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Enterprise Social Networking Platforms: Think Amazon, Not Facebook

Biznology

“This is just Facebook for the Enterprise” is the most common way most people describe enterprise social networking platforms. After all, the look and feel of those platforms borrow a lot from the Facebook interface: status updates, @mentioning, groups, walls, profile pictures, direct messages, and so on. Think now about Amazon in its early days. in 1997.

Amazon Launches B2B Business

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As the web has grown and more B2B companies have expanded their online presences, they have had to deal with the notion of Amazon as a competitor. Not in the normal sense of competition for business, but competition for attention. B2B companies have also had to contend with the Amazon experience. Marketing Social Media 101 Amazon B2B marketing B2B Social MediaFaxes?

How Real Brands Are Retaining Customers: 8 Strategies From Starbucks, Amazon & More

Hubspot

From leveraging convenience to prioritizing personalization, these are elements any marketer and business owner can take and test today. TOMS has built their entire business model around making the world a better place. told my boss that it’s the reason I'm actually on time for work now," explained busy mom Danielle Lesikar. million Facebook impressions. The results?

Facebook and Snapchat at war, and four other groovy media trends

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Facebook and Snapchat and content wars. Listen in for some TREMENDIFIED new insights on: Snapchat rejected Facebook’s takeover bid last year. Watch out for this ZUCKERFICATION of Facebook Messenger. Facebook and Snapchat … AT WAR? Amazon? Facebook and Snapchat and content wars. Watch out for this ZUCKERFICATION of Facebook Messenger.

Tools I use to amplify social campaigns

Biznology

SOCi is a platform that allows you and your team to sort through piles and piles of content from across the social mediaphere, including content on Facebook using keywords and categories in order to collect the best, most relevant, news and content that is as close to bespoke to their needs short of writing it all yourself. What is it called when you stoke your followers into a dance frenzy?

A cautionary tale: Putting your business in the hands of Facebook

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The other aspect of their success, and frankly the more interesting part for us, is their Facebook presence. But when I asked them about their business website, they just shrugged their shoulders and laughed.  “Why waste time and money on building a website when you can do everything for free on Facebook ?”. Now they are finally building their business website. Mmmmmm.

Want to Shop on Twitter? Amazon Has a Hashtag for That

Hubspot

Amazon has made a mission of cutting the time between “want” and “own” through various innovations, such as the 1-click purchase option and Amazon Dash. Despite generally low percentages for ecommerce traffic from social media channels, Amazon has introduced their latest program with confidence. To read more content like this, subscribe to Ecommerce.

Launching your social campaign with guns blazing!

Biznology

Facebook : /chrisabraham 5k followers. Share on Facebook. Like Facebook Page. Review Facebook Page. Like Facebook Post. While SocialOomph and ManageFlitter are following and follow-back tools, Audienti is a local MD business that has done an amazing job of doing automated influencer marketing. Timing’s of the essence so go go go go go go go!

This Week in Content Marketing: Content Creation Plummeting on Facebook

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In this week’s episode, Robert and I analyze several new digital marketing statistics, including the decline of user content creation on Facebook and consumer use of wearables, and discuss the opportunities and challenges each trend creates for marketers. Among the most interesting: Facebook users are becoming lurkers; 66% report they didn’t post anything there in the last three months.

Facebook Goes Mainstream, Which Isn’t Such A Bad Place To Be

Synecore

A few weeks back I wrote a blog arguing, in essence, that Facebook’s adroit shift to mobile and video in recent years has put the social platform on a clear path to dominate the digital marketing world. Ever one drawn to a dramatic and snappy headline, I titled the piece Facebook Uses Mobile Video to Take Over the World. Yes, Facebook's average user demographic is aging.

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Attack of the Customers Press Release

Paul Gillin

Links and tweets are appreciated, but Amazon reviews will get you undying devotion. New Book Explores Recent Epidemic  Of Online Customer Assaults on Businesses.   ‘Attack of the Customers’ Helps Marketers and Business Owners Manage and Prevent  Reputation Threats Carried on Blogs and Social Networks. It was more difficult than I expected! Capacity to Destroy. 508-656-0734.

The disconnect between social media popularity and business effectiveness

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enjoyed getting to know this fella in real life but could not help but note that there is certainly a vast disconnect between the “social proof” of his humongous online presence and the relatively little true business experience this young guy possessed. It adds a level of complexity to the business world. By Mark W. You can automate just about everything.”

Facebook Introduces “Buy” Button – What It Means for Your Biz

Vertical Response

Facebook is trying to take the e-commerce bull by the horns by introducing and testing its new “buy” button. With the release, Facebook, the world’s largest social network, is determining whether it can help businesses drive sales. And without ever leaving Facebook. Breaking News Social Media advertising Buy Button e-commerce Facebook social network

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6 Great B2B Business, Marketing, and Strategy Books

KoMarketing Associates

That being said, we can assume that reading more for business and educational reasons can correlate with earning a higher income and having a more successful business. Below are some great business, marketing, and strategy books that can be extremely useful for those in the B2B industry. It’s been proven that high income earners read more books than other demographics.

The Bad News Is … You Are Meeting My Expectations

WindMill Networking

There are only three possible impressions that a customer will walk away with having done business with you and/or your company. Meeting a customer’s expectations is a neutral experience … Continue Reading The Bad News Is … You Are Meeting My Expectations by Craig Jamieson - Maximize Social Business - Maximize Social Business - Your Social Media for Business Resource.

Four online business rules that don’t exist any more

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By Mars Dorian, {grow} Contributing Columnist. A few days ago, I was working my face off in my creative cave, realized my social battery was drained, and decided to join a bar meet-up in my hometown of Berlin. I had a chance to talk to online entrepreneurs from all over the world and listened to their unique business stories. His latest novel is available on Amazon for just $2.99!

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It’s not your house to pwn so remember your place

Biznology

And neither could you, I am sure.  I really want their books to be powerfully successful business books and I am willing to take risks in order to get their good name out there! On reddit, on Wikipedia, on message boards , in emails, on reviews, and even on Facebook, Twitter , and Google+ , to the best of your ability. It doesn’t matter. It doesn’t feel like work. you protest.

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This Week in Content Marketing: Facebook’s Move to Swallow Publishers

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We also debate whether Facebook’s launch of its Instant Articles service represents the end of times for publishers or a stairway to heaven. This raises some serious journalistic questions about which articles get shown on Facebook and which get ignored. Robert and I ponder the pros and cons of media companies posting their content on Facebook and Google. million.

Digital casualties: a new trust awakens

Biznology

If several friends from my high school search for my name in Google, LinkedIn, or Facebook, “the machine” can infer that we share something in common, even if I rarely use any of those tools. The likes of Amazon, Yelp, and TripAdvisor helped to cement a new model where thousands of reviewers became as trustworthy as the mass media or the testimonial from a friend.

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9 Social Media Hacks Every Small Business Can Benefit From

Vertical Response

Are you currently using social media sites to enhance your business’s online strategy? Turn to Facebook ads. Facebook has an easy-to-use advertising platform , which allows you to showcase your product to an audience of your choosing. See it in action : Here’s an example of a Facebook ad. 2. This handy resource creates ads for your Facebook page.

Social CRM for Small Business

MI6 Marketing Agency

Jon is on Twitter, Linkedin, Facebook and he uses email. The vision is for Nimble to provide small businesses with customer relationship management tools that up till now have only been available to larger companies. Nimble is using the Amazon cloud and ensures data is secure and encrypted. An Interview with Jon Ferrara, Nimble Founder. But, Nimble is much more. love it!

Social media giants tighten their grip on small content producers

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Popular social media platforms have tightened their grip on user generated content. A few years ago, Facebook limited your business/fan page reach in exchange for payment. But one thing is sure—the old gatekeepers are slowly but surely leaving the town and the new ones are busy setting up their own power structures. What else have YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook in common?

Four Trends Elevating Marketing as the Key Business Engine

Act-On

As Doug Davidoff of Imagine Business Development points out : “as recently as five years ago, it was not unusual for me to meet with companies that were several hundred million in revenue who had no marketing department or focus whatsoever.”. Now marketing is rapidly emerging as the engine of the company, touching all aspects of the B2B business. How things have changed! Conclusion.

How Big Data is Driving Business Growth

It's All About Revenue

Newman is the author of 2 Amazon Best Selling Books, "The New Rules of Customer Engagement," and " The Millennial CEO " A regular contributor to Forbes, Entrepreneur and Huffington Post, an Adjunct Professor and advisor to some of the world's largest brands. With millions of Petabytes of structured and unstructured data being created each year, the volume will only continue to grow exponentially leaving us as business leaders and consumers to figure out what potential lies herein. Big Data Builds Community. Big Data Drives Revenue. Marketing Efficiency

Personal business lessons from 2015 and what you can learn from them

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Today, I want to share the most important personal business lessons from my online career in 2015. As a self-publisher myself, I told her how simple it is to sell digital books via online platforms like Amazon. You see, it’s easy for me to approach people via email, Twitter or Facebook and jumpstart an online relationship quickie. only browse through bookstores.”.

Referral Marketing: Catapulting SaaS Businesses to the Next Level

Modern B2B Marketing

study done at Manchester Business School on word-of-mouth marketing (aka referral marketing) establishes its history and cites unique examples going back to the times of Aristotle. The online revolution witnessed the birth of a new age of entrepreneurs bursting with innovative business ideas, which included the demand and acceptance of SaaS products. SaaS Tying It All Together.

Listen Up: 9 Amusing, Info-Packed Business Podcasts You Should Hear

Vertical Response

You face unique challenges and opportunities as a small business owner, so why not tune into a podcast to help you navigate the waters and learn from other people’s successes and challenges? Tuning in to the right ones can make all the difference in the world in how you address challenges, grow your business or keep up with industry trends. Back to Work. Duct Tape Marketing.

How 3 Core Shifts in Marketing Automation Can Transform Your Business

Modern B2B Marketing

At the current rate of adoption and innovation, you may be wondering where marketing automation is headed, which trends are emerging, and how it will all benefit your business. Here, we’ll explore three major shifts in the marketing automation industry and how they’ll impact your businesses on both a macro and micro-level. Well, my friend, you’ve come to the right place!

3 Marketing Lessons From Amazon's Web Strategy

Hubspot

Amazon, sitting at number 7, stood out to me immediately. Amazon is constantly exemplified for its web and marketing prowess. In fact, this is true for many of the sites on Compete's top 10 list, which is why it tops my own list of lessons marketers can learn from Amazon's web strategy. 1. The pages I view and emails I get from Amazon are unique to me. No surprise here.

The dashboard has finally been perfected

Biznology

Cyfe is a Business HUD. A HUD the acronym for heads up display. With Cyfe, you’re not just reading through all the logs and data once or twice a day during your data rounds but you’ll be able keep real time tabs on the mission-critical parts of your business. Facebook Pages. But that’s not enough. And then there’s Cyfe. Remember Yahoo! Goodbye guys.

Amazon’s Algorithm, and 4 Other Stories You Should Read

Contently

Here’s what you missed while you were busy re-watching every episode of Between Two Ferns … NewCo Shift: The Third Transportation Revolution. While a 2012 campaign video was lucky to get 1 million views, in 2016 the expansion of social distribution mechanisms (like Facebook Live) has exponentially increased the potential for digital video success. ProPublica: Amazon Says It Puts Customers First. Next time you go to buy something on Amazon, keep an eye on what pops up first. Selected by Jordan Teicher, senior editor. Remember Conan O’Brien?

4 Tips for B2B Marketing on Facebook

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11 Pro Tips for Better Business Blogging

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Mashable | The Social Media Guide Viral Topics Twitter YouTube Facebook iPhone Google Video About Mashable Company About Us Advertise Submit News Contact Us Announcements Resources Guidebooks Lists How To Trending Mashable Awards Subscriptions Partners W3 EDGE Rackspace Concentric Sky Dynect DNS Intridea Welcome to Mashable! Facebook likes/shares, etc? Have an account? love it. Irony?

Social Media Explained. Really.

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This is a real dilemma because typically my time with these clients is short and the customer needs are great, so I challenged myself — If I only had ONE HOUR to teach a group of business executives and leave them feeling confident about moving forward with social media, what would I possibly say? Buy Social Media Explained now on Amazon. So I have this problem. Here they are.

Understanding the Difference between LinkedIn Company Pages and Facebook Fan Pages

WindMill Networking

LinkedIn Company Pages  are actually a combination of a number of different modules that are rarely maximized by businesses.  In order to better understand how your sales and marketing team can best maximize this multi-functional part of LinkedIn , it’s important to understand exactly what the Companies functionality offers. Has your company found business through your Company Page?

9 brands prove vulnerability is good for business

Biznology

Here are 9 brands who, when they make mistakes, showed being vulnerability was good for business. AMAZON : Remotely deleted George Orwell’s “1984″ from Kindle devices. Jeff Bezos posted an apology admitting the act was “stupid, thoughtless, and painfully out of line with [Amazon''s] principles.” Amazon Photo credit: Wikipedia. See for yourself.

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Social business, the forest and the garden: Your intranet is not the Internet

Biznology

Altavista, Geocities, AOL, Google, Amazon, WordPress, eBay, Hotmail, Wikipedia, MySpace, Flickr, Delicious, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Quora, Pinterest all had their days of glory. Even if you are a “one in a million” kind of person, in Facebook there are 1,000 people just like you, and that is a crowd. Photo credit: Wikipedia. Why does that happen? Stay tuned!

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Strategies to deal with losing readers through the newsfeed evolution

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In particular, Facebook and Apple are hastening the demise of a publishing industry that is already in trouble by hijacking valuable content for their newsfeeds.  In a world where social platforms not only own your content, but your audience and advertising, publishers are scrambling, whether it’s The New York Times or a blogger like me. Facebook is trying to own the news.

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Build your brand (for free)

Biznology

And successful businessmen have “worked for free” since the dawn of business. Don’t sup on a lonely Club Sandwich in your room at night, join new folks or hunt down people you’re connected to via Facebook or Twitter and either tag along with them or be a hero and make some magic happen yourself and show them a good time. also have search locked down.

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Three drastic marketing changes ahead for 2017

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Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and the likes have moved away from being pure social networks and morphed into content producing behemoths with massive built-in audiences. As someone who has worked hard on my personal website, I have to admit that my Twitter and Facebook connections are far more valuable. It makes business sense: the author gets recurring income and is financially independent from ebook juggernauts like Amazon. On Amazon, you only click on the ebook and immediately get it on the Kindle (app). Goodbye website. The holy grail. Wooza!