Does your organization need a social media policy?

SocialFish

Well, maybe, maybe not. Tip o’the hat to Liam Barrington Bush aka @hackofalltrades. The flowchart is funny, but the reasoning behind it is pretty serious. Do you trust your staff? If not, why are they your staff?

Your Complete Social Media Checklist

Peg Fitzpatrick

Have you ever wished you had a social media checklist? The amount of work that goes into growing and managing a social media presence is immense, and it can be hard to make sure you’re staying on top of everything that needs to get done. Daily Social Media Checklist.

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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.

How Social Is YOUR organization?

SocialFish

Some trivia for you: our first book, Humanize , was originally set to be titled “The Social Organization.” So take a look at your organization today. I bet you all are doing social media pretty well. But are you a social organization?

How Social Referrals Impact Your Organic Traffic

Convince & Convert

In this episode, Jay talks about Dark Social and how social will never get the credit it deserves. If the bag manufacturer were to look at that transaction in Google Analytics, it would have shown up as a direct conversion, leaving no credit to social.

Why You Need a Social Media Policy in Your Organization

Mindjumpers

In a previous post called Implement a Social Media Policy: Make Your Employees Brand Ambassadors , Marina introduced what a Social Media Policy is and briefly described why it is important for your organization.

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. Standard web analytics tools provide only a very narrow view of social media activity: clicks through to your brand website. Buffer Social.

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How to Measure Social Media Success for Your Small Business

yMarketingMatters

With social media marketing, you can undeniably grow your audience, gain visibility and exposure for your company/products/services, provide outstanding customer service, and – yes – generate business and increase sales. Social media measurement comes in different levels.

Do Social Referrals Affect Organic Traffic?

Convince & Convert

In this episode, Jay talks about Dark Social and how social will never get the credit it deserves. If the bag manufacturer were to look at that transaction in Google Analytics, it would have shown up as a direct conversion, leaving no credit to social.

How to Monitor Your Organization Online

SocialFish

It’s not always pleasant to hear what your partners and competitors are saying about your organization online. Try some of the tips and services below to ensure you can keep tabs on your organization in a way that’s beneficial and not distracting, without going over budget.

Cartoon: Speaking Social Media

SocMed Sean

Working in social media in my day job and my night job, I spend a LOT of time around social media geeks. The other day, I overheard an entire conversation that was so full of social media lingo and jargon that it was like a whole new language.

Social Media Tweetable Facts

PWB Marketing Blog

Social media statistics these days are all about big data, how companies are collecting (and using) the data, where this data comes from and how social media sites are used. Do you know the recent B2B social media facts from fiction?

Why Do Organizations Still Fear Social Media?

Direct Marketing Observations

Before organizations can begin to think about having or being a social brand or a social business, they have to back up and temper their opinions or notions of what they think they know. Invariably what I see when I walk into the largest of the large or the smallest of small companies, are companies struggling with 2 schools of thought: (1) That they must corral the social employee and (2) How do they control the social customer.

News Organizations on Google+: Which Pages Get the Most Engagement?

Adam Sherk

News organizations (along with businesses of all kinds) have been able to create official Google+ pages for a couple months now so I thought I’d check in and see how their pages are doing. Normally in posts like Which News Sites Get the Most Social Media Engagement? Social Medi

Is Your Social Media Strategy Truly Agile?

SocMed Sean

How does one measure the level of “collaboration” in your organization? Social media isn’t without these nebulous phrases or buzzwords either. Welcome changing requirements, even late in development – Issues arise in the social space frequently.

How to Empower Staff to be the Voice for your Organization Through Social Media

SocialFish

“As communications patterns have shifted to a reality where everyone is the spokesperson for your nonprofit, how you and your colleagues use social media can greatly impact your organization’s reputation and relationships with the community.”

Social Tip: Organizing Photos In The New Facebook Timeline

SocMed Sean

For me, one of the most confusing has been the organization of photos. With the new Facebook timeline, there has been a LOT of confusion, with some people arguing that you can’t re-organize photos at all with Timeline. Facebook Social Media Tech

The Ugly Side of Social Media Sharing

Waxing UnLyrical

I am a social media advocate. But I hate the ugly side of social media sharing; especially when kids are involved. This is the nature of digital media. Social media by definition is a space where people share ideas and information.

Social Media Efficiency for Nonprofits

Janet Fouts

I talk to nonprofits about various aspects of social media just about every day. They get the relatively manageable expense of leveraging social media to raise visibility for their nonprofit, find funders, advocates, and volunteers when compared to more traditional marketing channels.

How to Produce Social Media Content for Your Business

yMarketingMatters

If your business already has a presence on your chosen social media profiles or if you are just starting out, you know that you have to post great valuable content continually and consistently to attract new followers and retain the ones you have. Ideas for Content on Social Media.

Social Media at Scale: Organizing Global Social Media Teams

Dave Fleet

One of the most fundamental questions in running a social media program at scale is, “how do I organize it”? More recently, he released a more focused look at the tensions facing companies who are looking at scaling their social media. Tweet.

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7 NEW Social Media Solutions to Grow Your Business

Unspoken

You want to hit your social media marketing out of the ballpark , but with so many changes, updates, and new features, how can you know you’re leveraging every avenue available? Now, the popular social media network is bringing video marketing to a new level with promoted videos.

How to Determine and Prioritize Social Media Marketing Goals and Objectives

Pam Moore

Achieving measurable social media ROI is very similar to teens and sex. In addition to running a busy social, branding and digital agency, Marketing Nutz , I also do a ton of international keynote speaking, training and workshops. Social media is not free.

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Social Media Crisis Management for B2B

SocialFish

This remains true in the world of social media. A social media risk strategy should be created and in place well before your company experiences any sort of crisis that may affect its relationships with its industry partners and contracts. Develop a Social Media Presence.

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Managing Social Media Campaigns

SocialFish

Social media marketing has become the third most popular form marketing as of 2013. Needless to say, it will only gain more popularity as social media marketing campaigns are far less expensive to create and maintain than traditional advertising campaigns.

10 Examples of Social Media ROI [Infographic]

Pamorama

Does social media drive ROI? The immediacy and visibility offered by social media marketing has convinced most business owners that it’s worth their time and effort, but calculating its effectiveness is another story. Enter social media.

Social Media Demographics to Inform a Better Segmentation Strategy

Sprout Social

In the social media industry, your audience demographics can change in what seems like overnight. The challenge of reaching new audiences has never been harder, but grasping up-to-date data on social media demographics helps. All Social Media Media Demographics.

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

15 Fantastic Books on Social Media Marketing

Pamorama

Do you want to learn more about social media marketing? By now it’s clear that whether you’re promoting a business, a product, or yourself, social media is essential in determining your success or failure. There are many books out there that purport to teach you everything you need to know about social media marketing. 15 Must-Read Social Media Marketing Books 1. You’re not alone.

Making Social Media An ROI Positive Channel For B2B Businesses

The Realtime Report

Making Social Media An ROI Positive Channel For B2B Businesses By Jingcong Zhao. Billion spent on social media marketing in the U.S. alone last year , it’s clear that social media is being cemented as a marketing function in most B2B organizations.

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Outsourcing Social Media – Is It Worth It?

SocMed Sean

I appreciate Matt taking the time to share an interesting experience he had with outsourcing social media management! If you’re thinking about turning over the keys to your social channels to a 3rd party agency, read Matt’s post and think carefully about who you choose.

10 Effective Social Media Options Every Business Should Use

Unspoken

Setting up social media accounts is an easy way to reach a target audience for a low price. To make the most of all of your business social media accounts , be sure you are using these helpful tools: Facebook. Recently Facebook added this feature to business and organization pages. So take advantage of this easy social marketing tool. What simple social media tasks help boost your business? 5 Safe Social Media Tasks for Business Leaders.

The Truth About How Often to Post in Social Media

Convince & Convert

How often should I post to social media? You could fill Tom Brady’s trophy case with the amount of research that has been conducted on social media posting frequency. Put another way, increased frequency doesn’t imperil your success in social media marketing.

Best Tips for Successful Social Media and Digital Marketing in 2014

yMarketingMatters

Social media and digital marketing are going to grow even stronger in 2014. And to make things even harder, social media and online marketing are becoming more complex and are overlapping more than ever – as you will see below. In short: social media is human interaction.

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12 Essential Elements of a Social Media Marketing Strategy

Pamorama

Do you need some help to get started with your social media marketing plan? If you want to attract and engage social-media fans and followers — and convert them into paying customers — you need to map out a clear, goal-oriented social media plan.

A 12 Word Social Media Policy

SocialFish

Continuing my “awesome finds on the interwebs” series this week, here is the Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media’s 12-word social media policy. The biggest risk in health care social media is not participating in the conversation.

When to Thank Your Social Media Fans

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Ever read those articles on how a business has successfully used social media to increase brand awareness and drive sales? Saying thank you is not only a vital “social” action in social media, but it’s also just plain good marketing.

Organize Your Facebook Friends In Lists

Social Media Network Marketing

Organize Your Facebook Friends In Lists I work as Freelance Social Media Network Online Professional. My Business Page is on Facebook at: [link] Do join me

The Importance of Testimonials and Social Media

SocialFish

In the B2B realm, product reviews and testimonials from other organizations can make all the difference in acquiring more market share, making them an absolute necessity for your website. Additionally, social media is a huge component of increasing leads for new customers.

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84% Say Company Leaders on Social Media Provide A Competitive Edge

The Realtime Report

Does having a company leader on social media give that organization a competitive edge? A recent survey by Humanize looks at social media and leadership in organizations – in particular, how company leaders are leveraging social media for organizational results.