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9 Steps To Creating Engaging Content [INFOGRAPHIC]

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[Guest blog post by Craig Silverman]: Great content can spark engagement, foster relationships and generate new leads. It can also help to establish you as a thought leader. Content is seemingly the gateway to a new world of success for every professional and business. You must have a plan in place that helps you to regularly produce quality content for your marketing. But how? There is a simple, proven path that anyone can follow to

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Posted in Content Marketing, Social Media

How To Succeed At Relationship Marketing With One Simple, Universal Method

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[Guest blog post by Jay Baer]: Every day, consumers get overwhelmed by a flood of  invitations on the web from hundreds of companies asking them for likes, follows, clicks, shares, comments and attention. These invitations are in addition to all the legacy advertising that constantly bombards us, too. There are two major ways for companies to break through in this competitive cacophony: Be “AMAZING.” Be USEFUL. You’ll find tons of books out there that tell

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Posted in Business Building Strategies, Content Marketing, Relationship Marketing, Social Media

Let’s Show These 46 Awesome Leaders Some LOVE!

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Happy Valentine’s Day! Do you absolutely LOVE your customers? And all the people in your extended community, too? I sure do! In fact, I’d like to celebrate this global day of love by showing some *LOVE* to these special peeps in my community. Everyone in this group of 46 heart-centered entrepreneurs from around the world is creating passionate change in their own way. “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change

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Posted in Personal Branding, Professional Networking, Relationship Marketing, Social Media

Biggest Moments In Social Media Marketing — Wins and Fails

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As the worldwide social media audience continues to grow, the impact of brands’ wins and fails are amplified that much more. If you create a big win, your victory is awesome. But if you fail, your mistake gets played out on the biggest virtual public stage. We can learn a lot from the companies that roll out successful campaigns that are well received. But how about the fails? It seems to me that the erroneous-tweet

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Posted in Relationship Marketing, Reputation Management, Social Media

Own Your Niche by Becoming An Author — How To Blog A Book

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[Guest blog post by Nina Amir]: An enormous amount of content comes across the transom of social networks like Facebook. We share business and personal information, news, entertainment, inspiration, and a whole host of things in between. And we do this for a variety of reasons depending upon our goals. Those of us who engage in relationship marketing for business, however, want to attract potential customers and clients. Call them friends, followers, tweeple, pinners, or

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Posted in Content Marketing, Relationship Marketing, Social Media

Facebook Timeline Cover Images – Is Promotional Content Allowed?

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When you switch to the new Facebook Timeline, one of the first new features you’ll see is the ability to add a large “Cover” image. You’ll also be able to see the Cover images of all other Facebook users who have switched to the new Timeline. (After December 21st, everyone on Facebook will have their profile replaced with Timeline). What is a Cover? The Cover is the large image that appears at the top of

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Posted in Facebook for Business, Facebook Marketing, Facebook Tips, Social Media

12 Tenets of Relationship Marketing Effectiveness

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Relationship marketing refers to everything you do to make your prospective and current customers aware of your products and services, position your business in their minds as the obvious choice, and help you to build lifelong, profitable relationships with them. Whereas the traditional marketing approach is transactional, relationship marketing is relational. Old-style marketing mostly focuses on sales transactions. The new relationship marketing focuses on working hand-in-hand with your prospects and customers to co-create a more

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