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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. Still, questions remain: how do I use social media most effectively across the enterprise? Which social media monitoring tools should I use? What social media developments and trends should I be watching? Can social media ROI really be measured?

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

Webbiquity SMM

Sure, teenagers spend a lot of time on YouTube, but did you know that three-quarters of business executives watch work-related online videos weekly? companies now use social media for marketing (though the figure varies widely based on size of company)? Social Media Stats, Facts and Research Does Facebook Need To Build A Search Engine? Or that 73% of U.S. Oh yeah.

Study: The Global Social Media Check Up 2011

Mindjumpers

Tweet According to a relatively new study carried out by Burson-Marsteller , a public relations agency, it is clear that European and other global companies keep a focus on social media, as well as Asian companies are becoming more evident on social media platforms. Great increase in use of social media. Social Media Marketing Goals & Tools.

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Is YouTube Part Of Your Social Media Strategy?

Jason Yormark

YouTube just turned 6 today and they released some staggering statistics ( source link ): -3 billion views per day (up 50% in the past 12 months). -48 hours of video are uploaded every single minute (100% increase year over year). So the question you have to ask yourself is, are you using YouTube as part of your overall marketing or blogging strategy? Use YouTube as a community more.

Cartoon: Speaking Social Media

SocMed Sean

Working in social media in my day job and my night job, I spend a LOT of time around social media geeks. The other day, I overheard an entire conversation that was so full of social media lingo and jargon that it was like a whole new language. Use business terms and explain how social media works using stories and case studies. Frighten me?

Understanding Social Media ROI Cycle

Mindjumpers

Tweet On our blog, we have several times written about how to calculate ROI of your social media campaigns. He is also the co-author of How to Make Money with Social Media. In this post, we will look at ROI on social media with a different perspective, starting from the launch stage of a brand till it becomes matured in the industry. Stage 1: Launch.

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Social Media Definition by Peeing [infographic]

Mindjumpers

Social media (tools) are basically interactions between humans and what better way of illustrating this by grabbing on to something humans have been doing since the birth of mankind – peeing. Similar Posts: Is Social Media Just A Buzzword? Great Case on Social Media Turned Into a Bad One by The Traditional Media.

Think Twice About Automating Your Social Media Efforts

SocMed Sean

I recently participate in an Twitter chat where the conversation turned to whether or not it’s a good idea to automate social media activities. Do you automate your social media activities? Blogs Facebook Featured Humor LinkedIn People Social Twitter Workplace YouTube best practices cartoon social media social networking strategy tips

The Social Media Landscape [Infographic]

Pamorama

Last year, I posted a great infographic from CMO.com that did a terrific job of roadmapping the social Web. The graphic has been updated to reflect the landscape in 2011. As social media continues to evolve, it’s difficult to keep up with all of the changes. The acceptance of social media’s importance by consumers has increased very quickly.

Social Media’s Shocking Statistics

Harp Interactive

With 500 Billion + people on Facebook and an estimated 280,000,000 Twitter accounts, there is no doubt that social media is eye opening.shockingly so. The significance of social media for businesses is equally big. Expanding your brand's potential reach via Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and more has become the holy grail of marketing. Blog Facebook Metrics Twitter blogging blogging stats facebook fans facebook marketing facebook stats social media statistics social media twitter social media's shocking statistics twitter stats

10 Tools for Measuring Your Social Media Influence

Pamorama

Meaningful exchanges constantly take place all over the social Web on a variety of platforms, connecting people and enabling them to share, critique, and interact with content and with each other. Social influence occurs when a person’s thoughts, feelings, or actions are affected by others. In the world of social media marketing, influence is currency. PostRank.

YouTube Comments

Social Media Marketing

How many sensible and well-reasoned comment threads have you seen on YouTube? wonder how many individuals, brands or companies are spending efforts on keeping up with YouTube comments, and if they do, how worthwhile those conversations are? To me, the currency and dialog of YouTube has always been other videos made in response to an original video. Go ahead and think about it.

YouTube Tuesday: Social Media Idiot

Firebelly

Don’t be this guy… [Video URL: [link] ].

How to Choose the Right Social Media Platform to Connect With Customers

Mindjumpers

Tweet When taking the first step and starting out with social media, there are some basic things worth considering for creating the right foundation for your presence. Here, the different social media format options come into the picture, which are some of the first elements to take hold of during your social media planning. Click here to see more.

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.

36 Sensational Social Media Stats and Facts

Webbiquity SMM

Though social media marketing has become ubiquitous, most companies and brands still struggle to achieve their desired results. Those are among the conclusions it’s fair to draw from the collection of social media marketing facts and statistics below. Social media needs to be part of an integrated strategy. Social is for customer service.

How Old is the Perfect Social Media Expert?

Almost Savvy

His talk was hitting all the right notes, exceeding my expectations, when he began to discuss the need for transparency for corporate executives and the critical opportunity, and must-have piece of their communication strategy, social media now represents for everyone in the C-suite. “If you don’t understand social media, find a social media expert.

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.

Five Awesome B2B Social Media Statistics

PWB Marketing Blog

Do you think social media isn’t for B2B organizations? But social media is now mainstream and we have proof B2B companies are generating demand and getting leads using it. We set out to find the top five B2B social media statistics. The social landscape changes so rapidly we wanted the latest research we could get. Top B2B Social Media Statistics.

48 Ways to Measure Social Media Success

Webbiquity SMM

Ultimately, as Olivier Blanchard has pointed out repeatedly , social media marketing has to demonstrate an ROI (though he acknowledges the questions have to be made more specific). But it’s crucial to the social media ROI debate to recognize that “R” is an end-of-the-process measure. Similarly, in social media marketing, there are numerous intermediate “process” measures that don’t fit into an ROI equation, but which are vital in optimizing social media efforts in order to minimize “I” and maximize “R.” Ten YouTube Metrics.

Social Media’s Shocking Statistics

Harp Interactive

With 500 Million + people on Facebook and an estimated 280,000,000 Twitter accounts, there is no doubt that social media is eye opening.shockingly so. The significance of social media for businesses is equally big. Expanding your brand's potential reach via Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and more has become the holy grail of marketing. Blog Facebook Metrics Twitter blogging blogging stats facebook fans facebook marketing facebook stats social media statistics social media twitter social media's shocking statistics twitter stats

39 More (of the) Best Social Media Guides, Tips and Insights of 2011

Webbiquity SMM

The notion of using social media for business has gone from cutting edge to commonplace in an amazingly short time. And for those laggard firms still resisting social media, recent changes by Google now make it all but imperative. Of course, there’s no single cookie-cutter approach to social media marketing that works for every enterprise. And again.

6 Reasons Social Media Sucks, But You Need to Use It Anyway

Webbiquity SMM

Amid all of the hype, conferences, and rapid adoption of social media marketing by organizations from sole proprietors to the Fortune 100, there remains an undercurrent of skepticism. This surfaces in posts like Social Media Skepticism , 5 reasons why social media skeptics maybe right and Business social networking: where’s the ROI? No question.

Study: The Global Social Media Check-Up 2012

Mindjumpers

Tweet Burson-Marsteller has conducted a survey examining the social media activity of the world’s 100 biggest companies – the Fortune Global 100 companies. The Global Social Media Check-Up 2012 specifically looks into how these companies use Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Google+ and Pinterest. Why Your CEO Should Be Active On Social Media [Study].

Top 5 Signs Your Business Should Not Be Using Social Media

Almost Savvy

Beware the hidden dangers of social media. Social media is all the rage. The number of businesses on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, and YouTube is mind-boggling, but the real question is how many of them are using the tools wisely? poorly constructed and executed social plan often leads to results more problematic than had the business done nothing at all.

The True Social Media Revolution

Social Media Citizens

The influence of social media as a news platform until recently has far been underestimated. Businesses and individuals alike have been first on the social media bandwagon to try and monetise its uses. Social media has become an icon of revolution throughout the world. This was a small feat in comparison with its role in 2011. Egypt was next.

Best Social Media Stats, Facts and Marketing Research of 2010

Webbiquity SMM

For anyone in marketing or PR being asked to make “data-driven&# decisions “based on the numbers&# (and doesn’t that include pretty much everyone in marketing and PR these days?), the sources below provide a vast wealth of data, statistics and research results, as well as a bit of interesting social media trivia. Social Media Facts and Stats. Adam T.

How Social Media is Changing the Education Industry [infographic]

Mindjumpers

Tweet By now, we are all aware of how social media is changing the way we communicate with each other. Social media has made it easier for us to connect with people both close to us, businesses we have an interest in and not least people across the world. How to Recruit Top Talent Through Social Media [infographic]. Check Your Facebook in Skype.

Interview with Social Media Influencer: Karen Asoyan

Social Media Citizens

Socailbakers ranks MegaFon as one of the most social media-friendly Russian brands with accounts in Facebook as well as Twitter , Live Journal , YouTube and Russia’s leading national social network VKontakte. This social network was among the fastest-growing Web 2.0 Anyway, the main feature about new media is that it is a hybrid of personal and mass communication.

23 (More) of the Best Social Media Guides, Tips and Resources of 2012

Webbiquity SMM

As noted in 33 (of the) Best Social Media Guides, Tips and Resources of 2012 So Far , posted here a few months ago, social media marketing adoption is now so widespread there’s little further question of “if” or “when” in the minds of most marketers–but many “how” and “what” questions still remain. know—Reddit?

2012 Social Media Predictions: 5 Must-Reads

Firebelly

Below are 5 must-reads related to 2012 social media predictions that we wouldn’t want you to miss. Social Media Predictions For 2012. By Avi Savar Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and other outlets are constantly evolving and experimentation is necessary to find success. Three trends and tools to watch in the coming year: 12 B2B Social Media Predictions for 2012.

YouTube Has Turned 6!

Mindjumpers

Tweet 6 years ago, back in May 2005, YouTube was launched and since then it has been revolutionizing the way in which marketing can work virally. Today, amidst its birthday hustle, YouTube announced 2 new landmarks: users are now uploading more than 48 hours of video footage per minute, and accounting for more than 3 billion videos per day! Well thats really big considering the views increased by 50% since last year, as reported by official YouTube blog. YouTube’s first video was uploaded on April 23, 2005. YouTube is undergoing another major transformation.

What Does B2B Social Media Success Look Like?

Webbiquity SMM

Until recently, most social media case studies have focused on consumer brands. It’s not that B2B companies aren’t finding success in social media marketing, but more (in my experience at least) that they are less willing to publicly reveal their strategies for competitive reasons. Expanded social media following (e.g., Video / YouTube.

31+ of the Coolest Social Media, Search and Web Tools of 2010

Webbiquity SMM

Supplement your email list with your contacts’ social network info? Find out if the username or vanity URL you want is still available across dozens of social sites? Display a feed of brand-related comments from a variety of social networks on your website? Convert PowerPoint presentations to Flash, or into YouTube videos? Promote events through social media?

Memolane – A Social Media Trip Down Memory Lane

Mindjumpers

Tweet Memolane – “Your Time Machine for the Web” – is a new social media tool, which captures your entire online life in one timeline, so you can easily travel back in time and relive great memories. It’s easy, it’s social and it’s fun. About.me – Latest Addition to Social Profiling Pages. Social Media Memolane memory lane social media tool time machine timeline

Social Media Success In Five Steps

Spin Sucks

Now you also have to be responsible for Twitter and Facebook and YouTube and Yelp and Flickr and Quora and blogging and Foursquare. If they consume videos, you should be on YouTube. You import the database and it shows you, by percentage, where your customers and prospects have social accounts. There is a lot of discussion around the ROI with the social web. Oh wait.

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. Everything will be social and digital. 

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. Social Networking: Like Falling In Love. Contributor to the Social Media Marketing Magazine – B2B Column.

Best Social Media and Digital Marketing Research and Statistics of 2011, Part 2

Webbiquity SMM

Reports, surveys, studies and infographics are among the most popular content posted and shared across social networks. How widespread, really, is the use of social media for marketing? How are B2B marketers using social media differently from their B2C counterparts? How are marketers measuring social media success? General Social Media Statistics.

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

Webbiquity SMM

Find the answers to these questions and many more here in more than 30 of the best articles and blog posts on Facebook marketing of 2011. Justin Archer notes that despite the fact that for much of the Fortune 500, “social media” really means “Facebook,’ many still fall short in this area. It’s approaching one billion users worldwide. ” Ouch.

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55 (of the) Best Social Media Tips, Tactics and Tools of 2010

Webbiquity SMM

If 2009 was the year many marketers puzzled over, poked at and pondered incorporating social media into their marketing mix, 2010 was the year of diving in. 500 companies now call social media “very&# or “somewhat&# important to their marketing or business strategy. How should you integrate social media with other marketing tactics like email?

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2012 Round-Up Of My Social Media Cartoons And Comics

SocMed Sean

It’s that time again, time to bring all of my 2012 social media comic strips, cartoons and humorous graphics into one single post. If you haven’t already, also be sure to check out my roundup of social media comics and cartoons that I created in 2011. Are You A Social Media Channel Changer? Can Social Media Disrupt Your Life Or Career?

Why Social Media Matters for B2B Vendors

Webbiquity SMM

Social media marketing has clearly been embraced by consumer brands. Pepsi famously dropped its Super Bowl advertising a year ago in favor of a social media campaign. SMR has developed a sophisticated methodology for continuously tracking the top brands on social media based on reach, satisfaction and other metrics. They expect vendors to use it as well.