Totally Uncorked on Marketing

Elaine Fogel

10 Reasons I Love Marketing

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It’s Valentine’s Day! 

What a perfect opportunity to express why I love marketing. Read my 10 reasons and then please add your own!

Are you ready? Continue reading

Influencer Marketing is Hot But Not New

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Influencer marketing seems to be the “newest” buzzword in marketing. If you haven’t heard the term, here are some definitions to review:

“Influencer marketing is the practice of engaging internal and industry experts with active networks to help achieve measurable business goals.” (Lee Odden, TopRank Marketing Blog)

“Influencer marketing is simply the action of promoting and selling products or services through people (influencers) who have the capacity to have an effect on the character of a brand.” (Global Yodel, The Huffington Post)

“Influencer marketing is an approach that seeks to maximize the effectiveness of efforts by targeting individuals who have a large following and whose opinions carry a lot of weight. Typically, the approach is applied in a social media marketing context.” (TechTarget)

“A nonpromotional approach to marketing in which brands focus their efforts on opinion leaders, as opposed to direct target market touchpoints.” (John Hall, Forbes)

So, why isn’t this a novel concept? Continue reading

How to Create a Professional Blog Header with Publisher

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So, you want professional-looking blog headers for your content marketing, but you’re not a designer? Have no fear….Publisher is here!

Many people work in environments where Microsoft Office Suite or Office 365 is the software of choice. If you’ve never used it, or have used it infrequently, Publisher can make creating content visuals easy. Plus… you don’t need to pay anything more to use it!

Did you know that Microsoft Publisher launched in 1975? As someone who has used Publisher since the 1980s, I feel somewhat qualified to share a few tips with you.  Continue reading

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