Social Media Best Practices

    • Content shock re-visited, the content marketing myths and realities

      By Mark Schaefer For the past few years I’ve been a contributor to The Harvard Business Review. I submit my very best article once a quarter or so, an editor reviews it, she suggests some minor modifications, and then it would be published. Last week, I received a note from my editor that stabbed me in the heart: Mark, this is an excellent article.

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  • Finding the right “authenticity level” for your brand

    …. The Marketing Companion podcast is among the top business podcasts in the world. Contact Mark to have him speak to your company event or conference soon. Illustration courtesy Flickr CC and JD Hancock The post Finding the right “authenticity level” for your brand appeared first on Schaefer Marketing Solutions: We Help Businesses {grow}. …

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  • What it’s like to be hugged by a brand. Literally.

    … By Mark Schaefer Last week I was hugged by a brand. I’m serious — a literal, physical hug. I’ll tell you more about this unexpected embrace, but before I do, I need to explain why this gesture was so important to me, and why it should be important to you, too. P2P Since the first edition of The Tao of Twitter (2011), I’ve been writing…

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  • Three Types of Goals and KPIs Needed for Social Media Analytics

    … By Brooke B. Sellas, {grow} Contributing Columnist Good social media analytics are needed for businesses to understand the social consumer. But which goals and key performance indicators (KPIs) are most needed? And why? Companies looking to garner better social media results need to start with those two questions — and from my experience…

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  • 7 Tips for Making Your Brand More “Likeable” on Social Media

    … For most brands and marketers, social media is an important and necessary component of their overall digital marketing strategy. Not only does social media help build brand awareness, but it also provides a conversational space for brands to engage their audience outside of their company website or brick and mortar stores or offices. But let’s…

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  • Why we create crap content: We’re afraid

    …. Afraid of standing out. Afraid of rocking the boat. Afraid being criticized. Afraid of not fitting in. Afraid of being a loose cannon. The social media/ content world is one of immense pressure for conformity because we want to fit in so we are invited to speak at an industry conference. Because we want to make a “list,” or gain a mention…

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

    …, or at least HR professionals who think like marketers. The competition for the bet talent is fast and furious and, in many cases, that battleground is the social web. Here are some ways a marketing mindset can lead to HR transformation. 1. Talent competition Today there is intense competition for the very best talent. When a high-potential employee checks…

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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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  • Four marketing mega trends nobody’s talking about

    … By Mark Schaefer This is the time of year people post their prognostications for the next year. The predictions will be … predictable: More video! More Snapchat! More podcasts! Well, OK. It’s pretty easy to make a prediction based on what’s already happening. But there are less obvious tectonic forces rumbling through our marketplace. Here’s…

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  • Social media marketing lessons from my grandfather, the plumber

    … By Mark Schaefer “Social media marketing changes everything.” I’ve heard that a lot … but is it really true? When I think about it, the fundamentals of marketing really have not changed that much. In fact, I could argue that they haven’t changed in hundreds of years. Here’s a marketing lesson from my grandfather, a man who never took…

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  • 8 Strategies to stand out when you’re late to the content marketing game

    …. But what if you’re on the losing end of the stick? What if you’re in a situation where your competitors have already loaded the web with content that dominates the search results? Personally, I am facing this problem all the time now when I consult with companies. If they’re late to the content marketing game, they may feel paralyzed because…

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  • Why it’s a very good sign that people don’t read your content

    … By Mark W. Schaefer Over the past year, I have really enjoyed delighting audiences with tales from my book The Content Code. And my favorite story from my speech goes like this: When I started out as a blogger, I had no idea what I was doing. I was working so hard, and creating content that was pretty darn good. And yet, nobody was reading my…

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  • A reasonable guide to reddit for marketers

    … comments as useful feedback. Have you used reddit for marketing before? I’d love to hear about your experiences. Please feel free to leave a comment below. Kiki Schirr is a freelance marketer. She is also working on a lifestyle magazine for women in technology called Valley Girl — she would love for you to check it out! Kiki is also the author…

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

    … of The Marketing Companion podcast. Illustration courtesy Married to the Sea. Tags: content marketing, research, tom webster Posted in Content distribution, Content Marketing, Content Shock, economics of social media, Infographics, Marketing best practices, research, Social Media best practices, Social Media Strategy | No Comments » All posts …

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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

    …. And they have shifted, to the tune of 150 million daily active users on Snapchat — larger than Twitter. Think about that: As of today, right now, more people will use Snapchat than the social network we so often cite in marketing right behind Facebook. But do we proceed calmly as one does when one is prepared? Nope! Some of us launch into our best Chicken…

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