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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?

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.

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.

What is Social Media Marketing?

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Social Media Marketing  — according to Wikipedia , “social media marketing is the process of gaining website traffic or attention through social media sites.” ” This is a broad practice, encompassing social media strategy (what are your goals?), The post What is Social Media Marketing? The onus is on me because I am the expert in communications.

150 Content Marketing Tips

Drive traffic—and leads—with these tips for SEO, social media, content optimization, email marketing, and more

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.

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?

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.

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.

Content Methodology: A Best Practices Report

and media formats. Landscape Channel and Media. Continuous Improvement When organizations publish content, they venture into the world of media. for their audience’s attention, including major publishers and media companies. modern media landscape, the “If you build it, they will come” mindset is doomed to. Social Media • Activation across. Content. In the.

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!

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 most Social Media experts are wrong about LinkedIn

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I’ve read from many social media experts (including Jay Baer ) that you should take a scattershot approach to LinkedIn. on his blog, in LinkedIn group discussions, on LinkedIn Pulse and even in his presentations (including the one at Social Fresh), Jay mentioned that shotguns trump rifles in social media. You see, it’s a wrong message to the wrong audience. 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.

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.

Evangelizing a Content Marketing Program

brands experiencing declining social media effective- ness and came to a clear conclusion: " We’ve reached a tipping point where. ULTIMATE CONTENT STRATEGIST PLAYBOOK CONTENTLY18 Internal Audit, External Audit, and Audience Identification Many brands only audit the external media landscape. could be Hollywood, could be Bollywood, could be the traditional media. The hotel giant.

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.

I’m an influencer, pay me more!

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Also, check out my last two articles on the subject: Earned media influencer outreach is alive and well. Is it earned or paid media? technologies , including content syndication, online collaboration, blogging, and consumer generated media. Currently Frank is  working within digital media to better measure, understand and assist Customers. He specializes in Web 2.0

CMOs fail to go beyond brand awareness on LinkedIn

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Recent studies show 87% of B2B sales and marketing leaders are using LinkedIn and other social media platforms, but less than 1 in 5 can clearly prove and demonstrate social media ROI. Their CMO, Kathy Keim, understands that the volume of leads from these updates are less than other social media platforms. That’s a lot of hopefuls. What are you paying attention to?

10 essentials missing from your business website

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Link to Your Social Media. Adding your social media icons to the top of your pages, on blog articles, email signatures, and pretty much anywhere that’s appropriate is a great way to add more website visitors and contacts to your online community. You want a business website that sells. There are plugins and website features that make your life easier. Better Comments Setup.

Content Marketing 2016: Staffing, Measurement, and Effectiveness

fully formed media company. from traditional media outlets. energy drinks or dishwashers to legacy media giants. as media company.” According to PQ Media’s “Global. important media topic of 2015. social media, brands and publishers alike have had. media operation. traditional media publishers, writing great articles or filming. little.

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.

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.

Your team is the best content source for search

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Actually, forget the tech and the gear, what you need is curiosity, time, attention, interest, and the trust of your staff that you’ll put them in their best possible light across all channels and media. If there’s anyone in your world who can pass the duck test , it’s your employees. So, don’t duck your staff when your aim is to win at search. Admit it. Jimmy Fallon?)

Visitors hate online ghost towns more than spammy auto posts

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No, that’s only the second most-hated thing in corporate social media branding. Because stupid things like birthday parties, office cakes, meetings, internal newsletters, business meetings, motivational outings and happy hours do happen on a daily basis, and all of those things are less important to your brand than social media marketing. Know why I know this? Like this post?

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Study: How Much of Your Content Marketing Is Effective?

Terms like native content, brand publishing, and owned media are set to evolve. to be tackled if brands want to compete with traditional media. excluding social media posts)? people just for their media house. Copyright © 2015 Contently. All rights reserved. contently.com By Jordan Teicher Study: How Much of Your Content. Marketing is Effective? 700 content marketers.

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?

Influencer marketing tools of the trade

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TotalChoice Hosting — When it comes to what I need in a landing page, a Social Media News Release, TotalChoice is the devil I know. They offer a gorgeous tool for tracking Boolean keywords across Social Media. Content Marketing Influencer Marketing Public Relations Social Media Marketing AdWords Apple Inc. We’re off to the races! OK, now on to tools. Love it!

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11 Easy Social Media Tips and Tricks

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Here’s a list, off the top of my head, of things that could and should make your social media and blogging life more full, exciting, passionate, accountable, and fruitful — and maybe a little less intimidating. Add Social Media Information to Print Media. While not widely used, QR Codes can be utilized to make access to social media easier. Enjoy! Be Diverse.

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.

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.

In praise of social media mediocrity

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My advice for blogging and social media marketing alike is as follows: 20-minutes-a-day with an hour once-a-week. If you spend any less time than that, you’re really not a content marketer ; however, spending this amount of time on social media brand promotion and protection is really just barely enough time to keep things moving forward. Is Email Better than Social Media?

Do-it-yourself influencer marketing

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You’ve registered your profiles, set up an editorial calendar for a year, and spent months on social media, and NOTHING. You’ve got some serious dosh from your CMO to fuel your social media marketing, including money for content development and even a skilled community manager; but you can’t seem to move the chains. Chris Abraham’s latest webinar was about influencer marketing.

Social media monitoring: why it’s a must

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Before the Internet and Web 2.0, the print and broadcast media were the only ones who could really speak to the masses about a business. Now, with the help of social media and review sites, everyone and anyone can have a say, anytime. Besides the reputation management angle, social media monitoring tools have a tremendous amount of additional benefits and value for a business.

25 social media listening aids to increase your hearing

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78% of consumers say that companies’ social media posts impact their purchases (source: Forbes ). 71% of consumers are more likely to make a purchase based on social media referrals (source: HubSpot ). To make sense of the noise, social media listening requires a process. Here’s how some brands have put social media listening to use. Does your business listen?

Content Marketing Playbook: Strategy and Roadmap

rise as a media powerhouse in its own right. media platform are all extremely valuable. Primary source of understanding is through sur- face-level media reports. investment media and financial advisors. source of information is specialized investment media and financial. The media landscape is crowded and. digitally native media companies. publisher.”

How to implement a Video 1st content marketing strategy that drives action

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This text can now be used for webpage content, blog content, email content, social media content, and more to support the ongoing flow of content marketing. So, if you’re looking to up your game and be more productive and efficient in your content marketing strategy, then you should look at a “Video 1st” content marketing approach. Forget about video! Take Like this post?

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The state of earned media blogger outreach

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I’ve been doing earned media blogger outreach as a profession since 2006 and a lot has changed. Earned media. The same thing is happening right now as I reach out to the tippy top of the social media marketing influencer world on behalf of SOCi , a social media marketing platform that’s pretty new on the scene. unless.” Yeah, infographics!

Remember LinkedIn for social media marketing

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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. LinkedIn is not just an optional social network to use when you’re either between jobs or looking for a business upgrade. Blogging?

Build a page and profile for absolutely everything

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Summary : if you have multiple locations and/or multiple products, you need to create social media channels for every single one of them. As you all know, I am a freshly-converted 9Round true-believer. I am also a social media marketer would would really like 9Round as a client because I can help them , be it 9Round Corporate, 9Round franchisees, or both. People are mobile. Right?

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.