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Best Social Media Stats, Facts and Marketing Research of 2010

Webbiquity

the sources below provide a vast wealth of data, statistics and research results, as well as a bit of interesting social media trivia. How are consumers and b2b decision makers using social media in their buying processes? Social Media Facts and Stats.

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Best Social Media and Digital Marketing Research and Statistics of 2011, Part 2

Webbiquity

Reports, surveys, studies and infographics are among the most popular content posted and shared across social networks. How widespread, really, is the use of social media for marketing? How are B2B marketers using social media differently from their B2C counterparts?

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Influencer Marketing: What is it and Why Should You be Doing it?

Onalytica B2B

Word-of-mouth, social influence, PR and Public Affairs are highly relevant to the way we should be approaching influencer marketing. The rise in social media channels. Since 2006 there has been a meteoric rise in social media and digital channels.

Is Social Media Really Living Up to Expectations?

B2B Lead Generation Blog

Ann wanted to know how happy the group was with the lead generation results of their social media campaigns. Her question, and too many of her 30-plus responses, illustrated the disconnection between the expectations of marketers who are out on the frontlines every day and marketing gurus proclaiming the wonders of social media. After all, if you Google ”Top 10 B2B Trends in 2011” you’ll see social media listed on every one of them.

5 Proven Strategies for B2B Social Media Marketing

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Is Social Media Really Living Up to Expectations?

B2B Lead Generation Blog

Ann wanted to know how happy the group was with the lead generation results of their social media campaigns. Her question, and too many of her 30-plus responses, illustrated the disconnection between the expectations of marketers who are out on the frontlines every day and marketing gurus proclaiming the wonders of social media. After all, if you Google ”Top 10 B2B Trends in 2011” you’ll see social media listed on every one of them.

B2B social media case studies - 3 you can learn from and why they work

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Communications Conversations Conversations about digital PR strategy Home About Arik Work With Me Around The Web Speaking Contact Subscribe From The Blog 3 B2B social media case studies and why they work Posted by arikhanson on 17.

The Eight Best Social CRM Tools

Webbiquity

Social customer relationship management (CRM) was being written about as a distinct product category as far back as 2008, but market interest really began to take off the following year. How does social CRM differ from traditional CRM? 39: The Eight Best Social CRM Tools.

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Social Media Success Stories

Anything Goes Marketing

I get a few blank stares at times when I talk about social media technologies with friends and colleagues but I’m starting to win people over day by day. I see blogging as a way of connecting many of the dots in social media - let me focus on a recent story to show you what I mean.

The Stories Behind 5 Social Networks That Never Caught On

Hubspot

What was the first social network you ever joined? While many people will recall it being Facebook or Twitter, others might remember some of the earlier, less popular social networks. After all, these networks laid the groundwork for the social media giants we use today.

Top 10 Marketing Predictions for 2009

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Joe Pulizzi from Junta42 polled content marketers and social media marketers for their best single prediction for 2009 - see the full list of 42 predictions here. Tags: social media Content Marketing

What Stephen Hawking Can Teach You About Social Media Marketing Strategy

Modern B2B Marketing

He’s a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in the United Kingdom and he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2009. When it comes to social networking and social media marketing , what can you learn from this extremely accomplished scientist?

Crunchy, salty, nutritious news & views on B2B marketing for technology companies | Velocity - the B2B marketing acceleration agency for technology companies

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So click here to find out whether they changed my mind… Read more… Stan Woods | June 16th, 2009 | one comment The Content Marketing Workbook It’s here. Read more… Doug Kessler | June 11th, 2009 | 3 comments Choose your patients carefully The most respected surgeons in the world have the best survival rates. We… Read more… Neil Stoneman | May 8th, 2009 | 4 comments Why we steal from our clients.

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20 LinkedIn Groups Every Marketer Should Join

Hubspot

To get a glimpse of just what kinds of popular marketing groups -- and even niche communities within marketing, like blogging and social -- there are on the social media site, check out our list below. Created: March 3, 2008. Created: February 2, 2008. Social Media.

Why Social Media Really Matters

Customer Experience Matrix

Social media is the latest stage in this evolution. One was the disparity between the time people spend on online activities (20% to 30% of total media time) and the share of advertising expenditures spent online (10% to 15%). Although some difference may be justified by the differences in media effectiveness, this still suggests to me that ad spending will continue to shift into online media until the spending is roughly proportional. social marketing.

The Word Of The Year Is a #Hashtag

Marketing Action

The winners tend to reflect the zeitgeist at large: In 2009, the word of the year was “Tweet.” And in 2008 the WOTY was “bailout”; in 2007 “subprime”; in 2006 “Plutoed”; in 2005 it was “truthiness” Read the whole list.).

Six factors driving B2B social media marketing adoption

Chris Koch

We’re all getting constant advice—hectoring, even—about how we need to make social media a key part of our B2B marketing strategies right now. Two main threads underpin the logic behind these urgings: Your customers are becoming more active in social media, so you’d better get with it. Your competitors are adopting social in their marketing strategies, so if you don’t do it, they will. Customers (the younger ones, anyway) are adopting social media.

Want proof that the C-suite is into social media? Here it is.

Chris Koch

We just wrapped up our ITSMA Annual Marketing Conference this week and the strongest current driving the river of conversation was social media. Specifically, frustration over how to use social media to reach the C-suite. In fact, it’s hard for most of us to imagine these people using social media at all. CEOs Use Social Media More than Other Buyers. Use Social Media to Drive Peer Connections.

Alterian Pushes Into Social Media Management with Techrigy Acquisition

Customer Experience Matrix

Summary: Alterian's purchase of Techrigy marks the first integration of serious social media management with marketing automation. Marketing automation vendor Alterian yesterday announced its acquisition of social media monitoring company Techrigy. Even though the Techgrity deal is the first direct acquisition I recall of a social media monitoring system by a marketing automation vendor, it strikes me as an obvious step.

Best of 2008: Social Media Optimization, Part 6

WebMarketCentral

Which social bookmarking sites have the most clout? Can social media really increase revenue? What common mistakes should you avoid in social media marketing? Builds on the arguments made in Social Media ROI vs. RONI (risk of not investing).

Social Media Goes Corporate

Ambal's Amusings

Businesses have started integrating social media into their marketing efforts. However do not just social media for the sake of doing social media. Think “media,” not “medium” - A newspaper ad alone doesn’t cut it.

Best of 2008: Social Media Optimization, Part 5

WebMarketCentral

How can you make a big splash in social media without a huge budget? Turn your social media contacts into leads, and ultimately customers? He explains how social media, to be effective, requires a significant commitment of time and effort. Social Tagging

Best of 2008: Social Media Optimization, Part 3

WebMarketCentral

How can you make more efficient use of social media? What are the best examples of organizations using social media for marketing, promotion and interactive PR ? How can you optimize your use of social networking tools like Twitter and LinkedIn? Social Tagging

Best of 2008: Social Media Optimization, Part 1

WebMarketCentral

Everybody uses Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, but which niche social media sites are worth investigating? How can you maximize your results through social bookmarking sites like Digg? How does social media relate to SEO? Social Tagging

CMO Advice: What to look for when choosing a Social Media or Digital agency?

Buzz Marketing for Technology

5) Do you think we will see more Social Agencies becoming Agency of Record? Romi Mahajan is President of KKM Group, an Advisory company focused solely on Strategy and Marketing in the Technology, Media, Agency, and Luxury Goods sectors.

Best of 2008: Social Media Optimization, Part 2

WebMarketCentral

How should you measure the impact of social media? What are some of the best free tools for monitoring social buzz about your brand or company? Discover these answers and others here in more of the best posts from the past year on social media marketing and PR.

Does LinkedIn Make Your Phone Ring?

B2B Marketing Traction

In 2008 he launched the Social Network Roadmap and the Executive’s Guide to Web 2.0 As with all marketing, LinkedIn and other social media sites require discipline. Inbound Marketing LinkedIn Social Media/Web 2.0 b2b marketing social media

ClickInsights: What was your "Aha" moment in 2009? - Part 2

Ambal's Amusings

I have invited our Panel of B2B Marketing Experts to reflect on 2009 and answer the following question: What was your aha moment in 2009 ? Charlene Li's and Josh Barnoff's book Groundswell: Winning in a World Transformed by Social Technologies. in January 2008.

CMO Advice: What to look for when choosing a Social Media or Digital agency?

Buzz Marketing for Technology

5) Do you think we will see more Social Agencies becoming Agency of Record? Romi Mahajan is President of KKM Group, an Advisory company focused solely on Strategy and Marketing in the Technology, Media, Agency, and Luxury Goods sectors.

Best Social Media Stats and Market Research of 2010 (So Far)

Webbiquity

Data junkies, stats addicts, web trivia buffs rejoice — here are a deluge of social media, search and other marketing research facts and figures from 50 articles and blog posts published so far in 2010. Which social networking site is used by 92% of senior marketing executives?

Enterprise Social Networking Platforms: Think Amazon, Not Facebook

Biznology

“This is just Facebook for the Enterprise” is the most common way most people describe enterprise social networking platforms. Amazon earned its first full-year profit in 2003 and, by 2008, the company’s revenue had reached $4 billion.

Best Social Media Stats and Market Research of 2009

Webbiquity

Whether you need data to back up a proposal for investing in social media marketing for CFO, want to understand which online tactics work best for engaging with customers and prospects, or are just an analytics data junky, you’ll find a treasure trove of key insights and happy hour trivia in this collection of the best articles and blog posts on social media and other marketing research of the past year. Who’s really using which social media networks?

How a Senator Uses Social Media

Hubspot

While the Senator’s legislative agenda for the 2009-2010 session focuses on promoting reform and recovery throughout the state , his day-to-day agenda always includes communicating with his constituents, a task he relies heavily on social media for.

Can Social Media Save Detroit?

WebMarketCentral

Roxanne Darling at Bare Feet Studios recently wrote an outstanding piece on the use of social media at Ford. Chrysler, meanwhile, still apparently doesn't get social media , at least according to Noah Mallin.) Social Tagging

How NOT to pitch a blog | Online Marketing Blog

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Online Marketing Blog TopRank’s internet marketing blog on the intersection of digital PR, social and search engine marketing. For example, we get pitches from PR firms about major brands running new viral or social media campaigns. This is true with regular media relations, so why do it with bloggers? Don’t use traditional media relations tactics with bloggers, but rather, make an effort to connect with them individually.

Open Research: A Framework for Social Analytics

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Why are social analytics so important? You may recognize these five states from the research I’ve been doing over the past few years How to Organize for Social Media Measurement Read the report, print it out, and share with others. link] Dan Whitehouse Social analysis.

The Graying of Facebook, Research and Other Signposts for Social Media Maturity

B2B Marketing Savvy

Read time = 2-3 minutes) One of the surest signs of mainstream acceptance is when cutting edge trends bleed into traditional media coverage, become fodder for SNL and other parody spoofs, and (gasp!) Sure, campaign 2008 thrust Twitter on to the public stage, but what else? 2009).

Strategic Guy: Three Phases of Social Media Maturation

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skip to main | skip to sidebar Strategic Guy Timely views and best practices in the world of technology public relations Sunday, April 12, 2009 Three Phases of Social Media Maturation At Strategic Communications Group (Strategic) weve been through the cycle.

Best of 2008: SEO Guidance, Part 5

WebMarketCentral

Which social media sites are most helpful for SEO? Social traffic (e.g. What common mistakes should you avoid when optimizing a site for search? Which factors do search engine algorithms weight most heavily in determining search position?

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Best of 2008: SEM Landing Pages

WebMarketCentral

Once you've optimized the list of keywords in your search engine marketing campaign, tweaked the bids and crafted stellar ad text to bring visitors to your site, landing page design is critical to converting those visitors into sales or leads.