Breaking Down the Buying Committee: How to Communicate with CEOs

Koka Sexton

The post Breaking Down the Buying Committee: How to Communicate with CEOs appeared first on Koka Sexton. Every business organization has final decision makers in place within every team. A project given a green light from the.

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Facebook, Instagram Team Up With IOC, Rio 2016 Organizing Committee, Official Broadcasters

SocialTimes Facebook

The social network announced a collaboration with the International Olympic Committee , the Rio 2016 Organizing Committee, more than 20 official broadcasters and the national Olympic committees of several countries, under which more videos and other interactive content will appear on Facebook and Instagram. The IOC, Rio 2016 and several national Olympic committees are sharing interactive content celebrating the Games.

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Breaking Down the Buying Committee: How to Communicate with CEOs

Social Selling Masters

A project given a green light from the purchasing committee will not see the light of day without the nod from the senior executives. Every business organization has final decision makers in place within every team.

Business Health Warning- Committees are not Networking

Engaging Brand

you say that you need to power your network as a leader but management by committee doesn''t lead you forward". Great question and prompted this post as powering a network is not the same as management by committee. In a recent workshop on leading in the social age, one person asked.

It’s 2015 and #PRDiversity Is Still An Issue

Waxing UnLyrical

a member of PRSA’s Diversity Committee and assistant professor of communication at Georgia State University, “Students don’t see others who look like them in the places where they wish to work.”. Ed: Did you do a double take? Yes, you get TWO guest posts this week.

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Facebook, Instagram Detail 2016 Paralympic Games Initiatives

SocialTimes Facebook

International Paralympic Committee director of communications Craig Spence said in an email to SocialTimes: Our focus on Facebook and Instagram is very much about multimedia content and bringing fans closer to the action. Facebook and Instagram maintained their presence in Rio de Janeiro and announced several features for the 2016 Paralympic Games , which began Wednesday night. Users can add temporary profile picture frames to support their countries’ teams, available here.

PR and Wikipedia – let’s push for a better relationship

Danny WhatMough

As part of my work with the PRCA’s Digital Steering Committee, I’m part of a consultation process that is trying to create a set of guidelines for the PR industry to help it better understand and interact with Wikipedia. Cross-posted from the EML Wildfire blog.

How Twitter & Facebook are making social media ads more transparent

Sherrilynne Starkie

Hot the heels of having been compelled to answer questions from a Senate committee hearing on Russian interference in the US election, Twitter and Facebook have both introduced new ‘transparency’ policies, features and functions.

Facebook Addresses Trending Topics Flap in Letter to Sen. John Thune

SocialTimes Facebook

Facebook general counsel Colin Stretch shared a letter (embedded below) he sent to Senate Commerce Committee chairman John Thune (R-S.D.) Facebook Politics Accenture Colin Stretch conservatives help center John Thune liberals Media 1K Newsroom rss Senate Senate Commerce Committee trending topicsregarding the controversy over conservative stories allegedly being suppressed from Trending Topics.

The Mission Driven Volunteer


Do-nothing committees. We believe that’s because the current model of association volunteering, based on standing committees, is broken. This is a guest post by Peggy Hoffman, CAE, President, Mariner Management & Marketing and Elizabeth Weaver Engel, M.A.,

Include Is a Verb: Moving from Talk to Action on Diversity and Inclusion


By Elizabeth Weaver Engel, MA, CAE, CEO and Chief Strategist, Spark Consulting. Association executives know that the Millennial generation, which will soon be the majority of our workforce and membership base, is the most diverse generation we’ve ever had in the US.

Your Board of Directors: “Good Enough” Really Is OK


One executive director and the board of a nonprofit that helps urban kids develop strong academic and business skills scrapped the traditional function-based committee structure (e.g.,

Speed and Trust – Why Millennials Need Both


And now they are joining your organization, where they quickly learn that decisions could stay at the committee level for months, no one on staff has time to deal with their request and there may be a mysterious political landscape to be navigated in order to get anything done.

We Are Still Doing It That Way 10 Years Later – WTF


We talked about the danger of combining strategy and planning, the need for innovation, the possibility of getting rid of committees, the dysfunctions of our boards, and challenges associations face in areas like certification, professional development, and technology.

2016 Tour de France Sprints to More Than 3.7 Million Tweets

SocialTimes Twitter

The Tour de France committee announces that Froome retains the yellow jersey (worn by the race’s overall leader) at the end of stage 12. The 2016 Tour de France was the topic of more than 3.7 million tweets during the course of the race, July 2 through 24, seen on Twitter some 4.1 billion times.

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Social Media Takes Gold at the London 2012 Olympics

Puzzle Marketer

For the London 2012 Olympics, the organizers and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has recognized that people want to receive their event news in different ways. They have therefore responded by embracing and focusing on social media, in addition to more traditional media such as print and television. This is a change from even the last Olympics four years ago as Twitter was banned in China during the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games and there was no official Facebook integration.

Hot Association Jobs – Week of August 9


Director, Association Management and various committees. Here are some cool jobs, hand-picked by me, that you can find via the SocialFish job board ! We focus on jobs in social media , marketing , communications , PR , advocacy , and digital. .

Millennials and Transparency in Online Communities


Why not offer an open group for committees to share some of the stuff they are otherwise working on behind closed doors? This post originally appeared on the Higher Logic blog , where I’m posting an ongoing series related to Millennials and online community.

An Introduction to Peer-to-Peer Fundraising


2006 and on the university’s Blue Ribbon Scholarship Committee. This is the first of a series of posts by David Blyer, Founder & CEO, DonorCommunity.

Learning from Millennials (Yes, Really)


Or in the association context, some association executives are dismayed when Millennials started becoming involved in association business and immediately ask to Chair a committee or sit on the Board.

Klout, the Super Bowl, and Our Addiction to Shooting the Messenger

Convince & Convert

According to the Indianapolis Super Bowl Host Committee , Klout was used to help identify the participants, and the list was augmented manually with known local bloggers, gadflies, and connectors. They were identified by a computer and/or by members of the host committee.

My Wild and Precious Life

Ari Herzog

I volunteered with political action committees, public research groups, and state election campaigns. I will always remember Graduation Day of 1986.

Should your online community be open or closed?


For example, board debates or committee work. ● This post originally appeared on Online Community Results. We partner with OCR on many online community strategy and implementation projects – contact us if you need help with yours.

Social media measurement sorted – new AMEC framework and guide #amecsummit

Danny WhatMough

As a member of AMEC’s social media measurement committee, I am delighted that today we have launched the social media measurement valid metrics frameworks and user guides. The user guide is an effort by the committee to make the framework as straightforward and easy to use as possible.

Are We Risk Averse or Risk Ignorant?


The Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission ( COSO ) has written extensively on enterprise risk management. First a BIG thank you to Jamie Notter and Maddie Grant for including me in their book, Humanize in their discussion of “risk” (see page 70).

Storytelling, PR, and Measurement

Waxing UnLyrical

Heavily involved with the media monitoring industry associations, Todd has served as president and committee member for most international media monitoring trade groups. [Ed: we’d originally paused our publishing schedule as we had no idea how today was going to turn out.

Do You Have the Right Volunteer Culture?


All associations and membership organizations have two distinct workforces: staff and volunteers. And if we’re honest, we’ll admit that we have a love/hate relationship with the volunteer side. We love them because they end up producing a significant volume of work—without pay.

Words and Pictures – the Batman and Robin of Content Marketing

Waxing UnLyrical

Martin is a member of the South by Southwest Interactive Advisory Board and a 2014 mentor; is chair-elect of PRSA Counselors Academy’s executive committee; and past-president of CPRS Toronto. Maybe it’s summer, with all the blockbuster superhero movies bombarding us in 3D.

B2B Marketing is Becoming More Like B2C Marketing – Or is it?

Webbiquity SMM

Committees make decisions. B2B marketing has traditionally been viewed (correctly) as much different from the promotion of consumer products. Buyers were different, sales cycles were different, messaging was different, and media was different.

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The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act

Janet Fouts

The House Judiciary Committee wants to toughen the law as it stands instead of re-writing it into something that makes sense now. Oh boy, here’s a hot button topic for you. The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) was created with good intentions.

What’s On the New Multimedia Cart?

Waxing UnLyrical

Martin is a member of the South by Southwest Interactive Advisory Board and a 2014 mentor; is chair-elect of PRSA Counselors Academy’s executive committee; and past-president of CPRS Toronto.

Bloggers Are Not Journalists – But They Are Abducted, Imprisoned Tortured and Assassinated the Same #HowManyMore

Laurel Papworth

And while the Committee to Protect Journalists does an outstanding job of protecting journalists from abduction, imprisonment and assassination as well as free speech for all, how can they protect the bloggers when even the Australian Government doesn’t respect bloggers? ” Usamah Mohamed, a Sudanese blogger, told the Committee to Protect Journalists. IMAGE: screenshot of part of the data collected by Committee for Protection of Journalists. .

Starting an Association Online Community? Five Tips for Building a Strong Foundation


Consider creating a community steering committee who will ultimately become your community champions. This post originally appeared on the Online Community Results blog.

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14 of the Best Content Marketing Tips, Tactics and Techniques of 2013

Webbiquity SMM

Matching video content to technology buying committees by 2-Minute Explainer Blog. ** 5 STARS.

How I Got My Job As Director Of Social Media – Step 1: Build Experience Then Blog, Tweet, Collaborate!

SocMed Sean

The goal of the committee was to help develop a social media strategy for the company, provide initial training, and demonstrate how social could help the company improve their business processes.

Lawyers & Legal Marketers: Kick It Up A Notch in 2016 – An #LMA16 Infographic

Myrland Marketing

Tip #4: No Big Initiatives Should Ever Be Proposed At Your Firm Although this sounds counter-intuitive to earning a seat at the table, Jonathan’s point spoke to enlisting lawyers and other internal clients to help seed your idea, keeping it from suffering death by committee.

Don’t Go Overboard on Millennials


So “younger” members could get a taste for how standards development works and what kind of expertise you might need to get on a committee in the future.

Hot Association Social Media Jobs This Week – January 13


S/he will act as a liaison to the IAA Membership Committee, as well as to senior executives of prospective member firms and a primary point of contact for prospective member firm representatives. Here are some cool jobs, hand-picked by me, that you can find via the SocialFish job board !

Hot association jobs this week – March 23


Here are some cool jobs, hand-picked by me, that you can find via the SocialFish job board ! We focus on jobs in social media , marketing , communications , PR , advocacy , and digital.

Announcing Fiscal 2011 Budget Hearings

Ari Herzog

The Newburyport City Council’s budget and finance committee — comprised of me, Councilor Ed Cameron, and Councilor Bob Cronin — has scheduled its fiscal 2011 budget hearings with department heads to occur May 18, May 19, May 27, June 2, and June 3. Tags: Committees finance