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  • WEBBIQUITY  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2012
    [Social Media] 87 More Vital Social Media Marketing Facts and Stats for 2012
    Though social media marketing is now used in about 90% of companies, techniques, platforms and best practices continue to evolve.  What will likely be the hot trends in social media over the next couple of years? Social Media Stats and Demographics. 1. Social networks and blogs In the U.S Pingdom ).
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 1, 2014
    [Social Media] Social Media is Like Riding a Bike
    The same thing with social media: just because you can use Facebook and follow folks on Twitter doesn’t mean you know how to do social media marketing or be a digital PR professional. Same thing goes for social media engagement. Social media should be waded into over time. Oh, and purple.
  • 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.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2011
    [Social Media] Can you make money managing social media?
    Now, here’s the next big question … can you make money managing social media for others? My original prediction was based on a statement I heard at many companies: “Can you please just do this social media stuff for me?” Have you found a way to monetize social media management?
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14, 2012
    [Social Media] Straight Talk on Social Media Gurus
    Specifically, I think you are learning the wrong lessons from social media luminaries. ” Most social media experts haven’t been “just like you” for years now.  They have huge email lists, social followings and a steady income from products and services.  By Stanford Smith, Contributing {grow} Columnist.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2012
    [Social Media] Three amazing ways social media is changing the world
    The more I am immersed in the culture of the social web, the more I am certain that it will not only change the world forever, it will change it for the better. Social media as a global unifier. Research from The Social Habit shows in the sample surveyed, 80% of Americans between 12 and 24 have a Facebook account. Tweet.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2015
    [Social Media] How to create an amazing social media marketing workshop
    I receive a lot of questions from people who are creating their first social media class or workshop. Here are some tips, tricks, and lessons for delivering a great social media marketing workshop. Change the media type by playing a video. feel overwhelmed by all the changes on the social media scene.
  • WEBBIQUITY  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2013
    [Social Media] 103 Compelling Social Media and Marketing Statistics for 2013 (and 2014)
    As the use of social media in marketing has become ubiquitous, marketers have turned their attention to making the use of business social media more sophisticated and strategic. How can marketers help their organizations move from “social media marketing” to “social business”?
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 8, 2015
    [Social Media] When social media marketing doesn’t work
    Sometimes in the neon-hyped, guru-saturated social media world we overlook a simple truth. And sometimes you need some good old advertising (gasp) to do that. I was recently consulting with a B2B company that is at the beginning of their social media journey. Your goal is not to create conversations. Comments?
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2011
    [Social Media] 5 ways corporate culture determines social media success
    When I talk about social media strategies, inevitably the conversation turns to cultural fit. Social media success and failure is not usually determined by resources, vision, or ability.  It is inevitably a function of the personality of the organization. Are they able to react? Your culture is your culture.
  • 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! 
  • NUSPARK  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 9, 2012
    [Social Media] A Social Media Measurement Dashboard; One Approach
    A re your social media efforts working?  Working” can mean a number of different things, depending if you’re a content marketer, a business owner, a CMO, a CFO, and more. . A few months ago, I wrote a popular post on the right way to measure social media ROI, and now I want to take social media measurement to the next level. 
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  TUESDAY, MAY 12, 2015
    [Social Media] Is there a place for social media in a boring business?
    Is there a place for social media in a “boring” business like insurance, plumbing, or trucking? While I do believe nearly any business can benefit from some social media presence, we do need to take a rational look as to whether it should really be a priority in the marketing mix for a “boring” business.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 24, 2012
    [Social Media] Understanding the true nature of the social media marketplace
    OK … Stick with me for one minute.  We’re going back in time about 1,000 years but I promise it’s going to come back to a great lesson about social media and marketing. There was no advertising, mass media, or marketing plans.  If you wronged a buyer, word would spread throughout your marketplace like a plague.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 7, 2015
    [Social Media] Is social media engagement still a thing?
    Remember when social media was about engagement? Does it still have a place in the social media eco system? gShift’s Web Presence Analytics platform  provides agencies and brands with search, social and mobile content marketing data in one place. Our podcast is also broug ht to you by  Voices Heard Media.
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2015
    [Social Media] Social media marketing isn’t a popularity contest
    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. Less can definitely be more when it comes to not only bringing in an ROI from social, but engaging with your social network of followers.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 19, 2012
    [Social Media] 7 social media lies the gurus want you to swallow
    Social media is unfortunately no exception to the rule and there will always be people (often those who claim to be experts or “gurus”) to sell you the newest bells and whistles. The social web is free . It’s the same with the social web. You must have a “social web” strategy.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2011
    [Social Media] 7 Ideas for Advanced Social Media Education
    For the past three years I have been teaching college or graduate level classes in social media marketing. Executives are clamoring for the next level of education in this area and so I’ve been wondering … what would an Advanced Social Media Class look like? How do you organize to optimize? Literally nothing.
  • WEBBIQUITY  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 2011
    [Social Media] The Dirty Dozen Top 12 Social Media Mistakes to Avoid
    There have been numerous posts written about the pitfalls of social media marketing (including helpful pieces from Online Social Networking , Sysomos , and  one I wrote for HubSpot ). Social media is about having a conversati0n with your prospects, not broadcasting to them. Treating social media as a silo.
  • WEBBIQUITY  |  MONDAY, APRIL 14, 2014
    [Social Media] 83 Exceptional Social Media and Marketing Statistics for 2014
    So before it gets replaced by the next trendy buzzwordy term, here’s some marketing-related big data for you: 83 valuable facts, stats, and research findings covering strategy, social media, SEO, online advertising, email marketing, content, blogging, social networking, video and more. Social Media Today ). 8.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2011
    [Social Media] How social media amplifies competitive advantage
    Jay’s premise is that through channels like e-mail marketing and social media, we now compete with everybody.  He states that “consumer interactions with companies are jumbled together like a real-time gumbo&# and to be heard and recognized, we have to be mindful of the quality of each email and status update.
  • WEBBIQUITY  |  MONDAY, APRIL 9, 2012
    [Social Media] 38+ Cool Social Media and Web Tools and Reviews
    Manage all of your social media accounts from a single login on your iPhone? Make more productive use of your time on social networking sites? Find tools to do all of the above and much more in this collection of helpful business, online and social media tools, apps and reviews. Cool Social Media Tools.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2015
    [Social Media] Case study: Social media success in regulated industries
    Social media and regulated industries: A love story. The lessons for success with social media in a regulated industry. If your company is still in the social media dark ages, the first step toward success may not be a new Facebook page. Social media and regulated industries: A love story.
  • WEBBIQUITY  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 13, 2015
    [Social Media] 19 More Outstanding Social Media Marketing Guides
    While social media marketing has become commonplace, questions about how to optimize the use of social channels and networks, and how to stand out from the crowd, remain. This follow-up post answers several more, such as: what are the best social networks for b2b social media marketing? Thank goodness!).”
  • 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.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2012
    [Social Media] Seven strategies to stay ahead of overwhelming social media change
    Trying to keep up with social media is overwhelming! But social media? Not only do the social media platforms shift every day, the rules of engagement are changing constantly, too. Yes, social media is overwhelming, especially when there is pressure to master every new platform that comes along.
  • B2B MARKETING INSIDER  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2016
    [Social Media] 4 Ways to Survive a Social Media Disaster
    More than 90% of businesses maintain two or more social media channels. So, it’s no surprise that companies experience social media disasters. The post 4 Ways to Survive a Social Media Disaster appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Social Media Customer Satisfaction & Loyalty Strategy
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18, 2012
    [Social Media] Yes, you can be addicted to social media
    For most people, social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter are harmless platforms that allow for social interaction and personal expression. For others, social media has become more than an entertaining form of engagement; it has become an increasing compulsion. The Science of Social. Don’t be a Victim.
  • WEBBIQUITY  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2011
    [Social Media] Best Social Media and Digitial Marketing Research and Statistics of 2011, Part 1
    companies now use social media for marketing (though the figure varies widely based on size of company)? Get the details behind these stats and many, many more here in more than 40 of the best articles and blog posts about social media, search, budgeting and digital marketing research, facts and statistics of 2011 so far.
  • IT'S ALL ABOUT REVENUE  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29, 2011
    [Social Media] 20 Experts, 1 Awesome Resource: The Social Media ProBook
    by Joe Chernov | Tweet this You may have noticed that over the past month or so, several influential social media professionals changed their profile pictures to funky avatars of themselves.  The ProBook is a “re-imagining” to last year’s award-winning Social Media Playbook. That project goes live now. Right now. Reddit.
  • B2B MARKETING INSIDER  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 1, 2016
    [Social Media] 5 Ways User-Generated Content Amplifies Your Social Media Strategy
    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 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  |  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.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2012
    [Social Media] Why your social media plan needs gurus and storytellers
    By  Srinivas  Rao, Contributing {grow} Columnist. A few weeks ago Laura Click wrote a really interesting post questioning “who really is a social media expert? “ I’ve never been a big fan of the term and the self-proclaimed  ninjas, rockstars, and gurus cause the social web to seem like a giant pyramid scheme.
  • 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?
  • CONVERSIONATION  |  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2012
    [Social Media] Social Media ROI: Check Before You Start
    An army of social media thinkers has deemed it useful to redefine ROI. Blog Management Social media marketing Jim Lenskold marketing ROI return on influence return on investment social media ROIIn 2010, Brian Solis introduced it in his book Engage!
  • 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!&#
  • 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  |  THURSDAY, JULY 23, 2015
    [Social Media] Social media challenges to parenting
    Immediately, my fatherly red flags went up and I went into investigator mode, paying even closer attention to what was happening in her world on social media. I was irritated by the situation, and I posted these frustrations on Facebook. Social media and parenting. The same is true for our teens on social media.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2012
    [Social Media] Study shows social media usage surging at large companies
    The University of Massachusetts released its annual survey of social media usage at Fortune 500 companies and the trend continued to heat up, although these mega-companies continue to lag INC 500 companies, non-profits and universities in their application of social media to marketing efforts. Tweet.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 15, 2013
    [Social Media] Five tools to help with your social media makeover
    In the world of social media it’s important to step back and review what you have done and implement changes on a regular basis. Here are five cool tools you can use that just might deliver some new “oomph” to your social media efforts:  1. Measure Conversion from Social Media Traffic. percent.
  • 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, 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?
  • SYNECORE  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2014
    [Social Media] Social Media Marketing: It's Complicated.
    The idea was partially inspired by a newly published report from Forrester which outlines the relative ineffectiveness of Facebook and Twitter as social engagement tools for brands. When thinking about social media marketing for our clients, I always start with values and goals. I work from home part of the week.
  • INBLURBS  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25, 2012
    [Social Media] B2B Decision Makers are Increasingly Researching in Social Media
    Before social media people went mainly to search engines to research and to find products and services. Today in times of social media the products and services find them through discussions, content sharing and recommendations from friends and followers. Start a social media presence. What do you think?
  • 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.
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  MONDAY, APRIL 21, 2014
    [Social Media] 25 social media listening aids to increase your hearing
    78% of consumers say that companies’ social media posts impact their purchases (source: Forbes ). 74% rely on social networks to guide purchase decisions (source: Social Sprout ). 71% of consumers are more likely to make a purchase based on social media referrals (source: HubSpot ).
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 18, 2011
    [Social Media] Case Study: Caterpillar and blue collar social media marketing
    One of the common complaints I hear is that social media marketing doesn’t seem to fit for many businesses … “My customers don’t tweet or read blogs.&#. Did the culture of Caterpillar enable this transition to new media, or did new media influence the culture of Caterpillar? Credibility is key.
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2014
    [Social Media] A social media hoarder intervention
    Are you a social media hoarder? Is it time for a bit of a social media spring cleaning? Or, all the stuff you’ve posted since the beginning of your social media life, including your blogs, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn , Friendster, MySpace , Flickr, YouTube , et al. Professional What defines you?
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2015
    [Social Media] The one social media rule ALL businesses should follow
    There isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach for businesses when it comes to which social media platforms you should have a presence on or what times you should post, and many other areas that marketers will try to stuff down your throat (ugh, blanket statements!). But the one social media rule I think EVERY. SINGLE.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 5, 2013
    [Social Media] A surprising insight on social media measurement: Activity does matter
    In fact, a simple indicator of progress may be the most important goal you can possibly have for an early social media program. Number of social mentions. Traffic to social sites. Did we attend social media training? Did we have an executive social media workshops , etc. In praise of progress.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2011
    [Social Media] 3 Developments that are Sabotaging the Social Media Movement
    By Stanford Smith, Contributing {grow} Columnist. I’m worried about the social media movement. Although in some ways the initial enthusiasm in social was overblown, we were right to place high expectations on the convergence of media, social networking, and collaboraton. This is not where we want to end up.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2013
    [Social Media] Moving from social media coward to convert
    Social media makes a big world smaller.” — Jay Baer. have been such a social media coward. Well, I am proud to announce that I am a new convert to the power of business relationships and the social web. Sort of like a Social Media love-in. Could social media be that powerful? 
  • 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  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 2011
    [Social Media] A process to connect social media, content marketing and sales
    You’ve probably heard the term “content marketing.&# You’ve certainly heard of social media. Here’s a method you can use to determine where content and social media fit into your online sales strategy.  Now, let’s see where social media/social interaction can play a role in the sales process.
  • 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  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2015
    [Social Media] A ton of useful information on social media marketing measurement!
    In today’s post I’ve provided two wonderful resources to get you over the hump of social media marketing measurement … subject that seems to preoccupy so much of the online conversation. A few weeks ago, I wrote a post explaining WHEN we measure our efforts is as important as WHAT we measure. But wait … there's more!!
  • INBLURBS  |  TUESDAY, JULY 26, 2011
    [Social Media] Hotel Industry increase revenue the smart way. Participate in Social Media!
    The use of social media for business is a great way to get seen from your target audience. Social media has opened a lot of opportunities for the Hotel and Restaurant Industry to get and to stay in touch with their customers and future new ones. Why to use social media for hotel and restaurant? Hyatt Hotels.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  SUNDAY, JULY 29, 2012
    [Social Media] The Social Media Minefield: Five factors blocking your success
    ” “Social media is fine if you can fit this into our existing measurement dashboard.” ” “We need to make social media a profit center that pulls its own weight.” “Shouldn’t the IT department own social media strategy?” “We already have a full plate.
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 6, 2015
    [Social Media] Social media monitoring: why it’s a must
    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. Southwest Airlines took to social media touting how they are now the only U.S.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. 
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • B2B MARKETING INSIDER  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 9, 2013
    [Social Media] How Do You Find The Time For Social Media?
    How do you find the time for social media? The answer is simple: I make the time for social media because I think it’s important. realize there are a lot of  reasons why people don’t spend the time on social media even though they know they should. Are you an active social media contributor?
  • SOCIAL MARKETING FORUM  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 4, 2013
    [Social Media] The Need for Personality in Customer-Centric Social Media Marketing
    Customer-centric social media requires a personal approach. Cross-channel Social media marketing Touchpoint marketing brand personality customer-centricity Edelman trust barometer people-centricity It’s about people connecting with people. However, many businesses still look at the tools and channels first.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2013
    [Social Media] Research: The 3 social media secrets of B2B buyers
    The 2013 results provide a direct and frank overview of factors such as social media usage, information gathering techniques and general buyer behavior … and more interestingly, it reveals a few unexpected secrets! I’ve outlined a few of these ‘guilty secrets’ below, along with my explanation of why I think they happened and what they mean.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29, 2015
    [Social Media] Four steps to stay on top of social media trends
    How can a busy marketer possibly keep up with these social media trends? I’m here to tell you that it’s not impossible and that it shouldn’t take a large chunk out of your schedule, either. Strategies to Keep on Top of Social Media Trends Own an iOS (Apple mobile) device. by  Kiki Schirr , {grow} Contributing Columnist.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2014
    [Social Media] Five tips to turn social media mistakes into customer advocacy
    Many large companies such as Gatorade, Dell, the NFL, and the Red Cross have social media command centers to monitor perception of their brands in real time, follow trends, conduct conversations, and resolve complaints. Take a look at Zappos’ Facebook page for a master class in social engagement. Sometimes, things go wrong.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 7, 2012
    [Social Media] Andy Warhol on social media
    facebook sociology andy warhol facebook trends social media trendsI’ve often wondered what would happen if a great creative mind of the past came into our present world to see how we create and communicate today. Here’s my imagined conversation with Andy Warhol , whose creativity extended to almost every medium of his time.
  • BUZZ MARKETING FOR TECHNOLOGY  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2011
    [Social Media] Make Your CFO a Social Media Fan
    Social media definitely pays off, but you’ve got to focus on the approach not the tools. Social Media has hit the mainstream these days but the big concern on every product marketer’s mind has been how to justify the ROI?  Social media definitely pays off, but you’ve got to focus on the approach not the tools.
  • CONVERSIONATION  |  SATURDAY, APRIL 28, 2012
    [Social Media] The Future of Social Media: Identifying the Drivers
    Recently, I was asked to write a chapter in a book on digital marketing and business about what’s coming next in social: the future of social media, both from a business and consumer perspective. Predicting what’s coming next for social media is easy if you look at the underlying changes and evolutions. Yes and no.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 28, 2011
    [Social Media] Social media sewage … and hope
    Yet I can’t deny this gnawing feeling of disenchantment about the social web that seems to be also reflected in so many other blog posts I have read recently. I am a positive person.  I want to lift people up. Sure the social web can be a strange place. I’ve started and trashed this article at least six times.
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 25, 2013
    [Social Media] Are you a social media marketing trapper?
    I believe that all social media marketing campaigns should probably start with foraging (as I discussed last week) — but as you grow, you need to evolve, especially if you need to bring home more and more food. Social Are you a social media forager? The vertical’s catnip, if you will. Punji trapping pit?
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 25, 2016
    [Social Media] 7 Ways a small business can use social media resources wisely
    The time and resources needed to be effective in social media is certainly a problem for companies big and small. think we can burst the bubble by now  — social media is NOT free. For nearly every organization, establishing a foothold on the social web is essential. All opinions are 100% mine. Do you enjoy writing?
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2013
    [Social Media] How to do Social Media Management on the cheap
    while back, I wrote a post on the Best Social Media Management Tools for Small Business Owners. Connect numerous social media accounts. Here are some additional options for small business owners in need of a cost-effective social media management tool. By Kerry Gorgone, Contributing {grow} Columnist. Jugnoo.
  • 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.
  • WEBBIQUITY  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 17, 2015
    [Social Media] How to Use Social Media for Event Marketing [Infographic]
    Using social media to maximize the impact of live events (like trade shows, forums and conferences) is where shiny new tools meet old school marketing. Events Social Media Marketing event marketing infographics Lakeshore Convention CentreCheck out the complete infographic for more ideas.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2015
    [Social Media] Your marketing success may hinge on Gray Social Media
    In the last year, a lot has been written about “ dark social media ” — the vast majority of content sharing you’ll never see because it’s occurring through email, direct messages, texting, and other private communication channels. Gray social media. Is this the future of social media metrics?
  • DIGITAL B2B MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2012
    [Social Media] The Thin Line Between Social Media Marketing and Spam
    Takeaway Are you engaged in social media enough to recognize spam when you see it? As Jay Baer ( @jaybaer ) says, “if you don’t love social media, you probably suck at social media.” Social Media Spam twitterYou can share. You can publish. You can broadcast. You can spam.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2012
    [Social Media] The essential guide to minimizing legal risks in Social Media Marketing
    They can hardly complain after the fact when you share a link to that content, provided you don’t reproduce it wholesale on your own site or social media feed. Be accurate in any statements you publish via social media. What concerns do you have about the law and your social media presence?  . Tweet.
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 4, 2015
    [Social Media] Your social media marketing automation solution
    Even of you have enough money to hire an entire social media symphony as well as a social media monitoring and response task force, there are too many hours in a day and, according to some, the sweet spots aren’t even during the work day anymore. So, social media automation is key. and 4:00 a.m.,
  • ACT-ON  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2015
    [Social Media] How to Perform a Social Media Audit: Measure What Matters
    Social media is long past the novelty stage. Before we dive into how to do that, let’s take a quick snapshot of the latest social media stats: 3 billion people are active Internet users. There are slightly over 2 billion social accounts. Social media has also begun to be a noteworthy driver of website traffic.
  • WEBBIQUITY  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2014
    [Social Media] 104 Fascinating Social Media and Marketing Statistics for 2014 (and 2015)
    What are the top barriers to adopting social business practices? Find the answers to these questions and many others in more than 100 social and online marketing stats from 20+ different sources. Social Fresh ). 7. Social Fresh ). 8. Social Fresh ). 9. Social Fresh ). Social Fresh ). Social Fresh ).
  • INBLURBS  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2011
    [Social Media] 9 Ways to measure your social media ROI the smart way
    Social media can be a great source of traffic and leads. More and more businesses start the conversation in social media and many of them ask for the ROI. As social media needs investment of time and money like any other communication channel, it needs to prove results! Traffic. Participant. Visibility.
  • WRITING ON THE WEB  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13, 2016
    [Social Media] 7 Social Media Mistakes Bloggers Should Avoid
    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. ssets (free).
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2011
    [Social Media] 7 ideas to turn PowerPoint slides into social media marketing gold
    Here are seven ideas to use PowerPoint slides to create new value for your social media marketing efforts: 1. This is one of the fastest and easiest ways to start to populate the social web with great content because face it, we ALL have PowerPoint presentations! One of the easiest ways to do this is to mix up the media you use.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 7, 2016
    [Social Media] The lost blogging monarchy, the defeat of links, and the war on social media
    At the top of my blog it says “Marketing, Social Media, Humanity” and this post from this remarkable man is an exceptional exploration of this intersection. Social media cul-de-sacs. Lots of people start their daily online routine in these cul-de-sacs of social media, and their journeys end there.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2015
    [Social Media] Can the Onion Theory bring social media lurkers into the light?
    Can deeper personal disclosure seduce silent social media lurkers into joining our conversation? Mark Schaefer and I have been on a seemingly endless quest to understand dark social media, gray social media , and the people who may love your company but stay in the shadows. See you in the social sphere!
  • INBLURBS  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2011
    [Social Media] How B2B Marketers can Embrace Social Media
    An increasing number of companies like Intuit, Sysco, Cisco, GE Healthcare and AT&T are using social media for effective business lead generation. recent study from Sagefrog Marketing Group shows how companies have learned to leverage social media. Infographic: Business To Business – 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!
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2014
    [Social Media] Social Media Marketing success is simply Medieval
    I work with many different companies and no matter the size, the budget, or the resources, there is almost always an element of “overwhelming” when it comes to social media marketing. Let''s go back 1,000 years to find out what is really going on with social media marketing today …. “Where do I start?”
  • B2B MARKETING INSIDER  |  THURSDAY, JULY 14, 2011
    [Social Media] The Myth of Business vs. Personal Profiles in Social Media
    Like most people I started out using social tools for very distinct purposes. But now we have Google+, Pandora is becoming a social sharing site (not to mention Flickr and Foursquare) and well you get the point: its getting even more confusing! So the question is: can we be distinct people or personalities on different social sites?
  • BUZZ MARKETING FOR TECHNOLOGY  |  TUESDAY, MAY 7, 2013
    [Social Media] 3 Ways Social Media can Boost Sales Success
    Facebook Lead Generation Lead Nurturing People Sales Social Business Intelligence Social Media Social Networking Strategy Thought Leadership Twitter. Social media provides great way to connect with potential buyers. Social media provides a platform to collaborate with potential buyers.
  • 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.
  • INBLURBS  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2011
    [Social Media] Social Media vs. Traditional Advertising
    Inbound marketing is a way of making customers come to your site usually via Social Media, PR’s, articles, blogs, online ads, PCP campaigns, and others. For now let’s focus on Social Media, perhaps the least understood yet the most cost effective and potentially the most lucrative branch of online marketing.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2014
    [Social Media] Social media, authenticity and the human brand
    Despite this personal nightmare, Justin’s social media presence was extraordinarily brave, honest, and revealing. Here are some of the topics we cover: How important is establishing your personal social media “character?” Social Accounts: The Resume of Your Life. Thousands of people felt relief.
  • KOMARKETING ASSOCIATES  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 23, 2015
    [Social Media] Why You Should Reshare Your Social Media Content
    Even if you have your B2B company’s social media strategy pretty much down (or even if you don’t), there’s always room for optimization, from when you schedule your messages to the call-to-action in each post. One such area that can be optimized is your social media content resharing strategy. Edgar.
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