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Social Media Marketing and Word-of-Mouth Marketing Are Now the Same

Social Media Marketing and Word-of-Mouth Marketing Are Now the Same | Business Wales - Socially Speaking | Scoop.it
Many people still don't get that Social Media Marketing and Word of Mouth Marketing are now the same thing!
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Gary Vaynerchuk, 'The Sommelier of Social Media', Partners With ...

Gary Vaynerchuk, 'The Sommelier of Social Media', Partners With ... | Business Wales - Socially Speaking | Scoop.it
Gary Vaynerchuk, 'The Sommelier of Social Media', Partners With Consmr. Rip Empson. posted 4 hours ago. Comments. View Author Page I'm on twitter. Rip Empson is a writer at TechCrunch. He's not here to make friends, ...
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Google+ an idea that may stick - Montreal Gazette

Google+ an idea that may stick - Montreal Gazette | Business Wales - Socially Speaking | Scoop.it
Fox NewsGoogle+ an idea that may stickMontreal GazetteCALGARY - The shiny new thing in social media this month is Google+ (aka Google Plus or G+).
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Building a growth platform

Building a growth platform | Business Wales - Socially Speaking | Scoop.it
An excellent article which outlines why you should think about why you should grow your business before you think about how to grow it. The article also identifies five things a business must have in place before it launches its growth plans.
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How to be a great seller – even if you’re not in sales

How to be a great seller – even if you’re not in sales | Business Wales - Socially Speaking | Scoop.it
This excellent article provides a number of very good tips that anyone can follow if they want to improve their performance in the sales arena.
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Six Crowd Sourcing Essentials - Shaping Your Future Marketing Department

Six Crowd Sourcing Essentials - Shaping Your Future Marketing Department | Business Wales - Socially Speaking | Scoop.it
Future Marketing departments will actually become a far more important and intrinsic part of your business. No longer simply pushing a product or service that has been pre-determined.
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Kate Humble's rural skills plan

Kate Humble's rural skills plan | Business Wales - Socially Speaking | Scoop.it
BBC TV wildlife presenter Kate Humble unveils plans to set up a centre of excellence for rural skills on a Monmouthshire farm.
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Gsting Labs: 10 Cool Ways to Give Out Business Cards

Gsting Labs: 10 Cool Ways to Give Out Business Cards | Business Wales - Socially Speaking | Scoop.it
Tips for the #smallbiz 10 Cool ways to give out your #businesscards http://bit.ly/nMXvlA #interiordesign #design...
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Time Management for Small Biz: Experts Weigh in

This is an excellent collection of really good tips from a range of experts. You should be able to pick up several ideas here that you can immediately apply to your situation.
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What Apple Could Learn From Google+ | Mike Elgan, Cult of Mac

What Apple Could Learn From Google+ | Mike Elgan, Cult of Mac | Business Wales - Socially Speaking | Scoop.it
Apple is the most borrowed-from company in technology right now. But Apple should — and does – borrow back from others.
Google+ is the biggest culture-changing product to emerge from Google since Google Search itself. And Apple can learn from it.
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Should Bloggers be on Google Plus?

Should Bloggers be on Google Plus? | Business Wales - Socially Speaking | Scoop.it
"Since building a successful blog is all about knowing where your audience is and spending the most of your time there, it wouldn’t be wise to join the next new social media site without thinking twice."...
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How to Create Facebook Ads, Part 1: Setup, Design, Targeting

How to Create Facebook Ads, Part 1: Setup, Design, Targeting | Business Wales - Socially Speaking | Scoop.it
Facebook advertising is becoming more popular. In this article — "Part 1" of a two-part series — I will describe how to set up a Facebook ad using the self-service "Facebook Ads" platform.
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The Social-Media Race: It's Down to Facebook, Google and Microsoft - BNET (blog)

The Social-Media Race: It's Down to Facebook, Google and Microsoft - BNET (blog) | Business Wales - Socially Speaking | Scoop.it
Seattle Post Intelligencer (blog)The Social-Media Race: It's Down to Facebook, Google and MicrosoftBNET (blog)It's getting ugly in the social networking space.
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4 Critical Components to Your Email Marketing Strategy

4 Critical Components to Your Email Marketing Strategy | Business Wales - Socially Speaking | Scoop.it
Email is a a form of communication (and full blown industry) that’s been around for a while.
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M4 shuts after tunnel 'explosion'

M4 shuts after tunnel 'explosion' | Business Wales - Socially Speaking | Scoop.it
The M4 closes in both directions in south-east Wales after a lorry catches fire in the Brynglas tunnels, Newport, and there are reports of explosions.
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How to Create Facebook Ads, Part 2: Campaign Management, Overall Best Practices

How to Create Facebook Ads, Part 2: Campaign Management, Overall Best Practices | Business Wales - Socially Speaking | Scoop.it
In "Part 1" of this series on creating Facebook ads, I showed you how to set up a campaign, design an ad, and target the precise audience. In this "Part 2" installment, I'll explain how to manage your ad campaign, offering 10 best practices.
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Five Ways Strategic Planning Builds Capacity And Capability

Five Ways Strategic Planning Builds Capacity And Capability | Business Wales - Socially Speaking | Scoop.it
The importance of having a strategic plan for your business future can never be over-estimated. This excellent article reinforces this importance by identifying 5 ways in which the strategic planning process helps a business build capacity and capability.
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Will Google Up the Ante With a New Games Network In Their Battle With Facebook?

Will Google Up the Ante With a New Games Network In Their Battle With Facebook? | Business Wales - Socially Speaking | Scoop.it
As for when this new games network will be launched the best the writer could offer was the non-commital "coming soon." Rest assured the Mr.
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Google+…minus women, kids, and businesses - Digitaltrends.com

Google+…minus women, kids, and businesses - Digitaltrends.com | Business Wales - Socially Speaking | Scoop.it
ZDNet UKGoogle+…minus women, kids, and businessesDigitaltrends.comIt's still early, but Google+ has managed to elude (or avoid, in one case) some of social media's most dedicated users. Google+ is great–but it's apparently not for everyone.
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Welsh capital scores in tourist wallet test - Wales News - News - WalesOnline

Welsh capital scores in tourist wallet test - Wales News - News - WalesOnline | Business Wales - Socially Speaking | Scoop.it
A major travel website claims to have worked out the cheapest – and most expensive – places for a night out. Darren Devine reports...
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Google+ Designer: The 4 Problems In Social Networking That We Fixed | Co. Design

Google+ Designer: The 4 Problems In Social Networking That We Fixed | Co. Design | Business Wales - Socially Speaking | Scoop.it
Andy Hertzfeld, one of the interface designers on Google+, explains how they zigged where other networks zagged.

Here are four things that are wrong with social networks, but that the Googlers made sure to get right.
1. They're a pain in the ass to set up
2. Video isn't casual (yet)
3. Sharing media takes too long
4. Privacy is paramount
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StoryCrawler - A real-time social intelligence content curation platform | Social Media Monitoring Tools And Solutions | Scoop.it

StoryCrawler -  A real-time social intelligence content curation platform | Social Media Monitoring Tools And Solutions | Scoop.it | Business Wales - Socially Speaking | Scoop.it
StoryCrawler is a real-time social intelligence content curation platform. It is designed to search and gather user-relevant news and information across social media, news articles, blogs, RSS feeds and search engines.
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Facebook Scores Low in Customer Satisfaction - Mediapost.com

Facebook Scores Low in Customer Satisfaction - Mediapost.com | Business Wales - Socially Speaking | Scoop.it
Live Trading NewsFacebook Scores Low in Customer SatisfactionMediapost.comUbiquity does not equal quality, and that applies to social media sites as well as cable providers, according to a new survey of social media users by the American Customer...
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Survey Reveals Social Media Listening and Engaging Pays Off

Survey Reveals Social Media Listening and Engaging Pays Off | Business Wales - Socially Speaking | Scoop.it
Survey reveals companies that implement listening and digital engagement initiatives see positive business returns.
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Social Media Monitoring: Is Vertical Specialization the Next Big Thing? - Mashable

Social Media Monitoring: Is Vertical Specialization the Next Big Thing? - Mashable | Business Wales - Socially Speaking | Scoop.it
Social Media Monitoring: Is Vertical Specialization the Next Big Thing?
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