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  • 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  |  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!
  • PUZZLE MARKETER  |  THURSDAY, JULY 19, 2012
    [Social Media] SMS Marketing Trumps Social Media Marketing [Infographic]
    A recent infographic by Mogreet , a leader in mobile video and MMS messaging, stacks up the usage and engagement of SMS & MMS mobile communication against social media’s top players Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Pinterest. They separate the two into what they call Narrowcast and Broadcast. What does this mean for marketers?
  • PWB MARKETING BLOG  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2011
    [Social Media] B2B Social Media On The Rise [Infographic]
    Are you one of the 86% of B2B companies using social media? B2B social media is huge and we have proof. In a previous post we brought you 12 Tweetable Statistics Prove B2B Social Media ROCKS ; now, we bring you even more data in the form of an infographic. Is your company using social media?
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2012
    [Social Media] Why Instagram will be the next big social media platform
    Now, new data from The Social Habit seems to confirm that Instagram is poised for a breakout. Of the Americans surveyed who currently use a social media platform, only 18 percent currently have a profile on Instagram. Of ALL those social media users surveyed, 48% declared they are using Instagram more often. 
  • CONVERSIONATION  |  SATURDAY, JANUARY 28, 2012
    [Social Media] Building Your Internal Social Media Expert Team
    An important aspect of setting up a social media strategy is building a team to make the program work, regardless of the scope and goals. Social media is not a free lunch, and you need your internal team of social media experts to make it happen. Tips and considerations.
  • IT'S ALL ABOUT REVENUE  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2011
    [Social Media] 5 Ways Social Media Can Drive Revenue
    by Steven Woods | Tweet this There’s no doubt that social media has been a disruptive force on B2B marketing. Yet, many marketers struggle with how to use social media to go beyond awareness, to actually drive revenue. I’m here to tell you it’s not magic. Social media has once again changed that model.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22, 2012
    [Social Media] Five steps to re-invent your social media business networking
    Our natural tendency is to gravitate towards people similar to us, and the result is a self-imposed lens through which we view the social web. Innovation and new ideas can’t diffuse throughout the social web when experts spend all their time talking to experts. By  Srinivas  Rao, Contributing {grow} Columnist. Mike Stelzner.
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2012
    [Social Media] Outsourcing your social media isn’t all or nothing
    I just got off the phone with Andrea Howard, president of Social Media Maxima after having reached out to her on behalf of Reputation.com. Long story short (and this is my analogy) is that Social Media Maxima offers social media hair extensions, hair pieces, and wigs. Get over yourself! Related articles.
  • KOMARKETING ASSOCIATES  |  THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2016
    [Social Media] B2B Social Media: An Underutilized Method for Improving SEO Performance
    As a Millennial, or digital native as some will put it, I grew up immersed in social media. Today, pretty much everyone uses social media – not just Millennials. As of last July, Pew Research Center found that 76% of online adults use social networking sites. So, Why Does Social Matter to B2B Companies?
  • SALESFUSION  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 1, 2014
    [Social Media] Social Media for the Sales Department
    The post Social Media for the Sales Department appeared first on Marketing Automation | Lead Generation | Email Marketing | Salesfusion. Best Practices Customer Interaction Nurture Marketing Social Media [one_half valign="middle"]. Partner Portal. Why Partner With SalesFUSION. [/one_half]. one_half_last valign="middle"].
  • 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  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 2, 2014
    [Social Media] Creeping Me Out — 7 Steps to Handle Social Media Stalkers
    create a lot of content but few posts have generated as much attention as a post I wrote for {grow} detailing my experience with social media stalking: “You’re Creeping Me Out!” The Dark Side of Social Networking. Their Halloween-type theme: Social Media Horror Stories ! Social media stalkers re-visited.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  SUNDAY, MAY 12, 2013
    [Social Media] A different way to think about social media ROI
    No matter who I am consulting with or where I am speaking, the “ROI of social media question” is bound to come up. have a different view of the ideal role of social media in the marketing mix that might be helpful to you, whether you are just starting out, or whether you have an established program. by Mark W.
  • 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?”
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2011
    [Social Media] A Very Social Media Christmas (video)
    The fact that it combines creativity, humor, social media, and Christmas is a bonus! If you love social media, this will get you in the holiday spirit and it is guaranteed to bring a smile to your face. humor YouTube and video funny social media christmas social media ChristmasENJOY!
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  TUESDAY, MAY 7, 2013
    [Social Media] 3 signs your social media shout is a whisper
    Every other week I like to remind you that you’re being a social media wuss. And, by wuss, I mean you’re being too much of a social media “nice guy.” The social mediasphere is a two-way-street. Become a social media composer? Social Media in Business (wtok.com).
  • CONTENT MARKETING FOR BI  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2011
    [Social Media] Visualize Social Media Data
    So, I started poking around looking for some cool infographics and found some in the social media space. First, that social media has connected us in ways never before possible. Social data, better understanding. For the first time in history, social data about human activities is being collected and archived.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2013
    [Social Media] The hinge to social media success? It might surprise you.
    Since my company, SideraWorks , was formed, I’ve had the chance to work with a range of companies on their social business transformation and discovered a common hinge to social media success. For many companies, this has become their ignition point to social media success. And to be honest, it surprised me.
  • ACT-ON  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2016
    [Social Media] The State of Social Media Engagement and 3 Proven Ways to Boost It
    Social media is growing up. As the social media platforms struggle to monetize, they demand more from publishers – or they won’t let their audiences see their content. From Ascend2’s October 2015 “Social Media Marketing Trends” survey summary report. Pay attention to your social media reports.
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 5, 2012
    [Social Media] Is your social media marketing about listening or talking?
    You’re spending all of your social media marketing budget on promoting your brand, products, and services; that’s fine except you’ve either forgotten — or never knew — that social media is a two-way street. Everyone who consumes social media expects that. I know you. It is.
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  TUESDAY, MAY 28, 2013
    [Social Media] Learn to lower your social media inhibitions
    want you to be more willing to treat your social media followers the way they deserve: at the very least like allies, fans, and acquaintances; and, hopefully, like the friends they are or will become. Things You Should Know About Social Media (projecteve.com). Applying the 80/20 rule to Social Media (domo.com).
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 23, 2013
    [Social Media] Blogger outreach is more PR than social media
    The current catch-all these days for what I do is social media; unfortunately, when what you do is described as social media, people tend to think Facebook , Twitter , Pinterest , and maybe Google+. Blogger outreach is earned media not paid, right? Blogger outreach and engagement is much more than social media.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 14, 2012
    [Social Media] The Twilight 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 that loves enjoying a good book and then drawing in it. growtoons} joey strawn social media cartoon social media humor
  • WEBBIQUITY  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 2, 2013
    [Social Media] 102 Compelling Social Media and Online Marketing Stats and Facts for 2012 (and 2013)
    With 92% of companies now incorporating social media into their marketing efforts, it’s no longer sufficient to just “be there” on social networks. What do buyers really want from social media marketers? 25 Social Media Facts and Statistics. 1. Social CRM is still confusing.
  • 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, JANUARY 21, 2014
    [Social Media] 20 More of the Best Social Media Marketing Guides and Tips of 2013
    Social media marketing has become an integral part of strategies for maximizing the overall web visibility of an organization. What key trends in 2014 should social media marketers to be aware of? What are the best practices for promoting events through social media? by Pitch Magazine.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2013
    [Social Media] Case study: Building a social media career in 12 months
    In my travels, I meet many people who aspire to turn a love of social media and blogging into a career. ” In just 12 months, she is travelling around the world for her social media career and has created a profitable and successful business by turning her passion into a business. ” 2. Engage tirelessly.
  • WEBBIQUITY  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 24, 2011
    [Social Media] 31+ of the Coolest Social Media, Search and Web Tools of 2010
    Supplement your email list with your contacts’ social network info? Find out if the username or vanity URL you want is still available across dozens of social sites? Display a feed of brand-related comments from a variety of social networks on your website? Promote events through social media? Flowtown.
  • B2B LEAD GENERATION BLOG  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2012
    [Social Media] Social Media Marketing: 6 tips for running a valuable LinkedIn group that attracts prospects
    Especially on social media. Participation needs to be written into their contracts really, and become a new performance KPI,” advises Tom Skotidas, Founder of Skotidas , a B2B social media lead generation agency and the LinkedIn B2B Social Media Lead Generation Group. It was cringe-worthy. So, what happened?
  • 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.,
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 13, 2016
    [Social Media] How to write for social media
    This video with Paul Gillin is about the basics of writing engaging social media messages. With so many posts, tweets and chatter filling social media, it’s almost impossible to get a message through. In this free 30-minute Biznology® webinar, you’ll learn: How to fine-tune messages for each of the major social networks.
  • 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.
  • IT'S ALL ABOUT REVENUE  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 11, 2016
    [Social Media] Does Paid Social Media Work?
    It's Friday Five time and this week's topic is Social Media. New Research Reveals Paid Social Media Effectiveness. Do you know where to spend your social media marketing dollars? In this article you’ll discover recent insights on the effectiveness of paid social media marketing.
  • WEBBIQUITY  |  MONDAY, MAY 23, 2011
    [Social Media] What Does B2B Social Media Success Look Like?
    Until recently, most social media case studies have focused on consumer brands. It’s not that B2B companies aren’t finding success in social media marketing, but more (in my experience at least) that they are less willing to publicly reveal their strategies for competitive reasons. Objectives. Video / YouTube.
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2013
    [Social Media] My social media marketing posts from 2011
    So, here we go: Taking 50 million as seriously as one WSJ reporter — where I wax poetic about the power of the seminal digital PR book, Cluetrain Manifesto , and discuss how (much more) important direct access to your online community is compared to just having the ear of mainstream media reporters. call this “fire for effect.”
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2015
    [Social Media] From newbie to expert, here are the best social media tools for your business
    When people ask, “what are the best social media tools I should be using to be a better social media marketer?” So I’ve made a list of 16 different tools in four major social media marketing categories and organized them by level. Social Media Tools kiki schirr social media tools
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 30, 2013
    [Social Media] 3 Life lessons that led to social media success
    The only real positive I had going for me in this period was that my blog was gaining traction in less than six months of its launch and I was already gaining popularity among my social media connections (largely my ex-students). By Dr. Amit Nagpal, {grow} Community Member. So how did I learn these lessons? Let’s begin. Schaefer.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 7, 2013
    [Social Media] Do you need a massive audience to be huge in social media?
    In the online world the “social proof” of a large audience may be important because in our information-dense world, we’re starved for clues to help us determine leadership and authority.  We readily look to “badges of influence” like number of Twitter followers   or even Facebook likes  to help us determine brand worthiness. Does size matter?
  • HALEY MARKETING  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2016
    [Social Media] Showing Personalty on Social Media
    As a business, it’s important to manage your online reputation and build your brand by having easy-to-find and regularly updated social media pages. One of the most important, but often overlooked, aspects of planning your social media strategy is to personify your company. Do it socially!
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  MONDAY, MAY 20, 2013
    [Social Media] Are businesses failing to find an ROI in social media? Another view.
    There was a lot of buzz on the Internet last week about a report and infographic from Manta.com stating that 60 percent of small business owners are not realizing a return on their social media marketing efforts. It is not a statistical extrapolation of the current state of social media. NBC News. Entrepreneur.com.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2013
    [Social Media] Social Strategy for the Dogs. How social media is saving animal lives.
    Most people read {grow} to see how social media is connecting brands and people … but I wanted to share how it is also connecting people to animals in need, too. In fact, social media is saving lives. ” But connecting people with pets is just part of how social media is helping shelters.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 1, 2013
    [Social Media] Social media trends that are colliding in 2013
    As I wrote earlier this year, the most disruptive event in the development of the social web was the Facebook IPO. Social learning creates crisis for traditional universities. Augmented Reality Content Marketing facebook futurist Google techologies 2013 projections instagram social media futureFacebook Financial Fatigue.
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  TUESDAY, MAY 21, 2013
    [Social Media] Asking is essential in social media marketing
    I know I promised a comprehensive HOWTO in last week’s blog post, Your social campaign needs 1000x followers   but I was spending time with NPR over the weekend, as heard through WAMU 88.5FM here in DC, and TED Radio Hour came on, titled “Giving It Away” so I had to discuss this instead this week. What Related articles.
  • KOMARKETING ASSOCIATES  |  THURSDAY, JULY 14, 2016
    [Social Media] 6 Tools for Automating B2B Social Media Marketing
    Social media can be overwhelming, especially if you’re a B2B marketer, because it can be a struggle to find things to share. However, as KISSmetrics suggests, hire someone who is experienced in social media, not your niche, as most social media for any industry will have similar goals: getting more visibility for the company.
  • IT'S ALL ABOUT REVENUE  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 1, 2014
    [Social Media] 6 Trends Highlighted at Social Media Marketing World
    by Lauren Harper | Tweet this Last week’s  Social Media Marketing World  conference was a dream for any social marketer. Creating visual assets is a huge focus for content.  A picture is worth 1,000 words, or in the case of a social media manager, double the engagement.  Facebook dominates the social ad world. 
  • 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  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2015
    [Social Media] But Everyone Else is Doing It: Why There are So Many Illegal Social Media Contests
    As an attorney turned educator, I frequently address groups about the legal aspects of social media and marketing. In social media, another common problem is the lack of transparency in most of these contests and giveaways. By Kerry Gorgone, {grow} Contributing Columnist. most creative haiku). The tranparency problem.
  • 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  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 30, 2014
    [Social Media] Why social media measurement efforts seem empty
    Social media marketing is a pretty mature business by now. With the advent of the social web, we have the opportunity once again to build these personal relationships that lead to loyalty, almost like my grandfather did. The State Of Social Business. Social media marketing is a pretty mature business by now.
  • 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.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  MONDAY, JULY 9, 2012
    [Social Media] Case study: Finnair puts social media community to work
    The airline’s “Quality Hunters” project had a blog (qualityhunters2.com) and a Twitter account (@qualityhunters), and a vibrant social media community actually began to form around this key idea of improving air travel. return on the social media investment. This sounded like my kind of fun!
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2012
    [Social Media] Being Pretty Isn’t Enough for Social Media Marketing
    What’s more, the most successful online social media barflies are aggressive in addition to gorgeous. Too many companies that have invested vast resources in social have Pretty Boy/Girl Syndrome. Be the catalyst of your natural social media success.  Image via Wikipedia. Mind you, there are exceptions.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  MONDAY, MAY 21, 2012
    [Social Media] Six ideas to win executive sponsorship for your social media effort
    One of the most difficult problems in the social media world is getting the boss to understand and support an initial effort. Who is the “sponsor” of your social media effort? The person who controls the budget and job assignments of the people working on social media is the “sponsor,” in our definition.
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2014
    [Social Media] How to Build Your Influencers in Social Media
    A little later this morning I will be presenting a webinar entitled  How to Build Your Influencers in Social Media. Do a social media land grab! Your goal is building your influencers in social media not becoming a top influencer. Don’t be shy: find all your contacts on social media.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4, 2012
    [Social Media] Three careers that will dominate social media (and it’s not what you think)
    The social web’s need for content and storytellers is insatiable. I was recently on a panel with a dean of a large journalism school and he said they are having record enrollment. Alternative media. The ability to rapidly crank out superb content is at the heart of any new media strategy. I’m a marketing guy.
  • 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  |  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?
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 13, 2014
    [Social Media] The business case for cheating your way to social media superstardom
    On a recent post examining the bribery that is going on over at Empire Avenue , reader Shawn Manaher asks: “Do you feel paying for any kind of traffic to a website or social media post is appropriate at any time or any level? Several years ago, a social media celebrity confessed to me that he was a fake. Real value.
  • WEBBIQUITY  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2010
    [Social Media] Seven Ways to Use Social Media for Business
    Though business use of social media is rapidly increasing, many executives remain skeptical of its value. The bottom line is that while social media marketing definitely provides benefits (such as a higher conversion rate for organic search traffic ), it’s not generally effective as a direct promotion tool.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2012
    [Social Media] Can’t miss social media books for your Christmas list
    There are SO MANY books out there on social media. Zappos alert.  If you are as sick of hearing about Zappos social media case studies as I am, you will appreciate this feature. Dave’s first book  Likeable Social Media  was one of the best-selling social media books of all-time. By C.C.
  • ACT-ON  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 7, 2016
    [Social Media] 7 Ways B2Bers Can Rock Lead Gen Via Social Media
    Social media is an essential part of the marketing mix. Here’s why: Social media is becoming as important to customer service as the telephone. Social media is indispensable for promoting your content. Social media is one of best ways to get leads. Even if you’re in B2B. Use LinkedIn Publisher.
  • 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?
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2015
    [Social Media] Five often-overlooked reasons senior executives should use social media
    hear these objections all the time when speaking to top executives about social media. The same applies to online interactions, and that’s why social networks can be so powerful for executives. Alerting the media – Why do CEOs like Bill Gates , Richard Branson , Oprah Winfrey , Rupert Murdoch and Elon Musk waste time on Twitter?
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  MONDAY, JUNE 11, 2012
    [Social Media] Klout scores feed a social media sickness
    Social proof ” like Twitter followers, Facebook Likes and Klout scores are exceedingly important on the Internet.  In fact, as I explain in Return On Influence , as people look for short-cuts to truth in our information-dense digital world, these numbers may be even more important than what we actually accomplish in our lives.
  • MARKETING ACTION  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2015
    [Social Media] 5 Myths of Social Media Marketing
    Have you tied your social media efforts to a positive ROI? Or, have you heard claims that social media marketing just isn’t worth the effort for B2B companies? B2B social media has gotten a bad rap in the marketing community, with many marketers claiming a low ROI and seeing a lack of interest from prospects.
  • BUZZ MARKETING FOR TECHNOLOGY  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2011
    [Social Media] Social Media Marketing and Darwin: Evolution or Irrelevance
    The media landscape has evolved tremendously over the last quarter century. Consumers have evolved even faster with the advent of high-speed Internet-enabled mobile devices and social media. It was easy for media agencies to find your target, and almost as simple to measure the response. Army Chief of Staff. It shouldn’t.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  MONDAY, MARCH 18, 2013
    [Social Media] Reflections on social media power and influence
    At that point, it was little more than another obscure social media start-up fighting for attention. But I grew fascinated by this topic of social influence. haven’t written on the topic of social influence in awhile and I thought I would reflect on what has happened in the field since the book came out. The good.
  • AD YOUR COMMENT HERE  |  TUESDAY, MAY 7, 2013
    [Social Media] When did social media lose its way? [Infographic]
    In conjunction with the launch of its new Social Inbox tool, Hubspot released an infographic on how companies have lost their way in terms of using social media for marketing and promotion, and also suggest what it might mean to get back on course.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2013
    [Social Media] Lessons on building a marketing and social media business
    This event also roughly coincided with my social media journey. My business grew and flexed as the wave of social media hit the shore. The post Lessons on building a marketing and social media business appeared first on Schaefer Marketing Solutions: We Help Businesses {grow}. Timing is important in business.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 4, 2011
    [Social Media] Your Social Media Yearbook
    Graduating from high school is oftentimes a major life milestone, but this hilarious infographic by Flowtown , entitled Social Media High School Class of 2011, takes that iconic landmark and hurls it into the bizarre, crowded and highly competitive realm of Web 2.0 networking platforms. platforms couldn’t be more spot-on. humor
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2013
    [Social Media] Are you a social media polymath?
    Are all of your conversations meta, meaning do you only discuss social media and social networks, the platforms and vehicles, rather than about content, narrative, story, experiences, expertise, and insight. Maybe What are you about outside of social media marketing and digital PR? Photo credit: Wikipedia.
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  THURSDAY, JULY 21, 2016
    [Social Media] How most Social Media experts are wrong about LinkedIn
    I’ve read from many social media experts (including Jay Baer ) that you should take a scattershot approach to LinkedIn. on his blog, in LinkedIn group discussions, on LinkedIn Pulse and even in his presentations (including the one at Social Fresh), Jay mentioned that shotguns trump rifles in social media.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 9, 2012
    [Social Media] Mars Landing, social media style. 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 that loves enjoying a good book and then drawing in it. growtoons} joey strawn social media cartoon social media humorTweet.
  • 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.
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2014
    [Social Media] Yesterday’s webinar: How to Build Your Influencers in Social Media
    Yesterday, our author Chris Abraham  presented our latest Biznology webinar about how to grow your social media influence. Social media is made up of the people you’re doing business with now, your current sales channel, your past successes, and your future prospects.  forgot to mention it in the webinar: personal brand!
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2012
    [Social Media] Building and spending social media equity
    The biggest mistake that I see on a daily basis when it comes to some of the best social media engagement strategies is that folks tend to be afraid to spend any of the good will — the equity — that’s built up, over time. You can’t save social media equity, you can only build it and spend it.
  • 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.
  • DIGITAL B2B MARKETING  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 16, 2012
    [Social Media] B2B Social Media Opportunities [#B2Bchat Recap]
    In our most recent #B2Bchat discussion, we looked at a number of social networks and how B2B marketers can take advantage of them, and once again I was pleased to have the opportunity to moderate the lively discussion. B2B marketers need to stay on top of the market if they are to identify and take advantage of new opportunities.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2011
    [Social Media] When social media destroys a career — The business case for being a fake
    Here’s why. I’ve worked in social media since 2005, and I knew I needed a tightly controlled message and presence online.   You could Google my real name and find my blog, or find me on Twitter, LinkedIn, Flickr, or Facebook. As social media professionals we tend to conflate the concepts of “transparency” and “authenticity.”
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  MONDAY, MAY 23, 2011
    [Social Media] Stop shoving social media down my throat
    It’s time to step up and address one of the great myths pervading the social web — that an essential best practice is decentralizing social media marketing and pushing it down to employees at every level of the company.  have been immersed in the social web for more than three years. hiring problem?
  • PAUL GILLIN  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2010
    [Social Media] The End of ‘Social Media’
    This is the time of year when a lot of people make predictions. I’ll resist that urge, though, and instead present a plea: Let’s make 2011 the year we stop talking about “social media.”. It’s not that social media is no longer important. On the contrary, today there’s almost no media today that isn’t social.
  • SALESFUSION  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27, 2014
    [Social Media] Can Social Media ROI Be Measured?
    The post Can Social Media ROI Be Measured? Social Media appeared first on Salesfusion.
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 15, 2014
    [Social Media] Remember LinkedIn for social media marketing
    Promoting yourself, your brand, your products, your services, and your clients via social media is what we’re about here at Biznology. Social media marketing is what I have been doing for my clients, my business, and my own brand since 2003. rely on the Kevin Bacon effect in all things social networking.
  • PUZZLE MARKETER  |  TUESDAY, JULY 31, 2012
    [Social Media] Social Media Takes Gold at the London 2012 Olympics
    They have therefore responded by embracing and focusing on social media, in addition to more traditional media such as print and television. For the London 2012 Olympics, the IOC created a website to become the hub of all digital media. Not all athletes are embracing social media when you compare followers to medals won.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 19, 2014
    [Social Media] Test Your Digital IQ with Mark Schaefer’s Social Media Quiz
    How much do you know about social media platforms, facts and trends? Take out a piece of paper and write down your 20 answers to this fun social media quiz! famous 1999 book prophesized the human-to-human sharing economy that we now know as the social web. So how did you do on our little social media quiz?
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 17, 2015
    [Social Media] Are you in a social media experiment?
    attended a fascinating discussion on this topic with a number of social media researchers at SXSW. By simply analyzing the words you use in your tweets, an algorithm can define your location within 200 miles and within 40 miles if you add the entire social graph — even if you never disclose your location. Who owns you?
  • 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  |  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.
  • 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.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 9, 2015
    [Social Media] I was called out on my social media BS and I’m relieved
    Mark Schaefer called me out on my social media BS … and I am really happy about it. The post was pure bullcrap because I wasn’t writing for my audience – I was writing for other social media pros, telling them what I thought they wanted to hear. Breaking through the social media BS . Seriously.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 19, 2012
    [Social Media] How the physics of social media could kill your marketing strategy
    There is a fundamental reality of the social web that is slowly killing your marketing strategy, whether you know it or not: The Physics of Social Media. Day by day, every single company in the world is realizing that it must join this social media battle for consumer mindshare. Now, don’t freak out. flood.
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  MONDAY, APRIL 15, 2013
    [Social Media] 10 reasons social media has peaked. 8 reasons that’s a relief
    After years of significant growth, social networks exhibited mixed results last year. Here are 10 reasons social media has peaked. Maybe it concerns you if you are in the social media business, but I will give you 8 reasons that it’s a relief that social media has peaked. It was bound to happen. Here
  • ONALYTICA B2B  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2015
    [Social Media] Social Media Marketing: Top 100 Influencers and Brands
    The evolution of technology has allowed social media to evolve in parallel. In 2003, social networking website MySpace was launched. Facebook is currently the most used social media networking website in the world, with 1.5 Forbes Top 10 Social Media Influencer. Social Media Today.
  • CONVERSIONATION  |  SUNDAY, JULY 3, 2011
    [Social Media] Social Media Metrics: Jim Sterne on why, what and how to measure
    In his book ‘Social Media Metrics’, Jim Sterne says: “The Internet has always been a social medium”. Blog Connected marketing Social CRM Social media marketing Jim Sterne social media metrics social media ROI web analyticsThe Internet is nothing more than a [.].
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