Sysomos Acquired By Marketwire

Dave Fleet

In recent months we’ve seen several interesting moves within the social media monitoring/social CRM space. Now we’re seeing another significant player in a similar move, as Toronto-based Sysomos is acquired by news wire service Marketwire. First reported by the Startup North blog , the news was later confirmed by Sysomos, although their blog comment and tweet have both since been deleted. Update: Sysomos has confirmed the acquisition. Sysomos.

Sysomos Audience Moves Towards Measuring Social Media ROI

Dave Fleet

Social media ROI is a hot topic right now, as social media begins to (slowly) mature. The purists who insisted that the conversation alone was and end, rather than a means, are diminishing in volume and a more rational, approach is emerging balancing the revolutionary aspects of social media with those that are simply evolutionary from existing business practices. Sysomos Audience is an addition to the Heartbeat monitoring and engagement tool.

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Seven Key Categories of Social Media Marketing Tools

Webbiquity SMM

Savvy B2B marketers put significant effort into developing a professional, attractive, and highly functional website design —as the company’s website is often the first impression prospective buyers will get of the business and its offerings. But that first impression may instead come from the company’s social media presence (and if not the first, very often the second). Social media is actually even bigger than that, though. Google+ Marketing Tools.

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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. 71% say they are likely to purchase an item based on social media referrals; in fact, consumers report that social media plays almost as big a role in purchasing decisions as does television. Standard web analytics tools provide only a very narrow view of social media activity: clicks through to your brand website.

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nBA Pulse: a new social analytics tool

Sherrilynne Starkie

In a classic case of poacher turned gamekeeper, I was recently invited by an American PR agency to have a personal briefing about the launch of a new social media product. While I did not get all my questions answered (fees and costs), I was sufficiently impressed with the social analytics package that I decided not only to write a blog post about it, but I agreed to have some of my comments summarized in the launch news release.

The Dirty Dozen Top 12 Social Media Mistakes to Avoid

Webbiquity SMM

There have been numerous posts written about the pitfalls of social media marketing (including helpful pieces from Online Social Networking , Sysomos , and one I wrote for HubSpot ). But the list below is a summary of the most common mistakes based on both my client experience and research for this recent presentation: How to Achieve B2B Social Media Success. Your social media strategist is your public spokesperson.

9 Criteria for Selecting a Social Media Monitoring Tool

Webbiquity SMM

Social media monitoring tools are increasing essential for companies of all sizes as the explosion of social media content renders manual monitoring efforts hopeless. With almost 200 social monitoring tools (and new entrants still coming to market), available at a range of price levels from free to if-you-have-to-ask-you-can’t-afford-it, how does an organization select the right social monitoring tool for its needs?

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Social media: the ultimate skills cheat sheet

Sherrilynne Starkie

The term ‘social media consultant’ can mean different things to different people because there is a whole range of skills and talents on offer. The cheat sheet provides a summary of the key skills a well-rounded social media consultant should possess. Articles, website content, social media updates, email campaigns. Video Production Social networks are increasingly optimised for video content.

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31+ of the Coolest Social Media, Search and Web Tools of 2010

Webbiquity SMM

Supplement your email list with your contacts’ social network info? Find out if the username or vanity URL you want is still available across dozens of social sites? Display a feed of brand-related comments from a variety of social networks on your website? Search for a brand name or keyword across all of the most popular social networks at once? Monitor social media discussions of your company or product in real time? Cool Social Media Tools.

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7 Truths About Social Media Marketing

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Marketing , Social Media > 7 Truths About Social Media Marketing 7 Truths About Social Media Marketing by Tamar Weinberg on April 8, 2010 Share Even though social media isn’t new to many of us, the world is waking up to this new shiny toy. Social media is a lengthy, tedious process.

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? What social media developments and trends should I be watching? And of course, there’s the ongoing social media ROI debate : how do I measure this? Social Media Tools.

11 best social media listening tools

Unmetric

Social media listening goes beyond just looking at your emails and notifications for @mentions of your brand. To avoid such mishaps what you need is a social media listening tool. As humans, it’s impossible to have an ear to the ground at all times for mentions of your brand, but with a dedicated social media listening tool that just might be doable. Is there a difference between social media monitoring and social media listening?

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78 (of the) Best Social Media Marketing Tips, Guides, Tools and Strategies of 2010 (So Far)

Webbiquity SMM

With the amount of helpful content about social media marketing growing faster than Facebook’s user base or Lindsay Lohan’s court appearances, it’s tough to keep up. Social Media Marketing Tips, Tactics and Guides. Building Social Bookmarking Networks 101 by Search Engine Journal. What is Social Media Optimization and Why Should I Care? 30 Tips: The Productivity Guide of Social Media by WebStudio 13.

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

Convince & Convert

She specializes in social media strategies that lead to actionable plans to achieve real world objectives. I’ve spent a lot of time working with various social media monitoring tools and I’ve whittled my list of favorites down to two or three. based on budget or schedule) Once you’ve answered those questions you can compare major social media monitoring tools. And that’s how I pick the right social media monitoring tool for the job.

Social Media Tips from Professor Jonathan Taplin

Proactive Report

During Social Media Week in LA USC held an interesting one day seminar focused mainly on geo location services. Professor Jonathan Taplin of the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Southern California is a co-founder of the Annenberg Research Network for International Communication and he consults for various business and government organizations on the role of digital media in the economic infrastructure. tools online PR social media strategy sysomos

6 Critically Undervalued Social Media Success Metrics

Convince & Convert

People who say social media isn’t measurable aren’t looking very hard. The truth is that there are at least 25 viable metrics you can use to evaluate the success of your social media efforts. Here are the 6 critically undervalued social media success metrics. Tracking how often your company and/or its products are mentioned on the social Web is a best practice, of course. The tie between search and social media cannot be overestimated.

Top 17 Social Media Monitoring Vendors for Business

Socialmedia.biz

For instance, internet users create new social media accounts every day. You cannot underestimate the power and impact of social media in the business world today. Previously, people used social media platforms to chat, create friendships, share files, and perform other social activities. Today, social media is the best marketing and promotional tool. AgoraPulse is an affordable and easy-to-use social media monitoring tool.

How a social media consultant can help your business

MultiCultClassics

When you figure that nine out of ten Canadian adults use social media, it’s clear where the best marketing opportunity is. Many organizations are on social media, yet they don’t see tangible business advantages. It can seem like social media is a waste of both time and resources in a world of competing priorities. Adding a social media consultant to your team will fix this. Featured Headline Social Media consultant PESO model

Best Social Media Monitoring Tools

Bill Hartzer

More and more businesses are getting into social media – an umbrella term that covers various activities that help bring about social interaction on the internet. Facebook and Twitter are some of the main outlets for social media, but there are numerous types of social media like blogs, wikis, forums, chat rooms, etc. What is needed are powerful methods, and tools to track your brand in the social media paradigm.

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

Convince & Convert

Skip to content Skip to navigation Skip to footer Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting Social Media Strategy Blog Social Media Consulting Blog Social Media Consulting Speaking Newsletter Free Social Media Tools Twitter Interviews About Lijit Search 7 Reasons Not to Put All Your Eggs in the Twitter Basket March 16th, 2010 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet Are you too Twitter-obsessed in your social media approach?

Social Media Moments at @InsideView

Koka Sexton

As part of the rollup for 2012 the awesome marketing team at InsideView and I are looking at all of the amazing traction we have made in the past 12 months. Up to recently my mission was to do this through social media. I’m impressed and proud of the social marketing team at InsideView for the innovation and results that have driven market leadership and a quantifiable revenue stream from social media. The ROI of Social Media.

Clearing Clouds of Confusion – the 5 Categories of Social Media Software

Convince & Convert

The social media software industry offers some amazing functionality, but it suffers mightily from murky messaging and customer confusion. The truth is, many marketing professionals do not know what this software can do, much less what specific companies’ versions can do. There are five specific categories of social media software, and lumping them all under “social media management” does us all a disservice.

How Social Media Works When Your Fans Are Truly Passionate

Convince & Convert

million subscribers on YouTube all while seeking to expand your fan and media base can seem impossible… especially when your community gains strength and joy from user-driven initiatives that lie outside the realm of your control while still directly impacting your brand. They have found the formula to maintain just the right balance between actively managing their social community and indirectly enriching or supporting fan platforms when appropriate. Sysomos.

The Social Media Monitoring Lighthouse – A Guide on What and How to Monitor

Razor Social

Is all that social media activity paying off? Listening is just as important as sharing on social media Click To Tweet. 89% of marketers found listening to be effective but only 37% listened -Saleforce 2015 state of marketing report Click To Tweet. The Social Media Monitoring Lighthouse. People mention what they are doing on social media channels and they also look for advice. Social Analytics. Media Monitoring.

6 Potentially Wildly Inaccurate Observations about Tostitos and Social Sentiment

Convince & Convert

Using Sysomos social monitoring software, we found 500+ tweets mentioning the Tostitos commercial on January 2 and 3. As a marketer, don’t sound the alarm just because you see a few negative tweets or forum comments doesn’t mean all hope is lost. The belief that sentiment and social mentions lead directly to commerce is a dangerous assumption, and requires your own verification and testing. Differences in social listening software are vast.

Should You Be Outsourcing Social Media?

Proactive Report

The answer is yes and no – depending which part of the social media program you’re talking about. Mark Evans wrote this week in the Sysomos blog. Here’s something that has surprised me in recent months: the number of companies that want their social media tactics to be handled by an external agency – public relations, advertising, digital or pure social media.

7 Tactful Ways of Facing The Horrors of Digital Marketing

Webbiquity SMM

Digital marketing is growing rapidly. Compared to traditional marketing mediums, digital marketing is definitely cheaper, too. However, like everything else, there are horror stories that haunt digital marketing too. Stories scary that are enough to keep any digital marketing practitioner up at night, stories that can happen to you, too. Horror #2: The Sneaky Social Media Crisis. This is one of the situations digital marketers are afraid of.

Know Your Hustle. Own Your Hustle.

Twist Image

My friend (and current SVP of Marketing at Sysomos ), Amber Naslund wrote an incredibly powerful piece on her blog the other week titled, I Give You Permission To Stop Hustling. The challenge is in defining your own hustle, and to not base it off of what others say, think or do on social media. digital marketing agency. digital marketing blog. marketing. marketing blog. sysomos. What are you chasing? What are you running after?

State of Social Media in the USA

Jeff Esposito

Earlier this month, Adam Vincenzini and I had an interesting talk on the state of social media around the world. Now it’s my turn to return serve and dish out the state of social media in the former colony. 46% of US small businesses utilize social media in their marketing mix ( Vistaprint ). 62.14% of Twitter users are in the US ( Sysomos ). 66.93% of iPhone users who utilize Twitter are in the US (Sysomos).

Best Business Blogging Guides and Tips of 2010

Webbiquity SMM

use automated social bookmarking tools like IMAutomater and Shareaholic tips for increasing traffic to your blog. Sean Donahue notes that, “If you’re still on the fence about the importance of a company blog, consider this trend: Many B2B marketers report that their team’s blog — not the company homepage — is now the most popular entry point for online visitors,&# then provides tips for maximizing company blog success. 35 Ways to Market Your Blog by Junta42.

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Diversified Twitter Strategies for News Sites

Adam Sherk

Home About Contact PR Publishing SEO Social Media Subscribe Adam Sherk Diversified Twitter Strategies for News Sites by Adam Sherk on August 7, 2009 This week’s Sysomos study of the 5% most active users on Twitter includes a list of the top 25 users (with more than 50,000 followers) ranked by average tweets per day. Leave a Comment Subscribe (1-2 posts per week) Connect with Me Recent Posts Which News Sites Get the Most Social Media Engagement?

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Missed Opportunities

Twist Image

The truth is that Marketing is changing, shifting and adapting. A lot of those changes have to do with Social Media, but not all of them. Prior to Social Media, we still had people connecting and sharing ideas (online and otherwise). marketing. social media. social media monitoring. sysomos. There are no absolutes. There are no hard and fast rules.

Sure I love the conversation but…

Direct Marketing Observations

I used to be a social media purist but I’ve evolved. We being the one’s that were there early on who experienced the magic of connecting with someone as smart as say Gavin Heaton or Tom Martin and having them host our social media tweetchat. Yea social media is cool but what’s it all mean? I still like being a purist at heart when it comes to social media but we have to justify its usage.

No, You Can't Automate Social Media!

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Marketing , Opinion , Social Media > No, You Can’t Automate Social Media! No, You Can’t Automate Social Media! by Tamar Weinberg on July 7, 2010 Share Over the past two years or so, social media’s increased popularity has really done something for those assuming that it’s all a “get rich quick&# opportunity.

You Become What You Measure

Social Media Strategery

What scared me as I read this article is that I see marketing and PR taking the exact same road. We use tools like Sysomos and Radian6 to track millions of social media posts. We use social network analysis to determine how messages flow from one person to another. PR can and should serve a critical role in the integrated marketing mix. Public Relations Social Media analytics data measurement pr quantitative quants social social media wired

8 Stops on the Path to a Better Blog

Convince & Convert

Debra Yoo, digital marketing analyst, tells us: Our consistent challenge is increasing our readership. Visual content can also easily be split up and adapted as content for different social media channels. Also, consider adding social sharing tools both on the blog’s index page, as well as on each individual blog post page, so that readers can immediately tweet, share, and pin content that interests them. Cross-promote on social platforms.

The Convergence of Search and Social Part 7 – A Strategy Framework

Josh S Peters

When it comes to setting up a search and social strategy there is no end to the ways you can put the pieces together and it can be as simple or as complex to piece together as you want / need it to be. The key is to always start with the goals, then the customer behavior, and then the content followed by SEO optimization and social activation being amplified by paid methods as necessary. Simple Search And Social Strategy Framework. Social Media Search SEO Social Strategy

Like Stuff On Facebook? Say Cheese, You're An Ad!

Waxing UnLyrical

Waxing UnLyrical personal, possibly poetic, musings on public relations, media, communication, and everything in between About Shonali Like Stuff On Facebook? January 26th, 2011 Tweet What’s the buzz, tell me what’s happening Yesterday’s social media storm-in-the-making (or so it seems to me) was about the fact that Facebook can now turn your “likes&# into ads. This could backfire on marketers.

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What Does Salesforce-Radian6 Deal Mean for Everyone Else?

Net-Savvy Executive

The announcement's not exactly a surprise—Radian6 was the obvious acquisition target in social media analysis (SMA), and their platform had supported Salesforce integration since mid-2009. Blogging about the day's big news is sort of obvious, so I'll focus on the question I haven't seen raised yet: what does the Radian6 acquisition mean to the other companies in social media analysis ? Aquisitions say something about the segmentation of social media analysis.

Text Analytics in the Cloud

Net-Savvy Executive

If you're analyzing social media content, though, the core functions of text analytics might be something you'd rather not learn. In a market crowded with me-too platforms, it might be the step that gets you off the entry-level rung of the ladder. Sysomos. There, that should be enough for another 300 social media analysis startups. :-). series: Building Blocks of Social Media Analysis. Professional-Strength Social Media Aggregators.

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