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. And other important marketing tactics must not be ignored either.

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Top Social Media Case Studies of 2012

The Realtime Report

What were the most popular social media case studies in 2012? How Nike Stole Social Media Gold From Olympic Sponsor Adidas (Aug 21): 2012 was dubbed the “Social Olympics” and both Nike and official sponsor Adidas planned extensive social media campaigns around the Games.

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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).

The State of Digital Marketing 2012 [Infographic]

SocialFish

I posted last week a post from Danny Brown about the State of Social Media Marketing 2012 report. If you haven’t had time to read that, here’s a handy infographic for ya from webmarketing123. Get the full report from Awareness here. Useful Data

Social Media Takes Gold at the London 2012 Olympics

Puzzle Marketer

For the London 2012 Olympics, the organizers and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has recognized that people want to receive their event news in different ways. For the London 2012 Olympics, the IOC created a website to become the hub of all digital media. This infographic is brought to you by ExactTarget, a leader in social media marketing.

2012 AllFacebook Marketing Conference: 5 Must-Reads

Firebelly

The Firebelly crew is back in the office today after spending last week in San Francisco for the AllFacebook Marketing Conference. Photos, Engagement Are Keys To Facebook Marketing Success. Marty Weintraub On Finding Your Facebook Marketing Demographic.

The Top #Nifty50 Women in Technology on Twitter for 2012

Webbiquity SMM

We’re proud to acknowledge these 50 women from 41 different organizations as the top #Nifty50 women of technology on Twitter for 2012. Active across social networks, Cindy leads Microsoft’s small- to midsized-business sales and marketing efforts as Vice President U.S.

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Top Social Media Stats of 2012

The Realtime Report

At the high end, that means the market would place the value of the content and other interactions produced by the average Facebook user at $118. UPDATE: By Nov 2012, Tumblr reached 20 billion pageviews per month. billion internet users by the end of 2012. What social media stats got the most attention in the last year?

5 Lessons for Nonprofits from Kony 2012

Waxing UnLyrical

One of the primary criticisms is that the Kony 2012 video doesn’t accurately represent the current state of affairs in Uganda and the LRA , not to mention the fact that Kony hasn’t been in that country in a while. ” Kony 2012 did that in spades.

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. Increase use of video marketing? Marketing Pilgrim ). 90% of companies with 100 or more employees use social media in their marketing mix.

Social Media In 2012: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly (5 Must-Reads)

Firebelly

2012 was an exciting year in the social media space. From the Nielsen Social Media Report for 2012. 8 Big Social Media Disasters of 2012. Here are eight disasters from 2012…. 100 Fascinating Social Media Statistics and Figures From 2012.

Interactive Social Media: Add Your Favorite Tune of 2012

The Realtime Report

Have you shared your favorite song of 2012? To participate, Facebook and Twitter users can go to this link and share their favorite 2012 tune, adding to a “blank canvas” that will eventually make up the mosaic.

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. The third quarter of 2012 saw a 574% jump in mobile ad spending for the automotive industry year-over-year.

4 Low Cost Online Marketing Strategies For 2012

Small Business Mavericks

If your business has an online presence then you are now in a very competitive market. You are not competing with just your business competitors – you are also competing with those looking to make a quick buck through Adsense or affiliate marketing sites, and mom and dad blogs that often attract good search placements and social media attention. Small Business Internet Marketing blogging forums networking SEO

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20 Social Media Blogs You Should Read in 2012

Pamorama

It’s important for marketers to keep up with the ever-changing social media landscape so they can align their strategies and achieve the results they’re looking for. Here’s a list (in alphabetical order) of some great social media blogs to read in 2012.

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Social Commerce IQ 2012 [Report]

Mindjumpers

Data from the report was gathered during the period from August to October this year, where 475 companies based on the 2012 Internet Retailer Top 500 and Second 500 were involved. Important Findings about Social Media around the World in 2012.

52% of B2C Marketers Plan To Increase Social Marketing Budgets in 2013

The Realtime Report

The vast majority – 70% – of B2C marketers are moderately to highly engaged in social media, followed closely by 63% of B2B marketers, according to Webmarketing123′s new “ State of Digital Marketing 2012 Report.”

The Biggest Social Media Mistakes & Disasters of 2012

Firebelly

Learn about some of the biggest ones brands made in 2012 (as well as lessons learned) in these must-reads. 11 Biggest Social Media Disasters of 2012. Lessons Learned: The Top 10 Twitter Mistakes of 2012. Lessons from 2012’s Social Media Disasters.

The State of Social Media Marketing in 2012 [Study]

Pamorama

Marketers continue to question the value they get from Facebook, Twitter, and other social networking sites. Many don’t know any more about how to measure engagement and what benefits it offers brands than when social media marketing first took off a few years ago. Even though current thinking dictates that social media outreach is essential [.]. Social Media

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Social Media for Business in 2012 [Infographic]

Direct Marketing Observations

social media Social Media marketingSince it was a short week, we’re going to go with an infogrpahic from Patricia Redsicker.

Corporate Humanism is the #1 Trend Business Trend that Matters in 2012

SocialFish

2012 Edition: 15 Business & Marketing Trends That Matter. … at least according to the always super smart Rohit Bhargava. This slide speaks for itself; and it’s what we’re digging deep into in Humanize.

33 (of the) Best Social Media Guides, Tips and Resoures of 2012 So Far

Webbiquity SMM

Given the widespread adoption of social media marketing practices, the “if” and “when” questions seemed to have now been resolved by most midsized and larger companies (and a lot of small companies as well). Social Media Marketing Tips, Tactics & Techniques.

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24 of the Best Google+ Guides, Tips, Rants and Raves of 2012

Webbiquity SMM

“Ghost town” or not, many experts agree that Google+ is here to stay, and it’s valuable for b2b marketing, SEO , personal branding, and reputation management. Search results are personalized based on the +1s of those in your circles, and as a marketer, that changes the game.

Facebook 2012: This Is What Success Looks Like [INFOGRAPHIC]

Mindjumpers

2012 has been the year of many great achievements and little downfall for the social network. Adding Timeline applications to pages is not the only 2012 change that has been of great importance to brands interacting with their consumers on the network.

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

Gemma Went

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. 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? … Read more.

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2012 Social Marketing & New Media Predictions [White Paper]

Mindjumpers

It became an integral part of all marketing, communication agendas and therefore there is an innate need to understand what lies ahead in future. The Role of Big Data in (Social) Marketing. Key Technologies to Impact (Social) Marketing. The Role of Mobile in (Social) Marketing.

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Three Most Important Content Marketing Lessons of 2012

Firebelly

This year has been one of major upheaval after another for content marketers. Here are three things that every content marketer should have learned from the past 12 months. Blog Blogging Content Marketing Writing content marketing

Top 5 Social Media Fails of 2012

Shift Digital

Brands love social media for marketing and business development because it allows them to expose themselves to global audiences and hopefully, have a promotion go viral. Most of the below brands are rock stars when it comes to social media marketing, but we all make mistakes here and there!

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? What under-utilized site has been called a “social media powerhouse,” and which highly popular social bookmarking site is frequently overlooked by marketers? Reddit Marketing Tips.

SMS Marketing Trumps Social Media Marketing [Infographic]

Puzzle Marketer

What does this mean for marketers? SMS and MMS are powerful marketing tactics that can get your message directly to your audience and more importantly, they’ll see it. Content Marketing Mobile Marketing broadcasting facebook google mms mobile narrowcasting pinterest sms twitter

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Study: The Global Social Media Check-Up 2012

Mindjumpers

The Global Social Media Check-Up 2012 specifically looks into how these companies use Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Google+ and Pinterest. As of 2012, 87% of the companies are using at least one of the major social platforms to engage with online stakeholders.

How To Use Influencer Marketing To Launch A New Product

The Realtime Report

This is a guest post by Evy Wilkins, VP of Marketing at Traackr. If 2012 was the year influencer marketing emerged on the social media marketing scene, 2013 will bring more structure, best practices and better frameworks for leveraging online influencers across marketing initiatives.

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. Marketing Automation. Local Online Marketing.

Top 12 Social Media Insights for Nonprofits in 2012

Pamorama

Facebook Infographics Marketing Nonprofit Social Media TwitterBlackbaud, NTEN, and Common Knowledge have released their fourth annual Nonprofit Social Network Benchmark Report, a yearly analysis of how nonprofits are using social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook. This year’s report highlights 12 key social media insights for nonprofits that are intended to help the sector become more effective at using social media [.].

Win a ticket to IABC 2012 Canada Business Summit preconference workshop

Sherrilynne Starkie

Here’s your chance to win a free ticket to an IABC 2012 Canada Business Summit preconference workshop. IABC 2012 Canada Business Communicators Summit: Win a pre-conference workshop pass for Nov. Château Laurier, Ottawa, Canada. Seen from the corner of Sussex and Rideau.

Trust in 2012: 4 Implications for Social Media

Dave Fleet

Edelman recently released the results of its 2012 Trust Barometer survey. Results of the 2012 Canadian Trust Barometer. Today we announced the Canadian results of the 2012 Edelman Trust Barometer at an event in Toronto. 2012 Edelman Trust Barometer Canada and Global Results.

Interesting Marketing Trends of Small Businesses [Infographic]

Puzzle Marketer

What are the most used marketing tactics used by small businesses? Website Marketing Email Marketing Print Advertising Social Media Online Advertising Event Marketing What are the most used social media sites used by small businesses?

Ottawa’s Twitter top 20 for 2012

Sherrilynne Starkie

Ottawa's top tweeters for 2012. as a Marketing tool. Sherrilynne’s Ottawa Twitter top 20 lists used to feature on this blog monthly. But they were very time consumer to compile and the grading tools used kept changing algorithms and or other aspects of their service making the lists difficult to standardize. This list was compiled using Twitter Grader. All the profiles included are actually real people, not brands or companies.

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The State of Social Media Marketing 2012 [DATA]

SocialFish

———– Social marketing software company Awareness has just released the second part of its bi-annual State of Social Media Marketing report for 2012, and it makes for some pretty interesting reading.