Conversation Gained-How to Determine Influence in B2B Social Media

Direct Marketing Observations

I don’t know a marketer out there that would say that influence in social media is not a commodity, if you know how to leverage it. Discussions on influence in social have been around since social began. The key to being a good social media marketer is what?

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Bloggers Flash Back to 2006 and Flash Forward to 2009

Diva Marketing Blog

2006. Several 2006 wishes came true. Turning to thoughts for 2009 a few people felt that the blogs/social media has lost its focus of customer first content t o becoming ego vehicles while others are looking for advances in technology.

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11 Myths of Social Media Marketing

Webbiquity SMM

Though social media marketing is rapidly advancing in terms of adoption and sophistication, many marketers and business executives still struggle with it. This confusion is partly due to some still-common misconceptions about social media marketing. Social media is free.

Book Review: The B2B Social Media Book

Webbiquity SMM

With The B2B Social Media Book: Become a Marketing Superstar by Generating Leads with Blogging, LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Email, and More , authors Kipp Bodnar of HubSpot and Jeffrey L. No internal advocate for social media (i.e.,

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How a Social Media Evangelist Became a Social Media Realist

Social Media Strategery

When did I become the guy who gets tired of social media? How did I go from annoying everyone around me by my incessant yammering about social media to the guy who grows increasingly annoyed when people talk about everything social media will do? I'm not suggesting that I'm no longer excited about social media. I'm not suggesting that social media is dead (imagine that link bait, though).

Guide to Every Social Media Metric That Matters

Socialmedia.biz

Social media has been the fastest growing trend in world history, with Facebook amassing more than 2 billion monthly active users since its launch in 2006. So, how do you make social media an asset to your brand, instead of a liability?

Top 17 Social Media Monitoring Vendors for Business

Socialmedia.biz

For instance, internet users create new social media accounts every day. You cannot underestimate the power and impact of social media in the business world today. Today, social media is the best marketing and promotional tool. Zoho Social.

Best Social Media Stats, Facts and Marketing Research of 2010

Webbiquity SMM

the sources below provide a vast wealth of data, statistics and research results, as well as a bit of interesting social media trivia. How are consumers and b2b decision makers using social media in their buying processes? Social Media Facts and Stats.

Predictions Revisited: Five Not-Too-Distant Technologies That Might Change Social Media

Ignite Social Media

Six years ago, I published the post “ Five Not-Too-Distant Technologies that Might Change Social Media.” In 2006 Second Life was set to be the next big thing. 2), announced they are releasing a $1k+ smartphone next year billed as “The world’s first holographic media machine”.

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.

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The Best Job in Social Media

Convince & Convert

Charlie Kautz , Content Marketer at TaylorMade Golf , joins the Social Pros Podcast this week to discuss delivering fresh story-telling content across several platforms every week, following the PGA Tour around the country, and what it’s like having the best job in social media.

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Social Media "Pioneers" Tell Why

Diva Marketing Blog

Recently many of my social media conversations seemed to be about the perception that social is a young person’s game. However, many of the people who began exploring social media 7, 8, 9, 10, 12 years ago were 30+ when they/we started working in this industry.

Best Social Media Monitoring Tools

Bill Hartzer

More and more businesses are getting into social media – an umbrella term that covers various activities that help bring about social interaction on the internet. Facebook and Twitter are some of the main outlets for social media, but there are numerous types of social media like blogs, wikis, forums, chat rooms, etc. What is needed are powerful methods, and tools to track your brand in the social media paradigm.

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No, You Can't Automate Social Media!

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Marketing , Opinion , Social Media > No, You Can’t Automate Social Media! No, You Can’t Automate Social Media!

The News Feed is Outdated: How Stories Changed the Way I Think About Social Media

Buffer Social

What Facebook actually popularized was the algorithmically-sorted feed, which they pioneered in 2006 with the release of their News Feed. But social media has now moved on. How Stories changed the way I think about social media. Social Media Marketing

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

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Posted in Advertising Branding Social Media. However, when your mistake involves social media, it’s not that easy to make amends. Of course, KitchenAid isn’t the only company who has fallen victim to social media gone bad.

What’s Next for Social Media and Events?

SocialFish

If you’ve attended a conference in the past few years, you know that social media is an indispensable part of the conference experience. With events, planned or otherwise, what kinds of best social media practices should nonprofits be using today?

Are You Trying Social Media Contests to Promote Your Conference? [CASE STUDY: AILA]

SocialFish

Camille Mackler has been practicing immigration law since graduating from New York Law School in 2006. They kindly agreed to write up their experience as part of a social media contest put on by the association. Ultimately, AILA selected 11 social media ambassadors including us.

How to Integrate Social Media into Your Website with a Homeland Embassy Strategy

Convince & Convert

I’d like to walk you through a social media strategy concept known as the homeland-embassy approach. Or do they need to socialize their homeland as well? “I’d rather have that conversation in my living room than in somebody else’s.”

B2B Social Media: 4 Ways to Sell the Value to Management

Convince & Convert

Guest post by Eric Schwartzman , coauthor of S ocial Marketing to the Business Customer , the first book devoted exclusively to B2B social media communications. How do you know if your market is active in social media?

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Social media and the rise of fantasy sports

Sprout Social

You don’t have to be a sports fanatic to know how much sports fans love to share updates about their teams on social media. Fantasy sports have played a huge role in shaping fans’ communities and conversations on social platforms. Fantasy sports have been popular in the media since baseball’s big strike in the 80s. Let’s take a look at how social media helped make fantasy sports into the craze that they are.

How Social Media Should Connect Us

Ari Herzog

I need to tell you why I refused your friend requests over the past two years on social networking sites like Facebook and LinkedIn. For the longest time, I refused to connect with you because I was too obsessed with my own rules of how social networking sites should be used.

Best Social Media and Digital Marketing Research and Statistics of 2011, Part 2

Webbiquity SMM

Reports, surveys, studies and infographics are among the most popular content posted and shared across social networks. How widespread, really, is the use of social media for marketing? How are B2B marketers using social media differently from their B2C counterparts?

What Is Your One Big Truth About Social Media?

Diva Marketing Blog

Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin, Pinterest and other social networks changed how we think about "social media" from those long ago days of the blogosphere. However, I wondered if the "truths" of social media also changed. . social media is about learning together.

How are my Spiritual Birthday and this Blog related?

Taylor Marek

Home About Contact Archives Testimonials Speaking Podcast Chat LIVE Social Media Vault My Inner Circle Plugins eBook Hire Me How are my Spiritual Birthday and this Blog related? I went to a conference in March of 2006, and there met Ken Pierpont. I absolutely LOVE the connections and the conversations that I’ve had in this space. Not to mention the pure POWER behind this “new media revolution&#.

Social Media: Making Business Fun Again | Bare Feet Blog

Bare Feet Studios

Along comes social media which is so conversational, creative, interactive, mostly free and bam! – I mean have fun using social media in your business!

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#MySMCStory: Social Media Club and Me

Ari Herzog

The year was 2009 when I started walking down the road toward self-employment as a digital media auditor, marketer, and trainer. We’ve launched a monthly book club which features social media industry titles and host monthly webinars accessible to all SMC members worldwide. I have been involved in some form with the Social Media Club Boston Chapter since its founding in 2006, and remain so to this day, currently serving as a member of the board.

How Do YOU Define A Successful Social Media Campaign?

Taylor Marek

Home About Contact Archives Testimonials Speaking Podcast Chat LIVE Social Media Vault My Inner Circle Plugins eBook Hire Me How Do YOU Define A Successful Social Media Campaign? So, How do you define a successf ul Social Media campaign? Taylor is a 21 year old New Media Visionary on a Journey to change the World. I know a lot of people that get buzz, but if there is no conversion, what's the point?

People, Brands, and Social Media at the Orsm09

Josh S Peters

Today was the last day of the ORSM09 and it was such a great experience to meet with all the people who were discovering the power of social media. The ORSM09 was their first stab (pun intended) at social media.

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Social Media Listening. Will We Learn?

Diva Marketing Blog

So instead, I'd like to look back at one aspect of social/digital media marketing that was suppose to change the marketing game: from gaining a better understanding of our customers’ emotional profiles, to casual research insights, to more responsive customer care. . Social Listening . Ten years ago, or there about, Social Listening exploded into the digital landscape. The social customer service human-to-human mantra was a seemingly simply 3 step plan. .

100 Personal Branding Tactics Using Social Media | chrisbrogan.com

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Covering social media business strategy and personal power. 100 Personal Branding Tactics Using Social Media. Don’t forget the conversations hiding in Twitter (use Summize.com) and Friendfeed. A 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. account for social bookmarking.

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Cam Conversation: Business Travel to Hawaii, NextLevelHI, Facebook.

Bare Feet Studios

Links Mentioned: Aliza Sherman – “Social Media Talent Exchange&# (I love that idea!) at the Rotary Club of Honolulu Sunset May 28-30: Social Media Skills for Musicians: Twitter, Facebook, Blogging, & Podcasting at the N?

Ethics in Social Media: A Glossary | Bare Feet Blog

Bare Feet Studios

It’s a hot topic all around, as social media lends itself to some highly unethical practices and characters! The good news though, is that the conversational nature of the social web exposes many of these deliberate and accidental faux pas so the rest of us can learn from them.

10 Reasons Brands Fail to Convert Facebook Fans into Paying Customers

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Posted in Commerce Facebook Interactive Marketing Sales Social Media Social Networking Strategy. Many blame their low conversion rates on Facebook: “Facebook ads don’t work.” “I

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2014 Reboot: Shake Up Your Social Media – Work Smarter, Not Harder

ProBlogger

Today we encourage you to take stock of your social media habits – are they working for you? Smarter Traffic (and Revenue) Building Through Social Media” first appeared in January 2013. Is your social media “working”? Social Media

Kodak’s Social Media Success—and What Bloggers Can Learn From It

ProBlogger

With an active Facebook page , three corporate blogs , a couple of Twitter accounts, a YouTube channel , a Flickr profile and more, Kodak seems to be smiling pretty much all over the social media arena. And no, it’s not just for the sake of social media presence alone.

What Content Works Where? Smarter Traffic (and Revenue) Building Through Social Media

ProBlogger

Every time we publish a post on social media here at ProBlogger, readers comment that social media takes so much time —how can they get smarter about it? This is just a short, quick technique that anyone can use—social media newbie or superstar.