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.

Proposal for Federal Office of Nonstandard Communications

Socialized

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.

Online Reputation Management Proposals: A Guide

Viper Chill

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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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.

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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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?

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.

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.

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?

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.

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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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.

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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[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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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

SocialFish

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

What I Submitted to BlogWorld

Ari Herzog

I’d heard of the event since its creation in 2007 but I typically learned only at the last minute when it was 1) too late to submit a proposal to speak and 2) too expensive to attend. BlogWorld and the New Media Expo starts up again next January in Las Vegas.

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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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?

Guest Bloggers Wanted

Ari Herzog

Veteran and amateur writers sent me proposals and I worked with them to publish articles that inspired you to read, comment, like, and share. You used to read guest blog posts every Friday.

Shadow Pipeline – accounting for the missing dollars

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Projecting those dollars that are showing up in proposal volume as a possible percentage of wins (based on historical win rates) is one way to account for this year’s impact. Depending on your sales force and their comfort with your CRM system you may see some of these “fly in” proposals.