Muhammad Saleem

Muhammad Saleem is an award-winning digital marketing consultant who has been recognized for outstanding achievement executing social media and search engine marketing strategies.

Management

Marketers, Face Reality: There Is No “Easy” Button

This column is an extension of the conversation I started a couple of months ago when I wrote about the difference between grabbing attention and getting people to care. Over the years, I’ve realized that sensationalism is the norm for the marketing industry — whether it’s a conference session, a blog post, an e-book, or a […]

Experience

Infographics & Visual Storytelling: How To Do It The Right Way

When Jay-Z released “D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune)” back in 2009, he took it upon himself to “draw [a] line in the sand.” He pointed out that auto-tune had become a victim of its own success, with everyone jumping on the bandwagon and many artists using it as a crutch or a gimmick rather than a […]

Experience

Grabbing Attention Vs. Getting People To Care About Your Content

A Conductor study from July 2013 highlights an increasingly pervasive problem in the digital media industry. There is so much content being produced on a daily basis that the supply of content far outstrips what the attention economy can sustain. Every day, there are 2 million blog posts, 294 billion emails, 864 thousand hours of […]

Management

Growth Hacking Is Bull

Doing SEO, SEM or social media marketing isn’t “growth hacking.” It’s just marketing. Problem is some marketers & start-ups don’t get that. — Danny Sullivan (@dannysullivan) January 4, 2014 The phrase “growth hacking” upsets me more than I should let it. Why? Because it takes me back to 2007, when I was about to graduate […]