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Social Media Stats [Infographic]

Mindjumpers

Tweet 2011 was a great year for social media where we saw true integration of “social” to our lives. It is very interesting to note that this year, we saw brands getting attracted more towards social media and using it to their benefit.

79 Remarkable Social Media Marketing Facts and Statistics for 2012

Webbiquity SMM

Social media and inbound marketing techniques have been a boon for marketers. Not only do leads generated through social and content marketing cost half as much as traditional outbound-generated leads (see below), they also close at higher rate (again, see below).

Looking backwards and Forwards: What we’ve learnt in 2011 vs what’s next in 2012

Gemma Went

So it made sense to give it another airing and ask some clever comms folk the following questions: What was your biggest learning from a comms perspective in 2011? What is your one key comms forecast for 2012? Marketing PR Social Media Tips 2011 trends 2011 learnings 2011 comms review 2012 comms forecast 2012 predictionsThis time last year I ran a ‘looking backwards and forwards‘ post and it was pretty popular.

Eight Social Media Trends for 2012

Spin Sucks

I’ve written the eight social media trends you need to pay attention to for next year. 2012 Social Media Trends. Social TV Convergence. But 2012 is the year it need to integrate. Not everyone uses social networks (yet). Social Commerce.

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2012 Social Media Marketing Industry Report

Mindjumpers

Tweet Recently, a report called “How Marketers Are Using Social Media To Grow Their Businesses” was released by Social Media Examiner. The report uncovers the “who, what, where, when and why” of social media marketing.

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87 More Vital Social Media Marketing Facts and Stats for 2012

Webbiquity SMM

Though social media marketing is now used in about 90% of companies, techniques, platforms and best practices continue to evolve. What will likely be the hot trends in social media over the next couple of years? Social Media Stats and Demographics.

23 (More) of the Best Social Media Guides, Tips and Resources of 2012

Webbiquity SMM

How can marketers make more productive use of their time on social networking sites? How can you make sure your company’s social media policy doesn’t run afoul of employment law? How can you measure (or can you measure) social media ROI ?

2012 Social Media Predictions: 5 Must-Reads

Firebelly

Below are 5 must-reads related to 2012 social media predictions that we wouldn’t want you to miss. Social Media Predictions For 2012. Once we accept that “social” does not equal “transactional” we’ll all be a lot more adept at using it in 2012.

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Global Social Media Adoption In 2011 [White Paper]

Mindjumpers

Tweet In January 2012, a report called ‘Global Social Media Adoption In 2011’ was published by Forrester. This report uses Forrester’s Social Technographics groupings to show how people around the world use social media.

2012 Social Marketing & New Media Predictions [White Paper]

Mindjumpers

Tweet In 2011, social media has grown and graduated to a whole new level. We saw an expansion of social media and integration of it in every sphere of our lives. The Role of Big Data in (Social) Marketing. Key Technologies to Impact (Social) Marketing.

Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2011

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

In January of 2011, I said that I’d make our Internet Marketing Posts of 2011 subscriber only. This year, I am pleased to bring back our Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2011 thanks to an excellent sponsor, HubSpot. New Edition of the Ranking Factors for 2011 is Now Live !:

8 Marketing Trends to Implement in Your 2012 Marketing Plan

yMarketingMatters

What a year was 2011 for social media and marketing! I watched and experienced first-hand the marketing and social media landscape change, consolidate, focus, develop and evolve all at the same time. This will be even more prevalent in 2012.

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The State of Social Media In The UK

Mindjumpers

Tweet Beginning of 2012 has brought in a lot of predictions and opportunities. Another chance to look at the social media universe, analyse the trends and make the strategies. 2012 Social Marketing & New Media Predictions [White Paper].

Seven Tools for Your 2012 Marketing and Communication Plans

Spin Sucks

Today, though, I want to talk about some things you should be considering for your 2012 marketing and communication plans. Groupon and Living Social and City Deals and Swirl and Totsy and Gilt , oh my! Do not consider them as your big sales plan for 2012. Social Television.

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The Top #Nifty50 Women in Technology on Twitter for 2012

Webbiquity SMM

This year, colleague Cheryl Burgess and I changed things up a bit, opening the award to nominations but focusing specifically on outstanding men and women who work for technology companies and are active on social media. Jeanette leads the Social & Digital Marketing team at Cisco.

39 More (of the) Best Social Media Guides, Tips and Insights of 2011

Webbiquity SMM

The notion of using social media for business has gone from cutting edge to commonplace in an amazingly short time. And for those laggard firms still resisting social media, recent changes by Google now make it all but imperative. Social Media Marketing Tips and Tactics.

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Social Media is Going Corporate [Infographic]

Puzzle Marketer

The following infographic was compiled by MBAPrograms.com and it showcases some recent and interesting findings on how corporations are tackling social media. Below are some of the more interesting highlights from the infographic: 94% of corporates use social media in some capacity.

2012 Marketing: Five Ways to Power It Up

Spin Sucks

Here’s an example: In early 2011, a business owner asked me, “Do we really need a website? Email your contributors (your PR people, marketing and social media, SEO and customer service) and ask them to add the main promotional milestones of the year (in your industry).

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The State of Social Media Marketing– Annual Survey Report

Mindjumpers

Tweet Recently, Awarness Inc released a report called The State of Social Media Marketing : Top Areas For Social Marketing Investment and Biggest Social Marketing Challenges in 2012. Only 19% reported using a social media management platform in 2011.

9 social media trends to keep your eye on in 2012

Akamai Marketing

2011 was a game changing year in social media. In some ways, social media is growing up, but in other ways we’re just getting started. But this is a dynamic field and we’re sure to see changes in 2012 too? Further segmentation of social platforms.

2012 Round-Up Of My Social Media Cartoons And Comics

SocMed Sean

It’s that time again, time to bring all of my 2012 social media comic strips, cartoons and humorous graphics into one single post. If you haven’t already, also be sure to check out my roundup of social media comics and cartoons that I created in 2011.

Identifying, Understanding and Influencing Social Media Users [Infographic]

Mindjumpers

Tweet In my last blog post , I wrote about a recent report focusing on how social marketing is more than just ranking up a bunch of likes! But who is this social customer? Social media personas. Which type of social media persona are you?

5 Ways that Social Media Impacts SEO

Adam Sherk

I was invited to contribute a column to an upcoming social media guidebook from Media Industry Newsletter and Folio. How does social media activity impact search engine optimization? Fortunately a good deal of social activity revolves around sharing links.

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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?

US Mobile Ad Spending Will Top $4 Billion in 2012

The Realtime Report

Mobile advertising spending will total more than $4 billion by the end of 2012, according to eMarketer estimates. And new research by Millennial Media reveals that certain industries have seen tremendous growth (more than 400% year-over-year) in mobile advertising.

When to Thank Your Social Media Fans

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Ever read those articles on how a business has successfully used social media to increase brand awareness and drive sales? Saying thank you is not only a vital “social” action in social media, but it’s also just plain good marketing.

Social Media to Replace Traditional Media Says CEO Study

Spin Sucks

” When Geoff Livingston and I were writing Marketing in the Round , we referred to the 2011 IBM Global Technology Study , which showed the anecdotal information I was collecting was right on par with what other business leaders around the world were saying.

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My Top Posts of 2011 on SEO, PR and Social Media for Publishers

Adam Sherk

Nevertheless, here are my top 10 posts of 2011 by pageviews: Which NBA Teams Have Seen the Most Growth on Twitter and Facebook? Looking at my 2011 posts, it is interesting that a sports topic got the top slot since that’s not a major focus for me.

The Fastest and Slowest News Sites in 2012

Adam Sherk

Page speed is not a major ranking factor (according to Google it impacts roughly 1 in 100 searches) but it does have a direct and indirect impact not only on SEO but also on social media activity and the overall user experience. April 2012. April 2012 Page Speed Score.

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How to use Social Media for Employer Branding and Recruitment

Mindjumpers

Social media is ultimately about establishing relationships. Using social media for employer branding and recruitment provides the following benefits: An opportunity to enter into dialogue and engage/attract potential candidates. Tweet.

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Best Twitter Tips, Tools and Tactics of 2011

Webbiquity SMM

Noting that the top barrier to increased business use of social media is a lack of time and resources, Leyl Master Black shares “seven Twitter tricks from the pros that allow you to spend less time on the mechanics and more time engaging.” Twitter for PR and Media Pros.

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102 Compelling Social Media and Online Marketing Stats and Facts for 2012 (and 2013)

Webbiquity SMM

With 92% of companies now incorporating social media into their marketing efforts, it’s no longer sufficient to just “be there” on social networks. What do buyers really want from social media marketers? 25 Social Media Facts and Statistics.

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8 Social Media Questions Publishers Should Be Asking Themselves

Adam Sherk

For most publishers social media has earned itself a prominent seat at the audience development table. However many still face issues with strategy, execution and incorporating social into a cohesive program. Are we creating optimized experiences for social media visitors?

Case Study: Blogger Outreach for Oxfam America’s International Women’s Day 2012 Campaign

Waxing UnLyrical

One of the most fun projects I’ve worked on recently was Oxfam America’s (OA) International Women’s Day (IWD) 2012 campaign. Since OA already has a robust social media presence, our task was not to add to its social media plan, but to supplement it via blogger outreach.

Five Tools to Prep You for 2012

Spin Sucks

Following are some examples of how five new technologies are being used…and how they can help you prep for 2012. But they’re easy and effective enough to test, expand your social prowess, and show off a little. Social Media Trends Google instagram pinterest QR codes tumblr

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4 Nearly Guaranteed 2012 Social Media Predictions

Convince & Convert

The team at Awareness (who offer social media management software I like a lot), recently published a terrific, free ebook of 2012 social media predictions. Paul Gillin ( B2B social media guru). My 2012 Social Media Predictions.

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Social Media: The Key to Transforming Doctor-Patient Communication

Waxing UnLyrical

You put on your Dr. Mom hat, jump online and feverishly Google their symptoms, you check social media to see if any of your friend’s children are sick. But what if you could connect with your doctor using social media ; asking for advice via a quick Twitter or Facebook message?

34 (of the) Best Google+ Tips, Tactics and Guides of 2011

Webbiquity SMM

It’s the fastest-growing social network ever. It’s a pain in the arse because it’s yet another social network to join. It’s Google’s latest attempt at social media, and they finally got it right.

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The Most Remarkable People on Social Media Today

Unspoken

Sure enough, there were lists of who were the greatest online influencers in 2011. Since I couldn’t find any lists that suited my taste, I decided to start my own… “The Most Remarkable People on Social Media Today” My own social media hall of fame, so to speak. I believe we should highlight people who are doing remarkable work in the social universe and not only those who are just social celebrities. Social Media & B2B.

Best LinkedIn Guides, Tips and Tactics of 2011

Webbiquity SMM

While B2C marketers focus on Facebook, LinkedIn is consistently cited as the top social network for B2B marketing. LinkedIn Adds Job Title, Company Names To Text Ad Targeting by MediaPost Online Media Daily. How LinkedIn Apps Can Promote Your Business by Social Media Examiner.