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4 Steps to Drive Sales with a Social FAQ | Blogging and Content.

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You can study your Web analytics, and see which pages get the most traffic, and what questions are likely to be in prospects’ minds when they are on those pages. I also like to look at search data, both the searches that people are conducting about your company on Google ( use this free keyword tool ), (insert Google keyword tool screen shot) and the searches conducted on your Web site (assuming you have a search function). How to use FAQs to drive social sales [link] [link]

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Change or Die | Fast Company

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Fast Company. Connect with Fast Company. Here are the odds, the scientifically studied odds: nine to one. The companys top executives had invited the most farsighted thinkers they knew from around the world to come together in New York and propose solutions to some really big problems. And thats been studied over and over and over again. Energy Efficient Servers See how HP Energy Efficient Servers can help your company save energy. Fast Company Features.

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.

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? I'd love to see a case study on this.

Don’t Be Scared Be Prepared – How to Manage a Social Media Crisis

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Somebody sending a mean tweet about your company doesn’t constitute a crisis. When the company does not know any more than the public about what’s going on. A social media crisis has a potentially material impact on the company overall. Create a Crisis FAQ.

Grow Your Blog Business: The Earn-Millions-in-Your-Flip-Flops Framework [Case Study]

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What have you studied extensively? Answers for popular FAQs within your subject area. Through consistent posting she was able to foster a community of active discussions and engaged bloggers who were interested in what she had to say. How can a company not be excited about this? Grow Your Blog Business: The Earn-Millions-in-Your-Flip-Flops Framework [Case Study]. This guest post is by Stephan Spencer of The Art of SEO.

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.

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?

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. Finding Your Influencers As noted in the study, the notion of true 1:1 marketing via social media is a bit of a fallacy. I can't wait to read the study now.

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. But, a new study by Edelman (whose digital arm features social media and ebusiness genius David Armano ) claims that bond is eroding. 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.

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

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The full 49-page study is full of interesting graphs and data morsels, but these are the 7 findings that I didn’t anticipate: 1. 49% of monthly Twitter users follow brands or companies, compared to just 16% of social network users overall. Brand Interaction is a Major Part of Life on Twitter In addition to following brands, Twitter users research and engage with companies. I wonder if this has to do with the correlation between the black community and musicians.

3 Reasons Email is the Coolest Vampire Today

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A driving force behind the company’s SUBSCRIBERS RULE! I haven’t seen a recent study on the number of email accounts the average person has, but I’m guessing it’s declined slightly–aside from we crazy online/social marketers who have accounts for every purpose.

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

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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.

Nine B2B Marketing Lessons from College Visits

Webbiquity SMM

This can be more challenging for smaller b2b companies, and particularly for startups. For example, do you offer an online support and discussion community just for customers?

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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. Certainly, it’s not a comprehensive influence formula like Klout , or other Twitter-influence arbiters ( interesting study this week from Sysomos ), but it’s easy to calculate, and I think it makes sense. Ive founded 5 companies, and spent 15 years running digital marketing agencies.

Book Review: Optimize

Webbiquity SMM

It’s also crucial to optimize content produced by customer service (FAQ’s, common how-to guides), HR, and subject matter experts in field consulting, engineering and sales for search.

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105 Types of Content to Fill Up Your Editorial Calendar

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Case Studies. Case studies tell the story of how you’ve helped your customers solve their problems—and they can be extremely influential in helping prospects make a purchase decision. Company News. Your company is ever-changing. Company Goals.

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Four Steps To Optimize A News Release For Google News

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Put another way, if you believe this study, that means more than 80% of release headlines are not optimized. If not, Google offers a comprehensive FAQ on getting included in the news search engine.

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Nine B2B Marketing Lessons from College Visits

Webbiquity SMM

This can be more challenging for smaller b2b companies, and particularly for startups. For example, do you offer an online support and discussion community just for customers?

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105 Ideas to Add to Your Editorial Calendar

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Case Studies. Case studies tell the story of how you’ve helped your customers solve their problems—and they can be extremely influential in helping prospects make a purchase decision. Company News. Your company is ever-changing. Company Goals.

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.

100 Examples of Corporate Social Media Policies

Koka Sexton

The following table contains the names of over 100 companies and organization that have published their Employee Social Media Policies or Guidelines online… The left side column is the name of the organization, and it is linked to their organizational or corporate home page. Press FAQ.

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

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or skip to your favorite section with the quick links: Chapter 1: An Introduction to Instagram Ads : Studies on why Instagram ads are so popular and whether Instagram ads suit your brand, and instructions for getting started. Tip: Facebook has a great resource and FAQ site for carousel ads.

Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2011

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

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.

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. Company launches a media content destination for women.

Knowledge Worker 2.0 - Power to the people

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Community. Scott Gavin Slide 38: Four quick take aways 70% of Folksonomy tag terms not in Taxonomy Jennifer Trant on Steve.museum project Slide 39: Four quick take aways 86% of workers use an unsupported tool at work to boost productivity Zen and the Art of Rogue Employee Management, Yankee Group, July 2007 Slide 40: Four quick take aways 65% of workers in big (>1000 employees) companies rely on each other, not management, to solve problemsâ?¦ Slideshare.net (beta).

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

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Case Study Library. Hes great at hammering out details one on one with other intensely focused people, often the CEOs of the companies he contracts for. White Papers Read up on the latest ideas and technologies from companies that sell hardware, software and services. ); ); } else { document.write(); }. ); } else { document.write(); }. More Resources. Blogs Webcasts Quickstudies Security Managers Journal This Week in Print. Zones White Papers Editorial Calendar. Events.

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

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link] Go2Mach2 Thanks Jay…Your chart is a good description of how the “process&# of Social Media Marketing should be viewed by most companies. We can see other companies taking advantage of Social Media; but, we are still trying to find the best way to develop more meaningful relationships as we integrate social media strategies into our own marketing mix – [link] The key to the process is “willingness.&# link] jaybaer Congrats on the new company!

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. An Outsell study states that employees spend an average 9.5 Consider the influence of information literate workers within their local communities.

107+ Blog Post Ideas for a Rocket Start

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Pick your topic and then gather, study and analyze the data – and then present it to your readers. . FAQ Post. Find a topic and study it thoroughly, using official sources, documents and literature. Study photography, learn how to edit pictures and get clicking!

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PKM and the Organization - Pollard

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Many companies that jumped early onto the KM bandwagon have all but abandoned it, while many organizations that waited are now repeating the mistakes of the pioneers. And CEOs of many organizations, having studied the lessons of Enron, 9/11, Katrina and the Flu, have a nagging feeling that, no matter how great the cost of investing in KM may be, the cost of not knowing is even greater: What most organizations essentially did with KM was automate existing information processes.

Social Pros 18 – Ike Pigott, Alabama Power

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Huge thanks to data-driven social media management software company Argyle Social for their presenting sponsorship, as well as Infusionsoft , Janrain , and Jim Kukral at DigitalBookLaunch. They asked B2B companies, “What was your best social media format?

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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. Allowing for and creating communities.

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. In the well-documented Marriott case study, they tracked $500 mm in bookings from links on the corporate blog. In the well-documented Marriott case study, they tracked $500 mm in bookings from links on the corporate blog. Ive founded 5 companies, and spent 15 years running digital marketing agencies.

Is Social Conversation a Myth?

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it’s really not possible for a company (or even an individual like me) to have true conversations within social media – and certainly not with any real scale or breadth. That’s why “ humanization &# is – at least to me – a better and more accurate description of what companies and individuals can and should aspire to achieve on the social Web. Remember, social media makes big companies seem small again.

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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.

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. I have studied and proven this.

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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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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.

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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. Example: An educational supply company that discovered customers using their lite diffraction “rainbow glasses&# (grade school science teachers) also used them as wedding party favors (when the lights went out, glasses go on and psychedelic experiences begin w/ the DJ’s light systems).

Techlearning > > 21st Century Skills: Will Our Students Be Prepared? > October 15, 2003

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21st Century Tools: Recognizing that "technology is, and will continue to be, a driving force in workplaces, communities, and personal lives in the 21st century," Learning for the 21st Century emphasizes the importance of incorporating information and communication technologies into education from the elementary grades up. My students just had a film festival last week that over 500 community folks attended. City Council for their commitment to giving our community a voice.

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Is Twitter for Business Even Worth the Trouble | social crm.

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Nobody forced companies to get involved with their customers in this way. A new research study of 1,400 U.S. Here are a few reasons identified in the study that the focus we put on Twitter may be entirely appropriate, and perhaps not even intent enough: The Iceberg Effect. But yet so many companies are using Twitter as a post-modern headline news service. The company can’t ignore me then!&# Check out the Twitter X-Factors study here.

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

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Sure, you can tell your company story ad infinitum in social media, but ultimately you’ll benefit so much more if you can make your customers part of your marketing team. Show them aspects of your company that they didn’t already know. link] [link] Stanford Smith RT @jaybaer: If you want to be a better social marketer, study infomercials… [link] [link] david horne Jay. That mission, to add value to the communities they reach, is the heart beat of social.