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'Social' Content Attracts & Engages More Customers - Here's How

'Social' Content Attracts & Engages More Customers - Here's How | Creativity as changing tool | Scoop.it

I selected this piece by Patricia Redsicker for Social Media Examiner for two reasons -

 

**It's a great review of Lee Oden's new book Optimize: How to Engage Your Customers by Integrating SEO, Social Media and Content Marketing 

 

**The book is timely and relevant it's about optimizing content for customer and user experiences, rather than for search engines which is becoming increasingly important

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

Chapter 1: Setting the Stage for an Optimized State of Mind

 

**Use words that matter most to your customers in titles, links and body copy in order to inspire your readers to take action

 

Chapter 9: Content Isn't King, It's the Kingdom - Creation vs. Curation

 

**mix curated content with original content. In fact,  curating is a great way to extend your own site, but only in addition to—not instead of—your original content

 

 

So many great tips on types of content to curate, here are just a few:

 

**Content created by influential people who are important to your target audience

 

**Aggregating the best comments from your own or others's blogs

 

**White papers, ebooks and case studies

 

**Tips, how-to's and best practices

 

Chapter 11 Social Networking Development - Don't Be Late to the Networking Party

 

**Listen, participate, create optiized content and understand the triggers that will inspire sales or referrals

 

**It's important to know which specific social networks are relevant to your customers

 

Curated by Jan Gordon covering "Content Curation, Social Business and Beyond"

 

Read full article here: [http://tinyurl.com/cycs5g4]


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Are Brands Wielding More Influence In Social Media Than We Thought?

Are Brands Wielding More Influence In Social Media Than We Thought? | Creativity as changing tool | Scoop.it

I selected this piece by Steve Olenski  for Forbes because it's good for B2C marketers to see the results of their social media campaigns.

 

This article is specifically aimed at B2C marketers where their consumers want instant gratification - promotions, giveaways, etc. Having said that, part of the purchasing cycle can include content in some cases depending on what you're selling and who your audience is.

 

Here are findings of a survey recently conducted by Market Force - a worldwide leader in customer intelligence solutions.

 

12,000 consumers in the US and UK were asked how they engaged with varying industries via social media: Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin and Google+

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

**81% of US respondents indicated posts from their friends directly influenced their purchase decision

 

**80% of respondents “tried new things based on friends’ suggestions.”

 

**78% of respondents said the posts by companies they follow on social media impact their purchases.

 

**consumers are not all that interested in content but rather want something i.e. a promotion, giveaway, etc. when it comes to social media and their favorite brands.

 

Are Brands finally "getting it" when it comes to social media?

 

**They are getting more and more cognizant of the fact that what they post, share and so on can and will impact what the end user does – in this case, make a purchase decision.

 

**out of the 12,000 who participated 75% were women. This is incredibly significant given the fact that women account for 85% of all consumer purchases

 

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

 

See full article here: [http://onforb.es/KQTqAR]


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Google Hangouts On-Air Is Live: Check Your Account

Google Hangouts On-Air Is Live: Check Your Account | Creativity as changing tool | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Google Hangouts On-Air is finally live and accessible inside my Google + account.

 

You can check whether you can now live stream from Google+ and YouTube by logging in inside your G+ account and creating a new hangout. If you see the checkmark allowing you to activate the "on-air" feature, you are all set.

 

Find out now: https://plus.google.com/hangouts ;

 

For a full comprehensive guide on how to use Google Hangouts On-Air, please check out this one: http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/google-hangouts-on-air-guide/ ;


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Gianluca Orrico's comment, May 23, 2012 3:56 AM
thanks robin, but in italy the option there isn't. Do you know something?
Robin Good's comment, May 23, 2012 4:08 AM
Hi Gianluca, also in Italy is available eccome! Maybe it is not yet active in your account but it will be soon.