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  • 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 ). Social Media Today ).
  • 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?
  • 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  |  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. I’m considered to be a “social media expert” so I’ll admit I’m part of this whole quagmire. The social web is free
  • WEBBIQUITY  |  MONDAY, JUNE 20, 2011
    [Media] 6 Reasons Social Media Sucks, But You Need to Use It Anyway
    Amid all of the hype, conferences, and rapid adoption of social media marketing by organizations from sole proprietors to the Fortune 100, there remains an undercurrent of skepticism. This surfaces in posts like Social Media Skepticism , 5 reasons why social media skeptics maybe right and Business social networking: where’s the ROI?
  • 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  |  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?
  • PUZZLE MARKETER  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2012
    [Media] Social Media Image Sizing Guide [Infographic]
    Consistent branding across your website, print, video, website, and social media accounts is essential in a modern world where consumers are hit with countless advertisements in a single day. Take just publishing your logo on different social media profiles for example.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 6, 2016
    [Media] Deleting Your Social Media Business Page? Read This First.
    Let’s say you’ve had it up to the heavens with Facebook and you want to delete your social media business page. Option A: Deleting Your Social Media Business Page. Whether we’re talking Facebook, Twitter, or SnapChat, it’s a tough call to decide to delete ANY of your social media business pages altogether.
  • 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. Social Media Examiner?
  • WEBBIQUITY  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2016
    [Media] 33 Thought-Provoking B2B Social Media and Marketing Stats
    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. For B2B media companies, the biggest share of revenue comes from events, totaling $12.2
  • KOMARKETING ASSOCIATES  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 7, 2015
    [Media] Spring-Cleaning: Social Media Tips & Tricks to Organize Your Accounts
    For social media marketers, spring-cleaning takes on an entirely new meaning. By doing a thorough spring-cleaning across accounts, social media marketers will have their affairs in order for the months to come. So, let’s work to get all of your social media accounts in order so that you can experience the success that comes with it.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 1, 2016
    [Media] How your personality aligns with social media content types
    The social media content form I love best is blogging. The post How your personality aligns with social media content types appeared first on Schaefer Marketing Solutions: We Help Businesses {grow}. By Mark W. Schaefer. However I do think there is something to this idea. It gives me room to tell the whole story. Yeah, I can do that.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 2011
    [Media] A process to connect social media, content marketing and sales
    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. At the same time, social media tends to be the least self-promotional.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 6, 2015
    [Media] Take the test. Do you have a social media addiction?
    A few years back, a post on this blog discussed whether social media addiction was real. Wired for social media addiction? 40% of young adults —and 21% of adults overall—admit to using social media while on the toilet (and those who don’t admit it are probably lying). Do you have a social media addiction? It is. Unplug!
  • 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  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2011
    [Media] 3 Developments that are Sabotaging the Social Media Movement
    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. One sign is the gradual co-opting of social media as a broadcast tactic. Where Are The Innovators?
  • IT'S ALL ABOUT REVENUE  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2011
    [Media] 5 Ways Social Media Can Drive Revenue
    by Steven Woods | Tweet this There’s no doubt that social media has been a disruptive force on B2B marketing. Yet, many marketers struggle with how to use social media to go beyond awareness, to actually drive revenue. Here are five ways social media marketing can be used to drive revenue. I’m here to tell you it’s not magic.
  • WEBBIQUITY  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 17, 2011
    [Media] Best Social Media Stats, Facts and Marketing Research of 2010
    the sources below provide a vast wealth of data, statistics and research results, as well as a bit of interesting social media trivia. How are consumers and b2b decision makers using social media in their buying processes? Which social media platforms are most effective at influencing buyer behavior? by Social Media Today.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2012
    [Media] Why your social media plan needs gurus and storytellers
    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). By Srinivas Rao, Contributing {grow} Columnist.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 5, 2013
    [Media] A surprising insight on social media measurement: Activity does matter
    Most social media “gurus” will be quick to point out that activity-based metrics such as number of posts, followers, or re-tweets are meaningless because they don’t measure real business value. In fact, a simple indicator of progress may be the most important goal you can possibly have for an early social media program.
  • 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? 2) Bring in an outside expert.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 29, 2016
    [Media] 20 Ideas to super-charge your social media network
    Behind every social media strategy you must have a content plan and a network plan. Plus, unlike other social media platforms, you have an unlimited ability to build an audience on Twitter even if your contacts don’t follow you back. Building your social media network. Look through other social media accounts.
  • 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. Social Media is not free. Be more social using Nimble.
  • 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. There will be no social media apocalypse Does everybody need a social media strategy?
  • 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.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  MONDAY, MARCH 10, 2014
    [Media] 25 amazing social media quotes from #SXSW 2014
    I 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. 1) “Social media does not change your culture, it reveals it.” We need to have.
  • 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. A social media strategy that’s all about “me me me!&# Smart.
  • 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.
  • 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, 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. Content was leveraged and re-purposed in various ways across all the social media sites. > BACKGROUND. STRATEGY. ACTIONS. > RESULTS.
  • B2B MARKETING INSIDER  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2016
    [Media] The Future of Social Media
    The post The Future of Social Media appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Social MediaSocial networks are becoming more and more popular. In 2016, about 70% of Internet users are social network users and these figures are expected to grow. Many well-known […].
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 26, 2013
    [Media] In praise of social media mediocrity
    My advice for blogging and social media marketing alike is as follows: 20-minutes-a-day with an hour once-a-week. If you just spend that minimum on your social media, you’ll only be participating, you’ll only be showing up, but you’ll still be out there doing it. Showing up is good enough for social media marketing.
  • 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. I’m afraid of negative comments on social media. What a mistake. Right?
  • WEBBIQUITY  |  MONDAY, JUNE 27, 2016
    [Media] Five Top-Rated Social Media Management Tools for 2016 [Infographic]
    What is the “best” social media management tool out right now? Every social media manager has a preferred one that they always use, and it’s usually one of a handful of the top social media management tools on the market. Guest post by Lilach Bullock. Infographic brought to you by Seriously Social and G2 Crowd.
  • WEBBIQUITY  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2016
    [Media] How to Calculate the ROI of Social Media Marketing [Infographic]
    Quick: Can you list the goals of each and every one of your social media efforts? So much of social media is on the fly—a response rather than a plan—that it can become a slippery planning slope for companies, especially those that are understaffed. There remains some debate about whether social media ROI can be measured.
  • 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. Maybe social media helps make the traditional notion of competition obsolete. I spend a lot of time helping people with their social media marketing efforts. Social media amplifies the problems, too.
  • 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.
  • NUSPARK  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 9, 2012
    [Media] A Social Media Measurement Dashboard; One Approach
    A re your social media efforts working? A few months ago, I wrote a popular post on the right way to measure social media ROI, and now I want to take social media measurement to the next level. There really is no “right” way to measure social media. Remember, no one went to college to master in social media.
  • 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. When you think about it, the sociological and psychological drivers of success through social media have been with us since Medieval times.
  • 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  |  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. I 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. OK, here we go.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 28, 2011
    [Media] Social media sewage … and hope
    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. I’ve started and trashed this article at least six times. I am a positive person.
  • 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! B2B buyers: Social media curmudgeons? A “share this on social media” call to action might be just about acceptable.
  • 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? Strategies to Keep on Top of Social Media Trends Own an iOS (Apple mobile) device. Image courtesy of Bigstockphoto.com The post Four steps to stay on top of social media trends appeared first on Schaefer Marketing Solutions: We Help Businesses {grow}.
  • PWB MARKETING BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2011
    [Media] 12 Tweetable Statistics Prove B2B Social Media ROCKS
    Know B2B social media fact from fiction. Fiction: Social media offers limited value to B2B marketers. Fact: 86% of B2B companies are using social media. B2B companies are absolutely using social media to generate leads , connect with customers, and reach business goals. Source ) TWEET THIS. Source ) TWEET THIS.
  • 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. I have been such a social media coward. Here is how I went from social media coward to a full-fledged convert in less than six months! Sort of like a Social Media love-in. Could social media be that powerful? I’m a social media convert. Why bother?
  • 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?
  • 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.
  • CHRIS KOCH  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2011
    [Media] 7 reasons why social media success has nothing to do with social media
    This week I was asked to speak on a panel about social media to a group of B2B marketers in financial services. But when the panel was over, I realized something scary: Most of the success factors we wound up talking about had nothing to do with social media. Before social media can happen, companies need an idea culture.
  • 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. 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 humorSo I made them up.
  • 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.
  • 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  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2013
    [Media] How to do Social Media Management on the cheap
    A 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. Jugnoo.
  • 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? . The same goes for images. Tweet.
  • 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.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2013
    [Media] The Purchasing Department: The Next Frontier for Social Media?
    Almost all of the attention on social media has come from the sales and marketing department, and deservedly so. Studies show that this may return the biggest financial gains of social media to companies and I agree. How do you budget for social media marketing? That is not always practical. 2) Supply chain monitoring.
  • 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  |  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  |  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.
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 11, 2014
    [Media] Social Media is a life sentence
    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.
  • 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.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 14, 2012
    [Media] The Twilight of Social Media. A {growtoon}.
    Join the growtoonists each Friday for a humorous take on marketing, social media, and current business events. Joey Strawn is a social media strategist that loves enjoying a good book and then drawing in it. growtoons} joey strawn social media cartoon social media humorCheck him out on Twitter: @joey_strawn.
  • IT'S ALL ABOUT REVENUE  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 9, 2014
    [Media] How To Build Up Social Media Marketing Like LEGO
    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. Oftentimes, passionate social media followers ‘raise hands’ for negative reasons.
  • 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.
  • BUZZ MARKETING FOR TECHNOLOGY  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23, 2011
    [Media] Micro Targeting your Online Media
    A 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  |  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. I read, tweet, repeat.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  MONDAY, JULY 25, 2016
    [Media] Finally, the truth about social media and customer engagement
    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.
  • 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  |  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
  • WEBBIQUITY  |  MONDAY, MAY 24, 2010
    [Media] 11 Myths of Social Media Marketing
    Though social media marketing is rapidly advancing in terms of adoption and sophistication, many marketers and business executives still struggle with it. They wonder if their organizations are doing enough, if they are doing things right, even if they should be involved in social media at all. Social media marketing is really hard.
  • CONVERSIONATION  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2014
    [Media] Email marketing versus social media – once more
    If we can believe the people of Email Delivered there is a “heated debate inside marketing circles” about what’s the best option when it comes to focusing your marketing efforts: social media or email marketing.
  • B2B MARKETING INSIDER  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2016
    [Media] 4 Ways to Survive a Social Media Disaster
    More than 90% of businesses maintain two or more social media channels. So, it’s no surprise that companies experience social media disasters. The post 4 Ways to Survive a Social Media Disaster appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Social Media Customer Satisfaction & Loyalty Strategy
  • 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.
  • 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  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2013
    [Media] The hinge to social media success? It might surprise you.
    Since my company, SideraWorks , was formed, I’ve had the chance to work with a range of companies on their social business transformation and discovered a common hinge to social media success. For many companies, this has become their ignition point to social media success. Social Media Policies – The Hinge to Success.
  • 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. A 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  |  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  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2014
    [Media] Hard lessons agency customers need to learn about social media marketing
    Four and a half years ago I was hired into an agency that needed help outlining social media solutions for its customers. I worked tirelessly with my VP to design “robust turnkey social media solutions.” Why couldn’t they understand social media? We are finally selling social media services easier than we ever have before.
  • 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?
  • SALESFUSION  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 1, 2014
    [Media] Social Media for the Sales Department
    The post Social Media for the Sales Department appeared first on Marketing Automation | Lead Generation | Email Marketing | Salesfusion. Best Practices Customer Interaction Nurture Marketing Social Media [one_half valign="middle"]. Partner Portal. Why Partner With SalesFUSION. [/one_half]. one_half]. one_half_last valign="middle"].
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22, 2012
    [Media] Five steps to re-invent your social media business networking
    Maybe it isn’t that there’s nothing new in blogging, but that we’ve been stuck in an incestuous circle of social media marketers, lifestyle designers, and personals development bloggers. By Srinivas Rao, Contributing {grow} Columnist. Chances are you’ve never heard of Oliver Starr. Mike Stelzner. Jay Baer. Tweet.
  • 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.
  • 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. Here it is: A Guide to Social Media Marketing Measurement from Mark Schaefer. Expanding social media value beyond ROI.
  • WEBBIQUITY  |  MONDAY, MAY 23, 2011
    [Media] What Does B2B Social Media Success Look Like?
    Until recently, most social media case studies have focused on consumer brands. It’s not that B2B companies aren’t finding success in social media marketing, but more (in my experience at least) that they are less willing to publicly reveal their strategies for competitive reasons. Expanded social media following (e.g.,
  • WEBBIQUITY  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 24, 2014
    [Media] The Six Most Irrational Social Media Concerns of Brands
    The following lists the most common concerns surrounding social media, as well as why these shouldn’t be concerns at all. Fear of social media will likely result in paranoid, overprotective, and ultimately misguided business decisions. If brands have anything to fear, it’s not social media, but losing touch with customers.
  • BUZZ MARKETING FOR TECHNOLOGY  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 28, 2014
    [Media] The Missing Link Between Media and Marketing
    To meet the challenge, CMOs have turbocharged Marketing Ops teams and are building their “Marketing Clouds,” leveraging marketing automation to nurture prospects, adding CRM to manage pipeline and customer relationships, while spending millions on branded websites and social pages, coupled with billions on media to promote their offerings.
  • IT'S ALL ABOUT REVENUE  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29, 2011
    [Media] 20 Experts, 1 Awesome Resource: The Social Media ProBook
    by Joe Chernov | Tweet this You may have noticed that over the past month or so, several influential social media professionals changed their profile pictures to funky avatars of themselves. If you want to grab your free copy of the Social Media ProBook, you can download the Web version here or the print version here. Right now.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  TUESDAY, JULY 16, 2013
    [Media] 5 ways to use social media in sales even if your customer isn’t on Facebook
    If you believe your customers aren’t on social media today, they’re coming. Here are three ways to use social media for business intelligence. She correctly surmised that her customers were not involved in social media and that it would probably be a waste of time for her to devote much time to this effort.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2016
    [Media] Three Types of Goals and KPIs Needed for Social Media Analytics
    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. By Brooke B. And why?
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2014
    [Media] Finally, Small Business Social Media is Evolving
    These days, almost all small businesses seem to share the same concern: “How do we succeed at social media?” I’ve seen quite a few small businesses use innovative store display technologies such as Digital Pour and Tagboard to encourage in-store customer social media interaction. Social Media best practices
  • 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  |  MONDAY, MARCH 4, 2013
    [Media] 5 reasons you should be in social media, even if the boss says “no”
    I know first-hand that there are still many naysayers out there who don’t understand why they need to have a social media presence. And if any of your business comes through search or your website, then social media is inextricably linked to your future success. It is the largest media entity in history. Social proof.
  • 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?
  • 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.
  • DIGITAL BODY LANGUAGE  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2011
    [Media] Social Media and Revenue
    When I gave a presentation on Social Media and Revenue at Eloqua Experience recently, I was blown away by the great reaction to it. I wanted to dig in a bit into where social media is in most of today’s businesses. In a lot of ways, social media today is like “digital” a decade ago. Revenue Performance Management Social media
  • THE B2B RESEARCH BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3, 2011
    [Media] B2B social media: Highlights from new benchmarking research
    B2B social media; is it a case of the Emperor’s New Clothes? The social media Emperor is getting dressed, but is still in his underpants. B2B social media has reached the tipping point and in doing so it’s following the classic technology evolution curve. Social media is being used then, but how? There was a lot of talk.
  • 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.
  • 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. Growth in searches for “social media marketing” per Google Trends. Events Social Media Marketing event marketing infographics Lakeshore Convention Centre
  • DIGITAL B2B MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2011
    [Media] Social Media is Lowering Our Content Standards
    Social media has created the expectation that we share content, and in the drive to meet the content demands social media places on us, our content standards are falling. If so, it is time to stop listening to the social media experts , the ones that gave you the idea you need to share 4, 8 or 15 pieces of content in the first place.
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