Persuasive Picks for week of 4/2/12

Bored with your boards? Jennifer Van Grove of VentureBeat reviews one of the most requested features as Pinterest introduces customizable board covers – offering “pinners” the ability to choose a pin to be the cover for each board.

Tara Meehan writes that properly regulating social media shouldn’t be viewed as a negative. In fact, a compliant social media strategy can strengthen your messaging, build better relationships with existing clients and make you more attractive to potential clients. Here’s 4 Reasons Why All Companies Should Be Social Media Compliant via iMediaConnection.

Want Real Business Results From Facebook? Run a Social Campaign writes Mark Schmulen in this MarketingProfs post that provides examples of effective social media marketing via Facebook; as well as, explains how Facebook social campaigns can drive business results.

Businesses are getting more sophisticated in their use of social networking, so too are the metrics by which they measure social business ROI. As your business gets more social-savvy, Debra Donston-Miller of InformationWeek provides 5 Social Media Metrics That Matter Now that will help strengthen your metrics strategy.

Persuasive Picks for the week of 10/04/10

New Facebook Groups Designed to Change the Way You Use Facebook
Facebook announced a completely new version of its Groups functionality this week that has come with both praise and criticism. Find out more via this Mashable post that includes a video showing the basics of whats new.

Marketers Losing Amid Social Media Clutter
This post from Mathew Ingram highlights the findings of a recent Forrester study that revealed marketers will have bigger challenges breaking through to the Gen Y demographic. The solution? Create more interesting content. Read on for more.

Nine Elements of Highly Engaging Social Media Campaigns
This 1to1media.com post features some great social campaign tips from the book “The Dragonfly Effect: Quick, Effective, and Powerful Ways to Use Social Media to Drive Social Change” by Jennifer Aaker and Andy Smith.

How Gap turned its logo disaster into a social media opportunity
Smart Company Australia‘s Patrick Stafford chronicles how retail clothing giant Gap managed to use social media to turn a poorly received logo change into a positive and successful social case study.

Nissan applies new social media tactics for Juke launch
RBR.com highlights Nissan‘s unique approach to promoting its new sport cross-over with a mix of social media and blogger buzz includng an engagement with the guys from IWearYourShirt.com.

 

Persuasive Picks for the week of 07/19/10

Avoid the #1 Mistake People Make in Media
Valeria Maltoni expands on the importance of “comments” and provides 7 types of memorable comments to keep you on the top of your game.

Is Facebook Headed For Trouble?
Informationweek contributing writer Michele Pepe-Warren shares the results of the 2010 American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) E-Business report that reveals Facebook might be the most used, but its definitely not the most loved.

Study: Social Media Marketing Reduces Reputation Crisis Costs by 33%
The past year has shown numerous brands making the wrong decision when it comes to the use social media for crisis management. This post from Andy Beal shares data from a new Forrester report that shows properly structured social marketing initiatives can save money in addition to reputation.

3 Simple Strategies For Your Social Tactics
This post from Samir Soriano on B2C Marketing Insider shares three tips to help provide more value to your customers when executing your finely crafted social strategy.

Old Spice guy and his viral media coup are social media game-changers
This week’s picks couldn’t end without a nod to the ever popular Old Spice Social Media Campaign. There are numerous posts covering their efforts, but this one from Rob Dickens on Memeburn.com does a really nice job of chronicling the brand’s efforts stemming back to the 70’s.

Persuasive Picks for the week of 11/30/09

linkedinlogoTop 5 Tips to Increase your Social Capital on LinkedIn
While it might not get mainstream media attention like Twitter and Facebook do, LinkedIn is still a social networking giant. Sparxoo Senior Writer, Ethan Lyon shares a handful of tips for making the most of your efforts there.

A Wiki of Social Media Marketing Examples
Marketers looking for a plethora of social marketing examples should look no farther than Peter Kim’s Social Media Marketing Wiki. The site is constantly being updated by the community and is definitely worthy of a re-mention here in the picks!

How to Build a Social Media Campaign
Hilary JM Topper reminds us that “a successful social media program must be mindful of consumers’ interests” with this great guest post on BusinessWeek.com that includes sounds advice and an overview of Coca-Cola’s recent marketing efforts.

4 online brand gimmicks that failed
Bryan Maleszyk contributes to iMediaConnection with this post containing multiple examples of social campaigns that show how failure can often teach more than success.

Ford’s Got a Reason to Fiesta
Scott Monty recaps the success of Ford’s “Fiesta Movement” campaign that culminated with a grand tweet-up with Guinness Record potential. He also offers a glimpse of what’s next for Ford with the beginning of “Fiesta Movement Chapter 2.”