Like the Internet before it, Facebook is changing every aspect of business and society. Facebook has in fact become, for all intents and purposes, the new Web. What does this mean for your organization?
Fifteen years ago, we had to master email. Today, we must master Facebook to stay relevant with customers. Business leaders who cultivate fans on social media are reaping repeat sales, cross-sales, and referrals. Those who don’t are missing out on critical conversations and risking brand irrelevancy. 2010 was about social media strategy, vision, and learning. 2011 is all about execution.
Clara Shih is author of the bestselling book The Facebook Era and founder/CEO of Hearsay Social, which provides Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter enterprise management technology for the Fortune 500. Named one of Fast Company’s Most Influential People in Technology, Ms. Shih is credited by Forrester Research and others as having launched the social business movement in 2007 when she developed the first business application on Facebook. As marketing and alliances executive at salesforce.com, she led the company’s social networking initiatives. She has also worked in corporate strategy and software development at Google and Microsoft. Her book, The Facebook Era, has been featured in The New York Times and is being used as a textbook at Harvard Business School.
One million new users per month. Twenty-three check-ins per second. Millions of people—in every city, in every country, on every continent, and even from the Space Station—are vying to become mayors of their favorite shopping locations. What is foursquare and why has it become the hottest customer magnet ever conceived?
Foursquare is a social, mobile networking app that empowers customers to check in at businesses and share their locations with friends through smartphones and PDAs. A pioneer in location-based services (LBS), foursquare invites your customers to experiment, to compete, to share, and to have deeper, more meaningful interactions with your products and services.
Internationally bestselling author Carmine Gallo not only has had unprecedented first-hand access to foursquare’s founders, he also has interviewed dozens of business owners and marketers who have revolutionized their businesses through The Power of foursquare.You’ll discover the ice-cream chain that heated up sales dramatically, the nonprofit organization that raised $50,000, and the matchmaker who owes her entire business to foursquare. You’ll learn from fascinating case studies of major companies with active foursquare partnerships, including: The American Red Cross Jimmy Choo, London Chili’s Grill & Bar Bravo NASA RadioShack
Your customers are out there, constantly searching for places to go, games to play, and things to buy. Leverage The Power of foursquare and your customers will be in constant competition with each other over who loves your products and services the most.
Praise for The Power of foursquare
“The power to reach buyers at the exact time and the exact place they’re looking for what you offer has massive implications for all kinds of businesses worldwide. Carmine Gallo expertly shows you how to tap into the foursquare revolution, and he does it with a practical approach you can put to work in your business right now. There’s an epic swarm and it’s time for you to check in!”
—DAVID MEERMAN SCOTT, bestselling author of Real-Time Marketing & PR
“In real estate, it’s always been about ‘location, location, location.’ This book will show you why now it’s important for everyone.”
—MATTHEW SHADBOLT, Director of Interactive Product & Marketing, The Corcoran Group
“Gallo gets it. By using case studies from around the world, he captures the fun and the opportunity of using foursquare. I greatly enjoy Gallo’s stories of the amazing people and businesses that I know are doing it right!”
—NATHAN BONILLA-WARFORD, Tampa eye doctor, founder, Foursquare Day
“Get Bold is...a book to be embraced, studied, and implemented.”
--Jeffrey Gitomer, author of The Little Red Book of Selling and Social BOOM!
With Forewords by Charlene Li, author of Open Leadership, and Mike Rhodin, Sr. Vice President, IBM SWG Solutions
How to Drive Maximum Business Value from Social Media!
From Sandy Carter, one of the leaders of IBM’s groundbreaking Social Business initiative
A complete framework, practical examples, and expert guidance for executing on YOUR Social Business AGENDA:
Align organizational goals and culture
Gain social trust
Engage through experiences
Network your business processes
Design for reputation and risk management
Analyze your data
Using social media, tools, and techniques, you can build a profound Social Business: one that is more dynamic, collaborative, efficient, and customer-driven--and far more successful. To capitalize on this monumental opportunity, however, you must deeply infuse the techniques and ethos of social collaboration throughout your organization.
In Get Bold, IBM social media pioneer Sandy Carter presents a comprehensive framework for transforming your business into a winning Social Business. Carter’s proven six-step AGENDA addresses goals, culture, governance, listening, trust, engagement, experience, processes, reputation/risk management, analytics, and even globalization.
Packed with detailed workstreams, expert guidance, and real case studies, Get Bold can help you radically improve the way you operate--in areas ranging from innovation to cost reduction, customer relationships to talent management.Identify the transformations needed to become a Social Business More fully leverage internal and external networks you already have Engage customers with “integrated, interactive, and identifying” experiences Use social techniques to streamline, extend, and improve your processes Manage the risks of deeper connections with clients and employees Analyze and socialize data to discover what’s happening and predict what’s coming
People have always done business with people they know, like, and trust. That's the essence of "relationship marketing." Today, the popularity of online social networking has caused a paradigm shift in relationship marketing. This book helps businesspeople and marketers master this crucial new skill set. Social marketing expert Mari Smith outlines a step-by-step plan for building a sizable, loyal network comprised of quality relationships that garner leads, publicity, sales,, and more.
If you're a businessman or businesswoman feeling the pressure to shift your approach to using social media marketing, to better understand the new soft skills required for success on the social web, and to improve your own leadership and relationship skills through emotional and social intelligence, this book is for you.Outlines how to become a significant "center of influence" for your customers and prospects Explains the unspoken rules of online etiquette—and the common "turnoffs" that drive customers and potential partners away Details the unique cultures of Facebook, Twitter, and other popular online platforms Shows exactly what to automate and delegate to build your social media persona, yet still retain the personal touch
Even if you currently have zero presence online, this book will help you see measurable results in a short time.
In 1998, long before Facebook existed and the year that Amazon.co.uk launched, Penny Power conceived, planned and set up the world's first online business network. Penny is driven by her desire to connect business people for the common good. Under her guidance, Ecademy has grown to over 270,000 members worldwide and continues to grow at a rate of 15,000 new members each month. KNOW ME, LIKE ME, FOLLOW ME sets out Penny's compelling vision of how we should do business.
Whatever your business or organizational goals, this book will help you use social networking to achieve them. Renowned social networking innovator Clara Shih brings together powerful new insights, best practices, and easy-to-use “To Do” lists packed with proven solutions from real-world case studies.
Writing for entrepreneurs and business professionals across marketing, sales, service, product development, and recruiting, Shih demonstrates how to move from tactical, reactive use of social networks toward strategic, proactive approaches—and how to accurately measure success.
This edition adds extensive new coverage, including hands-on techniques for hypertargeting, engaging customers through Twitter and LinkedIn, leveraging changing social norms, and much more. You’ll also find more than three dozen guest contributions from world-class experts such as author Don Tapscott and Harvard Business School professor Mikolaj Piskorski, as well as a brand-new chapter on customer service and support, today’s fastest-growing area of business social networking.
Shih has even added new chapters focused on advice for small businesses, healthcare and education organizations, nonprofits, and political campaigns—making this the one indispensable social networking guide for every organization!
In The Social Business Imperative , Silicon Valley entrepreneur and renowned thought leader Clara Shih identifies powerful new opportunities created by social media across the entire customer lifecycle. As described in the book's foreword, written by Starbucks Chairman and CEO Howard Schultz, this guide is a must-read for all professionals. From boards of directors, CEOs, and Chief Marketing Officers to to front-line sales managers, recruiters, IT, and compliance directors, no role is untouched by the social, mobile, digital transformation. This book explains how to adapt and thrive in this brilliant new world order by understanding the transformation taking place not only in one's own department but across the customer journey. Only with this broader understanding can functional leaders collaborate on delivering a cohesive experience spanning previous organizational silos.
Going far beyond her global bestseller The Facebook Era , Shih offers unprecedented insights into why and how traditional organizations must re-imagine their existing business processes to capture “the digital last mile” across social, mobile messaging apps, Internet of Everything, and the collaborative economy. Drawing on her immense experience helping Fortune 500 companies operationalize digital transformation to drive measurable uplift in sales and loyalty, Shih also presents powerful new case studies spanning multiple industries and companies from Wells Fargo to Warby Parker.
“A book worth reading, a voice worth listening to, from a leader of real consequence. A clarion call on the promise and potential of social channels to transform business.” —Walter Robb, Co-CEO, Whole Foods Market
“This is a must-read for any business leader who wants to thrive in this time of disruptive change.” —Chip Bergh, President & CEO, Levi Strauss & Co.
"Whether you're a global brand, small local business, or individual who wants to turn your passion into a livelihood, this book simply and clearly articulates how to channel the power of social media to delight audiences and grow your business." —Marne Levine, COO of Instagram
“Almost overnight, social media has transformed business and the way we as companies interact with our customers. In a way, social media has become part of everyone’s job. Clara's book gets right to the heart of the matter and gets us thinking critically about what could be next on this roller coaster ride.” — Robin Hayes, President and CEO, JetBlue
“The power of Clara’s book is it highlights not only social media practices but fundamental business practices and how company leaders need to entirely rethink customer engagement models. The implications for every business, regardless of industry or geography, of today’s social, connected consumer cannot be overstated. This book provides a powerful vision and compelling call to action for company leaders everywhere.” — Ted Mathas, Chairman and CEO, New York Life
Donald Miller's StoryBrand process is a proven solution to the struggle business leaders face when talking about their businesses. This revolutionary method for connecting with customers provides listeners with the ultimate competitive advantage, revealing the secret for helping their customers understand the compelling benefits of using their products, ideas, or services. Building a StoryBrand does this by teaching listeners the seven universal story points all humans respond to, the real reason customers make purchases, how to simplify a brand message so people understand it, and how to create the most effective messaging for websites, brochures, and social media.
Whether you are the marketing director of a multibillion-dollar company, the owner of a small business, a politician running for office, or the lead singer of a rock band, Building a StoryBrand will forever transform the way you talk about who you are, what you do, and the unique value you bring to your customers.
10 minutes is all you need to learn how to…Define your Facebook-centric online business strategy Plan and create your “business-friendly” personal Facebook page Create a Facebook Page, also known as a “fan page,” for your business Build your Wall with customer-focused status updates Create more effective Info, Photos, and Discussions tabs Find and install Apps that can help your business Claim and edit your Facebook Places page, and get customers to “check in” Plan, target, write, and design low-cost Facebook Ads that work Promote your Facebook presence and track its impact Offer Facebook Deals that attract new customers Avoid common Facebook business mistakes