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Is Your Social Strategy Proactive or Reactive | Social Media.

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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.

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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.

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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).

It's Time for Real-Time

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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.

Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2011

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Your strategies must employ content creation, community management, local/maps optimization, among others. 5 Lessons Fortune 500 Companies Can Teach You About Blogging : Some Fortune 500 blogs are really great. Hire a company or check out this guide for how to DIY.

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FAQ Post. This idea is fantastic if you feel like getting sentimental or diving into flashbacks of laughter and carelessness. 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.

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

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Create Demand, Not Messages Success with “social” marketing is becoming less about creating desire, positive sentiment or aspiration among customers. Awareness, recall, positive sentiment, “engagement&# and buzz aren’t enough to overcome this mercenary reality. It’s balanced, and always gives your company the opportunity to foster more behaviors. They didn’t employ a secret formula or best practice from outside the company.

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Very helpful as our company moves forward with our plan for Social Media. 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!

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More and more I'm seeing sentiments like: 'Developers can completely bypass Apple’s money-grubbing, dictatorial policies.&# Is that due to the natural progression of success (all big companies are eventually vilified) or a fundamental shift in Apple's brand promise as ultra hip and very convenient? Ive founded 5 companies, and spent 15 years running digital marketing agencies.

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3 Ways Facebook is Killing Your Website | Social Media Marketing.

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Facebook took a major (yet curiously underreported) move in this direction last week, when they enabled companies to publish to Facebook members’ news feeds for anyone that has “liked&# a Web page. One of the reasons companies continue to put a lot of emphasis on their websites while still maintaining a robust Facebook page is that Facebook couldn’t do all the things a website can do. A company rang me recently to say that Google black listed them.

RIP 3 Ways Facebook is Killing Your Website

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Facebook took a major (yet curiously underreported) move in this direction last week, when they enabled companies to publish to Facebook members’ news feeds for anyone that has “liked&# a Web page. One of the reasons companies continue to put a lot of emphasis on their websites while still maintaining a robust Facebook page is that Facebook couldn’t do all the things a website can do. A company rang me recently to say that Google black listed them.

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

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You have to create content, be part of many communities, and proceed incrementally. Your company needs to be part of that conversation. If barber shops were still driving consumer sentiment, I’d be writing this post about barber shop marketing. It’s about having a strategy for making your company or organization more like a person and less like a machine. I basically get this mashed up question from companies wanting to do social media.

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I advocate participating in Twitter, and I’ve certainly grown my own audience via that channel, and it should be part of almost every company or business professional’s social media tool kit. Twitter success requires an understanding of the unique rhythms and cadences of the community, and a give first, get later mentality that is a bit counterintuitive at first. Ive founded 5 companies, and spent 15 years running digital marketing agencies.

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Sentiment: How much are you willing to automate verse check by hand? I know that different companies provide different amounts of historical data at the start of the campaign (another item I should have included – may need to do a follow up on this on my own blog later on as I get all this great feedback on items to include!) If a company wants to really reach at a local level a large “branded&# presence needs to be broken down to local pages or profiles.

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The feeling of community, and “we’re all in this together&# is slipping away. Both companies (as well as a second tier of contenders) are working on new features and ramping up their business development teams. Larger space, more interesting companies, and better production overall. I went to a session yesterday and then 2 today, “workshops&# none the less, that were simply companies touting their wares.