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. How does social CRM differ from traditional CRM? 6) Base CRM. 7) Zoho 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

Visually SM

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. Below are five ways in which businesses can use automated marketing systems in social customer relations management and leads conversion; Gather leads information.

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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?

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. Are there differences between B2B and B2C in social media? Creating and calibrating a social media strategy for any company should follow the same process. Two Sides of the Same Coin A remarkable recent study by MarketingProfs, however, pokes a hole in even that notion of B2B and B2C social media divergence.

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. Virality & Search Topsy One part virality tool, one part tracking mechanism, one part social listening post, Topsy is becoming one of new favorites. Swix This is a slick new social media dashboard program that I’ve been trying.

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. 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? This point was driven home for me recently when reading an AdAge article about CKE Restaurants (Carl’s Jr. and Hardees) launching their own mobile loyalty cards via iPhone and Android app.

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. With social media, we can join conversations previously hidden, but what we need is the same as ever: a way to reach you – the places you metaphorically live, the clubs you frequent, the places you hang out, the company you keep. Social marketing is evolving.

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.

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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.

Our Dangerous Addiction to Social Media Case Studies

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The two most important words in social media should be “so what?” Tom was referring to data-dredging and the spate of statistical “best practices” that bubble up in social media like something in Jed Clampett’s back yard. 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. The Recalcitrant Social Media Cheerleader.

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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?

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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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.

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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?

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.

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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?

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?

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.

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?

UNcanny Insights From UnMarketing | Book Reviews | Social Media.

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His “Pull and Stay&# advice; segmenting customers into barrels; platforming; social currency, and other concepts are instantly applicable to real world marketing challenges fitting a wide variety of circumstances. I wrote a post a while ago called Social Media Excellence and a Side of Fries about the importance of people to McDonald’s) As you might expect, UnMarketing is not your typical marketing and business book.

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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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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

Firebelly

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.

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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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. 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. link] arikhanson What's the key to social media success?

Announcing The Socialized Business Podcast

Justin Levy

After a few months of brainstorming, planning and prepping, Jason Keath , Michael Brito and I are thrilled to announce the launch of The Socialized Business podcast. During this first episode we discuss why we decided to launch a social business podcast, what social business means to us and discuss the future role of social media managers. What is The Socialized Business Podcast? An occasional interview with a corporate social media strategist.

Australia Sharepoint Conference June 16/17 2010

Laurel Papworth

SharePoint can be used to host web sites that access shared workspaces , information stores and documents, as well as host-defined applications such as wikis and blogs. Sort of like the old Enterprise software but all in a browser (not client/server solutions) and lots of social stuff wrapped around it. Social Computing” is popping up everywhere. This session is about exploring what Social Computing is, why it’s important and what it can do for you. Interesting.

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.

5 People Focused Social and Data Tools You Should Be Using

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Without further ado, please have a look at five of the most amazing people focused applications for 2015. If you don’t know what Rapportive is, I’ll tell you here: Rapportive was (past tense) an excellent plugin that worked with Gmail and Chrome or Firefox to learn all social media associations with an email address. It was an internal social CRM of sorts. Links to their social profiles. Social updates. Business Social Media

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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 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 “social” marketing 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.