June 13, 2012

Facebook will remain king, but social pure plays will fade

by Christopher Rollyson

Facebook will remain the dominant popular social network in many markets for many years, and it won’t have to worry about being “displaced” by another social network the way that it displaced MySpace. In the near term, this lack of competition will give the company some breathing room, but a more daunting threat awaits: the waning of social network pure plays’ influence by 2017.  Continue reading

April 27, 2012

Take charge of the curation wave with these slick tools

by Guest

In the last couple of years, the tools available to content curators have really taken off on the Web. Some are worthy of the hype and have partly changed the nature of content curation (Pinterest anyone?), and others have a great user base in the content marketing field but are less known to social media or SEO marketers. Continue reading

April 26, 2012

Top tools to help you curate business content

by Guest

SEOmoz’s Gianluca Fiorelli talks about content creation. Learn about the five different kinds of curation and discover the tools that can help you in this process. Continue reading

April 16, 2012

A Success Summit for green business entrepreneurs

by Guest

Are you a green business owner or social entrepreneur who believes you can make a positive impact in the world without going broke? Have you always longed to start a sustainable business, but you’re not quite sure how to do it or don’t know what you want to sell?

Whether you’re an aspiring social entrepreneur or already have a sustainable business you want to take to the next level, you’ll get valuable information just by attending this free virtual event series. Continue reading

April 9, 2012

How sales and marketing can collaborate in social business

by Christopher Rollyson

Sales and marketing sit on the edge of a massive disruption, and B2B professionals who realize it and act will reap enormous rewards. In a nutshell, the economics of “one-to-one” communications are networked now, which gives Sales huge new leverage. Meanwhile, Marketing has the opportunity to personalize its function in myriad ways. Continue reading

March 21, 2012

Customer service is the new marketing

by Christopher Rollyson

In most brand organizations, marketing investments rest on 20th century marketing principles whose results are diminishing every year. At the same time, an increasing portion of products and services are commoditizing, which puts more pressure on marketing to “create” differentiation and value. In many cases, there is no escape — except by changing the rules.

Here I’ll show how marketing can reinvent itself by using social business to tap a hidden gold mine. Here are the ways that CMOs can leverage digital world of mouth: Continue reading