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Five reasons corporations are failing at social media. “It's not rocket surgery.”

Five reasons corporations are failing at social media

That malapropism became a bit of a mantra at last week's Inbound Marketing Summit. Social media isn't complicated. When you boil it down it's about listening to your customers, being helpful by offering your knowledge and giving them interesting content to share and thereby advocate for you. The IMS speakers shared several case studies (yes, too many of them mentioned Comcast and Zappos) on how organizations have embraced social media to connect with and built trust and affection among customers.

None of the examples required hyper-specialized knowledge or technology for a company to connect with people. So why is it so difficult for so many companies to successfully integrate social media? 1. Chris Brogan shared how Citrix Online created the Workshifting community to address the rise of telecommuting and remote work. 2. If you're going to listen to your customers, you'd better be ready to do something about what you hear. 3. 4. 5. I could go on and on. Médias sociaux > Nestlé et sa page Fan Facebook : pourquoi l’échec était-il inévitable ?

Ferrero Rocher, quand les réceptions de l’ambassadeur tournent au spamming sur Facebook. Belkin: a case study in social media sin. The importance of online product reviews to retailers, manufacturers and consumers cannot be underestimated.

Belkin: a case study in social media sin

They've become a prominent fixture on ecommerce websites and are used extensively by consumers to make purchasing decisions.The key to their value: authenticity. Any manipulation of these reviews threatens the credibility of the reviews, and in the case of retailers and manufacturers, potentially the perception of their brands. Belkin, which manufactures computer accessories and electronics equipment, has learned this the hard way. It has come under fire after it was discovered that one of its employees attempted to use Amazon's crowdsourcing service, Mechanical Turk, to generate positive online reviews for its routers.

Arlen Parsa of The Daily Background broke the news after discovering the Mechanical Turk task posted by a a person named Mike Bayard. Bayard's posting requested that Mechanical Turk users: The entire situation highlights two things: How to Be in the Right 50% of Social Media Marketing Campaigns. Yesterday, CNET reported that Adam Serner of Gartner will be presenting on social media marketing next week with the prediction that while over 75% of Fortune 1000 companies with Web sites will attempt an online social-networking campaign, 50 percent will fail.

How to Be in the Right 50% of Social Media Marketing Campaigns

Personally, I think he’s being a little conservative in that estimate. Â If as many as 50 percent of the Fortune 1000 social media marketing campaigns begun next year succeed, I’d be surprised. I agree with Jason’s comment on the CNET article that for the most part, the problem isn’t so much that social media isn’t a good, viable communications channel for companies.

 It’s that companies still don’t get many fundamental differences between traditional and social media, both at the strategy development phase and the follow-up phase of determining success or failure.  They radically underestimate the time frame it takes to get genuine results in social media, and they often don’t really grasp what those results ought to be. Superlist of What NOT To Do In Social Media (UPDATED) Are you using content marketing as part of your digital strategy to grow your business?

Superlist of What NOT To Do In Social Media (UPDATED)

If so, you're not alone. According to the Content Marketing Institute, the lion's share of marketers (some 92%) report using content marketing. In the fast moving world of digital strategy, things are always changing. What should you expect in 2014 to change in the world of content marketing? Hana Abaza of Uberflip has put together an infographic detailing five key content marekting trends for the coming year. 1. 2. 3. 4. Pourquoi les entreprises se plantent sur les médias sociaux en général et Twitter en particulier. Ce matin, deux articles attirent mon attention et ont trait aux médias sociaux.

Pourquoi les entreprises se plantent sur les médias sociaux en général et Twitter en particulier

Tout d’abord, Why Big Brands Struggle With Social Media de Mashable puis, How Can a Marketer Effectively use Twitter to Generate Income? De Les deux articles font état de la difficulté des entreprises à prendre une part active aux médias sociaux et mettent le doigt sur l’incapacité des entreprises à valoriser le contact humain dans un marketing de type « pull » plutôt que « push ». selon : What Makes Twitter so Effective for Marketing? In two words “Human Contact”. Les sept composantes dont elle parle et qui permettent de construire une relation positive en ligne sont : Le cas FedEx qui écoute son agence RP sur Twitter.