How to write persuasive case studies that win more proposals

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Let your work speak for itself by writing killer case studies for your proposals

11 Criteria for Comparing Influencer Marketing Proposals

Ignite Social Media

Of course, doing your due diligence, you got more than one proposal. They both seem great, so how do you compare influencer marketing proposals to ensure you get the best fit? When comparing multiple influencer marketing proposals, these criteria seem important, but may not be.

How to Write a Successful Social Media Proposal: Free Template Included

Sprout Social

For freelancers and agencies who provide social media services, having a proposal ready for your client should be an essential part of your workflow. We’ll walk through the important components of a social media proposal, aided by tips from people who write proposals on a daily basis.

3 Tips for Issuing a Last Minute Social Media Agency RFP

Ignite Social Media

Issue a boilerplate Request for Proposal (RFP), then head out the door to enjoy the holiday season. Second, it helps the agency prioritize their proposal as if it is their own money. It’s that time of year again.

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Proposal for Federal Office of Nonstandard Communications

Socialized

Sample Proposals for RootsTech Presentations - Which Would You Choose?

Stay N' Alive

I''m putting together a proposal for a presentation or two at RootsTech , a conference put on by FamilySearch.org around family history technologies. The focus will be on Social Media. I have a few ideas - what else do you think would be interesting in terms of interesting uses of social media for family history?

Online Reputation Management Proposals: A Guide

Viper Chill

Smoking Jay fumbles proposal, Oreo and comics

Jeff Esposito

Jay Cutler texts proposal, mails ring – oh man. If your wife ever calls you unromantic, show her how awesome Jay Cutler is at proposing. I was hoping to write this post from New Jersey on a relaxing morning. Unfortunately this Blizzard called Nemo delayed that trip.

The Structure of a Proper Client Proposal That Will Land You a Blogging Gig

ProBlogger

Namely, we’re going to discuss how to craft a proposal that will win you freelance blogging gigs. Here’s what Ruben Gamez – the founder of Bidsketch (client proposal software for freelancers) – thinks about the no.1 This is a guest contribution from Karol K.

The Structure of a Proper Client Proposal That Will Land You a Blogging Gig

ProBlogger

Namely, we’re going to discuss how to craft a proposal that will win you freelance blogging gigs. Here’s what Ruben Gamez – the founder of Bidsketch (client proposal software for freelancers) – thinks about the no.1 This is a guest contribution from Karol K.

Myth: PR Campaigns Can’t Be Measured

Meltwater

Have you ever proposed a new initiative or asked for an increased budget without knowing… Read More.

The Technographics Profile Of The UK Consumers

Social Media Citizens

Barcamp Delhi 5: Spreading the Word out !

The Marketing Blog

BarCamp Delhi is proposed to be a camp where enthusiasts get together and discuss/ brain-storm/ share opinions/ information/ wisdom about anything. Home About In the Media SMTP Settings in MediaWiki After Hiatus, Social Media Predictions & 2009 October 10, 2008.7:08 08 am Barcamp Delhi 5: Spreading the Word out ! Jump to Comments Image via Wikipedia It is that time of the year when some of the brightest minds gather to discuss about technology, business, startups and much more.

Is Life A Recursive Video Game?

Forbes Social Media

Many religions propose the existence of a creator—an omnipotent deity who formed the world and set its rules in motion—but this is simply another way of framing the video game hypothesis. The idea that we humans are living inside a simulation is not new. It’s bigger than you think

Facebook offers translation for Canadian Indigenous language

Sherrilynne Starkie

Done in partnership with Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated (NTI) and Inuit Uqausinginnik Taiguusiliuqtiit (IUT), now Inuktut speakers can use the Translate Facebook app to offer a proposed translation for the strings of words and phrases. Others in the community can vote the translation “up” or “down”, and once there are enough votes up, it becomes the official proposed translation for that string.

Private companies, ID cards, data and employees

The Way of the Web

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Why audience Insights can save your agency both time and money

Audiense

On top of that, if you add working simultaneously on several campaigns, answering emails and calls from different clients and generating proposals to gain new clients … How much time do you really have left to manually analyze excel sheets full of yet more data?

New LinkedIn Features Aim to Drive Engagement

Ignite Social Media

The proposed new options include: clap, insightful, hmm, and support. In the last few months, you may have noticed some changes to the LinkedIn platform. Recently, LinkedIn has introduced some new engagement features with the goal of improving user experience and encouraging engagements.

It Sucks When You Don’t Win

Waxing UnLyrical

Like the MUTHA of all proposals. And even though the prospect was “very impressed” with the proposal (it was/is beeyootiful) and a really cool video we I put together for the presentation… we didn’t win.

9 Criteria For Selecting A Social Media Agency

Dave Fleet

How to assess: Look for proposals that focus on long-term growth rather than (or in addition to) short-term benefits. Good agencies should be able to (with the help of other agncies, if necessary) formulate, propose and, if necessary, work with your other agencies to execute an integrated plan that pulls together multiple media – earned, paid, owned and social. How to assess: Look for ideas that blend the strengths of different media forms when assessing proposals.

Does SOPA Have a Point? [Infographic]

Idaconcpts

It was the month that our government made a final decision to enact the proposed bills, SOPA and PROTECT IP. Now that you know more about the motives behind SOPA, do you still feel like the government’s proposals are justified and that something needs to be done to limit piracy?

How to Generate Association Revenue Through Grants – It’s Easier Than You Think

SocialFish

There are even instances of organizations creating grant requests where no request for proposal existed and getting them funded. Project Objectives: Include the purpose of your proposal with details on the challenge your proposal addresses. By Amy Gitchell, GrowthZone AMS.

Are Digital Badges and DIY Learning the Future of Education?

SocialFish

Looks like two associations actually submitted proposals: the American Library Association and the American Association of Physics Teachers. Take a look at those two proposals for a glimpse of what the future of association learning could look like.

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State of the Nonprofit Sector 2013

SocialFish

These reports have data and predictions about expected hiring trends, succession planning, adoption of mobile technology, social giving campaigns, and, predictably, differing opinions on the impact of tax reform and proposals on the missions of nonprofits.

Viral video: Jim Carrey’s take on gun control

Sherrilynne Starkie

The classic example is Jonathan Swift’s 1729 essay ‘A Modest Proposal’ in which he suggests eating the Irish children as a solution to the country’s famine, thereby mocking the heartless attitudes among the rich people of the day towards the poor.

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About SOPA and Today’s Blackout – Infographic, Video, and Call to Action

Kikolani

Today, Kikolani is joining in the SOPA Blackout and will go dark from 8am to 8pm EST. This is in protest against SOPA / PIPA legislation proposed by the U.S.

Twitter Badges For Brands Who Want to Avoid Narcissism

Adam Cohen

A Proposal. I propose the following to the Twitter Pantheon: Get rid of “Follow Us&# signs on web pages, blogs, email, direct mail, catalogs, billing inserts and anywhere else a business wants to use a badge.

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Foundation Funding Is Imperfect, Now Shut Up About It

SocialFish

Some don’t believe the grant proposal and report system is dysfunctional, and they aren’t likely to believe you. Figure out how to write grant proposals and grant reports that meet the needs of the foundations you are pitching, and get on with your work.

Content Marketing Week Starts Tomorrow!

Webbiquity SMM

With that in mind, we at the Webbiquity blog propose Content Marketing Week—a week dedicated to promulgating best practices, research, guidance and wisdom in general starting tomorrow. Is there any question content marketing has taken off?

6 Facts You Can't Ignore When You Outsource iPad App Development

Social Media Marketing

Never Overlook Their Portfolio You may have received the most attractive proposal from the agency and before you are swayed away by how their plan sounds do care to take a look at their portfolio. You must keep in mind that some companies even outsource proposal writing to third-parties!

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Inspiring Communications: What You Make Is Not What You Do

Waxing UnLyrical

So, I proposed that their mission statement link what they did with the outcomes it achieved; “measuring quality, improving healthcare.”. Guest Post by John Friedman. Inspiring communications focuses people on the real value in your products or services.

Why Social Media Marketing Is, Actually, Fairly Priced

Firebelly

The question you have to ask yourself is not only “Do I like the price tag on this proposal?” Social media marketing is a complex business—and its pricing is competitive. I keep hearing about social media marketing being an expensive proposition.

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7 Tips For Getting Legal Approval on Social Media Programs

Dave Fleet

Here are seven tips for working with your legal team: Tie back to organizational objectives: Show how the program you’re trying to implement ties-in to business objectives, and help to educate the legal team on the strategy behind your proposal. Tweet.

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How to Benefit From A/B Testing If You Have Low Website Traffic

Kikolani

I actually suggest using these alternatives too even if you have enough traffic, as they give insightful feedback about proposed improvements on your website. Unfortunately you can’t ask specific questions, but it’s a great cheap way to get feedback on proposed page improvements.

Gearing Up For Social Slam 2013

Waxing UnLyrical

So yes; I’m picky about which speaking gigs I accept that take me away from my home turf, or submit proposals for, if I’m not being compensated for my time… if I’m not deriving exceptional value from the engagement.

Time To Evolve How We Target Social Media?

Dave Fleet

Using just a demographic rationale, you could propose similar social media campaigns for all of them. Tweet How many times have you read something like this in a digital communications plan? “One in three of our target audience is using Facebook. So, we recommend creating a Facebook page for this program.&#. As social networks become more and more prevalent, we’re at the point now that almost every client brief appears to point, on its surface, to one of a few key networks.

Things That Go Tweet in the Night

Waxing UnLyrical

Look up the actual text of proposed legislation on Congress.gov (which will also give you a really good mental workout as you plough through all that legalese). This has been a CRAZY week if you work in the digital/social media space. Through the looking glass.

Laws to Stop Customers and Voters from Doing #SocialMedia Activism Campaigns #TPP

Laurel Papworth

Here’s the proposed legal changes. The NSW Parliament has this month proposed a new law outlawing graffiti on NSW sidewalks. Is it a coincidence that the new anti-chalk laws are proposed a month or two after AAA aggressive election campaign to get more funding?

Change, Change And More Change

Dave Fleet

At the top of the pass, I proposed to Caralin and for some reason (altitude sickness??) The last few years have been wonderful for me, both personally and professionally.

Digital Signages as a Tool of Omni-Channel Marketing

Social Media Marketing

Millennial change the system using their mobile devices for searching for more profitable proposals, communication with brand, purchase and products discussion.

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3 Smart Thought Leadership Tips for Entrepreneurs

Waxing UnLyrical

Introduce yourself and your website (if they don’t already know you) and then propose your article idea in two paragraphs or less. I like to frame my proposed topics based on how I can help the blogger’s readers. Guest Post by Molly Borchers.

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Personalities, Policies & Problems: Companies and Employees 2.0

Dave Fleet

This year I’ve thrown my hat in the ring and submitted a SXSW 2011 panel proposal with Scott Stratten (UnMarketing), Chris Barger (General Motors) and Sarah White (HRM Direct) entitled Personalities, Policies & Problems: Companies and Employees 2.0.

Monday Roundup: Measuring Storytelling

Waxing UnLyrical

Why: “What I want to propose today is that your success might not be determined by WHAT you measure but also WHEN you measure it. Every PR pro knows the importance of storytelling. But how many of us are effectively measuring it?