Federal Marketing Insights

3 Things That Will Enhance Your Mobile Marketing Plan

Posted by Gwen Vito on January 19, 2016 at 2:00 PM

In today's on-the-go lifestyle, a majority of people are turning to their mobile devices for all kinds of information. Not only are we using smartphones and tablets for phone calls and texts, but also checking email, using social media, watching videos, listening to music and Internet use. This isn’t limited to just non-government employees, either. Even though feds may have restrictions on what they can access, mobile device usage is up from 80 percent in 2014 to 90 percent in 2015, according to the 2015 Federal Media and Marketing Study by Market Connections.

Consider these three things to maximize your federal mobile marketing strategy.

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Topics: Social Media, Marketing Strategy, Federal Marketing, Digital Marketing, Sponsored Content, content marketing, Custom Media, custom content, brand recognition, Email, Email Marketing, Facebook, Mobile Apps

Facebook Can Support Your Marketing Plan

Posted by Gwen Vito on January 13, 2016 at 11:00 AM

Facebook is the most widely used social media platform around the globe but is excluded from many marketing plans. This is not without good reason, though. Facebook is a personal network and most people only use it for personal reasons, unlike LinkedIn and to some degree Twitter. Facebook may not be seen as a marketing tool because users may be reluctant to bring businesses into their personal lives. In addition, some agencies and businesses have even blocked Facebook to their employees. Federal workers can be limited in social media activities, such as expressing political views, and may avoid Facebook completely. However, Facebook usage by government employees continues to be on the rise so this may be a powerful untapped resource.

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Topics: Social Media, Marketing Strategy, Federal Marketing, Digital Marketing, Sponsored Content, Custom Media, custom content, brand recognition, Facebook

Do's and Don'ts of Lead Generation

Posted by Gwen Vito on December 30, 2015 at 11:00 AM

Federal customers can spend hours, days and even weeks researching goods and services that meet their needs at their price. Lead generators serve the important function of connecting customers and advertisers. Lead generation is the process of capturing a potential customer who is interested in a product, topic or service. These leads then help to develop the advertiser’s sales pipeline. Since the rise of online and social marketing strategies, this technique has undergone many recent changes. Use these easy-to-follow Do’s and Don’ts of lead generation to improve your marketing plan.

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Topics: Social Media, Marketing Strategy, Federal Marketing, Digital Marketing, Lead Generation, Thought Leadership, Sponsored Content, content marketing, Custom Media, custom content, native content, brand recognition

Creating the Ultimate LinkedIn Profile: Step 7 – Education, Honors, Awards, Interests and Organizations

Posted by Federal Marketing Insights on August 25, 2015 at 2:15 PM

Editors note: This is a guest blog post written by LinkedIn Expert/Trainer & Award Winning GovCon Consultant Mark Amtower.  He is the Host of Amtower Off Center on Federal News Radio.

This may seem like a miscellaneous category, but each of these elements can enhance your profile.

First, any post-high school education should be listed. Many people include high school, which is a great idea for those only a few years out of school and for those looking for long, lost friends. While this may seem more appropriate for a platform like Facebook, I have made more than a few good connections this way

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Topics: Social Media, Federal Marketing

New Video Series: What Is Working In Marketing To The Government? Part 4

Posted by Federal Marketing Insights on July 14, 2015 at 7:14 PM

In part four of “What Is Working In Marketing To The Federal Government?”, Mark Amtower focuses on the impact of mobile devices within the federal government as well the broadcasting effect on reaching government employees.  Panelists Ralph Renzi, Lisa Dezzutti, president of Market Connections, and Rita Walston, senior director of Client Marketing at immixGroup, explore these issues. 

Here are the topics we discussed in this informative 10-minute video:

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Topics: Social Media, Federal Marketing

Creating the Ultimate LinkedIn Profile: Step 6 – Recommendations and Endorsements

Posted by Federal Marketing Insights on July 9, 2015 at 7:13 PM

Editors note: This is a guest blog post written by LinkedIn Expert/Trainer & Award Winning GovCon Consultant Mark Amtower.  He is the Host of Amtower Off Center on Federal News Radio.

A “recommendation” can be given to a first-degree connection for a specific experience or position. To give one you need to outline your professional relationship with the person you are recommending.

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Topics: Social Media, Federal Marketing

Creating the Ultimate LinkedIn Profile: Step 5 – Experience

Posted by Federal Marketing Insights on June 5, 2015 at 7:49 PM

Editors note: This is a guest blog post written by LinkedIn Expert/Trainer & Award Winning GovCon Consultant Mark Amtower.  He is the Host of Amtower Off Center on Federal News Radio.

How many times have you reviewed a profile on LinkedIn, and the “experience” (job) lists only the company name and a job title?

I’ve personally reviewed thousands of LinkedIn profiles and my guess is that at least one-third has no company description or what that person did for the company.  

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Topics: Social Media, Federal Marketing

Creating the Ultimate LinkedIn Profile: Step 4 – Your “Specialties”

Posted by Federal Marketing Insights on June 5, 2015 at 7:08 PM

Editors note: This is a guest blog post written by LinkedIn Expert/Trainer & Award Winning GovCon Consultant Mark Amtower.  He is the Host of Amtower Off Center on Federal News Radio.

LinkedIn used to have a two-part summary: 2,000 characters for the actual summary, then an additional 500 characters for the “specialties,” your business skills. Well over a year ago this function disappeared to those new to LinkedIn, but you can still see them on profiles created before the change.

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Topics: Social Media, Federal Marketing

New Video Series: What Is Working In Marketing To The Government? Part 3

Posted by Federal Marketing Insights on May 12, 2015 at 7:09 PM

In part three of “What Is Working In Marketing To The Federal Government?”, Mark Amtower focuses on the evolution of event marketing with panelists Ralph Renzi, Lisa Dezzutti, president of Market Connections, and Rita Walston, senior director of Client Marketing at immixGroup. 

Here are the topics we discussed inthis informative 9-minute video:

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Topics: Social Media, Federal Marketing

New Video Series: What Is Working In Marketing To The Government? Part 2

Posted by Federal Marketing Insights on March 25, 2015 at 6:58 PM

In part two of “What Is Working In Marketing To The Federal Government?”, Mark Amtower addresses the concept of thought leadership with panelists Ralph Renzi, Lisa Dezzutti, president of Market Connections, and Rita Walston, senior director of Client Marketing at immixGroup. 

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Topics: Social Media, Federal Marketing