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Facebook Strategy: Friend or Fan?

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Social Networking Facebook Fan Friend strategyWhen you “are the business” (i.e. artist, author or consultant), it’s challenging to figure out where you end as a person and where you begin as a “brand.” It’s crucial that you think though this boundary and are aware of it when using Facebook. This blog post is the result of hard lessons learned. Facebook Profile vs. Facebook Fan Page. Boring!

Facebook Strategy: Friend or Fan?

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Social Networking Facebook Fan Friend strategyWhen you “are the business” (i.e. artist, author or consultant), it’s challenging to figure out where you end as a person and where you begin as a “brand.” It’s crucial that you think though this boundary and are aware of it when using Facebook. This blog post is the result of hard lessons learned. Facebook Profile vs. Facebook Fan Page. Boring!

Passive vs. Active Marketing: Are Your Relying on the Wrong Type of Marketing?

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Notice I did not say social networking is a form of active marketing? The active form of social networking can be as simple as introducing yourself to someone you’d like to meet via email. As for social networking sites like Facebook or Twitter? If you don’t get the business you expect from internet marketing, you’re probably relying on the wrong type of marketing.

Passive vs. Active Marketing: Are Your Relying on the Wrong Type of Marketing?

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Notice I did not say social networking is a form of active marketing? The active form of social networking can be as simple as introducing yourself to someone you’d like to meet via email. As for social networking sites like Facebook or Twitter? If you don’t get the business you expect from internet marketing, you’re probably relying on the wrong type of marketing.

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

social advertising on LinkedIn, programmatic networks like Choozle) that. Paul Gillin, B2B Social Media Strategist, Senior Trainer, Profitecture www.[link] Another good example is Top Rank’s Social Media Marketing Management. how you can solve their burning problem. • E – Engage Meaningfully via Social Media. more true, apparently, than in social media. Look for.

What Is RSS and How Does It Get Readers to My Blog?

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Social Media What Is. The firs and possibly most important step in promoting your blog is having an RSS feed. RSS, which stands  for “really simple syndication,” enables people who want to read your blog in the future to be notified when your blog has a new blog post. When new blog owners find out that RSS is a tool for broadcasting their blog posts across the internet, they get  excited.

Facebook Strategy: Friend or Fan?

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Social Media Facebook Fan Friend strategy When you “are the business” (i.e. artist, author or consultant), it’s challenging to figure out where you end as a person and where you begin as a “brand.” It’s crucial that you think though this boundary and are aware of it when using Facebook. This blog post is the result of hard lessons learned. Facebook Profile vs. Facebook Fan Page. Boring!

Facebook Strategy: Friend or Fan?

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Social Media Facebook Fan Friend strategy When you “are the business” (i.e. artist, author or consultant), it’s challenging to figure out where you end as a person and where you begin as a “brand.” It’s crucial that you think though this boundary and are aware of it when using Facebook. This blog post is the result of hard lessons learned. Facebook Profile vs. Facebook Fan Page. Boring!

Watch out for This Sales Newsletter Scam

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DO NOT GIVE OUT YOUR BIRTH DATE! I don’t think you should even put it on your Facebook or social network profiles. The collections agent only gave me the month and day so leaving off the year of your birth won’t help either. I’ve heard of similar scams where they use the last 4 digits of your social security number so don’t give that out either. Featured

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

social advertising on LinkedIn, programmatic networks like Choozle) that. Paul Gillin, B2B Social Media Strategist, Senior Trainer, Profitecture www.[link] Another good example is Top Rank’s Social Media Marketing Management. how you can solve their burning problem. • E – Engage Meaningfully via Social Media. more true, apparently, than in social media. Look for.

How to Alienate Potential Customers on Facebook: A Cautionary Tale

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The following post is a cautionary tale about the importance of knowing how to use a social network. As a business, Marco Polo Designs has a studio in Portland, Oregon, over 100 retail and gallery outlets, and a solid website.  We’ve recently begun to establish our presence in the social networking arena. Your lesson: Making money via social networking is not about how many Friends and Fans you have. Making money via social networking is about the quality of your Friends and Fans. Featured Facebook social networkingKeep in mind, I rarely enter contests.

How to Alienate Potential Customers on Facebook: A Cautionary Tale

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The following post is a cautionary tale about the importance of knowing how to use a social network. As a business, Marco Polo Designs has a studio in Portland, Oregon, over 100 retail and gallery outlets, and a solid website.  We’ve recently begun to establish our presence in the social networking arena. Your lesson: Making money via social networking is not about how many Friends and Fans you have. Making money via social networking is about the quality of your Friends and Fans. Tags: Featured Facebook social networking Be a Fan… Check. 3. Wrong.

Who’s Tracking You Online?

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Big companies such as Google, Microsoft and Yahoo aren’t out to get sensitive data such as credit card or social security numbers. Many people don’t realize that when they use the internet, they leave a trail of bread crumbs behind them in the form of their search history. Figuring out how to sell you stuff online is big business and there are hundreds of companies gathering information about you so they can do just that. Important Points from the Show and the Series: If you don’t have time to listen to the 40 minute show, here’s a rundown of the important points.

Who’s Tracking You Online?

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Big companies such as Google, Microsoft and Yahoo aren’t out to get sensitive data such as credit card or social security numbers. Many people don’t realize that when they use the internet, they leave a trail of bread crumbs behind them in the form of their search history. Figuring out how to sell you stuff online is big business and there are hundreds of companies gathering information about you so they can do just that. Important Points from the Show and the Series: If you don’t have time to listen to the 40 minute show, here’s a rundown of the important points.

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

social advertising on LinkedIn, programmatic networks like Choozle) that. Paul Gillin, B2B Social Media Strategist, Senior Trainer, Profitecture www.[link] Another good example is Top Rank’s Social Media Marketing Management. how you can solve their burning problem. • E – Engage Meaningfully via Social Media. more true, apparently, than in social media. Look for.

Watch out for This Sales Newsletter Scam

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DO NOT GIVE OUT YOUR BIRTH DATE! I don’t think you should even put it on your Facebook or social network profiles. The collections agent only gave me the month and day so leaving off the year of your birth won’t help either. I’ve heard of similar scams where they use the last 4 digits of your social security number so don’t give that out either. Talk about a crappy way to start a Monday! checked my messages this morning and had one from a collections agency looking to collect on a past due invoice for $94.50 assessed against my business. The lesson in this?

How to Use HARO for Publicity & More! (Part I)

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Media outlets can include major print publications, well known websites and blogs, book authors and lesser known websites, blogs and social networks. Getting mentioned in the right publication can mean the difference between living hand to mouth and having more work than you can handle. But, public relations is expensive. Sourcing journalists who write about your industry, figuring out what they want to hear and then pitching them takes a lot of work. An experienced PR firm will cost you thousands of dollars a month which is a higher entry point than most small businesses can afford.

How to Find Your Customers Online: A Case Study

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Written by Jill Smokler whose blog helped her get a full time job with Nickelodeon’s ParentsConnect.com social-networking site.  The hardest part of building an online audience is getting in front of new people. Tapping the existing audiences of websites, bloggers and experts is probably the easiest way to get in front of new people. That’s why I’m constantly telling prospects and clients “You need to figure out where your target markets hang out online and be there.”  People quickly see the wisdom of this approach. What Should You Look For? Here’s what I gathered and why it’s helpful.

Take the Time to Write Well!

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No wonder why people think social media doens’t work. Today I came across an article in Search Engine Land’s Strictly Business column that annoyed the hell out of me.  Not because I disagree with the point the author was trying to make. If I understand her correctly, I whole heartedly agree! I’m annoyed because the article was so poorly written the very important point she was trying to make got lost in bad writing! you can read the article here. ). The Major Mistakes Made. 1. Tell them.  Then tell the reader what you told them.”. 2. See the example below. Who’s to Blame?

Should I Have a Blog?

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blog directories, mentions in other blogs, social media sites like Digg or Technorati). I’ve spent as much time talking clients out of starting a blog as I’ve spent talking them into a blog. If you hate to write (or can’t pay someone else to do it), can’t find the time to write, or don’t think you have anything to say, save yourself the heartache and don’t start a blog. If you want to get clients from the internet and are willing to write (or pay someone to do it), blogging is a great way to get people into your sales funnel. Host your blog on the same server as your website. Benefits.

The 29 Best Social Media Monitoring Tools

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Social media monitoring is vital for virtually every B2B or B2C brand. 58% 58% of consumers follow brands on social media. 71% 71% say they are likely to purchase an item based on social media referrals; in fact, consumers report that  social media plays almost as big a role in purchasing decisions as does television. ” — Social Media Today. Buffer Social.

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115 Facts You Never Knew About Social Media [Infographic]

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It’s something that you use almost every day, but how much do you really know about social media? Social Media Is The New Newspaper. Did you know that Reddit is the most popular social media platform as a source of news? Younger people are more likely to be making the change to news on social media. Social In Sixty Seconds. Guest post by Josh Wardini. It is.

Social selling, social business, social employees and other hype

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Just reading headlines day by day is a pretty good way to watch the waves of social media buzz crash on the shore! The social enterprise Let’s say you walk into France one day and announce that they need to be more like Russia. And for most companies, becoming a “social enterprise” will take a significant cultural change. The social enterprise.

Is it Time to Ditch the Term “Social”?

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Is social media social? Social

47 Superb Social Media Marketing Stats and Facts

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Social media use isn’t quite universal—but it’s getting close. population now has at least one social networking profile; more than half use two or more social networks. The number of worldwide social media users is projected to grow from 2.1 90% of young adults—ages 18 to 29—use social media (compared to just 35% of those over age 65). 70% of the U.S.

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How to Get More Leads From Social Media

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What’s your impression of how hard it is to generate leads on social media? My impression used to be that social media lead generation is unusually hard—much harder than content marketing. But in a recent survey of marketers from Ascend2 , content marketing actually surpassed social media in terms of difficulty. And today even generating leads from social media is no longer impossible. There was a time, just a few years ago, that lead-gen efforts on social media were kinda … disappointing. How we track and measure and publish on social media has improved.

49 Noteworthy Social Networking Stats and Facts

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Though new social networks continue to be launched (e.g. But there are no guarantees that leadership will last, and the social networking landscape is constantly evolving. Image credit: Social Media Examiner. ” 93% of small business owners and marketers use Facebook, and 92% agree that social media is important for their businesses. Social Media Examiner ).

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Social Media Explained. Really.

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With every client I meet, every class I teach, and every speech I give, there is always a group of people who desperately need to understand social media marketing but don’t have the time to do it. If you are thinking to yourself, “This world does NOT need another social media book,” you’re partially correct. But this is not just another social media book.

Social selling and the social enterprise: From fantasy to reality

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Many organizations are experiencing frustration with the concept of the “social enterprise.” By some measures, Dell stands alone in its pioneering approach to embedding social media into corporate functions beyond sales, marketing, and the call center. have a leader in Michael Dell who understands social media and this change is aligned with the company agenda.

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23 Outstanding Social PR Guides

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This shift has led to today’s emphasis on “social” PR. But it’s not merely about using social media platforms and outreach; as one of five pillars in the web presence optimization framework , PR now impacts SEO, content marketing, website design, and other marketing disciplines. What are the best practices for social PR? Social PR Strategies and Tactics.

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3 Tips for Using Social Media for B2B Marketing

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Social media can be a great business tool to use for marketing, sales, PR, customer service, and HR. However, most of what’s written about social media functionality on a professional level tends to be focused on businesses that work directly with consumers (B2C) rather than B2B enterprises. Here are three tips for using social media more effectively in your B2B marketing.

The Future of Social Media

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Social networks are becoming more and more popular. In 2016, about 70% of Internet users are social network users and these figures are expected to grow. A few years ago, we were happy to get likes from friends and relatives; today, we share tips and skills, promote services and buy goods, etc. The post The Future of Social Media appeared first on Marketing Insider Group.

5 Easy Tools for Social Selling Success

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Social selling is an awesome way to get things done. But, like the early days of anything on social, it’s difficult, messy, and imprecise. A big reason for this is a lack of organizational tools. Remember trying to manage your brand’s presence on social media pre Hootsuite? Easy Tools for Social Selling Success. Guest post by Austin Duck. It was the stuff of nightmares.

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23 Outstanding Social Media Marketing Guides

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Though the use of social media and social networks for marketing is now nearly ubiquitous, and 78% of companies have dedicated social media teams, many marketers sill struggle with certain aspects of social marketing, such as formalizing strategies and measuring results. What trends and changes in social media do marketers need to stay on top of? do that for me?”

35 Stupendous Social Networking Facts and Stats

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Though “social media” broadly encompasses a variety of platforms including blogs (WordPress, Medium, Tumblr), content sharing (YouTube, SlideShare, Instagram), and content curation (Scoop.It, Triberr, Paper.li), the term is nearly synonymous to many for the big social networks. Facebook is of course (by far) the largest social network. Social Media Today ).

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Why it takes so long to achieve social media success

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If you’re impatient, social media is probably the wrong marketing channel for you. This is data from the recent research released by  Social Media Examiner. Let’s take a close look at what we can learn from the feedback provided by these active social media marketers. Social media success takes time. But social media connections are weak relational links.

70 Rising Social Media Stars

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Sometimes I weary of social media lists that are simply popularity contests or a cheap way to promote some start-up or PR agency. Who are the unknown stars who will be rocking the social media conferences two or three years from now? 70 rising social media stars. Kate Dickman (CVS Caremark) — Kate has been a social star ever since she was able to connect to the web.

The new standards for strategy and social media success

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By Mark Schaefer. I was recently interviewed for an international business magazine and offered my views of digital marketing transformation, social media success and the skills needed to succeed today. Is the organization ready for a public social media presence? They can surround themselves with people who can set up a social media account or create Facebook ads, for example.

15 Amazing ways social media is changing the world

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Ignore the hype that we’re all becoming more superficial and narcissistic because of our obsession with social media. Nine anthropologists  spent 15 months living in nine communities around the world , researching the role of social media in people’s everyday lives. Social media is not making us more individualistic. Public social media is conservative.