Caliber Pulse

Trends, tips and data for your marketing, public relations and social media strategies written by the experts at The Caliber Group, a firm based in Tucson, Arizona that's specializing in building and maintaining successful brands, relationships and reputations

STUDY: The State of Social Marketing 2012 – 2013

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Social media exists in a state of constant change, which means community managers must evaluate and adapt their strategies often to achieve established goals. Implementing a stagnate social media plan can end up costing your company more than it benefits you. Simply because one tactic worked well when you first launched your social initiative does not guarantee that success will continue. It is imperative that social marketers are always learning and planning for the next wave of social media consumers.

In a recent survey by the Pivot Conference, 181 professional social marketers offered their opinions of the current state and future of social marketing. The results of this survey are always enlightening, and from 2012 to 2013, several trends emerged that warrant closer examination. Continue reading

June 13, 2013 Posted by | 1, Digital, Interactive, Interactive Trends, Internet Marketing, Marketing Trends, Measurement, Metrics, Return on Investment (ROI), Social Media, Strategies | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Your business will get ahead if you look through the turn

MotorcycleI’m an avid motorcyclist. The current business environment feels a lot like some of the roads I’ve traveled, filled with sharp turns and unexpected hazards, but also plenty of promising pavement ahead.

The events of the past few years have brought our profession into a new era of doing business. The pressure to perform is high. We’re asked to help business partners in ever-increasing ways—yet often with fewer resources—to anticipate change, enhance reputation, and deliver results that provide greater impact on business goals.

Change of this magnitude also presents new opportunities for all PR pros. The trick is whether we’re “looking through the turn,” a fundamental principle of motorcycling that offers a great business insight. As you approach a turn, you must look where you want to go, rather than fixate on potential hazards within the turn itself. The challenge is keeping your eyes focused on where you want to end up while using your instincts and experience to make necessary adjustments—all at a moment’s notice.

My firm is continually focused on looking through the turn for clients to help drive their business—and ours—forward in spite of the current environment. What’s working for us? Here are our five “driving” tips. Continue reading

March 1, 2011 Posted by | Business Development, Return on Investment (ROI), Strategies | , , , , , , | Leave a comment