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Authentic Storytelling in an Age of Mass Marketing

Spin Sucks

Research from Media Dynamics, Inc. recently sat down with Ted Rubin , the most followed CMO on Twitter and one of the ‘Top 20 Social Media Power Influencers’ in the world, in a brand-new podcast series filmed by my team at Ph.Creative. The post Authentic Storytelling in an Age of Mass Marketing appeared first on Spin Sucks. By Bryan Adams. Community Over Network.

Six Reasons to Practice Social Media Authenticity

Spin Sucks

The popularization of social media has created two very different environments. On one hand, social media has produced a world of  vast connectivity. Social media has offered people unconfined opportunities to tap into conversations that were once hidden. Social media has offered more power in the form of selection, engagement, and response.

Three Things Threatening Authenticity

Spin Sucks

Public relations practitioners strive to develop authentic relationships; we want genuine and sincere romance with our tiered audiences, and we get there with engagement. The word “authentic” itself begs for definition. Social media allows for creating real communities with give and take, with nurturing and education, and with growth by engagement. Enter automation.

Social Media Authenticity Lessons From Nicki Minaj

Convince & Convert

But how does one stay engaged with such a large and diverse array of participants across all social networks? Does it involve masterminding a complicated series of social personas and accounts, each with its own unique calendar catering to the interests of each and every brand that they represent? “At some level, you have to make it about the social and not about the media.”

The Challenge of Authenticity in Social Networking

Waxing UnLyrical

How easy is it, really, to be authentic online? I’ve been thinking about this since Shonali’s thought-provoking post a few weeks back about how to social network smartly by being yourself online. What are we really up against (against ourselves) in the way we behave on social networks? Guest post by Erica Holt. Image:   Erica Hart via Flickr,  CC 2.0. Anonymity.

15 Fantastic Books on Social Media Marketing

Pamorama

Do you want to learn more about social media marketing? By now it’s clear that whether you’re promoting a business, a product, or yourself, social media is essential in determining your success or failure. There are many books out there that purport to teach you everything you need to know about social media marketing. 15 Must-Read Social Media Marketing Books 1.  Fire up your brand via social media, Kindle ebooks, or podcasts using this guide from Tara Ross. You’re not alone. Ann Handley and C.C.

The Importance of Localized Branded Content on Social Media

Mindjumpers

And do you take local context into consideration when creating Social Media content for your global brand? Only then it will be possible to create authentic branded content that works for a local market, embracing the local trends, traditions and humor. The The popular social media platforms support this fact with a range of functions. Facebook.

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Moms Who Use Twitter Are More Likely to Find Recommendations Authentic (Infographic)

SocialTimes Twitter

Are brands doing enough to target #MomsOnTwitter? A new infographic from  Twitter Ads  and Column Five revealed why these social media users are important. According to the infographic, moms look to social platforms to receive support from family and friends, to find quick answers and deals from brands and to receive product recommendations from bloggers.

Authenticity: At The Core Of Smarter Social Networking

Waxing UnLyrical

Smarter social networking. A few nights ago, I was part of the “ Get Geeky &# panel that Social Media Club-DC had put together. Along with Alex Howard , Frank Gruber and Shana Glickfield , we talked about “ smarter social networking.&#. And Julie Turner : “Authenticity.&#. To me, that is at the core of what smarter social networking is about.

Social Media Updates: May

yMarketingMatters

After the slow month of April, May seems to be back on track with every other fast-paced, exciting month in the world of social media. Now you can save targeting templates, restart or archive completed campaigns, increase ad limits on your campaigns and apply new social actions on sponsored content. Have a verified badge to let know the Page is authentic. Facebook.

Burn your social media strategy

SocialFish

I recently came across an amazing post that I urge everyone to read about the current state of social media. Burn It Down, Start From Scratch And Build a Social Media Strategy That Works. DOING SOCIAL MEDIA RIGHT. Most companies are doing social wrong and have done it wrong from the beginning. Toss out your social media scorecard immediately.

4 Free Social Media Spring Cleaning Tools

Firebelly

Spring has sprung and it’s time to clean up your social media channels! For Twitter: Hootsuite’s Grade Your Social. Authenticate with your Twitter account and Hootsuite’s Grade Your Social will give you a grade from A to F based on reach, engagement and profile scores. Blogging Facebook Instagram Social Media Management Twitter

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How to Determine and Prioritize Social Media Marketing Goals and Objectives

Pam Moore

Achieving measurable social media ROI is very similar to teens and sex. It’s interesting because many marketing and social media leaders within brands and organizations of all sizes dream about achieving real ROI using social media and digital marketing, yet very few of them actually bring to fruition much more than a social media dream.

Drastically Improve your Social Media Success

Peg Fitzpatrick

Can you drastically improve your social media success with one tip? Social media success isn’t gained by posting the most memes or SnapChat stories. Users should be self-aware that positive self-presentation is an important motivation in using social media, so it is to be expected that many users would only post positive things about themselves.

How to Create Authentic, Fact-Based, Hype-Free PR

Spin Sucks

Strategic PR programs obviously benefit from the power of social media and instant communications to help build image and reputation. But if not approached with authenticity and supported with facts, organizations can suffer the electronic version of bands of angry villagers carrying torches, and storming the castle to right some wrong and kill the monster. What do you think?

Outsourcing Social Media Management

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whom I have long respected for his sound and pragmatic social media and marketing advice and expertise. Outsourcing Social Media Management: The Flawed Logic of the Badged Employee. sometimes see posts on social media or articles talking about the evils of outsourcing social media management to an outside consultant or company. Thank You, Tom.

#TEDx: The @SocialEmployee: How Authenticity & Trust Generate #SocialSelling #SocBiz #Salesforce

Blue Focus Marketing

A few weeks ago, I was proud to unveil my TEDx Navesink talk, “ The Rise of the Social Employee.” It has been quite a lot of fun to watch the response to this speech, and encouraged to see that it is catalyzing conversations around social business communities. But trust is built on authenticity—and this is something that cannot be faked. Don’t Go For the Hard Sell.

The 15 Types of Social Media Know-It-All

Waxing UnLyrical

It’s one thing to educate yourself, including on social media. But how can you make sure you’re not constantly running into a social media know-it-all… or, worse, becoming one yourself? There’s a social media “guru” wherever you turn, and it seems as if everyone and their brother is telling you how to do something on social, or not. Sometimes

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25 Social Media Pet Peeves – How Many Are You Doing?

SocMed Sean

A while back, I asked a fairly straight-forward question on my Facebook page : What is your social media pet peeve? The value, here, is to help each of us understand what irritates other people in the realm of social media. 25 social media pet peeves.  Spam and/or Phishing – via Twitter, LinkedIn email or any social media channel.

Are You a Social Media BarfShiner?

Waxing UnLyrical

It was my reaction to seeing a spate of social media status updates that came across (granted, to me) as overly-inspirational or doggedly in the pursuit of convincing everyone else that, “Gee, folks, I have SUCH a great life, LOOK at me, I’m super-duper-califradgilistically-awesome!&#. And the people who do … those are the ones I think of as social media barfshiners.

6 Proven Strategies for Successfully Promoting Content Across Social Media

Buffer Social

Social media managers and marketers know that sometimes even the most epic material requires love and hard work when it comes to promoting content across social media. But with the right combination of strategy, effort, and luck you really can get your amazing content to succeed on social media. Create unique posts for each social channel. Peers.

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?

Social Media Trends, Prospects, and Challenges in India

Mindjumpers

Our ever-growing global network of Local Social Media Managers around the world helps us ensure contextually relevant content through social listening, content production and response management. India is a mobile first country where 41% of total mobile users are active on social media. And it remains the fastest growing market for social networks in the world.

10 Personal Branding Secrets to Use for Social Media

Sprout Social

Do your social media profiles scream promotion, promotion, promotion? If so, you could be missing out on the true personal branding power that social media holds. At its best, social media will allow you and your business to be seen and heard as an expert in your field. Promotion is only a small aspect of a social media strategy. https://t.co/YTWvjT7SIK

How to Create a Social Media Presence That Says Hire Me

Peg Fitzpatrick

Whether you’re looking for a job, trying to connect with potential clients, or managing a small business, social media can be the key to getting hired. Learn how to create a social media presence that says “hire me!” Be consistent with your social media presence. Look at your daily networking on social media as little mini interviews.

How to Partner With Social Media Influencers for the Holidays

Convince & Convert

Bloggers and social media influencers are essentially making them up as they go. Here are three types of social media influencers, and how you can partner up with them this holiday season. Curate UGC from your customers or influencers on your website or social networks. Their authenticity is what led them to vlogger stardom in the first place.

How to Get Ahead of This Year’s Social Media Trends

Convince & Convert

As mid-year approaches, you may be looking back at your social media plans and goals for the year and realizing they need attention. In this ever-evolving industry, key social media networks consistently pivot, refresh, or introduce new features that require social media marketers to change their strategy on the fly. Snapchat rolled out Chat 2.0 Smile.

Social Solute: 4 Brands on Social Media to Admire This Year

Ignite Social Media

While we know there is much more to come in the next half of 2016, we want to take a moment to salute brands who are doing a killer job so far on social media. Not only is the company’s entire feed aesthetically pleasing and wanderlust-inducing, but it follows many channel-specific social best practices. Was it an effective use of social? Airbnb. Disney Pixar. Red Bull.

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Increase Your Chances of Getting the Business

Spin Sucks

Agencies Communication a business model for creating value authenticity budgeting business proposals CEOs CMOs create value getting the business innovative ideas investment media relations new business pitch pr value return on investment social media engagementAgencies and consultants often say they want to be good partners to their clients. He has more.

The 10 Golden Rules Successful Social Media Managers Live By

Buffer Social

I was a bit nervous before writing this post because there are so many possible  golden rules for social media managers. From golden rules like setting proper  social media goals to truly understanding consumer behavior and implementing that into your marketing strategy, this post could have taken on a variety of shapes and forms. Let’s go! 1. Communicate. Share.

How to Foster a Cohesive Social Media Brand

Pamorama

Are you using social media marketing to extend your brand’s reach? Twitter and Facebook are the most prominent social networks, but others like Pinterest , Google+ , LinkedIn , YouTube , and Instagram are very valuable channels as well. When Reasons Brand Cohesion is Critical in Social Media Marketing 1. Steps to Creating a Cohesive Social Media Brand 1.

Association Social Media: ASCD

SocialFish

Meet Tina Byland, ASCD’s Social Media Specialist! 1. My role as social media specialist sits on the communications team here at ASCD. The communications team at ASCD is responsible for the association’s traditional and social media outreach, as well as our press room at our Annual Conference and Exhibit Show and the association’s Annual Report. 2.

How to Hire Your Social Media Marketing Partner

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

After taking the social media plunge, companies quickly discover that it is vastly more complicated and time-consuming than they thought. But companies must avoid a panicky response, because hiring a social media marketing (SMM) partner requires careful study. Social Media Marketing Activities and Skills. Marketing Social Media hiring social media

Gin and Topics: Cycling and Social Media

Spin Sucks

The Battle for Social Media Authenticity. Geoff Livingston is quoted in this, but you should read it more because it’s about whether or not social media is still, well, social and what happens to companies that use it as another marketing and publicity tool. 2. And, we’re hosting a TweetUp on Monday night. Buck Slams Into Cyclist. Man, alive. 1.

3 Things You Don’t Know About Social Media Monitoring

Waxing UnLyrical

Advanced social media monitoring skills are a critical component of effective social media communications. This is why social media monitoring training is so important. It’s becoming increasingly risky to empower workers to listen to social media conversations for work without providing mandatory privacy awareness training. In the U.S.,

How To Gain Value From Social Media Feedback

Mindjumpers

Tweet Many businesses hop on the social media train, since this is what everyone else is doing these days. However, this requires that you as a business set goals and work strategically with social media instead of creating a presence where you are fumbling ahead and not having a presence that is consistent. Read our previous post Social Data Is An Important Key.

Why Komen Was Destined to Clash with Social Media

SocialFish

This is a guest post by Kami Watson Huyse, CEO of Zoetica Media  and editor of the Communications Overtones blog. The considerable political and media prowess of Planned Parenthood, and some past concerns with Komen sealed the deal. One is the concept of Founder’s Syndrome, which was outlined elegantly in this post by Nell Edgington on Social Velocity. Enjoy.