You know what - I’ll admit it, here and now. *Deep breath* I’m one of those people… Yes, one of those advertising-loving nut jobs who refuses to go to Super Bowl parties so that I can sit in silence and actually watch the commercials. Don’t get me wrong, the sports ball and I are acquaintances but it’s just that, like any great marketer, I’ve fallen head over heels for ads. There’s just something about being able to pack so much emotion into one 60-ish second clip that then gets seen by millions. It puts me in awe.
If you keep up with the latest gossip, it’s not uncommon to see controversy surrounding social networks or apps, and, as we’re all quickly learning in the digital space, Snapchat is no exception. Some mishaps have been widely reported on, especially when big name celebrities such as Rihanna or Kylie Jenner have been involved, but if you ask any marketer, they’ll likely point out a few other issues. That’s right - I’m talking about the inherent design and experience flaws with the platform.
Confession: Body language first became an interest of mine through reading teen magazines as I was growing up, and, I’m sure to no one's surprise, it was more focused on romance. Of course, that helped me navigate the dating world, but as I grew older, I realized body language mattered just as much in professional settings as personal ones. In fact, part of the curriculum for my college communications class, focused on this exact topic.
Confidence is one of the sexiest things a person can have and while you wouldn’t usually equate “sexy” to “work” - or at least, you probably shouldn't - confidence is going to take you far. Confidence shines through when you have a good handle on your day-to-day responsibilities and the tasks you’re expected to complete. When you know what you’re doing, you stand a little taller, smile a little brighter, and (if you’re me) you may even do some finger guns while winking at coworkers or clients. Put simply, you feel good -- But that’s only one part of being a confident, kickass employee.
Alright, alright. I know - corny title but it caught your attention, didn’t it? And, now that I’ve got your eyeballs, it’s time to talk about something that’s going to help take your content marketing strategy from good to great: BuzzSumo.
Inspiration - the thing we all want but is so, so difficult to find. It’s no wonder we tend to wander around aimlessly when we don't a little effort in to finding that ‘ah-ha’ moment. It’s extremely easy to get caught up in the day-to-day craziness that surrounds us and by the time we have a moment to breathe, we have to eat dinner, unwind and go to bed. Who has time to be inspired? However, it’s so important to find something that infuses a little inspiration into our daily lives to help us become more creative.
I’ve been there before - I’ve spent a lot of time (and sometimes sweat and tears) creating the seemingly perfect video only for it to fall completely flat once I publish it to YouTube. You know, very few views and zero engagements. It broke my heart and caused a few swear words to accidentally fall out of my mouth. But what did I do? I didn’t let it get me down. I researched the crap out of what to do to help my video get found in YouTube’s search engine. Instead of making the same painful mistakes I did, follow these top tips.