Create and maintain a successful social media strategy for your business Today, a large number of companies still don't have a strategic approach to social media. Others fail to calculate how effective they are at social media, one of the critical components of implementing any social media strategy. When companies start spending time and money on their social media efforts, they need to create an internal plan that everyone can understand. Maximize Your Social offers a clear vision of what businesses need to do to create—and execute upon—their social media for business road map. Explains the evolution of social media and the absolute necessity for creating a social media strategy Outlines preparation for, mechanics of, and maintenance of a successful social media strategy Author Neal Schaffer was named a Forbes Top 30 Social Media Power Influencer, is the creator of the AdAge Top 100 Global Marketing Blog, Windmill Networking, and a global social media speaker Maximize Your Social will guide you to mastery of social media marketing strategies, saving you from spending a chunk of your budget on a social media consultant. Follow Neal Schaffer's advice, and you'll be able to do it yourself—and do it right.
Introduce your business to the world with this essential guide to social media marketing Marketing with Social Media: 10 Easy Steps to success for Business is your step-by-step guide to using Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest and YouTube to promote your business. In 10 quick and easy steps, you'll learn how to use social media effectively, establish a simple marketing plan and measure the results of your efforts. You'll learn the basics of building profile pages, and how to create appropriate content that can be accessed by thousands of potential customers. This new edition is packed full of tips, traps to avoid and social media success stories, plus information on the newer platforms including Vine and Instagram. Social media is a low-cost marketing strategy that can be a huge bonus to small businesses. With the right technique, you can get to know your customers better, and expand your networks without breaking the bank, all while retaining full control over your message. Marketing with Social Media shows you how best to shape your social media strategy to suit your particular business, with practical advice and expert insight into the components of a successful campaign. You'll learn to: Create a profitable social media strategy for your business Exploit each platform to reap the highest returns Master the basics of each platform, and optimise your content Shape your reputation and promote your social media efforts Early success is important to the longevity of a resource-poor company's campaign. When done correctly, social media can propel a small business into unprecedented profitability, whereas misguided or half-hearted attempts result in wasted time. For small business owners seeking increased exposure without increased expenses, Marketing with Social Media is a roadmap to online social media campaigns.
100 ways to tap into social media for a more profitable business In Social Media 101, social media expert and blogger Chris Brogan presents the best practices for growing the value of your social media and social networking marketing efforts. Brogan has spent two years researching what the best businesses are doing with social media and how they're doing it. Now, he presents his findings in a single, comprehensive business guide to social media. You'll learn how to cultivate profitable online relationships, develop your brand, and drive meaningful business. Brogan shows you how to build an effective blog or website for your business, monitor your online reputation and what people are saying about your business online, and create new content to share with your customers. Presents specific strategies, tactics, and tips to improve your business through improved social media and online marketing Looks at social media and the wider online universe from a strictly business perspective If you aren't using the Internet and social media to market your business and stay in touch with your customers, you're already falling behind. The Social Media 100 gives you 100 effective, proven strategies you need to succeed.
The only guide devoted exclusively to social media metrics Whether you are selling online, through a direct sales force, or via distribution channels, what customers are saying about you online is now more important than your advertising. Social media is no longer a curiosity on the horizon but a significant part of your marketing mix. While other books explain why social media is critical and how to go about participating, Social Media Metrics focuses on measuring the success of your social media marketing efforts. Success metrics in business are based on business goals where fame does not always equate to fortune. Read this book to determine: Why striving for more Twitter followers or Facebook friends than the competition is a failing strategy How to leverage the time and effort you invest in social media How to convince those who are afraid of new things that social media is a valuable business tool and not just a toy for the overly-wired Knowing what works and what doesn't is terrific, but only in a constant and unchanging world. Social Media Metrics is loaded with specific examples of specific metrics you can use to guide your social media marketing efforts as new means of communication.
*UPDATED FOR 2011. Including new info on mobile devices, new platforms and location based social networking.* Anyone in business can use social media to increase brand awareness, customer loyalty and sales. This is Social Media shows you how. You might already be social networking on Facebook, or even microblogging on Twitter. One thing's for sure though; you're too busy to muck about on these sites all day, not really knowing how to get any decent play out of them. You're looking for profitability, not gimmicks. Many organizations, large and small, are using social media and social networking to build robust communities of followers, stay ahead of the competition and increase profits. Are you missing a trick? This is the definitive guide to using the whole spectrum of social media in an efficient and measurable way in order to market your business. It covers Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Ecademy, Flickr, YouTube, Bebo, MySpace, Blogs, Podcasts, Mobile and much, much more. Each site is assessed not as an end in itself but as means of delivering a business result. With simple, practical steps, real life examples and quick definitions to explain the jargon, you'll soon understand the world of social media and have access to a range of social networking tactics that will help you reach new customers and clients, as well as get your existing ones to do more business with you.
It's time to join Social Nation and prosper! This book will show you, as an employee, customer or partner, how to use new social technologies, make yourself heard, and produce better products and services. As a leader and manager, you'll find out how to use these tools to harness social interactions to improve your business and to create your own social nation. The book provides a social assessment for leaders, managers and employees to scientifically evaluate your individual social skills and competencies. This book relies on well-known case studies about businesses that illustrate how social principles and strategies can help organizations to: Integrate social skills into existing managerial and leadership practices Overcome some of the common risks and objections that are often cited as obstacles to becoming a successful social enterprise Adopt new forms of social leadership across the entire organization Attain social intelligence by listening, understanding, and measuring outcomes of your investment in relationships with customers, employees and partners Realize tangible economic benefits and ROI from new product and service offerings Social Nation provides readers with an opportunity to join the Social Nation community and share experiences with other leaders and social individuals.
How to harness your passion, develop your platform, and build a community of fans to sustain your micro-business If you dream of launching your own business, but aren't sure what that business should be, microDomination has the answer. This new book from entrepreneur and communications guru Trevor Young, shows you how to tap into your particular area of expertise and build a small business around what you know and love. No matter what particular subject you're knowledgeable in, from dog training to cooking to financial planning, microDomination shows you how to build a brand around yourself and turn that brand and expertise into profits even from the comfort of your own home. In the first part of the book, Young uses real-life examples to introduce you to the businesspeople—or «micro mavens»—who are living their dreams and earning money doing what they love. The second part of the book reveals the nuts-and-bolts strategies and tactics you can use to emulate their success and achieve your goal of «microdominating.» Includes inspirational case studies and practical advice on starting a micro-business based on your talent or expertise Features actionable guidance on using content marketing and social media to grow your brand and business Written by a leading thinker in the fields of public relations, marketing, and communications If you're stuck in a dead-end job or just dream of turning your hobby into a business, microDomination gives you a proven plan for turning your passion into prosperity.
How do organizations manage social media effectively? Every organization wants to implement social media, but it is difficult to create processes and mange employees to make this happen. Most social media books focus on strategies for communicating with customers, but they fail to address the internal process that takes place within a business before those strategies can be implemented. This book is geared toward helping you manage every step of the process required to use social media for business. The Social Media Management Handbook provides a complete toolbox for defining and practicing a coherent social media strategy. It is a comprehensive resource for bringing together such disparate areas as IT, customer service, sales, communications, and more to meet social media goals. Wollan and Smith and their Accenture team explain policies, procedures, roles and responsibilities, metrics, strategies, incentives, and legal issues that may arise. You will learn how to: Empower employees and teams to utilize social media effectively throughout the organization Measure the ROI of social media investments and ensure appropriate business value is achieved over time Make smarter decisions, make them more quickly, and make them stick Get the most out of your social media investment and fully leverage its benefits at your company with The Social Media Management Handbook.
Practical, big-picture guidance toward a mastery of social media benefits and the risks to avoid Packed with useful web links, popular social media tools, platforms, and monitoring tools, Auditing Social Media shows you how to leverage the power of social media for instant business benefits while assessing the risks involved. Your organization sees the value in social media and wants to reach new markets, yet there are risks and compliance issues that must be considered. Auditing Social Media equips you to successfully partner with your business in achieving its social media goals and track it through strong metrics. Shows how to ensure your business has adequate metrics in place to capitalize on social media while protecting itself from excessive risk Reveals how to ensure your social media strategy is aligned with your business's goals Explores the risk and compliance issues every business must consider when using social media Includes a sample audit program Auditing Social Media is the one-stop resource you'll keep by your side to clear away the confusing clutter surrounding social media.
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Face Facebook, link up with LinkedIn, and tweet with Twitter using this all-in-one guide! Marketing your business through social media isn't rocket science. Here's how to apply the marketing savvy you already have to the social media your prospects are using, helping you get and keep more customers, make more sales, and boost your bottom line. Find the business side – explore the variety of social media options and research where your target audience hangs out Collect your tools – discover ways to simplify posting in multiple locations and how to monitor activity Establish your presence – start a blog or podcast to build a following Follow and be followed – find the right people to follow on Twitter and get them to follow you Fan out – showcase your company with a customized Facebook business page Follow up – use analytics to assess the success of your social media campaign Open the book and find: Tips for finding your target market Important legal considerations Step-by-step guidance for setting up a campaign Lots of helpful technology tools Blogging and podcasting advice How to make Twitter pay off for your business Tools for analyzing your success in each medium When to move forward and when to pull back 8 books in 1 The Social Media Mix Cybersocial Tools Blogs, Podcasts, and Vlogs Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Other Social Media Marketing Sites Measuring Results; Building On Your Success
The first book devoted entirely to B2B social marketing B2B markets are fundamentally different from consumer markets. Decisions are made on value, not impulse. Buying cycles are complex, often with many stakeholders involved. Relationships and support are critical. Bet-the-business decisions demand discipline, knowledge, and lots of information. This hands-on guide covers topics unique to this segment, including cost justification, prospecting and lead generation, matching tools to the sales funnel, building, B2B search engine optimization, social media monitoring, social media policy development, long-term client relationships, gaining stakeholder support, building a more transparent organization, and what's coming next. Features plentiful examples, case studies, and best practices Focuses on the channels that are most effective for B2B marketers Builds on the authors' more than 30 years of combined experience in the new media/social media space, as well as two previous successful books Leverage the vast business-to-business potential of Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and many other social media platforms today with Social Marketing to the Business Customer!