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  • BIZNOLOGY  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2014
    [Social Media] What is Social Media Marketing?
    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?), Like this post?
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2013
    [Social Media] The one core secret to social media marketing success
    I know this blog post title might sound a bit simplistic — perhaps sensational — coming from me, but I do think there is one core idea to consider when starting a social media strategy that is often misunderstood … or missed all together.  So I hope this explanation will help a lot of people struggling to figure things out!
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  MONDAY, JULY 23, 2012
    [Social Media] Social Media, Conflicting Data, and the Search for Truth
    This scenario is not uncommon. I am amazed at the shoddy state of research on the social web and what people are trying to pass off as “science.” We are building our social media plans on a foundation of quicksand. Here is what we are going to do: Change the game of social media research. Tweet.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2013
    [Social Media] The 6 critical questions guaranteed to drive your social media strategy
    If you made ladders for a living and sold them to big chain stores, how much of your budget should you spend on social media marketing? Undoubtedly, most companies should have a social media presence today.  I recently wrote about these solid reasons in a post called why you need to be  in social media even if the boss says no!
  • AD YOUR COMMENT HERE  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2013
    [Social Media] Social Media ROI [Video]
    This is a great little video by Ignite Social Media  on the ROI of social media. While it’s quick in nature, it’s a good, high-level look at how social media effects the bottom line in various aspects of business. Transcript (Courtesy of Ignite Social Media). Social Media: 5.32
  • WEBBIQUITY  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2010
    [Social Media] Five Audiences for Social Media Marketing
    The challenge in social media is to be able to consider the needs of multiple audiences at once, because even though you may be aiming a tweet, blog post or Facebook update at a particular group, everyone can see it. Here are five audiences to keep in mind when posting any content or engaging in social media interactions.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13, 2012
    [Social Media] 8 Shocking New Social Media Facts
    I’m pleased to be a collaborator with Edison Research on the new Social Habit Project. Because I’m a numbers geek so I’m overjoyed to finally get some social media data we can trust! The social network has dominated ALL media, not just social media, for a couple of years now.  TV.
  • IT'S ALL ABOUT REVENUE  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 13, 2013
    [Social Media] Back to Basics: 6 Quick Social Media Marketing Tips
    by Lauren Harper | Tweet this Social media is still a new frontier for many marketers. With the emergence of what seems like an inordinate amount of social sites and tools, figuring out how to get started and ramp up your efforts with social media marketing can be confusing. Treat your social channels the same way.
  • WEBBIQUITY  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2014
    [Social Media] 23 Outstanding Social Media Marketing Guides
    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. Social Media Marketing Guides.
  • B2B MARKETING INSIDER  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2012
    [Social Media] The Most Important Words In Social Media
    And so I offer up to you that the most important words in social media are “thank you!” But in social media , where we only see avatars and not real expressions on real human faces, they are particularly important. So I will explain my approach to be thankful on social media here in this post.
  • SOCIAL MARKETING FORUM  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2011
    [Social Media] The Final Destination for Social Media
    But let’s take a mental leap through time; what will social media look like in x years, when it’s mature and just another tool we reflexively reach for when needed, like picking up the phone today?
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 14, 2014
    [Social 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. 85% use social networks in some way; only 14% tie financial metrics to it.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 7, 2013
    [Social Media] 5 social media tools to kickstart your business
    Social media is a moving beast and we need to keep moving with it! Be more social using Nimble. More and more of our interaction is with current and potential customers through social media channels. Most tasks within social media cannot be automated but there are some that make sense. Love IFTTT.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  MONDAY, MAY 19, 2014
    [Social Media] Five important lessons on the economics of social media
    If you hang with me through this little tale, I promise you’ll see five important lessons about the economics of social media unfold. story at the heart of the economics of social media. He was becoming a social media star! The business lessons of the economics of social media. Not many.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2012
    [Social Media] Is social media contributing to political paralysis?
    I’m a student of history … probably half the books I read are biographies or something to do with a past era.  So today I’d like you to oblige me while I connect the dots between the social media revolution and what appears to be increasing political paralysis in the U.S., India, Greece, and other nations.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2011
    [Social Media] Three reasons social media marketing favors small businesses
    For example, I sat through a Forrester presentation on new social web marketing analytics and their ideas on measurement took resources that were way out of reach of the small business owner, meaning … most of us. No!  It’s time for the small business owner to rise up and embrace the social web!  Coca-Cola. Pie chart! 
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 3, 2012
    [Social Media] Is social media making you a lazy communicator?
    Getting things done as efficiently and quickly as possible has become a calling card for humanity and it’s bleeding into our social interactions. This isn’t necessarily a good thing.  We’ve reduced our communication to the shortest possible route from point A to B.  It isn’t exactly a smart intimacy strategy for social media
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2012
    [Social Media] Learning From Big Social Media Blunders
    In it they chronicle this year’s Top 10 Social Media Blunders. Entertaining because of the shenanigans and plain idiotic social media mistakes committed by some very smart people. Disheartening because nervous businesses considering social media may unduly focus on the blunders and ignore the benefits.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2013
    [Social Media] Social media and the forgotten business opportunity
    I was lucky to start my social media journey when people were still trying to figure things out. It The social web is like a carnival midway with shrill hucksters barking at you to come over to their stand. Social media used to be an extraordinary opportunity to build those relationships. The pitch. The opt-in.
  • BUZZ MARKETING FOR TECHNOLOGY  |  MONDAY, MARCH 9, 2009
    [Social Media] Social Media Expert: How long does it take to become one?
    This got me thinking about how it could apply to Social Media and how long it would take to become a Social Media Expert. But 1 hour a day x 5 days a week means you would be a social media master in about 38 years! But wait – I also practice Social Media on the job for a few hours a day. years.
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 18, 2013
    [Social Media] Are you a social media forager?
    When you put lots of energy, time, and passion — but no plan — into your social media marketing and PR campaigns, you’re a forager. Social media foraging does get protein in the pot, though that protein is generally more in the form of grubs than it is prime grade lean steak. You’ll always be fed.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2013
    [Social Media] The Purchasing Department: The Next Frontier for Social Media?
    Almost all of the attention on social media has come from the sales and marketing department, and deservedly so. Studies show that this may return the biggest financial gains of social media to companies and I agree. How do you budget for social media marketing? That is not always practical.
  • EMAGINE B2B BLOG  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 4, 2014
    [Social Media] Social Media Referral Traffic Tactics
    Businesses and corporations across the world are all embracing new forms of lead generation and sales tactics with social media savvy. Business professionals understand the concept and need for social media but struggle to determine the ROI or generate leads via the networks. Social Media By Hannah Beacham.
  • BUZZ MARKETING FOR TECHNOLOGY  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2011
    [Social Media] Social Media Data: Time to Embrace it
    There is not a day that goes by in the life of a marketer that doesn’t have a headline that reads, “marketers struggle to find the ROI of social.” It is as if marketers are chasing down a unicorn that exists only in their imaginations. Innovation ROI Social Media monitize Monitize social media social media roi
  • DIGITAL B2B MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 3, 2012
    [Social Media] Selfless Giving and Selfish Companies: A Social Media Conundrum
    Selfish Behavior in Social Media Marketing When social media professionals and consultants talk about humanizing companies in social media, the inability of companies to be selfless , to give gifts without expectation of a return, is a sticking point. Social Media Social Media Marketing
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2013
    [Social Media] How do you use social media to promote a boring product?
    And yet each of these links back to a highly successful social media case study. I’d like to point to another unlikely boring product success to walk you through a system to figure out how a social media strategy might work for your boring product. The post How do you use social media to promote a boring product?
  • WEBBIQUITY  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 26, 2014
    [Social 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. 1. Guest post by Larry Alton. Justine Sacco, Africa and AIDS.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  SUNDAY, MAY 20, 2012
    [Social 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.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  TUESDAY, JULY 16, 2013
    [Social Media] 5 ways to use social media in sales even if your customer isn’t on Facebook
    ”  Of course you need to use common sense and spend time on the selling activities that will bring you the most return, but here are five ways to build a personal selling advantage for your team, even if your customers are not social savvy!  1) Be there first. Here are three ways to use social media for business intelligence.
  • KOMARKETING ASSOCIATES  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2014
    [Social Media] 3 Ways Social Media and SEO Can Work Together
    My colleague, Casie Gillette , has touched on a few ways to break down those silos and get your B2B search and social teams working together. You can find those resources below: 3 Things Your Social Media Team Should Know About SEO. Link Building and Social Media Process. 10 Things I’ve Learned About SEO in 2014.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  TUESDAY, MAY 27, 2014
    [Social Media] Five unbelievable social media mistakes you may be making right now
    ” But sometimes helping people isn’t that difficult because I find many folks keep making the same little social media mistakes. No social sharing. One of the themes of this blog is to emphasize the strategic importance of inserting humanity into your social media presence. No social sharing.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2014
    [Social Media] Social media marketing is not a “project”
    If you are trying to adjust a long-term behavior like an approach to customer service, implementation of a content strategy, or beginning a social media plan, just do it, don’t name it. ” The post Social media marketing is not a “project” appeared first on Schaefer Marketing Solutions: We Help Businesses {grow}.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2014
    [Social Media] The key to social media success rests with HR?
    Implementing a sophisticated technology like social analytics is the easy part. That’s why social media success might not be determined through a successful IT implementation or marketing strategy. Social media and HR Think about it this way. Social media and HR. Organizational design. Recruiting.
  • WEBBIQUITY  |  MONDAY, MARCH 28, 2011
    [Social Media] Why Social Media Matters for B2B Vendors
    Social media marketing has clearly been embraced by consumer brands. Pepsi famously dropped its Super Bowl advertising a year ago in favor of a social media campaign. SMR has developed a sophisticated methodology for continuously tracking the top brands on social media based on reach, satisfaction and other metrics.
  • PR MEETS MARKETING  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 26, 2012
    [Social Media] The Four Stages of Social Media
    Over the past few years, I’ve counseled and assisted companies establish their social media programs. As I think back to these program, I believe there are four key stages intrinsic to the evolution of a successful social media program: broadcast, inquisitive, participatory, and conversation.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  MONDAY, MAY 5, 2014
    [Social Media] Why Ad Agencies aren’t adjusting to a real-time social media world
    “Our ad agency set up a separate division for social but they still try to manage it like it is purely advertising. I’m not happy with that. I don’t think they know the difference.” Social media is a relatively mature channel by now. Social Media Explained. So what’s going on here?
  • WEBBIQUITY  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 2011
    [Social Media] 6 Characteristics of Social Media Winners
    but Charlie Sheen’s recent meteoric  rise on Twitter aside (best not to rely on the perverse attraction of watching a drug-addled celebrity publicly self-destruct) here’s a shot a minimum list of characteristics that enable social media success. social media strategy that’s all about “me me me!&#
  • WEBBIQUITY  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 24, 2014
    [Social Media] The Six Most Irrational Social Media Concerns of Brands
    Note: the following is an excerpt from the book The Social Employee by Cheryl and Mark Burgess. The first step toward transitioning to a culture full of empowered social employees is to address some of the most common concerns brands face when considering going social. No one can go social overnight. But no technology is.
  • WRITING ON THE WEB  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 18, 2012
    [Social Media] Social Media: 3 Keys to Business Success
    Are you thinking about creating a social media page for your business? Social media ( LinkedIn , Facebook , Twitter ) can be great marketing and networking tools for small businesses, but there are a few rules you should know before jumping on the social media bandwagon. Image: Freedigitalphotos.net ). 1.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2014
    [Social Media] Case Study: Denny’s flips its audience with a sassy social media strategy
    The restaurant chain is re-inventing itself, led by a sassy social media strategy. My compliments to the chef at Denny’s : the iconic diner chain has embraced modern consumers with a newly invigorated social strategy, serving up a never-ending buffet of shareable, bacon-fueled content (with a heaping helping of pop culture zeitgeist).
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2014
    [Social Media] 7 Ideas to keep pace with the furious pace of social media change
    “I can’t keep up with all this social media change. I’m leaving the business.” Keeping up with marketing developments — especially the intense rate of social media change — can be a terrifying prospect and this is an issue on a lot of people’s minds. Let’s be honest.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 3, 2012
    [Social Media] It’s time to evolve the social media mindset
    By “Social Steve” Goldner, Contributing {grow} Columnist. It’s time to bring social media marketing to an end. I do not make this statement lightly.  In fact it is pretty humbling.  How do you think I, SocialSteve, feel about telling you about the end of social?  Another organization in the company. 
  • BUZZ MARKETING FOR TECHNOLOGY  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9, 2011
    [Social Media] Social Media – the Next Frontier!
    It’s good to be able to see those conversations and have some indication whether they are positive, negative or neutral so you have your finger on the “pulse” of what is being said socially about your brand. If you think about it there is at least 2 solid years of user generated content out in the social sphere.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  MONDAY, MARCH 10, 2014
    [Social Media] 25 amazing social media quotes from #SXSW 2014
    wanted to share highlights from a wonderful panel discussion hosted by Robin Carey of Social Media Toda y. It was a cerebral download of current social media best practices and issues featuring Whole Foods, Siemens, IBM and MasterCard. ” 2) “We embed social media inside our processes.
  • PWB MARKETING BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24, 2011
    [Social Media] Five Awesome B2B Social Media Statistics
    Do you think social media isn’t for B2B organizations? But social media is now mainstream and we have proof B2B companies are generating demand and getting leads using it. We set out to find the top five B2B social media statistics. Top B2B Social Media Statistics. Think again.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  MONDAY, APRIL 8, 2013
    [Social Media] How to establish your company’s Social Media Lead Team
    I have written a lot about the critical importance of company culture to social media marketing success. One of the most important things a company can do is to create a Social Media Lead Team to help drive the change you need that will support your efforts. What does a Social Media Lead Team do?
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2013
    [Social Media] Social media zombies and the 2 percent solution
    Social media zombies have turned the world of service upside-down. They attack, attack, attack … like social media zombies. One of the themes of this blog over the years has been the importance of establishing a company culture that can support the openness and responsiveness required by the social web.
  • B2B MARKETING INSIDER  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 13, 2013
    [Social Media] 68 Percent Of CEOs Have No Social Media Presence Whatsoever
    According to a recent report by CEO.com, 68% of Fortune 500 CEOs have no social media presence whatsoever. mere 32% have at least one account on a social network. Richard Branson (@ RichardBranson ) has more than 4 million twitter followers giving him more followers than many media brands. Social Media
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 21, 2013
    [Social Media] Sorting through the Social Media Code of Conduct
    When there is a crisis in the news like the Boston bombing and manhunt, social media adds a layer of complexity — and perhaps confusion — to an already complex and confusing situation. It just felt like ANY social media posting other than something that was Boston-strong related was inappropriate. Oh God.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2013
    [Social Media] A 6-step plan to respond to negative social media comments
    The post A 6-step plan to respond to negative social media comments appeared first on Schaefer Marketing Solutions: We Help Businesses {grow}. The post A 6-step plan to respond to negative social media comments appeared first on Schaefer Marketing Solutions: We Help Businesses {grow}. And yet, you will get complainers.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 5, 2012
    [Social Media] How to Save a Sputtering Social Media Program
    The social media conversation around your brand looks worse. The management team, already dubious about social media smells blood in the water. The first step is to understand why social media programs fail. Social Media programs sputter and fail for a variety of reasons. Why Programs Suffer.
  • WEBBIQUITY  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2014
    [Social Media] Social Media ROI: Mythic or Measurable? Six Experts Weigh In
    Though social media marketing has now become almost a universal practice, the question of whether or not its value can be quantified with any precision remains open. Does social media marketing produce measurable ROI—and if so, how does one measure it? CMOs On Social Media – Where’s The ROI?
  • B2B MARKETING INSIDER  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2011
    [Social Media] 5 Steps To Get Your Social Media Game On
    Are you thinking about getting started in social media personally? You are not the last one to drag your feet a bit and jump on the social bandwagon! In  Finding The Time To Tweet or Blog?  I talk about building social media into your daily routine in the same way you find the time for email and lunch. Have fun!
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  TUESDAY, MAY 8, 2012
    [Social Media] Be a persistent social media parent
    That it’s not even about quality time, it’s about persistent time, time spent. I don’t want to compare parenting to social media community development and management but I guess I just did. Folks They always say that the parents who put in all the boring, taken-for-granted time are the very best.
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 29, 2013
    [Social Media] Social Media Listening Is Sound Business Practice
    Social Media Marketing Communication listening social listeningPhoto credit: highersights. How many times have you had something, whether it was in your personal or professional life, go wrong because of poor communication? If you are honest, there are likely more than you would like to admit. Having Yes and no. Human Resources.
  • SAZBEAN  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 22, 2015
    [Social Media] How Brands Use Social Media to Enhance the Customer Experience
    Social media is no longer optional for businesses wishing to grow and compete in their industry. survey published by eMarketer last October found that 88 percent of companies with 100-plus employees currently utilize social media for marketing purposes. Social media gives companies the opportunity to show they care.
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  MONDAY, MAY 19, 2014
    [Social Media] 24 reasons SEO and social media are inextricably linked
    22% say social media. Social Media Marketing  refers to the process of gaining website traffic or attention on social media sites in the same way. In both cases, traffic comes from   earned media   as opposed to  paid media. 59% of marketers agree SEO has the biggest effect on lead generation.
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  TUESDAY, JULY 2, 2013
    [Social Media] Are you a social media marketing hunter?
    This is the next in the series, including Are you a social media forager? and  Are you a social media marketing trapper? Are they on social media? For many, social media foraging and social media trapping is more than enough, as I’ve discussed the last two weeks.
  • IT'S ALL ABOUT REVENUE  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 3, 2014
    [Social Media] 5 Social Media Tips to Enhance Engagement
    You’ve written some outstanding, compelling content and you’re ready to post it to your social media platforms. It's pretty easy to screw up your social media strategy. This infographic does a great job of listing the best times to post content on the major social sites. Social Media
  • INBLURBS  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2012
    [Social Media] Studies prove Social Media Marketing lasts longer
    The Social Media marketing return on investment is a major factor why businesses choose to step into social media marketing and the two communications here. Social media has proved in the past years that it can bring positive ROI when done right. Infographic: B2B Social Media Marketing.
  • IT'S ALL ABOUT REVENUE  |  SATURDAY, AUGUST 3, 2013
    [Social Media] How Do B2B and B2C Marketers Use Social Media? [CHART]
    by Egan Cheung | Tweet this Last year we analyzed the tremendous growth of social channels and discovered that social diversity also was growing quickly. Our analysis begged the question: Do consumer brands and business brands use social channels in different ways? How Do B2B and B2C Marketers Use Social Media?
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  THURSDAY, MAY 16, 2013
    [Social Media] The magic of social media. A {growtoon}.
    Join the growtoonists each Friday for a humorous take on marketing, social media, and current business events. Joey  Strawn  is a social media strategist who loves enjoying a good book and then drawing in it. growtoons} joey strawn social media cartoon social media humor
  • BUZZ MARKETING FOR TECHNOLOGY  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16, 2011
    [Social Media] How to Optimize your Paid Search with Social Media
    When I put a search term into Google, typically eight of the top 10 results are social because consumers are creating enough content for that to happen. As a media planner, I need to know the top trends and themes my consumers care about, so I can buy those terms and then optimize based on those terms as well. Technology.
  • ANYTHING GOES MARKETING  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 8, 2009
    [Social Media] Social Media Success Stories
    I get a few blank stares at times when I talk about social media technologies with friends and colleagues but I’m starting to win people over day by day. The post was then picked up by other social media hubs such as StumbleUpon and Digg which pushed additional traffic along with search engine traffic. social networks
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 10, 2014
    [Social Media] Is this the most powerful innovation in the history of social media?
    The most important single social media innovation of all time is the hashtag. It is social media’s most important way to organize information. The post Is this the most powerful innovation in the history of social media? The most important single social media innovation of all time is the hashtag.
  • PUZZLE MARKETER  |  FRIDAY, MAY 18, 2012
    [Social Media] Social Media is Complicated [Infographic]
    As introduced to us by Business Insider , Buddy Media’s Social Enterprise Software is a suite of products is “designed to help brands build and maintain relationships with consumers to accelerate their business.” Start sharing content and use social media as another channel to amplify it.
  • INBLURBS  |  THURSDAY, JULY 19, 2012
    [Social Media] Why marketers Increase their Social Media Marketing Budgets?
    Social media is a great communication channel there is no question. Smart marketers use social media to offer great support, increase brand reach and to generate business leads, only to name some of the great opportunities which the social web offers. The most known challenge is to measure social media ROI.
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2012
    [Social Media] 10 social media metrics every marketer should know
    Social media measurement tools are one of the fast-growing areas of analytics and venture funding. To save you frustration, here are 10 social media metrics every marketer should know. 1. Because, if your social media efforts are effective, people are going to come to your brand’s website. ” 2.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  MONDAY, APRIL 4, 2011
    [Social Media] Five Mega-trends: How Social Media is Transforming Government
    A Facebook site for US government agencies. I’ve had the honor of providing business strategy consultation recently to a UK agency and in the process became immersed in current uses of social media in government. The opportunity of social media and government is not economic or technological. Secretary of State.
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 26, 2015
    [Social Media] What the BlackBerry Twitter debacle taught us about social media
    Through a lack of attention to detail, it became apparent that the company’s social media manager was using their competitors product. there’s some valuable lessons to be learned if you’re using social media marketing for your SMB. This is a well-observed social phenomenon known as the Streisand effect.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20, 2012
    [Social Media] The World’s First Social Media Sniglets
    always loved that bit and got to thinking that there are a few things on the social web that simply should have words. ” G PLUSASAURUS (gee plus asaurus) Any social media dinosaur who still thinks Google Plus is going to kill Facebook.  An endangered species. humor sniglets social media cartoon social media humor
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 20, 2010
    [Social Media] A fascinating “hardcore” B2B social media success
    With many companies now engaged in social media marketing strategies for nearly two years or more, success stories are starting to emerge, even in the difficult marketing world of industrial B2B.  I discovered a great success story to share with you through a masters thesis being developed by Haakon Jenson of Norway. BACKGROUND.
  • HUBSPOT  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 13, 2015
    [Social Media] How to Learn Social Media Marketing: 41 Resources for Beginners
    Social media is one of those marketing channels that can be very powerful or very boring. Few do social media really well, and those who do see great things come from it. But for everyone who does social media well, there are hundreds of others seemingly spinning their social wheels with no results.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 18, 2013
    [Social Media] How social media case studies can jeopardize your strategy
    There has been a tremendous amount of buzz about using social media to improve the supply chain (demand sensing, process monitoring, and collaboration). Here is my theory — one reason the “social supply chain” is flagging is that there is still no iconic case study that companies can rally around.
  • KOMARKETING ASSOCIATES  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2015
    [Social Media] What B2B Marketers Need To Know About Social Media Advertising in 2015
    Over the past few years, advertising on social media has grown in sophistication. What started as a few advertisements on the side of the screen has evolved into a full and mostly seamless blend of the overall social media experience. It’s definitely an exciting time for advertising on social media.
  • WEBBIQUITY  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2010
    [Social Media] How PR and Social Media Can Work Together
    Social media and PR would seem to be natural allies. So why do corporate PR and social media efforts so often appear disconnected and out of sync? To be sure, some agencies and companies get it, and do an effective job integrating social media and PR efforts. Since many (most?) Share this on Bebo. Digg this!
  • DIGITAL BODY LANGUAGE  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2009
    [Social Media] Social Media Buzz at a Live Event
    One of the aspects of the event that we were most excited about this year, however, was the concurrent online conversation and tremendous buzz that the event generated in social media. I was asked many times what we did to have that much social media buzz at a live event.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2011
    [Social Media] How Social Media Turned a Brand Into a Revolution
    This exchange (as reported by the New York Times ) was part of a remarkable two-year social media collaboration that began with bloggers calling for labor strikes and resulted in an energetic youth movement that is toppling dictators. And I can’t help but wonder in a very public way, was I wrong? Was I wrong? branded revolution.
  • CONVERSIONATION  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2013
    [Social Media] Why We Still Fight Over Social Media and Content Marketing
    A few years ago I wrote a piece on the commoditization of content (marketing) in a social jungle. And the same goes for social media (marketing). If you follow a bit what’s going on, you’ll even find genuine fights over who’s right and who’s wrong about this or that in content marketing or social media marketing.
  • HUBSPOT  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2014
    [Social Media] 4 Awesome Social Media Campaigns of 2014
    And because social media is so tied to our day-to-day lives, we’ve also lived through some memorable social media campaigns. This summer, Coca-Cola kicked off a social media craze by removing its iconic “Coca-Cola” script logo from 20-oz. Social Media Amazing. link] — John Green (@johngreen).
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 2011
    [Social Media] Small businesses still grappling with social media benefits
    Optimism about the economy and the use of social media pervade a new report called the Small Business Success Index , a survey sponsored by Network Solutions® and the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Small business continues to embrace social media. Owners are learning to deploy social media in a mobile context.
  • PUZZLE MARKETER  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2012
    [Social Media] Social Media Image Sizing Guide [Infographic]
    Consistent branding across your website, print, video, website, and social media accounts is essential in a modern world where consumers are hit with countless advertisements in a single day. Take just publishing your logo on different social media profiles for example.
  • BUZZ MARKETING FOR TECHNOLOGY  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2010
    [Social Media] Social Media for the Boardroom
    At a recent BlogWell event I got a chance to hear Robert Raines from Chevron present his Social Media program and how he reports their activity into the Boardroom. It all starts with the Pulse Report that Chevron had produced by Edelman (their PR firm) using their Alterian’s SM2 social media monitoring tool. Tweet This!
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2012
    [Social Media] Best Social Media Management Tools for Small Business Owners
    Everyone knows that social media needs to play a role in their marketing efforts, but managing all of the different social networks can seem daunting. There are numerous tools that make populating your Twitter feed, Facebook page, and other social media outlets relatively painless, and some are completely free.
  • B2B MARKETING TRACTION  |  MONDAY, APRIL 28, 2014
    [Social Media] A Social Media Strategy for B2B Marketers
    Some business to business (B2B) marketers are still hesitant about investing in social media. They may view social media as a business to consumer (B2C) activity or they think that their target audience isn’t on social media. B2B companies are getting traction on social media. LinkedIn.
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 25, 2014
    [Social Media] 10 lessons on Walmart’s social media strategy
    Walmart also has a big social media presence. Here are 10 lessons on Walmart’s social media strategy for every business. Because the company is often a target for controversial press, a second objective is to use social media to protect, defend and enhance Walmart’s reputation.
  • MARKETING LEADERSHIP COUNCIL   |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2011
    [Social Media] B2B Social Media: Present and Future
    On Tuesday, I had the pleasure of moderating a great panel conversation on the use of social media in B2B sales and marketing.  There simply isn’t time or resource to do them all well.  If you are going to start with social media, figure out early on what you’re going to stop or scale back. And so much of it! 
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2014
    [Social Media] Finally, Small Business Social Media is Evolving
    These days, almost all small businesses seem to share the same concern: “How do we succeed at social media?” Instead of the more traditional “get-more-likes-and-followers” social marketing techniques, more businesses seem to be asking the question: “How do we like and follow our customers?”
  • CHRIS KOCH  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2011
    [Social Media] 7 reasons why social media success has nothing to do with social media
    This week I was asked to speak on a panel about social media to a group of B2B marketers in financial services. But when the panel was over, I realized something scary: Most of the success factors we wound up talking about had nothing to do with social media. Social doesn’t happen in B2B without a culture change.
  • LEAD VIEWS  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6, 2012
    [Social Media] Using Social Media to Enhance Trade Shows and Conferences
    Prognosticators at the beginning of this century predicted that the communications revolution and increasing use of digital media would slowly diminish participation in face-to-face events such as trade shows and conferences. Identify prospective attendees based on the social content (e.g., LinkedIn is a great tool for this.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 9, 2011
    [Social Media] Five Hidden Secrets of Social Media Failure
    2011 will be a year when many marketing professionals hit the social media re-set button.  This theme of social media failure was recently addressed by PR Smart Guy Brian Solis. Why are the majority of social media efforts failing? 1) THE MYTH OF PLANNING. think this is the next big thing in social media
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2013
    [Social Media] What will be the next big thing in social media? Here are 7 clues.
    In the past few months there have been some pretty breathtaking financial windfalls for social media properties. guess you could say it’s profitable to make the right bet on the social media scene. The economics of social media are simple. The post What will be the next big thing in social media?
  • WEBBIQUITY  |  MONDAY, APRIL 19, 2010
    [Social Media] Five Big Shifts in Social Media Marketing
    Social media reflects a larger trend toward buyer empowerment that has changed not only the practice but the underlying philosophies of marketing over the past several years. Now, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and other social media tools have exploded this capability. Social media marketing, in contrast, is ongoing.
  • BUZZ MARKETING FOR TECHNOLOGY  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2011
    [Social Media] Any Publicity is Good Publicity in Social Media, right?
    Now the same could be said about social media – any mention of your brand is good in social media but that’s not entirely correct! Think about the life span of paper based earned media – not long after its printed does it sit on someone’s shelf. Blogging Facebook PR Social Media Social Networking
  • DIGITAL B2B MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2012
    [Social Media] Replacing “Authentic” in Social Media
    You can’t turn around in the social media echo chamber without bumping into this word. The problem is, beyond the social media land of unicorns, authentic isn’t relevant. Aaron Wagner makes some great comments about this in the discussion here on Social Media Today as well). Authentic.
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 1, 2013
    [Social Media] Is Social Media Security Out of Your Hands?
    It was about the problem of social media accounts being hacked and hijacked and something bad happening to a brand. Before Anyone who is stupid enough to buy that kind of abrupt messaging as real is not social media savvy and likely just not very intelligent. Photo credit: Wikipedia. Before we get started though. It read.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2014
    [Social Media] Where does social media fit in the marketing mix?
    A number of news items coalesced recently and made me wonder … what is the true role of social media in the marketing mix today? In this edition, we explore: The time element — social media versus advertising. Estimating the sales power of social media. How has it changed? How has it changed?
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  MONDAY, JUNE 23, 2014
    [Social Media] Social Media and the History of Aggression
    We are held in place by laws (usually), a fear of punishment, or pride in a politically-correct social status. Social media and aggression. And yet, isn’t there still an underlying, unstoppable aggression pulsing through this social media world? Social media and aggression. And so on. And so on.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 9, 2012
    [Social Media] What are we going to do with all the social media ads?
    As I meet with many social media start-up hopefuls, I find that nearly every company is pinning its monetization hopes on one thing — advertising.  I began to wonder … where is all this advertising going to go? Social media providers are under intense pressure to generate additional revenue through advertising.
  • BUZZ MARKETING FOR TECHNOLOGY  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 7, 2009
    [Social Media] Social Media speeds Onboarding
    And what has been really interesting for me to see was the difference between organizations when it comes to things like social media. It would have taken me months to do that the traditional way, but with the power of Social Media and Social Networks it took weeks. So naturally I signed up and started sharing.
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