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Looking backwards and Forwards: What we’ve learnt in 2011 vs what’s next in 2012

Gemma Went

So it made sense to give it another airing and ask some clever comms folk the following questions: What was your biggest learning from a comms perspective in 2011? Marketing PR Social Media Tips 2011 trends 2011 learnings 2011 comms review 2012 comms forecast 2012 predictionsThis time last year I ran a ‘looking backwards and forwards‘ post and it was pretty popular. What is your one key comms forecast for 2012? … Read more.

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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. HubSpot has recently launched a most amazing Marketing Grader tool to help you measure the effectiveness of your website. And I did.

How to Build the Perfect Facebook Fan Page, 2011 Edition

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

The new layout, rolled out to all Pages on March 10, 2011, gives over a full two-thirds of Page real estate to the Page owner: The Perfect Fan Page Leverages ALL the Available Opportunities. Get my Internet Marketing newsletter , buy my book, The New Community Rules: Marketing on the Social Web , and subscribe to the Techipedia RSS feed. Much More Screen Real Estate!

The Nifty 50 Top Women of Twitter for 2011

Webbiquity SMM

The answer may come from the email marketing field. Many of these were other B2B marketers, but others were social media experts, journalists, PR professionals, or just plain fascinating personalities. This list will be posted on Cheryl Burgess’ Blue Focus Marketing Blog.  Alicia is a warm and outgoing social media pro and creator of March Marketing Madness. What is it?

B2B Blogging Trends for 2011

Webbiquity SMM

Blogging is often viewed as the core component of a B2B social media marketing strategy, and other than discussion forums, it’s the most mature component of social media. Facebook, Twitter and even newer tools like Quora may be sexier and get more attention, but blogs are the workhorses essential to making social media marketing work. So what’s next for B2B blogging?

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How to Get the Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2011

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Every year, I spend hundreds, perhaps thousands of hours reading articles on Internet Marketing for my annual Best Internet Marketing Posts blog post. The posts for the last five years are: Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2010. Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2009. Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2008. Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2007. Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2006. In 2011, this list is becoming more exclusive and only those who sign up will get this great content. Marketing Personal Social MediaLike this post?

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

Webbiquity SMM

Social media marketing has gone well beyond the hype stage and is now mainstream business practice. 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. 10 Steps to Finding the Influencers in Your Market by Junta42. ** 5 STARS. with higher operating margins and market share).

Study: The Global Social Media Check Up 2011

Mindjumpers

The study is the Global Social Media Check Up 2011, which is an annual study investigating big companies’ presence on social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, blogs etc. Social Media Marketing Goals & Tools. Social Media companies Facebook Global Social Media Check Up 2011 increase Presentation study Twitter YoutubeGreat increase in use of social media.

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11 B2B Marketing Predictions for 2011

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Around this time last year I wrote about the 10 B2B Marketing Predictions for 2010 and while I would say 7 out of 10 have already materialized and the others are on their way. So that begs the question – what’s on the horizon specifically for B2B Marketers next year? Here are 11 concrete ways I think the environment in which B2B Marketers operate will evolve in 2011.

Marketing Trends for 2011

Blue Focus Marketing

Yes, things are a bit crazy but this is also an exciting time for marketing professionals.  As we start the New Year, we find the barometer for “change” ratcheted up a few dozen notches.   So, here’s my list.  Marketers will accelerate efforts to identify, leverage and measure the results of social media marketing.  The best marketers truly understand that the U.S.

My Top Posts of 2011 on SEO, PR and Social Media for Publishers

Adam Sherk

Nevertheless, here are my top 10 posts of 2011 by pageviews: Which NBA Teams Have Seen the Most Growth on Twitter and Facebook? Also a special mention for a post from 2010 that continues to bring in considerably more pageviews than anything else: The Most Overused Buzzwords and Marketing Speak in Press Releases. Original idea! Is LinkedIn the New Old Boys Network? Thank You.

20 Social Media Trends for Business in 2011

Dave Fleet

Tweet 20 Social Media Business Trends in 2011. Trend #17: Marketing in streams. social media trends communications marketing pr public relationsView more presentations from Dave Fleet. One of the great things about working in the digital space right now is observing the many changes constantly occurring. Some of these trends are existing and ongoing; others are new.

#FollowFriday: January through June 2011

Spin Sucks

Nancy Myrland can be found on  Twitter  and blogging at  Myrland Marketing. Beth Harte can be found on  Twitter  and at  The Harte of Marketing. For the last two Fridays of the year, I thought I’d do something a little bit different and fun. With the help of my work wife,  Patti Knight , we compiled a list of all of the #FollowFridays for the year. Just click on that and voila!

Top 11 Social Media Marketing Blog Posts of 2011

Firebelly

Here are the top 11 social media marketing posts on the Firebelly blog in 2011 based on number of views. Facebook For Business Tip #1: Pages not Profiles. Social Search: Tempur-Pedic “Ask Me” Commercial. 9. Facebook For Business Tip #8: Wildfire Contests. 8. Gettin’ Unique With QR Codes. 7. Make Your Social Media Sharing Buttons Effective. 6. Clever QR Code Example: The World Park. 1.

2011 Spin Sucks #FollowFriday Recommendations

Spin Sucks

Margie Clayman can be found on Twitter and blogging at Social Media, Marketing, & Musings. FollowFriday Social Media 2011 #followfriday Spin SucksWoo hoo! It’s the last #FollowFriday of the year. Last week I listed the January through June #FollowFriday friends. Today I’m listing the July through December recommendations. With that nonsense, here they are. Think.

2012 Social Marketing & New Media Predictions [White Paper]

Mindjumpers

Tweet In 2011, social media has grown and graduated to a whole new level. It became an integral part of all marketing, communication agendas and therefore there is an innate need to understand what lies ahead in future. has compiled a list of top predictions, insights and advice from 34 marketing strategists, brand marketers, and leading marketing consultants for the year 2012.

3 new social media resolutions for 2012 and a couple from 2011 that still need attention.

Akamai Marketing

That said, I am glad I wrote my resolutions for 2011 as it gave me focus. Here’s my 2011 scorecard: ? Fine social media Trends 2012 event marketing resolutionsThis is the 2nd year that I’ve published my social media resolutions. think there is definitely more room for growth here. ? Tell However, I’d like to do more, better. ? Write failed. Yahooo!! ? Social

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2011 #Nifty50 Top Twitter Women

Blue Focus Marketing

The answer may come from the email marketing field. Many of these were other B2B marketers, but others were social media experts, journalists, PR professionals, or just plain fascinating personalities. This list will be posted on Cheryl Burgess’ Blue Focus Marketing Blog. Alicia is a warm and outgoing social media pro and creator of March Marketing Madness.

The 2011 #Nifty50 Top Twitter Men Reprise

Webbiquity SMM

Note: This post, a joint effort between Cheryl Burgess and me, originally appeared on the Blue Focus Marketing Blog last month. 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.

Marketing In the Round

Spin Sucks

But it’s time to let the cat out of the bag because  Marketing In the Round: Multichannel Approaches In the Post- Social Media Era  is listed and ready for pre-sale on  Amazon  and  Barnes & Noble ! I was trying really hard not to be a douchecanoe who gets all excited about these little milestones, but it’s really stinking cool to see your name listed on Amazon. Guess what?!?

Eleven Digital Trends to Watch In 2011

SocialFish

Eleven Digital Trends to Watch in 2011. Here are the headlines from David Armano’s post about the slides on Logic+Emotion , followed by my personal interpretation from the association industry standpoint: Attentionomics - Marketers begin to realize the value of attention and not just reach in driving conversion. View more presentations from Edelman Digital. Check!

B2B Blogging Trends 2011: Towards an Integrated Approach

Conversionation

Earlier this year I was asked to contribute to a white paper on blogging trends (and tips as well), aimed at B2B marketers. 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.

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Best Twitter Tips, Tools and Tactics of 2011

Webbiquity SMM

In just a few short years, Twitter has transformed from an odd little sort of public IM service where people posted what they just ate for lunch or what their cat was doing at the moment into one of the big four social networks and a significant channel for news, PR & marketing, politics and more. It has enabled revolutions in real life as well as in digital marketing.

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Best Facebook Marketing Tips, Techniques and Tools of 2011, Part 2

Webbiquity SMM

As it approaches one billion users, Facebook has evolved from a site where friends and family share photos to an online marketing juggernaut rivaling Google. And while its primary marketing value is on the B2C side, more than a third of B2B marketers also rate it as their most active social network. What common mistakes should marketers avoid? ” The solution?

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LinkedIn’s Announces First Earnings Call (Q2 2011)

Idaconcpts

On 08/04/11, LinkedIn reported their financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2011. Business & Marketing Social Media first linkedin earnings call LinkedIn linkedin earnings call linkedin gaap linkedin ipo linkedin q2 2011In the second quarter, the company saw record levels of members, unique visitors, and page views, while top line growth accelerated.

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. 27 Op. 3.

ONE SOCIAL MEDIA PREDICTION FOR 2011…YES, 2011

Myrland Marketing

About a year ago, Twitterville author Shel Israel wrote a blog post titled “My Predictions for 2011″ on his blog Global Neighbourhoods. Social Media Uncategorized Christian Science Monitor Craig Kanally Facebook GigaOm Global Neighbourhoods Gloria Goodale Huffington Post Libya Mathew Ingram Myrland Marketing Predictions Shel Israel Twitter YouTubeOne of his predictions that resonated with me at the time was Number 9. Shel wrote: “The Chinese government will accelerate its suppression of free speech on the Internet.

Is SMS Marketing Still a Viable Strategy?

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Experienced marketers will tell you that customers are much more likely to respond to campaigns that engage them on a personal level. The marketing strategy must be relevant and timely while meeting the customer’s individual needs. In terms of rate of response, the simple SMS dominates the market. Flexibility : The variety that SMS marketing offers is almost endless.

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How To Monitor Your Three Essential Internet Marketing Strategies

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Internet marketing strategies vary depending on the nature of the blog, brand, or business and alter with accordance to their physical and digital size and their particular niche. When it comes to marketing any organization, product, or service on the web, there tends to be three essential ways of doing so: Dominating social media platforms. Internet Marketing Social Media

47 Books For Your 2011 Reading List

Dave Fleet

Tweet Looking for books to populate your reading list for 2011? also reached out to you – the readers of this site – for suggestions on what to read, and they obliged. I was so pleased with the results that I’m doing the same in 2011. The Age of Persuasion: How Marketing Ate Our Culture (via @DoctorJones ). Here are a few to think about. Winning - Jack Welch.

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Curation a Key Theme in B2B Blogging Trends in 2011

Aggregage

The new white paper – B2B Blogging Trends in 2011 has been released. Several of the contributors pointed out that a big challenge in 2011 is rising above the noise.  At the same time one of the primary challenges for blogging is the effort involved in creating quality content in an on-going basis. Clearly one of the ways to address this is discussed in Marketing via Aggregation, Filtering and Curation. That’s why Yann Ropars tells us that: 2011 is often cited as the year of ‘curation’. Certainly one of the big trends is curation.  Curation

Seven Tools for Your 2012 Marketing and Communication Plans

Spin Sucks

Today, though, I want to talk about some things you should be considering for your 2012 marketing and communication plans. We’ve talked about this before, but gamification is going to continue to grow and will affect your marketing and communication in 2012. are viewed both on phones or tablets, that is a 2011 goal. This is not our annual trends blog post. Consolidation.

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‘China’s Facebook’ Renren Seeks NYSE Listing [Data]

Idaconcpts

As of 2011, it has about 160 million registered users. Here are some important demographic and traffic data of Renren.com for 2011, courtesy of Brian Chappell from Ignite Social Media. market in recent months. Here is a break down of Renren, including demographic and traffic data. What is Renren? The Renren Network (Chinese characters: ???; Xiaonei became Renren in August 2009.

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Making Marketing Agility Cool

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Chief Marketing Officers take pride in being the trendsetters around the corporate corral – the arbiters of hip, the sharpest dressers, the consummate gadgeteers. Each year the Marketing team works hard to distill consumer insights into planning documents that will guide its programs in the months ahead. Good creative will always be important in marketing. Now that’s cool.

17 Digital Marketing Experts Share Their Top Tips, Tricks, and Tools

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

He’s also founder of Exploring Social Media , a social media marketing program for beginners to teach them how to best understand and make sense of this online phenomenon for marketing. Samir Balwani is a marketing strategist and Director of Member Acquisition for StyleCaster. Adam Singer is a digital marketer and blogger at The Future Buzz. Jason Falls. Traackr.

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The Five Business Books That Shaped 2011

Twist Image

I'm also a bit of a business book geek, so in the spirit of the Holidays Season, year-end lists and "top 10 of 2011" linkbait posts, the world seems primed for. The 5 Business Books That Shaped 2011: Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson ( Simon & Schuster - October 2011). " Poke The Box by Seth Godin ( The Domino Project - March 2011). Great By Choice by Jim Collins and Morten Hansen ( HarperBusiness - October 2011). The Lean Startup by Eric Reis ( Crown Business - September 2011). What are you business book picks for 2011? if that).

Deconstructing Your Social Business Plan For 2011

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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?

SXSW 2011: Strong on Networking; Less on Content

Dave Fleet

went to some interesting sessions ( Gary Vaynerchuk was again a SXSW highlight, while  Angela LoSasso ( disclosure: client ),  Adam Lavelle and  Siobhan Quinn did a great panel on real-time marketing) but avoided many others. I’m glad I did, as I heard from many people that they fell more into the “miss&# category, chiefly at the hands of moderators failing to keep topics on-track.

Best LinkedIn Guides, Tips and Tactics of 2011

Webbiquity SMM

While B2C marketers focus on Facebook, LinkedIn is consistently cited as the top social network for B2B marketing. Mark Walsh reports on the expanded options for audience targeting introduced in LinkedIn ads early last year, how LinkedIn ads work, how the enhanced options help marketers, and how they are likely to be received by LinkedIn users. by Market My Career.

Understanding Viral Content Marketing [Infographic]

Mindjumpers

Through a guest blog post called “ Tips for Viral Marketing Success: Channels, Stories and People ”, our posts “ Viral Campaigns: Do’s & Dont’s ” and How to Create Viral Success: Top 10 Viral Campaigns. Why should you opt for viral content marketing? Want to find out more about viral content marketing. Companies’ Use of Content Marketing Is On the Rise [infographic].