Posts by Jyl Pattee

9 Brands Getting Great ROI From Cause Marketing Campaigns

Cause Marketing Campaigns

For the past decade, influencer-related cause marketing campaigns have been instrumental in building customer loyalty and driving sales. In fact, awards now honor brands for their social good campaign accomplishments. Gregory Galant, co-founder of Shorty Awards, said during the third annual awards night that “… Social Good is more relevant than ever, and consumers continue…

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Why Your Brand Should Invest in Social Good Campaigns

Social Good Campaigns

Do you remember the first time you saw an ad that moved you? They may relate to you personally, therefore strengthening your beliefs  and challenging you to act. We have seen feminine hygiene brands promoting gender equality and car brands promoting an eco-friendly environment. Social good campaigns mean big business for brands while making a…

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Why Your Brand Should Invest in Gaming Influencer Marketing in 2019

Gaming Influencer Marketing

In today’s generation, finding someone who has never tried installing or playing a game on their mobile or computer devices at least once in their lives is rare. Whether they be action, puzzle, educational, or simulation games, the gaming industry has never been more on trend for consumers young and old. For this reason, upping…

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10 Influencer Marketing Halloween Campaign Ideas That Will Wow You

With Halloween approaching, brands are identifying influencer marketing Halloween campaign ideas that will promote their products and services in fun, fresh, and relevant ways for their target market. The key is pinning down the best activations, making certain they meet your goals, objectives, and projected ROI. Recent studies by the Halloween Industry Association showed that most…

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How to Take Time Off and Return to Work Re-energized

Even though popular articles suggest maximizing efficiency can be as easy as taking shorter showers, I believe that the number one way to increase productivity is as simple as taking personal time off (PTO). Sound counterintuitive? Check this out. In addition to sharing time-management tips, expert Stephen Covey includes “Sharpen the Saw” as one of his…

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10 Community Management Tips Learned MINI Cooper Road Rallying

As with most skills, we learn by doing. This has been especially true for me when upping my community management game. I’ve been managing an online community—the Forward Network—for nearly 10 years. But, all the community management tips I really ever needed to know I learned road rallying across the US with 4,000+ MINI Cooper…

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10 Business Leadership Lessons Learned From Love and Marriage

Today is my 21st wedding anniversary, which is odd since I’m still 29 years old (#IWish). Twenty-one years in a relationship is a long time to create memories, take advantage of opportunities, and learn from the ups and downs. As I reflect on these past few years (21 “few” years to be exact), I find…

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5 Ways to Guarantee ROI on Back-to-School Campaigns

Nothing shouts “Hello, first day of summer!” in the influencer marketing world like feeling behind the eight ball on planning back-to-school campaigns. Yet all the creativity in the world won’t improve your company’s bottom line if you don’t take a results-oriented approach to your campaigns. So how can you craft sure-to-go viral activations that guarantee…

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How Many Exclamation Points Are Too Many?

Exclamation Points

I overheard two women talking about exclamation points recently. The one said to the other, “If I receive email outreach that includes an exclamation point, I immediately hit delete.” The other woman agreed and said, “Right? Aren’t they annoying and unprofessional?” I cringed, thinking how most of my email outreach included salutations like, “Hi, Sally!…

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