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Social Media Practices to Expect in 2013

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Social media has rapidly become an important part of many peoples’ lives, not just as a way to keep up with friends and family, but also for professional networks, exploring fields of research, shopping, sharing content and fostering online communities.


It has also become a crucial aspect of a businesses’ online presence- now a firm can connect with consumers and tailor their online relationships with customers, other brands, and with employees.
Predicting quite what is going to happen in this ever changing digital landscape isn’t easy, but it’s certainly worth noting some of the rising trends and having a look ahead to 2013.

 

Learn more about these trends, including social marketing, content development, branding, video + media applications, social tv, and the growing influence of mobile devices in social media...


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Eliza Steely's comment, December 13, 2012 9:57 AM
I love that point Martin! I think people call it social because of the personal element to it as opposed to advertising and things like that, especially because it's so interactive in nature. Do you have a suggestion as to what to change the name to?
ThePinkSalmon's comment, December 13, 2012 8:44 PM
Very good indeed!
donhornsby's curator insight, December 14, 2012 3:23 AM

(From the article): "The coming year will see a massive increase in companies using social media services to market their goods and services, recognising the potential for sharing content and information and enhancing engagement with target audiences."

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Why is mobile important for B2B marketing?

Why is mobile important for B2B marketing? | Social on the GO!!! | Scoop.it
I think it was five years ago that someone first asked me what the use of mobile was within B2B Marketing. Then I struggled to think of anything worth reporting.
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Marketing Game Has Changed Infographic

Marketing Game Has Changed Infographic | Social on the GO!!! | Scoop.it

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Martin (Marty) Smith's curator insight, December 5, 2012 4:47 PM

This infographic is a tad on the minimal, flat and binary to real life, but the points it makes about mine the network, react in real time, grow the network, create content, campaign on the content, respond in real time and then grow the network more is right on. 

The reason the infographic is a tad binary is because it doesn't show the false starts, a need for vicious prioritization or the gambling with data, intuition, money and GUT that this kind of Internet marketing requires but then how do you put that in an infographic (lol).  

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7 Reasons Businesses Need Social Media [Infographic] | | Social MagnetsSocial Magnets

7 Reasons Businesses Need Social Media [Infographic] | | Social MagnetsSocial Magnets | Social on the GO!!! | Scoop.it
Social media is the new internet and is changing how we share our brand and business. This infographic highlights some key points.

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The Benefits of Content Curation and How to Make it Work for You

The Benefits of Content Curation and How to Make it Work for You | Social on the GO!!! | Scoop.it

Beth Kanter wrote a very complete and interesting piece in NTEN's latest edition of their quarterly journal for non-profit leaders. You have to download the journal but it's worth it and it's free (you just need to register). 

 

Jan Gordon: I agree with Guillaume, Beth Kanter knows what she's talking about and her article is definitely worth reading.

 

Guillaume Decugis wrote this commentary:

 

"It's been fascinating for me to see how non-profits seem to embrace Social Media in general and Content Curation in particular - Beth of course being a key advocate in that move.

 

The broader take-away that I see for those of us in all sorts of organizations, as independant professionals or SMB-owners is the validation it brings to the model. When tightly-budgeted NPO's embrace a practice as a group, you can bet they're not wasting their scarce resources on a hype. They have to be efficient and as Beth puts it in the article: "Putting content curation into practice is part art form, part science, but mostly about daily practice. You don’t need to do it for hours, but 20 minutes every day will help you develop and hone the skills."

 

This is precisely where we see the opportunity with curation for professionals: building up a good practice that fits with one's daily routine and that -as Beth puts it - brings great "unexpected benefits".

 

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

 

Read full article here: [http://tinyurl.com/75ucphe]


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Guillaume Decugis's comment, June 12, 2012 9:28 PM
You're welcome Beth. Thanks for the great piece!
Mshaber's comment, June 13, 2012 10:51 AM
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janlgordon's comment, June 14, 2012 7:09 AM
Thank you Beth Kanter for the mention and for an amazing article, it's greatly appreciated!
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How to Use Hashtags on Twitter: A Simple Guide for Marketers

How to Use Hashtags on Twitter: A Simple Guide for Marketers | Social on the GO!!! | Scoop.it

A simple guide to understanding how to effectively use Twitter hashtags in marketing and how you shouldn't! [note mg]

 

Every time we host live webinars (and as this long list suggests, that is quite often), quite a few attendees get confused about what to do with the hashtag we provide. What is it? What does it do? How do you create one? Let me explain!

 

What is a hashtag?

 

A Twitter hashtag is simply a keyword phrase, spelled out without spaces, with a pound sign (#) in front of it. For example, #inboundchat and #ILoveChocolate are both hashtags.

 

What does a hashtag do?

 

A Twitter hashtag ties the conversations of different users into one stream, which you can find by searching the hastag in Twitter Search or by using a third-party monitoring tool such as HootSuite.

 

Read more: http://bit.ly/K8LKcQ


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angel Graham's comment, May 8, 2012 4:26 PM
I need to learn more about hashtags and twitter. This should help out a bit more. I'm learning to use a few. Thank you.
Martin Gysler's comment, May 9, 2012 2:20 AM
It's my pleasure Angel! Using Hashtags is finally simple, which is sometimes difficult is to remember to include them in posts ... :)
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10 Content Marketing Goals Worth Pursuing

10 Content Marketing Goals Worth Pursuing | Social on the GO!!! | Scoop.it

Content is the new buzzword, but content alone has no magical powers. It won't transform your business or get you where you need to go ... until you add one thing... Which? It's what you'll find in this excellent post with ten goals to follow! [note Martin Gysler]

 

Ever wonder why content marketing works so well for some businesses … and doesn’t seem to do anything at all for others?

 

Curious about why some content that seems great doesn’t do anything to build the business?

 

“Content is king” has been an online cliché for years now, but it’s not true. It’s never been true.

 

Content all by itself — even terrific content — is just content.

 

It may be entertaining. It may be educational. It may contain the secret to world peace and fresh, minty breath, all rolled into one.

 

But it has no magical powers. It won’t transform your business or get you where you need to go, until you add one thing …

 

Content marketing is a meaningless exercise without business goals.

 

Read more: http://www.copyblogger.com/content-marketing-goals/


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40 Epic Marketing Insights From Google [Data]

40 Epic Marketing Insights From Google [Data] | Social on the GO!!! | Scoop.it
Ever needed a compelling, reliable stat to help make a point, round out a blog post, or make your ebook even more data-driven?

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Social Media and Online PR Report 2010 | Econsultancy

Social Media and Online PR Report 2010 | Econsultancy | Social on the GO!!! | Scoop.it
Econsultancy's Social Media and Online PR Report, produced in association with bigmouthmedia, is the most comprehensive study of its kind around the strategies, tactics and websites companies are using to harness social media for marketing, sales,...
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Social Media Practices to Expect in 2013

Social Media Practices to Expect in 2013 | Social on the GO!!! | Scoop.it

Social media has rapidly become an important part of many peoples’ lives, not just as a way to keep up with friends and family, but also for professional networks, exploring fields of research, shopping, sharing content and fostering online communities.


It has also become a crucial aspect of a businesses’ online presence- now a firm can connect with consumers and tailor their online relationships with customers, other brands, and with employees.
Predicting quite what is going to happen in this ever changing digital landscape isn’t easy, but it’s certainly worth noting some of the rising trends and having a look ahead to 2013.


Learn more about these trends, including social marketing, content development, branding, video + media applications, social tv, and the growing influence of mobile devices in social media...


Via Lauren Moss, Brian Yanish - MarketingHits.com, Martin (Marty) Smith
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Eliza Steely's comment, December 13, 2012 9:57 AM
I love that point Martin! I think people call it social because of the personal element to it as opposed to advertising and things like that, especially because it's so interactive in nature. Do you have a suggestion as to what to change the name to?
ThePinkSalmon's comment, December 13, 2012 8:44 PM
Very good indeed!
donhornsby's curator insight, December 14, 2012 3:23 AM

(From the article): "The coming year will see a massive increase in companies using social media services to market their goods and services, recognising the potential for sharing content and information and enhancing engagement with target audiences."

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You Only Want SUPER Connectors On Mobile - Forrester Reports [48% of Americans] Because...

You Only Want SUPER Connectors On Mobile - Forrester Reports [48% of Americans] Because... | Social on the GO!!! | Scoop.it
VentureBeatForrester on mobile marketing: who you do — and do not — want to targetVentureBeatForrester released a new report today on mobile marketing. As it turns out, there's only one group of mobile customers that marketers want to target.
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Content Curation Tools: The Hearsay Social Content Exchange

Robin Good: If you are a company looking for quality content from prestigious and reliable news sources, from which you can pick and choose which stories to publish on your web site, Hearsay may be the solution you are looking for.

 

Hearsay Social Content Exchange aggregates content from Thomson Reuters, Tribune Media Services and Demand Media.

This new content curation platform makes it quite easy for marketers and sales people to discover engaging third-party and custom content feeds.

 

In fact, in addition to premium third-party content, Hearsay Social customers can create and integrate custom news channels on the platform such as your company blog, a YouTube channel, or a custom RSS feed tailored to the interests of your organization.

 

From these they can pick and select their preferred content and share it directly to multiple social media networks such as LinkedIN, Facebook, Twitter and Google+.

 

Check out this review of Hearsay: http://www.marketingtechblog.com/hearsay-content-exchange/

 

Schedule a demo: https://info.hearsaysocial.com/ContentExchange_LearnMore.html

 

More info: http://hearsaysocial.com/product/content-exchange/

 

 


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Content Marketing Is Not As Simple As Writing A Ton of Blog Posts Every Day

Content Marketing Is Not As Simple As Writing A Ton of Blog Posts Every Day | Social on the GO!!! | Scoop.it

The classic sales funnel has long been used to describe website development strategy.

 

However, the deployment of content marketing in a sales funnel with a campaign focus is a relatively new concept to many.

 

It’s not as simple as writing lots of blog posts every day and distributing them on social channels.

 

In fact, the goal of strategic content marketing should be to identify, qualify, segment, score and, ultimately, close leads in an accelerated and predictable fashion.

 

In order to strategically deploy content marketing it requires the right software, a defined sales funnel and a campaign structure.

 

Read more: http://bit.ly/MjFpfA


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Martin (Marty) Smith's comment, April 29, 2013 4:27 PM
Segments are usually FINANCIAL measures such as VIPs or "multi-buyers". Segments is one way to quantify groups within your marketing. Personas are another. Personas identify archetypes and group characteristics (instead of financial segments). Personas help develop creative segments make sure you make money.
Ken Morrison's comment, April 29, 2013 5:12 PM
Hi Marty. I temporarily forgot that our comments showed up on your wall as well. Yes, I was endorsing you to a business student because your posts can add fresh insight in many of her buisness courses. Thanks Marty for all of your great scoops and true curation.
Martin (Marty) Smith's comment, April 29, 2013 5:13 PM
LOL, no worries Ken and next time I get to go hiking too :). Marty
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Content Curation: What it is and Why it's So Hot!

Content Curation: What it is and Why it's So Hot! | Social on the GO!!! | Scoop.it

This piece came to my attention by Judy Gombita  who shared it on Google+. It was written by Bob Geller and it's one of the best articles on content curation that I have seen in a long time.

 

Here are some highlights:

 

**Blow Out Content Marketing and Lead Social Conversations with Content Curation...

 

Great tips for Effective Content Curation

 

**Great content curation is part science and art.

 

**To do a good job, you need to have an understanding of your market space and how to make best use of the search and publishing tools.

 

**It requires a keen eye and instinct for topics that align with the expertise of executives, brand attributes and customer interests.

 

Tom Riddle, CEO of CIThread, a hosted content curation platform, says

 

"great content curation happens when three elements come together:

 

**SME - subject matter expertise 

 

**a focused objective and a strong voice in response to an article

 

**tweet or post that happens to be at the nexus of your expertise and the objective. If this happens, you will find yourself writing the right words.

 

Takeaways:

 

**if you are in marketing, you should care about content curation because it just works!

 

**There are a range of tools, as you will see, that can help you transcend casual efforts to help boost organizational social media and content marketing efforts.

 

**Content curation gives marketing and social media teams the tools they need to turbo charge social media publishing and engagement efforts; it is an increasingly critical function, and an area that should be understood and mastered.

 

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

 

Read full article here [http://bit.ly/GM2tmg]

 


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15 Reasons Random Acts of Marketing & Social Media (RAMs) Don't Work! | The Marketing Nut

15 Reasons Random Acts of Marketing & Social Media (RAMs) Don't Work! | The Marketing Nut | Social on the GO!!! | Scoop.it

An interesting post about randomness in bussines, with some questions as: What are your thoughts on randomness in business? Are you guilty of random acts of marketing or social media? Remember, the fist step is admitting such. The second is doing something about it. If you have broken the RAMMIE habit, how did you do it? [note mg]

 

Random Act of Marketing RAMs Attempt to drive business benefit that is NOT integrated, easily measured, nor integrated with other marketing tactics.

 

There you sit in the executive conference room watching everyone nod their heads about the latest idea from the new executive on the block. He or she has a new idea that is going to “save the company.” It could be anything from a random LinkedIn group, social media campaign, planned “go viral” video” or who knows what.


The sad thing is nobody in the conference room has the guts to state the obvious… that there is no budget, time, or resources to implement the new random act of marketing or social media with any level of success.

 

Read more: http://www.pammarketingnut.com/2012/02/15-reasons-random-acts-of-marketing-social-media-rams-dont-work/#


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Lisa Perkins Whitley Coleman's curator insight, March 12, 2013 5:50 PM

You must make sure your marketing activities fit in with your overal plan.  Random acts of marketing waste time and money!

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40 Epic Marketing Insights From Google [Data]

40 Epic Marketing Insights From Google [Data] | Social on the GO!!! | Scoop.it
Ever needed a compelling, reliable stat to help make a point, round out a blog post, or make your ebook even more data-driven?

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6 Ways to Measure Your Social Media Results

6 Ways to Measure Your Social Media Results | Social on the GO!!! | Scoop.it
Social media measurement: how to develop a framework for tying your social media performance to your business goals so you can measure your social media results.

 

How much time are you spending on social media? Can you tell if it’s helping sales?

 

Wouldn’t it be nice to have a framework for measuring the impact of your social media efforts?

 

That’s where Susan Etlinger’s new research for the Altimeter Group comes into play. Susan did qualitative research with 60 social media marketers and vendors to understand how businesses currently measure their social media performance.

 

Her goal: to develop a framework for tying social media performance to business goals.

 

NOTE: Because Susan’s original research targeted enterprise-level companies, I interviewed her to add some small business insights. The following comments combine results of the research and that interview...


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Learn Article Marketing Skills To Help You Make Money Online | Earning Money Online and Achieving Your Goals

Learn Article Marketing Skills To Help You Make Money Online | Earning Money Online and Achieving Your Goals | Social on the GO!!! | Scoop.it
This article explains the 3 key things needed to get started making money online. You will learn how each of these 3 things will help you to create a successful online business income.
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Why do search engines love article marketing?

Why do search engines love article marketing? | Social on the GO!!! | Scoop.it
Search engines really appreciate blogs because they keep sites alive. Regular blogging will keep a site active and vibrant. Google wants fresh relevan (Why does @Google love #Blogs?
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