Designing design ...
Follow
Find tag "Social-Marketing"
289.5K views | +55 today
Designing design thinking driven operations
I blog about strategic and tactical service design and management.

Trying to explore how service design practices develop.

With a focus in developing strong conceptual work, supporting design decisions on research and enabling readers to create conversations with clients, colleagues and customers.

I also aim to support senior managers and professionals to reflect and improve their practices.
Curated by Fred Zimny
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Rescooped by Fred Zimny from Curation, Social Business and Beyond
Scoop.it!

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

The Social Business Shift- What Businesses Have to Do [Infographic] | Designing design thinking driven operations | Scoop.it
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.

Via janlgordon
more...
Fellinger's curator insight, January 5, 2013 6:39 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 6, 2013 10:08 PM

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

Rescooped by Fred Zimny from SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about!
Scoop.it!

7 Ways To Improve Your Social Media Skills And Influence - Forbes

7 Ways To Improve Your Social Media Skills And Influence - Forbes | Designing design thinking driven operations | Scoop.it

By this time next year we'll all be looking back at 2012 at the explosion of social media inside the workplace as one of the most amazing disruptors we've seen in business. But a lot of people are not well prepared for their new roles in social.... Are you?

 

Sean is a young guy in his first agency, hired because he understands social, right? Carrie is a little older and has worked in marketing for nearly a decade. Her boss has asked her to take on the department’s social strategy – because she’s senior yet still young enough to get it. Eric is a marketing director and worries that his career might slip away if he doesn’t start building his social profile outside and inside the enterprise.

 

How do these people find help?

 

Social media skills are becoming extremely important to employees, yet I think there is a very significant skills gap here....

 

Read  more: http://www.forbes.com/sites/haydnshaughnessy/2012/01/09/seven-ways-to-improve-your-social-media-skills-and-influence/


Via Martin Gysler
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Fred Zimny from SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about!
Scoop.it!

Content Marketing in 6 Steps

Content Marketing in 6 Steps | Designing design thinking driven operations | Scoop.it

This article goes on the bottom of Content Marketing. Things change very quickly and it is therefore very important to reflect the change in demand from your prospects and/or customers. This step-by-step plan, will give you a better idea of what is important today and what you must do to be successful. [note Martin Gysler]

 

Most marketers have realised by now that they have to swap from the classic communication approach of sending & advertising to an approach based on content. But for most people the exact meaning of that is rather intangible. In order to help, we have composed a pragmatic step-by-step plan for companies to start content planning. The step-by-step plan is based on several surveys we realised in the past year. In this article we will present to you the 6 crucial steps to take in order to end up with a good content strategy.

 

Step 1: Topic selection

 

The first must is to check which domains your company can offer unique content in. This content needs to be in line with the company culture & vision, obviously. As far as this choice is concerned it is sensible to check one’s own expertise on the one hand and on the other to see how unique one is in the market.

 

Read more: http://bit.ly/xiREwj


Via Martin Gysler
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Fred Zimny from Design, Photography & Social Media
Scoop.it!

150+ Content Marketing & Social Media Predictions for 2012

150+ Content Marketing & Social Media Predictions for 2012 | Designing design thinking driven operations | Scoop.it

Let the predictions begin.

 

We had about 50 predictions for 2009. 2010 and 2011 brought hundreds more.

 

This year’s content marketing and social media predictions contain more than 150 predictions from over 75 of the leading marketing experts (a big thanks to all our contributors).

 

Here were some of the main themes of last year’s predictions:

 

Facebook will take over the world in 2011, apparently becoming an added appendage to most humans on the face of the planet. (PREDICTION = 80% correct.)...


Via Martin Gysler, Kip Jules
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Fred Zimny from Design, Photography & Social Media
Scoop.it!

10 Key Facts, Stats and Findings about the State of Social Media in 2011

10 Key Facts, Stats and Findings about the State of Social Media in 2011 | Designing design thinking driven operations | Scoop.it

Social media has evolved rapidly and we have seen the emergence of social networks that 12 months ago did not exist.


Some surprises this year included the launch of Google+ (which acquired 25 million users in less than 30 days), Pinterest which grew at more than 512% and Tumblr (the microblogging platform) which is now approaching 50 million unique users a month

 

Mobile social networking and geo-location services such as Foursquare continue to make their impact felt and have not gone away despite the threat of Facebook “places”

 

Today 1.2 billion people worldwide access social networks and it is redefining the web...


Via Martin Gysler, Kip Jules
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Fred Zimny from AtDotCom Social media
Scoop.it!

Social is Changing Everything - Here's What You Need to Know

Social is Changing Everything - Here's What You Need to Know | Designing design thinking driven operations | Scoop.it

I selected this piece written by Jay Deragon because his insights and suggesgtions are like a beacon in the chaos of change.  This piece is no exception. Tto paraphrase:

 

Social is changing so rapidly, it's impossible to create a plan when you have a moving target. The only solution at this point in time is to dive in and learn quickly.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

**The evolution of the web is accelerating with new tools, new discoveries and the subsequent market dynamics effected by these changes.

 

**As more and more conversations begin to impact business models, market relations and the supply and demand equations the more traditional mind sets try and fit these changes into the old box.

 

 

**Most executives are totally disconnected from the dynamics created by all things social.

 

**Yet the same executives expect their managers to come up with a plan to use this thing called social media.

 

**If you ask someone for a plan that neither you or they understand you’ll get a plan that doesn’t create anything new

 

**it only addresses all things social in context to what they know

 

**What they know is not what they need to know.

 

Takeaways:

 

**the plan ought to be more about understanding, learning and adapting to the new marketplace dynamics that are changing your relationships with buyers

 

**Guy Kawasaki says: "Don't plan social media just do it!"

 

**Doc Searle wrote The Cluetrain Manifesto 

which Jay refers to in this piece, I highly recommend it, it's like a roadmap for everything discussed in this article.

 

Curated by Jan Gordon covering "Exploring Change Through Ongoing Discussions"

 

Feel free to visit my other topic: "Content Curation, Social Business and Beyond"

 

Read full article here: [http://bit.ly/LnyFU1]


Via janlgordon, John van den Brink
more...
Alessio Manca's comment, June 5, 2012 9:18 AM
Agreed 101% "Most executives are totally disconnected from the dynamics created by all things social."
Martin (Marty) Smith's comment, July 25, 2012 4:41 PM
Thanks for the pickup Jesus. Marty
janlgordon's comment, July 26, 2012 7:48 AM
Thanks for your input Marty! I think it's possible for anyone to catch up in social if they have a clear purpose and intent, know who their audience is and serve them with excellent solutions on a consistent basis. Obviously, this is a longer discussion, many great books out there, haven't read the one you suggest and will take a look at that.
Rescooped by Fred Zimny from SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about!
Scoop.it!

When ROI Represents the Realization of Influence

When ROI Represents the Realization of Influence | Designing design thinking driven operations | Scoop.it

If you want to know more about what is the ROI in social media, you should read this blog post and perhaps also the related book. [note mg]

 

Vincenzo Cosenza is a new media strategist living in Italy who has over the years, designed some of the industry’s most comprehensive infographics on social media’s global footprint. Recently, he asked if I would write the foreword for his new book, Social Media ROI. And, as I’m a fan of his work, it was an easy decision. As usual however, I asked for permission to share it with you here and his publisher agreed. This is the only place where you can read this in English…

 

For the record, I also wrote the foreword for Olivier Blanchard’s book, Social Media ROI in early 2011. Yes…same name. I’m not a supporter of the fact that the publisher of this latest book did not take Olivier’s title into account.

 

Read more: http://www.briansolis.com/2012/02/when-roi-represents-the-realization-of-influence/


Via Martin Gysler
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Fred Zimny from SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about!
Scoop.it!

The State of Social Media and Social Media Marketing in 2012

Social media is a source of endless discussion. With the advent of new tools and / or platforms every day, keep up has become a challenge. But some among the many are the undisputed leaders and decide largely on what will be the future. This slide presentation may give us interesting information on the trends and what might we expect in 2012 and beyond. [note Martin Gysler]

 

Social networking is the #1 activity online. Even though Google gets the most visitors, Facebook is where most of us are spending our time. And it’s not just about Facebook anymore. We are spending a lot of time on LinkedIn, YouTube, Tumblr and Twitter. While there are some clear major players in the social space, the social media universe continues to expand and 2011 was a banner year for the idea of an "Interest Graph."

 

In 2011, we saw Google launching Google+ and Pinterest grewing at an astounding rate. Facebook launched "Timeline" and "frictionless sharing" with partners like the much anticipated Spotify. Facebook also acquired design companies and the team behind Gowalla, showing the company’s intent to provide a consistent experience across devices and becoming a more prominent player in the mobile space.

 

Read more: http://www.slideshare.net/socialnerdia/the-state-of-social-media-and-social-media-marketing-in-2012-10743590?from=ss_embed


Via Martin Gysler
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Fred Zimny from Business Improvement
Scoop.it!

10 Key Facts, Stats and Findings about the State of Social Media in 2011

10 Key Facts, Stats and Findings about the State of Social Media in 2011 | Designing design thinking driven operations | Scoop.it

If you are still of the view that social media is a fad and not worth the attention of your business, it is time to place it top of mind, or you may find your businesses traditional marketing efforts, falling on deaf ears in future.

 

In the last 12 months alone, the social media landscape has seen major developments which will impact heavily on the way business is done in the future, and next year it is most likely that the social media beast will grow even fiercer.

 

This excellent article makes it very clear that social media is not something that today's businesses can ignore if they want to be tomorrow's businesses.


Via Martin Gysler, Daniel Watson
more...
No comment yet.