Smarketing is the harmonious alignment of sales and marketing teams. A 5 step process for doing it right and reaping revenue rewards
Since social data analysis has become a mainstream business practice, the actions we take with that data have become more crucial than ever.
The tick tock until the big content marketing software shakeup is under way. You can buy the best software in the world, but if you don’t have smart, dedicated marketers to operate it, the outcome will be middling, at best.
If your employee isn’t your biggest advocate, you have an HR problem, not a social media problem. It’s time to start hiring, training, and retaining based on cultural fit to make sure the people inside your company embody the strategic and marketing goals of the organization.
The best way to turn a battleship is with many small maneuvers. Jay Baer talks about the value of internal pilot programs in this blog post about internal marketing approvals.
How to work with your employees to make them your best social media advocates. Includes downloadable slides from Jay Baer.
The latest edition of The CMO Survey, from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke, has arrived, and there are some implications for social media marketers worth noting. First of all, the study is solid–while it is based on a self-selected sample of about 400 marketers (88% of which are […]
You may remember January 7. You may remember January 7 forever, actually. It was the first icy finger of the infamous Polar Vortex, spawning thousands of social posts in the “you think YOU’RE cold, you should see it here!” vein. But the organization that had perhaps the greatest social success […]
In the age of personal brand marketing, it’s just not okay to let your LinkedIn profile sit collecting Internet dust until you’re ready to look for your next job. If your profile isn’t current, or if it communicates indifference, not only are you likely missing career-transforming opportunities, but you could […]
If you’re reading this, you probably had little doubt about the power of the populace – armed with social media – to profoundly impact the behavior of companies. But, if you had even a scintilla of suspicion that it wasn’t true, it should have evaporated this week based on these […]
Brian Solis, principal analyst at Altimeter Group, joins the Social Pros Podcast this week to discuss the biggest challenge most businesses face when integrating social media and social business, plus his views on narcissism and how it affects businesses’ abilities to reach people. Read on for some of the highlights […]
Matt Ridings, CEO of SideraWorks, joins the Social Pros Podcast this week to discuss the differences between social media and social business, why internal social culture is important, and how he went from a technologist to a social business consultant. Read on for some of the highlights and tweetable moments, […]
Regardless of how you define social business; it’s hard to argue that organizations today must change if they want to stay relevant and competitive. I have seen business change and lived through many of its ups and downs for many years. My first book, Smart Business, Social Business was my […]
Editor’s Note: This is an excerpt from Brian Solis‘s new book, What’s the Future of Business? Learn more about the book and purchase a copy at http://wtfbusiness.com. Over the years, businesses have developed sales, marketing, and service strategies around the sales funnel. The model of awareness, interest, desire, and […]
Silos are for suckers. Your customers do not care about your org chart. To them, it’s irrelevant how your organization is structured, and the internal power plays and land grabs that unfold across your company are immaterial. Your customers, potential customers and fans only care about two things in social media: […]