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How Social Media and Smart Devices Impact Consumers’ Buying Decisions [Infographic]

Mindjumpers

This brilliant infographic by Symphony Teleca entitled “The Meaning of Like”, illustrates how mobile devices and real-time access to review sites and social networks impact consumers’ buying decisions and overall retail experience. Social networks influence buying behavior. In response to that growing number, 85 % of people have already anticipated changes in their buying behavior.

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Apple Should Not Buy Twitter

Spin Sucks

I was just reading a GigaOm article titled, “ Should Apple Buy Twitter? But now there is speculation Apple could buy the social networking giant with some of their cash reserves (it’s also said they have so much money, they could buy Facebook and  Research In Motion ). . ” It likely comes as no surprise to you that I’m shocked Twitter is still around.

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Review of the Online Group Buying Industry

Idaconcpts

Group buying is a trend that had incredibly growth throughout 2010. Group buying, which refers to social buying or collective buying as well, is the buying an offer which has been significantly reduced, due to the fact that it is only valid if enough buyers are found. Here is a short review of these 2 key players in the online group buying industry.

Who Will Buy Your.Brand Domain

Ari Herzog

Companies have historically been limited in what they can buy and how they can market their brand in accordance to availability. Companies, organizations, and individuals can not buy their own domains in the name of themselves. If you are inspired to add a comment with your thoughts, please visit Who Will Buy Your.Brand Domain in your browser. That’s not an option today.

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How to Buy a Website

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Apart from a great how-to on starting up a site, it highlights the growing trend to buying websites rather than starting from scratch. Why Buy? By buying instead, you can get a proven website where you can focus on growing the site rather than getting than initial traction. Where to Buy. The alternative is to buy directly from the existing website owner.

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Buy and Sell Influence on Empire Avenue

Ari Herzog

That’s right, you can now track my sticker symbol and buy and sell shares of my stock to your heart’s content. didn’t understand the rationale to buying and selling “stock&# in friends and websites. If you are inspired to add a comment with your thoughts, please visit Buy and Sell Influence on Empire Avenue in your browser. Gamification comes into play.

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Buying Facebook Likes. It Happens. A lot.

Jason Yormark

And buying Facebook Likes is no different. That exact scenario is what has some buying Facebook Likes. If you check the marketing section over at Fiverr.com you’ll find hundreds of offers to buy Facebook Likes, Twitter Followers, YouTube Views, etc. It’s just like anything else in life really. Anything can just about be bought for the right price. Resist the urge.

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70% Of Users Visit Pinterest For Inspiration On What To Buy

The Realtime Report

Three of the reasons listed for using Pinterest/Facebook showed a marked gap between the two platforms, with Pinterest clearly on top: Over three-quarters (70%) of Pinterest users visit the site “to get inspiration on what to buy,” while only 17% of Facebook users visit Facebook for buying inspiration. Which site has a greater percentage of users engaging with brands?

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5 Reasons You Don’t Buy Likes with Facebook Advertising

Convince & Convert

You want them to visit your website, buy something, fill out a form that gives you access to more important data (like email address). “We use all of our Facebook ads budget to get more Likes on our page.” ” So said a new, corporate client  in a recent kickoff meeting. “Is that how we should continue using those dollars?” ” he asked.

Groupon? Don’t Buy It

SocialFish

I’m a little concerned about a recent article in Associations Now extolling the virtues of Groupon for associations. Now, I’m no Groupon expert by any means, but I read a lot, and most of what I read about Groupon is BAD. Such as these posts: Groupon Is a Straight-Up Ponzi Scheme (Knewton Blog). Why Groupon is bad for your business (and mine) (The Social Customer). AllThingsD).

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Best Buy Mistakenly Exposes Their Exclusive Blogger List

Bill Hartzer

Best Buy , in a recent internal communication to their Wolf Bloggers exclusive blogger list, sent out an email to their list of bloggers about an agreement with another affiliate organization. One of the bloggers subsequently Replied All to the list, which then exposed Best Buy’s entire exclusive blogger list. Cc: Subject: Re: Reminder - Best Buy Invitation (Action Required).

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The Pinterest Buy Button Might Rock Your Ecommerce

Convince & Convert

Image via BigStockPhoto.com Last Thursday, Re/code revealed that Pinterest is laying the groundwork for an eCommerce “buy” button. The very nature of the platform means users are in a product-oriented, maybe-even-buying mindset, which is key for driving eCommerce. And when it comes to eCommerce, Pinterest already dominates many of its competitors. What Can You Do Now?

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Social Media Marketing Has a Major Influence on Moms’ Buying

Pamorama

92% of them buy products based on social media recommendations. Want to market to socially-savvy moms? Data from a new study by Child’s Play Communications, specialists in connecting companies with moms, shows that moms are increasingly using social networks to research products. Presented at the Marketing to Moms Conference in Chicago,“How Moms are Using Social [.].

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Buy the Book, and then We Show Up

SocialFish

Okay, maybe it’s not that simple, but we do offer lots of freebies (including in-person presentations and workshops) when you buy Humanize in larger quantities. That’s the real value for YOU if you buy copies in bulk. These deals are designed with organizations in mind, obviously. Check out all the offers on the Bulk Book Deal page on humanizebook.com. Humanize

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Savvy Shoppers Use Cell Phones to Make Buying Decisions

Unspoken

In fact, the study showed that 56% of young adults browsed product reviews before buying an item during the recent holiday season. The price of the item on Amazon then pops up, allowing the smartphone user to decide whether they want to buy the item in store or on Amazon. Everywhere you go, people you see are glued to their cell phones. It’s undeniable. No related posts.

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Buying Friends, Followers And Likes

Twist Image

national radio program was doing a segment on brands who buy Facebook likes and followers. They wanted to know if Twist Image buys likes, friends and followers on Facebook, Twitter or any other online social network. The first time the call came in, I was in a client meeting, so when I listened back to the voice message, I had to stop and think: "does my agency buy likes, friends and followers?" That's not the type of "buying friends" these people are talking about. I got the call yesterday. " I guess when it comes right down to it, we do.

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Buy Some Social Media Today!

Jason Yormark

About a year ago, I remember reaching a crossroads for myself around what career path I wanted to align myself with. I had built up close to 12+ years of experience around digital marketing, but was really gravitating towards social media marketing. I was lucky to be in the right place at the right time at Microsoft Advertising on the community team. never really considered myself to be that, but I felt fortunate that my career path said otherwise. Today I feel great about the choices I have made, and it has become clear that social media as a business strategy isn’t going away anytime soon.

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What If Twitter Did Buy TweetDeck?

Waxing UnLyrical

Note to self: invent something people love and then buy an island). Considering UberMedia was rumored to be in the mix to buy TweetDeck for $30 million just a few weeks ago, that’s very interesting news. The other thing to keep in mind is that it is in Twitter’s best interests to work with third-party developers as opposed to buy them out and then shut their services down.

New Features In Facebook Groups To Improve The Way People Buy And Sell - Social Media

Social Media Network Marketing

Facebook’s Groups has revived a new features for buying and selling. This means that the people on Facebook Groups can buy and sell products etc. Interesting? Just the way we have the ''Write Post'' feature we have the ''Sell Something'' feature. For Sale Group members can now choose the Sell feature when creating a post. Here is a snapshot. Join Me On TSU - The Social Media Site!

The Road to Revenue: Feel Your Customer and Facilitate the Buy

Conversionation

Revenue Coach Kristin Zhivago, wrote a new book, called “Roadmap to Revenue: How to Sell the Way Your Customers Want to Buy”. Blog Conversion Customer relationships Opinion Sales buying journey Kristin Zhivago roadmap to revenue salesShe sent me a review copy (thanks for that, Kristin) and when starting to read it, I immediately realized that she is spot-on with the book that spares us from fancy marketing theories [.].

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An Insider Look at Reach and Frequency Ad Buying on Facebook

Ignite Social Media

Of the two methods of buying ads on the platform, Auction and Reach and Frequency , here’s a deeper look into the benefits of Reach and Frequency ad buying. What is Reach and Frequency Ad Buying. Facebook defines Reach and Frequency as “an ad buying type on Facebook and Instagram that can provide powerful and predictable results.” Me, too.

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Don’t Buy Your Programmatic Audience, Build It

Convince & Convert

In its place, the good folks at both McKinsey & Company, Forrester Research, and Scott Brinker at ChiefMarkeTec have proposed maps of the customer journey that reflect the actual complexity of buying behavior. Don’t Buy Your Programmatic Audience, Build It is a post from: Convince and Convert: Social Media Strategy and Content Marketing Strategy. The funnel is dead. Simpli.fi

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ZDNet Buys Domain Name: Immediately Gets 2 Year Old Trusted Site Banned in Google

Bill Hartzer

Here’s a quick timeline of the events, and how buying a domain name got their site banned: – ZDNet runs their CXO-Talk.com website for two years. So, ZDNet did have a good plan, which was to buy the non-hyphenated version of their current site, and then start using it. You can buy a domain name that had a great former website on it and redirect it to your current site.

Social Media Stock Talk: Five Reasons to Buy Facebook

Waxing UnLyrical

But we’re talking about one of the most powerful cultural forces of the 21st century … and you can actually buy a piece of it. That means you get to jump into the market and buy a blue chip best-in-breed at a reduced $38 price marker based on general uncertainty that has little to nothing to do with Facebook’s business model. Facebook is buying like crazy. Yahoo!

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The Most Important Component Of Social Media Program Success: Executive Buy-In

Firebelly

Regardless of the size of your company, the most important component of your social media program is executive buy-in. Some of these programs were as smart as the people who planned and implemented them (and some as dumb) but ultimately, without executive buy-in, these programs will struggle or fail. Results and outcomes. A CEO of a firm we consult with put it best recently.

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You Can’t Buy Brand Advocates or Social Media Friends

Pam Moore

You can’t buy advocates, friends, fans, evangelists, or word of mouth. It’s not news that social networks such as Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn are moving to a pay to play model. The glory days of being able to gain massive organic reach with a simple, on the fly Facebook post are over and done. Results in the social world of today require more planning, integration, and money.

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Should You Buy Facebook Fans? - Social Media

Social Media Network Marketing

We hear one or all of the below: Buy Facebook Fans Want Facebook Fans Link Exchanges I Fan You And You Fan Me Do you think that outright purchasing Fans solves your marketing concern? The retailer buys some 10000 people to just come to the retail outlet. People don't buy such thinking. Who perhaps could be looking at this? Lets look at a different scenario: Imagine there is a retail outlet in the brick and mortar world. Why does this not take place in the brick and mortar world as a main operative thought? Will this process still hold good? Don't be in a hurry.

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Buy Now or Buy Later: the iPhone 6S vs. the 7

Idaconcpts

It’s the totally new aspects of the 7 that are truly going to make it a better buy than the 6S. Even with the strong showing of competitors such as Samsung, LG, and HTC, Apple continues to be the trendiest toy on the smartphone block. The Tale of the Tape. The 6S currently boasts the following technical specs: Advanced A9 CPU. 2 GB RAM. inx4.7 in screen 3D Touch screen. New to the iPhone 7.

Your Facebook Friend Likes A Brand. Does That Make You More Likely To Buy It?

The Realtime Report

Over two in ten internet users worldwide would buy from a brand that a friend “liked” or followed on Facebook or Twitter, according to research conducted by Ipsos in March 2012.  That figure is slightly lower in the US, where only 18% of internet users would buy from brands their friends engaged with on social media, as reported by eMarketer.

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54% of Chinese Internet Users Will Buy a Brand Their Friends “Like” or Follow on Social Networks

The Realtime Report

The majority of internet users in China would buy a brand because a friend “liked” or followed that brand on a social network, according to March research by Ipsos. say they will buy a brand that a friend “likes” or follows on a social network ; but 54% of Chinese internet users will do so, 44% in India, and 39% in Indonesia (via eMarketer ).

Shortening Sales Cycles By Focussing On The Social Buying Process

Conversionation

Or better: it speeds up the buying process. sales cycles social buying process word-of-mouthOne of the main advantages of word-of-mouth marketing is that it shortens the sales cycles, according to George Silverman. The reason: people increasingly rely on advice form their peers, which is regarded as more “trustworthy”. And trust is a crucial element in the purchasing decision.

Fandango Making Good Use of Group Buying

Idaconcpts

However, there’s another company that is making good use of the group buying industry. Keeping under the radar, Fandango has been dishing out deal after deal through group buying websites. Fandango: A Leader in Group Buying? You might have heard of the Amazon.com deal on Livingsocial and the Gap deal on Groupon. Here’s how Fandango does it. First on Groupon.

Ancestry.com Buys Top Facebook App We're Related

Stay N' Alive

In the early days of Facebook's developer platform (2007, to be exact), as apps were going from 0 to 2 or more million users in just a matter of days, family history apps were among the first to rise to the top. The link between family connections and friend connections seemed like a natural fit for apps that were built to connect one another. million. million in cash consideration.

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Not Buying What You're Shilling

Twist Image

Transparency and full disclosure don't mean much in the world of Social Media anymore. Do you remember when the FTC got involved in Social Media (more on that here: Mashable - FTC to Fine Bloggers up to $11,000 for Not Disclosing Payments )? There was a lot of public discourse on the matter and my general sentiment can be summed up like this: if certain companies within an industry are doing something that requires government intervention to get them to stop, there's a problem. Social Media can be very disturbing. Social Media is pervasive. This is noting new. Trust in non-transferable. brand.

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5 Ways to Lead Customers to Buy

Engaging Brand

Social is about leading people to their own decision to buy from you.( Well, I will admit it. It''s not just children who rebel against being told what to do. Being controlled feels annoying BUT that doesn''t mean that you can''t  get people to do want you want them to do! I had a great boss who has this knack of getting you to do exactly what he wanted you to do. He used to say. Leadershi

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How NOT to Build a Following on Social Media

Spin Sucks

Comments Buy, Buy, Buy – this one is still the case for some although. Community Social Media build a following choose the right network digital agency don't buy followers engage your audience facebook instagram learn analytics LinkedIn social media best practices social media ethics social media landscape social media marketing agency Twitter

Getting The Social Customer To Buy

Twist Image

Then, she heads down the store (if she hasn't made the purchase online) to buy the dress. Shopping is a social act. We'd like to think that it's the perfect fit for Social Media. Is it? Between us friends, I've shifted and changed my presentations on Digital Marketing in the past few months. It has moved away (almost completely) from what brands either should be doing in the Digital Marketing and how to think about the space to being one hundred percent customer focused. It's true. What are brands really up to? It's mostly their traditional advertising or a longer version of a TV ad.

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Tweeting of purchases is a plug that money can’t buy – Social Media ROI Monetization

Laurel Papworth

ChompOn, a group-buying site similar to Living Social and Groupon, recently revealed that at the end of a purchase, if the customer “shares” the purchase on Facebook, it’s worth $14 to their business. How much is a a Tweet worth, in dollar terms? How about a customer sharing a purchase on Facebook – can that make you money? Off it went. Twitter: @silkcharm.

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5 Group Buying Sites to Stalk

Idaconcpts

Group buying sites are becoming a popular online destination for many shoppers. Group Buying Groupon green deals jdeal parents deals plum districtThe range of offers and deals mean that consumers can save on a number of different products and experiences. Parents Deals. Parents Deals is a website that offers discounts for people who are beginning to have families. Groupon. JDeal.

A New Take on the ‘Registry’ – Crowdfunding Helps Millennials Buy a New Dodge Dart

The Realtime Report

Instead of the traditional engaged couple asking family and friends to purchase silverware and bedding, “ The Dodge Dart Registry ” is a new vehicle for millennials to raise funds to buy a new car. The campaign, created by Wieden and Kennedy, also features a new commercial, ”How to Change Buying Cars Forever.” with their contribution.

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Social Networks Have Little Influence on What You Buy Online

Pamorama

Google is very worried about the growth of Facebook, and with good reason. The company has been playing catch-up when it comes to the social Web. Case in point: Google Buzz. At launch it caused a privacy outcry that led to a class action complaint , which was settled when Google agreed to pay $8.5 million to make it go away. Google should be really worried. Save and Share.

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Why Best Buy and Hertz Fail

Ari Herzog

Good luck unsubscribing from email newsletters sent by Best Buy and Hertz. If you are inspired to add a comment with your thoughts, please visit Why Best Buy and Hertz Fail in your browser. As the below video elaborates , when your email address (that receives the newsletters) is not recognized as a valid address, a failure occurs. Let this be a lesson to email marketing companies.

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The Nonlinear Buying Journey of The Cross-Channel Social Customer

Social Marketing Forum

Cross-channel Sales Social media marketing buying cycle conversion cross channel multi-channelThe funnel is everything but linear and was it ever linear to start with? Only when you can track someone you can draw some conclusions with the necessary reserves. This applies for both B2B and B2C, although there are differences. It is however clear that the way to a purchase is ‘nonlinear’ and not a simple funnel.

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