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23 Tips to Build a Brand that is a Sweet Orange in a World of Bitter Apples

Pam Moore

How do you build a brand that is a sweet orange in an online social world of bitter apples? However, there are some strategic and tactical things you are going to need to do and focus on to achieve success. Align your social media and marketing efforts to your goals.

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A social media focus group in the 99-year old home of the Red Sox

Jeff Esposito

Anyone who reads this blog regularly can attest to my passion for social media and for exploring ways companies can leverage these technologies to better interact with their customers. I would also gladly come back in for another focus group to chat with the team on social media.

How to Bring Humor to Community Management

Convince & Convert

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: Community managers have a challenging job. They’re on the front lines of your social media and digital channels each and every day as the voice of the company.

Making the Leap: Why Companies Struggle with Social Media

Adam Cohen

How many people at your company are trained, equipped and empowered to talk to customers? How many customers does your company have? No doubt the numbers stack up in a heavy ratio against people inside the company that are trained to engage them.

Seven Ways to Use Social Media for Business

Webbiquity SMM

Though business use of social media is rapidly increasing, many executives remain skeptical of its value. Here are seven valuable ways to use social media for business beyond direct selling or lead generation. Social media brings these discussions into the open.

Who’s Driving the Data Movement? Social Media Managers

Buffer Social

What if the most valuable data person on your team is your social media manager ? When you think of all the many data roles on a team, social media rarely bubbles to the top. Regardless, teams with social media managers are sitting on a goldmine of data and information.

Indian Companies on Twitter – A Usage Study

The Marketing Blog

Home About In the Media Facebook vs Twitter (A Comparison) How People Respond to Your Online Content March 8, 2010.1:39 39 pm Indian Companies on Twitter – A Usage Study Jump to Comments We recently did a study to understand how the businesses in India are using twitter. For this study we profiled 66 companies from ’9′ verticals and analysed them on different quantitative & qualitative parameters like no.

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10 Reasons Market Research is Critical to Social Media

Adam Cohen

It happens in all industries, but lately I’ve seen retail companies keep their “Consumer Insight&# group focused on traditional insight like mall traffic patterns and planograms. People are the fuel behind social media, which is really just tools and tactics.

The State of Social Media Marketing 2012 [DATA]

SocialFish

———– Social marketing software company Awareness has just released the second part of its bi-annual State of Social Media Marketing report for 2012, and it makes for some pretty interesting reading. Social Media is Still a Challenge.

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

Convince & Convert

When I discuss this concept with companies, however, too often I hear something in the realm of “we don’t know what to provide our customers that would be helpful.&# Because helpfulness hasn’t historically been looked at as a marketing objective (tons of great stuff about this umbrella concept in Scott Stratten’s forthcoming new book UnMarketing – buy it ), identifying areas where help could be provided isn’t in the DNA of most companies – yet.

Don’t Ignore Social Media’s Research Value

Convince & Convert

Co-written with Kyle Mensing , an economics grad with a creative bent who is trying to merge business and social. Is this notion of opportunity cost sometimes the key to successfully determining the value and ROI of social media? According to a Google source, the cost breakdown for market research is as follows (all figures shown are minimums): Eight person focus group = $6,000 ($750/participant).

10 Reasons Why Your Business Needs a Killer Social Media Strategy

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Why do businesses need social media? After all, spending time, money, and other precious resources on social media marketing before you have an understanding of what it can do for you is kind of like putting the cart before the horse (not advisable).

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

Convince & Convert

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 6 Critical Services Agencies Must Provide to Stay Relevant in Social Media March 3rd, 2010 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet Is there a future for agencies in a social media world?

Social Media Is CRM

Social Media Network Marketing

Social Media lends itself to Customer Relation Management. Infact Social Media enables CRM to increase the brand and customer connect, get interactive and be more receptive. Those organizations willing to invest the time and resources required to develop and support a strong virtual presence are gaining practically unlimited access to consumers' steady outpouring of raves and rants, toward favorite and disliked companies and products.

Social Media a CRM perspective

Social Media Network Marketing

Sections To Read Home Main Page Community - Social Media Network Online Who will benefit from this blog? Social Media Ne. About Me - Social Media Network Online Contact Me - Social Media Network Online Your Contribution To This Blog - Social Media Netw.

Top 10 Social Media Time Saving Tips for the Busy Blogger

Kikolani

Building a good social media presence doesn’t have to take all your time. You just need to work smart, and focus on the activities that produce the highest ROI. The most common mistake people make is not defining their social media goals before they begin.

How To Measure Your Social Media Efforts

Social Media Network Marketing

Sections To Read Home Main Page Community - Social Media Network Online Who will benefit from this blog? Social Media Ne. About Me - Social Media Network Online Contact Me - Social Media Network Online Your Contribution To This Blog - Social Media Netw.

Best of #SMAZ – Blogging Tips, Social Media ROI, & SEO

Kikolani

One of my goals for 2010 is to attend some events / seminars / conventions pertaining to blogging and social media, and today was a great start as I attended the Social Media Arizona event in Tempe. Social Media 101. Measuring Social Media Influence.

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Three Frightfully Fun Examples of Brand Generated Halloween Social Media Content

Convince & Convert

Sure, the prize is amazing, but the 800+ photo entries displayed on the company’s Facebook tab showcase that there’s definitely a market to share and celebrate pet Halloween costumes. Happy Halloween!

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

Convince & Convert

Market research is as important to most companies as the payroll department. Surveying, physical and online focus groups and opinion polling are still the primary tactics companies depend upon for market prediction and go to market strategy. It is uni-directional, as static as a physical newspaper, and it assumes the company seeking quality answers is asking the right questions. Before crowdsourcing there were focus groups, which never really worked too well.

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

Convince & Convert

And exceptional businesses are realizing tangible, meaningful outcomes using social media & mobile marketing. Create Demand, Not Messages Success with “social” marketing is becoming less about creating desire, positive sentiment or aspiration among customers. Ditch Experimentation and Plan Instead The real social media success stories aren’t arising out of tactical experimentation with Twitter and Facebook.

3 Ways to Use Social Media for New Product Development

Buzzlogix

After all, companies routinely unveil products and services that fail to gain traction in the marketplace. Social media attracts millions of daily users who share their thoughts and ideas with each other and with their favorite brands. The ability that social media gives you to understand the marketplace, supplies you with an opportunity to reduce your product development costs and outperform your competition.

Nuggets from Social Media workshops as of late. : Community Group Therapy

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Nuggets from Social Media workshops as of late… posted in Uncategorized |. I’ve done a number of workshops the past few months with clients designed to do two primary things: Land a common understanding across the teams involved around what social media, communities and influencer programs really are and more importantly why it matters to a business. The answer is NOT always social media/community - that would be another warning sign if it was.

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The Social Listening Playbook for Super Eager Marketers

agora pulse

If you’ve been working with social media for awhile now chances are you’ve come across the term social listening. You might have ever been asked by a client or boss to compile a social listening report or set up some conversation monitoring.

Get Your Social Media Story Straight | Blogging and Content.

Convince & Convert

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 Get Your Social Media Story Straight April 1st, 2010 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet This is the best ad I’ve seen in months.

4 Ways to Effectively Use Instagram Polls

agora pulse

Recently, the company launched a new interactive sticker called Instagram Polls. Tapping “yes” could result in a sense of accomplishment or a feeling of being part of the community. Instagram Social Media For Agencies Social Media Marketing

How to Make Social Advocacy Part of Your Employees’ Daily Routine

Convince & Convert

What if your company could insert itself into this routine? According to a recent survey from Bambu by Sprout Social, seven in ten employees are using social media at work. Encourage your employees to use their time on social to speak on your brand’s behalf.

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Crowdsourced Funding: How to ask for $75K but get $1.5million

Laurel Papworth

How does one build a community that will give money to a project? Kickstarter is an online community where you put up your project that you need funding, in this case to make a new dock for the iPhone. The community then decides to put money in, if the project is worth it. Media.

Facebook for Marketing Research: Political Polls #auspol

Laurel Papworth

I read an article on Wendy Harmer’s Hoopla Polls Fake Story by @gabriellechan that got me thinking about Nielsen polls, sentiment analysis and focus groups. And how totally outdated, outmoded and antique they seem compared to Big Data of social media.

The digital marketing trends & ideas to take into 2017, and beyond

Audiense

There’s also a social listening aspect that’s relevant to them too, as it’s often the first place we’ll hear about how people are reacting to our products. Ben Donkor , social data analyst, Microsoft. From: How Microsoft uses social analytics, and how you can too ).

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How Do I Keep My Facebook Group Alive?

agora pulse

An active Facebook group will help you build a band of advocates who will talk about you not just in the group but elsewhere, both online and offline. We’ll look at the three top stages of creating an active group. Setting up a group. Setting up your Facebook group.

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How Do I Keep My Facebook Group Alive?

agora pulse

An active Facebook group will help you build a band of advocates who will talk about you not just in the group but elsewhere, both online and offline. We’ll look at the three top stages of creating an active group. Setting up a group. Setting up your Facebook group.

Social Media Research: Interview with Joel Rubinson of ARF - Part 2

Diva Marketing Blog

The ARF mission is to improve the practice of advertising, marketing and media research in pursuit of more effective marketing and advertising communications. When I learned that ARF was actively leading the charge to bring social media research into the mainstream of the marketing research industry I reached out to Joel. Also, let me say that focus groups have their own problems when a strong personality becomes the group leader, which often happens.

This Overlooked Marketing Strategy Can Help You Succeed in 2019

Pixlee

Rather than setting forth archaic tenets to build your marketing strategy, a new school of thought is both popular and successful for brands: craft your marketing strategy from community-driven marketing. Your community should be the core focus of your marketing strategy in the year ahead.

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When is Brand Evangelism a Crime? Exploring the Royal Caribbean.

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Marketing , Opinion , Social Media , Viral Marketing > When is Brand Evangelism a Crime? For me, social media is the loooong haul and not a brief campaign.

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How To Use Customer Insight To Power Your Business

The Realtime Report

Smart companies will use the insights they get from customers in a number of ways; from fixing holes in marketing campaigns to informing product messaging and even developing and co-creating new products. Research is conducted using community platforms or on a one-to-one basis.

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Listen to your stakeholders

Proactive Report

We have new media platforms – blogs, Twitter, Amazon, Yelp and Get Satisfaction. You can use new media platforms to do traditional PR activities – like surveys. You can do online focus groups. Communispace is one way to build an online community for focus groups. How does listening help a company? Tags: Online PR Social Media Strategy

Crowdsource Your Way to the Best Landing Page

Convince & Convert

Not only do they provide a measurable snapshot of campaign success, they’re a tried-and-true gateway to conversion : Companies with 40 or more landing pages get 12 times more leads than those with 5 or less.

Why Do Customers Tattoo Themselves with the Brands They Love?

Bill Hartzer

Why do these raving fans, or Brand Lovers, scorch their bodies with a company’s mark? There are many psychological reasons customers brand themselves with tattoos of the companies they love: 1. Brand tattoos send a message that they belong to a unique, personally meaningful community.

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10 Marketing Techniques for Content Marketers from Traditional Advertising

Writtent Blog

Simply put, it makes viewers passionate about Apple’s product, and defines the brand’s position as a company that caters to creative rule-breakers. They weren’t cheap to run, but it’s safe to assume that thousands of terrible marketing ideas were diverted when a focus group reacted poorly.