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The last of the anti-social marketing tactics

Chris Koch

Image via Wikipedia. Taglines are the last bastions of a classic, one-way marketing messaging strategy, preserving marketing’s perceived right to tell customers what to think. In truth, customers have never listened, except in a few cases of companies with the budget muscle to pound the tagline into customers’ heads over and over again though mass marketing and TV. Not that the defenses were much more than Maginot Lines to begin with. recently did a search on some well-known B2B technology brands and compiled their taglines in the list below. Agility made possible. Applying thought.

The five stages of social media grief—have you passed through them yet?

Chris Koch

Image via Wikipedia. Social media (along with skimpy marketing budgets) are causing a transformation in marketing to a degree that we haven’t seen for a lifetime. But in our rush to embrace the new, we haven’t taken adequate time to honor the painful transition we are experiencing. Think of me as your grief counselor for good ol’ message-based marketing. Denial. Not gonna happen in B2B.

How to measure influence in social media marketing

Chris Koch

Image via Wikipedia. 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. But we need validation that it is happening. The monitors.

Why Can’t Companies Be More Like the Iroquois?

Chris Koch

English: Flag of the Iroquois Confederacy, Hiawatha Belt Français : Drapeau de la Confédération Iroquoise (Photo credit: Wikipedia). If ever there was a cooperative organization that had less reason to endure until today, it is the Iroquois League. Each tribe had its own language, customs, and culture. Caught on the Wrong Side. Why Can’t Companies Do This? This has got to stop.

In social media, no one knows you’re an introvert

Chris Koch

Image via Wikipedia. Two interesting posts this week on how our personalities affect our online behavior. First, Paul Dunay (did I mention that Paul is my favorite B2B blogger yet today?) expresses shock that he turned out to be an extrovert on the Myers-Briggs personality test and wonders if you need to be an extrovert to be in social media. and, of course, came up with a theory. Doubtful.

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Koch to S(blank)0s: Drop Dead

Chris Koch

Image via Wikipedia. In 1975, New York City was a real s—thole (I should know, I was a teenager growing up in the area at the time—yes, I’m that old). Dangerous, dirty, rundown, corrupt, without a trace of its current chicness and style, and, most significantly, broke. Now, this isn’t a political blog so I’m not going to take sides, but the rap on the city down in Washington, D.C. at the time was that the pain was all self-inflicted (a raging recession notwithstanding). Indeed, the following year Ford lost New York City, New York state, and the presidency, to Democrat Jimmy Carter.

Have you created a waking dream for your customers?

Chris Koch

For example, in the three categories I’ve looked at so far (there are six categories altogether), we have one company using analytics to predict customer buying patterns (and this ain’t diapers or laundry detergent, ladies and gents—we’re talking six-figure jumbles of complex products and services here). From marketing event to marketing retreat. One example stands out for me. Very cool.

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How Jimmy Fallon Redefined the Celebrity Biography

Chris Koch

English: Jimmy Fallon CES 2009 in Las Vegas, NV (Photo credit: Wikipedia). Jimmy’s Fallon’s career – and much of who he is as a person – can be summed up in eight minutes. Look, I don’t mean that as an insult. Fallon has risen to become a star by doing just one thing: being himself. And that self is on full display in an eight-minute video made in 1998. The Only Job He Ever Wanted.

Do too many cooks spoil the blog?

Chris Koch

Image via Wikipedia. Companies who want to add their voices the blogosphere have a decision to make: Do we allow individual employees to be the dominant force in our efforts, or do we keep the focus on the company by creating group-authored blogs? In part, this is an issue of control. Some companies have decided to let a thousand flowers bloom—i.e., Individuals can burn out—or just leave.

The power of self-regulation in customer relationships

Chris Koch

Image via Wikipedia. Simple things seem to be the most powerful, don’t they? think that’s one of the reasons that when people write about an archetypal business, they often use bicycles. Clear, simple product that everyone understands, right? Everyone knows what a bike shop does. They sell and fix bikes and they offer accessories. The bowl of quarters. The power of self-regulation.

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Why Tut would have been buried with his iPhone

Chris Koch

Image via Wikipedia. Sure, sure, I know it’s Apple and Apple is to the ’10s what Sony was to the ’80s. But there must be more to the fact that the iPhone/iTouch are the fastest growing technology launch in history (and the iPad so far is on pace to outdo them both). Now of course you know that the iPhone and iPad are popular because of the way they look. Collecting is fun. What do you think?

How much do you “charge” for your content?

Chris Koch

Image via Wikipedia. Okay, so it’s difficult to actually pull money out of buyers for your marketing content (though there are rare exceptions: McKinsey has been doing it for years with the McKinsey Quarterly). Yet while generally we can’t put a price tag on our content, we do charge for it. The price is the forms we make people fill out to download white papers or sign up for events.

The last of the anti-social marketing tactics

Chris Koch

Image via Wikipedia. Taglines are the last bastions of a classic, one-way marketing messaging strategy, preserving marketing’s perceived right to tell customers what to think. In truth, customers have never listened, except in a few cases of companies with the budget muscle to pound the tagline into customers’ heads over and over again though mass marketing and TV. Not that the defenses were much more than Maginot Lines to begin with. recently did a search on some well-known B2B technology brands and compiled their taglines in the list below. Agility made possible. Applying thought.

How much do you “charge” for your content?

Chris Koch

Image via Wikipedia. Okay, so it’s difficult to actually pull money out of buyers for your marketing content (though there are rare exceptions: McKinsey has been doing it for years with the McKinsey Quarterly). Yet while generally we can’t put a price tag on our content, we do charge for it. The price is the forms we make people fill out to download white papers or sign up for events. Trouble is, we take a one-price-for all approach to our content. That has to change. In many cases, we’re charging too much for our content and in other cases not enough. Privacy. Intention. Hierarchy.

Wikipedia Management for Dummies

Biznology

While reddit and Wikipedia are probably two of the most influential and powerful media platforms online today, they’re also the most intimidating because so many of us in the PR and marketing world have been not only burned but sent home tarred and feathers, never to go anywhere close to either of these sites ever again. How To Manage Your Wikipedia Page from Chris Abraham.

Cognitive apprenticeship - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Buzz Marketing for Technology

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. About Wikipedia. Contact Wikipedia. Donate to Wikipedia. About Wikipedia. Cognitive apprenticeship. Jump to: navigation , search Cognitive apprenticeship is a theory of the process where a master of a skill teaches that skill to an apprentice. Constructivist approaches to human learning have led to the development of a theory of cognitive apprenticeship [1]. To combat these tendencies, cognitive apprenticeships â??â?¦are Collins, Brown, & Newman, 1987, p. 4). Finally, in the autonomous stage, the learnerâ??s fadesâ??

Personal knowledge management - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Buzz Marketing for Technology

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Hidden categories: Wikipedia articles containing buzzwords | Articles lacking sources from January 2007 | All articles lacking sources. About Wikipedia. Contact Wikipedia. Donate to Wikipedia. About Wikipedia. Personal knowledge management. Jump to: navigation , search. This article or section appears to contain a large number of buzzwords. Because: Article seems to speak in very vague, glittering generalities , and to contain quite a few business vogue-words. January 2007). Contents. External links. 2005) â??Personal

10 Years in the Making: Eloqua’s Grande Guide to Wikipedia

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The Grande Guide to Wikipedia. confess: Despite the fact that the site celebrated its 10-year anniversary this year, I still know next to nothing about what happens “behind the curtain&# at Wikipedia.  I know less about Wikipedia than I do the opera, jai alai or magic tricks.  It’s a mystery, and it frightens me.  So I asked my friends and colleagues what they knew about Wikipedia

A Wikipedia Expert's Thoughts on the NYPD Editing Controversy

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Editor''s Note: Recently, Capital New York reported that NYPD computers had been used to make edits to Wikipedia entries on police-related topics. We asked Wikipedia expert William Beutler to comment on this news story. The History of Self-Interested Wikipedia Edits. Wikipedia editors. Wikipedia''s Guidelines on Editing Entries. Closer Look at NYPD''s Edits.

Wikipedia and the wiki utopia, revisited

Biznology

Back in 2006, when the hype around the then-called Web 2.0 “thing” was reaching its peak of inflated expectations , much was said about an article published by Nature the year before, which boldly stated: “Jimmy Wales’ Wikipedia comes close to Britannica in terms of the accuracy of its science entries, a Nature investigation finds. wiki Wikipedia

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Wikipedia Is No Authority–By Design

B2B Memes

MUD day 13: In an interview in Foreign Policy , published on its website earlier this month, Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales was asked if he’s shocked to hear that people, including journalists, “use Wikipedia all the time.” ” His response is worth repeating to any journalist that either uses Wikipedia unthinkingly or unthinkingly refuses to use Wikipedia: Journalists all use Wikipedia. ” What I find most interesting about Wikipedia, though, is the way it undercuts the old-fashioned notion of authority.

33 (of the) Best Social Media Guides, Tips and Resoures of 2012 So Far

Webbiquity

How to create and edit articles for Wikipedia by Web Ink Now. ** 5 STARS. Wikipedia is one of the most popular sites on the web, so getting exposure there is incredibly valuable. David Meerman Scott explains how to properly write for Wikipedia here. What’s the best process for developing a social media marketing plan? How do we demonstrate the ROI of social efforts?

Navigating Wikipedia as a Communications Manager – A discussion with Phil Gomes of Edelman Digital

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I had the pleasure of chatting with Phil Gomes, SVP of Digital Integration for Edelman, about  how to best navigate Wikipedia on behalf of your organization. Some of the questions we were trying to tackle were: What’s the current relationship between PR and Wikipedia, and where might it be going? 14:15 – Relationship with Wikipedia Editors.

Social business, the forest and the garden: Your intranet is not the Internet

Biznology

Photo credit: Wikipedia. Altavista, Geocities, AOL, Google, Amazon, WordPress, eBay, Hotmail, Wikipedia, MySpace, Flickr, Delicious, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Quora, Pinterest all had their days of glory. In the meantime, this is what happened to Wikipedia: Wikipedia Growth – Source. Internet Marketing Google Intranet WikipediaWhy does that happen?

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Top 5 Social Business Myths

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Photo credit: Wikipedia. Wikipedia stats for their English language site indicate that they have 22 editors for every million users (0.0022%). Being the 6th most popular website in the world, Wikipedia is hardly a failure, but still is several orders of magnitude worse than the 1% rule. Social Media Marketing Social Sharing Facebook Social business social media twitter WikipediaHere is my top 5 list: 1. Your organization MUST “do social” to be successful in business. Well, not really, or at least, not always. Information wants to be free.

20 Experts, 1 Awesome Resource: The Social Media ProBook

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by Joe Chernov | Tweet this You may have noticed that over the past month or so, several influential social media professionals changed their profile pictures to funky avatars of themselves.  Edelman’s David Armano went so far as to name his digital persona Vector David (I didn’t have the heart to point out his digital doppelganger’s unfortunate initials). That project goes live now. Right now.

5 Boards to Create for Your Business on Pinterest

WindMill Networking

Pinterest Board Bulletin board Business Facebook Products Social Media Marketing Wikipedia There is no doubt that businesses, especially ones that sell their products or services online, should be exploring Pinterest as a major weapon in their marketing arsenal. As with any online marketing tool, you should be using Pinterest strategically, with an eye on achieving your business goals.

Thought Leadership Merchandising: Rising Above the Noise

Marketing Craftmanship

Researching the term “Thought Leadership” yields everything from a sterile Wikipedia definition, to blog posts featuring marketing insights similar to this online gem: “It doesn’t matter if you’re an entrepreneur, an employee, or a student – your ability to become a thought leader will catapult your success.  A great way to accomplish this, is on LinkedIn.”

Crowdsourcing: Wikipedia vs. The Economist

Acquiring Minds

Is journalism threatened by Wikipedia? The author illustrated the success of crowdsourcing with examples drawn from Wikipedia, the Library of Congress (using Flikr) and Google. In addition, a volunteer model such as Wikipedia would be disrupted should Wikipedia evolve to a for-profit business. Next I turned to Wikipedia for their perspective on crowdsourcing. I was interested to see that many of the same success stories and pros and cons on crowdsourcing were shared by the Economist and Wikipedia.

Can “Social Media” and “Confidentiality” Co-exist in the Workplace?

WindMill Networking

Even Wikipedia’s explanation of “social media” points out that “one of the first signs of human social media was cave wall paintings.”  Social Media and Employment Law Business channels communication company Customer employer Employment Events exist Facebook IT media personal Privacy search time tools TOPIC Twitter Wikipedia By its definition, “social media” focuses on communication, spreading the word, engaging readers, sharing, creating discussion and/or gaining attention.  by James Wu - Maximize Social Business.

Take back your online reputation with a little help from your friends

Biznology

Wikipedia was created by a bunch of casual experts who collaborated in creating a comprehensive, living, and growing resource of all there is. If the editors and experts at Wikipedia were to take an interest in your, how much of your true narrative, story, song, would they have access to? And Wikipedia is only a small part of Google’s index. Good questions. For me!

The History of #SXSW [Infographic]

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2006 : Interactive keynote speakers include founders from two of the Internet’s most disruptive websites: Craig Newmark of Craigslist and Jimmy Wales of Wikipedia. by Joe Chernov | Tweet this. There are two basic ways to grow a business. Gobble up as much as much of the current pie as you can. Bake a bigger pie. And we are creating lots of content. Following are just a few.  premiere.

The 10 Best B2B Videos

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These three videos, along with the brand new State of Wikipedia , are all part of the same “family” of JESS3-created digital shorts. Content Marketing animation B2B b2b marketing Beagle Research Eloqua future of revenue JESS3 Microsoft NetSuite Revenue Performance Management RightNow salesforce.com SAS Institute SFDC Short Tale Awards State of Cloud Computing State of the Internet State of Wikipedia video viral video Zuoraby Joe Chernov | Tweet this. The best kind of praise comes when you aren’t expecting it, much less looking for it. And we are thrilled to have earned that honor. 

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What is Social Media Marketing?

Biznology

Social Media Marketing  — according to Wikipedia , “social media marketing is the process of gaining website traffic or attention through social media sites.” Content Marketing  — according to Wikipedia , “ Content marketing is any marketing that involves the creation and sharing of media and publishing content in order to acquire and retain customers.