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HR and social media: 7 Ways HR needs to act like marketing

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The competition for the bet talent is fast and furious and, in many cases, that battleground is the social web. Increasingly, it’s social media platforms like Facebook and LinkedIn … perhaps review sites like Glassdoor. The post HR and social media: 7 Ways HR needs to act like marketing appeared first on Schaefer Marketing Solutions: We Help Businesses {grow}. By Mark Schaefer.

How to turn social media connections into an actionable audience

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Probably the biggest myth — and mistake — I see regarding social media marketing is the idea that audience equals action. Most of the time, your social media connections begin as “weak relational links.” Social networks are effective at increasing participation —by lessening the level of motivation that participation requires. By Mark Schaefer. Fowler.

Three Types of Goals and KPIs Needed for Social Media Analytics

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Good social media analytics are needed for businesses to understand the social consumer. Companies looking to garner better social media results need to start with those two questions — and from my experience, these are the three areas that need addressing when looking to grasp social media analytics. The KPIs Needed For Social Media Analytics. By Brooke B.

The disconnect between social media popularity and business effectiveness

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This is what he said: “Of course it is possible to have a huge social media presence and look like a big deal while doing very little. This person he was talking about has what appears to be a huge social media following, an impressive Klout score, and the super-human ability to pump out tweets at an average of one every 10 minutes, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. By Mark W.

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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.

Deleting Your Social Media Business Page? Read This First.

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Let’s say you’ve had it up to the heavens with Facebook and you want to delete your social media business page. Option A: Deleting Your Social Media Business Page. Whether we’re talking Facebook, Twitter, or SnapChat, it’s a tough call to decide to delete ANY of your social media business pages altogether. Social sites are rented, not owned, assets.

Four marketing mega trends nobody’s talking about

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The social media dead-end — Facebook, LinkedIn and the others don’t want links any more. For the first time in history, the number of people posting on private networks like Messenger, WhatsApp and Snapchat exceed what is being posted on public social networks like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. By Mark Schaefer. The predictions will be … predictable: More video!

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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.

7 Ways a small business can use social media resources wisely

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The time and resources needed to be effective in social media is certainly a problem for companies big and small. think we can burst the bubble by now  — social media is NOT free. In addition to the obvious reason that social media has become a preferred method of communication (and complaining) for many demographic groups, traditional marketing channels are drying up.

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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.

Finally, the truth about social media and customer engagement

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My social media engagement level was still the same, it just became diluted. They had embarked on a social media strategy that included all the usual suspects — Facebook, Twitter, Google+, etc. The post Finally, the truth about social media and customer engagement appeared first on Schaefer Marketing Solutions: We Help Businesses {grow}. By Mark W. Schaefer.

How do I find time to create content? 25 Ideas!

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Blogging best practices Content Marketing Time management Writing best practices blogging blogging best practices content creation evergreen mark schaefer social media and time managementBy Mark Schaefer. I’ve never met a person who says they have too much time, especially when it comes to creating content! Focus. Don’t try to be everywhere and on every platform. Make time to create.

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Why we create crap content: We’re afraid

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The social media/ content world is one of immense pressure for conformity because we want to fit in so we are invited to speak at an industry conference. Social media and professional fear. This idea of professional fear in the social media world is nothing new. By Mark Schaefer. An industry “thought leader” recently characterized me as a “loose cannon.”

Four profound marketing megatrends for 2016 and beyond

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Analytics — A simple social media dashboard is not enough to win in this environment. As I detail in my book, the act of sharing drives the economics of social media marketing, creates advocacy, and affects purchasing intent. 2. This works against the traditional “inbound” strategy of populating social channels with links that direct back to your site. Learn.

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The first step in social media marketing is not social media

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“I’m kind of overwhelmed,” he wrote me, “I’m trying to get a social media program going and I really don’t know where to start.” Shouldn’t I dive into social media for them? Sometimes the first step in social media marketing … is NOT social media! Social media marketing doesn’t start with social media.

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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.

The lost blogging monarchy, the defeat of links, and the war on social media

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At the top of my blog it says “Marketing, Social Media, Humanity” and this post from this remarkable man is an exceptional exploration of this intersection. Social media cul-de-sacs. “Nearly every social network now treats a link as just the same as it treats any other object –- the same as a photo, or a piece of text. Social media cul-de-sacs.

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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Why “rich content” is central to your social media strategy

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This was long before “influence marketing” was a thing and I called this new trend “social scoring.” There was no inherent SEO value in my original post — I had invented the term social scoring — so the web activity alone led the reporter to me. Every organization active on the social web needs at least one source of “rich content:”. Twitter?

Case study: Social media engagement as a point of differentiation

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There was an intersting article in the Sloan Management Review recently about how active social media engagement might be more important than marketing (or maybe it IS marketing). The thing is, Brian and Rachel understand social media and content marketing – indeed, marketing generally as it pertains to 2015 – better than most high-priced marketing directors. Many (most?)

From newbie to expert, here are the best social media tools for your business

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When people ask, “what are the best social media tools I should be using to be a better social media marketer?” So I’ve made a list of 16 different tools in four major social media marketing categories and organized them by level. It is a great way to get started with analytics, and to become the number-junky every good social media marketer should be.

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What are the best social media platforms for your business?

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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. The best social media platform for your organization.

Why traditional journalism and social influence are blurring

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At the recent Dell-EMC World event, Dell’s global communications director said that a growing number of people who used to identify themselves as journalists or analysts are identifying themselves as “social influencers.” Of the 300 press representatives attending the event, nearly 60 also identified themselves as social influencers. There has been a steep decline in journalism jobs, and presumably a rise in “social influence” jobs (although I have not seen any real statistics on this). By Mark Schaefer. wondered about this. Or is there?

A thought exercise on social media and critical thinking

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Social media and critical thinking. recent study showed that in general, people use social media to connect to like-minded people in their local communities instead of learning about other views and cultures. Researchers at Stanford gave a series of cognitive tests to a group of heavy social media multi-taskers and another group of light users. By Mark Schaefer. The mind game.

10 Ways to Drive More Social Proof

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10 Ways to Drive More Social Proof from Mark Schaefer. In an information dense world, the difference between being ignored and being a success might very well hinge on this subtle idea of social proof. People are barraged with messages every day and social proof is a handy shortcut when they are trying to figure out who to believe, who to follow and what to buy.

8 Strategies to stand out when you’re late to the content marketing game

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Move to an unsatured social platform. Adidas sponsored the last two World Cups but Nike took over the social media conversation by creating hero content — epic mini movies — that received millions of views. 3. By Mark Schaefer. You’ve all seen the data and it’s not pretty — the amount of information on the web is certainly overwhelming. Different, right?

A ton of useful information on social media marketing measurement!

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In today’s post I’ve provided two wonderful resources to get you over the hump of social media marketing measurement … subject that seems to preoccupy so much of the online conversation. A few weeks ago, I wrote a post explaining WHEN we measure our efforts is as important as WHAT we measure. Here it is: A Guide to Social Media Marketing Measurement from Mark Schaefer.

New research: An exceptional path to social selling success

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Social selling” is certainly a red-hot buzzword but it is also one of the most difficult cultural changes to attain in a company. Here are some big take-aways from one of the first real academic views of social selling. Social selling best practices. Interviews with social selling rockstars revealed these best practices: Know your prospects on social media.

If you stopped publishing your social content, would anybody notice?

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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. See you in the social sphere! Debate even.

The one social media rule ALL businesses should follow

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There isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach for businesses when it comes to which social media platforms you should have a presence on or what times you should post, and many other areas that marketers will try to stuff down your throat (ugh, blanket statements!). But the one social media rule I think EVERY. Lessons from the one social media rule. By Brooke B. SINGLE.

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Case study: Social media success in regulated industries

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Social media and regulated industries: A love story. The lessons for success with social media in a regulated industry. If your company is still in the social media dark ages, the first step toward success may not be a new Facebook page. Are you really restricted from having an effective social media presence or are you hiding behind this as an excuse to not change?

Are you ready for the mega-shift from social media to private media?

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The company founder insists it is “not a social network.” ” Facebook is the social network for most of the world, yet their major investment is in the development of private Facebook Messenger, including bots that would help companies scale “human” interaction through the service. The world is transitioning from public social media to private media.

Why traditional journalism and social influence are blurring

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At the recent Dell-EMC World event, Dell’s global communications director said that a growing number of people who used to identify themselves as journalists or analysts are identifying themselves as “social influencers.” Of the 300 press representatives attending the event, nearly 60 also identified themselves as social influencers. There has been a steep decline in journalism jobs, and presumably a rise in “social influence” jobs (although I have not seen any real statistics on this). By Mark Schaefer. wondered about this. Or is there?

Five ways to calm down and not be overwhelmed by social media change

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It’s impossible for a person — or even a company — to keep up with the constantly shifting platforms that make up our social media world today. But you don’t have to be overwhelmed by social media change, espcially if you can get your head around some fundamental truths about how the web works. Let’s calm your social media nerves … 1. It is.

Your social media strategy plan: Where do you START?

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When I work with businesses, there is often an enthusiastic attitude about moving on to the social web but confusion about how to actually get started. And by the way, your social media initiative doesn’t start with a Facebookpage. If you can answer that question, your marketing strategy more or less reveals itself, including the role of the social web in the marketing mix. 2.

Is there a place for social media in a boring business?

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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. Why would I participate in social media?”

There is no community on social media

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Speaking at the  Lithium Technologies  LiNC conference in San Francisco, Forrester Research vice president and principal analyst  Nate Elliott  dropped a bomb on brand managers: you don’t build a community on social or have any meaningful customer relationships on Facebook: There’s no community there. Which leads me to this final point on the nature of social media community … 4.

Should your content generate leads or relationships?

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We’re convinced that you’re the right person to help us with our social media and content strategy. That’s why my content focuses on more advanced ideas about marketing, social media, and content strategy even though pumping out funny or provocative posts might make my blog traffic numbers soar! “Are you sure that’s the right goal?” ” I asked.

Why it’s a very good sign that people don’t read your content

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It was tweeted more than 400 times, twice the number of social shares I had received in a year. Yet it created a small social sharing firestorm! This is the exceptional example of a person or company that transcends the content, transcends SEO, transcends social media and becomes a Heroic Brand. By Mark W. Schaefer. One day, I came across a Brogan blog post that stunned me.

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.