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  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2011
    [Media] 5 ways corporate culture determines social media success
    When I talk about social media strategies, inevitably the conversation turns to cultural fit. Social media success and failure is not usually determined by resources, vision, or ability.  It is inevitably a function of the personality of the organization. Are they able to react? Are they truly open to the idea of customer dialogue?
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 7, 2015
    [Media] Is social media engagement still a thing?
    Remember when social media was about engagement? Does it still have a place in the social media eco system? Our podcast is also broug ht to you by  Voices Heard Media. Please check out this tremendous resource for scaling social media engagement. The post Is social media engagement still a thing?
  • PWB MARKETING BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24, 2011
    [Media] Five Awesome B2B Social Media Statistics
    Do you think social media isn’t for B2B organizations? But social media is now mainstream and we have proof B2B companies are generating demand and getting leads using it. We set out to find the top five B2B social media statistics. Top B2B Social Media Statistics. Social media helps B2B marketers improve search results.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14, 2012
    [Media] Straight Talk on Social Media Gurus
    Specifically, I think you are learning the wrong lessons from social media luminaries. ” Most social media experts haven’t been “just like you” for years now.  Influence and Power Leadership social media social media case study social media expertsBy Stanford Smith, Contributing {grow} Columnist. Talk to me. 
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2015
    [Media] How to create an amazing social media marketing workshop
    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. Change the media type by playing a video. feel overwhelmed by all the changes on the social media scene. What a mistake.
  • WEBBIQUITY  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2013
    [Media] 103 Compelling Social Media and Marketing Statistics for 2013 (and 2014)
    As the use of social media in marketing has become ubiquitous, marketers have turned their attention to making the use of business social media more sophisticated and strategic. How can marketers help their organizations move from “social media marketing” to “social business”? Social Media Today ).
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2012
    [Media] Three amazing ways social media is changing the world
    Social media as a global unifier. futurist innovation sociology benefits of social media social media and social change social media for good social media sociology storify xavier dammanSpecifically, there are three areas that energize and inspire me! To me, this is so wonderful and amazing! But this is changing.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2011
    [Media] Three reasons social media marketing favors small businesses
    Local businesses CAN have an advantage through social media for these three reasons: Local angle — Social media’s greatest power is when it is used in a way that is targeted and local.  I could care less about a tweet from a mega-brand, but I would certainly be interested to get to know a local shop owner in a personal way.
  • WEBBIQUITY  |  MONDAY, APRIL 14, 2014
    [Media] 83 Exceptional Social Media and Marketing Statistics for 2014
    So before it gets replaced by the next trendy buzzwordy term, here’s some marketing-related big data for you: 83 valuable facts, stats, and research findings covering strategy, social media, SEO, online advertising, email marketing, content, blogging, social networking, video and more. Social Media Today ). 8. SocialTimes ).
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 19, 2012
    [Media] 7 social media lies the gurus want you to swallow
    Social media is unfortunately no exception to the rule and there will always be people (often those who claim to be experts or “gurus”) to sell you the newest bells and whistles. The reality is that there is no such thing as a social media strategy, just like there is no such thing as a digital strategy. What do you think?
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  MONDAY, MAY 5, 2014
    [Media] Why Ad Agencies aren’t adjusting to a real-time social media world
    Social media is a relatively mature channel by now. There are MANY uses for social media but GENERALLY, it is a channel to deliver a drip of useful/interesting/vital content that leads to awareness, trust, and eventually loyalty. Related Stories Examples of quantifying social influence Where does social media fit in the marketing mix?
  • WEBBIQUITY  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 2011
    [Media] The Dirty Dozen Top 12 Social Media Mistakes to Avoid
    There have been numerous posts written about the pitfalls of social media marketing (including helpful pieces from Online Social Networking , Sysomos , and  one I wrote for HubSpot ). Social media is about having a conversati0n with your prospects, not broadcasting to them. Your social media strategist is your public spokesperson.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2011
    [Media] 7 Ideas for Advanced Social Media Education
    For the past three years I have been teaching college or graduate level classes in social media marketing. Executives are clamoring for the next level of education in this area and so I’ve been wondering … what would an Advanced Social Media Class look like? Where do we go beyond the basic frameworks and strategies?
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 6, 2015
    [Media] Take the test. Do you have a social media addiction?
    As you scroll through your Facebook feed, life becomes nothing more than background noise. A few years back, a post on this blog discussed whether social media addiction was real. Wired for social media addiction? Why can’t we stay away from social media, even for three minutes? Do you have a social media addiction?
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2015
    [Media] Case study: Social media success in regulated industries
    Social media and regulated industries: A love story. The lessons for success with social media in a regulated industry. If your company is still in the social media dark ages, the first step toward success may not be a new Facebook page. Social media and regulated industries: A love story. We’re regulated.”. Figure.
  • WEBBIQUITY  |  MONDAY, APRIL 9, 2012
    [Media] 38+ Cool Social Media and Web Tools and Reviews
    Manage all of your social media accounts from a single login on your iPhone? Find tools to do all of the above and much more in this collection of helpful business, online and social media tools, apps and reviews. Cool Social Media Tools. 250 best iPad apps: social media apps by The Telegraph. by Social Media Examiner.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2011
    [Media] How social media amplifies competitive advantage
    Jay’s premise is that through channels like e-mail marketing and social media, we now compete with everybody.  He states that “consumer interactions with companies are jumbled together like a real-time gumbo&# and to be heard and recognized, we have to be mindful of the quality of each email and status update.
  • WEBBIQUITY  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 13, 2015
    [Media] 19 More Outstanding Social Media Marketing Guides
    While social media marketing has become commonplace, questions about how to optimize the use of social channels and networks, and how to stand out from the crowd, remain. This follow-up post answers several more, such as: what are the best social networks for b2b social media marketing? Image credit: KISSmetrics. Thank goodness!).”
  • WEBBIQUITY  |  THURSDAY, MAY 21, 2015
    [Media] 10 Top Marketing Thought Leaders in Social Media
    If you were asked to name the top thought leaders in marketing today–the 10 marketers you’d definitely advise others to follow on social media–how would you proceed? Biro is an acknowledged thought leader at the intersection of HR, social media and marketing. But—what if you had to answer on the spot? Meghan M.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2012
    [Media] Seven strategies to stay ahead of overwhelming social media change
    Trying to keep up with social media is overwhelming! But social media? Not only do the social media platforms shift every day, the rules of engagement are changing constantly, too. Yes, social media is overwhelming, especially when there is pressure to master every new platform that comes along. Little wonder. hate that.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 3, 2012
    [Media] It’s time to evolve the social media mindset
    It’s time to bring social media marketing to an end. I do not make this statement lightly.  In fact it is pretty humbling.  Seriously, I want to tell you why we need to stop concentrating on a social media strategy as the end game.   Far too many people approach social media as a separate entity.  Email. SEO (organic).
  • CONVERSIONATION  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2013
    [Media] Why We Still Fight Over Social Media and Content Marketing
    And the same goes for social media (marketing). If you follow a bit what’s going on, you’ll even find genuine fights over who’s right and who’s wrong about this or that in content marketing or social media marketing. Social media teams. You need content as a social object in social media. Guess not. Why this confusion?
  • DIGITAL B2B MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2011
    [Media] All Media Will Be Social Media
    The future of digital media is social. With the far-reaching tentacles of Google and Facebook, no digital marketer will be able to approach marketing without engaging in some form of social media. Today, companies can choose to ignore social media. In the future, social media will be harder to ignore.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18, 2012
    [Media] Yes, you can be addicted to social media
    For others, social media has become more than an entertaining form of engagement; it has become an increasing compulsion. The question is – can a person really become addicted to social media? The University of Chicago recently conducted one such study and  found social media to be even more addictive than cigarettes and alcohol.
  • WEBBIQUITY  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2011
    [Media] Best Social Media and Digitial Marketing Research and Statistics of 2011, Part 1
    companies now use social media for marketing (though the figure varies widely based on size of company)? Get the details behind these stats and many, many more here in more than 40 of the best articles and blog posts about social media, search, budgeting and digital marketing research, facts and statistics of 2011 so far. Oh yeah.
  • SYNECORE  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2014
    [Media] Social Media Marketing: It's Complicated.
    When thinking about social media marketing for our clients, I always start with values and goals. How can we most effectively communicate this throughout their (the client’s) entire social media presence? Brand integrity is a fundamental but largely overlooked aspect of social media marketing.”. Yesterday, though, I got lucky.
  • CONVERSIONATION  |  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2012
    [Media] Social Media ROI: Check Before You Start
    An army of social media thinkers has deemed it useful to redefine ROI. Blog Management Social media marketing Jim Lenskold marketing ROI return on influence return on investment social media ROIIn 2010, Brian Solis introduced it in his book Engage! The term Return on Influence (now Realization of Influence as well) [.].
  • WEBBIQUITY  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 2011
    [Media] 6 Characteristics of Social Media Winners
    but Charlie Sheen’s recent meteoric  rise on Twitter aside (best not to rely on the perverse attraction of watching a drug-addled celebrity publicly self-destruct) here’s a shot a minimum list of characteristics that enable social media success. social media strategy that’s all about “me me me!&# Smart. Unique.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 7, 2013
    [Media] 5 social media tools to kickstart your business
    Social media is a moving beast and we need to keep moving with it! More and more of our interaction is with current and potential customers through social media channels. IFTTT (If this then that) is a useful tool for automating some tasks related to social media.  If a particular event happens than another event is triggered.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2012
    [Media] Study shows social media usage surging at large companies
    The University of Massachusetts released its annual survey of social media usage at Fortune 500 companies and the trend continued to heat up, although these mega-companies continue to lag INC 500 companies, non-profits and universities in their application of social media to marketing efforts. This year that number has dropped to 23%.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2012
    [Media] Why your social media plan needs gurus and storytellers
    By  Srinivas  Rao, Contributing {grow} Columnist. A few weeks ago Laura Click wrote a really interesting post questioning “who really is a social media expert? The first group consists of people who really understand how social media fits into an overall marketing strategy (but may lack the storytelling/creative abilities).
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  MONDAY, MARCH 10, 2014
    [Media] 25 amazing social media quotes from #SXSW 2014
    wanted to share highlights from a wonderful panel discussion hosted by Robin Carey of Social Media Toda y. It was a cerebral download of current social media best practices and issues featuring Whole Foods, Siemens, IBM and MasterCard. ” 2) “We embed social media inside our processes. That is just crazy.”
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2014
    [Media] A social media hoarder intervention
    Are you a social media hoarder? Is it time for a bit of a social media spring cleaning? Or, all the stuff you’ve posted since the beginning of your social media life, including your blogs, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn , Friendster, MySpace , Flickr, YouTube , et al. Professional In Are you a social media polymath?
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2013
    [Media] The one core secret to social media marketing success
    I know this blog post title might sound a bit simplistic — perhaps sensational — coming from me, but I do think there is one core idea to consider when starting a social media strategy that is often misunderstood … or missed all together.  So I hope this explanation will help a lot of people struggling to figure things out!
  • CONVERSIONATION  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 18, 2012
    [Media] Altimeter Report: the Convergence of Paid, Owned and Earned Media
    Co-author Rebecca Lieb By now, you probably know what paid, owned and earned media are. You probably also know that the number of media and channels has been growing for years now, often at adoption speeds we never witnessed before. Easy, although media proliferation made it look harder. Channels and media matter.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 18, 2011
    [Media] Case Study: Caterpillar and blue collar social media marketing
    One of the common complaints I hear is that social media marketing doesn’t seem to fit for many businesses … “My customers don’t tweet or read blogs.&#. Did the culture of Caterpillar enable this transition to new media, or did new media influence the culture of Caterpillar? Case in point: Caterpillar. 
  • IT'S ALL ABOUT REVENUE  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 25, 2013
    [Media] 5 Social Media Truths, and How To Manage Them
    by Lauren Harper | Tweet this While social media is still a channel that many organizations are striving to figure out how to strategically leverage and even monetize, authenticity and transparency are increasingly critical. You have to make every connection on social media personal. So what’s the trick? Authenticity creates loyalty. 
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 15, 2013
    [Media] Five tools to help with your social media makeover
    In the world of social media it’s important to step back and review what you have done and implement changes on a regular basis. Here are five cool tools you can use that just might deliver some new “oomph” to your social media efforts:  1. Measure Conversion from Social Media Traffic. Ignite Facebook Fans. percent.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2015
    [Media] The one social media rule ALL businesses should follow
    There isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach for businesses when it comes to which social media platforms you should have a presence on or what times you should post, and many other areas that marketers will try to stuff down your throat (ugh, blanket statements!). But the one social media rule I think EVERY. By Brooke B. SINGLE.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  TUESDAY, MAY 12, 2015
    [Media] Is there a place for social media in a boring business?
    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. People.
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  TUESDAY, JULY 2, 2013
    [Media] Are you a social media marketing hunter?
    This is the next in the series, including Are you a social media forager? and  Are you a social media marketing trapper? Are they on social media? For many, social media foraging and social media trapping is more than enough, as I’ve discussed the last two weeks. Are you a social media forager?
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2015
    [Media] A ton of useful information on social media marketing measurement!
    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. Learning from competitors.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 5, 2013
    [Media] A surprising insight on social media measurement: Activity does matter
    In fact, a simple indicator of progress may be the most important goal you can possibly have for an early social media program. Did we attend social media training? Did we have an executive social media workshops , etc. by Barry Ricks I would hope no social media consultants are disavowing. In praise of progress.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  MONDAY, APRIL 8, 2013
    [Media] How to establish your company’s Social Media Lead Team
    I have written a lot about the critical importance of company culture to social media marketing success. One of the most important things a company can do is to create a Social Media Lead Team to help drive the change you need that will support your efforts. What does a Social Media Lead Team do? Who should be on the team?
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2011
    [Media] 3 Developments that are Sabotaging the Social Media Movement
    By Stanford Smith, Contributing {grow} Columnist. I’m worried about the social media movement. Although in some ways the initial enthusiasm in social was overblown, we were right to place high expectations on the convergence of media, social networking, and collaboraton. Has social media lost its relevancy in your organization?
  • PWB MARKETING BLOG  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2011
    [Media] B2B Social Media On The Rise [Infographic]
    Are you one of the 86% of B2B companies using social media? B2B social media is huge and we have proof. In a previous post we brought you 12 Tweetable Statistics Prove B2B Social Media ROCKS ; now, we bring you even more data in the form of an infographic. Is your company using social media? B2B Social Media Media
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  SUNDAY, MAY 12, 2013
    [Media] A different way to think about social media ROI
    No matter who I am consulting with or where I am speaking, the “ROI of social media question” is bound to come up. have a different view of the ideal role of social media in the marketing mix that might be helpful to you, whether you are just starting out, or whether you have an established program. The complex media world.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 20, 2010
    [Media] A fascinating “hardcore” B2B social media success
    With many companies now engaged in social media marketing strategies for nearly two years or more, success stories are starting to emerge, even in the difficult marketing world of industrial B2B.  I discovered a great success story to share with you through a masters thesis being developed by Haakon Jenson of Norway. BACKGROUND. STRATEGY.
  • BUZZ MARKETING FOR TECHNOLOGY  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2011
    [Media] Make Your CFO a Social Media Fan
    Social media definitely pays off, but you’ve got to focus on the approach not the tools. Social Media has hit the mainstream these days but the big concern on every product marketer’s mind has been how to justify the ROI?  Social media definitely pays off, but you’ve got to focus on the approach not the tools. Users. Employees.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2013
    [Media] Moving from social media coward to convert
    Social media makes a big world smaller.” — Jay Baer. have been such a social media coward. During our conversation, Mark also told me about Social Slam , a conference he organizes so that virtual-based social media friendships can enjoy a face-to-face meet-up.  Sort of like a Social Media love-in. Why bother?
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20, 2012
    [Media] The World’s First Social Media Sniglets
    ” G PLUSASAURUS (gee plus asaurus) Any social media dinosaur who still thinks Google Plus is going to kill Facebook.  An endangered species. LIBRE NAUSEUM (Lee-brah Naw-zee-um) Weary feeling you get upon learning that yet another social media guru is writing a book. humor sniglets social media cartoon social media humor
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  MONDAY, MAY 30, 2016
    [Media] Why “rich content” is central to your social media strategy
    Only in-depth, conversational content from at least one of these sources will provide the content fuel to give you a chance to reap the immense benefits from a social media strategy. Once you make that decision and begin to execute, you’ll have the content behind you that powers whatever social media platforms you choose. Twitter?
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 25, 2016
    [Media] 7 Ways a small business can use social media resources wisely
    The time and resources needed to be effective in social media is certainly a problem for companies big and small. think we can burst the bubble by now  — social media is NOT free. How can some of these new social media opportunities specifically align with your goals? All opinions are 100% mine. What are your competitors doing?
  • ACT-ON  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2015
    [Media] How to Perform a Social Media Audit: Measure What Matters
    Social media is long past the novelty stage. Before we dive into how to do that, let’s take a quick snapshot of the latest social media stats: 3 billion people are active Internet users. And as far back as 2013, Forrester analyst Zachary Reiss-Davis concluded that “ everybody uses social media for work.”. Build a spreadsheet.
  • SAZBEAN  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2011
    [Media] How Social Media Overtook Legacy Media
    How Social Media Overtook Legacy Media. In the New Media era (social media, blogging, online journalism), Gilbert Gichen’s contribution seems somewhat trivial. But in the days of Legacy Media, Gichen was a trailblazer; a fresh dissenting voice. How the Switch to New Media Impacted Business.
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  MONDAY, APRIL 21, 2014
    [Media] 25 social media listening aids to increase your hearing
    78% of consumers say that companies’ social media posts impact their purchases (source: Forbes ). 71% of consumers are more likely to make a purchase based on social media referrals (source: HubSpot ). To make sense of the noise, social media listening requires a process. This applies to any plan for social media listening.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 2011
    [Media] A process to connect social media, content marketing and sales
    You’ve probably heard the term “content marketing.&# You’ve certainly heard of social media. Here’s a method you can use to determine where content and social media fit into your online sales strategy.  Now, let’s see where social media/social interaction can play a role in the sales process.
  • WEBBIQUITY  |  MONDAY, MARCH 28, 2011
    [Media] Why Social Media Matters for B2B Vendors
    Social media marketing has clearly been embraced by consumer brands. Pepsi famously dropped its Super Bowl advertising a year ago in favor of a social media campaign. SMR has developed a sophisticated methodology for continuously tracking the top brands on social media based on reach, satisfaction and other metrics.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  SUNDAY, JULY 29, 2012
    [Media] The Social Media Minefield: Five factors blocking your success
    ” “Social media is fine if you can fit this into our existing measurement dashboard.” ” “We need to make social media a profit center that pulls its own weight.” “Shouldn’t the IT department own social media strategy?” How are you dealing with your Social Media Minefield?
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 7, 2012
    [Media] Andy Warhol on social media
    facebook sociology andy warhol facebook trends social media trendsI’ve often wondered what would happen if a great creative mind of the past came into our present world to see how we create and communicate today. Here’s my imagined conversation with Andy Warhol , whose creativity extended to almost every medium of his time. Tweet.
  • BUZZ MARKETING FOR TECHNOLOGY  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23, 2011
    [Media] Micro Targeting your Online Media
    risk mitigation scenario is taking place that you can target with your media plan. If you can learn where those men congregate in the social media arena and how you can place your media in those areas, you can improve the efficiency of your media buys. Social Media – the Next Frontier!
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29, 2015
    [Media] Four steps to stay on top of social media trends
    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. by  Kiki Schirr , {grow} Contributing Columnist. Unplug!
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2014
    [Media] Case Study: Denny’s flips its audience with a sassy social media strategy
    The restaurant chain is re-inventing itself, led by a sassy social media strategy. Creating an experience worth sharing Companies hoping to make a connection with their customers have long looked to social media as a quick way to connect and inform. The restaurant chain is re-inventing itself, led by a sassy social media strategy.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2013
    [Media] Research: The 3 social media secrets of B2B buyers
    The 2013 results provide a direct and frank overview of factors such as social media usage, information gathering techniques and general buyer behavior … and more interestingly, it reveals a few unexpected secrets! I’ve outlined a few of these ‘guilty secrets’ below, along with my explanation of why I think they happened and what they mean.
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2012
    [Media] 10 social media metrics every marketer should know
    Social media measurement tools are one of the fast-growing areas of analytics and venture funding. To save you frustration, here are 10 social media metrics every marketer should know. 1. TRAFFIC SOURCES ( GOOGLE ANALYTICS ): It may surprise you but, to me, Google Analytics is the most effective social media measurement tool available.
  • WEBBIQUITY  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 29, 2016
    [Media] The Basics of B2B Social Media Marketing Strategy
    Although more than three-quarters of B2B technology marketers use social media to market their products, less than half say they can tie social channels to revenue generation for their businesses. But it may also be a problem with basic B2B social media marketing strategy. Cross-Platform Social Media Strategy.
  • BUZZ MARKETING FOR TECHNOLOGY  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13, 2011
    [Media] Consolidate and Coordinate your Media
    Forrester has observed that advertising/PR agencies are battling each other for dominance in the digital media space. Kirk argued that if you keep paid, owned and earned (POE) media in their current silos, you will fail. To learn more about Paid Owned and Earned Media – check out this Webinar with Forrester’s Sean Corcoran.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 28, 2011
    [Media] Social media sewage … and hope
    But at this moment, I can’t be “positive&# and also be “honest.&# I need to write about social media sewage for a moment. There are three underlying economic drivers of social media that are creating desperate and increasingly unethical practices that are turning the social media space into a cesspool.
  • DIGITAL B2B MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2011
    [Media] All Media Will Be Social Media
    The future of digital media is social. With the far-reaching tentacles of Google and Facebook, no digital marketer will be able to approach marketing without engaging in some form of social media. Today, companies can choose to ignore social media. Although [.].
  • WEBBIQUITY  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 17, 2015
    [Media] How to Use Social Media for Event Marketing [Infographic]
    Using social media to maximize the impact of live events (like trade shows, forums and conferences) is where shiny new tools meet old school marketing. Events Social Media Marketing event marketing infographics Lakeshore Convention CentreCheck out the complete infographic for more ideas.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2013
    [Media] How to do Social Media Management on the cheap
    while back, I wrote a post on the Best Social Media Management Tools for Small Business Owners. Connect numerous social media accounts. Here are some additional options for small business owners in need of a cost-effective social media management tool. By Kerry Gorgone, Contributing {grow} Columnist. Provide analytics. Sendible.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2014
    [Media] Five tips to turn social media mistakes into customer advocacy
    Many large companies such as Gatorade, Dell, the NFL, and the Red Cross have social media command centers to monitor perception of their brands in real time, follow trends, conduct conversations, and resolve complaints. Even more important than the technology behind those command centers is the attitude companies take towards social media.
  • CONVERSIONATION  |  SATURDAY, APRIL 28, 2012
    [Media] The Future of Social Media: Identifying the Drivers
    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. Predicting what’s coming next for social media is easy if you look at the underlying changes and evolutions. Yes and no.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  THURSDAY, JULY 23, 2015
    [Media] Social media challenges to parenting
    Immediately, my fatherly red flags went up and I went into investigator mode, paying even closer attention to what was happening in her world on social media. I was irritated by the situation, and I posted these frustrations on Facebook. Social media and parenting. The same is true for our teens on social media. sociology
  • KOMARKETING ASSOCIATES  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 15, 2016
    [Media] 5 Effective Options For B2B Advertising on Social Media
    Social media isn’t most B2B marketers’ first choice for most effective platform, but highly targeted advertising campaigns are starting to change that line of thinking. If you don’t think your audience is on social media, you’re wrong. Bottom line: your ideal prospects are likely using social media. Social Media Strategies
  • DIGITAL B2B MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2012
    [Media] The Thin Line Between Social Media Marketing and Spam
    Takeaway Are you engaged in social media enough to recognize spam when you see it? As Jay Baer ( @jaybaer ) says, “if you don’t love social media, you probably suck at social media.” ” Social media today requires a commitment of time and energy not only to social media activity, but to understanding it.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 21, 2013
    [Media] Sorting through the Social Media Code of Conduct
    When there is a crisis in the news like the Boston bombing and manhunt, social media adds a layer of complexity — and perhaps confusion — to an already complex and confusing situation. It just felt like ANY social media posting other than something that was Boston-strong related was inappropriate. read, tweet, repeat.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2011
    [Media] 7 ideas to turn PowerPoint slides into social media marketing gold
    Here are seven ideas to use PowerPoint slides to create new value for your social media marketing efforts: 1. One of the easiest ways to do this is to mix up the media you use. You have a great multi-media blog post. Think about what you can do to leverage this deck within a social media strategy: Post it on Slideshare.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2015
    [Media] Your marketing success may hinge on Gray Social Media
    In the last year, a lot has been written about “ dark social media ” — the vast majority of content sharing you’ll never see because it’s occurring through email, direct messages, texting, and other private communication channels. Gray social media. Is this the future of social media metrics?
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2012
    [Media] The essential guide to minimizing legal risks in Social Media Marketing
    They can hardly complain after the fact when you share a link to that content, provided you don’t reproduce it wholesale on your own site or social media feed. Be accurate in any statements you publish via social media. What concerns do you have about the law and your social media presence?  . It can be a networking tool. Tweet.
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 25, 2013
    [Media] Are you a social media marketing trapper?
    I believe that all social media marketing campaigns should probably start with foraging (as I discussed last week) — but as you grow, you need to evolve, especially if you need to bring home more and more food. Social Are you a social media forager? The vertical’s catnip, if you will. Punji trapping pit? Steel jaw legholds?
  • WEBBIQUITY  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2014
    [Media] 104 Fascinating Social Media and Marketing Statistics for 2014 (and 2015)
    63% of millennials say they stay updated on brands through social networks; 51% say social opinions influence their purchase decisions; and 46% “count on social media” when buying online.  ( leaderswest Digital Marketing Journal ). 89% of 18-29 year-olds are active on social media, as are 43% of adults 65 and older. Really.
  • B2B MARKETING INSIDER  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 1, 2016
    [Media] 5 Ways User-Generated Content Amplifies Your Social Media Strategy
    Social media brings online conversations to life. According to a research study, 74% of all Internet users use social media. And with social media, content emerges. The post 5 Ways User-Generated Content Amplifies Your Social Media Strategy appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Social Media Social Media Campaigns
  • WEBBIQUITY  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2010
    [Media] How PR and Social Media Can Work Together
    Social media and PR would seem to be natural allies. So why do corporate PR and social media efforts so often appear disconnected and out of sync? To be sure, some agencies and companies get it, and do an effective job integrating social media and PR efforts. The social media release is used for blogger outreach.
  • HALEY MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 21, 2016
    [Media] When Social Media Hurts
    As a team of social media gurus, our team consistently preaches the value of social media to our clients. But are there situations when social media can hurt, rather than help? It is important to approach social media with a cohesive plan and branding standards for anyone who participates in sharing for your company.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 7, 2016
    [Media] The lost blogging monarchy, the defeat of links, and the war on social media
    At the top of my blog it says “Marketing, Social Media, Humanity” and this post from this remarkable man is an exceptional exploration of this intersection. Social media cul-de-sacs. Lots of people start their daily online routine in these cul-de-sacs of social media, and their journeys end there. At least I hope so.
  • BUZZ MARKETING FOR TECHNOLOGY  |  TUESDAY, MAY 7, 2013
    [Media] 3 Ways Social Media can Boost Sales Success
    Facebook Lead Generation Lead Nurturing People Sales Social Business Intelligence Social Media Social Networking Strategy Thought Leadership Twitter. Social media provides great way to connect with potential buyers. Social media provides the sales person a platform for sharing value, which builds reputation and affinity for the seller.
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 4, 2015
    [Media] Your social media marketing automation solution
    Even of you have enough money to hire an entire social media symphony as well as a social media monitoring and response task force, there are too many hours in a day and, according to some, the sweet spots aren’t even during the work day anymore. So, social media automation is key. Some say from 9-midnight on Sunday.
  • B2B LEAD GENERATION BLOG  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 19, 2012
    [Media] B2B Social Media Marketing: Focus on leads, not likes
    Do you know where your social media is contributing? Honestly, it’s almost unfair to compare social media engagement to other channels,” Kelly confesses. This is why Baggott advises that every social media post links back to a landing page. Know how to measure your social media effort so you know you’re spending them right.”.
  • IT'S ALL ABOUT REVENUE  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 9, 2014
    [Media] How To Build Up Social Media Marketing Like LEGO
    by Amanda Batista | Tweet this The new LEGO movie theme song declares, “Everything is awesome!” Do your brand’s social media followers feel the same about your channels? Beyond the standard engagement and core audience building, it’s becoming increasingly important to connect the dots of paid, earned, and owned media via social channels.
  • BUZZ MARKETING FOR TECHNOLOGY  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 28, 2014
    [Media] The Missing Link Between Media and Marketing
    The prospect marketing effort, which is predominantly driven by third-party media investments in content syndication, search and advertising, is still very fragmented and, worse, seldom measured or optimized. Validate prospect information in order to inject quality, actionable data, and thereby increase lead velocity and lower media costs. 
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2015
    [Media] Can the Onion Theory bring social media lurkers into the light?
    Can deeper personal disclosure seduce silent social media lurkers into joining our conversation? Mark Schaefer and I have been on a seemingly endless quest to understand dark social media, gray social media , and the people who may love your company but stay in the shadows. By Brooke Ballard, {grow} Contributing Columnist.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2014
    [Media] Social media, authenticity and the human brand
    Despite this personal nightmare, Justin’s social media presence was extraordinarily brave, honest, and revealing. Here are some of the topics we cover: How important is establishing your personal social media “character?” Social media ambassadorship — The new professional skill? Are you ready for this?
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  MONDAY, MAY 19, 2014
    [Media] Five important lessons on the economics of social media
    If you hang with me through this little tale, I promise you’ll see five important lessons about the economics of social media unfold. story at the heart of the economics of social media. He was becoming a social media star! The business lessons of the economics of social media. He was becoming a social media star!
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2014
    [Media] Social Media Marketing success is simply Medieval
    I work with many different companies and no matter the size, the budget, or the resources, there is almost always an element of “overwhelming” when it comes to social media marketing. Let''s go back 1,000 years to find out what is really going on with social media marketing today …. “Where do I start?”
  • INDUSTRIAL MARKETING TODAY  |  TUESDAY, MAY 15, 2012
    [Media] Industrial Companies shouldn’t Replace Email Marketing with Social Media
    Right off the bat let me say that this post is not about email marketing versus social media. However, I’ve had conversations with manufacturers and industrial companies where I am asked if email marketing is still relevant and effective since all the talk these days is about social media.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2013
    [Media] Social Media Case Study: How I made $47 million from my B2B blog
    We decided to take an entirely new approach that heavily favored building relationships through social media. Inside of 18 months $47 million in brand new business was awarded to AT&T, directly attributable to our social media outreach. By Sander Biehn, {grow} Community Member. It’s true. Here is our story. Tactics. Results .
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24, 2013
    [Media] Five reasons Europeans are behind in social media marketing
    Whether you look at the number of online job postings, the best viral marketing campaigns, or the world’s most respected social media marketing thought leaders, almost all of the innovation seems to come from the US of A. The fuel of any social media marketing campaigns are social media platforms. At first. Blink blink.
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2015
    [Media] The state of earned media blogger outreach
    I’ve been doing earned media blogger outreach as a profession since 2006 and a lot has changed. Earned media. The same thing is happening right now as I reach out to the tippy top of the social media marketing influencer world on behalf of SOCi , a social media marketing platform that’s pretty new on the scene.
  • PUZZLE MARKETER  |  THURSDAY, JULY 19, 2012
    [Media] SMS Marketing Trumps Social Media Marketing [Infographic]
    A recent infographic by Mogreet , a leader in mobile video and MMS messaging, stacks up the usage and engagement of SMS & MMS mobile communication against social media’s top players Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Pinterest. They separate the two into what they call Narrowcast and Broadcast. What does this mean for marketers?
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