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  • 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.
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 23, 2013
    [Media] Blogger outreach is more PR than social media
    The current catch-all these days for what I do is social media; unfortunately, when what you do is described as social media, people tend to think Facebook , Twitter , Pinterest , and maybe Google+. Blogger outreach is earned media not paid, right? Blogger outreach and engagement is much more than social media.
  • 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. 
  • DIGITAL B2B MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2012
    [Media] Too Much Crappy Social Media Content!
    Of course, most businesses and professionals don’t share information like this in social media, but another kind of oversharing pervades social media: oversharing content. Content Social Media audience developement Content Curation social sharing triberrWe all know people that overshare. You focused on a quantity rule.
  • 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.,
  • DIGITAL B2B MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2012
    [Media] Replacing “Authentic” in Social Media
    You can’t turn around in the social media echo chamber without bumping into this word. The problem is, beyond the social media land of unicorns, authentic isn’t relevant. As I explored in Don’t Be Authentic: Real Social Media Marketing Advice on SpinSucks , we don’t really want to see authentic in social media.
  • MARKETING INTERACTIONS  |  SATURDAY, JANUARY 15, 2011
    [Media] My Social Media Checklist
    There's a lot of buzz about the social media site Quora. That's where I am with social media. This is My Social Media Checklist: Time: How much time will it take to participate? How do you choose where and how much you participate in social media? But, it wasn't just a post. And now I'm wavering, darn it.
  • 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.
  • BUZZ MARKETING FOR TECHNOLOGY  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2011
    [Media] Social Media Marketing and Darwin: Evolution or Irrelevance
    The media landscape has evolved tremendously over the last quarter century. Consumers have evolved even faster with the advent of high-speed Internet-enabled mobile devices and social media. It was easy for media agencies to find your target, and almost as simple to measure the response. Army Chief of Staff. Sound daunting?
  • CLIENT BRIDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 4, 2012
    [Media] INFOGRAPHIC: Social Media vs. Traditional Media
    From Kuhcoon.com, here's an infographic that compares the pros and cons of social media and traditional media. View Original Article
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 30, 2012
    [Media] Wanted: Social Media Reality
    This post is coming into existence purely based on my own personal feelings and positions regarding social media. This is not a treatise on the nature of the social media space. It’s not a predictor of the future of social media. It’s not a rant for or against social media. What it is is actually quite simple.
  • 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.
  • INBLURBS  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 2012
    [Media] How to Master Your Lead Generation Challenge with Social Media
    Social Media has proven to be a source of targeted high quality leads for B2C and B2B. Marketers which experienced the business value of social media marketing know that social media is one of their most successful and cost effective marketing channels. Start a social media presence. How can you profit from this trend? 1.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2012
    [Media] Why Instagram will be the next big social media platform
    Of the Americans surveyed who currently use a social media platform, only 18 percent currently have a profile on Instagram. Of ALL those social media users surveyed, 48% declared they are using Instagram more often.  This is a MUST HAVE and affordable resource for any agency, marketing department or social media professional.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1, 2012
    [Media] Social Media ROI — Not just for the big companies
     . I don’t think I’ve ever given a speech, conducted a workshop, or taught a class where the “social media and ROI” question has not come up. So it was not entirely surprising when many of the suggestions to the Social Habit Research Project focused on measuring the value and relevance of social media marketing.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 2013
    [Media] Social Media Excuses. A {growtoon}.
    Join the growtoonists each Friday for a humorous take on marketing, social media, and current business events. See more of his cartoons at everything is media.   . growtoons} kacy maxwell social media cartoon social media humorScroll down to see the rest of the story! Related Stories North by Northwest. A {growtoon}.
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22, 2015
    [Media] Survey says: ANZ Companies use social media for business
    Isentia’s social media report sheds a great deal of insight into social media usage for individuals and businesses. We explore how social media influencers and media use social media and why. As you can see from the initial graphic, so much of the time we spend online is on social media. Social Media Use.
  • 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. 
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 24, 2012
    [Media] Understanding the true nature of the social media marketplace
    OK … Stick with me for one minute.  We’re going back in time about 1,000 years but I promise it’s going to come back to a great lesson about social media and marketing. There was no advertising, mass media, or marketing plans.  If you wronged a buyer, word would spread throughout your marketplace like a plague.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2014
    [Media] The key to social media success rests with HR?
    That’s why social media success might not be determined through a successful IT implementation or marketing strategy. Social media and HR Think about it this way. Illustration courtesy Toothpaste for Dinner The post The key to social media success rests with HR? Social media and HR. Our viewpoints were remarkably similar.
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 3, 2012
    [Media] Why Pinterest Matters to Us Social Media Marketers
    So, when someone steals your image, your graphic, or your photo, will they associate it with you even if it is disassociated with your sites, blogs, or social media ?  I know, when you post your own pins, you can add a source link-back URL , right? In blogging and social media, this is even more essential because of sharing.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 2, 2014
    [Media] Creeping Me Out — 7 Steps to Handle Social Media Stalkers
    create a lot of content but few posts have generated as much attention as a post I wrote for {grow} detailing my experience with social media stalking: “You’re Creeping Me Out!” The Social Media Club of Lawrence, Kansas, invited me to join their October 2013 meeting via Google+ Hangout to discuss the experiences that inspired my post.
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2012
    [Media] Don’t Roll Your Eyes at Social Media Influencers
    I experience a lot of contempt for bloggers and social media influencers. From agencies and marketing firms as well as from self-professed social media experts and social media gurus. Bloggers Too often in earned media engagement, agencies and firms keep up appearances until a media mention is acquired and then see ya! 
  • FIFTH GEAR ANALYTICS  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2010
    [Media] B2B Social Media: How to Leverage Your LinkedIn Profile
    Social Media in the B2B space has become a hot topic lately. One of the major players in B2B social media is LinkedIn.  As I work to raise awareness within my organization of the importance of buy-in from all company personnel in the adoption of social media practices, I’m surprised by how few actually follow best practices.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2011
    [Media] The Three Most Dangerous Social Media Metrics
    Just because a post is popular on social media it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s valuable for your customers or your business. 3. Measuring all the wrong metrics can make it really difficult to turn social media attention into income.  ROI and measurement roi of social media social media metricsAbsolutely.  Comments.
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 26, 2012
    [Media] Blogger outreach is earned media PR, isn’t it?
    My definition of blogger outreach has always been about acquiring earned media coverage from bloggers and online influencers. My My definition–and my assumption–has always been that blogger outreach is public relations and not paid media. I may well be mistaken. ” (Wikipedia). This is a pity. Why is this a pity?
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28, 2013
    [Media] The 5 Best Social Media Apps for Kids
    Social media apps for children? I don’t want my kid on social media.” Five million kids under age 10 already have Facebook accounts. (In case of “social media emergency,” click here.) Enter social media apps for children. These apps can help parents guide young social media buffs in the ways of online communication.
  • LEADER NETWORKS  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2012
    [Media] Thanksgiving Recipe: Social Media Soup
    Not much has changed over time - So I am (re) sharing my recipe Social Media Soup. That's all you need to create Social Media Soup. Dice up some social media sites like Facebook or Twitter or whatever they are familiar with. Does your firm invest as much in its social media efforts? Voilà!
  • 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?
  • 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  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 8, 2011
    [Media] 10 Ideas: Standing out in the social media jungle
    The other day in my Twitter stream @joe_sharkey asked:  &# As a new graduate, how do I stand out in the social media jungle?&#. Here are some ideas to help you stand out in those areas, even if you’ve already graduated: Resist the temptation to be a social media guru. When I graduated from college, I thought I knew it all.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  MONDAY, MARCH 4, 2013
    [Media] 5 reasons you should be in social media, even if the boss says “no”
    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.
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2013
    [Media] Best practices for social media shilling
    Inauthenticity – Social Media’s Dirty Little Secret (senseimarketing.com). Social Media Mistakes That Can Blindside Your Brand (business2community.com). Slider Social Media Marketing Fake Glock Harvard Business School New York New York Attorney General Paul Barrett Review Yelp Photo credit: calmenda. How do I know?
  • 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  |  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.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  MONDAY, JULY 9, 2012
    [Media] Case study: Finnair puts social media community to work
    The airline’s “Quality Hunters” project had a blog (qualityhunters2.com) and a Twitter account (@qualityhunters), and a vibrant social media community actually began to form around this key idea of improving air travel. return on the social media investment. By {grow} Community Member Ana Silva O’Reilly .
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 5, 2012
    [Media] How to Save a Sputtering Social Media Program
    The social media conversation around your brand looks worse. The management team, already dubious about social media smells blood in the water. The first step is to understand why social media programs fail. Social Media programs sputter and fail for a variety of reasons. By Stanford Smith, {grow} Contributing Columnist.
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2013
    [Media] Build some social media marketing backbone you big wuss
    This sort of general point-of-view is actually dangerous for anyone who actually wants to be successful using social media as a marketing platform. Social media is people and not a pit full of vipers. As a result, social media is oppressively noisy. The Internet is a disrupting medium — social media doubly so.
  • IT'S ALL ABOUT REVENUE  |  THURSDAY, JULY 25, 2013
    [Media] 5 Social Media Enhancements That Benefit B2B Marketers
    Today, no modern marketing strategy is complete without an integrated social media plan and presence. And while you need the knowledge to succeed, it can be challenging to keep up with social media’s pace. Thinking big about social media’s role in your marketing strategy? Check out these 5 recent social updates: 1. 
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2012
    [Media] Learning From Big Social Media Blunders
    In it they chronicle this year’s Top 10 Social Media Blunders. Entertaining because of the shenanigans and plain idiotic social media mistakes committed by some very smart people. Disheartening because nervous businesses considering social media may unduly focus on the blunders and ignore the benefits. Face Full of Tomato Sauce.
  • 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.
  • WEBBIQUITY  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23, 2011
    [Media] 9 Criteria for Selecting a Social Media Monitoring Tool
    Social media monitoring tools are increasing essential for companies of all sizes as the explosion of social media content renders manual monitoring efforts hopeless. News can travel extremely fast through social media. And in social media, the whole world can see how fast (or not) your response time is. Value.
  • 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.”.
  • SOCIAL MARKETING FORUM  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 8, 2013
    [Media] Social Media ROI and Measurement: Questions You Should Ask
    If we talk about Social Media ROI in this post, we talk about the return on investment of [.]. Marketing ROI Social business Social CRM Social media marketing Web analytics Jim Lenskold Jim Sterne marketing ROI Olivier Blanchard return on marketing investment ROMI social media measurement social media metrics social media ROI
  • WRITING ON THE WEB  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 18, 2012
    [Media] Social Media: 3 Keys to Business Success
    Are you thinking about creating a social media page for your business? Social media ( LinkedIn , Facebook , Twitter ) can be great marketing and networking tools for small businesses, but there are a few rules you should know before jumping on the social media bandwagon. Related posts: Social Media for Busy Business Bloggers.
  • KOMARKETING ASSOCIATES  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2014
    [Media] 3 Ways Social Media and SEO Can Work Together
    You can find those resources below: 3 Things Your Social Media Team Should Know About SEO. wanted to do something similar while focusing specifically on how social media can tie into your link building initiatives, designed to improve SEO performance. Link Building and Social Media Process. Are you using IFTTT?
  • PR MEETS MARKETING  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 26, 2012
    [Media] The Four Stages of Social Media
    Over the past few years, I’ve counseled and assisted companies establish their social media programs. As I think back to these program, I believe there are four key stages intrinsic to the evolution of a successful social media program: broadcast, inquisitive, participatory, and conversation.
  • BUZZ MARKETING FOR TECHNOLOGY  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 7, 2009
    [Media] Social Media speeds Onboarding
    And what has been really interesting for me to see was the difference between organizations when it comes to things like social media. It would have taken me months to do that the traditional way, but with the power of Social Media and Social Networks it took weeks. Tags: Social Networking social media Personal Branding
  • LEAD VIEWS  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2012
    [Media] Social Media for Demand Generation: What Have You Done for Me Lately?
    Not the least of these is how to extract maximum benefits from investments in social media. Analytics B2B marketing B2B Social media B2B Social Media Marketing online marketing b2b Demand Generation gartner hype cycle LeadFormix ROI social analytics social media social media channels
  • KOMARKETING ASSOCIATES  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 23, 2015
    [Media] Why You Should Reshare Your Social Media Content
    Even if you have your B2B company’s social media strategy pretty much down (or even if you don’t), there’s always room for optimization, from when you schedule your messages to the call-to-action in each post. One such area that can be optimized is your social media content resharing strategy. More Posts Mean More Visibility. Edgar.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2015
    [Media] But Everyone Else is Doing It: Why There are So Many Illegal Social Media Contests
    As an attorney turned educator, I frequently address groups about the legal aspects of social media and marketing. In social media, another common problem is the lack of transparency in most of these contests and giveaways. In social media, another common problem is the lack of transparency in most of these contests and giveaways.
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  MONDAY, MAY 13, 2013
    [Media] What’s Changed, What Hasn’t in Media Relations
    When blogs and social media rose to prominence about a decade ago, pundits were quick to declare that these innovations would likely spell the end of the news media. After After all, the word “media” literally refers to being an intermediary (note the word “media” embedded in “intermediary”). Photo credit: lierne.
  • 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.
  • INBLURBS  |  TUESDAY, JULY 26, 2011
    [Media] Hotel Industry increase revenue the smart way. Participate in Social Media!
    The use of social media for business is a great way to get seen from your target audience. Social media has opened a lot of opportunities for the Hotel and Restaurant Industry to get and to stay in touch with their customers and future new ones. Why to use social media for hotel and restaurant? Mobile devices. Show doesn’t tell!
  • PWB MARKETING BLOG  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2011
    [Media] Five FREE B2B Social Media White Papers
    This has been a pivotal year in the world of B2B social media. Because of that, we thought we’d round up five of the best B2B social media white papers from industry thought leaders. Case studies from successful B2B Facebook pages. . 3. “ 5 Easy Ways to Apply Social Media Strategies to B2B Display Advertising” by Bizo.
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2012
    [Media] Vulnerability is essential to your social media marketing success
    In order to succeed in social media, be it as a tool to build your own personal brand or as part of a marketing strategy for your own interest or for your employer, you will need to get over yourself and deal with some very primal fears you may have that feel a lot like your fear of public speaking. New media? So, don’t worry.
  • PR MEETS MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 24, 2010
    [Media] Social Media Marketing Strategy 101: Definitions
    I had an interesting conversation with someone a few weeks ago about the definition of social media and social media marketing. akornblatt  Social Media are the tools, Social Marketing is what you use Social Media for. Social Media and Social Marketing Defined – Simply. – Ryan Schoenefeld via LinkedIn.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2014
    [Media] Where does social media fit in the marketing mix?
    A number of news items coalesced recently and made me wonder … what is the true role of social media in the marketing mix today? In this edition, we explore: The time element — social media versus advertising. Estimating the sales power of social media. Social media at the top of the sales cycle and at the end of it.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2013
    [Media] The 6 critical questions guaranteed to drive your social media strategy
    If you made ladders for a living and sold them to big chain stores, how much of your budget should you spend on social media marketing? This was a real question posed to me by a reader last week and as I walked her through the six key questions that lead to social media strategy I thought this would be useful information to share with you.
  • SAZBEAN  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2010
    [Media] How-to: Use Netvibes for Social Media Monitoring
    Keeping track of everything that’s going on can be a challenge — especially with social media which moves at the speed of light. Here’s how to setup Netvibes for your own social media monitoring… 1. Netvibes is a great way to get an eyeball on what’s going on, all in one dashboard. button. Save your work.
  • SOCIAL MARKETING FORUM  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27, 2011
    [Media] Spelling Out Social Media
    Social media marketing social marketing social mediaEd note: This was originally posted at the Red Pill Email Blog. Thank you Shannon for letting us share it here too! Last week, I read a brilliant post by Jim Ducharme titled, “EMAIL: What’s in a name?” where he defined the word email.
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2012
    [Media] Outsourcing your social media isn’t all or nothing
    I just got off the phone with Andrea Howard, president of Social Media Maxima after having reached out to her on behalf of Reputation.com. Long story short (and this is my analogy) is that Social Media Maxima offers social media hair extensions, hair pieces, and wigs. Social Media 101 Reference Card (twincreekmedia.com).
  • SOCIAL MARKETING FORUM  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 4, 2011
    [Media] Social Media Manners Matter
    Social media is a matter of time and place; not an outlet to use and abuse for all things business and personal. Opinion Social media monitoring manners respect 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 .
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  MONDAY, MAY 19, 2014
    [Media] 24 reasons SEO and social media are inextricably linked
    22% say social media. Social Media Marketing  refers to the process of gaining website traffic or attention on social media sites in the same way. In both cases, traffic comes from   earned media   as opposed to  paid media. 41% of customers are winning customers using social media (source: Search Engine Journal).
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2011
    [Media] Inside a Social Media News Release
    Today, I plan to go through, “line-by-line,” a site we create to support all of our blogger outreach campaigns, that we call a Social Media News Release (SMNR) but we also call a Microsite, a Resource Site, or a Fact Sheet. We never used to add this to our Social Media News Releases. Social Media and Tags. The News.
  • 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.  I do believe there is a first-movers advantage in this space. Here are three ways to use social media for business intelligence. So if you’re customer isn’t on social media yet, there are at least five reasons why you should still be.
  • CLIENT BRIDGE  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 2011
    [Media] Social Media Marketing Tactics
    The chart shows the social media marketing tactics by effectiveness, difficulty and popularity. Adam T. Sutton of MarketingSherpa shares some insights from their 2011 Social Marketing Benchmark Report. All the tactics shown exhibit a positive correlation between difficulty and effectiveness. View Original Article
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 14, 2014
    [Media] Why Do Companies Struggle with Social Media ROI? 23 Facts
    Only 8 percent of companies say they can determine Return on Investment (ROI) from their social media spending (source: Econsultancy ). teach Measurement and ROI at Rutgers Social Media Marketing Mini-MBA along with Mark Schaefer and others. 84% of social media programs don’t measure ROI (source: Mashable ). We come back.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  MONDAY, JULY 23, 2012
    [Media] Social Media, Conflicting Data, and the Search for Truth
    ”  Not a day goes by that I don’t see conflicting information about the value of Facebook “Likes,” the correlation between online conversations and buying behavior, whether blogging is going up or going down, and whether small businesses are adopting social media marketing or rejecting it, to name but a few. Tweet.
  • LEADER NETWORKS  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13, 2011
    [Media] 10 Social Media Promises: Can Your Company Keep Them?
    social media promise social media policyListen up! 10) I promise to be patient with my company and colleagues as they grapple with the organizational changes inherent in adopting a social business strategy, and help them benefit from it. Thank you for reading Building Online Communities for Business by Leader Networks.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2013
    [Media] Social media zombies and the 2 percent solution
    Social media zombies have turned the world of service upside-down. They attack, attack, attack … like social media zombies. This was the heart of the company and I needed to learn how the customers connected to them and if there were potential opportunities for solving customer problems through a social media strategy.
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2012
    [Media] B2B: Where Social Media Meets Direct Marketing
    Business marketers have embraced social media with enthusiasm.  By this definition, a direct marketing message can be delivered anywhere.  It is truly “media neutral.”  It can work in direct mail and email, but also in print, on billboards, on television and radio.  And in social media. Photo credit: s_falkow.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 9, 2012
    [Media] Mars Landing, social media style. 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. Tweet.
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  MONDAY, JUNE 18, 2012
    [Media] 5 social media pain points and the point they prove
    To see results using social media, you don’t need a social media strategy. To prove it, let’s take an example, taken from a Rutgers University Mini-MBA on Social Media Marketing. Rutgers is one of the first universities in the country to offer an MBA in Social Media Marketing. You need a business strategy.
  • 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.
  • AD YOUR COMMENT HERE  |  TUESDAY, MAY 7, 2013
    [Media] When did social media lose its way? [Infographic]
    In conjunction with the launch of its new Social Inbox tool, Hubspot released an infographic on how companies have lost their way in terms of using social media for marketing and promotion, and also suggest what it might mean to get back on course.
  • 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.
  • CONNECT THE DOCS  |  TUESDAY, JULY 6, 2010
    [Media] Social Media Goes Corporate
    Businesses have started integrating social media into their marketing efforts. However do not just social media for the sake of doing social media. Dave Fleet, Account Director at Thornley Fallis Communications, urges companies to communicate across multiple media, over a sustained period of time, in order to succeed.We
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 1, 2013
    [Media] Social media trends that are colliding in 2013
    by Justin Brackett Related Stories The Business Case for Buying Facebook Likes A cautionary tale: Putting your business in the hands of Facebook Your 2013 Social Media Strategy: Grow a Pair. Augmented Reality Content Marketing facebook futurist Google techologies 2013 projections instagram social media futureFacebook Financial Fatigue.
  • SOCIAL MARKETING FORUM  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 4, 2013
    [Media] The Need for Personality in Customer-Centric Social Media Marketing
    Customer-centric social media requires a personal approach. Cross-channel Social media marketing Touchpoint marketing brand personality customer-centricity Edelman trust barometer people-centricity It’s about people connecting with people. However, many businesses still look at the tools and channels first.
  • SAZBEAN  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2010
    [Media] 8 Ways to Increase Social Media Interaction
    If you’re just getting started with social media, it can be very frustrating if you’re not getting a lot of interaction. If social media is important to your online strategy, then add it to your daily to-do list just like anything else. Those are just a few ideas for increasing your social media interactions.
  • 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!
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 29, 2012
    [Media] The social media listening market is maturing
    Monday, I talked about the Convey API , a new offering from Converseon that earned DataWeek’s Innovator of the Year on Social Media. To me, the bigger opportunity for accurate sentiment analysis is how it can be used for entirely new applications that go way beyond social media monitoring. But that’s only half the story.
  • 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.
  • WEBBIQUITY  |  MONDAY, APRIL 19, 2010
    [Media] Five Big Shifts in Social Media Marketing
    Social media reflects a larger trend toward buyer empowerment that has changed not only the practice but the underlying philosophies of marketing over the past several years. Now, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and other social media tools have exploded this capability. Social media marketing, in contrast, is ongoing. Digg this!
  • INBLURBS  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 2012
    [Media] How B2B Marketers Can do Social Media Lead Generation the Smart Way
    Any B2B business can use social media as a source of unfiltered information and as powerful business intelligence tool to predict trends, for support and product development. Social media has proved in the past years that it can bring positive ROI when done right. Infographic: B2B Social Media on the Rise. Tweet this on Twitter!
  • 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. 1: Fear. 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.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2013
    [Media] A 6-step plan to respond to negative social media comments
    The post A 6-step plan to respond to negative social media comments appeared first on Schaefer Marketing Solutions: We Help Businesses {grow}. The post A 6-step plan to respond to negative social media comments appeared first on Schaefer Marketing Solutions: We Help Businesses {grow}. And yet, you will get complainers. Follow up.
  • 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.
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  MONDAY, APRIL 15, 2013
    [Media] 10 reasons social media has peaked. 8 reasons that’s a relief
    Here are 10 reasons social media has peaked. Maybe it concerns you if you are in the social media business, but I will give you 8 reasons that it’s a relief that social media has peaked. 10 REASONS SOCIAL MEDIA HAS PEAKED. SOCIAL MEDIA JOBS: Have declined for about 1.3% of all jobs to 0.7% ( Indeed.com ).
  • 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.
  • SAVVY B2B MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2011
    [Media] Hog-tieing Social Media
    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.
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 15, 2014
    [Media] Remember LinkedIn for social media marketing
    Promoting yourself, your brand, your products, your services, and your clients via social media is what we’re about here at Biznology. Social media marketing is what I have been doing for my clients, my business, and my own brand since 2003. Completely Fill Out Your LinkedIn Profile. Download the LinkedIn App. Blogging?
  • BUZZ MARKETING FOR TECHNOLOGY  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 9, 2010
    [Media] Social Media Budget Ratio in B2B Marketing
    The question is – What is the appropriate level of budget to support social media for a B2B company? First was the post on the Media Budget Ratio (MBR) for a B2B company. But don’t forget one of the most important costs associated with Social Media and that is Content Creation which can be a small incremental cost if you do it right.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 3, 2012
    [Media] Is social media making you a lazy communicator?
    This isn’t necessarily a good thing.  We’ve reduced our communication to the shortest possible route from point A to B.  It isn’t exactly a smart intimacy strategy for social media.  One of my best friends doesn’t use social media. By  Srinivas  Rao, Contributing {grow} Columnist. We live in a world where people are in a real hurry. 
  • MARKETING FINGER  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22, 2011
    [Media] Blogging in the Social Media Ecosystem
    But how have social media changed the way you blog ? Pacific where we will discuss Blogging in the Social Media Ecosystem. b2b marketing social media #B2Bchat bloggingPhoto credit: Scott Beale / Laughing Squid. Okay, so you’re sold on the value of having a blog for marketing purposes. Questions will include: Q.
  • CONTENT MARKETING FOR BI  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 13, 2010
    [Media] Will Social Media Replace Traditional Marketing?
    Social media is on the tip of most every B2B marketer’s tongue these days. Of course, it’s no surprise that Forrester finds social media to be the hot new marketing tool. Looking at B2B social media efforts in 2009, the study shows: 68% have set up group pages on social networking sites. Should we be blogging and tweeting?”
  • PWB MARKETING BLOG  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2011
    [Media] Six FREE Tools To Measure Social Media for Business
    Once you start to delve deeper into social media marketing, you will find you need a more robust measurement platform. Our six favorite free tools (and two paid) for measuring social media are: Social Mention  (free) – real time search engine that monitors over 100 social media properties. That’s a problem.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  MONDAY, MAY 21, 2012
    [Media] Six ideas to win executive sponsorship for your social media effort
    One of the most difficult problems in the social media world is getting the boss to understand and support an initial effort. Who is the “sponsor” of your social media effort? The person who controls the budget and job assignments of the people working on social media is the “sponsor,” in our definition. Not in the long run.
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