PR Monitoring and Management Tools: Which is Best? Vocus vs. Cision

Webbiquity SMM

Vocus and Cision are both powerful and popular PR monitoring and management systems. Capability to set up monitoring profiles for multiple keywords, topics, companies and products. If your company or agency is weighing a decision on selecting a PR and social media monitoring and management tool (or perhaps making a change), here are five areas of comparison you may find helpful. But overall, Vocus customer service was excellent.

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How (and Why) to Map Your Company’s Digital Landscape

Webbiquity SMM

With more than 90% of companies now using social media to find employees and 82% having a Facebook page , there’s no question that business use of social media has become commonplace. Which voices are most influential in your market space.

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Four Ways to Measure Social Media Marketing Results

Webbiquity SMM

While there are unquestionably many ways that social media marketing results can be measured , the debate rages on as to whether it’s truly possible to quantify the ROI from these activities.

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Looking Back at 300: Top 10 Posts on the Webbiquity Blog So Far

Webbiquity SMM

Again, thank you for reading the MarketingSherpa Readers Choice top b2b marketing blog for 2012. Vocus vs. Cision (November 8, 2011). Vocus and Cision are both powerful and popular PR monitoring and management systems. How can you grow the size of your email marketing list?

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What’s the Best Social Media Monitoring Tool? It Depends

Webbiquity SMM

Other than your company’s website, most mentions were likely in well-known online news sites or trade industry publication sites. This tool is fast, easy to use, and offers a useful set of filters for finding mentions of a company or topic in specific types of social interaction (e.g. SM2 provides enough social media monitoring power to be relied upon by some fairly large brands, at a price point affordable to midsized and even socially active smaller companies. Vocus.

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The Social Media ROI Debate

Webbiquity SMM

Can the financial return on expenditures for social media business activities– in marketing, PR, customer support, HR, product development or other areas — be accurately measured? Social Media ROI – How 3 B2B Technology Companies Are Achieving Revenue Results by MarCom Ink.

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Best Social PR Guides, Tips and Tools of 2010

Webbiquity SMM

Social media marketing, online PR and SEO are three tactics that are all powerful on their own, but have far more impact when used in a coordinated, synergistic manner. Optimize company news for SEO benefit? The Most Overused Buzzwords and Marketing Speak in Press Releases by Adam Sherk. 5 successful marketers reveal their favorite public relations tools by Matt About Business. Vocus and Cision ) to the obscure ( Butterfly Publisher ).

What the Playground Can Teach you about Social Media

Convince & Convert

Guest post by Stacey Acevero , social media community manager at Vocus and PRWeb. Integrating social media into your online marketing mix can be a lot like the first day of school. Remembering that the social world is really a combination of communities and groups who move in ever widening (and connecting) relationship circles, be sure your PR and social media efforts follow the rules that every smart small business marketer needs to know.

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Amplify Your Content Strategy with Influencer Marketing

Convince & Convert

Most of us are familiar with the concept of influencer marketing, i.e., marketing to a select group of individuals — such as journalists, bloggers, consultants, or industry analysts — who influence your buyers’ decisions. Image via BigStockPhoto.com.

The Most Overused Buzzwords and Marketing Speak in Press Releases

Adam Sherk

Home About Contact PR Publishing SEO Social Media Subscribe Adam Sherk The Most Overused Buzzwords and Marketing Speak in Press Releases by Adam Sherk on June 29, 2010 Unique, one-of-a-kind, best-of-breed…blah, blah, blah. What would you love to see stricken from marketing speak forever?

3 Amigos of Content Marketing and a Muy Bien eBook Strategy

Convince & Convert

And because they know so much about online marketing, I made an effort to come to know them. Lee, Ann and Jay cover similar territory in that they’re evangelists for, and teachers of, content marketing and social media. The way to make people care about your content and company.

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3 Ways Facebook is Killing Your Website | Social Media Marketing.

Convince & Convert

A digital marketing success story. Facebook took a major (yet curiously underreported) move in this direction last week, when they enabled companies to publish to Facebook members’ news feeds for anyone that has “liked&# a Web page. One of the reasons companies continue to put a lot of emphasis on their websites while still maintaining a robust Facebook page is that Facebook couldn’t do all the things a website can do.

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.

9 Criteria for Selecting a Social Media Monitoring Tool

Webbiquity SMM

Social media monitoring tools are increasing essential for companies of all sizes as the explosion of social media content renders manual monitoring efforts hopeless. With almost 200 social monitoring tools (and new entrants still coming to market), available at a range of price levels from free to if-you-have-to-ask-you-can’t-afford-it, how does an organization select the right social monitoring tool for its needs?

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The Nifty 50 Top Women of Twitter for 2011

Webbiquity SMM

The answer may come from the email marketing field. Many of these were other B2B marketers, but others were social media experts, journalists, PR professionals, or just plain fascinating personalities. This list will be posted on Cheryl Burgess’ Blue Focus Marketing Blog.

Clearing Clouds of Confusion – the 5 Categories of Social Media Software

Convince & Convert

The truth is, many marketing professionals do not know what this software can do, much less what specific companies’ versions can do. And the software companies themselves make it worse by not being specific about their capabilities and areas of focus. investor), Vocus.

CMO Challenges in Driving Data into Insights

Buzz Marketing for Technology

A recent Forrester report called The Intelligent Approach to Customer Intelligence does a good job outlining the challenges of creating data that can truly be used for driving strategic marketing decisions (what they call Strategic Intelligence).

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27 (of the) Best Social PR Guides and Tips of 2014

Webbiquity SMM

Image credit: leaderswest Digital Marketing Journal. 6 ways content marketing has changed the way we do PR by The Next Web. Ever notice how many companies are “leaders” in their respective markets, according to their own press releases?

CMO Challenges in Driving Data into Insights

Buzz Marketing for Technology

A recent Forrester report called The Intelligent Approach to Customer Intelligence does a good job outlining the challenges of creating data that can truly be used for driving strategic marketing decisions (what they call Strategic Intelligence).

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Social Media Software + Silos=Trouble

SocialFish

Whether it’s social media monitoring, social media management, social CRM, community platforms, social media measurement, the bottom line is that every company seemingly wants a piece of the social media pie. Vocus added social media monitoring.

Five Newsworthy Stories for Your Next Press Release

ProBlogger

This guest post is by Frank Strong of Vocus. This works best if we can find a trending angle —as you can see my company follows our own advice and earned 1,000 new visitors with this release. To promote his business, he does what good marketers all do well: he’s active on social media, publishes a blog, and contributes content elsewhere. Frank Strong is the director for Vocus , which also owns PRWeb, Help a Reporter out (HARO), iContact and North Social.

RIP 3 Ways Facebook is Killing Your Website

Convince & Convert

A digital marketing success story. Facebook took a major (yet curiously underreported) move in this direction last week, when they enabled companies to publish to Facebook members’ news feeds for anyone that has “liked&# a Web page. One of the reasons companies continue to put a lot of emphasis on their websites while still maintaining a robust Facebook page is that Facebook couldn’t do all the things a website can do.

Social media metrics, a video review

Jeff Esposito

Home About Archives Press Clips Spark Advisors Suggested Reading Social media metrics, a video review Written on August 3, 2010 by Espo in Book Review This video book review is on Jim Sterne’s Social Media Metrics: How to Measure and Optimize your Marketing Investment.

The 8 Wrong Questions PR Firms Are Asking About Social Media | PR.

Convince & Convert

Better question: How can we find the existing customers that are already passionate about our client, and turn them into a volunteer marketing army? But there are still plenty of PR firms (and companies, for that matter) looking at social media purely as a distribution vehicle. In my local area, most PR firms are still firmly entrenched in the old paradigm of marketing. There are a ton of marketing and ad agencies in the same boat, as well as service and recruitment agencies.