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There is no community on social media

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Speaking at the  Lithium Technologies  LiNC conference in San Francisco, Forrester Research vice president and principal analyst  Nate Elliott  dropped a bomb on brand managers: you don’t build a community on social or have any meaningful customer relationships on Facebook: There’s no community there. There’s never been a meaningful community there. They’re not archived.

115 Facts You Never Knew About Social Media [Infographic]

Webbiquity

It’s something that you use almost every day, but how much do you really know about social media? Social Media Is The New Newspaper. Did you know that Reddit is the most popular social media platform as a source of news? Younger people are more likely to be making the change to news on social media. Social In Sixty Seconds. It is.

3 Tips for Using Social Media for B2B Marketing

Webbiquity

Social media can be a great business tool to use for marketing, sales, PR, customer service, and HR. However, most of what’s written about social media functionality on a professional level tends to be focused on businesses that work directly with consumers (B2C) rather than B2B enterprises. Employ Someone Who Knows Social Media, Not Just Your Business.

Finally, the truth about social media and customer engagement

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My social media engagement level was still the same, it just became diluted. This is when Snapchat became the new media darling and one of the reasons was “engagement is through the roof.” They had embarked on a social media strategy that included all the usual suspects — Facebook, Twitter, Google+, etc. By Mark W. Schaefer. Fast forward to 2015.

Exploit the hours employees spend on social media

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According to  Putting Downtime to Work , a new report from  Bambu  by  Sprout Social , we’re geniuses: Seven in ten employees use social media at work. Half (Forty-eight percent) of people use social media for up to an hour per day at work. In fact, people are sixteen times more likely to read a social media post from a friend than from a brand themselves.

Three Types of Goals and KPIs Needed for Social Media Analytics

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Good social media analytics are needed for businesses to understand the social consumer. Companies looking to garner better social media results need to start with those two questions — and from my experience, these are the three areas that need addressing when looking to grasp social media analytics. The KPIs Needed For Social Media Analytics.

Is social media engagement still a thing?

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Remember when social media was about engagement? Does it still have a place in the social media eco system? gShift’s Web Presence Analytics platform  provides agencies and brands with search, social and mobile content marketing data in one place. Our podcast is also broug ht to you by  Voices Heard Media. The post Is social media engagement still a thing?

Re-thinking social media engagement

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In this edition, I re-visit the idea of social media engagement and the notion about approaching it strategically. So whether you are an experienced community manager or somebody just starting out in the field, I think you’ll enjoy this entertaining take on social media engagement (with really cool slides from my art director Sarah Mason ).

What is Social Media Marketing?

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Social Media Marketing  — according to Wikipedia , “social media marketing is the process of gaining website traffic or attention through social media sites.” ” This is a broad practice, encompassing social media strategy (what are your goals?), The post What is Social Media Marketing? Like this post?

Online Communities are Not Virtual

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Do you consider message boards, forums, virtual realities, and virtual communities to be a waste of time, populated by losers? If so, then you need to leave online advocacy, new media marketing, online brand promotion, online word of mouth marketing, online outreach, blogger relations, and brand ambassadorship to someone who has lived, loved, and connected to people in real ways online.

Social media strategy leaders: Lisa Marcyes

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How has your work brought you to where you are now, a leader in social media strategy? started my career in partner-marketing, and transitioned into community management a few years later. Loving the social aspect that communities offered so much, I transferred into a social media channel management role. Manage social influencer outreach.

15 Amazing ways social media is changing the world

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Ignore the hype that we’re all becoming more superficial and narcissistic because of our obsession with social media. Nine anthropologists  spent 15 months living in nine communities around the world , researching the role of social media in people’s everyday lives. Social media is not making us more individualistic. Here we go. 1.

33 Thought-Provoking B2B Social Media and Marketing Stats

Webbiquity

B2B marketing budgets are shifting to digital and social. But spending on digital marketing programs is projected to rise three times as fast, and over the next five years, the share of budget dollars dedicated to social media marketing will more than double. Social media benefits are unclear. MediaPost ). 9 B2B Social Media Marketing Stats and Facts.

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22 Expert Guides and Reviews of 200+ Social Media Tools

Webbiquity

As social media marketing has become ubiquitous ( 88% of marketers say social media is important for their businesses), hundreds of new tools have developed just in the past few years: tools for social media management, monitoring, measurement, automation, identifying influencers, creating graphical content, and more. Image credit: Buddy Media.

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Case study: Social media engagement as a point of differentiation

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by Trevor Young, {grow} Community Member. There was an intersting article in the Sloan Management Review recently about how active social media engagement might be more important than marketing (or maybe it IS marketing). In coming years, using social media and online publishing platforms without humanity and all that comes with it will put you at a distinct disadvantage.

How to set up a Social Media Command Center

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By Rick Wion, {grow} Community Member. Many organizations have established a social media command center as a means to amplify and speed up their marketing and engagement with customers. One particular client established a social media command center without a detailed purpose or dedicated and accountable team members. Social community management.

Social Media is Like Riding a Bike

Biznology

I have been riding again after decades out of the saddle and I think there’s a lot I have learned from my newfound respect for the motorcycle that maps perfectly to social media marketing, both from my experience taking a Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) and from the two years of riding experience I have gotten under my belt. I get to a point on social media eventually, so hang in there.

What are the best social media platforms for your business?

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One of the most common business dilemmas is figuring our where to start with social media marketing. As with anything in life, there is often a trade-off between effort and business benefits and social media is no different. Social media marketing simply opens up the door for connections through weak relational links. Let’s get started. It does not.

How most Social Media experts are wrong about LinkedIn

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I’ve read from many social media experts (including Jay Baer ) that you should take a scattershot approach to LinkedIn. on his blog, in LinkedIn group discussions, on LinkedIn Pulse and even in his presentations (including the one at Social Fresh), Jay mentioned that shotguns trump rifles in social media. You see, it’s a wrong message to the wrong audience.

How to create an amazing social media marketing workshop

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I receive a lot of questions from people who are creating their first social media class or workshop. Here are some tips, tricks, and lessons for delivering a great social media marketing workshop. Community managers looking for new ideas and techniques, or experienced CMOs who are ready for something more advanced? Change the media type by playing a video.

Are anonymous communities most authentic?

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And all will be well in the communitys garden. ”  Chauncey Gardiner , from Being There. I am a proponent of “real name” communities. I am also a proponent of safe communities — and real name accountability tends to civilize people’s behavior online in a big way. That said, are anonymous communities more authentic? . Maybe. Goaded?

12 inspiring social media monitoring case studies

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90% of marketers say social media is important to their businesses. 68% analyze their social media activities. Only 41% are able to measure their social activities. Social Media Examiner ). The numbers indicate almost all businesses now rely on social media for marketing, but less than half can measure if it’s working. Like this post?

Social media “engagement” is not a strategy

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Back in the early days of the social web, the leading “gurus” were actively anti-business. They made fun of measurement, strategy, objectives and any hint of trying to monetize a social media effort.  I know that sounds weird today, but it’s true. The mantra was “Social media is not about your stupid company. Here we go. Investment.

Social media marketing isn’t a popularity contest

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Businesses striving to bring in that lucrative ROI with social media often fall into trap of thinking that the more followers you have the more success your social campaigns will have. Just like back in the early days of the web when many webmasters believed that hits were a sign of success, having more social followers is a false sign of being successful in that medium.

Social Media is a life sentence

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Before you take the next step of using social media for business purposes, realize that it’s a life sentence. Like your Imuran and Azasan, your social media content is your daily bread and not just a special treat. At least social media is a two-way street. Every day. Don’t’ Freak Out. Don’t Freak Out. Are You Chilling Out?

What Social Media Can’t Do…

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He would “do some social media.”. investment in our meeting.  I had a feeling he would be dumping the coffee in my lap before our time was up. “I’m sorry, but social media can’t”. Why do you think social media can sell a product that no one wants?”. Social media will only make your problem worse. Social media can wait. Tweet.

Five companies with a human social media presence

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By Mandy Edwards, {grow} Community Member. Many businesses are catching on, whether “signing” their tweets like The Bank of Ireland , or restaurants that now accept “tweet ahead seating,” businesses are infusing their social media presence with life and acknowleding the needs of their customers. By Mandy Edwards, {grow} Community Member. He (she?)

5 Tips For Improving Your Social Media ROI

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by Lauren Harper | Tweet this According to Social Media Examiner , 89% of marketers want to know how to measure social media ROI, and yet calculating the social ROI still remains illusive to many companies. And yet, engagement is the name of the game for social media. So just how do we measure what we’re doing on social? Align again!

Spring-Cleaning: Social Media Tips & Tricks to Organize Your Accounts

KoMarketing Associates

For social media marketers, spring-cleaning takes on an entirely new meaning. It’s no longer washing windows and scrubbing floors, but it’s organizing social audiences, reexamining the competition, and more. By doing a thorough spring-cleaning across accounts, social media marketers will have their affairs in order for the months to come. inches of snow to melt.

Is there a place for social media in a boring business?

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Is there a place for social media in a “boring” business like insurance, plumbing, or trucking? While I do believe nearly any business can benefit from some social media presence, we do need to take a rational look as to whether it should really be a priority in the marketing mix for a “boring” business. Why would I participate in social media?”

A Social Media Strategy for B2B Marketers

B2B Marketing Traction

Some business to business (B2B) marketers are still hesitant about investing in social media. They may view social media as a business to consumer (B2C) activity or they think that their target audience isn’t on social media. It is on social media that marketers are able to share content, and content marketing is what helps buyers find you online.

A ton of useful information on social media marketing measurement!

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In today’s post I’ve provided two wonderful resources to get you over the hump of social media marketing measurement … subject that seems to preoccupy so much of the online conversation. A few weeks ago, I wrote a post explaining WHEN we measure our efforts is as important as WHAT we measure. Expanding social media value beyond ROI.

21 of the Best Social Media Marketing Guides of 2013 (So Far)

Webbiquity

The use of social media and social networks for marketing has rapidly advanced in the past few years from the “should I do it?” ” level to the current “how do I measure and optimize social media marketing efforts?” You’ve seen the statistics on social media marketing : 93% of marketers use social media for business.

Secret Sauce for Small Business: Building Social Media Communities

Blue Focus Marketing

Social Media Communities Empower Small Businesses&#. Twitter is an amazing place to meet interesting people and join communities.   But sometimes “ amazing &# is an understatement when it comes to Twitter relationships. Social Media Communities Create Value. Kent’s #MarketerMonday community expanded into #MMChat , (every Monday at 8 p.m.

Four steps to stay on top of social media trends

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How can a busy marketer possibly keep up with these social media trends? I’m here to tell you that it’s not impossible and that it shouldn’t take a large chunk out of your schedule, either. Strategies to Keep on Top of Social Media Trends Own an iOS (Apple mobile) device. Strategies to Keep on Top of Social Media Trends. - Own an iOS (Apple mobile) device. Much

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A thought exercise on social media and critical thinking

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Psychologically, the justification for slavery was upheld by the leaders of the community, businesses and even the church, in some cases. Social media and critical thinking. recent study showed that in general, people use social media to connect to like-minded people in their local communities instead of learning about other views and cultures.

Lurkers are the 99.989% of Social Media

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Sam Fiorella , Partner at Sensei Marketing , recently wrote “ Community Management: The 90-9-1 Rule is Dead ,” about how the old concept that 90% of all your followers are just lurking, 9% are engaged, and that only 1% of the community actively produces content. These are insular, contained communities. The same thing with lists, groups, communities, etc.

Social media strategy leaders: an intro to the series

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This is my first post – the introduction to a series spotlighting leaders in social media strategy. The “social media manager” – job title was not common ten years ago. But in 2016, organizations have a real business need to put someone in charge of listening to social media. So who “owns” social media strategy?

30 B2B Social Media Tips for 2016

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As social media has grown, so has the opportunity for businesses to reach customers and potential customers. In fact, according to the Salesforce 2015 State of Marketing Report , 66% of businesses now have a dedicated social media team. Social media isn’t something you just do. huge part of social media is understanding your audience. Sort of.

Social media disaster: What I learned when EVERYTHING went wrong

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By Rogier Noort, {grow} Community Member. In the past 20 months I learned so much about Social Media and Social Business it’s just ridiculous. started with the Social Media Strategy … because that’s what you do, right? My first lesson was this: as a social media professional you depend on other people and departments to get things done.