A Social Strategy

Author: Mikolaj Jan Piskorski
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780691169262
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. 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: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400850029
Format: PDF, 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. 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: 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.

101 Social Media Tactics for Nonprofits

Author: Melanie Mathos
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118218892
Format: PDF
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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 Media for Social Good A How to Guide for Nonprofits

Author: Heather Mansfield
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071770992
Format: PDF
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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.

How to Make Money with Social Media

Author: Jamie Turner
Publisher: FT Press
ISBN: 0133888436
Format: PDF
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Set up, launch, and run your winning social/mobile media campaign! This guide is packed with actionable tools, techniques, and tips you can really use – all fully revamped for today's newest platforms and opportunities. Authors Jamie Turner and Reshma Shah have unsurpassed experience using social and mobile media to solve complex and difficult marketing challenges. Their How to Make Money with Social Media, Second Edition reads just like the conversation you'd want to have with them over coffee: it's friendly, upbeat, based on hard-won experience about what does (and doesn't) work, and focused on exactly what you need to know. Step by step, Turner and Shah show you how to: Define the right goals, strategies, and tactics – and then successfully execute on your plan Integrate social and mobile marketing with your other marketing programs, so you can gain more value from all of them Make the most of your resources, no matter how limited they are Leverage YouTube, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and newer platforms Measure brand sentiment, engagement, ROI, and more – and learn the right lessons from your metrics Avoid crucial pitfalls that other companies are currently encountering Every chapter includes easy-to-use tips in handy callouts and sidebars, concluding with Action Steps that answer today's #1 social/mobile marketing question: "What should I do next?" Whether you're a marketer, entrepreneur, sales leader, or student, if you want to profit from social or mobile marketing, start right here.

Social ECommerce

Author: Stephan Spencer
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1449366988
Format: PDF
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Want to make money online? Then ignore social media at your own risk. Social media is vital if you want to your business to thrive, and though you can’t control the conversations, you can influence them. This book will teach you how. If mismanaged, social media can create more noise than signal. It can be a time and energy suck—for you and your audience. Or worse still, it can become an echo chamber for negative PR. If done well, guerrilla social media marketing can help you persuade, command attention, establish dialogue, differentiate yourself, capture new markets, and outmaneuver the competition—all on a shoestring budget. Whether you’re selling digital goods and services, physical goods, or local services, this book has the answers. Strategize and optimize your social presence in ways you didn’t know were possible Drive more clicks and sales with better-performing Facebook ads Develop remarkable content with viral potential Manage your online reputation, instead of letting it manage you Integrate social media into your SEO strategy, and vice versa Leverage online influencers to promote your brand, and become an influencer yourself

Profitable Social Media Marketing

Author: Tim Kitchen
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781519611925
Format: PDF, Mobi
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***THE #1 DIGITAL MARKETING BESTSELLER NOW UPDATED - INCLUDES IN-DEPTH INSTRUCTIONS FOR FACEBOOK & INSTAGRAM ADVERTISING*** Please Note: This Book Comes With Lifetime Email Updates And A Free Expert Review Of Your Website And Marketing With A Personalised Strategic Plan To Increase Your Business Visibility. Social Media offers businesses an unprecedented opportunity to listen, join and shape conversations between prospects and customers, free of charge. We are in an era where entire businesses are built on Instagram; kids in their bedrooms are racking up tens of millions of YouTube views; bloggers are becoming millionaires from their kitchen tables, and businesses are getting more attention from a viral video than a Super Bowl ad. But in a space that moves so fast, how can businesses keep up - let alone compete? And how do you make sure that your activity is profitable? Whether it's building a targeted fanbase, selling more of your products & services or serving customers, every piece of your social media marketing campaign should be making you money. Combining the 'holy grail' marketing principles from some of history's most successful marketers with the very latest social media strategies gives savvy businesses of all size a chance to 'do' social media in an entirely new way. Gone are the days of fumbling around in the dark. The new era is about testing, measuring and profit. From the psychological triggers that make us buy; employing social proof to stand out; using (and faking) controversy to sell more or just simply demonstrating your true competitive advantage, profitable social media marketing is here. As Head Ninja at Exposure Ninja, Tim Cameron-Kitchen has personally worked with hundreds of businesses of all shapes and sizes, and seen first hand how doing the right things on social media can transform a business. Yvonne Ivanescu came to Exposure Ninja from one of the world's highest profile marketing agencies, and brought her brand experience to help business on the front line. This book is the distillation of everything that makes a profitable campaign, laid out in step-by-step instructions for you to follow and apply to your own business - whatever your size or market. So whether you're a local plumber looking to pick up leads from Twitter, or an independent e-commerce site wanting the attention of influential bloggers, the strategies and profitable shortcuts for entrepreneur-run businesses in this book will give you a chance to compete in competitive markets where time and budget is of the essence.