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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When Someone Takes Your Proposed Campaign Concept

Geoff Livingston

Recently, I had a prospective client take a proposal idea and implement it themselves. Image by Laserone. Having your campaign concepts taken is an all too frequent occurrence in communications consulting, unfortunately. You have to show some flare to get the deal, so it’s a Catch 22.

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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


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


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

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.

The Technographics Profile Of The UK Consumers

Social Media Citizens

Private companies, ID cards, data and employees

The Way of the Web

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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.

Facebook’s 2016 Annual Meeting: Peter Thiel Remains on Board

SocialTimes Facebook

Facebook’s 2016 annual meeting Monday was more intriguing than past gatherings due to uncertainty over Peter Thiel ’s position on the board of directors and a proposal to create a new class of non-voting capital stock. The other proposals that were voted on were: The ratification of Ernst & Young as Facebook’s independent registered public accounting firm through the end of 2016: Facebook recommended that shareholders vote for this proposal, and they did.

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.

#109: A Whole New Podcast!

Taylor Marek

My Life: 2016 Recap + Marriage Proposal @ The Piano Guys concert. After 7 years of dormancy, the Taylor Marek Podcast has re-emerged! After travelling the world and gaining a wealth of knowledge, we are back to share the stories we’ve heard and empower you with the knowledge we’ve gained. So sit back, grab a drink and enjoy the latest installment! After 7 years of dormancy, the Taylor Marek Podcast has re-emerged!

Why audience Insights can save your agency both time and money


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?

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


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.

Does SOPA Have a Point? [Infographic]


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?

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.

Opting-Out Of Facebook Sponsored Stories May Be On The Way

SocMed Sean

District Court of Northern District of California and the judge is currently reviewing the proposed settlement. Reuters is reporting that the proposed settlement offers $10 Million in damages and an agreement to provide an opt-out option for the program.

Things That Go Tweet in the Night

Waxing UnLyrical

Look up the actual text of proposed legislation on (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.

How to Fund a Start-Up Business

The Realtime Report

One, they need to come up with a strong business plan and proposal. How to Fund a Start-Up Business. Starting your own business means taking your destiny into your own hands. It doesn’t matter what kind of business you want to start or what industry it is in.

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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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Are Digital Badges and DIY Learning the Future of Education?


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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How T-Mobile Changed The Wireless Industry For The Better

The Realtime Report

T-Mobile proposed another way. How T-Mobile Changed The Wireless Industry For The Better By Jessica Oaks. Anyone who has switched contracts from AT&T or Verizon to T-Mobile knows that the wireless service provider does things its own way.

[Comic] Are You Really ‘Doing’ Social Media?

SocMed Sean

Engaging in social media is significantly harder than it sounds. Some believe that social media is free , simply because it generally costs nothing to secure a Facebook page, Twitter handle, and YouTube account.

Personal or Business, Pictures Can Tell Your Story

The Social Media Incubator

Yes, of course we all read the baby announcements and proposal stories, but when we just see our friend Dave post about his great trip to Mexico were like… “meh.” photo: Krista Reynolds, Never Miss a Moment.

The Mission Statement for Newburyport is…

Ari Herzog

This process, along with an op-ed by Boston Globe columnist Scott Kirsner about his proposed mission statement for New England , got me thinking that the city of Newburyport lacks one. …a question that is worth asking. During the recent fiscal 2011 budget talks, department directors presented their mission and vision statements, accomplishments in fiscal 2010 and goals for fiscal 2011.

Looking for a Beneficial Summer Internship? Google It.

The Social Media Incubator

The program works in a three-phase cycle, with organizations and mentors submitting proposals for their projects,” reported Searching for a meaningful summer internship can be difficult for many college students who are actively looking to add helpful experience to their résumés.

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State of the Nonprofit Sector 2013


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.

Why Your Online Friends Are Not Friends

Ari Herzog

He proposed that 150 friends is the average cognitive limit that our brains allow for stable relationships. Every story about social media eventually mentions Dunbar’s number , a theory popularized by psychologist Robin Dunbar about the relationship between the size of your brain and the size of your average social group. It is therefore irrelevant how many friends you claim to have on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, and other social media sites.

Why Social Media Marketing Is, Actually, Fairly Priced


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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Bringing on a Fundraising Consultant: A Nonprofit’s Hiring Guide


You should ask them for a proposal to verify their approach to your nonprofit and your cause. The proposal might include things you’ll address in the contract, such as: A thorough understanding of your nonprofit’s goals, needs, and values.

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?

Foundation Funding Is Imperfect, Now Shut Up About It


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.

Independent Workers Are the Economy of the Future

The Realtime Report

Independent Workers Are the Economy of the Future. Starting one’s own business may soon become the most viable path to achieving the American dream. It is projected that by 2020 half of all workers will be independent freelancers, responsible for their own fortunes and well-being.

Software Development Lifecycles

The Realtime Report

App creators should expect their prospective vendor to prepare a proposal with a timeline and quote that outlines the requested functionality. Software Development Lifecycles By Joshua Weiss.

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.

The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act

Janet Fouts

Here’s a draft of the proposed bill. Oh boy, here’s a hot button topic for you. The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) was created with good intentions.

Google To Rebrand Picasa, Blogger

Small Business Mavericks

The proposed new name of Blogger is Google Blogs. Mashable is reporting that Google is planning to rebrand two of its largest Web products – Picasa and Blogger. The rebranding supposedly is taking place in concert with the public launch of Google +. Here’s my question: Why? I understand rebranding Picasa. It’s new name will be Google Photos. When I think of Picasa, I think of Picasso – the famous painter. But Picasa is about photos, not paintings.

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