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Looking for info on social media consulting fees?

SocialFish

If you’re working on your social media budget for 2011, and looking for information on social media consulting fees, Mack Collier has a good updated list of  what social media consultants charge for various services. Audit of existing Social Media Strategy Including Recommendations for Improvement –  $2,000-$10,000.

5 Questions On Whether To Hire A Social Media Consultant Or Do It Yourself

Jason Yormark

One might think that since I work at an agency that I’d have a predisposition to recommend outsourcing your social media needs. I can assure you that is not my opinion. I’ve always been a straight shooter on my blog regardless of whether my opinions or recommendations directly benefit me. Not every company or organization needs to outsource their social media efforts. So without further ado, here are the 5 questions to ask yourself that will help you determine whether hiring a consultant or firm is the right move. 1. Social Media

Pros and Cons of your Social Media Team Structure

Ignite Social Media

With different clients comes different social media team structures that we work with. Social media teams are structured depending on how the brand divides their internal vs. external resources, and there are pros and cons to each approach. Here we’ll look at two social media team structures and the pros and cons of each. In-House Social Team.

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Outsourcing Social Media Management

yMarketingMatters

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.

5 Things To Look For When Choosing A Social Media Agency Or Consultant

Jason Yormark

In my last post I talked about how to determine whether you should manage your own social media efforts or hire some help. So let’s talk a bit about how to choose the right agency or consultant if you’re ready to make that investment. Standard disclaimer: I do manage a social media/creative agency and I’d be lying if I didn’t say that my time spent writing articles like these hopefully indirectly sends business our way, but I’d also be the first person to tell you if we weren’t a good fit for your needs as well. Good luck!

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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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?

How to Use Twitter Cards in Social Media Marketing

Pamorama

Twitter Cards enable publishers to attach media experiences to tweets — beyond the 140-character limit. Tweets with images and other media attract: 89% more “favorites” 18% more clicks 150% more retweets Get started with Twitter cards in 4 easy steps 1. How to Use Twitter Cards in Social Media Marketing is a post by Pam Dyer on Pamorama | Social Media Marketing Blog.

The Truth About Social Media Strategy

Convince & Convert

The biggest problem with organic social media for business is that the majority of companies are trying to employ a social media strategy that hinges on making social media do something it’s not well-suited to do: create new customers from thin air. “My favorite part of social media is that companies are doing it,” said noone, ever.

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?

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

10 Questions You Need to Ask Before Hiring a Social Media Consulting Firm

Bill Hartzer

According to Social Media Today, the rate of social media usage rose by 18% in 2013. This brings to nearly 25% the number of subscribers using social media today. Social media has defined the marketing fronts of most companies with many of them registering phenomenal success. The same case applies to social media consultancy.

Social Media Strategy Template

Proactive Report

Download the PDF of the Social Media Strategy Template here. In January 2014 almost three-quarters of all adults were active in social media, according to the Pew Research Center. 92% of marketers claim that social media marketing is important for their business. However, only 38 percent of companies say they have a defined social media strategy.

79 Remarkable Social Media Marketing Facts and Statistics for 2012

Webbiquity SMM

Social media and inbound marketing techniques have been a boon for marketers. Not only do leads generated through social and content marketing cost half as much as traditional outbound-generated leads (see below), they also close at higher rate (again, see below). And social media isn’t just about lead generation of course. And…even social media itself.

How CMOs Integrate Marketing Agencies and Consultants

Geoff Livingston

Image by cleonleclerc Consider how companies integrate agencies and consultants into the modern, multichannel marketing environment. Agencies and consultants vary in role from strategic partner to tactical provisioning. Marketing Agency AT&T Consultant digital eBay Ford General Dynamics google interactive Karen Schulman management marketing multichannel pr Procter & Gamble social Social Media VerizonWe live in an era of big [.].

20 Social Media Blogs You Should Read in 2012

Pamorama

Social media is now an essential component of doing business. It’s important for marketers to keep up with the ever-changing social media landscape so they can align their strategies and achieve the results they’re looking for. Here’s a list (in alphabetical order) of some great social media blogs to read in 2012. world.

CEOs-Roll Up Your Social Media Sleeves

Janet Fouts

The company earned an incredible amount of media coverage which put the company on the map. The lesson is clear: CEO’s that are active in social media and content marketing efforts ignite conversation. Social CEOs drive results. Frank Strong is a classically trained PR professional with new media savvy.  By Frank Strong. His sleeves were rolled up. Armed with $9.8

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.

6 Reasons Your Business Doesn’t Need Social Media

Laurel Papworth

The Top 6 Reasons why a business doesn’t need social media. Each one has a counter argument but part of social media education is taking people on a journey so they come to that understanding themselves through the workshop. Discussion on Social Media for a B2B consultant. Impact of SMO (Social Media Optimisation) on Google Search.

Social Media for the Busy Sales Person

Janet Fouts

I’ve gotten quite a bit of great feedback on my last post, the 5 traits of the social sales person. The post really seems to have struck a nerve with a lot of people, even though it barely touches the surface of how sales people can use social media to get more business. photo credit: Intersection Consulting via photopin cc. Social Media in Action social sales

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4 Social Media Management Strategies for Mobile Consumers

agora pulse

How many social media management strategies REALLY incorporate mobile users? Marketing Land reported that nearly 80 percent of social media time is now spent on mobile devices. Therefore, when they check their social media accounts, it includes short time intervals. If not, your business will get lost among all the other social noise. Image Credit.

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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4 Social Media Trends and How to Adjust Your Social Strategy

Ignite Social Media

Social media has evolved over the years and in order to design a successful social media marketing strategy, you must consider the latest social media trends that are likely to have the biggest impacts. Another emerging trend that will become more prominent in 2016 is that Facebook will dominate the social landscape. Social Commerce Goes Viral.

How to use Social Media for Employer Branding and Recruitment

Mindjumpers

Written by Sophia Kenvold who works as Consultant & Project Manager at Mindjumpers. Social media is ultimately about establishing relationships. Using social media for employer branding and recruitment provides the following benefits: An opportunity to enter into dialogue and engage/attract potential candidates. Tweet. Leverage Employees as ambassadors.

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A Strategic Guide to Social Media for Nonprofits

SocialFish

Reposted from Sprout Social with permission.  By Alicia Johnston.  . GET THEIR COOL STRATEGIC GUIDE TO SOCIAL MEDIA FOR NONPROFITS here. ———– Nonprofit organizations have become increasingly social over the past decade, whether they are cultivating a dedicated Facebook following or blazing a trail on new networks such as Snapchat. What to Share.

Cheat Sheet: Social Media Ad Metrics & Formulas

Firebelly

Here’s a handy cheat sheet for common social media ad metrics and the formulas used to derive them. Are your social media advertising efforts delivering the traffic and revenue you’re looking for? If not, schedule a FREE 30 MINUTE consultation and we’ll help you get on the right track! Social Media AdvertisingReach. Impressions.

How to Write a Social Media Press Release #socialmedia

Laurel Papworth

Writing a social media press release for customers, vendors, clients, stakeholders to pick up and deliver the news into their Facebook and Twitter and Google Plus networks is a totally different beast. What are the Main Features of a Social Media Press Release? About statements on corporate social responsibility, company history, stories. Let’s tame it.

The Best of Association Social Media 2014

SocialFish

Lindy’s happily ensconced at ICF working on some really awesome public health projects.  I am now consulting under my new practice  Culture That Works  with Jamie Notter, where we work with all kinds of organizations on internal (employee) and external (member/customer) engagement and culture change related to technology change. Best New Social Media Tools for the Social-Tech-Savvy.

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?

The Most Remarkable People on Social Media Today

Unspoken

Since I couldn’t find any lists that suited my taste, I decided to start my own… “The Most Remarkable People on Social Media Today” My own social media hall of fame, so to speak. I did not take into account the number of followers or the number of retweets but selected my list purely based on how much these people changed my beliefs or motivated my actions. believe we should highlight people who are doing remarkable work in the social universe and not only those who are just social celebrities. She brings Social to Big brands.

5 Shifts to Fix Your Social Media Metrics

Convince & Convert

On the social media consulting side of our business at Convince & Convert, my team and I are frequently called in to advise companies on how to improve and enhance their social media metrics. Measure the Right Number of Social Media Metrics Just because you can measure something, doesn’t mean you should. Very worthwhile.

8 Tools to Curate Content for Social Media

SocialFish

Of course, in this case, we’re not talking about curating content to use on personal profile pages—we’re talking about content curation for the purpose of marketing on social media. Paper.li: This content curation tool will help you find, customize, and publish content on the web or social media in a zap. Cool Social Tools ImplementationCheck ‘em out! The trap.it

Gartner: fake social media reviews

Sherrilynne Starkie

With over half of the Internet’s population on social networks, organizations are scrambling for new ways to build bigger follower bases, generate more hits on videos, garner more positive reviews than their competitors and solicit ‘likes’ on their Facebook pages,” said Jenny Sussin, senior research analyst at Gartner. Photo credit: Wikipedia). Related posts: Users flee MySpace.

Only 17% Of Businesses Measure Social Media ROI; 12% Have A Realtime Analytics Solution

The Realtime Report

Two-thirds of business managers agree that it is “important” or “very important” for their business to “analyze and glean insight from large data sets from social interactions happening in real time.” And, as we’ve seen too often before, only a small percentage (17%) currently measure social media ROI.

6 Free Social Media Monitoring Tools: With Tips from Experts

Talkwalker SM

Social media monitoring (often called social listening) is increasingly becoming a key part of a brand, company or organization’s business strategy. But to do so effectively you need to know what tools to use and how to use them and especially for smaller companies you may want to test out some free tools before investing in a more complete social media monitoring tool.

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How to Use Social Media And Stay Couth

Waxing UnLyrical

If you ask any expert how to use social media, they will probably tell you it comes down to two verbs: 1. But if you’re just going to listen, without doing much else, you’re basically using social media as a monitoring tool, and not much else. How to use social media (not). So how do you use social media and remain couth? Engage.

Research Sheds More Light On Why People Follow Brands Via Social Media

Conversionation

Over the last year, several studies have shown that people mainly start to follow brands on social media because of discounts and promotions. Once a social connection between a brand and a follower/fan is established, the continuity of it depends on your unique social proposition. Connected marketing Research Social media marketing brand followers customer experience Facebook InSites Consulting promotions research social media marketingIn other words: what you have to offer matters most. [.].

BrainDump: 101+ Things You MUST Know About Social Media For Business

SocMed Sean

I’ve been meaning to do this braindump for a while now. I get a lot of questions via Facebook , Twitter and my email contact form and many of the items listed below come straight from those questions, my experience in social media strategy, years of researching platforms and best practices and…well…tinkering with social media. paid media plan.

5 Step Success Strategy to Prioritize Social Networks for Your Business

Pam Moore

When it comes to digital marketing, social media and branding, it is no different. ” Unfortunately, there are far too many “experts” online touting that you must be on every new shiny object and social network. You do not need to treat every social network equal nor spend the same amount of time and investment on every social network. iTunes.

4 Ways to Dramatically Improve Your Social Media Photos

Convince & Convert

Hundreds of millions of photos are posted to social networks every day. The disposable nature of social imagery. After all, it wasn’t that long ago that photos were rarely seen in social media, other that profile pics and sketchy Myspace shenanigans. Many of the interesting photos you see in social media are achieved because of an unusual angle.