No Bullshit Social Media

Author: Jason Falls
Publisher: Que Publishing
ISBN: 9780132748902
Release Date: 2011-08-11
Genre: Business & Economics

The In-Your-Face, Results-Focused, No-“Kumbaya” Guide to Social Media for Business! Detailed techniques for increasing sales, profits, market share, and efficiency Specific solutions for brand-building, customer service, R&D, and reputation management Facts, statistics, real-world case studies, and rock-solid metrics Stop hiding from social media--or treating it as if it’s a playground. Start using it strategically. Identify specific, actionable goals. Apply business discipline and proven best practices. Stop fearing risks. Start mitigating them. Measure performance. Get results. You can. This book shows you how. Jason Falls and Erik Deckers serve up practical social media techniques and metrics for building brands, strengthening awareness, improving service, optimizing R&D, driving better leads--and closing more sales. “Conversations” and “communities” are wonderful, but they’re not enough. Get this book and get what you really want from social media: profits. Think social media’s a passing fad? Too risky? Just a toy? Too soft and fuzzy? Not for your business? Wake up! It’s where your customers are. And it ain’t going away. Does that suck? No. It doesn’t. Do social media right, and all those great business buzzwords come true. Actionable. Measurable. And...wait for it...here comes the big one. Profitable. Damn profitable. Want to know how to do it right? We’ll show you. And, yeah, we know how because we’ve done it. This is the bullshit-free, lie-free, fluff-free, blessedly non-New-Age real deal. You’re going to learn how to use social media to deliver absolutely killer customer service. How to R&D stuff people actually want. Develop scads of seriously qualified leads. You’ll figure out what you want. You know, the little things like profits, market share, loyalty, and brand power. You’ll figure out how to measure it. And then you’ll go get it. One more thing. We know what scares you about social media. Screwing up (a.k.a., your mug on the front page of The Wall Street Journal). So we’ll tell you what to do so that won’t happen. Ever. No B.S. in this book. Just facts. Metrics. Best practices. Stuff to warm the hearts of your CFO, CEO, all your C-whatevers. And, yeah, you. So get your head out from under the pillow. Get your butt in gear. Let’s go make some money.

Maximizing Linkedin for Sales and Social Media Marketing

Author: Neal Schaffer
Publisher: Neal Schaffer
ISBN: 9781456604615
Release Date: 2013-02-01
Genre: Business & Economics

Neal Schaffer helped revolutionize the way professionals utilize LinkedIn with his award-winning book Windmill Networking: Understanding, Leveraging & Maximizing LinkedIn. He now does the same to enlighten companies how to develop business on LinkedIn with Maximizing LinkedIn for Sales and Social Media Marketing. Thought Linkedin was just for job seekers? Think again. Linkedin is the most important destination for your sales and social media marketing efforts if your company is selling products and services to other businesses. When looking at Linkedin's extensive functionality from a sales and marketing perspective as presented in this book, you'll soon understand how you can create new business from your Linkedin activities. After reading this book you'll learn how to master the Linkedin platform to develop business, including how to create a sales-oriented profile and connections policy to attract more leads, become an industry thought leader by establishing your own community within the lucrative Linkedin demographic, set up your Linkedin Companies Page to improve your reputation--and drive more traffic to your website, and optimize your Linkedin presence as part of your social media optimization efforts. This practical guide, supplemented by more than 15 case studies, will teach you and your employees everything you need to know on how to successfully develop leads and business on LinkedIn.

Branding Yourself

Author: Erik Deckers
Publisher: Que Publishing
ISBN: 9780133056808
Release Date: 2012-07-06
Genre: Business & Economics

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 attract new business and job opportunities you’ll never find any other way. From Facebook to Pinterest to video sharing, 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 Pinterest and Google+ • 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 Learn more with Branding Yourself Video Lessons. For additional information go to quepublishing.com/BrandingYourselfVideos.

Get Scrappy

Author: Nick Westergaard
Publisher: AMACOM
ISBN: 9780814437322
Release Date: 2016-05-02
Genre: Business & Economics

"This book...will help you take your marketing to the next level without having to increase your budget a dollar" - Inc. Mashable Best New Marketing Books to Read in 2017 Selected by Oracle Marketing Cloud as a Top 15 Marketing Book for 2016 It's an exciting time to be in marketing: The Internet, social media, and content marketing are powerful equalizers, resetting the playing field for businesses large and small. Yet, it's also a challenging time, with much work to do and an ever-changing array of platforms, features, and networks to master-all on a tighter budget than before. Don't get discouraged, get scrappy! Shattering the myth that only big brands can do big things, Get Scrappy will help you: Demystify digital marketing in a way that makes sense for your business * Do more with less * Build a strong brand with something to say * Find inspiration in unexpected places * Create relevant and engaging content and promote it via Twitter, Facebook, and other channels * Integrate strategy and message across touchpoints for a unified brand experience-both online and off * Spark dialogue with your community of customers * Measure what matters The result is a reliable, repeatable system for reinventing your marketing as marketing reinvents itself. Featuring frameworks, hacks, tips, idea starters, and more, Get Scrappy is the map you need to take your marketing from good to great.

The New Relationship Marketing

Author: Mari Smith
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118135006
Release Date: 2011-10-03
Genre: Business & Economics

A top social media guru shares the secrets to expanding yourbusiness through relationships People have always done business with people they know, like,and trust. That's the essence of "relationship marketing." Today,the popularity of online social networking has caused a paradigmshift in relationship marketing. This book helps businesspeople andmarketers master this crucial new skill set. Social marketingexpert Mari Smith outlines a step-by-step plan for building asizable, loyal network comprised of quality relationships thatgarner leads, publicity, sales,, and more. If you're a businessman or businesswoman feeling the pressure toshift your approach to using social media marketing, to betterunderstand the new soft skills required for success on the socialweb, and to improve your own leadership and relationship skillsthrough emotional and social intelligence, this book is foryou. Outlines how to become a significant "center of influence" foryour customers and prospects Explains the unspoken rules of online etiquette—and thecommon "turnoffs" that drive customers and potential partnersaway Details the unique cultures of Facebook, Twitter, and otherpopular online platforms Shows exactly what to automate and delegate to build yoursocial media persona, yet still retain the personal touch Even if you currently have zero presence online, this book willhelp you see measurable results in a short time.

The Social Media Strategist Build a Successful Program from the Inside Out

Author: Christopher Barger
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071768559
Release Date: 2011-11-04
Genre: Business & Economics

Build a powerful social media strategy to increase buzz—and the bottom line In today’s fast-paced professional climate, large companies are learning that launching a website and taking a wait-and-see approach to engaging customers is not enough. Competition is fierce, and those who master the social media space are the ones who come out on top. There is greater urgency than ever before to establish a vibrant social media program—and it all starts with a key strategist who can best organize and leverage all of the organization’s resources to cut through the bureaucracy and get real-time results. This is where The Social Media Strategist comes in. Before tackling specific social media programs, you first have to get your own organization—and everyone in it—on board with making social media a business strategy priority. Christopher Barger, the award-winning former social media director at General Motors and IBM’s former “blogger-in-chief,” describes all the challenges particular to getting a comprehensive social media program off the ground in a large firm. The Social Media Strategist teaches you how to: Manage internal office politics, from your legal team to the policy makers to the human resource department Present new ideas to lawyers and executives in a compelling, convincing way Teach your employees the guidelines and protocols they’ll need to represent your company Turn your organization into a true media outlet, publishing content that is generated by in-house employees and is truly engaging to an outside audience “Telling a company from the outside what it should do is one thing,” writes Barger. “Actually making it happen from the inside is quite another.” Here, he takes the bold step of starting where all successful endeavors begin: by planning well, by putting all the moving parts in the right place, by constructing a solid foundation. Consult The Social Media Strategist and build the best-suited social media infrastructure for your company. Then, and only then, can you begin to raise your profile, connect with customers, and increase your profits using the most powerful new business tool.

Zero to 100 000

Author: Sarah-Jayne Gratton
Publisher: Que Publishing
ISBN: 9780789748003
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Business & Economics

Introduces a easy, low-cost social media plan to create a social media stage to use as a promotional tool for your business and includes advice from five experts.

The Rebel s Guide to Email Marketing

Author: DJ Waldow
Publisher: Que Publishing
ISBN: 9780133048148
Release Date: 2012-08-15
Genre: Business & Economics

A No-Nonsense, Take-No-Prisoners Plan for Earning Positive Return on Your Email Marketing! “They” say email is dead. Baloney! 94% of Americans use email. Passionate social networkers use email more, not less. Mobile email is huge. Email offers marketers more opportunities than ever...opportunities to guide customers from consideration and trial to repeat purchase, loyalty, even advocacy! But email has changed. Email users have changed. To get breakthrough results, you must break the rules! Whether you’re B2B or B2C, Fortune 500 or startup, this is a complete no-nonsense plan for transforming your email marketing. Discover radically better ways to handle every facet of your campaign: lists, From names, Subject lines, calls to action, social network integration...everything! Learn how to Discover which email marketing “rules” are obsolete--and when to break the rest Optimize every component of your message and campaign Drive list growth that translates directly into the top line Encourage opt-in by systematically simplifying signup Bring real humor and creativity back into your email Write a great main call to action--and great secondary and tertiary calls, too Take full advantage of tools ranging from QR codes to texting to grow your email list Make better technical decisions about prechecked opt-in boxes and other attributes Know when to deliberately introduce “imperfections” into your emails Use email marketing and social media to power each other Prepare for the short- and long-term futures of email marketing

Storytelling in sozialen Medien

Author: Gary Vaynerchuk
Publisher: books4success
ISBN: 9783864705311
Release Date: 2017-04-25
Genre: Business & Economics

Für Unternehmen zählt heute vor allem eines: Wie verknüpfen sie ihr Produkt oder ihre Dienstleistung treffsicher mit den wichtigsten sozialen Medien und mobilen Geräten, damit sie zum Kunden kommen? Wie nutzen sie die Tools auf Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter und Tumblr so, dass ihr Geschäftsmodell bekannt wird? Gary Vaynerchuk nimmt sich Unternehmen quer durch alle Branchen vor und zeigt an ihrem Beispiel, was sie bereits richtig machen und was noch besser geht. Er bietet griffige Marketing-Strategien auf dem neuesten Stand. Für Marketing-Leute, die im Ring stehen. Und alle, die den perfekten Unternehmensauftritt für ihren rechten Haken nutzen wollen.

Operation Shitstorm

Author: Ryan Holiday
Publisher: Plassen Verlag
ISBN: 9783864701467
Release Date: 2013-11-04
Genre: Computers

Nebenkriegsschauplatz wird auf einmal in den Medien gehypt und ein aussichtsreicher Kandidat zerstört. Irgendein Produkt oder eine Person wird auf einmal aus der Anonymität zur viralen Sensation katapultiert. Was Sie nicht wissen: Es gibt jemanden, der für all das verantwortlich ist. Im Regelfall jemand wie ich. Wer bin ich? Ich bin ein Medien-Manipulator. In einer Welt, in der Blogs die Nachrichten beherrschen und auch verfälschen, ist es mein Job, die Blogs zu kontrollieren - so gut, wie das einem Menschen überhaupt möglich ist. Warum teile ich diese Geheimnisse? Ich habe eine Welt satt, in der Blogs indirekte Bestechungsgelder annehmen, in der die Werber beim Schreiben der Nachrichten helfen, Journalisten Lügen verbreiten und keiner am Ende dafür verantwortlich gemacht wird. Ich ziehe den Vorhang über all diesen Vorgängen weg, weil ich nicht möchte, dass die Öffentlichkeit weiterhin für dumm verkauft wird. Ich werde Ihnen genau erklären, wie die Medien heute WIRKLICH funktionieren. Was Sie dann mit diesem Wissen anfangen, das überlasse ich ganz Ihnen

Hau rein

Author: Gary Vaynerchuk
Publisher: books4success
ISBN: 9783941493612
Release Date: 2010-09-20
Genre: Self-Help

Haben Sie ein Hobby, mit dem Sie sich den ganzen Tag beschäftigen könnten? Eine Leidenschaft, die Sie nachts wach hält? Jetzt ist der perfekte Zeitpunkt, um mit dieser Leidenschaft Geld zu verdienen. In "Hau rein!" zeigt Ihnen Gary Vaynerchuk, wie Sie das Internet nutzen können, um aus Ihren Träumen ein lukratives Geschäftsmodell zu machen. Gary hatte Jahre damit zugebracht, auf die klassische Werbetour aus seinem Familienbetrieb einen nationalen Marktführer zu machen. Dann kam der Tag, der sein Leben veränderte. Er nahm eine Videokamera und machte sich mittels Social Networking ohne großen finanziellen Aufwand selbst zur erfolgreichen Marke. Am Ende dieses Buchs werden Sie Schritt für Schritt gelernt haben, wie Sie soziale Netzwerke nutzen können, um Ihre Träume als Unternehmer wahr werden zu lassen. "Hau rein!" ist das ultimative aktuelle Handbuch für Geschäftsleute und solche, die es werden wollen.

Social Media Is Bullshit

Author: B. J. Mendelson
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9781250017505
Release Date: 2012-09-04
Genre: Business & Economics

A provocative look at social media that dispels the hype and tells you all you need to know about using the Web to expand your business If you listen to the pundits, Internet gurus, marketing consultants, and even the mainstream media, you could think social media was the second coming. When it comes to business, they declare that it's revolutionizing advertising, PR, customer relations—everything. And they all agree: it is here to stay. In this lively, insightful guide, journalist and social critic B.J. Mendelson skillfully debunks the myths of social media. He illustrates how the notion of "social media" first came to prominence, why it has become such a powerful presence in the marketing field, and who stands to benefit each time it's touted in the press. He shows you why all the Facebook friends and Twitter followers in the world mean nothing to you and your business without old-fashioned, real-world connections. He examines popular tales of social media "success," and reveals some unsettling truths behind the surface. And he tells you how to best harness the potential of the Internet—without spending a fortune in the process. Social media is bullshit. This book gives the knowledge and tools you really need to connect with customers and grow your brand.

Das Facebook Marketing Buch

Author: Dan Zarrella
Publisher: O'Reilly Germany
ISBN: 9783897215962
Release Date: 2011-04-30
Genre: Computers

Wer heute eine Marketing-Strategie entwickelt, zieht in der Regel auch ein Engagement auf Facebook in Betracht. Zurecht, denn für die Meinungsbildung und den Austausch über Unternehmen, Marken und Produkte spielt diese Plattform eine immer größere Rolle. Allein die Reichweite beeindruckt: Weltweit nutzen zurzeit 500 Millionen Menschen Facebook, in Deutschland sind es fast 14 Millionen. Doch welche Möglichkeiten bietet Facebook dem Marketing? Wo liegen die Chancen und wo die Gefahren? Wie entwickelt man eine Kampagne, und wie lässt sich ihr Erfolg messen? Darüber klärt Das Facebook Marketing-Buch auf. Anschaulich und gut verständlich werden zunächst die Facebook-Basics erklärt, dann ihre mögliche Rolle im Marketing-Mix. Weitere zentrale Themen sind Strategieentwicklung, Monitoring und Erfolgskontrolle.

PR f r Dummies

Author: Eric Yaverbaum
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9783527642663
Release Date: 2012-02-23
Genre: Business & Economics

Public Relations ist seit einigen Jahren das Schlagwort f?r Unternehmen egal welcher Gr??e und selbst f?r Vereine. Ohne eine gut durchdachte PR-Strategie kann ein Vorhaben mangels Interesse von Au?enstehenden schnell scheitern. ?PR f?r Dummies? zeigt, wie man das Tor zur ?ffentlichkeit richtig ?ffnet und ersetzt eine lange PR-Schulung. Der PR-Profi Eric Yaverbaum erkl?rt, was ?berhaupt hinter dem Begriff PR steckt, warum PR wichtig ist und wie ein gut durchdachter PR-Prozess aufgebaut ist. Anhand von vielen Beispielen lernt man die Tricks und Kniffe der PR-Arbeit: wie man Newsletter, Pressemitteilungen und Zeitungsartikel verfasst und wie man sich ?ber Medien professionell in die ?ffentlichkeit bringt. Selbst das Thema Krisenkommunikationsmanagement l?sst der Autor nicht aus. Und zum guten Schluss muss nat?rlich auch festgestellt werden, ob die PR-Kampagne den gew?nschten Erfolg gebracht hat.