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Why Facebook’s Community Pages Could Give Brands Headaches

Dave Fleet

A couple of weeks ago I received a worried call from a friend working in PR for a large company. Her opening question went something like: “What the heck are Community Pages on Facebook, and why is there one for my company?&#. Community Pages 101.

4 Steps to Drive Sales with a Social FAQ | Blogging and Content.

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I also like to look at search data, both the searches that people are conducting about your company on Google ( use this free keyword tool ), (insert Google keyword tool screen shot) and the searches conducted on your Web site (assuming you have a search function). Not in a “here’s our FAQ&# way, but in a vigorous, social media way. You need some clue about lighting, somebody in your company that’s decent on camera, and a loose script.

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Four Steps To Optimize A News Release For Google News

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Waxing UnLyrical personal, possibly poetic, musings on public relations, media, communication, and everything in between About Shonali Four Steps To Optimize A News Release For Google News November 15th, 2010 Tweet Guest post by Erica Holt Please stop yawning Don’t worry.

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Best Business Blogging Guides and Tips of 2010

Webbiquity SMM

In you guessed it–another guest post–Wayne Howard describes his method for quickly building the following for a new blog, using tactics such as Facebook postings, the BloggerLuv community, Twitter, LinkedIn and contests. then provides tips for maximizing company blog success.

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In fact, social media can be MORE transformative for a B2B company than a B2C company. Creating and calibrating a social media strategy for any company should follow the same process. You need to determine why your company should be social, for whom your efforts are intended and where your audience is in the buying cycle, and how you’ll measure success. Private brand communities vs. Facebook. Things I Don’t Want to Hear Anymore in 2010 =-.

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When I discuss this concept with companies, however, too often I hear something in the realm of “we don’t know what to provide our customers that would be helpful.&# Because helpfulness hasn’t historically been looked at as a marketing objective (tons of great stuff about this umbrella concept in Scott Stratten’s forthcoming new book UnMarketing – buy it ), identifying areas where help could be provided isn’t in the DNA of most companies – yet.

4 Detective Tricks to Find Your Customers in Social Media | Social.

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Companies should follow, not lead, their customers across the social Web. Rapleaf is better for larger companies. I never experience that issue, and one of the companies I used it at had about 15,000 employees on the roster? I never experience that issue, and one of the companies I used it at had about 15,000 employees on the roster? " -Jay Baer [link] [link] David Burn "Companies should follow, not lead, their customers across the social Web."

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March 9th, 2010 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet Are you treating social media like a checklist? A recent study by Econsultancy called “ The Value of Social Media &# shows that companies are overwhelmingly using the “Big 4″ of Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Linkedin for their social media efforts. Somebody’s “strange&# social network is someone else’s potentially thriving customer community.

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Skip to content Skip to navigation Skip to footer Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting Social Media Strategy Blog Social Media Consulting Blog Social Media Consulting Speaking Newsletter Free Social Media Tools Twitter Interviews About Lijit Search The Science of Inequality – Finding Your Influential Customers April 28th, 2010 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet Does social media breed inequality?

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New research from White Horse of 104 companies found that in 86% of companies, executives are not using social media. Would a company launch a major television campaign if the CEO had never watched TV? Never Heard Of It This is of course a situation that is most acute in B2B, where White Horse found that 60% of companies either have low executive interest in social media, or have modest interest but a lack of education. A B2B software company, or Skittles?

Build Your Brand a Social Content Ladder in 5 Steps | Blogging and.

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Skip to content Skip to navigation Skip to footer Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting Social Media Strategy Blog Social Media Consulting Blog Social Media Consulting Speaking Newsletter Free Social Media Tools Twitter Interviews About Lijit Search Build Your Brand a Social Content Ladder in 5 Steps April 6th, 2010 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet Sure, social media takes a lot of time, but probably not as much time as you think.

Is Starbucks the Most Dangerous Competitor to Facebook? | E.

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August 25th, 2010 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet Today’s post is a collaboration with Clinton Bonner , community connectivity expert, futurist, and blogger at Everything to Everything. Starbucks could use their SDN to reinvent themselves as a key member of any local community, and not as a coffeehouse, but as the best-possible advertising platform available in every city and town in the country.

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You're Invited to the Socialpalooza

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Skip to content Skip to navigation Skip to footer Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting Social Media Strategy Blog Social Media Consulting Blog Social Media Consulting Speaking Newsletter Free Social Media Tools Twitter Interviews About Lijit Search You’re Invited to the Socialpalooza March 22nd, 2010 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet I’m excited to let you know that I’m an instructor for Social Media Success Summit 2010.

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3 Reasons Email is the Coolest Vampire Today

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Skip to content Skip to navigation Skip to footer Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting Social Media Strategy Blog Social Media Consulting Blog Social Media Consulting Speaking Newsletter Free Social Media Tools Twitter Interviews About Lijit Search 3 Reasons Email is the Coolest Vampire Today July 8th, 2010 |Written By: Jeff Rohrs | View Comments Tweet Guest post by Jeff Rohrs , who heads up the Marketing Research & Education Team at ExactTarget.

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Skip to content Skip to navigation Skip to footer Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting Social Media Strategy Blog Social Media Consulting Blog Social Media Consulting Speaking Newsletter Free Social Media Tools Twitter Interviews About Lijit Search The Social Impact of Friendships and Lies February 9th, 2010 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet Do you trust me? Ive founded 5 companies, and spent 15 years running digital marketing agencies.

Is Your Twitter Addiction Paying Off

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Skip to content Skip to navigation Skip to footer Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting Social Media Strategy Blog Social Media Consulting Blog Social Media Consulting Speaking Newsletter Free Social Media Tools Twitter Interviews About Lijit Search Is Your Twitter Addiction Paying Off June 17th, 2010 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet Twitter can suck you in to a vortex of counter-productivity like one bite of that KFC Double Down sandwich.

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June 2nd, 2010 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet Is the interconnected Web bringing us together, or making us all distracted voyeurs? link] Ellen Cagnassola Deisel is also partnering with a furniture company creating furniture for young urban types.

6 Required Competencies for Social Organizations | Conferences and.

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Skip to content Skip to navigation Skip to footer Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting Social Media Strategy Blog Social Media Consulting Blog Social Media Consulting Speaking Newsletter Free Social Media Tools Twitter Interviews About Lijit Search 6 Required Competencies for Social Organizations February 24th, 2010 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet Now, marketing is the center of American business.

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February 25th, 2010 |Written By: Susan Baier | View Comments Tweet Guest post from Susan Baier, a 20-year marketing strategy veteran with an MBA in Entrepreneurship. Her company Audience Audit provides strategic marketing support and audience segmentation research that helps organizations understand their customers better. According to Jamie Grove, the company’s Director of Evil Schemes and Nefarious Plans (i.e. Marketing), ThinkGeek is “all about serving our community.

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Can you describe what your company does in 120 characters or less? If you’re a small company, congratulations, this should be pretty easy. If you’re a big company, how can you act small again? Social Media Strategy Worksheet from Jay Baer at Convince and Convert As a social media consultant, I specialize in helping companies create and implement social media strategy.

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Amber is Director of Community for Radian6 , co-proprietor of the influential Brass Tack Thinking blog (formerly Altitude Branding), a cool mom, a motivating force, and a hell of a flautist). We reconfigured our companies to accommodate phone. Not just the big companies, but the every companies. DJ Waldow Director of Community, Blue Sky Factory @djwaldow [link] DJ Waldow As I wrote on Brass Tack Thinking, I have the chills.

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Google Alerts Like most marketing professionals, I have several Google Alerts set up for my name, my company name, and topics of interest to me. Katie Morse Community Manager @misskatiemo [link] [link] Katie Morse Jason – great post! Katie Morse Community Manager @misskatiemo [link] [link] Adeline Tay RT @mycrowdca: RT @Heynoon – The 39 Social Media Tools I'll Use Today [link] [link] Marc Dooley Thanks for putting this together.

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Skip to content Skip to navigation Skip to footer Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting Social Media Strategy Blog Social Media Consulting Blog Social Media Consulting Speaking Newsletter Free Social Media Tools Twitter Interviews About Lijit Search 11 Whys I’m a Social Media Addict September 2nd, 2010 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet Connectivity Social media brings me closer to people with whom I ordinarily would seldom interact.

3 Ways Facebook is Killing Your Website | Social Media Marketing.

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Skip to content Skip to navigation Skip to footer Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting Social Media Strategy Blog Social Media Consulting Blog Social Media Consulting Speaking Newsletter Free Social Media Tools Twitter Interviews About Lijit Search R.I.P. 3 Ways Facebook is Killing Your Website August 3rd, 2010 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet The game used to be relatively simple.

RIP 3 Ways Facebook is Killing Your Website

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Skip to content Skip to navigation Skip to footer Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting Social Media Strategy Blog Social Media Consulting Blog Social Media Consulting Speaking Newsletter Free Social Media Tools Twitter Interviews About Lijit Search R.I.P. 3 Ways Facebook is Killing Your Website August 3rd, 2010 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet The game used to be relatively simple.

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If someone signs up to follow your company on Twitter, when you tweet will that person see it? That’s because Facebook’s EdgeRank formula ensures that only status updates from companies that consumers routinely interact with show up in their news feed (unless the Facebook member changes their News Feed preferences to “Most Recent&# – anecdotally Facebook acknowledges that fewer than 5% do so).

The 8 Wrong Questions PR Firms Are Asking About Social Media | PR.

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But there are still plenty of PR firms (and companies, for that matter) looking at social media purely as a distribution vehicle. Let me hear about it: View Comments | Subscribe To This Blog | Sign Up For Our Newsletter Share This Post: Similar Posts That You Might Enjoy: 4 Steps to Drive Sales with a Social FAQ 18 Social Media Quotes My Wife Is Sick of Hearing Me Say The 3 Amigos: Email, Blogging, Social Sharing Jonny Stark Wow, quite a few comments on here already!

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Skip to content Skip to navigation Skip to footer Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting Social Media Strategy Blog Social Media Consulting Blog Social Media Consulting Speaking Newsletter Free Social Media Tools Twitter Interviews About Lijit Search Kurrently Revolutionizes Real-Time Search With Twitter + Facebook Results May 17th, 2010 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet The future of real-time data didn’t come from Google.

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co-authored with Clinton Bonner ) Is Your Company More Interesting Than My Wife? Most of the rest are from spring 2010 or earlier. link] Aaron Lee Thanks for sharing this great blog post Jay, I’ll try to play around with the title and coming up with titles like “Is Your Company More Interesting Than My Wife?&# All blog owners should do this to see what their community prefers. Every community is different and will respond to different triggers.

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Skip to content Skip to navigation Skip to footer Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting Social Media Strategy Blog Social Media Consulting Blog Social Media Consulting Speaking Newsletter Free Social Media Tools Twitter Interviews About Lijit Search 7 Surprising Statistics About Twitter in America April 29th, 2010 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet Ah Twitter, we thought we knew you.

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Skip to content Skip to navigation Skip to footer Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting Social Media Strategy Blog Social Media Consulting Blog Social Media Consulting Speaking Newsletter Free Social Media Tools Twitter Interviews About Lijit Search Protecting Yourself From Social Media Lawsuits July 21st, 2010 |Written By: Indra Gardiner | View Comments Tweet Guest post by Indra Gardiner , founding partner and COO at BG Creative.

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Skip to content Skip to navigation Skip to footer Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting Social Media Strategy Blog Social Media Consulting Blog Social Media Consulting Speaking Newsletter Free Social Media Tools Twitter Interviews About Lijit Search The 3 Amigos: Email, Blogging, Social Sharing August 19th, 2010 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet For a while now, there’s been too much talk about social media vs. email vs. search.

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Very helpful as our company moves forward with our plan for Social Media. Ive founded 5 companies, and spent 15 years running digital marketing agencies. August 12, 2010 (766) Twitter Stream © 2008-2010 Convince & Convert, LLC.

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Social media allows big companies to act small again. Social media creates kinship between companies and customers, and kinship equals purchase intent. Not sure who came up with it originally) Social media changes the relationship between companies and customers from master and servant, to peer to peer. Every company is its own TV station, magazine, and newspaper. Ive founded 5 companies, and spent 15 years running digital marketing agencies.

6 Lessons Learned From the Demise of MySpace | facebook | Social.

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Skip to content Skip to navigation Skip to footer Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting Social Media Strategy Blog Social Media Consulting Blog Social Media Consulting Speaking Newsletter Free Social Media Tools Twitter Interviews About Lijit Search 6 Lessons Learned From the Demise of MySpace September 8th, 2010 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet Once the undisputed king of social media (at least in the U.S.),

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I know that different companies provide different amounts of historical data at the start of the campaign (another item I should have included – may need to do a follow up on this on my own blog later on as I get all this great feedback on items to include!) If a company wants to really reach at a local level a large “branded&# presence needs to be broken down to local pages or profiles. Again, a company needs to listen and find where the customer base is active.

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Skip to content Skip to navigation Skip to footer Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting Social Media Strategy Blog Social Media Consulting Blog Social Media Consulting Speaking Newsletter Free Social Media Tools Twitter Interviews About Lijit Search What BP Can Learn from Umpire Jim Joyce June 3rd, 2010 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet We don’t ask for much, really.

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You have to create content, be part of many communities, and proceed incrementally. Your company needs to be part of that conversation. It’s about having a strategy for making your company or organization more like a person and less like a machine. If your customers and prospects feel like your company is more human and actually cares about them, they’ll want to be part of it. going so our COMMUNITY INFLUENCERS ?can

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Skip to content Skip to navigation Skip to footer Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting Social Media Strategy Blog Social Media Consulting Blog Social Media Consulting Speaking Newsletter Free Social Media Tools Twitter Interviews About Lijit Search Tying Together Social Media and Corporate Social Responsibility July 6th, 2010 |Written By: Laura Hall | View Comments Tweet Guest post by Laura Hall , Managing Partner at PainePR.

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Is Social Conversation a Myth?

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August 31st, 2010 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet Mitch Joel , whose blog and work I greatly admire, wrote a very interesting blog post recently that bemoaned the lack of conversation in social media. it’s really not possible for a company (or even an individual like me) to have true conversations within social media – and certainly not with any real scale or breadth. Remember, social media makes big companies seem small again.

Why Influence Mining is the Next Gold Rush | social crm | Social.

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Skip to content Skip to navigation Skip to footer Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting Social Media Strategy Blog Social Media Consulting Blog Social Media Consulting Speaking Newsletter Free Social Media Tools Twitter Interviews About Lijit Search Why Influence Mining is the Next Gold Rush August 10th, 2010 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet Inherently, we understand influence. Should companies treat customers differently?

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In his post, Social CRM is Just the Beginning , Brian Solis writes: I believe that among the chief attributes of social media, the ability to identify active communities of relevance, trace channels and voices of influence, and also discern and dissect the various stages of decision making, all in real-time, is nothing short of profound and transformational. That seems short-sighted and workable only for very small companies with a minimum of online chatter about them.

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According to a recent Social Media and Online PR Report from Econsultancy , 86% of companies surveyed planned to spend more on social media marketing in 2010, but only 25% say they have gained “real, tangible value&# from the medium. This allows Yelp to strengthen loyalty among Elite Squad members, offers an impetus for wanna-be-members to post additional reviews; and, makes the site content stronger – keeping the broader community active and engaged.