- Content Marketing
When Your Customers Become Your Contributors: Brand Journalism Meets TraditionalGoogle Is Changing the Close Variant Matching Option in AdWordsBefore You Invest in Online Advertising, Do This!Native Advertising: The New New Thing or a Race to the Bottom? [VIDEO]
Technology & Data
Data and Creativity at the Social Shake Up: Defining Your Data-Driven Social CampaignTalking Strategy and Data with Shannon Lee of Precision StrategiesNew IBM Study Reveals 3 Key Characteristics of the Most Successful CompaniesMinority Report: Confronting Privacy Issues in Big Data Gathering
- Tech & Innovation
- marketing automation
- Social Tools
Social Change Agent Survey: Passion, Skill Set, and Persistence Lead to Career Growth#SocBizShakeUp: Sandy Carter at The Social Shake-UpThe Social Shake-Up: How CMOs Drive Innovation and Revenue GrowthOracle CEO Larry Ellison Takes New Role: What Does It Really Mean?
Study Shows SMBs in 5 UK Industries are Ready to Take on Social Media MarketingIs Your Small Business Doing Content Marketing Wrong?5 Free and Effective Social Media Tools Perfect for Small BusinessesWhat's on Our Bookshelves? Great Reads for Small Business Owners and Entrepreneurs
- Social Organization
Recap from the First-Ever Employee Advocacy SummitFormer IBM Senior Advisors Launch Brands Rising to Build Employee Advocacy ProgramsPerformance and Risk Management Through Social Media TrainingEmployee Advocacy Summit: Advocate Stories from the Field
- Customer Service
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- Marketplace & Webinars
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The Social Business Book Club brings you books, discussions, and insights from today's to business thought leaders.
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Whenever customers interact with your brand, they become slightly more or less engaged. Stay consistent across every touch-point of the consumer experience to increase your engagement. Discover why customer engagement is more important than ever before, and lean what to do now to create an engaged and loyal consumer base.
As more millennials begin to enter the market and have cash to burn, the question raised is, "How can my company appeal to this tech-savvy generation?"
One of the mistakes that successful companies make when faced with profound change in the business environment is to believe that their loyal customers will stay loyal, both to the brand and traditional business processes. Of course, building customer devotion is a necessity for brands nowadays, but leaders must recognize that today's strong brand loyalty offers no protection against significant changes in consumer expectations and behaviors.
Content marketing is a very old concept that may have been first perfected by farmers. What can the century-old content marketing magazine "The Furrow" teach us about marketing in the digital era?
Loyalty programs don't have to be limited to email discounts and accruing points. Social media offers businesses a wealth of opportunity to engender loyalty among current customers. But to do customer loyalty right on social media, you may have to change your perspective.
Social media is where public thinking happens. So if you want to be a thought leader, you must lead on social media. Lead not only on social media, but like the tree falling in the woods, if you want to be heard you’ve got to fall among thinking people.
So how might one establish a relationship before talking business? Give away some advice for free, share resources, start conversations and don’t be all about yourself, your company and the cash. Respect the fact that people have more options now than ever before and be a resource for those in need instead of trying to hard-sell those in need.
Building a small business can be tough. Too much work and not enough time or staff to get it done, in a timely fashion, leads to unmet customer expectations that can negatively impact your business. Word-of-mouth advertising, in these scenarios, can be bad for business!
As a small business owner I'm grateful for those occasions when I experience poor customer service. Unfortunately, they happen way too often. But I'm grateful for those occasions nonetheless because, when I'm on the receiving end of poor service, it serves as a strong reminder of why each and every customer needs to receive first class care!
Social business is fundamentally about changing behaviors of employees, and therefore of organizations. That kind of change is difficult. There are often those within any organization that will either hark back to a bygone age, or want to preserve the status quo. Both groups will often obstruct change.