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12 Quick Content Marketing Tips and Trends

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Maybe it’s because CEOs are looking at all the pictures.  10) Email marketing is getting less effective every year, while social media marketing is getting more effective.  11) Seven out of ten emails are read on mobile devices, so make sure yours read well on them.  12)  f you can’t think of anything else to write, do a “Top Tips” list. Including hot key words and being snarky (i.e.,

If You MUST Write A Press Release, Do It Better

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They get decent readership, she said, as well as some media mentions. PR/Marketing Trends B2B PR trends B2B marketing B2B marketing trends Bob Scheier content marketing PR writing tips press releases Schwartrz Communications social mediaPlenty of people use “blogs,” “Twitter,” “Facebook,” or “LinkedIn” but “press release” barely registered. That led one attendee to ask why.

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Why Marketing Automation is Floundering (Amen!)

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Social media marketing? Trying to Get the Big Mo A recent post by Jeff Pedowitz argues that marketing automation vendors – selling tools that automatically send and track responses to marketing material to target prospects – are floundering, or at least not growing as quickly as they should. As someone trying to grow his own use of these tools, all of these shortcomings sound correct.

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billion B2B division of Motorola, achieving more than a 200 percent increase in year-over-year positive media coverage. At global PR firm, Neale-May & Partners + GlobalFluency, he provided communications strategy, media training and editorial services to clients in sectors ranging from technology to financial services.

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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.

Skill Set For Content Marketing: Number Crunching and A Gut Feel

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Back when the earth was young and so was I, feedback on my writing came from a grizzled, chain-smoking editor throwing a story back at me and growling “What the hell does this mean? Clean it up.” Now that I’m doing content marketing for clients, the feedback is a pop-up suggesting I tweak the title or juice up the metadescription. Or, rather, tries to tell us what readers want.

Just Say No To "Social Media Press Releases"

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To succeed, the “social media press release” must focus more on content than Web bling. because it’s too stilted and vendor-focused, and asked what I thought of the Social Media Press Release (SMPR) template.   My first thought was that a “Social Media Press Release Template” makes about as much sense as a mahogany console for an iPhone.   The central problem is that this “Social Media Press Release” is still all about the vendor, which is why it doesn’t work in today’s world of “two-way” conversations among customers and vendors. with similar links.

Amateur Bloggers Jump Ship, Pros Taking Over

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Looks like we might be starting to figure out this whole “New Media/Social Web” thing.     B2B marketing blogging citizen journalism content marketing new media social media Web 2.0A story in the current Newsweek says that interest in amateur (non-profit) blogging and contributing to Wikipedia is falling off rapidly as, frankly, people get tired of working for free. The story mentions, in passing, that according to Technorati , professional bloggers are “a rising class.”.   Welcome to reality, or, rather, back to reality.

Why "Cost Per Lead" Is The Wrong Question

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veteran marketing director working for a social media startup told me recently that white-paper syndication services charge about $25 per lead, (names of individuals with certain titles, at a given size organization, etc. Ask anyone selling marketing software or services what their “cost per lead” is and you’ll get a different, and self-serving, answer. I’ve seen estimates ranging from single dollars to tens of dollars to hundreds of dollars.   Of course, everyone cooks the underlying cost numbers to make their approach look best.

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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.

What B2B Readers Want, Circa 2010

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If you’re going to roll out a social media app, make sure it’s worth the reader’s time. Tags: Content Marketing B2B marketing; content marketing; social media; brandtelling I’ve had a great opportunity recently to learn what B2B customers want in content by – shock of shocks – asking them. The impetus is a competitive analysis I’m helping do for a publisher, which includes asking readers about everything from what they read, how they get it (print or online) to how they use content to do their jobs better. Paper is NOT dead. Hey, who knew anyone still had a secretary?).

Study: Top Execs DO Use Social Networks

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But not to talk about the new appetizer they just tried at a trendy restaurant. A new study shows decision-makers, such as business buyers, are increasingly using social media such as LinkedIn and Twitter to make buying decisions. Trade publishers have tried, unsuccessfully, for years to build such on-line communities which they could control and mine. As it turns out, customers (C-level execs) like everyone else want to own and control their own networks. If customers are increasingly turning to each other for product information, does this leave B2B marketers out in the cold?

The 29 Best Social Media Monitoring Tools

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Social media monitoring is vital for virtually every B2B or B2C brand. 58% 58% of consumers follow brands on social media. 71% 71% say they are likely to purchase an item based on social media referrals; in fact, consumers report that  social media plays almost as big a role in purchasing decisions as does television. ” — Social Media Today. 10) Attentio.

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115 Facts You Never Knew About Social Media [Infographic]

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It’s something that you use almost every day, but how much do you really know about social media? Social Media Is The New Newspaper. Did you know that Reddit is the most popular social media platform as a source of news? Younger people are more likely to be making the change to news on social media. Guest post by Josh Wardini. It is. You’re Hired.

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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.

3 Tips for Using Social Media for B2B Marketing

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Social media can be a great business tool to use for marketing, sales, PR, customer service, and HR. However, most of what’s written about social media functionality on a professional level tends to be focused on businesses that work directly with consumers (B2C) rather than B2B enterprises. Here are three tips for using social media more effectively in your B2B marketing.

Social Media Explained. Really.

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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. But this is not just another social media book.

47 Superb Social Media Marketing Stats and Facts

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Social media use isn’t quite universal—but it’s getting close. The number of worldwide social media users is projected to grow from 2.1 Social media now plays almost as large a role in purchasing decisions as does TV, and 57% of consumers say they’re influenced to think more highly of business after seeing positive comments or praise online. 70% of the U.S.

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The Future of Social Media

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The post The Future of Social Media appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Social MediaSocial networks are becoming more and more popular. In 2016, about 70% of Internet users are social network users and these figures are expected to grow. A few years ago, we were happy to get likes from friends and relatives; today, we share tips and skills, promote services and buy goods, etc.

The new standards for strategy and social media success

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By Mark Schaefer. I was recently interviewed for an international business magazine and offered my views of digital marketing transformation, social media success and the skills needed to succeed today. Is the organization ready for a public social media presence? They can surround themselves with people who can set up a social media account or create Facebook ads, for example.

23 Outstanding Social Media Marketing Guides

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Though the use of social media and social networks for marketing is now nearly ubiquitous, and 78% of companies have dedicated social media teams, many marketers sill struggle with certain aspects of social marketing, such as formalizing strategies and measuring results. What trends and changes in social media do marketers need to stay on top of? Social Media Marketing Guides.

Why it takes so long to achieve social media success

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If you’re impatient, social media is probably the wrong marketing channel for you. This is data from the recent research released by  Social Media Examiner. Let’s take a close look at what we can learn from the feedback provided by these active social media marketers. Social media success takes time. But social media connections are weak relational links.

How to turn social media connections into an actionable audience

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Probably the biggest myth — and mistake — I see regarding social media marketing is the idea that audience equals action. Most of the time, your social media connections begin as “weak relational links.” ” Building social media connections that work. By Mark Schaefer. It doesn’t. ” It’s like a handshake. Don’t believe me?

The first step in social media marketing is not social media

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“I’m kind of overwhelmed,” he wrote me, “I’m trying to get a social media program going and I really don’t know where to start.” Shouldn’t I dive into social media for them? Sometimes the first step in social media marketing … is NOT social media! Social media marketing doesn’t start with social media.

How to Get More Leads From Social Media

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What’s your impression of how hard it is to generate leads on social media? My impression used to be that social media lead generation is unusually hard—much harder than content marketing. But in a recent survey of marketers from Ascend2 , content marketing actually surpassed social media in terms of difficulty. And today even generating leads from social media is no longer impossible. There was a time, just a few years ago, that lead-gen efforts on social media were kinda … disappointing. How we track and measure and publish on social media has improved.

7 Social Media Mistakes Bloggers Should Avoid

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A Note from Patsi: This week’s guest post is about social media  and it’s really important. Because if you want to engage your business blog readers and grow your reader base, you need to use social media. ocial Media. Here are Paul’s 7 Social Media Mistakes Bloggers Should Avoid. Ignoring social media return on investment. ssets (free). Like-baiting.

70 Rising Social Media Stars

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Sometimes I weary of social media lists that are simply popularity contests or a cheap way to promote some start-up or PR agency. Who are the unknown stars who will be rocking the social media conferences two or three years from now? 70 rising social media stars. She is currently Senior Manager, Social Media Strategy at CVS Caremark. And a savvy social media marketer.

How to Calculate the ROI of Social Media Marketing [Infographic]

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Quick: Can you list the goals of each and every one of your social media efforts? So much of social media is on the fly—a response rather than a plan—that it can become a slippery planning slope for companies, especially those that are understaffed. In fact, setting goals is a key component of establishing a process to measure social media profitability.

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Your social media strategy plan: Where do you START?

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And by the way, your social media initiative doesn’t start with a Facebookpage. Marketing strategy I know this seems so basic but there is no way to have an effective social media marketing strategy if you don’t have a company marketing strategy to begin with … and many companies don’t! Social media lead team. Social media policy. What did I miss?

5 Ways User-Generated Content Amplifies Your Social Media Strategy

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Social media brings online conversations to life. According to a research study, 74% of all Internet users use social media. And with social media, content emerges. The post 5 Ways User-Generated Content Amplifies Your Social Media Strategy appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Social Media Social Media CampaignsConsumers are sharing […].

20 Ideas to super-charge your social media network

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Behind every social media strategy you must have a content plan and a network plan. Plus, unlike other social media platforms, you have an unlimited ability to build an audience on Twitter even if your contacts don’t follow you back. Building your social media network. Look through other social media accounts. By Mark W. Schaefer. But a network plan? Why Twitter?

How to Harness the Power of Social Media

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When it comes to content marketing , social media has become an essential part of most smart professionals’ marketing plans. However, social media marketing isn’t as simple as a lot of business owners anticipate. Harnessing the power of social media can be achieved by using the following practices. Videos are proving to be a key element for social media success.

25 Nuggets of Essential Social Media Wisdom

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So here are some perspectives on digital marketing, content creation, and social media that might connect with you in a helpful way. Maybe the most important social media measure isn’t ROI. How do you find the time for social media?  We all have the same amount of time. Social media success isn’t require rocket science.  Just write. Or film. Or record. Begin.

22 Expert Guides and Reviews of 200+ Social Media Tools

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As social media marketing has become ubiquitous ( 88% of marketers say social media is important for their businesses), hundreds of new tools have developed just in the past few years: tools for social media management, monitoring, measurement, automation, identifying influencers, creating graphical content, and more. Image credit: Buddy Media. Check out this post.

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There is no community on social media

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Here is why companies can certainly build communities on social media and, in fact, they are doing so. 1. Which leads me to this final point on the nature of social media community … 4. You social media connections are generally weak relational links. In my mind, this is the real value of content and social media marketing today and the primary theme of The Conten Code.

Are you ready for the mega-shift from social media to private media?

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Social media won’t go away (Facebook isn’t dead!), but it may become less important to certain groups as this trend toward more intimate conversation rises. The world is transitioning from public social media to private media. The rise of private media. Conversational moments — Today a brand goal on social media is mass relevance. 98 percent.

How your personality aligns with social media content types

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The social media content form I love best is blogging. The post How your personality aligns with social media content types appeared first on Schaefer Marketing Solutions: We Help Businesses {grow}. By Mark W. Schaefer. However I do think there is something to this idea. To truly stand out in 10-second content chunks, you have to be part news anchor, part comedian. What do you think?

36 Sensational Social Media Stats and Facts

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Though social media marketing has become ubiquitous, most companies and brands still struggle to achieve their desired results. Those are among the conclusions it’s fair to draw from the collection of social media marketing facts and statistics below. Eights years after social media marketing became a trending topic , marketers still struggle with tactics and metrics.

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Re-thinking social media engagement

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In this edition, I re-visit the idea of social media engagement and the notion about approaching it strategically. So whether you are an experienced community manager or somebody just starting out in the field, I think you’ll enjoy this entertaining take on social media engagement (with really cool slides from my art director Sarah Mason ).