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  • 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, 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.
  • 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 [.].
  • 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?
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • B2B MARKETING INSIDER  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2012
    [Social] The Most Important Words In Social Media
    And so I offer up to you that the most important words in social media are “thank you!” But in social media , where we only see avatars and not real expressions on real human faces, they are particularly important. So I will explain my approach to be thankful on social media here in this post. ” I said.
  • 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!
  • 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! 
  • 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?
  • 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.
  • 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?
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • BUYEROLOGY  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17, 2011
    [Social] The Social Buyer Engagement Index
    In my recent article, The Ascent of the Social Buyer , I made mention that social buyers today were exhibiting an internalized Social Engagement Index.    The mention of a Social Engagement Index is not new.    My mention of a Social Buyer Engagement Index is coming from a different direction. 
  • 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 [.].
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2014
    [Social] Five tips to turn social media mistakes into customer advocacy
    Many large companies such as Gatorade, Dell, the NFL, and the Red Cross have social media command centers to monitor perception of their brands in real time, follow trends, conduct conversations, and resolve complaints. Even more important than the technology behind those command centers is the attitude companies take towards social media.
  • 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?
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 15, 2013
    [Social] 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. Ignite Facebook Fans. percent.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2015
    [Social] Your marketing success may hinge on Gray Social Media
    In the last year, a lot has been written about “ dark social media ” — the vast majority of content sharing you’ll never see because it’s occurring through email, direct messages, texting, and other private communication channels. Gray social media. Is this the future of social media metrics?
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  THURSDAY, JULY 23, 2015
    [Social] Social media challenges to parenting
    Immediately, my fatherly red flags went up and I went into investigator mode, paying even closer attention to what was happening in her world on social media. I was irritated by the situation, and I posted these frustrations on Facebook. Social media and parenting. The same is true for our teens on social media. sociology
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2012
    [Social] 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.  Hilarious! Tweet.
  • CHRIS KOCH  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2011
    [Social] Is Twitter “social?”
    Majority opinion seems to be that Twitter isn’t really a social platform it’s a broadcast medium. study by Yahoo Research found that 50% of tweets are generated by an “elite” group of 20k users and that those users tend to follow one another rather than branching out—what many refer to as the social media echo chamber.
  • BUYEROLOGY  |  SUNDAY, MAY 22, 2011
    [Social] The Research Methods of Social Buyerology
    In my article, Social Buyerology: Understanding Buyers in the Social Age , I offered perspectives on the need for a new discipline in B2B Sales and Marketing related to understanding new buyer behaviors and interactions in the social age.  Social Buyerography: Multiple Qualitative Approaches.
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2013
    [Social] My social media marketing posts from 2011
    Read more… Target Twitter followers using a theory of everyone — I put more trust in the value and impact of the online influencer long tail than I do in the impact of the couple-dozen top-influencers that most social media consultants and digital PR teams recommend. Social is a very handy way of dominating search.
  • 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.
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2014
    [Social] 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.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  MONDAY, MAY 5, 2014
    [Social] 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. ” — CMO, Hospitality Industry.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2012
    [Social] 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. Little wonder. hate that.
  • WEBBIQUITY  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2012
    [Social] 87 More Vital Social Media Marketing Facts and Stats for 2012
    Though social media marketing is now used in about 90% of companies, techniques, platforms and best practices continue to evolve.  What will likely be the hot trends in social media over the next couple of years? Social Media Stats and Demographics. 1. 56% of Americans have a profile on at least one social networking site.
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  TUESDAY, MAY 28, 2013
    [Social] 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). Me too! Right?
  • WEBBIQUITY  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2010
    [Social] 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. Share this on Bebo.
  • 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.
  • VIEWPOINT  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2015
    [Social] Why Social Media Doesn't Work [PowerViews LIVE Highlights]
    On February 3, 2015, I had the pleasure of having leading marketing expert Jamie Turner on PowerViews LIVE to talk about “Why Social Media Doesn’t Work.” Right off the bat you may be thinking, “Social media doesn’t work? Marketing organizations today are using social media for business purposes—more now than ever before.
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  TUESDAY, MAY 5, 2015
    [Social] You can only win search by winning social
    Social Media Engagement is Not Just Dropping Links. Social media’s the answer, buddy. Use a tool like GaggleAMP to activate your community, use a service like Audienti to show you how your SEO results are directly related to how real and human your relationship with the social web is. Nothing’s helping.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2011
    [Social] Can you make money managing social media?
    Now, here’s the next big question … can you make money managing social media for others? My original prediction was based on a statement I heard at many companies: “Can you please just do this social media stuff for me?” Have you found a way to monetize social media management? But it is happening, a lot.
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 24, 2014
    [Social] Social networking services should be facilitated not controlled
    and platform-based Social Network Service (SNS); namely, her belief that communities need to grow organically and not be rigid, planned, communities: more like London than Paris. Before you start — before you create your own social networking site, your own social media — be sure to check to make sure that you actually need to.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 24, 2012
    [Social] Understanding the true nature of the social media marketplace
    OK … Stick with me for one minute.  We’re going back in time about 1,000 years but I promise it’s going to come back to a great lesson about social media and marketing. Social Media Strategy Traditional media and advertising explaining social media social media basics understanding social media
  • WEBBIQUITY  |  MONDAY, APRIL 14, 2014
    [Social] 83 Exceptional Social Media and Marketing Statistics for 2014
    So before it gets replaced by the next trendy buzzwordy term, here’s some marketing-related big data for you: 83 valuable facts, stats, and research findings covering strategy, social media, SEO, online advertising, email marketing, content, blogging, social networking, video and more. Social Media Today ). 8. ”).
  • CONVERSIONATION  |  SATURDAY, JANUARY 28, 2012
    [Social] 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. Let’s agree on terminology first. [.].
  • WEBBIQUITY  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 2011
    [Social] 6 Characteristics of Social Media Winners
    but Charlie Sheen’s recent meteoric  rise on Twitter aside (best not to rely on the perverse attraction of watching a drug-addled celebrity publicly self-destruct) here’s a shot a minimum list of characteristics that enable social media success. social media strategy that’s all about “me me me!&# Smart. Unique.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2013
    [Social] 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!
  • BUYEROLOGY  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 6, 2011
    [Social] The Future of Buyer Personas is Social - Part 1
      Just as personas needed to change from a process aimed squarely at software design to incorporate the Web, buyer personas as a process must now undergo reinvention to be applicable to the Social Age.    Next: The Future of Buyer Personas is Social - Part 2. Engage the Social Buyer Persona (customerthink.com).
  • PUZZLE MARKETER  |  FRIDAY, MAY 18, 2012
    [Social] Social Media is Complicated [Infographic]
    As introduced to us by Business Insider , Buddy Media’s Social Enterprise Software is a suite of products is “designed to help brands build and maintain relationships with consumers to accelerate their business.” Start sharing content and use social media as another channel to amplify it. Well, it’s complicated.
  • IT'S ALL ABOUT REVENUE  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 30, 2012
    [Social] 4 Steps for Making Demand Generation More Social
    by Rob Bois | Tweet this Pick up any sales or marketing trade pub, and you’re likely to see that 2011 was the year of social.  It’s one thing to tweet about your company and build a Facebook page, but B2B firms are now looking to tie Social to measurable lead generation.  Step 2: Engage Your Leads Socially.
  • WEBBIQUITY  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2011
    [Social] 10 Ways to Use Social Networks for B2B Marketing
    Social networks are essential for expanding your web presence —not only for creating social signals now a key component in search engine rankings, which makes your website and blog easier to find in search, but also by giving you more places to be found online. This also applies to other professional / social networks (e.g.
  • AD YOUR COMMENT HERE  |  TUESDAY, MAY 7, 2013
    [Social] 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.
  • WEBBIQUITY  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2010
    [Social] Five Audiences for Social Media Marketing
    The challenge in social media is to be able to consider the needs of multiple audiences at once, because even though you may be aiming a tweet, blog post or Facebook update at a particular group, everyone can see it. Here are five audiences to keep in mind when posting any content or engaging in social media interactions. Engage them.
  • INBLURBS  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2012
    [Social] How to use Social Media for Customer Acquisition
    Social media has become a significant part of serious marketers lead generation strategy. Companies who engage in social media increase their reach massively. Social media is public communications channel where companies can get great unfiltered feedback. Smart marketers measure the value of social media channels as well.
  • PAUL GILLIN  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2010
    [Social] Social CRM: Curb Your Enthusiasm
    And if you’re a CRM user, you’re almost certainly hearing about Social CRM, the hottest new craze in that 20-year-old field. It seems only natural that online social interactions should be part of this profile. Social CRM introduces potentially enormous new complexity to the process. encourage you to restrain your enthusiasm.
  • B2B MARKETING INSIDER  |  TUESDAY, MAY 7, 2013
    [Social] Social Selling: A Day In The Life of A Social Sales Person
    Social selling is a hot buzzword being thrown around today. What is social selling and how do tomorrow’s top sales people use social selling to become top performers? Social selling is not just about starting the sales process with social tools like Linkedin, Facebook or Twitter. What is Social Selling?
  • SOCIAL MARKETING FORUM  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 8, 2013
    [Social] Social Media ROI and Measurement: Questions You Should Ask
    If we talk about Social Media ROI in this post, we talk about the return on investment of [.]. Marketing ROI Social business Social CRM Social media marketing Web analytics Jim Lenskold Jim Sterne marketing ROI Olivier Blanchard return on marketing investment ROMI social media measurement social media metrics social media ROI
  • B2B LEAD GENERATION BLOG  |  MONDAY, MAY 6, 2013
    [Social] Social Media Marketing: Dell reveals how it turns thousands of brand detractors into fans
    Tweet Five years ago, Dell had little presence on social media. In fact, one in 12 of Dell’s more than 105,000 employees have attended its Social Media & Community University , which encompasses up to 12 hours of training on how to best represent Dell online. You can invest in a social media monitoring tool, as well.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29, 2015
    [Social] 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. Unplug!
  • SOCIAL MARKETING FORUM  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2011
    [Social] Why Women Own Social Networking
    Social media marketing Word of mouth marketing social marketing social media word-of-mouth word-of-mouth marketingSoon men will be driven back to the garage where we will huddle around broken down, rusted muscle cars, drink beer and lament our relegation in grunted musings.
  • DIGITAL B2B MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2012
    [Social] Too Much Crappy Social Media Content!
    Of course, most businesses and professionals don’t share information like this in social media, but another kind of oversharing pervades social media: oversharing content. Content Social Media audience developement Content Curation social sharing triberrWe all know people that overshare. Get out of your rut.
  • BUZZ MARKETING FOR TECHNOLOGY  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2009
    [Social] Fire your Director of Social Media!
    At a recent ANA conference I was interviewing Brian Wallace VP of Digital Marketing and Media for RIM when I heard him say “2 years from now- if I still have a Director of Social Media – I should be fired!&# and after thinking about that I can’t help but agree with him. Use Social Media to spot issues before they hit the Contact Center!
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18, 2012
    [Social] 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. Address Your Addiction.
  • INBLURBS  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 2012
    [Social] How to Master Your Lead Generation Challenge with Social Media
    Social Media has proven to be a source of targeted high quality leads for B2C and B2B. Marketers which experienced the business value of social media marketing know that social media is one of their most successful and cost effective marketing channels. Start a social media presence. How can you profit from this trend? 1.
  • PWB MARKETING BLOG  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2011
    [Social] 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. Mistakes are costly. Wrong.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 3, 2012
    [Social] 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.  Email.
  • B2B MARKETING TRACTION  |  MONDAY, APRIL 28, 2014
    [Social] A Social Media Strategy for B2B Marketers
    Some business to business (B2B) marketers are still hesitant about investing in social media. They may view social media as a business to consumer (B2C) activity or they think that their target audience isn’t on social media. B2B companies are getting traction on social media. Marketing Strategy Social Media/Web 2.0
  • CHRIS KOCH  |  FRIDAY, MAY 6, 2011
    [Social] 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. Image via Wikipedia.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2014
    [Social] 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  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2011
    [Social] 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. Habits That Are Sabotaging The Social Movement.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 22, 2012
    [Social] Using Klout and social scoring for sales and marketing teams
    One of the things I have been interested in is examining practical applications of Klout and social scoring to an internal enterprise. If you are unclear about social scoring systems and what they attempt to measure, it might be useful to start with this blog post about Why Klout Matters. You mean they are representing our company?”
  • SOCIAL MARKETING FORUM  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2011
    [Social] The Final Destination for Social Media
    But let’s take a mental leap through time; what will social media look like in x years, when it’s mature and just another tool we reflexively reach for when needed, like picking up the phone today?
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2014
    [Social] 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. Are you already Kim Kardashian?
  • WEBBIQUITY  |  TUESDAY, MAY 22, 2012
    [Social] For Social Business, Remember the 90-9-1 Rule
    There is a risk of the same fallacy today, with the mantra updated to “social media is everyone’s job!”—if ”—if the concept of social business is misunderstood or improperly applied. ” This was hogwash of course. Sales is Sales’ job.
  • SYNECORE  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2014
    [Social] Social Media Marketing: It's Complicated.
    The idea was partially inspired by a newly published report from Forrester which outlines the relative ineffectiveness of Facebook and Twitter as social engagement tools for brands. When thinking about social media marketing for our clients, I always start with values and goals. If so, how can we leverage specific social channels (i.e.
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 2, 2015
    [Social] 2015: The year social media listening grows up
    At least they seem smart until you read the predictions later. I am too smart to make predictions, so instead I will tell you what I am already seeing that sounds like a prediction only if you also don’t know it. I am working with more and more clients who are taking an approach to social media that few were doing even a year ago.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 2, 2014
    [Social] 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. 98 comments.
  • IT'S ALL ABOUT REVENUE  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2012
    [Social] 4 Ways to Make Your Selling More Social
    by Jesse Noyes | Tweet this Selling, some would argue, has always been social. But few would argue that social media hasn’t changed the game for sales and marketing. Well, you’ll be happy to know that social selling, like traditional selling, is still about trust. Know What Social Selling Is – And What it Isn’t.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2014
    [Social] 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? We are finally selling social media services easier than we ever have before.
  • NUSPARK  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 9, 2012
    [Social] A Social Media Measurement Dashboard; One Approach
    A re your social media efforts working?  Working” can mean a number of different things, depending if you’re a content marketer, a business owner, a CMO, a CFO, and more. . A few months ago, I wrote a popular post on the right way to measure social media ROI, and now I want to take social media measurement to the next level. 
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2014
    [Social] The social media forecast: Cloudy!
    Social Media “re-set”  – I predicted that companies would start to settle down after the initial social media hype cycle and create more realistic social media budgets and expectations. Today, social software companies like Jive and Chatter are standard fare for many companies. The post The social media forecast: Cloudy!
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2013
    [Social] The evolution of social media analytics
    You probably can’t pick up a book on social media best practices without seeing some reference to Dell. They are one of the undisputed pioneers, leaders and innovators in the field of social media. This was a rare opportunity to peek under the covers of what is next in social media innovation. Here are 7 clues.
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  TUESDAY, MAY 7, 2013
    [Social] 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. And if you’re speaking to yourself alone in your social media room, you’re doing something wrong.
  • CONVERSIONATION  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2013
    [Social] Social Business Failure Is a Choice: Speaking a Common Language
    Gartner predicts 80% of social business efforts will not achieve intended benefits through 2015. In practice, social business is a huge Babylonian confusion. Here are three simple questions to start with: - What is social business anyway? What is social business anyway? The social technology dimension.
  • KOMARKETING ASSOCIATES  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2014
    [Social] Can B2B Social Media Marketers Keep Up With Kim Kardashian?
    After coming to this realization, I began to question, can social media marketers learn a thing or two from Kim Kardashian’s social media marketing strategy? Her quite brilliant branding strategy is what transformed her from an ordinary reality TV star into “royalty,” and social media has been a driving force behind this.
  • BUZZ MARKETING FOR TECHNOLOGY  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2011
    [Social] Social Media Marketing and Darwin: Evolution or Irrelevance
    Consumers have evolved even faster with the advent of high-speed Internet-enabled mobile devices and social media. Everyone is clamoring for consumers’ attention, from TV and Web content they’re genuinely interested in, to an onslaught of thoughts and activities of friends and relatives, posted via every social media channel.
  • WEBBIQUITY  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 24, 2011
    [Social] 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? Create video emails?
  • SAZBEAN  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2010
    [Social] How-to: Use Netvibes for Social Media Monitoring
    Keeping track of everything that’s going on can be a challenge — especially with social media which moves at the speed of light. Here’s how to setup Netvibes for your own social media monitoring… 1. Netvibes is a great way to get an eyeball on what’s going on, all in one dashboard. button. Save your work.
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  TUESDAY, MAY 14, 2013
    [Social] Your social campaign needs 1000x followers
    But if you’re reading this, there’s a good chance you’ll need to speak up, maybe repeat yourself, and be more persistent than the Earth’s top celebs or our most hallowed social media motivational speakers. Just because you were BMOC or BWOC in high school or college doesn’t much matter in social.
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13, 2013
    [Social] Engaging Employees to Share Corporate Social Media
    Yesterday, Glenn Gaudet of GaggleAMP presented our latest Biznology® Webinar about how to amplify your corporate social media messages.  With the introduction of social media, companies were provided an army of megaphones that had a genuine affinity for the company and its products. Photo credit: Fora do Eixo.
  • IT'S ALL ABOUT REVENUE  |  FRIDAY, MAY 22, 2015
    [Social] The new Myspace? Which social channels are here to stay
    Social networkers are using an increasingly diverse mix of social networks, websites and apps to interact, but how many are here to stay? Although once the world’s largest social network, Facebook - just like Myspace - has suffered a steady decline despite several redesigns. Social business. Adult users. The upshot?
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 25, 2013
    [Social] Are you a social media marketing trapper?
    I believe that all social media marketing campaigns should probably start with foraging (as I discussed last week) — but as you grow, you need to evolve, especially if you need to bring home more and more food. Social Are you a social media forager? The vertical’s catnip, if you will. Punji trapping pit? Steel jaw legholds?
  • BUZZ MARKETING FOR TECHNOLOGY  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 27, 2008
    [Social] Social Media U: Take a Class in Social Media - ReadWriteWeb
    Social Media U: Take a Class in Social Media. Social media. Whether youre socializing on Facebook , updating Twitter , or just adding a new bookmark to Ma.gnolia , social media has become an integral part of our daily lives. Welcome to Social Media U. Lesson # 5 Use Social Networks. social networking.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1, 2012
    [Social] Social Media ROI — Not just for the big companies
     . I don’t think I’ve ever given a speech, conducted a workshop, or taught a class where the “social media and ROI” question has not come up. So it was not entirely surprising when many of the suggestions to the Social Habit Research Project focused on measuring the value and relevance of social media marketing.
  • IT'S ALL ABOUT REVENUE  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 10, 2012
    [Social] Why Social Shouldn’t Scare Email Marketers
    by Jesse Noyes | Tweet this Last year was all about social media, right? Everywhere you turned people were talking about social. Social Media’s Big Year. There’s no doubt that social media had a big 2011. Because while social media might not end email, it could change how people use it – and marketers need to adapt.
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2014
    [Social] 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. Whether you’re just dipping your toe into the social media waters or you’re a competent swimmer, there’s always more you can do towards increasing your online presence by building up your influencers in social media.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 7, 2013
    [Social] 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. Social Media is not free. 
  • WEBBIQUITY  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2013
    [Social] 103 Compelling Social Media and Marketing Statistics for 2013 (and 2014)
    As the use of social media in marketing has become ubiquitous, marketers have turned their attention to making the use of business social media more sophisticated and strategic. How can marketers help their organizations move from “social media marketing” to “social business”? Social Media Today ).
  • IT'S ALL ABOUT REVENUE  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2011
    [Social] What is the Social Enterprise?
    Welcome to the Social Enterprise,” it declared. The sign introduced a question that would linger on the minds of attendees and that Salesforce executives would try to answer: “Just what exactly is a social enterprise?”. Is a social enterprise a business that’s integrated social media platforms into its marketing and support functions?
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 6, 2012
    [Social] Get Over Social Media Writer’s Block
    There are six reasons why you’ll have chronic writer’s block when it comes to producing content to feed your social media dragons: blog, Twitter and Facebook. Unlike traditional dead tree publishing, our social media output generally never makes it to paper. Social media is all about communicating, mostly in text.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 5, 2012
    [Social] 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. By Stanford Smith, {grow} Contributing Columnist.
  • WEBBIQUITY  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 27, 2013
    [Social] What are the Best Social Networks for B2B Marketing? (Research)
    There’s no question that B2B marketers have embraced social media. According to recent research , more than 80% of b2b marketers now use the “big 3″ social networks—LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook—to distribute content. And if so, which social networks are most productive?
  • IT'S ALL ABOUT REVENUE  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 14, 2013
    [Social] How Social Sign-On Increases Conversions [CHART]
    And that way is Social Sign On. Social Sign-On is the ubiquitous “Sign In with LinkedIn” or “Register with Facebook” buttons. Eloqua enables social sign on to be implemented with a few clicks. They link social profiles to contacts, allowing marketers to understand the buyers social persona.
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