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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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Hidden Persuaders II

A marketing guru reveals some of the secrets of his profession…psychological tricks that the advertising industry used to make Americans want stuff, instantly transforming the image of America’s advertising executives from glamorous Mad Men into servants of Mephistopheles.

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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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Forget Social Media ROI

Currently, there’s a lot of talk about social media ROI and monitoring, which by itself is an indicator that social media marketing is maturing. That doesn’t necessarily translate to action, however, since there’s a lot of confusion around what to track and how to track it.

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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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Marketers Aren’t Sure About ROI but Will Spend More on Social Media, WFA Says

Companies Often Don’t Post Enough or Fail to Express a Brand’s Personality Online.All but one of 24 marketers surveyed in a new report from the World Federation of Advertisers and WPP research firm Millward Brown is committed to increasing the time and money they spend on social media in the next 12 months, even if they don’t think they can accurately measure the results.

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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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Facebook has little effect on what you buy online

While Google is “super nervous” about the growth of Facebook, here’s one data point to put the search company at ease for right now.

According to a Goldman Sachs survey, social sites have very little influence over online shopping decisions. Search engines, and recommendation engines have a much greater influence.

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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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The ROI Of Social Media Marketing: More Than Dollars And Cents

SOURCE: Forrester Research Blog “Augie Ray’s Blog” Posted by Augie Ray on July 19, 2010 Brands are making plenty of money in social media:  Dell Outlet’s Twitter account has generatedmillions for Dell, the Intel Channel Voice community has decreased costs by eliminating the need for expensive in-person events and P&G used media mix modeling to demonstrate […]

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