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A Road To Success Using Social Media | AllTwitter

A Road To Success Using Social Media | AllTwitter | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it

Did you know that 95 percent of businesses throughout the world use social media as a networking tool, and that fifty percent of these companies have noticed a significant improvement in their visibility, website traffic and sales, accordingly? Used correctly, social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn allow brands of all shapes and sizes across almost every industry worldwide to attract and engage with customers (old and new), convert enquiries into strong leads and deliver first-class customer support and service. It takes work, and it takes time, but the road is there for everyone. You just have to take those first steps – and then keep putting one foot in front of the other. This infographic takes a closer look at some key social media facts, figures and statistics....


Via Jeff Domansky
Martin (Marty) Smith's insight:

The Future Of Social Media Is Not What We Think

We use social media now as children use a hammer. Sometimes we hit a nail's head, but mostly we inflict damage on ourselves and those around us. As we grow up with social media marketing we will see that its secret is the connections it brings and the way it changes US. 

I wrote about social media's "most important ROI" (http://www.atlanticbt.com/blog/social-media-marketing-the-most-valuable-roi/ ) and would add to that view how social media changes the enterprise. A "social business" operates differently.

Social Businesses
* More Open.

* Listen More Than You Talk.

* Responsive, able to change based on feedback. 

* Environment rewards, encourages and asks for feedback.

* Many ways to provide feedback. 

* Feedback is actively curated into and feedback out of company. 

* Feedback scales (grows faster and faster). 

* There are KPIs for feedback. 

Social businesses measure, trend and respond to social stats. They develop meaningful KPIs for their social business and never simply plug and play. They are always present and accounted for. 

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Jeff Domansky's comment, April 27, 2013 3:52 PM
Marty, thanks for your comments and wonderful insight as always. I totally agree. Always, always start with strategy.
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Blondie's New York - Curagami

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Blondie's New York
Blondie's New York on the Smithsonian channel stinks but in a good way. If you can't smell, feel and remember NYC in the seventies while watching Blondie's band members stitch their 20-million selling Parallel Lines album together you weren't there. I was and I remember. 

I remember the crime, grime and sense of hopelessness that seemed to have a choke hold on NYC. But the ART was amazing. In a tiny rat-hole of a bar named CBGB the Talking Heads, Ramones and Blondie was born, nurtured, taught and honed. The Smithsonian's documentary tells several stories simultaneously. 

One story is the city's rotting corpse infecting the air and spirits with the thick fetid smell of death and dying. Yet despite or maybe because of the retching, queasy  feel great art was made. Art that defined the city, the bands and us. 

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How Compete with Amazon? New @Curagami Forum

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Compete With Amazon
Speaking at a FedEx conference last month how Small to Medium Sized Businesses can compete with Amazon was a hot topic. This Curgami post shares important tips on how to track Amazon pricing and ways SMBs can compete with Amazon and other social shopping sites such as Mass Drop and WaNeLo. 

Be sure to weigh in with your ideas on our new Curagami forum! 

Discover ways to compete with Amazon:
http://www.curagami.com/forums/topic/how-smbs-can-compete-with-amazon/ 

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