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Using Qualitative and Quantitative Social Proof to Build Credibility: A Brief Guide

Jul 11, 2014 - Social proof can be an extremely effective way to increase conversions and build trust with consumers - but what are the best ways to establish social proof in the marketing space? Comments

5 Engagement App Strategies for Converting Fans & Followers into Content Marketers

shutterstock-131691863 Jul 11, 2014 - Social engagement apps are shareable digital experiences that invite consumers (and their friends) into a social relationship with a brand. Done right, engagement apps can also create snackable, sharable content that is perfect for kicking off a content engagement relationship between brand and consumer. Comments

A Social Generation Comes of Age at the World Cup

social-world-cup Jul 4, 2014 - This year's World Cup showed the confluence of the Internet and the real world and the impact that access and live action can have on people. Comments

Building Advocates, and Why It Really Matters

social-advocate Jul 2, 2014 - Social advocates are important for your brand for more than just the good recommendations they could potentially write - loyal advocates will also defend your brand if it is unfairly characterized. Comments

Conquering Social Marketing Fears– Part 2

social-media-tv Jun 30, 2014 - Corporate executives can overcome their fears about social marketing and become confident social ambassadors by starting with these practical techniques. Comments

Is Social Automation the Future of Social?

facebook-automation Jun 26, 2014 - The combination of a social automation tool and a full understanding of its limitations, used in conjunction with the new advertising options from these social channels, will be your best approach to social marketing. Comments

What Is "Rich Media" in a Social Mobile World?

Social Media Jun 24, 2014 - Social media is inherently "rich," but it is more than 75 percent mobile, which presents a slew of new challenges for marketers. How can we embrace social mobile rich media in our marketing efforts? Comments

How Employee Advocacy Builds Personal Brands

employee-advocacy Jun 20, 2014 - By establishing an employee advocacy program, companies can strengthen their own reputation and brand, while enabling their employees to do the same. Comments

How Social Media Connects Us to the Things We Love and Transforms Life Experiences

Social media Jun 19, 2014 - The world's leading universities are leveraging social media to connect with prospective students, current students, and alumni. Here's how their tactics can be applied in the business world. Comments

10 Ways to Build a Social Media Audience

social-media-audience Jun 17, 2014 - These 10 tips can help your brand grow its social media audience, and in turn likely increase engagement, return on investment, and conversions as well. Comments

Building Relationships Beyond 140 Characters

customer-relationship Jun 16, 2014 - As we develop nurture campaigns, we should strive to build relationships with those on the other end, creating something for them when they want to slow down. When we do, marketing automation becomes less robotic and more human. Comments

Brands Are Ready for a Socially Sophisticated 2014 World Cup

world-cup-brazil Jun 13, 2014 - This time around, social marketing by brands has become much more advanced. So what can we expect from the sponsoring World Cup brands in the coming month? Comments

The Future of Social Is "Sticky"

social-stickers Jun 11, 2014 - Successful mobile social services all incorporate stickers into their platforms, which also signals the growth of a larger marketing trend: hyperpersonal marketing. Comments

Dealing With My Irrational Twitter Disappointment

twitter-bird-blue-on-white Jun 6, 2014 - Twitter's changes are good for brands and nice for consumers, but for me, it's just not what I signed up for, and that's on me to rationalize. Until then, I'll longingly hold out hope that my Twitter of old will come back to me. Comments

Tap Into Social Media to Find Your Perfect Job

Social Media Puzzle Jun 5, 2014 - Digital marketers should embrace social media when searching for a new job. Being part of the social conversation may just lead to a job offer you can't refuse. Comments

Show, Don’t Tell: The Rise of Visual-Based Content

visual-based-content Jun 4, 2014 - As behavior has clearly shifted the way of the visual, it is the perfect opportunity and time for brands to start communicating back in the same way. Comments

Invest in Social Like You Believe It’s Real

social-mediaw Jun 4, 2014 - Invest in social by first taking stock of your social media presence, then making sure you have a timely customer engagement strategy, and finally by bringing customer ideas straight into the core of your business to create advocates. Comments

Conquering Social Marketing Fears Part 1

social-marketing Jun 2, 2014 - B2B brands must turn their fear of social into bravery and start communicating in the open and immediate way social marketing allows. Comments

The Lonely Brand Story Meets Social Media

maytag May 30, 2014 - Brands must make sure their stories are being told properly across all channels and that they can measure alignment and congruence across the channels as well. Comments

Know Nothing, Share Everything: The Sad but Useful State of Social Media Psychology

personas May 30, 2014 - How to grasp the seven personas of social sharing to improve your tweets, posts, and content marketing social strategy. Comments

Why Declining Organic Facebook Reach Is Good for Social Media Marketers

facebook-f-2013 May 29, 2014 - Facebook advertising and sponsored posts aren't perfect, but they are the beginning of more accountability and a focus on what really matters: great content. Comments

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