Author: Barry Feldman

Have you seen images on Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook that made your mouth water? Yeah, me too. Still, you can’t smell or taste social media. At least not yet. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t some tasty ways to whet the appetite of followers, fans, prospects and customers in the digital realm. See, food lovers have proven to have...

Meet Instagram expert Jenn Herman. Jenn has a three-year streak winning “Top 10 Blog” recognition by Social Media Examiner. More than 100 of her posts are dedicated to delivering marketing insights specifically about Instagram. I devoured her Kindle booklets on Instagram and social media strategy and learned she’s co-authored Instagram for Dummies, due out in early 2018. Naturally,...

You’ve seen a plethora of interactive content tools vie for your business. It’s no secret why marketers embrace them. Use interactive content wisely and you: Solicit participation and inspire action Overcome form fatigue to collect meaningful user data Educate more effectively Appeal to mobile users Enable customers to help themselves Make your brand fun to...

Super Bowl commercials ran advertisers about $5-million a pop last year. If you’re reaching for your checkbook now this post probably isn’t for you. We’re going to look at a different marketing strategy today and it’s bound to cost you approximately $5-million less. No, you won’t appear on television’s most-watched broadcast or achieve 150-million views with these tactics....

What’s it take to conduct successful social media contests? It starts with a good idea, but it also takes planning, design, promotion, fulfillment, and more. What does “more successful” even mean? Success, as I hope you'll agree, means achieving the marketing goals you had in mind from the get-go. What might those marketing goals be? I’m going out on a...

You think Instagram is hot? Kardashian gossip is hot. Those fidget spinner things are were hot.  Instagram is on fire. It’s enjoying gonzo growth, unmatched by any social media network ever. Smart Insights reports Instagram doubled its user base, to 800 million, during the past two years. Sprout Social reports 70% of US businesses use Instagram. ...

Let’s examine two very important realities of digital marketing, circa 2017. First, email rules. A recently published study and report, Email Marketing & Marketing Automation Excellence 2017, shows that email—compared to the gamut of digital marketing channels—is rated as the most effective. The same study asked its 2,500 participants to rank the top benefits of email marketing. The...

“We’re pet experts and we’re pet lovers, too,” claims the about page on the Pet Valu website. The company operates the largest retail pet store operation in North America, so it’s a good bet Pet Valu knows a bit about marketing too. I became interested In learning more about what they do when researching companies that have created...

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