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    How Social Data Helped Jaguar and GM Navigate Troubling Brand Sentiment

    As published to SocialMediaToday According to Rion Martin, marketing director at Infegy, and an expert on social media intelligence, incorporating social data into market research can massively impact a company’s marketing initiatives. It enables market researchers to ask better questions, using relevant language, and it helps structure new research models. And data-backed recommendations are always preferred to mere personal hunches. Both […]

  • Big Data
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    Even Chocolate Needs Smart, Big Data – Vosges Haut-Chocolat Case Study

    As published to SmartDataCollective How do you sell chipotle-accented chocolates and truffles with bourbon mash to those in the chocolate-loving populace who dream of pepper-laced confections and Kentucky sauced nuggets? You get smarter. The chocolate business, it turns out, is a lot like other conservative industries. Medical, construction, financial trading, and others are often reluctant […]

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    Study Finds Nonsocial Doctors Are Terribly Outdated

    As published to Huffington Post Does your doctor need to be on Facebook? How about your plastic surgeon? That’s the question RealSelf.com asked more than 700 users in a recent study. Nearly 60 percent of respondents said they like doctors to be “somewhat engaged” on social media, while 32 percent said they want them “very […]

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    Measuring ROI in Collaborative Project Management Platforms

    As published to Huffington Post Ten years ago, when I was a product manager at Intel, the state of the art in project management was isolated, desktop tools like Microsoft Project that required logging and tracking what everyone was doing. We would hold long meetings where everyone in the project took turns updating action items […]

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What is Inbound Marketing?

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The 7 Essentials to Content Marketing

 Free eBook “Content is the currency of social.” – Scott Monty, Ford Motor Company (at Dreamforce Conference 2012) Originally posted to Social Media Today. In what was one of the most socially-spirited Dreamforce conferences ever, Scott Monty’s statement last week was one of the most universally resounding. This, because the shift we’re seeing today is all […]

Search Engine Optimization
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Social Media Optimization is Part of Good SEO

Social media optimization (SMO) is an entirely new concept dealing with all the methods that can be used to create publicity, referral traffic, and bookmarking of your website using social media tools.  Things like social book-marking, up-voting (or down-voting), content tagging, sharing, liking, RSS feeds and similar all constitute social media activity.  For the author, […]

Inbound Marketing
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Inbound Marketing and Why It Works

What Is Inbound Marketing, Anyway? Inbound marketing is the practice of online marketing that deliberately uses a combination of search engine optimization (SEO), various social media channels, and blogging to publish content that people will seek-out, find and engage with.  The concept of Inbound marketing was first introduced to me by HubSpot, and from their founders’ […]

Business Reputation
jaguar cars socialmktgfella
How Social Data Helped Jaguar and GM Navigate Troubling Brand Sentiment

As published to SocialMediaToday According to Rion Martin, marketing director at Infegy, and an expert on social media intelligence, incorporating social data into market research can massively impact a company’s marketing initiatives. It enables market researchers to ask better questions, using relevant language, and it helps structure new research models. And data-backed recommendations are always preferred to mere personal hunches. Both […]

Big Data
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Even Chocolate Needs Smart, Big Data – Vosges Haut-Chocolat Case Study

As published to SmartDataCollective How do you sell chipotle-accented chocolates and truffles with bourbon mash to those in the chocolate-loving populace who dream of pepper-laced confections and Kentucky sauced nuggets? You get smarter. The chocolate business, it turns out, is a lot like other conservative industries. Medical, construction, financial trading, and others are often reluctant […]

Featured
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Investigating the Silicon Prairie

Below is the product of a written interview with three C-level executives at Silicon Prairie startups in June of 2015. Jonathan Herrick – Chief Sales and Marketing Officer and Partner-Hatchbuck What’s the first thing you notice is the difference between startups in the Silicon Prairie, and those in Silicon Valley? Startups in silicon prairie can […]

Case Study
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Study Finds Nonsocial Doctors Are Terribly Outdated

As published to Huffington Post Does your doctor need to be on Facebook? How about your plastic surgeon? That’s the question RealSelf.com asked more than 700 users in a recent study. Nearly 60 percent of respondents said they like doctors to be “somewhat engaged” on social media, while 32 percent said they want them “very […]

Growth Hacking
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Growth Hacking 5,000 Twitter Followers in Three Weeks

As published to Huffington Post In March of this year, a group of social media enthusiasts and developers of the@Crowdfire Twitter Premier League set out to challenge one another to see who could amass the greatest number of Twitter followers in a given period of time. Growth hacker Karan Thakkar won this challenge, growing a […]

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What Twitter’s Awkward Teen Phase Means to Marketers

Twitter is one of the largest and most recognized social media companies in the world. It currently boasts over 300 million users, over three fourths of which reside outside of the United States. It has become almost culturally ubiquitous, with hashtags migrating into other forms of media and traditional news outlets using it as a […]

Case Study
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Measuring ROI in Collaborative Project Management Platforms

As published to Huffington Post Ten years ago, when I was a product manager at Intel, the state of the art in project management was isolated, desktop tools like Microsoft Project that required logging and tracking what everyone was doing. We would hold long meetings where everyone in the project took turns updating action items […]

Andre Bourque (SocialMarketingFella) is Editor Emeritus of Technorati.

He covers emerging trends and news in social, mobile, cloud, and related technologies.

Based in San Francisco, he can be contacted via his social channels and at: andrefbourque@gmail.com

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