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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?

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’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.

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.

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.

What Microsoft Taught Me About Self Promotion

Spin Sucks

learned that lesson during my 13 years at Microsoft. Nevertheless, during the years at Microsoft, I learned to regularly note and promote my achievements. Microsoft is, by and large, a male-dominated culture. He had worked at Microsoft for a time, though we never worked together, and I had never met him before. left Microsoft in 2007, but my reputation may never leave.

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

Microsoft Files DMCA Takedown Request, Claims Microsoft is Infringing on Copyright

Bill Hartzer

Microsoft filed a DMCA ( Digital Millennium Copyright Act ) request with Google. Microsoft. Yes, Microsoft filed a DMCA takedown request last week with Google, asking Google to remove Microsoft.com and Microsoftstore.com from the Google index. All because Microsoft is infringing on their copyright. Marketing Foo Who was the copyright infringer in this case?

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.

Apple vs Microsoft: Tablet Market Clash between iPad and Windows 8

Idaconcpts

Microsoft has already previewed its ARM compatible Windows 8 and a dedicated app store called the Windows Store for it. But when it comes to Windows 8, iPad may be grounded on the fact that Microsoft’s firmware is more enterprise friendlier and innovative. As per reports, Microsoft has tied up with a number of OEMs including the Asian giants like Asus, Huawei, ZTE and Acer.

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 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.

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 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

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?

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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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?!?

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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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.

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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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 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 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.

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.

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.

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 Gadgets of the Future: The Microsoft Courier

Social Media Citizens

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?

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

Direct Marketing Observations

Infographic presented by 2D barcode service Microsoft Tag. advertising Mobile marketing ad media media microsoft mobile media

Social Media Monitoring: The Virtual Duck Blind

Social Marketing Forum

Social media is NOT just about distributing your marketing message. Social media marketing Social media monitoring Microsoft social media social media monitoringfrankly don’t think any digital media channel is solely about that. From email to Facebook, it’s as much about listening as it is about talking.

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.”

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.

Best Social Media Stats, Facts and Marketing Research of 2010

Webbiquity SMM

For anyone in marketing or PR being asked to make “data-driven&# decisions “based on the numbers&# (and doesn’t that include pretty much everyone in marketing and PR these days?), the sources below provide a vast wealth of data, statistics and research results, as well as a bit of interesting social media trivia. B2B Marketing and Social Media. And much more.

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.

Virtually There With Virtual Reality For Brands

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Currently devices like Google Glass or Microsoft 's just-released Hololens act as a piece of hardware that provide a lens on top of what we typically see. Some reports say that this will be a $150 billion market by 2020. Will this replace your current digital marketing strategy and campaigns? digital marketing. digital marketing agency. digital marketing blog.

The End Of The Smartphone

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That piece of data still hold true as Apple currently has the fourth generation iPad in-market. Beyond patent debates and legacy OEM manufacturers struggling to keep up, Apple and Android have set a furious pace as brands like Amazon , RIM , Microsoft and others continue to evolve from a personal computer business into a smartphone/tablet offering. Do you think they're going to let Samsung , Nokia or even Microsoft leap ahead? To date, there are no clear winners in the realm of mobile marketing. marketing. marketing professionals. microsoft.

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 Only Screen That Matters

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Elaborating on IDC''s outlook, Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker research analyst Jitesh Ubrani stated, '' Apple ''s iOS-ification of Mac OS, and Microsoft ''s implementation of Modern UI throughout different form factors are clear indicators that we''re living in a mobile-first world. The burden on marketers is paramount at this point. We live in a world where the vast majority of digital marketing is still being conceived, developed and nurtured for a Web and browser-based consumer, while the data is clear: mobile first. digital marketing. marketer. apple.

Is LinkedIn a Sign of What’s to Come for Social Media Networks? | Social You Should Know

Ignite Social Media

Microsoft and LinkedIn made big headlines this week, while social networks continue to expand their advertising features. Microsoft Buys LinkedIn – A Sign of Things to Come? By now, you’ve probably heard the news that Microsoft bought LinkedIn  for a whopping 26 billion dollars. That and more in this week’s Social You Should Know. It’s All About the Video, Baby.

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Does Google Deserve More Credit?

Geoff Livingston

And it has become a must for content marketers. If you ask me, though, Google deserves much more credit for everything it does online, especially compared to its competitors like Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft and Apple (umm, maps?). Reality android Apple facebook facial recognition glasses project google Microsoft penguin privacy twitterIt’s not an isolated incident.

Does a Social Score Make a CMO?

Geoff Livingston

Clearly influencers have become an important part of marketing. For example, how relationships and grassroots influence work in communities or how social media and can be integrated into a larger marketing campaign. For example: How do influencers integrate into a larger marketing effort that delivers an effective profitability plan for a company? More on this tomorrow.

21 Content Marketing Tools to Use in 2014

Writtent Blog

What if a marketer was only as good as their content marketing tools? The brands that succeed at content marketing are those that take an agile stance. While some of the content marketing tools trending in 2014 are familiar, many of the rest are brand-new and probably worth adding to your program. Image credit: content marketing experience. Evernote. Percolate.

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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.