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How to Build the Perfect Facebook Fan Page, 2011 Edition

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

With Facebook’s recent changes to the layout of fan pages (aka business pages, aka brand pages), has come the opportunity for those with creativity to design a much more compelling and fully branded page. The Perfect Fan Page integrates all these elements to create a focused and compelling presentation of the brand. Most of the Page is yours to brand as you like.

The Nifty 50 Top Women of Twitter for 2011

Webbiquity SMM

Her Connect the Docs blog—frequently featured on the B2B Marketing Zone —is a platform for her own thought leadership content as well as frequently solicited insights from other B2B bloggers. Expert Community Manager with the Focus Expert Network, a network of thousands of leading business and technology experts who answer questions and post thought leadership content. What is it?

Social Media And Branding [Infographic]

Mindjumpers

Tweet Social media is the now a hot spot for all brands, though it presents an amazing opportunity to create a presence and connect with customers, but on the hind side, it is quite easy to get the whole thing wrong. Infographic Social Media brands on social media consumer behaviour content management influencers for brands social media personalities user behaviour

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Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2011

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

In January of 2011, I said that I’d make our Internet Marketing Posts of 2011 subscriber only. This year, I am pleased to bring back our Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2011 thanks to an excellent sponsor, HubSpot. Think instead about social media traffic, good content, a cleanly coded website, slow progressive growth, and your site’s authority. Branding.

50 (of the) Best Social Media Guides, Tips and Insights of 2011 (So Far)

Webbiquity SMM

Read on for answers to these questions and more from some of the best minds in social media in some of their best blog posts and articles of 2011 so far. Her list of tactics begins with Assets, Branding and Compelling messages and continues all the way through Word of mouth, eXcellence, adopting a Yes attitude, and demonstrating Zeal in your social media activities and relationship building.

Whitepaper: B2B Blogging Trends in 2011

Social Marketing Forum

That’s one of the questions the folks from Aggregage posed to a number of B2B blogging thought leaders in a new whitepaper titled: B2B Blogging Trends in 2011. [.]. B2B marketing Blogging Brand marketing Content marketing PR Research Social media marketing B2B blogging content marketing corporate blogging corporate blogging tips tips & tricksB2B blogging can be tricky, but rewarding all the same. The hardest question may well be whether you even want to start one in the first place.

7 Ways to Turn Employees into Brand Ambassadors

Spin Sucks

Here are some of my top tips to engage your employees and elevate them into brand ambassadors for your company. When you create content to share with your customers, include your employees in a meaningful way. Provide a branded freebie for the gift bag! Ways to Turn Employees into Brand Ambassadors originally appeared on Spin Sucks on September 15, 2011.

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Best Social Media and Digitial Marketing Research and Statistics of 2011, Part 1

Webbiquity SMM

Get the details behind these stats and many, many more here in more than 40 of the best articles and blog posts about social media, search, budgeting and digital marketing research, facts and statistics of 2011 so far. ” Nearly a quarter prefer video content to text. Not too surprisingly, Facebook is the #1 method for passing along content, followed by email and then Twitter.

Understanding Viral Content Marketing [Infographic]

Mindjumpers

This infographic brings out some interesting points about viral content like how is it beneficial to brands, if their content goes viral. Also, we will look at why and what kind of content goes viral. Why should you opt for viral content marketing? It is further explained that it is easier to gather more value with viral content because the cost remains the same.

The Top 3 ‘Big Ones’ in Social Media 2011

Mindjumpers

Tweet Closing in on the end of 2011, I have listed the three big “events” that in my opinion have lead to important development within the field of social media. If you have been following f8 for the last few years, I think you will have to agree that the announcements of the 2011 conference were the biggest in years. 2011 was the year when Page took over as CEO at Google.

Five Ways to Humanize Your Brand In Social Media

Spin Sucks

In order to maintain relevance in the social world, brands have to interact with their community in a way that is organic and unquestioningly human. This is not easy for everyone, and many brands still don’t get it. So what does it mean exactly to humanize your brand, and how can you do it a real and natural way? Five Ways to Humanize Your Brand. Understand the brand.

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The 2011 #Nifty50 Top Twitter Men Reprise

Webbiquity SMM

Today, Tom Pick ( @TomPick ), Online Marketing Executive at KC Associates , who blogs at his award winning B2B Webbiquity , and I ( @ckburgess – Blue Focus Marketing @BlueFocus360 ) present 50 remarkable men on our 2011 #Nifty50 Top Twitter Men list. This should be a wake-up call for companies’ content on pursuing outbound marketing initiatives. According to Tom Grant , Ph.D,

Snapchat as a platform for branded content?

Mindjumpers

Since its first launch in 2011 and rebranding in 2012, Snapchat has grown rapidly. The creative possibilities of Snapchat enables a brand to communicate personal visual messages to its consumers (no need to mention the importance of visual storytelling , right?) on a one-to-one basis. Best practice for brand communication on Snapchat. Snapchat as a marketing tool? .

Best Facebook Marketing Tips, Techniques and Tools of 2011, Part 1

Webbiquity SMM

You know the statistics : Facebook is the most popular method for sharing online content. 61 of the world’s 100 largest companies maintain Facebook brand pages, as do 71% of B2B firms. Three-quarters How can I increase the probability that my fans will see my content updates? 15 ways to increase your brand’s impact on Facebook by Socialmedia.biz. Mark R.

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2011 #Nifty50 Top Twitter Women

Blue Focus Marketing

Cheryl and I thought it would be a great idea to collaborate on this special social media project – and so the process began for creating the 2011 #Nifty50 List of Top Twitter Women. Expert Community Manager with the Focus Expert Network, a network of thousands of leading business and technology experts who answer questions and post thought leadership content. What is it?

How Consistent Branding is Being Challenged in the Digital Age

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

In the past, maintaining consistent branding was a much less complex exercise than it is today. Before the explosion of everything digital, sustaining branding consistency used to be a relatively straightforward task which involved one-way communication with little or no feedback from consumers via a handful of separate channels.  What exactly is consistent branding? Marketin

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Content Strategist vs. Content Analyst

Spin Sucks

It’s no secret we’re overwhelmed with content. But where is all the good content? And most importantly, how do you ensure you’re not consuming content that turns out to be a total waste of your time? We need to take the same approach in digesting content. Digesting content shouldn’t be about the next best thing or being first in the conversation limelight on Twitter.

Facebook Private Messaging for Brands

Mindjumpers

What does it mean for brands? Avenue for Customer Service: Now, with this feature, it becomes easier to use Facebook as a customer service channel, like we wrote on our blog yesterday.  I believe that brands can expect to receive a lot of feedback, especially where customers need assistance on a regular basis. It can also entail longer time and more resources by brands on Facebook.

2011 #Nifty50 Top Twitter Men

Blue Focus Marketing

Today, Tom Pick ( @TomPick ), Online Marketing Executive at KC Associates , who blogs at his award winning B2B Webbiquity , and I ( @ckburgess – Blue Focus Marketing @BlueFocus360 )  present 50 remarkable men on our 2011 #Nifty50 Top Twitter Men list.  This should be a wake-up call for companies’ content on pursuing outbound marketing initiatives. Adam L. million tweets per day. 

The Content Marketing Explosion [infographic]

Mindjumpers

Tweet Content marketing is on the rise and many people say that “content is king” It seems that more and more people are becoming aware of the importance of great content since ‘content marketing’ has expanded at an exponential rate in 2011 alone on Google. This can by done though content on blogs, in social media, newsletters etc. .

11 B2B Marketing Predictions for 2011

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Here are 11 concrete ways I think the environment in which B2B Marketers operate will evolve in 2011. What you need to focus on is the content and optimizing the content to get comments and likes which will help you drive amount of people that Facebook will show your page to. Brand Advocates vs Brand Adversaries – it’s a Very Thin Line! Enjoy! Tweet This!

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Best Twitter Tips, Tools and Tactics of 2011

Webbiquity SMM

Dave offers “25 ideas for ways you can get value out of Twitter, with a mix of business and personal focus,” such as meeting new people, staying on top of the news, influencing the influencers, and re-purposing content. The Right Way to Build Brand(s) via Twitter by iMedia Connection. Ways To Monitor Your Brand On Twitter by OPEN Forum. More than 80% of U.S.

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B2B Blogging Trends 2011: Towards an Integrated Approach

Conversionation

Contributors, including some great content marketing experts such as Tom Pick , Ardath Albee and Ambal Balakrishnan , to name just a few, and more social media or PR oriented people like Maddie Grant , Jay Baer and Erik Qualman , were asked to share their views. You can read a summary of the trends and their thoughts and tips in the B2B Blogging Trends 2011 white paper. included).

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Content & Conversations: The MBJ Rule

Firebelly

It’s easy to make content (for 2-5% of most audiences). This applies to both brands and individuals. Wait – it applies to the individuals behind the brands as well. Don’t create content or take part in conversations if you can’t… 1. It’s even easier to take part in conversations – comment, like, RT, MT, and share. No examples necessary.

Pinterest: Great Opportunity for Lifestyle Publishers and Brands

Adam Sherk

The photo and video sharing site offers great opportunities for promoting lifestyle content and reaching niche audiences and specific demographics. While any photo-rich site can benefit from Pinterest, at least at this stage in its evolution there are particularly strong opportunities for lifestyle publishers and brands. Related posts: Does Google Want Brands in Your Social Circle?

Is Sentiment Making Brands Stupid?

Buzz Marketing for Technology

So I have been thinking about a parallel article that would apply in the social media space as people try to effectively read what is being said on mediums like Twitter and Facebook about their brand. Most often they end up with a tool that monitors for them brand mentions and breaks them into bite sized chunks of data and ranking them by sentiment.

How to create future brands

Blue Focus Marketing

  Brands are on a Transformational Journey. Imagine for a moment that brands are on a magical conveyor belt; propelled by the fusion of technology and humanization, moving toward a place called brand relevancy. The reason to choose one brand versus another will be fueled by its purpose.  Today, like never before, brands are in the throes of change.  The future.

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Why do People Engage With Brands Socially (Infographic)

Mindjumpers

But it is also a good idea to think what attracts people to your brand on these social media channels. Recent research shows that effective engagement online can help spread brand awareness and also improve brand perception and increase sales. To really get people to socially engage with your brand or product, you need to produce content that are appealing to them.

A Content Strategy Fit for an Oscar

Spin Sucks

Whether you agree with the Academy’s nomination list or not, planning your content the way movie studios plan their film releases can help to inform your content strategy. Each type of movie content has its place in the overall scheme. Just as production companies need to produce different types of movies, your content strategy needs to include different types of content.

Why Customised Content is (still) growing

Mindjumpers

Consequently customised content has become key in today’s marketing. Customised  Content is Targeted Your Audience. Every single day, an endless amount of content is being published and consumed by the masses – but a whole lot of it is being ignored and here’s why: Consumers are spoilt for choice and are therefore getting picky. They want relevant custom content.

18 of the Best Content Marketing Strategy Guides of 2013

Webbiquity SMM

Content marketing is a hot topic, primarily in the B2B world but increasingly in consumer marketing as well. The number of Google searches for the phrase have increased 400% since January 2011. And as noted here yesterday , 93% of B2B marketers are now using content marketing, with more than half calling it their biggest priority this year. Content Marketing Strategy Guides.

Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup, 2011 Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals

Kikolani

How To Make Your Content Interesting and Useful – How to make your content useful in a boring industry, creating content that brings people to your website, and more. The 10 Brand Questions Every SMB Must Answer – 10 questions intended to help you take a more strategic look at your brand to identify what’s working and where you may want to improve.

Content Sharing Pattern on Social Media [Study]

Mindjumpers

Tweet Not all shared content gets clicked, so how do brands ensure that the content they share travels across the web and generates readership for them? To answer this question, we need to identify the content sharing pattern on popular channels like Facebook, Twitter, our good old e-mails and others. Half-life of content. Research findings on user clicks. clicks.

Deconstructing Your Social Business Plan For 2011

darmano.typepad.com

Contact me View blog authority Categories A Manifesto A Visual Archive Blogging Books Brand Engagement Business Co-Creation Consumer Generated Media Creativity Customer Experience Design/Interaction Design Events Experience Map Guest Authors Innovation Interactive Marketing Interviews L+E Links Life Social Business Social Business Design Technology Thinking Visually Usability Web 2.0 Sales?

The New Wave of Online Brand Management

Social Media Marketing

Prior to the rise of social networks, online brand management solely focused on common SEO techniques such as keywords, content, and proper HTML code. These techniques were used to secure and maintain the top positions on the search engines, and to ensure that only content a company wanted to remain visible regarding its product, services, or mission did so.

5 Reasons Why Conversations Matter to Your Brand

Firebelly

One of the most interesting points, and one that I agree with completely, is that brands (and Altimeter’s research was based on some really big, sophisticated brands) are not good with being “social&#. And that’s something that brands in general are missing (probably because of their legacy with one-way communications). Sow the seeds of affinity. Accomplish goals.

Using Competition to Drive Brand Engagement

Spin Sucks

Fast forward to the 21 st Century and smart brands know how to work that sense of competition to their advantage by building creative competitions that target their loyal advocates and potential customers to have drive engagement, and grow business. Case Study: Crate and Barrel uses contests to drive brand engagement. Today’s guest post is written by Natalie Sisson.

Mix of Social Media Trends 2011

johnbell.typepad.com

Digital Influence Mapping Project Home About John Speaking & Events Papers Contact Archives Links Useful Tools December 28, 2010 My Mix of Social Media Trends 2011 It's trendy to write a "trends" post at the end of the year. 2011 will be a big year for brands who have gotten serious in social media.   Is Social Media Killing the Brand Web Site?

Social Media Strategies: The Changing role of Content Strategist

Social Media Citizens

Today I will discuss the content strategy and the changing role of content strategist. Content Strategy. In order to add value the content strategist has to think like a scientist : Has to recognise the problem why he/she is doing the project and foresee the possible outcomes in order to monitor them. The right context strategy can give the brand a competitive edge.

5 Things Google+ Pages for Brands Are Missing

Firebelly

Google+ Pages for brands have launched; let the comparisons to Facebook brand pages begin! Only one admin per Google+ Page, along with the inability to transfer admins, makes it impossible for internal teams and outside resources to manage or post content to your page. 3. No analytics make is nearly impossible for brands to measure success (however they choose to define it) on their pages. 5. Have you set up a Google+ Page for your brand yet? Vanity URLs. Multiple Admins. Contests & Promotions. ” That’s really unfortunate. Analytics.

Supercharge your content

SocialFish

I wanted to point out two tools I’ve been experimenting with a lot for what I call “supercharging your content&#. Nobody reading your content cares whether they are reading it on your.org website, or somewhere else. With both of these tools, when you send out a tweet using their respective bookmarklets, you send people to a big landing page with related information.

Blog World LA 2011 Recap – Session Notes and Experiences from #BWELA

Kikolani

We all went to the Finding a Better Fit session where Stephanie and Leah were on the panel along with Andrea Metcalf , Kelly Olexa , and Carla Birnberg where they discussed turning their healthy lifestyle experiences into blogs and strong personal brands. If you are trying to get brand advertising/sponsors, remember that brands like people with influence on multiple platforms.

Brands: It’s not enough to be liked

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Yet some brands are terribly underutilizing these pages, making them basically brochureware repositories — essentially inviting customers in but not engaging them or giving them an incentive to return. The fan page becomes a focus group that can be mined for consumer insights, which can feed back to content creation, stage gate development and campaign tracking.