Compete Responds To Criticism

Dave Fleet

I was pleased to see that Compete responded, multiple times — in a comment on my post; via a tweet and then subsequently in email. Given the interest I saw from other people, I obtained Compete’s permission to publish our exchange. Compete is based on a sample of 2 million, US based panelists. Think of compete numbers as an orange – a U.S. Compete Categories are groups of domains we organize for our PRO and Enterprise Level Subscribers.

Social Networks: Winners and Losers [Infographic]

Pamorama

the big kid on the social media block is Facebook. But a look at social networks around the world shows that there are many platforms competing for niche markets. This informative infographic from Ignite Social Media offers some interesting statistics.

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Competing with Free

Direct Marketing Observations

How do other companies compete when Nike, Gatorade and AE give stuff away for free? We’re asking local SMB’s to compete with big brands who give stuff away for free, by forcing them to give stuff away for free too that will either be a) costing them more than they can really afford or b) not really having the same impact on the consumer as it would if it was coming from the big brand. So how do you compete?

Uncovering The Remarkable In Your Social Networks

Waxing UnLyrical

Social media is an interesting animal. And that made me think some more: what is the hidden remarkability in the lives of those we encounter every day – or, at least, every few days – in social media?

Facebook Launches a New Social Network | Social You Should Know

Ignite Social Media

This week we see Facebook release a brand new social network aimed at white-collar enterprise workers, proof that Messenger bots are going to be the latest rage (whether we need them or not), and data showing us how many users are viewing Instagram Stories.

Snapchat Now Biggest U.S. Messaging App By Volume, Beats WhatsApp

The Realtime Report

There are many different ways to measure the success of social networks; while we most often focus on user numbers and growth, there’s also value in determining the pure amount of messages or data being sent through a particular platform.

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How to Cut Through Social Media Hype with Simple Math

Waxing UnLyrical

Social media talking heads and agencies will use fancy numbers because they look impressive, and it benefits their businesses. Social networks will also do the same, partially to attract news coverage, members, and investors.

Social Media Ostriches – The Corporate Hypocrisy Of Blocking Employee Access To Facebook and Twitter

SocMed Sean

Every time I hear of companies blocking Blogging Sites, Facebook, Twitter, and other Social Media sites, it makes me wonder what curmudgeon or poorly informed leader is calling the shots and what experience drove them to make the decision.

3 Ways Social Media can Boost Sales Success

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Facebook Lead Generation Lead Nurturing People Sales Social Business Intelligence Social Media Social Networking Strategy Thought Leadership Twitter. Social media provides great way to connect with potential buyers. Social media provides plenty of ways to do this.

Google+: The New Kid on the Block, but is it Too Little, Too Late?

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

In June, comScore reported that one out of every six minutes is spent on a social network. The newest social network de jour is Google+. Available by invite only (for now), Google+ has taken the social networking scene by storm.

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Foursquare Evolves From Gamification To Recommendation – But Why?

SocMed Sean

Of all the location-based social networks out there, Foursquare certainly has been the one to outlast the competition. I even started wondering whether these types of geo-location check-in networks were bad for small business.

Are Google+ And Facebook Competing?

Small Business Mavericks

One author says it is allowing the social network to catch up with Facebook, but is it? Depending on who your audience is, you can use one or both social networks to gain traction for your business and increase your reputation online. That’s also true of any social network – Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, et. Most of us can reach different audiences on Facebook and Google+, which means there is value in both networks.

BrainDump: 101+ Things You MUST Know About Social Media For Business

SocMed Sean

I get a lot of questions via Facebook , Twitter and my email contact form and many of the items listed below come straight from those questions, my experience in social media strategy, years of researching platforms and best practices and…well…tinkering with social media.

25 Google Plus Resources, Articles, and Reviews to Help You Get Started

Pamorama

the search giant’s big social initiative, has arrived and there’s a lot to learn. Facebook’s threat to Google’s domination of the Web was a wake-up call that ignited the development of the new social platform. and Canada , the network’s exponential growth frightened Google’s leadership into taking action. I’ve jumped into the Google Plus fray to try it out and determine what potential benefits it offers social media marketers.

Social Intelligence adds value throughout the Stage Gate Process

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Social data is becoming increasingly important in the new product development processes of many companies. In particular, manufacturers are tapping into social conversations as they explore new product ideas in order to learn what consumers are interested in and talking about.

Do You Use Google +?

Unspoken

You had great hopes to become the next big social media site. Google+ is the social network brought to you by arguably the biggest Internet conglomerate of all time. One of the key areas of competition between social media sites is time spent browsing. Oh Google+.

Social Media Marketing and Darwin: Evolution or Irrelevance

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Consumers have evolved even faster with the advent of high-speed Internet-enabled mobile devices and social media. As a marketer, how do you possibly compete for attention within this constant stream of information? Competing for attention is simply no longer sustainable.

How to Choose the Right Social Channels to Reach Your Customers

Convince & Convert

For the user of these social networks, the question is how much time do you want to spend posting, tweeting, pinning, creating or following? In social media, it’s about quality, not just quantity. Is Cloud Computing Hot in Social Media?

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Book Excerpt: The Death of Facebook

Geoff Livingston

One thing long-term Internet citizens have seen over the past 30 years: Communities and social networks get large, even as dominant as Facebook now is, and then they fade. Facebook does the same with its social network functionality. Facebook Chat competes with AOL’s AIM.

LinkedIn: Now Multi-Media

Unspoken

LinkedIn is now arguably one of the most important social networks to be a part of, particularly if you are a part of the professional world. Your LinkedIn profile is a bit more in-depth than other social media networks that you might participate in.

Romi Mahajan leaves Microsoft to Join Metavana as CMO

Buzz Marketing for Technology

My new role as CMO of Metavana, a soon to be launched social-sentiment engine, has all the elements of my dream job – People, Impact, Autonomy and direct correlation to both the Consumer and Enterprise spaces. So, yes, we’ll compete and customers will decide who is best!

Facebook considers competing with Myspace on the music front

Freelance Social Media

To hire LangfordMedia email info@langfordmedia.com Recent Posts Twitter and the Curious Case of Samantha Steele’s Hair Social Media Blog Regurgitation GroupTabs-Groupon Meets Foursquare The Auto DM Marketing Beyond Traditional Means Sites we like Bear Goodell – Sports.

Can We Talk? Why Your Company’s Social Media Needs to Sound Human

Navolutions

Maybe you’re a business owner who wants to give your brand a presence on social media platforms—but odds are you’d prefer not to play the role of reaching out to the masses yourself. If you feel that you’re ready to grant that exalted ‘Social Media Officer’ title to someone, keep in mind that you need to allow them enough independence to do an effective job. These not-so-lofty claims are especially true for social media, where you can hold multiple conversations simultaneously.

Do You Know Your Employees? Social Intranets As The New Talent Management System

SocMed Sean

But what many execs don’t realize is that they actually have the potential for this exact type of information at their disposal…if they were to invest in a social Intranet platform. As Social Intranets are becoming more commonplace, however, a unique phenomena is occurring.

The Problem with the Social Web

Direct Marketing Observations

But we weren’t competing for the same eyeballs and ears, so it didn’t matter. In the larger picture of the social web though-there is Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, YouTube and blogs. Right now we are stuck in the Me too phase of social. Competition is a good thing.

Don’t Be a Social Media Guinea Pig

Convince & Convert

When it comes to social media, there are few sure bets. Even though we know joining yet another social network will spread us even more thin, we can’t help but think we’ll miss out if we don’t sign up right away.

What Social Media Means For Your Business in 2014/2015

yMarketingMatters

SOCIAL MEDIA is no longer a novelty , but a strong marketing tool for small and medium business owners. Businesses have definitely realized and experienced the power and importance of social media. Social media has leveled the playing field for small and medium businesses. .

The Mounting Challenges of an Established Social Content Market

Geoff Livingston

Today, the corporatization of social media by content farms, the use of algorithmic content sourcing, and an established tier of “A-List bloggers&# has drastically reduced the chances of success for the individual voice. Algorithm Sourced Social Content. Competing with the A List.

5 Ways to Gain Fans in Facebook

Engaging Brand

Facebook has grown from merely a social media network to keep friends and family up to date with each other into a necessary, business tool. You don’t have to compete for television time with the bigger companies or competitors, and you save money.

Facebook Launches Flash, a Snapchat Competitor for Emerging Markets

SocialTimes Facebook

Facebook revealed its latest application, Flash, which was designed to compete with Snapchat in emerging markets , Kurt Wagner of Recode reported.

Apple is Creating a “Social Network” the Right Way

Stay N' Alive

Today Apple launched, quite simply , a “Social Network for Music&#. What’s so powerful is that they’re not really trying to create a social network at all. Apple realizes the Social Graph is just a complement to something bigger.

What Twitter’s Latest Move Says About the Industry Shift from Social to Messaging

Visually SM

While social platforms still continue to expand, they are facing increasing competition from OTT messaging services, and in some countries social networks have been completely surpassed in use by private messengers. Some analysts believe private messaging could soon overtake social in worldwide adoption, and major social media companies are taking this threat seriously. The mobile lifestyle goes beyond social. Social Media social media twitter

Twitter, Facebook Suit Up for UEFA EURO 2016

SocialTimes Facebook

This exciting feature will be available for all competing nations (e.g., REVEALED: The official #EURO2016 emojis for every competing nation! Finally, the social network shared several Facebook Live videos leading up to the tournament (embedded below).

Social Pros 17 – Maria Ogneva, Yammer

Convince & Convert

This is Episode 17 of the Social Pros Podcast : Real People Doing Real Work in Social Media. Read on for insights from Maria, and our Social Media Stat of the Week ( this week : are Facebook and Twitter like the Tortoise and the Hare?). Welcome to Social Pros number 17.

[Cool Infographic Friday] 7 Steps to getting your Brand’s Instagram Channel off the Ground

SocialFish

Instagram is the baby of social networking at just over four years old. The photo sharing social networking platform boasts 300 million active users per month, including some of the world’s biggest brands (Nike, Redbull, and Oreo, to name a few).

104 Fascinating Social Media and Marketing Statistics for 2014 (and 2015)

Webbiquity SMM

What are the top barriers to adopting social business practices? Find the answers to these questions and many others in more than 100 social and online marketing stats from 20+ different sources. Social Fresh ). Social Fresh ). Social Fresh ). Social Fresh ).

Nonprofit Technology Conference Session Hot Picks! #18NTC

SocialFish

Is your voice on social media friendly or formal? A campaign that rallies activists to take to the streets and share it on social media? You’re on your way to LGBTQ competency……but wait! Are you going to the 2018 Nonprofit Technology Conference (#18ntc)?

What “Big” Social Media Means for Small Businesses

The Realtime Report

Social media and viral content working on such a large scale is always a marvel to behold; however, it does create a bit of a conundrum for small businesses. As social media marketing remains an enigma for many SMBs, large-scale success seems so far away.

Instagram Stories VS. Snapchat Stories: What It Means for Marketers

Simply Measured

Instagram and Snapchat are competing for the hearts, minds, fingers, and eyes of the youth. But, according to a recent study, 32% of US teens list Instagram as their most important social network, more than any other social network.

The all new Foursquare

Sherrilynne Starkie

Users ‘checked in’ at places they had visited to compete with friends for points and, very occasionally, get free products and services. The social network boasts a community of 20 million users, but never really seemed to go mainstream. The social networks says that the discovery features are customised to each user based on his or her check in history and those of friends.