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Is Your Social Strategy Proactive or Reactive | Social Media.

Convince & Convert

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.

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

Convince & Convert

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?

10 Content Promotion Opportunities You Might Be Missing

Convince & Convert

Many companies don’t understand the influence of 1:1 email, or that 112 billion 1:1 business emails are sent every day! These personal touchpoints can play an important role in getting your external audience more in tune with your brand and company initiatives.

It's Time for Real-Time

Convince & Convert

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.

Using Social Media to Speak *With* Your Audience.

SocialFish

Whether you are an organization with thousands of donors, a company with countless consumers and hundreds of employees, or perhaps a politician with a public full of constituents, there are an increasing number of exciting tools to communicate your message to your target audience.

8 Key Steps for a Successful Instagram Takeover

agora pulse

Build community. You wouldn’t pay for an ad in a magazine no one reads right? From the comments in the post below, you can see that followers of Sweety High are already excited to engage with upcoming takeover guest Lauren Orlando.

The Top #Nifty50 Women in Technology on Twitter for 2012

Webbiquity SMM

This year, colleague Cheryl Burgess and I changed things up a bit, opening the award to nominations but focusing specifically on outstanding men and women who work for technology companies and are active on social media. ” She was named B2B Magazine’s 2012 Digital Marketer of Year.

Association Social Media: National Business Officers Association (NBOA)

SocialFish

Our website also has a private social community, hosted by Higher Logic, called NBOA Connect. NBOA’s LinkedIn Group , Company Page and the CEO’s personal profile have some of the organization’s highest followings, but yield very little data.

7 Great User-Generated Content Campaigns

Pixlee

User-generated content enables a brand’s passionate customers to become advocates, in turn building engaged communities around products and services. A powerful campaign from women’s clothing company Aerie, entitled #AerieReal , taps into the impact of fashion magazines, social media, and the effect of Photoshop abuse from the marketing and advertising industry. Hashtag #AdobePerspective is used by the creative software company Adobe.

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My Obsession: The Consumption of Information

Justin Levy

Magazines : I subscribe to a healthy number of magazines (affiliate links): Fast Company , Inc. Also, besides the magazines that I already subscribe to, occasionally I pick up another magazine based on an interesting article or feature.

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25 Newsletter Content Ideas + Bonus Newsletter Idea Resources

Writtent Blog

Because magazine and newspaper editors are pros at coming up with content ideas. The same is true for your company newsletter. Employee spotlight or profile: Like executive letters, employee profiles humanize the company and help strengthen the community around your brand.

105 Types of Content to Fill Up Your Editorial Calendar

Convince & Convert

This is a classic for marketers, magazines, and sites like Buzzfeed. 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. Company Goals. Magazines.

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What is Social Proof and How to Use it In Your Marketing Strategy

Hootsuite

Whether you’re buying a new mattress or choosing a hotel for your upcoming vacation, It’s easy to get overwhelmed. Monday.com is another company that makes extensive use of customer testimonials. What is social proof?

How to Host a Successful Instagram Takeover in 7 Easy Steps

Hootsuite

Look at what other companies they’ve worked with in the past. It unifies the content posted on your company’s account, as well as your takeover host’s personal account. Now for the fun part: sharing your upcoming takeover with your audience!

Grow Your Wiki

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Community. online communities. He did set a nice background for my upcoming pitch & really really worth while going through! Social Enterprise: Interview with 7thFloor Magazine. 7 effective wiki uses and the companies that benefit from them. About. Services.

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Ultimate Guide to Instagram For Fashion

Later

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.

105 Ideas to Add to Your Editorial Calendar

Convince & Convert

This is a classic for marketers, magazines, and sites like Buzzfeed. 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. Company Goals. Magazines.

36 (of the) Best Facebook Guides, Stats and Rants of 2010

Webbiquity SMM

Founder Mark Zuckerberg was TIME magazine’s person of the year , was interviewed on 60 Minutes simultaneously with new features being rolled out on the platform, and had a movie made about him and Facebook’s beginnings. It’s hard to overstate the impact of Facebook.

57 Notable and Unique Content Marketing Ideas

Writtent Blog

Online Communities. The Home Depot is one of several brands with a highly-popular online community. Company Manifesto. LinkedIn and Google+ Communities. Does your company have a living or inanimate mascot, like a dog, cat, or even a teddy bear? Mobile Magazines.

How to Immediately Gain Traction on Twitter (and Grow Your Business)

Rebekah Radice

Today I’m going to share with you 11 ways to immediately gain traction on Twitter and grow a thriving community. Plus, don’t miss my upcoming webinar (invite at the end of this post) where I offer proven tips to grow a solid Twitter following.

Blog World 2010 Recap – My Notes and Experiences

Kikolani

I have returned from Blog World Expo 2010 with new friends, 30 pages of notes, tons of pictures, two magazines, three books, a blank journal, a nice stack of business cards, four buttons, stickers, a yo-yo, and, most importantly, an elevated enthusiasm for the world of blogging and social media.

How to Get an Influencer's Attention

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Mark Frauenfelder Mark Frauenfelder is a co-editor of Boing Boing and the editor-in-chief of MAKE Magazine. For example, I write a lot about AOL, and after the recent layoffs, I wrote how the entire mobile advertising team took a voluntary buyout and quit the company.

The Power of a Note

Justin Levy

Tony is behind the company’s main Twitter account , currently hovering around 1.1 billion company, an in-demand public speaker and someone who has been featured in 2009 in every major business magazine. Fritz has even launched an online community called “Tell Fritz&#.

Is Social Media the Final Frontier of Marketing?

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Then and Now In the good old days, say from the 1850s onwards, marketing was mostly a one way “communication&# : companies advertized their wares via local media like newspapers, magazines, and traveling salespeople. The time has come for companies to be part of the conversation.

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107+ Blog Post Ideas for a Rocket Start

Writtent Blog

Prepare some questions (look through some big magazines for inspiration). Books, magazines, web resources – if they’ve helped you in any way at all, your clients will probably find the information useful too. Share Your Company Story. What are your company’s rituals?

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Social Media Integration in Higher Education | Social Media Strategery

Social Media Strategery

Company promotions and advertisements were broadcast through television, magazines, billboards and the occasional internet banner. Employers do not want to hire a person whose Twitter or Facebook page could make their company look bad.

The Audacity of Free: The Products and Services Edition

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Better yet, let’s just chat at an upcoming industry event instead of scheduling a dedicated meeting. You can see all the places I’ll be on my FB page or Upcoming. I hearken back to the magazine rack on the street corner that had the sign if you read it you bought it.

The Bamboo Project Blog

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Companies that didnâ??t Facebook or LinkedIn) or other communities of practiceâ?? 38% of organizations surveyed for an upcoming study from Aberdeen said the biggest growth in learning and development over the next year will come from â??informal The Bamboo Project Blog.

My Social Media Resolutions for 2009

Social Media Strategery

In 2009, I’m going to move reading back up my priority list and start dedicating time each day to my Google Reader, my stack of unread books, magazines, and Twitter stream. Having done this work (online communities, collaboration, user-created content, etc.)

How To Create the Perfect Facebook Fan Page

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

I have a couple set up for books that I work for the publishing company. I am trying to do this on my company fan page and I dont see the pencil for the boxes tab either. A big company like this you should think that they clould afford to give SUPPORT to there clients. !!

Why Nobody Should Buy Digg ?» Techipedia | Tamar Weinberg

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

In other words, they don’t give a damn about the community and they seemed to have moved on — perhaps completely. Quite frankly, I don’t think there’s really a good person running the company. They forgot about the community.

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Why Content Marketing Matters To Me And Should To You

Convince & Convert

We have entered an era where every business needs to consider themselves a TV station and a magazine , and the quicker you figure out your strategic content marketing plan, the faster you can use content to drive meaningful business results. Is Your Company in the Content Marketing Industry? What formerly was the sole bastion of the media, is now also a company bailiwick. Consider a company like Kodak. Photography magazines.

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

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

In my upcoming book, The New Community Rules: Marketing on the Social Web ( Amazon link ), which is slated to be released in late Spring, I talk about the importance of brand evangelism as part of an effective community management strategy.

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Social Pros 20 – Katie Morse, Billboard

Convince & Convert

Read on for insights from Katie and our Social Media Stat of the Week ( this week : 47% of B2B companies do not track brand mentions on social media). Jill’s company, Argyle Social, providers of data driven social media marketing software.

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

Convince & Convert

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. Imagine subscribing to a magazine that was about tennis one month, and about cooking the next month. We see blogging both as community building and as a function of being a web based business. According to your definitions, I am “blogging for community&# and very interested in increasing my traffic.

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

Convince & Convert

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.

Convince & Convert

Social media allows big companies to act small again. Social media creates kinship between companies and customers, and kinship equals purchase intent. Not sure who came up with it originally) Social media changes the relationship between companies and customers from master and servant, to peer to peer. Every company is its own TV station, magazine, and newspaper. Ive founded 5 companies, and spent 15 years running digital marketing agencies.

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

Convince & Convert

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.

Hawaii Officially Dips Toes in the Waters of Social Media

Bare Feet Studios

I personally logged over 200 hours of my time producing the event – 100% volunteer for this community service. Indeed, I think companies that can capitalize on the power of GFNs will gain the strongest competitive advantages that the Internet has to offer.

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

Convince & Convert

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