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Update Your Segmentation Model With Social Data Before It’s Too Late

Adam Cohen

Attention digital marketers: It’s time. If you weren’t convinced before, I’m going to attempt to convince you again. If you aren’t infusing “why” people are using social media into your marketing segmentation model, you may be missing key ways to make digital marketing successful. This past week Pew Research released their 2014 Social Media Update.

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Engaging the Right Audience on LinkedIn

Adam Cohen

(Cross posted on the Fleishman-Hillard DNA blog ). LinkedIn, one of the established social networks, is making strides in advancing how businesses can leverage the platform to engage followers.  Several weeks ago, LinkedIn launched the LinkedIn Follow Button allowing followers to follow a company page on LinkedIn directly from owned assets like web pages and blogs. Engagement to the Next Level.

Autumn Transitions

Adam Cohen

It’s that time of year. Summer draws to a close, baseball season makes the home stretch to the playoffs, leaves change and school starts. For many it’s a new start and a change of seasons. Around this time in 2007, I started exploring how clients could benefit from leveraging social media to build and enhance relationships with customers. decided on the move to FH because I saw an opportunity.

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Social Media Success is About The Customers, Stupid

Adam Cohen

How do you define success with leveraging social media?  With each passing conference and industry event, the perennial mainstays of social media case studies tend to remain the same:  Dell, Comcast, Southwest Airlines, Starbucks.  They all in many ways were first to market, which in an industry like marketing tends to benefit those who create the buzz first. What would you add to this list?

A World Gone Social

Learn how companies must adapt to survive.

10 Reasons Market Research is Critical to Social Media

Adam Cohen

I continue to be surprised at how many companies keep the Market Research department in some back hall closet collecting dust and reams of paper reports. It happens in all industries, but lately I've seen retail companies keep their

On Facebook and the Death of Etiquette

Adam Cohen

Let’s face it.  Etiquette is a lost art.  Forget “interruption marketing&# for a minute and think about how people interact on a regular basis.  New technologies change that behavior as people seek to leverage the convenience they provide. Two years ago, no way I’d tell you that it would be acceptable to converse via text message/SMS with grandparents.  Related Posts. Tweet This!

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Making the Leap: Why Companies Struggle with Social Media

Adam Cohen

How many people at your company are trained, equipped and empowered to talk to customers?  If your organization is large, chances are the percentage of customer-facing people is smaller.  How many customers does your company have?  How about potential customers?  No doubt the numbers stack up in a heavy ratio against people inside the company that are trained to engage them.  An Analogy.

Professional Services at the Digital Crossroads

Adam Cohen

I’ve been watching lots of professional services firms evolve to take on the world of digital.  PR agencies are embracing the evolution of communication to online, unstructured and real-time content. Even the big consulting firms are finding their way into the digital strategy arena. These are exciting times for anyone in the advertising, marketing and communications space.

Drive Toward Social Intelligence Maturity

Propelling your organization to new levels of social intelligence skill and application is essential for maximizing the value of your listening and monitoring efforts.

Micromarketing: Relationship Marketing Through Advocacy

Adam Cohen

When I got the email asking me to contribute a review (for Chapter 7) of Greg Verdino ‘s new book, at first I didn’t think it would be a fit.  I haven’t done book reviews here before, let alone since elementary school.  The first notion that came to mind frankly was breaking out a shoebox, some construction paper and scissors so I could start building my diorama. My Diorama.

The Digital Five Tool Player

Adam Cohen

As the convergence of different marketing tactics takes root in agencies, vendors and marketing departments of companies of all sizes, I’ve started to think about what it takes to ultimately be a “ five tool player &# in the digital space.  Ed Boches wrote a great post yesterday about labels in creative and digital – and that got me thinking it was time to document these thoughts. 

Twitter Badges For Brands Who Want to Avoid Narcissism

Adam Cohen

While Facebook is mailing signs to businesses, I’m pretty sure no one is helping them understand Twitter – for free anyways.  After all, Twitter is for narcissists , right?  It occurred to me the other day that the phrase, “Follow us&# or “Follow me on Twitter&# is getting things off to the wrong start.  Proposal. Little Help. Related Posts. Share this on Facebook.

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Social Media Does Not Exist

Adam Cohen

The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn’t exist. – The Usual Suspects (1995). I had an interesting discussion recently about Social media strategies.  Frankly, well put.   When companies start to realize these synergies, they will be able to achieve a lot more than focusing on pure social media tactics alone.  Photo credit: niemster via Flickr.

Social Media Marketing GPS

SMGPS will tell you the why & how to use social media for marketing, 1 tweet at a time. You'll learn essentials in digestible little spoonfuls.

How Often Do Ethical Questions Impact Your Social Media Efforts?

Adam Cohen

Over the course of the last week, while working on social media initiatives for several clients, the following questions or situations came up: A client missing an opportunity to engage in a conversation (coupled with desire of agency team members to respond). Working with customer data within social networks, privacy concerns about using the data for targeting. Who do you turn to for guidance?

Down the Rabbit Hole: Super 8?s Complex Viral Campaign

Adam Cohen

This morning I caught wind of a Steve Spielberg produced, J. J. Abrams directed movie scheduled to come out next year. I’m sure I’m very late to the game but was inspired by what I found.  The movie is called Super 8 , which is unfortunate due to an association with a motel chain I had a very bad experience with once.  Feed readers may need to click through to view). Take a look. 

Social Media Chat Tuesday, July 21st

Adam Cohen

There are regular chats on Twitter, and then there's hashtagsocialmedia.com. Marc Meyer and Jason Breed have done an amazing job over the last year plus bringing in some highly respected and social-media-knowledgeable folks like Chris

Interview: EMC Does Social Media From The Inside Out

Adam Cohen

Recently I had a discussion with a client about doing social media “inside out&# – starting with leveraging collaboration tools and focusing on using social tools inside the walls before engaging customers. I was quickly reminded that storage technology and services company EMC has taken that approach and embarked on a journey with employees, customers and partners worldwide.

The Smart Marketer's Guide to Social Media Management

Engaging in social media isn't an option anymore. So if you're going to do it, you want to do it well.

Some Brand Haiku Humor

Adam Cohen

Good friend Aaron Strout had a moment of inspiration on a plane and decided to challenge a few friends to come up with Haikus about recent brand experiences.  In his continuing reign as the Kevin Bacon of Social Media, Aaron was quickly able to recruit a list of talented marketers to join in the fun. See the entire list at Aaron’s original post. Don’t recall what a Haiku is? Tweet This!

On Beyond Snake Oil

Adam Cohen

Say all you want about people who make a living off of consulting in social media – like any industry where there is buzz, there will be snake oil salesmen who are trying to take advantage of the trend.  A Google search on “social media snake oil&# returns over 187,000 results.  Your company’s current agency ecosystem. Internal resource support and sponsorship. What did I miss? 

I Will Not Write About Old Spice

Adam Cohen

I will resist the urge. Already there are too many write-ups about the inspirational campaign from a social media perspective. I'm going to keep telling myself, “Please don't write about Old Spice

Billboard Yourself

Adam Cohen

Spotted this excellent example of fusing digital, personalization, offline, online, social media and music.  Spot on for Billboard magazine.  I get inspired by the fusion across creative concepts like this. RSS feed readers please click through to see the video). Billboard Magazine video instalation from Marcos Kotlhar on Vimeo. Related Posts. Social Media Chat Tuesday, July 21st (1). Tweet This!

Master The Next Wave Of Social

As social media adoption becomes more and more mainstream, marketing leaders race to keep up - creating blogs, communities, and Facebook pages, all too often without a clear road map in mind.

A Gigantic List of Tools for Communicators

Spin Sucks

There are a ton of free and paid tools that makes the job of the communicator much, much easier. Gini Dietrich shares a gigantic list of our favorites. The post A Gigantic List of Tools for Communicators appeared first on Spin Sucks. Comments I need an Excel support group. It's the one piece of software I. by Samantha McCain Excel! Oh, how do I love thee! I'm still relatively new to.

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20 Tremendous Digital Marketing Stats and Facts

Webbiquity SMM

Digital marketing budgets continue to rise, often at the expense of offline advertising spend. But digital marketers must continue to evolve practices as they strive to make their content an asset, rather than an annoyance, to prospective buyers. Image credit: MarketingProfs. combined. Spending on digital marketing is projected to increase by 12% to 15% on average. Measurement remains problematic.

An Introduction to Peer-to-Peer Fundraising

SocialFish

This is the first of a series of posts by David Blyer,  Founder & CEO,  DonorCommunity. ———– Social media has revolutionized the way we raise money, stay engaged with our current donors, and cultivate new donors. Peer-to-Peer fundraising is a great way to accomplish all of this at once. Friends of your supporters: your untapped resources. How to get started.

Five Skills Every Communications Entrepreneur Should Have

Spin Sucks

There are lots of lessons an entrepreneur can learn from tech start-ups, but communications leaders need specific skills to grow and scale a services firm. The post Five Skills Every Communications Entrepreneur Should Have appeared first on Spin Sucks. Comments How about psychology? You need to understand it to recruit the.

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Maximizing LinkedIn for Business

Get started on truly maximizing your LinkedIn presence with this informative eBook.

How Political Posts Will Quietly Kill Your Network

Spin Sucks

David (DFish) Fisher makes the case on why you shouldn't share political posts on social media for the mere fact that you will always anger someone. The post How Political Posts Will Quietly Kill Your Network appeared first on Spin Sucks.

Eight Tips for Influencer Marketing Done Well

Spin Sucks

We live in an era where celebrity endorsements aren't what they once were. The work of the people is more influential when it comes to influencer marketing. The post Eight Tips for Influencer Marketing Done Well appeared first on Spin Sucks. Comments I agree, Bob. loved working on the Florida Prepaid Program. by Paula Kiger I wonder about the truth of this sentence: “When I pushed.

How HR Technology Can Increase Your Company’s Bottom Line

The Realtime Report

How HR Technology Can Increase Your Company’s Bottom Line. No company could stay in business long if it doesn’t realize a profit. The higher your company’s profit margin, the larger you can grow and that is of course a given. However, have you thought about the role HR (human resources) can play in increasing your company’s profits through the simple addition of some advanced technology?

Ten Ways to Enhance Your Creativity

Spin Sucks

Have you ever had one of those days where no matter how much thought you put into it, your creativity is totally gone and you have a complete mental block? We've all been there. Niraj Ranjan Rout shares 10 ideas to help get your creative juices flowing. The post Ten Ways to Enhance Your Creativity appeared first on Spin Sucks. Comments These are very good ideas to challenge ourselves to be more.

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Rethink Your Website Redesign Process

SocialFish

This is the first in a new series of posts about rethinking how you approach your website. ————– Where to start? Some of us like to jump right in and starting fixing something. Others want to look at every angle and analyze the situation to figure out what needs to be done. The first often results in doing the wrong thing and needing to do it over. Solutioneering”).

COMING SOON: SocialFish Job Board!

SocialFish

The job board should be up and running by the end of the summer and I’ll post a couple more posts with more details.  If you are an employer or a recruiter with relevant jobs to post, or if you are a jobseeker in any of these areas (or have other functional areas you’d like me to consider), please watch this space and feel free to contact me at maddie@socialfish.org with any questions!

How to Identify Popular Hashtags on Twitter

Spin Sucks

Hashtags are an integral part of the marketing strategy for the majority of successful social media marketers. If you are yet to explore this avenue, Jack Danielson shares four proven ways to find trending topics on Twitter that people in your niche are actually discussing about. The post How to Identify Popular Hashtags on Twitter appeared first on Spin Sucks. Comments Thanks!

Out With the Old: Rethink Your Content Marketing Strategy

Spin Sucks

Content marketing has been the lynchpin of many successful marketing strategies for the better part of a decade. However, content marketing, like marketing in general, is not something you can put on auto-pilot – unless you want to get left in the dust. Andrea Jones explains why you need to embrace current marketing trends as you rethink your current content marketing strategy.

PR Has Officially Reached the Era of Data

Spin Sucks

Even when it seems impossible, media coverage is possible with the right mindset and tools at your disposal. In this new age of media relations, PR professionals have a soulmate that’s often overlooked: Data. Ryan Philemon shares the examples and strategy he and his team used to transform a client's internal data into compelling stories that left the media wanting more.

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