The 10 Best Customer Service and Customer Engagement Platforms

Webbiquity

1) Ning. Sample review: “It probably won’t be the subject of a Hollywood blockbuster any time soon, but the Ning platform allows you to create your very own Facebook. MindTouch Ning RazorSocial Social Media Explorer TECHdotMN WorkOutLoud ZendeskThe emergence and spread of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) has dramatically changed the game for both B2B vendors and customers.

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Top 47 B2B Marketing Posts - Hot Topics Ning and Facebook - July 2010

B2B Marketing Zone Posts

Ning (22). Best of B2B Marketing. July 1, 2010 to July 31, 2010. Featured Sources. The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals. The 20 craziest things you can do on Twitter - grow - Practical Marketing Solutions , July 7, 2010 OK, we’ve heard all the great business success stories about connecting and learning through Twitter. But the human race is made up of all kinds of people and some of them have more important things to do.

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Directory of Social Networks for Learning Professionals

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Ning, LinkedIn, Facebook) and the. Ning, Jane Hart ). community of teachers and educational leaders in basic education, who are natives or immigrants in the digital world (Ning). 2.0 : Using new technology in art classrooms (Ning , Craig. Challenges (Ning, Carie Page ). transformative technologies in education (Ning, Steve Hargadon ). in Higher Education (Ning, Eduardo. Ning, Terry Freedman ). Ning, Simon ). Ning, Helen W ).

7 Successful Female-Owned Tech Companies and the Founders’ Grit

Zoominfo

In 2004, she co-founded Ning, another custom content creation platform. Ning attracted 100 million users within its first three years. Marc Andressen co-founded Ning and Glam Media purchased the company in 2011.). “Women belong in all places where decisions are being made.

25Tools

Buzz Marketing for Technology

What do you think of Ning? Can you share any links to Ning communities you have created or belong to? How could you use Ning within your organisation for learning or performance support? created this social network on Ning. © 2008 Created by Jane Hart on Ning. Search. 25Tools. Community for the 25 Tools Programme. My Page. Members. Forum. Groups. Videos. Members. View All. Jane's E-Learning Pick of the Day. 2 online clocks. Jumpcut. Rich Chart Live.

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What is PDCA? (and Why It Matters for Marketers)

Marketing Insider Group

During the Plan ning phase, assess the problem, consult with sales and come up with a hypothesis (e.g. “If During Plan ning, the email marketing team formulates an assumption about what their customer wants to receive. What do Francis Bacon and Japanese manufacturers have in common?

Business Results from Online Content Marketing?

Writing on the Web

Add this to Ning. Please vote: What has been your experience using the Web to promote your business? Online Surveys & Market Research. Share this on Bebo. Blog this on Blogger. Add this link to Box.net. Subscribe to the comments for this post? Share this on del.icio.us. Digg this! Share this on Facebook. Share this on FriendFeed. Email this via Gmail. Add this to Google Bookmarks. Post on Google Buzz. Add this to Google Reader. Email this via Hotmail. Share this on LinkedIn.

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Your Business Blog Sweet Spot: How to Find It and Keep It

Writing on the Web

Neuromarketing blog and Neuromarketing social networking site on Ning. How to Find It and Keep It" width="315" height="205" title="Your Business Blog Sweet Spot: How to Find It and Keep It" /> Have you found your business blog sweet spot? In previous posts I shared how storytelling and personalization are key to creating a blog with personality, and that the biggest mistake business bloggers make is ego-centric blog posts. So how do you find that sweet spot, just between the two?

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Best Content Content Marketing Tool on the Planet?

Writing on the Web

Add this to Ning. Here is a quick video I made this weekend with my Flip camcorder… It’s just a short one… let me know if I can help you with your business blog. What’s your biggest challenge with blogging, and content marketing? Share this on Bebo. Blog this on Blogger. Add this link to Box.net. Subscribe to the comments for this post? Share this on del.icio.us. Digg this! Share this on Facebook. Share this on FriendFeed. Email this via Gmail.

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Work Literacy

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Heres what well be covering: Week 1- Social Networking --Ning, LinkedIn and Facebook. created this social network on Ning. © 2008 Created by Michele Martin on Ning. Search. Work Literacy. Web 2.0 for Learning Professionals. Main My Page Members Forum Videos Photos Groups Events. GETTING STARTED. Welcome to Work Literacys Web 2.0 for Learning Professionals. Heres how you can get started in this course. Sign up and create your profile.

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Searching for Expertise - LinkedIn Answers

Clark Quinn

Just yesterday (after having joined this ning as my first ning ever) I found a ning on the topic of Moodle, and I posted my question there. Yesterday I created a screen cast on LinkedIn for Finding Expertise. Today, I saw a post on our Free - Web 2.0 for Learning Professionals where someone said: I am currently trying to find a SME experienced with Moodle (a CMS/LMS) and WizIQ (synchronous web class technology).

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Content Marketing: What Are Your Target Audience’s Interests, Needs, and Wants?

Writing on the Web

Neuromarketing blog and Neuromarketing social networking site on Ning. Audience’s Interests, Needs, and Wants?" alt=" Content Marketing: What Are Your Target Audience’s Interests, Needs, and Wants?" />. Audience’s Interests, Needs, and Wants?" width="210" height="139" /> Content marketing is all about quality content that grabs the attention of your ideal prospects and clients. If you want to create content that engages readers, you need to know their online habits and interests.

Blog Boredom: Renew and Refresh

Writing on the Web

Add this to Ning. One important key to effective blog marketing is to keep your brain clean and fresh. By that I mean, it’s easy to fall into ruts and become bored and boring. While routine and structure keep us on track, we need to “get out of our own yard&# and get out of the office for renewal and regeneration. I’m reading Tony Schwartz new book “ The Way We’re Working Isn’t Working.&#.

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Neuromarketing Books for Marketing to Brains

Writing on the Web

They also founded an excellent social networking site, Neuromarketing.com , a Ning group, for people interested in how brain science can be applied to marketing. If you want to know more about how to write content that makes an impact on the brains of your readers, here are some interesting sites and books about the emerging field of neuromarketing. There are new neuromarketing companies and books galore, and I believe most offer important clues for content marketers.

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Neuromarketing Books for Marketing to Brains

Writing on the Web

They also founded an excellent social networking site, Neuromarkting.com , a Ning group, for people interested in how brain science can be applied to marketing. If you want to know more about how to write content that makes an impact on the brains of your readers, here are some interesting sites and books about the emerging field of neuromarketing. There are new neuromarketing companies and books galore, and I believe most offer important clues for content marketers.

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Blog Checklist: 10 Items BEFORE You Publish…

Writing on the Web

Add this to Ning. What is a good checklist before you publish on your blog? I’m preparing some learning modules for a content marketing presentation and came up with this checklist of 10 items. Tell me what you think. Here’s what happens, usually. You’re in a hurry, you write up a short post (300 words), hit publish, and then realize you’ve forgotten to write the headline… or select tags… or add any links or images!

What Are Your Target Audience’s 5 Top Web Sites?

Writing on the Web

Neuromarketing blog and Neuromarketing social networking site on Ning. If you want to create content that engages readers, you have to know their online habits and interests. Yet how many of us scramble to post on a blog or upload a video to YouTube without taking time to survey our target audience ? Here’s a quick list of survey questions for your target audience: What are the five top web sites you visit frequently in your work?

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Eight questions to ask before replatforming your ecommerce ecosystem

ClickZ

ning your goals, organizing your catalog data, setting up your third-party relationships, and drafting a reasonable timeline, you can replatform in a way that minimizes delays and unplanned expenses.”.

Blog or Website: Do You Use Wordpress as a Website?

Writing on the Web

Add this to Ning. Online Surveys & Market Research. Do you use Wordpress for your business website? Many people do. And I’d like to know if you do, how long you have used it as a website, and what your opinion of it is. Leave a comment if you’d like, since the poll only gives you a yes/no choice. My content business, ContentforCoachesandConsultants.com , is built on a blog platform, although I don’t use it as a blog.

How to Make Social Proof Work Online

Writing on the Web

Add this to Ning. Do some client recommendations work better than others? Social proof is such a strong trigger for online action, it’s good to know what works best for your Web content marketing strategies. In a previous post, What Clients Say , I reported on research that showed people selected travel destinations 20 percent more with a client recommendation and a photo of the reviewer.

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Sales & Landing Pages Using Wordpress: Learn How

Writing on the Web

Add this to Ning. If you want to learn about formatting sales and landing pages using Wordpress , please register for the free Webinar I’m hosting Thursday, June 24, 2010 at 4 p.m. I’m interviewing Suzanne Bird-Harris, developer of the WP Sales Page wizard. We’ll show you how to easily publish pages using your Wordpress platform. The class is on the phone and on the Internet, your choice. Can’t make the call?

Top 100 Women Creating Online Income Streams

Writing on the Web

Add this to Ning. Thank you Milana Leshinsky. You’ve been an inspiration to me for the last few years. And now this comes as a special honor, to be included on your list of Top 100 Multiple Income Streams Women. Here’s what Milana tells us about why she created this list: Although Internet marketing and information marketing is still dominated by men, there are many women who are building their multiple income streams empires.

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Campaigns to Conversations

Ambal's Amusings

Firms will build online communities by collaborating with a content partner, using an existing platform such as Ning, or creating their own. Social media requires constant interaction and almost instantaneous response. How should marketers tackle this challenge? We asked Jessie Paul "What are key marketing trends and predictions for 2010? What actions should marketers take in 2010?"

Social Media Budget Ratio

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Take for example - a blog - costs next to nothing, a podcast can cost btw $0 and $2000 on the high end, a video can cost btw $0 and $10,000 - $15,000, a wiki can cost about $6500 a year, a community can cost btw $0 (Ning) up to $100,000 a year for a private branded community. After my last post on the Media Budget Ratio I got a question out on the Marketing 2.0 community by Scott Zosel about how much should you allocate for Social Media in your budget?

Twitter: the little bird that grew up strong

Writing on the Web

Add this to Ning. Why Twitter Is Such a Powerful Social Media Platform , this week’s guest post by Phyllis Zimbler Miller , When I first heard Twitter mentioned two years ago – in a teleseminar with the BlogSquad! – I checked it out because I valued Patsi’s advice. At the time the Twitter home page question was something such as: “Let your family and friends know what you are doing now.&# I thought to myself: Why should they care about this and why should I join the site?

Online Content Marketing Results: Poll Says 50% Dissatisfied

Writing on the Web

Add this to Ning. In a recent poll , I asked readers if their marketing tasks were easier, faster, more effective since publishing a website or blog… Half of respondents said yes , significantly better results since doing web marketing. One-third said yes, but still needs improvement. 16.7% say, not much difference. My conclusion: half of you are getting results with your Web content marketing , the other half still struggles to see the kinds of results you want.

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Attractive Content: Speak to the brains

Writing on the Web

Add this to Ning. How do you write content that attracts readers to your products and services? I read somewhere that most of what goes into our brains never reaches our conscious mind: Our five senses are processing 11 million pieces of info per second. Of these only 40 enter our conscious awareness. Which means our subconscious mind does a terrific job of filtering what we need to pay attention to.

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The best online reputation defense is a good offense

Biznology

If you’re a serious businessman who’s business isn’t digital, you’re probably too busy making money to fart around on social media. Social media’s stupid, right? Just baby pictures, workout check-ins, adorable kittens, and the self-indulgent ramblings of under-employed folks too far to either the left or the right to amount to much. Just because you’re old-fashioned doesn’t mean it isn’t working.

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The B2B Inbound State of Mind: Build the Brand

MLT Creative

Launch your own social network on Ning to engage your prospects and customers. Click to see VIDEO "Inbound State of Mind". Inbound marketing presents an incredible opportunity to communicate your brand messages to a broad audience who can become advocates to help share your message. Brand building is a long-term marketing strategy that coincides with a similarly enduring inbound marketing strategy.

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Blog Marketing: How Readers Find Your Business

Writing on the Web

Add this to Ning. What’s your favorite excuse for not blogging for your business? Here are some that I hear: “I don’t have time to blog.&#. “My clients aren’t surfing the Web reading blogs.&#. “Oh, that means I’ve got to write about my business every week?&#.

Top 10 Tips for Creative Blog Writing

Writing on the Web

Add this to Ning. What creative writing tips would you offer to budding writers? Yesterday I had the pleasure of introducing my husband (aka Attila the Honey ) at the Lake Chapala Society , our local gringo gathering place and library. We were having a book signing party to celebrate the publication of Rob’s first two novels, Die Laughing and Future Schlock.

Content Marketing Results: Landing Pages Rule

Writing on the Web

Add this to Ning. How do you get readers to take action? Short answer: a landing page. Also known as a sales page, squeeze page). You can’t get results from all the content you’re creating and publishing on your blog, e-newsletter, social media sites, unless eventually you send people to a landing page and ask them to take action. Otherwise, you may be creating a great brand, great thought leadership, great content… and so what?

WEEK 1: Introduction to LinkedIn - Work Literacy

Buzz Marketing for Technology

You can also add your LinkedIn badge to this forum and/or to your Ning profile page by going to your profile page on LinkedIn and looking for the "Promote my Profile" link. You can then copy and paste into a reply here, as well as onto your profile page in this Ning network. created this social network on Ning. © 2008 Created by Michele Martin on Ning. Create Your Own Social Network! Search. Work Literacy. Web 2.0 for Learning Professionals.

Rant: The Problem with Formatting Sales Pages.

Writing on the Web

Add this to Ning. Even when you’re giving something away, for FREE, you’ve got to write good “sales&# copy that spurs people into action. In today’s info-crammed world, that means you’ve got to grab busy peoples’ attention , and get them to click, and get them so excited that they take the time to type in their email address in exchange for your offer.

8 Ways to Use a Wordpress Sales Page

Writing on the Web

Add this to Ning. Do you know how many ways a sales page can be used? I woke up thinking about this… because maybe you don’t think a “ sales page &# is something you need except once in a while for a product launch, when you’re trying to sell something. Some people call them landing pages , or squeeze pages. I think the term was meant to squeeze your email address out of you, how weird is that?

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Why Use a WP Sales Page Template?

Writing on the Web

Add this to Ning. Have you tried to create a landing page using Wordpress? I have. And I know others have too. You can waste a lot of time and still not get a professional looking page that works to get people to buy or sign up. Last Thursday, I interviewed Suzanne Bird-Harris , a programmer who developed the WP Sales Page template. Now Suzanne is pretty tech-savvy and she’s also an expert in Wordpress.

Content Creating Processes: Do you know too much?

Writing on the Web

Add this to Ning. Have you ever felt like a secret agent who knows too much? Hopefully, you’ve learned what to share and what not. Most educated professionals I know will tell you they struggle when it comes to preparing speeches and writing content. Content creation, whether for speeches, classes, articles, or web pages, should produce a clear message to influence people. One clear message, that leads to an action, a shift in thinking. Write to teach and persuade. We know too much!