Social Media Butterflies
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Social Media Butterflies
Ins and outs if this then what? Does social media give you the butterflies in your stomach?
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Social Media and the Value of Controlling the Conversation

Social Media and the Value of Controlling the Conversation | Social Media Butterflies |
Social media marketing must be justified. Can we measure the value of social media and the conversation it promises?

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Robin Martin's insight:

Engagement is never wasted!

janlgordon's curator insight, April 30, 2014 3:59 PM

I selected this article by Andrew Osegi for Kunocreativ because it addresses a topic that  every social media marketer should be concerned about.

He asks a very important question:

"How do we give value to the fleeting micro engagements that make up social media interaction?"

Some insights to get you thinking and leveraging your messages and conversations online.

Here are a few highlights:

As the web grows, so too will the number of users invested in social media networking. In order for anyone (brand or individual) to reap the benefits of social, businesses must establish a reputable (i.e. searchable) presence in their niche or industry. This takes A) time and B) money.

Your social strategy must reflect, and adhere to, the measurable data produced when posting. This data will direct how you conduct future social media campaigns - where ROI really matters. More on that in this article.

He refers to social capital - In an article by Rig Dragon, social capital is difficult to predict and measure, but most definitely applicable in social media. Social media, like advertising, creates unseen impressions too important to ignore. - Good insights here!



Think of your social media efforts as a transaction of energy. Reciprocal conversation, online or in person, is rewarding to all parties involved.

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janlgordon's comment, April 30, 2014 5:08 PM
Robin Martin, thanks for sharing, always appreciated!
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Overwhelmed By Social Media? Here Are 7 Ways to Keep Up

Overwhelmed By Social Media? Here Are 7 Ways to Keep Up | Social Media Butterflies |

This a timely and important piece from Mark Schaefer of {grow} in which he touches upon several issues which confront all of us who are trying to keep our heads above water in the ever-evolving world of Social Media.


To quote: "Not only do the platforms shift every day, the rules of engagement change constantly, too. Can anybody keep up with the real (and rumored) changes just to Facebook's EdgeRank formula? What we considered best practices six months ago are passé today. Social media is overwhelming, especially when there is pressure to master every new platform that comes along  How do you keep up?."




** Platforms may change but marketing fundamentals remain the same


** Absolutely nobody can navigate this changing world alone as there are too many facets to it, so form a mutually beneficial support group.


** There's too much informationfor any one person to keep on top of all of it, so pick a main focus and try really hard to keep mainly to that.


** Know your audience and go where you will find them. This might mean giving up on one of the major platforms.  Swallow hard and do it!


** The more successful you become and the more your reach grows, the less time you will have to engage one-on-one with people. Don't let yourself feel guilty about this as it is inevitable.


** Go to a trusted source for information but be warned: Such a place may not (yet) exist.


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


See article here: []


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Reimagining Business with a Social Mindset

This video and article and download full report is from Deloitte Consulting. It is timely and relevant!, If you're wondering what social business is all about and how it relates to your business, you'll find lots of insights to help you understand and act on this information for your business today.


Here is an excerpt from a response by Sandy Petland from MIT Labs that gives you just a glimpse into what you'll find in this material:.


"Social business is built on top of social networks, which most organizations already have in place.


For years I've been studying connection science” – studying how relationships and personal interactions shape society and business.


**Social business is a manifestation of that thinking, with companies transforming how they organize and operate based on


individual roles, social networks and the power of connections.


**Social business can have huge potential inside and outside the enterprise, across employees, customers, prospects and business partners.


Here is a takeaway that caught my attention:


Start at the beginning -


**Map the individuals in your potential social networks


**know what behaviors you are trying to affect and how you might meaningfully engage these into persistent communities


**Use this information to guide the development of tools, roadmaps and roll-out plans – not the other way around.


**Focus on results that can be measurable and attributable



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


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used in this document social data revolution - January 2012

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Top Social Internet Retailers [Infographic]

Top Social Internet Retailers [Infographic] | Social Media Butterflies |

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janlgordon's comment, January 15, 2013 9:21 PM
Hi Brian Shields - thanks so much for your comment here. Very interesting information on this infograph for sure!
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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 |

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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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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10 Types of “Tweets” That Encourage REAL Connection

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

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




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




"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"


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