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? 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.

Cartoon: Speaking Social Media

SocMed Sean

Working in social media in my day job and my night job, I spend a LOT of time around social media geeks. The other day, I overheard an entire conversation that was so full of social media lingo and jargon that it was like a whole new language.

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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?

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?

20 Social Media Trends for Business in 2011

Dave Fleet

Tweet 20 Social Media Business Trends in 2011. This week, I had an opportunity to pull together some of the key social media trends I’m seeing for a presentation at an event in Waterloo. Trend #2: Social customer support. Maturation of social media.

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.

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.

3 new social media resolutions for 2012 and a couple from 2011 that still need attention.

Akamai Marketing

This is the 2nd year that I’ve published my social media resolutions. That said, I am glad I wrote my resolutions for 2011 as it gave me focus. Here’s my 2011 scorecard: ? I’m pleased with the social media story telling this year.

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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.

Study: The Global Social Media Check Up 2011

Mindjumpers

Tweet According to a relatively new study carried out by Burson-Marsteller , a public relations agency, it is clear that European and other global companies keep a focus on social media, as well as Asian companies are becoming more evident on social media platforms.

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Mom & Pop Need Your Social Media Help

Jason Yormark

Being in the business that I am, I’m always thinking about social media and on the lookout for local businesses that are doing it right (and in most cases, not doing it all!). These are not major corporations in need of hefty social media plans and execution.

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

65 Terrific Social Media Infographics

Pamorama

Last year, I assembled a collection of 35 infographics that told the story of social media at that time. The History of Social Networking. Who is the “Me&# in Social Media? How Marketers Are Using Social Media. Who is the Modern Media Consumer?

Developing a social media strategy

Gemma Went

Last year I wrote a series of blog posts taking readers through each stage of developing a social media strategy. Social Media Social Media Strategy Series social media ebook social media strategyThey were the most popular posts I’ve written and are still shared regularly. So, as they’re still relevant, I thought I’d publish them again for those that missed the series the first time round.

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.

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 !:

Think Twice About Automating Your Social Media Efforts

SocMed Sean

I recently participate in an Twitter chat where the conversation turned to whether or not it’s a good idea to automate social media activities. Do you automate your social media activities?

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. Sell Through Social Media.

Social media salaries, titles, and job descriptions

SocialFish

Thinking about hiring for social media? Here is a useful infographic on getting a social media job from the Daily MindFlash blog. This is actually targeted to people looking for social media jobs, but it’s equally useful for anyone looking to hire the right person.

The Top 3 ‘Big Ones’ in Social Media 2011

Mindjumpers

Tweet Closing in on the end of 2011, I have listed the three big “events” that in my opinion have lead to important development within the field of social media. 2011 was the year when Page took over as CEO at Google.

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.

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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Five way to improve your social media measurement

Dave Fleet

We’re past the point where a “get me one of those” approach to the latest social shiny object is a viable approach. As business use of social media continues to slowly mature, measurement is becoming more and more important to justify the investment in social activities.

Top 11 Social Media Marketing Blog Posts of 2011

Firebelly

Here are the top 11 social media marketing posts on the Firebelly blog in 2011 based on number of views. Social Search: Tempur-Pedic “Ask Me” Commercial. Make Your Social Media Sharing Buttons Effective. How To Build Your Own Social Network On WordPress.

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? You’ll find a community of other people working in that very same space participating in social media somewhere. Let’s say you’re not looking for a job.

Infographic: Social Media ROI

Gemma Went

Found this one on social media ROI, a contentious issue for many budget holders. If social media is still fairly new for you, my social media strategy … Read more. Measurement ROI Social Media social media ROI social media strategyIt appears I’m in a caring sharing mood at the moment. And it’s all about infographics. The ‘Proven Platforms and Emerging Trends’ is interesting.

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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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ONE SOCIAL MEDIA PREDICTION FOR 2011…YES, 2011

Myrland Marketing

About a year ago, Twitterville author Shel Israel wrote a blog post titled “My Predictions for 2011″ on his blog Global Neighbourhoods. Social Media Uncategorized Christian Science Monitor Craig Kanally Facebook GigaOm Global Neighbourhoods Gloria Goodale Huffington Post Libya Mathew Ingram Myrland Marketing Predictions Shel Israel Twitter YouTube

Should you let social media conversations direct your business?

Dave Fleet

Here’s a question for you: Should you let conversations in social media direct your business? If you’ve worked in the social media space, that seems like a pretty straightforward “yes”, right? monitoring social media social media monitoring

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. The State of Social Media In The UK.

Social Media And Branding [Infographic]

Mindjumpers

Tweet Social media is the now a hot spot for all brands, though it presents an amazing opportunity to create a presence and connect with customers, but on the hind side, it is quite easy to get the whole thing wrong. Social Commerce Psychology [Infographic].

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Five Awesome B2B Social Media Statistics

PWB Marketing Blog

Do you think social media isn’t for B2B organizations? But social media is now mainstream and we have proof B2B companies are generating demand and getting leads using it. We set out to find the top five B2B social media statistics.

5 Must Have Social Media & Productivity Chrome Extensions

Jason Yormark

With my increased usage, I’ve come across a variety of social media themed extensions that I have tried out, and the following 5 are the ones I find the most useful and worthy of my screen real estate. Related posts: 9 Great Social Media, Digital Marketing & Productivity Tools.

Social Media: The Great Equalizer

Jason Yormark

The social media explosion has had a similar effect. A few years in, and the social web has taken it a step further by giving those some people an ability to connect with far more people more easily then ever before. The web and the social web is definitely an equalizer.

How Social We Are With Social Media

Ari Herzog

They say we lack social skills. Technology Does Make Us Less Social. As more and more technology enters our lives, primarily social media, are we actually becoming less and less social? In some ways, social media brings us closer.

My Yearly Social Media Douchebag Audit

Jason Yormark

Along with the hyper growth of social media platforms over the past few. The term Social Media Douchebag has seemed to be the winning term to describe these folks, and there are quite a few funny sites detailing their exploits (see here and here ). Social Media

How to Show the World the True Rock Star You Are: 3 Social Media Bragging Techniques

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social media is an ideal platform to carve out a niche and own your territory. 2: True Rock Stars Let Social Proof Do the Heavy Lifting. This chain reaction is social proof at its best. Social proof, in action! This is a guest post by Amy Porterfield.

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?

How to Use Social Media Strategy to Reach Mommy Blogs

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

This increased our traffic to over 200,000 uniques per month and exposure through guest posts got us on a number of media outlets like CNN, Fox News and the Wall Street Journal — no PR person involved. There are a few different vehicles for social media strategy.

7 steps to an effective social media plan

Janet Fouts

I get a ton of requests for a “social media plan&# and then once I start to talk to the client it turns out what they really want is a magic black box from which they can pull a big red button. When they push the button they will have instant social media success.