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The Social Business Shift- What Businesses Have to Do [Infographic]

The Social Business Shift- What Businesses Have to Do [Infographic] | Curation, Social Business and Beyond |
What’s a social business all about? Is it about having your brand on Twitter or Facebook? Is it about private social networks? Certainly, these all play a part.
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This piece is from Eloqua who has partnered with data visualization firm JESS3 to explore the emerging ecosystem

"The Social Business Shift" infographic which focuses on four key areas of business currently experiencing disruption:





Here are a few highlights:

What is Social Business about?

It's way beyond posting on social networks. they do play a part but social business is truly about this:

**a "shift" a move from enterprises attempting to insulate itself from disruption and instead greeting it warmly.

**To pull this off, organizations need to establish a more transparent environment, both externally and internally.

**A social business allows organizations to better solicit and understand customer feedback, to react in real-time to industry changes and not be caught flat footed.

**Internally, it allows communication to go from a top-down model to a back-and-forth, up-down strategy. (We’ve called this the “bathroom moment” in the past.)

Selected by Jan Gordon covering "Curation, Social Business and Beyond"

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Fellinger's curator insight, January 5, 2013 9:39 AM

Een goed overzicht welke middelen ter beschikking staan om de volgende stappen ogv Social Business te zetten.

Fiona Scott-Handley's curator insight, January 7, 2013 1:08 AM

Another great piece from Eloqua - the 4 areas a business should focus on in order to become a Social Business

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Are We Ready For Social Commerce? What's Really Going On? [Infographic]

Are We Ready For Social Commerce? What's Really Going On? [Infographic] | Curation, Social Business and Beyond |

This piece is written by Joe Fernandez for his blog socialmouths Infographic from ArgyleSocial

In this article, the author asks the question: Is social commerce the next big thing on the Internet but, is the consumer ready to make purchases from social networks?

What caught my attention:

**According to Gartner Research, by 2015 companies will generate 50% of web sales via their social presence and mobile applications

The author asks this quesstion and has some very interesting statistics to tell us about what's really happening.

**If you are here is because you are at least above the typical social network user, I know I am. You’ve probably purchase products online before.

**Have you purchase anything through Facebook? I have not.

So let’s take a look at this new infographic from ArgyleSocial, which perhaps brings a more realistic view of the state of social commerce.

The main points here are:

**Audience size doesn’t always translate into more revenue. Smaller brands tend to have bigger audiences and I think this is due to better communication strategies

**Only 17% of the brands included in the study feature products and 4% have integrate Facebook checkout features

****Brands are not asking for a sale. 49% never include calls to action in messages

**on Twitter. 44% on Facebook Only 29% include special offers/deals on posts

**(Even though we know most people “Like” brands to get access to them) -

**65% of the brands only share their own content

**91% do not use premium social media management tools and rely mostly on  free solutions

**We, as entrepreneurs, have the advantage to become aware and adjust a strategy much faster than a big corporation.

**Are you already selling your products on Facebook?

**Are you planning to do so?

**Or from the consumer side, are you making purchases on social platforms like Facebook?

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The Culture Of Personality: The What, Why & How of Social Business

The Culture Of Personality: The What, Why & How of Social Business | Curation, Social Business and Beyond |

I selected this piece by Matt Ridings from SideraWorks because we all talk about social business but what is it, why should we care, how do we measure it and why is it important for our business?

This piece along with a slideshare answers some of these questions and gives you a mindset and framework to work with.

Here are some highlights:

What is Social Business?

**The answer differs if you're describing the purpose, the processes or the outcomes - Depending on your point of view as the customer, the employee or a partner  -  the answer can differ even more

Here is a definition of social business:

Social busines is the creation of an organization that is optimized to benefit the entire ecosystem. Customers, employees, partners, owners by embedding collaboration and active engagment into its operations and culture. The result is a more responsive, adaptable, effective and untimately more successful company.

Here are some of the challenges:

**How do we develop a common vocabulary and context so] that all parties have a clear understanding of what it is they're trying to achieve or become?

**How to 'audit' something like culture to the degree that you can provide a meaningful representationn of its curfrent attributes at individual, group anad organization - wide levels?

**How do you represent the objective in a way that is easily understood in relation to the audit?

Selected by Jan Gordon covering "Curation, Social Business and Beyond"

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36% Trust Brands More When They Have A Social Presence #Infographic

36% Trust Brands More When They Have A Social Presence #Infographic | Curation, Social Business and Beyond |

By Pivot Conference - 



Does a brand’s social presence impact your purchase?

An Infographic published by Mr. Youth  - , a word of mouth marketing firm, polled 4500 adults to uncover the impact of social media on purchases.


They discovered that social media not only influences brand reputation and PR, but often can lead directly to a sale.

Over 90% of respondents either received or made recommendations to friends and families on Facebook. 65% of these social recommendations directly led to a purchase.

On top of that, 80% of those who received a response to a social media post by a brand made a purchase as a result of that interaction.


With numbers as striking you’d think businesses would be quick to comprehend. Yet according to the study, brands only respond to half of their social media posts, divided almost equally between Facebook and Twitter. 

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