Effective Social Media Marketing Educates

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With social media, much of the marketing focus has shifted away from what makes basic and good marketing. Yet having read this social media marketing post on LinkedIn Pulse , much of what the writer states is just as true for basic education based marketing.

How Social Media Influences Market Reach

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Social media probably better than any other marketing channel achieves market reach with in many cases very little capital outlay. The focus for this online social media webinar was the topic of writing as being a critical sales skills.

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Marketing Automation First Step is Social Media

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If you’re ready to get started with marketing automation, the easiest place to start is with social media. It’s very simple to start automating certain social media tasks, and you’ll quickly see how this saves you time for more value-added activity.

Are You Missing this "A" in Social Media Marketing?

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Social media marketing has truly been a blessing for 97.7% Yet, these same forward thinking sales leaders are forgetting this essential “A” in their 21st century social media marketing. The plethora of social media channels allows for one message to be shared (think amplified) and this amplification costs nothing. Here other professionals can share your updates to your LinkedIn articles.

White Noise of Social Media

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Their ability to tune out all what does not get them closer to their goal to increase sales is beyond critical in today’s social media and mobile technology market place. Ignore the white noise of social media especially if it is not moving you closer to those desired results.

Social Media vs. Traditional Prospecting: Which is More Effective?

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Every day I get minimally 3 – 5 emails from people proclaiming to me how effective their social media plan is for getting new customers. Along with the emails are the numerous articles on the web about how old school […]. Each one claims to know exactly why others fail and why they have a plan that works perfect.

Social Media The New Sea of Sales Pitches

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Until recently junk mail and auto robot dial phone calls seemed to hold the top places for sales pitches, but now social media is leading the pack and is way ahead of all other types of marketing for small businesses. For social media to be successful requires engagement.

Yes Social Media Works for Small Business Owners

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Yes, social media works as evidenced by my own results for the last nine years. Then I began with inbound marketing action by posting articles on directory sites such as Evan Carmichael , Ezine Articles and Sales Gravy. Yes social media works for small business owners.

Relationship Marketing and the Continuum of the Social Media River

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Relationship marketing through the various channels or rivers of social media continues to grow. The more channels you have both inbound (Social Media and the Internet) and outbound (more traditional marketing activities) the greater opportunity you have not only to attract attention, but to begin to build solid and positive relationships. A comment made usually in a discussion group and sometimes somewhere else such as another social media site.

To Be or Not To Be in the Local Social Media Marketing Stream

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Social media, we all have heard about this marketing channel, is here to stay. So the question now for we crazy busy small business owners is to be or not to be in local social media. Additionally social media has created a fear of missing out of something.

Social Media Analytics Guide

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is most ­approp­riate when applied to the use of social media tools. Quit wasting your time on Social Media activities that are not producing results. Get the 2015 edition of Social Media Analytics Guide & learn how to measure success on social media.

68% Of CEOs Have No Social Media Presence Whatsoever – What a Surprise!

Jonathan Farrington

I read a very interesting article on the excellent Loyalty 360 site yesterday. “According to a recent report by CEO.com, 68% of Fortune 500 CEOs have no social media presence whatsoever. . A mere 32% have at least one account on a social network.

The Top 8 Takeaways from Social Media Guru Paul Gillin’s FIR B2B

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Co-hosts Paul and Allan tee up the show by discussing several hot news items relevant to the B2B market - Here’s what they noshed on, on Episode #5: According to the latest CMO Survey, 85% of CMOs either have not shown any impact from social media spending or have only a qualitative sense of its effectiveness. Half of all B2B emails are now opened on a mobile device, up from 46% last quarter (according to Yesmail in an article published in FierceCMO).

Social Media Isn’t So Social

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Whatever we call it: Social Media, Social Selling, Social Networking, Social Business; to often it’s just not very Social. We are inundated with emails, texts, articles, newsletters, connection requests, horrendous prospecting attempts, mind numbing tweets all focused on one set of communications. All done at ever escalating pace and volume, all claiming to be Social. Social starts looking like conversations.

Guest Post: How to make sales calls on social media. Kind of …

Jonathan Farrington

Hello Mr. Gitomer, I read your article on LinkedIn in the Daily Herald Business Ledger here in the Chicago Suburbs. I have a business brand, a personal brand, and a social brand. And one social media outlet proves, promotes, and reinforces the other to someone that clicks around.

The Value Of Brands In Social Media

Jeffrey Gitomer

I’ve been thinking a lot about the pervasiveness of brands in the social media channels. From a consumer perspective, it’s doubtful that there was ever a moment in time where they have been so inundated by brands in every nook and cranny of their media diet.

Social Media for Business: 3 Reasons Salespeople Need an Online Presence

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Do I Need Social Media for Business? A professional social media presence is crucial for today's workforce -- especially salespeople. Use social media to build relationships with prospects, peers, and even your competition. Don’t passively share articles.

It's Time To Kill Social Media | Sales Motivation and Sales Training

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Sales Articles. It’s Time To Kill Social Media. It’s time we kill social media, especially if you’re using social media as a sales tool or prospecting technique. It’s not working for one very reason — you’re using the term “social media.” It’s time we kill the term “social media” and replace it with “business marketing.” MEDIA and PLANNERS

How Sales Pitches Keep the Reticular Activator on High Alert

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Social media is one of the primary reasons for the increase in sales pitches. All these usually free social media channels now have conditioned sales leads to be very wary of any inbound marketing messages.

Email Is Still The Powerhouse!

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The respected McKinsey & Company recently shared (italics mine) this: “E-mail remains a significantly more effective way to acquire customers than social media— nearly 40 times that of Facebook and Twitter combined.” I love social media.

Email Is Still The Powerhouse!

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The respected McKinsey & Company recently shared (italics mine) this: “E-mail remains a significantly more effective way to acquire customers than social media— nearly 40 times that of Facebook and Twitter combined.” I love social media.

Are You Missing the “Network” Opportunity?

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I recently read a great article from Reid Hoffman, the founder of LinkedIn. Social Selling CMO Marketing Resources Social network Social Media

Social Selling Isn’t All About Selling

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It follows then that the perception of those new to the social selling concept would think that this is just tweeting and posting all about their product or service until someone responds. Using social selling tools to listen for opportunities has the potential to yield fast results.

Writing Is 20% of Content Article Marketing

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of all U.S.businesses), content article marketing through blogs or distribution sites has become the a popular marketing tactic. For example,write an article on LinkedIn Pulse and you will attract attention and maybe even get a new sales lead.

Old School Marketing Beliefs Are a Barrier to Business Growth

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His opinion of social media platforms was not high and he did not even have a LinkedIn profile. What these individuals fail to realize is that social media even though a different channel is old school marketing with just a different twist.

Employers Aren’t Interviewing People Who Don’t Have One Of These

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In 2009, I wrote an article called, Online Presence – Asset of the Future: Why Your Social Graph Will Be Worth As Much As Your Home. . In it I said this; In the not too distant future, a baseline online social presence will be required for the most common of life’s exercises, like getting a job. If employers or recruiters can’t learn about you online, through your social graph, they won’t be interested. Social media is here to stay.

Time to Kick Your Social Marketing into High Gear Part 3

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Social marketing is no different. When sales professionals and SMB owners decided to incorporate social marketing as one of several marketing channels, this is not a one time event or a sporadic action. For the last 11 years I have using social media as a marketing channel.

Social Marketing Is Not Social Selling

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” With the impact of technology, this statement can be easily revised to “social marketing is not social selling.” Social marketing has changed that landscape. If you want to increase sales, then: Develop your social media channels.

Reputation Management And Social Media

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Social media present powerful tools and capabilities. He didn’t read the article, he didn’t get the point I was making, and in that comment adversely impacted his reputation. Related Posts: The Weaponization Of Social Media What’s All This About Social Selling? Social Media Versus The Traditionalists What’s All The Fuss About Social Selling? Social Business Is Not About Technology!

Prospect on LinkedIn Without Being a Pesky Salesperson

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Pay attention, and see who is commenting on more than just one article. Prospecting Social Selling/Social Media/Content MarketingLinkedIn is a great tool for selling, but most salespeople are using it wrong.

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Social Selling Not Working for You?

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Here’s why your social media strategy is falling flat—and how to bring it back to life. Save it for when your prospects genuinely like and trust you, because strangers on social media couldn’t care less. Read the rest of the article.).

Nine Ways To Improve Your Business Image

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In honor of that, I thought I’d tweet out an article on the subject. But when I did a search for “how to improve your business image,” all the articles I found contained such hackneyed advice as, “Be active on social media,” “Update your website,” “Launch an ad [.].

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Realtors Are You Missing This Marketing Platform?

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Social media is a marketing platform used by many especially those selling real estate. Second, many firms actually have identified more than one marketing platform within their overall strategic plan because of the rise of social media.

Have You Become The Kim Kardashian Of Your Profession?

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It is easy to blast away on social, to literally be everywhere, on every topic, at every Twitter chat, webinar, Google Hangout, LinkedIn post and more. Social media is providing a platform for all of us to communicate with the world.

We Will Not Succeed in Sales Unless.

Jonathan Farrington

Read articles; check out adverts; notice what webinars are being promoted. I guarantee that 80% refer to social media activity or “prospect attraction” or lead management etc. So it is time for sales professionals everywhere to take matters into their own hands and work to a new mantra: “If it is to be, it is up to me” General CRM Sales Skills Social Media

39 Useful Things to Post on Twitter

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Twitter—like other social media sites—has enormous potential as a sales tool. Sales articles blog customer insights PR prospect social media tweet TwitterThe micro-blogging service gives you a direct, unfiltered communication channel with both prospects and existing customers. It’s unlimited PR in 140 characters or less. To maximize Twitter’s effectiveness, however, you need a following. And to develop a following, you need to post content (“tweets”) that [.].

Before Your Small Business Jumps into Content Marketing, Read This

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As to top content marketing tactics, these are the preferred distribution channels according to Content Marketing Institute: Social media – 92%. Articles on company’s website – 81%].

“Social Value” – Do You Measure Up?

Jonathan Farrington

Then came sales articles sites and blogs – all in the last five years – and this offered us an alternative route to gain recognition; to educate; to hopefully inspire and motivate. Your business social media presence.

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How To Learn How You Compare To Your Competitors

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Rival IQ displays your organizations social metrics and content in a series of dashboards. You can learn how to stand out with the social bio and web positioning review tools. Customize your positioning so that your company stands out across the social platforms.

The Future of Sales Training Ignores the Reality of Today

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Social Media. Social Media – The New Bridge for Relationships. This article also talked about the future of sales training specific to social media especially LinkedIn being the new bridge for relationships.