Archive for the ‘0to5 Blog’ Category

Now Trending: How to Stay Current in the Ever-Changing World of Events

Business-to-business (B2B) event marketing offers prospects a chance to interact with a company and get a first-hand account of its products, services, brand and expertise. To be effective, events must make a lasting impact. As a result, events are trending towards a more inclusive, collaborative and blended experience for exhibitors and attendees alike. As BizBash founder, David Adler, puts it: “All experiences are morphing together into the festivalization of events.” Concerts are merging with conferences, industry tradeshows are adding consumer elements, and keynote speakers are passing...
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Mar 14

We Are All Marketers: How to Do it Right

In this book review, Zer0 to 5ive's Alyson Kuritz features Bernadette Jiwa's "Marketing A Love Story: How to Matter to Your Customers". It’s a simple concept, but oftentimes an overlooked one: in order to be effective in marketing, you have to see the world through the eyes of your customers. What do they really want? Why will someone really care about this? Bernadette Jiwa points out in her book, “Marketing A Love Story,” that the best marketing is accomplished by communicating how our ideas translate into value and solve real problems. She explains that if we find ways to authentic...
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Dec 15

10 Key Trends Shaping Tomorrow’s Crisis Environment

A public relations crisis can happen to any company of any size at any time. Sometimes, they happen quickly, like a product failure or a personal scandal involving a top executive. Others build up slowly, like a growing customer service issue. Lately you can’t go online or turn on the TV without reading about a company’s or person’s public relations crisis unfolding. A PR crisis can rattle even the most seasoned PR professionals. When a company is not prepared for an unexpected situation, it can spiral out of control quickly, with PR professionals scrambling to do damage control. ...
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Oct 30

The Six Rules of Outstanding Content for Social Media

In today’s digital-focused world its hard to find someone who isn’t on social media – whether it be your grandfather using Facebook to check in on the grandkids or your teenage niece posting every chance she gets. As of 2017, 81% of the population had at least one social media profile, so leveraging these channels is a must for every business’ marketing plan. Social media is a fast communications channel that may be overwhelming to marketers trying to grab attention. Gary Vaynerchuck, author of the book Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook: How To Tell Your Story In a Noisy Social World, argue...
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There’s an Art to Pitching Business? Presentation Skills You Need to Know

For many of us, presenting in front of large groups can be a daunting task. Just think back to your school days – you dreaded getting up in front of the class to present your book report or science project. All you could think about at that time was “I can’t wait until I’m an adult and I don’t have to give presentations again!” However, little did we know that for many of us presentation skills could make or break you in business. Just ask Peter Coughter, the president of Coughter & Company, which consults with leading advertising agencies around the world. Coughter is al...
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Content That Converts: Advice for Developing a Profitable Content Marketing Strategy

“Because you can’t eat brand equity, and can’t pay a team with it” – Laura Hanly, Digital Marketing Expert and Author, “Content That Converts: How to Create a Profitable and Predictable B2B Content Marketing Strategy” When done correctly, content marketing can serve as a powerful arm to your overall marketing strategy – it establishes you as an authority and has the potential to increase your revenue and profit. That’s why CMOs at the largest technology companies report that building out content marketing as an organizational competency is the second most important initia...
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How Optimization Influences Communications

Why are you reading this blog post? That, I’m not really sure about. Who are you? Why are you reading this blog post? I can take a good guess. You probably have marketing, communications or PR in your profile somewhere. Chances are, you’ve read a post on a similar subject or even read something on the Zer0 to 5ive blog before. If our readership mirrors a site such as MarketingProfs, you are likely a professional at a small or medium-sized business in North America. How do I know this? Because we’re inside an optimization loop. It’s similar to the social media bubble of our own de...
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Jan 09

Three Reasons to Incorporate Marketing Goals into Website Design

Today, websites have to do more than simply “exist.” With high levels of competition in the digital space, a website must be fully integrated to a company’s business objectives and goals. Investing in a website that integrates your sales and marketing messages into a compelling design can improve user experience and directly impact your business’ sales funnel. Make a Lasting First Impression You only have one chance to make a first impression, and in marketing, that first impression is your website. The Internet has become such an integral part of our lives that most people searc...
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Dec 14

5 Strategies to Promoting a Successful Webinar

For reasons too many to name, webinars continue to be one of the most popular strategies for leveraging content to drive qualified leads. There has been significant focus on creating great content over the past few years, for good reason, but the fact remains that no matter how good your content is, if people can’t engage with it, it’s all but useless.

Have a plan. There is so much that goes into planning a successful webinar, but in order to start you need to ask yourself: Who are you targeting? What amazing content are you going to be presenting that is going to kn...
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Nov 07

Zer0 to 5ive’s Veteran CEO Helps Young Entrepreneur Change the Lives of Veterans

As a veteran of the U.S. Army, Zer0 to 5ive’s founder and co-CEO, Michelle Pujadas, is a big veteran supporter. Over the course of 15+ years, she served on active duty, in the Army Reserve and in the Individual Ready Reserve, achieving the rank of Captain and commanding a unit during the first Gulf War. When Michelle heard the story of Amira Idris, a social entrepreneur who is developing a wearable to address the ‘phantom limb pain’ that many amputees face, including military veterans, she knew she wanted to get involved. Idris’ startup, TheraV, has developed the ELIX, a wearable...
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