Psychology And Social Media

    • 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 2 Nord, booked me for a series of workshops.

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

    … mentioned above. Yeah, knowing your customers is fantastic (and needed!). But knowing how they behave, well that’s the sweet spot. How Do Your Customers Behave? If you’ll recall, my journey with Mark and the {grow} blog started with a post about psychographics. Psychographics are thoughts, opinions, feelings, and behaviors. And behavior implies, “I…

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  • The disconnect between social media popularity and business effectiveness

    …. Stay centered. Do great work. Be kind to people and help them. Sure, some people fake it, but today anybody, anywhere can also build real influence on the web. And that is such a powerful and amazing opportunity. Mark Schaefer is the chief blogger for this site, executive director of Schaefer Marketing Solutions, and the author of several best…

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  • A thought exercise on social media and critical thinking

    …, a developmental psychologist, found that any screen-based technology we use, including video games, will certainly enhance our visual-spatial skills, but only at the expense of developing other mental abilities, including critical thinking, knowledge acquisition, and imagination. She said the rapid-fire reward of video games and text messaging…

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  • Are you unknowingly supporting hate speech?

    … By Mark W. Schaefer Are we surrounded by so much hate speech that we are immune to it? Do we even recognize hate speech when we see it any more? Why do we glorify hate as cool and entertaining? Here’s the Twitter post that made me wonder about this … I posted this to Facebook suggesting that this commentary crossed a line. Forget about…

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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

    … Twitter, but luckily for you, we don’t need to immediately drown in the onslaught of information about “Snapchat for marketing.” By thinking instead “Snapchat for humans,” we’ll benefit from the equivalent of social media floaties on our arms — something so simple yet so crucial to our ability to navigate these waters. #1 – A feed built for actual…

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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.

    … the ego, but the truth about social proof is that they’re nothing to lose sleep over—and can actually help your sales. Illustration courtesy of Flickr CC and Jurgen Appelo The post Too much of a good thing? The weird truth about social proof. appeared first on Schaefer Marketing Solutions: We Help Businesses {grow}. Related Stories A lesson in the remarkable marketing power of reciprocity An expanded view of influence marketing measurement The seedy underbelly of advocate marketing …

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  • Pulling our pants down: Personal branding with Chris Brogan

    … Yes, that is a weird headline and you’re just going to have to go with the flow here for moment to understand it! How do you stand out in a world of overwhelming information density? I’m convinced that branding — and specifically personal branding — is more important than ever. There is no one on the web better prepared to talk about this fact…

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  • 3 Social media lessons I learned from my painful hospital stay

    …, if you’re willing to learn. After days of complaining about my situation, my lack of web access and the inability to work, I put on my learning cap and tried to extract value from my painful stay. Below, I want to reveal the three major social media lessons I have learned from my hospital stay. 1) Ditch the digital debates This was Mad Mars from…

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  • Why brand building depends on the imbalances in people’s lives

    … Facebook page. Why boredom is the world’s greatest source of creativity Why personal “transformation” is the single-biggest opportunity for brands today The connection between Big Data and Small Data. Three things you can do today to begin learning about the emotional DNA of your customers. If you can’t see this video in your browser, click…

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  • How to achieve flow when you create content

    … Have you ever achieved “flow?” When I was writing my book The Content Code, it happened to me. It was something weird and wonderful: The fact that I was covering an entirely new subject presented a significant intellectual challenge. I knew this book could be my best work. After months of reading and research, the path for the book suddenly…

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  • A lesson in the remarkable marketing power of reciprocity

    … Rod Swanson, the owner of Colonel Mustard’s shop in Highlands, NC demonstrates the results of the power of reciprocity as he packs up my purchases. In my book Return On Influence, I do a deep dive on the changing nature of power on the web. The old ways of accumulating influence through connections, wealth, and a position on an organizational…

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  • Sponsored content and the economics of trust

    … For more than two decades, I have read The Harvard Business Review. It has attracted some of the greatest business writers in history. Many articles from this venerable publication have produced classic ideas that are standard reading in university classes. In 2015, I achieved a long-time personal goal by becoming a contributor…

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