Social Media Marketing

Social Media Marketing Trends, Highlights of 2011, According to Mashable

Social media marketing strategies are now a must for a business of any size. Whether it be a slave to posting Facebook updates or tweeting 140 characters consistently throughout the day, a business needs to be, pretty much in a customer’s face and build a reliable brand that people can trust. Each company has different […]

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Radian6: It’s All About Listening to the Customer

Radian6 Social Marketing Cloud has been released — it’s the first Radian6 product to come to market after the company’s acquisition by Salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM) earlier this year. It is also the first product in which Salesforce.com’s functionality has been tightly embedded in the Radian6 feature set, although the two companies worked closely together even […]

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Report: Facebook boosts social media marketing referrals and conversions

AllFacebook.com recently highlighted an interview with social media marketing expert Trevor Legwinski saying that the platform has helped countless organizations improve referrals and boost web leads. According to Legwinski, companies with effective campaigns gain access not only to fans, but also to valuable friends of fans who will see any of their connections’ brand-related activities […]

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Top 6 Social Media Marketing Trends of 2011

Every so often you experience a year in which everything in the marketing world changes because of rapid innovation in digital and in social media. This wasn’t one of those years. Instead, 2011 will likely be remembered as a year of incremental upgrades in various social media platforms. This was not a year like 2006, […]

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Canadian Regulator Issues New Social-Media Guidelines For Advisers

–IIROC stresses need to pre-approve so-called static contents –IIROC says real-time discussions should be supervised –IIROC: Firms should monitor third-party posts such as retweets that may be considered endorsements TORONTO (Dow Jones)–The Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada issued new social-media guidelines for investment advisers, stressing the need to pre-approve some content and supervise real-time […]

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comScore and Buddy Media Partner on Social Marketing Optimization

A strategic partnership to maximize social marketing ROI was just announced between comScore, Inc. and Buddy Media. It’s a strategic alliance that leverages the outfits’ respective digital skills: Buddy Media, known for its all-in-one social media management system for Facebook campaigns, and comScore, a global Internet information provider about consumer behavior driving successful marketing and […]

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The Best Small Business Takeaways

  Small Business Trends   31 Experts Share Advice for Buying Web-Based Software 3 Steps to Mastering Good Blogger Outreach The Best Small Business Takeaways Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday Kick Off a Big Shopping Weekend An Easy Way to Give More to Charity The best small business takeways and more are […]

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LCCC professor introduces social media marketing strategies to students

Students at the Lorain County Community College have the opportunity to enroll in a new Social Media Marketing course spring semester. LCCC Assistant Professor Michael Zellers developed the curriculum for the class, “Social media is changing the way the world does business and the way that businesses reach their customers,” said Zellers. “It’s also changing […]

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Is Social Media Marketing Right for Small Business?

The general feeling has been that social media marketing is beneficial for SMBs. And indeed, marketing gurus have been prescribing social media engagement to SMBs as an obvious no-brainer. Nielsen’s recent Social Media Report, however, has some marketers questioning the value of social media marketing for SMBs. Nielsen’s survey found that, besides connecting with family […]

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Local Social Ads to Hit $2.3 Billion in 2015

Currently, small businesses and national corporations alike are challenged by advertising at the local level – as evidenced by a recent study from the Chief Marketing Officer Council. But a separate report from BIA/Kelsey suggests that geotargeted social media marketing projects will be gaining popularity and pulling a larger proportion of ad budgets in the […]