When you want something, the most logical thing to do is pitch yourself. Whether it is to get exposure on a talkshow or be featured in a newspaper article, your first instinct is to tell people why you deserve the spot. The only problem is that there are usually a hundred other people vying for the spot too. How do you stand out when your pitch is just a baby drop in the ocean?
20 years ago, there was no Snapchat, Instagram, or Facebook. People didn't get their news from Twitter; they got information from nightly talkshows or newspapers. Times are a-changin' and they are a-changin' fast. The key is to ensure that no matter the platform, you are delivering valuable and captivating content. You're moving away from merely generating a list of random people who opt in to something...to creating quality leads using Inbound Marketing concepts.
Branding is typically used when referring to companies. Today, I want to talk about what it means to have a personal brand and why it can be more useful than a corporate brand.
People cannot relate to a company. They can only relate to other people. Companies also have a lot of competition -- people, not as much. And finally, individuals are seen as the leaders or authority on a subject. This is why personal branding is important.
There are SIX direct response marketing principles that have to be applied to social media marketing or you might as well set your money on fire (as most companies do).
You want ROI (Return on Investment)? I don't give you an ROI. I am a systems and process guy. I am a 'technology overhead'. I am a delivery system to deliver your message to your prospect. I automate the process of delivering the right message to the right person at the right time, at scale.