Bullshit detector – 5 questions you should ask consultants

Bullshit detector – 5 questions you should ask consultants

It´s a jungle out there. There are vendors for everything. Consultants, advisors, strategists, specialists, experts and developers. All of them  telling you how amazing they are and how they easily can solve all your problems.

The reality is that success requires lots of hard work and that ability to execute is more important than fancy words(Research indicates that 70% of strategies fail, source: Tribal Leadership).

Don´t misunderstand. External vendors can help you, but it´s important to be critical and show common sense. Remember that vendors are normal people – they are not super heros. Use consultants to bridge knowledge gaps in your organization and to help you get things done faster and smarter! Don´t let them run your organization and don´t outsource your core competencies for too long!

To help detect the bullshiters among vendors, We´ve put together a list of critical questions that you can ask potential vendors.

Continue reading

2015 Online Marketing Tips From The Experts [Infographic]

It’s that time of year again, in what seems to be an annual Tribes blog tradition.

In 2012, we we’re lucky enough to get 7 marketing experts to share their best marketing tip. In 2013, we collected even more with 13 marketing experts.

And now, we’ve gone and outdone ourselves again by collecting 15 marketing tips from authors, keynote speakers, founders and CEO’s who are amongst the worlds best online marketers.

Sometimes, you will read an experts post and you might not even know half of them, but this list is different. Every one of the names below is instantly recognizable. And better yet, we’ve created an Infographic to highlight the key take-aways.

Continue reading

The Blueprint to A Successful Modern Day Email Marketing Strategy

Email Marketing Strategy

Bonus: Click Here to get the free Email Remarketing guide

More than 100 billion promotional emails are sent daily

And this figure is expected to reach 132 billion emails by 2017.

Email marketing has changed over the years. What worked five years ago, now no longer works.

You need a structured approach to email marketing strategy and if you want to stand out from the crowd, you need to change the way you communicate with your customers.

To do this, you need to follow these five success tactics for a successful modern day email marketing strategy.

Continue reading

8 Proven Social Media Hacks You Can Use for Content Marketing

8 Social Media Hacks for Content Marketing

Click Here to Get Instant Access to All 8 Social Media Hacks + 4 Bonus Hacks Not Mentioned in This Post

If you’re like me, you will get a little bit jealous when you see a blog post that has hundreds, if not thousands of social shares. And I often wonder how it is possible that some content can reach millions of people through social shares. How do they do it?

When I started blogging in 2010, my content was not getting any shares – It was like a graveyard out there. A few readers, even fewer comments and zero social shares.

What was I doing wrong?

When you look at the social statistics, millions of people share content on social network each day:

  • There are 190 million tweets per day
  • There are 70 billion pieces of content shared on Facebook each month
  • 5 million people use the +1 button on Google+ every single day
  • More than 500 tweets per minute contain a YouTube link
  • Every minute, Tumblr owners publish approximately 27,778 new blog post

And more than 72% of all internet users are now active on social media. Surely it’s not just me, right?

Continue reading