Economics Of Social Media

    • HR and social media: 7 Ways HR needs to act like marketing

      By Mark Schaefer I wrote awhile back that digital transformation would not necessarily be led by marketers. Success may not come through a brilliant strategy or new technology. It’s going to require a culture change, and that might have to be led by and HR team. On the flip side of things, maybe success in HR will be led by marketing, or at least HR professionals who think like marketers.

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    • Strategies to deal with losing readers through the newsfeed evolution

      By Mark Schaefer For the past year or so, I’ve been working on a project I’ve called the “re-invention of the blog.” My vision is to create a space that was more than content … it would also present my ideas in such a beautiful, creative and interactive format that the presentation would be as conversational as the content.

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    • Economist Study: B2B leaders conflicted about content marketing

      By Mark Schaefer New research suggests that B2B content aimed at establishing thought leadership offers big rewards for those who get it right … but very few companies are getting it right. The Economist recently collaborated with Hill+Knowlton to produce a fascinating study called Thought Leadership Disrupted: New Rules for the Content Age.

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  • How to create a winning strategy with crappy content

    … or conference soon. Illustration courtesy Flickr CC and Robin Zebrowski Related Posts Tags: automated writing, economics of content marketing, marketing companion, podcasts Posted in Artificial Intelligence, B2B and social media, Big Data and Analytics, Content distribution, Content Marketing, Content Shock, economics of social media, futurist, innovation, Marketing Strategy, Podcasts, Technology, The Marketing Companion | No Comments » All posts …

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  • Social media giants tighten their grip on small content producers

    …. The newest social media giant to limit one’s content marketing is the video platform — and second biggest search engine — YouTube. The platform has become more strict on how videos are allowed to make money. Within a couple of days of the announcement, many YouTube stars with millions of subscribers have lost the ability to monetize their videos…

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  • 5 Ways to distinguish your content and brand by using research

    …. If a sharp, clear graph like the one below from Statista can’t be drawn from your data, you’re doing it wrong. Final Thoughts There has been a lot of talk about the flood of content that overwhelms us (my friend Mark Schaefer calls it content shock) and there is no question that it is harder than ever to stand out with research studies or any other kind…

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  • Four online business rules that don’t exist any more

    … consultant. A Canadian friend wanted to change his career and was interested in becoming a full-time copywriter. He simply declared his new “profession” on Facebook and attracted two writing deals straightaway. Of course he had practiced writing for years, but a single social media shoutout was all it took to jumpstart his copywriting career. During my…

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  • What is Blockchain and what is its impact on marketing?

    … be selling products through Blockchain, but marketing companies who run off of it as well. A basic grasp of how it works and how important it will prove to be is likely sufficient now, but won’t be in the future. The importance of privacy is becoming more clear. Right now people are flocking to ephemeral applications like Snapchat and to encrypted…

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  • How to turn social media connections into an actionable audience

    … By Mark Schaefer Probably the biggest myth — and mistake — I see regarding social media marketing is the idea that audience equals action. It doesn’t. Most of the time, your social media connections begin as “weak relational links.” It’s like a handshake. This first connection doesn’t mean they will respond to a call to action like buying…

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  • The start-up strategy for beating Facebook

    … necessarily solve any unique industry problem like Blab — It had cool filters that made you look like a cat or throwing up a rainbow. Top social media influencers were very slow to adopt the technology. And yet, this week TechCrunch carried news about Facebook Live which sounds the death knell for Blab: The platform will soon let you do two-person…

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  • OfferUp offers an addictive new app for eCommerce

    … Where do your customers hang out online or on mobile? Snapchat? Facebook Messenger? What about … OfferUp? Whaaaat? You haven’t heard of OfferUp? Why, it’s one of the hottest apps around. Here’s why. People love OfferUp The average Android or iPhone user spends about 1 hour and 15 minutes in apps every day. Recent Forrester findings show that 88…

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  • The overwhelming implications for driverless cars and marketing

    … of Thrones right before you arrive. The advertising prospects of driverless cars What will these mobile entertainment centers mean for advertisers? In some ways, a car-based content distribution system may be a “do-over” for the ad industry. Today people hate ads so much they want to block them. Hopefully the industry has learned its lesson…

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  • Someone’s making money off your copyrighted content (But it isn’t you)

    … opens up many questions about the Business2Community practice and the rights of authors who had contributed content to them in good faith. How does this happen, and is it legal? Copyright in a world of curation Most people understand the fundamentals of copyright: you create something (like a photo, a blog post, or an ebook), and you own…

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  • A course correction for influence marketing measurement

    …. In fact, he has little business experience at all. But he has a large social media following. Are you an influencer just because you declare it? What makes somebody an influencer? I did a project in 2014 for a large global ad agency to survey the world of influence marketing. What we found is that 85 percent of all ad/marketing agencies…

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  • Why the sales funnel is alive and well and living on the web

    … isn’t driving the visibility they need for their businesses. The “build it and they will come” era for most industries is over. With social media moving towards newsfeed algorithms and reduced organic visibility it’s becoming a pay to play channel. Add to that the highly publicized content explosion that’s happening now and many of us…

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

    …, instead of broadcasting. We don’t want personal and private lives merging any more and we want control over our different social circles within these messaging apps. Social media won’t go away (Facebook isn’t dead!), but it may become less important to certain groups as this trend toward more intimate conversation rises. It seems like we’re going full…

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  • Highlights from my #SMMW keynote speech

    … This week I had the honor of giving the closing keynote address at Social Media Marketing World, the biggest social media marketing gathering in the world. What a great event. The Social Media Examiner team out-did themselves this year in every way — content, networking and flawless organization. This was a challenging talk — my audience…

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  • 7 Ways a small business can use social media resources wisely

    … This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Microsoft Office. All opinions are 100% mine. I recently received this excellent question from one of my students: “Big global companies usually have a social media department but medium and small companies just add this job for some marketing or PR manager in addition to the current area…

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