Category: social media marketing best practices

Using Social Media For Business? Think Strategically

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Our CEO, Peter Friedman, was recently interviewed by Investors Business Daily on how to use social media initiatives strategically for your business. In the interview Peter speaks about his new book, The CMO’s Social Media Handbook, and also offers some tips and best practices to make the most of your social media efforts. Peter explains […]

Twitter Profile Layout Redesign: Overview and what it means for Social Brand Marketers

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“I don’t like it…it looks like Facebook.” That’s the reaction from many users now that Twitter has turned on its new layout for everyone, including branded accounts. If you look at the accounts you follow (or your own, if you haven’t yet optimized your layout) you’ll see that many profile pages look…a bit odd. Not […]

How To Become A Social Storyteller

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Our own LiveWorld CEO, Peter Friedman, has written an article on how to be a social storyteller for the Huffington Post. Peter shares the basics of social storytelling, such as, not just using social to make announcements and broadcasting, but moving to asking customers for their stories, creating and participating with them, engage with them. […]

Thou Bleeding Heart – Brand Response to the OpenSSL Security Bug

Matthew Hammer post by: Matthew Hammer

With the widespread media coverage of the Internet security bug known as the Heartbleed bug, people are understandably anxious to know how exposed they are and what they can do to protect themselves. Brands are also understandably nervous to talk about security vulnerabilities in social channels for fear of stoking more anxiety among customers — […]

Six Tips to Get Your Customers Talking About Your Brand at the Dinner Table

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Employees and even executives sometimes start to think about their customers with an “us vs. them” mentality, particularly in times of stress—during, say, the busy holiday season or when a customer has a complaint. That’s a dangerous mindset, especially if it becomes habitual. Competitive advantage these days demands customer-centricity. The more customers your organizations can […]

How to “Do” Social Media on Your Business’ Schedule, Not 24/7

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“How will we keep up?” This is the most frequent worry I hear from companies — from global firms to solopreneurs — as they consider becoming active in social media. They fear customers will demand real-time responses 24/7, and if they don’t receive responses in rapid-fire timing, things will get ugly. Social media looks like […]

Top Insights from Superstar Social Marketers in Regulated Industries

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Peter Friedman, LiveWorld CEO at Social Media Week. Photo courtesy of Jay Bryant.How do companies delivering social media programs in highly regulated industries ensure smooth collaboration with their legal teams? Involve them early and often, “and bring chocolate!” said Linda Descano, managing director and head of content and social at Citi, during New York’s Social […]

10 Social Media Tips that Create Big Wins for Clients

Peter Friedman post by: Peter Friedman

People often ask me how my company, LiveWorld, helps the world’s biggest brands maximize the results of social. Their daunting task can involve managing hundreds of social pages with hundreds of thousands of comments in dozens of languages. But the truth is, what we do at that gigantic scale is governed by the same principles […]

Five Tricks from Improv: Make Social Media Stories More Engaging Than SNL

Matthew Hammer post by: Matthew Hammer

Storytelling has been marketing’s go-to buzzword for a couple years running. A well-told story that draws on the interests of its audience has the power to connect customers emotionally to a brand and make it unforgettable. But when it comes to social media, few marketers get storytelling right. Traditional advertising follows a broadcasting model, and […]

Attention Brand Marketers in Social: Relationships Matter

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When using social media, customers experience brands through dialogue and relationships. A savvy marketer’s first step in extending his or her brand into a social space is to think about what it would be like to experience that brand as a relationship—what are its dynamics? Why would your customer want to “make friends” with you […]