Psychology And Social Media

    • Why the marketing world is one big selfie

      By Mark Schaefer I had lunch with a friend the other day and we were observing a bunch of young people taking selfies. “You know,” he said, “the marketing world is just one big selfie.” So this became a discussion topic and perhaps it’s true. Here is what we would learn if we looked at the current marketing culture through the psychology of a selfie: It’s all about me. I want to be cool.

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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”

    … 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

    … 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

    …. 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

    … 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?

    … 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

    … type. A few data points to illustrate my theory: I marvel at the people creating fun and effective content on Snapchat. To truly stand out in 10-second content chunks, you have to be part news anchor, part comedian. In an excellent post about the human factors behind Snapchat Jay Acunzo argues that the best content is goofy and random. When people…

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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

    … because of their generosity. Many thanks to our friend Scott Monty for the awesome show intro. Be sure to check out his amazing newsletter The Full Monty, the best weekly curation of digital news. BuzzSumo is the world’s best way to discover, analyze and amplify your content. Run over to BuzzSumo today for a 14 day free trial. Beyond data, BuzzSumo…

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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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  • 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

    … By Mars Dorian, {grow} Contributing Columnist As I was laying in my hospital bed with dozens of cables attached to my weakened body, I pondered my future (digital) life. Yeah, it sounds like a cheesy sentence from a soapy beach novel or Hollywood flick, but once you’re dealing with big health issues, it’s amazing how your outlook can change…

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

    … success. In this discussion you’ll learn: How refrigerator magnets provided the clues to an entirely new business model Social media’s new role in marketing discovery. Why Facebook is the new “bedroom wall.” How your social media “discontinuity” provides clues into how you are trying to fool people. Brand-building works when we find…

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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 became as clear to me as a lighted runway.

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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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