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22 Expert Guides and Reviews of 200+ Social Media Tools

Webbiquity SMM

As social media marketing has become ubiquitous ( 88% of marketers say social media is important for their businesses), hundreds of new tools have developed just in the past few years: tools for social media management, monitoring, measurement, automation, identifying influencers, creating graphical content, and more. Image credit: Buddy Media.

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The Must-Follow Principles of B2B Social Media Success

Convince & Convert

Please read it, Jonathan has some amazing tips for marketers everywhere, especially in the B2B sector. How an internally driven social plan (versus externally created) leads to a trustworthy and speedy network. Why “social” means “democratic” when it comes to structure. How letting down your competitive guard leads to a successful B2B social presence.

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Why Your B2B Social Media is Failing (And What to Do About It)

PWB Marketing Blog

Are your B2B social media efforts failing? We know the biggest reasons B2B social media efforts fail and what to do about it. Not Having a Social Strategy: If you don’t know where you’re headed, you’ll neverget there. It’s good to be friendly on the social web. Remember, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube are tools, not a social media strategy.

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8 New B2B Video Content Marketing Trends

Convince & Convert

This is the sentiment that started the Vidyard Ignite conference – the first-of-its-kind event specifically designed to address the issues that B2B marketers face when it comes to creating video. B2B companies like to give the idea of “humor” in their marketing the brush-off. The “play” button is the most compelling action on the web. It’s About the Experience. That’s it.

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Creating Engagement in B2B Marketing

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Social Media in Business study found that 60 percent of consumers believe they are already interacting with companies on the social Web. Nearly all participants — 93 percent — believe all companies should have a presence in social media. Social also acts in the same way – the more your engage the more people engage back. A recent Cone Inc.’s

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Don’t Believe Everything You Read About Social Media

Spin Sucks

These days my skepticism kicks in when I read sensational articles around “social media.” ” With all of the nuances of different platforms, social media is a huge umbrella that encompasses some very specific tools. Considering the range of services informing our perspectives, “social media” becomes quite an opaque concept.

Social Media Monitoring vs. Customer Intelligence Analytics

Unspoken

Let's try to define the differences between Social Media Monitoring and Customer Intelligence analysis based on content available on Social Media platforms. Social Media Monitoring. The content originates from Social Media networks and other public (Internet) sources. Provides two-dimensional measurements per keyword provided – velocity and sentiment, i.e., how fast and furious the communications are generated, and whether they are negative or positive. Become Social in Social Media With Jugnoo.

The Ultimate Social Media Etiquette Handbook

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Marketing , Opinion , Social Media > The Ultimate Social Media Etiquette Handbook The Ultimate Social Media Etiquette Handbook by Tamar Weinberg on December 10, 2008 Share Social media mimics real relationships — in many cases.

100+ Social Media Monitoring Tools

Pamorama

From fans to followers, brands are actively working to engage their current and future customers via social media — and online reputation management is quickly becoming a vital part of doing business. Social media monitoring helps brands discover, in real time, who is saying what online and where the conversations are happening so they can respond in a timely fashion. Businesses also need to measure, analyze, and report on their social media efforts. Klout tracks the impact of your opinions, links and recommendations across your social graph.

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Is Social Media Strategy Required or Redundant?

Convince & Convert

But on the subject of social media strategy, we disagree in every possible way. Magazine about social media, as was asked whether entrepreneurs should hire a consultant and develop a social media strategy. edit: for clarity, this is the exact question he was asked: “Let’s say an entrepreneur is new to the whole social media thing.

How to Choose a Social Media Listening Platform for B2B Marketing

Buzz Marketing for Technology

In the last post we covered how to create a Social Media Lead Flow. There is a growing number of listening platforms devoted to Social Media – everything from highly customized services that are managed for you, to free tools you can manage yourself. Which media sources are relevant to your goals? But what if you don’t have a listening platform? Tweet This!

How to Write a Social Media Strategy in 9 Steps

Laurel Papworth

Do you have to write a social media strategy for a client? Videos Covers Course Content: Client Brief x 4 and Social Media Strategy Steps x 9 . Students in 9 Step Social Media Strategy online course :  Please go to the Client Brief area and choose one of four – B2B, Social Good, B2C and Gov. Which Social Media Platforms?

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? Search for a brand name or keyword across all of the most popular social networks at once? Create animations?

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The Social Media ROI Debate

Webbiquity SMM

Can the financial return on expenditures for social media business activities– in marketing, PR, customer support, HR, product development or other areas — be accurately measured? Can social media costs be justified on the P&L, so that as belts get ever tighter in this stagnant economy, these projects and tasks can be spared the budget axe? Perhaps.

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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.

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Is Social Media Strategy Required or Redundant?

Convince & Convert

But on the subject of social media strategy, we disagree in every possible way. Magazine about social media, as was asked whether entrepreneurs should hire a consultant and develop a social media strategy. reject everything about this sentiment, but perhaps most vehemently the notion that you should have a strategy for Google + or Facebook or Twitter per se. The goal is not to be good at social media. The goal is to be good at business because of social media. The Pyramid of Social Media Strategy.

Social Media Optimization Tools

www.toprankblog.com

Keyword optimized social content and channels of promotion provide abundant signals to search engines for improved visibility on standard, social and real-time search. The changing nature of social media marketing and optimization create the need for tools whether for research, marketing and promotion or analytics. Heck, we’ve been blogging about SMO since 2006!

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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?

The Business of Social Media: B2B and B2C Engagement by the Numbers | Brian Solis

www.briansolis.com

In almost every scenario I’ve encountered, executives, marcom and service executives, and brand managers have generally assumed that social and interactive activities and programming were ideally best suited for consumer applications. However, as we recently explored, in Social Media, it’s not just business, it’s business-to-business. General Buying Cycle 1. Awareness 3.

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Six FREE Tools To Measure Social Media for Business

PWB Marketing Blog

Facebook and other social networks equip you with limited analytic tracking tools. Once you start to delve deeper into social media marketing, you will find you need a more robust measurement platform. Our six favorite free tools (and two paid) for measuring social media are: Social Mention  (free) – real time search engine that monitors over 100 social media properties.

100+ Social Media Monitoring Tools

www.pamorama.net

pamorama marketing, life, social media Home About Bookshelf Links Contact 100+ Social Media Monitoring Tools by Pam Dyer on October 12, 2010 Share From fans to followers, brands are actively working to engage their current and future customers via social media — and online reputation management is quickly becoming a vital part of doing business.

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Social Media for the Boardroom

Buzz Marketing for Technology

At a recent BlogWell event I got a chance to hear Robert Raines from Chevron present his Social Media program and how he reports their activity into the Boardroom. It all starts with the Pulse Report that Chevron had produced by Edelman (their PR firm) using their Alterian’s SM2 social media monitoring tool. Email this to a friend? Share this on Facebook. Tweet This!

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Mashable Punks Readers With Social Media Article

Shift Digital

The title of the article was: 5 Reasons Social Media is Ruining Marketing. As is the norm on Mashable, I expected to read about how social media is changing the way we think about marketing, and opening up opportunities for new ways to connect with consumers. ” Social media is where the conversation and the relationship starts. Where to start?

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2012 Social Media Business Trends

Blue Focus Marketing

As the end of the year draws near, it’s time to start looking at social media trends for 2012. Competition will intensify as the rules of marketing are further altered by social media, mobile web and all in real-time. For businesses that don’t start embracing social media, 2012 may mark the beginning of their declining growth and profit. for B2B?

Integrating Listening Into Your Platform for ROI

Buzz Marketing for Technology

This week I moderated another Social Media Today webinar as part of their Best Thinker webinar  series, this time on the topic of Way Beyond Listening: Integrating Listening Into Your Platform for ROI. We discussed nine ways companies have found to connect social media to revenue and ROI. Here are nine ways to connect Social Media to Revenue and ultimately ROI.

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100 Personal Branding Tactics Using Social Media | chrisbrogan.com

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Covering social media business strategy and personal power. 100 Personal Branding Tactics Using Social Media. Track things like audience/community sentiment (positive/negative) if you want to map effort to results. really nice layout doesn’t have to cost a lot, but shows you’re more than a social media dabbler. Passports are accounts on other social networks and social media platforms. Twitter.com is a must if you have a social media audience. account for social bookmarking. media.

Interview with Social Media Citizen: Paul Dunay | Social Media.

Social Media Citizens

You can follow Paul on Twitter , Facebook or Linkedin. G: Describe yourself in five tags? P: Passionate, Innovative, B2B, Technology, Marketer G: What’s your favourite hobby? P: Boating in all forms. This is the single best place to get an ROI from social media. they give good word of mouth (isn’t that why you use social media in the first place!); Valid XHTML 1.0

Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media.

Convince & Convert

Skip to content Skip to navigation Skip to footer Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting Social Media Strategy Blog Social Media Consulting Blog Social Media Consulting Speaking Newsletter Free Social Media Tools Twitter Interviews About Lijit Search Crushing the Myth of B2B Social Media December 27th, 2009 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet In nearly every speech or Webinar I conduct, someone in the audience asks “But all this social media stuff doesn’t apply to B2B right?&# Yes, social media applies to B2B.

How PR Pros Are Using Social Media for Real Results

mashable.com

Top Topics Twitter YouTube Facebook iPhone Google Video Google Buzz Social media Small business Mobile 2.0 Advertise Network Blippr iPhone App Mashable France MashDeck Twitter App Mobile Site Social Media Events Twitter Guide Book Facebook Guide Book Partners App Development WordPress Experts MaxCDN Content Delivery Dynect Managed DNS Rackspace Hosting Intridea About Us Submit a Tip! Contact Us Submit News Contact Us Write for Us Spark of Genius Series Mashable | The Social Media Guide Social Media Mashable on Facebook Join Us! confused)?

5 Clever Uses of LinkedIn for Unique Customer Experiences

Convince & Convert

In a time where consumer attention is the ultimate commodity, maximizing each social media channel to create memorable experiences has become a powerful strategy. According to Fruit of the Loom, the inspiration from the campaign comes from the sentiment that “a great-fitting underwear can help you start your workday in a great mood.” Connect with KFC’s Founder. The prize?

What to Consider When Building an In-House Social Media Team

mashable.com

Top Topics Twitter YouTube Facebook iPhone Google Video Google Buzz Social media Small business Business Advertise Network Blippr iPhone App Mashable France MashDeck Twitter App Mobile Site Social Media Events Twitter Guide Book Facebook Guide Book Partners App Development WordPress Experts MaxCDN Content Delivery Dynect Managed DNS Rackspace Hosting Intridea About Us Submit a Tip! Contact Us Submit News Contact Us Write for Us Spark of Genius Series Mashable | The Social Media Guide Business Mashable on Facebook Join Us! Studard agrees. Mobile 2.0

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Four Ways to Measure Social Media Marketing Results

Webbiquity SMM

While there are unquestionably many ways that social media marketing results can be measured , the debate rages on as to whether it’s truly possible to quantify the ROI from these activities. Some experts contend that because social media activity is rich in metrics , you can and should be measuring ROI constantly. Anything that measures social interaction.

How to Explain Social ROI to C-Suite

Talkwalker SM

Social ROI is a hot topic of discussion for all companies involved in social media. How can you prove the value of social media efforts to C-suite in a powerful and persuasive way? What role can social media analytics play in this process? Understand Marketing And Sales Objectives – And Social’s Role In Achieving Them.

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Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media.

Convince & Convert

Skip to content Skip to navigation Skip to footer Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting Social Media Strategy Blog Social Media Consulting Blog Social Media Consulting Speaking Newsletter Free Social Media Tools Twitter Interviews About Lijit Search Social Media Monitoring Tools – How to Pick The Right One July 7th, 2010 |Written By: Katie Van Domelen | View Comments Tweet Guest post by Katie Van Domelen , the social media manager at Off Madison Ave in Tempe, Arizona.

The 8 Wrong Questions PR Firms Are Asking About Social Media | PR.

Convince & Convert

Skip to content Skip to navigation Skip to footer Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting Social Media Strategy Blog Social Media Consulting Blog Social Media Consulting Speaking Newsletter Free Social Media Tools Twitter Interviews About Lijit Search The 8 Wrong Questions PR Firms Are Asking About Social Media August 18th, 2010 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet The enthusiasm about social media among public relations professionals is rampant, and encouraging.

Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media.

Convince & Convert

Skip to content Skip to navigation Skip to footer Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting Social Media Strategy Blog Social Media Consulting Blog Social Media Consulting Speaking Newsletter Free Social Media Tools Twitter Interviews About Lijit Search The 6 Dangerous Fallacies of Social Media October 8th, 2008 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet (Amazing Gangsta Chimp image by the talented Matt Cioffi ) You may have heard of social media.

3 Ways Facebook is Killing Your Website | Social Media Marketing.

Convince & Convert

Skip to content Skip to navigation Skip to footer Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting Social Media Strategy Blog Social Media Consulting Blog Social Media Consulting Speaking Newsletter Free Social Media Tools Twitter Interviews About Lijit Search R.I.P. 3 Ways Facebook is Killing Your Website August 3rd, 2010 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet The game used to be relatively simple. Looking forward to meeting you at Coastal Social. Build a website. Bingo!