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  • PWB MARKETING BLOG  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2011
    [Media] Three Ways to Supercharge Social Media with Google Analytics
    If your business is participating in social media, dig into Google Analytics to uncover actionable insights that will immediately improve your social efforts. We’ve identified three ways Google Analytics can supercharge your social media initiatives. B2B Social Media Google Analytics Facebook Media TwitterTweet with them.
  • HINGE MARKETING  |  MONDAY, JULY 21, 2014
    [Media] What Every Managing Partner Needs to Know About Social Media
    'As managing partners of professional services firms, social media is typically not at the top of our priority list. Growing the firm, finding top talent, deepening client relationships, yes… but social media? But as it turns out, social media actually plays an important role in many of the issues that occupy our attention.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2012
    [Media] Supercharge your social media strategy by getting back to basics
    It starts as an uneasy feeling when you look at your social media stats. Instead of being the hot social media leader, it seems you’ve become the caretaker of a stagnant community like the corner bar 10 years past its glory years. Frankly, the social media intelligentsia failed you.  a fan. What Happened? The 3Cs. Your Turn.
  • EMAGINE B2B BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2014
    [Media] 10 Commandments of Social Media For B2B
    'As marketing managers, adding a new social media network to your strategy or just trying to juggle the day-to-day can easily get us bogged down in the details instead of looking at the bigger picture. Organize – The easiest way to get overwhelmed and fall behind your social media goals is not taking the time to get organized.
  • IT'S ALL ABOUT REVENUE  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 6, 2012
    [Media] 5 Wows from Altimeter’s A Strategy for Managing Social Media Proliferation Study
    He just published his latest free report, A Strategy for Managing Social Media Proliferation , which takes his previous analysis of the category to a new level entirely. Altimeter found that global corporations are struggling to manage an average of (a whopping) 178 business-related social media accounts. Social Media
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2011
    [Media] When social media destroys a career — The business case for being a fake
    I’ve worked in social media since 2005, and I knew I needed a tightly controlled message and presence online.   After several months, I consulted with friends, family and people in the social media community, and I decided I needed to go “underground.” I locked down, and in several cases deleted, my social media presence.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 6, 2011
    [Media] Has social media stalled? Literally.
    So when she said wanted to contribute one of her own blog posts on the origins of social media I jumped at the chance. Little did I realize that while away at college she has acquired quite a “potty mouth&# … For months I have heard lectures, read blogs, and attended seminars about the transformational impact of social media.
  • KOMARKETING ASSOCIATES  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 8, 2012
    [Media] 6 B2B Marketing Infographics: Social Media, Inbound Marketing & Mobile
    Social media, inbound marketing, mobile marketing, and globalization all are becoming more prevalent in the B2B marketing mix. How B2B Marketers Are Scoring Big with Social Media. Marketing in Social Media: What Works for European Marketers. How B2B Marketers Are Scoring Big with Social Media. How Social Is B2B? LinkedIn?
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  TUESDAY, MAY 7, 2013
    [Media] 3 signs your social media shout is a whisper
    'Every other week I like to remind you that you’re being a social media wuss. And, by wuss, I mean you’re being too much of a social media “nice guy.” And if you’re speaking to yourself alone in your social media room, you’re doing something wrong. Become a social media composer?
  • BUZZ MARKETING FOR TECHNOLOGY  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2009
    [Media] Social Media is better for the Consideration Phase
    But what is really interesting to me is the fact that beyond Tier 3 tactics (according to the chart) you start to see the social media tactics. Tags: social media Buying Cycle But these are long term goals and take many years of work. It’s a little like social networking in the sense that – success breeds success!
  • SAZBEAN  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 22, 2011
    [Media] Conversation, The Missing Piece of Most Social Media Marketing
    The Missing Link The conversational aspect of social media is the part that is often missing from social media efforts. The same goes for responding on social media. The same holds for listening to what a company says on social media. psst, that’s the true power of social media) What do you think?
  • CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE MATRIX   |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2009
    [Media] Why Social Media Really Matters
    Social media is the latest stage in this evolution. One was the disparity between the time people spend on online activities (20% to 30% of total media time) and the share of advertising expenditures spent online (10% to 15%). Thus, social media present a major threat to search advertising revenues. Date it from 1985 to 1997.
  • 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.
  • LEADSLOTH  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 26, 2010
    [Media] Social Media & Marketing Automation
    This week there was a discussion about Social Media and Marketing Automation in the LinkedIn Group of the Marketing Automation Association. How can Social Media be integrated with Marketing Automation? started researching this, and I found five ways to add Social Media features to Marketing Automation: Share to Social.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2012
    [Media] 8 Indispensible Tools to Improve Your Social Media Efficiency
    Being organized with your social media efforts is essential because it can be so time consuming. It’s easy to spend many hours on social media but are you using that time effectively? Here are 8 tools that I use on a regular basis that helped me be more effective and efficient on social media and hopefully it will help you too!
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 12, 2012
    [Media] Your social media faults are not in the tools but in ourselves
    Aaron Kim had a great post yesterday on our expectations of what social media tools will do for us. That got me  thinking about how social media wasn’t the first tool that we have such outsized expectations for. am not sure that we should expect more out of social media. It’s not the social media tool. And up.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2013
    [Media] Social media success: Do you have the right people on the bus?
    have worked with dozens of companies over the past few years and, after corporate culture, I think this is the biggest obstacle to social media success. While many companies are plowing enormous resources into social media efforts , are they the RIGHT resources or are we simply putting square pegs into round holes and checking a box?
  • 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  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2012
    [Media] Social Media Good Samaritan donates tweets to save businesses
    The headline read, “Social media saves beloved East Village candy store.” ” How could social media, this recent tool of our information age, possibly be used to save the decades-old candy shop? In fact, since his foray into social media, Ray has had his best year of business. Ray Alvarez. Matt Rosen. Tweet.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • NUSPARK  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2012
    [Media] Social Media Metrics & Analytics; Measuring Success
    An Approach to Measuring Success with Social Media; What Metrics Mean the Most . Remember gang, it’s still called “new media” meaning that how to utilize these platforms to generate leads and sales is still being evolved. . hope this post helps shed some light into social media measurement for your business.  Twitter.  .
  • PWB MARKETING BLOG  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2011
    [Media] Secret to a Killer B2B Social Media Program
    That’s how you feel if you’re busy with social media – month after month – but aren’t getting results. The secret to a killer B2B social media program is to have a content marketing strategy that defines your company’s buyer personas and their buying process. B2B Social Media Content Marketing Demand Generation Facebook Media
  • B2B MARKETING TRACTION  |  MONDAY, MARCH 18, 2013
    [Media] How to Integrate Social Media into Your B2B Marketing
    Social media is not the be-all and end-all, but it is a marketing activity you should add to your marketing program. lot of business owners view social media as that thing that kids do, or they dismiss it as an easy task. Are your customers, clients, referral sources on social media? Social Media/Web 2.0 Track results.
  • BUZZ MARKETING FOR TECHNOLOGY  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 11, 2010
    [Media] Social Media Listening for B2B Marketing
    One of the biggest challenges for organizations today is managing the flow of information about their brands, products, and services that occurs in social media channels, including microblogs (such as Twitter), social networking sites (such as Facebook), blogs, and online forums. What’s your Social Media diet? Tweet This! Digg this!
  • B2B MARKETING INSIDER  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 15, 2011
    [Media] 7 Signs You’re A Social Media Diva
    In this case, I’m talking about social media divas ! So if you are someone who I have social-media-slighted in the past, please know it was in no way intentional. Social Media Equity. For me it just feels like the right thing to do but is also an opportunity to create some social media equity. Social Media
  • HUBSPOT  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 24, 2014
    [Media] CEOs: You Can't Afford to Ignore Social Media Anymore
    There is a growing expectation from consumers and employees alike that the leaders of companies, large and small, should embody the brands they represent -- and demonstrate that commitment by being visible and accessible on social media. There are few reasons why CEOs have been, on the whole, slow to adopt social media: 1) No Time.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2010
    [Media] Is social media creating a generation of cowards?
    I’ve been asked about my perspective on Malcom Gladwell’s article, “ Small change: Why the revolution will not be tweeted.&#   My take on it may surprise you … and provide uncomfortable reading if you are a parent or social media junkie. Social media and leadership. in the 1960s. The end of human social skills?
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2014
    [Media] Social Media Explained. Really.
    With every client I meet, every class I teach, and every speech I give, there is always a group of people who desperately need to understand social media marketing but don’t have the time to do it. If you are thinking to yourself, “This world does NOT need another social media book,” you’re partially correct.
  • 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.
  • LEADER NETWORKS  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2010
    [Media] Social Media Strategy Map: How To Find Your Way
    Calling all Balanced Scorecard practitioners and strategy executives, here is a Strategy Map to guide the Social Media / Social Business initiatives within your organizations. double click image to download) This is, of course, a generalized Social Media Strategy Map that will need to be adapted to your company's goals and objectives.
  • SALES CHALLENGER  |  TUESDAY, MAY 29, 2012
    [Media] Social Media: All Hype or Real Value?
    One of the debates regarding social media’s role in the B2B sales world is the difficulty of dividing time between social media and cold calling. Skeptics believe that social media is good for information gathering, but doubt it can have any further impact. Social media changes: The quality of interaction reps can have.
  • 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  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30, 2013
    [Media] Can social media personalities “scale?”
    Social media can really benefit your personal brand. was really liking this social media thing. Explosive growth + one-to-one social media = KABOOM. Social media enabled me to scale—but I couldn’t make scaling work while keeping one-to-one connections intact as my reach grew. By Lori Witzel, {grow} Community Member  .
  • B2B MARKETING TRACTION  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2011
    [Media] Social Media & SEO: Are You There Yet?
    When will you see results from social media and SEO? Up to three months for social media messaging traction. Post and comment on social media platforms. How long did it take you to get SEO and social media results? Social Media/Web 2.0 marketing SEO social mediaIt takes time. So plan to: Blog frequently.
  • SAZBEAN  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2011
    [Media] 12 Tips for Creating a Social Media Content Strategy
    Having a content strategy is vital to the success of any social media strategy. This really part of your overall social media and digital strategy, but it does make sense to consider location when creating your content strategy. Content Marketing News & Notes Social Media Social Networks StrategyWhat are they talking about?
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • KOMARKETING ASSOCIATES  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2014
    [Media] Can B2B Social Media Marketers Keep Up With Kim Kardashian?
    After coming to this realization, I began to question, can social media marketers learn a thing or two from Kim Kardashian’s social media marketing strategy? Her quite brilliant branding strategy is what transformed her from an ordinary reality TV star into “royalty,” and social media has been a driving force behind this.
  • MODERN B2B MARKETING  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 28, 2015
    [Media] How to Integrate Social Media and Blogging from The Art of Social Media
    few years ago, blogging and social media were separate. Social media was short-form, personal, and spontaneous. Some people predicted that social media would replace blogging because of declining attention spans. Now blogging and social media not only amicably coexist; they complement each other. Seth Godin. We hope so.
  • BUZZ MARKETING FOR TECHNOLOGY  |  TUESDAY, MAY 11, 2010
    [Media] Who is your Social Media lightening rod?
    I have been in talks with a few companies lately about their social media efforts especially when it comes to supporting customers using social media ( the topic of my new book ). At the highest level there is really 2 ways to organize your social media efforts: Centralized or Decentralized. What’s your Social Media diet?
  • 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.
  • HUBSPOT  |  TUESDAY, JULY 22, 2014
    [Media] 19 Tweetable Takeaways From the Hottest Names in Social Media
    'Last week, I had the pleasure of hearing some of the biggest names in social media marketing talk at the Social Fresh Conference in Orlando, Florida. So from social media experts at JetBlue, Spotify, Dunkin'' Donuts, and many more, here are the 19 most memorable -- and tweetable -- tidbits I picked up during the conference.
  • 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.
  • SOCIAL MARKETING FORUM  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2012
    [Media] 20+ Staggering Stats Proving Why the Time to Use Social Media is Now
    Businesses that don’t use social media for marketing or customer service reasons now will miss out on business and, worse, actually lose business! Social business and social media are no longer an option. It’s not hype, it’s a fact and here are some good reasons why the time to use social media is now. Forrester [.].
  • INBLURBS  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2012
    [Media] New Data Shows: Social Media Is Getting Results for B2B
    Businesses which are willing to communicate with their audience in blogs and social media show that they care about the people who spend their money with them. Businesses which avoid an open and authentic communication in blogs and social media show exactly the opposite. Where are Marketers going in 2012? LinkedIn. Blogging. Facebook.
  • 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. 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 metricsTraffic . Do you need traffic?
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2011
    [Media] How to create social media metrics that matter
    head up social media at a performance marketing agency in New York City and I will tell you, everyone is interested in social media! But getting people to buy in and commit to social media takes MUCH more than having a shiny object. And budgets shift all the time so social media MUST show continuous measurable results.
  • WEBBIQUITY  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2010
    [Media] Seven Ways to Use Social Media for Business
    Though business use of social media is rapidly increasing, many executives remain skeptical of its value. The bottom line is that while social media marketing definitely provides benefits (such as a higher conversion rate for organic search traffic ), it’s not generally effective as a direct promotion tool. Share this on Bebo.
  • SOCIAL MARKETING FORUM  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2010
    [Media] What You Really Must Know To Succeed in Social Media Marketing
    In social media marketing, value often means relevant content, tailor-made promotions, useful information and a “real” relationship. Here is what you really should know to be successful in social media marketing. Social media marketing cross channel social media marketingIt's about people.
  • FIFTH GEAR ANALYTICS  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2010
    [Media] B2B Social Media Landscape Appears to Be Wide Open
    As I’m reading the “ Fall 2010 Social Business Report ” from NetProspex, I find that my biggest assumption about social media in the B2B space is entirely true.  We can all agree that social media is still an emerging multi-channel, multi-faceted medium for marketing communications. Wendy Boyce. What aren’t they doing well?
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  THURSDAY, JULY 3, 2014
    [Media] Five companies with a human social media presence
    Many businesses are catching on, whether “signing” their tweets like The Bank of Ireland , or restaurants that now accept “tweet ahead seating,” businesses are infusing their social media presence with life and acknowleding the needs of their customers. 'By Mandy Edwards, {grow} Community Member. He (she?) Buffer.
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2012
    [Media] Building and spending social media equity
    The biggest mistake that I see on a daily basis when it comes to some of the best social media engagement strategies is that folks tend to be afraid to spend any of the good will — the equity — that’s built up, over time. You can’t save social media equity, you can only build it and spend it.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 9, 2015
    [Media] I was called out on my social media BS and I’m relieved
    Mark Schaefer called me out on my social media BS … and I am really happy about it. The post was pure bullcrap because I wasn’t writing for my audience – I was writing for other social media pros, telling them what I thought they wanted to hear. Breaking through the social media BS . Seriously. Let me explain why.
  • WEBBIQUITY  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 26, 2014
    [Media] The Worst Social Media Business Blunders
    From bad grammar to getting visibly frustrated and engaging in flame wars, there are lessons to be learned from the social media faux pas of others. If you were on the fence about hiring a professional social media manager , these might push you over the edge. Here’s to better judgment in social media for the rest of 2014.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2010
    [Media] What is Social Media’s Next Big Thing?
    I mean using social media technologies internally, within the large company kind of enterprise. I’m often asked what I think the next big thing in social media might be.  What’s the next big thing in social media?  Share and Enjoy: Tags: ROI and measurement Social Media Policy Social Media best practices futurist
  • 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?
  • 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.
  • 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?  If you’re concerned about social media cost justification, you’re not along.  Improved Customer Support.
  • 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.
  • MARKETING EDGE  |  MONDAY, MARCH 14, 2011
    [Media] Jacob Tucker’s Social Media Slam Dunk
    Hitting on a single topic in marketing, social media and business communications. marketing social media crowdsourcing Facebook social campaigns Jacob Tucker NCAA Dunk Contest social media and sportsTime 12:29 One part viral Two parts grassroots campaign. The story of Jacob Tucker starts from the ground up.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  SATURDAY, JANUARY 19, 2013
    [Media] The insider’s guide to social media consulting success
    When I have been asked for a proposal to create a social media marketing strategy for a company, I have won the business 95 percent of the time. In every organization there are five common hurdles to social media success. Or maybe it’s one-on-one counseling with a leader, or creating an internal social media council.
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2013
    [Media] My social media marketing posts from 2011
    So, here we go: Taking 50 million as seriously as one WSJ reporter — where I wax poetic about the power of the seminal digital PR book, Cluetrain Manifesto , and discuss how (much more) important direct access to your online community is compared to just having the ear of mainstream media reporters. call this “fire for effect.”
  • MARKETING EDGE  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2010
    [Media] San Diego Chargers Do Social Media Right
    Social media is at its best when people come together. That was the case when I met Joel Price, the manager of interactive services for the NFL’s San Diego Chargers at the February meeting of the Social Media Breakfast San Diego. Posterous – Chargers Media. The players themselves are social media celebrities.
  • 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. You don’t.).
  • 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. m here to tell you it’s not magic.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  SUNDAY, JULY 22, 2012
    [Media] The Net Generation and the future of social media marketing
    So here are the trends he identified with a few of my thoughts on the impact this might have on social media marketing. futurist marketing strategy digital generation don tapscott future of social media impact of digital generationI saw Don Tapscott speak at SXSW and was inspired to read his excellent book  Grown Up Digital.  Through
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  TUESDAY, MAY 6, 2014
    [Media] Lurkers are the 99.989% of Social Media
    It’s happened like this over and over: photography, filmmaking, recording, radio, television, computing, the Internet , message boards, blogging, and now social media. Anyways… So, as a result, we’re entering a world with fewer and fewer active Internet-, Web-, Blog-, Social Media - and Content-Creators. 900-90-9-1.
  • 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.
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2012
    [Media] The Social Media Isolationist
    In follow up on my last post, Being Pretty Isn’t Enough for Social Media Marketing , I wanted to discuss what I like to call Social Media Isolationism or Social Media Agoraphobia.  And there are two forms of social media isolationism: Invitational and exclusionary. Social Media Globalists Unite.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26, 2013
    [Media] Why content marketing is a “do-over” for social media
    'My friend Stanford Smith wrote a thought-provoking article last week,  The Difference Between Content Marketing and Social Media and Why You Should Care  and it got me thinking about how these trends are intertwined. think the buzz on “content marketing” is an opportunity for redemption from years of social media silliness.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  SUNDAY, MAY 20, 2012
    [Media] Lessons from a horrible social media strategy
    like using this blog as an example because in an industry that is so gun-shy about using social media, this prominent clinic seemed to be moving forward in a powerful way. Case studies ethics marketing strategy mayo clinic blog social media and healthcare social media mistakesstrategy gone horribly wrong. Utterly tasteless.
  • 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.
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2012
    [Media] Secrets of Social Media ROI Revealed by 166 Case Studies
    Yesterday’s Biznology Webinar by our blogger Rob Peterson was about measuring Social Media ROI.  How do I measure social media return on investment (ROI)?” is the number one question 3,300+ marketers have asked for the last three years according to Social Media Examiner’s annual “Social Media Marketing Industry Report.” 
  • PAUL GILLIN  |  THURSDAY, JULY 8, 2010
    [Media] Oracle’s Social Media Policy
    With the acquisition of Sun complete, Oracle distributed its social media policy to employees this week, and I was forwarded a copy. Chris Boudreaux has assembled an amazing database of 167 social media policies from businesses, government agencies and nonprofit organizations that you may also find useful. REQUIREMENTS.
  • EMAGINE B2B BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4, 2015
    [Media] Social Media: Deciphering Network Personas For Your B2B [Webinar]
    'When it comes to social media most marketers admittedly lack a cohesive strategy. Even those who do choose to use social media still seem confused as to how they work or why they are needed. Social Media With literally hundreds of options to leverage social channels, a clearly defined strategy is critical. 
  • 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 [.].
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2013
    [Media] Social Strategy for the Dogs. How social media is saving animal lives.
    Most people read {grow} to see how social media is connecting brands and people … but I wanted to share how it is also connecting people to animals in need, too. In fact, social media is saving lives. By also helping via social media, I hope that my “lives saved” tally reaches far beyond the paws I have in my home.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 30, 2013
    [Media] 3 Life lessons that led to social media success
    It is not easy to tell a story of challenges and failures, but it has made me who I am today and led to what I consider the three components of social media success: Mindful Content + Passionate Engagement + Heartfelt Collaboration. 'By Dr. Amit Nagpal, {grow} Community Member. I have decided to accept his challenge and tell my story today.
  • SALES CHALLENGER  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2012
    [Media] How NOT to Use Social Media
    Social media isn’t new. What is new, however, is how high performing sales people are using social media to engage potential or existing customers. Shut out from “traditional” sales engagement techniques, our best reps are turning to social media to get their foot in the door. Blog Sales & Service Social Media Uncategorize
  • LEADER NETWORKS  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27, 2011
    [Media] Social Media Insecurity? Try Our Maturity Model Prescription
    Many enterprises suffer from a little-documented condition known as "social media insecurity." These anxiety-plagued firms are fearful that somehow, somewhere, they are falling behind their competitors and will suffer unforeseen hardships and failure if they are not at the cutting edge of social media activity. You get the point.
  • 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.
  • SAZBEAN  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 7, 2011
    [Media] Using Social Media to Tell Your Story
    Social media provides an opportunity to not only tell your story but also to include your customers as an enticing part of that story. Social Media Connects You to Your Audience Social Media can help connect you to your customers because they can have a conversation directly with you. People find stories compelling. Thoughts?
  • SOCIAL MARKETING FORUM  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 9, 2011
    [Media] The Single Most Important Social Media Asset
    Social media and those companies feeding off it or building it have exploded in the past two years. Social media marketing dot com bubble Facebook LinkedIn social media assets TwitterHowever, what are companies such as Facebook and Twitter really worth?
  • 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?
  • DIGITAL VOICES  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 20, 2013
    [Media] Applying the Scientific Method to Proving Social Media Results
    'There’s no way around it - there’s a problem with measuring our social media efforts. One way to prove business value from social media is to identify a specific KPI that you are trying to impact and study it in isolation while you run your social media effort. kpi social media Social Media
  • AD YOUR COMMENT HERE  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12, 2013
    [Media] A whole bunch of juicy social media stats [Infographic]
    Three most important reasons why companies use social media? Social media image  via Shutterstock.). Infographics Statistics Google infographic Social Media Social media in business social media marketing statistics Twitter 'Top three countries on Twitter? US, Japan and Brazil. Many more stats where that came from!
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2012
    [Media] Your 2013 Social Media Strategy: Grow a Pair.
    There is an infection overwhelming social media strategy development and the virus is fear. just read a number of reports all showing how CMO’s are still confused about what to do about social media. It’s time these business leaders stop whining about social media, shatter the status quo, and grow a pair for the new year.
  • PAUL GILLIN  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 14, 2010
    [Media] Paving Media Cow Paths
    Social media has turned the corner in the last two years. What many marketers have failed to grasp is that the tools of new media aren’t just about publishing; they’re also about conversing. Tags: Social Media marketing twitter conversation arrived at the train station at about 1 a.m. Only the train didn’t come.
  • INBLURBS  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2012
    [Media] How to use Social Media for Customer Acquisition
    Social media has become a significant part of serious marketers lead generation strategy. Companies who engage in social media increase their reach massively. Social media is public communications channel where companies can get great unfiltered feedback. Smart marketers measure the value of social media channels as well.
  • 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  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2012
    [Media] The New Market for Social Media Consultants
    To date, most social media consultants have focused on helping organizations use social networks for marketing and  customer service. But there’s a new career opportunity for social media consultants — helping your company use social technology for collaboration inside the enterprise, called social collaboration. Think Yammer.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 29, 2011
    [Media] American social media usage reaches milestone
    Social media usage may have reached a tipping point, according to a new report from one of my favorite sources, The Pew Internet and American Life Project. While seniors are testing the waters, many Baby Boomers are beginning to make a trip to the social media pool part of their daily routine.”.
  • BUZZ MARKETING FOR TECHNOLOGY  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2010
    [Media] FOUND the ROI of Social Media for B2B Marketers!
    I think it is fair to say that Social Media has hit the mainstream these days but the big concern on every B2B Marketers mind has been where is the ROI? Listening for and spotting a customer issue, responding to them and solving their problem in minutes using social media provides what can only be called an “exceptional customer experience”.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2011
    [Media] Can you make money managing social media?
    In a blog post almost two years about the best business idea for social media marketing , I made a prediction that I think stands up.  I said that there would be increasing demand for out-sourced social media management and content farms that would pump out low-cost, low value content in a Wal-Mart kind of way. Small businesses.
  • NUSPARK  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2011
    [Media] How B2B Buyers Have Changed- and the Role of Content & Social Media
    These are primarily online pull tactics (including inbound marketing, content marketing, SEO and social media). The astounding growth in social media usage by B2B buyers reflects an accelerated tendency to eliminate salespeople from the early stages of the buy cycle. That means social media. Content Social Media
  • PAUL GILLIN  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2010
    [Media] Social Media RFP Gets An Update
    One of the social marketing practitioners I most admire is Maggie Fox, whose Social Media Group was a pioneer in creating new-media campaigns long before it was fashionable. About a year ago, Social Media Group published a comprehensive and intelligent template for creating requests for proposal (RFPs) for social marketing campaigns.
  • WEBBIQUITY  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2013
    [Media] 21 of the Best Social Media Marketing Guides of 2013 (So Far)
    'The use of social media and social networks for marketing has rapidly advanced in the past few years from the “should I do it?” ” level to the current “how do I measure and optimize social media marketing efforts?” 500 companies use at least one major social media platform. ” phase.
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2012
    [Media] B2B: Where Social Media Meets Direct Marketing
    Business marketers have embraced social media with enthusiasm.  One of the reasons social media is working so well in B2B, in my opinion, is that business marketers tend to wear their direct marketing hats when they strategize and plan how to apply social media to their marketing objectives.  It is truly “media neutral.” 
  • WEBBIQUITY  |  SATURDAY, AUGUST 18, 2012
    [Media] 79 Remarkable Social Media Marketing Facts and Statistics for 2012
    Social media and inbound marketing techniques have been a boon for marketers. And social media isn’t just about lead generation of course. And…even social media itself. Find the answers to those questions and many, many more in this collection of 72 fascinating social media marketing facts and stats for 2012. Which U.S.
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