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Hog-tieing Social Media

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Then there's Linkedin, Google+ , comments on my blog, email, and by the time I'm ready to start my writing day, the morning hours have wasted away to literally nothing. I end up squandering my best writing time (the morning) by spending it doing what I think I should be doing - all the Social Media stuff that's important to my success. Social Media is a pig.

Social Media Strategy for B2B Marketers: Content + Search + Social = Impact

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Read on for John's formula for success with social media. “So, how do we get started with social media?” Respondents also indicated that they avoid direct contact with vendors over social media. ” Following are three tips on how to impact purchasing decisions through social media. Use social media to amplify impact. Once you’ve created relevant, engaging content, use social media to amplify impact. Content should help, not sell. Take the business software industry for example.

6 Ways To Win As A B2B Social Media Turtle

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Read on for the first in his multi-post series on how to succeed with social media marketing. My B2B marketing agency is often tasked with assessing the social media landscape for new clients and prospects. In some cases, the company is well on its way with a strategy and commitment to social media as an important part of its inbound marketing mix. Comment.

Basic Training For B2B Social Media Turtles: Research & Preparation

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In a previous post , Billy covered the first step in five-step plan for B2B social media marketing success: listen and learn from experts in your industry. Many B2B marketers have fallen behind at using social media, but I say it’s never too late to make it a viable part of your marketing mix. Commit to one year of social media. Research Fundamentals.

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

social advertising on LinkedIn, programmatic networks like Choozle) that. Paul Gillin, B2B Social Media Strategist, Senior Trainer, Profitecture www.[link] Another good example is Top Rank’s Social Media Marketing Management. how you can solve their burning problem. • E – Engage Meaningfully via Social Media. social media.

Savvy Speaks: How Do You Engage B2B Customers with Social Media?

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You've done your research, you've picked your poison(s) and you've hung out your social media shingle. But while examples and advice abound for B2C social media engagement (coupons and contests, anyone?), how do you get B2B customers engaged with your social media outlets? This is social networking - have some fun with it! FaceBook.

Savvy Speaks: Social Media Day 2011

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Thursday, June 30 th is the second annual Social Media Day. ” In honor of Social Media Day 2011, the Savvy Sisters share some valuable lessons we have learned along the way in Social Media. My big aha moment was realizing that the more generous you are in social networks, the more you get in return. The most imporant thing about Social Media?

The Top 5 Reasons Your Great Content Fails

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Socially enable” your content. Social media has the ability to exponentially expose your content to a vastly increased pool of readers and viewers, but via a recommendation from someone in their own network. Update your LinkedIn status, contribute to conversations on LinkedIn groups and LinkedIn answers, and link to your content. • Pull.

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Savvy Toolkit - How to Build a Business Presence on LinkedIn via @hubspot

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I am guilty as many people are of neglecting LinkedIn. Its lack of back and forth and snarky cartoons make it my 3rd favorite social media platform. Whereas Facebook and Twitter live on my desktop, iPad and phone poor little LinkedIn only gets pulled up when I actually "need" information! It is the reference desk of social media.

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

social advertising on LinkedIn, programmatic networks like Choozle) that. Paul Gillin, B2B Social Media Strategist, Senior Trainer, Profitecture www.[link] Another good example is Top Rank’s Social Media Marketing Management. how you can solve their burning problem. • E – Engage Meaningfully via Social Media. social media.

Three Ways Personas Improved My Marketing

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What I didn’t understand as well was, for example, how the rise of social media and marketing automation affected a marketing manager’s day to day job. For my PR audience, I knew the rise of social media, the decline of the trade press and a tough economy put pressure on them to deliver more measurable results. Read on for inspiration! Learning Curve.

B2B Fail: Confessions, Apologies, and Questionable Motives

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Oh gods of marketing, social media, and E-mail forgive me. It all began when a LinkedIn colleague (acquaintance, really) sent me an invite to a site called Referral Key which has been touted by respectable publications like The Boston Business Journal as a “new, fast growing networking website” that helps “small businesses build powerful referral networks online.”

Savvy Speaks: Favorite Social Media Tools

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While engagement on social networks can be worth its weight in gold, managing all your connections and activities can be a overwhelming and a time drain. Plus the integration between HootSuite and LinkedIn lets me keep my LinkedIn network up to date. I’m using it for LinkedIn and Twitter. For LinkedIn, I want to see profile and status updates. Stephanie.

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Savvy Speaks: How Do You Use LinkedIn?

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Recently, we've been looking at how businesses use social media for marketing. This week the Savvy Sisters reveal their secrets for using LinkedIn. post a summary and link to it within the relevant LinkedIn groups and within your profile. To Kate's point, coordinating efforts across your site, Twitter, and LinkedIn will give you the highest return. When you post a LinkedIn update, it gets sent out to your contacts automatically, so it is a great way to point your network to articles, blogs, product announcements and the like. Stephanie. Jamie. Michele.

Savvy Week in Review - September 2

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Social Media Minute: Social Bookmarking for B2B Marketing by @B2BLaunchPad. Do you do any social bookmarking? Ways to Use LinkedIn for Lead Generation - via @hubspot. If you are looking for additional ways to get value from LinkedIn, check out this post from Pamela Vaughan. Infographic of the Week: The Growth of Social Media - by @scottabel.

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

social advertising on LinkedIn, programmatic networks like Choozle) that. Paul Gillin, B2B Social Media Strategist, Senior Trainer, Profitecture www.[link] Another good example is Top Rank’s Social Media Marketing Management. how you can solve their burning problem. • E – Engage Meaningfully via Social Media. social media.

Savvy Week in Review - March 11

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Social Media Minute: For B2B Marketing Influence,use LinkedIn Groups - by Martine Hunter on @B2BLaunchPad. Quick overview of why and how to join LinkedIn groups followed by short list of resources for additional research adn inspiration. Is it really the middle of March?!? How the heck did that happen?!?). So - happy reading, happy weekend, happy almost-spring!

Savvy Week in Review: April 20

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LinkedIn 4x better for B2B leads than Facebook or Twitter says HubSpot study by @dmscott re: @Hubspot. Hubspot reports that LinkedIn is the place to be if you're trying to generate leads. Social Media Time Savers: 4 New Productivity Tools and How to Use Them – by @jessostroff via @jaybaer. Another week, another set of inspiring posts. – via @unbounce.

Weekly Wrap Up - April 22

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Proving You Can Measure Social Media - @Soulati. We don't want to beat a dead horse (that would be mean), but every once in a while certain things bear repeating and the measurability of social media ROI is one of them. " 55 Ways to Use LinkedIn to Grow Your Business - @caroljsroth. The Dirty Dozen Top 12 Social Media Mistakes to Avoid by @TomPick.

Savvy Toolkit: Influence vs Popularity - Does Size Matter?

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Last week on the Social Media Panel at DemandCon I got in a friendly debate with a fellow panelist about whether quanity or quality of social media connections is more important. For me I am a quality girl! I don't want 50K LinkedIn connections like my fellow panelist has. What do you think?

Do you mix business and pleasure?

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In this era of 24/7 social media and ubiquitous, digital publishing, the lines between business and pleasure – professional and personal – have become quite blurred. Are you connected with readers on other platforms (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter)? Should I write about personal stuff on my business blog? How much? Which topics are acceptable and which are taboo?

Savvy Week in Review: November 18th

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The last of the anti-social marketing tactics by @ckochster. Our Dangerous Addiction to Social Media Case Studies by @jaybaer. Too often, we're asked to jump to conclusions (and applause and adoration) over the latest shiny social object. Why Your Business Should Maybe Stop Ignoring LinkedIn by @lisabarone. It's not as sexy as Facebook or Twitter, but LinkedIn has a lot of potential if used wisely. In this post, Lisa Barone gives you some tips on how to get the most out of your LinkedIn network Is it really Thanksgiving NEXT WEEK?!?!?

Content Marketing Tips: 8 Things to Look For When Targeting Blogs

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Social Profiles. Persistence pays off and if you are really passionate about what you are pitching you will take the extra step and interact with the blog authors through their social media profiles. Many bloggers get hundreds of emails a day and it is often difficult to get past that initial email gate, but an @reply or message on LinkedIn might just get a more receptive look.

Savvy Week in Review: September 16

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LinkedIn's Newest Feature: InMaps by @InboundMarketer. Find out how B2B marketers can benefit from this little-known feature that lets you see a visual representation of your LinkedIn network. We love hearing about other women bloggers & this list from the team at Ignite Social Media covers every topic from writing to fitness to food to parenting. Enjoy!

Savvy Week in Review - August 19

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According to media guru Mark Bernheimer, "effective media messaging is a lot like a good taco: It can’t just be crisp, it also has to have some real meat to it." " Take a tip from Taco Bell on how to use Social Media to its best advantage. Are Facebook and LinkedIn violating your privacy? - by @globalcopywrite. Happy Friday!

Savvy Speaks: How Do You Market YOURSELF?

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social butterfly if you will. dedicate time each week to writing blog posts and other materials (such as eBooks and special reports), engaging via Twitter and LinkedIn, and/or meeting with clients and other marketing professionals. We've all heard the old saying, "the cobblers children have no shoes." Heather. Sharpen the Saw. I am a natural networker. Stephanie. Jamie.

Top 10 Tips for Exhibition Marketing in the Social Sphere.

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Today's guest post is written by James Barnett who is an Exhibition Marketing enthusiast and former Business Consultant researching the Social Sphere’s relationship with the Creative Industries on behalf of Nimlok UK, distributor of Modular Exhibition Stands. Top 10 Tips for Exhibition Marketing in the Social Sphere. Exhibition Marketing has a unique relationship with the social sphere, as social media platforms allow you to communicate your messages with contacts and build relationships. Twitter, What to Tweet? Discover what’s Trending?

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ROI, Trade Shows, Sales

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Use social media to create a buzz by joining in Twitter chats and hashtags, joining LinkedIn groups, and more. This guest post was supplied on behalf of exhibition stand contractors RB Design & Display. For more exhibition marketing tips and stand design inspiration visit their website. *. Trade show marketing is an extremely effective way to boost your company’s profile, and boost your sales. But it can also be challenging. With marketing budgets squeezed, you may be left wondering how you can get the maximum return on your investment. Do your homework.

78 Questions to Ask Before Launching a Blog

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Welcome to the exciting worlds of content marketing and social media - all wrapped up into one bundle of bloggy joy that will require your nurturing attention for a long time to come. It's also a great way to get your feet wet in social media if you haven't already dived in. What LinkedIn groups can you join that might provide ideas? Congratulations! Got it?

Savvy Speaks: How To Choose a Marketing Provider

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Tip #2: Let social media work for you. You can learn a lot about a person by cruising her Facebook, Twitter, and/or LinkedIn profiles. Is the candidate involved in social media? Before the Thanksgiving holiday, we talked about what we look for in the perfect client. Today's follow up question is: What tips would you give to a B2B brand trying to find the perfect marketing provider. Jamie Tip #1: Google is your friend. Google the candidate's name to see what's out there in the press, blogs, etc. Does she seem knowledgeable? Tip #3: Role play.

Savvy Speaks - Favorite Listening Tools

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We all know that a big part of social media success is "listening," or - as some experts like to call it - "growing bigger ears." also set up RSS feeds for the blogs I follow and get regular updates of activity on the LinkedIn groups I belong to. " One of the challenges with this directive is learning how to filter through all the noise to find the bits of content and data that really matter to your organization. Today's "Savvy Speaks" asks the question: What are your favorite listening tools and how do you use them? Stephanie. Wendy.

Pace Yourself: There’s No Finish Line in B2B Social Media Marketing

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This is the third post in a five-part series by Billy Mitchell on social media marketing in the B2B world. Some B2B marketers are moving a little slowly when it comes to social media – or are completely standing still. From my perspective, there are four approaches to social media marketing engagement: 1. What approach is working for you?

Exposing Content Marketing & Social Media – Would You Dare?

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Using content provided by his audience, John and his team will create an eBook called "Threats & Opportunities: the Future of Social Media as viewed by the UK's most Senior Marketers." " This eBook will then be promoted using a wide range of social tactics - blogging, video uploads, LinkedIn networking, and - of course - tweeting.

Balancing Social Media Effort vs Value for Small B2B Business Owners

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“Don’t create social media driftwood.&# – Virginia Miracle, Head of Digital Media Strategy – Ogilvy PR. At least once a month since I have talked my ambitious and new Twitter zealot client out of a jumping in with both feet to an overly ambitious Social Media strategy. You can create a LinkedIn Group in less than 5 minutes.

Are B2B’s Social Media Fears an Opportunity for Smart Marketers?

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Last Wednesday I posted about the cool social media experiment being staged by John Bottom of Base One at the 2010 IDM B2B Marketing conference in London. This is all in an effort to prove to the upper level marketing executives in attendance at the conference that social media DOES work when it comes to brand awareness and getting your message out. Hint, hint.)

Social Media Reality Check: No One Cares – It’s not Real Life

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Newsflash: Ultimately, no one gives a rat's hiney about your social media marketing. My weekend getaway isn't interrupted by even a single moment's thought for the nifty social campaign launched by my VoIP provider. When I'm on down time, I hardly spend any time on my personal social media pursuits, never mind my professional ones. and I'm a marketer.

Social Media Reality Check: No One Cares – It’s not Real Life

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Newsflash: Ultimately, no one gives a rat's hiney about your social media marketing. My weekend getaway isn't interrupted by even a single moment's thought for the nifty social campaign launched by my VoIP provider. When I'm on down time, I hardly spend any time on my personal social media pursuits, never mind my professional ones. and I'm a marketer.

Social Media Reality Check: You’re Not a Big Game Hunter

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Do you know the secret ingredient of really successful social media endeavors? It's not a super-duper new technology, content development formula, or even adherence to important social strategies like listening first. If you're going to be successful in social media, you have to thoroughly transform that mentality. Social media isn't about the hunt or the kill.

Social Media Reality Check: You’re Not a Big Game Hunter

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Do you know the secret ingredient of really successful social media endeavors? It's not a super-duper new technology, content development formula, or even adherence to important social strategies like listening first. If you're going to be successful in social media, you have to thoroughly transform that mentality. Social media isn't about the hunt or the kill.

Using LinkedIn to Gather Industry Intelligence

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After talking with him - and asking lots of questions about his industry - I asked, "Have you tried LinkedIn?" What would I get from LinkedIn?" " For those of you who think LinkedIn is simply a place to post your resume when you need a job or to half-heartedly build a "network," it's time to revisit LinkedIn. B2B social media).