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Social Network helps ordinary traders to conquer foreign markets

Innovative social platform claims 85% profitable trades through “democratiz(ing) the investment marketplace by giving ordinary people the tools to conquer international markets”.

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The Five Ways Companies Organize for Social Business

Overall, this is a powerful framework which can help organisations figure out where they are and what they’re aiming to achieve. Significantly, Owyang doesn’t present any model as being the ideal one, acknowledging that different organisations have different needs/objectives in social networks.

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Infographic: Why do people follow brands

As social CRM specialists Get Satisfaction found, many consumers who follow brands online are only in it for the perks. Around 40% of Facebook, MySpace and Twitter users in a recent study said they followed brands to get access to discounts and special deals.

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Community Sourcing vs. Crowd Sourcing

Good blog post I found from Shanelle Newton (onlineexpert.com.au) and Amy Sample Ward. Today I am simply going to regurgitate an excellent blog post that I read yesterday by my favourite social media strategist, Amy Sample Ward. Crowd or community sourcing are definitely worthy tactics in a social media strategy, but they are not for […]

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10 measures of Facebook ROI for your brand

It is essential that companies clarify success metrics before launching their social media marketing and advertising initiatives. Here are ten measures of social media marketing ROI. There are others and, of course, these are mix-and-match based on your brand strategy.

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Talking to Your Customer: Leo Burnett’s Behavioral Archetypes

Companies struggle with what to say to potential customers and consumers. Too often, they fall back on a recitation of facts and claims:

* We are the leading…
* For over 40 years, we have been…
* Drawing on deep industry expertise, we…
* Headquartered in New York City, we are the…

Messages like these are not only boring, they fail to be relevant and fail to motivate. They do nothing for your marketing.

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Coca Cola reduces ad spend 6.6% for Social Media

The Grocer recently published its Top 100 advertisers report and showed that Coca-Cola cut ad spend by 6.6% in 2010 and invested more in social media.

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When it comes to Marketing Twitter destroys Facebook

SOURCE: Business Insider | Eunju Lie | Dec. 13, 2010, 10:29 AM Facebook makes up 78% of all social media traffic; Twitter is a measly 5%.  Despite the market share, a study by Social Twist says using Twitter for marketing is the better bet. After analyzing more than one million links on both platforms, researchers found that […]

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Podcast: How Zappos made millions on Culture and Customer Service

“We live in a time where the good guys can win”
Tony Hsieh, CEO, Zappos
I enjoyed this podcast discussing the extraordinarily successful online retailer Zappos. Why care about Zappos? Amazon bought them for a very cool $880 million in late 2009. Zappos was bought due to its success

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