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  • PWB MARKETING BLOG  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2011
    [Social Media] Three Dangerous B2B Social Media Mistakes
    Social media is more effective when you’re not making mistakes. The worst case scenario is you get fired for making a social media mistake. Social media investment is expected to increase among B2B companies (Source: Worldcom Public Relations, 2011). It’s holding back social media success.
  • 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
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 6, 2016
    [Social Media] Deleting Your Social Media Business Page? Read This First.
    Let’s say you’ve had it up to the heavens with Facebook and you want to delete your social media business page. Option A: Deleting Your Social Media Business Page. Are there are benefits to deleting your business pages on social media? Social sites are rented, not owned, assets. But still.
  • 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  |  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).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 1, 2016
    [Social Media] How your personality aligns with social media content types
    have always had this fantasy about trying to align Myers-Briggs personality types with people successful on the social web, but alas I have not had the time or resources to do so. The social media content form I love best is blogging. By Mark W. Schaefer. However I do think there is something to this idea. What do you think?
  • B2B MARKETING INSIDER  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2012
    [Social Media] Why Your Social Media Marketing Stinks
    Social networking is as old as humanity, and even the term social media has been around for quite a while. But as a function within marketing, social media management is only 3 years old at best for the majority of organizations. And that’s why, for many marketers, your social media marketing stinks!
  • 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.
  • CHRIS KOCH  |  FRIDAY, JULY 29, 2011
    [Social Media] How social media muteness endangers your company: The crisis at McKinsey
    McKinsey recently learned a difficult lesson about what happens when the world takes your thought leadership marketing seriously—and when you lack the ability to respond in the moment through social media. Despite its prowess in thought leadership—McKinsey is simply the best—the firm is falling dangerously behind in social media.
  • 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.
  • 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?
  • CHRIS KOCH  |  FRIDAY, MAY 6, 2011
    [Social Media] How to measure influence in social media marketing
    Measuring influence is the new obsession in the social media world—adding another layer of anxiety to the dark cloud of existential dread that is marketing ROI. Social media present us as individuals seeking status within a community, which is something that humans have been working at since our days as monkeys.
  • 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?
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 6, 2015
    [Social Media] Take the test. Do you have a social media addiction?
    As you scroll through your Facebook feed, life becomes nothing more than background noise. A few years back, a post on this blog discussed whether social media addiction was real. Wired for social media addiction? Why can’t we stay away from social media, even for three minutes? It is. Yeah, me neither.
  • 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  |  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  |  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.
  • 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.
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 22, 2016
    [Social Media] Social media strategy leaders: an intro to the series
    This is my first post – the introduction to a series spotlighting leaders in social media strategy. The “social media manager” – job title was not common ten years ago. But in 2016, organizations have a real business need to put someone in charge of listening to social media.
  • CONVERSIONATION  |  FRIDAY, MAY 27, 2011
    [Social Media] The Perception of Social Media Marketing: it’s a Free Lunch
    Recently, Belgium-based Leads United (part of Lewis PR), released the results of a social media marketing survey among communication and marketing “professionals&#. The fourth edition of the survey indicated that the use of social media and networking tools is relatively well established, but that is about all, really.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 29, 2016
    [Social Media] 20 Ideas to super-charge your social media network
    Behind every social media strategy you must have a content plan and a network plan. Plus, unlike other social media platforms, you have an unlimited ability to build an audience on Twitter even if your contacts don’t follow you back. Building your social media network. By Mark W. Schaefer. Why Twitter?
  • 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  |  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. 
  • 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.
  • 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, 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!
  • 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.
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22, 2015
    [Social Media] Survey says: ANZ Companies use social media for business
    Isentia’s social media report sheds a great deal of insight into social media usage for individuals and businesses. We explore how social media influencers and media use social media and why. As you can see from the initial graphic, so much of the time we spend online is on social media.
  • 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.
  • KOMARKETING ASSOCIATES  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 5, 2015
    [Social Media] How B2B Marketers Can Leverage Social Media Product Advertising
    Social media advertising has been making leaps and bounds in the level of sophistication, targeting capabilities and opportunities being presented to marketers. While While my colleague Mike Pickowicz detailed some of the innovation in social media advertising earlier this year, new opportunities continue to arise.
  • WINDMILL NETWORKING  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2013
    [Social Media] How To Recognize Ambassadors in Social Media
    A matter of context, content and synchronicity Now, with the ubiquity of social platforms and mobile technologies, companies and organizations are investing more in social media influence marketing campaigns. Social Media Influence Appinions Augure Business Evy Wilkins marketing Media Influence Social Media Marketing Traackr
  • 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.
  • SAVVY B2B MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2011
    [Social Media] Hog-tieing Social Media
    Then there's Linkedin, Google+ , comments on my blog, email, and by the time I'm ready to start my writing day, the morning hours have wasted away to literally nothing. I end up squandering my best writing time (the morning) by spending it doing what I think I should be doing - all the Social Media stuff that's important to my success.
  • PAUL GILLIN  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 20, 2013
    [Social Media] How to Get Salespeople Aboard the Social Media Train
    One of the most common frustrations I hear B2B marketers express is about the difficulty of getting salespeople interested in social media. Hoffman listed four characteristics of salespeople that make them poor candidates for social media success: They’re reluctant to share. think they’re worth sharing.
  • 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.
  • ACT-ON  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2015
    [Social Media] 12 Brilliant Ways To Save Time on Social Media
    How much time do you spend on social media every week? To give you an idea of what’s about normal for social media management time, consider the chart below. It’s from Social Media Examiner’s 2015 Social Media Marketing Industry Report. Still manually doing social media work?
  • CONVERSIONATION  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1, 2011
    [Social Media] What You Really Must Know To Succeed in Social Media Marketing
    Social media and networks have been part of many internet users’s life for the last six to seven years, with services popping up and falling down at an astonishing pace. And, yet,  social media marketing is still a very “hot&# topic. Blog Connected marketing Social media marketing social media marketing
  • 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.
  • 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, SEPTEMBER 27, 2016
    [Social Media] Exploit the hours employees spend on social media
    According to  Putting Downtime to Work , a new report from  Bambu  by  Sprout Social , we’re geniuses: Seven in ten employees use social media at work. Half (Forty-eight percent) of people use social media for up to an hour per day at work. So, this is sort of a clever bait-and-switch. Like this post?
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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?”
  • 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.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  MONDAY, MAY 30, 2016
    [Social Media] Why “rich content” is central to your social media strategy
    This was long before “influence marketing” was a thing and I called this new trend “social scoring.” There was no inherent SEO value in my original post — I had invented the term social scoring — so the web activity alone led the reporter to me. But first, I need to tell a story. Twitter? LinkedIn?
  • KOMARKETING ASSOCIATES  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 8, 2012
    [Social Media] 6 B2B Marketing Infographics: Social Media, Inbound Marketing & Mobile
    Social media, inbound marketing, mobile marketing, and globalization all are becoming more prevalent in the B2B marketing mix. How Social Is B2B? How B2B Marketers Are Scoring Big with Social Media. Marketing in Social Media: What Works for European Marketers. How Social Is B2B? LinkedIn?
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2014
    [Social Media] The 7 Challenges of Social Media Listening
    My webinar yesterday was about the dangers of social media listening. You’re staring at the dashboard of that slick social media listening tool that everyone likes so much, and you have the gnawing feeling that the data just isn’t right. The post The 7 Challenges of Social Media Listening appeared first on Biznology.
  • WEBBIQUITY  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 30, 2011
    [Social Media] Enterprise Social Media and Personal Branding
    That brand image matters little in social media. Second, “social&# media is by definition a person-to-person (or person to many persons) activity. And smart companies, big or small, who recognize that in a social media world, their people are their differentiation , will find ways to capitalize on personal branding. 
  • KOMARKETING ASSOCIATES  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2016
    [Social Media] 30+ Statistics Designed To Guide B2B Social Media Marketing Strategy in the New Year
    While we realize that successful B2B marketing programs leverage a combination of investments, social media needs to remain in a part of that mix. More importantly, as detailed in my presentation for Supply Chain Management teams this past October, social media is an increasingly important tool for defining marketing ROI.
  • 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.
  • PAUL GILLIN  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13, 2011
    [Social Media] How to Promote an Event with Social Media
    As a frequent speaker at events of all sizes, I’ve had a chance to observe some of the best practices conference organizers used to promote their events through social media. You need a single Web address that people can refer to in their social channels. Social Media Tips Twitter events marketing podcastDo that.
  • INDUSTRIAL MARKETING TODAY  |  MONDAY, MARCH 11, 2013
    [Social Media] Social Media Usage by Engineers and Industrial Professionals
    Last week I downloaded and read the new research report, “Social Media Use in the Industrial Sector” published by IHS GlobalSpec. Social Media Marketing Social Networking Google+ Industrial Marketing Lead generation LinkedIn videos YouTubeSome of the findings are consistent with their reports [.].
  • 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.
  • CONVERSIONATION  |  SUNDAY, MAY 29, 2011
    [Social Media] Customer-Centric Social Media: What is Your Unique Social Proposition?
    Since the upswing of social media we even got a lot more of them and ‘experts’ started giving new meanings to existing acronyms. Blog Connected marketing Social media marketing customer-centric ROI social media Unique Selling Point Unique Selling Proposition unique social proposition USP
  • 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.
  • B2B MARKETING TRACTION  |  MONDAY, MARCH 18, 2013
    [Social Media] How to Integrate Social Media into Your B2B Marketing
    Social media is not the be-all and end-all, but it is a marketing activity you should add to your marketing program. The key is to be strategic about it, and understand how it can work for your business before you get started. A lot of business owners view social media as that thing that kids do, or they dismiss it as an easy task.
  • WEBBIQUITY  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 1, 2011
    [Social Media] The Future of Social Media
    Social media is transforming communications in ways unimaginable just a couple of decades ago. But blogging takes work, as people discovered, which is why of the more than 150 million blogs that have been launched, PR and social media monitoring software firm Vocus tracks only about 20 million. We live in amazing times.
  • 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
  • CHRIS KOCH  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2011
    [Social Media] Is “social media campaign” an oxymoron?
    If you had asked me a few years ago whether the traditional marketing campaign had any place in social media I would have scoffed. After all, “engaging” is one of the four components of social media management. Facebook is the fun social network. Fly-by-night opportunists hoping to win your Facebook sweepstakes.
  • 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?
  • 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  |  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.
  • 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, 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? 
  • WRITING ON THE WEB  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2014
    [Social Media] How to Lure Readers to Your Blog from Social Media
    from Social Media" width="300" height="212" title="How to Lure Readers to Your Blog from Social Media" /> Let’s face it; sometimes it’s hard to draw people’s attention away from their many social media accounts.  I know that I’m guilty of not being willing to leave the social media site I’m browsing to visit an outside blog or article.
  • 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.,
  • SAZBEAN  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 2011
    [Social Media] Social Media Lead Generation
    Wondering how you can generate leads from social media? Social Media Lead Generation [5 Steps]. How do you use social media for lead generation? Marketing Social Media Social Networks StrategyHubspot has this nice little presentation to give you some ideas.
  • 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).
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 3, 2012
    [Social Media] Why Pinterest Matters to Us Social Media Marketers
    So, when someone steals your image, your graphic, or your photo, will they associate it with you even if it is disassociated with your sites, blogs, or social media ?  I know, when you post your own pins, you can add a source link-back URL , right? In blogging and social media, this is even more essential because of sharing.
  • 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!
  • HALEY MARKETING  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2016
    [Social Media] Simple Tricks to Use Social Media Effectively
    When you’re new to social media, it can be scary. The truth is, social media isn’t scary. So how can you become an avid social media user? add them as a connection on LinkedIn and customize your invite to ask them to follow your company social pages. It’s OK if social media isn’t your #1 hobby.
  • VERTICAL RESPONSE  |  MONDAY, JUNE 16, 2014
    [Social Media] 12 Tips to Running a Winning Social Media Contest
    Running a social media contest is a great way to drum up enthusiasm for your business, increase your list of email subscribers, get new Twitter followers and Facebook likes, and create a fun experience in the process. Choose one and stick to it, though you can still cross-promote your contest on other social networks. link].
  • 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.
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 20, 2012
    [Social Media] 26 Social Media Secrets Skittles Knows
    That’s far from typical–very few companies have more traffic to any of their social media venues than to their old-fashioned website. Here are 26 social media secrets Skittles knows: 1 out of every 5 minutes people spend online are spent on social networks in 2012; up from 1 out of every 20 minutes in 2007.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • WEBBIQUITY  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2012
    [Social Media] The Two Core Elements of B2B Social Media Marketing Success
    There have been numerous models proposed for social media and content marketing (including the Four C’s of Social Media Marketing model previously published here), but when all of the complexity is stripped away, social media marketing success comes down to two core elements: content and amplification.
  • 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.
  • KOMARKETING ASSOCIATES  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 2, 2016
    [Social Media] How To Measure A B2B Social Media Program
    Social media came in at a distant 4th, with only 33% of respondents indicating social media to be effective. However as we covered just this week, B2B marketers are increasingly turning to social media channels as a critical tool for distributing content, according to recent survey results released  by Regalix.
  • IT'S ALL ABOUT REVENUE  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 16, 2013
    [Social Media] Transforming Marketing From Social Media to Social Business
    But let’s focus on social media for a moment.  There’s no question that social has grown in relevance for most businesses in the past few years. Social consumed most of Americans’ online time when compared with other online channels. Social Media Insider Summit 2013. And there’s good reason for this.
  • 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.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2013
    [Social Media] Social Media Case Study: How I made $47 million from my B2B blog
    helped my company get $47 million in new business through a blog-centered social sales strategy. We decided to take an entirely new approach that heavily favored building relationships through social media. Now let’s cover how it actually worked — a successful social sales strategy. The Social Sales Strategy.
  • SALESFUSION  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2016
    [Social Media] 12 Social Media Tips for B2B Marketers
    Despite what we may have thought just a few years ago, social media marketing isn’t just for the B2C world. In fact, 56% of B2B marketers now consider social media marketing core to their business, with 30% reporting that social media directly produces ROI, according to Demand Gen Report. Marketing Insights.
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2013
    [Social Media] Best practices for social media shilling
    Inauthenticity – Social Media’s Dirty Little Secret (senseimarketing.com). Social Media Mistakes That Can Blindside Your Brand (business2community.com). Slider Social Media Marketing Fake Glock Harvard Business School New York New York Attorney General Paul Barrett Review Yelp How do I know?
  • 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  |  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
  • 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.
  • TOMORROW PEOPLE  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2012
    [Social Media] How NOT to Do Social Media - Three Disastrous Social Media C**k Ups
    The recent sale of former social media darling Digg for $500,000 (it was valued at $175m four years ago) is a timely reminder that in the world of social media , nothing is forever. Behold, three exercises in social media slapstick: Skittles falls prey to Twitter trolls. If so, click send. jason! fact is!
  • KOMARKETING ASSOCIATES  |  THURSDAY, JULY 24, 2014
    [Social Media] 8 Social Media Tools to Get Your Content Buzzing Across Networks
    Thankfully, there are numerous social media tools available to simplify this process and allow content marketers to craft a well-thought-out and targeted approach to audience identification and social promotion. Chances are, if you’re a social media user, you’re familiar with Klout and its popular “Klout score.”
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • B2B LEAD GENERATION BLOG  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 5, 2012
    [Social Media] How IntraLinks Used Social Media to Generate Twice as Many Sales-ready Leads as Any Other Channel
    Tweet Do you think social media is better for researching prospects than for attaining face-to-face meetings where deals are won and contracts are signed? In this high-tech world, social media has revealed itself to be a lead generation goldmine. Skotidas – B2B social media lead generation agency used by IntraLinks.
  • 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?
  • VERTICAL RESPONSE  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2014
    [Social Media] 6 Handy Tools to Monitor Social Media Success
    How’s a business supposed to cut through all that social media noise to make an impact? Many social media sites offer businesses tools to help you monitor your success – Are you taking advantage of them? Crowdbooster combines analytics and recommendations to create a guide for social media optimization.
  • 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.
  • MARKETRI  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2011
    [Social Media] 7 B2B Social Media Sins
    As 2012 approaches, it is clear to see that social media should be a focal point in your B2B marketing plan and strategy. Although B2B companies often receive a bad rap for being slow to adopt social media, we hope that by now you have hopped on the bandwagon and are enjoying the benefits of social media marketing.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2014
    [Social Media] Hard lessons agency customers need to learn about social media marketing
    Four and a half years ago I was hired into an agency that needed help outlining social media solutions for its customers. worked tirelessly with my VP to design “robust turnkey social media solutions.” Why couldn’t they understand social media? The six social media lies. 1. So I did that.
  • B2B MARKETING TRACTION  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 9, 2013
    [Social Media] A Practical Social Media Strategy for B2B Marketers
    Social media is still a relatively new tactic in town for B2B marketers. Here are some tips for approaching social media practically. 1. Have a strategic vision of how social media fits into marketing as a whole. Know your customers or clients, and their social media attitudes and behaviors.
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