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How Social Is YOUR organization?


Some trivia for you: our first book, Humanize , was originally set to be titled “The Social Organization.” And, of course, regardless of the title, the book was about the same thing: what if we ran our organizations using the same principles that were behind the growth of social media? But are you a social organization? Big things are happening!! Congratulations.

Why Every Organization Needs a Story Strategy

Convince & Convert

Every organization and any business of any size (including entrepreneurs!) Today, every business needs a larger story strategy that encompasses a variety of stories told by advocates outside of marketing and the C-suite. Story Strategy and Stories Every Business (Regardless of Size) Must Tell. Do you have a story strategy that encompasses many types of stories? ’).

How Social Referrals Impact Your Organic Traffic

Convince & Convert

Social Media’s Role in Organic Traffic. Jay’s podcast got me thinking of another area where social media doesn’t get enough credit:  the organic traffic that comes to a website as the result of an initial social referral. You might realize that you’re not sharing enough links on social, or your website or strategy isn’t as welcoming to new users.

Why You Need to Build Your Email List Organically

Convince & Convert

One of the most important lessons I have learned is to build organic email lists as opposed to borrowed, scraped, or purchased lists. Forgetting the importance of organic lists can harm you more than you think. If you want to be effective with your email marketing, then make sure to focus on organically building your list. Organic Lists Give You Better Delivery and Open Rates.

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Do Social Referrals Affect Organic Traffic?

Convince & Convert

Jay’s podcast got me thinking of another area where social media doesn’t get enough credit:  the organic traffic that comes to a website as the result of an initial social referral. Below is how the sequence segment should look ( clear here to add it to your view ): This segment includes anyone who initially entered your website, and then came back through organic search.

From Conversation Company to Optimization Organization


Steven makes very valid points of how important it is to involve people and facilitate conversations while having a ‘social’ mindset across the organization. However, it’s time to take it a step further and move to the optimization organization. Optimization is the mindset every organization should have. It’s time for the optimization organization. How ‘Kaizen’ are you?

A Bodybuilder’s Guide to Communications Strategy

Spin Sucks

Life is where you learn to be human, and any communications strategy is about connecting with humans. Today’s post is about another very important part of my life (one many of you probably don’t know about), which directly relates to communications strategy development and success—body building. Building a Communications Strategy. By Laura Petrolino. Life is the best teacher.

Is your Organization Capable of Unorthodox Thinking?


To discover the future,” influential strategy expert, Gary Hamel says, “it is not necessary to be a seer, but it is absolutely vital to be unorthodox.”. Unless you can get your organization to challenge assumptions and think outside formulaic patterns and solutions, you cannot expect different results or steer it into a different future. The New Competence of the Knowledge Age.

14 Brilliant B2B Marketing Strategy Guides

Webbiquity SMM

How should b2b marketers adjust their strategies to keep up with this evolution? Find the answers to those questions and others here in more than a dozen insightful guides to b2b marketing strategy from the past year. How To Market For the Top Four B2B Business Growth Strategies by g2m Solutions. B2B Marketing Trends That Will Shape Your Strategy by Anders Pink.

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7 Content Marketing Secrets to Increase Organic Traffic

Convince & Convert

Content Marketing backlink strategy backlinks content marketing content strategy link building traffic growthHere’s a question for you: How effective is your content at driving traffic to your website ? If If your answer is “not very,” then this is the post for you. Even if your content is performing well, there’s always room for improvement. But highlight to tweet).

Develop a Bare Minimum Brand Strategy

Spin Sucks

When it comes to brand strategy I see this all the time—expressed by clients large and small as some variation on, “We don’t have time for brand strategy… and there’s no money for consumer research … so let’s just get to the communications, all right already?” It’s important to actively involve the larger leadership team (department heads, for examples,) in your brand strategy.

Why You Need a Business Strategy, Not a Social Strategy

Convince & Convert

Your business strategy should come first; your social media strategy should follow. In this scenario, social strategy is where things start and social goals are where they end. The business strategy and its goals should drive of all social efforts. recent Twitter campaign drove 90,000 website visits and over 45 million impressions from organic and promoted Tweets.

5 Tips for Building a Content Marketing Strategy for Nonprofits


Compared to the corporate sector, it’s safe to say that funding resources are more limited for non-profit organizations. Unfortunately, out of this majority, only 26 percent believe their strategy is effective. Create a plan, write it out, and share it within the organization to keep everyone on the team focused on the same goals. Describe Your Organization’s Goals.

Why is your content strategy failing?


It is important to understand that it is not enough to just have a content marketing strategy in place. It should have the ability to make a difference in your organization, and should also help in attracting new members. Planning out an effective strategy that does both the jobs well can be difficult, and may not necessarily hit all the right chords amongst your consumers.

A Content Strategy Fit for an Oscar

Spin Sucks

Whether you agree with the Academy’s nomination list or not, planning your content the way movie studios plan their film releases can help to inform your content strategy. Just as production companies need to produce different types of movies, your content strategy needs to include different types of content. So give the people what they want, and include it in your content strategy.

The 6 Ways to Organize a Content Team

Convince & Convert

But how do you organize your internal personnel to get all that content created, amplified, and measured? The 6 Ways to Organize a Content Team. According to the survey, content teams are organized in one of these constructs: 1. Small, in-house team of strategy leaders that relies on external, agency resources to execute content creation. 5. Digital Content Team.

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Monitoring What Others Are Saying About Your Organization


Part of managing your organization’s brand is being consistently aware of what others are saying about it. You can’t engage your audience or your market base if you can’t see your organization through their eyes. One of the most effective ways to do this is to monitor what’s being said about your organization, who’s saying it and how much influence they have. Paid Apps.

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. The truth about Social Media Strategy.

How to Use a Reverse Message Strategy

Spin Sucks

We all know an effective message strategy is key to communicating with your target audience in a way that matters. Your message strategy must have the 4Cs : Comprehension, connection, credibility, and contagiousness. Think about this negative message strategy from a perspective of marketing your product or service. Reorient Perspective with Reverse Message Strategy.

Is Your Social Media Strategy Truly Agile?

SocMed Sean

How does one measure the level of “collaboration” in your organization? Information Technology, Sales, Research, and even Marketing organizations are adopting terms like “agile”, “scrum”, “sprint” and “stand-ups” into their business vernacular. As your community self-organizes, so you should. And let’s be honest.

Burn your social media strategy


Burn It Down, Start From Scratch And Build a Social Media Strategy That Works. Discard the fake WOM strategies created with brand-to-consumer content broadcasted in social channels and focus on the real WOM forged peer-to-peer with customer stories, recommendations and advocacy. Here is just an excerpt – this is towards the end of the long post. Then read it again.

22 Simple Tips to Grow Your Email List Organically


You must grow your list organically and you must do it by offering value, that’s it. Your subscribers will tell their friends and your list will organically spread by word of mouth. Email Marketing Marketing Social Media Marketing Tips email list building marketing for small business marketing strategy social mediaEmail is used far more than Facebook and Twitter combined.

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Fitting The Social Media Cube into a Round Marketing Strategy


This multi-dimensional aspect is the key to success in social media marketing, but some may question the difficulty of trying to integrate these various disciplines into one smooth strategy. The book offers a strategy for breaking down the barriers and bringing together all areas of traditional and social media to optimize efforts into one comprehensive, integrated strategy. Social marketing cannot be conducted in an isolated environment; it needs to be part of an entire integrated strategy. The Social Media Cube fits perfectly into a Marketing in the Round strategy.

Increased Post Frequency Is Helping and Killing Facebook Organic Reach

Jon Loomer

Post upon post is either about how Facebook organic reach is dead or how you can beat the algorithm and improve your organic reach. Instead, it’s about how the obsession with organic reach is helping to kill it. Increased post frequency can both help and kill Facebook organic reach. How Post Frequency Helps Organic Reach. 28 Days Organic Reach (Column M).

Facebook’s Organic Reach Decline: How to Respond in 4 Steps


The tight-lipped social network acknowledged as much  in a leaked sales deck obtained by TechCrunch in December that included this statement: “We expect organic distribution of an individual page’s posts to gradually decline over time as we continually work to make sure people have a meaningful experience on the site.” What can you do about plummeting Facebook post reach?

The Basics of B2B Social Media Marketing Strategy

Webbiquity SMM

But it may also be a problem with basic B2B social media marketing strategy. If you’re not sure your strategy is on track—or not sure what your company’s social media marketing strategy is —hopefully this post can help. Cross-Platform Social Media Strategy. Platform-Specific Social Strategy. Social Presence Promotion Strategy.

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Customer Retention Strategies for Lovebirds

Spin Sucks

First you woo your customer through customer acquisition tactics and then you build a long-term, lasting relationship through proactive customer retention strategies. Laura Petrolino takes a look at three strategies you should use to ensure a happy, committed relationship with your customer. The post Customer Retention Strategies for Lovebirds appeared first on Spin Sucks.

Lowe’s Caves to Pressure without Strategy

Spin Sucks

But that’s why strategy is so important. You rarely do any advertising without a strategy. Communication Crisis all-american muslim Lowe's lowe's pulls ads the florida family organization TLCHave you heard about  Lowe’s pulling their advertising from the TLC program, “ All-American Muslim ?” They’re not terrorists. They’re not anti-American.

How to Find Facebook Post Ideas for Higher Organic Reach

Razor Social

Facebook organic reach sucks. In this article, I’m going to show how you can be smarter with your content ideas so you get more organic reach by coming up with better Facebook posts. 1. Tip: Post other people's previously successful content on FB to increase organic reach Click To Tweet. 2. Find other people’s content that has already proven to be popular.

12 Essential Elements of a Social Media Marketing Strategy


Make sure to tailor strategies that are unique to each of your social media channels. Get everyone on board with your strategy. Infographic via BIGEYE 12 Essential Elements of a Social Media Marketing Strategy is a post by Pam Dyer on Pamorama | Social Media Marketing Blog. Do you need some help to get started with your social media marketing plan? What are their pain points?

Your Marketing Strategy Needs to Keep Pace with Digital Culture

Buzz Marketing for Technology

In a company, the term “culture” is often defined by qualities such as an organization’s business values, overarching mission statement, operational style, working languages, technology and operating systems, personality traits and in-office habits. Basically So they go after a quick fix and rush into responsive design without any real thought, strategy or testing behind it. Not much.

You’re Never Going to Sell Content Strategy


All but two have said some version of this: “I’ll keep you in mind when we have a content strategy project.”. If they honestly think that a content strategy project is going to magically appear or that they are going to sell content strategy to a client, I’ve got news for them: It’s not going to happen. worked for a digital agency back when content strategy was new.

Being a social organization means being generative.


Jamie Notter and I explain how organizations can be more GENERATIVE in our book, Humanize: How People-centric Organizations Succeed in a Social World. Generative organizations have cultures that embrace inclusion. Generative organizations have internal structure and processes that maximize collaboration. We feel strongly that our organizations need to be more human.

7 Strategies for Monitoring Your Competitors

Convince & Convert

tool like SpyFu  can reveal the keywords your competitors are targeting for paid and organic search. Like or follow your competitors’ pages on relevant social channels (You may want to do this from a personal profile, as opposed to your business one) before organizing them into lists. Want to be recognized for your outstanding content? Analyze  Their Rankings Against Keywords.

Seven Frequently Asked Questions on Social PR Strategy

Waxing UnLyrical

When I teach workshops, there are certain stumbling blocks to smart social PR strategy that come up frequently. Here are the seven most frequently asked questions in my social PR strategy workshops, and how I typically answer them. 1. That’s where you have to really blueprint your social PR strategy. Too much to do, not enough time. Now you’re asking me to add social?!”.

Facebook and Twitter Offer News Organizations Much More than Just News Delivery

Adam Sherk

Things like Facebook Pages, the Open Graph protocol and frictionless sharing, as well as the Subscribe button for journalists , are giving news organizations an increasing number of ways to forge relationships with users and gain prominence in their streams. diversified social strategy incorporates a wide range of methods for growing audience and making meaningful connections with users.

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Connect the Dots Between PR Metrics and Strategy

Spin Sucks

The journey from data to narrative is when communications pros dig deep into research, survey results , analytics, and usage and conversion data to create the strategies and narratives that change minds and influence behaviors. And it must be based around your organization’s goals. The post Connect the Dots Between PR Metrics and Strategy appeared first on Spin Sucks.

The Ultimate Guide to Social PR Strategy: A Blueprint for Success

Waxing UnLyrical

Getting Your Social PR Strategy Off the Ground. But if they’re not mapped out as part of an overall strategy – one that makes perfect sense based on, and follows logically from, your business objectives – then pretty soon your program is going to start crumbling worse than a House of Cards. Smart Social PR strategy always always ALWAYS maps to business objectives.

Propel Your Organization Forward Through Collaboration

The Realtime Report

Propel Your Organization Forward Through Collaboration. Any organization that is attempting to become better needs to consider the idea of tying up loose ends and reviewing current operations before moving forward. Consider why you should have (or add) meetings to your organization with a focus on the following issues: Open Communication. No Excuses Not To Be Present.

20 Statistics That Will Drive 2014 Marketing Strategies [Infographic]


No longer a luxury, it will become a must-have in 2014 marketing strategies. Content: Nearly 50% of companies now have content marketing strategies. Events: 67% of B2B content marketers consider event marketing the most effective strategy. SEO: SEO (search engine optimization) is vital — 33% of traffic from Google organic search results go the first item listed.