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Best practices in social marketing, social commerce, and community management.

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How Employee Advocacy Builds Personal Brands

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

The 10 Things You Should Never Do on Your Phone in Business

smartphone6846 May 28, 2014 - Although we now have the capability to do almost anything on our phones, there are some things that just aren't appropriate in business. Comments

What Foursquare’s Swarm App Means for Businesses

foursquare-swarm-logos May 28, 2014 - The unbundling of Foursquare's two functionalities has led to two separate apps - Foursquare and Swarm. What does this mean for marketers? Comments

Organic Reach Is Temporary: 4 Big Insights Shaping 2014

2014 May 27, 2014 - There have already been big changes in this first half of 2014, including an increased focus on mobile and agencies scrambling in the industry. Comments

4 Ways Brands Can Use WeChat for Sales

wechat May 26, 2014 - The most recent updates to WeChat's functionality open a whole new world for marketers. Here are four ways to use WeChat to boost sales. Comments

Employees: The Key to Improving Brand Perception

hiring-talented-employees May 23, 2014 - In order to improve both brand awareness and reputation, an employee advocacy program is the golden ticket. Comments

The 7 Essentials to Building an Active, Engaged Social Community

shutterstock-120646564 May 22, 2014 - Building a community doesn't happen overnight, but these seven essentials serve as a solid foundation for companies committed to growing a long-term highly engaged social community for many years to come. Comments

Think It’s Too Costly to Build Your Own Social Platform? Think Again

marketing-platform May 21, 2014 - New services allow brands to develop integrated solutions with existing and new social media, creating branded social platforms. Comments

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IBM: Social Analytics - The Science Behind Social Media Marketing

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