How To Build a Business Proposal That Wins Clients

Socialmedia.biz

Even if you worked for months to close a deal, the business proposal is still the most important stage of the process. Let’s explore how to create a proposal that sells and that clients will have a hard time saying “no” to. Structure the proposal like a tree.

11 Criteria for Comparing Influencer Marketing Proposals

Ignite Social Media

You’re looking for help with an influencer marketing campaign , so you’ve decided to outsource the program to a company that does it all the time. Of course, doing your due diligence, you got more than one proposal. IMPORTANT 1: How does the company select influencers?

UK Proposes Sweeping New Social Media Laws

Forbes Social Media

The UK has proposed a new set of regulations for social media companies that would include fines, site blocks and prosecution of senior management for companies that fail to protect their users

Data-drive Your Agency Proposals with Social Intelligence

Digimind

Pitches are tremendously taxing on teams – who are required to come up with new and innovative ideas to showcase a new product or a company […]. The post Data-drive Your Agency Proposals with Social Intelligence appeared first on Digimind Blog.

Facebook Shareholders Reject Proposals To Limit Mark Zuckerberg's Power

Forbes Social Media

Two measures aimed at holding Zuckerberg accountable for the company's litany of scandals failed

Internet Giants Slam New UK Eavesdropping Proposals

Forbes Social Media

Apple, Google, Microsoft and WhatsApp, along with dozens of other companies and civil liberties groups, have joined forces to condemn UK spy agency GCHQ for plans to eavesdrop on encrypted messages

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.

Personalities, Policies & Problems: Companies and Employees 2.0

Dave Fleet

This year I’ve thrown my hat in the ring and submitted a SXSW 2011 panel proposal with Scott Stratten (UnMarketing), Chris Barger (General Motors) and Sarah White (HRM Direct) entitled Personalities, Policies & Problems: Companies and Employees 2.0.

Sample Proposals for RootsTech Presentations - Which Would You Choose?

Stay N' Alive

I''m putting together a proposal for a presentation or two at RootsTech , a conference put on by FamilySearch.org around family history technologies. I''ll show examples of ways companies have identified the dead through the social graph of living connections we have. I''ll show other companies and products that are using social media in unique ways to collaborate and identify dead ancestors through social media.

Change or Die | Fast Company

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Fast Company. Connect with Fast Company. The companys top executives had invited the most farsighted thinkers they knew from around the world to come together in New York and propose solutions to some really big problems. CEOs are supposedly the prime change agents for their companies, but theyre often as resistant to change as anyone -- and as prone to backsliding. Energy Efficient Servers See how HP Energy Efficient Servers can help your company save energy.

Work 2.0 and the Challenge of Work vs. Personal - a GRAMA Proposal

Stay N' Alive

I've worked for many companies, large and small, and consulted for others and they have all had the same problem, particularly the large ones. What if a correspondence with a friend of that employee could potentially damage the company?

13 Soft Skills Needed for Companies Selling Social Media

Direct Marketing Observations

10) The hindsight to know what doesn’t work anymore even if it affects what you are proposing and the honesty to admit it. Do you ever stop and think about how much you’ve actually read and heard about social media?

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Only 66% Of Companies Agree: Social Media Poses Significant Risk To Brand Reputation

The Realtime Report

Two-thirds of companies agree that social media poses a significant or critical risk of damage to their organization’s reputation. Moreover, many companies have not yet implemented policies, procedures or training to help mitigate those risks.

44 Questions to Ask Your Search Engine Optimization Company

Bill Hartzer

In fact, the work I did over a year ago still has my client ranking above the company referred to in the article, and I did it all without buying one single link. Apparently being “penalized in Google&# cost Ryan Abood’s company $4 million.

Private companies, ID cards, data and employees

The Way of the Web

As data becomes increasingly valuable, companies need to ensure they meet all legal regulations and ethical guidelines, and also think about who has access to the data, and for what reason.

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Barcamp Delhi 5: Spreading the Word out !

The Marketing Blog

BarCamp Delhi is proposed to be a camp where enthusiasts get together and discuss/ brain-storm/ share opinions/ information/ wisdom about anything. Not only Moneysaver, but other companies are also trying to utilize SMS, Bluetooth, mobile websites, to cost effectively reach customers. Bluetooth companies such as Telebrahma and CellMagix have been promoting offers and content to consumers inside malls, by sending information directly to Bluetooth activated phones.

How To Create A Know-It-All Company - CIO.com - Business Technology Leadership

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Are you involved in setting the direction for your companys IT budget or strategy? How To Create A Know-It-All Company. Heres how some companies convinced individuals to share best practices. To drive KM at Russell Reynolds, the company circulates a document every afternoon throughout its 32 offices worldwide that shows all outstanding proposals and projects. operations for the company (and a recruiter himself), weeds out people who blame others.

India's New Rules To Govern Social Media Raise Fears Of More Censorship

Forbes Social Media

India has proposed a set of rules that would force a whole range of internet companies to actively censor content on their platforms. NASDAQ:FB

Warren Wants To Break Up Amazon, Facebook, Google

Forbes Social Media

The biggest tech companies have gotten too big, presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren argues. She is proposing to break up Amazon, Facebook and Google, regulate them like utilities and unwind many of the acquisitions the firms have made in recent years

7 Powerful Reasons Why Companies Will Pay for You to Blog

ProBlogger

Bloggers worldwide are proving to be fierce competition for mainstream media, as companies decide how to get the best return on investment for their marketing buck. If you have the following seven things, then your blog and social media networks will be highly valuable digital assets, sought after by major companies. If companies are already paying big bucks to advertise to your audience on TV, radio, magazines and newspapers, then you’re in a profitable niche.

9 Criteria For Selecting A Social Media Agency

Dave Fleet

Flashy contests and big-hit ideas are attractiveto companies, for sure. However, all too often they do absolutely nothing to move the needle on companies’ objectives. How to assess: Look for proposals that focus on long-term growth rather than (or in addition to) short-term benefits. How to assess: Look for ideas that blend the strengths of different media forms when assessing proposals.

New LinkedIn Features Aim to Drive Engagement

Ignite Social Media

The proposed new options include: clap, insightful, hmm, and support. Finally, LinkedIn has recently revamped its Company Pages (now just called “Pages”) to include more post types for page managers. In the last few months, you may have noticed some changes to the LinkedIn platform.

It Sucks When You Don’t Win

Waxing UnLyrical

Like the MUTHA of all proposals. And even though the prospect was “very impressed” with the proposal (it was/is beeyootiful) and a really cool video we I put together for the presentation… we didn’t win.

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

Convince & Convert

In fact, social media can be MORE transformative for a B2B company than a B2C company. Creating and calibrating a social media strategy for any company should follow the same process. You need to determine why your company should be social, for whom your efforts are intended and where your audience is in the buying cycle, and how you’ll measure success.

Time To Evolve How We Target Social Media?

Dave Fleet

Right there, without any knowledge of the company, the product or the objectives and only minimal knowledge of the target audience, you’ve made a pretty standard case for a Facebook page. Using just a demographic rationale, you could propose similar social media campaigns for all of them. What about: What are the company’s business and communications objectives? Do the company’s culture and existing policies lend themselves to social media engagement?

Inspiring Communications: What You Make Is Not What You Do

Waxing UnLyrical

Three months after I joined and spent my first three months traveling – at no small expense – around North America, I stood in front of the President to answer a simple question; what had I learned about what the company did. A company makes certain products and/or services.

Twitter Badges For Brands Who Want to Avoid Narcissism

Adam Cohen

Companies can ultimately activate that engagement by providing value first and asking for help in return. A Proposal. While Facebook is mailing signs to businesses, I’m pretty sure no one is helping them understand Twitter – for free anyways.

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Change, Change And More Change

Dave Fleet

I’ve spent the last two years of my career at Thornley Fallis Communications , joining the company as a Senior Consultant in 2008 and being promoted first to Account Director and subsequently to Vice President.

6 Facts You Can't Ignore When You Outsource iPad App Development

Social Media Marketing

This consideration is important as this often determines whether the company has inherent knowledge about your industry and the kind of competition you are up against. You must keep in mind that some companies even outsource proposal writing to third-parties!

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Why ROI isn’t everything with social media

Socialmedia.biz

Despite promising results, a significant number of professionals in leadership positions were skeptical of social media’s impact on a company’s growth. People who use the term ROI see marketing as something to buy, but smart companies see marketing as an integral part of doing business — a necessity no less important than the company email system, their computers, or their office lease.”.

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Laws to Stop Customers and Voters from Doing #SocialMedia Activism Campaigns #TPP

Laurel Papworth

Here’s the proposed legal changes. The NSW Parliament has this month proposed a new law outlawing graffiti on NSW sidewalks. Is it a coincidence that the new anti-chalk laws are proposed a month or two after AAA aggressive election campaign to get more funding?

State of the Nonprofit Sector 2013

SocialFish

These reports have data and predictions about expected hiring trends, succession planning, adoption of mobile technology, social giving campaigns, and, predictably, differing opinions on the impact of tax reform and proposals on the missions of nonprofits.

[Comic] Are You Really ‘Doing’ Social Media?

SocMed Sean

The reality, though, is that “doing” social media not only requires a significant level of dedication and resources, but is something that companies have to consider as an ongoing cost of doing business. Engaging in social media is significantly harder than it sounds.

Looking for a Beneficial Summer Internship? Google It.

The Social Media Incubator

The program works in a three-phase cycle, with organizations and mentors submitting proposals for their projects,” reported TheVerge.com. The program was started in 2005, and this year the company will be accepting roughly 1,000 students for the internships.

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How to Generate Association Revenue Through Grants – It’s Easier Than You Think

SocialFish

There are even instances of organizations creating grant requests where no request for proposal existed and getting them funded. Project Objectives: Include the purpose of your proposal with details on the challenge your proposal addresses. By Amy Gitchell, GrowthZone AMS.

Things That Go Tweet in the Night

Waxing UnLyrical

This is when companies need you to complete at least two steps to login, e.g. PIN + Touch ID, password + Touch ID, password + code sent to your mobile phone, etc. Here is a full list of companies/services that support 2FA.

3 Smart Thought Leadership Tips for Entrepreneurs

Waxing UnLyrical

Introduce yourself and your website (if they don’t already know you) and then propose your article idea in two paragraphs or less. I like to frame my proposed topics based on how I can help the blogger’s readers. Guest Post by Molly Borchers.

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15 top tips for a successful PR career

Dave Fleet

Set up news alerts for your company and/or your clients. Nothing hurts the credibility of a pitch, a proposal or a program like sloppy mistakes. Nowadays, companies demand more. Tweet.

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6 Steps to Win More Retainer-Based Business

Convince & Convert

So, if the demand for your agency’s’ digital services are so high, why are you spending so much time writing proposals and chasing new business? Download the guide , unless of course you like writing proposals and chasing new one-off projects!

How to: create your mission statement

Marketing to Serve

Can I propose that the common university taught idea that a business’s number one goal is to make money, is not the best answer. They also help guide a company’s content strategy and business blogging” ( Simple Marketing Now ). You need a mission statement.

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