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Open Community Case Study – GoPlow

SocialFish

Community: GoPlow. GoPlow is the Snow & Ice Management Association ‘s (SIMA) online community. Brian believed they couldn’t do that until they had a open community website generating solid content. In terms of community metrics, I don’t track that info at this point.

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.

Trending Sources

Blog Design for ROI Rule #3: Shower Attention and Appreciation On Your Community

ProBlogger

Today we’ll talk about integrating your community into your design. One of the great benefits is that an engaged community promotes your blog, providing word of mouth marketing. How do you show that you care about your community? The company now employs 40 of these people.”

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The 2011 #Nifty50 Top Twitter Men Reprise

Webbiquity SMM

It takes a community to build a community. So much of building a community requires understanding people and engaging with them. Now you may wonder, “ How do we build a community? Senior Analyst at Forrester ( @TomGrantForr ) “You don’t build a community.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

Best Social Media and Digitial Marketing Research and Statistics of 2011, Part 1

Webbiquity SMM

companies now use social media for marketing (though the figure varies widely based on size of company)? companies now use social media for marketing. 22% of Fortune 500 companies have a public-facing blog that has at least one post in the past 12 months. 500 companies.

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.

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. Webinars. Does your company have a living or inanimate mascot, like a dog, cat, or even a teddy bear?

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.

7 Blogging Goals to Skyrocket Your Sales

Writtent Blog

It doesn’t matter whether you’re in fashion or inbound marketing, you’ll struggle to reach your company’s sales goals if you haven’t taken the time to set smart targets. Magazines. Every content creator has one thing in common: they need goals to succeed.

Snapping at Synapses: Why Digital Death Sucks

Waxing UnLyrical

Even if Fast Company tries to tell you so. Those are the kind of campaigns that raise awareness and build community -- and you nailed the importance of community for nonprofits. Instead, Ill find a nonprofit and community I respect and trust.

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44 Blogging Questions and Answers

Kikolani

Question: How to convince a company that you work with how important blogging can be to their company’s success? Answer: I would say the easiest way to convince a company to use blogging is to find a competitor that is using it successfully.

How To Get Your Blog Project Approved

Waxing UnLyrical

Our community was now creating the bulk of our content. ” (which was nice to hear) But, once the internal community knew that they were still going to have access to similar content they were fine.

88 Expert Content Marketing Posts Worth Another Read

Webbiquity SMM

Michael Brenner condenses responses from a content marketing strategy webinar into into these 17 questions on how to build an effective content marketing strategy, and worked across his team to come up with their best answers based on our experience with over 200 brands from around the world.

Women in Blogging: 125 Fearless Female Bloggers

Kikolani

Her latest posts include Facebook Wants Me to Connect with My Skype Contacts , Leaving Webinars for Business Development , and Writing for Myself First, Others Second on My Blog. Her blog, Kommein , covers blogging, business, community management, social media, and more.

The Bamboo Project Blog

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Companies that didnâ??t Facebook or LinkedIn) or other communities of practiceâ?? The investment these companies will make in blogs, social networks, and communities will â??stimulate Sign up for the Free eLearning Guild Webinar on eLearning 2.0.

The Audacity of Free: The Products and Services Edition

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

In fact, I’ll be giving away some freebies at a webinar in the near future. I hearken back to the magazine rack on the street corner that had the sign if you read it you bought it.

9 LinkedIn Users Describe Themselves

Ari Herzog

Founder of the 12for12k Challenge, a community-driven social media charity initiative to connect globally and help locally. Worked with some of the biggest companies in tech and digital, including RIM, Microsoft Canada, IBM, British Telecom and LG Electronics. Spoken at TEDx and regularly quoted in publications and news media, including Marketing Magazine, Canadian Marketing Association and City News Toronto. Featured in Marketing Magazine. Webinars/Online education.

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.

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.

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

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

Social Pros 21 – Joe Stupp, Chipotle

Convince & Convert

Read on for insights from Joe and our Social Media Stat of the Week ( this week : only 33% of people on social networking sites follow a company or a brand on social media sites). Thanks of course to Jill’s company Argyle Social for being the presenting sponsor of Social Pros.

Are You Ready for the Opportunity Economy | social media case.

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But while companies are rightly trying to get their heads around the concept that every customer is now a secret shopper and a potential reporter, not enough attention is being paid to the positive ramifications of real-time business. The ability of companies to win hearts and minds through contextually appropriate, just in time marketing is the hallmark of the Opportunity Economy, and it has never been healthier. Pity the typical company who can't see it.

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. 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

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. But yet so many companies are using Twitter as a post-modern headline news service. Startling to me, but less than 1% of the participants would use Twitter as the first way they’d contact a company when they need customer service. The company can’t ignore me then!&# – [link] [link] Ian Greenleigh It certainly doesn't make sense for all companies.

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

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link] [link] Jason Never underestimate how far showing a little humanity instead of towing the company line can go towards setting things right. From a PR standpoint, I see companies and people time and again fail to embrace the cardinal rule of admitting mistakes to the highest degree possible. link] jaybaer The measure of a man (or company) isn't how they handle themselves when times are good, but when times are bad.

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. Angela Connor Author, “18 Rules of Community Engagement&# [link] jaybaer I agree Angela. The contrast in social media is stark: to build a community, we shouldn't ask who we can reach with what message, but rather, who are our fans right now and how do they talk about us.

The Truth About the iPad | Blogging and Content Creation | Social.

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It’s an almost magical device that can show incredibly crisp HD video, all the audio you can handle, Web pages, books, online magazines ( Zinio is great on the iPad), newspapers, tweets, Facebook, Linkedin, and just about anything else you’d want to digest. But, iPad HD screen, color, and zoom make it better for magazines – and I can absolutely see education ( and mobile medicine) potential. And it sounds kind of cool to use for newspapers and magazines.

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