Straight talk on social media consulting

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Nearly every week I help mentor some young person who wants to start a career in social media marketing consulting. I thought it might be useful to present some straight talk on what it takes to really make it in this business. Are you building a marketing consulting business?

The New Market for Social Media Consultants

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To date, most social media consultants have focused on helping organizations use social networks for marketing and customer service. Yammer is an enterprise social network used by employees or businesses to share, collaborate, and innovate. Big Benefits for Social Businesses.

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The insider’s guide to social media consulting success

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When I have been asked for a proposal to create a social media marketing strategy for a company, I have won the business 95 percent of the time. That is where the consulting process should begin — not picking out the colors for the Facebook page!

4 Roles of a Demand Generation Strategy Consultant

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When people ask me what I do for a living and I reply with “consulting” there’s always that glazed-over look in their eye. Others are curious enough to ask questions such as “consulting for what?” or “consulting for whom?” Business and technology strategist-.

Your Baby’s Ugly and Other Difficult Things Marketing Consultants Have to Tell Clients

B2B Marketing Traction

A good marketing consultant delivers solutions, implementation and results. They make promises about results and often stroke the egos of business owners who really believe they have “the best thing since sliced bread – if only people knew about it!”

How Websites Drive New Business for Management Consulting Firms

Hinge Marketing

For management consulting firms, finding new sources of business is an increasingly urgent challenge. But it’s an even higher priority for management consulting firms, cited by 81% of respondents in the industry. Management Consulting Websites

10 Ways to Generate More Leads from Your Business Blog

The Point

The post 10 Ways to Generate More Leads from Your Business Blog appeared first on The Point.

Terry Forsey Consulting Builds Business with Marketing Automation

Marketing Action

In 2012, Terry Forsey Consulting , a specialist software marketing consultancy in the United Kingdom, was enjoying growth in their marketing services and client portfolio. It became obvious that they needed to find a better solution if Terry Forsey Consulting was to grow.

Consulting Firm Research Released

Hinge Marketing

In this video blog, Liz Harr shares insights from the 2017 research on marketing and growth strategies for the consulting industry – a special edition research report from the annual High Growth Study. The post Consulting Firm Research Released appeared first on Hinge Marketing.

Top 7 Branding Ideas for Your Consulting Firm

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Here’s a simple fact of life in management consulting – every firm creates a brand. When you start a business, your brand begins to take shape…but that doesn’t mean the process is deliberate, scientific, or effective.

5 Skills Your Marketing Consultant Must Have

B2B Marketing Traction

Marketing is changing fast, and the changes require new skills on the part of marketing consultants and other providers. One that I observed in my early years as a marketing consultant was when a brand new marketing consultant proposed an expensive brochure to a small business.

Should Marketing Consultants Practice What They Preach?

Hubspot

Marketing consultants are a hot commodity. They can cost upwards of two hundred dollars an hour and they are responsible for driving your business success. Yet, hiring a stellar consultant is hard to do. How much marketing/business experience do they have?

9 Steps to Building a Unique Value Proposition in Management Consulting

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When professional services buyers look to hire a management consulting firm, they want to make sure they find the firm best suited to improve their performance and solve complex problems that are hindering growth. How do you prove you're the management consulting firm to do this?

Where Are You Now? Benchmarking Your Consulting Firm’s Marketing

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4 Categories to Consider When Benchmarking Your Consulting Firm. SEE ALSO: The Top 10 Benefits of Using Social Media Marketing for Business. What Your Consulting Firm Needs to Do to Become More Visible. Management Consulting Strategy The Visible Expert

Top 5 Management Consulting Marketing Priorities

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As we enter the new year, many management consulting firms are racing to refine their consulting marketing and get ahead of the competition. Here, however, we’d like to take a closer look at the implications of these findings for management consulting firms.

Making The Difficult Choice Between Marketing Agencies and Consultants

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When making this decision, most brands will consider one of two options: a marketing agency or a marketing consultancy. So, which will it be– a marketing agency or a marketing consultant? What is a marketing consultant? The Collision of Marketing and Business Operations.

Does Your Marketing Consultant Have Bench Strength?

B2B Marketing Traction

Does your marketing consultant have the connections and network to make your projects happen cost-effectively, the right way, with “the right people on the bus”? How can you assess your marketing consultant’s resourcefulness or “bench strength”?

Top 5 Lead Generation Tips in Management Consulting

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“You’re only as good as your last workout” is a common saying among athletes, but the underlying premise is just as applicable to many business development practitioners: you’re only as good as your last contract. Management Consulting Lead Generation

Should Your Consulting Firm Be Specialized?

Hinge Marketing

In the past, specializing could be risky for consulting firms. Consider the limits a pre-Internet consultant would be placing on their potential clients. Because specialization helps your consulting firm match specific needs, it also makes it easier to target your marketing efforts.

The High ROI of Attribution: A Total Economic Impact™ Study by Forrester Consulting on Behalf of Bizible [Infographic]

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The Total Economic Impact™ Study of Bizible is a commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Bizible in December 2016.

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5 Ways Speaking Engagements Benefit Your Management Consulting Firm’s Marketing Strategy

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As a business consultant, speaking engagements are a natural and important part of your content marketing toolbox. Once on this pedestal, it's easier for Visible Experts to grow their reputation, attract better business, and command higher fees.

6 Reasons I Love Being a Marketing Consultant

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In the early nineties I was inspired by an ad agency with which I worked to start my own marketing business. I made the decision to begin a consulting company focused on providing marketing solutions and founded New Incite in April of 1997.

Does every business need content marketing? A reality check.

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Does every business need content marketing? He recently became president of a company whose primary line of business is producing highly-engineered rolls for the steel manufacturing process. Business is hard. Does every business need content marketing? By Mark Schaefer.

9 Things Marketers Need from Marketing Automation Vendors and Consultants – Part 1

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As with any space that is in its early stages, the marketing automation space has had its fair share of new businesses and vendors emerge. It seems each and every week that a new consultancy is born or another marketing automation company jumps into the fray. The amount of content and messaging being generated by solution providers and consultants seems overwhelming (Note of full disclosure: The Annuitas Group is one of the consultants in this space vying for customers).

Better Business Blogs: Correct Those Broken Links

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Are you keeping your business blog fresh? In a perfect world, we would always know exactly what the Big Search Engines want from us and our business blogs, always and without a doubt. Based in Illinois, Susan Boggs is a digital business and online marketing consultant.

Social Business Reality Check: the elusive executive support

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Many change management and social business consultants will tell you this: to ensure success in your social business implementation, you must get broad executive support. Thus, the equation is simple: executive support = social business success.

The Rise of the Specialist: The Advantages of Specialization in Management Consulting

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In the management consulting industry, the new ubiquity of online communication means that the barriers of distance have begun to crumble. Is this the end of the generalist management consultant? Management Consulting Branding C-Suite Topics Strategy

Is Your Consulting Firm Top of Mind?

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Addressing your consulting firm’s brand strengths and weaknesses can help reposition you as a top of mind provider. Identify all of the tools your consulting firm will need to implement your strategy. If you answered no, your very next question should be, “why not?”

How Small Businesses Can Use Real-Time Case Studies to Acquire New Clients

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As a result, his business flourishes. Effective user acquisition strategy is the new Holy Grail for all small business owners and marketers. Case studies make up for excellent promotional material, for any small business. Guest post by Bill Achola. Ned J.

19 Remarkable Guides on Business Strategy, Leadership and Motivation

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It’s a (sometimes forgotten) truism of business that no company can cut its way to growth. Entrepreneurs are forming new businesses at an increasing pace, hoping to take advantage of new opportunities in the recovering economy. ” What Does it Take to Lead a Social Business?

Design thinking

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Regardless of the industry or the verticals companies or consultancies operated based on, (what does this mean exactly?), This allows us to completely change the way we create the new digital business model in order for an organisation to deliver value.

The Five Pillars to Business Value / ROI Selling Success

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A business value / ROI sales tool can be a fantastic foundation to business value selling success, but to elevate to greatness, you need more. Your business value / ROI sales tools should be simple, easy and fun to use, all while providing credible analyses and results.

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Sacramento marketing consulting company | B2B marketing consulting specialists | Business Communications Group

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Home News Contact Services Marketing ROI Case Studies Company B2B Resources Blog Business to business marketing to accelerate your sales Business Communications Group is the only Sacramento marketing consulting company specializing in business to business (B2B) marketing services. Gia McNutt , CEO, SOS "Business Communications Group came strongly recommended by those in its industry.

Free Phone Consulting? 4 Reasons It’s a Good Idea

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Why should a professional or small business give away free consulting ? Since I charge $200/hour for consulting sessions, why would I do this? I won’t do a full consultation and review, but I will point out needs they should pay attention to.)

7 Questions to Ask When You Hire a Marketing Consultant

B2B Marketing Traction

Remember the ad where the two big company consultants sat in front of a corporate business executive’s desk, and when the executive asked them, “What do you do?” ” the consultants said, “Err, we don’t do anything…”? Tweet.

5 Lessons from 5 Years of Online Business and Blogging

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My initial goal of blogging was to make money off consulting and paid advertising, but now I’m almost exclusively living from freelance illustrations (that I offer on my blog). A German design friend establishes a consultation deal with a Bavarian organic food seller, check.

The Beginner's Guide to Small Business Marketing Online

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Whether you're in the process of launching a new business or already have one, having an strong online presence for your brand is extremely important. Small business owners looking for a way to track ROI and brand awareness need digital marketing. Social Media for Local Businesses.

How to Protect Your Business from Cyberattacks

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Cybersecurity is becoming more of a concern for individuals, businesses and even governments. Basically, if you have an online business, it’s a target for hackers. Cyberattacks on businesses are on the rise. Small businesses are not immune to cyberattacks.

28 (of the) Best Business Blogging Guides and Tips of 2013

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Find the answers to those questions and many others here in more than two dozen of the best business blogging guides of the past year. Best Business Blogging Guides and Tips. How to Optimize Your Blog Content for Social Media by Maximize Social Business.

New Research on the Visible Expert? Advantage in Management Consulting

Hinge Marketing

As a management consulting firm, you’re constantly navigating the challenges that come with a continuously changing industry. percent) “Attracting and Developing New Business” was the most popular answer by a wide margin. Management Consulting The Visible Expert