A Social Strategy

Author: Mikolaj Jan Piskorski
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400850029
Format: PDF, ePub
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Almost no one had heard of social media a decade ago, but today websites such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn have more than 1 billion users and account for almost 25 percent of Internet use. Practically overnight, social media seems indispensable to our lives--from friendship and dating to news and business. What makes social media so different from traditional media? Answering that question is the key to making social media work for any business, argues Miko?aj Piskorski, one of the world's leading experts on the business of social media. In A Social Strategy, he provides the most convincing answer yet, one backed by original research, data, and case studies from companies such as Nike and American Express. Drawing on his analysis of proprietary data from social media sites, Piskorski argues that the secret of successful ones is that they allow people to fulfill social needs that either can’t be met offline or can be met only at much greater cost. This insight provides the key to how companies can leverage social platforms to create a sustainable competitive advantage. Companies need to help people interact with each other before they will promote products to their friends or help companies in other ways. Done right, a company’s social media should benefit customers and the firm. Piskorski calls this "a social strategy," and he describes how companies such as Yelp and Zynga have done it. Groundbreaking and important, A Social Strategy provides not only a story- and data-driven explanation for the explosion of social media but also an invaluable, concrete road map for any company that wants to tap the marketing potential of this remarkable phenomenon.

A Social Strategy

Author: Mikolaj Jan Piskorski
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780691169262
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Almost no one had heard of social media a decade ago, but today websites such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn have more than 1 billion users and account for almost 25 percent of Internet use. What makes social media so different from traditional media? Answering that question is the key to making social media work for any business, argues Miko?aj Piskorski, one of the world's leading experts on the business of social media. A Social Strategy draws on his analysis of proprietary data from social media sites, and provides not only a story- and data-driven explanation for the explosion of social media but also an invaluable, concrete road map for any company that wants to leverage social platforms to create a sustainable competitive advantage.

A Social Strategy

Author: Mikolaj Jan Piskorski
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780691153391
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Almost no one had heard of social media a decade ago, but today websites such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn have more than 1 billion users and account for almost 25 percent of Internet use. Practically overnight, social media seems indispensable to our lives--from friendship and dating to news and business. What makes social media so different from traditional media? Answering that question is the key to making social media work for any business, argues Miko?aj Piskorski, one of the world's leading experts on the business of social media. In A Social Strategy, he provides the most convincing answer yet, one backed by original research, data, and case studies from companies such as Nike and American Express. Drawing on his analysis of proprietary data from social media sites, Piskorski argues that the secret of successful ones is that they allow people to fulfill social needs that either can't be met offline or can be met only at much greater cost. This insight provides the key to how companies can leverage social platforms to create a sustainable competitive advantage. Companies need to help people interact with each other before they will promote products to their friends or help companies in other ways. Done right, a company's social media should benefit customers and the firm. Piskorski calls this "a social strategy," and he describes how companies such as Yelp and Zynga have done it. Groundbreaking and important, A Social Strategy provides not only a story- and data-driven explanation for the explosion of social media but also an invaluable, concrete road map for any company that wants to tap the marketing potential of this remarkable phenomenon.

The Social Media Bible

Author: Lon Safko
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118283457
Format: PDF, ePub
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The go-to guide to social media skills, now in an updated and revised Third Edition The Social Media Bible is comprehensive 700-plus page social media resource that will teach corporate, small business, and non-profit marketers strategies for using social media to reach their desired audiences with power messages and efficiency. This newly revised 3rd edition addresses technology updates to the iPad, apps, Foursquare, and other geotargeted networks. New case studies and company profiles provide practical examples of how businesses have successfully implemented these strategies, using the newest social media marketing tools. Updates and changes to Google's search engine algorithms More information on plug-ins, widgets, apps, and integration Updates on Twitter and Yammer and new information on Google+ The latest in mobile marketing Master the latest social media tools and deliver powerful messaging in the most effective way possible with The Social Media Bible.

Social Media Marketing

Author: Liana Evans
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780768694918
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Profit Big from Social Media: Strategies and Solutions That Work! Using new social media marketing techniques, you can deepen relationships with your most passionate, profitable customers—and create more of them than ever before! In this 100% practical book, world-renowned expert Li Evans shows exactly how to make the most of social media—in any company, in any industry. You’ll discover exactly how to customize your best social networking strategy…then staff it, organize it, manage its risks, and execute it successfully! Evans shows how to understand your audience, enter the conversation, build trust, protect your brand, integrate social media into existing marketing programs, measure your results…and profit big from today’s hottest new social media sites and platforms! Topics include Make the most of Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, Flickr, and more Define goals and customize strategy to maximize Return on Conversation (ROC) Understand the whole conversation about you and all the communities you serve Manage legal, compliance, and ethical challenges Plan social media policies for your company’s employees Extend customer service into social media Maintain consistent branding and messaging Complement your SEO, PPC, offline marketing, and PR efforts Learn how to integrate traditional marketing tactics (TV, radio, print) with your social media marketing strategy

The Truth about Profiting from Social Networking

Author: Patrice-Anne Rutledge
Publisher: FT Press
ISBN: 0789737884
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Examining the popularity of social networking, this title offers advice on making the most of online connections, social networking strategies, tips for guarding privacy, and a look at the future of social networking, all written in a practical, user-friendly style.

Social Media for Social Good A How to Guide for Nonprofits

Author: Heather Mansfield
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071770992
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Maximize every donation dollar using social-media marketing best practices With Social Media for Social Good, you have everything you need to get your organization online at all levels: Web 1.0: Websites, e-newsletters, and “Donate Now” buttons; Web 2.0: Blogging and social networking sites; and Web 3.0: The Mobile Web, texting, and smartphone Apps. Learn how to access free and inexpensive marketing tools, market via email, use Twitter and Facebook, raise money from new donors, understand the legalities involved in being online, establish privacy settings, and track ROI. Heather Mansfield owns DIOSA Communications. She has served as Nonprofit Community Manager for Change.org, was named a Fundraising Star of the Year by Fundraising Success Magazine, and serves on the board for the Latin America Working Group.

Maximize Your Social

Author: Neal Schaffer
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118756681
Format: PDF, ePub
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Create and maintain a successful social media strategy for your business Today, a large number of companies still don't have a strategic approach to social media. Others fail to calculate how effective they are at social media, one of the critical components of implementing any social media strategy. When companies start spending time and money on their social media efforts, they need to create an internal plan that everyone can understand. Maximize Your Social offers a clear vision of what businesses need to do to create—and execute upon—their social media for business road map. Explains the evolution of social media and the absolute necessity for creating a social media strategy Outlines preparation for, mechanics of, and maintenance of a successful social media strategy Author Neal Schaffer was named a Forbes Top 30 Social Media Power Influencer, is the creator of the AdAge Top 100 Global Marketing Blog, Windmill Networking, and a global social media speaker Maximize Your Social will guide you to mastery of social media marketing strategies, saving you from spending a chunk of your budget on a social media consultant. Follow Neal Schaffer's advice, and you'll be able to do it yourself—and do it right.

101 Social Media Tactics for Nonprofits

Author: Melanie Mathos
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118218892
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The ultimate social media field guide for nonprofits—with 101 ways to engage supporters, share your mission, and inspire action using the social web 101 Social Media Tactics for Nonprofits features 101 actionable tactics that nonprofits can start using today, and most of the featured resources are free. Broken down into five key areas, this unique guide explains the steps and tools needed to implement each tactic, and provides many real-life examples of how nonprofits are using the tactics. With this book as your guide, you'll learn how leading nonprofit professionals around the world are leveraging social media to engage constituents, communicate their cause, and deliver on their mission. Presents immediately useful ideas for relevant impact on your organization's social presence so you can engage with supporters in new and inventive ways Features 101 beginner to intermediate-level tactics with real-life examples Offers a workable format to help nonprofits discover new ways of deploying their strategy Includes nonprofit social media influencers from leading nonprofits around the world including National Wildlife Federation, March of Dimes, and The Humane Society Nonprofits know they need to start engaging with supporters through social media channels. This field guide to social media tactics for nonprofits will feature 101 beginner to intermediate-level tactics with real-life examples to help nonprofits discover new ways of deploying their strategy and meeting their social media objectives.

Social IMC

Author: Randy Hlavac
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 1495203662
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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There are many books out there on the theories behind the use of social media and mobile applications in marketing—but this is not one of them. Social IMC does not present broad theories; it provides strategies based on proven business models that have produced real-world results. Each strategy has been taught, tested, and developed by the author himself, and all are thoroughly explained in an easy-to-follow format that includes references to exemplary businesses from around the world. By the time you are done reading this book, you will be able to identify which strategy is best to use for each of your company’s high-value markets, and you will know what steps you need to take to successfully design, develop, deploy—and maintain—your own business’s social and mobile approach. A “how-to” guide for using social and mobile technologies to propel business profit and growth, Social IMC is sure to appeal to business executives and entrepreneurs worldwide, as well as to other types of organizational leaders. The strategies discussed in the text have been proven effective in a wide variety of models, including both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations and companies targeting businesses or consumers on international, national, local, and hyper-local scales.