Can Publicly-Traded Social Media Companies Survive?

SocMed Sean

During my career , I have worked for a couple of big Fortune 500 telecom companies and the challenge was always working to balance the wants and needs of the customer with the wants and needs of the shareholders. As a social network, LinkedIn focuses on the business of business.

Using Social Media To Promote Your Products & Services

Firebelly

Firebelly CEO Duncan Alney recently appeared on an episode of Living By Design to discuss how businesses can use social media to promote products and services with host Cathy Holloway Hill. Need help promoting your brand’s products and services on social media?

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9 Productivity Tools I Use to Run My Company

Convince & Convert

And the Convince & Convert Media division provides digital advice to marketers and business owners via this blog (10 posts per week), our daily email ( The One Thing ), our 4 podcasts, ebooks, books, speaking and beyond. Around here, we always have a lot of balls in the air.

Why Doesn’t Your Company Have a Social Media Voice Document?

SocialFish

A few years ago, I think you could have gotten away with keeping the company ‘voice’ safely locked away in a few choice individuals’ minds at your company. People in your organization are going to be connected to social somehow. Featured Social, In Theory

The Conscious Company Global Leaders Forum

Janet Fouts

I spent a few days last week at the new 1440 Multiversity , attending the Conscious Company Global Leaders Forum. Created by Conscious Company Media , the event showcased a variety of businesses, including organizations like; Oxfam , Combat Flip Flops , L.A

10 Company and Product Branding Tips from Microsoft

Convince & Convert

At Rival IQ, we see tens of thousands of companies, products, and people come through our system. One thing I’ve noticed is very few companies are doing a good job at both their corporate and product-level branding across social media channels.

The 29 Best Social Media Monitoring Tools

Webbiquity SMM

Social media monitoring is vital for virtually every B2B or B2C brand. 58% of consumers follow brands on social media. Standard web analytics tools provide only a very narrow view of social media activity: clicks through to your brand website. Buffer Social.

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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.

11 Tips To Boost Your Social Media Marketing Productivity

Sprout Social

Social Media Managers are a special breed. You have to be organized, focused and socially aware. Social Media Managers spend their days engaging with a wide variety of stakeholders and are expected to be world-class multi-taskers.

Social Media is Complicated [Infographic]

Puzzle Marketer

As introduced to us by Business Insider , Buddy Media’s Social Enterprise Software is a suite of products is “designed to help brands build and maintain relationships with consumers to accelerate their business.”

Your Complete Social Media Checklist

Peg Fitzpatrick

Have you ever wished you had a social media checklist? The amount of work that goes into growing and managing a social media presence is immense, and it can be hard to make sure you’re staying on top of everything that needs to get done. Daily Social Media Checklist.

Who “Owns” Social Media Data at Your Company?

Simply Measured

4 Ways to Make Social a Critical Part of Your Marketing Strategy Download. Email marketing, media buying, marcomm, social, content, performance marketing…Each team is working to drive the most value, and this can create a sense of competition. Social Data?

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How to Produce Social Media Content for Your Business

yMarketingMatters

If your business already has a presence on your chosen social media profiles or if you are just starting out, you know that you have to post great valuable content continually and consistently to attract new followers and retain the ones you have. Ideas for Content on Social Media.

Linkedin Update: Linkedin Products & Services Page To Be Removed

yMarketingMatters

On April 14 Linkedin Products & Services Tab will be removed from LinkedIn Company Pages! Until then, you can edit existing products and services, but you will not be able to add new products and services. Yes, that’s right.

Is Your Social Media Strategy Truly Agile?

SocMed Sean

Social media isn’t without these nebulous phrases or buzzwords either. My latest favorite buzzword that is invading both the business and social vocabulary is “Agile” As an ex-software developer, it makes me giggle a little when people use it incorrectly.

Why Most Social Media Departments Fail

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

A few years ago, a colleague of mine was given a tremendous responsibility to oversee the social media department at a prestigious well known NYC-based public relations firm. But the bigger question goes to the client: why do you want someone to manage your social media presence?

Social Media Crisis Management for B2B

SocialFish

This remains true in the world of social media. A social media risk strategy should be created and in place well before your company experiences any sort of crisis that may affect its relationships with its industry partners and contracts. Risk and Social Media

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7 NEW Social Media Solutions to Grow Your Business

Unspoken

You want to hit your social media marketing out of the ballpark , but with so many changes, updates, and new features, how can you know you’re leveraging every avenue available? Now, the popular social media network is bringing video marketing to a new level with promoted videos.

Infographic: 5 Companies That Are Rocking Social Media

Social Media Marketing

We all know the usual names of companies that are doing well in social media. Unisys uses social media internally for effective collaboration and a boost to company productivity. infographic communities customer relations social media enterprise

23 Outstanding Social Media Marketing Guides

Webbiquity SMM

Though the use of social media and social networks for marketing is now nearly ubiquitous, and 78% of companies have dedicated social media teams, many marketers sill struggle with certain aspects of social marketing, such as formalizing strategies and measuring results.

Being Busy is Not Being Productive

Puzzle Marketer

One of the most misleading but commonly held beliefs is being “busy” means that you’re being productive and accomplishing a lot. The next day begins a new cycle of non-productivity. Busy but non-productive tasks include: Checking emails Making/returning phone calls Holding meetings Reading the news & blogs Reading/updating social media Wait a second.You’re telling me that I can’t check my email? Social media is the future.

Don’t Make These 9 Social Media Marketing Mistakes

Pamorama

Social media marketing should be part of your strategy. Social networking is the most popular online activity, so it makes sense for businesses to try to engage that audience in an attempt to increase sales. 9 Mistakes Businesses Make on Social Media 1.

10 Examples of Social Media ROI [Infographic]

Pamorama

Does social media drive ROI? The immediacy and visibility offered by social media marketing has convinced most business owners that it’s worth their time and effort, but calculating its effectiveness is another story. Enter social media.

Social Media Success Requires a Marriage, Not a One Night Stand

Pam Moore

We’ll pay more for almost any product or service if it saves us time. So why would we think that marketers and business leaders would think any different when it comes to social media? Get instant results with this super duper quick social media plan!

Managing Social Media Campaigns

SocialFish

Social media marketing has become the third most popular form marketing as of 2013. Needless to say, it will only gain more popularity as social media marketing campaigns are far less expensive to create and maintain than traditional advertising campaigns.

Outsourcing Social Media – Is It Worth It?

SocMed Sean

Today’s guest post comes from Matt Powers, who is an Internet Marketer at Blue Soda Promo , an online promotional products company. I appreciate Matt taking the time to share an interesting experience he had with outsourcing social media management!

Making Social Media An ROI Positive Channel For B2B Businesses

The Realtime Report

Making Social Media An ROI Positive Channel For B2B Businesses By Jingcong Zhao. Billion spent on social media marketing in the U.S. alone last year , it’s clear that social media is being cemented as a marketing function in most B2B organizations.

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Social Media Demographics to Inform a Better Segmentation Strategy

Sprout Social

In the social media industry, your audience demographics can change in what seems like overnight. The challenge of reaching new audiences has never been harder, but grasping up-to-date data on social media demographics helps. All Social Media Media Demographics.

3 Psychology Strategies You Should Be Using on Social Media

Convince & Convert

Are you looking to gain more attention for your business on social media? Social Proof. Some random person out of the Yellow Pages, or the company who had been giving them free information consistently? Another company which comes to mind is FreeeUp.

15 Fantastic Books on Social Media Marketing

Pamorama

Do you want to learn more about social media marketing? By now it’s clear that whether you’re promoting a business, a product, or yourself, social media is essential in determining your success or failure. There are many books out there that purport to teach you everything you need to know about social media marketing. 15 Must-Read Social Media Marketing Books 1. You’re not alone.

Social Media Purism Stupidity is what Gets You Fired

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Ten years ago, social media marketing did not exist. In the beginning, a core group of social media marketers were making waves on sites that have since shut down, creating the foundation for social media marketing as we see it today. Social Media

5 Reasons Why Your Social Media Marketing Efforts are not Working

yMarketingMatters

While many small-to-medium size business owners are reaping the benefits of using social media to generate traffic and significantly boost sales , some business owners have found that social media has shown few if any tangible results.

Social Media Updates: Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter. Be Ready!

yMarketingMatters

Linkedin Update: Product and Services Page Removed. On April 14 the Linkedin Products & Services Tab was removed from LinkedIn Company Pages! In its place, Linkedin is recommending two alternatives to share information on your products and services.

4 Steps to Boost Your Social Media Engagement

Convince & Convert

Simply too many brands use social media as a free advertising platform where they can sell, sell, sell. While the drive to push sales on whatever platform available is admirable, social media (as most of us have realized by now) plays by different rules.

The Importance of Testimonials and Social Media

SocialFish

In the B2B realm, product reviews and testimonials from other organizations can make all the difference in acquiring more market share, making them an absolute necessity for your website. Additionally, social media is a huge component of increasing leads for new customers.

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When to Thank Your Social Media Fans

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Ever read those articles on how a business has successfully used social media to increase brand awareness and drive sales? The articles either end there or conclude with a self-congratulatory remark by a company rep. Marketing Social Media appreciation social media thank you

Ford Launches Fiesta With Young, Social Media-Savvy Influencers

The Realtime Report

Inspired by marketing in the gaming and tech industry, Ford decided to invest in a “pre-launch” for the automaker’s Fiesta model, looking to create buzz and “develop demand before the product even really exists.”

33 Thought-Provoking B2B Social Media and Marketing Stats

Webbiquity SMM

B2B marketing budgets are shifting to digital and social. But spending on digital marketing programs is projected to rise three times as fast, and over the next five years, the share of budget dollars dedicated to social media marketing will more than double.

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Social Media Updates: May

yMarketingMatters

After the slow month of April, May seems to be back on track with every other fast-paced, exciting month in the world of social media. Also, only verified Pages can post sponsored content that advertises someone else’s products or services.

103 Compelling Social Media and Marketing Statistics for 2013 (and 2014)

Webbiquity SMM

As the use of social media in marketing has become ubiquitous, marketers have turned their attention to making the use of business social media more sophisticated and strategic. What role does social play in a brand’s overall online visibility?