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2011 Social Media Marketing Trends

Webbiquity

Social media marketing has progressed from radical new idea to widely adopted practice in a remarkably short period of time. Three-quarters of b2b buyers use social media at some point during their purchase decision process, and marketers are responding with increased spending on social media marketing. Social efforts will permeate the enterprise. “Social is much bigger than marketing and PR. Social media will become targetable.

Social Media Marketing: 2011 Trends Report

Marketing Insider Group

You may have seen my recent posts on how I think “ The Future of B2B Marketing: It’s Social “ and also what I believe “ Is The Future Of The Social Media Role? What social media marketing trends will emerge in the coming year?

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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. Social is a very handy way of dominating search.

6 Reasons Social Media Sucks, But You Need to Use It Anyway

Webbiquity

Amid all of the hype, conferences, and rapid adoption of social media marketing by organizations from sole proprietors to the Fortune 100, there remains an undercurrent of skepticism. It’s true that social media remains in many ways a sort of wild west.

The Dirty Dozen Top 12 Social Media Mistakes to Avoid

Webbiquity

There have been numerous posts written about the pitfalls of social media marketing (including helpful pieces from Online Social Networking , Sysomos , and one I wrote for HubSpot ). Social media is about having a conversati0n with your prospects, not broadcasting to them.

Why Social Media Matters for B2B Vendors

Webbiquity

Social media marketing has clearly been embraced by consumer brands. Pepsi famously dropped its Super Bowl advertising a year ago in favor of a social media campaign. Still, social media is rapidly becoming an essential component of the b2b marketing mix.

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The Future of Social Media

Webbiquity

Social media is transforming communications in ways unimaginable just a couple of decades ago. Social media is being embraced by marketers , of course, but it’s much larger than that. We live in amazing times.

Social media strategy leaders: Tory Starr

Biznology

Last month, I launched a new series here on Biznology , interviewing leaders in social media strategy. This month we speak with Tory Starr , Director of Social Media at WGBH. Very cool work history for this young woman who is now Director of Social Media for WGBH!

No Leads from Social Media? No Excuses.

The Point

I’ve written previously in this space about how corporate social media initiatives are so often in the hands of people, notably PR agencies, for whom lead generation is neither a priority nor a core competency.

Best Social Media and Digitial Marketing Research and Statistics of 2011, Part 1

Webbiquity

companies now use social media for marketing (though the figure varies widely based on size of company)? Social Media Stats, Facts and Research Does Facebook Need To Build A Search Engine? companies now use social media for marketing.

How Social Media Helps Marketing, PR, And Sales Become Better Friends

Marketing Insider Group

I am always trying to address the big issues in B2B marketing—such as integrated marketing, demand generation, and social media—but somehow, the topic comes back around to the relationship between sales and marketing. And it often extends to our colleagues in PR. Social Media

Press Coverage Done Right: A Story Of Social Media, PR And Stalking

Marketing Insider Group

You know what they say, “there’s no such thing as bad PR.” Since then, Kristin has moved to covering social media and Web 2.0 When we had the latest innovation series which announced the banishment of corporate email, replaced by social media… I knew she would be interested.

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B2B Blogging Trends for 2011

Webbiquity

Blogging is often viewed as the core component of a B2B social media marketing strategy, and other than discussion forums, it’s the most mature component of social media. Among the findings: • If you don’t have a blog yet, 2011 is the year to start one.

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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.

9 Criteria for Selecting a Social Media Monitoring Tool

Webbiquity

Social media monitoring tools are increasing essential for companies of all sizes as the explosion of social media content renders manual monitoring efforts hopeless. With almost 200 social monitoring tools (and new entrants still coming to market), available at a range of price levels from free to if-you-have-to-ask-you-can’t-afford-it, how does an organization select the right social monitoring tool for its needs? Monitoring beyond social media.

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. I always tell everybody that only 1% of all bloggers have media, communications, or public relations experience.

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. After all customer service is the new PR and it also provides a great ROI!

Best Social Media Stats, Facts and Marketing Research of 2010

Webbiquity

For anyone in marketing or PR being asked to make “data-driven&# decisions “based on the numbers&# (and doesn’t that include pretty much everyone in marketing and PR these days?), How are consumers and b2b decision makers using social media in their buying processes?

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Who Should Write Your Corporate Social Media Policy?

Webbiquity

When it comes to writing a social media policy , who should decide what goes into it? Social media?! Marketing and PR know about things like messaging and best practices. escalating support issues reported through social media, based on specific subject matter and severity). Social media is too broad to be “owned&# by any single function and too pervasive to be tightly controlled by almost any organization.

5 Must-Read B2B Marketing & Social Media Books

Modern Marketing

Periodically we review a must-read B2B marketing or social media book on this blog. by Joe Chernov | Tweet this. Rule #5: Reimagine; Don’t Recycle (via Content Rules ). Great advice. So great, in fact, that we try to live it (when it comes to marketing, anyway) every day.

Lurkers are the 99.989% of Social Media

Biznology

Sam believes this is dead and that it’s closer to 70%/20%/10%, according to some research by Paul Schneider (from back in August of 2011). Anyways… So, as a result, we’re entering a world with fewer and fewer active Internet-, Web-, Blog-, Social Media - and Content-Creators.

The Nifty 50 Top Women of Twitter for 2011

Webbiquity

Few phenomena have ever spread as far and grown as rapidly as social media; obviously, this has tapped into something essential to our nature. That is what has driven social media adoption. Amy serves as social media editor for the St.

5 ways to use social media for solution marketing

Buzz Marketing for Technology

It’s easy to get caught up in the buzz, and the hype, around social media. I’ve been working with many B2B companies to help them figure out when and how to use social media in their business. Your PR needs to move from publications to conversations.

The 2011 #Nifty50 Top Twitter Men Reprise

Webbiquity

Today, Tom Pick ( @TomPick ), Online Marketing Executive at KC Associates , who blogs at his award winning B2B Webbiquity , and I ( @ckburgess – Blue Focus Marketing @BlueFocus360 ) present 50 remarkable men on our 2011 #Nifty50 Top Twitter Men list. Andres is a social media expert.

79 Remarkable Social Media Marketing Facts and Statistics for 2012

Webbiquity

Social media and inbound marketing techniques have been a boon for marketers. Not only do leads generated through social and content marketing cost half as much as traditional outbound-generated leads (see below), they also close at higher rate (again, see below).

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.

Social Media is Like Riding a Bike

Biznology

I get to a point on social media eventually, so hang in there. The same thing with social media: just because you can use Facebook and follow folks on Twitter doesn’t mean you know how to do social media marketing or be a digital PR professional.

Answering the tough questions about social media

Biznology

Has your boss started asking you the so-called “tough questions” about social media yet? What’s the ROI for this social stuff? Or improve your PR efforts? Social can fill a vital role in each of these areas. Tweet This Post. Image via Wikipedia.

Any Publicity is Good Publicity in Social Media, right?

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Now the same could be said about social media – any mention of your brand is good in social media but that’s not entirely correct! This is why PR needs to move from fixating on getting ink in Publications to getting digital ink in Conversations.

65 Tweetable Moments From The Corporate Social Media Summit New York

Marketing Insider Group

This week I attended Useful Social Media ‘s Corporate Social Media Summit in New York city where hundreds of practitioners gathered to hear case studies from some of the best in the business. Integrate Social into everything your company does.

Best Social PR Guides, Tips and Tools of 2010

Webbiquity

Social media marketing, online PR and SEO are three tactics that are all powerful on their own, but have far more impact when used in a coordinated, synergistic manner. How can you amplify and extend new releases through social media? Which online tools are most helpful for PR pros? What does the future hold for online / interactive / social PR? Interactive PR Guides, Tips and Tools. Social Media Press Releases and Blogger Outreach.

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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

We don’t need a social media ROI model

Biznology

The business case for social media in the workplace and the inevitable ROI conversation have polarized innovation advocates and doubters for years. Paraphrasing Doctor Moskowitz, there is no perfect social media ROI model, there are only perfect social media ROI model s.

102 Compelling Social Media and Online Marketing Stats and Facts for 2012 (and 2013)

Webbiquity

With 92% of companies now incorporating social media into their marketing efforts, it’s no longer sufficient to just “be there” on social networks. What do buyers really want from social media marketers? 25 Social Media Facts and Statistics.

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The Reviews Are In!: A Social Media ProBook Roundup

Modern Marketing

by Jesse Noyes | Tweet this When Eloqua and JESS3 published the Social Media ProBook yesterday, we knew it would generate buzz. After all, it contains advice from all aspects of social media marketing – from writing for Facebook and scaling your operations to geosocial apps and reaching influencers – from 20 leading voices. Today, we’re brining you a roundup of what people are saying about the Social Media ProBook from around the Web.

B2B Social Media Marketing: Focus on leads, not likes

B2B Lead Generation

Do you know where your social media is contributing? Honestly, it’s almost unfair to compare social media engagement to other channels,” Kelly confesses. This is why Baggott advises that every social media post links back to a landing page. Social Media

Report: B2B Blogging Trends in 2011

The Point

Tony Karrer and Tom Pick, founders of the popular B2B Marketing site B2B Marketing Zone just released a compelling report on B2B Blogging Trends in 2011. 2011 may be the year when B2B companies finally realize blogs are more than just a PR vehicle for propagating so-called thought leadership.

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