Facebook content strategy is a time bomb for inbound marketing

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Every time I write a post that takes a slightly contrarian view to the status quo, I get hammered by the entrenched pundits who spin this into “Mark is saying that marketing is dead”… or social media is dead … Or that kittens are bad.

Why social media strategy should NOT start with a drive for Facebook fans

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Why does every social media strategy seemingly start with a company cajoling people to come “like” their Facebook page? This post will explain why that is usually a bad strategy if you are aiming at creating long-term, loyal customers.

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Does everybody need a social media strategy?

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As the hype of social media begins to die down and companies re-evaluate their efforts with a steely-eyed look at the cost versus benefits, I think it is time to re-visit this important question: Does every company really need a social media marketing plan? Why be on social media?

A Social Media Strategy for B2B Marketers

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Some business to business (B2B) marketers are still hesitant about investing in social media. They may view social media as a business to consumer (B2C) activity or they think that their target audience isn’t on social media. Facebook. Facebook for B2B Marketing?

The new standards for strategy and social media success

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I was recently interviewed for an international business magazine and offered my views of digital marketing transformation, social media success and the skills needed to succeed today. Despite their differences, where does the diagnosis for strategy begin when you meet with them?

Social media engagement is a lousy metric

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Thank you for your social media engagement through your generous tweets, blog comments, and likes. But almost no one has ever engaged with me on social media. Social media engagement may be the wrong metric. Alternatives to social media engagement. By Mark Schaefer.

Five social media courses make one social media strategy meal

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Most social media marketing strategies are like my mum and me in Genova : we were supremely blissed-out happy with our experience of the authentic, delicious, “to the tooth” spaghetti al pesto.

The start-up strategy for beating Facebook

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If we compare Snapchat and Blab we can tease out lessons for all of us when it comes to strategies for beating Facebook. By rejecting a $3 billion takeover bid by Facebook, it immediately became a Zuckerberg target. The key to beating Facebook? Facebook was for grandma.

How to Align Content Marketing & Social Media Strategies for the Most Effective Amplification

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Content marketing and social media go hand-in-hand, and sometimes the two disciplines seem interchangeable. For many smaller marketing teams, content and social media marketing are owned and operated by the same person/function, while larger marketing teams separate the two functions entirely. And social media provides content creators with listening capabilities and a delivery mechanism. Below are some tips to unite content and social media.

Social media strategy leaders: Sarah Nilson

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Welcome to the next post in a series celebrating leaders in social media strategy. I am happy to introduce Sarah Nilson , Corporate Web Strategy Specialist at QuintilesIMS , a biopharma and healthcare data and privacy company.

21 Fantastic Facebook Marketing Guides

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marketers have a love-hate relationship with Facebook. But the bottom line is, as Amanda DiSilvestro notes in one of the posts highlighted below, “there are two online platforms (marketers) just can’t avoid: Google and Facebook.” Best Facebook Marketing Guides.

Why “rich content” is central to your social media strategy

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Today I’m going to explain that not all content is created equal … that there is a certain kind of content you MUST have in your marketing strategy. Would I have been found by the New York Times reporter if I had only posted my ideas about social scoring on Facebook?

Coming clean on Facebook reach

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Is there any greater source of emotional debate and mis-information on the web today than Facebook reach? “I’m tired of so much negativity about Facebook,” he said. The truth about Facebook reach. Media companies and sports-related brands top the list.

34 Stats to Help You Plan Your Social Media Strategy on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & More

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Back in October, I wrote a piece on Medium that covered the numbers behind some of today's top social media networks. From usage numbers to engagement statistics, it was incredible to see just how impactful networks such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram have become. Facebook.

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Social media “engagement” is not a strategy

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They made fun of measurement, strategy, objectives and any hint of trying to monetize a social media effort. The mantra was “Social media is not about your stupid company. Engagement is not a strategy. How do you budget for social media marketing?

5 Ways User-Generated Content Amplifies Your Social Media Strategy

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Social media brings online conversations to life. According to a research study, 74% of all Internet users use social media. So, whether you strive to connect with a few customers or millions, it’s time to move your marketing efforts to platforms, like Twitter, Facebook, and Snapchat.

Adding fuel to the fire: How important is Facebook?

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A new survey adds more fuel to the swirling debate about how social media usage is changing, especially among teens. However, you need to dig into the nature of the research before making conclusions about the implications for marketing strategy. How important is Facebook?

Wasting your ad money? All Facebook fans are unequal

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By Brooke Ballard, {grow} Contributing Columnist What if you were given $20,000 to acquire new fans on Facebook? But is there strategy in trying to acquire new fans on Facebook? Personally, I’d only spend a fraction of that $20k on retargeting strategies.

Why conversation hierarchy is important to your marketing strategy

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One of the biggest challenges I face as a marketing strategist is unrealistic customer expectations when it comes to social media marketing. Could you become a social media sensation? Here is the business case for Facebook in just one sentence: “Come waste time with me.”

25 ideas for your social media network strategy

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Behind every social media strategy you have to have a content plan and a network plan. Plus, unlike other social media platforms, you can build an audience on Twitter even if your contacts don’t follow you back. Building your social media network.

What will replace Facebook? Six considerations

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A question I often receive in my classes and talks is “What will replace Facebook?” We look to history to see the progression of upstarts replacing established companies — didn’t Facebook replace MySpace? What will replace Facebook? Facebook.

Facebook, You’ve Failed Us

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There is an unsettling buzz about the future of Facebook. Some analysts report that Facebook usage is declining , or at least slowing in some parts of the world and if that is true, it is a problem of Facebook’s own making. So does Facebook’s.

5 Brands with Highly Successful Facebook Marketing Strategies

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At this point, everyone and their mother (or, in my case, father ) has a Facebook. The social media phenomenon has infiltrated our culture over the past decade, becoming a vital part of our daily routines. Yes, that means Facebook comes before coffee. Marketing Social Media

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Carthage must be destroyed – and Facebook competition too.

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In other words, fake social media news. Facebook is out to get all of the other social networks. Back when Facebook was in its infancy, changes and additions were usually harder to pinpoint and callout as being a direct result of another network’s feature usage.

The Business Case for Buying Facebook Likes

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Perhaps the most prestigious symbol of social proof today is the Facebook “Like.” Among many companies, there is a Facebook arms race in progress as competing brands do anything necessary to gain the upper hand on this important metric.

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6 Factors that turn social media strategy into RESULTS

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After working as a marketing consultant for more than a decade, I know how exhilarating it is when a client really executes well on a strategy. I was recently brought in to do a social media strategy workshop with a big health care company. Everyone has a Facebook page.

Social Media Explained. Really.

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With every client I meet, every class I teach, and every speech I give, there is always a group of people who desperately need to understand social media marketing but don’t have the time to do it. But this is not just another social media book. The post Social Media Explained.

Your 2013 Social Media Strategy: Grow a Pair.

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There is an infection overwhelming social media strategy development and the virus is fear. I just read a number of reports all showing how CMO’s are still confused about what to do about social media. Quit fighting over who owns social media strategy.

5 Overlooked Features of Your Facebook Marketing Strategy

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For months, your Facebook marketing strategy has been lagging—ignored and set aside—other marketing initiatives taking priority, your current strategy half-baked. There has to be more you can do to make sure your strategy is a cornerstone of your social media efforts.

Facebook and Snapchat at war, and four other groovy media trends

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Facebook and Snapchat and content wars. Listen in for some TREMENDIFIED new insights on: Snapchat rejected Facebook’s takeover bid last year. Watch out for this ZUCKERFICATION of Facebook Messenger. Facebook and Snapchat … AT WAR? So much going on today!

Facebook Tag Bombing is the new telemarketing

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I am increasingly being tagged in stupid Facebook posts like this one: What’s your favorite flavor of lollipop? It seems to be coming from the social media gurus and demi-gurus. It seems to be coming from the social media gurus and demi-gurus.

The “Be-Attitudes:” Creating influence on Facebook

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How to Become Powerful On Facebook from Mark Schaefer. I wanted to let you all know that I’ve created a cool new eBook for you called “The Be-Attitudes: Creating Influence on Facebook.” Related Stories A plan to challenge the Facebook monopoly Dear Facebook.

Social media strategy leaders: Tory Starr

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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!

Social media strategy leaders: Kerry Gallagher

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Welcome to the next post in a series celebrating leaders in social media strategy. These professionals are pioneers, laying the groundwork for future social media marketers. I’ve spoken with leaders in media, marketing technology, higher education and now finance!

What are the best social media platforms for your business?

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One of the most common business dilemmas is figuring our where to start with social media marketing. As with anything in life, there is often a trade-off between effort and business benefits and social media is no different. Facebook is like a gambling addiction.

Facebook Marketers need to take a hint from Wonder Woman

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I not only keep up-to-date with Facebook marketing, I also happen to be an undercover comic book and superhero NERD. Now that Wonder Woman has had her very own debut, I’d like to combine two of my passions and tell you what Diana Prince can teach you about Facebook Marketing.

Dear Facebook. Please let me pay you.

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There is probably nothing more debated, despised, and dissected on the social web than Facebook’s ever-changing scheme to monetize its vast audience. My Facebook mobile stream is now dominated by banner ads. Facebook, you’re just p **g off people every day.

Social media strategy leaders: Robert Bochnak

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How has your education and career brought you to where you are now, a leader in social media strategy? I am the Director of Social Media for the Harvard Business School Office of Alumni Relations. At that time, social media was one of a number of areas I covered in the job.

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The 6 critical questions guaranteed to drive your social media strategy

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If you made ladders for a living and sold them to big chain stores, how much of your budget should you spend on social media marketing? Undoubtedly, most companies should have a social media presence today. 2) Can our culture nurture and sustain a social media transformation?

Social media strategy leaders: Lisa Marcyes

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How has your work brought you to where you are now, a leader in social media strategy? Loving the social aspect that communities offered so much, I transferred into a social media channel management role. I currently manage all of the social media marketing strategy for Marketo.