Social Media Explained

Author: Mark W. Schaefer
Publisher: Lightning Source Incorporated
ISBN: 0615840035
Release Date: 2014-01-25
Genre: Business & Economics

This book digs deeply into the psychological and sociological factors that make social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube tick. The globally-recognized author walks you through five foundational strategies of social media marketing and addresses the biggest questions holding organizations back from success.

Maximize Your Social

Author: Neal Schaffer
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118756683
Release Date: 2013-09-06
Genre: Business & Economics

Create and maintain a successful social media strategy for your business Today, a large number of companies still don't have a strategic approach to social media. Others fail to calculate how effective they are at social media, one of the critical components of implementing any social media strategy. When companies start spending time and money on their social media efforts, they need to create an internal plan that everyone can understand. Maximize Your Social offers a clear vision of what businesses need to do to create—and execute upon—their social media for business road map. Explains the evolution of social media and the absolute necessity for creating a social media strategy Outlines preparation for, mechanics of, and maintenance of a successful social media strategy Author Neal Schaffer was named a Forbes Top 30 Social Media Power Influencer, is the creator of the AdAge Top 100 Global Marketing Blog, Windmill Networking, and a global social media speaker Maximize Your Social will guide you to mastery of social media marketing strategies, saving you from spending a chunk of your budget on a social media consultant. Follow Neal Schaffer's advice, and you'll be able to do it yourself—and do it right.

Marketing Your Career Brand

Author: Michelle Carroll
Publisher: Association for Talent Development
ISBN: 9781562869373
Release Date: 2014-08-15
Genre: Business & Economics

In the past, your career brand was expressed primarily through a traditional resume. Today, your brand encompasses every way you promote yourself, both in electronic and more traditional formats. “Marketing Your Career Brand” will help you identify needs of your customers—whether they are potential clients, a prospective employer, or your current employer—and how your brand will address those needs. This issue of TD at Work will show you: how to define your career brand, and how to develop your marketing messagethe tools you can use, including various social media, to market yourself how to choose which tools to use, based on your intended audience and reason for being onlinethe differences between a general and federal resume.

The Tao of Twitter Changing Your Life and Business 140 Characters at a Time

Author: Mark Schaefer
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071802208
Release Date: 2012-08-03
Genre: Business & Economics

It’s time to take the mystery out of Twitter You’re busy and don’t have time to decipher the confusing world of Twitter. In less than two hours, this bestselling book will show you how to connect and start creating meaningful business and personal benefits right away! Behind every Twitter triumph, there is a well-defined success formula. This is The Tao of Twitter . . . a path, a majestic random synergy that holds the potential to impact your daily life . . . if you know that way! Through real-life examples and easy-to-follow steps, acclaimed marketing expert Mark W. Schaefer teaches you: Secrets to building influence on Twitter The formula behind every Twitter business success 22 ways to build an audience that wants to connect to you Content strategies, time savers, and useful tips 20 ways to use Twitter as a competitive advantage Start your journey toward social media influence and business success today by learning, and following, The Tao of Twitter!

Social Commerce

Author: Efraim Turban
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319170282
Release Date: 2015-11-17
Genre: Business & Economics

This is a multidisciplinary textbook on social commerce by leading authors of e-commerce and e-marketing textbooks, with contributions by several industry experts. It is effectively the first true textbook on this topic and can be used in one of the following ways: Textbook for a standalone elective course at the undergraduate or graduate levels (including MBA and executive MBA programs) Supplementary text in marketing, management or Information Systems disciplines Training courses in industry Support resources for researchers and practitioners in the fields of marketing, management and information management The book examines the latest trends in e-commerce, including social businesses, social networking, social collaboration, innovations and mobility. Individual chapters cover tools and platforms for social commerce; supporting theories and concepts; marketing communications; customer engagement and metrics; social shopping; social customer service and CRM contents; the social enterprise; innovative applications; strategy and performance management; and implementing social commerce systems. Each chapter also includes a real-world example as an opening case; application cases and examples; exhibits; a chapter summary; review questions and end-of-chapter exercises. The book also includes a glossary and key terms, as well as supplementary materials that include PowerPoint lecture notes, an Instructor’s Manual, a test bank and five online tutorials.

Sport Psychology The Basics

Author: Rhonda Cohen
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781408182178
Release Date: 2016-02-25
Genre: Sports & Recreation

This comprehensive and accessible textbook covers the key topics in sport psychology, but also addresses current issues such as talent identification, mental toughness, risk taking, NLP, reaction times, sporting injuries and social media. It contains examples for a multitude of sports from around the world, and new developing areas such as strength and conditioning, extreme sports and combat sports. Recognising the importance for students to fully understand the topic in order to apply this knowledge, the book provides a comprehensive overview of each topic before presenting practical applications in the book as well as through online resources. Each chapter focuses around answering a key question integral to this topic within sports psychology, helping students progress in their learning from the theory to the practical. Sports used as examples/case studies include: Football, rugby, tennis, squash, fencing, real tennis, drag racing, free diving, bob sleighing, slalom skiing, weight lifting, mixed martial arts, athletics (track & field), baseball, and American football.

Talk Inc

Author: Boris Groysberg
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
ISBN: 9781422183991
Release Date: 2012-05-29
Genre: Business & Economics

Conversation-powered leadership How can leaders make their big or growing companies feel small again? How can they recapture the “magic”—the tight strategic alignment, the high level of employee engagement—that drove and animated their organization when it was a start-up? As more and more executives have discovered in recent years, the answer to this conundrum lies in the power of conversation. In Talk, Inc., Boris Groysberg and Michael Slind show how trusted and effective leaders are adapting the principles of face-to-face conversation in order to pursue a new form of organizational conversation. They explore the promise of conversation-powered leadership—from the time-tested practice of talking straight (and listening well) to the thoughtful adoption of social media technology. And they offer guidance on how to balance the benefits of open-ended talk with the realities of strategic execution. Drawing on the experience of leaders at diverse companies from around the world, Talk, Inc., offers provocative insights and user-friendly tips on how to make organizational culture more intimate, more interactive, more inclusive, and more intentional—in short, more conversational.

Optimize

Author: Lee Odden
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118167779
Release Date: 2012-04-17
Genre: Business & Economics

Outlines an approach to integrating search and social media optimization with content marketing to boost relevance, visibility, and customer engagement, covering such topics as determining creative tactics and measuring value.

Return On Influence The Revolutionary Power of Klout Social Scoring and Influence Marketing

Author: Mark Schaefer
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071791106
Release Date: 2012-03-16
Genre: Business & Economics

Winner of a Choice Magazine Outstanding Academic Title Award! We are on the cusp of a marketing revolution. And it is being led by you. Return on Influence is the first book to explore how brands are identifying and leveraging the world’s most powerful bloggers, tweeters, and YouTube celebrities to build product awareness, brand buzz, and new sales. In this revolutionary book, renowned marketing consultant and college educator Mark W. Schaefer shows you how to use the latest breakthroughs in social networking and influence marketing to achieve your goals through: In-depth explanations of the sources of online influence—and how they can work for or against you Interviews with more than 50 experts, including tech blogger Robert Scoble, Influence author Robert Cialdini, and industry thought leaders such as Mitch Joel, Jay Baer, and Christopher S. Penn An insider’s look at the controversial social scoring company Klout and its process for assigning influence numbers to everyone Practical, actionable tips to increase your own personal power and online influence More than a dozen original social influence marketing case studies Even if you already use social media platforms such as Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, Twitter, or blogging to maintain an online presence, this eye-opening, action-ready guide shows you how to reach the “superconnectors” who ignite epidemics through word-of-mouth influence . . . and become one yourself. This is the future of marketing at your fingertips: low-cost, high-speed, influence driven, and powerful. Filled with fascinating case studies, interviews, and insider advice, this essential guide prepares you for the next wave of social networking. This is how to win friends and influence people in the digital age—with a Return on Influence. Praise for Return on Influence: “Influence is the ability to cause, affect, or change behavior. Mark Schaefer helps you define the outcomes you wish to see . . . and measure them!” —Brian Solis, author of The End of Business as Usual “Schaefer’s book has earned its place on the shelf of anyone looking to find influencers—or become one.” —Harold Burson, founder, Burson-Marsteller “Return on Influence is definitive, exciting, and endlessly practical. In an age where marketing budgets are tight and getting tighter, social media—and particularly influence marketing—has become the silver bullet to solve all problems. Consider this book the marksmen’s manual.” —Rick Wion, Director of Social Media, McDonald’s “I could not stop reading this book. Mark Schaefer demystifies the power of influence in this insider’s guide to combining content strategy with network interactions to create social conversations that move markets.” —Ardath Albee, author of eMarketing Strategies for the Complex Sale “A fascinating exploration at how you track and increase your online influence. Real-world strategies for real-world companies.” —Randy Gage, author of Prosperity Mind

The Content Code

Author: Mark W. Schaefer
Publisher: Mark W.\Schaefer
ISBN: 0692372334
Release Date: 2015-03-05
Genre: Internet marketing

"Exploring the six factors that will help you break through the overwhelming wall of information density to win at marketing now ... beyond content, beyond social media, beyond web traffic and Search Engine Optimization. The Content Code starts where your current marketing plan ends, and provides the launch code for next-level success. The book dives deeply into the true value of social media marketing and the steps companies need to enable to achieve measurable results. A pioneering book that explores the psychology of sharing, it is also highly practical, offering hundreds of ideas that can be used by organizations of any size and any budget. Book highlights include in-depth explorations on the connection between brand and content transmission, a focus on audiences that will move content, practical steps to build shareability into all your content, and the new role of promotion, distribution and SEO in a very competitive, digital world"--Publisher's description.

The Art of Social Media

Author: Guy Kawasaki
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781591848073
Release Date: 2014
Genre: Business & Economics

"A bottom-up strategy [intended] to produce a focused, thorough, and compelling presence on the most popular social-media platforms ... [guiding] you through steps to build your foundation, amass your digital assets, optimize your profile, attract more followers, and effectively integrate social media and blogging"--Amazon.com.

Born to Blog Building Your Blog for Personal and Business Success One Post at a Time

Author: Mark Schaefer
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071811170
Release Date: 2013-04-05
Genre: Computers

Launch a business and ignite a movement with a powerhouse blog! Born to Blog is filled with practical, street-smart techniques and ideas to help you create and manage a winning business blog. Learn how to attract a loyal following, promote your blog, and write powerful content that generates new business. "If your dream is to launch a business or publish a book, then read Born to Blog! You'll realize the blogger way is your fastest path to success." -- MICHAEL STELZNER, founder of Social Media Examiner and author of Launch "Born to Blog makes blogging accessible and fun for anyone. Read it, use it, and watch your business grow." -- JAY BAER, founder of Convince and Convert and coauthor of The Now Revolution "Read this book, then go blog like you were born to do so." -- JASON FALLS, founder of Social Media Explorer and coauthor of No Bullshit Social Media and The Rebel's Guide to Email Marketing "Blogging beginners and seasoned pros alike will find valuable advice they can put to use immediately." -- LEO WIDRICH, cofounder, Buffer

Likeable Social Media How to Delight Your Customers Create an Irresistible Brand and Be Generally Amazing on Facebook Other Social Networks

Author: Dave Kerpen
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071769501
Release Date: 2011-06-07
Genre: Business & Economics

THE NEW YORK TIMES AND USA TODAY BESTSELLER! The secret to successful word-of-mouth marketing on the social web is easy: BE LIKEABLE. A friend's recommendation is more powerful than any advertisement. In the world of Facebook, Twitter, and beyond, that recommendation can travel farther and faster than ever before. Likeable Social Media helps you harness the power of word-of-mouth marketing to transform your business. Listen to your customers and prospects. Deliver value, excitement, and surprise. And most important, learn how to truly engage your customers and help them spread the word. Praise for Likeable Social Media: Dave Kerpen's insights and clear, how-to instructions on building brand popularity by truly engaging with customers on Facebook, Twitter, and the many other social media platforms are nothing short of brilliant. Jim McCann, founder of 1-800-FLOWERS.COM and Celebrations.com Alas, common sense is not so common. Dave takes you on a (sadly, much needed) guided tour of how to be human in a digital world. Seth Godin, author of Poke the Box Likeable Social Media cuts through the marketing jargon and technical detail to give you what you really need to make sense of this rapidly changing world of digital marketing and communications. Being human — being likeable — will get you far. Scott Monty, Global Digital Communications, Ford Motor Company Dave gives you what you need: Practical, specific how-to advice to get people talking about you. Andy Sernovitz, author of Word of Mouth Marketing: How Smart Companies Get People Talking

The Power of Visual Storytelling How to Use Visuals Videos and Social Media to Market Your Brand

Author: Ekaterina Walter
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071824002
Release Date: 2014-03-07
Genre: Business & Economics

Attention is the new commodity. Visual Storytelling is the new currency. Human brain processes visuals 60,000x faster than text. Web posts with visuals drive up to 180% more engagement than those without. Viewers spend 100% more time on web pages with videos. Filled with full-color images and thought-provoking examples from leading companies, The Power of Visual Storytelling explains how to grow your business and strengthen your brand by leveraging photos, videos, infographics, presentations, and other rich media. The book delivers a powerful road map for getting started, while inspiring new levels of creativity within organizations of all types and sizes. “This book is not only a complete overview of [visual storytelling] but, most importantly, the key to doing it right, a total Right Hook!” —Gary Vaynerchuk, New York Times bestselling author of Crush It! and Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook “A valuable guide to understanding how to develop powerful marketing programs using the art of visual storytelling.” —Guy Kawasaki, author of APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur and former chief evangelist of Apple “The Power of Visual Storytelling is the new marketing bible!” —Nancy Bhagat, Vice President, Global Marketing Strategy and Campaigns, Intel “If a picture is worth a thousand words, The Power of Visual Storytelling is worth a million.” —Scott Monty, Global Digital & Multimedia Communications for Ford Motor Company

No Bullshit Social Media

Author: Jason Falls
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780789748010
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Business & Economics

The in-your-face, no-'Kumbaya' guide to utilizing social media to improve sales, profitability, market share, and business efficiency * *Beyond mere 'conversations': specific, practical solutions for brand-building, customer service, reputation, sales, PR, and more *Focuses on the metrics decision-makers need to maximize social media performance on each key business driver. *Uses facts, statistics, and case studies to tightly link social media with business success, and address management's most common objections. This is the first no-holds-barred, no B.S., no 'Kumbaya' guide to social media marketing for business. It's the perfect book for every decision-maker who's ready to move beyond soft platitudes about social media 'conversations,' and achieve results: measurable improvements in sales, profitability, efficiency, and brand value. Top social media marketing consultants Jason Fells and Eric Decker take a relentlessly practical business value of social marketing, focusing on business drivers and effective metrics. They systematically address common executive objections to social media, offer realistic guidance on reducing its risks, and present up-to-date statistics and case studies demonstrating its business value. Readers will find the expert help they need to apply social media to drive business, achieve quantifiable improvements in brand value, deliver superior customer service, improve R and D, strengthen corporate reputation and customer communication, and much more.