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Are LinkedIn Groups experiencing a crisis?

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After all of the changes LinkedIn has made to groups, it’s no wonder LinkedIn users and social selling experts are questioning the value of LinkedIn groups for sales and marketing programs. It makes you wonder if LinkedIn groups will experience the same fate as Google+ Communities , deserted after members go elsewhere for relevant discussions and cutting-edge content?

Social lead validation—the missing ingredient from most inbound LinkedIn marketing programs

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But when it comes to social selling and LinkedIn marketing, it seems that lead qualification and validation are getting thrown out the window. They are playing a numbers game, pushing out sales messages on LinkedIn to as many prospects as they can hoping that something will stick and that people will say yes to a demo or sales call. All sales leads are not equal. Like this post?

How even social media & social selling experts are getting LinkedIn wrong – Part 1

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In previous posts, I shared how CMOs at Xerox, Lithium, G2Crowd, Wiley, and XOJet are getting LinkedIn wrong as they simply focused on brand awareness, reach, and filling the funnel. showed how the actions of these CMOs and others are the reasons behind why 8 out of 10 sales and marketing leaders are unable to prove a clear social media ROI on LinkedIn. They want relationships first.

Now is the time to fix your LinkedIn profile—here’s why

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Have you been meaning to update your LinkedIn profile and just haven’t gotten around to it? He hasn’t bothered to update his LinkedIn profile since he joined the firm. When potential new clients check him out on LinkedIn (as 59.9% of them  will  do), they become confused. Barry says he’s a partner at Company A, but LinkedIn says he works at Company B. Which is true?

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

social advertising on LinkedIn, programmatic networks like Choozle) that. B2B Marketing. processes are fundamentally changing. The first generation of digital natives expects to be able to complete most of their selection process. through their own research, without talking to sales—until late in the journey. They expect content to be relevant, easy to find, and mobile- friendly. Look for.

Go beyond brand awareness & drive revenue with LinkedIn

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This webinar featuring LinkedIn expert Kristina Jaramillo gives  LinkedIn  strategies to increase your revenue and not just your connections. How your LinkedIn marketing and social selling strategy should focus on the entire awareness-to-revenue customer lifecycle. The post Go beyond brand awareness & drive revenue with LinkedIn appeared first on Biznology.

Why you are just a resource & how you’re failing to drive demand with your content & social media marketing efforts

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According to a LinkedIn study reported in their Sophisticated Marketer’s Guide to Thought Leadership eBook, 88% of IT buyers said that thought leadership was important or critical in determining their short list of vendors. challenge CMOs at top enterprise organizations like Xerox on how they are taking a brand awareness approach to LinkedIn. Don’t get me wrong. Like this post?

CMOs fail to go beyond brand awareness on LinkedIn

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Recent studies show 87% of B2B sales and marketing leaders are using LinkedIn and other social media platforms, but less than 1 in 5 can clearly prove and demonstrate social media ROI. Xerox CMO John Kennedy mentioned that they are using LinkedIn to share content with their followers.  Forrester reports that 99% of leads don’t convert, and LinkedIn says 87% of leads don’t convert.

Why aren’t you already cross-posting on LinkedIn?

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Well, if you aren’t already, why aren’t you already cross-posting on LinkedIn? followers and then the sky’s the limit if my post catches fire; on LinkedIn, I have 6,099 followers and potentially  6,099  built-in readers as a baseline, with potentially tens of thousands more by virtue of LinkedIn’s Pulse. The LinkedIn Publishing Platform is Easy to Use.

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

social advertising on LinkedIn, programmatic networks like Choozle) that. B2B Marketing. processes are fundamentally changing. The first generation of digital natives expects to be able to complete most of their selection process. through their own research, without talking to sales—until late in the journey. They expect content to be relevant, easy to find, and mobile- friendly. Look for.

Remember LinkedIn for social media marketing

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LinkedIn is not just an optional social network to use when you’re either between jobs or looking for a business upgrade. LinkedIn isn’t simply an SEO placeholder for your brand, your company, or your name. Completely Fill Out Your LinkedIn Profile. Maybe you set up your LinkedIn profile years ago. Download the LinkedIn App. Check Your LinkedIn Inbox.

How even social media & social selling experts are getting LinkedIn wrong – Part 2

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In my last post , I started to show how even the most recognized social media and social selling authors, experts, and consultants are getting LinkedIn wrong. Here is the actual LinkedIn summary for Judy Schramm , CEO of ProResource Inc., You will be proud of the way you look on LinkedIn. Or take advantage of our LinkedIn training and coaching programs. Have a great day.”

Marketers need to play a stronger sales enablement role on LinkedIn

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Earlier this year, LinkedIn set out to determine which departments wield the most influence over B2B buyers across a number of different sectors. Even though marketers have the most pull as they add the most value, we have found that in many cases, marketing’s influence on LinkedIn is minimal. What’s Wrong with the Role Marketers Play on LinkedIn Now…. You can’t!

All your best content may now be considered fake news

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It’s time for you to really invest in your own personal or professional social platforms. As lines are being drawn, it’s time to make sure all your hard-wrought creative work lives on your own blog or website instead of on someone else’s. Fake news has been in the real news recently. At least that’s what they say they’re doing. You can be just like the Washington Post.

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Has your Twitter engagement recently dropped?

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Uncategorized Brand Charleston Content strategy donald trump Dylann Roof Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church Influencer marketing linkedin marketing South Carolina twitterIn the last couple weeks, the notifications I have been receiving via my @chrisabraham Twitter handle have plummeted. Serious chirping crickets. like it nosiest! Et voilà ! Good luck. Is it a thing? Like this post?

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

social advertising on LinkedIn, programmatic networks like Choozle) that. B2B Marketing. processes are fundamentally changing. The first generation of digital natives expects to be able to complete most of their selection process. through their own research, without talking to sales—until late in the journey. They expect content to be relevant, easy to find, and mobile- friendly. Look for.

How to reach your customers at work or at home

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On the flip side, consumer marketers can use the capability to broaden the profile of their targets—where they work, their titles, schools attended, past employers, their LinkedIn URL, and maybe even their business email address—all kinds of data points that provide additional insight and access. Have you ever wished you knew more about the consumer side of your business customers?

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Am I connecting with my customers enough? 10 tips for customer outreach

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Do they follow you on Instagram or Twitter , or do they prefer to read your business insights on LinkedIn ? Share your latest blog post on LinkedIn, or post your Instagram photos to your website’s photo gallery. 4. How’s your customer outreach? You might be looking at how to secure new customers and follow up on leads, but are you also keeping your existing customers happy?

B2B Marketing: Creative Ways to Promote your Content using LinkedIn and Twitter

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LinkedIn pen (Photo credit: TheSeafarer). Here’s a couple of creative ways to promote yourself and your content to users on Twitter and LinkedIn. B2B marketing and networking using Twitter and LinkedIn are different than traditional networking for a number of reasons. Consider implementing the following: LinkedIn. Take advantage of LinkedIn’s new LinkedIn Showcase Pages.

Selling is to hunting like marketing is to trapping

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You’ll fill up your LinkedIn and ( Plaxo ?) know what I am doing about it. A few weeks ago I explained in painful detail as to what I planned to do — and am doing — when it comes to reviving all of those network connection, at least on LinkedIn,   Remember to market to your own influencer network. Always remember: don’t forget to keep on selling.

Exploit the hours employees spend on social media

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When Dan Krueger and I send out our Gerris Corp influencer marketing emails, we time the mail-merged blast for around nine on the morning, East Coast time on a Tuesday. We’re doing this because influencers generally are the most generous with their time and most responsive to our email PR pitches when they’re on someone else’s clock. So, this is sort of a clever bait-and-switch.

Influencer outreach is more PR than marketing or advertising

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10 Sharp Ways to Boost the Visibility of Your LinkedIn Profile

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LinkedIn isn’t just the world’s largest professional networking website–it’s an empire with over 200 million members at last count. A new member joins every two seconds. Today, I’ve decided to focus on sharing tried-and-true tactics for writing a personal LinkedIn profile that can’t be ignored by your prospects or future connections. 1. Image via CrunchBase.

If you post it will they come?

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across my 541 members, mostly across Twitter and LinkedIn but sometimes across Facebook and Google+ as well (though I must admit I sometimes don’t include those last two because I don’t know how often my subscribers share those, though I may well try this week). Then, I’ll do the same thing over at LinkedIn via their Write an Article tool. Now it’s your term.

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Visitors hate online ghost towns more than spammy auto posts

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Social Media Marketing Addition Advertising Age Business Content marketing Facebook Google instagram linkedin marketing social media social media marketing Social networking service twitter YouTubeNo, that’s only the second most-hated thing in corporate social media branding. The biggest reason why this happens is never because anyone’s too busy. Know why I know this?

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Influencer marketing is one percent inspiration, ninety nine percent perspiration

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While I might be willing to chase down the contact info of A-D-list bloggers via forms or hunting them down via LinkedIn or Facebook Messenger, Dailymile mail, or Twitter DMs, I only engage long-tail bloggers if they share their email address gladly. Waiting for class. My Personal Digital PR Philosophy. Find people where they live (and meet them there even if it’s a forum or message board ).

What is Social Media Marketing?

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For years, I struggled to explain to my mom what I do for a living. Now, I struggle to explain what I do for a living to my friends. The onus is on me because I am the expert in communications. have been putting together my company’s capabilities deck and have really had to think about this very carefully. monitoring (what are people saying about you?), development (is anyone listening?),

Tools I use to amplify social campaigns

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When people join my Gaggle, they’re signing up to retweet and share some or all of what I share and post to GaggleAMP onto one or all of their social media platforms, either automatically via AutoAMP through Twitter and LinkedIn or moderated in a queue to Facebook and Google+. What is it called when you stoke your followers into a dance frenzy? Engagement! That is where SOCi comes in.

My Top-5 Most Compelling Apps

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You can also queue up lots of content that you can then share over all of your social platforms, including Facebook, LinkedIn , Twitter, and Google+ as well as Facebook Pages, LinkedIn Company Pages, and Google+ Pages (and maybe even LinkedIn and other Groups, maybe?). Web Applications Circloscope Facebook Facebook Page FullContact Google linkedin twitter Circloscope.

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Five often-overlooked reasons senior executives should use social media

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“I don’t have time to build my LinkedIn profile. Their concerns are motivated by a basic misunderstanding of how people use tools like LinkedIn and Twitter. Because of LinkedIn’s exceptional search performance, a search on nearly any executive’s name is likely to turn up a LinkedIn profile within the top three results. Why would I want to be on Twitter? Sound familiar?

Build a page and profile for absolutely everything

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In addition to your branded pages, you all need to get off your duffs, get off of your LinkedIn -only high-horses, and make sure you start messaging about your brand and your gym and your raison d’etre on your own personal profiles and pages as well. Bally Total Fitness Bernie Sanders Facebook Google instagram linkedin location-based marketing Promoted Tweets twittermiles away.

The state of the blogger outreach union ten years on

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While there are more people than ever who are dipping into the content produced by bloggers every day, starting a new blog from scratch is so dispiriting that many potential bloggers are instead writing for Tumblr, Medium.com, Facebook Notes, or the  LinkedIn Publishing Platform. Facebook Google Google Calendar ios linkedin twitter YouTubeBlogging Isn’t Cool. Blogging is Hard.

Influencer marketing should not be about collecting influencers

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LinkedIn and Twitter has made this even easier. Do not underestimate the power and importance and influence that you also have on the virtual people around you, be it the old reliables Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, YouTube, and LinkedIn, or even the influence you have amongst the influencers proper. Remember, don’t call for three days but be sure to call on day four!

Why 9Round should be using SOCi for social media management

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To be honest, Mr. Agrillo is doing an excellent job with one of his 9Round properties, 9Round NoVa AKA @9rndcourthouse — but that’s only one and he owns 4 of them; he should be running 4 distinct social media   LinkedIn , Google+ , and Twitter properties. OK, this may well be my weirdest post ever, so bear with me. This isn’t actually happening; it’s theoretical.

How to be a Google+ success

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It’s a bona fide online community along the lines of The Well, Slashdot, and Reddit more than it’s like LinkedIn , Pinterest, or Facebook. Ochman Facebook Google Google Plus linkedin Meta Network Reddit Search engine optimization Second Life twitter If you want to succeed, you need to forget about your friends and your family. Leave them behind. Goodbye ! Definitely FB.

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Don’t be a “wuss” anymore on social media with your content and discussions

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And, in my recent series, I question the thoughts, ideas, actions and content of well-known LinkedIn marketing experts like Viveka von Rosen , social media experts like Jay Baer and David Meerman Scott and social selling experts like Kurt Shaver. You need to take control with the content you are putting on the LinkedIn publishing platform–and through the discussions you create.

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Earned media influencer marketing demands your awesome

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It’s not just writing and floating press releases, it’s getting on the phone, on the street, into LinkedIn InMail and across social channels, and then onto email. I’ll be honest with you, relatively few companies can conduct a successful earned media influencer marketing campaign. Earned That’s cool. Earned media influencer marketing is time-consuming. Well, you can.

Janet Thaeler & Maryanne Conlin on Influencer Marketing

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Maryanne  asked me, during our call, whether I have experienced Social Media Flight — the rush from blogs to social platforms like YouTube , Instagram , Pinterest , LinkedIn , Medium, Tumblr, and even Vine and Periscope in lieu of their first homes, blogs. Blog2Social connects to Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, Xing, Tumblr, Storify, Pinterest, Flickr and Diigo. Indeed!

Contactually is a flawed secret weapon

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As you know, I have been sending out at least 300 love notes to 300 of the 7,800 folks with whom I have connected with on LinkedIn — and most of whom I have never met in real life. While online influencer marketing  is my  raison d’être, business development is my new jam. ” But what I say, after a short chat, is that not even the shoemaker has shoes. Like this post?

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The best automagical Twitter following tools for your business

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Over the last few weeks, I have been sharing my tools and processes with you.  If you haven’t read them yet, be sure to check out  Social media content discovery and curation for the win ,  Your social media marketing automation solution ,  My online influencer research and engagement process , and  Tools I use to amplify social campaigns. More on that later. ManageFlitter. Team Members 1.