The Zen of Social Media Marketing

An Easier Way to Build Credibility, Generate Buzz, and Increase Revenue
Author: Shama Hyder
Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
ISBN: 1942952406
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 280
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The Essential How-To Guide for Social Media Marketing by Leading Expert Shama Hyder, Named “Social media’s zen master of marketing” by Entrepreneur magazine and One of LinkedIn’s “Top Voices” in Marketing & Social in 2015 In 2001, at the dawn of the millennium—and the digital marketing age—the first edition of The Zen of Social Media Marketing became a global hit. In the ensuing years, updated editions helped even more marketers, entrepreneurs, students, and professionals of all types navigate the sometimes-stressful world of social media. Now, this new, fully updated edition offers timely insight to the ways social media marketing has changed and specific steps to show you exactly how to thrive and profit with ease and efficiency. Whether you’re a novice, struggler, or mastery-seeker, you already know that engaging in social media is no longer optional. People are talking about your company online and you need to be part of those conversations. However, social media marketing isn’t like traditional marketing—and treating it that way only leads to frustration and failure. In The Zen of Social Media Marketing, Shama Hyder, social media expert and president of The Marketing Zen Group, teaches you the “Zen” of using social media tools to find your own marketing nirvana. The newest edition of The Zen of Social Media Marketing gives you: - A comprehensive overview of why social media works and how to use it to drive traffic to your website and fan page - A proven process to attract followers and fans and convert them into customers and clients - The latest social media trends and step-by-step guidelines for sites and apps such as Instagram, Pinterest, Snapchat, and more - Innovative tips for mobile design - Essential advice on content marketing, email marketing, video, and targeted tactics to enhance your SEO - All-new information on why, when, and how to use online advertising - Why self-expression is the true driver of social media use and how to leverage it for your business - Insights from dozens of leading online marketers and entrepreneurs, with strategies for success

The Zen of Social Media Marketing

An Easier Way to Build Credibility, Generate Buzz, and Increase Revenue
Author: Shama Kabani
Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
ISBN: 1937856186
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 216
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The Ultimate Primer and How-To Guide for Social Media Marketing In the two years since the first edition became a global bestseller, the world of social media has grown and changed enough to require an updated guide. Whether you use social media now or not, people are already talking about your company online. By becoming part of the conversation in a more meaningful way, you can start connecting directly to your customers and clients and finding new ones right away with ease and efficiency. Social media marketing isn’t like traditional marketing—and treating it that way only leads to frustration and failure. In The Zen of Social Media Marketing, Shama Kabani, social media expert and president of The Marketing Zen Group (MarketingZen.com), teaches you the “Zen” of using social media tools to find your own marketing nirvana. With a foreword by New York Times bestselling author Chris Brogan and updated content on Google+, online advertising, SEO, and more, the newest edition of The Zen of Social Media Marketing gives you: • A comprehensive overview of why social media works and how to use it to drive traffic to your website and fan page • A proven process to attract followers and fans and convert them into customers and clients • The latest updates and step-by-step guidelines for Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, and group-buying sites such as Groupon and LivingSocial • Tips on why, when, and how to use online advertising • Essential advice on content marketing and targeted tactics to enhance your SEO • New information on why self-expression is the true driver of social media use and how to leverage it for your business • Insights from dozens of leading online marketers and entrepreneurs, with strategies for success

Social ECommerce

Increasing Sales and Extending Brand Reach
Author: Stephan Spencer,Jimmy Harding,Jennifer Sheahan
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1449366988
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 310
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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

Momentum

How to Propel Your Marketing and Transform Your Brand in the Digital Age
Author: Shama Hyder
Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
ISBN: 1942952260
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 192
View: 2469
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Searching for clarity amidst the chaos of digital marketing—plus better ROI? Today's online ecosystem can be summed up in one word: overwhelming. With new social media platforms popping up all the time and new technologies disrupting even the most “reliable” marketing strategies, business and nonprofit leaders and marketers are faced with the challenge of getting ahead in an environment that makes it seem impossible to keep up. Momentum: How to Propel Your Marketing and Transform Your Brand in the Digital Age will help you figure out what’s important and what can safely be set aside. No matter your industry, if want to gain momentum for your marketing efforts—along with the just rewards—Momentum is the resource you’ve been waiting for. Based on her experience as CEO of The Marketing Zen Group and her work with clients ranging from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies, Shama Hyder cuts through the complexity and explains the five essential principles required to develop a successful marketing plan that will withstand the digital world’s constant changes and result in real ROI: agility through analytics customer focus integration content curation cross-pollination Momentum will not only demystify the marketing landscape, but also show you how to spot opportunities to grow your organization and brand more easily and with more consistent results than you may have thought possible. Whether you’re a young business or an established company, Momentum will teach you how to thrive.

Youtility

Why Smart Marketing Is about Help Not Hype
Author: Jay Baer
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101633883
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 240
View: 7432
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The difference between helping and selling is just two letters If you're wondering how to make your products seem more exciting online, you're asking the wrong question. You're not competing for attention only against other similar products. You're competing against your customers' friends and family and viral videos and cute puppies. To win attention these days you must ask a different question: "How can we help?" Jay Baer's Youtility offers a new approach that cuts through the clut­ter: marketing that is truly, inherently useful. If you sell something, you make a customer today, but if you genuinely help someone, you create a customer for life. From the Hardcover edition.

The Social Media Bible

Tactics, Tools, and Strategies for Business Success
Author: Lon Safko
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118283457
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 640
View: 1642
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The go-to guide to social media skills, now in an updated andrevised Third Edition The Social Media Bible is comprehensive 700-plus pagesocial media resource that will teach corporate, small business,and non-profit marketers strategies for using social media to reachtheir desired audiences with power messages and efficiency. Thisnewly revised 3rd edition addresses technology updates to the iPad,apps, Foursquare, and other geotargeted networks. New case studiesand company profiles provide practical examples of how businesseshave successfully implemented these strategies, using the newestsocial media marketing tools. Updates and changes to Google's search engine algorithms More information on plug-ins, widgets, apps, andintegration Updates on Twitter and Yammer and new information onGoogle+ The latest in mobile marketing Master the latest social media tools and deliver powerfulmessaging in the most effective way possible with The SocialMedia Bible.

The Power of Real-Time Social Media Marketing: How to Attract and Retain Customers and Grow the Bottom Line in the Globally Connected World


Author: Beverly Macy,Teri Thompson
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071753478
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 256
View: 655
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Today's Hottest Trends for On-the-Spot Marketing! "A must read for media and marketers.” —Alan Cohen, CEO, OMD USA "What do fish tacos, data storage, and disaster relief all have in common? Each has harnessed the power of marketing that amplifies via the real-time social web. These and many other case studies are part of this engaging new book that details strategies for marketers to understand, evolve, and profit in the social age." —John Gerzema, Chief Insights Officer, Young & Rubicam, and coauthor of Spend Shift "Understanding what's possible and how to use social media will be essential for every marketer; this book will hold your hand in this brave new world." —John Miller, CMO, NBC Universal TV Group "Like it or not, social media is here to stay. It needs to be understood, managed, and harnessed. This book tells you how. Read it!" —Zhihang Chi, Ph.D., Vice President and General Manager, North America, Air China Limited "Beverly Macy is a true innovator and thought leader in the field of social media marketing." —Cathy Sandeen, Ph.D., MBA, Dean, UCLA Extension, University of California Los Angeles About the Book In an era when information travels at phenomenal speed along the “real-time Web,” a brand can explode into popular culture overnight--and die just as quickly. As a marketer, how can you stay ahead of the curve? How do you control the chaos? Two words: Social Media. With The Power of Real-Time Social Media Marketing, you'll learn how to take advantage of today's "fluid" business environment and develop innovative ways to meet market demands. And here's the best part: all your tools--Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and other sites--are free! Leading figures in the exciting new world of sophisticated social media marketing, Beverly Macy and Teri Thompson explain how you can use this global, real-time platform to change how consumers interact with your brand. They then present detailed case studies illustrating how top organizations and emerging brand giants have proven the remarkable effectiveness of social media marketing. Find out how: The American Red Cross turned a single "tweet" into $33 million worth of donations to earthquake victims in Haiti Orange County Transportation Authority engaged citizens to participate in transportation planning and use DIRE CTV boosted customer loyalty and trust by finding and solving complaints in real time EMC transformed business processes by leveraging workforce social media proficiency and "open" behavior models Marketers no longer have the luxury of time to develop, test, and measure a brand. Use the lessons in The Power of Real-Time Social Media Marketing to launch your brand in a fixed amount of time, accurately measure the impact of your activities, and instantly adjust to any unforeseen events.

Strategic Social Media

From Marketing to Social Change
Author: L. Meghan Mahoney,Tang Tang
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118556909
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 360
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Strategic Social Media is the first textbook to go beyond the marketing plans and how-to guides, and provide an overview of the theories, action plans, and case studies necessary for teaching students and readers about utilizing social media to meet marketing goals. Explores the best marketing practices for reaching business goals, while also providing strategies that students/readers can apply to any past, present or future social media platform Provides comprehensive treatment of social media in five distinct sections: landscape, messages, marketing and business models, social change, and the future Emphasizes social responsibility and ethics, and how this relates to capitalizing on market share Highlights marketing strategies grounded in research that explains how practitioners can influence audience behaviour Each chapter introduces theory, practice, action plans, and case studies to teach students the power and positive possibilities that social media hold

Optimal Database Marketing

Strategy, Development, and Data Mining
Author: Ronald G Drozdenko,Perry D Drake
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761923572
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 398
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′This book is accessible and highly readable, with an uncomplicated writing style_ in short this is a book that unravels the mysteries of a vital but "back room" activity′ - International Journal of Market Research `This book is well written with interesting examples and case studies that both illustrate complex techniques and tie the chapters together. The level of detail and treatment of statistical tools and methods provides both understanding and enough detail to begin to use them immediately to target marketing efforts efficiently and effectively. It is perfect for a course in database marketing or as a handy reference for those in the industry′ - C. Samuel Craig, New York University, Stern School of Business `This book should be studied by all who aspire to have a career in direct marketing. It provides a thorough overview of all essential aspects of using customer databases to improve direct marketing results. The material is presented in a style that renders even the technical subjects understandable to the novice direct marketer′ - Kari Regan, Vice President, Database Marketing Services, The Reader′s Digest Association `Finally, practical information on database marketing that tackles this complex subject but makes it clear enough for the novice to understand. This book serves as more than a primer for any senior manager who needs to know the whole story. As one who has spent over 20 years of his career involved in publishing and database marketing, I have a real appreciation for how difficult it is to explain the finer points of this discipline, while keeping it understandable. This book does that admirably. Well done!′ - Patrick E. Kenny, Executive Vice President, Qiosk.com `This book is especially effective in describing the breadth and impact of the database marketing field. I highly recommend this book to anyone who has anything to do with database marketing! -- works in or with this dynamic area′ - Naomi Bernstein, Vice President, BMG Direct This informative book looks at the long-term impact of database marketing techniques on the organization, customers, prospective customers, and society in general. Ron Drozdenko and Perry Drake help the reader gain a thorough understanding of how to properly establish and use databases in order to build strong relationships with customers. There is no other book on the market today that reveals this level of detail regarding database marketing applications - the how′s, why′s and when′s. Appropriate for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses, the book moves from general concepts and examples of marketing databases to more specific data analysis techniques used to enhance the marketing process. This work: - Draws on numerous examples from real businesses - Includes applications to all direct marketing media including the Internet - Describes in step-by-step detail how databases are developed, maintain and mined - Considers both business and social issues of marketing databases - Contains a sample database allowing the reader to apply the mining techniques - Offers access to comprehensive package of academic support materials

A World Gone Social

How Companies Must Adapt to Survive
Author: Ted Coine,Mark Babbitt
Publisher: AMACOM
ISBN: 0814433278
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 256
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The Social Revolution's impact on the business world cannot be over-estimated. Like the meteor that likely precipitated the end of the dinosaurs, Social is the catalyst in an extinction event--and business as we know it has changed forever. A World Gone Social offers an eye-opening look at fundamental and powerful changes the social collaboration era has set in motion: Customers now have the power--just watch what happens as more realize it! With increased transparency, businesses must be more ethical--no more pretending Command-and-control leadership is now so inefficient, it is a liability Nimble and small is the new competitive advantage--few corporations are capable of the agility required by evolving marketplaces Recruiting is now a two-way proposition, with job seekers able to peer behind the corporate curtain Relationship and community-building is how customers and brand ambassadors are won--and retained Engagement--with partners, employees, and customers--is not a luxury; it is a requirement. Each chapter provides compelling stories and concrete examples of companies demonstrating enlightened business practices and doing Social right--and some that are not--and the lessons to be learned from their experiences. Finally, readers will discover how to objectively assess the fit ness of their own company's culture and social presence...so they may successfully transition from a 20th- to a 21st-century "social" organization.

How to Market to People Not Like You

"Know It or Blow It" Rules for Reaching Diverse Customers
Author: Kelly McDonald
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118015001
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 240
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Reach new and diverse customer groups and expand your market share The standard approach to marketing is to look for as many people as possible who fit one core customer profile. How to Market to People Not Like You challenges this traditional thinking about core customer bases, giving you a new approach to expand your customer base and your business. Arguing for focusing on customer values rather than demographics, How to Market to People Not Like You reveals how you can grow business and profits by targeting those who are different from your core audience, rather than those who share similarities. Reach unfamiliar new market segments with your products Learn how to engage micro-segmented customer groups Author's company was named one of the top ad agencies in the US by Ad Age Find out How to Market to People Not Like You, understand the needs and values that distinguish diverse customers, and reach their hearts, minds, and wallets.

Branding Yourself

How to Use Social Media to Invent or Reinvent Yourself
Author: Erik Deckers,Kyle Lacy
Publisher: Que Publishing
ISBN: 0134834895
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 400
View: 4775
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Want a new job or career? Need to demonstrate more value to customers or employers? Use today’s hottest social media platforms to build the powerful personal brand that gets you what you want! In this completely updated book, Erik Deckers and Kyle Lacy help you use social media to and networking to advance your career, grow your business, and land new job opportunities. From LinkedIn to Facebook, now including Instagram and SnapChat, this book is packed with new techniques and ideas that are practical, easy, and effective. Deckers and Lacy show you how to supercharge all your business and personal relationships…demonstrate that you are the best solution to employers’ or partners’ toughest problems…become a recognized thought leader…and turn your online network into outstanding jobs, great projects, and a fulfilling, profitable career! Discover how to: Choose today’s best social media tools for your personal goals Build an authentic storyline and online identity that gets you the right opportunities Make the most of Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter–and leverage new platforms like Snapchat and Instagram Build connections and prove expertise by sharing video on YouTube and Vimeo Find yourself on search engines and then optimize your personal online presence Promote your events, accomplishments, victories…and even defeats and lessons learned Integrate online and offline networking to get more from both Reach people with hiring authority and budgets on LinkedIn Use Twitter to share the ideas and passions that make you uniquely valuable Avoid “killer” social networking mistakes Leverage your online expert status to become a published author or public speaker Measure the success of your social media branding Get new projects or jobs through your online friends and followers

Content Rules

How to Create Killer Blogs, Podcasts, Videos, Ebooks, Webinars (and More) That Engage Customers and Ignite Your Business
Author: Ann Handley,C.C. Chapman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470948729
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 192
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Rich Dad's Advisors: Guide to Investing In Gold and Silver

Everything You Need to Know to Profit from Precious Metals Now
Author: Michael Maloney
Publisher: Business Plus
ISBN: 0446544647
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 240
View: 8217
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"Throughout the ages, many things have been used as currency: livestock, grains, spices, shells, beads, and now paper. But only two things have ever been money: gold and silver. When paper money becomes too abundant, and thus loses its value, man always turns back to precious metals. During these times there is always an enormous wealth transfer, and it is within your power to transfer that wealth away from you or toward you." --Michael Maloney, precious metals investment expert and historian; founder and principal, Gold & Silver, Inc. The Advanced Guide to Investing Gold and Silver tells readers: The essential history of economic cycles that make gold and silver the ultimate monetary standard. How the U.S. government is driving inflation by diluting our money supply and weakening our purchasing power Why precious metals are one of the most profitable, easiest, and safest investments you can make Where, when, and how to invest your money and realize maximum returns, no matter what the economy's state Essential advice on avoiding the middleman and taking control of your financial destiny by making your investments directly.

The Million Dollar Private Practice

Using Your Expertise to Build a Business That Makes a Difference
Author: David Steele
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118234588
Category: Psychology
Page: 288
View: 2203
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Broaden your professional horizons, expand the scope of your practice, and create new revenue streams You are uniquely gifted in your ability to ease suffering and enhance quality of life. You help solve profound human problems and restore hope. Now, The Million Dollar Private Practice reveals how you can leverage your distinctive talents and expertise to dramatically expand your professional and financial horizons. Building upon the premise that the key to building a million-dollar practice is expanding your services from "one to one" to "one to many," renowned private practice development consultant David Steele reveals his time-tested strategies for transforming the ways you think and work. You'll discover how to: Choose your niche and "own" it Develop business models custom-tailored to your unique talents and goals Create new systems, products, and services that make a considerable difference in your clients' lives Make "intangible" services tangible through branding and packaging Create value through referral systems, affiliate programs, and joint ventures Use creative marketing strategies designed for private practice professionals Develop sales and enrollment strategies that dramatically boost your client base Recruit, organize, motivate, and manage staff needed to build and run a million-dollar practice Demonstrating that profits need not be the enemy of ideals, this insightful guide to professional development is an important resource for psychotherapists, family and marriage therapists, social workers, and all private practice professionals seeking creative ways to attract new clients and build their businesses.

Clients, Clients, and More Clients: Create an Endless Stream of New Business with the Power of Psychology


Author: Larina Kase
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 007177100X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 256
View: 2906
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Convert relationships into revenue-generating business! With Clients, Clients, and More Clients, you’ll learn how to capture the attention of the right connections, build loyal relationships, and influence people to hire you. Larina Kase combines the latest research from the field of psychology with her own background as a marketing psychologist to help you understand exactly how potential clients think—and use this information to close the deal. Discover how to understand the true needs of a client; access underlying emotions through the use of metaphor; alleviate clients' stress or fears; use color and design psychology to optimize your branding; make yourself memorable; use endorsements in the way that really works; package your products and services so people decide to purchase them.

Socialized!

How the Most Successful Businesses Harness the Power of Social
Author: Mark Fidelman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351860755
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 288
View: 3962
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Most companies today realize the imperative to connect with their customers, employees, and partners through social technologies -Facebook, Twitter, Google+, YouTube, and elsewhere. But a huge challenge is still in the way: how to build programs and teams for accomplishing all that. While organizations have been fixated on how to use the latest social tool, they've lost sight of how to create a talent pool capable of adjusting to the next wave of technology around the corner. For corporations to successfully transform into social business enterprises they must shift the focus from computers and tools to developing skills and attitudes around technology. Socialized! represents a "playbook" on how to create such a high-performing social enterprise. Filled with clear strategies and real-life stories from visionaries and change makers, the book is designed to help leaders motivate employees throughout the organization to adopt a "social" mindset, ensuring success against the competition.

Socialnomics

How Social Media Transforms the Way We Live and Do Business
Author: Erik Qualman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470901225
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 320
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Online Book Marketing

The Least Expensive, Most Effective Ways to Create Book Buzz
Author: Lorraine Phillips
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780982276556
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 224
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"To download your FREE Online Book Marketing Workbook and to access direct links to ALL the resources listed throughout this book, please visit www.onlinebookbuzz.com. Find your username and password on page 195"--P. preceding verso.