10 Keys To Being A Thought Leader Across Social Media

Startup Professionals Musings

If your business is to be a thought leader in the social media world, you need a system of grading how much influence you have online, much like the original Klout score, as explained in the classic book on this subject, “ Klout Matters ,” by Gina Carr and Terry Brock.

Social Media, the Customer Service Spectator, or Superstar?

Eric Greenspan

Using social media to increase your company’s touch and reach with each of your customers may be the most important reason to jump in to this game changing strategy. Customer: I absolutely love doing business with Make It Work, but why are you late sometimes?

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6 Ways The Business Social Media Players Are Changing

Startup Professionals Musings

Isn’t it frustrating to think you finally understand something in business, like marketing with social media, only to realize that the landscape changed while you were looking at other priorities? In a classic book on social media by Jim Tobin, “ Earn It.

7 Keys To Using Social Media to Kickstart Your Brand

Startup Professionals Musings

They don’t realize that they are missing out on a great opportunity for “free” promotion, as well as taking a great risk by not listening to what customers are saying, and not monitoring or responding to undeserved challenges to their reputation. brand building kickstart social media

7 Steps To A Winning Social Media Marketing Campaign

Startup Professionals Musings

Image via Pixabay Most startups, and many big businesses, still don’t have a clue on how to use social media productively for marketing their business. Social Marketology ,” outlined the best set of steps I have seen so far for this current world: Focus on desired outcomes first.

6 Keys To The Best Social Media Platform For Business

Startup Professionals Musings

An all-too-common question I get from startups and small businesses is “Which is the right social media platform for my business?” If you are in the 30 percent of all small businesses who still ignore social media, you need to read the book by Dave Carroll, “ United Breaks Guitars.”

9 Strategies For Maximizing Your Social Media Impact

Startup Professionals Musings

If you are an entrepreneur these days, or trying to grow an existing business, everyone is telling you that you need to use social media. Social media is the realm of public opinion and customer conversations. Measure customer response and action.

Have you set your social media listening posts?

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There is so much information being shot at us daily via social media streams that we should monitor and control that which pertains to our business – and do so with some level of expertise.

Build Social Media Into the Customer Experience

Startup Professionals Musings

As I visit the websites of many startups, as well as more mature businesses, I still too often see a “contact” page offering nothing but a sterile form for customers to submit, never to be heard from again. Before social networking, an unhappy customer might tell three people.

7 Tips On Maximizing Social Media Returns At Low Cost

Startup Professionals Musings

If you are an entrepreneur today, and not using social media to promote your business, you are missing out on a huge opportunity. One of the classics, “ How to Make Money with Social Media ” by Jamie Turner and Reshma Shah, Ph.D.,

6 Insights On Social Media Trends You Need To Know

Startup Professionals Musings

Isn’t it frustrating to think you finally understand something in business, like marketing with social media, only to realize that the landscape changed while you were looking at other priorities? In a classic book on social media by Jim Tobin, “ Earn It.

Using Social Media To Deal With Customer Trolls

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You operate your business from a small boat in the remote waters of northern Fiji and your customers are spread across the globe, residing in the US, Europe and Asia. How can you protect your company''s reputation when a rouge customer unjustly flames your startup?

How to Make a Real Social Media Customer Connection

Startup Professionals Musings

As I visit the websites of many startups, as well as more mature businesses, I still too often see a “contact” page offering nothing but a sterile form for customers to submit, never to be heard from again. Before social networking, an unhappy customer might tell three people.

7 Keys To Hard Hitting Social Media Use For Business

Startup Professionals Musings

If you are an entrepreneur today, and not using social media to promote your business, you are missing out on a huge opportunity. In a classic one I read a while back, “ How to Make Money with Social Media ” by Jamie Turner and Reshma Shah, Ph.D.,

Social Media Marketing Should Not Be Used Alone Today

Startup Professionals Musings

Entrepreneurs and startups often ask if they should select only social media for marketing, or stick with digital media, or just count on traditional media. Social media as a marketing tool is here to stay, and is now widely accepted.

5 Tips For Startups To Win With Social Media

Startup Professionals Musings

Social media is so pervasive in today’s world that every entrepreneur believes instinctively that they know how to use it for their startup. When it comes to social media for your business, expect a high learning curve, but rest assured it’s not rocket science.

Fan Appz Launch Social Media Marketing Product

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Los Angeles-based Fan Appz , which is headed by Jon Siegal, said today that it has launched a new social media marketing product. The firm said its Personalized Marketing Platform is aimed at brand, to help them turn their fans into customers. Fan Appz said it differs from other, social media marketing products because it is focused on helping brands close a sale. fanappz appz social media marketing software service

7 Keys to Positive Results Utilizing Social Media

Startup Professionals Musings

Most startups, and many big businesses, still don’t have a clue on how to use social media productively for marketing their business. Social Marketology ,” outlined the best set of steps I have seen so far for the new world: Focus on desired outcomes first.

Every Startup Needs Six Social Media Initiatives

Startup Professionals Musings

An all-too-common question I get from startups and small businesses is “Which is the right social media platform for my business?” If you are in the realm of the 47% of small businesses who still ignore social media, you need to read the book by Dave Carroll, “ United Breaks Guitars.”

9 Keys To Measuring Your Social Media Campaign ROI

Startup Professionals Musings

If you are an entrepreneur these days, or trying to grow an existing business, everyone is telling you that you need to use social media. Social media is the realm of public opinion and customer conversations. Measure customer response and action.

The Social Media Rules of Engagement

Eric Greenspan

So often I find myself coaching others on how they behave on social networks. About me: I’m a dad, a social research marketer, customer service champion, closet chef, TEDster. I began my career at IBM and over the past 20 years have built several companies from the “third bedroom” that all have one thing in common: “mind blowing customer service!” The post The Social Media Rules of Engagement appeared first on Eric Greenspan.

6 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Win More With Social Media

Startup Professionals Musings

An all-too-common question I get from startups and small businesses is “Which is the right social media platform for my business?” If you are in the half of all small businesses who still ignore social media, you need to read the book by Dave Carroll, “ United Breaks Guitars.”

Entrepreneurs Must Measure ROI On Social Media

Startup Professionals Musings

If you are an entrepreneur today, and not using social media to promote your business, you are missing out on a huge opportunity. One I read a while back, “ How to Make Money with Social Media ” by Jamie Turner and Reshma Shah, Ph.D.,

BackAtYou.com Takes On Social Media Marketing

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Los Angeles-based BackAtYou.com , a new startup headed by former SodaHead.com founder Michael Glazer, launched itself Wednesday, saying it is providing a self-service platform to help business owners and marketers to create, launch, and analyze social media marketing campaigns and promotions. The startup said its technology at engaging and growing a customer base for companies, after an initial "Like" or "Follow".

Is Your Use Of Social Media For Marketing Working?

Startup Professionals Musings

Isn’t it frustrating to think you finally understand something in business, like marketing with social media, only to realize that the landscape changed while you were looking at other priorities? In a recent book on social media by Jim Tobin, “ Earn It.

Fan Appz Launches Social Media Marketing Product

socalTECH

Los Angeles-based Fan Appz , which is headed by Jon Siegal, said today that it has launched a new social media marketing product. The firm said its Personalized Marketing Platform is aimed at brand, to help them turn their fans into customers. Fan Appz said it differs from other, social media marketing products because it is focused on helping brands close a sale. service software marketing media social appz fanappz

Social Media

SoCal Tech Calendar

Thursday, August 5, 2010 -- Social Media. e've all heard about the power of Social Media. Times are changing and brands need to communicate with their customers in a different way. This is going to be a great event and will provide you with a solid foundation to begin your Social Media efforts. What is it? What can it do for me or my business? How in the world am I supposed to keep up with the changes?

Don’t Limit Your Startup Marketing To Social Media

Startup Professionals Musings

Entrepreneurs and startups often ask if they should use social media for marketing, digital media, or traditional media. The place to start today is if your company only uses traditional media for marketing, or no marketing. Focus first on the social media trinity.

7 Steps to Productive Business Use of Social Media

Startup Professionals Musings

Most startups, and many big businesses, still don’t have a clue on how to use social media productively for marketing their business. Obviously, the platforms and how you use social media would be different for lead generation versus service and support.

How To Begin Using Social Media In Your Business

Startup Professionals Musings

When my friend’s small business was struggling a while back, I suggested he add some social media marketing initiatives, and his answer was that he was “too busy.” Currently, social media is the least used of all customer interaction methods.

The Old Ways Of Social Media Marketing Are Broken

Startup Professionals Musings

Isn’t it frustrating to think you understand something new in business, like marketing with social media, only to realize that the landscape changed while you were looking at other priorities? Where are the young social media users going?

9 Steps to Entrepreneur Real Social Media Results

Startup Professionals Musings

If you are an entrepreneur these days, or trying to grow an existing business, everyone is telling you that you need to use social media. Social media is the realm of public opinion and customer conversations. Measure customer response and action.

Enplug: Bringing Social Media To A Display Near You

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How about if you could make those displays interactive and social? Culver City-based Enplug (www.enplug.com) is looking to change those one way digital displays into social, interactive content. media social advertising open software display entrepreneur startup interview nanxi

Too Many Small Businesses Still Ignore Social Media

Startup Professionals Musings

When my friend’s small business was struggling a while back, I suggested he add some social media marketing initiatives, and his answer was that he was “too busy.” Develop a marketing strategy specific to this media. Start social networking with peers.

ShowUhow Links To Social Media Sites

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San Diego-based ShowUhow , which develops video-based sales and product information for online retailers and manufacturers, said today that it has added a suite of social media integration features for the firm's offering. ShowUhow both provides software, as well as production services, to manufacturers and retailers looking to help customers learn more about their products, both in pre-sales and after purchase.

Social Media ?? Beyond Targeted Ads

SoCal Tech Calendar

Tuesday, March 27, 2012 -- Social Media  Beyond Targeted Ads. More and more, companies feel the need to adopt a Social Media strategy. However, they dont know where to start, what their customers expect, what they can do with the data they collect, and most importantly, how all of the effort will increase their ROI. During this evening, youll learn how Social Media can enhance your companys Customer Experience.

Too Busy for Social Media Marketing Could Be Fatal

Startup Professionals Musings

I suggested that he add some social network marketing initiatives, and his answer was he is “too busy.” It seems to me that there is abundant proof in the marketplace of the financial returns to both large and small businesses, the low cost of entry, and the ubiquity of social networks.

Social Media Marketing

SoCal Tech Calendar

Tuesday, February 16, 2010 -- Social Media Marketing. Having a comprehensive Social Marketing plan is crucial nowadays to keep up with your customers. Whether you are monitoring your brand, driving traffic to your site, providing customer support, or selling a product, Social Marketing is an absolute must. AccessEN.

Startups Must Balance Social Media Costs vs Value

Startup Professionals Musings

If you are an entrepreneur today, and not using social media to promote your business, you are missing out on a huge opportunity. One I read a while back, “ How to Make Money with Social Media ” by Jamie Turner and Reshma Shah, Ph.D.,

Startups Should Avoid These Social Media Mistakes

Startup Professionals Musings

If your startup can’t be bothered with social media, or has no plan to take advantage of it, then you are definitely at risk these days. They also identify clearly the five key social media mistakes that business often make, along the following lines: Diving in without a strategic plan.

Define Startup Social Media Goals and Metrics Early

Startup Professionals Musings

If you are an entrepreneur these days, or trying to grow an existing business, everyone is telling you that you need to use social media. Social media is the realm of public opinion and customer conversations. Measure customer response and action.

Social Media Accounts are Intellectual Property

Startup Professionals Musings

Significant differences will confuse your customers, and open the door to imitators and scam artists. Social media accounts. Immediately go to relevant social media sites and grab the same name, even if you never plan to use the accounts.

Evolver Launches New Avatar Tool For Social Media Sites

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Aliso Viejo-based Evolver , the online avatar software site developed by Darwin Dimensions, said Thursday that it has launched a new web site that allows end users to create avatars for social media sites like Facebook and MySpace. According to Darwin Dimensions, the new site, Avatara.com , allows social media enthusiasts to easily create and upload customized, animated avatars for their social media accounts.