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Twitter Reaction to Events Often at Odds with Overall Public Opinion | Pew Research Center

Twitter Reaction to Events Often at Odds with Overall Public Opinion | Pew Research Center | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

The reaction on Twitter to major political events and policy decisions often differs a great deal from public opinion as measured by surveys. This is the conclusion of a year-long Pew Research Center study that compared the results of national polls to the tone of tweets in response to eight major news events, including the outcome of the presidential election, the first presidential debate and major speeches by Barack Obama.

 

At times the Twitter conversation is more liberal than survey responses, while at other times it is more conservative. Often it is the overall negativity that stands out. Much of the difference may have to do with both the narrow sliver of the public represented on Twitter as well as who among that slice chose to take part in any one conversation....

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Steve Miller's curator insight, March 11, 2013 3:52 PM

This is a groundbreaking study in understanding how social media, and Twitter in particular, might impact public opinion. I think many of us in communication would have assumed that the Twitter-verse is younger and leans more Democratic. Therefore it is not surprising that the trending on any given topic on Twitter would not always mirror public opinion.

 

However, the researchers were also able to dig up a number of other interesting factors that contribute to the disconnect between Twitterites and the general public. One is simply numbers: there are far fewer people on Twitter relative to the voting public as a whole. Twitter also reaches beyond voters to people under the age of 18, non-U.S. citizens and others. It is also clear that Twitter records nearly instant reaction to a given issue without the benefit of the further reflection. Reactionary might be the right word.

 

The question I have is how much do these knee-jerk pronouncements on Twitter actually shape public opinion. One might suggest "not a lot" based on this study.

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How To Calculate Social Media ROI » Search Engine People Blog

How To Calculate Social Media ROI » Search Engine People Blog | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it
Although it's a tall order to fill, it's possible to produce good ROI from social media and measure the dollar amount showing how your marketing has paid off. You'll need to keep updated on social media's ever-evolving algorithms, strategies, and tools to land on a perfect count of the return investment on your efforts.Below I have compiled a step-by-step guide with useful examples to give you a better idea on how you can simplify the process of measuring your social media ROI....
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Shane Barker shows how to measure the ROI of your social media.
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Comment calculer le ROI des réseaux sociaux ? #socialmedia #roi

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Web Content Writing: Creating Content for the Lead Generation Funnel

Web Content Writing: Creating Content for the Lead Generation Funnel | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

Writing web content with the funnel in mind increases leads and sales.


Web content supports the lead generation funnel in many ways.


Some content builds awareness, pulling your audience in toward you. Other writing compels your audience to act, building trust. Specific content affects specific parts of the funnel.


So as a web content writer, you can write content to strengthen different parts of the funnel....

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Barry Feldman says find the weak spots in your marketing funnel and strengthen them for better inbound marketing results.

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Latest Visual Content Trends: What's Going to Be Hot in 2015

Latest Visual Content Trends: What's Going to Be Hot in 2015 | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

Whether you're a seasoned or amateur designer, no marketer should be in the dark about the latest design trends. So what's in store for 2015 in the creative world? Using their impressive collection of video clips, music tracks, and over 47 million images, Shutterstock created an infographic that predicts this year's up-and-coming design trends.


Check it out below to learn what trends are on the up-and-up around the world....

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Discover the top global trends in both visual content design and pop culture.

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New Social Media Marketing Benchmarks: How Does Your Company Stack Up?

New Social Media Marketing Benchmarks: How Does Your Company Stack Up? | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

What these oft-quoted stats on social media usage don't do, however, is show us how to act. They fail to provide us with any actionable insights into how we can actually improve our social media marketing. 


That's why we created the 2015 Social Media Benchmarks Report, which uses data from 7,000+ businesses. The report sheds light on metrics associated with social posting frequency, social following, and social engagement. Use it to benchmark your own social metrics against businesses in your industry and/or against businesses with a comparable company size.


To give you a quick overview of the types of data you'll find in the report, I put together a few interactive charts using the infographic creation service, infogr.am....

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Check out these interactive charts that shed light metrics associated with social posting frequency, social following, and social following.

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50% of Online Sales Heading to #Mobile | MediaPost

50% of Online Sales Heading to #Mobile | MediaPost | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

This past holiday season again highlighted the significance of mobile on shopping patterns, which may be on track to at least one tipping point.

A new forecast now has mobile accounting for a full half of all U.S. digital commerce revenue within two years.

That would be an increase from the 22% of digital commerce revenue attributed now, according to research firm Gartner....

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Mobile has become much more than just a moving target. It's now an essential part of online shopping and payments and it's destined to keep growing

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Liza Viana's curator insight, January 29, 5:27 PM

Here's one BIG reason your business needs to have a good #mobile strategy. 

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Two Ways to Bookmark Favorite Links from Twitter

Two Ways to Bookmark Favorite Links from Twitter | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

Packrati.us is a service that makes it easy for you to bookmark your favorite links that you share and that others share with you on Twitter. Packrati.us will bookmark any link that you share, any link in a Tweet that you favorite, or any link that is shared with you in an "@" reply. Packrati.us works with Delicious, Diigo, Instapaper, Pocket, Historius, and Pinboard (not to be confused with Pinterest). Once you've authorized Packrati.us to work with one of your bookmarking services, you're ready to start bookmarking while you Tweet. If you are a Four Square user, you can tell Packrati.us to ignore those links from your check-ins.


If This Then That has been featured here in the past. If This Then That is a service that helps you automate tasks between services. Thousands of people have created If This Then That recipes for automating tasks like saving links from your Tweets to your Evernote account. If you're a Diigo user, you might want to try this IFTTT recipe for saving Tweeted links to your Diigo account....

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Two smart ways to bookmark your favorite social media resources and tips. 9/10

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[Study] 6 Image Qualities Which May Drive More Likes on Instagram

[Study] 6 Image Qualities Which May Drive More Likes on Instagram | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

For brands on Instagram, Likes don’t just represent engagement, they represent permission! Consumers who are liking an image that a brand produces are, in essence, inviting the brand into their life and acknowledging the brand’s creativity. Ultimately, this helps to create a more emotional connection. In effect, your brand is now in a screen along with consumers’ best friends.


Given the power of the “double-tap” on Instagram, Curalate was interested in discovering which types of image characteristics may drive more likes. In order to do so, we looked at a range of image features across 8,000,000 Instagram photos — including lightness, color, texture and background ratio — and found a few interesting results (see below). And although our data says what and not necessarily why, we have a strong hypothesis on the reasoning behind some of the results…


For instance, we found that images with a single dominant hue performed best. This is probably due to the fact that when you’re viewing an image just mere inches from your face, the absence of chaos can help you focus. Additionally, the fact that textured images generated more engagement could mean that various ridges and shadows grab eyeballs and cause a user to stop and take a harder look at a photo....

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Valuable insight into what works best for images. Recommended reading for marketing, blogging and content marketing pros. 9/10

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Need More Evidence #Mobile Advertising is Working? Here You Go! | NativeMobile.com

Need More Evidence #Mobile Advertising is Working? Here You Go! | NativeMobile.com | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

Need more proof that mobile advertising is working? Okay, you twisted our arm.


The most recent salvo comes in a new report from NinthDecimal, a mobile audience intelligence company. In its consumer packaged goods (CPG) “Mobile Audience Insights Report,” the company notes that “70 percent of consumers tried a new product as a direct result of seeing a mobile ad.


That represents a 49 percent increase over 2013. Indeed, the research suggests that mobile is increasingly influencing every stage of a consumer’s path-to-purchase....

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Here's the proof that mobile advertising works. Now, what are you going to do about it?

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Three Tech Trends to Watch for 2015 - AKHIA

Three Tech Trends to Watch for 2015 - AKHIA | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

Just this month, Google published a new entry on its Think With Google website that highlights what it believes are three trends marketers need to know in 2015. Go ahead, check it out.


Read it? Good. Now let’s dig into what it means for you. It’s easy to get caught up in some of the slick graphics and the thought leadership behind the Google name, but will these trends really impact you and your business this year?...

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AKHIA's Digital Director Michael Schwabe breaks down several tech trends for 2015 and how they can affect your business.

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4 Ways Wearables will Change Marketing – and what you can do to be ready

4 Ways Wearables will Change Marketing – and what you can do to be ready | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

Wearable tech hasn’t caught on and hasn’t caught on. On Friday, Google withdrew Google Glass from consumer testing, and Apple has continually stalled on the release of their watch.


Whether or not Apple eventually releases their watch to popular acclaim, wearable tech will eventually arrive in the mainstream. Probably during 2015. For marketers, this can be daunting. Comprehensive mobile and social media strategies are still hard to deliver, and here comes another, vaguely defined innovation that may turn marketing, again, on its head.


We don’t really know what wearables will look like, and we don’t really know what they will do. So how can you prepare a marketing strategy?


By relying on what marketers do best: creative thinking, looking for patterns from consumers, and a little bit of imagination. Here are four ways wearables will change marketing – and what you can do to be ready....

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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, January 29, 1:45 AM

Could wearables change your marketing strategy in the future? Maybe.

Farid Mheir's curator insight, January 29, 7:47 AM

Article raises 4 interesting paths to investigate for marketers and technologists as well.

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10 Graphic & Web Design Tools That Will Explode in 2015

10 Graphic & Web Design Tools That Will Explode in 2015 | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it
Every designer has a collection of tools that they find indispensable to doing their job. Some of these tools are popular ones that you will likely find in every designer’s toolbox, while others are not so well known. In this article, we will take a look at 9 graphic and web design tools that are set to explode in 2015.
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These tools will enhance your blogging and content marketing online. Recommended reading. 9/10
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Marut's curator insight, January 29, 12:42 AM

For Creative Professionals. 

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Et vous, qu'utilisez-vous comme outils graphique ?

Debra Walker's curator insight, January 29, 5:07 PM

Some great ideas and concepts here for getting stories out in the firnat that gets them told.

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Five Ways Social Media Increases Company Values

Five Ways Social Media Increases Company Values | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

Some business owners do not believe social media does, or could ever have any impact on them or their business. So, they do not use it personally or professionally.


However, if you own a business, a well-executed, social media marketing strategy can help grow your business and ultimatelyincrease your company's valuation, when managed and executed strategically and efficiently.


Five ways effective social media can increase your company's valuation?...

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A well-executed, social media marketing strategy can help grow your business and ultimately increase your company's valuation, when managed and executed strategically and efficiently.

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6 Social Media Practices That Boost SEO | Forbes

6 Social Media Practices That Boost SEO | Forbes | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

Unfortunately, when discussing how social media can influence your Google rankings, most search marketers leave out the details. Rather than discussing exactly how and why increased social media attention can improve your SEO, it’s written off as a generality, leaving social media marketers to wonder whether their strategies are actually effective.


To remedy this, I’ve compiled a list of six social media practices that are shown to effectively boost your SEO. For more ways social media benefits online marketing campaigns, see “The Top 10 Benefits of Social Media Marketing.”...

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Social media marketing and SEO are two tightly interwoven strategies. Both are organic, inbound strategies that focus on building an appealing identity that naturally attracts visitors. These six tips will help you get the best of your content marketing efforts.

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Juvelyn Reyes's curator insight, January 28, 7:56 PM

These social media practices will help increase your site's ranking and eventually boost sales. To help you more in creating a solid SEO and Social Media strategies, visit http://issuu.com/cloudstaff/docs/seo_brochure_12.10.14/1 today!

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This: The social network that’s gaining in popularity among journalists

This: The social network that’s gaining in popularity among journalists | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

The concept behind This is deceptively simple, and if you’re the kind of person it’s meant to appeal to its allure should be immediately obvious: It’s a link-sharing network where every user is only allowed to share one link per day. That’s it.


There are no bells and whistles. There isn’t even a mobile app yet. Yet in the past two months since its soft launch it’s quickly catapulted to the top of the list of sites I visit daily, and I’m not alone.


Some of the most prominent journalists in media, from The Atlantic’s Ta-Nehisi Coates to Slate’s David Plotz to MSNBC’s Chris Hayes, are among its early adopters, and thousands more are clamoring for invites once they become available.


Though the site wasn’t created to specifically service journalists, many of its earliest users work in media, most likely because the initial invites were sent out to Andrew Golis’s professional circle of friends and colleagues. And This also happens to solve a problem faced by the very people — journalists — who spend all their time staring at content feeds all day: media overload....

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This. It's a social network that seems to appeal to journalists but could be useful for anyone looking for high quality links and ideas.

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How to Generate 27 Blog Post Ideas in 27 Seconds

How to Generate 27 Blog Post Ideas in 27 Seconds | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

The value of blogging is undisputed in the marketing world.But the reality is, most brands don’t create 15 blog posts per month. While 77% of businesses have a blog, 85% of those have five or fewer posts.


If you fall in this blog post anemic group, fear not. Coming up with blog ideas isn’t as hard as you might think. Below is a template for generating 27 blog ideas in 27 seconds. It relies on three common blog post types:...

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You really can generate 27 blog post ideas in 27 seconds with this template.

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14 PowerPoint Presentation Tips to Make Your PPT Designs More Effective

14 PowerPoint Presentation Tips to Make Your PPT Designs More Effective | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

No matter your topic, successful PowerPoints depend on three main factors: your command of PowerPoint's design tools, your attention to presentation processes, and your devotion to consistent style. Here are some simple tips to help you start mastering each of those factors, and don't forget to check out the additional resources at the bottom of this post....

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Improve your PowerPoint presentation skills with these PowerPoint creation and design tips and free templates.

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Free Advice About Your Lousy Whitepaper | Kevin Susman

Free Advice About Your Lousy Whitepaper | Kevin Susman | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

If you’re relying on gated content to generate leads, then your content marketing strategy is dependent upon a basic sales transaction. I give you my contact information and you give me some content. Obviously, you think this is a fair trade. The problem is, and let me just be blunt about this, I don’t.

Who, Even Are You?

Let’s start with the fact that I probably don’t know much about your company. One could argue, in fact, that my desire to learn more about your company is motivating my interest in your gated content in the first place. Either that, or I’m just casually curious. I mean, clearly your SEO is working. But just because I’ve arrived at your gate doesn’t mean I want to move in. Or, stated another way, being interested in sampling your content doesn’t equate to being interested in you. In Tinder-speak, just because I gave you an initial thumbs up doesn't mean I'm ready to hook-up. I’m just going to call it how I see it - I think you’re over-charging for your content....

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is your white paper really free? Maybe it's time to rethink this part of your content marketing strategy says Kevin Susnan.

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4 Easy Steps to Transmedia Screenwriting | PBS

4 Easy Steps to Transmedia Screenwriting | PBS | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

So you are a film student or filmmaker and you’re interested in telling a story that will stay with your audience beyond the “fade out.” Let’s say you want a webisode to go viral. Or, a couple of years ago, you heard Disney and Fox talking about transmedia. Now you’re wondering how to stay on trend with these big distribution companies. How would you even begin to write, shoot and produce a story that is “transmedia” ready?


There are four key elements you can pay attention to when creating your work that makes it easier to transition into something interactive and cross-platform....

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Useful tips to help you tell your stories better using transmedia storytelling techniques.

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11 free #blogging tools you can't live without

11 free #blogging tools you can't live without | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

Are you having a hard time blogging? I did when I started.


Blogging has evolved over the years, and many new platforms and tools have appeared. Most of the tools aren't very useful, but a few are.


Here are the 11 tools that have made blogging easier and more successful for me....

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Neil Patel shares 11 valuable social media tools to help you increase traffic, brainstorm post ideas and keep an eye on your competitors without touching your budget.

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É importante que nós professores tenhamos domínio do assunto para poder orientar os alunos na sua utilização adequada.

socialmediacombo's curator insight, January 29, 9:00 AM

Totally worth it.. Thanks!

Kimba Green's curator insight, January 29, 11:18 AM

Good tools!

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Practical Psychology of Conversion: Buttons, Colors, Copy, Prices, UX | Mashbout

Practical Psychology of Conversion: Buttons, Colors, Copy, Prices, UX | Mashbout | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

To some business owners, marketing is simply defined as a tool to boost conversation rates and improve sales figures overall. This mentality already carries with it an inherent flaw. While marketing itself isn’t an exact science, it relies heavily on scientific principles and consumer psychology. Summarily discounting the role of buyer behavior as influenced by specific stimuli can cost your business time, money and customers.


Ultimately, this article will attempt to provide possible answers as to what informs a consumer’s decision to click the “buy now” button, what elements convince a user to subscribe to a channel, what makes the conversion process work and the role of persuasion in conversion. My word of advice is to stay a bit cynical and constantly test....

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Buttons, colors, copy, action words and user experience design - all of these work in tandem with the psychology of conversion. Learn more! Highly recommended reading. 10/10

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The psychology is beneath it all. Branding, Marketing, Selling, Design, and all that we do to make our Brand visible and appreciable.....

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Top 10 Social Innovation trends of 2015 | Ennovent Blog

Top 10 Social Innovation trends of 2015 | Ennovent Blog | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

We get it, your inboxes are jam-packed with must-read trend predictions for 2015, and no doubt some of them are right on the money. We can all feel the shift: This year will be a game-changer, especially in the field of social innovation.


If we want to be ahead of the curve, we have to be creative, forward-thinking and incredibly innovative when it comes to designing new products, services and brands.   This list is all about taking the top 10 innovation trends of 2015 and transforming them into actionable opportunities that you can run with and profit from in the year to come....

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These innovations will help define many social marketing strategies in 2015 . Good read. 9/10

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Social Media Has Killed Consumer Trust

Social Media Has Killed Consumer Trust | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

The phrase “people trust people, not brand advertising” should be updated to state: “People trust real people and real friends,  not social media and/or brand advertising.” Nowhere is this more evident than among the Millennial generation, who for all their good intentions and social-do-goodness, are less trusting of what they read and see in social media.


An October 2014 Student Monitor survey queried college students about the the media through which they learn about products and services. The number one channel by which students preferred to receive product/service information was good old-fashioned word of mouth (48%). Interesting, “ads on the Internet” was second at 39%, well ahead of “information on the Internet” (21%) and “product reviews online” (18%)....

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Social Media Has Killed Consumer Trust. The public has figured out that cyber-shilling, gamified endorsements, and native advertising are real. Or has it?

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Start Building Social Media Brand Advocates - Here's How | JUST™ Creative

Start Building Social Media Brand Advocates - Here's How | JUST™ Creative | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

There have been several studies that show statistical proof that consumer advocates work. A study from the Wharton School of Business, R&G Technologies, and McKinsey all revealed the benefits of consumer advocates:

  • Consumer advocacy reduces the cost for acquiring new customers.
  • A referred customer has a 16% higher life-time value.
  • Referral leads convert about 30% better than leads from other channels.
  • Referral leads take less time to actually convert. (Less decision time on the part of the referred customers.)Word of mouth is behind 20% – 50% of all purchasing decisions....
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Powerful influence for marketers when approached strategically.

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Will Social Selling Work for You?

Will Social Selling Work for You? | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

Does social selling work?


The answer? Absolutely. In a recent report by Havas Worldwide: Digital and the new Consumer: Emerging Paths to Purchase, a key finding showed that consumers regarded social media as a direct communications pipeline to brands.


In this study 61% of consumers said they trusted peer reviews online more than expert reviews. 52% said they liked to share their product purchases online and 74% of consumers said they do online research before purchasing a product. And here's the kicker, a staggering 51% of consumers said that a non-branded blog or social media platform would change their mind about a purchase they intended to make....

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Will social selling work for you? : 61% of consumers said they trusted peer reviews online more than expert reviews. Compelling research on the benefits of content mark.compelling research on the benefits of content marketing.

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How To Plan + Build A Successful Content Marketing Strategy

How To Plan + Build A Successful Content Marketing Strategy | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

Yesterday I presented "How To Plan And Build A Successful Content Marketing Strategy" to more than 600 attendees of the NewsCred #ThinkContent Webinar. We discussed:

-  The key factors for content marketing success

-  The core components of a content marketing strategy

-  I answered the main questions of how to build a solid content marketing strategyI shared my secret that effective content marketing was relatively simple....

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Useful tips to help you get your content marketing results.

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