Brian Solis is Principal Analyst at Altimeter Group and the award-winning author of books like "X: The Experience When Business Meets Design." In this episode, Brian joins the Cloudcast to share Altimeter’s latest research on the state of influencer marketing today, based on an in-depth survey of both marketers and influencers. You’ll learn how to research potential influencers on channels like Instagram, Snapchat, and YouTube for your company, best practices for interacting with influencers, and why influencer marketing is so different from traditional PR and celebrity-endorsement tactics.
Chief Content Officer of MarketingProfs and best-selling author Ann Handley joins the Cloudcast. In this episode, Ann shares her top writing tips to help marketers sharpen their skills, whether they work in content marketing, social media, email, or marketing leadership. Ann also explains why great writing continues to be the foundation of great marketing — today more than ever, as we live in a world of content saturation.
Author and marketing consultant Kate Talbot joins the Cloudcast to talk her latest book, "Oh Snap! You Can Use Snapchat for Business." Ready or not, here Snapchat comes — and it now boasts more monthly active users than Twitter. It’s time to create a plan for how Snapchat fits in with your overall marketing strategy, so the Snapchat expert is here to help. In this Snapchat-focused episode, Kate shares tips on Snap storytelling, using geofilters, and getting started if you’re totally new to the channel.
NYT-bestselling author Jonah Berger joins the Cloudcast to talk about his latest book, Invisible Influence: The Hidden Forces that Shape Behavior. Like it or not, all of us are influenced by the words and actions of others — and that’s especially true for what we buy. Jonah explains the psychology behind this truth and shares how marketers can harness the power of social influence to reach a broader audience. Get ready to take notes on the most effective word-of-mouth marketing tactics, according to an influence expert and marketing professor at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Tim Kopp, Venture Partner at Hyde Park Venture Partners, former CMO of ExactTarget, and all-around marketing visionary joins the Marketing Cloudcast for a very special 50th episode. What skills do today’s best marketers possess? What sets their strategies apart? And how can marketing leaders craft a company culture and ethos that attract significant talent to their teams? Listen as Tim explains why there’s never been a better time to be in marketing and shares his inspirational vision for the future of the profession.
Cal Newport, author of "Deep Work," an instant WSJ bestseller and Amazon’s Best Business Book for January 2016, joins the podcast. Does it feel harder than ever to stay on top of your job responsibilities as a marketer? Cal says most people have lost the ability to deeply focus — spending their days in a frantic blur of e-mail and social media, not realizing there’s a better way. In this episode, Cal explains how to transform your daily habits and cultivate a deep work ethic to be the best, most productive marketer you can be.
Dan Hanrahan, Founder and CEO at Sigstr, joins the show. Dan explains how to start benefiting from an underappreciated — but highly profitable — marketing channel: the employee email signature. The average employee sends 10K emails in a year. Is your company using that free real estate wisely? Hear Dan’s tips to get started now, plus learn the types of content that work best in signatures.
Mark Schaefer, author of "The Content Code," marketing consultant, and speaker joins the Cloudcast. Mark shares practical strategies for getting more results from your content marketing investments. He also explains why he believes sharing is moving away from public social media to private messaging and how to grow advocacy among your “alpha audience” customers.
Universal Music Group's Vice President of Consumer Relationship Marketing, Angela Sanchez, joins the podcast. Angela manages consumer marketing for some of the world’s biggest music artists. She shares her perspective on reaching people on social, mobile, and email in an increasingly noisy (yes, literally!) landscape. We also ask her how the music industry is changing, thanks to artists managing an always-on presence through channels like Snapchat.
Shel Israel is author of the forthcoming "Beyond Mobile: Life After Smartphones" and an expert in emerging technology’s impact on business and life. If it feels harder to keep up with the pace of tech innovation, you’re not alone. Peer product reviews, Snapchat, AR and VR, and contextual marketing are all affecting the customer experience of today — and tomorrow. Is your marketing ready? Listen to this episode of the Marketing Cloudcast for Shel’s preview of the latest consumer technologies and what they mean for our professional and personal lives.
Lindsay Siovaila, Lead Solutions Developer at Salesforce, joins the show. Lindsay is Salesforce’s resident expert in designing emails and landing pages. In this episode of the Cloudcast, she takes us through top email design trends for 2016, a preview of holiday email innovation, and her own best practices to help marketers make the most of personalization and mobile.
Rebecca Lieb — marketing analyst, author, and advisor — dives into current research on industry-leading content strategy and connected experiences. Seems like everyone’s doing content marketing nowadays, so what are marketers still getting wrong about it? Listen as Rebecca explains how marketers can improve their existing content strategies, and hear her vision for contextual content of the future.
Joe Ciarallo, Senior Director of PR at Salesforce, joins the Marketing Cloudcast. What’s the state of public relations in an influencer-saturated, content marketing world? Listen as Joe explains the state of PR in 2016 and what digital marketers need to know about attracting their customers — and media outlets — across current and emerging channels.
Kyle Christensen, VP of Marketing at Invoca, joins the Marketing Cloudcast. Increasingly, marketers recognize that mobile devices are the central point in the customer journey. But what about phone calls on those mobile devices? Are customers telling you important things that get lost forever? Listen as Kyle explains how to tie phone conversations into digital customer profiles and how to make your tradeshows more effective.
Chris Howard, VP of Digital Strategy and Design at Calamos Investments, joins the Marketing Cloudcast. Calamos is a global investment management firm that has seen incredible success from personalizing content for its audience: financial advisers. Nowadays, marketers have data on everything — but what’s the point if customers aren’t happier? Listen as Chris shares his best strategies for email marketing, data-centric personalization, and content.
Ken Knitter, Social Media Director of Bombardier, joins the Marketing Cloudcast. Bombardier is a multinational aerospace and transportation company. So how does it rock B2B social media marketing? In this episode, hear Ken explain how his team tackles social media and audience engagement with creative campaigns, exciting visuals, and focus on the right channels.
James Dearsley, founder of the Digital Marketing Bureau and expert in virtual reality (VR), shares what digital marketers need to know about VR — as well as real-life examples of brands who have used it. We also ask: What’s the difference between VR and AR? What industries are especially suited to VR applications? How does Facebook’s 360 video factor in? It’s all in this episode of the Marketing Cloudcast.
Yeva Roberts, Director, Salesforce Solutions Alliances, PrintingForLess, joins the Marketing Cloudcast. In this episode, learn what’s driving the print and direct mail renaissance from a print marketing expert. Listen as Yeva shares practical ways that digital marketers can create clever, perfectly timed direct mail pieces as part of the customer journey.
Holly Wright, Email Marketing Manager at Phoenix Direct, joins the Marketing Cloudcast. If you’re in digital marketing, you know measurement and data reign supreme. In this episode, Holly takes us through the pitfalls of email marketing metrics, showing us which metrics to avoid and which to measure consistently. She also explains how to run a true A/B test, best practices for growing email subscribers, and why email absolutely shouldn’t live in a silo.
Todd Cameron, head of content and strategy at TapInfluence and co-host of Influence Pros Podcast, joins the Marketing Cloudcast. If you’ve been hearing more about influencer marketing, you’re not alone — it’s a tactic of major interest in 2016. In this episode, Todd explains why working with influencers is valuable for businesses of all sizes, even if you’re not working with Kardashians or spending millions. He also shares how influencers’ content can be measured, what types of content they may create, and real-world examples of how it all works.
Jay Baer, author of the bestselling book "Youtility" and the most retweeted person in the world among digital marketers, joins the Marketing Cloudcast. Jay explains the disruption behind his new book "Hug Your Haters" and explains why marketers must lead the transformation toward better customer service for every individual consumer, be they brand lovers or haters. Jay takes us step-by-step on what this transformation means for us as marketers, and also shares his top social media and presentation delivery tips.
Mathew Sweezey, Principal of Marketing Insights at Salesforce, joins us to talk about the 2016 State of Marketing Report (salesforce.com/stateofmarketing). This report surveyed 4,000 marketers worldwide about their top priorities, challenges, and marketing activities for 2016. In this podcast episode, Mat takes us through the key highlights of the report and shares action steps for marketers based on the data.
Joe Waters, co-author of "Cause Marketing for Dummies," co-host of Cause Talk Radio podcast, and founder of selfishgiving.com joins the Marketing Cloudcast to educate us on cause marketing — and how all marketers can use it. What is cause marketing? Why is it bolstered by millennial consumers and the desire to know where our money is going? How can businesses use cause marketing and social media to establish, grow, and deepen relationships with stakeholders? It’s all in this episode of the Marketing Cloudcast.
Scott McCorkle, CEO, Salesforce Marketing Cloud joins us for a special episode. We talk to Scott about the marketing trends and challenges he expects in 2016. We also ask Scott: What are the unique career skills today's marketers need? What are the cornerstones of an effective customer journey strategy? How are the world’s best marketers acquiring and using data to engage customers better — and getting better results? It’s all in this memorable edition of the Marketing Cloudcast.
Damon Waldron, Director of Demand Gen at BrightFunnel, joins the Marketing Cloudcast. Damon is an expert in data-driven marketing. In this Cloudcast episode, he talks us through actionable steps marketers can take to make better decisions and become more effective. He also explains how email marketers can lean more on data — and how small businesses can use the right tools appear larger than they really are.