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Why You're the Key to Social Media Success

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New research from White Horse of 104 companies found that in 86% of companies, executives are not using social media. Would a company launch a major television campaign if the CEO had never watched TV? Never Heard Of It This is of course a situation that is most acute in B2B, where White Horse found that 60% of companies either have low executive interest in social media, or have modest interest but a lack of education. A B2B software company, or Skittles?

4 Detective Tricks to Find Your Customers in Social Media | Social.

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Companies should follow, not lead, their customers across the social Web. Rapleaf is better for larger companies. The Gmail stalking tip is something I hadn't thought about before but is definitely interesting enough to give a try. I never experience that issue, and one of the companies I used it at had about 15,000 employees on the roster? I never experience that issue, and one of the companies I used it at had about 15,000 employees on the roster?

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

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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?

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

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In fact, social media can be MORE transformative for a B2B company than a B2C company. 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. Private brand communities vs. Facebook.

Build Your Brand a Social Content Ladder in 5 Steps | Blogging and.

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Too many companies and organizations are reinventing the content wheel for every social outpost they maintain. Social Mention (or a paid social media listening package like Radian6 , if you have one) Go to www.socialmention.com and search for your company or product name (in quotes), and set the pull-down to “all.&# Twitter Lists How your company or product are referred to in consumer-created Twitter lists can yield important taxonomy insights.

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

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Because our behaviors on the social Web leave a noticeable fingerprint, smart companies can modify the way they engage and interact with us, based on our social graph, purchase history, etc. But now, social media is enabling companies to make influencer outreach a foundational marketing tactic. If you have income in your database, isolate customers in the upper middle tier (for most companies).

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

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Social media relies on the premise that we’ll believe what people tell us more readily than if we were told the same thing by a nameless, faceless company. world-wide shows that just 25% of respondents said their friends and peers are credible sources of information about companies – a decline of 20% since a similar analysis in 2008. That’s why it’s more important than ever for companies (in social media or otherwise) to embrace the truth.

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

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Her company Audience Audit provides strategic marketing support and audience segmentation research that helps organizations understand their customers better. True relevance grows from a deep understanding of what motivates your customers, and ensuring that every contact they have with your organization shows to what degree your company values their reasons for choosing you. According to Jamie Grove, the company’s Director of Evil Schemes and Nefarious Plans (i.e.

3 Reasons Email is the Coolest Vampire Today

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A driving force behind the company’s SUBSCRIBERS RULE! RT @jaybaer: 3 Reasons Email is the Coolest Vampire Today [link] [link] Joey Strawn Three great reasons email sucks (in a good way)RT @jaybaer: 3 Reasons Email is the Coolest Vampire Today [link] [link] Joseph Manna Email is definitely not dead.

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Book Review: Optimize

Webbiquity SMM

In Optimize: How to Attract and Engage More Customers by Integrating SEO, Social Media, and Content Marketing , Lee Odden provides the definitive guide to SEO and its extension into social and content marketing for the new, more sophisticated world of search and web presence optimization.

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Is Your Twitter Addiction Paying Off

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I love the Twitter culture and community, and I spend quite a bit of time using Twitter. My best to you, EJ [link] Jackie Adkins FPT is definitely an interesting metric, one I'd never really considered yet, but I'm still not sold on it, to be honest. Ive founded 5 companies, and spent 15 years running digital marketing agencies.

Ultimate Guide to Instagram For Fashion

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A fashion-forward Instagram strategy can drive traffic, make sales, and attract a loyal community of followers. Shoppers are no longer limited to searching for an outfit by scrolling through endless studio photos on a company’s website.

Influencer Marketing for Small Business: 7 Steps to Finding the Right Influencers (+ Free Templates!)

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For example, with an influencer partnership, you could be aiming to improve your follower growth, boost your engagement on a branded hashtag, build a stronger community, or generate more leads to your website to make more sales. .

105 Types of Content to Fill Up Your Editorial Calendar

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These are their own words—a form of word of mouth—that you use to inspire interest in your company, products, or services. Company News. Your company is ever-changing. Even silly, simple news can help your customers feel a connection with your company. Company Goals.

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105 Ideas to Add to Your Editorial Calendar

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These are their own words—a form of word of mouth—that you use to inspire interest in your company, products, or services. Company News. Your company is ever-changing. Even silly, simple news can help your customers feel a connection with your company. Company Goals.

The Complete Guide to Instagram Ads: A Step-by-Step Guide to Advertising on Instagram

Buffer Social

Chapter 6: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and Helpful Tips : A short section to answer some questions you might have about Instagram ads. For example, here’s the naming convention that HubSpot uses : Company Department | Content/Offer/Asset Being Advertised | Date | Name of Creator.

Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2011

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Your strategies must employ content creation, community management, local/maps optimization, among others. A Definitive Guide to Blog Content Scraping & How to STOP It! 5 Lessons Fortune 500 Companies Can Teach You About Blogging : Some Fortune 500 blogs are really great.

An Open Letter to Facebook

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

With the initiative for Facebook to be open and to empower businesses to host pages that celebrate their business, offering deals and giving the community the ability to converse directly with the business or entity these pages represent, you forgot about accountability.

Can You Trust Your Blog to the Cloud – The Pros and Cons

Kikolani

We want to be great writers, be great artists, take amazing photographs and build an engaging community. It has many definitions, many forms, many styles. A FAQ to reference. This is a guest post by Matthew Setter. The Cloud – It’s everywhere!

What Is Productivity?

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Here’s my personal definition of productivity: Productivity = Value / Time. By this definition there are two primary ways of increasing productivity: 1) Increase the value created. You can complicate this definition by including other factors like energy and resources, but I prefer the simplicity of time because in most cases factors like energy and resources are reducible to time anyway. Hence, any definition of productity is relative to the definition of value.

Asperger's and IT: Dark secret or open secret?

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Hes great at hammering out details one on one with other intensely focused people, often the CEOs of the companies he contracts for. Though the terms are debated and sometimes disputed in the medical community, both refer in a general way to people who display some characteristics of autism -- including unusual responses to the environment and deficits in social interaction -- but not the cognitive and communicative development impairments or language delays of classic autism.

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 Online Community With Purpose and a Plan May 5th, 2010 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet Lisa Beatty was at a cross-roads. And yes, I think OPI nail polish is definitely worth the price.

Information Literacy in the Workplace - Special Libraries Association

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SLA Community. Julie Oman is an Information Steward for The Dow Chemical Company in Midland, MI. I feel a degree of responsibility in ensuring the knowledge workers of my organization have the fundamental skills to deal with whatever knowledge management technology and processes are adopted by the company. Like many companies, my organization provides a community that supports the use of information technology and. Membership FAQs. General Industry FAQs.

Doug Johnson Website --Skills for the Knowledge Worker

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Social Responsibility Standard 7 The student who contributes positively to the learning community and to society is information literate and recognizes the importance of information to a democratic society. Doug Johnson. Writing, Speaking and Consulting on School Technology and Library Issues.

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Kevin Rose is Digg's Biggest Hypocrite » Techipedia | Tamar Weinberg

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Infraction #1 : Digg’s FAQ (Submitting Section, Question #3) says that duplicate submissions are bannable violations. Both wanted to create a Facebook community to connect users to each other. I have definitely gone off Digg the past few months.

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We definitely should hang out" And with New with My Neighborhood, we kept you in the loop to what they were up to. Its awesome to have a lot of friends, and even more so being active in the hottest blog communities. Who has two thumbs and is the community manager for MyBlogLog?

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

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co-authored with Clinton Bonner ) Is Your Company More Interesting Than My Wife? link] Aaron Lee Thanks for sharing this great blog post Jay, I’ll try to play around with the title and coming up with titles like “Is Your Company More Interesting Than My Wife?&# All blog owners should do this to see what their community prefers. Every community is different and will respond to different triggers.

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

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Personality I am compelled by the fact that the bottom line objective of social media is to add human elements to companies that have acted like inhuman, robotic cyborgs for the past 40 years. It’s a benefit, not a drawback that (despite what others might proclaim) there is no social media playbook that can taken off the shelf and executed in rote fashion for all companies. The second is the humanity that companies are able to bring using social media.

Do You Have the Guts to Expect Social Media Failure | Social Media.

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Swept up in a frenzy created by mainstream and business media, companies rush to adopt the hot new thing, to ensure that the competition doesn’t have some sort of secret weapon. These types of half-cocked efforts almost invariably fail, and then those companies use those initial failures as a rationale for non-participation – sometimes for years. And anyone who tells you they absolutely know what will work for your company definitely does not understand this business.

107+ Blog Post Ideas for a Rocket Start

Writtent Blog

FAQ Post. Share Your Company Story. What are your company’s rituals? What are the great things you do as a company? Share your company know-how. There are specific things that you or your company excel at. Tell Them About Your Company.

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100 Personal Branding Tactics Using Social Media | chrisbrogan.com

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Track things like audience/community sentiment (positive/negative) if you want to map effort to results. Use social networks respectfully to share the best of your content, in a community-appropriate setting. Community. Remember that community and marketplace are two different things. Make it easy for your community to reach you. Contribute to your community’s blogs and projects. Celebrate important information in your community (like birthdays).

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6 Lessons Learned From the Demise of MySpace | facebook | Social.

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Don’t Sell Too Early Many of the missteps that contributed to MySpace’s decay were based on the company not moving beyond its core proposition. In 2006, you have a veritable ATM machine, with companies begging you to put banner ads on your site. Nearly all the once mighty, now defunct social network or community sites unfurled and died after being purchased. We never really know the true objectives and goals of companies unless we are working side by side them.

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

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A collaboration between RESMARK Systems (a provider of hospitality software), Western River Expeditions (an adventure tour company), Compendium (provider of corporate content creation software), and ExactTarget (provider of enterprise messaging software) shows how this can be done day-to-day. Note to readers: all of these companies are Convince & Convert clients. This program definitely required some set up and integration work that goes well beyond the norm.

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

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As the world continues to watch the devastation caused by the BP oil spill, it shines the light much brighter on the impact that major companies have on society while increasing consumer concerns about business practices. Build Your Defense Shield Especially in times of crisis, it’s a company’s obligation to be as open and transparent as possible, as well as to communicate most expeditiously to those consumers impacted.

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

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Blogging for Community These blogs seek to guild a consistent readership that interact with the blogger(s) and advocate on behalf of the content on other social outposts. We see blogging both as community building and as a function of being a web based business. Community If people are paying attention, and connecting with one another around your content, you have attained success. Ive founded 5 companies, and spent 15 years running digital marketing agencies.

The 8 Wrong Questions PR Firms Are Asking About Social Media | PR.

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But there are still plenty of PR firms (and companies, for that matter) looking at social media purely as a distribution vehicle. 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: 4 Steps to Drive Sales with a Social FAQ 18 Social Media Quotes My Wife Is Sick of Hearing Me Say The 3 Amigos: Email, Blogging, Social Sharing Jonny Stark Wow, quite a few comments on here already!

10 Ways to Use Your Blog to Manage a Crisis

ProBlogger

Your blog is a very important part of your personal image or company brand. Reassure the community that you’re actively working on the issue and that safety is paramount. Use your blog as your company’s voice when you can’t reach everyone more easily in other ways.

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

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In his post, Social CRM is Just the Beginning , Brian Solis writes: I believe that among the chief attributes of social media, the ability to identify active communities of relevance, trace channels and voices of influence, and also discern and dissect the various stages of decision making, all in real-time, is nothing short of profound and transformational. That seems short-sighted and workable only for very small companies with a minimum of online chatter about them.

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

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On the ROI front, Swix CEO Scott Lake ( @scottica ) told me that the company puts as much emphasis on tracking the “I&# as they do the “R&#. Mr. Lake believe that access will be granted however, allowing his company to deliver a whole suite of new Facebook data points into the Swix system. But this looks very cool and if they're able to resolve the Facebook page thing it would be awesome and something I'd definitely use.

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

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According to a recent Social Media and Online PR Report from Econsultancy , 86% of companies surveyed planned to spend more on social media marketing in 2010, but only 25% say they have gained “real, tangible value&# from the medium. This allows Yelp to strengthen loyalty among Elite Squad members, offers an impetus for wanna-be-members to post additional reviews; and, makes the site content stronger – keeping the broader community active and engaged.

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. Social media allows big companies to act small again. Social media creates kinship between companies and customers, and kinship equals purchase intent. Every company is its own TV station, magazine, and newspaper.

Why Influence Mining is the Next Gold Rush | social crm | Social.

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JB : How are companies incorporating influence metrics into their marketing? JB : In addition to influencer outreach, how can companies engage in influence mining for customer service? Should companies treat customers differently? JF : We hope that companies will treat every customer well, but the reality is that we’ve always categorized people, whether it’s how you’re dressed at the mall, to the car you drive.

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

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Social media is by definition slow. You have to create content, be part of many communities, and proceed incrementally. Your company needs to be part of that conversation. It’s about having a strategy for making your company or organization more like a person and less like a machine. If your customers and prospects feel like your company is more human and actually cares about them, they’ll want to be part of it. going so our COMMUNITY INFLUENCERS ?can