The Eight Best Social CRM Tools

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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? ” — B2B PR Sense Blog. 6) Base CRM.

Is Social CRM the key to growing membership?

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This is the first of a series of blog posts we’re writing for the Avectra blog , to be reposted here for you. We’re working with Avectra on an ambitious project about Social CRM for Associations ; we’ll be having several conversations about the topic, on both of our blogs, in person with any interested association execs ( contact us if you’d like to participate and we’ll send details), and at ASAE’s Annual Meeting in St Louis in August.

White paper on Social CRM for associations

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Who owns Social CRM? Making member management social takes teamwork. We’ve just published our latest white paper, Social CRM for Associations: What association executives should know about applying social media to membership management. Social CRM refers to both a business strategy for managing customer relationships in the age of social media and also the evolving technology that helps organizations do this. Social profile mapping.

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.

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.

Is Social Conversation a Myth?

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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 Conversation a Myth? Yet, Mitch doesn’t see it happening in social media. That’s not a conversation.

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Nobody Said Social Media Should Be Simple

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Social media is unique in that it is the only medium yet conceived where companies are playing in the exact same sandbox as we’re playing personally. But indeed your employees and customers ARE messing around on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and blogs on their free time, the same space you’re trying to invade (and admit it, profit from) for corporate purposes. NOTE: I’m not part of the social media unicorns and rainbows brigade.

Why Your Special Offer Isn’t

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Social media and its impact on business only exists because of the larger trend of customer information and consequent choice making. But now, thanks to the advent of the Web, and then social media, everyone is an informed consumer. If you’re reading this blog, you care more about social media than almost any of your customers, who don’t have the advantage of social media being a component of their profession. Social media will travel the same path.

Customer Stalking – When Is Your Twitter Response Too Fast?

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She blogs at Coherent Social Media. The other week, I was participating in Jay’s hashtagsocialmedia.com chat on social media. (It Think less about your business and more about appropriate behavior in a social situation. I’ve had several companies respond quickly to conversations I was having with others about their products. Schaefer that my comment on his blog wasn’t uploading. Business hat: I’m monitoring conversations about my product.

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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.

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Social media marketing is all about potential audience. Social Supports Email in the Interactive Marketing Hub Indeed, email marketing and social media marketing are spiritually and procedurally similar. But the connections between companies and their email subscribers are far stronger than the connections between companies and their social media subscribers. Social media connectivity is digital bumper stickering. Social rounds it out, helps to expand reach.

Does Your Blog Have a Long Tail | Blogging and Content Creation.

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At one point we discussed headline writing and what draws clicks within the social media content universe. I mined my Google Analytics and put together a list of the 25 most popular posts that have ever appeared on this blog , ranked by total number of page views. Build Your Brand a Social Content Ladder in 5 Steps Is Starbucks the Most Dangerous Competitor to Facebook? (co-authored On this list #1, #5, #7, #11, #14, #16 all include a presentation, or free social media tool.

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How to Match 10 Key Success Metrics to Your Blogging Strategy.

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Without a statistical measure of your blogging progress, adding content to your blog on a regular basis can be an incredibly lonely proposition. However, even within the business (non cat) blogging arena, there are a wide variety of potential measures to gauge your momentum. It’s imperative that you select the most relevant ones that match with your blog’s purpose and intent. The first step in that process of course is knowing why it is that you’re blogging.

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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 The 3 Amigos: Email, Blogging, Social Sharing August 19th, 2010 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet For a while now, there’s been too much talk about social media vs. email vs. search.

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Then this is the blog post for you. I presented today at Social Media AZ , a new conference for Arizonans interested in, and practicing social media. This presentation: “Why Before How: The Keys to Developing a Social Media Strategy in 7 Steps&# also formed the basis for my recent MarketingProfs Webinar. Developing a Social Media Strategy in 7 Steps View more presentations from Jason Baer. How Does Your Audience Use Social Media?

10 Best Social Media Management Tools

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Shopping for social media management tools? Or need to upgrade to a new social media scheduling app? Finding the right social media management tool is essential for everything from building your brand and driving sales to optimizing your digital strategy and maximizing your budget.

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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. Blog Comments (The blog is on WordPress) Disqus This is what I use to manage comments here at Convince & Convert. ChatCatcher This is a nice little tool that finds Tweets about your blog posts, and automatically adds them as comments.

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

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Not unlike traditional surveys, keyword research and social data mining tools tell a powerful story about the information target audiences want from organizations, on-and-offline. In doing so, we’ve learned that findings resulting from search and social data mining are incredibly handy for informing creative and content, improving relevance and impact. Package for Consumption Observe what types of content social media users are interacting with and where.

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But it’s not like social media created negativity, it just puts a magnifying glass to it. The public and immediate nature of getting slammed via social is what stings. But, one of greatest benefits of social media is that it puts the shortcomings of your operations department in marketing’s lap, and vice-versa. But meanwhile, you need to recognize that the ire you direct at the customer that DARED to slam you in a blog comment is wholly misplaced.

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

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While my social media speaking engagements vary enough that I alter my material quite a bit from event to event, there is definitely a batch of one liners that I tend to incorporate. Everyone says social media is a unicorn, but maybe it’s just a horse? Focus on how to be social, not on how to do social. Social media doesn’t create negativity, it uncovers it. Social media is the ultimate canary in the coal mine. social media is bad!!

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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. You need to determine why your company should be social, for whom your efforts are intended and where your audience is in the buying cycle, and how you’ll measure success.

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This is the strategy of creating a Social FAQ. Let me hear about it: View Comments | Subscribe To This Blog | Sign Up For Our Newsletter Share This Post: Similar Posts That You Might Enjoy: Is Starbucks the Most Dangerous Competitor to Facebook? The Key to Social Media Success is Just 2 Letters Why Content Marketing Matters To Me And Should To You [link] Howie at Sky Pulse Media This is what Sky Pulse Media is built on. Myree Social media + #CRM = so happy together.

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If you’re an agency that’s providing social media listening or analysis services for clients, this is even more critical of a distinction. The disheartening truth is that there is very little “standardized&# reporting available if you’re going to do social listening and analysis at the highest level. RowFeeder – Raw and Ready That’s what I like so much about the new RowFeeder social data gathering system.

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Get Your Social Media Operations Act Together | Blogging and.

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When it comes to creating a social media strategy , there is one, often overlooked piece of the puzzle that falls through the cracks. I work with clients to create communication plans and digital strategies that usually include some form of social media. I often get an objection when the social elements of the program are introduced. Something along the line of “we tried a blog but it wasn’t a success” or “we have a Facebook page, but it isn’t doing anything for our business.”

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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.

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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 Science of Inequality – Finding Your Influential Customers April 28th, 2010 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet Does social media breed inequality?

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She is deeply curious, loves all things marketing and blogs less frequently than she would like at Stickystimuli.com. While many businesses are excited about opportunities to reach their customers on the social web, few actually believe they have done so successfully. Lion Brand Yarn found that their customer outreach strategy drove impressive e-commerce results – those who visited the company’s blog were 41% more likely to buy at the Web site.

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Nine Must-Have Features for Your Social Media Dashboard

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Whether you’re shopping for your first social media management tool or you’re ready to upgrade an underperforming tool, you need to make sure that your preferred social media dashboard has these nine essential features. A Quick Look at Social Media Dashboard Basics.

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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.

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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 5 Ways to Make Friends with Strangers on Your Blog March 23rd, 2010 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet Remember in high school, when someone would throw a party when their parents were out of town?

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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 Taking Social Media Shortcuts? Do you really know where your customers are in social media?

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Social network connectivity is becoming the post-modern email newsletter. This puts significant pressure on email to be more relevant, because most of what would be contained in an email newsletter or special offer now happens faster and more personally within Facebook, Twitter or other social outposts. Because the real advantage email has over social is data. Will you spend some time thinking about how to integrate your social messaging, not building a throne for it?

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