Communty-Building

    • The greatest content marketing case study in history

      By Mark Schaefer I was going through some old files from classes I taught years ago and came across the most beautiful and wonderful content marketing case study. It is my all-time favorite because it touches so many bases and I thought I would pass this along to you for a little fun and inspiration.

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    • Three strategies to take the heat out of customer conflict

      By Mars Dorian, {grow} Contributing Columnist It’s an uncomfortable topic most of us never want to face, but let’s be real. Working with clients may eventually run you into trouble. We are unique individuals and carry different ideas, and when we don’t communicate them effectively, verbal crossfire ensues.

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  • How SMBs can get more leads through marketing automation

    By Lilach Bullock, {grow} Community Member Marketing automation offers numerous advantages, such as saving time as well as helping you with improving your conversion rate and overall sales. It’s one of the biggest trends in digital marketing in 2017, with more and more businesses wanting to invest in it.

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  • Case Study: Using influencers to quickly build an audience for your content

    … By Mark Schaefer Shawn Van Dyke was in a heap of trouble. His wife had been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. His job running a small construction company afforded a lot of flexibility, but didn’t provide the medical benefits he needed to cover his rising bills, or the salary level he needed to feed his five children. He had a stack…

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  • 5 Marketing Lessons I learned from the dystopian “Black Mirror”

    … By Mars Dorian, {grow} Contributing Columnist A viciously addictive series has taken my mind hostage and filled it with warnings about the future. The culprit is Black Mirror, a dystopian sci-fi show from the UK, now bought by Netflix and prolonged to a third season. Each episode works like a standalone cautionary tale and deals with ordinary…

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  • Strategies to deal with losing readers through the newsfeed evolution

    …, economics of social media, economist, foundr, mark schaefer, newsfeed Posted in Blogging best practices, branding, Case studies, Communty-building, Content distribution, economics of social media, Entrepreneurism, facebook, Facebook marketing, Internet marketing, Marketing best practices, Marketing Strategy, Mobile marketing, ROI and measurement, Snapchat, Social Media best practices, Social Media Strategy, Traditional media and advertising, Uncategorized | No Comments » All posts …

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  • How to Host a Marketing Conference That Doesn’t Tank

    … By Kerry Gorgone, {grow} Contributing Columnist I travel a lot, either to present at conferences or to facilitate workshops. I’m even in a Facebook group for frequent business travelers (great luggage tips)! Attending so many events has led me to appreciate the ones that are well organized. The difference between hosting a memorable…

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  • Finally, the truth about social media and customer engagement

    … By Mark W. Schaefer When I started on Twitter in 2008, it was THE cool place to connect, share ideas, and meet new people. I would hang out there in the evenings and have amazing conversations with new friends from all around the globe. And then, it got crowded. My precious little band of followers ballooned to hundreds, thousands, and tens…

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  • How to turn social media connections into an actionable audience

    … a “like” button, for example. But it takes more investment to actually act on a person’s influence and buy a book, show up at a rally, or contribute to a charity. And so we bust one of the Internet’s big myths. Audience size does not equal “activation.” Building social media connections that work SO how do we create action on the web? You would think…

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  • Keeping your content promise, even when it hurts

    … in this information-dense world, trust is a legitimate point of differentiation for the simple reason is that it is so rare. How may companies are willing to step up and say to you: “I will never let you down.” An airline? Ha! The cable company? Probably not. But for my blog and my content, this is something that is under my control. I can do my best to uphold my…

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  • Are you ready for the mega-shift from social media to private media?

    … Over the past few months I’ve seen a few trends coming together but I’m not sure I grasped the significance of what’s happening until a comment I recent comment from my 16-year-old nephew. Here is what I have seen occurring: WhatsApp has rapidly become the biggest messaging service in the world with more than 1 billion users. Snapchat…

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  • Pulling our pants down: Personal branding with Chris Brogan

    … of the people struggling in the online space are worried about protecting their secrets.” Personal branding is a system of building allies, not necessarily friends. Leadership on the web means shining the light on others, making them feel seen. Why personal branding means being more like “a king.” Empathy, judging others, haters, and the myth…

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  • Driving economic benefits from your Alpha Audience

    … I remember the day well. It was in March 2013. I was on a long plane flight and could not shake this uncomfortable feeling I had about the state of digital marketing. I couldn’t put my finger on it, but my job just seemed harder than it was a year ago. And then I saw data on the exploding amount of content on the web, the ever-rising level…

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  • On Twitter’s birthday: How Twitter changed my life

    … Ten years ago today, Jack Dorsey sent out the first tweet. Twitter was nearly an afterthought in those early days, an outcropping from a video service Dorsey had a hand in starting. Despite protests from investors, the company launched officially July 15, 2006. Still, I like to think of this day as the “real” birth of the service…

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  • Lessons learned while deleting 274 blog posts

    … I’m in the process of creating a new website (soon to be revealed with the help of Joel Hughes and his Glass Mountains Digital Agency) and decided it was time to clean house. After more than seven years of blogging I had a lot of clutter. Irrelevant posts. Broken links. Out-dated information. Silly stuff. So I started at the beginning…

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