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The GaggleAMP Blog

How to Excite Employees About Your Company Message and Content

Posted on 02/28/2017

 

In the toolbox of social media strategies, employee social engagement is the tactic that many companies are striving to implement in 2017. The potential benefits of employee advocacy can be staggering. More success stories are published every day and it’s getting easier to get executive level buy-in. However, motivating your employees and getting their buy-in can be a bit more difficult.

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Topics: Employee Advocacy, Marketing, Social Media

Align Employees for Marketing Success

Posted on 02/23/2017

Your employees are the life blood of your organization. But that doesn’t mean they all have the same idea regarding how things should be done, especially as related to sharing your company’s brand messaging. Some employees do not want participate while others don’t want to be countered as they share a message. So then, getting them all on the same page can be like herding cats – that is a difficult task.

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Topics: Employee Advocacy, Marketing, Strategy

Aligning Marketing with Employee Engagement

Posted on 02/21/2017

2017 will see a lot of battle lines drawn the field of customer experience, and in order to win you need to align your marketing with your employee engagement efforts.

This battle is already underway – in fact, it started years ago. A 2014 survey by Gartner indicated that 89% of companies expected to compete mostly on the basis of customer experience. According to that same survey, less than 50% of companies surveyed believed their customer experience capabilities were superior to their competitors, but two-thirds expected to be leading the industry (or at least exceeding their peers) within five years.

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Topics: Employee Engagement, Marketing, customer experience

The Many Stakeholders for Your Marketing Efforts

Posted on 02/07/2017

Your marketing plan is in place with the necessary information to carry out your action and bring your product or concept to market. You know exactly what you want to measure, but you’re missing a key attribute: digital engagements. Basically, you need to ask how you are specifically engaging other stakeholders as part of your digital marketing strategy. Knowing who your stakeholders are becomes essential to the outcome of any marketing action.

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Topics: Employee Advocacy, Employee Engagement, Marketing, Partner Distribution, Stakeholder Engagement, Stakeholders, Strategy

Why You Should Use Buyer Personas in Your Social Media Strategy

Posted on 01/31/2017

Buyer personas are a widely accepted component of the marketing industry, but that does not mean that they are used properly, or even understood by many marketers.

This gap in understanding leaves an amazing opening for people working within the realm of social media marketing. The proven tools and tactics used for offline sales are not always adopted for use on social channels—but they should be. Whereas social media used to be considered the wild west of marketing, that time has now passed. 

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Topics: Marketing, Social Media, Strategy

Involving & Motivating Employees in Your Marketing Strategy

Posted on 01/24/2017

Employee advocacy is one of the most efficient ways to share your company’s message. Employees have a stake in your company since that is how they make a living already. That doesn’t mean they are always aware of what the company is trying to accomplish through marketing efforts. Your employee engagement strategies should be simple and clear cut, so all employees can easily share the message.

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Topics: Employee Advocacy, Employee Engagement, Marketing, Strategy

5 Components of a Good Tweet: Data Backed Insights

Posted on 01/17/2017

Whether you love it or hate it, Twitter is an unavoidable tool of the trade for modern marketers. It may not be the largest social media network, but with 317 million average users on a monthly basis (as of the third quarter of 2016), it is nothing to sneeze at either. With about 6,000 Tweets sent each second, Twitter is a busy place, so you need to be able to write the right messages to get attention.

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Topics: Marketing, Social Media, Social Research

Your Strategic Marketing Investment

Posted on 01/10/2017

As a company, you spend a fair amount of time and financial investment in the creation of just the right marketing strategy. How you execute this plan, will impact all of your company’s campaigns and ultimately your results in engaging prospects and customers. In order for it to be fully effective employees should be part of the process.

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Topics: Employee Advocacy, Engaged Employees, Marketing, marketing strategy, Social Media, Social Media Engagement

What is Authentic Engagement?

Posted on 01/05/2017

Building authentic engagement can be tricky, but in the business world it can be the difference between one sale and an ongoing relationship. Without this missing piece, corporations are undermining the effectiveness of their overall marketing efforts. As important as this strategy is, you will rarely see authentic engagement measured or even discussed on a marketing report.

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Topics: Employee Advocacy, Employee Engagement, Marketing

Introduction to Gamification in Employee Advocacy Programs (and the rest of your business)

Posted on 12/13/2016

In our modern, efficiency-obsessed economy, the idea of a secret system that can make your employees more loyal, effective, and efficient seems too good to be true - but it actually is a real thing. They key is to tap into the elements of what we do for fun and bring those mechanics into the day-to-day workplace. Basically, you make work into a game through the process of gamification.

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Topics: Employee Advocacy, Marketing, Social Media, social media marketing, gamification