Toyota launches a social network for drivers

Biznology

With Salesforce.com, they've launched a social network for Toyota owners and drivers that keeps them connected to Toyota, to its dealers, and to other drivers. Image by conhunter via Flickr. by Chris Abraham. Is the car the ultimate mobile device? Toyota thinks so.

Is there still room for new social networks?

Biznology

If you’re like me, you probably remember a period not too long ago when you couldn’t open your e-mail without getting another invitation to join a new social network. If you look at how social networks operate, they are rather similar. Image via Wikipedia.

10 Ways to Use Social Networks for B2B Marketing

Webbiquity

Social networks are essential for expanding your web presence —not only for creating social signals now a key component in search engine rankings, which makes your website and blog easier to find in search, but also by giving you more places to be found online. Creating your profile on each of the major social networks is a first step, but just that. As with most things in life, you’ll get out of social networks what you put into them.

The Other Social Network

Paul Gillin

If you thought the world’s largest professional network was little more than a place to post your resume, you owe yourself another visit. LinkedIn is set to eclipse the 100 million member mark sometime this spring, and it is quickly becoming the social network of choice for B2B professionals.

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.

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Why Facebook Should Be Worried About Other Social Networks

Contently

Early social networks had life spans like house flies. But with newer social networks abounding, is it still the preferred choice of the public? While millennials also prefer it to the competition, a pair of newer networks is gaining ground.

Google needs its own social network

Biznology

They lament how social has changed everything. If you are one of those search people descrying social media's impact, you need to check out my latest post on Search Engine Guide, " Google needs its own social network.". Organic Search Social Media Marketing Facebook Google MySpace Search engine optimization Searching Social media Social network TwitterImage via CrunchBase.

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.

Why Product Launch Plans Need to Include Social Networking

B2B Marketing Traction

Today it’s important to leverage social media by connecting and engaging with the right people far in advance of your product launch. It takes time to establish a following, a rapport with your connections, and credibility on social media sites like Twitter, Facebook and even LinkedIn.

What I learned at Dreamforce 2011

ViewPoint

Jason shared with us his key takeaways from Dreamforce 2011. Here are some big ideas that I took away from the show… The Social Enterprise The central focus of the show was leveraging the power of social media to reach and help more customers.

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Dreamforce 2011: Salesforce.com Talks Platforms #DF11

Modern Marketing

The startup plans to eliminate “big boxes&# by putting the manufacturing software on a social, cloud-based platform. Dreamforce 2011: Salesforce.com Talks Platforms #DF11 is from Eloqua’s It’s All About Revenue, a Blog Covering Business To Business Marketing.

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)? Or which four cities rank ahead of Seattle and San Francisco as the “most networked?” Social Media Stats, Facts and Research Does Facebook Need To Build A Search Engine?

50 (of the) Best Social Media Guides, Tips and Insights of 2011 (So Far)

Webbiquity

Social media marketing has gone well beyond the hype stage and is now mainstream business practice. Still, questions remain: how do I use social media most effectively across the enterprise? Which social media monitoring tools should I use? Social Media Tools.

Why Product Launch Plans Need to Include Social Networking

B2B Marketing Traction

iShade: Social Networking Tool for the Accounting Profession.

Marketri

40 (of the) Best SEO Guide, Tips and Insights of 2011 (So Far)

Webbiquity

And with continual algorithm changes by the search engines and the emerging importance of social signals and content, SEO ranking signals, responsibilities and best practices continue to evolve.

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Best Facebook Marketing Tips, Techniques and Tools of 2011, Part 1

Webbiquity

Find the answers to these questions and many more here in more than 30 of the best articles and blog posts on Facebook marketing of 2011. A Big Brand’s Social Strategy Really Means ‘Facebook’ by MediaPost Online Media Daily.

How to Cater Your Marketing Strategy to Different Social Networks

Hubspot

Just as all audiences are not the same, neither are all social media sites. Every social network has its nuances, whether it be in the way users behave, connect, or share within that network's particular environment. Does the network even support business accounts/pages?

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.

Dreamforce 2011: Marc Benioff on the Birth of the Social Enterprise #DF11

Modern Marketing

by Jesse Noyes | Tweet this There are plenty of reasons to head to Dreamforce : the expo floor, the certifications, the seemingly endless networking and, of course, the parties. While employees and customers are flocking to social media, Benioff noted, companies have lagged behind.

Best Practices for Posting Across Social Networks

SnapApp

Social media is evolving to?accommodate?a While Twitter appeals to casual conversationalists , LinkedIn attracts professional network-builders. And now there's Google+ Pages, which has recently joined the scene and promises to merge SEO and social media strategies.

Best LinkedIn Guides, Tips and Tactics of 2011

Webbiquity

While B2C marketers focus on Facebook, LinkedIn is consistently cited as the top social network for B2B marketing. How LinkedIn Apps Can Promote Your Business by Social Media Examiner. 10 Tips for LinkedIn Social Networking by Online Social Networking.

Which Social Networks Should You Be On? [Marketing Cast]

Hubspot

As new social media channels sprout up from the ever-evolving Web, marketers face the challenge of constant reevaluation of important networks. You don’t need to be on every social network in order to be a social media-savvy business.

Identifying the Hottest Social Networks and Niche Sites for Your Target Audience

Marketo

by Maria Pergolino In the buyer driven atmosphere of 2011, B2B marketing can’t ignore social media. For the last decade, the net has been morphing into one huge social community with niches of interest breaking off and creating their own networking sites.

Best Twitter Tips, Tools and Tactics of 2011

Webbiquity

Noting that the top barrier to increased business use of social media is a lack of time and resources, Leyl Master Black shares “seven Twitter tricks from the pros that allow you to spend less time on the mechanics and more time engaging.”

31+ of the Coolest Social Media, Search and Web Tools of 2010

Webbiquity

Supplement your email list with your contacts’ social network info? Find out if the username or vanity URL you want is still available across dozens of social sites? Display a feed of brand-related comments from a variety of social networks on your website?

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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. Social media is the new PR.

20 Percent of UK Social Networking is Mobile [New Data]

Hubspot

Another area that small and medium sized businesses can utilize in order to stay ahead of their competition is social media. eMarketer just released a comprehensive report on the state of social network advertising and the findings are pretty interesting.

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? How do the audiences differ across various social networks?

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Is Twitter a Dying Social Network? #MKTGdebate

Hubspot

But how much does all that contribute to the strength of Twitter as a social network ? Well we think it's time to look into the question further; it's time to host an official marketing debate about whether Twitter is a dying social network.

LinkedIn Surpasses MySpace as 2nd Most Popular Online Social Network [Data]

Hubspot

To be honest, when I first saw this news , I couldn't believe MySpace was the second-most popular social network until now. LinkedIn, the top social network for business professionals , is now the number 2 most popular social network on the web.

The Ultimate List: 24 of the World’s Largest Social Networks

Hubspot

Nowadays, when we talk about social media, we usually mean Twitter and Facebook. But we rarely consider the existence of global social networks. In this blog post we cover the biggest networking channels and which countries use them the most.

20 Ways to Increase Content Visibility on the Top 4 Social Networks

Hubspot

And with so many different social media channels available to marketers, it's difficult to make your content truly stand out. So the question is, as a marketer, how do you cut through the clutter and direct the attention of prospects and customers to your social media content and messages?

11 B2B Marketing Predictions for 2011

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Here are 11 concrete ways I think the environment in which B2B Marketers operate will evolve in 2011. Think about it marketers have been given this gift of Social Media which is reinventing areas of your company on the fly. Everyday I provide support on the social web to customers.

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Best LinkedIn Guides, Tips and Tactics of 2010

Webbiquity

LinkedIn is firmly ensconced among the “big 3″ social networks for marketing and business purposes, and though its base of 80 million members is far smaller than the 600 million users of Facebook, its impact in B2B marketing is larger.

The Best Socially Connected Marketing Campaign of 2011: Museum of Me

Marketing-Gimbal

This is what socially connected. Branding Marketing Social Networking Viral Marketing branding data interactive marketing media privacy social

How to set up your Google+ Brand Page right

Biznology

Internet Marketing Public Relations Search Marketing Social Media Marketing Abraham Harrison Brand Facebook Google photograph Search engine optimization Searching Social network Web pageImage via CrunchBase.

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