They’re usually the simplest things, the elements you assume will be in place in any organization before campaign planning gets under way. (Rule #1: Make no assumptions.)
The notices are compelling when they’re sent by organizations you actually want to hear from. Not so much when the senders have been more interested in building their lists than in understanding whether the people who make up their target audiences actually want to be in touch with them. Either way, this is a moment of truth for email marketing, and one that any honest, diligent marketer should welcome.
That means a content marketing campaign is most effective when it catches fire with friends of your friends’ online friends—people you couldn’t have reached on your own, who might not even be a part of your own extended network.
A week-old video on fraudulent Likes has amped up a simmering debate on whether Facebook is a reliable platform for online marketing and community-building.
The fun began February 10 when Derek Muller, host of the Veritasium science blog, posted a nine-minute account of his tour through click farms, Facebook ads, and a deliberately horrible test page called Virtual Cat. Some of the pushback is coming from Lindsay Fultz, a friend of our firm and a Facebook marketing powerhouse who’s done a great job helping brands find their following online.