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Microsoft and LinkedIn: A Primer for Social Marketers

Simply Measured

When I heard the news that Microsoft is set to acquire LinkedIn for $26.2 This is the perfect match for both the Microsoft brand and the LinkedIn brand. Now, let’s break down the facts of this acquisition, the implications for Microsoft and LinkedIn, and what it means for you as a social marketer. How will LinkedIn help Microsoft achieve this mission?

Microsoft’s new logo

Sherrilynne Starkie

For the first time in 25 years, Microsoft, one of the world’s most pervasive brands has revealed a new logo.  According to Mircosoft’s blog this represents a new era for Microsoft, so a logo should evolve to visually accentuate this new beginning. Microsoft got its font design wrong in two ways. Microsoft’s New Logo. Microsoft reveals simpler new logo.

Romi Mahajan leaves Microsoft to Join Metavana as CMO

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Long time friend and well respected CMO buddy of mine Romi Mahajan is leaving Microsoft to join Metavana. The chance to build a crack Marketing team and to make potential energy highly kinetic is an exciting (and daunting) proposition! Q: So social sentiment analysis is a big debate and quite the rage now, with new companies and new approaches cropping up frequently.

Microsoft Office for Android and iOS? Adobe holds the answer.

Josh S Peters

I recently read an interesting article on The Guardian about  Microsoft releasing apps for the iPad. The Guardian article points out several times that Microsoft’s biggest driver behind any play here would be revenue. For a solution, Microsoft doesn’t have to turn much farther than Adobe who is already working hard to capture the mobile working crowd.

10 Company and Product Branding Tips from Microsoft

Convince & Convert

This gives me a unique view of what organizations are doing not only for their digital strategy but also with their overall brand marketing. Read the whole entry. » Social Media Case Studies brand awareness corporate social media microsoft product branding skype social media branding social media magic social media strategy xbox Small.

[Interview] How Microsoft Uses Social Analytics, And How You Can Too

Audiense

In 2016, mature social media teams can adopt a myriad of roles across marketing, communications, customer service, audience research, product development, and much more. Ben Donkor is a social media analyst at Microsoft, and is adamant about the importance of social media analytics for all businesses. How has your social data been implemented elsewhere in Microsoft? https://t.co/oPFpp7ruQF

Facebook, Microsoft Team Up on MAREA Subsea Cable

SocialTimes Facebook

Facebook and Microsoft  are going under, as in underwater: The two tech giants will team up to build a new, state-of-the-art subsea cable across the Atlantic Ocean. The new cable, MAREA, will be the highest-capacity subsea cable to cross the Atlantic upon its completion, with eight fiber pairs and an estimated capacity of 160 terabits per second, and Facebook and Microsoft said the capacity will help meet growing demand for high-speed, reliable connections for cloud and online services. We think this is how most subsea cable systems will be built in the future.

Facial Recognition: Microsoft Website Tells You How Old You Are

Bill Hartzer

A website by Microsoft is using facial recognition to tell you how old you are. It’s kind of interesting to play around with this site and the technology, I am surprised that Microsoft chose a domain name that has a hyphen in it in order to show off their facial recognition technology. Let’s see how old Matt Cutts is in this photo: Marketing FooNow this one?

Microsoft is Finally Achieving What it Set Out to Do With Passport - the Key is Consistency

Stay N' Alive

Back in the year 2000, before "the cloud" was even a marketing term, Microsoft launched a product known as "Passport", a product touted to be the end-all-be-all of identity services that developers could integrate into their products for identity and storage of personal information. It's safe to say that Microsoft, like Marty of "Back to the Future" was ahead of his time.

Pinterest Sweepstakes Microsoft Mouse Design: Case Study With BJ O'Hare

Diva Marketing Blog

As we've seen with Kotex ( Diva Marketing interview  with the brand manager and agency) brands are exploring ways to engage with customers that go beyond a pin and comment. BJ O'Hare , social media lead for Microsoft Hardware Team, graciously agreed to tell us the back-story in a Diva Marketing Mini Case Interview. Diva Marketing/Toby:  What were your goals for the sweepstakes?

Microsoft Launches So.Cl Social Media Network

Bill Hartzer

Combine the above with the ability to link those pictures to a website, and you have a marketers dream come true. So.Cl (pronounced “social”) is a social sharing network currently in beta that was launched December 4, 2012 as an experiment by Microsoft FUSE Labs to provide a social media platform for students to share content with others. What would be even better is to have a web 2.0

Marketing In the Round

Spin Sucks

But it’s time to let the cat out of the bag because  Marketing In the Round: Multichannel Approaches In the Post- Social Media Era  is listed and ready for pre-sale on  Amazon  and  Barnes & Noble ! I was trying really hard not to be a douchecanoe who gets all excited about these little milestones, but it’s really stinking cool to see your name listed on Amazon. Guess what?!?

10 Marketing Tips from Father of Marketing David Ogilvy

Convince & Convert

Marketing ideology seems to change every ten years or so—unless you’re David Ogilvy, and your philosophy has lasted the better part of a century. Despite having passed on over a decade and a half ago, Ogilvy’s ideas on marketing are as true now as they were when he founded Ogilvy & Mather back in 1948. Instead, everyday language dominates the marketing world. We’ve

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The ROI of Influencer Marketing

Buzz Marketing for Technology

This week I moderated another Social Media Today webinar as part of their Best Thinker webinar  series, this time on the topic of The ROI of Influencer Marketing. Tung ( @ EricTTung ) Brand Ambassador for companies like Ford, Microsoft, Verizon and MasterCard, Kathleen Hessert (@ KathleenHessert ) CEO of Sports Media Challenge and Eric Berkowitz (@ tracx ) SVP of Global Services at Tracx.

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B2B Marketers Are Humans, Too

Convince & Convert

In their haste to produce marketing messages that demonstrate the value of their products and services, many companies default to the text-heavy, jargon-loaded, spec-focused content they relied on in the analog days. B2B marketers, however, are just as hungry for engaging messaging as their B2C counterparts and deserving of content that’s driven by utility and  enjoyment.

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5 Ways to Find Keywords That Deliver Superior Web Marketing Results

Convince & Convert

Expand your list of keywords and you might find new topics that deliver huge marketing results for years to come. Here are five great resources for finding article topics and keywords you may not have tapped yet for your content marketing efforts: 1. Related searches in Google Trends for the topic “website marketing” show other keywords that are on the rise. BoostSuite automatically maintains a list of top content opportunities for your business based on search volume, competition levels, and your existing marketing content. Microsoft Advertising Intelligence.

How Will Project Glass Impact Marketers?

Geoff Livingston

Scheduled for release in 2014, Project Glass holds so much promise Apple and Microsoft have competing projects. Geekery Apple augmented reality google media Microsoft project glassI will be speaking at xPotomac this February 25. Co-organizer Patrick Ashmalla and I are presenting together on Google Project Glass and augmented reality. Here’s a sneak preview of our session.

The LinkedIn Mastermind Behind The Future Of Work

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LinkedIn was recently acquired by Microsoft for over $26 billion. digital marketing. digital marketing agency. digital marketing blog. marketing. marketing blog. microsoft. airbnb brand businessblog businessbook charlierose digitalmarketing digitalmarketingagency digitalmarketingblog economics economy facebook futureofwork jwalterthompson jwt linkedin marketing marketingblog microsoft mirum mirumagency mirumagencyblog mirumblog mitchjoel paypal paypalmafia reidhoffman siliconvalley technology thealliance thestartofyou work  wpp

The Top #Nifty50 Women in Technology on Twitter for 2012

Webbiquity SMM

This year, we’re pleased to honor 50 women (below) and 50 men (in an upcoming post on the Blue Focus Marketing Blog ) who are among the top social media connectors and engagers in the technology world, representing technology vendors as well as related venture capital (VC), advisory and analyst firms. The 10-year Microsoft veteran is also a graduate of Harvard Business School.

The PESO Model: Changing the World—One PR Campaign at a Time

Spin Sucks

Katie Harrington shares a case study on how applying the PESO Model to the marketing and PR strategy led to a successful campaign that saved human lives. If you want to be successful in the modern world you have to master modern PR. The post The PESO Model: Changing the World—One PR Campaign at a Time appeared first on Spin Sucks.

Never Has LinkedIn Been More Powerful Than Today

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Now, Microsoft has gone and acquired LinkedIn for $26+ billion. All it is are 'thought leaders' quoting bs articles at each other and marketing people doing marketing things with each other. Every Monday morning I do a search for either "VP Marketing" or "Chief Marketing Officer" (these are the types of professionals that I am most interested in meeting). chief marketing officer. digital marketing. digital marketing agency. digital marketing blog. marketing. marketing blog. microsoft. microsoft office.

The Ultimate Guide to Infographic Marketing

Convince & Convert

In the words of entrepreneur and acclaimed author  Gary Vaynerchuk,   “Marketers ruin everything.” . This couldn’t be more true for infographics, which became a highly popular and effective content marketing tool three or four years ago. With honest beginnings, infographics were now a value-sucking black hole in the content marketing universe. Choose the Right Topic. Research.

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How digital marketing is supplanting traditional advertising

Socialmedia.biz

Target audience: Businesses, brands, digital marketers, advertising agencies, SEO specialists, entrepreneurs, educators, journalists, Web publishers. In a recent report, eMarketer said digital marketing is expected overtake TV advertising in total dollar spending in 2017 for the first time, with recent and future growth fueled mainly by mobile and video sectors. Post by Megan Totka.

Top 7 Online Tools to Automate Your Content Marketing

Kikolani

In 1996, Bill Gates declared that “ content is king ,” and, twenty years later, his words apply to marketing in ways he never anticipated. The success of content marketing makes sense. Users prioritize their own benefit before anything else, and content marketing is a far more effective way to prove that benefit to them than traditional advertising. feedly. Buffer. Contently.

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Facebook’s Atlas to Wind Down Ad-Serving Business, Focus on Measurement

SocialTimes Facebook

The social network acquired  the ad-serving business that was then known as Atlas Solutions from Microsoft in February 2013. Facebook then introduced a completely revamped Atlas , focused on “people-based marketing,” at Advertising Week in September 2014. Advertising/Marketing Facebook acquisitions Ad Serving Advertising Week Airbnb Atlas Atlas Solutions comscore Conversion Lift Erik Johnson IAS Integral Ad Science Kantar measurement Microsoft Moat mobile Mobile Polling Neustar Marketshare Nielsen Oracle Data Cloud People-Based Marketing State Farm Visual IQ

Essential tools for influencer marketing

Socialmedia.biz

A master roundup of social marketing tools to use on behalf of brands. Target audience: Social marketers, influence marketers, businesses, brands, digital marketers, SEO specialists, entrepreneurs, educators, journalists, Web publishers. If you’re an aggressive email marketer, GoDaddy can really zing you if they, for whatever reason, are displeased by your behavior.

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Find Brand Clarity With Four Identity Fixes

Spin Sucks

Related Stories The Psychology of Marketing: Nine Tools You Need Why Modern Marketers Need Flexible Budgets The Pros and Cons of the Best Super Bowl Ads. When a brand tries to service too many customer targets, the connection to that audience declines. Daniel Hilbert discusses how brands can reorient and discover their target customer.

25 Experts Share Top 3 Content Marketing Trends for 2017

Writtent Blog

Content marketers who keep track of the current trends will have an advantage when it comes to planning for the future. Isn’t it great when you know which way content marketing is heading in the next few years and which areas to focus your efforts on? We’ve listed all the responses below: Top 3 Content Marketing Trends for 2017 and Beyond. Content Marketing

Facebook Updates Calls to Action on Pages, Recommendations, Local Events

SocialTimes Facebook

Product manager Krishna Kalpathy added in a developer blog post  that those services include Booker, BookingBug, Front Desk, Microsoft Bookings, Pingup, Schedulicity , Setster and Simplybook.me.). Welcome to Facebook. Now Facebook wants to make sure you never have to leave. Users can also turn to the social network’s recommendations bookmark. Request Time: Coordinate your bookings. today.

40 Core Philosophies From the Most Famous Marketers in History

Buffer Social

For marketers, this is quite a legacy indeed. Although the discipline of marketing only emerged in the 1900s, it builds on a foundation of sales, advertising, copywriting and relationship-building that is much older. And for every brilliant marketer and thinker mentioned here, there are likely 10 more I haven’t thought of. Her marketing genius? Lauder ” 13.

The Future of Digital Marketing According to the Giants

Webbiquity SMM

and Microsoft have been making acquisitions that could change the way digital marketing is done in the near future. What seemed to be objects of science-fiction books and shows are now being developed in the real world, and may be used for marketing. But what do these purchases tell us about the direction digital marketing is going? Guest post by Clayton Wood.

The Most Overused Buzzwords and Marketing Speak in Press Releases

Adam Sherk

Home About Contact PR Publishing SEO Social Media Subscribe Adam Sherk The Most Overused Buzzwords and Marketing Speak in Press Releases by Adam Sherk on June 29, 2010 Unique, one-of-a-kind, best-of-breed…blah, blah, blah. We see this type of marketing speak over and over in press releases and promotional materials. What would you love to see stricken from marketing speak forever?

Retaining Customers Requires Innovation

Convince & Convert

Henry Ford was hesitant to make any changes to his two decade-old vehicle, and thus Ford began to lose market share. So, imagine the shock when users of Microsoft’s online storage system OneDrive discovered that things would be changing. OneDrive is part of the package that comes with Office 365 Home and Personal, Microsoft’s cloud-based subscription SaaS offering.

Laying Off Microsoft

Jason Yormark

Tweet A little over 5 years ago I packed up the family and we trekked from Chicagoland to Seattle for a new chapter in our lives.  I had been working independently for about 5 years doing web development and internet marketing and doing well enough to support the family with my wife working.  There was  no question really when Microsoft offered.  Me & Microsoft: Round 2.

Microsoft’s Future in Digital Marketing

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Over the weekend I got to meet with Romi Mahajan the World Wide Director of the Digital Marketing Platform Group at Microsoft. His Below is a transcript of some Q&A that I captured with Romi …. 1) What is your vision for Microsoft and Digital Marketing? The Microsoft Digital Marketing suite covers many but not all of the aspects of the digital marketing

Real-Time Translation Software: Will it Change Marketing?

Spin Sucks

Real-Time Translation Technology The new real-time translation technology from Skype presents myriad opportunities to innovative marketers. Vikram Dendi was the lead engineer at Microsoft on the project, and he said that synchronizing these different technologies was challenging—”each technology on its own is pretty complex, putting them together is a very difficult problem.”

The Rise of Mobile Media and the Fall of Advertising Media [Infographic]

Direct Marketing Observations

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LinkedIn - A Newer Professional Social Network?

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Right after our segment last Monday, I hopped a plane to The Art of Marketing in Toronto. Within that one hour flight, Microsoft acquired LinkedIn for over $26 billion dollars. If Facebook is our social network, is Microsoft now our professional social network? microsoft. Every Monday morning at 7:10 am, I am a guest contributor on CHOM 97.7 FM radio broadcasting out of Montreal (home base). It's not a long segment - about 5 to 10 minutes every week - about everything that is happening in the world of technology and digital media. morning show. Think about that.

3 Reasons Why Content Marketing Doesn’t Work for Associations

SocialFish

Last Tuesday, Ray van Hilst and I presented at ASAE’s Marketing, Membership and Communications Conference–it was fun (as far as public speaking gigs go) and great to see so many association friends. In the for-profit world, content is marketing. The marketing department works on marketing things–membership, conferences, products. Silos. Technology.

The Era Of Exponential Marketing

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Most everything we look at in the marketing realm is linear. Most everything we look at in the marketing realm will need to be exponential. Marketing needs to become an exponential business. As is Microsoft , Amazon and a bunch of other hardware manufacturers ( Acer , Samsung , etc.). Exponential new ways to think about marketing. They're thinking that the market is still too small, not significant or worth the cost of jumping in with both feet. exponential marketing. marketer. marketing. microsoft. Linear growth. amazon.