The only guide devoted exclusively to social media metrics Whether you are selling online, through a direct sales force, or via distribution channels, what customers are saying about you online is now more important than your advertising. Social media is no longer a curiosity on the horizon but a significant part of your marketing mix. While other books explain why social media is critical and how to go about participating, Social Media Metrics focuses on measuring the success of your social media marketing efforts. Success metrics in business are based on business goals where fame does not always equate to fortune. Read this book to determine: Why striving for more Twitter followers or Facebook friends than the competition is a failing strategy How to leverage the time and effort you invest in social media How to convince those who are afraid of new things that social media is a valuable business tool and not just a toy for the overly-wired Knowing what works and what doesn't is terrific, but only in a constant and unchanging world. Social Media Metrics is loaded with specific examples of specific metrics you can use to guide your social media marketing efforts as new means of communication.
Introduce your business to the world with this essential guide to social media marketing Marketing with Social Media: 10 Easy Steps to success for Business is your step-by-step guide to using Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest and YouTube to promote your business. In 10 quick and easy steps, you'll learn how to use social media effectively, establish a simple marketing plan and measure the results of your efforts. You'll learn the basics of building profile pages, and how to create appropriate content that can be accessed by thousands of potential customers. This new edition is packed full of tips, traps to avoid and social media success stories, plus information on the newer platforms including Vine and Instagram. Social media is a low-cost marketing strategy that can be a huge bonus to small businesses. With the right technique, you can get to know your customers better, and expand your networks without breaking the bank, all while retaining full control over your message. Marketing with Social Media shows you how best to shape your social media strategy to suit your particular business, with practical advice and expert insight into the components of a successful campaign. You'll learn to: Create a profitable social media strategy for your business Exploit each platform to reap the highest returns Master the basics of each platform, and optimise your content Shape your reputation and promote your social media efforts Early success is important to the longevity of a resource-poor company's campaign. When done correctly, social media can propel a small business into unprecedented profitability, whereas misguided or half-hearted attempts result in wasted time. For small business owners seeking increased exposure without increased expenses, Marketing with Social Media is a roadmap to online social media campaigns.
The bestselling social media marketing book Marketing your business through social media isn't an option these days—it's absolutely imperative. In this new edition of the bestselling Social Media Marketing All-in-One For Dummies, you'll get comprehensive, expert guidance on how to use the latest social media platforms to promote your business, reach customers, and thrive in the global marketplace. Social media continues to evolve at breakneck speed, and with the help of this guide, you'll discover how to devise and maintain a successful social media strategy, use the latest tactics for reaching your customers, and utilize data to make adjustments to future campaigns and activities. Plus, you'll find out how to apply the marketing savvy you already have to the social media your prospects are using, helping you to reach—and keep—more customers, make more sales, and boost your bottom line. Includes the latest changes to Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, YouTube, and more Offers tips for engaging your community and measuring your efforts Explains how to blend social media with your other online and offline marketing efforts Shows you how to leverage data to learn more about your community Don't get left behind! Let this book help you get the most from every minute and dollar you spend on marketing.
The fast and easy way to get the most of out social media marketing Sharing the wisdom of social media voices Shiv Singh and Stephanie Diamond on the latest approaches to social media marketing, Social Media Marketing For Dummies presents the essence of planning, launching, managing, and assessing a social media marketing campaign. In an easy-to-read style that is perfect for time-pressed marketers, this essential guide covers all the newest and time-tested trends in social media, including reaching your audience via mainstream platforms; getting social with existing web properties like a company site, blog, mobile tools, and advertising; making the most of Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, and others; launching a campaign and developing a voice; reaching your audience on key and niche platforms, and embracing influencers; and much more. Social media marketing is a highly-effective way to make a big bang without spending big bucks—and it's an easy, way to enlarge your audience, reach your customers, and build your business. With the indispensable tools in this new edition of Social Media Marketing For Dummies, you'll find everything you need to make the most of low-cost, timely online marketing strategies that resonate with consumers and make your brand and business viable in a saturated market. Gives you an overview of your social media marketing choices Covers giving social license to employees and metrics Provides the latest trends in social media marketing Includes tips on creating a social media marketing campaign, avoiding common mistakes, and key resources If you're a busy marketer, small business owner, or entrepreneur looking to reach new markets with social media marketing initiatives, this hands-on, friendly guide has you covered.
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.
Updated with 100 pages of new content, this edition is better than ever In the newest edition of his top-selling book, social media expert Dave Evans bypasses theory to provide you with practical, hands-on advice on developing, implementing, and measuring social media marketing campaigns. In what can be an overwhelming topic, he demystifies the jargon, dispels the myths, and helps you develop an effective, day-by-day plan. Revised and updated with more than 100 pages of new material on all the latest developments, Evans includes new and updated coverage on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+; the latest on listening and analytics platforms; how to incorporate mobile and location-based services like Foursquare and Gowalla into your plan; and more. Helps marketers, advertisers, and small business owners quickly develop effective, practical approaches to social media marketing campaigns Highlights the latest you should know about Facebook, Twitter, and Google+; as well as mobile- and location-based services such as Foursquare and Gowalla Shows you how to track and measure results and integrate that information into your overall marketing plan Features case studies, step-by-step instructions, and hands-on tutorials If you've been seeking ways to break down social media marketing into tasks you can handle and campaigns that deliver, this is the book you need.
Advance your B2B marketing plans with proven social media strategies Learn social media's specific application to B2B companies and how it can be leveraged to drive leads and revenue. B2B marketers are undervalued and under appreciated in many companies. Social media and online marketing provide the right mix of rich data and reduction in marketing expenses to help transform a marketer into a superstar. The B2B Social Media Book provides B2B marketers with actionable advice on leveraging blogging, LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and more, combined with key strategic imperatives that serve as the backbone of effective B2B social media strategies. This book serves as the definitive reference for B2B marketers looking to master social media and take their career to the next level. Describes a methodology for generating leads using social media Details how to create content offers that increase conversion rates and drive leads from social media Offers practical advice for incorporating mobile strategies into the marketing mix Provides a step-by-step process for measuring the return on investment of B2B social media strategies The B2B Social Media Book will help readers establish a strong social media marketing strategy to generate more leads, become a marketing superstar in the eye of company leaders, and most importantly, contribute to business growth.
Face Facebook, link up with LinkedIn, and tweet with Twitter using this all-in-one guide! Marketing your business through social media isn't rocket science. Here's how to apply the marketing savvy you already have to the social media your prospects are using, helping you get and keep more customers, make more sales, and boost your bottom line. Find the business side – explore the variety of social media options and research where your target audience hangs out Collect your tools – discover ways to simplify posting in multiple locations and how to monitor activity Establish your presence – start a blog or podcast to build a following Follow and be followed – find the right people to follow on Twitter and get them to follow you Fan out – showcase your company with a customized Facebook business page Follow up – use analytics to assess the success of your social media campaign Open the book and find: Tips for finding your target market Important legal considerations Step-by-step guidance for setting up a campaign Lots of helpful technology tools Blogging and podcasting advice How to make Twitter pay off for your business Tools for analyzing your success in each medium When to move forward and when to pull back 8 books in 1 The Social Media Mix Cybersocial Tools Blogs, Podcasts, and Vlogs Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Other Social Media Marketing Sites Measuring Results; Building On Your Success
A concrete framework for engaging today's buyer and building relationships Social Selling Mastery provides a key resource for sales and marketing professionals seeking a better way to connect with today's customer. Author Jamie Shanks has personally built Social Selling solutions in nearly every industry, and in this book, he shows you how to capture the mindshare of business leadership and turn relationships into sales. The key is to reach the buyer where they're conducting due diligence—online. The challenge is then to strike the right balance, and be seen as a helpful resource that can guide the buyer toward their ideal solution. This book presents a concrete Social Selling curriculum that teaches you everything you need to know in order to leverage the new business environment into top sales figures. Beginning with the big picture and gradually honing the focus, you'll learn the techniques that will change your entire approach to the buyer. Social Selling is not social media marketing. It's a different approach, more one-to-one rather than one-to-many. It's these personal relationships that build revenue, and this book helps you master the methods today's business demands. Reach and engage customers online Provide value and insight into the buying process Learn more effective Social Selling tactics Develop the relationships that lead to sales Today's buyers are engaging sales professionals much later in the buying process, but 74 percent of deals go to the sales professional who was first to engage the buyer and provide helpful insight. The sales community has realized the need for change—top performers have already leveraged Social Selling as a means of engagement, but many more are stuck doing «random acts of social,» unsure of how to proceed. Social Selling Mastery provides a bridge across the skills gap, with essential guidance on selling to the modern buyer.
Put «engage» front and center in your social media marketing engagement strategies! When you focus on the engagement side of a social media marketing strategy, you'll build and grow relationships with followers and customers, craft content just for them, analyze how they're responding, and refocus and refresh your campaigns accordingly. This smart guide shows you how to do all that, and then some. From building trust to sparking conversation to using video and other tools, this creative book is a must read if you want to discover all that goes into the most important aspect of today's social marketing. Helps you build and foster social media relationships with potential customers, fans, followers, and current customers Shows you how to spark actions, reactions, or interactions–and make things happen Explores the fundamentals, especially for do-it-yourself small-business owners and marketers Covers building trust and credibility, creating connections, encouraging sharing, using social networks to engage, using email marketing or SEO to engage, and much more Social Media Engagement For Dummies will help you connect to followers, convert them to customers, turn them into evangelists for your company, and boost your bottom line!
Become a direct sales success story with this insider guide to making it big Direct Selling For Dummies is the perfect resource for anyone involved or interested in direct sales. Written by a 35-year veteran of this booming industry, this useful guide teaches you everything you need to know to achieve and maintain lasting success. You'll learn the insider tips that only the pros know, and how to structure your business, your time, and your customer relationships to optimize sales and achieve your goals. Compare party plans, multi-level marketing, and hybrid models to see where your talents fit best, and discover the most effective ways to promote your products and get people interested. You'll leverage social media as one of the most powerful tools in modern sales, and gain new ideas for recruiting, booking, and time management. With clear guidance and a fun, friendly style, this book gives you the strategies you need to be a direct sales success. The direct sales industry is going strong, with more participants now than any time in the past, yet with less face-to-face engagement. Businesses are operating online, people are shopping online, and more people are recruiting through platforms like social media. If you hope to be a direct sales success, now is the time to get up to speed on what that means today. This book shows you everything you need to know, and gives you the tools you need to put your ideas into action. Choose the right direct sales model Secure bookings and manage your time Recruit and drive interest in the product and company Harness the power of social media to make sales Direct sales can be your ticket to independence. Stop punching the clock and become your own boss – and watch your income grow. With Direct Selling For Dummies, you'll have the skills and information you need to be a success.
The first book devoted entirely to B2B social marketing B2B markets are fundamentally different from consumer markets. Decisions are made on value, not impulse. Buying cycles are complex, often with many stakeholders involved. Relationships and support are critical. Bet-the-business decisions demand discipline, knowledge, and lots of information. This hands-on guide covers topics unique to this segment, including cost justification, prospecting and lead generation, matching tools to the sales funnel, building, B2B search engine optimization, social media monitoring, social media policy development, long-term client relationships, gaining stakeholder support, building a more transparent organization, and what's coming next. Features plentiful examples, case studies, and best practices Focuses on the channels that are most effective for B2B marketers Builds on the authors' more than 30 years of combined experience in the new media/social media space, as well as two previous successful books Leverage the vast business-to-business potential of Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and many other social media platforms today with Social Marketing to the Business Customer!
How to implement a best-in-class visual marketing plan It's no secret that visual content online really draws in viewers. People love Pinterest, Facebook, and the like for visual sharing and engaging. Smart marketers know their companies need to tap into this, but where and how to start? Visual Social Marketing For Dummies offers a clear roadmap for creating effective, well-defined visual social marketing strategies as part of your overall marketing and social media plans. From defining goals to developing highly visual content across a range of social media platforms, this book is the perfect step-by-step guide to get you there. The book explores Pinterest, Instagram, Vine, Tumblr, YouTube, SlideShare, and Twitter, among many topics and resources, and includes useful examples from leading brands and companies across a variety of industries. Helps you set goals that align with your budget and resources and then lay out a visual social marketing plan Covers image-based platforms, such as Pinterest, Instagram, and Vine, as well as social media platforms including Facebook, Tumblr, YouTube, Twitter, and SlideShare Explores visual tools, including infographics, presentations, and video Explains how to track and measure the effectiveness of your visual marketing efforts Make your brand stand out from the crowd with the information, tips, techniques, and examples you'll find in Visual Social Marketing For Dummies.
The latest strategies for job hunters revealed in this revised and updated edition This new Third Edition features the latest job-hunting strategies for the Information Age. You'll discover key techniques to reach hiring managers at the employers you want to work for most. New chapters integrate using social media and social networking tools like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and ZoomInfo in your job search, along with case studies from successful guerrilla job hunters that detail what works in today's hyper competitive job market with commentary from America's top recruiters. Present your skills in creative new ways that stand out in today's hyper-competitive job market Employ little-known search engine optimization tricks used by top headhunters Integrated web site updated bi-weekly to remain state-of-the-moment Part of the Guerrilla Marketing Series, the bestselling marketing book series The job search process has changed drastically in the past few years. Turn these changes to your advantage and make your search successful with Guerilla Marketing for Job Hunters 3.0.
Attract, engage, and inspire your customers with an «Optimize and Socialize» content marketing strategy Optimize is designed to give readers a practical approach to integrating search and social media optimization with content marketing to boost relevance, visibility, and customer engagement. Companies, large and small, will benefit from the practical planning and creative content marketing tactics in this book that have been proven to increase online performance across marketing, public relations, and customer service. Learn to incorporate essential content optimization and social media engagement principles thereby increasing their ability to acquire and engage relevant customers online. Optimize provides insights from Lee Odden, one of the leading authorities on Content and Online Marketing. This book explains how to: Create a blueprint for integrated search, social media and content marketing strategy Determine which creative tactics will provide the best results for your company Implement search and social optimization holistically in the organization Measure the business value of optimized and socialized content marketing Develop guidelines, processes and training to scale online marketing success Optimize offers a tested approach for a customer-centric and adaptive online marketing strategy that incorporates the best of content, social media marketing, and search engine optimization tactics.
The social media marketing bible for the financial industry The Socially Savvy Advisor: Compliant Social Media for the Financial Industry is the complete guide to creating an effective social media strategy without breaking the big rules. Written by an industry specialist Jennifer Openshaw, alongside Stuart Fross, Fidelity International's former general counsel, and Amy McIlwain, president of Financial Social Media, this book merges marketing basics with FINRA and SEC guidelines to help readers create an effective social media campaign specifically for the finance and investing world. Contributions from industry leaders at Charles Schwab, Citibank, and others provide inside perspective and experience so readers can tap into a new audience. With a focus on compliance, the book clears common hurdles while dispelling myths and outlining effective methods and techniques. Readers also gain access to a website featuring videos, Q & As, tutorials, Slideshare, and a social media policy template. Social media is one of the hottest topics in finance. From solo practitioners to large asset managers, everyone's consumed by how, when, and where to use this new and powerful medium—but guidance is hard to find. The Socially Savvy Advisor covers the entire issue, from platform, to content, to what not to do. Best practices in using social media for advisors and compliance officers Planning for the regulators, vs. failing to plan Challenges with LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and other social platforms Elements of a good social media policy Managing the top issues related to marketing and business development, engagement, and compliance With the right plan and the proper technique, social media marketing can dramatically improve client outreach and retention. The Socially Savvy Advisor provides the expert insight, tools, and guidance that shape a robust, effective strategy.
Capture customers and sales with social media commerce Social media commerce is a booming industry. By using social networks in the context of e-commerce transactions, brands large and small are making their products more available and more convenient for customers. This one-of-a-kind guide introduces you to social media commerce and explains how you can use social media to provide better customer service, collect payments online, and build your customer base. Online marketing expert Marsha Collier helps you determine where you have the best opportunity to reach your market, which sites you should integrate with, and much more. Your customers are communicating with each other via social media; making purchasing opportunities available on social media sites adds convenience for your customer and opens up new sales opportunities This step-by-step guide explains social media commerce and shows what you can accomplish Helps you determine the sites where your business should have a presence Demonstrates how customers can help promote your brand as they recommend products and services to others on their social networks Author Marsha Collier is the undisputed expert on eBay and a recognized authority on social media marketing Social Media Commerce For Dummies helps you offer your customers better service while giving them the opportunity to share information about your product with their social media contacts.
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.
A complete course in do-it-yourself digital marketing in 14 bite-sized lessons The global recession has sent tens of millions scrambling for alternative employment opportunities, and a great many of them have taken the leap into becoming their own bosses. As a result there is a crying need among small business startups, entrepreneurs, and independents working on a shoestring for expert guidance on marketing themselves and their businesses online. Pimp My Site fills that void. It is a complete, do-it-yourself toolkit structured as a fourteen-day course. Rather than fry readers' circuits with a lot of jargon-heavy technical descriptions, Paula Wynne, a successful publicist, marketer and award-winning online entrepreneur, takes a show-and-tell approach. Her step-by-step descriptions are concise and in plain English, and each step is illustrated with vivid screenshots and illustrations, making the coverage eminently digestible, even for complete novices. From keywords and YouTube to search marketing and optimization, Pimp My Site, offers much for beginners and advanced users alike. Notable experts describe, in their own words, quick, easy techniques for driving traffic to your site and achieving online success An excellent do-it-yourself resource for complete beginners as well as experienced users looking to plug a few holes in their online marketing know-how Provides practical coverage of all important trends and technologies, including optimization, search marketing, social media, YouTube, keywords, email marketing, and more
100 ways to tap into social media for a more profitable business In Social Media 101, social media expert and blogger Chris Brogan presents the best practices for growing the value of your social media and social networking marketing efforts. Brogan has spent two years researching what the best businesses are doing with social media and how they're doing it. Now, he presents his findings in a single, comprehensive business guide to social media. You'll learn how to cultivate profitable online relationships, develop your brand, and drive meaningful business. Brogan shows you how to build an effective blog or website for your business, monitor your online reputation and what people are saying about your business online, and create new content to share with your customers. Presents specific strategies, tactics, and tips to improve your business through improved social media and online marketing Looks at social media and the wider online universe from a strictly business perspective If you aren't using the Internet and social media to market your business and stay in touch with your customers, you're already falling behind. The Social Media 100 gives you 100 effective, proven strategies you need to succeed.