Here’s why you should give away free stuff to make sales

Giving away stuff for free might seem counterintuitive – but for Marie Chevrier, it’s actually a practical business strategy that carries big payoffs in the long run. Chevrier is the founder and CEO

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 20th, 2014 Candice So

Why you should ask your customers to do a good deed and pass your business on

It’s a conventional piece of marketing wisdom: Make your customers happy, and they will share your business with their friends and family. That sounds great, but the only trouble is ensuring people will

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 18th, 2014 Candice So

Vines are a ‘marketing baptism by fire’

Telling a story in a 30 second ad spot requires a special kind of skill. But telling it in six seconds? That takes something else. That’s something marketers have had to learn the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 15th, 2014 Candice So

SAP launches tool for marketers using Facebook

SAP SE has launched a new product for marketers, tapping directly into Facebook’s Custom Audiences feature to target people on the social network. On Monday, SAP said it would be rolling out its

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 13th, 2014 Candice So

‘No one has to read this’ – how content marketing can be better

Ann Handley is waging war on “barfy content.” Handley is the chief content officer for MarketingProfs, a firm that helps train other marketers in basically every aspect of their jobs, including creating content.

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 6th, 2014 Candice So

How a startup built wearable billboards

Robert Tu taps away at his smartphone, squinting down at it in the grey light filtering in through the windows. He then stands still, allowing me to see the green letters that have

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 22nd, 2014 Candice So

How social media marketers can move beyond YouTube

When YouTube exploded onto the Internet in 2005, most people couldn’t have predicted it’d be as ubiquitous a social platform as it is now. But at this year’s Buffer Festival Industry Day, held

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 16th, 2014 Candice So

Crowdlinker’s tool treats social media as a ‘basic need’

When Crowdlinker Inc.’s developers began building their social media tool, they did what a lot of startup founders do when their current tools aren’t working - they just built something new. Housed in Ryerson’s

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 15th, 2014 Candice So

Zoho unveils new CRM suite for marketers

Zoho.com is launching a new customer relationship management (CRM) system for marketers, aiming to help them track leads from the beginning to the end of the marketing funnel. Headquartered in Pleasanton, Calif., Zoho.com

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 9th, 2014 Candice So

Facebook relaunching Atlas, a cross-device ad platform

Updated Sept. 29, 2014 at 2:16 p.m. EST to reflect Atlas' availability in Canada. Facebook Inc. is rolling out a new version of its ad platform, Atlas, aiming to help marketers reach people

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 29th, 2014 Candice So

Readers value peers’ tweets over brands: Chartbeat

Updated Sept. 29, 2014 at 12:16 p.m. EST to reflect Chartbeat's certification by the Media Rating Council.  A new report has confirmed what we've suspected for some time now - no matter how

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 29th, 2014 Candice So

5 ways social media marketing can earn more respect

Among marketing folk, social media marketing often gets a bad rap. Since it’s one of the newest forms of marketing, sometimes it’s hard to show a return on investment (ROI) based on things

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 22nd, 2014 Candice So

How to join a Twitter chat: Video

Here at IT World Canada, we put on a lot of Twitter chats for our brands – ITWorldCanada.com, ITBusiness.ca, and ComputerDealerNews.com. With our Twitter chats, we love to get people talking about shifts

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 19th, 2014 Candice So

#ITBCMO: An ITBusiness.ca Twitter chat

Updated at 3:05 p.m. EST on Sept. 25: We just had a great Twitter chat on the role of today's CMO, with participants sparking a great conversation and sharing a lot of insights.

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 15th, 2014 Candice So