The All-business, No-hype Guide to Social Media Marketing

Author: Jason Falls,Erik Deckers

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0789748010

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 253

View: 3095

The In-Your-Face, Results-Focused, No-"Kumbaya" Guide to Social Media for Business! Detailed techniques for increasing sales, profits, market share, and efficiency. Specific solutions for brand-building, customer service, R&D, and reputation management. Facts, statistics, real-world case studies, and rock-solid metrics
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The All-Business, No-Hype Guide to Social Media Marketing

Author: Jason Falls,Erik Deckers

Publisher: Que Publishing

ISBN: 0132748908

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 4236

The In-Your-Face, Results-Focused, No-“Kumbaya” Guide to Social Media for Business! Detailed techniques for increasing sales, profits, market share, and efficiency Specific solutions for brand-building, customer service, R&D, and reputation management Facts, statistics, real-world case studies, and rock-solid metrics Stop hiding from social media--or treating it as if it’s a playground. Start using it strategically. Identify specific, actionable goals. Apply business discipline and proven best practices. Stop fearing risks. Start mitigating them. Measure performance. Get results. You can. This book shows you how. Jason Falls and Erik Deckers serve up practical social media techniques and metrics for building brands, strengthening awareness, improving service, optimizing R&D, driving better leads--and closing more sales. “Conversations” and “communities” are wonderful, but they’re not enough. Get this book and get what you really want from social media: profits. Think social media’s a passing fad? Too risky? Just a toy? Too soft and fuzzy? Not for your business? Wake up! It’s where your customers are. And it ain’t going away. Does that suck? No. It doesn’t. Do social media right, and all those great business buzzwords come true. Actionable. Measurable. And...wait for it...here comes the big one. Profitable. Damn profitable. Want to know how to do it right? We’ll show you. And, yeah, we know how because we’ve done it. This is the bullshit-free, lie-free, fluff-free, blessedly non-New-Age real deal. You’re going to learn how to use social media to deliver absolutely killer customer service. How to R&D stuff people actually want. Develop scads of seriously qualified leads. You’ll figure out what you want. You know, the little things like profits, market share, loyalty, and brand power. You’ll figure out how to measure it. And then you’ll go get it. One more thing. We know what scares you about social media. Screwing up (a.k.a., your mug on the front page of The Wall Street Journal). So we’ll tell you what to do so that won’t happen. Ever. No B.S. in this book. Just facts. Metrics. Best practices. Stuff to warm the hearts of your CFO, CEO, all your C-whatevers. And, yeah, you. So get your head out from under the pillow. Get your butt in gear. Let’s go make some money.
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How to Use Social Media to Invent or Reinvent Yourself

Author: Erik Deckers,Kyle Lacy

Publisher: Que Publishing

ISBN: 0133056805

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 400

View: 3809

Want a new job or career? Need to demonstrate more value to customers or employers? Use today’s hottest social media platforms to build the powerful personal brand that gets you what you want! In this completely updated book, Erik Deckers and Kyle Lacy help you use social media to attract new business and job opportunities you’ll never find any other way. From Facebook to Pinterest to video sharing, this book is packed with new techniques and ideas that are practical, easy, and effective. Deckers and Lacy show you how to supercharge all your business and personal relationships…demonstrate that you are the best solution to employers’ or partners’ toughest problems…become a recognized thought leader…and turn your online network into outstanding jobs, great projects, and a fulfilling, profitable career! DISCOVER HOW TO: • Choose today’s best social media tools for your personal goals • Build an authentic storyline and online identity that gets you the right opportunities • Make the most of Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter—and leverage new platforms like Pinterest and Google+ • Build connections and prove expertise by sharing video on YouTube and Vimeo • Find yourself on search engines and then optimize your personal online presence • Promote your events, accomplishments, victories…and even defeats and lessons learned • Integrate online and offline networking to get more from both • Reach people with hiring authority and budgets on LinkedIn • Use Twitter to share the ideas and passions that make you uniquely valuable • Avoid “killer” social networking mistakes • Leverage your online expert status to become a published author or public speaker • Measure the success of your social media branding • Get new projects or jobs through your online friends and followers Learn more with Branding Yourself Video Lessons. For additional information go to quepublishing.com/BrandingYourselfVideos.
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Grow Your List, Break the Rules, and Win

Author: DJ Waldow,Jason Falls

Publisher: Que Publishing

ISBN: 0133048144

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 9915

A No-Nonsense, Take-No-Prisoners Plan for Earning Positive Return on Your Email Marketing! “They” say email is dead. Baloney! 94% of Americans use email. Passionate social networkers use email more, not less. Mobile email is huge. Email offers marketers more opportunities than ever...opportunities to guide customers from consideration and trial to repeat purchase, loyalty, even advocacy! But email has changed. Email users have changed. To get breakthrough results, you must break the rules! Whether you’re B2B or B2C, Fortune 500 or startup, this is a complete no-nonsense plan for transforming your email marketing. Discover radically better ways to handle every facet of your campaign: lists, From names, Subject lines, calls to action, social network integration...everything! Learn how to Discover which email marketing “rules” are obsolete--and when to break the rest Optimize every component of your message and campaign Drive list growth that translates directly into the top line Encourage opt-in by systematically simplifying signup Bring real humor and creativity back into your email Write a great main call to action--and great secondary and tertiary calls, too Take full advantage of tools ranging from QR codes to texting to grow your email list Make better technical decisions about prechecked opt-in boxes and other attributes Know when to deliberately introduce “imperfections” into your emails Use email marketing and social media to power each other Prepare for the short- and long-term futures of email marketing
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Author: B. J. Mendelson

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1250017505

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 7107

A provocative look at social media that dispels the hype and tells you all you need to know about using the Web to expand your business If you listen to the pundits, Internet gurus, marketing consultants, and even the mainstream media, you could think social media was the second coming. When it comes to business, they declare that it's revolutionizing advertising, PR, customer relations—everything. And they all agree: it is here to stay. In this lively, insightful guide, journalist and social critic B.J. Mendelson skillfully debunks the myths of social media. He illustrates how the notion of "social media" first came to prominence, why it has become such a powerful presence in the marketing field, and who stands to benefit each time it's touted in the press. He shows you why all the Facebook friends and Twitter followers in the world mean nothing to you and your business without old-fashioned, real-world connections. He examines popular tales of social media "success," and reveals some unsettling truths behind the surface. And he tells you how to best harness the potential of the Internet—without spending a fortune in the process. Social media is bullshit. This book gives the knowledge and tools you really need to connect with customers and grow your brand.
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Social Media Tips and Tricks for Small Businesses

Author: Sarah-Jayne Gratton,Dean A. Gratton

Publisher: Que Publishing

ISBN: 0789748002

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 204

View: 4765

Introduces a easy, low-cost social media plan to create a social media stage to use as a promotional tool for your business and includes advice from five experts.
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What Really Influences Customers in the Age of (Nearly) Perfect Information

Author: Itamar Simonson,Emanuel Rosen

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 006221568X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 5155

Going against conventional marketing wisdom, Absolute Value reveals what really influences customers today and offers a new framework—the Influence Mix, a totally new way of thinking about consumer decision making and marketing, and about developing more effective business strategies. How people buy things has changed profoundly—yet the fundamental thinking about consumer decision-making and marketing has not. Most marketers still believe that they can shape consumers’ perception and drive their behavior. In this provocative book, Stanford professor Itamar Simonson and bestselling author Emanuel Rosen show why current mantras are losing their relevance. When consumers base their decisions on reviews from other users, easily accessed expert opinions, price comparison apps, and other emerging technologies, everything changes. Absolute Value answers the pressing questions of how to influence customers in this new age. Simonson and Rosen point out the old-school marketing concepts that need to change and explain how a company should design its communication strategy, market research program, and segmentation strategy in the new environment. Filled with deep analysis, case studies, and cutting-edge research, this forward-looking book provides a totally new way of thinking about marketing.
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Author: Paul M. Rand

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071816224

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 5773

Reach more customers and grow your business with today’s most powerful marketing tool: Word-of-Mouth Highly Recommended shows the impact of customer recommendations on businesses--transforming how people buy, how you reach customers, how you improve products, and ultimately how you can grow your company by leveraging the power of recommendations. It explains why word-of-mouth recommendations are marketing’s “holy grail,” how to get people talking, who gives recommendations, where recommendations occur, what it takes to build a recommendable brand, and how to instill WOM into every aspect of a business and at the center of any marketing mix. Paul M. Rand is the founder, President and CEO of Zócalo Group, one of the world’s leading word of mouth and social media marketing agencies and one of the fastest growing companies inside Omnicom Group, the 2nd largest global advertising and marketing holding company. He also serves at the Chief Digital Officer for Ketchum, a leading global communications firm.
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An Insider's Guide to Using New and Emerging Media to Grow Your Business

Author: Jamie Turner,Reshma Shah

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0133888339

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 216

View: 5285

Provides marketing information on how to avoid the pitfalls that other companies have encountered online, how to make the most of limited resources, and how to strengthen your brand instead of placing it at risk.
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A Guide to Building Your Brand for the Audience Who Will Love You (and why no one else matters)

Author: Erika Napoletano

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118238664

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 3825

Every successful brand in history is inherently unpopular with a specific demographic. Somewhere along the way, people felt they had to be popular in order to be successful, when in fact, the opposite is true. The brands playing in the space you want to dominate have already figured out the inherent power of being unpopular. In The Power of Unpopular, you'll discover the difference between flash-in-the-pan brand tactics and those designed to place you miles above the competition. Brand Personality: What's yours? Explore the importance of taking a stand and why brands become road kill without a distinct personality. Community: It's the number one thing that unpopular brands have figured out—learn how to build yours. Brand Advocacy: It knows no scale and your fans don't care how big you are. A guide for businesses on the proper care and feeding of their biggest asset. Erika Napoletano's irreverent yet never insincere tone takes readers on a colloquial and actionable journey, producing concepts that readers can immediately graft onto their existing business strategies. Complete with case studies of businesses from across the country, this is the book that couples theory with practice, creating pathways for business owners of any size and age. Change the way you do business and live your life—become unpopular.
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An Unofficial, Practical Guide to Selling and Developing B2B Business on Linkedin

Author: Neal Schaffer

Publisher: Neal Schaffer

ISBN: 1456604619

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 228

View: 1698

Neal Schaffer helped revolutionize the way professionals utilize LinkedIn with his award-winning book Windmill Networking: Understanding, Leveraging & Maximizing LinkedIn. He now does the same to enlighten companies how to develop business on LinkedIn with Maximizing LinkedIn for Sales and Social Media Marketing. Thought Linkedin was just for job seekers? Think again. Linkedin is the most important destination for your sales and social media marketing efforts if your company is selling products and services to other businesses. When looking at Linkedin's extensive functionality from a sales and marketing perspective as presented in this book, you'll soon understand how you can create new business from your Linkedin activities. After reading this book you'll learn how to master the Linkedin platform to develop business, including how to create a sales-oriented profile and connections policy to attract more leads, become an industry thought leader by establishing your own community within the lucrative Linkedin demographic, set up your Linkedin Companies Page to improve your reputation--and drive more traffic to your website, and optimize your Linkedin presence as part of your social media optimization efforts. This practical guide, supplemented by more than 15 case studies, will teach you and your employees everything you need to know on how to successfully develop leads and business on LinkedIn.
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Managing and Measuring Social Media Efforts in Your Organization

Author: Olivier Blanchard

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780132678025

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 350

View: 8686

Use Social and Viral Technologies to Supercharge Your Customer Service! Use this book to bring true business discipline to your social media program and align with your organization’s goals. Top branding and marketing expert Olivier Blanchard brings together new best practices for strategy, planning, execution, measurement, analysis, and optimization. You will learn how to define the financial and nonfinancial business impacts you are aiming for--and achieve them. Social Media ROI delivers practical solutions for everything from structuring programs to attracting followers, defining metrics to managing crises. Whether you are in a startup or a global enterprise, this book will help you gain more value from every dime you invest in social media. You’ll learn how to: Align social communications with broader business goals and functions Plan for effective performance measurement Establish clarity of vision, purpose, and execution Implement guidelines and operations for effectively managing social media Get started by “listening before talking” Integrate social media into long-term marketing programs, short-term campaigns, and brand initiatives Use social media to deliver real-time, optimized customer support Leverage mobility and the “on-the-fly” social media culture Measure FRY (Frequency, Reach, and Yield) Includes a foreword by Brian Solis.
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Author: Scott Stratten,Alison Kramer

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118315464

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 1748

UnAwesome is UnAcceptable. The Book of Business Awesome is designed as two short books put together—one read from the front and the other read from the back when flipped over. Covering key business concepts related to marketing, branding, human resources, public relations, social media, and customer service, The Book of Business Awesome includes case studies of successful businesses that gained exposure through being awesome and effective. This book provides actionable tools enabling readers to apply the concepts immediately to their own businesses. The flip side of the book, The Book of Business UnAwesome, shares the train-wreck stories of unsuccessful businesses and showcases what not to do. Key concepts include the power of peripheral referrals and how to create content for your "third circle" Explains how to re-recruiting your employees and re-court your customers Ensure that your business remains awesome, instead of unawesome, and apply these awesomely effective strategies to your business today.
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Author: Marco Bonzanini

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1783552026

Category: Computers

Page: 338

View: 8324

Acquire and analyze data from all corners of the social web with Python About This Book Make sense of highly unstructured social media data with the help of the insightful use cases provided in this guide Use this easy-to-follow, step-by-step guide to apply analytics to complicated and messy social data This is your one-stop solution to fetching, storing, analyzing, and visualizing social media data Who This Book Is For This book is for intermediate Python developers who want to engage with the use of public APIs to collect data from social media platforms and perform statistical analysis in order to produce useful insights from data. The book assumes a basic understanding of the Python Standard Library and provides practical examples to guide you toward the creation of your data analysis project based on social data. What You Will Learn Interact with a social media platform via their public API with Python Store social data in a convenient format for data analysis Slice and dice social data using Python tools for data science Apply text analytics techniques to understand what people are talking about on social media Apply advanced statistical and analytical techniques to produce useful insights from data Build beautiful visualizations with web technologies to explore data and present data products In Detail Your social media is filled with a wealth of hidden data – unlock it with the power of Python. Transform your understanding of your clients and customers when you use Python to solve the problems of understanding consumer behavior and turning raw data into actionable customer insights. This book will help you acquire and analyze data from leading social media sites. It will show you how to employ scientific Python tools to mine popular social websites such as Facebook, Twitter, Quora, and more. Explore the Python libraries used for social media mining, and get the tips, tricks, and insider insight you need to make the most of them. Discover how to develop data mining tools that use a social media API, and how to create your own data analysis projects using Python for clear insight from your social data. Style and approach This practical, hands-on guide will help you learn everything you need to perform data mining for social media. Throughout the book, we take an example-oriented approach to use Python for data analysis and provide useful tips and tricks that you can use in day-to-day tasks.
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Get Noticed in a Noisy World

Author: Michael S. Hyatt

Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc

ISBN: 159555503X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 261

View: 7081

Discusses how to create a platform and build an audience using social media technologies.
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How to Attract and Engage More Customers by Integrating SEO, Social Media, and Content Marketing

Author: Lee Odden

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118167775

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 243

View: 6992

Outlines an approach to integrating search and social media optimization with content marketing to boost relevance, visibility, and customer engagement, covering such topics as determining creative tactics and measuring value.
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How the Digital Royalty Use Social Media to Innovate

Author: Amy Jo Martin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118442288

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 6502

Learn the rules to building loyal (and lucrative) digital followings Renegades Write the Rules reveals the innovative strategies behind the social media success of today’s top celebrities, brands, and sports icons, and how you can follow their lead. Author Amy Jo Martin is the founder of Digital Royalty and the woman who pioneered how professional sports integrate social media. In this book she shows how to build a faithful following and beat the competition clamoring for people's attention by continually delivering value - when, where, and how people want it. People want to be heard, to be involved, to be entertained, to be adventurous, to be informed. Reveals the winning strategies for using social media to achieve dramatic results Shows how to gain influence with social media that requires an unprecedented (and potentially uncomfortable) level of accessibility and ongoing affinity Filled with illustrative examples of social media successes (including Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, Shaquille O'Neal, and Nike) that show how humanizing a brand through social media leads to monetization Explores how Amy Jo Martin and other successful entrepreneurs are becoming renegades by using social media to innovate their personal and professional lives The book reveals one of the basic rules of digital media success: Humans connect with humans, not logos and creative taglines.
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How Great Entrepreneurs Build Their Business and Influence—and How You Can, Too

Author: Gary Vaynerchuk

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062674692

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 2709

Four-time New York Times bestselling author Gary Vaynerchuk offers new lessons and inspiration drawn from the experiences of dozens of influencers and entrepreneurs who rejected the predictable corporate path in favor of pursuing their dreams by building thriving businesses and extraordinary personal brands. In his 2009 international bestseller Crush It, Gary insisted that a vibrant personal brand was crucial to entrepreneurial success, In Crushing It!, Gary explains why that’s even more true today, offering his unique perspective on what has changed and what principles remain timeless. He also shares stories from other entrepreneurs who have grown wealthier—and not just financially—than they ever imagined possible by following Crush It principles. The secret to their success (and Gary’s) has everything to do with their understanding of the social media platforms, and their willingness to do whatever it took to make these tools work to their utmost potential. That’s what Crushing It! teaches readers to do. In this lively, practical, and inspiring book, Gary dissects every current major social media platform so that anyone, from a plumber to a professional ice skater, will know exactly how to amplify his or her personal brand on each. He offers both theoretical and tactical advice on how to become the biggest thing on old standbys like Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Pinterest, and Snapchat; podcast platforms like Spotify, Soundcloud, iHeartRadio, and iTunes; and other emerging platforms such as Musical.ly. For those with more experience, Crushing It! illuminates some little-known nuances and provides innovative tips and clever tweaks proven to enhance more common tried-and-true strategies. Crushing It! is a state-of-the-art guide to building your own path to professional and financial success, but it’s not about getting rich. It’s a blueprint to living life on your own terms.
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Author: Dave Kerpen

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071769501

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 8370

THE NEW YORK TIMES AND USA TODAY BESTSELLER! The secret to successful word-of-mouth marketing on the social web is easy: BE LIKEABLE. A friend's recommendation is more powerful than any advertisement. In the world of Facebook, Twitter, and beyond, that recommendation can travel farther and faster than ever before. Likeable Social Media helps you harness the power of word-of-mouth marketing to transform your business. Listen to your customers and prospects. Deliver value, excitement, and surprise. And most important, learn how to truly engage your customers and help them spread the word. Praise for Likeable Social Media: Dave Kerpen's insights and clear, how-to instructions on building brand popularity by truly engaging with customers on Facebook, Twitter, and the many other social media platforms are nothing short of brilliant. Jim McCann, founder of 1-800-FLOWERS.COM and Celebrations.com Alas, common sense is not so common. Dave takes you on a (sadly, much needed) guided tour of how to be human in a digital world. Seth Godin, author of Poke the Box Likeable Social Media cuts through the marketing jargon and technical detail to give you what you really need to make sense of this rapidly changing world of digital marketing and communications. Being human — being likeable — will get you far. Scott Monty, Global Digital Communications, Ford Motor Company Dave gives you what you need: Practical, specific how-to advice to get people talking about you. Andy Sernovitz, author of Word of Mouth Marketing: How Smart Companies Get People Talking
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How to Quickly Propel Your Business Beyond the Competition

Author: Michael A. Stelzner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118102789

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 4756

If you've been let down by the undelivered promises of marketing, this book is for you. Launch reveals a new way to grow your business that involves focusing on the needs of others, giving gifts, working with outsiders, and restraining your marketing messages. These principles are precisely the opposite of traditional marketing. Yet they work. And they are the future. If you follow the formula outlined in this book, you can attract countless customers and prospects, resulting in amazing business growth. This book will show you how to: * Create highly sharable content that meets people's needs * Identify and work with outside experts, many of whom will gladly promote your content * Attract and retain raving fans that will help your business grow * Creatively market and sell to people who will gladly purchase your products and services Launch isn’t like other marketing books. Rather than making keen observations about others who’ve achieved success, the ideas and principles in this book were developed, refined, and practiced by the author to great success. Pick up a copy for yourself and one for a friend.
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