Why P2P Marketing Might Be a Good Alternative to Influencer Marketing

To understand what peer-to-peer (P2P) marketing is, let’s start with an example. Recently, I was looking for a new face moisturizer. Of course, I could’ve trusted the numerous influencers I follow on Instagram, all with strong opinions regarding the “best, most effective” options available. But I wasn’t convinced these influencers had my best interest in-mind. Yes, most influencers’ (and micro-influencers) are successful because they promote valuable products. But they’re getting commission off those posts, too. So I handled my problem the old-fashioned way — I texted my friends and asked what products they use. This isn’t to say influencer marketing is ineffective….

How to Identify Your Core Marketing Message

As a marketer, you know how important it is to have a marketing strategy. You also know how important it is for your strategy to align with your audiences’ needs and interests, and the required approach for each channel you use, whether it’s social media or email. Having a marketing strategy also helps you create the content your audiences want to see and share it where they’re most likely to see it. But, when you have this strategy, how do you figure out what to say in the content you share with them? What you need is a marketing message, and…

How to Make a QR Code in 8 Easy Steps

“Really? We’re talking about QR codes?” Fair reaction. For several years now, QR codes have been at the center of the popular “___ is dead” trope we marketers love to argue when talking technology. We’ve even debated it ourselves on this blog. But if there’s one thing the QR code debate shows you, it’s that there sure isn’t a consensus — the efficacy of QR codes still hotly contested. Nonetheless, there’s no denying the popularity and convenience of the QR code. Keep reading to learn how to create your own QR code, and how you can encourage your customers to scan…

9 of the Most Inventive Interactive Marketing Examples We’ve Ever Seen

If you really think about it, the content formats we rely on today have an uncanny resemblance to the content formats we relied on yesterday — our blog posts look like print articles, our offers look like books, and our slide decks like look presentations. Relying on the content formats we used yesterday to educate and entertain our audience today is fine: Our audience is ultimately used to these mediums. At the same time, “fine” is not exceptional, and we’ve missed a huge opportunity to engage them at record levels because we glossed over the fact that screens and computers…