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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.

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Social lead validation—the missing ingredient from most inbound LinkedIn marketing programs

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But when it comes to social selling and LinkedIn marketing, it seems that lead qualification and validation are getting thrown out the window. Most social media firms focus on how many leads they are able to deliver on a weekly and monthly basis. All sales leads are not equal.

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How even social media & social selling experts are getting LinkedIn wrong – Part 1

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I showed how the actions of these CMOs and others are the reasons behind why 8 out of 10 sales and marketing leaders are unable to prove a clear social media ROI on LinkedIn. Jay Baer Wrongly Believes Shotguns Trump Rifles in Social Media.

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The secret to Mastodon’s success is mastering the hyperlocal

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Why invest in a walled garden community without neighbors, when you can plop down your very own community-focused social network that has turn-key and built-in neighbors? The latest and greatest social media platform?

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Social media strategy leaders: Sarah Nilson

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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.

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Socialize your videos for business development

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Sales and marketing people take note: v ideo is a medium used for everyday social communication. But most B2B video — especially video targeting tech buyers — doesn’t feel at all like social communication for regular people.

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Why you are just a resource & how you’re failing to drive demand with your content & social media marketing efforts

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In the posts from fellow Social Media Examiner contributor Stephanie Sammons , you’ll find tips about having a professional photo, a strong headline, and a summary written in first person that is prospect-centric.

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What is Social Media Marketing?

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Social Media Marketing — according to Wikipedia , “social media marketing is the process of gaining website traffic or attention through social media sites.” ” This is a broad practice, encompassing social media strategy (what are your goals?),

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Exploit the hours employees spend on social media

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According to Putting Downtime to Work , a new report from Bambu by Sprout Social , we’re geniuses: Seven in ten employees use social media at work. Half (Forty-eight percent) of people use social media for up to an hour per day at work.

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11 inspiring case studies of digital transformation

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McDonald’s used social media to give away products related to the commercials they aired throughout the game. It was important for McDonald’s to have the ability to respond immediately to consumers and actively monitor social media trends in real time.

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Win lifestyle influencers over with generosity and attentiveness

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If you read last months article in the New Yorker, #Vanlife, The Bohemian Social-Media Movement , you’ll quickly learn how much work goes into taking Instagram selfies of your leisure, surf-obsessed, life living in a van with a super-hot lover.

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4 Ways to really engage your customers on social media

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It isn’t too tough to get your fans to like and share your posts on social platforms, but it is trickier to get them to leave comments. Many businesses really want to interact with their fans and ignite more engagement on social media to build relationships and loyalty.

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Earned-media micro-influencer marketing primer

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It used to be thousands of dollars-per-post, but now brands and agencies are signing partner contracts with digital, social media , and online influencers.

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What am I supposed to do with all this data?

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Social data (influencers and share of voice). Social Data (influencers and share of voice)—What are the hot topics the top influencers are discussing? Are you a marketer? Are you overwhelmed with the sheer amount of data that is now available at your fingertips? Yeah—me too.

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Tools I use to amplify social campaigns

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I am surprised how much of a one-man band I have become through social media thanks to a little help from my friends. Here are the top social media applications I use in order to help lead my clients and my own brand through all the background noise and into the spotlight.

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Chris Abraham joins Frank Eliason and Shel Holtz on FIR

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Magic in the form of Shel Holtz , godfather of Digital PR and Social Media Communications, asking me to join him on his globally-popular communications podcast, For Immediate Release (FIR). How will brands, social media marketers, and PR professionals find their way back to the fold?

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The future of Twitter is as a protected essential public utility

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Social Media Marketing corporate Twitter Facebook instagram linkedin pinterest social media social media business Streaming media twitter YouTubeThis week’s blog post is thanks to my close friend and persistent colleague Sally Falkow of Meritus Media.

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10 Marketing trends to watch for 2017

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Visuals are so important to all of your marketing efforts, not just social media. After spending the time and effort to develop the best content, it can often be lost and never seen when you post it across social channels expecting organic content to go viral. Social analytics.

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How storytelling can shape the corporate brand and culture

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This “first digital generation” thrives on social media, which is different from traditional media mainly in that it involves a one-on-one conversation that begs for engagement, versus the one-to-many in mass marketing.

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How most Social Media experts are wrong about LinkedIn

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I’ve read from many social media experts (including Jay Baer ) that you should take a scattershot approach to LinkedIn. More Reasons Why I Disagree With Most Social Media Expert’s Shotgun Approach When You Have a High Priced Solution.

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Social media marketing isn’t a popularity contest

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Businesses striving to bring in that lucrative ROI with social media often fall into trap of thinking that the more followers you have the more success your social campaigns will have. How to Make the Most of Your Social Media Marketing with Less.

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The simple truth about what’s driving digital next year

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But, if you haven’t signed up for a Snapchat account yet I strongly recommend you do if only to check out the stories placed on the social network by companies like Vice, National Geographic, or CNN.

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3 Top Social Automation Tools

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Last week I wrote 5 compelling social apps , an article that apparently hit a nerve. HootSuite is a combination of a number of useful social media management tools, including social media marketing automation, cross-posting toolks, social media response and tracking, and collaboration.

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Tools that help monitor and measure social traffic

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All too often social media marketing departments rely on interactions and likes rather than utilizing tools that measure more than just engagement (such as statistics, demographic metrics, and conversion goals along with other online and offline media mentions).

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Don’t screw up your social media listening

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Let me guess: your company has an outstanding social media presence. You do social listening every week. A lot of companies I’ve worked with seem to approach social listening as an attempt to showcase how great they are.

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Why 9Round should be using SOCi for social media management

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And I noticed that while there are social media profiles for other local 9Round gyms , the new Penrose location has yet to embrace social media. The post Why 9Round should be using SOCi for social media management appeared first on Biznology.

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Social Media is a life sentence

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Before you take the next step of using social media for business purposes, realize that it’s a life sentence. Like your Imuran and Azasan, your social media content is your daily bread and not just a special treat. At least social media is a two-way street.

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Are LinkedIn Groups experiencing a crisis?

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After all of the changes LinkedIn has made to groups, it’s no wonder LinkedIn users and social selling experts are questioning the value of LinkedIn groups for sales and marketing programs. Steer clear of social scheduling tools and post discussions manually.

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Five often-overlooked reasons senior executives should use social media

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I hear these objections all the time when speaking to top executives about social media. The same applies to online interactions, and that’s why social networks can be so powerful for executives. “I don’t have time to build my LinkedIn profile.

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Surefire Social introduces SurePulse “webmaster tools”

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Surefire Social is about to offer an all-in-one social media, search, reputation, review, analytics tool in the form of SurePulse , now in beta. I get to play with a lot of cool tools in my work doing social media and SEO audits and reporting.

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All about earned media micro-influencer marketing and more on the Through the Noise podcast

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Chris Abraham is a leading expert in digital: online reputation management (ORM), Internet privacy , social media marketing, and digital PR with a focus on blogger outreach, blogger engagement, and Internet crisis response.

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All your best content may now be considered fake news

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It’s time for you to really invest in your own personal or professional social platforms. While they still share their content as promiscuously as possible across social media, they’re really just doing this to expand the brand as best they can.

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Lurkers are the 99.989% of Social Media

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It’s happened like this over and over: photography, filmmaking, recording, radio, television, computing, the Internet , message boards, blogging, and now social media. The post Lurkers are the 99.989% of Social Media appeared first on Biznology.

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10 Social media metrics every marketer needs to know

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Rob Petersen’s latest webinar is all about measuring social media. If social media is so important, why are most marketers unable to measure it? Do they need to know the social media metrics that matter and how they are monitored?

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Social Media is Like Riding a Bike

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I get to a point on social media eventually, so hang in there. The same thing with social media: just because you can use Facebook and follow folks on Twitter doesn’t mean you know how to do social media marketing or be a digital PR professional.

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The 10 most fascinating people in B2B marketing in 2016

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Anthony Elvey , after a long career in tech marketing at IBM and Cisco , has gone entrepreneurial, launching a sales and marketing function for the enterprise social media management platform Sprinklr in Asia Pacific.

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

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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. Social Media Firm Owners Are Focused on the Wrong Metrics.

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The ugly side of digital transformation

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Domino’s Pizza became a hub of digital innovation in its market only after its shares sank to $3 per share in 2008 and its brand was becoming a social media laughing stock.

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6 assumptions push marketing gets wrong

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You can use social listening to get some advanced intelligence about which audience segments are more favorable to a product than others. I recently gave a keynote address to the Content Strategy Applied conference in London.

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5 steps to wrangling your most important social media channels

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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.

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