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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.

Comic: Social Media Strategy From A Book

SocMed Sean

Developing a social media strategy isn’t easy, especially with so many channels out there…it sometimes feels like social media overload ! But ignoring social media outright definitely isn’t a good strategy. Need some help determining some business objectives that you might be able to leverage social media to accomplish?

Book Review: The Social Media Strategist

Dave Fleet

” Not words you usually expect to associate with a social media book. For anyone who is looking for a solid primer on social media within corporations, though, those two words perfectly describe Christopher Barger’s book The Social Media Strategist: Build a Successful Program from the Inside Out. books social media strategy

The Best Books On Social Media

Josh S Peters

When you’re getting started in social media it’s helpful to hear it from the pros and the pros write books. There are a ton of social media books out there , but they aren’t all good or useful. Over on Social Media Launchpad I’ve compiled a list of the best social media books I’ve read.

How to Write a Business Book Without Losing Your Soul

Spin Sucks

By Jeremy Miller Writing a business book is one of the most rewarding and difficult things you can ever do. But creating that product, that book, can tear the soul from your body—especially if you don’t have a plan. strong plan is your savior when writing a business book. Your Book Proposal is Your Blueprint You can’t build a house without a blueprint.

14 Books to Read…or Skip

Spin Sucks

has senioritis, I thought I’d not do my intended content planning blog post, but do a semi-annual book post. always had my nose stuck in a book and today really is no different. The Goldfinch. I am just finishing this book now and it is excellent! Everything you’re taught about writing fiction is in this book. By Gini Dietrich Here we are. Gray Mountain.

KLM Lets You Book Flights Via Facebook and Twitter

The Realtime Report

Here’s another first for airlines: KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is now allowing customers to book flights and pay via social media. customer on Facebook or Twitter can now book or rebook a flight, reserve a seat, arrange extra baggage, and pay through the social networking platform. Social Media Campaigns airline industry airlines Facebook KLM Twitter

How to Produce Social Media Content for Your Business

yMarketingMatters

If your business already has a presence on your chosen social media profiles or if you are just starting out, you know that you have to post great valuable content continually and consistently to attract new followers and retain the ones you have. You also know that social media is a hungry content machine! Ideas for Content on Social Media. Viola! Videos.

Recommended Books to Read

Puzzle Marketer

You’re probably always keeping yourself up-to-date on the latest blogs, books, and magazines. You read about business, leadership, productivity, negotiation, marketing, social media, etc. PuzzleMarketer.com has a list of books we’d like to recommend you add to your reading list.  This book is about expanding the pie and coming to a mutual arrangement.

Nine Books for Communicators

Spin Sucks

After reading   Molli Megasko’s , “ The Top 10 Fiction Books Every PR and Marketing Pro Should Read ” and Gini Dietrich’s “ Reading Fiction Helps Your Career ,” I felt inspired to offer my own suggestions. So reading these posts made me think of books that seem relevant to today’s online communications conversation. Why nine books and not 10?

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The Basics of B2B Social Media Marketing Strategy

Webbiquity SMM

Although more than three-quarters of B2B technology marketers use social media to market their products, less than half say they can tie social channels to revenue generation for their businesses. But it may also be a problem with basic B2B social media marketing strategy. Cross-Platform Social Media Strategy. Platform-Specific Social Strategy.

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The Six Most Irrational Social Media Concerns of Brands

Webbiquity SMM

Note: the following is an excerpt from the book The Social Employee by Cheryl and Mark Burgess. The first step toward transitioning to a culture full of empowered social employees is to address some of the most common concerns brands face when considering going social. If brands have anything to fear, it’s not social media, but losing touch with customers.

Three Social Media Myths

Spin Sucks

During that brunch we talked about running a business, social media experts, whether or not we’re facing a bubble burst, and solving all the world’s problems. And, I mean she’s not a social media big deal. As Rieva says, Remember social media is a two-way street. Three Social Media Myths originally appeared on Spin Sucks on June 15, 2011.

35 Great Social Media Infographics

Pamorama

pamorama marketing, life, social media Home About Bookshelf Links Contact 35 Great Social Media Infographics by Pam Dyer on March 3, 2010 Share Here’s a collection of terrific social media infographics that might come in handy. The Social Engagement Spectrum 2. The Social Media Effect 4. Social Marketing Compass 5. Anyone?

Why Most Social Media Departments Fail

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

A few years ago, a colleague of mine was given a tremendous responsibility to oversee the social media department at a prestigious well known NYC-based public relations firm. Less than a year later, she was sent packing up her desk, a casualty of a company that jumped into that shiny toy syndrome that people call social media. Goal Setting. Do you truly want to succeed?

6 Must-Dos for Best-In-Class Social Media Customer Service

Ignite Social Media

If your customers were to grade your customer service on social media, how would your brand do? If you’re not at the top of your class and on your way to valedictorian, it’s time to rethink the experience your brand is providing your customers on social media. In short, it takes a village to improve the customer experience on social. Would you be an A student?

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Social Media Purism Stupidity is what Gets You Fired

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Ten years ago, social media marketing did not exist. In the beginning, a core group of social media marketers were making waves on sites that have since shut down, creating the foundation for social media marketing as we see it today. It’s been a constant theme of mine since I stumbled upon social media in 1993. Social Media

Are You A Social Media Channel Changer?

SocMed Sean

Combine 300 channels in my cable package, with an extremely short attention span and you have all the ingredients necessary for an evening of click…click…click… Are you changing the channels too quickly when it comes to social media? The same problem exists in the realm of social media, though. In that case, you might as well just go read a good book.

A Comprehensive Guide to Your Social Media Image Sizes

Pamorama

Make an impact with your social media images! Harnessing the power of images makes your social media marketing more powerful and memorable. You’re You’re probably already using the visual elements of your brand on your social media channels. Facebook profile photo size. 180 x 180 pixels (minimum), cropped to fit a square. 1500 x 500 pixels.

8 Big Social Media Marketing Mistakes Businesses Make (and How to Avoid Them)

Pamorama

Social media marketing is vital for business growth these days. Social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter present unique opportunities to reach your target customers. Whether you’re a startup or a more established company, social media plays a vital role in today’s marketing landscape. social media marketing mistakes to avoid. 1.

Social Media Breeds PR Laziness

Spin Sucks

Laziness disguised as “social media best practices” and cool new tools. And while many of these tools and practices may help someone increase their reach or save them some time, they are also making  social  media a hell of a lot less social. We’re approaching social the same way we’ve always done things. This is baloney.

Eight Social Media Trends for 2012

Spin Sucks

This will get you started on planning and getting everything ready to launch the year on January 2. I’ve written the eight social media trends you  need to pay attention to for next year. 2012 Social Media Trends. Social TV Convergence. I’m not a television watcher, but I’m seeing something interesting happening with apps, such as Get Glue.

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Book Review And Giveaway: The Real Truth About Social Media

Josh S Peters

The  real truth  that “cuts through the bull shiitake of social media…” huh? When I first heard about this book I thought “oh great… another.” The Real Truth About Social Media is packed with unique insights and real world perspectives it’s an invaluable addition to any social media library and a must read for any true professional.

When to Thank Your Social Media Fans

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Ever read those articles on how a business has successfully used social media to increase brand awareness and drive sales? Saying thank you is not only a vital “social” action in social media, but it’s also just plain good marketing. If you use social media prior to an event in the hopes of increasing traffic to your booth, that’s great. Why is that?

[NEW!] Social Media Readiness Workshop

SocialFish

The social media revolution is here–are you ready? You may be dabbling in – or even expertly managing – social media tools, but have you thought about whether you have the right culture for social? . Fee:   $3,000. Who should attend:  Ideally 12-15 people from different departments, including all levels (executive, management, junior). This is how.

7 Warning Signs That Your Blog Needs Better Social Media Management

Idaconcpts

There is no one way to do social media right, but there are a million ways to get it wrong. When it comes to promoting your blog, growing your audience and building relationships with readers in your niche, there are some things that will definitely put you in the black book. No one is interacting with you on social media. Your social media feeds are deserted.

Are Social Media Jobs About to Disappear

Convince & Convert

Social media has had as much impact on companies and their customers as any technological advance ever, because social fundamentally changes the relationship between those parties from its historical norm – which is “master” and “servant” – to something closer to a relationship among peers. When Social Media Becomes Everyone’s Job.

Traditional Book Publishing vs. Self-Publishing

Spin Sucks

One of the questions they asked me yesterday was how six months of book tour travel and speaking had gone and whether or not I’d self-publish my second book. Book Publishing. Book publishing is fascinating. In today’s immediate gratification, fast-paced world, book publishing is on its own time. The book came out in May of this year. Quarterly.

Social Media ROI: Check Before You Start

Conversionation

An army of social media thinkers has deemed it useful to redefine ROI. In 2010, Brian Solis introduced it in his book Engage! Blog Management Social media marketing Jim Lenskold marketing ROI return on influence return on investment social media ROIas Return on Influence (and also as Return on Investment, Return on Involvement, Return on Innovation and Relevance of Interaction). The term Return on Influence (now Realization of Influence as well) [.].

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103 Compelling Social Media and Marketing Statistics for 2013 (and 2014)

Webbiquity SMM

As the use of social media in marketing has become ubiquitous, marketers have turned their attention to making the use of business social media more sophisticated and strategic. They are refining tactics, integrating social with other marketing channels, taking a hard look at new networks, and continuing to refine their measurements of success. Relevanza ). 2.

How To Bootstrap Fantastic Social Media For Small Business

Peg Fitzpatrick

Let’s face it: social media for small business can be a challenge! In this article I’m going to share tips to use social media for small businesses that don’t break the bank or take hours of your precious time. recently was on a Social Media Bootcamp webinar with Rebekah Radice for Post Planner and we covered a lot of ground for small businesses.

What is Social Media - Free E-Book

Engaging Brand

Often people get confused when it comes to social media marketing. In presentations and at speaking events to small business, I liken social media to building a town. have put together a little story e-book to help explain social media and how there is no complexity to it really.just plain old common sense. Download Book.  . Related articles.

When Millennials Take Over [Book Review]

Waxing UnLyrical

By all accounts, Maddie Grant and Jamie Notter’s new book, When Millennials Take Over , launched to riotous success at SxSW last week. I’m going to now add my $0.02 (and yes, book reviews are back on WUL!) – it’s awesome. About a month ago, Maddie authored an extremely comprehensive overview of the book on Social Media Today. The book then goes through these four capacities in successive chapters, with a good number of in-depth case studies to make the authors’ points. Kinda like social PR.). The result? Today.

Ignite Social Media Turns 9 Years Old

Ignite Social Media

1998  “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” the 2nd book in the series is published. While all of these may be great, we find this one to be particularly noteworthy: 2007 Ignite Social Media becomes first Social Media Agency in the United States. July 2nd. It’s a day that we hold in high regard around these parts. 1979  Susan B.

3 Tips for Brands Targeting Brides on Social Media

Ignite Social Media

As a social media marketer, it was amazing to see how the wedding planning process has evolved across social media. With that, my experiences over the past 17 months have led to several insights for brands targeting who are brides on social media should be mindful of. Weddings. You either love them or you hate them. Literally. Will the Ads Ever End?

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Book Review: Optimize

Webbiquity SMM

In Optimize: How to Attract and Engage More Customers by Integrating SEO, Social Media, and Content Marketing , Lee Odden provides the definitive guide to SEO and its extension into social and content marketing for the new, more sophisticated world of search and web presence optimization. “SEO, social media and content marketing” is descriptive, but a mouthful.

Social Media Doesn’t Make Sales – People Do

Janet Fouts

There’s a deep, dark secret that the social media marketers don’t want you to know. It doesn’t matter what your social media strategy is unless it includes what you expect the prospect to do after they find you through social media. know, social media is what I do, and I love it, but in the end it’s a tool. Whaaat?

The Best of Association Social Media 2014

SocialFish

Jamie and I  wrote another book  (out soon! who guest posted for us here over the year, and in particular the awesome startup founders who shared their Cool Social Tools with us: Small World Labs. Best New Social Media Tools for the Social-Tech-Savvy. HEARTFELT THANKS to: Sybil Walker Barnes, Director of Social Engagement, American Institute of Architects (AIA) .

Why Social Media Is The Catalyst For Telling The Truth

Unspoken

Social media has forever changed marketing and business. As a result of these new and inexpensive social tools, businesses are jumping onto social media as means to communicate with their customers and create awareness. But, thanks to social media, the conversation between businesses and customers has become a two way street. That’s ok.

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? 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. Then along comes the book, Marketing in the Round : How to Develop an Integrated Marketing Campaign in the Digital Era , by Gini Dietrich and Geoff Livingston.