Posts by Anthony Juliano

VP, Account Service & Business Development

Our resident marketing and social media strategist, Anthony has a streamlined approach to work: find the right strategy, the right message and the right channel to reach a specific audience. Anthony has completed two master’s degrees. He’s taught college classes. Run five marathons. And he’s just getting started.

Data As a Difference-Maker in Higher Education Marketing

Data As a Difference-Maker in Higher Education Marketing

It’s an understatement to say that these are challenging times for American higher education institutions. Overall, enrollment has declined for eight years running−and even darker days are coming. Recent graduates and major media outlets are questioning the value of a college degree. And, perhaps most alarming of all, institutions across the nation are closing their doors at an unprecedented rate.

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New studies reveal never-before-seen trends in social media

New studies reveal never-before-seen trends in social media

Research into changing trends in social media is nearly as old as social media itself. Two new studies, however, reveal never-before-seen shifts in user habits that hint at changing realities for social media marketers.

 

Last month saw the release of the 2018 Pew Research Center’s study of social media use, the latest in an annual series, and The Infinite Dial, a well-established study of consumer behavior in the digital space published each year by Edison Research and Triton Digital. Perhaps the most interesting finding was that collective use of three major platforms—Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter–is down overall among individuals age 12 and older–from 80 percent in 2017 to 77 percent today. The primary cause is a downturn in Facebook use. At a time when the platform is making headlines for all the wrong reasons, 62 percent of individuals 12 and older say they use Facebook, a drop of five percentage points from 2017. Among younger consumers, the news gets even worse for Facebook, with usage dropping 12 points, from 79 percent to 67 percent. While Facebook is still the only conventional social media platform to reach a majority of Americans 12 and older, it is showing signs of decreasing influence–likely resulting in part from declining trust in Facebook and other social media sites. According to the Pew Center, more than half (51%) of us do not trust social media companies when it comes to protecting our data.

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Assisting Indiana Tech with content marketing: what we’ve learned along the way

Assisting Indiana Tech with content marketing: what we’ve learned along the way

I recently wrote about the increasing importance of content marketing and the opportunities inherent in treating your brand as a media outlet unto itself. In this post, I’m sharing an example of how Asher has helped one of its clients—Indiana Tech—with content marketing. Here’s what we’ve been working on—and what we’ve learned along the way.

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Setting Your Brand Apart: Four Steps to Content Marketing Success

Setting Your Brand Apart: Four Steps to Content Marketing Success

When I started my career, brands primarily told their stories via mass media channels: running ads on TV, pitching stories to print outlets, and putting up billboards. While these tactics are very much still part of the marketing mix, significant shifts during the past decade have presented new opportunities and challenges. In short, due to the rise of peer-to-peer sharing and the fragmentation of the consumer audience, brands now have the potential to become media channels of their own—or become irrelevant if they remain inert. The most successful brands are responding to this new reality by developing robust content marketing strategies—the means by which they harness and tell their best stories in a way that’s aligned with overarching strategic goals.
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