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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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How Your Brand Colors Impact Your Audience

How Your Brand Colors Impact Your Audience | Social on the GO!!! | Scoop.it

This article and infographic posted by Chelsey Kilser and Daily Infographic and is about the of findings from Entrepreneur, TheLogoFactory and Logodesignworks. 

 

Jan Gordon:

 

Effective social business requires a strong brand message,  great content and the ability to build community through deeper engagement and is first and foremost. However, the way you package your services matters and the colors you use are very important.

 

Excerpt:

 

"Colors matter and they are one of the factors that keeps your company standing out, gives your company a voice and gives you leverage over other similar companies."

 

Here are a few takeaways:

 

**The true colors of the world's top brands:

   

     *29% use red

     *33% use blue

     *13% use yellow

     *28% use black or grayscale

 

**Good information about how people respond to different colors

 

     Here are just a few:

 

      *Red is agressive, provacative, attention-

        grabbing

 

      *Purple signifies royalty, sophistication, mystery

 

      *Black means prestige, value, timelessness

 

      *Brown is earthlike, natural, simplistic

 

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

 

See article and infographic here: [http://bit.ly/OjaJjM]  


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John van den Brink's comment, July 3, 2012 1:02 PM
Thanks Jan!
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How Your Brand Colors Impact Your Audience

How Your Brand Colors Impact Your Audience | Social on the GO!!! | Scoop.it

This article and infographic posted by Chelsey Kilser and Daily Infographic and is about the of findings from Entrepreneur, TheLogoFactory and Logodesignworks. 

 

Jan Gordon:

 

Effective social business requires a strong brand message,  great content and the ability to build community through deeper engagement and is first and foremost. However, the way you package your services matters and the colors you use are very important.

 

Excerpt:

 

"Colors matter and they are one of the factors that keeps your company standing out, gives your company a voice and gives you leverage over other similar companies."

 

Here are a few takeaways:

 

**The true colors of the world's top brands:

   

     *29% use red

     *33% use blue

     *13% use yellow

     *28% use black or grayscale

 

**Good information about how people respond to different colors

 

     Here are just a few:

 

      *Red is agressive, provacative, attention-

        grabbing

 

      *Purple signifies royalty, sophistication, mystery

 

      *Black means prestige, value, timelessness

 

      *Brown is earthlike, natural, simplistic

 

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

 

See article and infographic here: [http://bit.ly/OjaJjM]  


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John van den Brink's comment, July 3, 2012 1:02 PM
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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 13, 2012 12:28 AM
You're welcome Beth. Thanks for the great piece!
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Thank you Beth Kanter for the mention and for an amazing article, it's greatly appreciated!
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6 Reasons to Visualize Your Data in the Age of Distraction

6 Reasons to Visualize Your Data in the Age of Distraction | Social on the GO!!! | Scoop.it

This piece was posted by Loren Sorenson for Hubspot, I selected it because as she says "If you aren’t prepared for the visual content revolution, you may be left in the dust.

 

Not convinced? Let's take a look at exactly how visual contentis positively contributing to marketing strategies -- it may just give you the push you need

 

"Learn why visual content is a critical part of your content creation strategy.

 

Here are some highlights:

 

**People remember only 20% of what they read

 

**83% of learning is visual

 

Condenses and Explains Large Amounts of Information

 

**Today, there is too much information on the Internet you have about 3 seconds to catch someone’s eyes so they'll consume your information.

 

Gives Your Brand an Identity

 

**Visual content draws people in, letting viewers better understand your brand's identity

 

Drives User Engagement

 

**If you've ever read a book with a child, you probably know they find pictures more interesting than words; but are adults really that different?

 

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

 

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


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janlgordon's comment, April 11, 2012 3:21 PM
Beth Kanter
Thank you for adding me to the wiki and for your kind words, it's greatly appreciated. Yes this is the conversation of the moment so to speak. I'm sure your presentation was amazing. Would love to hear it if you have a replay.
Beth Kanter's comment, April 11, 2012 10:08 PM
Jan: There's a link in the wiki to the live stream of the session - and a lot of notes and resources ... I love this topic! I'm holding myself back from created another scoop.it on it ...
janlgordon's comment, April 13, 2012 10:05 PM
Beth Kanter
Thanks for looking forward to seeing this info. Knowing you, I can imagine that you want to start another scoopit on this topic but it's not necessary because you're already doing a wonderful job covering it now.
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22 Ways to Create Compelling Content When You're Stuck [Infographic] |

22 Ways to Create Compelling Content When You're Stuck [Infographic] | | Social on the GO!!! | Scoop.it

This is the first infographic from Copyblogger based on an earlier piece he did entitled 21 Ways to Create Content When You Don't Have a Clue.   

It's an excellent presentation, consistent with all of his wonderful content many of us have been reading for a long time and he even gives us one more .

 

Here are some highlights from the original article:

 

"If you're coming up flat and you can't think of what to do try some of these ideas":

 

**Curate content. Find your ten favorite websites, and then find your favorite post on each of them.

 

**Publish a post listing these top ten posts, and explain why you like them. You don’t even have to think about being creative, and everyone you feature there will appreciate it.

 

**This is what we do with our Best of the Web feature, and there are lots of other examples.

 

**Ask friends for ideas. If you’re tapped for ideas, then reach out to your friends and colleagues, and ask them what they’d like you to write about.

 

**You can do this with offline friends, or with like-minded online entrepreneurs.

 

**If you’re not already part of a mastermind group, then reach out to a few bloggers that are about as big as you are, and suggest starting one.

 

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

 

See infographic here: [http://www.copyblogger.com/create-content-infographic/]

 

See article here: [http://www.copyblogger.com/create-content-ideas/]


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6 Ways To Beat Your B2B Competition Using Social Media | Social Media B2B

6 Ways To Beat Your B2B Competition Using Social Media | Social Media B2B | Social on the GO!!! | Scoop.it
B2B companies looking to get a leg up on their competition should consider how social media can help.
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10 Types of “Tweets” That Encourage REAL Connection

10 Types of “Tweets” That Encourage REAL Connection | Social on the GO!!! | 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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UK STUDY: Social Media Changing Customer Service

UK STUDY: Social Media Changing Customer Service | Social on the GO!!! | Scoop.it

This article and infographic is from PR Daily and there are some encouraging findings about the social customer and the shift in customer service from call centers to social media engagement 

 

A recent U.K. study from Fishburn Hedges, found that 65 percent of consumers prefer social media for customer service concerns, while a mere 7 percent opt for call centers.

 

It would be interesting to see how this study compares with the customers in the US and what percentage of customers are using social media to engage with brands. Here's what caught my attention:

 

Don't let social media define you

 

**Your brand must define it. It mus be a continuation of a brand using the appropriate channels and not a kee-jerk reaction to following hows others are using it

 

**Customer data offers insight into behavior, but social media takes that to a different level, enabling brands to tap into emotions

 

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

 

Read article infographic here: [http://bit.ly/MRplnd]


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Content and the Ripple Effect of Shiny-Object Syndrome

Content and the Ripple Effect of Shiny-Object Syndrome | Social on the GO!!! | Scoop.it

This piece was written by Ardath Albee, I selected it because I thought her insights were very helpful for anyone who is using content marketing to reach their customers. Her suggestions are good for original and curated content.

 

To paraphrase:

 

Everything has changed, B2B executives need to change their mindset to fit the realities of the "always connected consumer" They are bombarded with too much information. It's important to shift your thinking and change the way you relate to them. The old way won't work.

 

Excerpt:

 

"Selling content marketing to B2B executives is hard. At least harder than it should be. But what strikes me as odd is their willingness to requestion their decision after they've finally been convinced".

 

Here are some highlights:

 

**Content marketing is not a campaign  With no stop date, it violates the nature of traditionalist marketers to be able to box in a final result and say "it worked"

 

or "it could have been better." At least not quickly

 

**content marketing isn't three touches and a sales pitch, your department may not be shuffling as many leads to sales.

 

**If the change we make isn't driven by what our buyers want, it's driven by what we want. What we want isn't going to convince buyers to buy. Especially over the longer-term, complex buying process.

 

**Here is two things to do to combat Shiny Object Syndrome:

 

First - determine ways to measure your incremental wins with content marketing that tie to business KPIs. That's one thing that marketing automation technology and analytics can help you with.

 

It's also something that salespeople can help you with. When's the last time you spoke with them about the leads you sent over?

 

Here are more insights from Matt Johnson who  has more to say about KPI's

 

"Only by compartmentalizing our distinct lives as brand stewards, lead generators and media mavens, can we help educate others (CEOs, peers, our teams, ourselves), who may think of “marketing” as a monolithic and mysterious blob......

 

Second - put some fun into your content marketing!

 

**Take a look at your personas and figure out a new way to approach them. Put a new spin on a topic you've grown bored with

 

**Use a new format. Do it to engage yourself as much as you do it to engage your buyers.

 

Curated by Jan Gordon covering "Content Marketing, Social Media and Beyond"

 

See full article here: [http://tinyurl.com/73xam22]


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Personal Branding With Social Media [Infographic]

Personal Branding With Social Media [Infographic] | Social on the GO!!! | Scoop.it

Personal Branding With Social Media Infographic via Chris Voss

 

Why having the right social media tools matter:

 

"Social media tools have the tremendous power to put you in contact with thousands of people in order to build your online brand you need to know all of the possibilities, as well as how all of your activities are working together.

 

It's important to be consistent so that each part of your social media network is contributing positively to the brand you are trying to build.

 

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

 

See full infographic here: [http://bit.ly/JMXlS0]


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How Startups Can Gain Visability and Reputation by Curating Great Content

How Startups Can Gain Visability and Reputation by Curating Great Content | Social on the GO!!! | Scoop.it

I selected this wonderful piece by Michael J. Fern of Intigi because it reinforces the importance of curation and has a lot of great insights.

 

In this article the author refers to Robert Scoble,who has built an enormous following on several social networks by curating and sharing the latest news about technology and startups.

 

He says that just like Scobleizer, startups should use curation to catapult their online presence and influence.

 

**Curation is a useful approach for all companies but especially for startups:

 

Here's what especially caught my attention:

 

**Thought Leadership

   

If outsiders view your company as a key source of  industry informataion, you will quickly build your brand recognition as well as develop trust and goodwill among customers.

 

**Hub of Information

    

By being first to market as a content curator in your space and by hosting curated content on your website, you can quickly rise as a primary destination site for those interested in your industry.

 

**Collections

    

By creating a bundle of articles, images, videos or websites that relate to a specific them and keeping it updated, this “guide” can become an important resource for social media marketers.

 

**Content with Commentary

    

Using 3rd party articles and adding your own point of view you can build a dedicated following. He refers to Daring Fireball, a blog that has built an impressive loyal following of 30,000

 

One Takeaway: 

 

**Successful curators often employ several of these approaches in addition to producing their own original content

 

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

 

Feel free to visit our fanpage - Curatti launching soon - everything you ever wanted to know about content curation - http://on.fb.me/wfWPao

 

Read full article here: [http://bit.ly/zTGY37]


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How to Be Successful in a Connected World [Infographic]

How to Be Successful in a Connected World [Infographic] | Social on the GO!!! | Scoop.it

This infographic has been put together by Ross Dawson, it's very straightforward and definitely makes its point.

 

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


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