12 Solid Stats Surrounding Social Networking (Plus Four  Timely Tips)

Webbiquity

Though it’s dangerous to assume anything about leadership in the social networking space (Facebook overtook MySpace as the biggest social network less than a decade ago , after all), the landscape does seem to have matured and stabilized somewhat at this point. Buffer Social ).

The 29 Best Social Media Monitoring Tools

Webbiquity

Social media monitoring is vital for virtually every B2B or B2C brand. 58% of consumers follow brands on social media. Standard web analytics tools provide only a very narrow view of social media activity: clicks through to your brand website. ” — Social Media Today.

6 Tips to More Powerful Social Selling

Act-On

Social selling allows you to reach prospects who were unreachable in the past. Sales Enablement Social Media Marketing social media marketing social media selling social sellingFind out how it fits into your marketing strategy.

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What’s the Right Social Media Scheduling Tool for Your Business?

Webbiquity

With so many different social media scheduling tools to choose from, there’s something for everyone. Every business has its own set of goals when it comes to social media marketing, so it makes sense that they’d use different tools based on those objectives.

Seven Things Marketers Need to Know About Lead Generation

Speaker: Douglas Burdett, Host of The Marketing Book Podcast, Founder/Principal of ARTILLERY

How email and social media can supercharge your lead generation strategies. Lead generation is the process of attracting and converting strangers and prospects into someone who has indicated interest in your company's product or service.

The Future of Social Media

Marketing Insider Group

Social networks are becoming more and more popular. In 2016, about 70% of Internet users are social network users and these figures are expected to grow. The post The Future of Social Media appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Social Media

Social media strategy leaders: Lisa Marcyes

Biznology

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.

The New Market for B2B Social Influencers

Navigate the Channel

As thought leaders in influential markets begin to grow social media followings, they will be able to use inbound marketing techniques like podcasts and live streaming in the same way that commercial companies do. Savvy companies are already pitching social media influencers to work with them.

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Five social media courses make one social media strategy meal

Biznology

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.

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The Eight Best Social CRM Tools

Webbiquity

Social customer relationship management (CRM) was being written about as a distinct product category as far back as 2008, but market interest really began to take off the following year. How does social CRM differ from traditional CRM? 26: The 29 Best Social Media Monitoring Tools. #27:

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Organic vs paid social media: 12 myths vs realities

Biznology

Paid social social is paying any of these social networks to boost the reach of posts, display ads and videos, or sponsor messaging. Paid social media is charged on a cost-per-click (CPC) or cost-per-thousand (CPM) basis. The social media landscape is constantly evolving.

115 Facts You Never Knew About Social Media [Infographic]

Webbiquity

It’s something that you use almost every day, but how much do you really know about social media? Social Media Is The New Newspaper. Did you know that Reddit is the most popular social media platform as a source of news? Social In Sixty Seconds.

Inside the Mysterious World of Dark Social

Act-On

Content sharing via social media is really important, right? But have you heard of “dark social?”. We can, and do, track how and when people access our content from links we send them in email or make available in social media, and so forth. It’s called dark social.

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Why Every CEO Should Have a Social Media Presence

Onalytica B2B

We live in a technology obsessed society where your average millennial’s reality blurs into one with their virtual online world; posting anything and everything from their latest fashion purchases, to their selfies and social life goings on. WHY SHOULD I BE ON SOCIAL MEDIA?

Social media strategy leaders: Kerry Gallagher

Biznology

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 am happy to introduce Kerry Gallagher , AVP, Social Media Manager at Citizens Bank.

Why Your Business Needs Social Media

Marketing Insider Group

Social media provides immense potential for businesses because consumers habitually log on to it daily and are exposed to companies. It can be difficult to keep up with evolving trends on social media, so B2B reviews […]. The post Why Your Business Needs Social Media appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Social MediaIt also presents huge challenges for businesses, however, because it’s an ever-changing space that is extremely noisy and crowded.

Free Tools for Startups to Boost Social Media Presence

Webbiquity

While it’s almost unheard of for businesses to completely ignore social media these days, startups have to be especially mindful of its advantages and uses. Here are some unique tools to help boost the social media presence of your startup. Guest post by Nick Rojas.

Should you stop (organic) social media activity?

Biznology

Here’s the deal: your inability to crack the social media code and get more likes, retweets, and shares may not be you. ” Avinash’s post highlights social media posts from big-brand companies and breaks down their actual success metrics (rather than just focusing on likes).

INFOGRAPHIC: Worldwide Social Network Users

Modern Marketing

We all know that social media has significantly changed the way the world operates, from the way we interact to the manner in which we conduct business. I believe we understand that social media and the use of mobile technology is extensive both in the US and abroad. Social Marketing

How Even Social Media & Social Selling Experts Are Getting LinkedIn Wrong – Part 1

Marketing Insider Group

The post How Even Social Media & Social Selling Experts Are Getting LinkedIn Wrong – Part 1 appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Social Media LinkedIn LinkedIn Marketing linkedin social selling social selling

How even social media & social selling experts are getting LinkedIn wrong – Part 2

Marketing Insider Group

In my last post, I started to show how even the most recognized social media and social selling authors, experts, and consultants are getting LinkedIn wrong. Content Marketing LinkedIn LinkedIn Marketing linkedin social selling social media marketing

How to Calculate the ROI of Social Media Marketing [Infographic]

Webbiquity

Quick: Can you list the goals of each and every one of your social media efforts? So much of social media is on the fly—a response rather than a plan—that it can become a slippery planning slope for companies, especially those that are understaffed.

Social media strategy leaders: Sarah Nilson

Biznology

Welcome to the next post in a series celebrating leaders in social media strategy. With a background in communications and public relations, Sarah has been at QuintilesIMS for almost three years now in several roles touching social media. The merger really expanded our social presence.

Why every business needs a social media business audit

Biznology

Not active on social media? While your business may be posting to social media and doing all the right things, you must regularly assess where you stand on your most important social channels. Or, you will struggle to consistently improve your social strategy.

Hiring the Perfect Person to Run Your Social Media

Act-On

Planning to increase your social media budget this year? According to the Content Marketing Institute’s 2016 Benchmark report , 93% of marketers use social media, on an average of six platforms. Social media marketing. Social media engagement. Social Media Planner.

Make an Impact: Intelligent Social Media Marketing

Marketing Insider Group

Investing in social media is something every business owner is told to do and something that every marketing department has to focus on – that’s a given. Return on investment in social media marketing has long been a tricky topic and […]. The post Make an Impact: Intelligent Social Media Marketing appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Social Media business internet marketing marketing social media marketing

Using Social Media for Customer Service

Navigate the Channel

There are many ways that B2B companies are different entities than B2C companies, but social media usage is not one of them. Because the fact is that your prospects, existing customers and employees are all on social media, probably every single day.

7 reasons why you need a social media marketing consultant

Biznology

You are ready to start implementing all those techniques you discovered from those social media gurus. Wouldn’t you rather be building your business in alignment with your vision than using social media to market it? You don’t like social media marketing.

Social media employee advocacy is the heartbeat of your company

Biznology

On social media. Start your social strategy with your employees. I look at social media for business from a holistic viewpoint. Crafting an effective social media strategy starts with your employees. Start your social strategy and planning with your employees in mind.

How to Scale a Social Selling Program

Modern Marketing

Increasingly, businesses are investing more resources into social sales programs to engage their prospects in innovative ways. If you want to see real success when attempting to scale your social selling program , then it all starts with training. New to Social Selling?

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5 steps to wrangling your most important social media channels

Biznology

Social media gurus make social media management sound so darn difficult. Maybe it’s because they have social media management services to sell you, or they could be in the wrong business. Identify your most important social channels. You can’t take social too seriously.

How to Use Slack for Social Media Marketing

Marketing Insider Group

Social media marketing is a necessary part of any brand’s promotional strategy at this point. The post How to Use Slack for Social Media Marketing appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Social Media slack social marketing

How to Create Social Media and Content Marketing Synergy

Act-On

Do you have social media and content marketing synergy? Marketers understand that in today’s digital environment, social media is a must-have for reaching customers. In fact, roughly one in every five minutes (about 19%) of all media time is spent on social sites and apps. But despite their promotional efforts on social, many marketers aren’t harvesting the desired results. John’s in charge of social marketing for the Good Company.

How Smart People Do Social Selling

Act-On

Social selling has been rising in popularity for awhile. It’s not a magic bullet (don’t nix cold calling yet), but social selling does work. 46% of social sellers hit their quotas, compared to 38% of other reps who don’t. That’s part of what social selling is about.

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How CSR and social activism are defining brands today

Biznology

CSR (corporate social responsibility) has become an essential ingredient in the marketing strategy and an integral part of the day-to-day operations of most companies. 60% are more likely to engage with brands that endorse social causes. Related to this is the rise of social activism.

How to Create Dynamic Social Content

Marketing Insider Group

Dynamic social content is content that evokes responses, earn shares, and meets a need. The post How to Create Dynamic Social Content appeared first on Marketing Insider Group.

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Should Social Marketing Still Get Your Vote?

Act-On

First, let me start by saying that I get social. I was in a variety of product and marketing leadership roles from 2007-2016 for a leading company in the “social business” space, Jive Software. In 2009–2013 throwing money into social with a soft (or no) ROI was acceptable.

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49 Noteworthy Social Networking Stats and Facts

Webbiquity

Though new social networks continue to be launched (e.g. But there are no guarantees that leadership will last, and the social networking landscape is constantly evolving. Image credit: Social Media Examiner. Social Media Examiner ). Social Media Examiner ).

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The Nine Best Reputation Management, RSS, and Social Search Tools

Webbiquity

The explosion of blogging, social media, and online review sites has provided brands with unprecedented opportunity for exposure through authentic customer advocacy. ” — The Social Media Hat. Showcase reviews: The Social Media Hat. ” — The Social Media Hat.

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22 Expert Guides and Reviews of 200+ Social Media Tools

Webbiquity

In the posts highlighted below, 20 (or so) social media marketing pros review more than 200 tools, ranging from popular, widely used tools like Buffer, Hootsuite and Feedly to intriguing but lesser-known apps. 26 Social Media Monitoring Tools [Reference Guide] by Razor Social. ** 5 STARS.

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