What the heck are social media consultants and what do they do all day?

Sherrilynne Starkie

Social media consultants are not masters of the dark arts. Companies often call a consultant in because social media is not working. A social media consultant’s number one job is to set a strategy that aligns with the organizational goals and objectives.

Do You Need a Social Media Consultant?

Ignite Social Media

In either situation, you may consider hiring a social media consultant. Over the past 11 years, we’ve noticed a growing trend of companies bringing their marketing resources in house. The post Do You Need a Social Media Consultant?

Are You Being Harassed by Diversified Consultants, Inc.?

SocialFish

Diversified Consultants Inc. I am highlighting Diversified Consultants Inc., This is a legitimate debt collection company that has over 900 employees and whose motto is “Legal, Moral and Ethical.” The post Are You Being Harassed by Diversified Consultants, Inc.?

Social Media Consultants & Companies-The truth can be found in their numbers

Direct Marketing Observations

Let’s say I’m in a need of a social media company or consultant, and that business claims to be all things social. Before I get to that, let me first offer up that I know that there are lots of good, solid social media consultants and companies who do great work.

How To Translate Your Company Purpose Into Slick Visual Branding

Waxing UnLyrical

Look at other companies in your field that you aspire to rival, and think carefully about how they describe themselves, then relate that to the imagery they use. Ideally, your visual branding should be broadly familiar, but just different enough to give you an edge over those other companies.

Consulting Services for Micro Loans?

Janet Fouts

When I started my first company I had the great good fortune to be backed by a seasoned venture capitalist and advisors to help me learn the ins and outs of running a startup. Where does the consulting come in?

Ergonomic Consultancy: A Business Opportunity

Idaconcpts

As a blogger and marketing consultant I spend a lot of time sitting down in front of a computer typing away and taking calls. In a nutshell, ergonomic consultants advise businesses on how to work efficiently to increase worker productivity, while decreasing worker injury rates.

Looking for info on social media consulting fees?

SocialFish

If you’re working on your social media budget for 2011, and looking for information on social media consulting fees, Mack Collier has a good updated list of what social media consultants charge for various services. Featured budget consulting fees

An Open Letter to a New Social Media Consultant

Direct Marketing Observations

Dear __, you’re right, most companies don’t understand what it takes to be engaging, and most don’t have the right staff deployed, and some are not sufficiently funded to create engaging content-but they’re getting better.

Annual Social Media Budget Planning For Companies And Bloggers

SocMed Sean

Whether you work for a Fortune 100 company or a blogger who relies on revenue from your content to supplement your income, it’s important to think about what goes into your social media headcount.

Should You Hire An SEO Firm Or Consultant?

Small Business Mavericks

Isn’t an SEO consultant an SEO company ? Are all SEO firms also consultants? One of the most important decisions you’ll make as a small business is whether or not you should hire a consultant or a full-on SEO company. An SEO company, or SEO firm, is a company that handles your SEO for you. A consultant prepares the plan for you to implement on your own. SEO for Small Business SEO SEO company SEO consultant

Bringing on a Fundraising Consultant: A Nonprofit’s Hiring Guide

SocialFish

Are you considering hiring a fundraising consultant? Before beginning your search for the perfect consultant, you’ll want to familiarize yourself with the hiring process. Compare consultants. Communicate with your consultant. Compare consultants.

Why Businesses Should Hire an SEO Company?

Social Media Marketing

Why Should Companies Hire SEO Firm? But the question arises how can a company attain noticeable improvements and become successful? One of the ways is to hire an efficient SEO company and it will surely improve the company’s website ranking on the search engine result page. Needless to say that the domain of SEO is already evolving at a fast pace and it is essential for the companies to stay attuned to the latest development in the SEO technologies.

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“Digitally Mature” Companies Make More Money

The Realtime Report

How about this one: according to a new study by Capgemini Consulting and the MIT Center for Digital Business, companies that are “digitally mature” generate more revenue, are more profitable and achieve higher market valuations. What Makes a Company Digitally Mature?

Command Attention by Telling Your Company’s Story

Waxing UnLyrical

Every company, every organization, every person, needs to do a better job telling their story. That goes for agencies and companies, big brands and boutiques, nonprofits and associations — even government entities. and make the company itself the character. The company itself?

16 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Social Media Company

Harp Interactive

Recently an entrepreneur friend of mine called me long distance to pick my brain about what questions should he be asking candidates applying for Social Media Consultant’s position. I am sure many of you have similar concerns regarding hiring a company for your social media and SEO needs. Even before the interview you must conduct detailed background research and check the company/consultant’s profiles on popular social media platforms.

6 Takeaways From 23 Years as a Consultant

Convince & Convert

I have a lot of business and professional miles on these tires, because I started my consulting career when I was just 18, and have started or owned six companies since then. personal branding business advice consulting lessons jay baer

[MUST WATCH] The Connected Company

SocialFish

Here is a 30 minute video of Dave Gray talking about “the connected company”, a theme with which you will be very familiar from Humanize. Dave is founder of XPLANE, a visual thinking company, and a partner in the Dachis Group, a social business consultancy. A recent analysis of S&P 500 companies shows that when you triple the number of employees in an organization, its productivity drops by half. And companies are made of people, not levers and gears.

3 Reasons to Engage Services of SEO Consultants, Third is the Secret

Social Media Marketing

Here are two or three reasons why you may require services of expert SEO consultants. A master SEO company, can report to you what exactly your online business needs. Conclusion Finding an expert SEO consultants Austin or a company is not difficult at all.

Why B2B Companies Need to Get Started with Facebook Live

Convince & Convert

However, while people are increasingly familiar with live video—particularly thanks to Facebook Live—there is still hesitation from companies in adopting this strategy to grow their business. Live video is nothing new. In fact, live broadcasting has been around since the 1950s.

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New Tool Helps SEO, SEM Consultants Pinpoint Local Clients

Webbiquity SMM

The SeoQuake team, the group behind the SEMRush tools for SEO and keyword research, recently released a new tool to help SEM consultants and agencies find local clients. For SEM agencies and consultants, the SEMRush Geo tool is a prospecting goldmine.

5 Questions On Whether To Hire A Social Media Consultant Or Do It Yourself

Jason Yormark

Not every company or organization needs to outsource their social media efforts. So without further ado, here are the 5 questions to ask yourself that will help you determine whether hiring a consultant or firm is the right move. While this may seem like a simple question to answer, most companies and organizations do not have a strong answer. Does my company/org have the manpower to fuel our social media efforts?

5 Things To Look For When Choosing A Social Media Agency Or Consultant

Jason Yormark

So let’s talk a bit about how to choose the right agency or consultant if you’re ready to make that investment. Experience – It goes without saying that you should never hire a consultant or agency with little to no experience. Every company/organizations’ needs are different and the right agency knows that. No matter what, make sure you are able to have meaningful conversations with your potential agency/consultant.

[MUST WATCH] The Connected Company

SocialFish

Here is a 30 minute video of Dave Gray talking about “the connected company”, a theme with which you will be very familiar from Humanize. Dave is founder of XPLANE, a visual thinking company, and a partner in the Dachis Group, a social business consultancy.

10 Questions You Need to Ask Before Hiring a Social Media Consulting Firm

Bill Hartzer

Social media has defined the marketing fronts of most companies with many of them registering phenomenal success. With this rapid growth in social media uptake, the demand for social media training and consulting has risen tremendously. The same case applies to social media consultancy.

How to BE a Government Consultant and Use Social Media

Social Media Strategery

Development Social Media How to BE a Government Consultant and Use Social Media Wed, Oct 28, 2009 Best Practices , Government 2.0 ″ consultants. Don’t speak only in marketing-y consultant-ese. Consultant’s Commandments. Consultant’s Commandments.

Should Consultants Compete or Cooperate?

Ari Herzog

Many social media marketing professionals consult in the greater Boston region. Suppose three people focus on the same type of client company. Or, is consulting focused more on the sale and less on building relationships with peers? As I learn of agencies that are formed to combine expertise of consultants in different regions of the country to work on common projects, I increasingly wonder if there is a value in regional consultants working together on common projects.

Indian Companies on Twitter – A Usage Study

The Marketing Blog

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. Iffort Consulting , a NCR based social media consulting firm has researched the Twitter usage by companies in India.

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If Consultancies Are The Future Of Marketing, Why Are They Just Buying Agencies?

Twist Image

Apparently, these consultancies have a very compelling and future-focused offer. You can't throw a creative director down a flight of stairs these days, without a business card from one of the major consulting firms' HR departments falling out of their skinny jeans. They went from helping large businesses manage their P&Ls to consulting within the CEOs office on everything from strategy to innovation. Consultants? We don't need no stinking consultants!

If Your Agency Is Not Consulting, Then What Is It Doing?

Twist Image

For marketing agencies to survive, they must start looking more like the consultants. There is no doubt that agencies are faced with mass consolidation, as the major holding companies need to feed their engines of growth (look now further than us. Our agency, Twist Image , was acquired by the largest holding company, WPP , in 2014 and rebranded as Mirum in 2015). In this world of consolidation, the major accounting/consulting firms ( Accenture , Deloitte , etc.)

2020's trends in market research that companies should pay attention to

Audiense

Audiense participated with a stand in this edition, bringing new impressions, contacts and ideas for the company and for our customers.

My Dear Consultant - Think About It !

The Marketing Blog

36 am My Dear Consultant – Think About It ! With dreams of making it big and hopes of benefitting from the ‘web-wave’ I thought of approaching a top-notch consultant one day. Now… Poor me, why am I being taken for a ride by my so called ‘niche’ consulting firm? My consultant is so convinced that: I should be present on social-network. My company is following the open-culture of communication. Consultant , Web2.0

How to Write a Social Media Policy for Your Company

Hootsuite

Details will vary from country to country, or even state to state, so consult your legal counsel. The most crucial consultation, of course, will be with your legal team. Will it live on your company intranet, or shared drives?

[infographic] Industrialized vs Humanized Companies

Convince & Convert

From my review of Humanize : “The tendrils of its power and influence creeps like a vine on a lattice, and it gently consumes the rigid structures and hierarchy that our Jurassic companies have used for a century to control livelihoods.” “Life finds a way.”

9 Productivity Tools I Use to Run My Company

Convince & Convert

The Convince & Convert Consulting division provides digital business counsel to some of the world’s largest brands. that causes so many companies to waste time and leak effectiveness like a 1973 Gremlin dropping oil in the driveway.

Blog Business Model 6: Sell Consulting Services

ProBlogger

And really that’s the first step in building a successful blog that sells your consulting business—wrangling some attention. Selling consulting through your blog. Blog Business Model 6: Sell Consulting Services. This post is by Ash Ambirge of The Middle Finger Project.

Why your social media isn’t working

Sherrilynne Starkie

Despite sinking time and resources into social media, many companies are not seeing the results they want. Bringing in a certified social media consultant can turn things around quickly. An outside consultant brings a fresh perspective.

How to Build a Company Culture That Works

SocialFish

Jamie Notter and I have developed a set of workshops through our new consulting firm, Culture That Works , to help our clients with their culture change issues. The post How to Build a Company Culture That Works appeared first on SocialFish.

Why Most Companies Can’t Yet Handle Great Marketing Technology

Convince & Convert

Pam had lunch the following day with several representatives from a large insurance company, and they inadvertently ratified this thesis (which I also witness consistently in our consulting practice here at Convince & Convert). Image via Unsplash.

So just how much do social media consultants get paid? | Freelance.

Freelance Social Media

Social Links Freelance Social Media Social Media Tips and Marketing Blog Home About Contact Subscribe So just how much do social media consultants get paid? “No one we surveyed named an hourly consulting rate below $150 per hour.