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Twitter / TonyVidler: 8 things to consider when ...

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Great post from Tony Vidler - Aimed squarely at financial advisers, must read before you buy that CRM

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Social media: Love it or loathe it, the ASX says you can no longer ignore it

Social media: Love it or loathe it, the ASX says you can no longer ignore it | Reading - Web and Social Media | Scoop.it
Whether you love it, loathe it or simply fail to get it, the Australian Stock Exchange says social media is something you can no longer ignore.
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Message to all companies from the ASX - Take more notice of Social Media or face the consequences

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Building Prospects The Easy Way – June Newsletter

Building Prospects The Easy Way – June Newsletter | Reading - Web and Social Media | Scoop.it
Identifying and winning new clients is the foundation of any business that wants growth - But where do you start? Many of you will be reading the newsletter fo
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Latest newsletter for June - Note: To get all newsletters you must subscribe as not all newsletters are published to the website.

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Twitter Tools And Tips To Engage Business Opportunities

Twitter Tools And Tips To Engage Business Opportunities | Reading - Web and Social Media | Scoop.it
Many people get frustrated with Twitter as it often seems difficult to capture what is important for your business from all of the noise.  This can be easily r
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Latest post to help people better use Twitter with some great tools and tips. Have any tips of your own? Would appreciate you sharing them.

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2 Sentences That Engage Customers

2 Sentences That Engage Customers | Reading - Web and Social Media | Scoop.it
To get customers interested in what you're selling, make your sales message about your customers.
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Great tips - simple but effective.Time to review my on sites

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Web And Social Media Activity Spreadsheet – Free

Web And Social Media Activity Spreadsheet – Free | Reading - Web and Social Media | Scoop.it
What gets measured gets done! Measuring your activity on the web and social media should be a structured to ensure the right people have the right information.
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Free worksheet for small businesses to measure their effectivness on the web and social media. The only way to improve your marketing is to first know how effective you are right now.

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5 Clever Ways Your Business Can Use Video to Drive Traffic | Social Media Today

5 Clever Ways Your Business Can Use Video to Drive Traffic | Social Media Today | Reading - Web and Social Media | Scoop.it
Let’s explore some businesses that are using video in clever ways and in places you’ve never dreamt of. What happens when you click unsubscribe on one of the daily emails you receive from Groupon?
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Good insight and ideas for using video in your business.
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Twitter For Your Financial Services Business

Twitter For Your Financial Services Business | Reading - Web and Social Media | Scoop.it
This post has been written from my own personal Twitter experience and observations.  It has been specifically written for financial services firms and profess
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Written through my own experience and observations. Focussed on Financial services but would hold true for most businesses

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Take notes on the fly with Google Keep

Take notes on the fly with Google Keep | Reading - Web and Social Media | Scoop.it
Keeping track of your thoughts has never been easier with Google Keep. With this neat little extension for Chrome, you can create checklists, type notes, and upload and annotate pictures in seconds...

Via Cendrine Marrouat - cendrinemarrouat.com
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Another way to save notes on the fly. Not convinced that this adds value but for chrome users it could come in handy. I'll stick to my combination of creating Tasks, Calander events and Evernote

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Cendrine Marrouat - cendrinemarrouat.com's curator insight, May 2, 2013 4:00 AM

I have been playing with Google Keep for the last hour to review the extension. I wish I had an Android phone to test the options there. 

 

The only thing that I can say is that it's pretty awesome. It's a basic extension but it does its job. 

Cindy Austin's curator insight, May 2, 2013 9:13 AM

May not need to hire an assistant just yet!  Going to give Google Keep a try.

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Keep Your Sanity and Prioritize Social Networks

Keep Your Sanity and Prioritize Social Networks | Reading - Web and Social Media | Scoop.it
Find out how to identify your target client and categorize social networks accordingly so that you can focus your efforts on the networks that present the best possible return on your investment.

Via Cendrine Marrouat - cendrinemarrouat.com
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A good idea to knaw where you should be spending you time on social media. It should always boild down as to where you clients and prospects are. Good info here plus a great infographic

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Cendrine Marrouat - cendrinemarrouat.com's curator insight, April 26, 2013 11:21 PM

Social media is not a one-size-fit-all field. What works for an industry or a business may not work for others. And being on Facebook or Twitter is not a prerequisite for success. It all depends on your audience and where they like to hang out.

 

In his article, Mike Allton shares the technique he uses to help his clients feel less overwhelmed by social networking. He calls it the "Three Tier Approach".

Paula Correia's curator insight, April 28, 2013 7:18 AM

Mantenha a sua sanidade e priorize as Redes Sociais....

"OK, então agora que tem um site para o seu negócio, é hora de se manter ativo nas redes sociais. Vá em frente e crie contas, para si mesmo, no Facebook, Twitter, Google+ e LinkedIn, e não se esqueça de que o Facebook, o Google+ e o LinkedIn também têm páginas especiais para empresas que precisa ser configurado e estar ativo. Em seguida, crie perfis no YouTube, Flickr, SlideShare, Quora, Foursquare eo Yelp, MySpace, Bebo, Orkut, Viadeo, Vinha, Pinterest e Instagram, e passe o tempo, todos os dias, a seduzir seguidores em todas as redes. Ah, e deve manter-se atento ao aparecimento de novas redes sociais de modo a que possa juntar-se cedo e obter assim uma vantagem sobre a concorrência ".

MCatherine Lunsford's curator insight, May 13, 2013 11:28 PM

I feel your pain!

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Who is talking to your clients online?

Who is talking to your clients online? | Reading - Web and Social Media | Scoop.it
Across the financial services industry, marketers are realising the potential of social media as a gateway to the ‘investor supermarket’. ...
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A blog written to highlight how businesses and advisers are fine tuning their marketing by tapping into social media conversations. A threat to many, a massive opportunity to others!
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The Failure Of Social Media

The Failure Of Social Media | Reading - Web and Social Media | Scoop.it

Social Media doesn't work for the vast majority of small businesses.

That was the main message in the USA Today article titled, Study: Social media a bust for small businesses, published on April 17th, 2013. From the news item:"About 61% of small businesses don't see any return on investment on their social-media activities, according to a survey released Tuesday from Manta, a social network for small businesses. Yet, almost 50% say they've increased their time spent on social media, and only 7% have decreased their time. What businesses are trying to get out of social media: 36% said their goal was to acquire and engage new customers, 19% said to gain leads and referrals, and 17% said to boost awareness. Facebook was most cited as the hardest to maintain social-media platform, according to the survey." There is a big lesson in this data...

 

What you want from social media may be very different from what it is.


Via Martin Gysler
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Good article - highlights what we know in life - you have to stick at it with a plan if you want to get ahead. Just having a go and hoping for the best normally results in tears.

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Martin Gysler's comment, April 22, 2013 10:25 AM
Indeed Retro Social Media, but it's seems to be reality.
Tentronix NZ's curator insight, April 23, 2013 9:00 AM

Social Media is it worth your marketing efforts/time or still the traditional methods superseed the SM? It's truely stated as a matter of one's choice, totally agree!!

Angelica Laurencon's comment, May 22, 2013 4:08 PM
Failure of Social Media as another marketing & PR channel, yes, but still very efficient for SMB in the new business of kindness.
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3 Social Media Tools That Improve the Sales Cycle | Social Media Examiner

3 Social Media Tools That Improve the Sales Cycle | Social Media Examiner | Reading - Web and Social Media | Scoop.it
Here are tools to help you generate revenue with social media. They will help you collect, manage and filter information to build relationships and make sales.
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Great article and includes Nimble - A tool that is now available throgh Humble Financial Services

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The Social Media Marketing Blog: The Last Thing the World Needs

The Social Media Marketing Blog: The Last Thing the World Needs | Reading - Web and Social Media | Scoop.it
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The need for context with your content - Must read for those businesses who publish content without thinking

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How to Create an Instagram Video in 7 Simple Steps

How to Create an Instagram Video in 7 Simple Steps | Reading - Web and Social Media | Scoop.it
Instagram video, a new feature of Instagram 4.0, is now available for download, and here's a pictorial view of how to use it.
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What everyone is talking about right now, 15 second videos! YouTube must be wondering what all the fuss is about. 

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Advice Specialist Videos For Financial Advisers

This page highlights a 'tagged' process to enable you to watch key segments of videos, quickly and easily. We are testing the software on our website. Howeve
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Using some unique software here to tag videos - Looking for feedback. Cheers

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How to Copy Twitter Lists, Consolidate and Manage Them | Cirrus ABS

How to Copy Twitter Lists, Consolidate and Manage Them | Cirrus ABS | Reading - Web and Social Media | Scoop.it
list functionality on May 30th to increase the amount of lists you can create from a mere 20 to 1000, and to allow each list to hold 5000 Twitter members,

Via Michael Q Todd
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Building lists for Twitter should be a priority. Twitter just made it a whole lot better

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Michael Q Todd's curator insight, June 2, 2013 1:56 AM

Awesome list building advice

Teresa Turner's curator insight, July 4, 2013 11:36 AM

An interesting insight.......

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Social Media Is NOT About Engagement

Social Media Is NOT About Engagement | Reading - Web and Social Media | Scoop.it
The definition of Engagement in social media marketing is sometimes a bit cloudy. I would describe social media engagement as listening, responding and communicating with your social community. It ...
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Nice to engaged but are you getting reuslts? Don't forget the main game if you use social media for business opportunities.

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Why Use These Outlier Social Media Tools?

Why Use These Outlier Social Media Tools? | Reading - Web and Social Media | Scoop.it
Why should you bother using tools like Vine and Instagram, and the like? That question was asked to me by Pam Vitaz, and she asked it somewhat in this context (my words not hers): Vine's interestin...
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Why should you usedifferent social media tools? Often the ansers is 'why not?' As Chris states they can be a fun, simple and express yourself in different ways. 

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YouTube releases new stats

YouTube releases new stats | Reading - Web and Social Media | Scoop.it
Do you know that YouTube receives at least one billion unique monthly visits? If this number is not mind-blowing enough for you, here is another one that may change your mind. People watch six bill...

Via Cendrine Marrouat - cendrinemarrouat.com
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Like your stats?- YouTube stats are mindblowing. No wonder traditional TV is struggling. If you are in business and not on YouTube, think again

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Carlos Clouthier's curator insight, May 2, 2013 6:22 PM

#YouTube improves stats

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Infographic: Evolving SEO tactics - longer posts, Google+ and the tilde

Infographic: Evolving SEO tactics - longer posts, Google+ and the tilde | Reading - Web and Social Media | Scoop.it
This is an infographic about current SEO thinking with tips and tools to help sites rank better on search engines.
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If you want to get noticed by Google - short sharp catchy pots are not the way to go! Good read, lots of tips

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SnapShot Postcard lets you send real postcards from your mobile device

SnapShot Postcard lets you send real postcards from your mobile device | Reading - Web and Social Media | Scoop.it
If you miss the joy of sending and receiving postcards, I have a surprise for you. With SnapShot Postcard, you can send custom picture postcards to anyone in the world from the comfort of your own ...

Via Cendrine Marrouat - cendrinemarrouat.com
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This is a clever idea (a few on the market). I have used the system a few times and it's really great. You can persoanlise the photo and send as an image without finding stamps and a visit to the post office. 

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Cendrine Marrouat - cendrinemarrouat.com's curator insight, April 29, 2013 9:27 PM

If you miss the joy of sending and receiving postcards in the mail, here is something that you will surely enjoy!

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21 Social Media Tool And Technology Tips That Will Make Your Day | Business 2 Community

21 Social Media Tool And Technology Tips That Will Make Your Day | Business 2 Community | Reading - Web and Social Media | Scoop.it
It’s hard to argue that social media tools and technology is not an important part of your social media strategy. It’s one of many ingredients you need
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Great set of tools here. We worth a look for the web and social media enthusiast.
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Social Media Marketing World: 21 Best Tips from the Experts

Social Media Marketing World: 21 Best Tips from the Experts | Reading - Web and Social Media | Scoop.it
Social Media Marketing World had some of the top social media experts in attendance. Here are their best tips from the 2 day conference.
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A great list of tools and ideas for social media
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