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A recent study conducted by Duke University and the American Marketing Association documented the rise of hiring, budgets, and social media spend over next year.
According to the 2010 CMO Survey, on average, CMOs expect to increase marketing budgets by 5.9% citing social media as a crucial slice of the Internet marketing mix.
Sure, these companies could have found this data elsewhere, at any time–but they likely didn’t. Public information on a Facebook page is still public, and public means your friends as well as sort of scary corporations like Halliburton, Boeing, and Lockheed Martin have access to it.
Harvard Business Review
Culture determines who will work for you, who stays, and who quits. Once formed, culture is nearly impossible to change. People who work well within the culture quickly self-select. And those who don’t fit leave.
One of the biggest challenges for a new bloggers starting out in an established niche is to find a way to stand out from the crowd and find their first readers. Without existing profile and/or credibility â getting those first readers can be very tough.
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The lessons and advice imparted in Dale Carnegieâs ground breaking 1936 book How to Win Friends and Influence People are as useful today as they were then. Think about the reasons we small business owners spend time and money on marketing, especially social media: We want to connect with current and prospective clients and convince them that they need our product or service. To do that, we need to know exactly how to connect with them, and this is where the book comes in.
Second only to âhow much is this all going to cost?â the question of how to control their brand ranks high on our clientsâ list of priorities.
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