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Tips on Enhancing Your LinkedIn Company Page

This week LinkedIn released a list of the 10 best company pages in 2013. LinkedIn reached out to its members and asked them to nominate businesses and organizations who inspired and engaged users. The list of top companies included: Adobe, Dell, Four Seasons, and Hubspot, to name a few. This begs the question: What encompasses a great LinkedIn company profile? A great LinkedIn company profile can complement your website and allows you …Read More

How Social Proof Killed the Sales Funnel (and Reinvented It)

RIP, good ol’ sales funnel. Deep in our hearts, we knew this day would come. Like used-car salesmen, the sales funnel was too polished and slick to survive in the chaos of social media today. Before online marketers and inside sales folks weep into their beers tonight, there may be a silver lining in this chaos. Social proof is the new currency of credibility today. Because buyers now rule the marketplace, their words …Read More

The Good, the Bad and the Downright Ugly Truths About Online Reviews

This past week, New York’s Attorney General announced that it would be fining 19 businesses over $350,000 each for posting fake positive reviews to the popular online review site, Yelp. The businesses, which ranged anywhere from strip clubs to a laser hair removal service, would pay freelance writers up to $10 per positive review, even though none of them had ever used their products or service. This problem isn’t just …Read More

Connecting with Your Customer: Featuring Ted Rubin [VIDEO]

Connecting with Your Customer Featuring @TedRubin In this new Substance interview, we hear from Ted Rubin, globally recognized as the most followed CMO on Twitter, Consultant, Speaker, and author of Return on Relationship. Many people in the social media world know Ted for his enthusiastic, energetic and undeniably personal connection to people. Ted is the most followed CMO on Twitter according to Social Media Marketing Magazine; #13 on Forbes Top 50 Social Media Power Influencers, 2013, and number #2 on the …Read More

How to Set an Effective Marketing Budget for Social Media Promotion

Social media promotion is the future. Google continues to place more emphasis on social media as a means to increase your exposure in the search engines. Your marketing budget should always prioritise social media because let’s be honest, there are very few people without at least one account. Most of us have more than one. Here are some tips for setting a marketing budget. One-Time and Constant You’ll always have …Read More

Make Better Business Decisions by Conducting Consumer Research on Social Media

Consumer research can help to inform critical business decisions to ensure those decisions result in a positive outcome. But, consumer research can be time intensive, costly, and can yield questionable results as a result of the unnatural conditions under which participants are providing their answers and insight. Have you ever thought about utilizing social media as a supplement, or outright replacement to more traditional consumer research? Conducting consumer research via …Read More

5 Types of Social Media Content Your Audience Really Wants

Why do we follow brands? What’s the point? They’re not our friends. We’re not going to make plans with them on a Friday night or invite them to our birthday parties (though some we would if we could). Why do we let them into a world where we’re sharing and consuming content from the people closest to us? Social media has provided a unique opportunity for consumers and brands to …Read More