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12 New Personality Types in SOcial Media

24 Apr

What are the behaviours that marketers want to know about social media marketing? This infographic created by First Direct based on a nationwide survey that studied the behaviour and attitudes related towards social media.

What did the results show? The results from the survey showed that people typically behave differently on social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter compared to how they behave in real life.

SO which out of these 12 social media personalities define your target market? Please share your thoughts about this infographic in the comments section below!

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How #Hashtags Work?

9 Apr

In social media marketing, #hastags have become a hot topic. This infographic was created by Online Circle a digital marketing agency to teach you all you need to know about hashtags and more!

#checkitout and share your thoughts in the comments section below.

What You Need To Know About #Hastags

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5 Tips on Creating Great SOcial Media Channels

2 Apr

1. Find your niche, focus your marketing content on that.

2. Create consistent themes across all social media channels.

3. Give your content a branded look that is easily recognizable.

4. Have a flexible content calendar that is easy to update.

5. Post what the audience likes and is most likely to share.

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Attack of the Customers

26 Feb

ImageCustomers don’t suffer in silence anymore. Today they make their gripes public on the branded websites of the very businesses attack. Online customer attacks have struck some of America’s biggest brands, and the volume and scope is growing dramatically.

You no longer have the luxury of time to respond. An attack can go global in a matter of hours. Attack of the Customers shows how social media can be used to destroy as well as to build. It provides actionable strategies to prepare for and prevent disaster from striking your company. And it shows you how creative online customer engagement can turn critics into raving fans.

As this book shows with fascinating real-world examples, customers complain because they care. In these pages, you’ll learn how to respond effectively and how you can grow your business in the process.

About the Authors:


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Greg Gianforte is the Founder and former CEO of RightNow Technologies. Greg Gianforte is a serial entrepreneur in the software industry, and an innovator in the customer experience market.Mr. Gianforte founded RightNow Technologies, a cloud-based customer-service and support solutions company, in 1997. RightNow’s mission was to rid the world of bad experiences. Under his leadership as chairman and CEO, RightNow enjoyed 15 years of continuous growth, with about 2,000 large consumer-focused companies around the world using its products. Headquartered in Bozeman Montana the company had more than 1,100 employees worldwide and more than $225 million in annual revenue prior to their sale to Oracle in 2011.
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Paul Gillin is a long-time technology journalist who’s worked almost exclusively online since 1999. He advises marketers and business executives on strategies to optimize their use of social media and online channels to reach buyers cost-effectively. He has a knack for simplifying complex concepts and making technology trends understandable. Paul is a Senior Research Fellow and board member of the Society for New Communications Research and writes a regular column for BtoB magazine and contribute to various blogs and online publications.  Connect with him @pgillin.
Download Attack of the Customers today.
Via Social Media Today

SOcial Media Predictions For The 2013 Oscars

23 Feb

This infographic ‘Social Media Predictions For The 2013 Oscars’ was created by digital ad firm RadiumOne. According to them Facebook and Twitter users would choose Hugh Jackman for best actor for Les Mis. For best picture for Twitter would be vampire thriller Breaking Dawn Part 2 with almost 1.3 million followers on the social media marketing network. Facebook users would also pick the Twilight movie as best picture.

What do you think about social media picking the Oscars? Tell us your thoughts in the comments section below.

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SOcial Media Marketing

29 Jan

This whitepaper from Awareness Inc contains advice, predictions, and insights from leading marketing consultants, brand marketers, social media experts, and marketing strategists. Want to improve your marketing efforts in 2013? This whitepaper prepares marketers, entrepreneurs and business leaders for changes in the coming year. In 2013 we need new approaches to marketing as we move away from customer relationship management to relationships managed by customers. This whitepaper features:

Learn from the best marketing strategists like David Meerman Scott, Brian Solis, Erik Qualman, Paul Gillin, CC Chapman, and Steve Rubel and compare notes with industry experts at leading marketing agencies

The Social Marketing and New Media Predictions is organized in Six Parts:

– Part One: Marketing developments predictions in 2012
– Part Two: The role of “big data” in marketing next year 
– Part Three: Expectations for new technology 
– Part Four: The role of mobile in
– Part Five: The top challenge for social marketers
– Part Six: The top marketing news resources 

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18 Dec

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Webinar: Social Content Marketing with SlideShare

10 Dec

Please join us for a live webinar on Social Content Marketing with SlideShare on Tuesday December 11th. Our special guest is Todd Wheatland, author of the recently published Marketer’s Guide to SlideShare. The webinar is of particular interest to B2B marketers from large organizations looking to leverage SlideShare for content marketing. In this session, you’ll learn to:

  • Target buyers and influencers
  • Generate ideas for content
  • Distribute and promote content
  • Generate leads and create opportunities

Register for Social Content Marketing with SlideShare now!

Todd literally wrote the book on this. Here’s his background:

Todd Wheatland is VP, Thought Leadership & Marketing at Fortune 500 ® workforce solutions company Kelly Services, and is a recognized authority on content, B2B and social marketing. He is the author of The Marketer’s Guide to SlideShare.

Todd is a frequent speaker at events in the US, Europe and Asia-Pacific, including Content Marketing World, eConsultancy’s FUNNEL, Content Marketing Strategies and the B2B Marketing Forum. He is also a regular contributor to and information source for industry publications including Mashable, Social Media Today, Chief Content Officer Magazine, DemandGen Report & B2B Magazine.

A 15-year career marketer, his projects have been recognized by the AMI national marketing award, the Killer Content Awards, as well as gold and platinum MarCom awards.

He was named a Marketer to Watch in 2012 by The Content Marketeer, and is a strategic contributor to the Corporate Executive Board’s Marketing Leadership Council. He is also co-host of the breakout YouTube marketing show, Unsolicited Advice.

Australian by birth, Todd lives with his family in Paris, France.

Register for Social Content Marketing with SlideShare now!

SOcial Media Marketing Terms

3 Nov

Glossary of social media terms designed to familiarize you with important web 3.0 terminology that every person using social media should know.

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API – Application Programming Interface, commonly used by developers – it is code that is intended to be used by other software components to communicate with one other.
Avatar – graphical images that represent people. They can be a logo, image, or photo.

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B2B
 – Business to Business, commonly used to describe the type of customers a company sells their products to.
B2C – Business to Consumer, commonly used to describe the type of customers a company sells their products to.
Blog – short for the word Weblog, it’s a web page that is similar to a journal or diary, although many companies now use them for business news, tips and tricks.
Blogroll – is a list of blogs usually located in the sidebar of another blog indicating who that blogger reads on a regular basis.

<C
Crowdsourcing - a term used to harness knowledge and skills of a group of people to solve a problem or contribute content.
CTA
 – Call-to-action, commonly used in email or marketing campaigns and signifies what you want a person to do once they see your campaign or ad.

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Feeds -
 are ways in which you can read or listen to items from blogs, podcasts, or other RSS feeds without going to the actual websites. You can set up the feed to be delivered to you via email or you can go to the feed site.
Freemium
 – a type of business model that offers you some of the product for free and then allows you to upgrade and add additional options for a premium price.

<H
Hashtag – 
is the pound sign (#) that is put in front of keywords or phrases and used on Twitter so that people can track and follow those conversations easily

<I
iOS 
- is a mobile operating system developed by Apple.

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Metatags - are keywords that are embedded in your HTML of your website that provide information about the site’s content and allow search engines to categorize your site.
Microblogging - the act of posting short messages to a website.  For example, Twitter is a microblogging site.

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News feed –  is a feed full of news that you want to receive or have subscribed to. For example, for Twitter it is all of the tweets from the people you are following comprise your news feed. For Facebook, all of your “friends” posts are considered your news feed.

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OS – stands for Operating System and is a program loaded onto a computer or mobile device that performs common basic tasks such as sending output to the display screen.

<P
Permalink - A web address (URL) of a particular post within a blog or website
Plugin
 – is a software component that adds functionality to a website or blog. For example, social sharing buttons are usually packaged as a plugin so that it allows people to share from your website or blog.
Podcast – video or audio content that can be subscribed to and then downloaded from a website so that you can view or listen offline.
Post
 – text that you type in a box on a web page to educate or inform others of news or information you wish to share on the internet to an audience

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ROI – 
an acronym that stands for return on investment and refers to what you will get in return for the amount of time or money you are investing in something.
RSS – stands for really simple syndication and it allows you to subscribe to blogs or other media and have it delivered to you through a feed.

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SEO – Search Engine Optimization, used when talking about keywords that increase your search rank on web search engines like Google, Yahoo! or Bing.
Status update – commonly used to refer to a post on Facebook, it is text you type into a web page to educate or inform an audience on the internet.
SMO – Social media optimization, is the measure of social activity that attracts users to website content.
Social bookmarking – is the act of adding a link to a website that can be organized and tagged by the user. Examples of social bookmarking sites are Pinterest, StumbleUpon, Digg, and Delicious.

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Widget –  is a chunk of code that allows you to add functionality to your website without you having to write any code yourself. It usually displays static content, although sometimes they are derived from plugins and can be someone dynamic with rotating text for example.

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Marketing Online Magazine (MOM)

9 Aug

San Diego, CA — (SBWIRE) — 08/08/2012

Thousands of online entrepreneurs are flocking to the new Marketing Online Magazine website to get the latest insights, news and information on the world of online marketing. Designed for the aspiring entrepreneur looking for a way into the world of Internet marketing without expensive lessons, Marketing Online Magazine (MOM) is filled with articles, news, events and more.

While the world of internet marketing can be highly lucrative, learning how to market online successfully can be both expensive and elusive. The recent launch of the new Marketing Online Magazine website is quickly filling the void with the vital information that internet entrepreneurs need at no cost. “Driving traffic to an internet business website and then making it sell is a very involved hands-on process,” said Marketing Online Magazine Publisher/Editor Henry Aldrete. “We created this publication to help entrepreneurs to better understand that process so that they can make better use of the Internet as a marketing vehicle for their products and services.”

With 45 to 50 pages of valuable monthly content in PDF format, readers are immersed in the best online source for tips, tools, and techniques for successful marketing online. Featured articles focus on all issues related to marketing online while the marketing product/service videos, reviews, news, events, tools and expert interviews bring greater depth to the reader’s breadth of knowledge.

While the website and the publication is free and open to everyone, those that sign up as subscribers get free access to a wealth of additional content and products that help entrepreneurs intent on Marketing a small business online. The additional content includes more than 60 specific how-to videos on Internet Marketing and a massive 100,000 PLR article library. In addition, subscribers get 23 WordPress videos, 26 complete WordPress themes plus 33 plugins and three free Professional Silver-Level Memberships with more being added every month. “We believe that even though Marketing Online Magazine is free, it is one of the best investments that an internet age entrepreneur will ever make,” said Aldrete.

The August issue, which is available right now, has an interview with small business expert, Roger Pierce, the Co-founder of BizLaunch.com. The current issue also has a number of insightful feature articles including “How To Take Good Care Of Your Affiliates And Make More Money,” as well as “Building An Internet Home Business” and other great articles for internet marketers. Readers will also find the regular sections such as the MOM Success Story, Ask the Expert, Gadgets and Toys as well as many other helpful, informative and entertaining sections. For more information, please visit http://www.marketingonlinemagazine.net

About MarketingOnlineMagazine.net
The new website is dedicated to educating the new internet marketer with tips, tools and techniques for successful marketing online. The free PDF-format magazine features a wealth of informative and entertaining feature articles and interviews as well as the latest news, events and product reviews. With signup for a free subscription, readers get a wealth of additional free content and products such as how-to videos, a massive 100.000 PLR library as well as WordPress videos, themes, plugins and much more.

SOURCE: SBWIRE,  EMAILWIRE.COM

Olympic Advertisers Study Can’t Find a Social Media Gold Medalist- A.T. Kearney

8 Aug

Continuing its search for Social Media intelligence in the branding universe, A.T. Kearney this week conducted an intensive global study of advertising during the July 27th Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Summer Olympics. The Olympic Advertisers Study, which analyzed primetime television advertising content during the 2012 Opening Ceremonies across six continents, captured 246 television spots placed by 140 brands across eight countries. The findings show a nearly complete rejection of social media by advertisers, with 50 percent of the spots making no reference to the digital world whatsoever. The study awarded higher rankings to global advertisers according to three metrics around digital media — but it failed to find a gold medal winner.

Observed Jim Singer, study sponsor and a partner in A.T. Kearney’s Consumer and Retail Industries Practice, “For an event that was billed as the ‘Twitter Olympics,’ it was populated by a set of sponsors that rarely left the purview of conventional marketing and barely dipped into social media. Advertising by these mega-brands seems to be sticking to an analog go-to-market mindset in an increasingly digital-community minded world.”

Sponsoring Brands Misfire on Social Media In an event that captures the attention of 1.3 billion people worldwide, three of the eleven sponsoring brands didn’t purchase primetime television spots during the Olympic ceremonies. Of the eight brands that advertised, none covered all the surveyed countries, and only the U.S. saw ads from all seven of its participating sponsors. Out of four McDonald’s ads, only its Polish spot contained any digital content — the others were two U.S. spots and one in Brazil — this one referring viewers to a website featuring Olympic promotional merchandise.

Of the 50 percent of advertisers who made any reference to the digital world whatsoever, four-fifths only posted a URL link to their brand’s website. Another advertiser, Visa Gold, did include a Facebook and Twitter reference in their advertising, but these efforts read as an afterthought. The brand’s last post had updated its cover photo to an Olympic-themed photo taken the day before the Opening Ceremony, but after this the company ignored its page, failing to post any relevant ads, not responding to any consumer posts and not sharing any fresh or timely material.

Twitter Upstages Advertising, Sends Correct Message “This digital disconnect is all the more surprising in light of the extensive use of social media references by many of these same advertisers during previous sporting events, such as the Super Bowl,” noted Christina Heggie, A.T. Kearney Senior Analyst and study leader. “And especially for an event as multi-layered and fast-paced as the Olympics, it’s all in the timing. When President Obama sent a congratulatory tweet after Michael Phelps won his 19th gold medal, that sent a more relevant message, in this day and age, than a formal invitation to White House. And gold medalist Missy Franklin was almost as excited about Justin Bieber’s tweet as about her victory. Clearly, advertisers need to start looking at communication channels differently,” she said.

Earlier this year, A.T. Kearney conducted a Social Media study that tabulated thousands of online company-consumer interactions, comparing them against findings from the same study last year. The study showed a sharp acceleration in company-consumer interactions through social media, suggesting that social media marketing is not only here to stay, but is an initiative that needs to be followed by companies as quickly and creatively as possible. “Despite the messaging put forth by marketers, people don’t think twice about how they communicate — only what they are communicating, with whom they are communicating, and what response they expect,” concluded Singer.

About A.T. Kearney A.T. Kearney is a global team of forward-thinking, collaborative partners that delivers immediate, meaningful results and long-term transformative advantage to clients. Since 1926, we have been trusted advisors on CEO-agenda issues to the world’s leading organizations across all major industries and sectors. A.T. Kearney’s offices are located in major business centers in 38 countries.

About the Olympic Advertisers Study A.T. Kearney’s Olympic Advertisers Study was undertaken immediately following the Opening Ceremony of the 2012 London Summer Olympics, as a continuation of its ongoing study of the place of social media in advertising. The Olympics study followed a similar study after the 2012 Super Bowl, but came away with very different results. Through this type of study, A.T. Kearney seeks to globalize a way of understanding the growing place of social media in the communications and consumer relations of retail and consumer product companies.

The study examined all ads that took place during the prime time viewing of the Opening Ceremonies in each of the study’s focus countries. The level of social media integration in the ads was measured across three metrics: 1) The extent that digital media was integrated into the advertisement shown, 2) the integration of that ad in the referenced digital media, and 3) the level of viewer engagement the digital media sparked.

SOURCE: A.T. Kearney, Marketwire, Marketwatch

Turning Social Media Into New Sales with MarketMeSuite

8 Aug

A UK company spin-off that helps small and medium businesses use social media to market themselves has relocated to Cambridge after securing $1.1 million from a Boston venture capitalist.

MarketMeSuite, an affiliate of London-based Pie Dog Media Ltd., moved to the Cambridge Innovation Center after realizing the commercial advantages for local tech startups.

The Boston area “proved itself to be the ideal new location for our headquarters,” said CEO Tammy Kahn Fennell. “Its vibrant, creative and technically charged atmosphere is the right environment for us to continue growing our product, company and community of users.”

MarketMeSuite has more than 30,000 users, 70 percent of whom log in daily to access their Inbox for Social, a dashboard that helps them manage their existing social connections, Twitter feeds and Facebook and LinkedIn posts and turn them into sales leads, Kahn Fennell said.

Inbox for Social also enables users to uncover opportunities outside their current network by searching social channels, identifying people who are talking about topics related to their business and then opening a dialogue with those people, she said.

David Gerzof Richard, professor of social media marketing at Emerson College, said there are many Web companies, including HootSuite and Newton’s, that offer similar services to MarketMe.

“There may be some features that they’re offering that are different, but similar companies have been around for a while,” he said. “The tools they offer are definitely helpful — to see a discussion happening about your brand and be able to jump in on it.”

Jeff McCormick of Saturn Partners, the venture capitalist funding MarketMeSuite, acknowledged that social media marketing is a growing area, and it’s difficult to predict who the winners will be.

“But we clearly think MarketMeSuite has a vision for differentiating itself from other players in the market,” McCormick said. “Its execution and performance will ultimately decide.” 

SOURCE: 2012 the Boston Herald(c). Distributed by MCT Information Services.

Social media blast off @NASA

8 Aug

Social media blast off @NASA. Read: http://ow.ly/cPFNw #socialmedia

How To Bid And Beat Amazon @ Paid Search

8 Aug

How To Bid And Beat Amazon At Paid-Search Clicks, Conversions. Read: http://ow.ly/cPEN7

SOcial Media Marketing Terms

15 Mar

<A

API – Application Programming Interface, commonly used by developers – it is code that is intended to be used by other software components to communicate with one other.
Avatar – graphical images that represent people. They can be a logo, image, or photo.

<B
B2B
 – Business to Business (B2B), commonly used to describe the type of customers a company sells their products to.
B2C – Business to Consumer (B2C), commonly used to describe the type of customers a company sells their products to.
Blog – short for the word Weblog, it’s a web page that is similar to a journal or diary, although many companies now use them for business news, tips and tricks.
Blogroll – is a list of blogs usually located in the sidebar of another blog indicating who that blogger reads on a regular basis.

<C
Crowdsourcing - a term used to harness knowledge and skills of a group of people to solve a problem or contribute content.
CTA
 – Call-to-action, commonly used in email or marketing campaigns and signifies what you want a person to do once they see your campaign or ad.

<F
Feeds -
 are ways in which you can read or listen to items from blogs, podcasts, or other RSS feeds without going to the actual websites. You can set up the feed to be delivered to you via email or you can go to the feed site.
Freemium
 – a type of business model that offers you some of the product for free and then allows you to upgrade and add additional options for a premium price.

<H
Hashtag – 
is the pound sign (#) that is put in front of keywords or phrases and used on Twitter so that people can track and follow those conversations easily

<I
iOS 
- is a mobile operating system developed by Apple.

<M
Metatags - are keywords that are embedded in your HTML of your website that provide information about the site’s content and allow search engines to categorize your site.
Microblogging - the act of posting short messages to a website.  For example, Twitter is a microblogging site.

<N
News feed –  is a feed full of news that you want to receive or have subscribed to. For example, for Twitter it is all of the tweets from the people you are following comprise your news feed. For Facebook, all of your “friends” posts are considered your news feed.

<O
OS – stands for Operating System and is a program loaded onto a computer or mobile device that performs common basic tasks such as sending output to the display screen.

<P
Permalink - A web address (URL) of a particular post within a blog or website
Plugin
 – is a software component that adds functionality to a website or blog. For example, social sharing buttons are usually packaged as a plugin so that it allows people to share from your website or blog.
Podcast – video or audio content that can be subscribed to and then downloaded from a website so that you can view or listen offline.
Post
 – text that you type in a box on a web page to educate or inform others of news or information you wish to share on the internet to an audience

<R
ROI – 
an acronym that stands for return on investment and refers to what you will get in return for the amount of time or money you are investing in something.
RSS – stands for really simple syndication and it allows you to subscribe to blogs or other media and have it delivered to you through a feed.

<S
SEO – Search Engine Optimization (SEO), used when talking about keywords that increase your search rank on web search engines like Google, Yahoo! or Bing.
Status update – commonly used to refer to a post on Facebook, it is text you type into a web page to educate or inform an audience on the internet.
SMO – Social media (or marketing) optimization, is the measure of social activity that attracts users to website content.
Social bookmarking – is the act of adding a link to a website that can be organized and tagged by the user. Examples of social bookmarking sites are Pinterest, StumbleUpon, Digg, and Delicious.

<W
Widget –  is a chunk of code that allows you to add functionality to your website without you having to write any code yourself. It usually displays static content, although sometimes they are derived from plugins and can be someone dynamic with rotating text for example.

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