Earlier this week I participated in the annual player draft for my fantasy baseball league, a time-honored tradition that takes place all over the country and helps drive the $3.6 billion fantasy sports industry. In years past, our league had used a traditional “snake” format for drafting, which simply means that teams draft in a linear order in each round, the order reverses the following round and this continues until all team rosters are full.
This year, however, we decided to try a new auction format, where each team is given a budget of 260 virtual dollars to bid on players any way they desire. The auction draft is more complicated than a traditional system but can also be more stimulating, as the level of strategy necessary increases immensely.
“Content marketing is fundamentally changing everything about marketing,” Steve Rotter, Brightcove’s vice president of marketing, put out there as his opening remark for his ContentTECH presentation titled “Video Technology Bootcamp – Fueling Your Content Marketing with Video.” From the way we staff our marketing departments to the way we allocate our budgets, content marketing is rocking the business space, Rotter argued during last week’s virtual event. Moreover, failure to recognize this movement leaves you trailing limply behind the competition.
With over one billion users of the social media network scattered across the globe, sensible marketers simply cannot afford to overlook Facebook. Rather, they must study the site’s metrics, how posts are read and other information related to user behavior to capitalize on the sheer number of users that could potentially be exposed to their brand.
Taking into consideration that 23 percent of Facebook users check the site at least five times a day and 47 percent say the social media network has the greatest impact on their purchasing behavior (up from 24 percent in 2011), marketers need to study precisely how the site works and try to understand it as well as they can. And that’s not an easy task, considering the site’s regularly changing algorithms, security measures and other features being added or augmented often. Continue reading →
There are a lot of misconceptions out there. For example, that all Australians drink Fosters beer and that you can die from consuming Coca-Cola and Pop Rocks at the same time. There’s even a myth that the famous candy bar, Baby Ruth, wasn’t actually named after the “The Great Bambino.” We know, shocker. Content marketing has its fair share of misconceptions as well. Below we uncover the truth behind the top three content marketing myths. Continue reading →
Wow… I don’t even know where to begin. Did you watch last night as Pitt came within 4.4 seconds of stealing my alma matter’s undefeated record? Am I rubbing salt in the wound? Should I stop now?
As a former Cuse grad who truly bleeds orange, last night was literally awe-inspiring. If you missed the game, the undefeated Orange went head-to-head with the incredible Pitt team to hold on to their winning record. It was nothing short of nail-biting and heart-pumping as Pitt looked as though they would finally be the team to steal our record-breaking run. And with 4.4 seconds to go in the game, Cuse down by one, freshman Tyler Ennis nailed a 35-footer to protect our record. Take a look right here if you missed it: