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4 Ways Your Website Can Replace Focus Groups

Buzz Marketing for Technology

While focus groups attempt to simulate and gain insights on what the customer potentially thinks, nothing can substitute truly anonymous, honest and unbiased feedback. So how are websites replicating—and advancing—the traditional focus group? We look at four ways that your website can replace focus groups: 1. good recent example of this was Target’s teen pregnancy discovery.

29+ Actionable Content Writing Tips [+Examples]

Writtent Blog

Here are 29+ actionable content writing tips to help you, along with examples, statistics, and quotes. 1. If you give them specific examples of what to do after reading your content, they’re less likely to go looking for more specific information on other sites. Example: Don’t just tell your readers about that easy-to-make vegan cake that you made. Use the Active Voice.

Facebook Audience Insights: 5 Groups You Should Analyze

Jon Loomer

Activity on Facebook. Along the way I’ll provide examples of what I’m seeing… There are 5 main audiences you should analyze using Facebook’s free Audience Insights tool… Click To Tweet. Monthly Active Users. While I just hit 100,000 total fans, nearly 6,000 of them were not active during the past 30 days. Most Common Age Group is 25-34.

Master List ?(A Wiki of Social Media Marketing Examples)?

For an additional 500, be sure to visit Master List 2.  And the third 500 has started on Master List 3. To learn how to contribute/edit, visit the Administration page. Wikis  Automotive  United States  David Bausola   Ford   Hurra Torpedo campaign   Presentation sharing  Automotive  United States  Philippe Deltenre   Ford   Where are the Joneses? adenin Facebook Page   Social networks  High Tech  United States  Meryl K. Evans   adenin TECHNOLOGIES Inc. Adenin Twitter   Microblogging / Microsharing  High Tech  United States  Meryl K. Whittemore   ePi Tech Inc.

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8 Best Practices for Collaborative Blog Groups


Sites like these usually have their own private groups for the contributors to the blog, which is definitely a great idea. If you own a blog that has multiple authors, regular contributors, or regular guest bloggers , here are seven ways a private blog group can be utilized for helping strengthen the blog and its community as a whole. This should be the most obvious and important use of a private blog group. Therefore, one of the most important way a multi-author blog group could be used is to encourage all contributors to help push posts on social media. link].

Two Social Media Toolkit Examples and Other Goodies


Below are a set of recommended, baseline social media metrics, developed and maintained by an interagency working group of the  Federal Social Media Community of Practice. The aim is to move beyond obscure results of social media activities towards more sophisticated and more accurate assessments, leading to better informed decision-making. Part 2: How to Use the Metrics. ” 2.

The Most Important Post-event Engagement Tool

Spin Sucks

Perhaps you joined a LinkedIn Group to get the dialogue rolling, or maybe you used hashtags in your tweets in anticipation of the event. For example, SxSW took place more than three months ago in Austin, Texas, but the event’s Twitter and hashtag are still alive and pushing out engaging content to continue conversations. By  Steve Randazzo. Post-event Engagement Tool.

The Social CEO (or Lack of)

Ignite Social Media

To name a few: The 2015 Social CEO Report includes a list of the most socially active CEOs, but one CEO that recently kicked his social media use into high gear is Yuanqing Yang, Lenovo’s CEO. Great group of students, @ChancellorFolt ! “The Social CEO” is a phrase you might have heard by now. As the world of social continues to expand, the phrase continues to catch fire.

Is Your CEO on Facebook Live?

SocialTimes Facebook

The social network provided the following examples of business leaders who communicate via Facebook: Beth Comstock , GE. It’s like a focus group of hundreds of people that I can ask anything of 24 hours a day. Facebook Web Video AOL Beth Comstock Brad Jakeman CEOs Chobani Craig Mullaney daily active users DAUs Devin Wenig Doug Mcmillon ebay Edelman Facebook Live Fortune 500 GE Global Business Leaders Hamdi Ulukaya hp Indra Nooyi Jeff Jones Live Streaming Live Videos Loic Le Meur Marcelo Claure Meg Whitman Pages PepsiCo Richard Edelman sprint Steve Case Target Walmart

Make Your CFO a Social Media Fan

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Here are some real-life examples and I am sure you can find others when you start thinking this way. Collaborate with your customers. I don’t care whether you own a community or your rent one from a provider like LinkedIn Groups – but a community is a great place to create a social experience with your customer. Activating brand advocates. Improved Customer Support.

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Best LinkedIn Guides, Tips and Tactics of 2011

Webbiquity SMM

And while LinkedIn’s features remain focused primarily on activity at the individual professional level, the network has added several features for enterprises over the past year, including most recently the Follow Company button for business websites. What’s the best way to start and grow a LinkedIn group? How to Grow Your LinkedIn Group Numbers by Flyte Blog.

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

Webbiquity SMM

Brian Carroll talks with MECLABS Director of Research Sergio Balegno about the disconnect between social media activity and results in the B2B environment, and concludes that “marketers are expecting way too much too soon.&# Influence in social media: how to find the top bloggers by blur Group. Looking for examples of social media success to emulate? What to do? But 44.24

A New Look at the Marketing Mix: Paid, Owned, Granted, Leased, Earned

Convince & Convert

We need new language and a new framework to describe marketers’ various channel activities to bring greater clarity to the marketing mix. Three characteristics describe the channel activities available to us today: Who creates the content. Owned media activities include store signage, product packaging, website and blog content, and press releases. Image via

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

Webbiquity SMM

Report: CMOs Eager To Integrate Social Tools by MediaPost Online Media Daily Gavin O’Malley reports that chief marketing officers have embraced social media: “From Facebook to Twitter, a full 90% of chief marketing officers now participate in an average of three or more social media activities.” Or that 73% of U.S. ” Nearly a quarter prefer video content to text.

How Social Media Has Changed the Hotel Business

Spin Sucks

Yes, here are a few examples: Our marketing budget now has a line item for social media. We’ve hired an intern to help support social media activities. For example, we posted a video clip of “Transformers 3” that was filmed here at the hotel. Our hotel management company, West Paces Hotel Group , gives us great flexibility and autonomy to manage our social media program.

The Murky Nature of Internet Vigilantes

Geoff Livingston

Here’s an example: In 2011 a Reddit community member spearheaded a campaign against an online scammer. Nowhere is this more evident than private groups and communities who act on their own. There were a couple of cases where the wrong was very real, most notably with BP’s Deep Horizon oil spill. I’m still rather proud of the response, CitizenGulf activism.

How to Create an Online Course Your Audience Will Fall in Love With

Socially Sorted

It’s the kind of content that will have your audience saying “you must have read my mind” and “it’s just what I needed” It’s content that gets them results and turns them into raving fans who stay active in your online course … and refer all their friends. Social Media Strategy Facebook Facebook Groups Online CourseWhere do you start?

How to Create Sharable and Engaging Wall Photos on Facebook


Brisk Iced Tea is a good example of this. Know your target group. How to Actively Use Facebook Post Insights to Improve Your Community Management. Community Management Facebook audience brand creative dimensions engaging fan photos identity image message outside the box sharable Target group user-generated content wall photosSend a clear message. Keep it simple.

Sharing and Collaboration

Geoff Livingston

Last week, my friend Jeremiah Owyang and the Altimeter Group team released a major study called The Collaborative Economy that drove this point home. Whether the business is B2B or consumer expensive investments can be made accessible to larger groups of customers though community-based economics. It’s a primary example of using technology to empower a collaborative experience.

How to Know if You’re Spread Too Thin in Social Media

Convince & Convert

In just three years, we’ve moved from skepticism and suspicion of social media as an activity worthy of support, to the present scenario with rampant social participation proliferation. social media strategy altimeter group edison research social media resources social networks social proliferation tom websterImage by Why, specifically, are you on Pinterest?

Social Media Insecurity: What to do When Online Activity Affects.

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social media is about helping one another and building real strong friendships, usually around a certain interest or activity. If my actively engaged social media colleague James posts a photo of his young son Harold on his Facebook page, James might expect comments by me and other peers who may not know the mother of that child. An example. Meanwhile, I did my uncle proud.

An Interview with Sean Geehan, CEO and Founder Geehan Group

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Compare that to a $7 Billion B2B company like Celestica for example, which has only 100 customers. Oracle, Wells Fargo (commercial group), HCL, and Intesource to name a few.  This ensures marketing budgets and activities are aligned with your business goals.  I met Sean at a recent ITSMA Marketing Leadership forum. Everyone gets excited when a new customer is signed. Digg this!

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Business Lessons from the Woodtick Theater

Webbiquity SMM

That depends on the type of business you’ve got, but a few tactics include producing an email newsletter that’s worthy of forwarding, including social sharing buttons on your blog and website, being active in social media, having a presence on review sites like Yelp (if applicable), or even developing a formal referral program with discounts or other incentives.

Should your online community be open or closed?


Community appears more active. ● New members can participate immediately without having to join closed groups. For example, board debates or committee work. ● Too many posts that are irrelevant to an individual user can make the community appear less valuable. Groups can conduct sensitive business or work projects without outside interference. When to Use Open Spaces.

Look at That, a Google+ Audience That is Largely Female

Adam Sherk

For example, take a look at the +1 Audience Report from the Google Webmaster Tools profile of a major fashion site. Women are the strong majority in every age group: Now for a fashion magazine site with a largely female readership that is hardly surprising. The demographics of Google+ are typically described as predominantly male and young. Women’s Site. Food Site. Entertainment Site.

Working with Social Media Data: Activity

Net-Savvy Executive

All of these treat social media as data, but social media generate at least three types of data : content, activity, and people. This time, let's talk about activity. What is activity data? Activity data is just what it sounds like: data about the behaviors of people as they use social media. There's little ambiguity in clicking on a Like button, for example.

News Sites on the New Digg: Who is Active, Who is Gaining Followers?

Adam Sherk

Home About Contact PR Publishing SEO Social Media Subscribe Adam Sherk News Sites on the New Digg: Who is Active, Who is Gaining Followers? For example Phoenix New Times, WGNTV and Seattle Weekly all have 0 followers as of today). Time appears to have the most active profile. But how will users respond to the new format? Congratulations!

4 Reasons to Use Social Enterprise Networks for Business


Such platforms as Yammer, Chatter and Jive certainly look and feel similar to Facebook – with a news feed, groups, friends and status updates. Salesforce surveys, for example, show Chatter reduces email 30 percent and meetings 27 percent. Social enterprise platforms use shortcuts that make relevant conversations easier to find (using the #keyword, for example).

21 Social Media Marketing Tips You Can’t Live Without

Sprout Social

Whether you’re just getting started or have been active on sites like Facebook and Twitter, but haven’t had much success, follow these 21 social media marketing tips to propel you to the next level: 1. Your social media plan should consist of mini-plans for each social media channel you expect to be active on. Groups of people within your industry. Helpful.

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How to Use LinkedIn to Become a Networking Superstar

Rebekah Radice

As the Internet buzzes with social media activity, knowing where to network can be a challenge. Get Into LinkedIn Groups. Join  groups on LinkedIn  and start a conversation or comment on topics relevant to your niche. You will find groups by by clicking on “Interests > Groups” from your profile or searching keywords to identify groups with similar interests.

Working with Social Media Data: People and Groups

Net-Savvy Executive

Content and activity analysis are built on the lessons from established schools of measurement, and while we argue about the specifics, the objectives aren't so alien. As I mentioned in the introduction post, the boundaries between categories aren't absolute, so you could look at much of the data that does into an analysis of people as either content or activity data.

The Basics of B2B Social Media Marketing Strategy

Webbiquity SMM

This may be a problem with measurement, or with setting the wrong objectives for social media marketing (it’s far more effective for customer service and driving traffic to top-of-the-funnel content than to direct purchase, for example). For example, there’s no need to be bound by Twitter’s 140-character limit on other networks. Image credit: BundlePost.

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Local TV News Teams Having Fun with Pinterest

Adam Sherk

Today Kim Wilson and I are leading a social media workshop for a group of local TV and radio stations. In preparing for the Pinterest portion I took a look at the pinning activity of local TV news teams. Many stations are not yet on it and among those that are activity and engagement is fairly low. Related posts: NBC Targets Local Markets on the New Digg. Social Media

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Which Social Media Channels Should I Use For My Business?


Tip #3: Before deciding which social media channel to be active on, work out a clear and implementable plan. billion people using the site each month, 665 million active users each day, and generates up to 645 million local business page views per week, Facebook has proved that its popularity amongst users is here to stay.  That is the million dollar question I get asked ALL the time.

The Social Media Monitoring Lighthouse – A Guide on What and How to Monitor

Razor Social

Is all that social media activity paying off? You may also need to monitor particular topics, which may have conversations around groups of different keywords. When you create a specific campaign, you’ll want to isolate activity based on this campaign and report on everything within the campaign. We have shown an example of an alert where there is a break-out post.

Association Social Media: The CFA Institute


As our social media strategy gathered momentum and our external social media footprint grew exponentially, the organization invested in our activities and we built out a global team of dedicated social media professionals. Just as important, our LinkedIn groups also serve as conversation spaces for peer to peer exchange. Our Twitter footprint is a great example of how this can work.

Ultimate Guide to Social Media Marketing

Sprout Social

Choose social media platforms where you can actively participate and consistently create content. Quick Twitter Stats 310 million monthly active users. This will allow you to Tweet outside of regular business hours and keep your timeline active throughout the day. When you’re building your initial following, being active gives people a chance to build familiarity with you.

26 Outstanding LinkedIn Tips and Tactics

Webbiquity SMM

Furthermore, due to its multiple sharing options including buttons, apps, personal updates, company updates, and industry-focused group discussions, LinkedIn is often among the top three or four traffic sources for B2B blogs. Linkedin Leveraging: How to Tap Groups for Traffic, Leads & Sales by KISSmetrics. How can companies best use LinkedIn as a marketing platform? ’”.

Four Tiers of Successful Business Innovation

Spin Sucks

But you must have a core group of individuals who have this desire in their DNA. The Group Dynamics of Business Innovation. Beyond the individual is the group. An innovative individual will easily be squashed if the  group culture  doesn’t support and reward business innovation. There are many reasons why innovation might be stalled at a group level: Fear.

Five Subtle Lessons from Great Community Managers


Community managers also work closely with volunteer champions, monitor activity on a daily basis, freshen content from the organization, and coordinate responses to member feedback and requests. Especially when it comes to private online communities, social networking alone is not a strong enough draw to create active engagement. This is time-intensive work. photo credit ). Potluck