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3 Ways Social Media can Boost Sales Success

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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.

Make Your CFO a Social Media Fan

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Social media definitely pays off, but you’ve got to focus on the approach not the tools. Social Media has hit the mainstream these days but the big concern on every product marketer’s mind has been how to justify the ROI?  Social media definitely pays off, but you’ve got to focus on the approach not the tools. think it is fair to say that Social Media.

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4 Stages of a Thought Leadership Maturity Model

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Traditional format for thought leadership has been the white paper but in this era of digital and social that isn’t enough. Interaction with SME’s in social media improves the ability to communicate key thought leadership ideas. Here is a great piece on the maturity of a company’s Thought Leadership program by ITSMA. Enjoy!

Storytelling Gone Wild: The Key to Creating Viral Content

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This week I moderated another Social Media Today webinar as part of their Best Thinker webinar  series, this time on the topic of Storytelling Gone Wild: The Key to Creating Viral Content. Behavioral Targeting Content Marketing Emotion Social Media Viral Connecting with Emotion Emotional Marketing Reach vs Impact Story telling StoryTelling Viral content

Social Media Marketing GPS

SMGPS will tell you the why & how to use social media for marketing, 1 tweet at a time. You'll learn essentials in digestible little spoonfuls

10 Reasons Brands Fail to Convert Facebook Fans into Paying Customers

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Posted in Commerce Facebook Interactive Marketing Sales Social Media Social Networking Strategy. As excited as marketers may get about shiny new objects— especially social media objects—they‘re often reluctant to spend money on developing new efforts for them. We know, after all, that Facebook users are a highly active and engaged audience. Blog subscription.

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From Community to Commerce: Making the ROI Connection

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This week I moderated another Social Media Today webinar as part of their Best Thinker webinar  series, this time on the topic of From Community to Commerce: Making the ROI Connection. We discussed a ton of ideas on how to capture ROI in social media! There is no ROI in social without the “I” – so that means you have to make in investment to get in ROI.

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Why CMOs Should Stop Being Addicted to Pay-per-Click Ads

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Posted in Advertising Behavioral Targeting Conversion Optimization Customer Experience Interactive Marketing Lead Generation Online Advertising Online Testing Testing. Back in 2001, when Google AdWords was just launched, I remember the day that my first pay-per-click (PPC) campaign yielded the first batch of leads for the company I was working for. Since then, a lot has changed in the PPC world.

3 Secrets To Having A Two-Way Conversation With Your Brand’s Customers Online

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No matter where you look, brands are all trying to crack the code of having a two-way conversation with their customers wherever they are – be it in-store, online, on a smartphone, on a tablet or on social media. In this “Age of the Digital Customer,” everything consumers like and don’t like is being tracked socially on places such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

How to Be Social: A Social Media Manifesto

Learn the 10 worst social media marketing mistakes and how to avoid them

Social Data can Adds Years to a CMOs Tenure

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The marketer had an idea, they hired an agency, the agency built a creative treatment and handed the media component over to another division, the media agency purchased the media, the advertising runs and everyone waits hopefully for the results.  In the social era, linearity gives way to seriality.  Social data is a boon for marketers.

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5 ways to use social media for solution marketing

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It’s easy to get caught up in the buzz, and the hype, around social media. I’ve been working with many B2B companies to help them figure out when and how to use social media in their business. One area that few people have written about is how to use social media for solution marketing. Of course you can’t dictate that they write something positive.

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Using Hashtags as Strategic Objects

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The mobile marketing platform  smartsy , for example, is using their engagement marketing features and visual recognition functionality to help transform products and campaign assets into #objects, which act as focal points for easily creating and distributing user generated content within the platform as well as across channels, including social media. Posted in Hashtags Twitter.

10 Ecommerce Predictions for 2013

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Posted in Behavioral Targeting Customer Experience eCommerce Mobile Social Media. Everything from age, geography and life stage, incorporating social profiles (e.g., So a completely seamless ecommerce experience no matter where they are —at their desktops, on their smartphones and tablets, or on social pages and sites—is a must-have. You’ll be forgiven if you.

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4 Lessons from Responsive Design for CMOs

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Posted in Advertising Content Marketing Conversion Optimization Customer Experience Design Innovation Interactive Marketing Internet Optimization Web Design. Responsive design brings a variety of benefits – both for brand marketers and the consumers interacting with content across multiple devices. Rule #1: Don’t Become Complacent. Rule #2: Always Be Refining. touch, swipe).

The Content Marketing Survival Guide: How to Navigate the Wilds of Social Media

Use this guide to inspire your creativity and ignite more successful and sustainable social media conversations

How Does Social Listening Change the Way You Do Business (and Create ROI)?

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This week I moderated another Social Media Today webinar as part of their Best Thinker webinar  series, this time on the topic of How Does Social Listening Change the Way You Do Business (and Create ROI)? We discussed a ton of ideas on how to capture ROI or create impact using social media! Can’t get to ROI?

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Social Media – the Next Frontier!

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It’s good to be able to see those conversations and have some indication whether they are positive, negative or neutral so you have your finger on the “pulse” of what is being said socially about your brand. If you think about it there is at least 2 solid years of user generated content out in the social sphere. The problem is you have to always be listening to find them.

Social Media Data: Time to Embrace it

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There is not a day that goes by in the life of a marketer that doesn’t have a headline that reads, “marketers struggle to find the ROI of social.” It is as if marketers are chasing down a unicorn that exists only in their imaginations. 2011 MarketingSherpa study confirmed this with 62% of CMO’s believing that social media will pay off for them … eventually.

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The Social-Shake-Up: A New Breed of Marketer is Coming

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All the tools of the trade – text analytics, social media analysis, Website personalization, community analytics, computational advertising and online testing, among other things – were used for re-elect the President of the United States. So I suggest the best way to prepare for this is to join me in attending the  The Social-Shake-Up  Conference.

How to Optimize your Paid Search with Social Media

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When I put a search term into Google, typically eight of the top 10 results are social because consumers are creating enough content for that to happen. As a media planner, I need to know the top trends and themes my consumers care about, so I can buy those terms and then optimize based on those terms as well. Social Media – is it really mainstream in B2B Marketing?

Social Data Made Simple: Getting Started with a Strategy

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Last week I moderated another Social Media Today webinar as part of their Best Thinker webinar  series, this time on the topic of Social Data Made Simple: Getting Started with a Strategy. This webinar featured Ira Haberman ( @ irahaberman ) Director of Storytelling at BrainRider, Ned Kumar (@ nedkumar ) Digital Strategist for FedEx and Sean Williams (@ Colorado2NYC ) Consumer Promotions Social Media at JetBlue Airlines. We discussed how to get started with a strategy around social data. Let that be your guide post for any decisions on data.

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Social Media Gone Wrong … and How to Avoid Making the Same Mistakes

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Posted in Advertising Branding Social Media. However, when your mistake involves social media, it’s not that easy to make amends. ” The insensitive tweet not only went to the company’s 25,000 followers, but also included a hashtag to make it a part of NBC News’ social debate conversation. We’re all human. We all make mistakes. Toyota Camry.

Use Social Media to set Smart Media strategies

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First, recognize that there are too many potential consumer touch-point opportunities offered by owned media channels. Instead, be strategic and smart – use social data analysis to measure campaign effectiveness. Analysis of social data can provide a different lens through which to evaluate media planning and buying. Now what?

Integrating Listening Into Your Platform for ROI

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This week I moderated another Social Media Today webinar as part of their Best Thinker webinar  series, this time on the topic of Way Beyond Listening: Integrating Listening Into Your Platform for ROI. We discussed nine ways companies have found to connect social media to revenue and ROI. Here are nine ways to connect Social Media to Revenue and ultimately ROI.

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Don’t Blame Facebook: 10 Reasons Low Conversion Rates Are YOUR Fault

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Posted in Advertising Applications Branding Content Marketing Customer Experience Facebook Inbound Marketing Listening Personalization Social Media. As excited as marketers may get about shiny new objects— especially social media objects—they‘re often reluctant to spend the time and money to truly develop new efforts for them. You’re not alone.

Social Media U: Take a Class in Social Media - ReadWriteWeb

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Social Media U: Take a Class in Social Media. Social media. Whether youre socializing on Facebook , updating Twitter , or just adding a new bookmark to Ma.gnolia , social media has become an integral part of our daily lives. Welcome to Social Media U. Lesson # 5 Use Social Networks. The Social Media Release.

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Monitoring vs Analytics [Infographic]

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After two years at the helm of Avaya’s social media strategy which produced a very strong ROI in the Social Customer Support area, I am happy to say we finally got that strategy institutionalized within the Support organization so I found myself with a rare opportunity to evolve our strategy from brand monitoring and reputation management to something higher order like Social Insights.

Social Business Intelligence: Wisdom from the Outside-In

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Social Business Intelligence is all about wisdom – the wisdom to listen, to interpret, and to act authentically and from the outside-in, displaying fidelity to the expressed wants and needs of the billion-plus consumers who offer opinions online. You make the right media decisions and hone your products and services in accordance with the articulated needs of your audience.

100 Personal Branding Tactics Using Social Media | chrisbrogan.com

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Covering social media business strategy and personal power. 100 Personal Branding Tactics Using Social Media. really nice layout doesn’t have to cost a lot, but shows you’re more than a social media dabbler. Passports are accounts on other social networks and social media platforms. Twitter.com is a must if you have a social media audience. Facebook and/or MySpace are useful social networks where you can build outposts (see next list). account for social bookmarking. media. About.

The ROI of Influencer Marketing

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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. Here are three key takeaways from the webinar: Not all influencers are created equal – Brands should look beyond social metrics into psychographics and contextual intelligence to determine the ideal candidates.

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Why Sustainable Competitive Advantage is so 1990

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This marketing woman was saying I can’t get interviews.  Or if she got interviews, she didn’t get offers because they want to know about things like search engine optimization, big data, social, and she had never had to learn any of that stuff.  My friend meanwhile was completely outraged because she had arranged for online courses this woman could have taken advantage of, but she didn’t. 

Social Intelligence adds value throughout the Stage Gate Process

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Social data is becoming increasingly important in the new product development processes of many companies. In particular, manufacturers are tapping into social conversations as they explore new product ideas in order to learn what consumers are interested in and talking about. These applications of social media analytics only scratch the surface though.

Connecting Your Enterprise: Collaboration at Scale

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Last week I moderated another Social Media Today webinar as part of their Best Thinker webinar  series, this time on the topic of Connecting Your Enterprise: Collaboration at Scale. We discussed how to setup an environment that cultivates growth and scale in social media. Social Media Collaboration Employee Advocacy Enterprise Social Media Social Media At Scale

Omni-Channel Marketing: Creating the Right Mix for Your Brand

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This week I moderated another Social Media Today webinar as part of their Best Thinker webinar  series, this time on the topic of Omni-Channel Marketing: Creating the Right Mix for Your Brand. Our next webinar is titled Social Listening: Harness Marketing Insights from Consumer Conversations be sure to sign up for it or view the schedule of other upcoming webinars here.

How to Make the Zero Moment of Truth Work for You

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Shoppers love to send videos to each other via email, post them to social networks or embed them in their blogs or personal websites, so make sure your videos are easy for customers to share. Try adding a YouTube channel to your social media arsenal. 38% comparison shopped online. 36% checked out the brand/manufacturer’s website. It’s a tall order…but not an impossible one.

Leading Companies for Customer Service, On and Off Social

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Recently I moderated another Social Media Today webinar as part of their Best Thinker webinar  series, this time on the topic of Leading Companies for Customer Service, On and Off Social. We discussed a ton of ideas on how customer services on and off of social need to scale. Focus on the core program and get that right before scaling to social media.

Social Listening: Harness Marketing Insights from Consumer Conversations

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This week I moderated another Social Media Today webinar as part of their Best Thinker webinar  series, this time on the topic of Social Listening: Harness Marketing Insights from Consumer Conversations. We discussed tips and tricks for finding and utilizing Social Listening in your organization! This webinar was sponsored by Brandwatch.

Can CMOs Master The Customer Experience For Hispanic Shoppers?

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So then I ask myself a simple but very important question: Are CMOS acting like mobile and social “agents” for Hispanic shoppers and giving them exactly what they want (i.e., Successful brands have a holistic approach rather than approaching social media as a stand-alone tactic. Posted in Advertising Behavioral Targeting Communities Mobile Personalization Testing Web Design.

IROI: Immediate Return on Investment

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This is the era of Social Media. With over a billion consumers offering opinions, sentiments, and insights online, Social Media has in a few short years eclipsed many traditional forms of expression in terms of volume and importance.  As a result, the professional world is abuzz with discussion of this new form of communication and interaction, concentrating on its positive, even revolutionary aspects.  Not so when media planning and buying is informed by Social Media.  Leveraging the social nature of TV. Optimizing media choices.