Why Small Businesses Have the Social Media Marketing Advantage

Duct Tape Marketing

Why Small Businesses Have the Social Media Marketing Advantage written by Guest Post read more at Duct Tape Marketing. If you don’t already, using social media in business is a great way to engage with current customers as well as attract new ones.

5 Myths About Your Clients and Social Media That You Should Forget Right Now

Duct Tape Marketing

5 Myths About Your Clients and Social Media That You Should Forget Right Now written by Guest Post read more at Duct Tape Marketing. When it comes to social media marketing, any small business can utilize their online presence for lead generation.

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3 KPIs to Track For Your Social Media Success

Duct Tape Marketing

3 KPIs to Track For Your Social Media Success written by Guest Post read more at Duct Tape Marketing. If you’re in business and you’re not harnessing the power of social media you need to jump on that bandwagon now.

3 Ways To Brand Your Startup Using Social Media

YoungUpstarts

From 2010 to 2012, the percentage of Americans following brands on social media jumped from 16 percent to 33 percent. That’s a significant increase, but it also means two-thirds of local social networkers aren’t following brands. by DJ Miller.

Social Media Accounts are Intellectual Property

Startup Professionals Musings

Social media accounts. Immediately go to relevant social media sites and grab the same name, even if you never plan to use the accounts. Many companies like Sears, Coca-Cola, and Twitter have already been hurt by people using company names they don’t own on social sites.

7 Social Media Trends Marketers Can't Ignore

Inc Startups

A social media maven explains what''s hot, and why your company can''t ignore any of it. When Shama Kabani Hyder published her book The Zen of Social Media Marketing in 2010, she got an email from a potential customer. "Is In the talk, titled “Digital Foresight: 7 Pivotal Trends Every Leader Must Know,” Hyder shared her advice for companies navigating the ever-changing world of social media.

New Ways to Advertise on Social Media

Inc Startups

Digital marketing evolves at rapidfire pace, and with all the attention paid to social media these days, it should come as no surprise that its advertising changes seem to lead the pack. Can't keep up with all the updates from Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube?

Twitter Link Roundup #65 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More

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These posts and videos are about logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, and more! Startup Bullshit Bingo – December 2010 Edition – [link]. Best Free Textures and Patterns of 2010 – [link].

Top 120 Startup Posts for 2010

SoCal CTO

Some really great stuff in 2010 that aims to help startups around product, technology, business models, etc. 500 Hats , February 1, 2010 When to Use Facebook Connect – Twitter Oauth – Google Friend Connect for Authentication? Steve Blank , January 25, 2010 10 Tips for Adding Game Mechanics to a Non-Gaming Service - ReadWriteStart , September 21, 2010 Startups & VCs: Learn How to Design, Market, & Eat Your Own. -

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Social Media and Tribes #25: Sharing ideas gets a discount this holiday season!

Active Garage

And then it was a matter of time when I saw the power of sharing ideas through social media. This was brought forth for me by Roger C Parker , who shared his review on his popular blog leveraging social media to do so.

A Brilliant 2-Word Social Media Strategy: Be Useful

Inc Startups

Women''s Summit, social media buff Laura Fitton shed light on the simplest strategy you can use to build a more influential presence. Does social media really matter for your company? So what did this social media buff have to say? At the second annual Inc.

Five Steps To Social Media Success for Startups

Startup Professionals Musings

Everyone is talking about how social media can help you jumpstart your business at no cost, and experts are springing up on all sides to help you do it at a high cost. Factor in the fundamental shift to ‘pull’ marketing taking place across the world in media and advertising.

Social Media and Tribes #26: Social Media in 2011. Are you still in the GAME?

Active Garage

By the end of 2010, many of us have incorporated social media into our marketing campaigns. The concept of social media became part of our lives because there was a need for an “Online Conversation&# – to talk, listen and engage with your influencers.

Is Social Media Making Us Less Human?

crowdSPRING Blog

There’s much debate concerning social networks and friendships. Some assert that we’re living in the Renaissance of social media and our potential to build friendships is better than ever. I believe we’re in the Dark Ages of social media.

Startup Metrics for Pirates (Lean Startup Circle, Jan 2010.

500 Hats

Home Best of 500 Hats About Dave Startup Metrics Dave on Twitter Archive Pages About 500 Hats & 500 Startups About Dave McClure About Dave follow me on Twitter Top Hat Posts Google Open Social vs. Facebook Platform (aka: Open Standards are for Losers. er, Underdogs) Facebook Big Pimpin: Using Social Networks & Platforms to Drive Distribution Startup Metrics for Pirates: AARRR! Designing for the "3rd & 4th browsers" (Search & Social Media) Recent Posts life lessons, by jack handey.

Twitter Link Roundup #204 – Small Business, Startups, Innovation, Social Media, Design, Marketing and More

crowdSPRING Blog

These posts and videos are about logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, and more! Marketers Find Success on Social Through Customer Engagement | eMarketer - crowdspring.co/18cjaaU.

Twitter Link Roundup #76 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More

crowdSPRING Blog

These posts and videos are about logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, and more! What @UnitedLinen learned in 5 years of REAL small business social media - [link]. Is Social Business Innovation?

Dave Gardner on Using Social Media to Connect With Big Companies

Life Beyond Code

Recently, my friend Dave Gardner (president of Gardner & Associates Consulting ) shared his story of how he used social media to reach (and start a working relationship with) a big company (Dell.) Back in 2009 and 2010, I experienced a few Dell business execution issues.

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15 Reasons Businesses Should Be Celebrating #SocialMediaDay

crowdSPRING Blog

Happy Social Media Day, everyone! Launched in 2010 by Mashable, the digital holiday was all about acknowledging what has since become a nearly ubiquitous part of our daily lives. As Mashable explained way back then: Social media has changed our lives. Be social.

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Startup Valuation: How Much Is Your Company Worth?

Seed Stage Capital

skip to main | skip to sidebar 19 January 2010 Startup Valuation: How Much Is Your Company Worth? January 20, 2010 2:44 PM Nathan Beckord, CFA said. For an excellent bit of further reading view Jeff Bussgang's article here: [link] February 8, 2010 10:16 AM Nathan Beckord, CFA said.

Twitter Link Roundup #68 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More

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These posts and videos are about logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, and more! HOW TO: Attract Early Adopters to Your Social Startup – [link]. Top Startup Trends of 2010 – [link].

Twitter Link Roundup #114 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More

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These posts and videos are about logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, and more! More creative ads in the Social Media & Marketing section below. The trap of social media noise – [link]. The Illusion of Choice – the mega-companies behind 90% of media, in an infographic – [link]. Apple Stores earned $481,000 per employee in 2010 – [link].

Twitter Link Roundup #71 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More

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These posts and videos are about logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, and more! The Top 20 VC Power Bloggers Of 2010 – [link]. Interesting foursquare infographic on check-ins in 2010 – [link].

What's a Social Media Share Really Worth?

Inc Startups

A new study by Eventbrite reveals that there is money to be made from social media sharing. Social commerce is gaining traction and driving revenue in the events space, according to a new study by event planning start-up Eventbrite. in 2010 across the three social networks.

10 random online resources for Entrepreneurs (2010 version)

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The columnists cover everything from media to finance to advertising to economics and I benefit from them all. In 2010 it paid for several airfares that we would have otherwise come straight off the bottom line. Ten small business tax planning tips for 2010!

Twitter Link Roundup #88 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More

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These posts and videos are about logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, and more! More creative and fun ads in the Social Media and Marketing section below. Do ad agencies struggle with social?

Social Media and U.S. Politics: A Colligent Report

YoungUpstarts

We all know that since its advent social media has played, and will continue to play, a huge role in politics. For example, during the 2010 election some 22-percent of online Americans used a social networking site to engage with a political campaign.

The Single Most Powerful Use of Social Media for Small Business.

Duct Tape Marketing

So, here’s my advice: If you’re looking for the single most powerful use of social media in your business follow this simple plan. That’s right, you can derive immense benefit through social media tools without actually doing much more than listening.

Is the GOP Bad at Social Media?

Inc Startups

Here's what you can learn from the social media accounts of the 2012 presidential candidates. an exhaustive study of the president's successful 2009 social media strategy. It's going to be interesting to see how they embrace the social culture into the campaign."

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4 Big Ideas for Your Social Media Strategy

Inc Startups

Four social media experts share four ways you can maximize your company''s social presence--and gain new customers. What draws the politician to the public arena of social media when other elected officials might shrink away?

5 Fashion Brands That Are Killing It On Facebook

Brandanew

Fashion Brands generally have a strong presence in social media. A vibrant social presence helps the brands maintain their relevance in the highly competitive marketplace and keeps reminding their fans about new launches. Levis: Levis already had a strong social presence.

Startup Business Development Strategies: 7 Tips For Putting.

Seed Stage Capital

skip to main | skip to sidebar 24 January 2010 Startup Business Development Strategies: 7 Tips For Putting Together Stellar Deals Business development is fun.

Social Media and Ant Colonies

rosskimbarovsky.com

Dozens of articles are written daily about ways that businesses and individuals can leverage Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, MySpace, and other social networks. Many of these articles assume that one-size-fits-all when marketing on social networks. But for every individual or company that has successfully marketed on social networks, numerous others fail – even when supported by [.].

Social Media is a Boon to Startups Who Do It Right

Startup Professionals Musings

If your startup can’t be bothered with social media, or has no plan to take advantage of it, then you are definitely at risk these days. They also identify clearly the five key social media mistakes that I often see, along the following lines: Diving in without a strategic plan.

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A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

Chris Brogan commands $22,000 for a single day of consulting in an industry (social media marketing) where all the information you need is already online and free. Office 2010 will be the end of Zoho, if we stop innovating, stop being nimble and flexible in our business model.

3 Things to Consider When Staffing a Software Development Project

mashable.com

3 5 of the Best New User Experiences of 2010 4 Google May Acquire Groupon for $6 Billion, and. 5 Google's Secret Social Initiative Delayed Until. Submissions once a day till Nov 29, 2010 per category Top 5 per category will advance to finalists round Good luck to everyone!

6 Tips for Building Relationships with Journalists

Both Sides of the Table

It started socially. I’ve gone on social lunches with journalists where they’ve brought a small pad of paper and pen and left it on the table. Tags: Entrepreneur Advice Sales & Marketing Advice Social Media Start-up Advice Startup Advice

8 Things to Look for When Hiring Startup Talent

Instigator Blog

Social Media Presence. Developers and programmers should have a social media presence. A complete lack of a social media presence or a completely inactive one is a red flag. Once you have an aggressive system in place for building a recruiting magnet and sourcing talent you need to have a clear sense of what to look for in each potential candidate.

Caution 2.0

SoCal CTO

And with social media, your really need to think Caution 2.0. Just saw this tweet fly by: Unfortunately, this CTO happens to be the CTO of a restaurant chain which was probably the reason that this was tweeted. But the point is pretty simple.

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Can This Start-up Eliminate Social Media Overload?

Inc Startups

Think of it as Siri for your social life. Nova Spivack thinks it’s only a matter of time before the sheer volume of information coming at you via social media starts to break you down. Social media was designed to make you want to follow people," Spivack says.