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Susan Gunelius

Susan Gunelius is the author of 10 marketing, social media, branding, copywriting, and technology books, and she is President & CEO of KeySplash Creative, Inc., a marketing communications company. She also owns Women on Business, an award-wining blog for business women. She is a featured columnist for and, and her marketing-related articles have appeared on websites such as,,, and more.

She has over 20 years of experience in the marketing field having spent the first decade of her career directing marketing programs for some of the largest companies in the world, including divisions of AT&T and HSBC. Today, her clients include large and small companies around the world and household brands like Citigroup, Cox Communications, Intuit, and more. Susan is frequently interviewed about marketing and branding by television, radio, print, and online media organizations, and she speaks about these topics at events around the world. You can connect with her on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, or Google+.

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global brand value

Interbrand has released its 15th annual ranking of the best global brands, and the 2014 list reflects a lot of brand value growth in all industries.

The ranking is developed based on Interbrand’s analysis of three things: the financial performance of the branded product and service, the role the brand plays in influencing consumer choice, and the strength the brand has to command premium prices or to secure earnings for the company.

Overall, the … Read the rest

online brand ambassadors

“The reach of Facebook paid brand posts is dropping.” That quote comes from Michael Fisher, president of Yes Lifecycle Marketing, whose company just released the results of a survey of more than 500 active social media users. According to the data, getting Facebook users to share information and deals about your products and services is far more important than you might realize.

In total, 34% of active social media users have shared some kind of … Read the rest

digital map

New research from Ascend2 identifies just how big the gap is between the most effective digital marketing initiatives and the digital marketing initiatives that are easiest to execute.

A total of 333 marketing, sales, and business professionals from around the world were interviewed for the Digital Marketing Strategy study, and an overwhelming majority (89%) reported that their digital marketing was very successful or successful to some extent.  More than one out of two respondents (51%) … Read the rest

social login lock

Social logins have become the norm and consumers not only look for a social login option on brand sites and mobile apps, they also expect a social login option.

Gigya’s 2014 State of Consumer Privacy and Personalization study recently surveyed 2,000 people between the ages of 18 and 55 in the United States and the United Kingdom. The results showed that 77% of U.S. consumers and 60% of U.K. consumers have logged into a brand … Read the rest

blog with mouse

What makes a company blog stand out from the crowd?

Whether it’s a corporate blog that reflects the company brand or its a blog that focuses on a single product or service brand, there are several elements that must be present in order for a company blog to be a successful.

Following are five key elements that go into developing a company blog that people will actually want to visit and read along with some … Read the rest