WEBMARKETCENTRAL | MONDAY, MAY 11, 2009
[2008, Social] Best of 2008: SEO Guidance, Part 3
How can you effectively explain SEO (and avoid unrealistic expectations) to prospective clients? For new websites, how can you incorporate SEO best practices into the design from the beginning? What tactics are most effective at driving increased search traffic? What emerging topics and techniques should SEO specialists investigate?
CONTENT MARKETING TODAY | TUESDAY, APRIL 28, 2009
[2008, Social] Great New Social Media Marketing Tool: PitchEngine
You need to take advantage of the emerging power of social media by creating a new kind of release to reach a much broader audience. We have written previously about Shift Communications’ template that offers a useful template on which to create your news content: Social Media Release Template Makes It Easier to Get Social.
WEBMARKETCENTRAL | MONDAY, MAY 4, 2009
[2008, Social] Best of 2008: Interactive PR, Part 2
How do PR, SEO and social media work together to build name recognition and credibility for a company? How should marketers and PR professionals adapt to the decline of traditional publishing and the rapidly increasing influence of social media? SEO social media interactive PR? SEO social media interactive PR? tags: PR 2.0
WEBMARKETCENTRAL | MONDAY, APRIL 27, 2009
[2008, Social] Best of 2008: Blogging for Business, Part 1
Strategies to Invite More People Into Your Audience by Problogger Social media rockstar Chris Brogan details several strategies to not just grow your blog audience, but also attract the right kind of readers (these do not include getting on the first page of Digg). What are some of the most effective ways to attract more readers to your blog?
MARKETING INTERACTIONS | TUESDAY, APRIL 21, 2009
[2008, Social] Match Marketing Content to Executive's Media Preferences
The study was conducted by Financial Times and b-to-b agency Doremus New York via an online survey of 338 global senior executives in Q4 2008. 20% belong to social networking sites. I was asked recently, via Twitter, what type of content I recommend my clients use. Even more important, in my opinion, is to get the focus right.
WEBMARKETCENTRAL | TUESDAY, APRIL 14, 2009
[2008, Social] Best of 2008: SEO Tools, Part 2
What are the best tools for analyzing your website text? How can you view your website the way search engines see it? Which URL shorteners work best? How can you use free Google tools to benchmark your search marketing performance against your competition?
WEBMARKETCENTRAL | TUESDAY, APRIL 7, 2009
[2008, Social] Best of 2008: AdWords Tips and Tactics
While Google AdWords certainly isn't the only option for search engine marketing, it's by far the biggest. Search marketers need to get AdWords right before expanding campaigns to Yahoo! Search Marketing , MSN AdCenter or Ask SponsoredListings. This is an automated keyword bidding tool that adjusts your keyword bids based on a CPA you specify.
WEBMARKETCENTRAL | MONDAY, APRIL 6, 2009
[2008, Social] Best of 2008: Social Media Optimization, Part 1
Everybody uses Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, but which niche social media sites are worth investigating? How can you maximize your results through social bookmarking sites like Digg? How does social media relate to SEO? blogs), community interest and links, all of which are built through social media participation.
WEBMARKETCENTRAL | MONDAY, MARCH 16, 2009
[2008, Social] It Came from Facebook! The Social Media Marketing Challenge that Can't be Ignored
Several recent studies have put the challenge that social media presents to marketers into stark relief: social media is huge. In social media, where viewers are often creating the content, that bargain doesn't hold up. After all, it is social media. 55% of B2B buyers have created profiles on social networks.
WEBMARKETCENTRAL | MONDAY, MARCH 2, 2009
[2008, Social] Best of 2008: SEO Link Building
The blog posts cited here, some of the best of 2008 on the topic of link building, provide guidance on how and where to obtain valuable external links. He believes that while it's still critical to get the basics of SEO (like on-page optimization) right, with each passing day "you need a bit more (economic and/or social) capital to compete."
BUZZ MARKETING FOR TECHNOLOGY | FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2009
[2008, Social] My Blog got me a New Job and a Book Deal!
Tags: Personal Branding Social Networking Blogging Buzz Marketing
WEBMARKETCENTRAL | FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2009
[2008, Social] Best of 2008: SEO Keyword Tips & Tools
The posts below, some of the best of 2008 on the topic of keyword research for SEO, provide guidance and reviews of efficacious tools to help throughout the process of generating a comprehensive keyword list; analyzing the competition; and prioritizing keywords to generate maximum ROI from SEO efforts.
B2B LEAD GENERATION BLOG | WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2009
[2008, Social] Looking for a little marketing wisdom?
Build Social Networks - Marketers are starting to see the value of building relationships using LinkedIn, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and blogs. There are some interesting “Case Studies” that will hit home for marketers investigating ways to integrate social media marketing into their 2009 plan. and mobile marketing. 3.
PR MEETS MARKETING | FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2009
[2008, Social] What Mistakes Have I Made
Recent Stats for Free eBook Post. . I’m taking inspiration from Mack Collier who recently wrote about the the social media mistakes he made. Balancing my participation on the different social networks. Tags: social media mistakes Social media Why is this a drawback?
PR MEETS MARKETING | WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 28, 2009
[2008, Social] Using Social Media: Part 5 – Blogger Relations
Blogger Social 2008. . This is the fifth post in a 6 part series on how I using social media. Other posts in the series: Using Social Media: Part 1 – Microblogging. Using Social Media: Part 2 - Search Feeds. Using Social Media: Part 3 - Social Networking Sites. Blogger Outreach”. Check out B.L.
WEBMARKETCENTRAL | MONDAY, JANUARY 26, 2009
[2008, Social] Best of 2008 - SEO Tools, Part 1
Find these and more in this list of some of the best SEO tools and related reviews of 2008. Simply type in any URL and (optionally) a couple of competitors, and this tool provides a very useful and detailed report on the SEO quality of the site, including metadata, domain information, Google Pagerank, social bookmarks, and an overall score.
WEBMARKETCENTRAL | TUESDAY, JANUARY 20, 2009
[2008, Social] Best of 2008: Interactive PR, Part 1
The emergence of social media and user-generated content has radically changed the practice of PR. Social Media Newsroom for How Best to Avoid Dying This is the social media newsroom page for the book How Best to Avoid Dying by Owen Egerton—one of the best and most comprehensive examples of a social media newsroom I've seen.
BUZZ MARKETING FOR TECHNOLOGY | MONDAY, JANUARY 5, 2009
[2008, Social] Survey says. Marketers are tired of Web 2.0!!
All 1,800+ active members of MENG were emailed on November 15, 2008 and asked to complete an online survey. The Survey was closed on December 2, 2008 with a total of 643 responses (representing a 36% response rate). were also frequently mentioned (Social networking, blogging, etc.). was cited most frequently. Web 2.0
MODERN B2B MARKETING | TUESDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2008
[2008, Social] Online Marketing Tips: Thought Leadership with Neil Patel
social, blogs, email), what is your advice for B2B marketers striving toward marketing ROI ? Leveraging the social web may increase your backward links, which causes more search engine traffic, which can lead to more sales. Neil's answers are shorter than our usual interviews, but he still has useful tips! 1.
MARKETING EDGE | MONDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2008
[2008, Social] Best PR and SEO Tactics
To the extent you can get a jump on the topic momentum by using social media trending tools like Radian 6 or Trackur to mention two options at either end of the sophistication spectrum. Time 28:49. What’s in a word? Plenty. The beauty of this is, search engines think like news people as well. VigiLanz is a client). YOU COMMENT WE GIVE FOOD.
BUZZ MARKETING FOR TECHNOLOGY | WEDNESDAY, MAY 21, 2008
[2008, Social] Knowledge Mobilization and Knowledge Translation
Posted to the SCoPE conference , May 21, 2008. By defining what counts as knowledge, and by embedding knowledge translation in the workplace, they have a direct link to practice, bypassing and circumventing policy-makers and social scrutiny. 2003 )." There's a lot to be said for this approach, obviously. As Davis, et.al.
MARKETING EDGE | FRIDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2008
[2008, Social] Marketing - It’s Not Who You Know It’s Who Knows You
Hester lives and breathes the principles of social networking, among them: 1. In this episode of the Marketing Edge podcast on social media, Hester highlights the Pay It Forward approach in social media and in the physical world. Tags: Personal Brand Hester marketing LinkedIn Chuck Hester networking social network
BUZZ MARKETING FOR TECHNOLOGY | FRIDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2008
[2008, Social] Top 10 Marketing Predictions for 2009
Joe Pulizzi from Junta42 polled content marketers and social media marketers for their best single prediction for 2009 - see the full list of 42 predictions here. Tags: social media Content Marketing Here is what I would consider the Top 10 predictions from that list David Letterman style.
MARKETING EDGE | MONDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2008
[2008, Social] Three Elements of a Winning Blog Post
His blog post on the Top Rank Blog today is about the best social media podcasts. Provides helpful information for the community (key to all of social media). Giving is at the core of social media, in my mind, and this is a list not just of the popular, but of what the popular hosts listen to.
WEBMARKETCENTRAL | MONDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2008
[2008, Social] Can Social Media Save Detroit?
Roxanne Darling at Bare Feet Studios recently wrote an outstanding piece on the use of social media at Ford. She recommends new initiatives (such as getting executives using Viddler to answer questions directly from consumers) as well as building on the social media efforts already being led by Scott Monty. Social Tagging
CLIFF ALLEN ON MARKETING | SATURDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2008
[2008, Social] 9 Marketing Trends for 2009
Marketing Trend #4: Increased use of blogs, social networking, and other social media to create dialog and relationships with prospects and customers. While the economy in 2009 looks challenging for most companies, the outlook of marketing executives is rather bright and upbeat. Google Analytics) to spot ways to improve ROI.
MARKETING EDGE | FRIDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2008
[2008, Social] Five Ways PR Will Adapt to the Next Generation Newsroom
As I reviewed the principles for this interview, it struck me that they reflect the characteristics that make social media so powerful. That can mean physical spaces for training, spaces for public events, and social spaces. Time 30:05. What would a newsroom look like if you built it from scratch today? Paul, MN, food shelter.
MODERN B2B MARKETING | THURSDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2008
[2008, Social] B2B Marketing Lead Generation: Thought Leadership with Amy Hawthorne
B2B Lead Generation has changed A LOT over the last 10 years. I’m really enjoying exploring all of the new and social media plays. I’m amazed every week how many people come to us via our blog, LinkedIn and PRweb. 2. As a start-up Marketer you very quickly have to learn how to be a jack of all trades – Lead Generation, PR, Events, etc.
WEBMARKETCENTRAL | WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2008
[2008, Social] Best of 2008 (So Far) - Website Design, Part 2
What are the most important factors to consider when designing (or redesigning) a website? Where should you start? How can you ensure that your site works well on mobile devices as well as conventional browsers? Which tools can help make your efforts more productive and effective? Flash, widgets and Web 2.0 Do you need a.mobi domain?
MODERN B2B MARKETING | TUESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2008
[2008, Social] Nurturing Sales Leads
But as we all now know, the ways buyers research and purchase B2B solutions has been transformed by search and social media. If you ask most executives to describe where revenue comes from in their organization, they'll usually talk about the "sales cycle" or "sales funnel". Looking for more information?
B2B LEAD GENERATION BLOG | TUESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2008
[2008, Social] Can a social media strategy boost your lead generation efforts?
started off with a this statistic that he found on compete.com: Twitter had around 3 million people visiting the site in 2008, and it grew 640% between November 2007 and November 2008. Ok, so how do we harness all of social media’s potential and use it to build a lead generation system? Offer actionable advice. Have questions?
MARKETING INTERACTIONS | MONDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2008
[2008, Social] Marketing Vision 2009 expanded - Part 1: Marketing Content
The others are about Listening, Sales Enablement, Storytelling, Marketing Automation, Social Networking and Measuring Value & ROI. As companies bring their own voice to the table, they’ll need a story strategy for achieving more “social” interactions. Thanks Susan! This is where custom publishing comes in.
MARKETING INTERACTIONS | SATURDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2008
[2008, Social] Marketing Vision for 2009
As we begin to wrap up 2008, it's prudent to start getting ready for your 2009 marketing resolutions and strategies. They'll track and they'll respond and they'll provide nothing but valuable, relevant and highly useful marketing content and social networking dialogue. Because, believe me, you can. Right now.
BUZZ MARKETING FOR TECHNOLOGY | THURSDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2008
[2008, Social] How to create your own Personal Brand?
In my opinion, Dan is also the hardest working guy in Social Media posting 10 times a week on his blog, publishing his own magazine and book as well as having a full time job as the social media expert for EMC! Presently, Dan is a Social Media Specialist at EMC Corporation, which is one of the leading technology companies in the world.
WEBMARKETCENTRAL | THURSDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2008
[2008, Social] Why Marketers Should Act Like 3-Year Olds
Social media participation helps drive business. referral visits to your site from Facebook, LinkedIn, StumbleUpon etc.); but another part, the branding and credibility value that social media participation provides, is every bit as real but much tougher to quantify. Granted, some people think we already do. 3-year old: Why?
MODERN B2B MARKETING | WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2008
[2008, Social] Testing Your B2B Marketing: Thought Leadership with Hunter Boyle
With the multitude of promotion channels today (ie: social, blogs, email), what is your advice for B2B marketers striving toward marketing ROI ? With email, SEM, social media, and other channels, test a few curveballs. The ability to work in several different creative roles is still what I enjoy most about marketing. 2. Stay relevant.
PR MEETS MARKETING | THURSDAY, JULY 10, 2008
[2008, Social] Brave New World of Media Pitching: LinkedIn
Besides my page about how to pitch bloggers , I looked into the new way of pitching via Twitter in my post titled," Brave New World of Media Pitching: Twitter." Social networking is a new avenue for public relations professionals. In late April, I wanted to start exploring different ways that we can now pitch media. del.icio.us
PR MEETS MARKETING | THURSDAY, JUNE 12, 2008
[2008, Social] The Role of SEO in PR
From a social media perspective, can you tag keywords to your release or submit it to popular ranking sites, such as digg, delicious, reddit and others? . would recommend reading these articles that dig deeper into the various newswires and their social media street cred: PR Web Takes The â€˜Social' Out of Social Media.
PR MEETS MARKETING | FRIDAY, MAY 2, 2008
[2008, Social] PR Meets Marketing Weekly Articles: May 2, 2008
technorati tags: Blogging Blogger Relations PR Marketing Permission Marketing Social Media. tags: Blogging Blogger Relations PR Marketing Permission Marketing Social Media. icerocket tags: Blogging Blogger Relations PR Marketing Permission Marketing Social Media . Enjoy. . However, I side with Mark on this one. del.icio.us
PR MEETS MARKETING | MONDAY, APRIL 21, 2008
[2008, Social] Twitter Experiment: Why Follow?
think it's key to recognize that social media can increase one's social network. technorati tags: Twitter social media. tags: Twitter social media. icerocket tags: Twitter social media. I usually follow people on Twitter that have something to say and is related to my career. YOU create the network. del.icio.us
PR MEETS MARKETING | FRIDAY, APRIL 11, 2008
[2008, Social] The Blogger Social 2008 High
I went to the blogger social last weekend in New York and was it an event. I was amazed at how 80 bloggers came together to meet, chat and get to know one another. would love to attend the next social. technorati tags: Blogger Social BS08 Blogging. tags: Blogger Social BS08 Blogging. have to admit. Save me now. del.icio.us
PR MEETS MARKETING | TUESDAY, MARCH 11, 2008
[2008, Social] PRMeetsMarketing Weekly Articles: March 11, 2008
The article provides a high-level view of widgets, social feeds, mash ups and more. The True Measurement of Social Media? - In this post, KD Paine highlights why trying to develop a standard way to social media is not possible. I'm a little late in posting my Weekly Articles. Disclosing Everything? In this post.
PR MEETS MARKETING | WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2008
[2008, Social] AdAge Power 150 (or 500): How long will it last?
Over the past few weeks, I've benefitted from the frequent posts about the upcoming Blogger Social. Wow - I was checking my dashboard stats when I noticed that a couple of folks came to my blog via the AdAge Power 150 - or in this case top 500. This raises an interesting question about how these lists are compiled. del.icio.us
PR MEETS MARKETING | FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2008
[2008, Social] PRMeetsMarketing Weekly Articles: February 15, 2008
This past week has seen some interesting conversations about press releases/newswires, how to conduct social media campaigns and the relationship with customers. Social Campaigning. Paul Dunay of Buzz Marketing for Technology highlights a good point about Social Media. Like Social Media, it can't be an one-time project.
PR MEETS MARKETING | THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2008
[2008, Social] Blogger Social - 48 Hours to Register
technorati tags: Blogger Social 2008 , marketing. tags: Blogger Social 2008 , marketing. icerocket tags: Blogger Social 2008 , marketing Will you be there? Tons of great people will be there. You only have 48 hours to register. del.icio.us
PR MEETS MARKETING | WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2008
[2008, Social] PRMeetsMarketing Weekly Articles: February 7, 2008
Measuring Social Media - Hubspot's blog provides some good tips for measuring your social media marketing efforts. I'm surprised that the number of links to your blogs and Technorati Authority weren't included as ways to measure your social media. Here is this week's summary of articles. Is this PR Person You?
PR MEETS MARKETING | TUESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2008
[2008, Social] Thoughts from 2007: Lessons Learned
In no particular order, here are my lessons from blogging and life in general: I realized how important family is, even if they annoy you! The power of social media to meet new friends from all over the world. Twitter is truly addicting. That you don't have to blog every day. And what have I learned this year?
PR MEETS MARKETING | MONDAY, JANUARY 7, 2008
[2008, Social] Are You Going to Blogger Social?
It's a brand new year and I'm so looking forward to the Blogger Social. If you haven't registered yet, you have until February 15, 2008 to register. There's event a funny video that was put together of everyone attending: technorati tags: Blogger Social 2008. tags: Blogger Social 2008. del.icio.us
PR MEETS MARKETING | MONDAY, JANUARY 7, 2008
[2008, Social] Blogger Social Video
Blogger Social Video
PR MEETS MARKETING | MONDAY, JANUARY 7, 2008
[2008, Social] Blogger Social New York
Blogger Social New York
PR MEETS MARKETING | THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2007
[2008, Social] PRMeetsMarketing Weekly Articles: December 6
Also included as part of my 2008 trends piece. . It'll be interesting to see how WPP organizes this new entity before March 2008. Social Media Reaches Into Your Lives - I've started reading the Lonely Marketer , which provides ideas for small business marketers. Here is this week's of interesting articles. del.icio.us
PR MEETS MARKETING | THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2007
[2008, Social] PRMeetsMarketing Weekly Articles: November 29, 2007
In this way, your prospective customers can better find you on search engines, blogs and social networks. . Great fodder for those 2008 pitches or for those guys prepping for CES already! . Here is this week's of interesting articles. The Blog Bubble? - R. Sorry Mellennials, the world doesn't revolve around you! . del.icio.us
WEBMARKETCENTRAL | MONDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2008
[2008, Social] Getting More Out of Each Click with "Post-Click Marketing"
With the economy now officially in a recession (as if we didn't know that), marketers are under increasing pressure to do more with less. On the interactive marketing side, few marketers will get budget increases enabling them to drive more clicks. One answer to this challenge is provided by "post-click marketing," a.k.a. Was that you?
MARKETING EDGE | SUNDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2008
[2008, Social] Word of Mouth Beats Out Comparison Shopping for Health Care
Health care is going through some growing pains when it comes to social media. Where does this put social media in healthcare? She highlights how social media is working its way into one of the last holdouts of web 2.0 Time 28:43. When it comes to consumers selecting a provider. Squarely in the middle. Here's how. The web 2.0
MARKETING INTERACTIONS | THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2008
[2008, Social] B2B Needs Personality to Go Social
There've been a number of posts recently about strategy for social media. Jason Baer wrote about the 7 must-haves in your social media strategy. But, shift you must -- if you want to add social to your emarketing strategy. This is why listening has got to be the first thing B2B companies do when they want to go social.
WEBMARKETCENTRAL | THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2008
[2008, Social] Best of 2008 (So Far) - Web Marketing Research, Part 2
Check out these posts, more of the best so far in 2008, on web marketing and Internet research to sate your curiosity, make better marketing decisions, and arm yourself with online trivia knowledge. More than twice as many people said they checked the weather on the Internet daily as reported visiting a social networking site (weird).
PR MEETS MARKETING | WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2008
[2008, Social] Online Reputation Management: Trackur
technorati tags: Reputation management Trackur Social Media Public relations. tags: Reputation management Trackur Social Media Public relations. icerocket tags: Reputation management Trackur Social Media Public relations. . All content copyright Cece Salomon-Lee, Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0
MARKETING EDGE | WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2008
[2008, Social] Santa Uses Giftag!
Giftag is the new gift-registry builder and community platform from Best Buy's social media team. The best part about it is — get this — it is based on the fundamental principle that the social web is, well, social. Time 43:24. Oh, God, now don't be getting all upset about me saying Santa uses Giftag. Exactly.
MARKETING INTERACTIONS | TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2008
[2008, Social] When Reactionary Content Marketing is a Good Thing
And perhaps, more importantly, it is content that will feed your social media efforts." I just read a great post over at the Servant of Chaos, The Importance of Content Marketing. At the bottom of the post is a video interview with David Alston of Radian6. During the interview, David was asked how he prioritized what he does every day.
WEBMARKETCENTRAL | MONDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2008
[2008, Social] SEO Is Not Dead, Just Changing: What This Means
SEO requires a mix of skills-coding, design, copywriting, link building, PR, social media optimization-that most organizations don't have in-house. "SEO is dead." Making a statement like that is a great way to generate lots of traffic, and comments, as Micah Baldwin and Mike McDonald have recently demonstrated. But it's still nonsense.
MARKETING INTERACTIONS | SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2008
[2008, Social] Survey Shows Online Customer Engagement is Essential
This year is their biggest survey with over 1,300 companies and agencies responding in September and October, 2008. It's encouraging to see that companies have increased interest in social media, but I'm hoping they stop and think about what's in it for the customer more than they think about what's in it for themselves.
PR MEETS MARKETING | MONDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2008
[2008, Social] Gift Card Warning Email â€“ Part 2
AnnTaylor (November 20, 2008 at 8:09 pm. Jennifer, (November 23, 2008 at 7:34 am). . Last week, my cousin forwarded me an email to warn me about buying gift cards from several retailers this year. Wanting to pass along this friendly consumer warning, I posted the email with my thoughts on my blog. . Why was the email successful. .
MARKETING EDGE | MONDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2008
[2008, Social] Donâ€™t Believe the Social Media Hype â€“ Itâ€™s as Old as the Rotary Club
It's nutty, plenty of companies are running around trying to figure out social media. It dawned on me while watching Jeff Pulver go through his networking techniques at a recent social media breakfast in Minneapolis. Time 23:42. The answer and examples are right under your nose. Jeff Pulver @ SMBMSP from Albert Maruggi on Vimeo.
WEBMARKETCENTRAL | MONDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2008
[2008, Social] Looking Back at 300: Top 10 Posts
Social Tagging Sites, Part 7: The Best , June 26, 2007 "Based on two months of testing across a half-dozen B2B websites and blogs, these Web 2.0 Also, I think, the first time on this blog I made the case that SEO is far from dead. #8: Web 2.0 That will do it for me this (short) week.
B2B LEAD GENERATION BLOG | THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2008
[2008, Social] Webinar on Putting the Human Touch into Lead Generation
There are numerous tactics for generating leads these days - everything from the traditional email or phone call to the explosively popular social media craze. However, the real challenge is not necessarily in generating leads, but more in truly connecting with them. You need that "human touch.". Recapture lost leads and opportunities.
WEBMARKETCENTRAL | THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2008
[2008, Social] Best of 2008 (So Far) - Blogging for Business, Part 2
Find the answers to these questions and more in this list of some of the best posts of 2008 so far on blogging for business. How do you come up with a great blog name? What's needed-beyond unique and useful content-to really make a blog successful? Which common blogging mistakes should you avoid? Where is the best place to host your blog?
PR MEETS MARKETING | WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2008
[2008, Social] Social Media Club â€“ Glimpse of how PR can use Social Media?
Last night, I went to my first Social Media Club organized by the San Francisco/Silicon Valley chapter. There were 6 social media case studies being presented, highlighting not only program strategies but also how these campaigns contributed to increased awareness in the marketplace. . Other Social Media Posts. Time - Doh!
BUZZ MARKETING FOR TECHNOLOGY | WEDNESDAY, JUNE 25, 2008
[2008, Social] Effective Online Networking Skills: Adam Cohen's Personal Networking Icebreaker. What's yours?
Photo by Wally G. What's your best personal networking conversation starter at a networking event? Background. This week I am an online mentor on the topic of " Effective Online Networking " as part of the Networking for Success project at the the Women???s Technology Empowerment Centre. My opening post shared some ideas and tips. Context.
BUZZ MARKETING FOR TECHNOLOGY | FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2008
[2008, Social] Social Media Basic Literacy Skills In the Nonprofit Workplace
The topics they look at are what I might call social media literacy skills. Fast forward ten years from now, and the nonprofit workplace - maybe it is only five years from now - but will social media basic literacy be on the list of basic job skills? Source: Pew Internet and America Life Project: " Networked Workers " Study.
WEBMARKETCENTRAL | WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2008
[2008, Social] Four Reasons to Keep Branding During a Recession
Shifting resources to social network interaction is smart, and likely would have occurred to some extent even without a recession. Last week, MarketingSherpa published two charts showing the shift from offline to online spending, and from brand advertising to direct. They are highly measurable and meet the need for instant gratification.
MARKETING EDGE | WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2008
[2008, Social] â€œWhat in heavenâ€™s name made you think you could monetize the real estate in which somebody is breaking up with their girlfriend?â€?
He said it in a recent speech where he questioned whether marketers have a place in social media. He doesn't even like the words social media! Here I go again with this movement idea, but McConnell's perspective supports this concept, social networks are more a movement of communities, than a marketplace for your stuff.
MARKETING EDGE | TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2008
[2008, Social] Motrinâ€™s Big Pain
Motrin is finding that out the social media way as mommy bloggers, Twitter Moms, and even a few dads are chiming in regarding an ad about fashionable baby carrying techniques. What are your thoughts about baby slings and social media-savvy moms giving Motrin a piece of their mind? Edgy advertising can sometimes cut the wrong way.
WEBMARKETCENTRAL | MONDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2008
[2008, Social] Viral Marketing Campaigns - Keep It Simple
Embed code, "email this" and social bookmark site tagging buttons are examples of simple ways to increase pass along. One area where the campaign could have been improved is on sharabilityâ€”an email-this button and badges for social bookmark sites like Digg and StumbleUpon would have simplified pass along. Now it's a yawn. Nuff said.
MARKETING EDGE | MONDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2008
[2008, Social] Does Transparency Mean An Open Kimono?
misnomer of social media is how some interpret the definition of transparency of information. Havens thoroughly explore this topic in their new book Tactical Transparency: how leaders can leverage social media to maximize value and build their brand. Social media allows for deeper discussions about a wide range of topics.
PR MEETS MARKETING | THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2008
[2008, Social] Recap: â€œWill Social Media Kill PRâ€? Panel
It seemed the audience was 60% PR folks, 20-25% Horn Group clients and other people interested in the topic from marketing/social media backgrounds. . . My Perspective? I was sitting in the balcony where most of the social media folks were sitting. Does social media really change that conversation? I don’t think so.
WEBMARKETCENTRAL | WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2008
[2008, Social] Twitter Twaddle, Part 2: Best Practices, Tools and The Future of Twitter
How to Twitter Properly Like any other social setting, Twitter has its own etiquette. This is the second of a two-part series. Part one covered what Twitter is and why it's cool ; this post discusses Twitter etiquette, tools, and speculation about its future. This can be confusing to new users. That's because you probably are. Sorry.
MARKETING INTERACTIONS | MONDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2008
[2008, Social] Selling Through a Slump
Robin Carey, Co-Founder and CEO of Social Media Today LLC, will moderate. The "R" word is being heard more and more these days, and it feels like it may take a bit for it to pass. I can't help watching the mostly down days for the stock market and hoping to see an upward trend soon. Which tools maximize sales effectiveness.
BUZZ MARKETING FOR TECHNOLOGY | MONDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2008
[2008, Social] Successfully Engaging Customers with a Cause
Do a Social Audit Must be done continuously â€“ have people monitoring daily on various type of social networks as well as the blogosphere What are the conversation being held about the brand and where As well as Denimday â€“ what is being said And at the same time cause marketing was starting to take hold.
BUZZ MARKETING FOR TECHNOLOGY | THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2008
[2008, Social] Secrets of Social Media Marketing â€“ a podcast with Paul Gillin
Admittedly, Paul Gillin wrote this book for the 90% of marketers still trying to figure out social media, I can tell you it makes and excellent resource for even the most polished social media expert. Check out my podcast with Paul as we discuss some of the Secrets of Social Media Marketing. Edwards.
WEBMARKETCENTRAL | WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2008
[2008, Social] Twitter Twaddle, Part 1: What Twitter Is and Why It's Cool
sites fall into one of a few increasingly well-defined categories, such as social bookmarking (Digg, del.icio.us, Searchles), social networking (LinkedIn, Facebook) or file sharing (YouTube, Flickr, podOmatic ). Social : Arranging live meetings is another practical, common and perfectly acceptable use of Twitter. Most Web 2.0
WEBMARKETCENTRAL | MONDAY, JANUARY 7, 2008
[2008, Social] The Coming Consolidation in Social Networking
Social media sites are multiplying like rabbits. social tagging sites. Wikipedia lists more than 100 social networking sites , and Social Media Trader recently compiled an even more exhaustive list of 115 social news and bookmark sites rated by PageRank, number of inbound links and dollar value of each site.
WEBMARKETCENTRAL | WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9, 2008
[2008, Social] Best of 2007: SEO Analysis Tools
It provides a score (sent to you by email) that incorporates elements such as website traffic, SEO, social popularity and other technical factors. Welcome to the first in a series of posts on the best blog posts, articles and websites from 2007 covering various marketing topics.
WEBMARKETCENTRAL | FRIDAY, JANUARY 11, 2008
[2008, Social] Off Topic: My Biggest Influencers
But first, blogger and podcaster extraordinaire Paul Dunay, inspired by Paul Gillin's book The New Influencers: A Marketer's Guide to the New Social Media , tagged me to write about the most important influences in my life, so here goes. 1) My mother. Back to the Best of 2007 series next week. Going strong at 87, she still reads voraciously.
WEBMARKETCENTRAL | WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2008
[2008, Social] Best of 2007: News Articles on Social Media Marketing
Social media (blogs, podcasts, forums) and social networking sites ( Digg , del.icio.us , StumbleUpon , Searchles , etc.) Social media and social networks are simply an online version of that table at the coffee shop. Social Networking Goes Professional by The Wall Street Journal Journal writer Jessica E.
WEBMARKETCENTRAL | FRIDAY, JANUARY 18, 2008
[2008, Social] Best of 2007: Blog Posts on Social Media Marketing
My last post listed several of the best news articles from 2007 on how to effectively use social networking sites for marketing. Here are some of the best blog posts on social networking and social media marketing strategies and tactics.
WEBMARKETCENTRAL | TUESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2008
[2008, Social] Best of 2007: Articles and Blog Posts on SEM
Search engine marketing (SEM) is one of the fastest-growing categories in all of advertising, because it is both measurable and logical: present your ads when people are searching for what you're selling. As with any other type of advertising, however, a poorly-designed campaign will be a disappointing waste of money. PPC Outsource or In-House?
WEBMARKETCENTRAL | THURSDAY, JANUARY 24, 2008
[2008, Social] Best of 2007: Articles and Blog Posts on Google AdWords
The last post here presented some of the best articles and blog posts on general search engine marketing practices. This post focuses on interesting observations and helpful advice pertaining specifically to Google AdWords, the largest SEM platform. Techniques that Always Work?: Who Uses Dynamic Keyword Insertion?
WEBMARKETCENTRAL | MONDAY, JANUARY 28, 2008
[2008, Social] Best of 2007: Articles and Blog Posts on SEO (Part 1)
Most entertaining of all is Grehan's view of social networks: "I HATE Facebook! SEO is dead? Balderdash! Judging by the number of high-quality articles and blog posts still devoted to the topic (so many I had to split this category into two posts), SEO remains a critical component of online marketing success. advice. All of you.
WEBMARKETCENTRAL | WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30, 2008
[2008, Social] Best of 2007: Articles and Blog Posts on SEO (Part 2)
Rules of Social Media Optimization (SMO) by Buzz Marketing for Technology Ãœber-blogger and podcaster Paul Dunay provides five unconventional tactics for improving search engine rank, such as adding social bookmark site buttons to web pages, making content portable (e.g. video, audio files and PDFs) and encouraging mashups. However.a
WEBMARKETCENTRAL | FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2008
[2008, Social] New White Paper on B2B Lead Nurturing
Marketing automation provider Marketo has just released Blind Date to White Wedding: Best Practices for Lead Nurturing that creates B2B relationships, builds trust and increases sales , a white paper on B2B lead nurturing. The Close. The Win.").
WEBMARKETCENTRAL | MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2008
[2008, Social] Best of 2007: Marketing Research
Does advertising on social media sites really work? Advertising On Social Networks: Risk or Reward? by MediaPost Online Spin Seana Mulcahy observes that while social media offers a powerful way to reach prospects, traditional advertising probably isn't the way to do it. How is online consumer behavior changing?
WEBMARKETCENTRAL | WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2008
[2008, Social] Best of 2007: Interactive PR
social bookmarking, new media relations and blogging.to Fresh Link Building Tips: New Search Filters = Easy Link Research by SEO Book Techniques for building links through blogs, online forums, social networking sites, and blog comments. Her links are summarized and updated on a periodic basis. Nevertheless, worth checking out.
WEBMARKETCENTRAL | MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2008
[2008, Social] Best of 2007: SEO Copywriting
The most crucial single element of SEO is the content on a website. Everything elseâ€”h1 and h2 tags, emphasizing key phrases through bolding, meta tag optimization, SEO-friendly URLs, etc.â€”is driven by the site's copy. With that in mind, here are a few of the best articles and blog posts from 2007 on optimizing website copy for SEO.
WEBMARKETCENTRAL | WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2008
[2008, Social] Best of 2007: Articles and Blog Posts on Strategy and Branding
The first step in crafting a marketing plan is to determine overall strategy, and among the first questions to ask when thinking about the strategy are "What do I want my brand to stand for?" and "What are best ways to communicate my brand message?" Neither is right or wrong, but they are both part of a complex communications and customer landscape."
WEBMARKETCENTRAL | FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2008
[2008, Social] Social Networking Sites and SEO: What Wikipedia Won't Tell You
For example, Wikipedia's list of social networking websites now contains 111 entries; an impressive list, but certainly not all-inclusive. Within an astonishingly short time, Wikipedia has become one of the most-visited sites on the Internet. It's been said that with great power comes great responsibility.
WEBMARKETCENTRAL | MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2008
[2008, Social] Best of 2007: Web Analytics
You've heard it a million times: "You can't manage what you can't measure." One of the most appealing aspects of online marketing is the ability to test and measure virtually anything, in detail and with great precision. But which metrics are really important? And how can you most effectively use web analytics to make productive changes?
WEBMARKETCENTRAL | WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2008
[2008, Social] Best of 2007: Web 2.0 Sites
A number of new social networking, social search, social bookmarking, and other Web 2.0-related websites and tools either got their start or got traction in 2007. KickApps A hosted web-based platform that enables webmasters and site owners to create, deploy and manage a branded social media community on any website.
WEBMARKETCENTRAL | MONDAY, MARCH 3, 2008
[2008, Social] Best of 2007: Cool Online Tools
Here's a list of interesting and useful tools to help you convert files, find content, promote your blog, and add content to your website, among other activities. File conversion tools Still running Office 2003, but need to convert the new XML-based formats from Office 2007 so you can read and work with them? Very cool.
WEBMARKETCENTRAL | WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5, 2008
[2008, Social] Best of 2007: Miscellaneous Marketing Stuff
From advertising to white paper syndication to voicemail, here are a few of the best marketing-related newsletter articles and blog posts from 2007 that simply didn't fit into any other category. Check out these stories from the penultimate entry in WebMarketCentral's Best of 2007 series. No flashing whack-a-mole banners. But that's actually good.
WEBMARKETCENTRAL | TUESDAY, MARCH 11, 2008
[2008, Social] Best of 2007: Amusing and Creative Marketing Stuff
Hitchhikers Guide to Linkless SEO by SEOish How to improve your Google PageRank, create link bait, use social media optimization, and other SEO advice presented as Douglas Adams would have written it, if he were an SEO guy. Sell your soul on eBay. Buy trash at Target. 404 Error" pages that are actually entertaining. What's going on here?