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4 Ways to really engage your customers on social media

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Many businesses really want to interact with their fans and ignite more engagement on social media to build relationships and loyalty. Contests on social media are a dime a dozen today, so do something atypical to make your brand stand out. If your business supports a cause, it’s even easier to craft a campaign and share the details about it via your social media pages.

How even social media & social selling experts are getting LinkedIn wrong – Part 1

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showed how the actions of these CMOs and others are the reasons behind why 8 out of 10 sales and marketing leaders are unable to prove a clear social media ROI on LinkedIn. Jay Baer Wrongly Believes Shotguns Trump Rifles in Social Media. Can’t that be found on almost every social media consultant’s website? Click here to read the post on the Biznology.com blog. Like this post?

The ugly side of digital transformation

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Domino’s Pizza became a hub of digital innovation in its market only after its shares sank to $3 per share in 2008 and its brand was becoming a social media laughing stock. BPR spawned conferences, books, and countless consulting engagements, but there’s little evidence that anyone benefited from it other than the authors and consultants. Unfortunately, the latter is more likely.

Earned media influencer marketing demands your awesome

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I’ll be honest with you, relatively few companies can conduct a successful earned media influencer marketing campaign. Earned Earned media (or free media) refers to publicity gained through promotional efforts other than advertising, as opposed to paid media , which refers to publicity gained through advertising. Earned media influencer marketing is time-consuming.

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

Paul Gillin, B2B Social Media Strategist, Senior Trainer, Profitecture www.[link] Another good example is Top Rank’s Social Media Marketing Management. how you can solve their burning problem. • E – Engage Meaningfully via Social Media. more true, apparently, than in social media. social media. He writes about content and social media. B2B Marketing.

Exploit the hours employees spend on social media

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According to  Putting Downtime to Work , a new report from  Bambu  by  Sprout Social , we’re geniuses: Seven in ten employees use social media at work. Half (Forty-eight percent) of people use social media for up to an hour per day at work. Furthermore, more than half (52%) don’t think that the marketing team makes it easy for them to advocate for the company on social media.

Earned-media micro-influencer marketing master class

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Social media is much bigger than Facebook. Generally professional bloggers and journalists, including the blogs and profiles of mainstream media platforms, celebrities, people with high Klout scores, high-traffic blogs, authors, actors, scientists, pundits, newsmakers, and people with mad followers. Ideally, earned-media is the goal of PR campaigns, so it’s up to you. My goal?

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Social media marketing isn’t a popularity contest

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Businesses striving to bring in that lucrative ROI with social media often fall into trap of thinking that the more followers you have the more success your social campaigns will have. How to Make the Most of Your Social Media Marketing with Less. Advertising the same way to all of your social media followers is akin to the pray and spray techniques of the past. Like this post?

7 key roles in digital marketing

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I recently had the opportunity to speak at a Fairfield County, CT, AMA event. It was a lot of fun presenting Outside-In Marketing to local executives and students at UConn Stamford, which hosted the event. In the lively discussion that followed, the best question was about talent. “What kind of team do you need to create outside-in marketing content?” Content strategist. Analyst.

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B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

Paul Gillin, B2B Social Media Strategist, Senior Trainer, Profitecture www.[link] Another good example is Top Rank’s Social Media Marketing Management. how you can solve their burning problem. • E – Engage Meaningfully via Social Media. more true, apparently, than in social media. social media. He writes about content and social media. B2B Marketing.

Don’t be a “wuss” anymore on social media with your content and discussions

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And, in my recent series, I question the thoughts, ideas, actions and content of well-known LinkedIn marketing experts like Viveka von Rosen , social media experts like Jay Baer and David Meerman Scott and social selling experts like Kurt Shaver. You see, we know that studies show that only 1 in 5 sales and marketing leaders can clearly demonstrate and prove a social media ROI.

Real examples of how account-based marketing & selling is driving higher revenues on LinkedIn

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Many social media and social selling experts say “volume” is the key to success on social media platforms like LinkedIn. shotgun approach may be better when you have a lower cost product or solution when you need as many leads and subscribers as possible to get a return on your social media investment. You see, it’s a wrong message to the wrong audience. Specific” needs.

Socialize your videos for business development

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Use Video to Activate Other Media. Scrolling your newsfeed past the stuff that isn’t super-appealing accounts for a lot of social media activity. People spend more than 100,000,000 hours every day  watching video on Facebook , which will soon be 100% video, according to Mark Zuckerberg. Sales and marketing people take note: v ideo is a medium used for everyday social communication.

Why 9Round should be using SOCi for social media management

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And I noticed that while there are social media profiles for other local 9Round gyms , the new Penrose location has yet to embrace social media. It occurred to me that both 9Round and all their franchisees are 100% percent responsible for all their social, including creating their social media profiles. OK, this may well be my weirdest post ever, so bear with me. You know what?

If you post it will they come?

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And so does everyone else, including mainstream media. Share If You Post it Will They Come ?   on Buffer to all of my social media properties including @chrisabraham , @gerrisdigital , and my Facebook and my Gerris Page  as well as whatever other social media profiles that make sense. I work harder promoting my online content than I do writing the posts themselves.

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

Paul Gillin, B2B Social Media Strategist, Senior Trainer, Profitecture www.[link] Another good example is Top Rank’s Social Media Marketing Management. how you can solve their burning problem. • E – Engage Meaningfully via Social Media. more true, apparently, than in social media. social media. He writes about content and social media. B2B Marketing.

Earned media influencer outreach is alive and well

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As I mentioned last month in Influencer Marketing Tools of the Trade , Dan Krueger and I are in the midst of an earned-media blogger outreach campaign on behalf of Skinny & Co.  We just finished our first week and we’ve already delivered products to 47 bloggers and have another 60 queued up for delivery this week — and we’ve only reached out once so far. Safety first!

Five often-overlooked reasons senior executives should use social media

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hear these objections all the time when speaking to top executives about social media. Alerting the media – Why do CEOs like Bill Gates , Richard Branson , Oprah Winfrey , Rupert Murdoch and Elon Musk waste time on Twitter? In short, a social media profile that reflects who you are rather than simply what you do creates a trust foundation that pays off in many ways.

Analyze your target’s buying process, for greater marketing efficiency

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Consider which media make the most sense at each stage. When you are trying to become known to researchers, media relations and trade shows can be the most effective tools. B2B selling is a complicated affair, but you can simplify your marketing strategies dramatically with buying process analysis. Voila! Let’s look at how this works. But you can get more granular. And so on.

10 Social media metrics every marketer needs to know

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Rob Petersen’s latest webinar is all about measuring social media. If social media is so important, why are most marketers unable to measure it? Do they need to know the social media metrics that matter and how they are monitored? 92% of marketers say social media is important to their business ( Social Media Examiner ). Thanks to all our sponsors!

What can Donald Trump teach us about market research?

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We can also listen to people talking about these issues unprompted in social media, which can help remove some of the question bias. Donald Trump’s presidential victory stunned experts from both sides of the aisle. Polls across every battleground state showed Hillary Clinton with solid leads, yet few of those polls seemed accurate on election night. What happened? Plenty.

What is structured content?

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By structured content , we mean small content modules that are tagged for use by different devices, applications, or media types. Structured content is the most important trend in digital marketing that you’ve probably never heard of. It’s not enough to code your pages as Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) , per Google’s specs. All that did was change the shape of the content.

Today’s online influencers are wicked tough

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In order for a pitch to result in a post or earned media mention, one needed to overcome a dozen technological and communications hurdles, intimidating just about everyone, especially all the communications and PR professionals who where, heretofore, used to engaging only with other communications professionals known as journalists, reporters, anchormen, editors, and critics. Landmine?

Social media strategy leaders: Hester Tinti-Kane

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So far, I have done one interview in the Leaders in Social Media Strategies series. How has your education and workplace learning brought you to where you are now, a leader in social media strategy? My professional background and life passions all track back to the field of communication, where social media sits. Yes, I am going to interview myself! Should be interesting.

Social Media is a life sentence

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Before you take the next step of using social media for business purposes, realize that it’s a life sentence. Not unlike needing to take anti-rejection medications every day for life after receiving a liver transplant, the same thing goes for social media-for-business: in order for it to work, you need to commit to doing it not just for the next six-months but for the next sixty-years.

Micro-influencer marketing is the new long tail

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Even more, I play so far down the long tail of influence that I can still create micro-influencer marketing campaigns that are earned media campaigns. Well, that’s all well and good, but you know what earned-media marketing is? Micro-Influencer Marketing Advertising Consumer E-book George Clooney Influencer marketing instagram marketing snapchat social media YouTube

Influencer marketing is one percent inspiration, ninety nine percent perspiration

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Last night I had the honor of dusting off my trusty old long tail earned media blogger outreach deck and updating it for the new world of earned media influencer marketing for the lovely  Brigitte Winter and her Georgetown School of Continuing Studies  students. Social media is much bigger than Facebook. Ideally, earned-media is the goal of PR campaigns, so it’s up to you.

How even social media & social selling experts are getting LinkedIn wrong – Part 2

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In my last post , I started to show how even the most recognized social media and social selling authors, experts, and consultants are getting LinkedIn wrong. To start this movement, we need to pinpoint the thoughts, actions, and ideas that need to be changed – many of them that start with the social media and social selling experts mentioned in part one of this series and below.

Social media strategy leaders: Tory Starr

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Last month, I launched a new series here on Biznology , interviewing leaders in social media strategy. This month we speak with Tory Starr , Director of Social Media at WGBH. Tory Starr has been involved in media of all sorts for most of her adult life, including working on an Academy Award-winning documentary. ROLE OF SOCIAL MEDIA. IMPACT OF SOCIAL MEDIA.

Selling is to hunting like marketing is to trapping

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Do you live and breathe social media marketing ? Outside of the companies I sold, ran, or owned, none of the companies I actually just worked for offered sales commissions to their employees until I started working for New Media Strategies when I was 32 — I was lucky employee 13. Always remember: don’t forget to keep on selling. Are you a digital PR god ? It’s 2016!

Social media strategy leaders: an intro to the series

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This is my first post – the introduction to a series spotlighting leaders in social media strategy. The “social media manager” – job title was not common ten years ago. But in 2016, organizations have a real business need to put someone in charge of listening to social media. So who “owns” social media strategy? Like this post?

Lurkers are the 99.989% of Social Media

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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. From Producers to Audience; from Hobbyists to Consumers. James.

12 inspiring social media monitoring case studies

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90% of marketers say social media is important to their businesses. 68% analyze their social media activities. Social Media Examiner ). The numbers indicate almost all businesses now rely on social media for marketing, but less than half can measure if it’s working. Many providers have created tools to facilitate analysis of social media channels. Like this post?

Social Media is Like Riding a Bike

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I have been riding again after decades out of the saddle and I think there’s a lot I have learned from my newfound respect for the motorcycle that maps perfectly to social media marketing, both from my experience taking a Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) and from the two years of riding experience I have gotten under my belt. I get to a point on social media eventually, so hang in there.

How to effectively integrate video content onto your website

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According to Syndacast , 74% of all internet traffic in 2017 will be video-based. This is a figure that continues to grow as mobile usage skyrockets and customers are looking for faster, more entertaining content to consume. If, right now, your website only features written content, you might want to consider sprucing things up. Start a vlog. Video + Blogging = Vlogging. Create a video gallery.

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Influencer outreach is more PR than marketing or advertising

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Almost three years ago I wrote  Blogger outreach is more PR than social media. think it’s worthwhile going back this this article if you haven’t read it before.  In it, I go through my process and talk about the value of earned media versus paid post. Much along those lines, earned media is still the best policy. Payola, baby! Let ’em know you mean business.

Social media, echo chambers, and the decline of discourse

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When I fell in love with social media a decade ago, I was convinced that media democratization would be the best thing for informed political discourse since the invention of television. think the unintended consequences of social media are an important factor. The decline of mainstream media that social channels have helped perpetuate worsens the problem. The U.S.

How Trump’s brand positioned itself for victory

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Without doubt, Trump’s election victory was a shock to most people, especially pollsters, the news media, and those living in urban centers across the country. Social media and brand impressions – The shocking statements by Trump provided an unprecedented, ongoing feast for social media. The lack of trust in the establishment and our fundamental institutions (e.g.,

IT buyers are calling for a change in how you market & sell to them on LinkedIn

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According to LinkedIn ‘s report “The Social Bridge to the IT Committee,” B2B buyers seek insights and conversations with vendors on social media. In fact, two in three are open to connecting with a new vendor and three in four are ready to have a conversation with a new vendor on social media. They want a relationship based on real, up-front value. Like this post?

Make the most of your social media fans

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Most brands and companies today have some sort of social media presence. The San Antonio based data company Stirista now can turn your social media followers—a portion of them, at least—into an instant marketing database, ready for communications through any channel you like. To me, this sounds like the next big thing in the rapid progression of social media marketing.