Posts Tagged ‘social media’

Authentic Imagery Matters

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Grabbing attention and influencing action with compelling images is still a top social media marketing strategy. A survey by Social Media Examiner shows that 80 percent of marketers use visual assets in their social media marketing. Nearly a third of marketers say visual images are the most important form of content for their business. “We…

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The Five-Dollar Jewelry Empire

Five-Dollar Jewelry

Can five-dollar accessories change the world? Maybe not, but thousands of bargain jewelry-wielding Paparazzi consultants are willing to try. Many of today’s hottest brands had humble beginnings. So too was the genesis of Paparazzi Accessories, an unassuming company turned jewelry powerhouse who began as little more than a pastime for sisters Misty Kirby and Chani Reeve. While…

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Perception Doesn’t Have to Be Reality

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We need to be more proactive in dealing with our channel’s negative perception. On Aug. 25, SHOWTIME aired the first episode On Becoming a God in Central Florida, starring Kirsten Dunst. The series is set in a small town near Orlando in 1992, and Dunst plays Krystal Stubbs, a minimum-wage water park employee, who lies,…

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How to Better Leverage Your Digital Traffic

Digital Traffic

Q&A with John Oates In our July issue, we introduced our DSN Digital 100 of the top companies who have a sound digital strategy. John Oates, Founder of JPO Digital, and the VP of Digital Marketing for SUCCESS Partners, helped us gather the data for that list. I recently sat down with him to get…

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Morinda’s New Path

MORINDA Founded: 1996 Headquarters: American Fork, UT Top Executives: Brent Willis, CEO Products:Healthy beverages, skincare, supplements   Morinda establishes its new home within the New Age Beverage family of healthy beverage companies. The world’s leading experts on the health benefits of Tahitian Noni Juice never experienced a humble beginning. Morinda exploded onto the health and…

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Half of U.S. Consumers Buying Disruptor Brands

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According to the IAB, the national trade association for the digital media and marketing industries, nearly half of all U.S. consumers are disruptor brand shoppers. The IAB recently released “Disrupting Brand Preference,” a study that shows that disruptor brand shoppers comprise 48 percent of all U.S. consumers. They are younger than incumbent brand-only shoppers, with 84 percent under…

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The Digital Leaders of Direct Selling

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Back in 2006, when Facebook was just a site for college kids, Twitter had less than 100 users, and Instagram, Snapchat, Tik-Tok, and Pinterest were still just ideas, the manner by which brands reached their consumers was relatively simple and straightforward. Traditional marketing—like print, television, and radio—was the only way to extend reach. If you…

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Always Keeping A Startup Mentality

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Jeff Bezos has written a letter to his shareholders each year since the company’s inception. These letters outline Amazon’s long-term mission, culture and values. His 2017 letter, however, stood out more than the others for me. Bezos defined what he calls a Day 1 company vs a Day 2 company. Day 1 companies are: Agile…

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The Art of Social Selling

Social Selling

Strategies and statistics for thriving in the social media arena. Social media platforms continue to evolve as natural tools for direct sellers to increase their network and attract customers by building genuine relationships. Social selling is not about the short-term, one-time sell. Rather, it’s about building relationships for the long-term. It requires more than “liking”…

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