambassador program in order to have success.
In an effort to continue its cleanup of users’ newsfeeds, Facebook announced a few weeks ago that as of November 5, it would no longer permit brands and apps to
As social media becomes central to brands’ interactions with their fans, connecting with your influencers on Instagram is an increasingly critical component of engagement.
From Monday to Wednesday of next week, 5,200 professionals will meet in Seattle for the Shop.org Summit 2014 for digital and multichannel retailers.
Last week, The New York Times published an article on the decline of teen fashion.
In June, we blogged about ten questions every marketer must answer when launching a brand ambassador program.
Remember the trendsetters in high school, the people whose clothing or accessory choices today determined the look everyone else in school would be trying to emulate tomorrow?
Baesman and ReadyPulse wanted to find out how valuable UGC is to today’s marketers.
Displaying UGC in your marketing is one of the best, and most valuable methods for increasing ROI.
Why does every company aim to gain 15,000+ likes on Facebook and 1K followers on Twitter?
ReadyPulse is stoked to be the official Social Marketing Partner of Agenda Show for the second year in a row!
Scrambling to find that perfect last minute gift? We have ideas for everyone on your list!
They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but sometimes you need a few more words to tell your story.
“There is a distinction to be made between labeling something as an advertisement and telling the consumer who the content is from,” – Jon Steinberg, President & COO, BuzzFeed Can you tell
Ragnar – the overnight running relay race that makes testing your limits a team sport – concluded its nationwide series of relay races in Las Vegas.
ReadyPulse hit the ground running at Fashion Digital NY, and we were thrilled that everyone there was buzzing about social user generated commerce.
We packed our bags, and headed to the Big Apple for Fashion Digital NY, where commerce and culture intersect!
ReadyPulse is attending the Shop.org Annual Summit this week, and we couldn’t be more excited!
At ReadyPulse – we know great customer content drives online sales. And we know that the best customer content comes from your best customers.
In todays world traditional marketing techniques are becoming rapidly ineffective. Consumers prefer non-interruption, or communicating without selling, marketing methods.
Q: How did you get your start in digital marketing and e-commerce? A: I sort of fell into it.
Last month, WOMMA was fortunate enough to have viral expert Jonah Berger come speak at our annual WOMM-U conference in Chicago where he discussed his six steps towards creating contagious
Facebook has announced the support for videos on Instagram and over 130 million users of Instagram now have access to that capability.
We are very excited to announce the availability of Instagram promotions.
Every morning while fulfilling my caffeine and Instagram fix, I look forward to the daily posts from one of the 273 people/brands that I follow on Instagram more so than
Delivering best customer experience is a critical objective of every customer-centric business.
Most major brands are now allocating larger parts of their overall marketing budget to custom content. With content marketing on the rise – a record $43.
As marketers we all know how difficult it is to delight our customers. Harder still is getting the customer to say something good about our brand.
Calling All Social Media Marketers: If a Fan Posts a Social Testimonial in the Forest, Does Anyone Hear It?
The age old saying, ‘if a tree falls in the forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?
In a recent blog post, the CEO of Spreadshirt, Phillip Rocke talks about how disappointing Facebook commerce has been for his 2,000 FB stores.
A Social Valentine’s Day – 4 Campaigns for your success on Valentine’s Day Chocolate, roses, hearts, and a fancy dinner – isn’t that what usually comes to mind on Valentine’s
Q: How did you get your start in Social Media? A: I have always been interested in technology in general, especially community building.
Try to wrap your brain around this fact: there are more than 200 social networking sites currently available today. Say what?!
Facebook’s announcement of the Graph Search is a much bigger deal for business Facebook pages than the migration from ‘tabs’ to ‘Timeline’..
It is no secret that the primary goal of all offline events is to drive attendance.
Every brand dreams to have brand advocates similar to those of Apple or Microsoft.
Dr. Nicholas Vitalari, co-author of the Elastic Enterprise, and Dennis O’Malley, CEO of ReadyPulse (readypulse.com)
In our recent post – Content is King and Context is Queen – our CEO Dennis O’Malley talked about how content and context go together and the best practices for
GAP is breaking some new grounds in engaging fans with innovative ideas. We have observed several invitations to Facebook Fans and three of them stood out.
Facebook users love videos after photos.
My dryer broke. Again. This time for good. It’s dead. D-E-A-D dead.
With more and more people relying on word of mouth referrals and recommendations from friends to make purchasing decisions, it is more than ever to have advocates that are helping
As all Facebook pages get timeline by March 30th, 2012, Facebook has updated Facebook page guidelines. Key things to note are the following: Proper use of the Facebook page “Cover.
The US Representative Rick Larsen has apparently fired three of his staffers for chronicling their frustrations and whims on Twitter per many articles. Just Google it for more information.
I attended Mashable Media Summit in NYC on November 5th, 2011.
Recent changes in the algorithm used by Klout made a lot of users experience a drop in their Klout score, hence very angry.
Facebook is launching a Subscribe button to enable any Facebook user to follow other Facebook users’ public updates.