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79 Remarkable Social Media Marketing Facts and Statistics for 2012

Webbiquity SMM

Social media and inbound marketing techniques have been a boon for marketers. Not only do leads generated through social and content marketing cost half as much as traditional outbound-generated leads (see below), they also close at higher rate (again, see below). What marketing technique generates leads with the highest close ratio? Marketing Charts ). 4. Tumblr.

Only 17% Of Businesses Measure Social Media ROI; 12% Have A Realtime Analytics Solution

The Realtime Report

” But the majority (53%) say they don’t know when they will be investing in solutions that support big data analytics. The survey was conducted online in the spring of 2012 and drew more than 500 participants from a wide variety of professional disciplines and industries, including media, financial services, consulting, marketing, human resources, engineering, and others.

The Top #Nifty50 Women in Technology on Twitter for 2012

Webbiquity SMM

This year, we’re pleased to honor 50 women (below) and 50 men (in an upcoming post on the Blue Focus Marketing Blog ) who are among the top social media connectors and engagers in the technology world, representing technology vendors as well as related venture capital (VC), advisory and analyst firms. ” She was named B2B Magazine’s 2012 Digital Marketer of Year.

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. If you’re looking for an opportunity to use a daily deal site, keep an eye on which ones remain toward the middle of 2012. Do not  consider them as your big sales plan for 2012. Improved Analytics. Consolidation. Privacy. Gamification.

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Social Media Analytics – How to Engage With The Data Of Social Media

Mindjumpers

Tweet A couple of days ago, I gave a guest lecture at the Danish IT-University on the subject of Social Media Analytics. Social Media Analytics has an increasing audience with a lot of people discussing the subject around the world. Slide 10: Discussing the buzz words on the way to defining Social Analytics. Marketing & Communication Awareness Inc. That’s about it!

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The 5 Top Google Analytics Reports for Social Media Marketers

Convince & Convert

Is so, you have probably relied on Google Analytics. Recent updates to the platform have made life a little easier on social media marketers. Here’s a rundown of classic and new tasks you can perform in Google Analytics to demonstrate social media’s impact. Read her post on Google Analytics Social Reports. What You Could Do Before (and still can).

Social Media Monitoring vs. Customer Intelligence Analytics

Unspoken

Based on the questions I often get from marketing practitioners after the webinars and group speaking engagements, there is a considerable confusion about a difference between SSM and Customer Intelligence methodologies. Customer Intelligence Analytics. SMM captures and measures WoM communications generated by anybody or anything: consumers, bloggers, marketers, pundits, industry analysts, customers, automated repeating and SEO software. Transactional analytics, i.e., how much buzz there is about keyword=XYZ and whether it’s positive or negative.

Seven of the Best Guides to Marketing with Pinterest of 2012

Webbiquity SMM

While consumer brand marketers are embracing Pinterest enthusiastically, many B2B marketers are still in a quandary about the visual sharing site. So, is Pinterest worthwhile for business marketing? B2B Marketing & Pinterest: 5 Tips for Becoming the Ultimate Pinner by Marketo B2B Marketing and Sales Blog. Pinterest Social Media Marketing

102 Compelling Social Media and Online Marketing Stats and Facts for 2012 (and 2013)

Webbiquity SMM

With 92% of companies now incorporating social media into their marketing efforts, it’s no longer sufficient to just “be there” on social networks. Today’s most effective marketers are optimizing content across channels, coordinating search and social marketing activities with traditional PR, and measuring their web presence and performance with sophistication.

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Four Step Process to Create an Integrated Marketing Campaign

Spin Sucks

It used to be all we had to worry about was advertising, public relations, and direct marketing. Then we added websites and email marketing. It’s no wonder we have no idea how to integrate the marketing disciplines, what to measure, or when to use which tools (or if at all). Do you have several people working on marketing, or is it just you? Where do you start?

Google Analytics Social Reports Provide Huge Metrics Edge

Convince & Convert

As buzz-y as social media has been over the past few years, it’s also been an elusive beast for marketers trying to track and attribute a hard ROI. But to best use it, you must have Goals set up in Google Analytics. In doing this, marketers can see which networks deliver the highest bottom-line impact, and where they need a social strategy re-haul. You have, too.

Salorix Launches AI-Powered Predictive Influencer Marketing And Social Media Management Platform

The Realtime Report

and AOL data analytics brainiacs,  the company says it has created the first social media system that uses AI to understand and analyze millions of social conversations in realtime, and then convert them into campaigns that can be tracked and measured. It “brings direct marketing discipline” into social media, and enables scale. And of course there are analytics.

2012 #Nifty50 Top Men in Technology on Twitter

Blue Focus Marketing

week ago, Tom announced the 2012 #Nifty50 Women on his Webbiquity blog , and now I am pleased to announce the winning 2012 #Nifty50 Men. Brands willing to engage with and give back to their communities will see these efforts rewarded with increased sales, market share and—most important of all—improved brand loyalty. “ The future of profit is purpose. ”. in August 2006.

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. Marketing Automation. Enjoy!

The Giant Robot Guide to Combining Marketing Tactics

Spin Sucks

Your marketing is no different. It’s marketing combination that gets the best results. Here’s a guide to combining marketing tactics with a single piece of content. Email Marketing. This will segment out email traffic as a campaign in traffic sources within your analytics. Analytics. Today’s guest post is by Andy Crestodina. loved it. Social Media.

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5 Essential Spreadsheets for Social Media Analytics

mashable.com

Sign in with Facebook or Facebook Mashable Social Media All Social Media How-To Facebook Twitter YouTube Google+ Featured in Social Media Tech All Tech Apps & Software Dev & Design Gadgets Mobile Featured in Tech Business All Business Advertising Marketing Media Small Business Startups Featured in Business Entertainment All Entertainment Film Gaming Music TV Featured in Entertainment US & World All US & World Politics Social Good U.S. Essential Spreadsheets for Social Media Analytics. February 9, 2012 by Ann Smarty. Analytics. Social media analytics. “).

New Social Media Analytics Tool from Atigeo Aims to Revolutionize the 2012 Presidential Election

Blue Focus Marketing

At Blue Focus Marketing, we are not interested in contributing to a polarizing debate. According to an Atigeo press release , “Data analytics is revolutionizing the run up to the 2012 presidential elections, as both candidates have deployed seasoned digital operations and data mining techniques that identify, connect with and mobilize voters.”. How Do the Websites Work? false.

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New Social Media Analytics Tool from Atigeo Aims to Revolutionize the 2012 Presidential Election

Blue Focus Marketing

At Blue Focus Marketing, we are not interested in contributing to a polarizing debate. According to an Atigeo press release , “Data analytics is revolutionizing the run up to the 2012 presidential elections, as both candidates have deployed seasoned digital operations and data mining techniques that identify, connect with and mobilize voters.”. How Do the Websites Work? false.

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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. Once we accept that “social” does not equal “transactional” we’ll all be a lot more adept at using it in 2012. Three trends and tools to watch in the coming year: 12 B2B Social Media Predictions for 2012. By Jeffrey L.

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Mad Men, Pancake Syrup, and Analytics

Spin Sucks

Given my background in analytics, I sometimes wonder how social listening and analytics might have been used by these ad men (mostly men back in those days) to better their campaigns and save potentially damaging ones from the fire of public assault. Today’s guest post is written by Justin Graves. . Yes, they have something in common! Understand your audience.

A Guide to Marketing on Tumblr

Mindjumpers

As with any other social platform attended for marketing, you should set up a strategy for your brand’s use of a Tumblr blog. Tumblr’s analytics are not providing as good insights as those for blogs such as WordPress. For my Tumblr blog, I use Google Analytics which give me more valuable metrics. Tweet Have you established a brand presence on the blogging platform Tumblr ?

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How to Kick-Start Your Content Marketing [Report]

Mindjumpers

A few days ago, the content production platform Skyword released a white paper on how to kick-start your content marketing. It includes a seven-step approach that can be used by any organization to develop or re-energize a successful content marketing strategy and program. Social Media Analytics – How to Engage With The Data Of Social Media. Go through one step at a time.

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Top 12 Blog Posts Of 2012

Firebelly

Here are the 12 most-read posts on our blog in 2012. Cool (And Free) Instagram Analytics Tools. 6. Instagram Marketing: 5 Must-Reads. 4. Blog Blogging Content Marketing Social MediaPinterest, Instagram and memes were popular topics. Thank you for reading, sharing and commenting last year! We’re looking forward to more in 2013. Sh*t Social Media People Say.

How to Create a Video Marketing Strategy for Your Business

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Surely, video marketing must be really expensive, time consuming, and technical? Even on a limited budget, if you plan well, maximize your resources and invest some creative energy it is possible to build a video marketing campaign that will take your business to the next level. Market your video. Marketing Search Engine Optimization Social Media video marketing videos

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Social Media Marketing: A Jungle Too Deep Or A Sea of Opportunities? [Infographic]

Mindjumpers

On Friday, businessinsider.com presented the Buddy Media infographic of the social media marketing landscape as of today. Instead of being overwhelmingly confusing, it is a quick overview of a world of opportunities and interlinking social media systems that can help you navigate and profit in social media marketing. Similar Posts: Google Analytics Unveils a Set of Social Reports.

What’s So Funny About Social Media and Online Marketing? April 2012

Webbiquity SMM

Find sh*t marketing people say, cross-dressing Linux developers, the stages of Twitter addiction, still more priceless demotivational posters, an online tool for generating business jargon phrases, Russian unicorns, things puppets hate about Facebook, the funniest tweets of last year and more in this collection of amusing, creative and offbeat market and social media stuff. And are.

25 of the Best Web Presence Optimization Guides of 2012

Webbiquity SMM

Online advertising doesn’t directly affect organic search, but it is a vital component of online visibility and can support social and content marketing efforts. Whether they use the WPO term or not, the authors here deal with a range of compelling questions related to optimizing visibility on the web today, such as: what is “influencer marketing” and why does it matter?

28 (of the) Best Twitter Tips, Tools and Tactics of 2012 (So Far)

Webbiquity SMM

Find the answers to those and many more questions here in more than two dozen of the best Twitter how-to guides, resources, tools and reviews of 2012 so far. Beginner’s Guide to Twitter and the Twittersphere Culture by Creative Marketing Channel. Twitter Analytics Tools For Your Business by Social Fresh. The Top 20 Twitter Clients being Used in 2012 by WindMill Networking. Best Analytics Tools for Twitter Search by DreamGrow Social Media. Twitter isn’t just for the birds anymore. Twitterers collectively post a billion tweets every three days. Itweetlive.

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How to Hire Your Social Media Marketing Partner

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

But companies must avoid a panicky response, because hiring a social media marketing (SMM) partner requires careful study. Social Media Marketing Activities and Skills. It requires experience and analytical skills. possible downside is difficulty integrating with other marketing activities. Marketing Social Media hiring social mediaWant more? SMM Support Options.

“Don’t Think Like A Marketer. Think Like A Person”: The Susan Etlinger Interview

Firebelly

First a bit of background… Susan Etlinger is an Industry Analyst with Altimeter Group where she focuses on social media analytics and strategy. She’s lived interactive marketing and social technologies and advised Fortune 500 companies to start-ups on social media best practices and strategic plan development. What stage of the game are we in with social analytics?

The Use of Animation in Digital Marketing

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Given all of these phenomenal web video statistics continuously released, it seems odd that animation is yet to receive much attention, especially when some of the biggest companies across the world are using animation in their digital marketing. Salesforce use animation in their digital marketing to great effect. What do you think about the use of animation in digital marketing?

Social Media is Complicated [Infographic]

Puzzle Marketer

To demonstrate that complexity Buddy Media created this image that shows all of the brands/companies involved including: analytics, social scoring, ad networks, facebook apps, content curation, twitter apps, photo sharing, social TV, and URL shorteners… to name a few. Online Advertising Social Media analytics business content facebook scoring social media software twitter

Strategic Marketing of Managing Expectations

Unspoken

” Let’s try to apply this wisdom to Product Marketing and Marketing Strategy. For example, your company expects a product to generate specific and positive cash flow over a period of its life, and your customers expect the product to reliably perform functions you have promised them in your marketing communications. Taking Multi-Dimensional Marketing to Next Level.

The Gap Between Social Customers and Social Marketers

Pamorama

More than three-quarters (76%) of social media marketers say they know what their customers want, but only one-third (34%) have actually asked them. One of the basic tenets of marketing — know your customers — is being ignored by the vast majority of brands that are trying to achieve success with social media [.]. Analytics Branding Facebook LinkedIn Marketing ROI Social Media Social Media Marketing Social Networking Statistics Twitter engagement Infographics Social media marketingShocking, right?

Visual Analytics: Find Your Brand’s Visual Influencers

Talkwalker SM

Let’s face it: in the digital sphere, this is the era of ad blockers, and potential customers trust the recommendations of their peers a lot more than the content produced by your marketing team. The companies with the largest numbers of brand advocates are able to get up to  264% more earned impressions  compared to other brands (2012,  Whitegate ). Screenshot from @mrslvoemon.

Fitting The Social Media Cube into a Round Marketing Strategy

Unspoken

What would happen if an anthropologist, an innovator, a neuroscientist, and a social media marketer got together and decided to create a brand marketing campaign? Would it be chaos or next level marketing at its finest? The idea of linking these concepts together was discussed in my recent post , “Taking Multi-Dimensional Marketing to the Next Level,” where I presented The Social Media Cube © as a visual representation of this approach. Their argument is that, in today’s marketing world, too many disciplines try to stand alone.

My Top Posts of 2012 on Inbound Marketing and Audience Development

Adam Sherk

Here are my top 10 posts of 2012 by pageviews: The Best Free Tools for Twitter Analytics. Beyond Facebook Insights: Useful Facebook Analytics Tools. The Fastest and Slowest News Sites in 2012. Another year gone by and once again it is time for the obligatory best of the year post. News Organizations on Google+: Which Pages Get the Most Engagement? Thanks! Publishing