Psychology And Social Media

    • Love, politics and content marketing

      In this new episode of The Marketing Companion, Tom Webster and I cover some of the highlights of the 2017 Content Marketing World. It was the first conference Tom and I attended together for some time so it was a good opportunity to compare notes on the content marketing spectacular. We discuss: Why Tom faced a nearly empty room for his politics-related talk Why Mark th ...

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  • A significant content insight if you’re marketing personal services

    … By Mark Schaefer I recently helped an HR company with a sticky business problem. They were following the “best practices” of content marketing — answering questions, publishing consistently, sharing on social networks — but nothing was happening. In fact their business was in a tailspin. As I reviewed their situation, here are some…

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  • Can you blog effectively if you need to be liked?

    … By Mark Schaefer I will never forget the powerful lesson I learned in my very first performance review many years ago. To be accurate, it was many, many years ago. But it was a revelation that still means something to me and maybe it will mean something to you, too. After my first year on the job it was performance review time. I had…

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  • Tearing down the house: How to handle social media haters

    … cove was torn down. I am guessing it probably took four or five months to build that house many years ago … maybe longer … but to my amazement, it was torn down in just two days. This big backhoe came in and just knocked it right down to rubble. I thought that this was an accurate analogy for life on the web. It’s always a lot faster tearing…

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  • Three ways to turn client email into new business value

    … writing sci-fi stories and selling them on Amazon. For the past three books, I’ve hired a Canadian editor who specializes in sci-fantasy editing. Our working relationship has been fruitful. She’s fast, effective, and knows the differences between firing modes on futuristic assault rifles. Double-whammo. But when I received the edits of my newest…

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  • Why the marketing world is one big selfie

    … will you help me win? Yes, marketing today truly is like participating in one big selfie. What would a marketing strategy look like if it reflected these conditions? Wouldn’t that be a good starting point? Discuss among yourselves. Mark Schaefer is the chief blogger for this site, executive director of Schaefer Marketing Solutions…

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  • A business case for diversity in digital transformation

    … By Kristian Strøbech, {grow} Community Member Earlier this year I launched an on-site course to teach a Danish news organization advanced research methods in social media. Little did I imagine the janitor would steal the show. Stumbling into unexpected goodness is such a treat! Our story begins when a regional Danish television broadcaster, TV…

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

    … people abusing technology to ruin their lives. Hence, it’s just like our social media world:) Below, I’ve revealed my top five lessons I’ve extracted from the hauntingly real dystopian hit series, spoiler free of course: Becoming technology’s tool In “The Entire History of You” episode, citizens wear their ‘smartphones’ as implants behind…

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  • The One Thing That’s Better Than Knowing Your Customers

    … and really understand what it’s like to buy from you. And don’t even get me started on listening to customers. I read at least one negative social post a day complaining about customer experience. Sprout Social’s 2016 Q3 Social Index states: 41% of people will unfollow a brand that doesn’t share relevant information. But most brands continue…

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  • The disconnect between social media popularity and business effectiveness

    … influence you really need to run a business.” Is that kind of influence sustainable? Can real personal influence be really built on content that is unsubstantiated by personal performance, authority, intellect, or experience? In my book Return On Influence,, Dr. Robert Cialdini (best-selling author of Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion) told me…

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  • A thought exercise on social media and critical thinking

    … might surprise you. Social media and critical thinking Here is a grand irony. In this modern day, we have the accumulated knowledge of the human race in the palm of our hand, and we use this device primarily to rant about politics or share cat pictures. Although we have the infinite opportunity to learn and consider opposing views, the level…

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  • Are you unknowingly supporting hate speech?

    … with that name. I don’t agree with everything he says and sometimes his humor offends me. But it’s his job to be provocative, entertaining and very political. Social media is simply another outlet for him. No one is forced to watch his show or follow his social media posts. He is an entertainer. And to a large extent, so is Donald Trump. I agree…

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  • How your personality aligns with social media content types

    …. Contact Mark to have him speak to your company event or conference soon. Illustration courtesy Flickr CC and Aaron Perkins Tags: content marketing, mark schaefer, psychology and social media, social media best practices Posted in Content distribution, Content Marketing, Most Popular, Pinterest, Psychology and social media, Slideshare presentations, Snapchat, Social Media best practices, Social Media Strategy, visual communication, Writing best practices | No Comments » All posts …

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  • The 3 factors behind Snapchat consumer behavior

    … correctly time after time: We focus entirely too much on our steel, concrete, and granite, when in reality, what we’re making has to be built on intimate knowledge of the water, i.e., people. And so, here we are, stressing over Snapchat like the rise of new social networks and tech is somehow a brand new thing in our world. After years…

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  • The new psychology of content consumption

    … Is the psychology of content consumption changing? That’s the central idea behind an amazing new discussion featured on The Marketing Companion podcast. Have you tried our free Internet radio program yet? You’ll have to hear this podcast to believe it — the first order of business is the introduction of the world’s first audio emojis…

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  • Too much of a good thing? The weird truth about social proof.

    … five-star reviews. But I bought the book and was pleasantly surprised that yes, it is a five-star book.” Isn’t that weird? The book had great reviews and he didn’t believe it? In fact, arguably the five-star reviews hurt my credibility. That, my friends, is the bizarre world of “social proof.” Sometimes too much of a good thing is, well … a bad…

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