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Open Community Case Study – GoPlow

SocialFish

Community: GoPlow. GoPlow is the Snow & Ice Management Association ‘s (SIMA) online community. Brian believed they couldn’t do that until they had a open community website generating solid content. In terms of community metrics, I don’t track that info at this point.

Story And Conversation: Pin It To Build A Brand

Firebelly

It’s the digital equivalent of ripping something from a magazine and posting it on your bedroom wall or bulletin board. It engages users with a behind-the-scenes look into the process behind a company or person.

Conversations As Moments Of Conversion

Twist Image

If you're thinking about online communities, conversations and the true power of Social Media, you need to be following Valeria Maltoni. She helped build Fast Company Magazine 's online community back in the day and since then, Valeria has become a true advocate for the power of marketers to build online communities and how to leverage and nurture online influencers as brand champions. Enjoy the conversation. conversation agent.

How to Leverage a Community of Passionate Fans

Convince & Convert

Many casual users of Garmin may only know them as a GPS company, but the truth is that Garmin has been around much longer than the portable GPS has been available, working on equipment for aviation, marine, outdoor recreation, and fitness industries. Jake Jacobson, Garmin @jakesjournal.

103 Compelling Social Media and Marketing Statistics for 2013 (and 2014)

Webbiquity SMM

How does social media use differ in B2B vs. B2C companies? As many companies have learned the hard way, unanswered complaints on social networks can go viral, causing real damage to a company’s brand. More than one-third of Fortune 500 companies have active Google+ accounts.

101 Vital Social Media and Digital Marketing Statistics for (the Rest of) 2013

Webbiquity SMM

Rapidly growing companies? Furthermore–75% of social media users “object to major companies and platforms using their personal information for commercial purposes.” 54% of consumers say that “smaller communities have greater influence on a topic than larger ones.”

Diva Marketing Talks About Social Media Sponsored Conversations With "Auntie" Melanie Notkin and Scott Monty

Diva Marketing Blog

To help you understand how to participate in the "new" conversation without getting blown-up. Today's Diva Marketing Talks explores the impact of social media sponsored conversations from both sides of the virtual fence: brand and content creator.

Diva Marketing Talks Keepin' The Conversation Real With CK Kerley & Valeria Maltoni

Diva Marketing Blog

To help you understand how to participate in the "new" conversation without getting blown-up. On today's Diva Marketing Talks CK Kerley - Epiphany and Valeria Maltoni - Conversation Agent join me to discuss what is frequently at the center of social media marketing.

How to Use Facebook for Business and Marketing

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

In fact, you’re likely spotting the shift; instead of companies posting their URLs on television commercials, they’re asking their followers to join them on Facebook. If you are officially representing your company, you’d want to create an Official Page.

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The Blog Turns 20 This Year

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Yesterday, The Guardian posted an article titled, The blog turns 20: a conversation with three internet pioneers. To say that this is nothing new, is to acknowledge just how slow companies can be to adapt, and how adverse to change many people can be. magazine. online community.

Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2010

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

As many of you know, I have an annual tradition of giving back to the community on my birthday, which is why this year is no different. Since I can’t read everything written by the Internet Marketing community, I ask my Twitter and Facebook followers for their own recommendations.

A digital media framework for smart marketing communications

Sherrilynne Starkie

Magazine reading time down 77.5 Or conversely, to keep their names out of the news. Before 2005 this would have included customer magazines, flyers or newsletters. Today Owned Media includes digital content, and the central hub is usually the company website.

Why Social Media Inactives Have No Impact on Social Business Value

Akamai Marketing

The conversations have centered around three schools of thought: 1) investors are getting ripped off 2) social advertisers are getting ripped off 3) businesses using social media are getting ripped off. But no one tracks how many subscribers never actually open a magazine. Social media platforms aren’t ripping off their investors or advertisers anymore than any other media company who places its value on subscribers. There you have the value of the conversation.

Slimy Sales And Marketing Tactics

Twist Image

Recently, a major media company reached out to me to discuss what they called, "a new business opportunity," for Twist Image. It seemed reasonable enough and there have been multiple instances in the past when these types of conversations have led to new client work, and a reciprocation in terms of business opportunity (the old "win-win scenario" we often hear about). Now, not only will we never work with this company, but their image is tarnished forever.

Do You Know When to Create and When to Curate?

Convince & Convert

Paul Haskell , Social Media and Content Marketer at Omaha Steaks , joins the Social Pros Podcast this week to discuss curation versus creation on different platforms, success in visually focused social media platforms, and the culture at a family-owned company. via Boston Magazine.

Is Your Social Strategy Proactive or Reactive | Social Media.

Convince & Convert

there’s a schism coming in social media between companies using it for marketing, and companies using it for customer service and CRM. Brand communities, contests, most social listening, and non-promotional tweeting fits into this category. Match Your Social Media Tactics to Your Social Media Goal The problem we’re faced with today is that very few companies seem to be thinking about their efforts in this way.

Facebook Business Page Management

Laurel Papworth

We grow your community (circulation and reach) as well as give you a report on engagement, clickthroughs and hot topics. The Community Crew is an outsourced online community management and social media admin service. This is good for your company and good for you.

Is it Time to Re-Think Your Social Media?

yMarketingMatters

Every day you hear more business success stories on social media, about hot leads found on LinkedIn or people directly calling a company after checking out their Facebook Page. Social media literally are the means by which your business can relate to, exist in and influence human communities.

Put Yourself on the Social Map: From Vagueness to Greatness

Convince & Convert

From Janrain , a free guide to improve your conversion rates and your data quality. Nissan is one of the few multi-national car companies with a dedicated Hispanic presence. Erich Marx, Nissan @emarxe.

Monetization: Social Network Advertising

Laurel Papworth

Social Media Monetization is becoming THE hot issue in online community chatter. Probably because companies are getting past the “why should we care?&# At least with TV and magazines you know that at least nominally, they are there with some focus.

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

Convince & Convert

A recent study by Econsultancy called “ The Value of Social Media &# shows that companies are overwhelmingly using the “Big 4″ of Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Linkedin for their social media efforts. And while I don’t have any issues with those sites (in fact I wrote about Facebook marketing in-depth here), but is treating social media like a checklist really the best possible solution for your company?

Social Media Training: 3 Day Intensive Advanced Class

Laurel Papworth

If you are a company, government department or organisation interested in social media training for your staff, this three day class held privately at your premises (or we can organise premises for you) suits those looking for a more indepth course. Lecture : Laurel was named in 2012 by Forbes magazine in the Top 50 Social Media Influencers globally, and Marketing Magazine named her “Head of Industry, Social Media”.

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It's Time for Real-Time

Convince & Convert

Amber is Director of Community for Radian6 , co-proprietor of the influential Brass Tack Thinking blog (formerly Altitude Branding), a cool mom, a motivating force, and a hell of a flautist). We reconfigured our companies to accommodate phone. Not just the big companies, but the every companies. DJ Waldow Director of Community, Blue Sky Factory @djwaldow [link] DJ Waldow As I wrote on Brass Tack Thinking, I have the chills.

How Glossier Built a Cult Following on Social Media

Unmetric

The sought-after and celebrated cosmetics company originally started off in 2010 as a beauty blog called IntotheGloss.com started by Emily Weiss, a former styling assistant for Vogue. User generated pictures and videos and even user conversations made it to Glossier’s social media pages.

Content Marketing Is Nothing New

Janet Fouts

And what about John Deere coming up with a customer-focused magazine in 1895? The truth is some companies never did. Let’s see less advertising and more conversations.

Is Starbucks the Most Dangerous Competitor to Facebook? | E.

Convince & Convert

August 25th, 2010 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet Today’s post is a collaboration with Clinton Bonner , community connectivity expert, futurist, and blogger at Everything to Everything. Starbucks could use their SDN to reinvent themselves as a key member of any local community, and not as a coffeehouse, but as the best-possible advertising platform available in every city and town in the country.

Understanding Social Media ROI Cycle

Mindjumpers

But, the following post is inspired from the thoughts of Jamie Truner, the chief content officer of the 60 Second Marketer , the online magazine for BKV Digital and Direct Response. Another 25% of a company’s focus is on improving conversion and optimization of campaigns.

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Seven Tips For Jumpstarting Your Visual Storytelling Strategy

Convince & Convert

Similar to how people grow relationships with each other, visual storytelling offers companies meaningful opportunities to deliver positive experiences that build brand awareness, trust, loyalty and engaged communities.

Shifting Focus From The Traditional Marketing Funnel To Personalized Messaging Using Social Media

SocMed Sean

More and more companies are waking up to the fact that they can connect with their consumers via digital channels with more impact and for significantly less budget than traditional television, radio and print approaches.

Why The Term “Social CRM” Is Just STUPID!

SocMed Sean

Yes…companies have been watching everything you do and everything you buy to formulate their marketing strategies. Yes, he’d engage in a social conversation and relationship business before ever trying to sell. There are a LOT of idiotic corporate terms out there.

10 Top Influencers to Guide You through the Social-Media Jungle in 2016

Socialmedia.biz

According to Entrepreneur Magazine, Neil created one of the 100 most brilliant companies in the world. Fast Company called her “A veritable engine of personal branding, a relationship marketing whiz and the Pied Piper of the Online World.” Companies that want to be on the leading edge would do well to integrate Facebook Live video into their marketing strategies. Sujan is a key partner in software companies Mailshake , Narrow , Quuu and ContentMarketer.io.

7 Instagram Influencer Marketing Tips for the Holiday Season

Later

The jewellery company partnered with Jaci Marie Smith and her husband, Leif Carlson , to create a “Holiday Love Story”: View this post on Instagram. Is there a specific mailing service your company uses? IT’S OFFICIAL My 2017 Holiday Magazine is LIVE!

Association Social Media: The CFA Institute

SocialFish

Additionally, I oversee our member magazine and continue to help look after our organizational blogging strategy, two key editorial platforms that we hope to bring much closer together. Just as important, our LinkedIn groups also serve as conversation spaces for peer to peer exchange.

This Week in Social Media – 7/31/2013

Social Media Marketing

And if you’re on Flipboard, you can get these links in the This Week in Social Media Magazine , which is now available on the Web. A similar danger could be lurking for other Chinese companies who fail to account for the world outside of China.

The Nifty 50 Top Women of Twitter for 2011

Webbiquity SMM

Interactive Minnesotan skilled in web strategy, conversion rate optimization (CRO), e-commerce, SEO, social media, QR codes (she knows a lot about QR codes), design, UX, analytics and inbound marketing. Ellen writes for Fast Company magazine and helps run the 30 Second MBA site.

Coca-Cola’s New Corporate Website Aims to Refresh the World Through Storytelling

Convince & Convert

Inspired by the power of storytelling has to cultivate engagement, the company has re-launched their corporate website, “ Coca-Cola Journey ,” as a highly visual, sharable digital magazine. Yes, even with less branded lifestyle content alongside company news.

Is your Organization Capable of Unorthodox Thinking?

SocialFish

Would they have the foresight, market instincts, understanding of customers and creativity that led Amazon to continuing growth and transformation from book retailer, to one-stop shopping community and leader in cloud computing? The New Competence of the Knowledge Age.

How to Take an Audience-Centric Approach to Content Marketing

Convince & Convert

The other day, my co-worker Phil Renaud and I were in an animated conversation when I noticed we had matching wristbands. If you are a fellow “Fitbitter,” you’ll understand why the conversation quickly turned to “OMG, let’s compare sleep patterns.”

This Week in Social Media – 4/10/2013

Social Media Marketing

And if you’re on Flipboard, you can get these links in my new This Week in Social Media Magazine. LinkedIn has added Facebook-like mentions of people and companies in status updates and home page comments. We''re all responsible for fostering a better online community.

This Week in Social Media – 7/24/2013

Social Media Marketing

customers love to complain on Twitter, Flipboard makes users’ magazines available on the Web, the CIPR issues guidance on social media measurement, the mix of journalism and marketing needed in brand newsrooms, the royal fuss over real-time marketing and more, it''s This Week in Social Media.