How Social Media Marketers Use Social Media In Real Life

Ignite Social Media

Someone working on the analytics team could be using social media in a far different way than someone working all day as a community manager. While YouTube is great, my community is with other gamers who have moved on to Twitch.tv

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A Tale of Two Communities Part II – Salesforce.com

SocialFish

This post is the second in a two-part series where guest blogger Garry Polmateer , former association executive currently working at NimbleUser helping organizations with Salesforce, looks at two online brands through the lens of the concepts in our book, Open Community.

The Five Reasons Why Most Facebook Brand Pages Aren’t True Communities

Convince & Convert

What are the defining characteristics of a community? To get to this point, it becomes necessary to define what a community is. According to dictionary.com, a community is. As community managers, it’s our job to manage a brand’s online (and offline) presence.

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

Buzz Marketing for Technology

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. 4) None of the following are community platforms: Wikis, Blogs or Forums. Best Engaging Communities.

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Do you need to be an Extrovert to be in Social Media Marketing?

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Certainly internally in your organization you need to be an extrovert if you want to organize a Tribe or movement in your company to take on social media. Tags: Blogging Communities Crowdsourcing Enterprise 2.0

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What's your social currency?

Akamai Marketing

Now hear this: No one ever joined Facebook or Twitter so they could follow a brand or a company. What I AM suggesting is that you brands and companies give serious consideration to what they have to OFFER the community and what motivates their community to be part of social media at all.

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How to Measure Social Media Success for Your Small Business

yMarketingMatters

With social media marketing, you can undeniably grow your audience, gain visibility and exposure for your company/products/services, provide outstanding customer service, and – yes – generate business and increase sales. Community Growth & Sustainability.

Gamification: Much Less Scary Than What’s Under the Bed

SocialFish

Once you understand your “ideal” member experience and activities, you can make sure you encourage new members in your online community to check out those activities. Companies like Badgeville can help you with that. Identify those members who are not contributing and begin to have discussions around whether they are “lurkers” or disengaged. Here’s the latest post in our “INDUSTRY INSIDERS” column.

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Pinterest for Business: How to Get Started & Be Successful

Sprout Social

Also notice that her bio tells lurkers what she can help them do and offers a free resource to get viewers over to her website. There are successful companies on Pinterest who use branded covers and ones who do not so it is up to you. Should you be using Pinterest for business?

78 (of the) Best Social Media Marketing Tips, Guides, Tools and Strategies of 2010 (So Far)

Webbiquity SMM

Noting that “Smart and savvy companies have positioned themselves as authoritative experts and trusted sources of information by creating their own content,&# Gordon Plutsky outlines a six-step process for consistently connecting with prospects through relevant, compelling content. A Cheat Sheet to Help You Conquer Social Media by Fast Company. Five Rules for Responsible Social Marketing by Fast Company. You need help from the power users in that community.

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Diva Marketing Talks Boomers Step Into Social Media With Des Walsh, Barbara Rozgonyi & Carlos Hernandez

Diva Marketing Blog

He draws on that experience to help companies handle the cultural challenge in changing from a traditional command and control approach to marketing and communications, to the more open, transparent world of social media. He is an Associate of China-based company CultureFish Media, which assists companies promoting their business online in China. It is okay to go slow and learn about the various social media communities.

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

Convince & Convert

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 maintain that as Facebook continues to tie together the real-time Web with the open graph, Twitter usage will inexorably shift from person to person connectivity, to customer to company connectivity. Lots of lurkers.

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

Convince & Convert

But, I’m excited by the possibilities, eager to get our kids set up in what I think will be a terrific situation, fired up about our new home, and eager to get integrated into the Indiana social media community. Since we moved down here, we've gone through my wife's heart surgery and kidney transplant, me getting fired from two jobs (people in Florida find us NYC types to be very disagreeable – don't know why) and starting my video production company.

The Social Media Analytics Compass: What and How to Measure

Razor Social

In an audience you will typically have the following: Lurkers – People that monitor what you share but don’t interact. Engagers – These are people that are more active in your community and you’ll start recognizing some of the names. Community Responsiveness.