The 17 Best Social Media Management Tools

Webbiquity SMM

Monitoring and managing even a moderately active business social media presence can be time-consuming. The number of people using social media continues to grow, usage is increasing, and more networks require attention. Sprout Social. 4) Sprout Social.

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.

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

Jason Yormark

One might think that since I work at an agency that I’d have a predisposition to recommend outsourcing your social media needs. 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. Do I have a strong sense of what social media success means for my business?

Outsourcing Social Media Management

yMarketingMatters

whom I have long respected for his sound and pragmatic social media and marketing advice and expertise. Outsourcing Social Media Management: The Flawed Logic of the Badged Employee. Social media consultants can be 20x more effective.

3 Tips for Using Social Media for B2B Marketing

Webbiquity SMM

Social media can be a great business tool to use for marketing, sales, PR, customer service, and HR. But with the right knowledge and strategy, social media can be an invaluable part of a B2B online marketing plan. Use Social Media As a Content Springboard.

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Consulting and Photography in 2016

Geoff Livingston

I am focusing on independent consulting and photography in 2016. Consulting remains my primary focus as it is my most valuable skill, and the one companies need the most. Instead am taking the aforementioned consulting and photography route. (The Space Shuttle Discovery).

Consulting Services for Micro Loans?

Janet Fouts

Where does the consulting come in? I’ll give the next 10 people who l end $25 to help former Devadasi women start their own businesses 30 minutes of consulting time for your own business. social business

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?

The 15 Types of Social Media Know-It-All

Waxing UnLyrical

It’s one thing to educate yourself, including on social media. But how can you make sure you’re not constantly running into a social media know-it-all… or, worse, becoming one yourself? The worst kind of social media know-it-all.

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35 Great Social Media Infographics

Pamorama

pamorama marketing, life, social media Home About Bookshelf Links Contact 35 Great Social Media Infographics by Pam Dyer on March 3, 2010 Share Here’s a collection of terrific social media infographics that might come in handy. Social Web Involvement 9.

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

Pam Moore

So why would we think that marketers and business leaders would think any different when it comes to social media? I remember the early days of social media and watching the tweets fly by looking something like this… Free marketing with social media, join my workshop!

How to Create Achievable Social Media Goals

Sprout Social

Social media goals operate in the same way. Social media marketing spending in the US is expected to more than double from $7.52 A key to justifying your social media work is setting up measurable goals that can showcase improvements in your digital presence.

How to Use Twitter Cards in Social Media Marketing

Pamorama

Twitter Cards enable publishers to attach media experiences to tweets — beyond the 140-character limit. Tweets with images and other media attract: 89% more “favorites” 18% more clicks 150% more retweets Get started with Twitter cards in 4 easy steps 1.

10 Truths Nobody Told You About Being A Social Media Marketer

Pam Moore

It is clear social media marketing is delivering real and measurable business value for companies large and small today. However, as I discussed in detail in episode 218 of the Social Zoom Factor podcast , social marketers must also have a solid understanding of business and marketing.

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

Bill Hartzer

According to Social Media Today, the rate of social media usage rose by 18% in 2013. This brings to nearly 25% the number of subscribers using social media today. Competent consultants need to demonstrate a thorough understanding of your marketing niche.

The Basics of B2B Social Media Marketing Strategy

Webbiquity SMM

Although more than three-quarters of B2B technology marketers use social media to market their products, less than half say they can tie social channels to revenue generation for their businesses. But it may also be a problem with basic B2B social media marketing strategy.

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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

The Truth About Social Media Strategy

Convince & Convert

The biggest problem with organic social media for business is that the majority of companies are trying to employ a social media strategy that hinges on making social media do something it’s not well-suited to do: create new customers from thin air. “My

Social Media Strategy Template

Proactive Report

Download the PDF of the Social Media Strategy Template here. In January 2014 almost three-quarters of all adults were active in social media, according to the Pew Research Center. 92% of marketers claim that social media marketing is important for their business.

79 Remarkable Social Media Marketing Facts and Statistics for 2012

Webbiquity SMM

Social media and inbound marketing techniques have been a boon for marketers. Not only do leads generated through social and content marketing cost half as much as traditional outbound-generated leads (see below), they also close at higher rate (again, see below).

How CMOs Integrate Marketing Agencies and Consultants

Geoff Livingston

Image by cleonleclerc Consider how companies integrate agencies and consultants into the modern, multichannel marketing environment. Agencies and consultants vary in role from strategic partner to tactical provisioning. Marketing Agency AT&T Consultant digital eBay Ford General Dynamics google interactive Karen Schulman management marketing multichannel pr Procter & Gamble social Social Media Verizon

20 Social Media Blogs You Should Read in 2012

Pamorama

Social media is now an essential component of doing business. It’s important for marketers to keep up with the ever-changing social media landscape so they can align their strategies and achieve the results they’re looking for.

How to Use Social Media And Stay Couth

Waxing UnLyrical

If you ask any expert how to use social media, they will probably tell you it comes down to two verbs: 1. But if you’re just going to listen, without doing much else, you’re basically using social media as a monitoring tool, and not much else.

CEOs-Roll Up Your Social Media Sleeves

Janet Fouts

The company earned an incredible amount of media coverage which put the company on the map. The lesson is clear: CEO’s that are active in social media and content marketing efforts ignite conversation. Social CEOs drive results. By Frank Strong. His sleeves were rolled up.

Are Social Media Jobs About to Disappear

Convince & Convert

Social has given customers a voice, and business will never be the same. But as we close out 2014 I’m starting to wonder if the era of the Social Media Department is winding down? When Social Media Becomes Everyone’s Job. Is social media advertising?

Social Media for the Busy Sales Person

Janet Fouts

I’ve gotten quite a bit of great feedback on my last post, the 5 traits of the social sales person. The post really seems to have struck a nerve with a lot of people, even though it barely touches the surface of how sales people can use social media to get more business.

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Social Media Strategy Template

Proactive Report

Download the PDF of the Social Media Strategy Template here. Almost three-quarters of all adults are active in social media, according to the Pew Research Center. 92% of marketers claim that social media marketing is important for their business.

How to use Social Media for Employer Branding and Recruitment

Mindjumpers

Written by Sophia Kenvold who works as Consultant & Project Manager at Mindjumpers. Social media is ultimately about establishing relationships. Therefore, it is important to have a social media policy in place, where you communicate your expectations to your employees.

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Social Media Hashtags in a Nutshell

Pam Moore

For years many social media savvy marketers have tapped into the power of hashtags to grow their brand, community and even generate leads and sales. Hashtags are a big part of social networks such as Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Social media simply makes it easier to do such.

Why Business Is About to Boom for Social Media Agencies

Convince & Convert

For years, social media was primarily a text-based circumstance, and social media directors were often people with a background in writing. In those years, nearly all social media content was written (with a side order of UGC photography).

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21 Top Google Chrome Extensions for Social Media Marketers

Socially Sorted

In this post, I share 21 Top Google Chrome Extensions that will help you get more done as a social media marketer. . We all know that social media marketing can be a time suck. Here they are: 21 Top Google Chrome Extensions for Social Media Marketers.

50 (of the) Best Social Media Guides, Tips and Insights of 2011 (So Far)

Webbiquity SMM

Social media marketing has gone well beyond the hype stage and is now mainstream business practice. Still, questions remain: how do I use social media most effectively across the enterprise? Which social media monitoring tools should I use?

How to Write a Social Media Press Release #socialmedia

Laurel Papworth

Writing a social media press release for customers, vendors, clients, stakeholders to pick up and deliver the news into their Facebook and Twitter and Google Plus networks is a totally different beast. What are the Main Features of a Social Media Press Release?

The Most Remarkable People on Social Media Today

Unspoken

Since I couldn’t find any lists that suited my taste, I decided to start my own… “The Most Remarkable People on Social Media Today” My own social media hall of fame, so to speak. I believe we should highlight people who are doing remarkable work in the social universe and not only those who are just social celebrities. People are joining the social universe for a reason – to be social, to be heard and to be noticed.

A Strategic Guide to Social Media for Nonprofits

SocialFish

Reposted from Sprout Social with permission. GET THEIR COOL STRATEGIC GUIDE TO SOCIAL MEDIA FOR NONPROFITS here. We asked five experts to weigh in on how to develop a nonprofit social media strategy and prove the value of social media to your organization.

11 Storytelling Formulas to Supercharge Your Social Media Marketing

Buffer Social

These formulas can be applied to your company’s overall marketing, content you produce, social media updates, copy on your website, and more. 11 storytelling formulas to supercharge your social media marketing. Social Media Marketing Tips / How To

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Social Media: The Key to Transforming Doctor-Patient Communication

Waxing UnLyrical

You put on your Dr. Mom hat, jump online and feverishly Google their symptoms, you check social media to see if any of your friend’s children are sick. But what if you could connect with your doctor using social media ; asking for advice via a quick Twitter or Facebook message?

Only 17% Of Businesses Measure Social Media ROI; 12% Have A Realtime Analytics Solution

The Realtime Report

Two-thirds of business managers agree that it is “important” or “very important” for their business to “analyze and glean insight from large data sets from social interactions happening in real time.” Social Media ROI And Realtime Big Data Analytics.

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That Moment When Your Social Media and Real Worlds Collide

Waxing UnLyrical

I’m talking about that moment when your social media and real worlds collide. I left last Thursday morning for Social Slam , via a direct flight from Dulles to Knoxville. That Moment When Your Social Media and Real Worlds Collide is a post from: Waxing UnLyrical.

Gartner: fake social media reviews

Sherrilynne Starkie

As the FTC begins to crack down on this practice of fake reviews/ratings, some social media sites identifying fake and defaming reviews and requesting they be taken down. Social Media Reviews: 10 percent to be paid for by companies in 2014.