Sat.Apr 28, 2012

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The Future of Social Media: Identifying the Drivers

Conversionation

Recently, I was asked to write a chapter in a book on digital marketing and business about what’s coming next in social: the future of social media, both from a business and consumer perspective. It might seem like a challenging task, but it really is not. I’m in the process of writing it and will share my thoughts as I move along. Today, these drivers start being recognized. Yes and no.

Stop the Insanity; A View on Social Media ROI for Lead Generation

NuSpark

I’m a former Media Director at an ad agency.  For years I planned and implemented media strategies for a multitude of clients.  I still do when my clients ask me; radio, television, print, outdoor, etc.  I currently manage some digital media buys and paid search campaigns, but I don’t include my rates and fees on a cost-per-conversion report.  So let’s remove salaries and time fees from any social media ROI calculation. Conferences?  I don’t believe the cost of doing a job should count into ROI calculations. I say stop the insanity.  Let’s keep these measures apples-to-apples. video:  $1,000.

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Five Cultural Reasons Marketers Fail to Keep Up with Consumers

Conversionation

Consumers are becoming channel-agnostic. They are effortlessly switching from one channel to the other. People discuss their experiences as they get in touch with a business, product and service. They share their buying decisions and actively seek information throughout every step of the buying journey, relying upon trusted advisors and even perfect strangers. The shift is clear.

Changes in B2B Marketing – My interview of Paul Dunay, CMO of Networked Insights

Fearless Competitor

Join guest host  Jeff Ogden  of Find New Customers with special guest Paul Dunay, CMO of Networked Insights and author of Facebook Marketing for Dummies , as they discuss: Recent changes in B2B marketing. Influencer strategies and why they’re important . Facebook’s IPO and what it means for marketers. New social media tools for B2B marketers. Social data and what it means to B2B marketers.

150 Content Marketing Tips

Drive traffic—and leads—with these tips for SEO, social media, content optimization, email marketing, and more.

From Conversation Company to Optimization Organization

Conversionation

A friend and fellow country-man, Steven Van Belleghem from InSites Consulting , wrote two books, ‘ The Conversation Manager ’ and, more recently ‘ The Conversation Company ’. Steven makes very valid points of how important it is to involve people and facilitate conversations while having a ‘social’ mindset across the organization. Again, feel free to comment. Indeed: “Join the conversation.”

Top Internet strategy, marketing and technology links for the week of April 28, 2012

Sazbean

Here are the top Internet strategy, marketing and technology links for the week of April 28, 2012… The Ultimate Digital Customer Service Guide  (Mashable!). Are You Worth of Social Media – The 2 Types of Talk Triggers  (Convince & Convert). Five Tips for Masterful Pinmanship on Pinterest  (Marketing Profs). What’s Your Lead Gen Weakness? Marketing Profs). eConsultancy).

Inbound Marketing: How to Make It More Effective via Inc.

Content Marketing Today

Written by Geoffrey James. With inbound marketing, the customer comes to you, but you still have to move the opportunity forward. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard of “inbound marketing”–the concept that you should attract prospective customers by offering useful (on a website, for instance). The biggest issue: bad timing.