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12 Quick Content Marketing Tips and Trends

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Maybe it’s because CEOs are looking at all the pictures.  10) Email marketing is getting less effective every year, while social media marketing is getting more effective.  11) Seven out of ten emails are read on mobile devices, so make sure yours read well on them.  12)  f you can’t think of anything else to write, do a “Top Tips” list. Including hot key words and being snarky (i.e.,

Skill Set For Content Marketing: Number Crunching and A Gut Feel

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Back when the earth was young and so was I, feedback on my writing came from a grizzled, chain-smoking editor throwing a story back at me and growling “What the hell does this mean? Clean it up.” Now that I’m doing content marketing for clients, the feedback is a pop-up suggesting I tweak the title or juice up the metadescription. Or, rather, tries to tell us what readers want.

If You MUST Write A Press Release, Do It Better

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PR/Marketing Trends B2B PR trends B2B marketing B2B marketing trends Bob Scheier content marketing PR writing tips press releases Schwartrz Communications social mediaAt Schwartz Communications’ breakfast roundtable on content marketing last week, attendees were asked to rank which channels they used to get the news out about their company. That led one attendee to ask why.

What B2B Readers Want, Circa 2010

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Social networking? If you’re going to roll out a social media app, make sure it’s worth the reader’s time. Tags: Content Marketing B2B marketing; content marketing; social media; brandtelling I’ve had a great opportunity recently to learn what B2B customers want in content by – shock of shocks – asking them. The impetus is a competitive analysis I’m helping do for a publisher, which includes asking readers about everything from what they read, how they get it (print or online) to how they use content to do their jobs better. Paper is NOT dead. Don’t Just Regurgitate.

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

Why Marketing Automation is Floundering (Amen!)

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Social media marketing? Trying to Get the Big Mo A recent post by Jeff Pedowitz argues that marketing automation vendors – selling tools that automatically send and track responses to marketing material to target prospects – are floundering, or at least not growing as quickly as they should. As someone trying to grow his own use of these tools, all of these shortcomings sound correct.

Selling Your Weaknesses in B2B Content Marketing

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The folks at marketing automation software vendor HubSpot seem to agree, judging from a recent blog post on “Seven Reasons Social Media is Bad for Marketing.”. But in this post HubSpot admits “ we have under-reported on the negative aspects” of social media and lists seven hidden downsides. Turn out better content and social media will work better. Which they are.

Boeing Redesigns Web Site Around Features. And the Business Case Is?

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The aim, as Randy Tinseth , vice president, marketing for Boeing Commercial Airplanes says in his blog, is to publicize its people and its customer as well as its technology, to make it easier for readers to share content on social media, and to open a “wider, more productive two-way dialogue” with the world. Which leads me to wonder about the business case behind this redesign.

Just Say No To "Social Media Press Releases"

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To succeed, the “social media press release” must focus more on content than Web bling. because it’s too stilted and vendor-focused, and asked what I thought of the Social Media Press Release (SMPR) template.   My first thought was that a “Social Media Press Release Template” makes about as much sense as a mahogany console for an iPhone.   The central problem is that this “Social Media Press Release” is still all about the vendor, which is why it doesn’t work in today’s world of “two-way” conversations among customers and vendors. with similar links.

Study: Top Execs DO Use Social Networks

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But not to talk about the new appetizer they just tried at a trendy restaurant. A new study shows decision-makers, such as business buyers, are increasingly using social media such as LinkedIn and Twitter to make buying decisions. The marketer's job is to 1) do an even better job of describing the unique benefits they offer and how they help the customer, and 2) monitor and take part in the conversation on social networks, offering genuine useful advice, answering questions, addressing concerns but skipping inane, clumsy pitches.  Of course not.

Amateur Bloggers Jump Ship, Pros Taking Over

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Looks like we might be starting to figure out this whole “New Media/Social Web” thing.     B2B marketing blogging citizen journalism content marketing new media social media Web 2.0A story in the current Newsweek says that interest in amateur (non-profit) blogging and contributing to Wikipedia is falling off rapidly as, frankly, people get tired of working for free. The story mentions, in passing, that according to Technorati , professional bloggers are “a rising class.”.   Welcome to reality, or, rather, back to reality.

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.

Why "Cost Per Lead" Is The Wrong Question

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veteran marketing director working for a social media startup told me recently that white-paper syndication services charge about $25 per lead, (names of individuals with certain titles, at a given size organization, etc. Ask anyone selling marketing software or services what their “cost per lead” is and you’ll get a different, and self-serving, answer. I’ve seen estimates ranging from single dollars to tens of dollars to hundreds of dollars.   Of course, everyone cooks the underlying cost numbers to make their approach look best.

Is it Time to Ditch the Term “Social”?

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Is social media social? Social

49 Noteworthy Social Networking Stats and Facts

Webbiquity

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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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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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.

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.

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.

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.

Does Paid Social Media Work?

It's All About Revenue

It's Friday Five time and this week's topic is Social Media. New Research Reveals Paid Social Media Effectiveness. Do you know where to spend your social media marketing dollars? In this article you’ll discover recent insights on the effectiveness of paid social media marketing. Read the full story on Social Media Examiner. Social Marketing

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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.

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.

How to Create Dynamic Social Content

B2B Marketing Insider

Dynamic social content is content that evokes responses, earn shares, and meets a need. The post How to Create Dynamic Social Content appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. One way to determine whether or not your content is dynamic is to ask yourself if you would share that content if it came across your newsfeed.

Surefire Social introduces SurePulse “webmaster tools”

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Surefire Social is about to offer an all-in-one social media, search, reputation, review, analytics tool in the form of  SurePulse , now in beta. I get to play with a lot of cool tools in my work doing social media and SEO audits and reporting. And I promise to report when SurePulse by Surefire Social becomes a reality to me. Seriously: easy-to-use. It was quite a crew.

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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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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.

5 Easy Tools for Social Selling Success

Webbiquity

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 PR Guides

Webbiquity

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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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.

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12 Brilliant Ways To Save Time on Social Media

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How much time do you spend on social media every week? To give you an idea of what’s about normal for social media management time, consider the chart below. It’s from Social Media Examiner’s 2015 Social Media Marketing Industry Report. To help you free up some time, we researched how other marketers save time on social media. An hour? Four hours? Forty?

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.

22 Expert Guides and Reviews of 200+ Social Media Tools

Webbiquity

As social media marketing has become ubiquitous ( 88% of marketers say social media is important for their businesses), hundreds of new tools have developed just in the past few years: tools for social media management, monitoring, measurement, automation, identifying influencers, creating graphical content, and more. 16 Social Media Tools The Experts Swear By by Social Fresh.

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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?

35 Stupendous Social Networking Facts and Stats

Webbiquity

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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The State of Social Media Engagement and 3 Proven Ways to Boost It

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Social media is growing up. As the social media platforms struggle to monetize, they demand more from publishers – or they won’t let their audiences see their content. From Ascend2’s October 2015 “Social Media Marketing Trends” survey summary report. As other social media platforms get more sophisticated, reach and engagement may become more closely aligned there, too.

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.

7 Social Media Mistakes Bloggers Should Avoid

Writing on the Web

A Note from Patsi: This week’s guest post is about social media  and it’s really important. Because if you want to engage your business blog readers and grow your reader base, you need to use social media. Here are Paul’s 7 Social Media Mistakes Bloggers Should Avoid. Did you know it is now possible to buy followers and likes from certain social media networks?

3 Social Media Marketing Tips For 2014

It's All About Revenue

by Lauren Harper | Tweet this 2013 was truly a social year. New social platforms continue to emerge, and budgets have swelled, as more companies are beginning to embrace social media presence.  A reported 78% of companies now have a dedicated social media team. Social advertising is also on the rise with an estimated  $10.24 Billion dollars spent in 2013.

5 Ways User-Generated Content Amplifies Your Social Media Strategy

B2B Marketing Insider

Social media brings online conversations to life. According to a research study, 74% of all Internet users use social media. And with social media, content emerges. The post 5 Ways User-Generated Content Amplifies Your Social Media Strategy appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Social Media Social Media CampaignsConsumers are sharing […].

23 Outstanding Social Media Marketing Guides

Webbiquity

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?”

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.

Email marketing versus social media – once more

Conversionation

If we can believe the people of Email Delivered there is a “heated debate inside marketing circles” about what’s the best option when it comes to focusing your marketing efforts: social media or email marketing. Email marketing Integrated marketing Social media marketing content marketing Email Delivered Social Media Today social versus email

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