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Ins and outs if this then what? Does social media give you the butterflies in your stomach?
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26 Ways to Use Visuals in Your Social Media Marketing | Social Media Examiner

26 Ways to Use Visuals in Your Social Media Marketing | Social Media Examiner | Social Media Butterflies | Scoop.it
Visual Social Media Marketing: learn how to share more visual content and create a visual conversation with your audience.

 

Have you noticed more photos on social networks?

Do you have a visual component as part of your social media marketing strategy?

 

Do you need some help in getting started or maintaining momentum in sharing more visual content and in creating a visual conversation with your audience?


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HiddenValleyRV.net's curator insight, April 17, 2013 11:31 PM

Love these ideas.

Rocky Mountain RV and Marine's comment, April 23, 2013 11:28 AM
Photos are very important, but be sure you have the right to use them before publishing your blog, post, tweet, etc.
Martin Gysler's comment, April 23, 2013 2:35 PM
Indeed Debbie ;-)
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10 Crucial Consumer Trends for 2013 Is Your Business Ready?

10 Crucial Consumer Trends for 2013 Is Your Business Ready? | Social Media Butterflies | Scoop.it

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janlgordon's curator insight, December 4, 2012 3:52 PM

This piece from Trendwatching contains some very valuable information about the future of business and how you can stay relevant by staying informed.


Here are some of the highlights that caught my attention:


Mega-trend of transparency in 2013?


**Brands  must move from 'having nothing to hide' to pro-actively showing and proving they have nothing to hide.


**The perfect storm of consumers' ever-greater lust for NEWISM and niches, the expectation of (instantly!) getting jut the right product, ongoing eco-concerns and the desire for more interesting stories will all combine with the spread of new local manufacturing technologies such as:


  *3D-printing and make-on-demand, to trigger a resurgence in

    domestic manufacturing in established markets in 2013


Mobile Moments


**in 2013, consumers will look to their mobile devices to maximize absolutely every moment, multi-if-not-hypertasking their experiences, purchases and communications...


Eco Trend for 2013


**Rather than being discarded or even recycled (by someone else), these products can be given back to nature to grow something new, with all the eco-status and eco-stories


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Read full article here: [http://bit.ly/Vkmo1j]

Barbara Saunders's curator insight, December 11, 2012 2:26 PM

Knowing what's coming and what's happening is 80% of the battle - positioning yourself properly is the rest.

C3 Consensus's curator insight, January 24, 2013 8:13 AM

Les tendances consommation pour l'année 2013

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Social Media Changing Us, Society & the Power of the Human Connection

Social Media Changing Us, Society & the Power of the Human Connection | Social Media Butterflies | Scoop.it

This wonderful piece was written by Milas Page - it is inspiring, it is true and it's what's is happening to many people as a result of interacting in social media.

 

The author talks about the "social mindset" connecting as human beings is what gets you in the door......

 

Here are some highlights:

 

**The Social Mindset sees the value in collaboration

 

**The Social Mindset cares about others – be it your customers, your employees, or your partners

 

**The Social Mindset lays the groundwork for the importance of listening

 

**The Social Mindset leads you to realize you can help – therefore makes you open to helping when an opportunity arises

 

**The Social Mindset surrounds you with positive thinking and empowers you to realize you can make a change

 

What's the point, she asks? I'm quoting Milas because I couldn't have said it better..........

 

An interaction like the she refers to in this piece is between her and another person whom in the past she would have closed the door  but social media has made her see people in a different light.

 

"Tirelessly one door at a time, trying to activate communities. Now an interaction like that can not only reach me, it can reach you.

 

Messages amplified, reach expanding.Making the human connection is what get’s you in the door."

 

** "Then think about the implications this has in our world, I believe it has many and it’s a good thing. Companies and people who embrace social as a mindset will change this world, one person – one cause, one workplace at a time"

 

How has it changed you?

 

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Read full article and see video here: [http://bit.ly/UVP3yU]


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, November 29, 2012 10:14 PM

What is your social mindset?  


If you're afraid of using social media, does it mean you are afraid of living in the 21st century?

Mila Araujo 's comment, January 16, 2013 11:53 AM
Thank you so much for sharing! Glad these ideas resonated with you!
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The Social Business Shift- What Businesses Have to Do [Infographic]

The Social Business Shift- What Businesses Have to Do [Infographic] | Social Media Butterflies | 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.

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Fellinger's curator insight, January 5, 2013 9:39 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 7, 2013 1:08 AM

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

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Do You Know How Social Currency Influences Behavior?

Do You Know How Social Currency Influences Behavior? | Social Media Butterflies | Scoop.it
Conversation Agent quotes on Influence from Valeria Maltoni It's the age of the connected customer and people are now comfortable using technology to share -- privately or in public.

 

Here are some highlights:

 

How social currency influences behavior

 

**Social influences include peer pressure and social exchange. The latter is stronger than an economic motive.

 

**Most human interactions consist of an exchange of value. From a psychological standpoint, actions like sharing signal desire for self expression, need for validation, and social status recognition, and also simply altruism and affinity with a group or cause.

 

**Both social influences are amplified in public settings.

 

Psychologist Robert Cialdini documented six principles of ethical persuasion:

 

**social proof

 

**authority

 

**affinity

 

**commitment

 

**consistency

 

**reciprocity

 

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

 

Read full article, see slideshare, images here: [http://bit.ly/VySDuu]


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Thomas Wooldridge's comment, April 19, 2013 7:17 AM
social Proof.. It is what we all seek
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10 Types of “Tweets” That Encourage REAL Connection

10 Types of “Tweets” That Encourage REAL Connection | Social Media Butterflies | Scoop.it

 Great post by Kim Garst, Twitter can be a very powerful tool to build your business if you use it wisely.

 

Intro:

 

The purpose of Twitter and all social media, is not to make money, but to brand YOU and your business and build relationships with potential and existing customers. The money will follow if you put your customers FIRST.

 

**Mix your "business" talk with "life" talk

 

Excerpt::

 

"Twitter challenges personal brands to reach out to their audience differently than they would in traditional marketing and/or social media platforms."

 

Here are some highlights that caught my attention:

 

**The resource sharing tweet - Find a great article or a resource that you know your target audience could benefit from

 

**The quotable tweet - This one speaks for itself

 

**Tip of the Day Tweet - great way to provide relevant content to your target audience by providing them a valuable piece of info that they can use either personally or profesionally. This also builds vlaue for you as an expert within your niche.

 

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

 

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


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