Digital Marketing, Guest Posts, Social Media Strategy, Integrated Marketing and Media, Social CRM

Why Social CRM Needs to Be Less About the Social and More About the Customers

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Today’s guest post is by Kevin Troy Darling, Social Media Program Manager at iLinc Web Conferencing, who has been writing all his life, but only marketing pays. To paraphrase Tina Turner, we don’t need another acronym. The debate on Social CRM (sCRM) could easily become a distraction. We have many good tools at our disposal […]

Community Management, Guest Posts, Social Media Case Studies, Social Media Strategy, Brand Communities, Social Media Marketing

6 Degrees of Influence – The Value of Customer-to-Customer Connections

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Guest post by Yael Davidowitz-Neu, a Sales Strategy Analyst at Google responsible for analyzing consumer behavior, search trends and market dynamics.  She is deeply curious, loves all things marketing and blogs less frequently than she would like at Stickystimuli.com. While many businesses are excited about opportunities to reach their customers on the social web, few […]

Community Management, Content Marketing, Digital Marketing, Guest Posts, Blogging and Content Creation, Search Marketing Advice, Social Media Monitoring

5 Steps to Winning Fans with Content Strategy

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Guest post by Mike Corak, Vice President of Strategy at digital consultancy Tallwave, and blogger at Digital Marketing Strategy. About a year ago, I wrote a guest post here titled “Use Online Listening for Competitive Research. The post explored the topic of utilizing common interactive marketing tools in unintended ways to tap into consumer demand. […]

Content Marketing, Guest Posts, Social Business, Blogging and Content Creation, Social Media Staffing and Operations

Get Your Social Media Operations Act Together

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Guest post by Josh Lysne, Director of Digital Strategy for the Flint Group of agencies and AdFarm, specializes in the development of multi-channel communication strategies for a wide range of clients ranging from small businesses to large global corporations. When it comes to creating a social media strategy, there is one, often overlooked piece of […]

Digital Marketing, Guest Posts, Social Business, Social Media Strategy, Personal Branding, PR 20, Social Media Staffing and Operations

Why the Digital Divide is Death to Your PR Firm

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Guest post by Elizabeth Sosnow, Managing Director of BlissPR, a New York City based public relations firm. She develops and supervises strategic communications programs for major companies in professional and financial services, with a particular emphasis on the legal, consulting and insurance industries. I recently had lunch with an old colleague who now works for […]

Community Management, Digital Marketing, Guest Posts, Social Media Case Studies, Brand Communities, PR 20

Tying Together Social Media and Corporate Social Responsibility

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Guest post by Laura Hall, Managing Partner at PainePR. She leads the agency’s social media group, and has more than 20 years experience in consumer, technology, B2B and social media marketing. As the world continues to watch the devastation caused by the BP oil spill, it shines the light much brighter on the impact that […]

Community Management, Guest Posts, Social Media Strategy, Brand Communities, Crowd Sourcing

Crowdsourcing: Beyond the Basics

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Guest post by Clinton Bonner, Director of Sales at Chaordix, specializing in the technology and services of managed crowds for open innovation and social research. What is the next generation of crowdsourcing? Crowdsourcing is evolving beyond the shiny contest model (Doritos’ “Crash the Super Bowl”) and into something more meaningful to the brands embracing it […]

Digital Marketing, Guest Posts, Mobile, Social Media Case Studies, Social Media Measurement, Integrated Marketing and Media, Social Media ROI

Driving Sales with Relevancy and Utility

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Guest post by Jeff Molander, professor of digital marketing at Loyola University’s School of Business, public speaker and author of a forthcoming book aimed at improving digital marketing results. Find him at jeffmolander.com In this economy need is the new want. And exceptional businesses are realizing tangible, meaningful outcomes using social media & mobile marketing. […]