On this week’s Social Sound Bite – recorded live at the KXIC studios in Iowa City – Jay and I discussed some of the lessons that brands small and large can glean from the President’s very social State of the Union address. We also reviewed new data on which forms of content are most effective at reaching B2B tech buyers. Listen for the full sound bite and enjoy these useful links to the news, trends, and tips included in this week’s show.
“When I first started, I shared a cubicle with Jerry.” Yes. That Jerry. Mike Hayes began his career at Ben & Jerry’s sharing space with the company’s legendary co-founder and he — like everyone on the team — has been living the brand ever since. On this week’s episode of On Brand, we had the opportunity to ask Mike what this means.
Lord & Taylor (65,100 Twitter followers) may be the oldest specialty retail department store in the country, but many would consider their social media presence to be lagging behind competitors Barneys (376,000 followers), Neiman Marcus (303,000), Bloomingdale’s (286,000) and, in particular, Nordstrom (542,000).
“You have to tell a story no one has ever heard or offer a simple twist on a familiar theme.” Marketing speaker and best-selling author Andrew Davis is on a mission to change the way that marketers market and publishers publish. One audience at a time. From content brands to branded content and everything in between, I couldn’t wait to chat with Drew.
“Your brand is what people say about you when you leave the room.” Bottom line: your brand is your reputation. Too many today think that reputations just happen. In reality, strong brand architects can play a big role. Dorie Clark is one of those brand architects. The author of Reinventing You took some time to talk with us about brand reinvention.
“Your brand exists in the head and heart — not necessarily at headquarters.” If there’s one thing that Tamsen Webster knows, it’s that brands are built from a variety of perspectives. It’s not just what you say, it’s how you say it, and also how that message is heard. “Ultimately I help people sell ideas.” With a background that includes agency work, message consultancy, and producing successful TEDx events, I was delighted to chat with Tamsen.