September, 2012

Forrester: Email and search drive online sales, not social

Dave Fleet

Research recently released by Forrester entitled “ The Purchase Path of Online Buyers in 2012 ” indicates that email and search dominate the online space in driving online sales. Social media, says the report, drives less than 1% of online sales.

Top tips for bloggers and brands

Sherrilynne Starkie

Mark Twain once said, “Rumours of my death have been greatly exaggerated”. This could be said of the blogging trend, because pronouncements of the death of blogging have been floating around for a few years now. However, blogging is growing more popular than ever before.

The Top #Nifty50 Women in Technology on Twitter for 2012

Webbiquity SMM

A year ago, the #Nifty50 honored 50 remarkable men and women on Twitter. 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.

10 Reasons Brands Fail to Convert Facebook Fans into Paying Customers

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Posted in Commerce Facebook Interactive Marketing Sales Social Media Social Networking Strategy. According to HubSpot, ninety three percent of adults on the Internet are on Facebook, yet only 1% of a brand’s Facebook fans will ever make their way to the company’s main website.

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Social Media Automation 101

A beginner's guide to social media automation tools and getting automation right.

What Should We Expect from the New MySpace?

Mindjumpers

Until 2008, MySpace was with its 76 million monthly unique users the most popular social network in the world and a pioneer of its kind.

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Is Social Media Marketing Effective?

Direct Marketing Observations

Thanks to the folks at MDG. Social Media marketing roi social media

Twitter’s Biz Stone speaks at CIRA’s AGM

Sherrilynne Starkie

Photo Credit: CIRA. This week CIRA*, the organization behind the.ca domain, held its annual general meeting and symposium in Ottawa, and Twitter co-founder Biz Stone was the closing keynote speaker.

How to Manage Social Media Profiles

yMarketingMatters

There are many social networking websites for smaller businesses. The most active are Facebook , LinkedIn , Twitter , Google+ , Pinterest , YouTube , Flickr , and SlideShare. The top bookmarking sites are StumbleUpon , Digg and Delicious. This landscape may change in the coming year. But that doesn’t really matter. If you use all of these sites — or just one or two — that’s a ton to manage. Then there is your company blog; it is seemingly a fulltime job.

Online Shopping’s – Zero Moment of Truth

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Posted in behavioral targeting Customer Experience Online Shopping.

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The Content Marketing Survival Guide: How to Navigate the Wilds of Social Media

Use this guide to inspire your creativity and ignite more successful and sustainable social media conversations.

Picking The Right Social Platform For Your Brand

Mindjumpers

Picking the right social platform is important in order to build the strongest possible social presence for your brand. But it might be difficult to keep up with the latest developments in the fast-moving world of social media, where new features and platforms are a daily occurrence.

How to Network On Social Media Without Being a Stalker

Waxing UnLyrical

I got an interesting question from someone I know (name withheld on request) recently. I was asked: “I would like to reach out and connect with a professional contact that I have made via Twitter/Facebook /LinkedIn.

3 New Features On Pinterest

Firebelly

Over the past couple months, Pinterest has made a few changes to its pin-tastic platform. Many of these changes have been subtle, and the average user would not notice. However, there are 3 features that have been added that all users will benefit from.

Psychology of social networking

Sherrilynne Starkie

We tend to over think some things in life and here’s proof. Do you suffer from high levels of narcisim or low self esteem? Or, maybe you use Facebook, because it’s just a fun way to keep in touch with friends? Related posts: Are professional communicators normal? Infographic: Twitter facts. Wikipedia rules the waves. Click here to start to receive my newsletter. PLEASE LIKE MY FACEBOOK PAGE. Related articles.

Social Media Marketing GPS

SMGPS will tell you the why & how to use social media for marketing, 1 tweet at a time. You'll learn essentials in digestible little spoonfuls.

Book Review: The B2B Social Media Book

Webbiquity SMM

With The B2B Social Media Book: Become a Marketing Superstar by Generating Leads with Blogging, LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Email, and More , authors Kipp Bodnar of HubSpot and Jeffrey L. Cohen of Salesforce Radian6 have literally written the book on social media best practices for B2B marketers.

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The Global Impact of Smartphones

Direct Marketing Observations

Courtesy of the folks from Protect Your Bubble. Mobile marketing mobile smartphones

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Instagram and Pinterest for Storytelling: Grey Goose’s Social-Mobile Campaign

Mindjumpers

The French vodka brand Grey Goose just launched an innovative social campaign to tell their brand story based on Instagram and Pinterest in order to drive awareness for the new Grey Goose Cherry Noir.

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Understanding Paid, Owned and Earned Media

Waxing UnLyrical

Guest post by Geoff Livingston. The concept of converging media continues to heat up, most notably with marketers discussing the dynamics of blending paid, owned and earned media.

How to Be Social: A Social Media Manifesto

Learn the 10 worst social media marketing mistakes and how to avoid them.

Bad Grammar Can Affect Your Brand, Your Career, Your Company

Firebelly

If you can’t write or spell worth a damn, your career can be adversely affected. I’m not talking about the occasional typo or error that slips through unnoticed.

Eleven years now…

Sherrilynne Starkie

Here’s a post I wrote on September 11, 2006. It still sums up this day in history for me. Five years on. Just looking at today’s date immediately sends me back five years. We were living in Virginia and I was working in Washington DC. I’ll never forget standing at the westward window of our office watching the smoke billowing from the Pentagon. That was the moment I came to understand why they call it terrorism. It’s an extremely apt term.

Bloggers Block – When The Words Just Won’t Come

SocMed Sean

Frustrated courtesy of M artinaK15 on Flickr via Creative Commons Writer’s block sucks. Blogger’s block sucks more. And believe me…there is a difference.

Women vs. Men: Guess Who’s More Likely To Click On A Facebook Ad?

The Realtime Report

Men respond better to ads on Facebook and are less costly to reach, according to new research from Kenshoo Social and Resolution Media. Women may make up the majority of Facebook’s advertiser audience (58%), but men are more likely to see and click through ads. How big is the gap?

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8 Stupid Simple Social Media Tricks to Boost SEO

Discover just how easy it is to boost SEO with social media.

The Power of Facebook Advertising [Infographic]

Mindjumpers

Last week Marlene wrote a blog post about ad opportunities on different social networks, where you can read more about Sponsored Stories and Promoted Posts on Facebook. Now the Facebook marketing team has published an interesting infographic about the power of advertising on the platform.

Goings On… and On The Road

Waxing UnLyrical

I realize I haven’t told you much about my goings-on of late. So here they are, in case you can make any of them: This Friday, Sept.

Facebook Offers Changes & Charges: 3 Must-Reads

Firebelly

Facebook has announced major changes to Facebook Offers. These 3 must-reads will fill you in. Facebook Offers: The Beginning of the End of Business Freebies. By Michelle Stinson Ross Now, any business, whether brick-and-mortar, e-commerce, or a mix of both, can offer deals to their fans.

Jack Dorsey’s Speech at Disrupt 2012 [Full Video]

Idaconcpts

“We probably need to change the name of this conference,” Twitter and Square co-founder Jack Dorsey said on September 10, 2012 from the stage of TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco. Photo Credit: Fast Company.

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SalesForce Marketing Cloud – The Next Step In Social Media Engagement?

SocMed Sean

No…I haven’t gone off the radar. I know it’s been a few weeks since I posted last, but that’s what happens when your full-time job is leading a social media team.

Social Media Image Sizing Guide [Infographic]

Cody Ward

Consistent branding across your website, print, video, website, and social media accounts is essential in a modern world where consumers are hit with countless advertisements in a single day.

Social, Local, Mobile: The SoLoMo Revolution

Mindjumpers

The rise of smartphones has paved the way for the SoLoMo revolution. Today, people are increasingly using social media as a natural part of their everyday lives, especially when on the move.

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How My Guinea Pigs Became Famous Guest Bloggers

Waxing UnLyrical

Guest post by Jessica Torres. A year and a half ago, I started a blog about my pet guinea pigs called Cavy Savvy. Originally, I wanted a way to test the SEO techniques I was learning about at work, and having a hobby blog just seemed like a fun way to do so.