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Keri Jaehnig Talks About Facebook Stories on Curatti On Air

Keri Jaehnig Talks About Facebook Stories on Curatti On Air | Curation, Social Business and Beyond | Scoop.it
Facebook Stories have not yet been released for Facebook Pages. But that doesn’t mean businesses can’t benefit from thei
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In this latest video podcast interview on Curatti Keri Jaehnig, owner of Idea Girl Media, discusses how to effectively use Facebook Stories for your business.

 

Brand ambassadors can take advantage of Facebook Stories even though this is not yet available for Pages.

 

Use Facebook Stories to Build Your Brand

 

Facebook Stories are available on profiles for mobile users. I agree that in order to bring more visibility you need to take advantage of this powerful real-time video tool.

 

Jeahnig explains exactly what this feature can provide for your marketing.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • For anyone getting into live video Facebook Stories is a great tool to use. The earlier you get on board the farther ahead of the competition you will be.

 

  • A couple of ways to approach your audience is with industry news or showing them your work space. What you record depends on your niche and goals.

 

  • The human factor adds trust to your brand. You need to establish this as quickly as possible when building your business.

 

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7 Ways to Create a "Likeable" Brand on Social Media

7 Ways to Create a "Likeable" Brand on Social Media | Curation, Social Business and Beyond | Scoop.it
People will follow your brand when they “like” what you offer. Here are 7 Brand Management tips to help you along the way
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I selected this article from Curatti written by Farid Gasim because it provides information on how to build more brand awareness on social media.

 

The more likable you are by your audience the better chance you will increase visibility.

 

Win Favor With Your Social Media Community

 

Despite a lot of competition there is an audience in your niche just waiting to be "wowed" by your brand. I agree that adding value to their lives can help bring in more loyal followers.

 

Gasim goes over how to achieve favorable influence with your target market on social media.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • Leave traditional sales language at the door. People typically use social media to connect, gather information, and find answers to their needs.

 

  • Communicate with your audience rather than just giving out information. Ask them engaging questions to get the conversation going.

 

  • Use negative feedback as an opportunity to show your community that your brand cares. They will see that you have both humility and understanding, which can go a long way.

 

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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, May 6, 11:58 PM

Good post on what makes a brand shareable on social media

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Everett Bowes's curator insight, May 11, 12:44 PM

Good post on what makes a brand shareable on social media

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Bridging the Silos with 5 eCommerce Marketing Tips

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In a world of increasing cross-platform usage by potential customers, it is important to bridge the silos. Here are 5 tips to accomplish that
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I selected this article from Curatti written by Shiju Mathe because it provides several ways to be successful in leveraging multiple platforms.

 

Audiences no longer connect with a brand with just one platform.

 

Successful Cross Platform eCommerce Strategies

 

When building a business online you want to reach your community where they are. I agree that in order to attract customers you need to be active in multiple online entities.

 

Mathe explains the best ways to perform cross-channel marketing from your business website.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • Understand your key objectives, target market, and brand message before tackling the digital aspects. Determine what your ultimate goal is and what the end result should look like from your customers.

 

  • Develop a communication strategy that will be adopted to the cross-platform work. It's important that your audience recognizes your brand voice on all platforms.

 

  • Provide reminders for your customers and leads through retargeting methods. This will encourage them to revisit your website and reconsider what you have to offer.

 

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Stan Smith's curator insight, March 3, 5:25 AM
I'm a bit behind this week after Fasching celebrations, cutting, splitting and stacking a new load of firewood. I'll get caught up ASAP.
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Why Marketing Experiences are Important to Your Business

Why Marketing Experiences are Important to Your Business | Curation, Social Business and Beyond | Scoop.it
There are some eye catching statistics from research by Accenture around Marketing Experiences. It's very good news for startups, and will get you thinking
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I selected this article from Curatti written by Robert Caruso because it provides insights on how marketing experiences has transformed customer engagement.

 

Your audience is not only involved in your products -- they are also paying attention to your messaging.

 

How Digital Marketing Affects Your Customers

 

Experiences are always occurring online whether you would like it to or not. I agree that businesses need to pay attention to how their marketing footprint is affecting their communication and sales.

 

Caruso explains the current state of customer relations in the realm of digital marketing.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • According to a study by Accenture, 34 percent of CMO and CEOs reported that their customers were more likely to engage with new entrant competitors. This is because the experience is more positive than traditional businesses.

 

  • Startups breaking into an established market need to pay attention to new and innovative products in order to be successful. This is important if you want to stay relevant to your audience.

 

  • True marketing experiences are specifically targeted and created for your niche audience. These should be a journey that your customer is taken through.

 

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8 Things You Need to Know About Branding

8 Things You Need to Know About Branding | Curation, Social Business and Beyond | Scoop.it
Branding helps to connect with your customers emotionally. In an overcrowded marketplace, it represents an increasingly important business element
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I selected this article from Curatti written by Joshua Daniels because it provides facts and figures that will impact your branding strategy.

 

How to stand out online for more business success.

 

Branding Tips to Improve Your Reach

 

It's important to connect with your customers on their level. I agree that in order to get noticed you need to understand how to attract fans and followers.

 

Daniels provides information on the latest in branding for business.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • A brand is not your logo -- it's a total sum of an organization's parts. It provides an overall picture to an audience to follow.

 

  • Good design conveys the needs and desites of your community. This starts with a good product design.

 

  • A great branding strategy can dramatically improve your business. Developing a personality for your brand will help you stand out.

 

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Compensate Influencers Without Money

Compensate Influencers Without Money | Curation, Social Business and Beyond | Scoop.it
You’re a startup that wants to raise awareness about your brand. Or maybe you’re a small business looking to boost your visibility online. Unfortunately, highly-effective marketing methods, like influencer marketing, seem to be out of reach. You’ve run the figures over and over again, and no matter which way you cut it, there’s just no …
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I selected this article from Curatti written by Shane Barker because it provides insight on how to creatively reward influencers for recommending your brand.

 

You don't need a big budget to attract word of mouth marketing from leaders in your industry.

 

Understand How to Effectively Use Influencer Compensation

 

In order to raise awareness for your brand you need trusted recommendations. I agree that you don't have to spend a large amount of money to achieve this.

 

Barker goes over four different ways you can compensate an influencer without offering them money.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • Invite an influencer to your next big company event. Not only will they appreciate the invitation, but this also gives them an opportunity to get to know you better. 

 

  • Give them exclusive access to your products or services. If you have a product launch be sure that they are the first to know about it.

 

  • Provide an all-expenses paid trip or vacation. This works well for the hospitality industry and for those who own a hotel chain or travel business.

 

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janlgordon's comment, October 26, 2016 10:48 AM
Thank you @Abhijit plinkobit :-)
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Thank you @Stan Smith @Ricard Lloria @Anna & @Michael Esplana :-)
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Snapchat Is Great For Business [Infographic]

Snapchat Is Great For Business [Infographic] | Curation, Social Business and Beyond | Scoop.it
In this article, we take a look at the functionality of Snapchat, and talk about the many ways - personal and business - that it can be used
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I selected this article from Curatti written by Nicholas Scalice because it shows how Snapchat can be a great mobile tool for your company.

 

Increase your network online with mobile marketing.

 

How to Use Snapchat Effectively for Your Business

 

Young people aren't the only ones getting the most out of Snapchat these days. I agree that this mobile app can be a great way to boost your brand and improve your reach.

 

Scalice shows you exactly how Snapchat works and the exact steps to get started.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • It is not complicated to setup your profile on Snapchat. Once you download the app and verify your email you are ready to go.

 

  • Use your smart phone to share photos or videos with your connections. It's simple to find your friends and share images with them.

 

  • Use Stories to construct a narrative for your business. These last for 24 hours and can be saved on your account by you and your friends.

 

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Thank you @Ricard Lloria @Jenne & @Skylly_W :-)
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Connect With Your Customers With Human Marketing

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The average consumer is more informed, tech-savvy and intelligent than ever. And Human Marketing is without a doubt the future of modern business
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I selected this article from Curatti written by Ivan Temelkov because it explains how to rise to the top with a human connection in business marketing.

 

Online audiences are both tech savvy and more informed than ever before.

 

Why Your Business Needs to Understand Your Community

 

Connecting with your target market takes an authentic approach where you can relate to your community on their level. I agree that in order to be competitive brands need to adopt a human marketing approach.

 

Temelkov provides insight into how to establish meaningful relationships online. With a good understanding of the principles, traits, and characteristics of your audience your business can be successful.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • Your community needs to feel comfortable in approaching your brand. It is important to truly understand their needs and desires with open communication online such as answering questions and responding to feedback.

 

  • Be transparent about mistakes -- these things happen to all businesses. The key is to own up to an issue and address it with your audience in an honest way.

 

  • Forge an alliance with your community while building relationships with them. Include them in the personal side of your brand with storytelling techniques for authenticity.

 

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janlgordon's comment, July 27, 2016 10:42 AM
Thank you @Antonio Ormachea :-)
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Thank you @Konstantinos Kalemis & @Skylly_W :-)
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How Can 'Blue Ocean Strategy' Help You Soar in 2014?

How Can 'Blue Ocean Strategy' Help You Soar in 2014? | Curation, Social Business and Beyond | Scoop.it
Cirque du Soleil redefined “circus” creating a “blue ocean” where their value proposition could stand alone. Before Cirque du Soleil “circus” meant animals, brave performers and a nomadic tribe.
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Marty Smith has done it again, written for Curatti a great artilcle with insights, strategy and takeaways that can literally help you to stand above the crowd.


I don't usually make these kinds of statements but after reading this more than once and (you will want to do this too), what he's saying makes perfect sense!


 “blue ocean strategy” in the book by Kim and Mauborgne. The book is an important read for Small To Medium Sized Businesses (SMBs), but practical and immediate needs may make adoption of a “blue ocean process” difficult.


Here's just a sample of what you'll find in the piece:


Start With A SWOT


Creating an honest Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats (SWOT) analysis for your website and 3 to 5 competitors is a great place to start a “blue ocean” search.


Create a spreadsheet - See in more depth in the article


Creating a “blue ocean strategy”


Recognize WHERE you are strong, evaluates competitor strengths and then turns all previous assumptions about your business on its head just enough to find a unique value proposition,a value proposition that exists in uncontested - see how to do this in the aritlce


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Russell Yardley's curator insight, December 25, 2013 3:50 PM

Same camera, even same lens but never the same eye! 

Giuliano Rinaldi's curator insight, January 2, 2014 12:30 PM

Esci dalla mischia... NON ENTRARCI!

Alfredo Erba's curator insight, January 2, 2014 12:33 PM

Per gli appassionati della "Strategia Oceano Blu" suggerisco anche degli approfondimenti sul Business Model Canvas.

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Can Curation Help Brands Build Powerful Audiences?

Can Curation Help Brands Build Powerful Audiences? | Curation, Social Business and Beyond | Scoop.it

This article was written by Josh Sternberg for digiday. I selected this piece because it definitely addressed this question and provided some very good insights and strategies that brands need to know.


Excerpt:


It's very difficult for brands to amass sizeable audiences on their own nowadays says Neil Chase, SVP of editing and publishing at Federated Media.


**If a brand is an expert in a certain topic, their reputation might make them a credible source of information,”


Here are some of the takeaways:


**The best way to do it is to identify a high-interest topic that you want to be perceived as an expert in,” he said.


**“Curate that topic and provide some context around it. If you’re curating a lot of content in a topic area, over time that leads to expertise and credibility.”


**brands have to know each of their customers and have the credibility in their field to get consumers to trust the content they spread


**“Brands have a content story to tell,” said Colleen DeCourcy, CEO of Socialistic, a social media agency.


****“Some brands have data and research they have gathered in the creation of their products that can be contextualized and turned into content — which can give them both real authority on the topic and some real ROI for their effort.”


**Brands need to be careful in not only what, but how much they curate. 


**Brands need to make sure they’re not just regurgitating content, but instead offering readers/followers valuable information


**Steve Rubel, Edelman’s evp of global strategy and insights, suggests brands start by having an editorial point of view and deciding where the content will live — the brand’s site or aggregation sites like Tumblr or Pinterest.


**The plus side is that once you do figure out how you want to curate and it becomes part of your broader communications strategy — it’s pretty easy to establish a voice.


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How to Improve Your Marketing Strategy

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There are any number of questions you might ask in order to formulate a marketing strategy. John Jantsch presents us with 4 questions that have helped him
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I selected this article from Curatti written by John Jantsch because it explains how to improve your marketing strategy by answering 4 questions.

 

Developing a marketing strategy for your business can be a challenge -- you need to know where to start and what to focus on.

 

Answer These 4 Marketing Questions

 

Many advertisers find themselves getting stuck when it comes to developing a successful marketing strategy. I agree that in order to attain your goals you need to first understand where to begin.

 

Jantsch provides four ways your business can discover the best plan.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • Find out what your personal "why" is. As yourself how you are going to change the world and which things you want to make right. This helps you to see which gaps you are filling.

 

  • To develop a brand story you need to understand your audience, personality, who the hero is, and what your journey will be.

 

  • Make deliverables and expectations clear to your audience so they know what to look forward to. Remove any ambiguity in order to foster an enjoyable working relationship.

 

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How to Humanize Your Brand

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This article presents 4 ways to improve brand likeability. These include such simple suggestions as "be Human" and "talk to your customers"
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I selected this article from Curatti written by Michael Brenner because it provides insight on how to build an authentic brand that your audience will love.

 

Make your brand more attractive by humanizing the persona.

 

Effectively Reach Your Target Market

 

Trusted recommendations can help attract customers to your brand. I agree that you can accomplish this by creating incentives for influencers to share what you have to offer.

 

Brenner goes over how to improve the 'likability' factor for your business marketing.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • Many people don't trust anyone trying to sell to them. You need to humanize your content in order to reach them in an trustworthy way.

 

  • Talk to your customers in real-time, one-on-one. Answer their questions with helpful advice when they visit your website.

 

  • We are not influenced by celebrities --- we take notes from each other. Encourage your community to make referrals and leave positive reviews.

 

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10 High Profile Influencer Marketers

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Here are 10 high profile Influencer Marketing case studies. No, they aren't 'typical'. But there are lessons to be learned fro
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I selected this article from Curatti written by Shane Barker because it provides information on successful influencer marketing case studies.

 

Learn from top marketers in your industry on how to build better influence online.

 

Understand How Influencers Reach an Audience

 

Brand building comes through generating trust with your community. I agree that you can glean a lot from the experts who already have a well established following.

 

Barker goes over influencers from various niches who have run a successful marketing campaign.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • Two different bloggers used sponsored posts to generate more sales and interest. They also offered incentives which further grew their website subscribers.

 

  • In order to gain trusted reviews from an online only company one business partnered with micro influencers to attract interested buyers. Readers were also given a coupon code for their next purchase.

 

  • A wine maker chose to hire a marketing agency to help generate a buzz about their products. Influencers included bloggers in their niche who could help spread the word.

 

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15 Ways to Boost eCommerce Conversions

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The key purpose of any online store is to find ways to boost its eCommerce conversions. Online marketers need to come up with new solutions
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I selected this article from Curatti written by Katherine Crayon because it provides insight on how to have a profitable business online.

 

Learn the best practices of eCommerce in today's competitive online world.

 

Best eCommerce Practices for More Sales

 

Increasing revenue from your website can be a challenge. I agree that you can accomplish this by improving your design and strategy.

 

Crayon goes over what changes can be made to your branding and website.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • The images on your website should be actionable and high quality to get noticed. Consider adding a cloud zoom to assist your visitors and enhance their experience.

 

  • Users prefer to watch videos over just viewing images. This will increase your sales by at least 64 to 85 percent. This also increases the length of time a visitor stays on a website.

 

  • The colors of your website do have an effect on 85 percent of shoppers. Take a look at your demographics and target market to determine which color schemes work best.

 

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How Micro-Influencers Can Increase Your Sales

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Micro-influencers may have less followers than their celebrity influencer counterparts, but they can produce considerably higher engagement rates
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I selected this article from Curatti written by Shane Barker because it provides insight on how to connect with micro-influencers for more sales.

 

You don't need to know a celebrity to attract more customers to your business online.

 

Understand How to Effectively Reach Your Leads

 

In order to attract more customers for your brand you need trusted recommendations. I agree that you can accomplish this by building relationships with those who have a strong following and higher engagement rates.

 

Barker goes over how micro-influencers can help improve your marketing strategy.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • A customer will be more like to trust a micro-influencer than a regular connection on social media. Building a relationship with them can help increase your conversion rates.

 

  • Mid-level leaders are perceived to be more knowledgable. Your product recommendations can go a lot farther when they mention your brand.

 

  • An increase in the number of followers can cause a decrease in the number of likes for posts on Facebook. Fewer, high-quality connections are better for engagement.

 

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thanks @massimo facchinetti
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What It Takes to Make Influencer Marketing Successful

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There are so many articles on Influencer Marketing. Most make it seem so very easy. Can it really be that easy? Of course not! Click here to find out why
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I selected this article from Curatti written by Andy Capaloff because it provides insight on what influencer marketing is.

 

How to understand the basics of connecting with leaders in your industry.

 

Influencer Marketing and Relationship Building for Your Brand

 

The influencer today is a spokesperson for your business. I agree that in order to be successful in building a buzz you need to fully understand how this works.

 

Capaloff goes over the basics of creating a trusted image and shows what the exact elements are of building influence.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • Smart consumers trust leaders in your industry. These authoritative people are well-known in publications and on top blogs.

 

  • Contact influencers after you have something that has benefitted them. These people are usually very busy and there is not a guarantee that they will support your business if you do not have a relationship with them.

 

  • Reach out in a positive way and build your brand  relationships organically. This should be based on transparency without an ulterior motive.

 

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janlgordon's comment, September 27, 2016 10:38 AM
Thank you @Stan Smith @Helaina Berry @Anna @Ricard Lloria & @Jenne :-)
janlgordon's comment, September 28, 2016 10:43 AM
Thank you @Ulises La Roca :-)
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How to Create Value in B2B Branding

How to Create Value in B2B Branding | Curation, Social Business and Beyond | Scoop.it
Everyone knows that branding is important to B2C companies. It, and an accompanying value proposition, is also something that B2B companies must get right
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I selected this article from Curatti written by Diana Beyer because it explains the importance of branding for B2B companies.

 

Your business needs to appeal to other companies to stand out.

 

Create Value For Your B2B Clients

 

It is necessary to build your brand even if your target market is selling to other businesses. I agree that in order to attract more customers you need to offer high value to your prospects.

 

Beyer explains how to counter the different arguments made by potential customers and bring something to the table they will want.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • Learn from other B2B brands. Find out what value proposition they use and why this works. Then incorporate how something like this can be advantageous for your brand.

 

  • Good branding goes beyond the title and logo design. The customer experience and communication with the clients will build your reputation.

 

  • Don't just focus on your products and/or services. Go beyond these and showcase your strengths such as good customer service, delivery, ect.

 

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janlgordon's comment, August 11, 2016 9:38 PM
Thank you @Anna :-)
janlgordon's comment, August 12, 2016 10:37 AM
Thank you @Stan Smith @Ricard Lloria & @Carlina1950 :-)
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7 Powerful Ways Stories Connect You with Your Customers

7 Powerful Ways Stories Connect You with Your Customers | Curation, Social Business and Beyond | Scoop.it
I was visiting a company the other day and chatting about stories. I mentioned how tough it is for any business to gather their customer stories and the two principles snorted, threw their hands up while rolling their eyes, and said, “That’s for sure! We’ve tried it.” So this blog post is all about how …
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This article was written by Karen Dietz, it is her latest piece in a series for Curatti. Every time I read one of her reviews here on Scoopit or her original articles, I come away with ideas and great takeaways that I can use in my business immediately. Karen is a master at capturing the essence of a great story.


Here are some highlights:


This blog post is all about how to ask for stories – and get them — in authentic ways without sounding manipulative. 


Doing so will enhance your understanding of your customer’s world, you’ll be able to ‘walk a mile in their shoes’, and it will boost your relationships with them.


Karen suggests, we make the stories about our customers, not about our products and services.


Here are a few prompts to get them to tell you about their experience,.


Story Prompts


Whether you are meeting with a customer in person, are on the phone, or are using social media, deliberately use story prompts instead. You will save lots of time and energy, and get better results.


So what are great story prompts that you can use?  These are some of the best story prompts out there that are known to work:


  1. Tell me about …
  2. Tell me about what happened when . . .
  3. Enlighten me about a time when …


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Paula Silva's comment, March 3, 2014 3:21 PM
Will you check this scoop? Thank you so much. http://sco.lt/5okJ17
Wanda J. Barreto's curator insight, April 1, 2014 10:22 AM

Cuando el curador de contenido expresa su opinión sobre el contenido y su razonamiento para compartirlo, además de informar, desarrolla confianza y credibilidad.  El punto de vista también es una oportunidad de establecer contacto con el lector, de contar su propia historia, demostrar autenticidad y trasparencia. Algunas veces, si el contenido es muy técnico, el lector necesita información adicional o quizás algunos ejemplos adicionales para comprenderlo.

 

En este artículo, +Karen Dietz recomienda incluir un about post antes del contenido, para explicar la historia sobre el material que se comparte.  Además, provee instrucciones sobre cómo hacerlo y buenos ejemplos que podemos imitar.  Yo también lo estoy practicando.

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What is Influence Marketing and Why is it So Important to Your Business

What is Influence Marketing and Why is it So Important to Your Business | Curation, Social Business and Beyond | Scoop.it
The reason people say, "it's not what you know, it's who you know" is that human relationships are essential for getting things done. P
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This article was written by Evy Wilkins for Curatti on one of my favorite topics - the power of influencers and how marketers can leverage them to spread their message across social channels. Evy will be doing a series on Influencers for Curatti so be sure and follow this to stay informed on how you can can leverage this information in your business.


Jan Gordon:


We all know about social scoring, Klout, PeerIndex, Kred and they serve a purpose but don't help you pinpoint your potential audience.

It's important to find those people who influence people that would read your blog, purchase your goods and services.


Here are a few highlights: 


Who matters most to you?



To succeed in influencer marketing, you must recognize that influence is contextual. Without context, there is no influence. Your influencers depend entirely on what you are trying to accomplish.


Context depends on things like:


•    topics you care about
•    your intent or goal
•    the timing and location



These elements are different for everyone. So your influencers will be unique to you. To identify your influencers, start with your goal and work backwards.


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janlgordon's comment, November 15, 2013 3:41 PM
John van den Brink, Thank you!
Kimberley Vico's curator insight, November 27, 2013 6:39 PM

Your definition to Influence Marketing...!

internetdoctor's curator insight, March 7, 2014 9:35 AM

This is a bit of an over-simplification when it comes to influencers and marketing.  Identification of the influencer is an extremely difficult task, but getting the influencer to influence for you and your business...ahhh...that may friends is the "Holy Grail".  

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21 Captivating Social Media Stats: How People Interact With Brands [INFOGRAPHIC]

21 Captivating Social Media Stats: How People Interact With Brands [INFOGRAPHIC] | Curation, Social Business and Beyond | Scoop.it

Pamela Vaughn posted this on Hubspot - and there are some pretty interesting statistics on how people are interacting with brands on social media with an infographic and 21 amazing statistics.


Intro:


Inbound marketers understand the value of maintaining a presence on social media sites as a way to connect with prospects and customers and generate new business leads.


But how exactly do people interact with brands in social media?


On which social sites do they tend to be more interactive with businesses, and how do they prefer to engage?


ATYM Market Research put together an awesome infographic based on its research into how internet users interact with brands on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter, and they came up with some pretty captivating statistics.

 

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