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Annual Social Media Budget Planning For Companies And Bloggers

SocMed Sean

NOTE: I originally wrote and published this article back in November of 2011 and it has generated a lot of interest over the years. 2) Listening and Engagement Tools like Hootsuite, Curata, Sprout Social, Brandwatch. The Reality Of Social Media Budget Planning.

How Social Media Strengthens Companies [infographic]

Mindjumpers

Tweet Socialcast has compiled this nice infographic that explains how social media strengthen the relationships inside the company to engage employees and consumers when creating customer relations. What To Include In a Social Media Policy.

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?

Best Social Media and Digitial Marketing Research and Statistics of 2011, Part 1

Webbiquity SMM

companies now use social media for marketing (though the figure varies widely based on size of company)? Social Media Stats, Facts and Research Does Facebook Need To Build A Search Engine? companies now use social media for marketing.

Can Facebook Communities Replace Company Websites?

Firebelly

Many brands now opt to put “Find us on Facebook” next to or even in place of their own web address as they hope to build a community around their brand. For one, effort should be taken to make the Facebook page effective as a community tool. Probably.

The 2011 #Nifty50 Top Twitter Men Reprise

Webbiquity SMM

Today, Tom Pick ( @TomPick ), Online Marketing Executive at KC Associates , who blogs at his award winning B2B Webbiquity , and I ( @ckburgess – Blue Focus Marketing @BlueFocus360 ) present 50 remarkable men on our 2011 #Nifty50 Top Twitter Men list. Andres is a social media expert.

Infographic: 5 Companies That Are Rocking Social Media

Social Media Marketing

We all know the usual names of companies that are doing well in social media. Unisys uses social media internally for effective collaboration and a boost to company productivity. infographic communities customer relations social media enterprise

“Community Manager” Confusion

Waxing UnLyrical

about what the difference is between “community manager&# and “social media manager?&# I know I am – and I am both a community manager and a social media manager! My title is “online community & social media manager.&#

Six important shifts for social media in 2012

Dave Fleet

So, as usual, I got to thinking about the shifts I think companies need to make in their social media activities in the next year. Here are six shifts I hope to see in social media use by business in 2012. measurement social media strategy

Social Media Community Management: An Interview with Kathryn Peck of EA SPORTS

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Her community outreach on behalf of Electronic Arts was amazing and her engagement with customers gives all of us lessons to live by. What’s a typical day like for you as the EA SPORTS Active Community Manager? As we know, social media isn’t really something that’s closed anymore.

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The Nifty 50 Top Women of Twitter for 2011

Webbiquity SMM

Few phenomena have ever spread as far and grown as rapidly as social media; obviously, this has tapped into something essential to our nature. That is what has driven social media adoption. Amy serves as social media editor for the St.

Understanding Social Media ROI Cycle

Mindjumpers

Tweet On our blog, we have several times written about how to calculate ROI of your social media campaigns. He is also the co-author of How to Make Money with Social Media. The prime target at this stage is to create a social media presence.

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Why Most Social Media Departments Fail

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

A few years ago, a colleague of mine was given a tremendous responsibility to oversee the social media department at a prestigious well known NYC-based public relations firm. But the bigger question goes to the client: why do you want someone to manage your social media presence?

How to Spice up Your Social Media Strategy in 2011

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Is your company’s social media strategy really working? Whether you feel that you’ve maxed out the potential of your current social media efforts or you feel like nothing you do is really helping, it’s time to step up your game.

How can using social media as an employee help my company?

Janet Fouts

You’re happy in your company, so why build a personal brand through social media? Here are just a few reasons building your personal brand can support the goals of your company in any industry. What industry is your company in? Make your company look good.

You Are The Company You Keep

Waxing UnLyrical

Are you keeping company with people who are successful and learning as much as you can? Putting on an act is not a way to get me to follow you on any social network. Misery loves company. This is true in real life as well as in social media.

Social media for start-ups: Connect, converse and grow!

Mindjumpers

Tweet Written by Nabanita Roy , who is a web enthusiast and blogger currently working as a Community Development Executive at forums.com. Social media is no more the next thing. Why do start-ups adhere to social media so vigorously?

Reasons Why You Can’t Do Without a Company Blog

Mindjumpers

Tweet At the moment, we are beginning to see more and businesses running a company blog after having established a presence on social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter. First of all, the use of social media and blogging has gone through a great increase.

6 Characteristics of Social Media Winners

Webbiquity SMM

but Charlie Sheen’s recent meteoric rise on Twitter aside (best not to rely on the perverse attraction of watching a drug-addled celebrity publicly self-destruct) here’s a shot a minimum list of characteristics that enable social media success. repels the community.

Community Manager: To Be Or Not To Be!

Mindjumpers

Tweet Community Managers are the voice of the brand, but their role varies across companies. There are no set list of rules or guidelines which can a make a successful community, but all successful communities have a common ingredient – a good Community Manager.

How To Promote Your Business In 2011 | Small Business Mavericks

Small Business Mavericks

3 Ways A Blog Helps You SEO-Wise » How To Promote Your Business In 2011 When it comes to promoting a small business, you have to prepare for changes. Here are some of the most effective strategies for promoting a business in 2011. About Us What’s a Maverick?

Social Media for Customer Service: Are you listening?

Mindjumpers

Tweet Social media is an ideal place for creating dialogue and having conversation. In this relation, businesses can use the conversations on social media as an opportunity to respond to prospects and customers here.

Top 5 Signs Your Business Should Not Be Using Social Media

Almost Savvy

Beware the hidden dangers of social media. Social media is all the rage. If you own a business, work for or with businesses, I’m sure you’ve heard from nearly everyone you know that you must be using social media.

Connection: Social Media’s Special Gift

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

I miss the days when social media was more personalized. To this well-known retailer, social media has become just one channel of many where they need to offer customer service without any care in the world for the people they’re engaging with. Social media.

How Social Media is a Lot Like Dating

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social media, like many things in life, is about relationships. That said, how is social media like dating? You can apply “proper dating etiquette” to just about every aspect of social media. This is where many social media newbies can miss the boat.

The Hard Questions of Social Media

Akamai Marketing

While using social media for business purposes has been around for the better part of 5 years now, we’re reaching a place where businesses are starting to ask “what should I be doing with social media?” Why Social Media?

Link Love Monthly: Best of March 2011

SocialFish

The list below is for serendipity ; if you prefer our “Must Read&# shares about important stuff for association social media, please click here to subscribe , or click here to browse. MIT Media Lab Identity, 2011 from readyletsgo on Vimeo. The Art of Social.

Paywall for News.com and Online Community Social Media

Laurel Papworth

As tomorrow is an historic day – The Australian and other news.com sites move behind the paywall – what WILL we pay for, what SHOULD we pay for and what OTHER revenues streams are being missed by News.com refusal to build online communities around their content?

Make Your CFO a Social Media Fan

Buzz Marketing for Technology

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? FOUND the ROI of Social Media for B2B Marketers!

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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. I mean, why wouldn’t they, with revenue from enterprise social software projected to surpass $769 million in 2011? Vocus added social media monitoring.

Study: The Global Social Media Check-Up 2012

Mindjumpers

Tweet Burson-Marsteller has conducted a survey examining the social media activity of the world’s 100 biggest companies – the Fortune Global 100 companies. The average number of accounts per company on Facebook is 10.4

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Changing Trends in Social Media Can Influence Your Business Model (part I)

Mindjumpers

Tweet Written by Nabanita Roy , who is a web enthusiast and blogger currently working as a Community Development Executive at forums.com. Does not work with social media: So what do we mean when we talk about business style? 5 Tips for Making a Consistent Social Media Effort.

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The Unsung Heroes of Social Media

Adam Cohen

The business side of social media is evolving on a daily basis. Others like Jim Storer and Rachel Happe are building tremendous signal-to-noise ratio services, like the Community Roundtable , that companies would be remiss to ignore.

Another Word on Social Media Guidelines

SocialFish

The popularity and wide spread use of social media is creating opportunities and challenges for associations. People are still getting fired (or not hired) for their postings on social sites, but employment law is starting to catch up with the actions of both employers and employees.

5 ways to use social media for solution marketing

Buzz Marketing for Technology

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.

5 Ways Social Media is Like a Great Friendship

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

When social media started getting popular with businesses, there was a lot of excitement from consumers because they could now interact with companies on a more personal level rather than dealing with companies just like another transaction.

Changing Trends in Social Media Can Influence Your Business Model (part II)

Mindjumpers

Tweet Written by Nabanita Roy , who is a web enthusiast and blogger currently working as a Community Development Executive at forums.com. In my previous post, I have given an overview of the changing trends in social media. Take a look: Social networking: Connect, Share, Engage.

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Measuring Social Media ROI | Small Business Mavericks

Small Business Mavericks

» Measuring Social Media ROI Neil Glassman has a great article at Social Times titled “10 Measures Of Social Media ROI For Your Brand.&# What is often done is to use social media for SEO. About Us What’s a Maverick?

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 !:

Relevance, Redefined by Social Media

The Social Media Incubator

A recent article in AdAgeDigital stated, “ As it turns out, many people in social networks don’t want to talk about your product, they just want to talk. ”. That statement can and has been countered by business owners with the question: What’s the point of being on social media if not to promote my products/services or myself? On Memorial Day, they asked their Facebook community to post thank-you messages for military veterans and service-members.

55 (of the) Best Social Media Tips, Tactics and Tools of 2010

Webbiquity SMM

If 2009 was the year many marketers puzzled over, poked at and pondered incorporating social media into their marketing mix, 2010 was the year of diving in. 500 companies now call social media “very&# or “somewhat&# important to their marketing or business strategy.

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10 Words And Phrases Social Media Pros Should Help Their Clients Understand

SocMed Sean

Below is a list of 10 terms that I think social media pros use or focus on that sometimes confuse our clients. Help your client understand that their social media efforts can not be measured by a single number or a website. Social can do both.

A Tale of Two Communities Part II – Salesforce.com

SocialFish

This post is the second in a two-part series where guest blogger Garry Polmateer , former association executive currently working at NimbleUser helping organizations with Salesforce, looks at two online brands through the lens of the concepts in our book, Open Community.