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15 Informative 2012 Marketing Infographics

Pamorama

We live in the age of data. The The information collected by the world’s databases grows by an astounding 40% annually. How we collect, harness, and use this content shapes our lives — our work, our relationships, everything.  One way to make the fire hose of information more understandable is to use visual representations, which is why [.]. Infographics Marketing Social Media Stats

Social Media Stock Talk: Five Reasons to Buy Facebook

Waxing UnLyrical

It’s official. The biggest news in the history of social media took place Friday when Facebook had its IPO, becoming the biggest social name ever to join the public market. Its $108 Billion offering came in as the 3rd largest ever (behind Visa and Enel), so the day was significant not only for social media types but also for market watchers. Facebook is the standard. Facebook is buying like crazy.

Clearing Clouds of Confusion – the 5 Categories of Social Media Software

Convince & Convert

The social media software industry offers some amazing functionality, but it suffers mightily from murky messaging and customer confusion. The truth is, many marketing professionals do not know what this software can do, much less what specific companies’ versions can do. And the software companies themselves make it worse by not being specific about their capabilities and areas of focus.

I Couldn’t Think of a Better Title Than This

Viper Chill

On my 21st birthday I shared a list of 21 lessons I’ve learned during my short spell on earth. On my 22nd birthday I worked for weeks on a free 2 hour video course called Cloud Blueprint. And if there’s anyone really good at guessing, then you probably know that today is my 23rd birthday. thought for a long time about what I wanted to share here. Asia to be more specific. And then stop.

A World Gone Social

Learn how companies must adapt to survive.

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Four Traditional Marketing Tactics That Work Well Online

Small Business Mavericks

Marketing has been around for hundreds, if not thousands of years. Over those years the format and approach has changed, and to a certain extent, has become quite scientific. Marketing professionals will poor over statistics and demographics in an attempt to deliver the best marketing plan possible. The arrival of the Internet has opened a lot of new possibilities, however, some of those old marketing tactics still work, even on the Internet. Compare these non-Internet marketing tactics to what is now available on the Internet. Paid Advertising – newspapers, billboards, television, radio.

Use Monroe’s Motivated Sequence to Call Your Readers to Action

ProBlogger

This guest post is by Sean Davis of SDavisMedia.com. Blogs do not produce income. Simply writing and publishing content does not increase your bank account balance. The idea that money is a direct result of blogging is a myth that the best bloggers have dismissed, but most choose to treat it as a law of the blogosphere. What a shame. Many new bloggers will jump out of their online careers just as quickly as they jumped into them when they realize that it’s not enough to simply create content. There is, however, another goal for creating content. The goal of blogging is not to earn money.

Cartoon of the day

Jeff Esposito

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How to Use Data to Enrich Your Content

ProBlogger

This guest post is by Conor Powers-Smith of  Factbrowser.com. Blog posts, whitepapers and other shareable content rely on supporting data—not because people just love a good color-coded pie chart (though they are pretty), but because numbers give stories shape. They add scale. They provide perspective. They quantify that something meaningful is happening. Think about it: which statement would you rather share? Teenagers are texting like crazy, more than ever. The average teen sends 60 texts per day, up from 50 in 2009 ( Pew Research Center ). Speed up your research.

Drive Toward Social Intelligence Maturity

Propelling your organization to new levels of social intelligence skill and application is essential for maximizing the value of your listening and monitoring efforts.