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5 Ways Social Media Can Drive Revenue

Oracle

by Steven Woods | Tweet this There’s no doubt that social media has been a disruptive force on B2B marketing. Yet, many marketers struggle with how to use social media to go beyond awareness, to actually drive revenue. In fact, by attaching social media marketing to the 5 Revenue Performance Indicators high-performing companies have adopted, you can drive actual results. Here are five ways social media marketing can be used to drive revenue.

My social media marketing posts from 2011

Biznology

I have been writing for Biznology every Tuesday since January 18th, 2011, so there are quite a few posts that may well be useful for you now that you never had an opportunity to read before — before you knew about Biznology or me. This is the Internet , an efficient platform allowing easy access to what’s called the network effect : the value of your social network is dependent on the number of others using it. Social is a very handy way of dominating search.

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Does Social Media Really Generate Revenue?

Zoominfo

Facebook was founded in 2004, Twitter in 2006, Instagram 2010, Snapchat 2011, and TikTok in 2016. As these social networks have risen, a graveyard of failed businesses trailed behind them, Friendster, MySpace, Vine, and so many more. More Employees, More “Toss it up on Social”.

8 Elements to Successfully Scaling Your Global Social Media Strategy

Oracle

by Jesse Noyes | Tweet this No social media strategy, if done thoughtfully, is easy. Luckily for all of us, we have the advice Ekaternia Walker and Bryan Rhoads , both members of Intel’s Social Media Center of Excellence. The duo penned a chapter in our highly popular Social Media ProBook that’s so rich in knowledge, we decided to share their wisdom here. If you want your social media marketing plan to bloom, you have to water it carefully.

B2B social media: Highlights from new benchmarking research

Savanta

B2B social media; is it a case of the Emperor’s New Clothes? The social media Emperor is getting dressed, but is still in his underpants. B2B social media has reached the tipping point and in doing so it’s following the classic technology evolution curve. Now it’s in the initial stages of becoming main stream with eight in every ten marketers (78%) currently using social media in their B2B marketing activity.

Inside a Social Media News Release

Biznology

Today, I plan to go through, “line-by-line,” a site we create to support all of our blogger outreach campaigns, that we call a Social Media News Release (SMNR) but we also call a Microsite, a Resource Site, or a Fact Sheet. The Video Introduction and the Social Network Sharing. We never used to add this to our Social Media News Releases. Social Media and Tags. They don’t reference the client-owned Social Media properties.

Tracking Social Media ROI

Biznology

I'm starting to hear more an more people despair of being able to determine return on investment for social media. For some uses of social media, such as public relations, they might be right, because there are precious few companies that can calculate ROI even for offline PR. But if you use social media for marketing, you can use direct marketing principles to prove your rate of return. Image via Wikipedia.

The Myth of Business vs. Personal Profiles in Social Media

Marketing Insider Group

Like most people I started out using social tools for very distinct purposes. But now we have Google+, Pandora is becoming a social sharing site (not to mention Flickr and Foursquare) and well you get the point: its getting even more confusing! So the question is: can we be distinct people or personalities on different social sites? Most if us have thought through our rules for who we connect with, on which social channels and how we behave there. Computing is Social.

Social Media For Social Good. Will It Do Any Good?

Oracle

Those most passionate about the cause were more likely to encourage others to give via social media. It’s one of the many companies popping up all over the country that promise to help nonprofits tap into social media to engage donors and raise cash. A lot of nonprofits are being dragged kicking and screaming into social media and social giving,” Vela said. by Jesse Noyes | Tweet this.

Social media success demands talent above technology

Biznology

In response to Inside a Social Media News Release , Jonathan Rick asked me , “Isn’t this essentially the same thing than what Pitch Engine offers?” ” Well, my response is the topic of this post today, “The article is only about the what and why of the Social Media News Release and not the how. Pitch Engine’s job is to make Social Media Release-making as easy-as-possible, tech-free, as possible. Image via CrunchBase.

How to measure influence in social media marketing

Chris Koch

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. Since social media leave digital footprints, companies create complex algorithms to come up with simple answers to measuring social media influence.

3 factors in winning the social media horse race

Chris Koch

Others say that G+ will rule because of its integration with Google’s other tools like Android, Gmail, Docs, and its media properties like YouTube and Google Music —in other words, the colossus effect that we’ve been waiting (for so long) to take effect. One writer claims that the attraction of G+ is the opportunity to start over in social networking. The argument is essentially that we’ve screwed up everything in Facebook and G+ is our social media morning after pill.

Organizational Social Media

Biznology

Social media is like that. You might use social media, but that doesn't mean that you know how to manage your organization's use of social media. They might not know the four steps every organization should take to succeed in social media. But you can, by checking out my presentation to board of directors of the IEEE yesterday, called " Organizational Social Media." Image via Wikipedia.

Social Media – the Next Frontier!

Buzz Marketing for Technology

It’s good to be able to see those conversations and have some indication whether they are positive, negative or neutral so you have your finger on the “pulse” of what is being said socially about your brand. But after 2 years of reading, trafficking and routing both positive and negative mentions in my organization I realized there had to be more out in the social sphere than just monitoring social media.

Use Social Media to set Smart Media strategies

Buzz Marketing for Technology

First, recognize that there are too many potential consumer touch-point opportunities offered by owned media channels. Instead, be strategic and smart – use social data analysis to measure campaign effectiveness. Analysis of social data can provide a different lens through which to evaluate media planning and buying. Those metrics will point you toward new opportunities to prioritize and sequence the way you use and invest in POE media.

78 Tweetable Moments From Social Media Plus #SMPlus

Marketing Insider Group

This week I attended the Social Media Plus conference in downtown Philadelphia, PA and for the second year in a row, the organizers of the event did an amazing job bringing together some of the best minds in social media in both the speakers and the attendees. LauraDuran: Social media marketing means “engaging with customers” and “driving business” – must do both says @jasonfalls via @BrennerMichael. Social Media

Social Media Marketing and Darwin: Evolution or Irrelevance

Buzz Marketing for Technology

The media landscape has evolved tremendously over the last quarter century. Consumers have evolved even faster with the advent of high-speed Internet-enabled mobile devices and social media. It was easy for media agencies to find your target, and almost as simple to measure the response. Everything is pointing to digital technologies and social media, even in offline experiences.

Editing: Is social media realtime or permanent?

Biznology

As social media has (somewhat) matured, an interesting culture has grown up around the idea of editing social media content. And for reasons that I don’t understand, it isn’t one culture–it seems as though every kind of social media has developed its own culture around editing content. Some kinds of social media (Wikipedia) couldn’t exist without editing while others (Twitter) do not even allow editing.

Is “social media campaign” an oxymoron?

Chris Koch

If you had asked me a few years ago whether the traditional marketing campaign had any place in social media I would have scoffed. After all, “engaging” is one of the four components of social media management. But then I see something like HP Technology Services (HPTS)’ “Where’s the Humanity in Your Technology” campaign, or Hitachi Data Services ( HDS )’ Social Media Buzz campaign. Facebook is the fun social network.

Make Your CFO a Social Media Fan

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Social media definitely pays off, but you’ve got to focus on the approach not the tools. Social Media has hit the mainstream these days but the big concern on every product marketer’s mind has been how to justify the ROI? If you’re concerned about social media cost justification, you’re not along. A recent Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) survey found that only 20% of CMO’s felt social media produced measurable ROI and 62% hoped it may someday.

How to write for social media

Biznology

This video with Paul Gillin is about the basics of writing engaging social media messages. With so many posts, tweets and chatter filling social media, it’s almost impossible to get a message through. Writing for social media is about finding angles, factoids and quotes that intrigue and provoke using words that no one expects you to use. The post How to write for social media appeared first on Biznology.

Listening to Your Customers in Social Media

Biznology

Today I spoke for 30 minutes on social media listening--how your company can find out what people are saying about you online. Luckily, we record it for you, so if you missed it, check out today's recorded Webinar, " Listening to Your Customers in Social Media.". Social Media Marketing Business Internet Marketing Marketing and Advertising Public relations Social media Social network TwitterImage via Wikipedia.

40 Awesome Marketing Tweets From 2011

Marketing Insider Group

” Here is my 2011 list of favorite tweets.@ e6e6e6 ;'> February 11, 2011 8:32 am via HootSuite Reply Retweet Favorite. e6e6e6 ;'> February 15, 2011 1:22 pm via TweetDeck Reply Retweet Favorite. e6e6e6 ;'> March 4, 2011 8:18 am via UberSocial Reply Retweet Favorite. e6e6e6 ;'> March 4, 2011 9:00 am via HubSpot Reply Retweet Favorite. B2B Inbound Marketing: Top tactics for social media, SEO, PPC and optimization [link]. Social Media Twitter

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Organizational Social Media for Financial Services

Biznology

Just because you know how to use social media doesn’t mean that you know how to make it work in an organization. Organizations must understand their social media goals and know how to encourage and measure them, and nowhere is that more true than for financial services companies. With the economic meltdown of recent years, mortgage crisis and uncertain outlook, banking on relationships and the business of social networking has never been more critical.

You DO know what to say in social media

Biznology

I talk to folks about social media all the time. Most people are worried that they don’t know what to do in social media. I’d like to convince you that you really do know what to say in social media. But, over time, I started to realize that I could share things in much the same way that I already do outside of social media. To channel your inner social media person, play this mind game with yourself.

The synergy between social media and technical SEO

Biznology

I am very grateful to Cyrus Shepard of SEOmoz for doing the work that explains a little better how social media, online social networks, and the real-time Web heavily influence the results that Google proffers when we search in the form of Experiments on Google+ and Twitter Influencing Search Rankings --a lot more clearly than my recent Search is three-dimensional chess rant. Image via CrunchBase. by Chris Abraham.

121 Amazing Social Media Statistics and Facts

Brandwatch CX

We come across all sorts of interesting stats about social media sites and users, so we’ve collated the best of them in this bumper facts list. And it comes as a great fact sheet to give context to your social media marketing efforts. For marketers, knowing the statistics behind the social networks can inform strategy and spend, allowing focused targeting of users. Social media statistics. billion active social media users.

26 Social Media Secrets Skittles Knows

Biznology

That’s far from typical–very few companies have more traffic to any of their social media venues than to their old-fashioned website. Here are 26 social media secrets Skittles knows: 1 out of every 5 minutes people spend online are spent on social networks in 2012; up from 1 out of every 20 minutes in 2007. of Internet users’ time is captured by Facebook compared to a combined 2% for all other social networking sites.

How Social Media Gave True Blood a Transfusion

Buzz Marketing for Technology

The first episode of a new TV season needs to grab the audience, and social media campaigns have become an integral part of doing just that. But counting the number of conversations won’t by itself tell a producer or network executive that a show is going to continue to attract viewers and remain popular. Engaging fans across the social web serves as a catalyst enabling advocates to promote your brand or television show.

The Sociology of Social Media: TED TV Talks

Writing on the Web

Now you can learn all about social media and the sociology of the Internet through video lectures. What I find fascinating is the sociology of social media : we’re still operating with the same primitive brains. Now, however, we’re doing it online, on the Internet, using social media tools. Peter Hirshberg on TV and the web : Take a look back at media and technology history with this talk. Social Media: You’re Shouting Too Loud.

Is Social Media Really Living Up to Expectations?

B2B Lead Generation

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.

Bean counters and Innovators: Facing off on social media ROI

Biznology

Last month, I covered the subject of personal ROI in the realm of enterprise social networking : how sustained adoption requires individual buy-in similar to long-term commitments to special diets or exercise routines. The topic of Social Media ROI, due to its complexity and scope, would be better discussed in a book than in a blog, so here are some themes to think about, as opposed to being a comprehensive analysis of this somewhat controversial area.

How to get employees involved in social media: focus on ideas

Chris Koch

Many marketers involved in social media management tell me that they struggle to get their subject matter experts engaged in social media. on the Savvy B2B Marketing Blog entitled How to Gain Real Traction with Thought Leadership, I talk about how marketers need to create an idea network within their organizations to spur their subject matter experts to start thinking. Create an idea network as the basis for social media.

Social media’s Hallmark Moment: the Twitter Auto DM

Chris Koch

Social Media Facebook Online Communities Social network TwitterI take a perverse pleasure in reading my Twitter DMs, 99% of which are of the automated variety, looking for the heartfelt sentiment that goes out to me and thousands of other close personal friends every day from people I’ve started following. I try to imagine the impulses that motivate the writers behind these parsimonious hanging chads of fake individualized attention. Technology is wonderful isn’t it?

How to Optimize your Paid Search with Social Media

Buzz Marketing for Technology

When I put a search term into Google, typically eight of the top 10 results are social because consumers are creating enough content for that to happen. As a media planner, I need to know the top trends and themes my consumers care about, so I can buy those terms and then optimize based on those terms as well. The great thing about using social media data for topic discovery is you can see all of those searches connected together.

All Media Will Be Social Media

Digital B2B Marketing

The future of digital media is social. With the far-reaching tentacles of Google and Facebook, no digital marketer will be able to approach marketing without engaging in some form of social media. Today, companies can choose to ignore social media. In the future, social media will be harder to ignore. Social media will not be integrated into marketing, it will be integrated into our experience as individuals.

3 Ways Social Media Will Fail Marketers

Marketing Craftmanship

Social media will not increase word of mouth influence. Research by Keller Fay for Google shows that 94% of word of mouth conversations occur offline, and most often, those conversations are sparked by information found on the internet and television…and not on Facebook, Twitter or other social networking sites. Social media will not drive customer experience. Social media will not reduce the marketing burden.