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

Matching Your Social Media Goals With Your Business Objectives

Social Media Spelled Out

We’ve conducted our fair share of social media bootcamp sessions with clients from a variety of industries and two basic questions seem to always arise, “which social media platforms should I be using and how do you expect me to find time to do all of this?”  These questions aren’t easily answered because there is no one-size-fits-all approach. Our advice varies depending on the industry and its regulation restrictions, the size and culture of the company, and many other important factors.   Continue reading

February 14, 2013 Posted by | 1, Business Development, Interactive, Measurement, Metrics, Return on Investment (ROI), Social Media, Strategies, Website | , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Smartphone Photography In Focus

Smart Phone PhotographerThis year, as we celebrate 15 years in business, we’ve made self-promotion a higher priority here at Caliber. We’re guilty of the same crime that many agencies fall victim to – not practicing what we preach. In our social media bootcamps we stress the importance of providing a behind-the-scenes glimpse of each company to showcase their brand’s personality. This type of personalized access has proven to increase engagement with customers and fans. A great way to provide this access is by sharing candid photographs of your team at work, participating in community involvement projects or company social functions. The missing piece is how to capture those candid moments successfully, without the benefit of having a full-time photographer following you around. Continue reading

February 7, 2013 Posted by | Interactive, Low-Cost Marketing, Marketing Trends, Mobile Marketing, Social Media | , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Keys to Successful Hashtag Usage

Flaming HashtagHashtags became a part of everyday lingo for active Twitter users, but now they are popping up in the strangest places.  You are likely to find them on your television screen while you are watching your favorite shows, on printed pieces arriving in your mailbox, splashed across other social networks (Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, and Instagram), and prominently displayed on event banners, billboards, websites, etc.  So what is a hashtag and how do you successfully implement this tactic for your brand? Continue reading

January 24, 2013 Posted by | 1, Branding, Digital, Interactive, Interactive Trends, Internet Marketing, Low-Cost Marketing, Marketing Trends | , , , , , , | 1 Comment

A ‘Gilded Age’ for Generation C – Mobile Marketing

With tGet Connectedhe continuous rise of technology and digital accessibility, the marketing industry has found itself in the heat of what could be called the ‘Gilded Age,’ for mobile marketing. What can be attributed to the massive increase in mobile ad spending and mobile device use? Accessibility, accessibility, accessibility! Marketers know their audience well. Generation C, those between the ages of 18-34, accounts for 23% of the population, and they thrive on connectivity 24/7. What better way to get your message in the hands of these connected consumers than through the medium that never leaves their hands in the first place? Continue reading

May 2, 2012 Posted by | Advertising, Digital, Interactive Trends, Marketing Trends, Mobile Marketing | , , , , | 1 Comment