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From Conversation Company to Optimization Organization

Conversionation

A friend and fellow country-man, Steven Van Belleghem from InSites Consulting , wrote two books, ‘ The Conversation Manager ’ and, more recently ‘ The Conversation Company ’. Steven makes very valid points of how important it is to involve people and facilitate conversations while having a ‘social’ mindset across the organization. Indeed: “Join the conversation.”

Who Owns Social Media?

Spin Sucks

When I received a master’s degree in social media in 2010, it was a pretty unique degree to obtain. Today, everyone is a social media expert (degree or not). Which begs the question, “who owns social in an organization?” Is it advertising agencies? To be effective, your social strategy should include insight from all of the above. PR Owns Social Media.

The Employee Advantage in Social Media

Spin Sucks

Recycling is generally viewed as smart, responsible behavior—except when it occurs on social media. These updates are sent with the right intentions—to raise awareness of company happenings while displaying a high level of employee support—but the execution is completely wrong. . This explains why companies that emphasize individuality on social media see a 47.2

Should you let social media conversations direct your business?

Dave Fleet

Here’s a question for you: Should you let conversations in social media direct your business? If you’ve worked in the social media space, that seems like a pretty straightforward “yes”, right? What if we ask the question a couple of other ways: Should you always let conversations in social media direct your business?

How to Measure Social Media Success for Your Small Business

yMarketingMatters

With social media marketing, you can  undeniably  grow your audience, gain visibility and exposure for your company/products/services, provide outstanding customer service, and – yes – generate business and increase sales. Social Media Referral Traffic and Visitor Increase to your Website. 5. Social media measurement comes in different levels.

Is Content More Important than Conversation?

Spin Sucks

Today’s guest post is written by Brian Carter. . I bet you’ve heard plenty about the importance of conversation in social media. We’ve all heard companies must engage their customers online. But is conversation the most important thing in social media? What’s The Value of Conversation? Conversation Isn’t Enough.

The Social Media Mob Needs to Go

Spin Sucks

By Gini Dietrich We live in a strange and unprecedented world: Rather than give people a scarlet letter  when they do something we don’t agree with, the social media mob comes after them and, in some cases, ruins their lives. The social media mob went nuts. It also has sparked an online conversation about the social media mob and how it should be stopped.

Don’t Make These 9 Social Media Marketing Mistakes

Pamorama

Social media marketing should be part of your strategy. Social networking is the most popular online activity, so it makes sense for businesses to try to engage that audience in an attempt to increase sales. But even large corporations with top-notch marketing departments make mistakes when it comes to leveraging social media. Follow her on Twitter at @pamdyer.

The Single Most Important Social Media Marketing Metric

Convince & Convert

We know we need to measure results in order to actually get them, but all too often we’re measuring the wrong things—especially when it comes to social media metrics. It’s easy to fall into the trap of using “vanity metrics” to measure social media marketing. However, social media marketing can and does impact the bottom line, either directly or indirectly.

10 Examples of Social Media ROI [Infographic]

Pamorama

Does social media drive ROI? The immediacy and visibility offered by social media marketing has convinced most business owners that it’s worth their time and effort, but calculating its effectiveness is another story. Enter social media. Social Media ROI: 10 Examples. Used Twitter as a social maître d’ to build releationships.

Building Trust Behind a Company’s Social Media Account

Spin Sucks

We never really think about who is behind the social media accounts of our favorite companies. Very rarely do owners and CEOs of companies take on the responsibility of running their own social media accounts. These individuals are the social voice of the company geared to inform fans of their products, services, events, coupons, and other specials.

12 Essential Elements of a Social Media Marketing Strategy

Pamorama

Do you need some help to get started with your social media marketing plan? If you want to attract and engage social-media fans and followers — and convert them into paying customers — you need to map out a clear, goal-oriented social media plan. 12 Steps to Social Media Marketing Success Research and know your audience.

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.

Social Media is Complicated [Infographic]

Puzzle Marketer

As introduced to us by Business Insider , Buddy Media’s Social Enterprise Software is a suite of products is “designed to help brands build and maintain relationships with consumers to accelerate their business.” Start sharing content and use social media as another channel to amplify it. Build champions in your company and get them on-board.

Social Media: The New Company Newsletter? [Infographic]

PWB Marketing Blog

The other day I was asked “Is social media the company newsletter?” Yes, I do think social media can take the place of most of the functions of the company newsletter.  And has the added benefit of instant conversation. In fact I still get a few of those periodicals from my insurance broker, USAA and from Ford Motor Company.

Social Media: The New Company Newsletter? [Infographic]

PWB Marketing Blog

The other day I was asked “Is social media the company newsletter?” Yes, I do think social media can take the place of most of the functions of the company newsletter.  And has the added benefit of instant conversation. In fact I still get a few of those periodicals from my insurance broker, USAA and from Ford Motor Company.

101 Vital Social Media and Digital Marketing Statistics for (the Rest of) 2013

Webbiquity SMM

Okay, that statistic was made up (though probably not far off the mark),  but the social media and digital marketing facts and statistics below are real (or at least from generally reliable sources). For example, 93% of marketers use social media for business. But how do marketers and consumers view social media differently? Rapidly growing companies?

65 Terrific Social Media Infographics

Pamorama

Last year, I assembled a collection of 35 infographics that told the story of social media at that time. That post proved to be so popular that I wanted to update it, including images that are still relevant and adding newer visualizations that illustrate more recent knowledge and insights into the social Web. The History of Social Networking. How Women Use Social Media.

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.

The FTC and Social Media: You Have to Disclose

Spin Sucks

You work for a company with lots of employees. Your company participates in social media and you often share the work your organization does on your personal social networks. One day, a colleague sends a company-wide email encouraging everyone in the organization to share the latest product, widget, client campaign, or even hashtag contest. Share articles.

7 NEW Social Media Solutions to Grow Your Business

Unspoken

You want to hit your social media marketing out of the ballpark , but with so many changes, updates, and new features, how can you know you’re leveraging every avenue available? Here are seven new tools and solutions that you should be aware of when marketing your business on social media. 1. Finding where the conversations are happening isn’t always easy.

Cartoon: Speaking Social Media

SocMed Sean

Working in social media in my day job and my night job, I spend a LOT of time around social media geeks. The other day, I overheard an entire conversation that was so full of social media lingo and jargon that it was like a whole new language. Use business terms and explain how social media works using stories and case studies. Cheers!

Social media for start-ups: Connect, converse and grow!

Mindjumpers

Social media is no more the next thing. There is a brand karma associated with social media, when it comes to start-ups who grow to become smart-ups. Why do start-ups adhere to social media so vigorously? They want to converse, collaborate, engage and finally shape the idea. Every time you will find new markets, new conversion rates and so on.

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.

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?

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How to Learn Social Media Marketing: 15 Blogs for Beginners

Pamorama

Social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest can take your marketing to the next level. However, many businesses aren’t using social media at all — they aren’t aware of what’s being said about them online and they don’t know how to start conversations with their target audience. If not, you’re missing out.

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

9 Social Media Marketing Twitter Chats You Shouldn’t Miss

Firebelly

Twitter chats can be a great way to solicit (and share) social media marketing advice. What: The web’s most forward thinking social media marketers come together to discuss different social media topics each week. When: Mondays at 9pm EST. Sample topic: Social Media Super Tools. What: Weekly chat about all things social media.

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! Facebook and Google+ are more conversational. Viola!

3 Ways Social Media can Boost Sales Success

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Posted in Blogging Business Intelligence Communities Content Marketing Conversational Marketing Enterprise 2.0 Facebook Lead Generation Lead Nurturing People Sales Social Business Intelligence Social Media Social Networking Strategy Thought Leadership Twitter. Social media provides great way to connect with potential buyers.

Is Your Social Media Strategy Truly Agile?

SocMed Sean

Social media isn’t without these nebulous phrases or buzzwords either. My latest favorite buzzword that is invading both the business and social vocabulary is “Agile” As an ex-software developer, it makes me giggle a little when people use it incorrectly. Sustainable development, able to maintain a constant pace – Social media is a long-term commitment.

The ROI of Social Media [#SMMW16 Takeaways]

Katie Lance

I just returned from Social Media Marketing World in San Diego and had the most amazing time! While I have SO many takeaways from the event (let’s just say my mind was blown with all of the great information and superb speakers) in today’s post I want to just touch on one of them – the ROI of social media. How do you put this list on a spreadsheet?

3 Quick Ways to Drive Conversions on Pinterest

Convince & Convert

million, representing almost 30 percent of American social networkers, predicts eMarketer. study conducted by Shopify reveals that Pinterest users are 10 percent more likely to make a purchase than users referred from other social media sites. Convertro study indicates that Pinterest drives more revenue per click than Facebook, Twitter, or any other social network. 

Eight Social Media Tactics Designed for Big Return

Spin Sucks

Yesterday I had the opportunity to speak at a company’s strategic planning session. I was the last docket on the agenda and my job was to rally the troops around using social media for the business. Social Media Tactics Everyone Should Use. Heck, my last name is the same as the company name and I try to comment on nearly everything. By Gini Dietrich.

[Comic] Are You Really ‘Doing’ Social Media?

SocMed Sean

Engaging in social media is significantly harder than it sounds. Some believe that social media is free , simply because it generally costs nothing to secure a Facebook page, Twitter handle, and YouTube account. So, you’ve registered all your social media channels, do you know what to do with them? How would that help your bottom line? Cheers!

4 Conversion Experts On Why Buyers Click

Convince & Convert

Yes indeed, savvy marketers are rallying around conversion rate optimization , the process of improving conversion. The upcoming Conversion Road Trip, hosted by Unbounce , will bring many big league CRO experts together to present strategies for optimizing conversion. Psychology is the Root of Conversion Science. Give me a C. Give me an R. Give me an O. Let’s go!

The 3 Social Media Rules for Death and Tragedy

Convince & Convert

When David Bowie died last week (and by the way, f*ck cancer) companies hither and yon decided to hitch their social media exposure and engagement wagons to Ziggy Stardurst , thinking that the strategy of “riding the hashtag” gave them license to use a person’s death as suitable fodder for social content. Nobody needs to be comforted by a company.