Social media has been a buzzword since the early 2000s, and now that brands have invested in sustaining a presence on platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and more, marketing executives and CEOs are eager to see the ROI (return on investment).
How does your brand behave? What values influence or inform its actions? How do we make decisions that are “on brand”, and how do we communicate consistently?
We're putting it to the test! A video storytelling campaign by Crescent for the not-for-profit community. Stories told through video have more impact and new tools are available to help build higher levels of brand engagement by aggregating user-generated video content. A curated series of videos asks not-for-profit marketers to share advice for each other. Click "Add Your Story" to contribute.
Creating memories via video storytelling is a key strategy for not-for-profits looking to connect with their audience
When asked about relative importance, in the grand hierarchy of all marketing materials, we all know it, the website tops the list. In fact, 91% agree that the website is the most important communications channel used by nonprofits*. Other channels like email marketing and social media aren’t trailing that far behind, but your website should […]
Viral Campaigns: Are They Part of Your Social Media Content Strategy? 7 Factors That Will Help Make Impact
Although more and more nonprofits are beginning to realize that social media is not just about broadcasting, there’s still much frustration around the notion of “going viral,” as if that is the Holy Grail of social media success. And who are we kidding; it is. What nonprofit doesn’t want their message to have that level […]
Lessons for nonprofits in Building a Social Website for Social Media Success: SOCAN Songwriting Prize
Last year, Crescent teamed up with SOCAN, the society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada, to develop a website for their songwriting prize— an annual competition recognizing the best in Canadian independent music. Since 2006, SOCAN has identified anglophone and francophone Canadian talent across the country. Past nominees include The Stills, Wintersleep, Timber […]
Facebook is not the money-making machine some hoped it would be: but does that mean it's worthless?
Is pinning wining? The image-based social network Pinterest has come fast out of left field, suddenly attracting more daily users than big-wig social networks like Goolge+ and LinkedIn. How does Pinterest redefine social shopping, and what are the implications for your brand?