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The Eight Best Social CRM Tools

Webbiquity SMM

Social customer relationship management (CRM) was being written about as a distinct product category as far back as 2008, but market interest really began to take off the following year. According to Google Trends , the average number of monthly web searches for the phrase “social CRM” quadrupled from June 2009 to June 2011. Market interest has remained fairly strong since then. How does social CRM differ from traditional CRM?

Moving From Back Pats to Business, Social CRM Is For Real

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As marketers try to determine appropriate resourcing, one of the big measurement and accountability challenges faced by social media is the anonymity inherent in most social data. Indeed, smart companies track social media’s impact on desirable behaviors such as lead generation, repeat website visits, and even corollation-derived ROI. But in almost every case, the evidence that social media “works” is based on aggregate, anonymous data.

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24 Tools Every Social Media Manager Should Use

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Social media tools are essential for a smart business to manage important channels in their Digital Marketing routine. The good news is that as social media has grown up, so have the tools available to help you master it. Sprout Social. Source: Twitter Media.

Why Influence Mining is the Next Gold Rush | social crm | Social.

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Skip to content Skip to navigation Skip to footer Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting Social Media Strategy Blog Social Media Consulting Blog Social Media Consulting Speaking Newsletter Free Social Media Tools Twitter Interviews About Lijit Search Why Influence Mining is the Next Gold Rush August 10th, 2010 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet Inherently, we understand influence.

5 Ways to Use Automated Internet Marketing Software in Managing Social CRM and Sales Leads

Koka Sexton

Businesses that embrace social customer relations management generate more traffic due to enhanced communication strategies. A good social crm helps businesses improve their customer engagement and interactions. It is estimated that only about 25% of organizations, which have purchased marketing automation systems are utilizing them optimally. This information is useful in applying targeted marketing campaigns.

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

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Skip to content Skip to navigation Skip to footer Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting Social Media Strategy Blog Social Media Consulting Blog Social Media Consulting Speaking Newsletter Free Social Media Tools Twitter Interviews About Lijit Search 7 Reasons Not to Put All Your Eggs in the Twitter Basket March 16th, 2010 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet Are you too Twitter-obsessed in your social media approach?

Are We Making Our Fans Work Too Hard?

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Tweet Just because you CAN do something in social media, doesn’t mean you SHOULD. “As far as we know, we’re the first quick-service restaurant to combine the location-based tech with tangible rewards,&# said Brad Haley, Executive Vice President of Marketing (in the AdAge coverage). But, CKE ignores all of that installed base and decides to go it alone, forcing its customers to become aware of, download, and utilize its very own application?

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

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Yes, social media applies to B2B. In fact, social media can be MORE transformative for a B2B company than a B2C company. Turning your customers into advocates and marketers on behalf of your brand pays off a lot more when you’re selling $10,000 pieces of manufacturing equipment, than it does when you’re selling $3 cans of Pringles. Are there differences between B2B and B2C in social media? Great summary of the Marketing Profs data.-=

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

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Also, at my social media speaking engagements hither and yon I’m often asked what tools I use. So, I took a personal inventory and created this overview of the 39 social media tools I use daily. Objective Marketer This power-user Twitter app is the preferred vehicle for Guy Kawasaki. I use Objective Marketer for all of my in-advance Tweets, and when I want to engage in some headline and/or time of day testing. 39 social media tools I will use today.

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

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Skip to content Skip to navigation Skip to footer Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting Social Media Strategy Blog Social Media Consulting Blog Social Media Consulting Speaking Newsletter Free Social Media Tools Twitter Interviews About Lijit Search The 6 Dangerous Fallacies of Social Media October 8th, 2008 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet (Amazing Gangsta Chimp image by the talented Matt Cioffi ) You may have heard of social media.

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

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She specializes in social media strategies that lead to actionable plans to achieve real world objectives. I’ve spent a lot of time working with various social media monitoring tools and I’ve whittled my list of favorites down to two or three. based on budget or schedule) Once you’ve answered those questions you can compare major social media monitoring tools. And that’s how I pick the right social media monitoring tool for the job.

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

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The debate on Social CRM (sCRM) could easily become a distraction. As marketers, we need to reach our customers where they are and social media’s potential in that regard is unquestionable. But marketers have always reached out to communities in many forms, and each new medium has taken its turn as Holy Grail for customer influence. Leaving the etiquette alone for now, our focus is how marketers need to approach our targets.

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

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Skip to content Skip to navigation Skip to footer Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting Social Media Strategy Blog Social Media Consulting Blog Social Media Consulting Speaking Newsletter Free Social Media Tools Twitter Interviews About Lijit Search A Social Media Scoreboard That Works March 25th, 2010 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet Clearly, there’s no shortage of data and possible social media success metrics.

20 Ways to Generate ROI from a Corporate Blog

Webbiquity SMM

The “ROI of social media&# (or lack thereof) is a hot, and still hotly contested, topic. I summarized arguments from both sides a few months ago in The Social Media ROI Debate. More recently, numerous writers including Olivier Blanchard , Neil Glassman and Mark Schaefer have tried to make the case that social media ROI is real, can be measured, and must be measured. The core of social media marketing efforts should be the corporate blog.

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Our Dangerous Addiction to Social Media Case Studies

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The two most important words in social media should be “so what?” ” As Tom Webster eloquently put it in his recent Blogworld keynote , when research wears the cloak of content marketing, it’s a recipe for the incurious to pull a fast one on the masses, disguising pointless data as gospel. But it applies equally to the basket of case studies that are left for us each day by the sites that chronicle social’s advance.

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

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Skip to content Skip to navigation Skip to footer Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting Social Media Strategy Blog Social Media Consulting Blog Social Media Consulting Speaking Newsletter Free Social Media Tools Twitter Interviews About Lijit Search 3 Ways Infomercials Can Inspire Your Social Media June 24th, 2010 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet I know, I know.

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

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Skip to content Skip to navigation Skip to footer Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting Social Media Strategy Blog Social Media Consulting Blog Social Media Consulting Speaking Newsletter Free Social Media Tools Twitter Interviews About Lijit Search 6 Critical Services Agencies Must Provide to Stay Relevant in Social Media March 3rd, 2010 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet Is there a future for agencies in a social media world?

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Skip to content Skip to navigation Skip to footer Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting Social Media Strategy Blog Social Media Consulting Blog Social Media Consulting Speaking Newsletter Free Social Media Tools Twitter Interviews About Lijit Search Social Media’s Internal Impact – An Interview with Phil Simon May 4th, 2010 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet How does social media impact your internal organization?

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

Webbiquity SMM

As noted in 33 (of the) Best Social Media Guides, Tips and Resources of 2012 So Far , posted here a few months ago, social media marketing adoption is now so widespread there’s little further question of “if” or “when” in the minds of most marketers–but many “how” and “what” questions still remain. How can marketers make more productive use of their time on social networking sites?

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

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Skip to content Skip to navigation Skip to footer Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting Social Media Strategy Blog Social Media Consulting Blog Social Media Consulting Speaking Newsletter Free Social Media Tools Twitter Interviews About Lijit Search Do You “Like&# How I Look In These Jeans? Social curation at work. " Social Media overdose?

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

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Naturally, I asked about his interest in mastering social media for his clients. Every single person in a public relations firm should: 1) understand the impact of social media and 2) be able to activate that marketing potential for their clients. Oh, and for those that think that “blogger outreach” counts as social exposure for your staff, don’t kid yourself. That’s the essence of a good social media strategy , anyway.

Social Media a CRM perspective

Social Media Network Marketing

Sections To Read Home Main Page Community - Social Media Network Online Who will benefit from this blog? Social Media Ne. About Me - Social Media Network Online Contact Me - Social Media Network Online Your Contribution To This Blog - Social Media Netw. What People Have To Say About Pervara - Social Med. Monday, May 31, 2010 Social Media a CRM perspective Social Media lends itself to Customer Relation Management.

4 Detective Tricks to Find Your Customers in Social Media | Social.

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A major component of answering those questions effectively is understanding in which social outposts your customers are concentrated. Companies should follow, not lead, their customers across the social Web. Here are 4 ways to find out where your customers are in social media: 1. Hire a Spy Flowtown and Rapleaf are two of the leaders in the emerging field of social anthropology. Email Behavior Have you added links to your social outposts in your emails?

UNcanny Insights From UnMarketing | Book Reviews | Social Media.

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Here’s what makes UnMarketing an unusual, yet worthy use of your marketing education time: UNpretentious Unlike so many marketing books, Stratten doesn’t overcomplicate the subject matter. UNderstandable One of the most commendable aspects of this book is Stratten’s gift for boiling down a marketing principle to its simplest form. There are a few sections devoted to the mechanics of Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin, and other social media operational specifics.

30 Social Media Sites, Tools, Posts and Articles that I Bookmarked from 2010

Direct Marketing Observations

One of the things that I do throughout the year though is, I stockpile sites, blog posts, articles, tools and things that just catch my eye-Oh yea that’s called social bookmarking isn’t it? So it starts with this resource: 100+ Upcoming Social Media & Tech Events. 2) Turn what people post in social media into compelling stories with Storify. 4) A ridiculously long Directory of Social Media Monitoring and Analysis Tools.

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

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Skip to content Skip to navigation Skip to footer Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting Social Media Strategy Blog Social Media Consulting Blog Social Media Consulting Speaking Newsletter Free Social Media Tools Twitter Interviews About Lijit Search Is It Curtains for the App Store? introduced an application-geared Internet.

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

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Skip to content Skip to navigation Skip to footer Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting Social Media Strategy Blog Social Media Consulting Blog Social Media Consulting Speaking Newsletter Free Social Media Tools Twitter Interviews About Lijit Search The Best Advice Has No Shelf Life April 13th, 2010 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet Who Influenced You?

Is Social Media Too Big For Its Britches?

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Skip to content Skip to navigation Skip to footer Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting Social Media Strategy Blog Social Media Consulting Blog Social Media Consulting Speaking Newsletter Free Social Media Tools Twitter Interviews About Lijit Search Is Social Media Too Big For Its Britches? At Monday’s Social Fresh conference in St.

Monday’s 5 Social Media Must-Reads

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Below are 5 social media must-reads from last week that we wouldn’t want you to miss. 5 Facebook Applications to Add Useful Tabs to Your Facebook Fan Page. Social Media Marketing: Facebook + Twitter Aren’t Enough. By Rand Fishkin The growth of these twin networks has brought new discipline to the practice of traffic generation, branding and customer engagement on the web: social media marketing.

Social Media Success Metrics and Premature Calculation | Social.

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Skip to content Skip to navigation Skip to footer Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting Social Media Strategy Blog Social Media Consulting Blog Social Media Consulting Speaking Newsletter Free Social Media Tools Twitter Interviews About Lijit Search Are You Suffering From Premature Calculation? Which pattern matches your social media success metrics?

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Skip to content Skip to navigation Skip to footer Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting Social Media Strategy Blog Social Media Consulting Blog Social Media Consulting Speaking Newsletter Free Social Media Tools Twitter Interviews About Lijit Search Are You Treating Your Fans Like Cattle June 30th, 2010 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet Email ain’t dead yet.

Social Media Training for Sales – Social Selling University Launches

Koka Sexton

After joining and getting waist deep in building strategies around engaging our customers and prospects using social media, a few things became very clear to me. Another is that social media in B2B sales is a growing topic of discussion and people from executive levels down to the individual sales rep are hungry to learn how to leverage new media. Introduction to Social Selling. We have a video of the Social Selling Primer here.

The Key to Social Media Success is Just 2 Letters | Integrated.

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Why can’t your social media program do that? The best – and most effective – social media programs aren’t based on promotions and message distribution. It’s about marketing sideways , not marketing head-on. That’s understanding that social media success is a long putt, not a tap-in. Social Media Success = Find a Way to Remove Friction Start today by conducting a Helpfulness Audit for your company.

The 3 Building Blocks of Social Business Evolution

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He writes the Britopian blog, and wrote the new social business book, Smart Business, Social Business: A Playbook for Social Media in Your Organization (available July 26). Building a social business is not so easy. 3 Building Blocks for Social Business Evolution A social business is built upon three pillars – people, process and technology. 1.Change Management is the foundation of a Social Business.

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Is this the end of Choice and Innovation in Social Media Measurement?

Jeff Esposito

Last week, the social media world was rocked about the acquisition of social media monitoring company Radian6 by CRM vendor Salesforce.com to the tune of $326 million. I also see this as the first step for social media to be embraced and measured by the masses. On the other hand, the move scares me on the future of social media and its measurement. For example, what I use for social media monitoring is perfect for me.

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

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Skip to content Skip to navigation Skip to footer Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting Social Media Strategy Blog Social Media Consulting Blog Social Media Consulting Speaking Newsletter Free Social Media Tools Twitter Interviews About Lijit Search Kurrently Revolutionizes Real-Time Search With Twitter + Facebook Results May 17th, 2010 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet The future of real-time data didn’t come from Google.

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

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And exceptional businesses are realizing tangible, meaningful outcomes using social media & mobile marketing. Create Demand, Not Messages Success with “socialmarketing is becoming less about creating desire, positive sentiment or aspiration among customers. Ditch Experimentation and Plan Instead The real social media success stories aren’t arising out of tactical experimentation with Twitter and Facebook.

4 Reasons Google Bought Wildfire

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Wildfire , a pioneering social media management software application that specialized in contests and promotions, announced today that it has been bought by Google for a smooth $250 million. It was just a matter of time, as given that Buddy Media, Vitrue, Involver, and Context Optional had already been snapped up, Wildfire was one of few remaining independent players with an enterprise client list. Access to Social Signal. Launch Adwords for Social.

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6 Lessons Learned From the Demise of MySpace | facebook | Social.

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Skip to content Skip to navigation Skip to footer Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting Social Media Strategy Blog Social Media Consulting Blog Social Media Consulting Speaking Newsletter Free Social Media Tools Twitter Interviews About Lijit Search 6 Lessons Learned From the Demise of MySpace September 8th, 2010 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet Once the undisputed king of social media (at least in the U.S.),

Digital and Dollars – Successfully Adding Online Marketing to Your.

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One of the highlights of my trip was conducting a breakout session with my good friend and client Indra Gardiner (from Bailey Gardiner in San Diego), called “Digital & Dollars: Successfully Adding Social Media & Online Marketing to Your Agency Services Mix&# Digital and Dollars: Adding Social Media and Online Marketing to Your Agency Services Mix View more presentations from Jay Baer. You’re ALWAYS marketing.