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The 17 Best Social Media Management Tools

Webbiquity SMM

Monitoring and managing even a moderately active business social media presence can be time-consuming. The number of people using social media continues to grow, usage is increasing, and more networks require attention. Pinterest is going beyond its wedding-planning-and-home-decorating roots and being embraced by leading B2B companies. Sprout Social.

Your Social Media Manager Resume Better Have This

agora pulse

With adoption of social media marketing at an all time high and fans requiring constant attention, both B2B and B2C companies are finding it necessary to hire an entirely new marketing role, one that didn’t even exist 10 years ago — the social media manager. What should be in your social media manager resume? Paid Social.

10 Important Skills and Traits Your Social Media Manager Will Need in 2017

Buffer Social

A decade ago, the role of a social media manager might not have even existed. Today, however, almost every company is involved in social media one way or another. A quick look at Google Trends shows the rise in interest in the term “social media manager” over the years and it seems that people have never been as interested in the term as they are today.

How Does Digital Marketing Differ From B2B to B2C?

agora pulse

However, in this newer age of digital marketing, many companies are neglecting to design their marketing strategy with the differentiation between B2B and B2C marketplaces. Imagine that B2B is like LinkedIn and B2C is like Facebook. B2B audiences have an obviously distinct purpose in mind: to make money. The post How Does Digital Marketing Differ From B2B to B2C? people.

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Social Media Management Crisis: Don’t Play Possum

PWB Marketing Blog

Individuals online are now more likely to take to social media when they feel slighted, annoyed or otherwise compelled to comment. When receiving a negative social media comment, "playing possum" until the attacker goes away is never a good idea. B2B Internet Marketing B2B Marketing B2B Social Media Business Blogging Facebook Media

22 Expert Guides and Reviews of 200+ Social Media Tools

Webbiquity SMM

As social media marketing has become ubiquitous ( 88% of marketers say social media is important for their businesses), hundreds of new tools have developed just in the past few years: tools for social media management, monitoring, measurement, automation, identifying influencers, creating graphical content, and more. Image credit: Buddy Media.

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The Must-Follow Principles of B2B Social Media Success

Convince & Convert

Please read it, Jonathan has some amazing tips for marketers everywhere, especially in the B2B sector. How an internally driven social plan (versus externally created) leads to a trustworthy and speedy network. Why “social” means “democratic” when it comes to structure. How letting down your competitive guard leads to a successful B2B social presence.

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47 Superb Social Media Marketing Stats and Facts

Webbiquity SMM

Social media use isn’t quite universal—but it’s getting close. population now has at least one social networking profile; more than half use two or more social networks. The number of worldwide social media users is projected to grow from 2.1 90% of young adults—ages 18 to 29—use social media (compared to just 35% of those over age 65).

From Community to Commerce: Making the ROI Connection

Buzz Marketing for Technology

This week I moderated another Social Media Today webinar as part of their Best Thinker webinar series, this time on the topic of From Community to Commerce: Making the ROI Connection. We discussed a ton of ideas on how to capture ROI in social media! There is no ROI in social without the “I” – so that means you have to make in investment to get in ROI.

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Key to Creating B2B Social Content That Engage Audiences

PWB Marketing Blog

Probably the number one thing that keeps social media managers up at night is thinking about how to create content that engages audiences and gets people to interact. No one cares about your presence in social media unless you deliver content of interest. So, don’t go any further with social media until you develop a content strategy. Develop your content strategy first, and then identify how you will implement your strategy through social media and other communication channels. The answer is by having a content marketing strategy.

Social Pros 6 – Instagram Lessons from a Giant B2B Company

Convince & Convert

This is Episode 6 of the Social Pros Podcast : Real People Doing Real Work in Social Media. This episode features Jonathan Wichmann the head of social media for Maersk Line , the world’s largest container shipping company. Social Pros Transcript For Your Reading Enjoyment. I can’t do social media.” It can be social.

The 32 Best Twitter Marketing Tools

Webbiquity SMM

While Facebook is far and away the largest social network, when it comes to driving B2B website traffic and brand visibility, Twitter and LinkedIn are tops. HubSpot has noted Twitter has more than 300 million active monthly users, and “accounts for 16% of referrals to longer articles from social sites and 14% for shorter news articles.” ” — Buffer Social.

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Rocket Content – Your B2B Secret Weapon

Convince & Convert

Tweet Guest post by Ian Greenleigh , the Social Media Manager at Bazaarvoice – the market and technology leader in hosted social commerce applications. There’s no doubt about it, those of us tasked with enterprise-level B2B marketing have some incredible hurdles to overcome. He also blogs at Dare to Comment. But we have a secret weapon: Rocket Content.

Social Pros 9 – Christopher S. Penn, WhatCounts

Convince & Convert

This is Episode 9 of the Social Pros Podcast : Real People Doing Real Work in Social Media. Read on for insights from Chris, and Eric’s Social Media Stat of the Week (this week: social media as a B2B lead generator!). Social Pros Transcript For Your Reading Enjoyment. So we need to buy Radian6 or Argyle Social or Involver.”

Social Pros 9 – Christopher S. Penn, WhatCounts

Convince & Convert

This is Episode 9 of the Social Pros Podcast : Real People Doing Real Work in Social Media. Read on for insights from Chris, and Eric’s Social Media Stat of the Week (this week: social media as a B2B lead generator!). Huge thanks to data-driven social media management software company Argyle Social for their presenting sponsorship, as well as Infusionsoft and Jim Kukral at DigitalBookLaunch. Social Pros Transcript For Your Reading Enjoyment. So we need to buy Radian6 or Argyle Social or Involver.”

Social Media Strategy: 10 Experts Reveal Their Secrets

Viper Chill

For example, you might not know that I helped one newspaper go from a limited social media presence to helping them hit the Digg homepage over 40 times. Together, these people have been involved in social media as long as anyone else and discovered tactics to help you get the most out of the services. StumbleUpon is one of the most forgiving social sites. Twice.

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23 Outstanding Social Media Marketing Guides

Webbiquity SMM

Though the use of social media and social networks for marketing is now nearly ubiquitous, and 78% of companies have dedicated social media teams, many marketers sill struggle with certain aspects of social marketing, such as formalizing strategies and measuring results. What trends and changes in social media do marketers need to stay on top of?

Six FREE Tools To Measure Social Media for Business

PWB Marketing Blog

Facebook and other social networks equip you with limited analytic tracking tools. Once you start to delve deeper into social media marketing, you will find you need a more robust measurement platform. Our six favorite free tools (and two paid) for measuring social media are: Social Mention (free) – real time search engine that monitors over 100 social media properties.

Embrace Mistakes to Become a Better Social Media Pro

Convince & Convert

Another month, another incredible round of guests on the Social Pros Podcast. In April, we chatted with the manager of a huge social media team at KLM , an author on thought leadership , Pet360’s PR and social media expert, and the two-man social media team of Canadian yo-yo company CLYW. Set goals. Listen. Interact.

21 of the Best Social Media Marketing Guides of 2013 (So Far)

Webbiquity SMM

The use of social media and social networks for marketing has rapidly advanced in the past few years from the “should I do it?” ” level to the current “how do I measure and optimize social media marketing efforts?” You’ve seen the statistics on social media marketing : 93% of marketers use social media for business.

Social Pros 20 – Katie Morse, Billboard

Convince & Convert

This is Episode 20 of the Social Pros Podcast : Real People Doing Real Work in Social Media. Read on for insights from Katie and our Social Media Stat of the Week ( this week : 47% of B2B companies do not track brand mentions on social media). Social Pros Transcript For Your Reading Enjoyment, Thanks to Speechpad for the Transcription.

Where does Content Marketing Belong in the Social Business?

Conversionation

I am often asked which department is responsible for social media marketing, content marketing and other forms of what people still call “new ways of doing marketing&#. Note that the question is about responsibility and management (who does what and where), not ownership. It’s difficult to compare a large international B2B technology company with long sales cycles and a complex go-to-market model, to a local fast moving consumer goods e-commerce pure player or a non-profit organization, for instance. When it comes down to social, the answer is quite simple.

We Interviewed 75 Top Social Media Marketers. Here’s What They’re Working On, Today

Buffer Social

I have the amazing privilege of speaking with social media managers from a variety of brands and industries around the world on a daily basis. Listening and learning about the projects they’re working on, their biggest challenges , and what their aspirations are on social media now and in the future has helped me tremendously along the way. Event planning.

Five Things Bacon Can Teach Us About Content Marketing

Spin Sucks

Jason Miller is the social media manager at Marketo and a regular contributor to the Modern B2B Marketing Blog. Today’s guest post is written by Jason Miller. The widespread fascination with bacon is for good reason; bacon makes everything better. Necessary? Useful and entertaining? Absolutely. Five Things Bacon Can Teach Us About Content Marketing.

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. The first chart shows the statistics for the question “Are you using social media for your business?”

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Are you using old skool strategies with new media tools?

Janet Fouts

Whether through social media or other means, you talk to a person who is representing the brand. It may be you are talking to the founder of a business, a marketing or sales manager, customer service or a social media manager, but you’re talking to a person at the other end of that conversation. Learn Mindful Social Media Strategy.

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.

Association Social Media: Kelli Windsor, Food Marketing Institute

SocialFish

I had the great pleasure of moderating a panel of fabulous association social media managers at an Association Trends breakfast last month, where results were shared (and we opined on them) from the Association Social Media Benchmark Survey. Here’s a snippet of my conversation with just one of several great association social media folks.

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). However, as the posts and articles highlighted below show, plenty of questions remain, such as how much should we budget for social media?

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The Most Remarkable People on Social Media Today

Unspoken

Since I couldn’t find any lists that suited my taste, I decided to start my own… “The Most Remarkable People on Social Media Today” My own social media hall of fame, so to speak. I believe we should highlight people who are doing remarkable work in the social universe and not only those who are just social celebrities. Seth Godin’s book, Purple Cow , is about transforming your business by being remarkable but I believe these same principles apply to transforming the social universe by being remarkable as well. Green.

37 Free Marketing and Social Media Classes to Elevate Your Skills Today

Buffer Social

When I first started out with digital marketing, I was blown away by the sheer amount of online marketing resources and social media classes. I’ve had the chance to test out and research a huge amount of resources, and I’m excited to share with you 37 free marketing and social media classes that you can enroll in to upgrade your skills across the board. .

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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. We’ve also expanded the focus of the #Nifty50 this year to include an element of social good—the #Nifty50 Kids project. Stacey Acevero. sacevero. Zdatny.

11 Content Marketing Tools To Promote Your Blog

SocialFish

The topics are endless, ranging from social media to paintball, from home auto repair to tax advice. After completing an article, your post is formatted and published, complete with a link to your profile, your Examiner title and social media sharing icons. Scoop.It is an in depth website that combines social media with a news reader/aggregator. Examiner.

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How a Solid Social Database Can Help You Close Sales

Convince & Convert

With another year upon us, B2B marketers are still struggling to reach the right buyers. Social media allows us to identify interested prospects earlier in the buying cycle, long before they come to your website or open your emails. Almost every buyer starts his research in social channels, looking at brand pages, interacting with peers, and discussing hot topics.

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When and How Does Snapchat Work for Business

Convince & Convert

Carlos has the daunting position of being in charge of raising awareness for BMC products and driving global demand through social. With a team of content and social media managers at his side, Carlos has driven social to becoming a key part of BMC’s sales funnel. How might Snapchat fit into the B2B IT and tech vendor space, you ask? In This Episode.

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39 More (of the) Best Social Media Guides, Tips and Insights of 2011

Webbiquity SMM

The notion of using social media for business has gone from cutting edge to commonplace in an amazingly short time. And for those laggard firms still resisting social media, recent changes by Google now make it all but imperative. Of course, there’s no single cookie-cutter approach to social media marketing that works for every enterprise. And again.

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The Future of Social Media (And How to Prepare For It): The State of Social Media 2016 Report

Buffer Social

Imagine being able to predict the next big thing on social media, knowing what social media will look like in 2017 and beyond and how will brands use social platforms to connect with their audience. As someone who works with social media every day, this information would be invaluable. – The evolution of social media roles.

Measuring the Best Times to Post on Social Media

Sprout Social

Managing all of your social media networks can be a daunting task. Knowing the best times to post on social media is even more challenging. Just ask any seasoned social media manager how difficult it is to be on top of each network. Managing these communities takes knowledge and a fair share of hunches. Jump to Twitter. Jump to Google+.

The 10 Best Social Media Roundup Blogs of 2016

agora pulse

How do you choose what social media news you read each day? With a gazillion social media marketing blogs out there, you could easily spend hours a day reading best practices posts — and getting a crazy headache in the process. One way to easily sift out the noise is by reading weekly and monthly social media roundup posts. Music and social media?

How CMOs Can Prove the ROI of Tech Investments

Convince & Convert

Validating the increase in spending on marketing technology, such as marketing automation and social media management, will require an even more specific understanding of each tool’s ROI. 79% of B2B marketers believe social media is an effective marketing channel, but you must be able to provide data and facts using your marketing software. Aligned Goals.

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