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A Day Without Social Media

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Yesterday I decided to take a 'day off' from social media.  But I shut down my social media notifications in between those times.   I'm not saying anything against social media. Social media rocks! I'm commenting on my own behavior. caught myself in a case of mistaken priorities. I've been spending more time than usual on social media recently - networking, chatting away and having a blast.   Social media has a purpose. But I have another life - beyond social media.   I wanted to see what would happen. 

ClickInsights: Tips on how B2B marketers should leverage social media

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This month's focus is on leveraging social media, certainly a timely and much discussed topic! It's time for the monthly ClickInsights' Expert Interview Series  - focusing on sharing tips ' n tricks for B2B marketers. Read the post by B2B marketers including Ardath Albee, Brian Carroll, Patsi Krakoff, M. H. Mac) McIntosh, Maria Pergolino, Seamus Walsh and yours truly by clicking here: ClickInsights' Expert Interview Series.

Phoenix Rising is EVOLVING!

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  My new Rebelations Blog can be found at  [link] You'll see an RSS button on the left side just below the social media icons if you'[d like to subscribe again. I'm SO SORRY to have to ask for your extra effort!  To all my readers! On Monday, April 12 Phoenix Rising will transform into Rebelations - my new blog focused on Life, Leadership and the Pursuit of Growth.    You'll see that my new website and the blog , as well as RebelationsTV are now all integrated into a single platform. Thanks much!!!

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Phoenix Rising is EVOLVING!

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Gotta  love technology:)  So, I am so sorry to have to ask - but you'll need to resubscribe here: [link] You'll see the RSS button on the left side just below the social media icons. I'm SO SORRY to have to ask for your extra effort!  To all my subscribers! On Monday, April 12 Phoenix Rising will transform into Rebelations - my new blog focused on Life, Leadership and the Pursuit of Growth. The content focus won't change that much - only the formats - and you'll see my new website as well as part of the Rebelations page. So I'm stuck.

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150 Content Marketing Tips

Drive traffic—and leads—with these tips for SEO, social media, content optimization, email marketing, and more

Twisten Carefully

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Harvard Business Review ran an article last week entitled ' Let's Tweet About Something Important! ' I was yet again surprised by the premise of the article - that the power of social networking is being hijacked by frivolous, not-important-at-all information.  That's one of the best things about social media - Twitter especially. That's what social media is all about IMHO.    We all know there's a lot of noise out there. People can share whatever they feel like sharing.   But there is also great value found on Twitter.

Twisten Carefully

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Harvard Business Review ran an article last week entitled ' Let's Tweet About Something Important! ' I was yet again surprised by the premise of the article - that the power of social networking is being hijacked by frivolous, not-important-at-all information.  That's one of the best things about social media - Twitter especially. That's what social media is all about IMHO.    We all know there's a lot of noise out there. People can share whatever they feel like sharing.   But there is also great value found on Twitter.

It's the Relationship!

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We can thank our social training for that. It’s not about you; it’s about them. ~ Go Givers Sell More. Truer words have never been spoken.    Whether in business or our personal lives, relationships are all  about adding value to other peoples' lives.      That universal  law is quite simple. We just have a hard time remembering it, much less following it. We've forgotten the simple universal laws that will help us to create success in all our worlds. Go Givers Sell More helps us remember our truth. But the core premise is flawed. 

No DMs Please

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  I am amazed at the Power of Twitter and other Social Media platforms to network with like-minded folks.    ISM is a fabulous tool when used appropriately. I'm also continuously shocked at the seeming lack of just plain common sense (or maybe in this case it's common courtesy) from folks on social media - especially Twitter. Just when I thought it was bad - it got worse. We all know how annoying all the Twitter 'Thanks for following' DMs are, right?    Mine have become downright out of control these days.    Obviously not.

Content Methodology: A Best Practices Report

social media, email, and chat platforms and in a multitude of media formats, from text. experience Loyalty • Return visitor rate • Email subscription rate • Social following growth • Avg. Total attention time • Total people • Total social actions • Avg. stories per person • Total attention time • Total people • Total social actions • Avg. sharing and native social.

Keepers of the Truth

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  The internet and social media changed that forever. Reality comes from our markets, not ourselves. seek customer, prospect and partner feedback before I ever begin to brainstorm a strategy.    Clients often ask me why I don’t take their word for where they are and what they do.    It’s not that I don’t believe them. I do.    It’s that I don’t believe any of us can clearly see today’s reality through the eyes of our buyers.    We’re too busy managing the day-to-day in our overloaded lives. Follow Your Customer Parley Vous Customer

Think Small

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  Thanks to social media friends and family - I'll be getting small acts of kindness all year as well. It's the day for New Year's Resolutions yet again. We're all making our lists of ways to be better people, do better things, spread joy to more of those around us.    What a worthy cause! So why wait til New Year's? We can make those same resolutions every day of our lives.    Just as the spirit of the Holidays can inspire us - resolutions to do good things can lift us every day of the year. Small acts can make a huge difference.

Friends Who Are My Family!

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The celebration, created by US nonprofit Epic Change , is an experiment in social innovation that seeks to change the world through the power of gratitude. I've been on my own most of my adult life.    I don't mind being alone. I'm an only child of two only children who had me at 42. grew up as the only kid in my neighborhood. Now that my folks are gone, I don't have close family since I don't have kids. The good news? I get to choose my family. I've been lucky to meet great people throughout my life, friends who are my family. Then came Twitter.

We CAN be Civilized!

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The news literally flooded the social media universe. I did see a few comments about validating the story with Snopes.  Signs are all around that we're sliding down a slippery slope. It's obvious to so many of us that 'society' is moving beyond civilization -  following the path of the once great Roman and Greek cultures. Business priorities are questionable, personal lives are filled with violence and disrespect.    The mighty quest for success seems to be rising above all things, including dignity, honesty, common courtesy and even our own kids. 

Right and Wrong in the Eyes of the Beholder

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  I certainly sense them, and based on the social media discussions all around us - I'd say a lot of professionals are calling a spade a spade when it comes to business ethics. So why do some people push the envelope of integrity? I was chatting with a friend about an ethical issue he's having out on the social nets. Have Right and Wrong become a subjective decision? Not so long ago  we had a clear and consistent value system. Today we ebb and flow based on the situation and those involved.   That makes for an interesting playing field, doesn't it? 

Content Marketing 2016: Staffing, Measurement, and Effectiveness

success, followed by social shares and likes. (19 percent) and pageviews (15 percent). • 49 percent of marketers rate their content as. social media, brands and publishers alike have had. social network, and Facebook’s video platform has. in the shadow of the big social networks, is almost as. came social shares and likes (19 percent), followed. SOCIAL.

I Really Should.

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Our parents used the 'should' word to teach us their version of right and wrong, to take responsibility and to follow the local cultural and social rules. 'Should' can go the way of the Woolly Mammoth. It limits us, keeps us in a repetitive pattern of thinking and behavior. Think about it. And yes, some 'shoulds' are good things. We should be responsible, contributing members of society. We should follow the important guidelines of humanity. We should brush our teeth:) The problem? 'Should' limits our new thinking and behaviors. believe in me. My point?

The Ghost and Our Integrity

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understand that sometimes companies need help learning to create a social media presence. Audiences view social media as the safe ground for truth and integrity. The topic of ghostblogging and Tweeting is popping up everywhere.    I even saw a Tweet last week touting that a VA (Virtual Assistant) can write your company's blog. OMG! I can't believe we're even having this debate. Especially among those who claim to believe in integrity and honesty above all, who strive to create trusted relationships with our customers. So, answer this question for me. 

Profit at Any Cost?

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They have a social media presence, a supposedly strong and powerful one.  Businesses are tightening their belts. We all know that. But what happens when that tighter belt puts our customers in jeopardy, when we deliver inferior products and service just to remain profitable? Are we willing to sacrifice our integrity, our values, our sense of right and wrong for the bottom line?    How do we expect our customers to respond? As customers, how are we supposed to respond? I'm faced with just such a dilemma. bought a brand new diesel truck last November. Their response? 

A Shiny Needle in the B2B Marketing Haystack

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Tom: There are topic-focused content aggregators and quasi-publications like Social Media Today for social media and Search Engine Journal for SEO, but there was nothing specifically focused on B2B  marketing.    Alltop, Social Media Today and most aggregators try to take that content to produce a new destination.  Tony: I would add that one of the nice things about the system is that it uses social filtering to surface the best stuff.    Social filtering will bring the meaty stuff to the top. Here's the scoop.

Staffing and Launching Your Content Marketing Program

in new readers via search and social. return on social. SOCIAL Strategies, tools, and tips for spreading content through. the social web. sections of The Content Strategist: Brands, Media, Social, ROI, and Voices. You’ve heard the horror stories about organiza- tions that take months to approve simple social media. All rights reserved. Introduction 3 II.

If You Talk the Talk, You Better Walk the Walk

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Businesses large and small are jumping into a social media presence these days.   When a customer pushes past the social persona. CASE ONE: The Social Media Guru Take a certain large corp that's into social media big time. friend suggested I ping the social media exec with my story - to give him the feedback and let him work his magic. But my friend persisted and so I Tweeted the social media guru. Guru probably just now read your email, figured out he's in deep and is making excuses, ” says my social media maven/sis.  Still.

Transformation is All Around Us

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Launching a social media presence: You've decided to enter the world of social media.  A business associate sent me an HBP newsletter on business transformation, a subject near and dear to my heart. Since it was HBP, I expected a positive upbeat view of all the upsides companies can enjoy thanks to the ever present opportunity for business transformation. Boy, was I ever surprised! Here's the gist of the article's message. Changing a company is tough: only about 40% of transformation programs succeed, according to McKinsey research. Trigger events matter, too.

Is it Time to Ditch the Term “Social”?

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Is social media social? Social

How even social media & social selling experts are getting LinkedIn wrong – Part 1

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showed how the actions of these CMOs and others are the reasons behind why 8 out of 10 sales and marketing leaders are unable to prove a clear social media ROI on LinkedIn. Jay Baer Wrongly Believes Shotguns Trump Rifles in Social Media. Can’t that be found on almost every social media consultant’s website? Click here to read the post on the Biznology.com blog. Like this post?

Study: How Much of Your Content Marketing Is Effective?

excluding social media posts)? LEADERSHIP SOCIAL. Copyright © 2015 Contently. All rights reserved. contently.com By Jordan Teicher Study: How Much of Your Content. Marketing is Effective? What’s working—and what’s not—for over. 700 content marketers. CONTENTLY STUDY: HOW MUCH OF YOUR CONTENT MARKETING IS EFFECTIVE? Content marketing is having a moment. goals—and concerns—lie. content.

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 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.

47 Superb Social Media Marketing Stats and Facts

Webbiquity

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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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.

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.

Social Selling 2016: Top 100 Influencers and Brands

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Social selling is the process of developing relationships as part of the sales process, this mostly takes place on social networks such as LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook but can also take place offline at networking events and conferences. In addition, socially savvy reps beat their quotas 23% more often. ” Koka Sexton  -  Content and Social Team at LinkedIn.

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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How Smart People Do Social Selling

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Social selling has been rising in popularity for awhile. It’s not a magic bullet (don’t nix cold calling yet), but social selling does work. According to research from the Aberdeen Group: 6% of the salespeople using social selling as part of their sales process outperformed their sales peers. 46% of social sellers hit their quotas, compared to 38% of other reps who don’t.

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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Evangelizing a Content Marketing Program

50% more sales-ready leads at a 33% lower cost 15 1,200 Blog posts per month Avg new monthly leads ULTIMATE CONTENT STRATEGIST PLAYBOOK CONTENTLY11 Content marketing's impact also extends to social me- dia, where brands that don't have compelling content to. brands experiencing declining social media effective- ness and came to a clear conclusion: " We’ve reached a tipping point where.

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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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.

How Even Social Media & Social Selling Experts Are Getting LinkedIn Wrong – Part 1

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The post How Even Social Media & Social Selling Experts Are Getting LinkedIn Wrong – Part 1 appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Social Media LinkedIn LinkedIn Marketing linkedin social selling social selling

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.

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.