50 (of the) Best Social Media Guides, Tips and Insights of 2011 (So Far)

Webbiquity SMM

9 Ways B2B Companies Can Use Location Based Services by Social Media B2B. He lists nine steps its imperative for companies to take in order to “build enough social karma (yes, I said karma) to facilitate things like guest posting opportunities, retweets, likes, etc.&#.

Social Media Success Starts with Listening

Webbiquity SMM

Without this information, the company’s social media pronouncements appear off-topic, unsolicited and out of touch. So how exactly does a company “listen?&#

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Four Ways to Measure Social Media Marketing Results

Webbiquity SMM

The prospect or buyer likely had several other exposure points to your brand prior to that click (visiting your booth at a trade show, hearing someone from your company speak, seeing an ad, reading about your firm on a blog or an industry trade press article or analyst report, etc.).

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What’s the Best Social Media Monitoring Tool? It Depends

Webbiquity SMM

Other than your company’s website, most mentions were likely in well-known online news sites or trade industry publication sites. Alterian SM2 Freemium. This tool is fast, easy to use, and offers a useful set of filters for finding mentions of a company or topic in specific types of social interaction (e.g. Alterian SM2. If all of those things are true and your company is social media savvy, there’s a good chance you’re already using it.

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9 Criteria for Selecting a Social Media Monitoring Tool

Webbiquity SMM

Social media monitoring tools are increasing essential for companies of all sizes as the explosion of social media content renders manual monitoring efforts hopeless. A blogger raises a question about your company’s financial outlook. But how do you choose one?

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78 (of the) Best Social Media Marketing Tips, Guides, Tools and Strategies of 2010 (So Far)

Webbiquity SMM

Noting that “Smart and savvy companies have positioned themselves as authoritative experts and trusted sources of information by creating their own content,&# Gordon Plutsky outlines a six-step process for consistently connecting with prospects through relevant, compelling content. A Cheat Sheet to Help You Conquer Social Media by Fast Company. Five Rules for Responsible Social Marketing by Fast Company.

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Sysomos Acquired By Marketwire

Dave Fleet

Company. Alterian. So, while this is still – for now – a rumour, given that these confirmations were initially posted by the company (I saw the blog comment before its removal), I’m inclined to believe the reports and that a formal announcement is imminent. As Ray Wang suggests , expect to see more of this kind of activity in the coming months with other companies such as Alterian , BuzzGain , Cymfony , Radian6 , Viralheat and Visible Technologies.

Brand Monitoring: Where Are They Now?

Net-Savvy Executive

The first report in the space was Peter Kim's Forrester Wave: Brand Monitoring (September 2006), which introduced us to seven companies: Biz360 Acquired by Attensity in 2010. Suresh Vittal's January 2009 report, Forrester Wave: Listening Platforms also covered seven companies, two of which two were not in the 2006 report: Radian6 Acquired by Salesforce.com this week, but you knew that. CompaniesBack-channel emails are a wonderful thing.

What Does Salesforce-Radian6 Deal Mean for Everyone Else?

Net-Savvy Executive

Blogging about the day's big news is sort of obvious, so I'll focus on the question I haven't seen raised yet: what does the Radian6 acquisition mean to the other companies in social media analysis ? Radian6 was already the company most likely to be mentioned in any discussion of social media monitoring (note the careful use of the term). Social business software companies Jive and Lithium have picked up their own listening platforms. Companies Social media analysis

Is Your Social Strategy Proactive or Reactive | Social Media.

Convince & Convert

there’s a schism coming in social media between companies using it for marketing, and companies using it for customer service and CRM. Match Your Social Media Tactics to Your Social Media Goal The problem we’re faced with today is that very few companies seem to be thinking about their efforts in this way. On Twitter for example, if you’re tweeting about your company’s new product, you’re engaged in a customer gain event.

213 Days as an Insider

Koka Sexton

InsideView had an amazing end of year and they awarded the company a trip to Whistler Canada for a weekend ski trip. (I Building a social media plan for the company was, or is a challenging task. I’ve been using a social monitoring tool called Alterian SM2.

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Monitoring vs Analytics [Infographic]

Buzz Marketing for Technology

I tried to go a layer or two deeper than some of the major analyst firms as well so you get a broader spectrum companies that would include some of the smaller firms that normally don’t get mentioned. Which sounded like Social CRM meets Systems Integration company to me.

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. A year ago, the #Nifty50 honored 50 remarkable men and women on Twitter.

BrainDump: 101+ Things You MUST Know About Social Media For Business

SocMed Sean

If they hate your company, your product or your service, that will be amplified online. These should align with your overall company or brand marketing and customer service plan. They are in the business to make money and, as a company, you had better plan to pay them for traffic.

Best Social Media Monitoring Tools

Bill Hartzer

This social media monitoring tool is not only for hotels, you can track and monitor your brand, your company, and you reviews about your company and your company’s products. Visible Technologies has successfully helped many companies manage their online branding by doing something so many companies fail to do – listen to their customers. Utilizing the truCast product, companies can listen in on what is being said about their brand online.

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Engagement – the new ROI?

Proactive Report

According to the Alterian “Annual Survey 2009” report Are You Ready to Engage? Engaging with customers is becoming paramount and the yardstick by which we measure those brands that survive and those that don’t,” says David Eldridge, CEO of Alterian.

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Engagement – the new ROI?

Proactive Report

According to the Alterian “Annual Survey 2009” report Are You Ready to Engage? Engaging with customers is becoming paramount and the yardstick by which we measure those brands that survive and those that don’t,” says David Eldridge, CEO of Alterian.

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The Nifty 50 Top Women of Twitter for 2011

Webbiquity SMM

Jenara is an Asia-based filmmaker, organic farmer, and freelance journalist for Fast Company magazine and CNNGo, as well as a Harvard and Berkeley grad. Connie is the Community Strategist for the Alterian (formerly Techrigy) SM2 social media monitoring platform.

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

Convince & Convert

But there are still plenty of PR firms (and companies, for that matter) looking at social media purely as a distribution vehicle. I feel that PR companies can be a huge education resource to their clients. Building value with education basics, simple strategy ideas and social media policies has been a key factor in my company winning new accounts. And pretty soon they won't be saying “Geez, I wish I could follow more companies on Facebook.&#

Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media.

Convince & Convert

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.