In this article I’ll cover how B2B marketers can best approach these sites and provide eight recommendations for generating qualified leads and driving sales.
Note: The examples used all come from actual Q&A site conversations, with names removed for privacy purposes.
Overview of Question and Answer–Based Sites
When Q&A social media sites first came out, they were intended for people to exchange ideas and gather information. Unfortunately spammers and non-experts took away from their usefulness for a while.
Ever wonder exactly how a social sweepstakes ties in with the idea of “viral” marketing?
In this article, I’ll analyze the concepts affecting a social media “viral sweepstakes” and how marketers can and (potentially) should take advantage.
What Exactly Is the Meaning of the Term Viral?
Marketers use the term viral to describe media proliferation in two different contexts.
On one hand, viral can describe “massive engagement;” i.e., when droves of people sign up for a particularly enticing offer. Alternatively, “views” can go viral, which occurs when people share a brand campaign with others many times over.
Keep reading to discover how mobile opt-in marketing is unique from social media marketing.
In a previous post discussing how to combine QR Codes with Facebook, I received a lot of questions about opt-ins. Given the importance consumers place on spam management across all media, and brands place on tracking digital marketing’s effectiveness, understanding social and mobile marketing opt-ins is imperative.
Opt-in Marketing Defined
Traditional opt-in marketing, often called “permission marketing,” requires marketers to get explicit permission from consumers before they can deliver marketing collateral to them. This approach contrasts with “interruption marketing” where consumers receive messaging from a brand without giving consent (which, when done badly, reminds us of a certain meat product).
In this article, I’ll unpack how to get your QR codes to go viral on Facebook.
I’ll start by walking you through the process and an example campaign, and conclude with an analytical discussion examining five need-to-know success factors.
Setting Up a Viral QR Code Campaign
Step #1: Generating the QR code
For the uninitiated, QR codes provide a means to open a URL on a mobile phone.
However, a closer look reveals that most QR code generators provide functionality for executing a host of mobile phone actions, including creating a calendar event, sending an SMS or providing contact information.