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  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  MONDAY, JUNE 11, 2012
    [Social] 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.
  • PUZZLE MARKETER  |  MONDAY, JULY 1, 2013
    [Social] Choosing the Right Social Media Platform [Infographic]
    There are many factors to consider when you’re choosing the social media platform that is right for your brand or company profile. state social media profile can sometimes do more harm than not having one at all. Choosing the Right Social Media Platform Infographic: Courtesy of: Infographics.SG. Social Media social media
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 17, 2012
    [Social] The Art of Opening Social Conversations
    Successful social media engagement is about more than content. That’s a shame, because it’s the art of communication that can make your social media engagement ultimately flourish or flounder. In social media, your audience can’t see that you’re actually still standing there waiting for the next engagement volley. Too true!
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  MONDAY, JUNE 1, 2015
    [Social] What are the best social media platforms for your business?
    One of the most common business dilemmas is figuring our where to start with social media marketing. As with anything in life, there is often a trade-off between effort and business benefits and social media is no different. Social media marketing simply opens up the door for connections through weak relational links. Not easy.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2013
    [Social] 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. By also helping via social media, I hope that my “lives saved” tally reaches far beyond the paws I have in my home.
  • INBLURBS  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2012
    [Social] New Data Shows: Social Media Is Getting Results for B2B
    Businesses which are willing to communicate with their audience in blogs and social media show that they care about the people who spend their money with them. Businesses which avoid an open and authentic communication in blogs and social media show exactly the opposite. Where are Marketers going in 2012?
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 23, 2015
    [Social] Google has carnal knowledge of social
    Google has deep access to a large handful of social networking and bookmarking platforms, including reddit, Facebook , and others. But now, Google has the same all- access keys to back-end data on all your favorite social sites as they do now to your site. The post Google has carnal knowledge of social appeared first on Biznology.
  • IT'S ALL ABOUT REVENUE  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2012
    [Social] How Social Selling Changes Everything for Marketing
    They’re socially empowered to gather and share information from numerous sources. Meanwhile, social media networks underlying this change have made personal and professional relationships richer, broader, and more easily accessible. That’s where social selling comes in. Social selling isn’t just a sales phenomenon.
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  THURSDAY, JULY 3, 2014
    [Social] Has social business finally arrived?
    Based on what has been written by advocates of social business, one might have expected radical changes to have already occurred across the business landscape. Recently, though, some of the social business predictions that have been made during the last few years have begun to take hold. The post Has social business finally arrived?
  • IT'S ALL ABOUT REVENUE  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 1, 2014
    [Social] 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. 
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  MONDAY, JULY 16, 2012
    [Social] Inventing Social Business
    We all hear success stories about organizations that have developed social media marketing strategies, deployed social media tactics and reinvigorated brands and client relationships.  We applaud these efforts, cite them as case studies and continue to preach the gospel of social media.  Photo credit: Wikipedia.
  • IT'S ALL ABOUT REVENUE  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29, 2011
    [Social] 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. How many can you name?
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 6, 2015
    [Social] 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? Do you have a social media addiction?
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2012
    [Social] 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. This year that number has dropped to 23%.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2013
    [Social] The State Of Social Business
    In particular, note the significant increases in investment and resources but the relatively low number of companies (25 percent) who can assign revenue growth to social media initiatives. Related Stories Are businesses failing to find an ROI in social media? Another view.
  • WEBBIQUITY  |  MONDAY, APRIL 9, 2012
    [Social] 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. Storefront Social.
  • SYNECORE  |  FRIDAY, MAY 1, 2015
    [Social] Is Social Advertising Subverting Social Media Marketing?
    Fueled by new technologies and widespread corporate adoption, social advertising is finally hitting the mainstream. According to a recent report issued by Strategy Analytics , ad spend on social networks grew a robust 41% globally in 2014, totaling over $15.3 billion, and now accounts for 11% of global digital ad spend.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14, 2012
    [Social] 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. love experts.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  MONDAY, APRIL 22, 2013
    [Social] 25 social media influencers Forbes ignored, and why
    Once a year, a fellow named Haydn Shaughnessy shows up on the social media scene and creates a list of the “ 50 Top Social Media Influencers ,” which is published via the online version of Forbes. This list gets distributed far and wide and has become an important badge of “social proof” for those on the list.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2011
    [Social] 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? Where do we go beyond the basic frameworks and strategies?
  • DIGITAL B2B MARKETING  |  MONDAY, MAY 7, 2012
    [Social] Social Media’s Missing Ingredient
    View original on Pinterest You are ready for social media. Your social media program needs time. Creating Content Your social media plan likely calls for creating some type of content daily (hopefully), and definitely weekly. Does your social media plan have the time it needs to be successful? You have executive support.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  SUNDAY, MAY 20, 2012
    [Social] Lessons from a horrible social media strategy
    like using this blog as an example because in an industry that is so gun-shy about using social media, this prominent clinic seemed to be moving forward in a powerful way. Case studies ethics marketing strategy mayo clinic blog social media and healthcare social media mistakesstrategy gone horribly wrong. Utterly tasteless.
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2013
    [Social] Redefining Success as Social
    How important is it to one’s career to be involved in social networks and to keep a high profile?  There is a lot of experimentation going on with social technologies in organizations.  Performance management has also gone social.  Being social, networked and  out there is  important just on its own! 
  • INBLURBS  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2012
    [Social] Why you should avoid Social Media Marketing
    Social media is a great way to step into two way conversation with recent and future customers. In these times it seems that everybody wants to step into social media. In my opinion social Media is not for everybody! But most of them are in social media. The same with social media! Why you will ask?
  • IT'S ALL ABOUT REVENUE  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2012
    [Social] How to Get Started with Social CRM
    by Jesse Noyes | Tweet this Today’s post is adapted from the Grande Guide to Social CRM , written by the well-known social CRM thinker, Paul Greenberg. There’s a lot of talk about social CRM these days, but precious little action. Here are a few to help wrap your head around social CRM. 1. Research Tools.
  • MI6 MARKETING AGENCY  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 2011
    [Social] Social CRM for Small Business
    Personally, I would describe Nimble as a social switchboard that helps you create and develop relationships with customers and prospects. It’s the next generation customer relationship management system, or social CRM, if you will. 04:30 We talk about what Nimble does and how it’s positioned as a social relationship platform.
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 6, 2015
    [Social] Social media monitoring: why it’s a must
    Now, with the help of social media and review sites, everyone and anyone can have a say, anytime. Since it is almost impossible to monitor every website manually, having a social media monitoring tool (or tools) is an absolute must in today’s digital world. Southwest Airlines took to social media touting how they are now the only U.S.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2012
    [Social] The results are in: An experiment in social influence
    ” I’d like to examine the results of this appeal as an example of “social influence” in action. ”  What happens when a social media audience actually has to commit to an action and open a wallet? The reason for this failure is that most social media connections are very weak relational links. It doesn’t happen.
  • CONVERSIONATION  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 9, 2012
    [Social] Defining Social Business: a Call for Clarity and Collaboration
    Yes, you are right: social business is a buzzword. It is omnipresent and it is trendy to proclaim “it’s not about social media anymore but about social business.” ” However, social business is not a hype, on the contrary. Dada on MarketingProfs, titled “ What Exactly Is a ‘Social Business ‘?”
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 20, 2012
    [Social] 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  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2011
    [Social] 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? Are they truly open to the idea of customer dialogue?
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2012
    [Social] Your 2013 Social Media Strategy: Grow a Pair.
    There is an infection overwhelming social media strategy development and the virus is fear. just read a number of reports all showing how CMO’s are still confused about what to do about social media. It’s time these business leaders stop whining about social media, shatter the status quo, and grow a pair for the new year.
  • B2B MARKETING INSIDER  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 2, 2012
    [Social] The Top 9 Social Networks For Businesses
    Are you always wondering which social network is hot and which is not? And how many social networks can your business really continue to pay attention to? Well here you will see the search growth rates of the 9 major social networks that I think are most important to businesses and our social media marketing efforts.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  SUNDAY, JULY 29, 2012
    [Social] 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?” How are you dealing with your Social Media Minefield?
  • BUZZ MARKETING FOR TECHNOLOGY  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2011
    [Social] 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
  • BUZZ MARKETING FOR TECHNOLOGY  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2010
    [Social] Social Media for the Boardroom
    At a recent BlogWell event I got a chance to hear Robert Raines from Chevron present his Social Media program and how he reports their activity into the Boardroom. It all starts with the Pulse Report that Chevron had produced by Edelman (their PR firm) using their Alterian’s SM2 social media monitoring tool. Email this to a friend?
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  MONDAY, MARCH 10, 2014
    [Social] 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. That is just crazy.”
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 13, 2015
    [Social] If you stopped publishing your social content, would anybody notice?
    By Brooke Ballard, {grow} Contributing Columnist If you’re like me you don’t ever feel comfortable with your social media content publishing schedule. What does this mean for the “little guy” and our social content? Social Content Homeostasis On average, my small company shares around 110 posts per week.
  • WEBBIQUITY  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 28, 2012
    [Social] 33 (of the) Best Social Media Guides, Tips and Resoures of 2012 So Far
    Given the widespread adoption of social media marketing practices, the “if” and “when” questions seemed to have now been resolved by most midsized and larger companies (and a lot of small companies as well). What’s the best process for developing a social media marketing plan? Social Media Metrics and ROI.
  • WEBBIQUITY  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2013
    [Social] 21 of the Best Social Media Marketing Guides of 2013 (So Far)
    The use of social media and social networks for marketing has rapidly advanced in the past few years from the “should I do it?” ” level to the current “how do I measure and optimize social media marketing efforts?” 500 companies use at least one major social media platform. by Social-Hire.
  • BUZZ MARKETING FOR TECHNOLOGY  |  TUESDAY, MAY 7, 2013
    [Social] 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. So here are 3 reasons why ….
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2012
    [Social] 8 Indispensible Tools to Improve Your Social Media Efficiency
    Being organized with your social media efforts is essential because it can be so time consuming. It’s easy to spend many hours on social media but are you using that time effectively? Here are 8 tools that I use on a regular basis that helped me be more effective and efficient on social media and hopefully it will help you too! 1.
  • WEBBIQUITY  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 13, 2015
    [Social] 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? Image credit: KISSmetrics.
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  MONDAY, APRIL 21, 2014
    [Social] 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 ). Does your business listen?
  • LEAD VIEWS  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6, 2012
    [Social] Using Social Media to Enhance Trade Shows and Conferences
    One could argue, quite convincingly, that social networking and digital content actually motivates people to congregate and enhance online relationships. Identify prospective attendees based on the social content (e.g., Seek out registrants who are particularly active in social forums. LinkedIn is a great tool for this.
  • INBLURBS  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2011
    [Social] 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. Keep doing it.
  • LEADER NETWORKS  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27, 2011
    [Social] Social Media Insecurity? Try Our Maturity Model Prescription
    Many enterprises suffer from a little-documented condition known as "social media insecurity." These anxiety-plagued firms are fearful that somehow, somewhere, they are falling behind their competitors and will suffer unforeseen hardships and failure if they are not at the cutting edge of social media activity. You get the point.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2014
    [Social] 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?”
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2012
    [Social] Another way to measure social media success
    But I think there are many, many creative uses of social media — and even more creative ways to measure it — that many people miss. Another way to measure social media. I’d like to offer a different way to look at the value created by deploying social media for an organization. Calculating social media ROI.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 9, 2012
    [Social] Social Planning. A {growtoon}
    Join the growtoonists each Friday for a humorous take on marketing, social media, and current business events. growtoons} kacy maxwell social media cartoon social media humorKacy   Maxwell  is a guy who loves his work, family and a good challenge. See more of his cartoons at   EverythingIsMedia.com.
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 1, 2014
    [Social] 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. Social media can be dangerous, too.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  MONDAY, MAY 25, 2015
    [Social] CEOs are finally embracing social. What does it mean to you?
    There was a great Harvard Business Review article recently on CEOs and social media. An analysis found that 80 percent of the CEOs of the world’s  largest 50 companies  are engaged online and on social media, more than double of what the same study found in 2010. New CEOs are quicker to take up social. CEOs and social media.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2012
    [Social] 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. Agree?
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2014
    [Social] Social advocacy marketing gains legitimacy
    This week, another start-up in the brand advocasy space, Branderati , was acquired by social media marketing/analytics company Sprinklr. Sprinklr has come out and told the marketplace that it is a critical component of the integrated social media stack. We are dramatically reducing the cost of social sharing at scale. Examples?
  • B2B MARKETING INSIDER  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 2, 2013
    [Social] Are Social Employees The Future of Marketing?
    As we think about social media, social business and social employees, how will great companies use their employees to get ahead in the  Future of Marketing ? While many other books have written on either social business or social branding, few combined these topics to explore the real-world success stories of major brands.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  MONDAY, JULY 21, 2014
    [Social] Straight talk on social media consulting
    Nearly every week I help mentor some young person who wants to start a career in social media marketing consulting. I’m happy to help but unfortunately find myself bursting a lot of bubbles of overly high expectations. It’s really not about social media. This career choice is about MARKETING not social media.
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2012
    [Social] 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. TRAFFIC SOURCES ( GOOGLE ANALYTICS ): It may surprise you but, to me, Google Analytics is the most effective social media measurement tool available.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 29, 2013
    [Social] There will be no social media apocalypse
    His insanely popular series of fast-paced “ social media revolution ” videos have been viewed millions of times and are standard fare to kick off a social media class or workshop. ” If you would believe Eric, we are on the cusp of a social media apocalypse. Social media does not assure business success.
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  TUESDAY, MAY 8, 2012
    [Social] 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.
  • BUYEROLOGY  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1, 2011
    [Social] Social Buyerology: Listening to the Social Buyer
    This is the third installment of my reflection on Social Buyerology.    The first article, Social Buyerology: Understanding Buyers in the Social Age reflected on the need for a new science of examining buyers in the social age.  Social Interaction Listening.   Social Buyer Persona Listening.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 7, 2015
    [Social] 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. Please check out this tremendous resource for scaling social media engagement.
  • INBLURBS  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25, 2012
    [Social] 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. Not only teenagers are surfing on social networks through their mobile devices.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 28, 2011
    [Social] 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.
  • BUZZ MARKETING FOR TECHNOLOGY  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 9, 2012
    [Social] The Emotion found in Social Data
    Most people who write on social media outlets don’t do so just for the sake of doing it.  That is exactly why Social Media is so special, so different.  Because with Social Media, people become “micro-authors” when and where it matters.  Very likely that means you’ll find them on Social Media. Let’s be clear. 
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2013
    [Social] Case study: ROI of social influence
    But they kept after me and several people from their marketing or social media group connected to me through Twitter. The post Case study: ROI of social influence appeared first on Schaefer Marketing Solutions: We Help Businesses {grow}. What is the ROI of me? We’re about to find out. Was there a payoff for Dell? Current state.
  • WEBBIQUITY  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2012
    [Social] 23 (More) of the Best Social Media Guides, Tips and Resources of 2012
    How can marketers make more productive use of their time on social networking sites? How can you make sure your company’s social media policy doesn’t run afoul of employment law? How can you measure (or can you measure) social media ROI ? Social Media Marketing Guides and Tips. ” Social Media Tools.
  • PWB MARKETING BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24, 2011
    [Social] 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. The social landscape changes so rapidly we wanted the latest research we could get.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  FRIDAY, MAY 16, 2014
    [Social] Why Instagram is becoming the dominant social network
    In this fast-paced talk he uses his research to make predictions on who is winning and losing in everything from social media and retail to brands and world economies. The post Why Instagram is becoming the dominant social network appeared first on Schaefer Marketing Solutions: We Help Businesses {grow}.
  • CONVERSIONATION  |  SUNDAY, MAY 29, 2011
    [Social] 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  |  SATURDAY, JANUARY 19, 2013
    [Social] The insider’s guide to social media consulting success
    When I have been asked for a proposal to create a social media marketing strategy for a company, I have won the business 95 percent of the time. In every organization there are five common hurdles to social media success. Legal — Can the Legal Department adjust to the new demands of the social web? And neither do they.
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 7, 2012
    [Social] Social listening drives traditional market research
    Most of you know that I serve Converseon as Chief Strategist, and I’ve watched Converseon’s great research team pull insights from social media conversation that have astounded me. But some people still don’t believe that social media  can deliver real market research value. Photo credit: dmhoro.
  • IT'S ALL ABOUT REVENUE  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 29, 2013
    [Social] Social Selling: 10 Actionable Tips From LinkedIn’s Koka Sexton
    by Amanda Batista | Tweet this The verdict on social selling is in: It works. While not even three years ago, marketing and sales organizations sought actual data to support the “hunch” that social selling techniques and practices were effective, the state of the advanced sales method is, well, on fire. They know it’s effective.
  • BUZZ MARKETING FOR TECHNOLOGY  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 30, 2012
    [Social] Social Data can Adds Years to a CMOs Tenure
    In the social era, linearity gives way to seriality.  With the social explosion afoot and copious social data being there in the ether, ready to be interpreted and acted on, marketers for the first time have a real-time laboratory with a constant data stream emanating from it.  Social data is a boon for marketers.
  • WEBBIQUITY  |  MONDAY, MARCH 28, 2011
    [Social] 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.
  • B2B MARKETING INSIDER  |  THURSDAY, MAY 9, 2013
    [Social] What Is A Social Business?
    In response to my post defining social selling , I realized that I needed to take a step back and define “What is a social business?”. There is a lot of talk about the social business and too often it involves a discussion of social tools and channels. What is a Social Business? The post What Is A Social Business?
  • WEBBIQUITY  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2011
    [Social] 48 Ways to Measure Social Media Success
    Ultimately, as Olivier Blanchard has pointed out repeatedly , social media marketing has to demonstrate an ROI (though he acknowledges the questions have to be made more specific). But it’s crucial to the social media ROI debate to recognize that “R” is an end-of-the-process measure. Social media/network-referred traffic.
  • CONVERSIONATION  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2014
    [Social] B2B buyers and professional social networks in the purchase decision
    In case you believed we can forget about social media in marketing and business, here’s a wake-up call: according to the latest Social Buying Study from IDC, 75% (!) of B2B buyers “studied social media” to SUPPORT purchase decisions.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  THURSDAY, JULY 31, 2014
    [Social] Three foundations of social selling (free eBook)
    I’ve developed a brief eBook for you on three important aspects of social selling. ” you might ask … “Selling on the social web? The post Three foundations of social selling (free eBook) appeared first on Schaefer Marketing Solutions: We Help Businesses {grow}. you might ask … “Selling on the social web?
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2011
    [Social] 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! 
  • AD YOUR COMMENT HERE  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2013
    [Social] Social Media ROI [Video]
    This is a great little video by Ignite Social Media  on the ROI of social media. While it’s quick in nature, it’s a good, high-level look at how social media effects the bottom line in various aspects of business. Transcript (Courtesy of Ignite Social Media). Social Media: 5.32 Awareness. Consideration.
  • IT'S ALL ABOUT REVENUE  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 13, 2013
    [Social] 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.
  • BUYEROLOGY  |  THURSDAY, MAY 5, 2011
    [Social] Turn B2B Buying Into a Social Experience
      It requires evaluating what approaches align with today’s social buyer personas and what spend should be devoted to providing a social experience.    By doing so, a B2B organization can learn about the potential interactions social buyers desire that make up the entire social experience.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2014
    [Social] 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. My friend Justin Levy just had brain surgery.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 19, 2012
    [Social] 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  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2015
    [Social] 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! BINGO. Cliché.
  • INBLURBS  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2011
    [Social] 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. Leveraging social media for branding and building awareness helps B2B companies.
  • INBLURBS  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2011
    [Social] How to show short term social media ROI to your boss?
    To show a short term ROI out from social media is important to keep the activities motivated and long lasting. In the long term social media brings massive branding power as well. How to show short term social media ROI? Your social media traffic has a great value. Inbound marketing gets you found and gets you leads!
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  TUESDAY, MAY 12, 2015
    [Social] 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. People.
  • SOCIAL MARKETING FORUM  |  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2013
    [Social] What Business Goals Can Social Media Serve?
    The changes in how people behave and buy as explained in the introduction to social media and social business are essential and show the many potential business goals and benefits of social media. While social media programs are basically designed to improve and strengthen the efficiency of a multitude [.].
  • WEBBIQUITY  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2012
    [Social] Seven Expert Social PR Guides and Tips
    In the online realm, PR, search engine optimization (SEO), social, advertising and marcom are all vital and intertwined elements of web presence optimization , and as such need to be measured and managed to coordinate efforts for maximum online visibility. How can media relations skills be leveraged in social media? Give them credit.
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2013
    [Social] 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. Are you still?
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 5, 2012
    [Social] 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. Finally, a response!
  • WEBBIQUITY  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 5, 2013
    [Social] 101 Vital Social Media and Digital Marketing Statistics for (the Rest of) 2013
    Okay, that statistic was made up (though probably not far off the mark),  but the social media and digital marketing facts and statistics below are real (or at least from generally reliable sources). For example, 93% of marketers use social media for business. But how do marketers and consumers view social media differently?
  • IT'S ALL ABOUT REVENUE  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2013
    [Social] The ABCs of Social Selling: Always Be Connected
    by Jill Rowley | Tweet this I have a confession. I’m a 40-year old, married mother of four… social networking addict. consume information online and am constantly sharing it with my social networks. In all this social networking, TRANSFORMATION is happening that affects the sales process. What Is Social Selling? .
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18, 2012
    [Social] What exactly is a social graph?
    My latest favorite term is the social graph. The social graph is the latest techie term for the labyrinth of connections in a social network. If you think about how social networks operate, you realize that you have a network of Facebook friends, and each of your friends has his or her own network, too. People.
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2014
    [Social] 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 In Are you a social media polymath?
  • SAZBEAN  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 17, 2011
    [Social] 7 Social Media Monitoring Essentials
    Monitoring is an essential part of any Internet or social media strategy. Listening is a huge part of the value of social media and monitoring can help you keep up on the important conversations. Competitor’s Names – Social media can be a valuable resource for finding out what consumers think about your competitors.
  • SOCIAL MARKETING FORUM  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 7, 2013
    [Social] Social Business and Big Data: the Business Intelligence Goldmine
    Customer analytics Marketing ROI Social business Social CRM Social media marketing Social media monitoring BDA Big Data Applications business intelligence Jeremiah Owyang Jonas Klit Nielsen Mindjumpers Raj De Datta social analyticsEvery day we create 2.5 quintillion bytes of data. That’s a lot! And [.].
  • CHRIS KOCH  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2011
    [Social] 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. 30% said yes.
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  TUESDAY, JULY 2, 2013
    [Social] 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. Are you a social media forager?
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