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How to Determine and Prioritize Social Media Marketing Goals and Objectives

Pam Moore

Achieving measurable social media ROI is very similar to teens and sex. It’s interesting because many marketing and social media leaders within brands and organizations of all sizes dream about achieving real ROI using social media and digital marketing, yet very few of them actually bring to fruition much more than a social media dream.

Social Media Q&A

Spin Sucks

The Q&A. Q: There are many different agencies a business can hire, and they all seem to be converging on this concept of digital marketing and social media. My reasoning being that social media is a TOOL and agencies should not be specializing in tools. Social Media Q&A originally appeared on Spin Sucks on April 20, 2011. until 6 p.m., every day.

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?

Social Media Has Created Two Types of Users

Spin Sucks

Social media is an ingrained process that now owns a segment of our personal and professional worlds. At work we have segmented time allotted to monitoring Radian6 (now known as the  Salesforce Marketing Cloud ) or Jugnoo  (client), or browsing Hootsuite for interesting content. Grouping Social Media Users. Today’s guest post is by Tyler Orchard.

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38+ Cool Social Media and Web Tools and Reviews

Webbiquity SMM

Manage all of your social media accounts from a single login on your iPhone? Make more productive use of your time on social networking sites? Find tools to do all of the above and much more in this collection of helpful business, online and social media tools, apps and reviews. Cool Social Media Tools. Storefront Social. Inefegy Social Radar.

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9 Criteria for Selecting a Social Media Monitoring Tool

Webbiquity SMM

Social media monitoring tools are increasing essential for companies of all sizes as the explosion of social media content renders manual monitoring efforts hopeless. With almost 200 social monitoring tools (and new entrants still coming to market), available at a range of price levels from free to if-you-have-to-ask-you-can’t-afford-it, how does an organization select the right social monitoring tool for its needs? News can travel extremely fast through social media. Monitoring beyond social media. Range of coverage.

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How Social Media Has Changed the Hotel Business

Spin Sucks

would not describe the hospitality industry as a community of early adopters when it comes to social media. But things are moving forward, and hoteliers are growing more interested in hearing about social media success stories beyond The Roger Smith Hotel. The lesson here is that monitoring social media channels can help hotels respond more quickly to the guest.

3 Ways Social Media can Boost Sales Success

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Facebook Lead Generation Lead Nurturing People Sales Social Business Intelligence Social Media Social Networking Strategy Thought Leadership Twitter. Social media provides great way to connect with potential buyers. Social media provides the sales person a platform for sharing value, which builds reputation and affinity for the seller.

Executive Series: Listening on Social Media is about Insight Management and Analyzing Data

Mindjumpers

The posts are based on his daily work with passionate people responsible in the area of social business, executives from large international companies and thought leaders in the social business space. Often you see the statement ‘listen and engage’ or ‘listen to what people are saying about you on social media’ This post is not solely about any of the above.

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Gin and Topics: The Elephant Rise In Social Media

Spin Sucks

In Salesforce.com’s Deal for Radian6, a Nod to Facebook’s Rise. Big news in the social space this week when Salesforce announced they’ve acquired Radian6. Gin and Topics: The Elephant Rise In Social Media originally appeared on Spin Sucks on April 1, 2011. Happy April Fool’s and Opening Day! That means spring is almost here!

List of 3rd Party Social Media Tools #Blab #socialmedia

Laurel Papworth

Shares Whether you are a VA looking after the Facebook and Twitter of a small business or the marketing manager who needs to social media Monitor Instagram and Risk Management, social media tools to schedule, automate, autofollow, autotweet, monitor are critical to saving time and resources. Queue updates with Social Oomph (Evergreen). Feedburner and RSS.

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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.

Social Media ROI: 5 Must-Reads

Firebelly

Here are 5 must-reads on social media ROI that we don’t want you to miss. Social Media Metrics That Matter Now. By Debra Donston-Miller As businesses get more sophisticated in their use of social networking, so too are the metrics by which they measure social business ROI. Measure Social Media ROI with Google Analytics Social.

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Emerging Social Media Trend: Logo Detection In Images

Firebelly

” Common social listening tools like Radian6 miss many of the photos with your brand’s logo in them unless the person who uploaded it mentioned you in the description. Blog Social Media If you’re only doing hashtag and text-based searches for your brand, then you’re literally “missing the pictures.”

Social media- it’s not about the ratings

Janet Fouts

I get asked a lot how one should choose a social media coach or consultant and my answer is always the same. Talk to their clients and look at their own social presence online. If all you hear about are their scores and their number of followers on 100 social networks, beware. The Radian6 dashboard is going to knock the socks off the competition with this. BRAVO!

Five Step Process for Using the Social Web

Spin Sucks

” He relates a story of a small business owner who went to a conference and the social media expert who spoke advised attendees use all of the social media networks because “you never know where your customer is going to be, so you need to be in all of the places.” Tools such as Spiral16 , Radian6 , or Sysomos are the best. Listen. Assess. Xobni.

9 Indispensable B2B Social Media White Papers

socialmediab2b.com

Below are a list of 9 B2B white papers that have useful information for B2B social media marketers. Social Media for the B2B Sphere. Radian 6 offers up tips, concepts, anecdotes, and examples to help you connect the dots between your B2B company and social media. 3. Finding B2B Marketing Success Integrating Social Media and Search.

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The State of Social Media Marketing – Summary of Annual Survey Report (Part 2)

Mindjumpers

In a previous blog post , Jonas made a summary of a report called “The State of Social Media Marketing” from January 2012 in which he outlined the key points and conclusions drawn from the report. The findings are based on a survey, conducted among 469 marketers from wide varieties of industries, company sizes and levels of social marketing expertise. Platforms. Monitoring.

Understanding the Nature of an Event Using Social Analytics

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

This is a guest post from Marshall Sponder , author of the newly released Social Media Analytics. Recently, I was asked if Social Analytics sheds light on the nature of online events like the Netflix Outrage , which happened a few weeks ago as customers voiced extreme disappointment at Netflix for imposing a $6 a month increase for customers who still wanted DVD delivery.

Social Media Monitoring & Engagement: One Size Does Not Fit All

Jason Yormark

I’m about 9 months into my role at Strategies 360 running their social media outfit, and we’ve just about hit critical mass where we are exploring and upgrading our social media tools around monitoring and engagement.  Up to this point, we’ve been able to manage without the enterprise level offerings such as Radian 6 and Sysomos , but times are a changin. Social Media

100+ Social Media Monitoring Tools

Pamorama

From fans to followers, brands are actively working to engage their current and future customers via social media — and online reputation management is quickly becoming a vital part of doing business. Social media monitoring helps brands discover, in real time, who is saying what online and where the conversations are happening so they can respond in a timely fashion. Businesses also need to measure, analyze, and report on their social media efforts. Klout tracks the impact of your opinions, links and recommendations across your social graph.

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The Trouble With Social Media Listening

Janet Fouts

Listening is the most important part of any social media strategy. Thing is, effective social media listening isn’t as intuitive as it may sound, and some never really get the value of it until I can show them cases. Lots of people sign up for one of the amazing social media listening platforms like Radian6. Social Media Tips and Tricks liste

Social Media Optimization Tools

www.toprankblog.com

Keyword optimized social content and channels of promotion provide abundant signals to search engines for improved visibility on standard, social and real-time search. The changing nature of social media marketing and optimization create the need for tools whether for research, marketing and promotion or analytics. Heck, we’ve been blogging about SMO since 2006!

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Social Media Software + Silos=Trouble

SocialFish

The big thing these days is social media software–everyone wants to get into the game. Whether it’s social media monitoring, social media management, social CRM, community platforms, social media measurement, the bottom line is that every company seemingly wants a piece of the social media pie. Think about it.

What’s the Best Social Media Monitoring Tool? It Depends

Webbiquity SMM

The explosion of social media has led to a corresponding need for more sophisticated monitoring tools that can crawl the hundreds of social networking and bookmarking sites and millions of blogs across the globe. You can find a list of more than 150 social media monitoring tools here or close to 200 here , but—that can seem overwhelming. Social Mention. If Google Alerts had been developed with a focus on social media, this would be it. blogs, microblogging sites, social networks, etc.). Social Media Monitoring. UberVU.

Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media.

Convince & Convert

Also, at my social media speaking engagements hither and yon I’m often asked what tools I use. So, I took a personal inventory and created this overview of the 39 social media tools I use daily. Virality & Search Topsy One part virality tool, one part tracking mechanism, one part social listening post, Topsy is becoming one of new favorites. I’ve moved from Tweetmeme to Topsy on my embedded tweeting, due to improved metrics, and Topsy’s competitive intelligence capabilities are impressive. Thanks for the Radian6 shout-out! Smart.

100+ Social Media Monitoring Tools

www.pamorama.net

pamorama marketing, life, social media Home About Bookshelf Links Contact 100+ Social Media Monitoring Tools by Pam Dyer on October 12, 2010 Share From fans to followers, brands are actively working to engage their current and future customers via social media — and online reputation management is quickly becoming a vital part of doing business.

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How to Audit Your Social Media Efforts: 20+ Questions to Ask Yourself

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Business , Marketing , Social Media > How to Audit Your Social Media Efforts: 20+ Questions to Ask Yourself How to Audit Your Social Media Efforts: 20+ Questions to Ask Yourself by Tamar Weinberg on June 16, 2010 Share This is a guest post by Kwame Boame.

Social Media ROI with these 195+ Social Media Monitoring Tools

www.salesrescueteam.com

Home About Recommendations 195 Social Media Monitoring Tools Website Sales program Small Business Apps Read Up…RSS Sales Rescue Team Want More Customers? 195 Social Media Monitoring Tools Is Social Media ROI on your mind?  Social media is about relationships.  So is email. Need to Increase Website Traffic and Sales? This list can help.

#FollowFriday: Lindsay Bell

Spin Sucks

Lindsay spent most of her career with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation , and most recently was in charge of content at Radian6 and then Jugnoo. FollowFriday Social Media canadian broadcasting corporation content director jugnoo lindsay bell Radian6 Spin Sucks spin sucks proAlright. She is joining our team! She has a 13-year-old son. She loves beer like I love wine.

#FollowFriday: Lindsay Bell

Spin Sucks

first got to know Lindsay when she was working with Radian6. FollowFriday Social Media lindsay bell Radian6You’re in for a treat today! Lindsay Bell is one of a kind and you’re about to learn why. As you probably know, their community is everywhere and they do a fantastic job of spreading the word and adding value. Lindsay is no different. Hey Lindsay!

Six FREE Tools To Measure Social Media for Business

PWB Marketing Blog

Facebook and other social networks equip you with limited analytic tracking tools. Once you start to delve deeper into social media marketing, you will find you need a more robust measurement platform. Our six favorite free tools (and two paid) for measuring social media are: Social Mention  (free) – real time search engine that monitors over 100 social media properties.

The Gamification of Social Media

Social Media Marketing

It sits squarely in the social networking space, but it has a different twist - one from which I think businesses may be able to gain valuable insights, all while allowing people to enjoy themselves. But like the other sites, it's also a social network itself. By linking your social activity from other sites, you see your net worth rise more quickly. What is it?

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List of Social Media Management Systems (SMMS)

www.web-strategist.com

Web Strategy by Jeremiah Owyang Home About Speaking Research Media Contact Subscribe via RSS Connect with Jeremiah: twitter friendfeed linkedin flickr technorati Connect with Jeremiah on twitter @ mattgalloway Wow thanks, I really appreciate that. This is one component of Social CRM, which if you haven’t heard about, please read the report on the 18 use cases of Social CRM.

Four Step Process to Create an Integrated Marketing Campaign

Spin Sucks

If you don’t, buy a social media book (such as Groundswell ) and learn how to set one up. To get other employees involved, ask the following questions: How can HR use social networks to recruit candidates? How can customer service use a chat feature on the website, the social networks, the telephone, and  email to provide immediate response? Where do you start?

6 Critically Undervalued Social Media Success Metrics

Convince & Convert

People who say social media isn’t measurable aren’t looking very hard. The truth is that there are at least 25 viable metrics you can use to evaluate the success of your social media efforts. Here are the 6 critically undervalued social media success metrics. To add a reference point to your social mention tracking, create a Share of Voice report.

Monday’s 5 Social Media Must-Reads

Firebelly

Below are 5 social media must-reads from last week that we wouldn’t want you to miss. Facebook is showing me something that no one else has yet – the social feedback loop. 22 Social Media Marketing Management Tools. Social Media Marketing is no different. New tools for monitoring and managing social media marketing.

Social Media Marketing - Is Your Business Ready?

www.toprankblog.com

In order for companies to realize the maximum benefit from social media marketing, there must be a certain level of understanding about the nature of online communities, social media sharing web sites and applications. Identifying a company’s current state of social media readiness helps determine benchmarks and sets a baseline from where to build from.

What are You Supposed to Measure in Social Media?

Direct Marketing Observations

My graph is not totally untrue for those of you that play in the space, but I was reading a post by Tom Webster today titled, The Uneasy Relationship between Twitter and Social Media Measurement and I knew exactly where he was going with it. Ok, so again I was having a bit of fun here but I’m curious to hear what some of the social media data aficionados think.

78 (of the) Best Social Media Marketing Tips, Guides, Tools and Strategies of 2010 (So Far)

Webbiquity SMM

With the amount of helpful content about social media marketing growing faster than Facebook’s user base or Lindsay Lohan’s court appearances, it’s tough to keep up. Here’s a modest contribution to help with that effort; more than six dozen of the best, most bookmark-able articles and blog posts about social media tactics, tools and strategies written so far this year, by leading writers like John Jantsch , Lori Dicker , Lee Odden , Lisa Barone , Jay Baer and many more. Social Media Marketing Tips, Tactics and Guides. s, 50?s,

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